Tanneur99 is right, this is really too short to review, but since you specifically asked, I'll give it a really short review.
Playability: The opening cutscene was cool(4), but the actual game play wasn't that great(3). This rounds to a 4.
Balance: Since there was only one objective in the game, what can I say? You can't balance one thing against itself. I'll just give this a 3 (average).
Creativity: There were no specific creative effects in this prologue, but the use of certain terrain effects (like TWALLs) was cool, and took some effort. This deserves a 4.
Map Design: What I say was mostly good, but it was a very small map. I'd say this is a 4.
Story/Instructions: The story was good (4), but the instructions were average (3). This rounds to a 4, but since it's hard to make an engaging story in a prologue, I'll add an extra point. 5.
Overall: I'd like to see the final product because I'm sure it will be much better than this prologue (longer, better story, etc.). Nice job.
Posted on 07/27/03 @ 12:00 AM
PLAYABILITY: This prologue kept me on the edge of my sit most of the way. Beautiful map design and a breath taking story make this prologue trully great. The only playable part is not challenging at all though; the objectives say that the General must survive, while the only soldiers on the road (I am not talking about the army that attacks the camp) can be easily killed by him alone. 4+
SUGGESTIONS: Put more challenge into the playable part, make the way longer and harder, give the Player less units.
BALANCE: The only playable part was far too easy, as I already have mentioned. 3+
SUGGESTIONS: Same as for PLAYABILITY.
CREATIVITY: I saw lots and lots of creativity during the prologue. The map design, the dialogue, the heroes... The score for this section is definite. 5
MAP DESIGN: Great! Loads of eye-candy, realistic roads, -just great! My only complaint is that some parts of the beautiful city were not shown! 5
STORY / INSTRUCTIONS: The story was very good, but some parts were a little cloudy. Another point was that grammar was not always as good as one would want it. But this does not come to taking off more than half a point. 5-
SUGGESTIONS: Give a little more explanations to the story. In the History section you can tell us the countries that your land holds and their diplomacies toward eachother.
OVERALL: I think this can come out really good when polished a little more. I am waiting for the next release.