aaah... yes i still love this map. It offers very much. The map becomes your little world. It's a very long lasting map, and there's much to do, so I guess that it literally DOES become your world for the next hour or so... There's no flaws as to when it comes to playability. What more can be said? Further comments are below.
I almost feel it was too hard. After tons of saves and loads, I barely survived the attacking forces. Every attack contains 4 armies... it becomes a vast number of soldiers when they all arrive. I like the cede in the beginning though, and maintaining the economy is alot of fun on this map.
I gotta say though, all your maps has a similarity. They look very much the same and often contains a cede which makes them even more like each other. And that's a letdown. If you would add something new here it would be great. But its still a fun map.
Map Design: 5
I like the terraining. That's all that could be said, but you know... You notice how detailed it is if you take a look. If you scroll around you will see shrines, ruins and rivers which gives a nice feeling together with all the rocks scattered through the map. I love the castle and the bridges. The castle has a simple feeling to it, and its simplicity works here perfectly. I also like the dry moat; it seems like you know alot about castles because this one looks truly genuine.
There's a whole bunch of stories in this map alone. There's several Word files coming along with this map, its great!
A very late review, but as a map designer myself, I know that you want feedback. And I suppose it doesn't matter when you get it.