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Island Madness

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Number of Missions: 1
Difficulty: Normal
This is a 2v2 or free for all map where each player is set in the corner of a totally equal map. There are 5 estates available, but the most valuable is obviously in the very middle. All peices of land are separated by bodies of water, and every single land connects only to the middle estate. I put quite a bit of eye candy within this map to make it look nice, while all the while adding to the gameplay value (such as the cliff-walls and the mountain-stone). This map worked everytime with the AI's and sometimes they occasionally placed their stockpile on top of the cliff, but I trust all of you not to be that dunderheaded. If you want a perfectly balanced, eye-candy littered map, I suggest you download this map and give it a try!

Any comments welcome. First map submitted to SH2 heaven, but I have quite a few at SHK.
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Note: I have seen that randomly the AI can somehow cross the water when I used to have the game in 1.1... in 1.2 it never happens. Just hope it is a bug none of you experience...very wierd though. The water is definatley uncrossable normaly.

[Edited on 06/22/05 @ 05:22 PM]

Map Design4.0
Playability: 5
This map is so much fun! It definitely lives up to its name of Island Madness, it gets completely mad on that middle island, it produces good quality items too, that's if all the buildings don't get smashed to pieces while your trying to take control of it. But hey, all the more fun to rebuild.

Balance: 4
Just like the description says, its very balanced, iron is located on the surrounding estate islands, but you can kiss it goodbye as soon as someone can hold that middle island.

Creativity: 5
The map isn't totally centred around the island, it has cool little plateaus at the entrance to your castle that you can build a tower on, or just put your archers on them until you get sorted, great for an early defence bonus. Funky smokey mini volcano mountains, nice touches!

Map Design: 4
Stone and iron are placed in a nice eye candy kind of way. There doesn't seem to be any swamp anywhere though, there are no sound effects (river noises), and the ocean water used for the rivers isn't really flowing in the right direction all the time, but once u play this map, I doubt you will even care. Nice eye candy added, not your average random stuff at all.

Story/Instructions: 4
Not really any story about the map or instructions but a very in depth description.

Additional Comments:
Great map! Can't believe anyone hasn't even given you a comment or rating yet. I loved it as soon as I got it, and still do. I doubt anyone faked the download stats, its a great map, worth more than 667 downloads anyhow.

[Edited on 06/18/05 @ 07:48 PM]

File Author
I'm amazed by the success of this map. And thank you for the review, it is quite pleasing to read. I have quite a few other maps that I will release, but I'd like to buff them up a little bit, since obviously I have a bit of 'living up' to do after this one. Wow, 1000 dl's, I never...

Anyway, anyone who likes the map, there is more to come. Watch for more in the future...

eyeofthetiger I had fun playing this map. It is very balanced with a jewel estate in the center. All the routes are routed to the center. This can create chaos and carnage. Lots of building land and resources (Especially stone!). AIs are not great with this map in my opinion. They function currectly but lack ability to use estates. They would capture the estates and I would take it from them with boatmen! Just two of them stole all 5 estates. Otherwise pretty fun to play. Definitely download!

TheGrindre Playability: 5
I love this map. It plays very well and challenging.

Balance: 5
The balance is superb. I like the way it makes you play it.

Creativity: 5
Very cleaver in the way you thought it all out.

Map Design: 5
Excellent map making.

Story/Instructions: 5
Very good.

Additional Comments:
Very challenging and fun to play over and over again.

Review retracted, but left for demonstrative reasons. Be sure to read the Review Guidelines and write more to support your scores.
--Sir Hugh

[Edited on 11/16/08 @ 10:21 PM]

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