I only tried the Escalation maps once or twice so I don't have a firm opinion on them yet. Initial impressions are positive. I like lowering the energon river and changing the environment but it too many hallways. I would have had that map be two or maybe three stories tall and you can lower the levels to reveal the submerged levels. The Decepticon level is Rust. I like the turret additions. My opinion on this one flips back and forth between "good" and "good but I wish they had made completely new one". But the real point of this is about the other multiplayer maps. I like them and all but I don't love them. They are just a bunch of rooms and hallways. They feel quite enclosed. What I want for maps going forward are maps that are similar in feel to Halo maps. That game uses vehicles well in multiplayer. You need to have big open areas with some hills to break line of sight but other than that fairly plain. I guess I just want a metal out door area. What do you feel about the new maps?