"Arkantos is a hero. Very effective of killing myth units such as the Kraken." AOM Narrator
But...are there Krakens here in Age of Empires II?
Well, meet Arkantos. Apparently he got lost when sailing back to Atlantis. Recently I'm treasure hunting in the "modding folder" of my old computer and found him. He told me that a long time ago a young modder called Achesun tried to made a Age of Mythology themed mod, but abandoned the project since the Hydras are too difficult to animate.
I told the admiral of Atlantis that I can take him to Aokh, maybe some designers there are in desperate need of Kraken slayers.
I too have been looking through my old Modding stuff recently, particularly all of the old Age of Sherwood stuff. Do you remember the Guy of Gisborne and Outlaw units you started making? Did you ever finish them. I would love to have seen the complete versions if you did.
Achesun File Author
Posted on 03/10/17 @ 09:08 PM
Thanks, Possidon! Again Atlantis is favored by the God of the Sea!
Yeah, I did see my old work on Age of Sherwood. We did some interesting stuff back then. Unfortunately, the outlaw unit is lost. It could have been my first aok unit if I ever finished it. As for Guy of Gisborne, I still have him, but only with standing graphics completed. Although I don't plan to finish that unit, I did think about remaking some of Age of Sherwood units. New noble lady and new "New king unit"...maybe.
Possidon Official Reviewer
Posted on 03/12/17 @ 03:54 PM
That would be cool. I love your units. You should post all of your completed units here. If you have any others.
Posted on 07/07/17 @ 05:58 PM
Congratulations.. excelent work. Im from Argentina. Sorry about my english. I want to talk with you. Can you write to me?
Possidon Official Reviewer
Posted on 08/06/19 @ 07:39 AM
Arkantos is a new unit by Achesun which is based off the hero of the same name from the Age of Empires spin-off game Age of Mythology.
This new unit represents an Ancient Greek spearman. It has a lack of visible armour and a long spear which reminds of some of the Ancient Greek heroes from various classic myths. Those heroes which come from poor families and when a threat emerges, they discover they are actually unbelievably strong and they are a demigod, the son of the gods. Theseus springs to mind when I see this unit. Whilst the graphics are exceptional, the usefulness of this unit isn’t high. AOK is primarily a medieval game, with most custom scenarios being set within the Middle Ages. Whilst there are many scenarios set in Ancient times, these are much fewer and thus merit this unit less useful on its own than others you can find in the blacksmith. I’d put in a larger mod pack with other Ancient/Antiquity graphics it could become a great addition.
The graphics of this unit are superb. Made tin Blender through 3D modelling, the unit looks highly realistic and fit in well with the game. The graphics blend in really well with the other original units. The graphics have correct lighting and shadows and the unit is the appropriate height. The frames run smoothly with detailed animations for all five SLPs. The unit also comes with player colour and a custom icon.
Overall this is an exquisite unit made at the highest quality and would be perfect for anyone looking to create an Ancient Greek scenario or mod pack.