Nice map, though the market is unusable. Found myself with way too much of some resources because I could not sell them at the market.
Posted on 03/12/05 @ 12:00 AM
Playability: I've had a fun time playing this map. It's a very good and playable map, but it's a bit average. I think that it would be better if the market was usable. I know it's very hard to make a free build-map outstanding but it is possible. Nevertheless it deserves a 4 for playability.
Balance: I can't say much about balance, I usually try to keep this in line with the other scores: 4
Creativity: I've seen some creative elements in this map, but not many. The lake was nice and so, but if someone who only cares about creativity wants to play this map then I would like to discourage him. The mapmaker shows potential indeed, but he doesn't show it enough. 3
Map Design: The map design was average, not THAT good but also not very bad. I especially like the waterfall and I think that the terrain is quite realistic. I think that just a bit more refining is needed here. If just a little more time is spended at map design, then it would deserve a 4, but it's a 3 now.
Story/Instructions: To bad that there was almost no story because it gets your score down. Always try to write a story, not for a higher score but also for the player. we like a good story to get us motivated. To bad that I have to give a 2 for this category.
Overall: A nice and good freebuild map. It's not good enough to stand at the top however (like glazebury muse) but it certainly is worth a try.