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Dark City (CINEMATIC)

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Guardian Of Isis
File Details
Version: AoM: The Titans
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!!!!!!!!!!README!!!!!!!!!!
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Introduction
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Read this short intro to the cinematic before starting it.

Some time after The New Atlantis campaign, Ajax and a small group of soldiers are making a travel to a Greek harbor. He wishes to go to Atlantis, to seek Kastor. On his journey through the Greek country, he finds himself in a rainy, muddy marshland. They are going to Zartos City, a place where they will rest up before continuing their journey. However, when they reach Zartos City, it is empty...


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Installing the cinematic
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- Place the "Dark City.scx"-file into your Age of Mythology/scenario folder. Enjoy!

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Archaeopterix
Rating
3.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
Playability means in this case the smoothness of the cinematic. Well, this was great. Only once a dialog was overwritten (just after Ajax asked "and what's gonna happen with me?"). Besides that, it's non-stop nice camera tracks and cuts and natural dialogues.

Balance: 4
Balance in this case means the time-balance (wether it's too fast or too slow). One or two scenes were a little slow, but over-all it's certainly good enough for a 4!

Creativity: 4
I always admire people who make cinematics, because I find it the most boring thing you can do in the editor. A nice story including links to Ajax's past in the original campaign grant you a 4 in this category.

Map Design: 3
Nothing spectacular, but it fitted the cinematic, so a 3 here.

Story/Instructions: 4
The story was good, but not very good. It was the multifunctional cliche again: Mr. Evil releases an evil creature, and the good guy has to stop it. This mediocre story combined with the smooth dialogues still grant you a 4 though: nothing to be a shamed of!

Additional Comments:
Very well done, this is a must-see.
gummyWorm
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 5
(In this review, playability means bugs or messups in the cinematic) The only slipup I could see was that the edge of the map was barely visible in one scene, obviously not enough to bring down the 5 rating. The cinematic did not lock up/bug/stop (for me), so that's good. Finally, all's well for any other bugs. So good work!

Balance: 5
(In this review, balance will be replaced with Effects, such as cameras, fog, rain, etc) Effects was very well done. Quite literally, there was rain and effects like fog. The camera angles/tracks were superb, I don't think I could ever replicate some of those tracks. Sound effects were excellent... the scene is well set with wolf howls, grass rustling, etc.

Creativity: 4
Creative storyline. Main complaint here is that the "Releasing Titans from Tartarus, wreak havok on earth" theme is really... overdone. Also we've seen a good number of shades in cinemas (see Nowhere). Regardlessly, It's pretty good, and some of the effects were very well set up and were very unique.

Map Design: 5
There's plenty of eyecandy all over. Not totally plastered, but personally I could care less. I'm kind of more the "fuctionality over looks" sort of person. Some areas did need a 'makeover,' but not so much that the scenario does not deserve a 5 in this area.

Story/Instructions: 4
Nice storyline, but it ends too abruptly. He just gets up and goes on a boat. Yes, there was an explaination, but I was expecting maybe a more "settling" ending. Still it's not a runiner.

Additional Comments:
Excellent cinematic!
CoolBiker90
Rating
2.8
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance3.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Playability: 3
Playability in this review means bugs or messups in the cinematic. Well, this not was great. there is a dialog was overwritten (just after Ajax asked "and what's gonna happen with me?"). Besides that, it's non-stop nice camera tracks and cuts and natural dialogues, besides the edge of the map was barely visible in one scene

Balance: 3
in this case means balance will be replaced with Effects. Effects was not very well done. also The camera angles/tracks was not very well done. Sound effects were good... the scene is not well set with wolf howls, grass rustling, etc. One scene was a little slow

Creativity: 4
not very creative storyline. Main complaint here is that the "Releasing Titans from Tartarus, wreak havok on earth" theme is really... overdone. I admire people who make cinematics, because I find it the most boring thing you can do in the editor. It's pretty good

Map Design: 2
Unfortunately this is the weak point of the whole thing, I don't think that you has spent a lot of time to do this, there is not very other to be said if not that, there are areas did need a makeover and also for this motive deserves a 2

Story/Instructions: 2
The story was not good, but it ends too abruptly. I believe that you would have been able to do very better. I think that the story in a cinematic is very important, so this mediocre story combined with the smooth dialogues still grant you a 2

Additional Comments:
anyway pretty good cinematic

tyranius10
Rating
3.6
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Playability: 3
Well the cinematic was really good but there is no playability but I think its unfair to give u 1
in this just becuz its a cinematic so u get a 3.

Balance: 4
i dunno how to point this one out acctually but u get a 4 becuz the scenario was really good I liked when the Titan broke through the gates and I liked the archers placed acctually thx for the idea.

Creativity: 4
u dont get a 5 becuz its the shade thing again but u get a 4 for the cinematic and the ending wasnt very good he just doesnt remember what happened and the Titan dies too early.

Map Design: 5
Great a lot of eye candy I would never design a map as good as yours.

Story/Instructions: 2
Well u get a 2 becuz the enemies are shades and
I have seen it lots of times even though I am making cinematics about them.

Additional Comments:This cinematic was really good and I am looking forward to see some more cinematics from u.
Cheers
Tyranius

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Rating
3.7
Breakdown
Playability3.8
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.8
Story/Instructions3.0
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Added:07/04/05
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