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Trojan War

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Joey
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Number of Scenarios: 15
Difficulty: Hard
Did you ever read Iliad? Did you understand it? Its a really great book, an awesome story. Buy a booknote explainer to understand it better. Anyway, this is about the Trojan War. There is a lot of history and myth behind it all. I have around 15 (more or less? I forgot!) scenarios in this campaign. All that was written for the campaign (scenario instructions, history...etc.) is based on a lot of research. The Trojan War was something I had to research in school, see? Play this scenario and I'm sure you will know quite a lot about Troy, Achilles, Hector, the Olympians, etc... The stages better, perhaps than your average "download from the net" stuff. A lot of those scenarios really SUCK! Yet what I really boast from mine is a good storyline, a kick ass storyline. And (I think) a good stage design. Only for single player, obviously. The first campaign i ever built. To assure you, however, you must know that AOE is my best best game besides WAR2.
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Laurent Calonne It is by far the best campaign I've ever played. Good storyline, different kind of scenarios (raiding, battles, defense, search), changing difficulty level.It includes all 8 possible players, yet never slows down the game too much. A special credit for the excellent maps as well. This campaign really brings out the best in AOE !
Jereme Brown This was a very enjoyable campaign. It has a lot of scenerios but there never seems to be 2 the same. ; The maps are very well done. Many require some careful planning and control of your men to win.
IICDO I could not get through the whole campaign as it crashed on me I tried two or three times with the same result. it would be great if someone could give this a proper review.
c4master I downloaded this one yesterday and I'm going to review it. Yet, this will take quite a while since it has got 15 scenarios! The first two have been quite promising. :)
scoundr3l I've only played the first scenario, so it wouldn't be fair to do a full review just yet. But I have to express a few initial frustrations. The first scenario is nearly unplayable on Moderate or higher difficulty. Our hero Odysseus (who was quite an archer, himself) plays the fool, armed with what appears to be a scrap of wood more than a weapon, getting mowed down while he attempts to chase down archers through the streets while useless red villagers and poor pathing (AoE's fault, not yours, but no less frustrating) get in his way. If you play it on very fast speed and listen to Yakkity Sax, it's actually quite a comedy. The blind priest, while meant to restore balance to the ordeal, is the tragedy as he only seems to be able to heal when you need him least. After dropping it to easy difficulty, the AI let up the abuse and it became playable.

A few more nits to pick though: you inexplicably went back and forth between calling the Trojan Prince Paris and Alexandros. You also refer to the Greeks as "Achaians" which is either an unusual or simply incorrect spelling of "Achaean". All that said though, I downloaded your campaign for a reason and I am still trying to maintain excitement for this epic as you've obviously put a lot of effort into it and a lot of history. I applaud you, regardless of my frustrations.

[Edited on 09/22/13 @ 08:43 PM]

VictorIn_Pacific Scenario 13 is the hardest scenario and requires cheating to win. You need to reveal map and turn off fog. This allows you to locate your priest. After that, it becomes playable, but still very hard.

Campaign rating close to 5.0 is definitely correct.

[Edited on 01/03/14 @ 10:22 PM]


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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.7
Balance4.8
Creativity4.8
Map Design4.6
Story/Instructions4.8
Statistics
Downloads:4,930
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:625.00 Bytes
Added:01/29/98