This was a fun campaign. As far as previous comments go. Who said you had to make a custom map all of the time? This was a good campaign. It could have been made a little harder. There's plenty of building (which I like) and there are challanges.
Good job. I for one appreciate your efforts. I recommend this campaign.
Posted on 10/22/06 @ 12:16 PM
Is it supposed to be historical accuract? Because the state of the Ottoman Turks, were founded in 1299. Or did you mean the Seljuk Turks?
I'm terrible sorry the seljuk turks first arrived i th 10th century, THERE WAS NO TURKS IN THAT AREA IN THAT TIME. Oh, and gunpowder wasn't invented, and bulgars lived in Bulgaria, and the slavs lived in ENTIRE eastern europe (Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and Russia), and neither of them was under Turkish culture (In that time, it began with the ottoman conquest of Constantinopolis i 1453).
And did I mention Saladin was a saracen leader who lived during the Crusades?
[Edited on 12/12/07 @ 11:16 AM]
Posted on 04/22/17 @ 04:45 AM
4 scenarios included into the campaign were all random map build and destroy, with some extra starting troops and Belisarius hero unit. I have played better random maps. Probably the best was the first scenario, but the Gaia siege units in the north of the map ruined everything. Only one of the scenarios had multiple wining options but again, created poorly.
Balance was poor. Player usually started with an army (it was the SAME in 3 out of 4 scenarios) and somewhere on the random map there was a Gaia town waiting for him. Player could easily defeat his opponents every time.
Author tried to create a story about a famous byzantine general Belisarius, but failed to follow his actual story. Scenarios offer nothing creative, with random maps and some Gaia units scattered over it. Even the player's starting army was the same in most of them.
Map Design: 2
No author's map design, rated 2 for the random map usage, as stated in the Exchequer. Some extra Gaia units change nothing.
The author had some basic idea about the plot. Trying to create a story about Belisarius, ha rather made up entire thing, and tried to cover it in some fancy dates inside history section. All instructions were poorly written, hints and scouts usually empty. Every scenario finished with a sentence: Byzantines will always prevail.
Additional Comments: In order to improve this creation, map design and some written story should be done first.