This new map is realized by Luc dit le Bien Monté, who gave me the authorization to post it. Based for a Multiplayer game, you can also do a batlle against IAs. In this case, it's preferable to put Human player at the top of the map (2 vs 6). Personnally, with 6 IAs, I think the IAs would be too close from each other, but I haven't tested it, juste a prensetiment...
Anyway, contrary to the old maps (Les terres du Nizar, for example), Luc has tempted to let more space for Player's development.
The playability was nice, it was was a challenge, but it got annoying having to run through the dragons to get anywhere.
The people at the north had a bigger advantantage because of the dragons, so it's like 2 vs 6.
The dragons were so realistic!!
Map Design: 4
Great map design except for the southern AIs would get thier castles stuck together.
The stroy was good, but it could use some tweaks.
Posted on 03/23/08 @ 07:25 AM
I had a lot of fun playing this map. Only some AI had problems developing, especially in the upper part. These AI don't develope there economy and are just useless. While in the lower part of the map they work well.
Well as you already said it was unbalanced. But If you play it left/right the map is perfectly in the balance. But the upper most castles have a hard time defending thereselfs. Because it's way more easy to launch an attack from the lower part of the map ( set trebuchets up and towers and gatehouses don't stand a chance ). Also it is way to hard for both AI and players to launch an attack from if they start in the upper part.
Well what do I have to say here. To make some huge dragons on a map/mini-map is a very creative idea. Also the mini-map looks astounishing and I haven't seen this before. The part of not seeing this ever before, makes me give you a 5 for creativity.
Map Design: 3.5
Ouch, I think this hurts the score. Some of the river running trough the middle has some really ugly points. Although the dragons look really cool on the mini-map, the dragon on the map itself don't look that good. It doesn't look ugly, but it isn't outstanding.
Your story was good enough, but not extraordinairy.
A fun map to play, but I think it could use a little improvement.