The "Adventures of Bruce" (AoB) is a 3-scenario champaign with 4 scenarios. For some reason there is 4th scn. called "Germanians vs. Nazis"; the creater of this champaign should take a look. The stuff in <'s are tips and suggestions to the author.
In the first scenario you must break out of "Swing Swing" (jail) and kill "the guy who put you into jail". After hacking at a gate for 5 minutes, you receive two monks and break out of the weak jail. Then you follow a long path and are given a large gaia town and you must defeat your enemy in a huge B&D . This scen is a little to easy.
The second scenario is implayable becasue you must achieve a 200 population while the scenario's pop limit is 100.
The third scenario is a B&D against three (normal AI) identical enemies, while you have thirty war elephants to begin with.
Overall, this champaign is just not very fun. The scens are boring and slow and the fights are easy and repetative. I give a 1.
AoB is far to easy and no strtegy is needed. The main difficulty is staying with it and leaving through boredom. I give a 2.
There is no sign of creativity in the story or tiggers. No trigger tricks are used and most of the scenarios are random map B&D. The story is very underexplained, "lame" and overdone. There are no choices or random triggers.
AoB's map is mainly blank and grass 1/ Oak Forest and very repetative. No gaia extras are used and there is no elevation. I will add a point because the path looked pleasant and for putting snow up north. I give a 2.
Story / Instructions:
The instuctions in this champ are vague and miniscule. The story is underdeveloped and the characters are underscribed and don't have feelings. (One doesn't even have a name.)< Tell things like how Bruce felt when he slaghtered his rivals or why he was in jail.>
Overall, I do not reccomend this champaign to anyone and it just isn't enjoyable or complex. I hope this review did not turn this designer away from AoK, because with some practice, anyone can become a very good designer.
Posted on 01/02/04 @ 12:00 AM
too easy, second scn. is unplayable, boring. in the scn. with the elephants some enemies doesnt even train an army and the villagers dont gather food!
no strategy, fights are too easy to win. the last scn. is bit trickier, but here is also only one enemy who begins to train an army
poor. you better play a random map game. it`s more exciting!
mostly poor, but there are also nice things. i found the lake in the last scn. nice...
hmmm...no story. and this thing with the nazis... i don`t know...!