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The Successor - Act One: The Renegade Prince (v. 1,1)

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 3
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*** This scenario received the award Best Story in the Game of the Year Awards of 2011 ***

The sequel to this game is out! Download The Successor - Act Two >>> HERE <<<

Ravenia is a land without a King, a land plagued by civil war and foreign invaders. And it has been like that for 15 years now, since the death of the old king, Navar the 3rd. Now, there is finally hope... The prophecy is about to be fulfilled. The Renegade Prince is returning home...

INTRODUCTION
This is the first Act of "The Successor" trilogy, which you might be familiar with if you have played my previous cinematic scenario. If not, don't worry! Everything you need to know is right here, in this download, including a revamped version of the prologue cinematic!
This campaign contains two scenarios, the first is playable, while the second is 100% cutscene.

FEATURES:
- An emphasis on the narrative aspect. If you've enjoyed the intense storytelling of campaigns such as Ulio, spiced up with a little bit of humor, you will probably not be disappointed.
- Two epic 15-minute-long cutscenes, at the beginning and the end of the game, as well as many other shorter ones during the game, that will drive the story forward.
- Gameplay diversity: Role-play, Fixed Force, Defend the Spot, even a little bit of Puzzle, plus a couple of suspenseful one-on-one duels. There should be something in here for every gamer out there, except for hardcore b&d-ers.
- Varied and detailed map design, a whole country with different landscapes, one major city and several towns and villages.
- An interesting cast of characters, including a protagonist who does not fit the "prince charming" cliche.
- An epic soundtrack to match the story. The main character even has his own theme song!
- A detailed .pdf guide, containing all you need to know about the game and its background.
- A total of around 800 triggers.

INSTRUCTIONS:
This game is best played on normal speed with a resolution of 1024X768 and music off. To install it, just place the .cpx file in the campaigns folder and the sound files in the sound/scenario folder.

I hope you will have fun with this game, and I urge you to comment, review and give your suggestions and feedback. I need all the feedback I can get if this is to become a trilogy ;)

All credits are in the beginning cutscene and in the .pdf guide. A particular thank you goes to my playtesters, Bf_Tanks, Dtrungle and Popeychops.

V 1.1 - UPDATES SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION:

- fixed all detection area bugs that have escaped playtesting and have been brought to my attention after first upload;
- "relic doesn't show" bug from Teophil's quest fixed;
- turkey now always changes ownership to p1 after little girl quest;
- minor spelling mistakes fixed;
- "Super Tarran" bug which I believed to be fixed is still appearing sometimes. Will probably be fixed in a newer version.
- added one bonus non-playable map, as a teaser for the up-coming sequel!

Thank you to everybody who gave their feedback and contributed to identifying bugs.
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panel
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@ Cordite: Thanks for the kind words.

Your problem seems to be about the sound file itself rather than its size. Either it is corrupted (it might be the case if you've played it with Windows media player), or it is a wrong format (it should be .wav or .mp3). Or, you might need to lower the bitrate (I don't really remember what the maximum bitrate is for the game not to crash, you can check sound files at the blacksmith such as my own for reference).Hope this helps.
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
Thanks a lot for the reviews guys! They're both extremely helpful and motivating at the same time.
Raptor II Hi Panel :-) In the teaser map about Hansbrook city, when I approach the city a farmer tells me that they have some pigs and turkey to the WEST, I think it should be EAST.

What about the second act? :-D
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
Oh yeah, that should definitely be the east.

I'm working on Act II almost on a daily basis, after work. It takes a lot of time to get done but it will probably be out in a few months.
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
Thanks a lot for the review :)

You're the first to dislike Krall to this extent, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. I won't give any spoilers, but the entire story goes much deeper, and both you and the people who liked him will probably enjoy the way it unfolds.

Act Two should be out in less than two months!
bhushanu hey buddy
I downloaded the scenario yesterday [The Successor - Act One: The Renegade Prince (v. 1,1)] and this is my first experience of playing customized scenarios. I should tell u I am the first person waiting for the second part (Though i have not completed the first part completely).
I am stuck in the first part thought u might b able to help me out. I have killed the relic gaurd and both come out of the mousoleaum. The monk doesnt carry the relic and when all three reach the monastery as stated in objective, the objective is still unachieved. (I even tried taking mohan with them) I want to finish this asap. Kindly assist.
WildCardDoW bhusanu, if the monk can't pick up the relic try reloading to a point just before accepting the mission or before you "entered" the mausoleum.

panel, I had big issues with the score for that reason, I don't know best how to express it, and from reading the other reviews other people loved his attitude and demeanor, and I think it was refreshing, I just felt the reactions of people around him were strange, perhaps it may involve a replay when II is out and a reconsideration. :)
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
bhushanu: After you finish the crypt quest, the relic should show next to the mausoleum, a bit to the right of your characters. After that you need to task your monk to it and take it to the monastery (garrison it). If the relic doesn't show up there, something has gone terribly wrong and I'd advise to reload a previous game.


WildCardDow: everyone is entitled to his own opinion. I wasn't expecting everybody to like him, I think he was too much of an asshole at times too, but I was aiming for realism more than creating a pleasurable character, he had to fit the psychological profile I needed for my story, and I also use his ruthlessness for comic relief sometimes :p

The way people react around him is explainable mainly through his position of authority - Krall is modeled basically around medieval rulers. Only in the storybooks do you read about their heroic deeds,and how nice and curteous they were. Take Vlad Dracula for instance (Krall's main historical source of inspiration). He is considered to this day one one of my nation's greatest rulers, a just and brave man. Medieval German stories would have you believe otherwise, they described him as a depraved, cruel and bloodthirsty ruler. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. He was what our nation needed at that time, but he was also a very violent and self-centered man, like most medieval rulers were.

Krall is such a ruler. He puts himself above all else, which is why how he gets in a position of authority, and physical power doubled by intimidation is his way of dealing with problems, in a world where these things are valued above all else.

I will not tell you how (and if) his personality evolves during the trilogy, suffice it to say it's a lot more than meets the eye. You have a little glimpse of it in the ending cinematic of Act One, but you'll have to play through the whole trilogy to get the big picture.

BTW, Krall doesn't play such a big part in Act Two. Let's just say he'll take a step back for a while and allow a different character to take the spotlight. Maybe you'll enjoy it more for that reason :p

Also, you may not have liked Krall as a character, but I can't help but feel you're kind of intrigued by him. Which is what I was aiming for in a way ;)

[Edited on 02/08/13 @ 02:43 PM]

Lohith Nv This is the best campaign i have played so far. I am in the last duel but connot kill willan though he slips 3 times. Any help would be appreciated.Again a great campaign. Dont forget to help.

[Edited on 07/11/13 @ 08:32 AM]

panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
Hello Lohith Nv, glad you've enjoyed it.


SPOILERS AHEAD:

For the final duel you need to remember two things, that Willan can slip if you lead him into holes in the ground, and that you have a better attack when you are higher than him. Use elevation to your advantage every time, especially when he is unable to attack. That way you will surely win.
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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.7
Balance4.6
Creativity4.9
Map Design4.8
Story/Instructions4.9
Statistics
Downloads:6,887
Favorites: [Who?]20
Size:14.73 MB
Added:09/09/11
Updated:12/23/11