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The Return

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Tendril
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - Unofficial Patch 1.4
Map Size: S
Levels: 3
Single Player?: Yes
Co-Op vs. AI?: No
PBEM/Hotseat?: No
Multiplayer Online?: No
# of Wizards: 4
# of players: 1
Skill Level: Average
Password Protected: No
Surface Minimap:
Cavern Minimap:
Shadow Minimap:
After years of searching, this is it,. You've finally found the land of your ancestors. A land which you rule by birthright.

You must improve the skills of the units you have, until it's time to wage true war on the enemy.

This is my first attempt at map making. I think the beginning bit before you get your city may be too easy, and possibly the bit after you get your city too hard, but i'm a novice and would like others opinions. :)
I reallise the plot may be a little weak, and apologies if this is boring or too easy. But any comments would be welcome. :)
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Tendril
File Author

[Edited on 05/31/06 @ 09:03 PM]

rat_peddler
Rating
3.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Playability: 4
You have to follow along or it isn't very forgiving. Orc leader wasn't on the board so couldn't actually win the game.

Balance: 4
Early battles are easy, however, so good battles against Shadow Demons later in the game.

Creativity: 4
Map has some decent messages and layout on the half that I can see. I liked Sewer concept.

Map Design: 4
Decent detail and nice "city" for Dumble. Some interesting navaigational challenges.

Story/Instructions: 3
Story through pop-ups was ok, but not much hint on what to do after the sewer "quest"; which it wasn't . No reward. No access.

Additional Comments:

I have updated my ratings based on the help on discussion board. You shoud update the in game message to be more clear.

[Edited on 04/01/06 @ 01:28 AM]

Tendril
File Author
Sorry maybe the instructions weren't clear enough. After the bit in the sewer your supposed to return to the city again. Then the seewer opens up, you go back in, kill orcs then go back to the city again. There are various places that are blocked to begin with but open up later on, including the shadow realm and mountain paths.

The first few battles arent supposed to be that hard they're intended to lvl up your units and give you the opportunity to use enchantments.

The general reward for helping the city is the temple there, ressurects the four main heros if you stand on it. Although he dosnt tell you this until you finished off the second part after the sewer. The valuable ring was the reward for the first part.

I have updated my map. Dumble more clearly says now that you must return to him after the sewer and the orc areas.

Once you get to your city, the orc wizard should be teleported underground to the orc area you passed through. I had left out a vital event from my first submitted version, but I updated this very soon after.

[Edited on 04/02/06 @ 06:40 PM]

Snigglepig
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance3.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
Great map - very clear & fun to play

Balance: 3
Nice balance - starts easy, and gets harder as you grow accustomed to the game

Creativity: 5
Original design, nothing predictable, keeps you guessing!

Map Design: 5
Original & interesting map design. No inhibitions, considering it is a first map.

Story/Instructions: 4
Original story, with detailed instructions. If you don't read the instructions, you will struggle, but clear guidance is given, as well as helpful signposts!

Additional Comments:
Loved it! Thanks! Make another!

[Edited on 03/29/06 @ 02:08 PM]

Minstrel
Rating
4.0
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4

Balance: 4
Not too hard to complete but you have to be carefull not to loose troops in the early part.

Creativity: 4
Two maps in one: initially a quest followed by a more classical battle.

Map Design: 4

Story/Instructions: 4

Additional Comments:
Overall a very enjoyable map, short enought to complete in a few hours.

PS. I have been able to release Eva early in the game using Shadow Shift + Free Movement.
cartonete
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 5
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Balance: 4
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Creativity: 5
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Map Design: 4
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Story/Instructions: 4
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Additional Comments:

Se hecha en falta mas juego indirecto. Muy buen mapa e historia.
swolte
Staff
Not bad at all for a first map. I like the style of mappainting! Good eye for detail! Well done!
:)
Tendril
File Author
Thanks all for your kind comments :D
jsroy73 How do you win this game?

I completed the quests and then had to face the incredible armies of the orcs. I eventually killed them all but had no access to the sahdow demon wizard... Is that normal?

Fun quests by the way.
Tendril
File Author
After you kill the orcs and take the magic relay they have, you return to the city again. This opens up more areas.

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Rating
4.1
Breakdown
Playability4.3
Balance3.8
Creativity4.5
Map Design4.3
Story/Instructions3.8
Statistics
Downloads:1,393
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Size:90.72 KB
Added:03/21/06
Updated:06/28/07