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Minas Tirith by WarLord Designs

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WarLord_Designs
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
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Minas Tirith by WarLord Designs.
That night Pippin and Gandalf speak at one of the many balconies of Minas Tirith.

Pippin: So I imagine this is just a ceremonial position, I mean they don’t actually expect me to do any real fighting, do they?
Gandalf: You’re in the service of the steward now, your going to have to do what you’re told Perigin Took.
Pippin: It’s so quiet.
Gandalf: It’s the deep breath before the plunge.
Pippin: I don’t want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can’t escape is even worse. Is there any hope Gandalf? For Frodo and Sam?
Gandalf: There never was much hope, just a fool’s hope. Gandalf turns and smiles at Pippin. He then looks towards the mountains of Mordor.
Gandalf: Our enemy is ready, his full strength gathered, not only orcs men as well, legions of Haradrim in the south, mercenaries from the coast. All will answer Mordor’s call. This will be the end of Gondor as we know it; here the hammer stroke will fall hardest. If the river is taken, if the garrison at Osgiliath falls the last defence of this city will be gone.
Pippin: We’ve got the White Wizard, that’s got to count for something.
Pippin smiles at Gandalf, he looks away into the night. Gandalf.
Gandalf: Sauron has yet to reveal his deadliest servant, the one who will lead Mordor’s armies in war, the one they say no living man can kill. The Witch King of Angmar. You have met him before, he stabbed Frodo. He is the Lord of the Nazgul the greatest of the nine, Minas Morgul is his lair.

As they look out towards Mordor a huge beam of power shoots up into the air. A cloud of fear settles over Minas Tirith. Gandalf puts his hand on Pippin’s shoulder, comforting him as best he can. Gandalf stares into the dark sky.

Gandalf: So we come to it at last, the great battle of our time.

Arthus and I have put alot of time and effort to bring you our representation of Minas Tirith. We would like to thank everyone for their support.

Have fun!
WarLord_Designs.


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Jax Omen
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.0
A truly excelent map of Minas Tirith, and in my opinion, the best Lord of the Rings map, and the best by WL_D.

Playability-5
This map is absolutely superb fun. From the start you must quicklyt hurry to get your men ready. I broughtlarge amounts of archers forward, and positioned the somewhat abundant swordsmen in strategic points to protect my guys. Apart from a point at the end, their is always something for the player to be doing. Whether its moving men around, targeting trebuchets, or simply viewing progress, the screen is rarely still for more than a few seconds. The whole experience, as well as been great fun, is quite intense as you wait for the Rohirrim. The only problem here is that toward the end the enemy ceased to attack the walls until Pikemen arrived. I was able to kill a large quantity of macemen due to this. However, the whole experience was still a good one.

Balance-5
Flawlessly balanced. I finished on my third try. The first time I didn't really move much, as I was trying to get a feel of the map. The second try resulted in a loss, but it was close. The third time round, however, I finally won. As I fought to defend the final two "rings" the enemy kept coming. I had an imbalance of men on both sides of the city. As I hurried to usher them back, the rohirrim arrived at last. While they fought their way to the top of the city, the enemy broke through. However, I was able to hold them off long enough with pulled back archers and swordsmen. As the last enemy was killed between the men of Rohan and Gondor, I won!!(with a lot of losses).

Creativity-5,
This is a Lord of the Rings map, which isn't original, and Minas Tirith has been done before. However I stil award a 5. The whole scale of the citys many towers and walls is breathtaking. If you zoom out dueing the siege, or indeed, after it, you will see what I mean. Additionally, the amount of fun crammed into this map blasts anything that has come before it. Finally, the city design is so accurate. Its not just a city with seven walls, but a shining fortress of stone, as seen at the cinema (well, pretty much so).

Map Design-5
This map is beutiful. From the excellent terrain, to thedesign of the castle. It also looks great on the map. With the use of HImalaya terrain, and almost all the tools the editor offers, the terrain looks real and believable. The city itself is wonderfully sculptered. Looking at the city is an experience in itself.

Story-4
A good long story, explaining exactly what happened, without just copying straight out the books (apart from the speech).

To sum this map up in a word, AWESOME!! I came soooo close to giving it 5.0 overall, but couldn't quite do it. However, this map should be downloaded rightnow by all who view it. DO NOT let the problems below stop you from doing so, they are just why I didn't award full marks.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NB. The story probabaly deserves a 5, but their were several small flaws, that, while not lowering each individual category, meant I couldn't give the map a 5.0 overall. Firstly, the A.I. problems detailed above. Secondly, the size of the map meant it was often hard to get men to go were you wanted (i.e they wouldn't move, or wouldn't go on a wall.) The final problem was that I often found it hard to move men due to the gatehouses always opening and closing on me.
El duke Mario II
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
I really think it is the best Minas Tirith map made ever!

Playability: The enemy gets inside your keep killing and destroying all in their path... but also you had defenders.. and.. i like this kind of battles. The only thing is that it was difficult to move your troops 'cause the gates close.

Balance: I think it is excellent, it is difficult yes, but it is possible to win.

Creativity: It is just not very creative to make a LOTR map these days, but this map deserves a 5, and it is the only one of MInas Tirith that i've seen with all 7 levels as in the book and movie.

Map Design: What could i say? It is a majestic city, and the map outside is just awesome

Story: I was about to put a 4... but it explains exactly what happens, and I like very much the dialogues between Gandalf and Pippin.

Overall: Maybe the best LOTR map huh? But this map should be downloaded & played by all of you players!
Dougleass
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
This scenario is the most impressive i've EVER seen! It's so amazing! It would take me years to do such a thing! But there is one thing that really, reeaaaally bothers me. Somethings wrong with my computor or something, because the last troops doesnt attack, they just stand still. That's a minus in the playibility. Balance isn't that good either according to me...
The rest is just awesome. I don't think i need to say more. Love the map design, the creativity... Pure gold! XD

[Edited on 01/10/09 @ 04:18 PM]

X29
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance3.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
I am a huge Lord of the Rings Fan and too finally find a Minas Tirith map that actually had all seven levels was such a relief.

Playability 5/5 Playing the battles from Lord of the Rings is so awesome, and Minas Tirith is the real climax of those epic battles so IMO you realy can't mess this up.

Balance 3/5 Sorry if this brings down the rating, but something wierd happend the first time I played this map. I beat it. Now that isn't enough reason to give a three, but half the time I played it I was just looking at the city design and the only units I moved were the Rohirrim when they were released. I was playing on normal. It was probably just a fluk, because the next two times I played the level I lost, and I was actually trying.

Creativity 4/5 Again you didn't come up with the concept of seven levels or the pinacle sticking out from the top level, so you can't get a full 5 on this.

Map Design 4/5 Very good, with some minor flaws. It must have taken you forever to make this map all the detail is amazing. I especially like the "Gondor towers". It is too crowded, so most of the battle you have to fight with the map flattend, which means you can't see most of the spectacular eye candy. Also you can't place troops on the pinacle or whatever it is called. This really bugged me as it would be awesome to place arches up there safe from harm. The way the enemy attacks doesn't feel quite right either. The catapults bashing down the walls and the macemen pooring in through the gaps is cool, but not really the way the battle went in the movie. So this is a GREAT seige map, but doesn't quite feel like the battle in the movie the way that your Helm's Deep level does.

Story 5/5 It is Lord of the Rings, therefore it is as good as it gets.

I have created a Minas Tirith map (Gondor Part2: Minas Tirith) that was greatly inspired by this map. Thanks Warlord!!!! I would greatly appreciate any comments you might have on it. Thanks again!
leonydes
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
great

Balance: 5
great

Creativity: 5
perfect

Map Design: 5
perfect

Story/Instructions: 5
good

Additional Comments:the best minas tirith map I have seen also when you get the chance please rate my map titled ancint babylon

[Edited on 08/07/05 @ 01:03 AM]

Hypernova90
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
The playability was great. This map was really fun. It felt just like the movie. The AI worked flawless in my opionion. An incredible use of skill and strenght in desinging. Congratulations. I think this is the best Minas Tirith map ever. You even acomplished to make the siege tower build up and attack the outer wall. This is something I don't see that often. The way of retreating felt just like the movie and the amount of detail made it even more fun for me.

Balance: 5
Retreat was necessairy. The city even had the 7 wall level. It took me several tries to beat on normal and after that it still remained cool to retreat. Everything was timed perfectly in my opionon. Although it is a lot easier if you know how to use it, I tried to work it out with several kind of strategies and it worked. Bravo bravo bravo!

Creativity: 5
LOTR maps shouldn't be supressed by the fact that there are already so many out there ( oh my it is almost coming to cliché this sentence of mine ). If it is worked out well it deserves a 5. But the way you putted the amount of detail to the map was even better. The eyecandy even increased the amount of creativity I think.

Map Design: 5
I can write a full page of the amount of little details the city has and the landscape itself. You guys are an example of how map designing should be. I would give it a 6 out of 5 if I could. Just brilliant in every way.

Story/Instructions: 5
Your story was lenghty enough and deep enough for me. You guys did well!

Additional Comments:
By far this is the best Minas Tirith map I've played. This perfect score is needed to show the hard work and effort you put in this map. Again you guys are a rolemodel for creating maps.
andyator55
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
well what can i say.......... your invasions are so accurate at what happened their is so much fun in this map its just amazingly playable.

Balance: 5
the balance is exactly what was in the movie the seven walls the great central column the men everything was excellent well done.

Creativity: 5
i was only going to give you a 4 for creativity as many of these maps have been done before but i just can't its like no other map its full of fun and its pin point accurate to the movie.

Map Design: 5
You have perfect skill at making the excellent cut-through design's of the mountains and you have created an almost exact replica of Minas Tirith its self with the seven walls all perfectly curved around the tall high central collum. this is the reason i gave you a 5 for map design.

Story/Instructions: 5
you gave the story line exactly as the movie goes which makes it easy to know what to do.

Additional Comments:
You simply are a natural at map making keep it up.

andyator55

[Edited on 01/02/09 @ 08:51 AM]


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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.7
Creativity4.9
Map Design4.9
Story/Instructions4.9
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Size:1.59 MB
Added:12/06/04
Updated:12/07/04