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Horse Race

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CheeZy monkey
File Details
# of Players: 6
Version: AoM: The Titans
Horse Race is a 6 player multiplayer scenario. The map comes with a complete environment and even a few secret passages.

The world around you is alive and active with enemies who lurk in the dark and armies waging war. Weave through all the chaos and into the finish line to win.

Please read the Readme file in this download for more information on this map and on hosting a game.
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Pompey Magnus
Map Design4.0
Playability: 4

The mplayer scenario was extremely fun, but there were many shortcomings. I don't know if this is supposed to be part of the scenario, actually I don't think it is, but at one point I managed to get my horse over a cliff and got trapped while everyone else made it. Is this right? If it is, sorry for complaining.

Its very fun though. Getting your horse to the end is very difficult and its a thrill- though, I feel that player 1 has an advantage- I think? As player 1 I can find my way out of the initial maze easier than anyone else just by clicking on the places I can see (all the zeus and arkantos places).

I felt that, though fun, the scenario didn't deserve an overall 5 for playability.

Balance: 4

It was well balanced. I really can't see anything wrong with the balance at all, actually. The enemy were well placed, though it does get annoying when you run into a dead-end and find out that someone's still chasing you. Player 1's overall advantage in just finding his way out of the initial maze is a problem. I might be wrong, it might be just me.

Creativity: 5

A horse race isn't overly that creative, but its creative enough. The beginning was fantastic, when the light flashes and its like 'go'! :) That was great, Cheezy, brilliant:P.

Overall the mazes were creative and the dead-ends were well placed (except for that mountain you could climb).

Map Design: 4

I played Cheezy's world map and I felt that he put more effort in the map design there than he did here. There were alot of areas that could have used the smooth tool, and a bit more terrain mixing would have been welcome. I didn't like the very beginning, with the walls-it was too bland and the roads were too tiny.

I know Cheezy is famous for his fantastic eye candy so I was hoping to see some of it here- there were a few selections here and there but overall the map felt a little bland.

I noticed you used an editor to make the trees like that (tunnel, sort of slanted). Good work on that, they looked great:).

I was very dissapointed to give this a 3. Horse race is one of the best (its only preceeded by World Map VX) and it does deserve a higher overall rating- I just didn't find the map worth more than a 3, espiacally since we all know Cheezy's maps are usually fantastic.

Story/Instructions: 4

Obviously, we all know what to do from the very beginning. The instructions were well thought out and they were given to us in the style of AoK scenarios (no cinematic at the beginning).

It would have been better if the scenario would give the lost horse some hints though. I really had alot of trouble finding my way out, even at player 1. I actually loaded up the scenario in the editor to do so. I might be wrong, it might have been easier for other players?

Additional Comments:

The scenario was great and definately deserved a spotlight.

Its definately a thrill to play, and the horse races can be tremendous fun:). I suggest you remove Player 1's advantages, add a few more hints for the lost player (ex: a hint pops up when you reach a dead end?). The map needs more eye candy- I really liked the effect your World Map gave- it was fantastic. I really expected more- maybe it isn't fair to base a review on expecations, but still- you have to expect more from the best:).

Other than that, the scenario really is great to play. I would reccomend it to anyone who's looking for some great and quick online fun- Horse Race is definately a scenario destined to live on for the ages:).

[Edited on 08/12/04 @ 04:46 PM]

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