For the record I reckon this was great, I am just pointing out somethings that will hopefully make it better.
Ok, playability got a 4 because:
a)giving you a five would not leave room to improve and it had a few flaws.
b)Okay this was really fun to play I spent quite a bit of time on this scenario. I played it on Titan and moderate, just to test the balance(see balance for more info). It kept me hooked because it had easy enough missions to complete yet, I had to work towards them.
Blance, the balance in your scenario was excellent. The enemies armies were never massively strong if you had an army just lying around. The part about that is the village in the right corners defense was too powerful to allow for the enemy to break through at all. If they did the towers spread out around the base picked them off. The armies the enemy produced were fun to fight off but annoying in the bases. They would just keep coming and coming. But other than that great. :)
Creativity, your scenario has a similar storyline to the other scenarios people make. Arkantos/Amanra fight off theris, the villain never really used in the original campaign. I don't blame you. I started a campaign that was a lead off the main "Fall of the Trident" campaign. I am not saying a it's a bad idea just saying a lot of people use the idea. Yours, I think, has potential, just because of the custom ai's you made they always make things more proffesional. It also had some great natural eyecandy, similar to the "FotT" map design.
Map Design: 5
Like I was saying the map deisgn looked proffesionally made, in the way that it was very close to the way that Ensemble designed their maps. I think their maps look extremely natural and beautiful. You didn't just use Grass A like others do either. It just helps with the overall appearance. The rocks you placed in very natural spots also helped with appearance. Keep up the good work in that category.
The instructions were clear. They got a bit confusing. When it has the objective: "Build an army and destroy theris' lighthouse, you did not reveal where the lighthouse was, so I was attacking the base on the same Island as me. That ended up biting me in the bum. Later on it said to destor the citadel, the one I had destroyed earlier and built on for population. I could not finish the scenario because of that. I found the lighthouse after a while and got a bit frustrated. Just make the lighthouse appear when the objectives say to destroy the lighthouse, and this will be a 4.
Overall this is a great scenario that I think is extremely enjoyable. I would suggest it to the fans of the original "Fall of the Trident" campaign, just because gameplay is so similar.
Good luck with the rest of the campaign.:)