This is my ES contest entry, based on the battle between Robert Bruce and Edward II. I could have done better then this, but I was very busy and did not get a lot of time to work on it. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
Guess what? You forgot to include your AI files!!!
Firebird File Author
Posted on 06/07/01 @ 12:00 AM
oops... anyway I updated it so you will get the AI files now. Thanks for telling me!
Posted on 07/01/01 @ 12:00 AM
This scenario, called The Battle of Bannockburn, is a below average piece of work. However, it is evident that the scenario designer is quite new and is unexperienced, not that this scenario lacked in effort.
The playability was mediocre, as it's basically Fixed Force action. Also, in the beginning, you are told to find "Rodolph" which you are told is "up north". However, you see a big forest in front of you, or you might think. There is actually a very narrow path penetrating the forest, but it's very difficult to see. After that, it's just Fixed Force action.
The balance was mediocre. I did not feel that the scenario was easy, but neither did I feel it was hard.
The creativity was poor. I felt that it was just Fixed Force, 2 players with armies on the map and they duke it out. There weren't any additional factors that made the scenario stand out, as far as I could see it.
The map design was poor. The forests looked like squares, there were no elevation, and about 5 terrain types was used throughout the whole map. Moreover, many areas were blank.
The story and instructions section was poor also. I did not get the story at all, you are Rodolph and you are to protect the Celts. That's about all I got from that. The instructions were poor as well. For example, in the beginning, I was overrun by a large group of knights and moments later I got a message saying: "You have allowed the carts to pass!" and was defeated.
- Poor story and instructions
Final Thoughts: This scenario is a bit on the low side, but it's still worth a try. Again, I have a message for the author. Scenario designing is 10% talent, 20% skill and 70% effort. As long as you put in the effort, you will do well.