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Crusade ~The Beginning~

Author File Description
Sceletar
File Details
Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Fixed Force
Number of scenarios: 2
HISTORY
The first Crusade in 1097 marked the beginning of a struggle between the Moslems and the Christians which lasted for centuries and changed forever the way in which the west saw the east. The first of the Crusades was called by Pope Urban II when he addressed a massive crowd at the assembly of Clermont in 1095 urging all Christians to go to the aid of the Christians in the holy land who were being denied pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem, in exchange of this service he claimed that all participants in the holy war shall have their sins forgiven and would receive salvation in death. The effect of Urban's well addressed speech was such that it sent uproar all throughout Europe and people of all ranks, from Knight to peasant took up arms and set out towards Constantinople. The earliest Crusade was known as the people's crusade for no high ranking noble took part in it and was a miserable failure, however the main crusade was much better organized and though the crusaders had many hardships and misfortunes, they marched on gaining one victory after another over the Turks till they finally captured Jerusalem and established a new Christian kingdom in the holy land.

The first Crusade was followed by many other Crusades and the holy land remained a place of religious conflict for centuries after but the fact remains that the first Crusade was the only successful Crusade ever.
The story of the first Crusade is well known to all but very few know the details of the early part of the Crusade. Everybody knows of the great siege of Antioch and about the massacre at Jerusalem but the story of the early half remains greatly unknown and it is this story which I have decided to present in my new campaign -Crusade-~The Beginning~

FEATURES
>Intense and Action packed gameplay
>A mix of various gameplay elements
>New ideas and tricks
>New kinds of objectives
>Over a 1000 triggers
>Lots of sound and music files
>All characters based on historical figures
>High focus on historical accuracy
>Option to choose difficulty
>Lots of cutscenes to move the story forward

Please download this campaign and let me know what you think.









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AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Possidon
Official Reviewer
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Crusade – The Beginning is a wonderful campaign based on the First Crusade. It is a very enjoyable and action packed Fixed Force Campaign which can be played over and over again. I played on iut for hours without quitting.

Balance: 5
The campaign is very challenging but not impossible. It takes a lot of saving and restarts but it can still be completed. The campaign suits all difficulty levels. It tests even the greatest players to the maximum. Playing on Moderate you find it almost impossible. I hate to see what Hard is like.

Creativity: 5
The Campaign is very creative. It has a great story and a great map design. It also has a great use of eye-candy and trigger tricks. This is one of the best FF campaigns. I really like the idea of “Faith” - healing the units. It's really clever. I also like the cool bitmap and story told from a soldiers perspective.

Map Design: 5
The Map Design is beautiful. It is full of elevation, cliffs pretty terrain mixing and wonderful eye-candy. There is a great use of GAIA objects which highly improve the map design. The cities too are very well designed. The buildings are well spaced out and look very cool. The whole map looks very realistic and makes me feel like I am really there.

Story/Instructions: 5
The story is fantastic. It is an historical campaign which quite accurate. It is really enjoyable and interesting and it makes the whole campaign over 50% better. The Instructions are clear and easy to understand. If you get stuck all you have to do is look at the long and very helpful hints page.

Additional Comments:
One of the best campaigns in the Blacksmith and a MUST download.



Possidon
The davestar
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
I really enjoyed this campaign it's really fun and creative, and it's a campaign I'll like to play again. It's also got a good story and map design. I played on this for hours and hours.

Balance: 5
The game is really challenging but you can still complete it in time. It take a lot of saving and a couple of restarts it suits all of the difficulty levels.

Creativity: 5
This map was very creative it has good story and a great map design. It is one of the best campaigns I've ever played. It's got some good eye candy and trigger tricks.

Map Design: 5
The map design used some good terrain mixing and has some good eye candy. The map also has some outstanding uses of GAIA Objects too.

Story/Instructions: 5
The storyline was fun and interesting. It is historically accurate and teaches me a lot of things about the first crusade. The Instructions are clear and I new what to do.

Additional Comments:
One of the best campaigns I have every played! A highly recommended download.


The davestar
nino910 From what I've seen and played so far, this campaign is great!

But I've got a problem:

As I defend the camp from the Turks (the 13 minutes) 1 or 2 minutes before the end my PC crashes. It says: There is a problem and AoE had to be shut down. Then I see my desktop again.
It's always like this, and I saved a few seconds before the crash.

Is there anything I can do? Or is this just misfortune?

I'd really like to play on this campaign, as it is really entertaining!
cloudping5 can you please change the difficulty, cuz if i play easy it is hard!!
TheLaughingMule This file is 4 years old, the designer has not been active since 2006.
SkullHeroLord Nice one but there is one smaller error in the intro....





Thy author states that one of the crusader lords passed thru "Barren" Serbia,wich is just stupid since Serbia is anything BUT barren...:)

Still a nice camping.
kallua ascbfgdn rne = good game
speedyweev2000 ZOMG Amazing! The song is cool and the songs and choosing pattern is amazing, I cant get passed when Raymonds camp gets attacked by turkish raiders D:, help

[Edited on 01/28/12 @ 05:01 AM]

Wuzzex v1 WHY IS IT ONLY 2 SCENARIOS!? When I was done I was longing for more.
Maybe you can do a Jerusalem scenario, siege and defence or something
qqqqjjuuccaaqqqq You have made an excellent work! All time musics are played, and have so much realistc long-cut-scenes.
And it give inspiration to make a film historically or not.
Cool gameplay!
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability4.9
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:24,334
Favorites: [Who?]13
Size:7.97 MB
Added:03/23/06