Numerous rock formations form cramped spaces with many paths to circumvent barriers, dotted with a few windswept plateaus that offer the only open real estate. Stone can be found in abundance, but other resources are somewhat scarce.
Himalayas provides players with a cramped mountainous arena. Taking the tea world area of the same name as a base this Random Map Scriot provides players with some unique and exciting gameplay due to the cramped conditions and scarce resources. There is a 20% chance of having a snow map. The Random Map fits its theme well and provides player with a aesthetically pleasing designs and an enjoyable playability factor. However I do feel that a map called Himalayas should provide you with more mountains. There is a lot of green space which, while I understand is needed for bases to be built and batted to be fought, felt a bit too open for a mountainous Himalayan Map.
Visual Appeal: 5
The script written for the Random Map was carefully thought through and we are presented with a beautifully crafted map. Terrains are used carefully and mixed together to created realistic ground and eye candy is effecting used to male the map look busy. There are plenty or mountains, rocks and cliffs to help make the map fit it’s theme. A good selection of terrains have been chosen to allow for a nice mix or terrains, nothing looks bland and there are no large patches of just one single terrain. There are also plenty of GAIA objects: Mountains, rocks, flowers, etc.
The playability factor is one of the strongest aspects of this Random Map Script. Due to the mountains, cliffs and large rock formations, the map generates some narrows pathways and plateaus that the player must carefully circumnavigate with their army. This creates a unique gameplay that makes players have to scout ahead to find the best path through the mountains and avoid skirmishes and ambushes between the cliffs. Resources are also scarce which means players have to be quick to gather and claim what’s left before somebody else does. There’s plenty of stone but limited gold and wood, which makes building castles and walls easy but building certain armies a lot harder.
Overall this is an enjoyable scenario which creates a unique playing experience. A Highly recommended download.