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The Last Neanderthal

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Al_Kharn the Great
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Version: Age of Kings HD: The Forgotten
Style: Other
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From the maker of Haiku of the Ronin, the award-winning Tristan & Iseult, and The Escape of Hernan Cortes.

Europe 30,000 BC
A frozen world. A dying people. Deadly invaders

Play as Ee, a Neanderthal hunter in a dangerous and changing world.


Requires The Forgotten DLC
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Reganknight1597
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
This review contains spoilers.

Playability: 4
In The Last Neanderthal by Al_Kharn the Great we follow the story of Ee, a caveman. I found The Last Neanderthal very entertaining. From fighting the "Others" to fighting wild animals. Most of the time I was entertained, but sometimes it seemed like I was walking around too much. I understand the authors intention of trying to portray what life was like but sometimes it felt it was more like a cut-scene scenario. I feel either more fighting or different/harder objectives could have been involved to keep the player more entertained. But overall it was not a boring scenario at all, I really enjoyed it.

Balance: 5
The balance was great. Most of the fighting took place with wild animals, which not a bad thing, as animals were an ever increasing threat to survival in ancient times. The scenario had some hard parts and some easy parts keeping a healthy mix of hard and easy parts.

Creativity: 5
The whole scenario was creative. The intro videos were a nice touch as they are not something you see in many campaigns. There was a lot of emotion displayed, and I think the choice of sounds that were used helped bring it out. This scenario is definitely unique as I have not seen a lot of Ancient times scenarios.

Map Design: 4
The map design was great, very detailed. Great use of eye candy. Definitely one of the better designed maps in the Steam workshop and in the Blacksmith. Although, there were some spots that I feel could use a little more touch-up and better terrain mixing, but overall the map design was very good.

Story/Instructions: 5
As we get a glimpse of what it was like in ancient times, we follow Ee all the way through his life. Ee has to fend for survival as he end up on his own in a dark and cold world. The overall story was great, I could follow it all the way to the end. Though you don't receive any hints in the Hints section, you still receive hints if pay attention to the dialogue. The scenario is pretty straight forward and easy to follow so it shouldn't be to hard if you miss a hint or two. I also like the well detailed Scout and History sections which explain what life was like.

Additional Comments: Overall it is still a great scenario, that I highly recommend people download. Another well designed scenario by Al_Kharn the Great.

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Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,329
Favorites: [Who?]1
Size:12.85 MB
Added:06/28/14
Updated:10/21/15