Follow the adventures of a young Viking named Olaf as he rises from Prince to King in this land based adventure in Scottland. Starts as an Rps but ends up as a defend the fort style where you have to destroy the enemy town to stop the spwans.
First of all - great map, just like your other Adventure Series maps. Good combination of genres, both of a sort I like very much, although I like DTSes better on a small scale and with given troops because I'm lazy but that wont detract much. There was almost constant action on the first part when walking along the roads as you had to fight scouting parties and random knights etc. but the Northern Tower was a bit dull because of the intervals between attacks - in reality I bet they wont let you rest and recover that much ;) The rest was all OK so this gets a nice 4.
Balance was quite good although sometimes I felt it was too easy (and sometimes too hard, too) - for example the Northern Tower was easy, and most of the sidequests were simple. Very, very simple. The DTS was quite my level so thats OK too. Nuff said here.
The map featured some pretty neat things like a "fortune teller" with a rather extraordinary graphic and, say at least original (although not realistic) sidequests. The DTS was also on a quite insane scale, that doesnt happen too often (although it does happen). Apart from this there were some (few) interesting things that altogether add up to a final 4.
MAP DESIGN: 4
Although the map design wasnt revolutionary it had one element that lots of designers that are very much into terrain mixing and super gaia eyecandy combos and stuff still lack - realism. The forests had a very natural look despite their lacking eyecandy and the fort had a great design, not some square block of stone, but an actual Fort with different quarters and at least a realistic shape.
The instructions were a little short and sometimes I missed them when it just said "do what you should according to the dialogues" -you might sometimes skip one and then youre screwed. The plot was rather plain with some twists but really no depth and quite dull in fact. Too bad but this really detracts the overall score with a 3.
It still lacks perfection but in general its a great map, I love your Adventure Series and keep up the good work.