Lion-Hearted - En Route to England
Age of Empires II - The Age of Kings - single player scenario by
TheRebus - MCPSoft
Why did King Richard I spend two years on the way back from Palestine after the third Crusade?
This scenario tries to give an answer to this thrilling question.
- At the beginning there is a fixed-force part, then some RPG, building and exploring. At the end you must defeat your baleful enemies.
- Amusing gameplay.
- Accurate map design.
- Plenty of triggers (about 250, with more than 1000 conditions and events).
- Difficulty level triggers.
- Difficulty increases during the challenging gameplay.
...and much more...
Tested on a low-end 166MHz 32Mb PC (and QC passed).
Completely bilingual (English-Italian) SCN AoK.
The included file LionH ERtE bkg.bmp portraits the Anjou-Plantagenet (King Richard\'s dynasty) escutcheon.
You should immediately go back to your kingdom!
Your treacherous brother, John Lackland, conspires against you to usurp your throne. Only your return can cease his shady plot.
Our archbishop came to this desolate land to help us to find the way home, but he was kidnapped. Now he is imprisoned in a gloomy fortress. We should rescue him without delay.
A dangerous hostile horde is in the pay of the envious monarchs of the European continent, determined on grasping your lands. This arcane army resides on the way to our kingdom. Seemingly it\'s made up by rebel Saracens that don\'t respect the armistice agreement that we forced Saladin to accept.
It is rumoured that these traitors are ruled by an ominous monument occluding our way.
Your task is to get home as soon as possible.
At the cost of your life.
I'd like to post my review of the LionH-ERtE scenario. I beta tested it, and I think it's awfully good.
The playability (4) is great because this scenario features FF, RPG-RPS and B&D. Moreover, there are many ways to win it, and 2 difficulty levels, so the re-play value is very high. The goals to accomplish are clear and are prompted by the in-game tips.
LionH-ERtE is well-balanced (5), it has difficulty level triggers, and it is challenging even for a skilful player.
Creativity (4) is good, because the player has a lot of things to do and many tasks to fulfill.
The map design (5) is excellent, with plenty of spectacular views.
The story/instructions item (5) is absolutely remarkable. The instructions (readme files and in-game) are clear and exhaustive. This scenario also includes accurate historical notes, the Italian translation and a custom introductory bitmap.
This is a must-download.