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The Successor - Act Two: Initiation

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Version: The Conquerors
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 2
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*** This scenario received the awards for Best Gameplay, Best Story, Best Score and was named "Release of the year" in the AOKH Game of the Year Awards of 2013 ***

It was the year 1369. Four years had passed since Krall, formerly known as The Successor, had been crowned as king of Ravenia in the never-ending cheers of Kron citizens, after the demise of the evil Fanarian governor Willan. However, only half of his father's land was now free from invaders and war. The other half of Ravenia, the Sylvanian province, was still under Tugai dominion and Sylvanians suffered every day at the hands of the brutal barbarians from the steppes...

INSTALLATION
VERY IMPORTANT: To experience the game as it was meant to be played, make sure you have the files from Act One in your installed folder, because the sound files found there are used extensively in this second installment. They are very important, especially for the cinematic moments, so please take the time to include them! You'll find act one available for download >>>HERE<<<

In order to install Act Two, copy the .cpx file in the campaign folder of your Age of Empires II the Conquerors root folder, and the sound files in the sound/scenario folder.

The recommended settings for playing this game are: a resolution of at least 1024x768, normal speed, music off. Using other settings might ruin the game experience. While playing, make sure you always have "chat to everyone" selected in the taunts section. It is vital for the taunt-based moves to work later in the game.

FEATURES
1) A much stronger emphasis on the RPG aspect. You'll control one unit most of the time, improving his skills, stats and equipment throughout the game. In addition to that, the usual fixed force battles, puzzles, etc.
2) The game contains two scenarios. The first is playable and the second is a cinematic. The total gameplay time is over 6 hours (probably a lot more depnding on how much you enjoy exploring). There are around 1900 triggers in total.
3) A huge map featuring improved map design compared to Act One, including an updated and playable version of the city of Hansbrok (rated 4.7).
4) A storyline that builds up on the First Act and sets the stage for the Final one. Old and new characters, non-linear narrative with lots of twists and turns, lots of cutscenes.
5) Tons of side features and easter eggs. Remarkable interactivity (for AOK standards) in terms of character improvement: improving stats through exploration and quests, economy system, levelling up that changes character's appearance/equipment, learning useful skills and special moves. Almost every single NPC in the game (there's lots of them) will talk to you.
6) An extensive and immersive soundtrack in the vein of the previous Act.

CREDITS are to be found in the readme file. A special thank you goes to Excelsior, Shieldwolf23 and Khan Ivayl, for their contribution to shaping the game, and to Blackforest Studios for their support and for being awesome in general.

Thanks for downloading. Please comment and review, I am always looking for feedback :)



UPDATED 31.03.2013 fixing some bugs and balance issues. Related to the change view bug - there's nothing I can do about it, your best bet is to reload and try again, close all other applications running in the background or play on a more contemporary machine. With a pentium I3 processor and 4gb of RAM, I've never encountered any crashes while testing. Can't guarantee for anything lower than that.
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panel
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Thanks a lot for the ratings and feedback!

Tolack: I've edited out the ending to your review. Don't worry, I have taken note of it and will take things into consideration (as I always do when people give me opinions of my work), but I just don't want other people to read it ;)

"Who's DEAD_END by the way? :D"

He's my colleague from Blackforest Studios and fellow Heavengames staff member. If you stick around here you'll surely get to know him.

[Edited on 03/16/13 @ 04:45 AM]

Dead_End
Staff
*Drops by*
shieldwolf23 Well-deserved reviews, for an outstanding work of art! I may not be able to post on the forums, but I'm reading all the feedback on the scenario, panel, and I must say, you're the man! :D

I'm still out of town though, so can't properly play this one. Which is better I think, since it will give me the chance to play the latest, more polished version. Definitely worth playing, and then, reviewing.
NertyOX Hey there

I follow all the installation steps that you're saying but when I click "OK" to play the game, it won't let me, it makes me quit.

There's the error window appearing

Don't Send and Send Report Error

Any help please?
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
@ Shieldwolf: thanks and hope you enjoy it more than the testing itself :)

@ Nerty: Sorry, i have no idea what the problem might be, but it's likely about your system, since you are the first person to report this. Try on another computer? Also, please don't post the same comment twice, I read all the comments on the blacksmith. When I don't reply it means I'm not online.
NertyOX Why my comments won't show up ?
Dead_End
Staff
You might have to refresh the page.
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
"Why my comments won't show up ?" I've removed one of them, as both were basically saying the same thing. See my above comment.
panel
Official Reviewer
File Author
Nerty, thanks for the kind words, I'll wait until my colleague approves the review.

Almost everybody has said that the ending was too easy, so I'll definitely change that in the update.

By the way, how did you manage to play in the end? As I recall you were encountering problems.
NertyOX Yes your right Panel.
To be honest I really wanted to play this so I did what's best.

I simply reinstalled the game and I was available to play, I wanted to comment back that I have fixed it already but it didn't let me do so for the reason that I was repeating myself a lot!

But anyways though, goodluck on the other projects, hope to see ACT III soon.

ps; if any of your colleagues thinks that i crossed the line with the review they can deny it.
But the problem is that i'm being honest here, and all these stuffs i've mentioned are all real.

Anyways, take care.
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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability4.9
Balance4.4
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:4,188
Favorites: [Who?]17
Size:30.72 MB
Added:03/12/13
Updated:03/31/13