My Lady has agreed to marry you, but she insists on a location near the sea she does not want to live in this “rocky hole in the ground” that you now live in. She has picked out a beautiful spot indeed my Lord, but very dangerous. It is crawling with all kinds of vermin, and it is very close to your rival the Wolf. Since she holds the key to your heart and her panties, you will do anything to make here happy, even if it means being neighbors with that horny dog the Wolf! You will need to get some stone, wood and weapons before you will be able to start construction on her dream castle. The Wolf has heard of your plans and has hired some Bandits to intimidate you. But don’t be afraid you are much smarter than that dog!
Playability - 4 - I generally enjoyed playing this scenario, with a fairly large number of objectives to meet I was kept entertained.
Balance - 3 - I felt the mission was a bit too easy, I only needed one attempt at this scenario at Hard and never really had any difficulties. The wolves never crossed the river or came near any of my people/buildings and "The Wolf" really didn't bother me much either.
Creativity - 3 - Nice scenario but nothing stood out in the way of creativity.
Map Design - 3 - Reasonably attractive map. There was in my opinion an overabundance of each resource, stone, iron, farmland, I was able to just build huge numbers of for instance stone quarries and therefore finish very quickly. I would suggest you consider restricting players a bit more in future maps to give a bit more challenge.
Story/Instructions - 3 - A good story with some amusing bits. Unfortunately not all of the story really fitted in with the mission as I found it. As mentioned above the wolves (the vermin mentioned?) didn't bother me at all, and from the story I was also expecting to be building a castle for the Lady.
Posted on 01/07/03 @ 12:00 AM
This was an interesting mission. There wasn’t a lot to prevent me from getting things going in the beginning, and once the wolves and bandits arrived I had already built walls and they didn’t prove to be much of a problem. Despite the fact that it was fairly easy to complete, I had a ton of fun setting up everything in my city and working everything out.