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Desert Island

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brave sir robyn
File Details
Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Normal
Minimap:
Hi, thanks for looking at my map ...

Take charge of the development of the new castle and establish a thriving economy. There is one snag however, you will be under near constant attack while you try to do so. The castle is built on sacred lands and the superstitious local tribesmen have pledged to remove you from their holy place. You are isolated and will need to empower your priests with the ability to invoke an ancient curse, thus demonstrating your superior religious power and bringing an end to the siege.

In this scenario you must meet the economic goals to prevent any further invasions occurring, trade is not available, so use your starting goods wisely.

My thanks to Jalis for playtesting the original version of this map.

Hope you enjoy it ... happy gaming.
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lord_yoshi
Rating
3.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance3.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability - This map is a lot of fun to play. Playability is simple, but elegantly efficient. You won't have much time to loiter around in this map, as you will constantly have to upgrade your castle and fight off invading hordes of enemies. While the scenario doesn't present a huge challenge, it is fun nevertheless.

Balance - Like mentioned above, the scenario isn't a difficult scenario. I could beat the map in the first try, so balance is a bit weak in this map. But still, it was fun moving your archers and crossbowmen around the castle in order to better fight the enemy, so there is some task for you to do in the military part of the map.

Creativity - I was impressed by the simple, but very nice star-shaped castle. While there's nothing revolutionary in the scenario, I thought it was nicely different from other Invasions I have played. The story was also more unique than the average Invasion story.

Map Design - Harsh, arid desert land with no special eye-candy, but still a very nice-looking map. There's nothing I could complain about, but something extra is needed in order to get a full 5.0 for this category.

Story/Instructions - A well-written story that was incorporated well with the scenario. A bit more depth, background and length, and it could easily be a 5.0 story.

Final comments: I would heartily recommend downloading this scenario, as brave sir robyn has done a good job in putting the map together. Nice work.

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Rating
3.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance3.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
Downloads:935
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Size:434.09 KB
Added:09/11/03