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Echmolis Demo

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Chris Mattox
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Difficulty: Mod-Hard
The demo to Tribulation Design's upcoming campaign, this is about the rotting jungle city of Echmolis. Wore down by time, overgrown by the jungle. Your job is to rush the gates and get to the main island of Echmolis City.

Update: Fixed Grammer Errors

By Tribulation Designs

www.freewebs.com/tribulationds
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c4master
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity4.8
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
THIS IS ONLY A DEMO! SCORES FOR THE REAL VERSION MIGHT VARY!

Playability: 4.5
Echmolis is an eye-catching scenario with a very nice story and cool gameplay. There has only been one bug: I crossed the bridge, but I didn't win the scenario.

Balance: 4.5
I had to try twice until I could reach beyond the bridge. Revealing the map I have seen there are other untis to help you out (like a CA and a catapult) so I guess it is just a little bit too easy. Really not much and still, this is the very first scenario of the upcoming campaign.
Another thing was that there is no difficulty until the very end of the scenario. Some people might be confused by this.

Creativity: 4.8
The scenario is too short to do a real creativity analysis. So I just took the average score here.
Map design and storyline show promising aspects, though.

Map Design: 5
Fantastic! There's no other word to describe it. It's a modern map design with some older elements in it, great mixture. I'm looking forward to see more of this and maybe see the designer's own style.

Story/Instructions: 5
Even though it was just a teaser, the story develops greatly and it made me addicted right away. I WANT to continue the campaign.
Then the bitmap is awesome, too. It fits perfectly to the map design style. Just wonderfull!

Additional Comments:
As I mentioned above, this is only a teaser. You won't play it longer than 15 minutes or so but this time had been really exciting.

I am really looking forward for this release.
GeorgeROR
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.6
Creativity4.7
Map Design4.6
Story/Instructions4.6


Playability: 4.5
I played it a couple times, liked the fact that you feel like a invidual in that you start of with yourself, then take on some units to help you out. However it does not entail real action till the end.

Balance: 4.6
No Building, instead relies on Scouting , managing units, and laying siege to forts. Note: scouting with those light transporters takes time.

Creativity: 4.7
Hard work at design scene, trick like jumping of cliffs, etc. Excellent though I was preparing to do battle with some 'hidden demons' to start of with.

Map Design: 4.6
Good detail, but some minor corrections needs. There are missing stoneways in towns, cliffs that have space between land, unnatural looking corners in beach areas, beyond the final destination is blank, etc.. (I was expecting to see at least one TradeShop :-?)


Story/Instructions: 4.6
Sounds good, but did reread it to get (final destination is in Hostile Terr). Needs a review of spelling. Entails Need of Scouting , managing units, and laying siege to f

Additional Comments:
For a rough draft of a campaign (? what is tribulation about? can some one explain it to me in basic terms) it is promising.

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Rating
4.7
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity4.8
Map Design4.8
Story/Instructions4.8
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Size:121.54 KB
Added:09/16/06
Updated:09/18/06