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The Amazon

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GRtheAussie
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Version: The Conquerors
The Amazon is a tale of a princess who has been kidnapped by a hostile tribe. You have a small group of men to trek through the Amazon to rescue her. Although, she is guarded by a sacred Dragon. Along the way, you will come across some local tribes that can help you on your journey. This scenario is for those who like something different, yet still enjoyable to play. This is my first scenario so I hope you like it.

Thanks, Geoff Rogers.
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Tanneur99
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Rating
2.4
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance2.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
The Amazon has FF and RPS elements, without being one of the two. You search the Amazon for a princess, the daughter of the King of Zimbabwe, who has been kidnapped by a hostile tribe.

PLAYABILITY: Nice idea and the jungle hold some surprises for you. The player can take any direction, passing the dangerous locations in different sequences, which has different outcomes regarding the number of units left after the quest. The enemy occupies two locations and your second objective is to eliminate all of them. The victory condition does not work and “I r winner” is recommend, as it does not add to the game play to change diplomacy to your allies to achieve victory. 2

BALANCE: The scenario was played on hard and the balance below average. Your enemy has only one kind of unit, the eagle warrior. The main challenge is to eliminate some towers and you also fight wild boars, wolves and jaguars. 2

CREATIVITY: Parts of the map are creative and the author tries a small story. 2

MAP DESIGN: Paths and a river, the Amazon, are leading through the jungle, which is done with a big brush. Apart from cliffs in the north, there are no elevations, which is realistic for the Amazon Delta. The author made efforts in some areas which brings the map to an average quality. 3-

STORY/INSTRUCTIONS: Could be more of a story and it is not developing in game, you free the princess, she joins you and go out together to defeat the rest of the tribe. The victory screen reads like an objective, but in the introduction screen the objective is clear and the hints are sufficient. The author’s description page makes a good impression, so does the read me. Unfortunately the download does not include the announced BMP. 3

SUGGESTIONS: Define the victory conditions yourself, have different enemy units, try a smaller map size to avoid long walks and vast areas of jungle. You mentioned in the read me that you use a lot of jungle because it is the Amazon and your approach to realism is good. You could use more small paths and the Amazon River has watercourses. On a side note, Zimbabwe is in Southeast Africa, the river is called Zambezi and the Amazon River is in South America.

IN CLOSING: I recommend The Amazon; have an adventure in the jungle.

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Rating
2.4
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance2.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,009
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Size:97.85 KB
Added:11/29/02