In some aspects this is a very fun game but, I lost a bit of interest due to the fact that I've had experienced a wide ranged of Identical River Civ. I felt I was just playing another of them same old games. What I suggest is more things to happen like weather, Day/night cycle and even Random Bonuses. But to no avail of indifference I have marked this down for Playability.
Great work here!
But yet again Balance is very easy to maintain, but i have not given this a 5.... This being the fact that If a player already have played this, they would automatically know which area is best to settle. This sets a huge disadvantage to new people towards your game. What I suggest Is that you make the resources, planted at various and random areas, so when ever you play this game again. You may never know which is the best and truely best place for resources and space.
In this area, you may need to improve. You have a tendency to create map, that has the same ideas of maps already made. What people crave for in a map is something new, something great, something fun. This map was only a hybird of a mixture of Monkey see and monkey create same map gesture with nothing new but different outlooks at the places to settle.
Map Design: 3
Your a gifted designer when it comes to you mixing terrain, embellishments and enviroment. But Basically you have covered the terrain mixing, which is this game made the game have a better look. But you could do so much more if you had more nature and embellishments added all over the map. The best bit I liked was the town. It was a town, it had what a town needs and certainly it looked like a town. You have designing talents but, you have not yet used them to create maps.
This map had explained it all at the start. Who was creator what to do etc. Its just that it happens at the start and most people can miss the instruction. And what you could have done to fix this was to make objectives. So if in case they do miss them the objectives are there for them to read. Sure some people will object reading objectives but they will just limit there choice of helping them understand the game and win.
Great map, but theres so much more you can do for it.