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Rivers of Blood

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pabsthooligan
File Details
Version: Age of Kings
Style: Build and Destroy
This zip folder contains both AI and PER files. Apparently the AI file is not enough for an upload, and this will make the computer a far better opponent. A lot funner, too.

The scenario is the same, create an army with John Hunyadi's money, break through devsirne lines and join Vlad Tepes in the fight against the Turkish infidels.

This scenario is INCREDIBLY violent and results in a massive death toll in just the first six minutes. Every scenario I've designed has a special feel to it, from the tricky survival strategies of "The Defense of the Chi Ch'uan Sect," to the rushed, helter-skelter feel of "The Four Seasons." This one is just pure violence.
You'll be amazed at the size of the battles this scenario contains, as if it's a multiplayer game with stunning landscapes and plot.
If you already downloaded the first one, try again. I apologize for the snafu.
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The Downward Spiral
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Rating
4.0
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.0
To start off, this scenario is an above average scenario. However, it could use a bit of work. It started out very good, but as the scenario progressed, it began to lose its touch. But if you're a hard-core "blood" fan, you will probably like this scenario.

The scenario's Playability was above average. The scenario started out very good (as I mentioned before), but got quite a bit boring once you reached the final objective. You start out in a small encampment with a large stockpile of resources. You get to choose and recruit a small army, and destroy a slave camp to the north. However, as you are recruiting you must hold out a heavy attack. I liked this a lot, and it was very entertaining. For while you were recruiting units, you were slaughtering enemy feudal units left and right! Later in the scenario once you reach the main city you are ordered to destroy the three enemy castles. This got very boring. For you are doing the same thing (attacking huge fortresses) over and over three times. It got very boring. And due to the fact it took about three rests of recruiting a new army to destroy each castle, it got tiring as well. Perhaps attempt making the siege of the castles a bit easier, lower the amount of castles needed to be destroyed, or vary the final objective somehow.

The scenario's Balance started off perfect, but later in the scenario it was too hard. You start out recruiting an army while holding off a huge, yet feudal, attack. This was very fun I thought. Then you storm a small encampment which wasn't too easy, not too hard, but just right. Once you reach your final objective to destroy all the castles, it is almost impossible to carry out this task without taking the time to recruit a huge army and destroy the castles. This should have been a little bit easier.

The Creativity of the scenario was very interesting. One concept I liked in Rivers of Blood was that you recruited an army, but you didn't manage an entire city. Therefore, the scenario obviously concentrated on attacking, not defending. That was a good idea. However, it got to the point you had to build a Town Center, villagers, Market, ect. in order to gain the resources to recruit the army you need to complete the scenario.

The Map Design was definitely a strong point in the scenario. I loved the mountains, forest paths, and cities. However I didn't like the open areas of grass. Those areas were never explored, though. And this also prevented lag. Therefore, I didn't mark the scenario down for this little misfortune.

The Story/Instructions were nothing special. It was a historical scenario if I'm not mistaken. However, the instructions themselves could have been clarified a bit. I didn't really know what to do a certain parts. Therefore, I just recruited an army and engaged myself into battle with the nearest enemy. However, that was pretty much all you were supposed to do. For example, when you arrive at the castles in your main city, they just tell you to kill the three enemy castles. Perhaps explaining why, or provide a few tips. It also would have been nice to see a hero unit in this scenario. That could have added a little bit of feel and emotion to the plot itself.

In conclusion, this scenario you definitely should download if you are in for some action-packed fun. Sure, it could use some work. However, it is worth a shot. Rivers of Blood sure does fit its name!

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Rating
4.0
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Statistics
Downloads:3,187
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Size:324.69 KB
Added:06/29/00