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Battle of Carrhae

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Nog64
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Version: The Conquerors
Style: Fixed Force
A BBB (MBB?) about the Battle of Carrhae. It's not very long, but it provides the fun you're probably looking for ;). If you played the RTW version, it's similar to that, except you're the Parthians, and there's a morale system.
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Sceletar
Rating
1.8
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance1.0
Creativity1.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Review of Battle of Carrhae

The battle of Carrhae is a single scenario FF battle campaign which highlights 'The Battle of Carrhae' fought between the Roman and Parthian forces in 51 B.C.

PLAYABILITY
Sadly the game play of the scenario is unable to generate any real interest or excitement. The sole objective of the scenario is to kill all the enemy soldiers to gain victory. The battle scene is poorly presented as it consists of an only a bunch of units fighting each other. There is a small aspect of gaining extra attack points by killing the enemy general or by accumulating a certain number of kills but nothing genuinely amusing.2

BALANCE
The sole objective of the campaign is to kill all enemy units, which can be easily achieved. The player is given lots of cavalry units including cavalry archers, which he/she must use to butcher the hordes of 'Roman' forces, which consist mostly of two-handed swordsmen and some knights.
Naturally I didn't face any difficulty in finishing this scenario in a few minutes. Any player who has some basic skill of playing RTS games can finish this scenario without any difficulty.1

CREATIVITY
It is difficult to find anything originally creative in this scenario! The author has used two-handed swordsmen to portray Roman Legions, which in my opinion can be better represented by 'The man at arms unit'. The scenario does not offer any old or new eye candy and trigger tricks. 1

MAP DESIGN
The map consists of a large area of mud terrain surrounded by a large circle of trees. There is a bit of terrain mixing and the use of elevation and some Gaia units shows that some effort has been put into the map. It can be easily improved though.2

STORY/INSTRUCTIONS
The author has provided some historical background of the battle of Carrhae in the history section. There is only one objective in the game, which is clearly written. The story (if I can call it one) is just winning the battle.Personally I think that the author should have provided more historical information on the battle to increase the player's interest.3

SUMMARY
I quite enjoy the genre of FF battle scenarios but this one has disappointed me. The campaign needs much more attention and detail to be put into it.I suggest the author to play some of the higher rated FF battle scenarios and try to present this campaign in a similar manner.
Till then this campaign is certainly not worth downloading.

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Rating
1.8
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance1.0
Creativity1.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Statistics
Downloads:638
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Size:107.64 KB
Added:04/02/05