After the battle at the Baldytn Downs the king heads on searching for an answer to this fiendish attack. They plan to make way for malpau to stock up on oil for this invasion attempt at Charlton's home castle in the southern Ramses. Malpau is one of the kings last remaining outposts, they are few of Charlton's men in the keep but more are coming. They have the same idea as you do, gather oil. There are many trees and farm land, but your gates are easily destroyed and into your castle they will come.
The king leaves for Herious Bay and finds no remaining survivors and the journey has just waisted so precious food. This will take long for the king to gain enough forces but Charlton's armies are just the same after the lose at Baldytn.
Interesting map, and good fun to play although I did find the design of the fortress quite confusing and hard to play on. The lowered wall design was catchy to the eye but not great to build on and defend. However I started my valiant effort and almost survived the invasions - the enemy had two large invasions next to the farmland which really did the damage - I had gates put up there but there were into the fort very fast and then after destroying all my farmland went up to the keep. I however do not think the map is too hard - it just needs a little bit more thought - you do have to concentrate! The map is creative and generally the map design is very good although some of the cliffs the walls are built on do look a little odd - not that realistic. 8/10 is still the right score for map design and creativity. The storyline is fine, a high 3 but not quite enough is written on the site. A thing I often recommend to designers is adding notes and a few tips on the site about the map - a nice feature. Overall a fun and challenging map, not quite as good as the first chapter but still a strong map all round!
Posted on 03/06/04 @ 12:00 AM
Playabilty this map was a little slow but it was alright when the invasions come and when u attack at the start. i played on easy first to get my tactics right, because as NAT said he got swarmed on normal.
Balance was good balance after i got my tactics right normal was ok i took me about 5 goes but i did it and balance was good. AI a bit stupid thou but it is hard to get them to do what you want.
Creativity i have seen alot of these maps in series so i couldnt give you five. But 4 is good
Map design the ledges around the castle didnt look to realistic but i thought it looked ok.
Story and instuctions story was ok could do with a bit more info thou.