This is my entry to the Defend the Spot competition 2013.
After the Fellowship leaves Lorien they set out down the Anduin, where they come ashore above the Raurus Falls and make camp.
Frodo is found wandering in the forest by Boromir, who attempts to take the Ring from Frodo. Frodo uses the ring and escapes Boromir's corrupt clutches.
Aragorn later finds Frodo in the ruins of Amon Hen as an army of Uruk-Hai approaches.
After a brief cutscene you gain control of Aragorn to fight the initial waves of Uruk-Hai, as their numbers grow Legolas and Gimli join the fight.
The fight culminates with the arrival of Lurtz the monsterous Uruk-Hai Captain. The scenario ends with another very brief cutscene.
You loose if Aragorn or Legolas or Gimli dies.
You win by having all three of these heroes survive until the Frodo has escaped message appears.
"Amon Hen" is a LoTR themed contestant to the 2013 PtS. Its a simple and straightforward game than concludes in about 7 ingame minutes.
Its a somewhat boring game as the orcs who are huskarls simply get mowed down by your strong heroes. Atleast its over quickly, enough to avoid the minimum rating.
The player can simply leave his heroes on stand ground wedged between some trees or a cliff and easily win without the slightest danger. I wasn't able to win by administering the "coffee test" but even so with only two or three clicks its winnable. This test involves fixing a coffee while leaving the scenario running on fast;if the player hasn't lost by the time he gets back, its an automatic balance deduction. I just barely lost this hands off playthrough because legolas is not very tanky, but it was a close call.
There really wasn't any effort put in to execute this idea in an interesting way. No sound, no music, the dialogue execution was uninspired. Atleast the mapping was showing some signs of life.
Map Design 3-
Its a reasonable looking map with some detailing and eye candy work, but considering it uses the 25x25 size its a bit underwhelming.
The story execution is quite bland, basically delivering the lines from the movie but in an awkward fashion. Its not much but enough to avoid a minimum rating.
Final Thoughts:I recommend checking out instead "The Departure of Boromir" by one Hockeysam covering the exact same situation but in top notch quality.