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Castle Lebooke

Author File Description
Tarius
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
Minimap:
A traveling fair comes to town bringing with it a most unwelcome guest. That same spy makes an attempt on the king's life before escaping. This means something bad will likely soon happen. Prepare the defenses!

Anyway, this castle was made in the image of one of those books thats shows things peice by piece, which in this case was a castle that came under attack. Since the book the castle piece by peice it didnt leave much room for interpretation. It turned out to be a suprisingly nice looking(looks almost exactly as in the book) and working castle. The farms and whats in the town is just a guess as they were not actually shown. As for the name, I thought I would just make it French sounding.

I play-tested this multiple times, I am only guessing that this is normal difficulty but I was actually able to lose this a couple times.
If someone recognizes this castle please say as if you have looked at those cut away books you may have seen it before.
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Fintrollx
Rating
2.5
Breakdown
Playability2.5
Balance2.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Review to - Castle LeBooke - By Tarius

Playability: 2.5
I played the map only once on normal, becouse i didn't feel like to play second time becouse of the waiting in the start, there is just time to recruit some troops, while there is alot of buildings where peasansts must go work, so i looked the map around while, saw there was just one signpost.. i also saw i had about 400crossbowmen after recruiting them, i sell all unneccesary resources, bought alot of stone, made towers close to signpost, than i placed the 400+ crossbowmen to them, i think allknow that is called ^'spawnkilling^' i think i've never done it in stronghold, lol.
so than i watched as my crossbowmen shoot every coming invasion and after about five game years or little bit more i won the map. I didn't want to play it again even on harder difficulty becouse i knew the dirty trick now.

Balance: 2
Well becouse of my massive amount of troops and especially crossbowmen, i had no challenge on this one, lost only very few troops. but this is your first submitt here so i don't think you thought the balance this way as i won the map.

Creativity: 3
for a first submitt this map is creative, i mean there is nothing new in it generally comparing to other stronghold maps, but such a big castle is cool.

Map Design: 3
nothing special to say here, there was just few rocks in the corner of the castle, no eye-candy or scenery at all, but it is accepted, you can improve alot here by reading map making 101 found on the main site.

Story/Instructions: 2
Not the longest story ive read, fair comes to town with a spy, then comes an invasion, still better than nothing.

Additional Comments:
Read map making 101, and download other players maps to see scripting in the editor, map design hints and get creative ideas for new maps, that way your map quality improves alot, i hope this review encourages you to improve and looking important parts like in this one: signpost in every corner would have been alot cooler, and the waiting in the start was unneccesary.

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Rating
2.5
Breakdown
Playability2.5
Balance2.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Statistics
Downloads:244
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Size:688.04 KB
Added:07/26/08