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The Ultimate castle

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
You must defend this castle against an enourmous horde of the pig's men. I experienced a slower game speed on hard due to the massive amount of men but you may find different.
I have updated the file and you will find some scenery, but dont expect it to be as pretty as my other maps.
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Sulis Playability: This is a very well put together map in terms of playability, with enough to do to keep you both occupied and interested. It's fun to play.

Balance: Playing on normal setting, as per the author's recommendations, I found this to be about perfect. I lost on the first occasion as I learnt how the attacking troops would approach and try to siege my castle. Movement of troops to more key areas of the castle, namely nearer to gatehouses, made things a bit easier. This is important to bear in mind as there are a few areas that aren't really touched until later on in the attack. I found some of my troops, namely archers, standing around. It's a great attempt at tryig to get balance right. Some more experienced players can try this on hard and still find this to be a challenge and a test. Make ue of those hot oil engineers!

Creativity: The idea of an ultimate castle sounds intriguing, but I don't think this quite meets the claim, although it is a very well thought out defending map.

Map Design: There isn't much going on here, i'm afraid. The landscape is rather rough and featureless and needs some work doing to improve the look and feel of the map overall. The castle is a little basic but suits the purpose. However, with a large map and minimal 'working', it allows a speedier game with what felt like no lag to me. I prefer to see a detailed map that looks and feels realistic or natural, so it's hard to give a better mark than this IMO.

Story/Instructions: What has been provided is fine, but it lacks detail, input and structure. This area along with the map design could do with more working and this would increase the score.

Play this if you like to defend against masses of troops and ignore the map design. It is, generally, a decent map in terms of playability and balance and i've played this about five times so far without really tiring of it.
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I didnt put this map together with any intention of it being pretty, but just a big featureless castle. I am currently improving it and I hope I can give it more realism and detail.

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