The Norman Conquest of England v2.0 TC
|Cherub Loco/SCN Punk
Posted on 07/30/00 @ 12:00 AM (updated 03/30/01
Your cousin, King Edward the Confessor of England has died. This leaves his throne
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unclaimed. Seven years ago, you rescued him in a shipwreck off the Norman coast. As
thanks, he himself promised you, the Duke of Normandy, the right to his throne. It seems
that he has forgotten his ties with you; because on his deathbed, he appointed his
Anglo-Saxon son Harold as the new English king.
The Normans have allies on their side, however. Your Viking counterpart, King Harald
Hardraade, has agreed to support your claim. Unfortunately, the Vikings landed at
Yorkshire two weeks ago and were defeated by Harold's forces at the Battle of Stamford
Bridge, during which Hardraade and Harold's brother, Tostig, were killed. Therefore it is
your duty to invade England and claim the throne for the Normans! Harold is your lord,
but not for long. The Anglo-Saxon pig cannot be trusted!
+-New features in Version 2.0 TC-+
*-The campaign can now be played with Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion.
*-The map design has been improved.
*-There are new victory conditions and new endings.
*-New trigger and map design features from the Expansion Pack are used.
*-Bugs and balance issues have been fixed.
*-An introductory cutscene scenario depicting the Battle of Stamford Bridge is now included.
*-Includes the Eastern European Castle Mod Pack by Nein Nunb to inhance the design of the campaign further.
*-A brand new custom soundtrack. (Can be downloaded from: SCN Punk.com.
*-If you have any questions or comments about the campaign, you can reach me at my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on ICQ. (#93205235)
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|The Downward Spiral
When I first started playing this campaign, I thought it was going to be one of those boring build and destroy campaigns. It was a good thing that I was bored today, because when I continued playing the campaign I realized it was nothing like one of those dragging build and destroy campaigns. In actuality, it is a very unique and pretty fun campaign!
The campaign's playability was above average. I loved the march of William's army and the grand storm of England. I also liked how you had to hold out in the Viking city. The only thing I didn't like about the scene where you had to hold out is that there was no competition really. It was pretty easy to hold out for 10 minutes. The first mission was very fun throughout the entire scenario. However, the second mission got a bit boring. But for those of you build and destroy lovers, the second mission of this campaign will give you a little challenge.
The Norman Conquest of England's Balance was perfect. Both of the scenario's weren't too hard, but definitely weren't too easy either. The scenario's progress in difficulty. The first scenario is more on the easy side while the second scenario drastically grows in difficulty.
This campaign's Creativity was great! I liked how a huge army marched into your possession at the middle of the first scenario. I also liked how the enemies would talk and bargain with you in the first mission. Most of all, I liked how in the first mission you didn't build anything. You just held out in a beautifully designed town with a small regiment.
The one thing in this campaign that impressed me the most was the scenario's Map Design. I loved the map design. It reminded me of Chiang Ning's William, Warrior of the Sun's map design. I can't really tell you how to improve on the map design. Perhaps have more elevation changes, Gaia's mountain units, and different types of water (like Episode II). Other then that, it deserved a 5 point rating in this criteria.
I noticed that the AOKWizards Team based this campaign's Story/Instructions on a true story of history. I think that you guys portrayed history in a very professional and clearly understandable fashion.
In conclusion, this is a great campaign. My main complaint is that it was only 2 scenarios long. However, it is worth the download and definitely worth playing!