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Angel SpineMan
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
In my opinion, this is one of the great scenarios! It plays very quickly but it's a lot of fun. I was able to play three times in about 20 minutes and I won twice. The object is to get your hero out of your fortress and to your outpost safely. It sounds easy enough but immediately, your fortress is under heavy attack from tons of catapults and other units so just getting out of the fortress is no picnic. Once outside, you have to manuver through a wall of enemies and a smattering of units behind them. Luckily, your hero is a calvary unit so he has the speed required to win. You really get the feeling of impending disaster when you play and you must keep a leash on your hero or he will try to fight back and get killed. You have about 20 units to use as escorts but many of them are the slow variety so they are pretty useless. Nonetheless, they help keep the focus off your hero. One of the times that I won, only my hero remained from my group that left the fortress. What can I say, I loved this scenario. It's quick and really fun. Great job!
kingferret
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
this battle would have been the best battle i have played out of all of them i recomend this to everyone
IICDO
Rating
2.5
Breakdown
Playability2.5
Balance2.5
Creativity2.5
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Playability: 2.5
The scenario was fun and I did enjoy playing it. Although not very challenging I gave it a 2.5 as it could use some work to make it better. I beat it in aprox. 2mins and then tried to go about it at different angles to get more of a challenge. After about 20 mins I had had enough and stopped fooling around.

Balance: 2.5
I felt the scenario to be too direct as in your escape is out the front gate and rushing off to your flag. You can bypass all remaining enemy as you reach your goal. Your waiting escorts never move down to aid you but just sit and wait for your arrival. Moving around to check out different exits you achieve the same goal. You are overpowered by your enemy and if you as Hero Alexander stand and fight you die. Your other units are slow moving and are sacrificed as you literally run away.

Creativity: 2.5
It was creative in the sense that you now play the roll of a coward instead of a hero. Racing away leaving your comrades to perish is something new for me. You are traditionally outnumbered. Your enemy has catapults; you have villagers just waiting to die. Another fixed forces get from point A to point B and live another day. The opening scene it one of mass destruction and chaos. It says to start at easy but for more of a challenge start at the hardest and work down.

Map Design: 3
I gave this a three, as I liked the map layout. The lack of any true eye candy did not matter here, as it was nice and clean with some rolling hills and forests, which gave it a natural feeling to me. A few resources were scattered about just in case you get a villager out alive and want to start fresh. Although the prides of lions waiting for an unwary intruder was not needed. Not bitmap with this one either.

Story/Instructions: 2
There was no story and one line of instructions. Get your hero out alive and to a flag. After checking there was not even a single hint (although none would have been needed.) You cannot get a true feeling of a campaign/scenario in my opinion without a storyline. It just turns out to be another game that you have to wander around through until you are victorious.

Additional Comments:
I think if you step back and take a good look at this scenario you will see some positive potential. Some reading on scenario/campaign design with regards to a good storyline would have made this scenario much better. Less detail paid to the enemy forces and more on your heroes or allies will achieve a proper balance even if the enemy outnumbers you two or three to one.
With regards to other reviewers of this scenario giving a designer a full score leaves him/her nothing to shoot for should they decide to make more scenarios or campaigns.


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Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.2
Balance4.2
Creativity4.2
Map Design4.3
Story/Instructions4.0
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Added:02/18/98