~The Battle For Troy~(Teaser)
This is a little cutscene teaser of my upcoming campaign 'The Battle For Troy'.The campaign is the sequel to last year's campaign 'The War of Troy' which was a greatly admired and loved by you all.The sequel will be released soon but till then here is a sneak preview of The Battle For Troy.
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This teaser takes off from where Sceletar’s masterpiece, ‘The War of Troy’ ended. It is a teaser that shows us the Achaean forces setting anchor on the beach of Troy and building up a vast and bustling encampment after the battle for Troy’s beach shown in the campaign. We are taken through the very foundations of the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon itself to the family problems between Hektor and his young, dishonourable and cowardice brother, Paris. At over ten minutes, this teaser is a pure joy to watch.
~The Battle For Troy~(Teaser) is a thrilling watch and an epical one at that too. Questions from the prequel are answered and a new chapter is opened. Characters stories are brought out more as we get to know more about Achilles, Agamemnon, Odysseus, the fate of both Diomedes and Ajax to the very Trojan Hero, Hektor himself and his younger brother, Paris. The effective use of the music adds to a great atmosphere, demonstrating greatly the intended emotion in each scene, which adds to the viewer’s positive watch of this Teaser. The tricks are another thing, intriguing the viewer, holding his view single-handedly like a man's hand superglued to the table.
When rating this category, reviewers must take into account the author’s intentions and goals of the design. It is in the intention of the author that this scenario evolves plot and story, and to show a cut-scene whereby the player receives no units to control and no struggle to survive. As such there is no deduction from the overall score because there is no fighting for the player.
Featuring a great bitmap, a good story and excellent use of dialogue, the music well chosen, the creativity doesn't get much better than that. We are taken through some eye charming scenes, which all ends off in a pleasing sit. There are some well made tricks shown in this teaser, such as removing a scene’s view completely from the minimap, a bustling camp full of patrolling soldiers, working villagers and the such, and the beach effect in which we see the waves rolling back and forth. In other words, creativity is used to exemplary effect.
Map Design: (5.0)
The Map design is overall excellent, with a realistic design of Northwestern Turkey that is the Troas region, where the city of Troy dwells. The city of Sparta, Ilion and the encampment of the Mycenaean army are all very pleasing, with terrain mixing and Gaia used to perfect detail. In addition map copying is used to exemplary effect, the structures of settlements are well placed and the correct civilisations used for the respective cultures. A job well done.
Story/ Instructions: (4.0)
Sceletar takes us through a pretty unique style of reciting to us the Trojan War. The story, being a mix of the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem and Troy, the movie, begins off with a young Greek boy called Anudorus who eagerly listens to the famous poet Homer as he talks about the Trojan War. Homer is the narrator of this story, and tells Anudorus, and us, the futile exploits of the war and tales of the glorious heroes caught in it, such as Hektor, breaker of horses and Achilleus, the swift footed. We are also scrolled through the details from when the Mycenaean navy of gigantic proportion swept across the ocean in its strong-benched ships, to when the great battle was fought for the Beach of Troy. This was a fantastic telling, but was exempt from a perfect 5.0 because the story was unfinished in the sense that we do not know the conclusion, awaiting a sequel, and the constant hammering of grammatical errors. Such, are some lack of capital letters; full stops, commas, the use of an exclamation mark instead of a question mark and spaces where needed. I also encountered the maid called Briseis, which you accidentally spelled Bressais. There is also some confusing dialogue, which could be clearer.
In a word - Riveting.
In conclusion - A must download!
[Edited on 07/02/08 @ 10:30 PM]
The Battle for troy teaser is a thrilling watch. Questions are answered and a whole new chapter is opened. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole film. We also get to know more about some of the Main characters like Achilles and Odysseus and we find out what happened to Ajax and some other characters.
I did not find any dodgy timing sequences or overlapped music in this cutscene. Everything went through smoothly at a nice pace. the dialog was not too fast and not too slow so I didn't miss anything.
This cutscene film features a great bitmap, a good story and excellent use of dialogue and well chosen music. We glide through some very nice and beutiful scenes. There are some well made tricks shown in this teaser, such as removing a scene’s view completely from the minimap, a bustling camp full of patrolling soldiers, working villagers and the such, and the beach effect in which we see the waves rolling back and forth.
Map Design: 5
The map design is very pretty. It looks very realistic and has lots of eye-candy. there was some very nice terrain mixing and perfect use of GAIA Objects.
The story was God Dam brilliant. Everyone knows the legend but this brings it into a whole knew level. there were lots of things in this cutscene that i didn't know about before. The story is narrarated by the famous greek Poet Homer, telling the Story to young Aunderus. The Story starts were the prequel, The War of troy ends.
The best cutscene I've seen.
[Edited on 01/29/10 @ 07:03 PM]