Posted on 07/12/08 @ 11:34 AM (updated 01/29/09
Crazy Kitsch Quest
||The Conquerors 1.0c
|Number of scenarios:
updated :Final map-design (nearly 100% explorable map), stuff added for better (re-)playability
edited 30/01/09 (spelling mostly)
For AOK TC with patch 1.0C (available at the Blacksmith) No modpack required.
Entertainment :Its a RPG musical parody.
For adults only : No Super-Giga-Mega-Slaughter, no nicely designed battlefield with 99.999 cute little corpses rotting and decaying artistically on the spot...(bonus : no lag neither)
Only bad taste, coarse language, Hollywoodian Kitsch eyesore, and sarcasms about our "much-ado-for-nothing" way of life ; you'll need the use of your head and a bulletproof sense of humour. Not to be taken literally...
Thank you for reporting bugs,and for any comments/ reactions / advices that may help me improve the game.
And THANKS also for downloading and playing !
I'm sorry I made it so heavy, but this is a first, I had no clue...
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Crazy Kitsch Quest: A manic assignment where you don't quite know what to expect, or what you're doing, or what you've taken. From the very beginning, where "Objective displayed on minimap!", sissi shows talent for telling tales of the sublimely ridiculous.
A near-perfect cutscene, the only problem of which is the volume of the audio, as it is played as a sound effect, it is sometimes hard to hear the lyrics. Some lateral thinking is required to advance to the second scenario, the quest. I didn't actually enjoy the quest as much as the cutscene, being harassed by Masters of the Templar isn't easy to defend against without pikemen and a 35 population cap. The puzzles were to a very high standard however.
Perfectly balanced. The player is attacked early enough to force their hand, and I ended up using unrealistic tower-walls to keep the enemy at bay. The limited amount of units really makes the player think, particularly the lack of infantry.
Joyously varied. Borderline on the bizarre, CKQ combines puzzle, RPG, and build and destroy, almost flawlessly. Monks are tasked to pick up relics to make sound effects, farms are burned in time to lyrics (a must-see, if you keep your eyes open), and monks are murdered at the altar.
Map Design: 5
An excellent map, detailed and lush, which perfectly serves the creator's purposes. Sometimes you'll look at a part and just stare, until you realise that a vital part of the story was hidden effortlessly from you. (such as an objects ownership)
The story was to a very high standard, however the instructions left me wanting more. certainly, I didn't feel there were enough hints, and prompts. The relics weren't in obvious enough places, and some of them I only found while rampaging around after destroying everything.
A well-rounded and enjoyable romp, with an excellent soundtrack.
Don't let the filesize put you off, Crazy Kitsch Quest is certainly worth downloading.
..unless you're on dialup.
[Edited on 02/06/10 @ 02:53 PM]