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The Lost Legion

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Oscar
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Version: AoM: The Titans
*** THE LOST LEGION ***//

"One moment, they stood under the skies of Gaul, facing each other in a strange duel of survival. In the hand of the Roman tribune Marcus Scarus was the spell-scribed sword of a Druid priest. The Celtic chieftain Viridovix held a similar sword, bespelled by a rival Druid sorcerer. Then, as the two swords touched, a dome of golden light flared out and surrounded Marcus, Viridovix, and three cohorts of Caesar's legions. The next moment, they found themselves under a strange night sky where no stars were familiar and where Gaul and Rome were unknown. They were in an outpost of the embattled Empire of Videssos - in a world where magic and dark sorcery would test their skill and courage as no Roman legion had ever been tested before."

Singleplayer scenario for The Titans expansion freely ispired by the Videssos Cicle by Harry Turtledove.

*Characteristics:
-about fifty minutes of cinematics.
-1221 triggers
-1000x1000 metres map
-46 objectives
-custom soundtrack

*Installation:
1)Extract all file from the zip archive (directory "lost_legion_sounds"+ THE_LOST_LEGION.scx).
2)Place the file .scx in the directory "Scenario".
3)Place the directory "lost_legion_sounds" in the directory "sound" present in the folder where the game is installed.

*Important advice:
-in this map there are thousands of objects and sometimes many active triggers at the same time. As a comsequence your pc could take a long time to load the savedgames, to save the map or to open it with the editor.
-your pc could make a mistake while it's saving the game forcing you to restart the map from the beginning. I advise to save often (at least after every cinematic) but not always on the same file, this is important.
-you can freely choose your favourite difficulty level in any case it will be automatically set on "Hard" by some triggers at the beginning of the game.
-don't use cheats, above all the destructive ones (like meteors and tornados), that could destroy an object necessary to continue the game, or the cheats that create new units, that could compromise the running of some following triggers.
-during the game use and move all your units in group and don't forget anybody back.
-read carefully the objectives and the hints in the objectives section.
-this scenario has been made and tested with no patch installed.
-to not compromise the correct working of the game when you have a trasport ship or a Roc don't forget any units inside them.
-this scenario could really try sorely the performances of your pc so don't play this map at one go but in more "sessions".
-near the end of the scenario during the cinematics some momentary blocks could happen. Please wait a little before coming back to windows or resetting.

For who has red the entire Cicle of the Legion: this is just a bad and unfaithful copy of Turtledove's books, many events and charcters are invented and others aren't equal to the real ones. I made the scenario in this way to adapt the features of AoM to the story told in the cicle and to make my life easier.

If you find errors or if you have some suggestions post a comment or contact me at quoelet@katamail.com .
Scenario created by Oscar Baldessari.
A special thanks to Ganesh (for playtesting and for trigger help), Teo3 (for platesting and for story/plot help), CheeZy (for help in file size reduction), OttyGiummy (for English traslation) and to the other people of AOM heaven and Age of Empire Italia that have contributed to the realization of this project.
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AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Canadian_Bro Hey Oscar...im DL this scenerio...seems to be taking a long time on my new computer...so it sounds large. Sounds like a great game ill review when ive played it.
possy_clan_boss can sombody explane me how i can register a map so ppl can download it here??????????



[Edited on 03/14/05 @ 04:46 AM]

gummyWorm Playability: 2
The game has some glitches here and there, and isn't all that fun to play. Some parts were tedious and annoying where I got sick of reloading, losing, reloading, winning, then losing before i could save, and so on. It started out fun and declined from there.

Balance: 1
This scenario is WAAAYYY TOOOO HARRDD! Just the first challenging mission I couldn't complete anyhow without cheats. Balance could definately been improved by playtesting, and other fine things. The scenario had some potential with the gripping storyline and the interesting missions, but if the missions are too hard nobody wants to play.

Creativity: 4
The map is put together with unique eyecandy techniquies I've not seen before. But I hear the storyline is based off of a book. Therefore it can't get exceptional creativity, but it still gets a 4.

Map Design: 5
Eyecandy covers the map. The map is full of eyecandy yet mysteriously never gets too laggy (unlike the unspeakable The Hobbit scenario..). You really can't look anywhere without seeing eyecandy here or there or anywhere, and on this map it looks great just to look around.

Story/Instructions: 4
I always knew what I was supposed to do, and thats a plus. The story was excellent, and that's also a plus. The only thing that turned me off was the fact that there's so much text on each objective and hint that I kind of get overwhelmed.

Additional Comments:
Pretty Good, but the balance issues make the scenario very un-playable. Very good scenario and concept, but the balance is what screws up an otherwise fun gaming experience. Other than that keep up the good work!

[Edited on 04/09/05 @ 01:40 PM]

Greek_Freek Oscar, your skill with the AoM editor is beyond amazing. I would VERY much like to have your email or any messenger username you have. The only flaw I see in your work is the ability to speak in a comprehendable manner. If you receive this comment, email me at simon_crawford_2008@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.
King billi Everyones doing it but i just have to get my bit in

THIS IS GREAT!!!!!

What else have you done?
Athos2212 Playability: 4
I should have rated it 5, but during the first battle in the desert I was upset because I had to play it three times : I lost a hero the first time (no comment), the two other times the meteors fell on Scarus !!! And saves-loads are VERY long... (though I can understand it !).

Balance: 5
This is a difficult scn, but it doesn't affect the pleasure of playing it.

Creativity: 5
Very exciting story, and wonderful buildings.

Map Design: 5
I created some detailed maps but... WOW ! I couldn't believe my eyes ! I really loved the Namdalean stronghold.

Story/Instructions: 5
Good and useful hints. Already said but very nice and imaginative story.

Additional Comments:
A sequel ???

[Edited on 05/13/05 @ 04:16 AM]

Oscar
File Author
Quote:
What else have you done?

CHeck my profile :)

@Athos2212
really thanks for you review but plz respect the review guidelines :)
Tinus its strange but my pc crashes if i start The Lost Legion..
I start it from the load scenario button and it load and then it doesn't start up... and then i press ctrl+alt+Delete and i see that it doesn't react...
Oscar
File Author
Hi tinus, sorry but the working of this map really depends by the characteristic of your pc. Probably your pc is not enought powerfull to load this scenario.
Medium-high requirements to play are: Atlon 2000+, 256 MB RAM, 16 MB VRAM, 1,67 GHz (=my pc)
pizeterson Oscar that was an Awesome map!!! How did you learn to make all those things look so cool and how were you able to make the land raised higher up on the map? It was very Enjoyable to play but I would also apreciate it if you could tell me some of your secrets on all you great eye candy.
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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.9
Creativity4.9
Map Design4.9
Story/Instructions4.9
Statistics
Downloads:17,183
Favorites: [Who?]14
Size:7.99 MB
Added:12/24/04
Updated:12/25/04
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