You are Joseph Conrad. You must travel up the Kilaminjaro river in the heart of 19th century Africa. You are following the trail of your one time friend and mentor, Colonel Kurtz, who is rumored to have gone insane on his quest to find the Everflowing Fountain. Multiplayer also : No
You are Joseph Conrad, turn of the century Archeologist and African explorer. This is the story of his journey into the "Heart of Darkness". You come in search of missing explorer, Colonel Kurtz, who is rumered to have gone insane and living amoung the native tribes. You also seek the Everflowing Fountain, a massive spring that is supposed to exist in the wilderness. The Exportation of seven ancient artifacts back to Britain is another goal that must be met. You start with a lone transport on a jungle river and just a handfull of men. Waiting for you are the imaginatively named: Cannibals, Head Hunters, River Rats, Kilaminjaros, and Merchants. Kurtz is also out there somewhere. The author has done a real good job on giving this scenario an African feel. From the detailed and interesting story, to the good looking African map in the introduction. The terrain also contributes to this African Feel. The rivers are overgrown and jungle is abundant. As you sail up the river, you will make contact with the natives. Some are more hostile than others and some tribes are to be feared and respected. The terrain that gives you that hemmed in feel also serves well to keep each tribe in their own respective areas. The layout of the battlements around the the Everflowing Fountain were especially well done. "Heart of Darkness" is a long scenario with lots to explore and fight over. The key is knowing when to fight. There will be many times where its just best to avoid combat and come back later. The Balance was pretty good with the natives putting up good fights. The battle with the final tribe got a little long for my tastes though. The variety of combat offered in this scenario is plentiful. You'll fight on narrow rivers, Jungle trails and open sea. "Heart of Darkness" is an excellent work which I can wholeheartedly recommend.