A Heroic Story is a hilarious cut-scene about a man with an IQ slighty over 40 that accidently goes off to save his village, thinking he's playing trick or treat.
Its one of the most unique cut-scenes I've ever seen and I really surprised that no one has review it yet. And therefor I do it
I highly enjoyed watching this cut-scene. Its humorous, has fitting and good music, has lots of jokes and jokes about the game itself, the AoK. The bad points is that its very short, and compared to the other cut-scenes in this competition, its a little too little. Compared to the winner and the 2nd its very short and not as gripping.
But its still one of the most unique cut-scenes ever made. Its not perfect (nothing ever is :P) but pretty close to. Therefor a 4+
It is a cut-scene, and according to the review guidelines, all cut-scenes has to get a 5 in Balance as there is no element of Balance in a cut-scene.
As I said before, this cut-scene is one of the most unique cut-scenes I've seen. It has lots of jokes, like critisising, in a humorous way, the way units bring down buildings! The author in a short time builds up a comfortable feeling of a perfect village where everyone has their role and life moves smoothly.
The cut-scenes includes many tricks, a sunrise, units going out of buildings, not starting like 0,5 meters from the building but actually at the door of the building, and much more. It clearly deserves a 5
Map Design: 4+
The water design is plainly great. It really looks like the sea. The village and the small parts around it that is designed look simply great. The village ground is a filled with sand and walked earth with bushes and parts with trees. The whole town centers around the town center and all paths goes around it. Ad the town center is truly the center of the village.
To short it off, the map is very realistic and really looks like a small village, as realistic as it can be in a manor of the AoK editor. A little bare in a few small places, but apart from that its perfect. 4+, as close as a 5 you can get with a 4.
The story is unique and simply hilarious. It features lots of jokes and its built up comical from ground to the top, with calm and good music fitting perfectly, a small and on the surface perfect village, the bad guys thinking they're smart, a stupid main charactor and lots of more. Everything gathered in a cut-scene of 6 minutes only! Thats both positive and negative, as you only want more and more the farer you get in the story and I must say that it had one of the most sad ends I've seen. Not the actuall end, but the fact that it had an end was sad ;)
Very unique and creates a rarely featured feeling of warmth in your heart when you play it.
Too short! But its 6 minutes (on the second!) of plain fun and quality time
Thanks for making this, Lance!