Following years of conflict for the Crown, you are freed of your military duties to the King after a glorious victory which saw the downfall of the Duc de Puce. As a master craftsman and chief castle builder during this time, your work in establishing a foothold and subsequently overseeing the grandest of fortification constructions has left you in his favour. You are granted your freedom and a small shire on the very Western coasts with which to rule. Known as 'The Edge of the World' due to its' remoteness, it is far removed from the strategically important lands and the huge castle-building programme that you headed. Rugged, barbaric even, yet beautiful and rich, this land holds promise.
This map continues my theme of trying to achieve a selection of freebuilds that look natural and realistic, yet playable and fun.
Please refer to the small read-me provided within this file for a few notes on the map design.
Most of all, happy gaming! This is a relatively relaxing and easy freebuild... for those moments when fighting seems just a waste of time!
This is one of the most enjoyble freebuilds i ever played.The way that this map is made permits you to build and grow a pretty big settlement and to sustain a hefty population.During the time that i take playing this map i had sometimes the impression that i can`t stop building :-), quite amazing.
Playability - this map plays very well, the way that is constructed and how resources are spread all over it gave me the impression that i`m really building something that i have to strugle to achieve.So definetly a four and very near to a five.
Balance - good point here too.Resources are that well placed that it doesn`t permit you to make abuses and to really take the time if you want to build a good castle.Not a four due to the reason that i could easily setle a food chain wich permited me to grow a big number of population in quite a small period of time and to the fact that the construction site is in a very advantage position (and i always after i finish building a castle provoc an invasion, or two, or free .. :-) ).
Creativity - like i thought before downloading this map Sulis is on the top in this point,and there so few weak points at this section that i don`t bother telling them :-).Not a five due to the fact that even it`s a great idea is not very new (but i sometimes feel that all the things had been tried in SH, and i think is very hard these days to came with something new)
Map design - Definetly a five here.The landscape looks great, very realistic and very detailed.
Story/Instruction - Again a five.The story seems perfect to this map and it motivates you to start building and making a great castle.
Overall - as usual for Sulis this map is really good and a joy to play.It has very few weak points and even those there are not so visible.Great work!