hi.this is my volcanoe.
i have seen many other volcanoes but this one is better.
i used a trick that lets you stack up to 5 guys on top of each other only using one square!
Thank you for reading this and i hope you like my volcanoe
What don't destroy me,
makes me stronger.
Tanneur99 Official Reviewer
Posted on 05/11/02 @ 12:00 AM
PLAYABILITY: Is excellent, because the utility is demonstrated with a fun scenario to play. You start with 40 cavalry, 40 infantry and ten villagers and you will need them to win this scenario…utility?
UTILITY: This Utility shows the first really convincing volcanos with eruptions. These volcanos, erupting with hidden canoneers and onagers, will add various design possibilities to scenarios.
CREATIVITY: dude man really is creative, as for the first time volcanos strike from distance, like real erupting volcanos and a great idea to demonstrate this with a good scenario and enough units to continue after getting to near to one of the explosions.
VISUAL IMPRESSION: The visuel impression for a utility is perfect. You start on cliffs, with only one entrancea and the the author has his own, good style for map design.
INSTRUCTIONS: From authors description: “have seen many other volcanoes but this one is better. i used a trick that lets you stack up to 5 guys on top of each other only using one square!”
-You are right, this is the best so far, but being a utilily, meaning to be used by designers for their scenario, you could have explained your trick. There is no educational value. Being practically a scenario, you give no objectives either and in the beginning you do not know if its just about the volcano, but then you get attacked from the outside.
Overall: The fifth volcano. Posted as a scenario with a completed map, this utility deserves a 4.0 in the best of single players. Probably even higher with a good Story/Instructions section.