This is another siege map that i've made. I recommend you play on Very Hard for a challenge but for easy play on Normal. The storyline is in the game. Read the readme file for more info about the map and things of that nature. Enjoy. =-)
I'm a bit generous giving a 3 I think. There's not much to do. Its a small castle, and most of the time you just look on the battle. Its a very short map, and it gets even more boring quite frankly, because of the balance.
Yes, because the balance is very poor. Firstly on very hard it becomes somewhat of a challenge. Atleast they break through the wall, but unfortunately only with a few soldiers left alive. They are easily killed. I played this both on very hard and normal. A map should be very, very hard... on the difficulty very hard. The map is too easy.
Not very much creative on this map. Its a small map, and there's not much space for something creative either. But its a very basic castle, with the only creative thing being the extra wall outside. Rather nice touch though.
Map Design: 3
Sorry, just too simple. A nice little city, but not much detail in castle design or terraining. Work on that. Look on other designers maps, like Warlord designs. I love their terraining.
A very short story, but I like the spirit in it. Its not a story actually...rather instructions if anything. Too short anyways.
A very basic castle will poor balance. Practice, practice and practice. Read some of the articles here in Stronghold Heaven, and take inspiration in other maps. Choose a bigger maps size next time, it always works better.
Posted on 03/19/07 @ 01:37 PM
You know somwtimes I start a map with the small size, build up my castle and then enlarge the map to 400x400 and make the landscape.
It helps keeping the castle small and solid, and not stretch too much over the land.