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Castle Mod

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hrolftheganger
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Version: The Conquerors
hello, this is hrolf, this mod changes the North and West european castles, i made the anchors PERFECT! i made this in a few months, they are both different castles, i designed it with Poser 5. plz leave comments! PLZ!
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Shadow667
Rating
2.5
Breakdown
Usefulness/Novelty2.5
Quality/Instructions2.5
It's nice looking, there is no doubt about that. However, the graphics just don't flow with the units, buildings, and flags of the game. It would work for, let's say...Age Of Mythology, but I don't know if you could quite push it into the Age Of Empires Series. Also, the anchors aren't perfect as you say they are, but they are very close I will give you that. I hate to review things in this way, but a review is a review. I like it, I really do, but I don't know if it would fit this game (playibility wise). :)
gamefreak93 hmm, I like the north european one, but neither of them fit into the game, they stand out like a terrorist in a police only party.
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a dot
Rating
1.0
Breakdown
Usefulness/Novelty1.0
Quality/Instructions1.0
this is a very poor mod.

the graphics are not isometric nor do they particularly match any civilization or theme.

either the creator ripped these from the net or needs to spend more time in his/her 3d modeling app before releasing mods.
Tanneur99
Official Reviewer
Rating
1.5
Breakdown
Usefulness/Novelty1.5
Quality/Instructions1.5
The Mod Pack replaces both European castles. The download is labelled TC and works also for the AoK version.

USEFULNESS/NOVELTY: The script has hardly any use, both castles are too small, and the Eastern one looks metallic, which does not fit. The other is better and could work for the dwarves in a Lord of the Rings scenario, if there wouldn’t be so many errors and you cannot use one without the other. IMO it is not worth to install. Still it is creative, but not for AoK and a novelty factor not existent, there are many downloads for both European castles available which are better. 1.5

QUALITY/INSTRUCTIONS: Castle Mod is not consistent with the game; it looks misplaced and has many errors. The anchors align not correctly, colours are incorrect, the shadows seem to be of other buildings, there is space between the Western castle and its shadow, there are no player colors and the graphics look terrible on a AoK map. Due to their tiny size, the ice of the towers places above the castles on snow maps and when attacked, the terrain burns above, which admittedly is a nice effect. The author’s description states that the mod replaces the North and West European castles, which is half correct. 1.5

OVERALL: An overall rating of 1.5

OBSERVATION: Original AoK uses the expression North European for Franks, British and Celts, and East European for Vikings, Teutons and Goths. With the addition of the Spanish for the first group, West European is more correct, still the potential downloader knows that north and west describes the same civilizations. TC adds a typical eastern civilization with the Huns to the second group, there is no reason why to change from East to North European. Mind you that also the Vikings originated from the east. It is mandatory that the designer and player know exactly what a MPS replaces.

SUGGESTIONS: Your work is creative, shows effort and skills, and it might fit another game better. The low rating does not reflect your work by itself, more the inconsistency with AoK, so don’t be discouraged, try something else.

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Rating
1.7
Breakdown
Usefulness/Novelty1.7
Quality/Instructions1.7
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Size:106.24 KB
Added:04/02/04