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Conan the Barbarian

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Version: The Conquerors
Style: Role Playing Only
You remember the old Conan the Cimmerian?A game by Virgin made in 1991?Now we will see it in a RPG AOK.Just play and post comments.
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Tanneur99
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Rating
1.6
Breakdown
Playability1.0
Balance1.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions2.0
The title “Conan the Barbarian” is misleading, as the game has nothing to do with the movie of the same name. The scenario is based on the Virgin game from the early ninetieth and your hero is Conan the Cimmerian, who wants revenge for the death of his wife and friends.

PLAYABILITY: The playability is weak and the scenario full of bugs. The first objective tells you to “Recover the eye of Serpent by eliminating the four Swordsmen.” The player should get in game information to find Taurus in order to get to the swordsmen, but the trigger does not work. For minutes you only see a dark section of the map at the start of the scenario; the player should guess that he has to go north into the town, click the first hand cannon he sees to get to the catacombs, where he kills a minimum of seven swordsmen, but does not recover anything. The second objective says “Recover the Sword of Atlantis in the Crypt”, but whenever I got on the top of the elevation, before or after killing the elite swordsman, there was lag, my comp crashed (P4/2,2GHz, 512MB RIMM, 70GB HD) and I had to restart TC. Hence there was no sword of Atlantis. The third quest “Go to the jungle ruins and kill the priestess”, did not add to the pleasure and killing all those enemies was quite repetitive. The next the same and only Eagle Warriors in Zambula to defeat: “In Zambula get inside the Catacombs and kill the sorcerer.” No need to do as asked, the sorcerer is killed by a trigger. After that you do long walking to get a castle, which is annoying, as I learned later from author’s description that the ownership change is meant to be eye-candy and only activates another trigger. For your last objective you have to kill a self healing samurai with HP 850 (1+2/0+2) and AP 8+12, with Conan HP 240 (1/0) and AP 13. You are told “search for allies that will help them to attack Toth-Amon in Tarantia”; the only computer player who changed to ally did not help to attack. From author’s description I learned: “And for killing Toth-Amon must click something near there. It damages him very hard.” … ”Toth-Amon will be easily get killed if you try to get to the Crypt.” Unfortunately it did not work for me, nothing near to click on and computer crashes in the Crypt. 1

BALANCE: I played all difficulty levels and had no real challenge. 1

CREATIVITY: All aspects of the game are rated in this category. Some triggers and quests, which unfortunately did not work and parts of the map were creative. I have my doubts that a trigger that turns a castle from grey to blue rates in this category. 2

MAP DESIGN: Most of the map was grass one, but the camps and places of interest were better than the terrain. 2

STORY/INSTRUCTIONS: The author provides objectives, but there is no story besides the old revenge quest for the death of your wife and friends. The title is misleading and there is no indication where to go or what to do, next to insufficient hints, which should be in the introduction screen or given in game by the author instead of being posted by other players. 2

OVERALL: A creative scenario, which has too many bugs.

OBSERVATIONS: I read the posts on the description page, replayed and revised my review posted 02/08/19, it is the second edit of the review and my ratings remain unchanged.

SUGGESTIONS: Try a story; give some hints and directions in game, the objective to find Taurus should have been mentioned in the introduction screen, try a random map and play test.

IN CLOSING: I can not recommend downloading this campaign.

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Rating
1.6
Breakdown
Playability1.0
Balance1.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,582
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Size:101.06 KB
Added:07/26/02