This scenario appeared at first to be nothing more than a simple “build up and attack” scenario. In one way, I was right on. In another way, I was dead off.
Lets start by discussing “Playability.” The playability of this scenario was good. Plenty of resources and ways to take resources from your opponent. Excellent, 4.0.
Next, Balance. This scenario was excellently balanced. They opponent continually threw units at me and made it hard for me to counter-attack. The excellently designed map made it fun and challenging to attack and counter. 5.0.
Creativity. It scored nicely here. 4.0. Some of it had historical themes like the Russians and other parts didn’t, like “The Black Prince.”
Map Design. This is the real gem of this scenario. The map was excellently done. Must have taken hours. Well done! 5.0!
Story/Instructions. If the author had paid more attention here it would have been for sure in, “The Best of AoK!” It might be already, I don’t know. But the instructions were a little vague, to say the least. The main instructions had only 2 lines. The hints were kind of the same way. And the history, it was in SWEDISH! I can’t read that! On the other hand, someone in Sweden may not be able to read this, so I shouldn’t complain. 2.0.
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER
Every thing about this scenario was GREAT! Except for the Story/Instructions. They were not so good. This scenario shows that the designer has an excellent knack for “build up and attack” scenarios and also maps. But, however, has a problem with the writing section. Oh, well, GREAT SCENARIO!
It was an excellent scenario, save for the instructions. Well worth the download. It holds excellent replay-value!
Posted on 03/27/06 @ 10:23 AM
Very good senario. Only problem was it finished before I'd fully completed the missions. Well done.