It is a multiplayer map and based on Final Fantasy 3, the world of Balance map to be exact. The first player is Doma that is why the scenario has the title:
"Defenders of Doma Castle".
Well because I liked the idea of playing as Doma against the Empire. Since in the game when you get there they are in the middle of an all out battle I thought it would be cool to see what it must have been like... Before Kefka went and poisoned everyone... but you don't have to play as Doma just switch your player color and you'll be one of the other 5 teams. Oh yes a note to all hosts it is only a six player map so don't have any more than that, and if you don't have that many stick some computer players in to fill in the holes.
This Scenario can really be played as both a multiplayer scenario and a single player one.
'Final Fantasy III - Defenders of Doma Castle' is a multiplayer scenario designed for 1-6 players, and is based off the World of Balance from Final Fantasy 3.
PLAYABILITY: I am not sure if there are too many scenarios depicting the World of Balance, but this is probably the best of them currently out there. The world template is designed to a very good quality, however the map design leaves much to be desired. The game play experience works in the same mould of a death match, with each player receiving 99,999 of each resource and a number of overly powerful heroes. Aside from the decent custom map and fictional civilisations, there is very little else to differentiate this from a random map multiplayer experience on steroids. 2+
BALANCE: The problem with this scenario is the fact that it's 5 players versus 1, essentially everyone against the Empire. While the Empire does technically control more land mass and have more bases, once you take into account that every other player also starts with infinite resources and a 200 population limit, it's easy to see how this will end. The unique heroes each player receives is also a problem, as they all have +10,000 HP and +100 AP. 2
CREATIVITY: Overall, not a bad effort and with plenty of promise. The world template is very good, if only that the rest of it such as the map design is poorly executed. I liked the small touch of including heroes from the game for each of the respective players, as well as those you can capture as GAIA units around the map, however the bloated stats (units have +10,000 HP and +100 AP) are simply too much for a game of this type. 3-
MAP DESIGN: The World of Balance is quite accurately depicted and is impressive in scale, however much of the interior is designed to the quality of a random or even blank map. There are scattered clumps of trees, mountains in their respective locations and numerous cities representing the many competing sides. It's all technically good, but with poor execution. 2+
STORY/INSTRUCTIONS: It's a multiplayer scenario, so there is nothing here. In general, it's worthwhile including descriptions on the main players and their potential strategies, especially for RP-based games such as this. It adds to the immersion factor and grants a bit of history for players not in the know. 1
CONCLUSION: 'Final Fantasy III - Defenders of Doma Castle' is a bit of fun and worth the download if this is your thing. The World of Balance template is designed to a good technical quality, if only the map design reflected that same care and effort. This scenario would provide a useful template if someone had the time and patience to work on a revamp.
In a sentence - The best representation for the World of Balance at the Blacksmith.
In closing - Worth the download if you like Final Fantasy.