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PTC17 - Kratersee

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Version: Age of Empires II (2013): The Forgotten
You know whats better than a PTC entry? A PTC entry set in the world of Naskheorte, home to the deluded Teatonics Knights. This is for AoE II HD, probably Rajas or African, can't remember tbh. By the way the place is called Kratersee if you were wondering.
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Rating: 3.5

Aesthetic: This category was a mixed bag for this particular entry, as some portions of the map looked legitimately good while others were clearly rushed. The author made an admirable effort despite working within a short timeframe (as he noted himself). The highlights of the scenario were the destroyed town, which fit the bill quite well, and a handful of portions around the town which struck a solid balance between looking nice and being clearly battered. Overall, a bit more polish all around could go a long way in improving the aesthetic and atmosphere.

Creativity: I quite liked the concept of a town under siege, and the author's creativity manifested itself most heavily through the map design, which featured little in the way of profound design tricks but was solid and fairly innovative.

Layout: Certainly a strength of the map, the author did solid work in compartmentalizing the map into different portions that nevertheless all fit in and did not seem out of place. The player is able to journey from the countryside to a burned town, a siege camp, and finally the city under siege, all of which look the part and mesh well together.

Attention to detail: The entry demonstrated both strengths and weaknesses in this category. Obvious strengths lay in some parts of the map design, particularly in building placement and in the burned city. However, the way some buildings overlapped created perspective issues, and a little additional care in unit placement to avoid blocky arrays would have helped things here.

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While clearly rushed in at the last minute, there is nevertheless a lot to like about this entry. I recommend the download, and I look forward to seeing what the author can do when not constricted by a tight deadline.

[Edited on 08/29/17 @ 11:15 AM]

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