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ACSC06 - The Little Things - Prologue

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
This cut-scene, submitted for the AoKH Cut-Scene Competition, pushes aside the normal combat of Age of Empires, and looks at the deeper realm of human relationships. It delves into the importance of "little things" in everyone's life.
I hope you all enjoy the prologue of "The Little Things." While I have a lot on the table at the moment, the story itself has intrigued me to the point that I've mapped out most of it. If anyone would like, after viewing the cut-scene, to hear the rest of the story detailing the characters, please, don't hesitate to contact me. For now, enjoy the beginning of a story about what happens when an aged man and a bridegroom meet up on the way to Kiev.

Played best on Normal speed, 1024 by 768.

UPDATED: I forgot to cite the history section and Scouts section (which are the same) Before the history, it now reads "Information from Wikipedia."
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morgoth bauglir
Map Design5.0
First of all I'd like to thank the author, Boosh. This cut-scene brakes tradition, that's why.

Playability: 4+

The cut-scene had vast wisdom to it. It seemed greatly philosophical, and it denied the usual ways of AOK cut-scene making, and told a nice and a greatly detailed story. The slowness and the talking fit where they belong, for in other cut-scenes, excessive talking is just boring.
This, though, was also a small minus, and I just can't put a 5 to this category. I don't care about the lack of combat, but the introduction seemed still too long. The person watching the cut-scene has to endure that time. I personally was captured (word lent from Basse in his review, because that's exactly how I feel) by the story and would really like to learn more about it. I decided to review this because of that.
Anyway, this deserves a 4+ at least. Yes, I know that this will lower the total score, but I can't have this stay on my consience, and it still raises the total of all reviews.

Balance: 5

Cut-scece, so it has an automatic 5. Lucky devil!!!

Creativity: 5

It's not a everyday sight, a cut-scene made to tell some simple and unmeaningful things. Especially in the Blacksmith. The location and the terrain. The dialogue and the story itself. Everything was creative.

Map Design: 5
Almost perfect. The location of paths and trees were well-placed and logical. The city is realistic, showing that actually the life of a peasant isn't that nice. It's really living on dirt and under trees, having your own patch of field right outside your house. I like it.
The forest and the roads were looking good too. The flowers and other details on the road made it look more ruined, more realistic, just as the roads of that age rally were.

Story/Instructions: 5
The story is definately the strongest part of the cut-scene. I would rate it a 6, if I could. It viewed a persons life in a dramatic way, but it wasn't a soap-opera. The bonus info from wiki didn't hurt too. As mentioned here before, it would be a great love-movie, or something similar.
It also makes you want to learn more. As a prologue, it's absolutely perfect, sparking your interest and making you want to play the next episode. But as I can understand, there will not be anything following. A shame.

Additional Comments:
A must download for all who like cut-scenes, and to those who don't, too.

[Edited on 02/24/07 @ 09:03 PM]

File Author
Thank you for your review Morgoth, I appreciate it. And who said it's not continuing? I've been working on it for a long time, slowly, but it's still coming together.
morgoth bauglir It will? When will it come out?
File Author
As of now I have no idea. I wish I could be more precise.
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