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II WORLD WAR

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JORGIAS
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Version: Empires: Retail Release
file out of date.
you can download world war II(THE GERMAN INVASION) AND WORLD WAR II (THE ALLIED COUNTERATTACK)
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The Crazy Person
Rating
1.8
Breakdown
Playability1.0
Balance4.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design1.0
Story/Instructions1.0
Playability: 1
The first thing I will mention as far as playability is concerned is that my computer was lagging even when I had the game paused(and this is with some high end hardware). This is the last scenario I will play which forces down my graphic settings. It was almost impossible to manage troops or move them around and coordinate attacks on my enemies. There was literally no skill involved as it was nothing more than tasking a horde of troops to attack an enemy horde and hoping you come out on top. No base building and/or no strategy(which should exist in fixed forces games)

Balance: 4
This is the only catagory in which I can give a decent rating because each nation's horde of troops was relitively the same size and of the same power, allowing for even matchups(when my game wasn't lagging like hell).

Creativity: 2
I would've given you a high score here, being that a scenario engulfing all of the European Theatre is a pretty good idea(I am working on something similar), you didn't put any effort into making this creative idea something good or something that people will want to play. You basicly made a piss poor map and plopped a bunch of units down, expecting the player to hack at it with even no real creative additions.

Map Design: 1
Borderline horrible. I assume this was at least supposed to look like Europe. You got the general locations of the countries right... but I wouldn't have know it was a Europe map, much less of the European Theatre if I was glancing at it. There was little in the way of interesting terrian features or eyecandy. To my surprise, there were at least changes in the terrian from the normal grass, but all in the wrong way. There were also a lot of extremely unneeded buildings and other things that should only really be in cinimatics to begin with(i.e. Interior Walls, tables, chairs etc). The mass disarray of units on all sides makes for very poor map design as well(as tied in with other rating catagories).

Story/Instructions: 1
This was Europe in WW2, right? I wouldn't have known if the objectives didn't say Invade Poland, invade France, war with England, war with Russia, and thats sketchy at best. There were no scenario instructions, no cinematics, no text, just 4 very bland objectives.

As for Spelling and Grammar, it was terrible at best. A 4 year old could've written the objective messages better and with greater context. The common use of "teh" and "URRS" (instead of USSR) suggests that the instructions were written in an AOL chatroom. I honestly do not wish to translate my instructions from an internet language in order to understand the proceedings of the game.

Additional Comments:

I see no future for this scenario, as it is major crap, at best. This author has a lot of work to do before the scenario has any shot at being remotely playable and fun at the same time.

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Rating
1.8
Breakdown
Playability1.0
Balance4.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design1.0
Story/Instructions1.0
Statistics
Downloads:538
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Size:1.49 MB
Added:01/11/04
Updated:02/26/04