Winterland is a Christmas winter scenario. In Winterland, you can walk around, do some winter activities like Skiing, watching Ice Skaters, walking in Santa's rally where you can find famous characters such as The Grinch, Rudolf the rednose reindeer, Santa himself and more...
If you're a fan of action and killing don't download this scenario. Since, there is no violence in it.
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The scenario was made by King400 and Enrique Orduno. Read the readme file before playing and read the instructions screen. The scenario is in campaign format.
First of all, I have admired Enrique Orduno's work "AOKasino" very much and this scenario wasn't a disappointment.
The playability was great, since you walk around and there are lots of stuff happening but many crucial '5' elements were missing (stuff like side-quests, mini-victories, etc.) so a 4 will have to do.
The balance was okay, since this wasn't meant to be a 'normal' type of game and shouldn't be judged based on those parameters being without fighting.
The scenario was soooo creative. It wasn't really a surprise, considering that the creator of "AOKasino" made this and of course "AOKasino" is the most creative of all time. The scenario basically focuses on Santa's workshop and his land where you talk to elves and see people skate on ice (that's right, skate, not walk. Can't figure out how he did that...). It was so incredible that a 5 is a must here.
The map design was only mediocore, since there was no eye-candy and the whole map was a just a winter wasteland. I did not see any improvements in this piece of work in comparison to AOKasino in map design and since I disliked the map design in AOKasino, I dislike this as well. So a mediocore but acceptable 3 is given here.
The story and the instructions were great. You can talk to almost everybody and since there is no main objective there is no concept of 'lack of instructions' and it was all good. The story was obviously based on Santa and his elves, but I won't give any spoilers ;-).
- Great story
- VERY creative
- Really Fun to play
- Poor map design
Final Thoughts: I think that Enrique has come a long way as a scenario designer and a lot of effort has been put into this scenario. You should defintely download it and consider this as a Christmas present from HG!