The playability is great it works with all AI's, but I did find that some AI's had promlems building at the top player space. So in most games
I took the top player space, i found this more challenging aswell.
The balance was good each player had equal amount of oasis and resources. Top player oasis was more difficult to use because of the rivers.
The creativity is average, but nothing amazing it is a map with oasis around the player space and iron & slapped in random places.
The creativity comes with the map designed to look like a country.
Map Design: 2
Apart from it looking like a country, there isnt much design in this map. By looking at the picture you submitted with the word file. You could have made it more creative by adding more tree's and bushes and giving the landscape some gradient as it shows in the picture.
You could have also increased the size of land and put less sea in the map, giving more chance for better designing.
Im giving this a quite genrous 2 i think.
There is information about the country which would be interesting if i was doing a geography report. ;] There was not really any instructions of any kind.
Sorry if I gave you a low review but its better being honest :]
I enjoyed your map and had a challenging game with federick who works well with your map.
Your island maps are very good but need more detail in them, keep working at it! and you will become good!
Pls Rate my map - The River Valley (when it appears lol)