Playability: Even for a freebuild map, this is still a great effort and something that keeps your interest going. I have had a bash at this a few times now, when I just fancy playing around and even trying out a few ideas of gameplay. Not a huge area of flat land, but I do actually prefer a freebuild with the option of building up your castle on different levels, elevations and in unusual designs.
Balance: Sufficient materials around but not to the extent that it becomes boring. You still have to work at this. Invasions require a bit of work to fend off if this is what you intend to do.
Creativity: Nice map overall, again something just a little different.
Map Design: Very good, looks and plays fairly realistically, but credit here goes to that multitude of terrain.
Story/instructions: A little lacking in quantity, but that's about all.
Reviewing a freebuild is tricky, as most would agree. However, I really do like this map. It has a good feel to it and is ideal to play around on. Credit has to be given for the work that has gone into this, because it has resulted in an enjoyable map. Check it out!
Fanatic File Author
Posted on 05/28/02 @ 12:00 AM
I would be interested to see how you built your areas. I was building a super thick wall in the valley entrance, and I was pretty much bullet proof, expect for attacks that came from the high cliffs near the castle, they could shoot over the walls and kill off my pesents working inside usually. :)