It was a short but dangerous road to Vaucouleurs for Jeanne and her small band of temporary companions.
But she had made it in one piece. With Jean de Metz's word to help her not only meet with Charles at the Chateau in Chinon,
but also restore France to glory, Jeanne felt confident her angelic gaurdians are keeping her safe and helping her with her mission.
Meanwhile word of Jeanne and her claims had spread from the Lorraine province to Chinon in the west and to the English and
Burgundian camps in every city in between. In Chinon the Dauphin and his advisers wait anxiously in the Chateau. Could this be
France's last hope? Charles himself would surely be taken to England to be publicly hung if the English and Burgandians took Chinon.
Or even worse, hung in his own country he should rightfully rule and be made an example of to any other would-be claimers to the throne.
The English along with their Burgandian allies were victorious time and time again. France was falling, and it was only a matter of
time now till Charles and the crown were in British hands.
The roosters crow and the dawn breaks over Vaucouleurs...
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The game was very nice FF/RPG style to play. Main storyline was very well made and a sidequest or two were a great addition. My only complaint would be the seriously damaged pathfinding, probably triggered by extensive use of Off-Grid placement. A really nice and very replayable scenario. 4+
I played it on hard and was really struggling to complete it. Elevation bonus and hit and run was essential for the player to finish it. 5
The overall creativity was good, with a better usage of ES Joan of Arc first scenario story. A nice trigger system that allowed the player to choose his horse and with that his speed and health was a nice touch to increase the replayability too. Another very creative part was, when the player had to use his horse to find allies to help him. 5
Map Design: 4
Map design was very well made, with beautifully designed forests and fields. Great terrain mixing, maybe just a little more of elevation. The only thing that concerns me here is so called seasonal consistency. I'm not sure in which season the scenario is happening. Parts of the forests are very green, some orange and brown so I was thinking of early Autumn, but then the second part had snowy pines and snow grass. Another minor detail: Dirt 1 spawns plants here and there including cactus. Try clear them out as I haven't heard of medieval cactus forests in France. 4
Story focused on the travel of Joan D'Arc and her companion De Metz to Chinon, a story of the first scenario of ES Joan of Arc. However the story is depicted better and history behind explained anyway. Objectives were short, but clear, while hints were a bit scarce. If you put in hints for specific parts of the map, try giving them a short title, example: Chinon; Watch out, as after you reach Chinon, you will be attacked (I made this up). Also try moving the credits from scout to victory screen and give the player some idea of the map instead.
Additional Comments: A very good scenario, that suffers from the pathfinding problems, that will hopefully be fixed soon. Download this much better version of Joan D'Arc's Chinon journey.