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Valdemos

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gebstar
File Details
Map Size: Large
Number of Missions: 5
Difficulty: Hard
Minimap:
The evil wizard Valdemos and the remnants of his army have holed up in his impregnable fortress. Do you have what it takes to finally defeat him?


Please write a comment or review about the Valdemos scenarios. I look forward to any remarks, good or bad.


Designer Note: The placed ambient noises drop out after mission one. If anyone has any ideas about a fix, please let me know. Thx

Update: Please read the Briefing Section at the beginning of each mission for background story and instructions.
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lord dredde
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.5
Playability: 5
(This is a very playable map due to its design and construction,this is fun to play and to look at.It took me some time to complete because i was distracted by the scenery-loved the maze!)

Balance: 4.5
(This is reasonably balanced,there are troop/building restrictions,but a seasoned player will have little trouble completing the challenges.You think your reinforcements are enough-they are not! after crossing the plains of pain and navigating the maze you are humbled-do not rush!The mission'saxon surprise 'was just that-prudent planning is required-keep some troops back near your lord.

Creativity: 5
(Incredible-one of the few maps i've played and reviewed where you get distracted by the landscape. )

Map Design: 5
(Again -incredible design,i loved the silted up estuary,the swamps.The whole map is very atmospheric-moody and sullen.Brooding,the castle sat atop the mountain is brilliant.Again what can i say the maze,the swamps etc fantastic,you have clearly taken your time with this . )

Story/Instructions: 3.5
(the missions more than make up for this.In my opinion it doesnt matter too much if the story is short or long,each to their own-(no offense intended to those who love to write-i enjoy a good story. )

Additional Comments:
There are a few criticizms,one being in the editor,you have Sir Bedivere as your lord,but in gameplay it is Hildebrand-i changed the setting in the editor to Sir Bedivere and got instant defeat.Secondly the messages some play some don't but i have the same trouble,i see you used different files and that takes time and effort,but the idea worked.The design-highly innovative-the great use of textures,effects add to the 'feel' and as before i became distracted more than once!Back to that maze and the plain,and the hills,filled with traps and enemy troops,nice touch.I look forward to more great maps.LD.UPDATE-regarding the sounds not playing after the first mission,this must be a bug in the game itself or something,the sounds work in all the missions in SH2,the only way round is (1)make several maps the same,each with a seperate mission,my 'the curse of Tul Ghudren' for example.or (2) don't use sound effects-but that cuts down on the 'atmosphere'.

[Edited on 09/23/08 @ 10:42 AM]


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Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.5
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Size:1.45 MB
Added:07/03/08