This is my review of "Defend the Town!" My first thought was, "This is ridiculously easy!" And it was ridiculously easy! And I was playing on hardest! The enemy soldiers constantly attack you throughout the game, but other than that there was no real challenge. I started to build a wall around my Cathedral and realized that I had no need of a wall there. In fact the only real damage to my walls was from my own Onagers! The enemy siege weapons were no problem; I simply used my numerous trebuchets to take them out. Destroying the castles could have been a problem if I wasn’t allowed to research "Siege Engineers" and there was a lot more defenses, instead, the computer just threw all of its units at me!
And why were the Scottish Soldiers even there? I didn’t understand that. Did they serve some practical function in the scenario? The hints state to use the fact that the Scottish Soldiers aren’t allied to your advantage, but how?
But as to the terrain, that was nice! There wasn’t much attention paid to little pieces of "eye candy" like rocks and flowers and fish in little lakes, so I give the map design a 4.0. The map was either a map created entirely from scratch or a random map drastically changed! The Scottish Soldier’s villages looked nice.
About the triggers, there were a few. There were triggers for a few sentences and for the big attack at the beginning. And there were triggers to lock my gates at the beginning. That was thoughtful of the author.
It was fun, if not a little too easy. The graphics were nice, but could have been a little bit better. The enemy doesn’t do much to actually hurt you, but if you’re not as experienced in RTS games, and AoK in particular, it can get a little overwhelming. Being attacked from every side and all.
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
The level of difficulty should really be toned up! The enemy should attack with Trebuchets and the castles should be harder to destroy. There should be more attention paid to minor detail, such as fish, birds, and rocks. Perhaps this can all be fixed in a later version of "Defend the Town!"