Whoa. From the description, I thought the sides would be a bit equalled. Well, I was WRONG. The enemy has about 3 times as many weapons as you do, including about 20 heavy catupults. they wiped my small army out within 1 minute of the scenario start. They killed my Wonder. They killed my houses. They killed all of the walls!! It says easy for the hardness, I disagree. Can't really say much about it, but download it and see if YOU can beat it!!
Posted on 07/30/06 @ 01:37 AM
I have been noticeing people giving low map design scores to old campaigns. (Don't worry about this IICDO) just look at the date though... Added: 02/18/98
Thats like rating a old atari game in the year 3,000. ;)
Posted on 07/30/06 @ 12:56 PM
I moved my answer to the Forum as this has nothing to do with this particular download.
[Edited on 07/30/06 @ 12:57 PM]
Posted on 02/28/10 @ 11:19 AM
I played this through intending to give a review but I realized my score, when averaged with the prevous scores, would knock this pioneering scen out of the "Best" group and I did not have the heart to do that. Out of respect for the previous reviewers I will simply add what would have been my review, as a comment.
NOTE: I seldom find myself in major disagreement with either Spineman or 2Commando about rating a scen, but here I find both of my mentors in disagreement. So I needed to try this myself to see how I would have rated it.
Playability: 3.5. Stupid, crazy but somehow fun. What can I say, it's subjective.
Balance: 2. The designer himself has rated this EASY in his text. Why would I disagree? I simply sat and watched the first time, and the second time I won in 1 minute 30 seconds.
Creativity: 3. Not your random map build and destroy. Nice work creating the city.
Map: 3. Would have been 3.5 except the city setup doesn't make sense. There aren't enough towers to defend the walls, they just get pulverized by cats.
Story: 1.5. I really can't understand how two reviewers gave this a perfect 5. There is no history. There is one line of instructions. There are no hints (although I could easily come up with one myself). The win statement simply says you won, and there is no loss statement. How does 0 plus 1 plus 0 plus 1/2 plus 0 add up to 5?
Comments: The previous review by KingFerret giving perfect 5's in all categories with no explanation for any category probably does not meet the standards for reviews. SPOILER hint which the designer did not include: among many ways to win, you can simply delete the side wall and sneak Alex out the side and up to meet his friends. He can easily dodge the ponderous catapult stones. I am open to suggestions as to why I should join in and give perfect 5's to this scen, even by the standards of the time, and I will be glad to revisit the scen and revise my score upwards if anyone would care to enlighten me.