300 Live The Movie (by David J. Spetch)
If you are a fan of the movie 300 and play AOM, you're likely to love this. It's primo!
I play tested this scenario so many times it almost brings tears to my eyes because it turned out primo. I did however notice (for your information) about one out of every ten times of playing this scenario a trigger (even though I have the important ones set on hight priority) may not fire. No problem, just restart and way more than likely you will have no problem with the triggers. As I shared, I playtested it so many times and yet strangely about one out of every ten times a trigger didn't fire so I urge you don't lose patience, just try again.
Survive A (specified in your objectives) time limit to win the Spartans glory of history in the making. When the Emmesary arrives to make you and offer, use The Son of the King's Captain played by Regenleif by selecting him and then right clicking on the Emmesary (you might have to click a couple of times) to tell him off / send him away. When Xerxes arrives, do the same using King Leonidas (if that's how you spell it) played by Arkantos. When the final General arrives do the same with the King's Captain Played by Ajax. Also Crimson played by Troll, Giant Freak by Polymus, Emessary by Chariot Archer, Xerxes by Son of Osiris, Xerxes final General played by Circe. You start off with a population of 300 and is all you get. I made the intro cinimatic with the intent that after the intro war within the opening cinematic, all your units survive but I found that sometimes you lose a unit or maybe two but usually wind up with a pop of 300 when you start to actually live the movie through AOM.
You get the standard bolt of lightning, 5 bronze powers (Hey the Spartans obviously had an edge and trust me you will need to win this one) and 5 restorations. Use them wisely. The greeks are geared to be neutral until Leonidas calls upon them as he did in the movie.They are slow but they all join in and they do play their part.
This map is precisely as it was in the actual movie. Call it a hunch but if you are a 300 fan, once you have seen the smilarities of the cinematic to the actual movie you will find yourself immersed into the game which too also plays out precicely as does the movie. After the first big battle you get to play comes the Emmesary. Then when he loses his arm and leaves there is then the next battle where the king calls upon the greeks who join you. After the battle comes Xerxes to speak with Leonidas. When he leaves you, the Crimson lets Xerxes know about the goat path which is when your allies flee and Leonidas Speaks of glory as Xerxes army starts it's way down the goat path surrounding you but don't worry yet you have another battle to win before you are surrounded. This is when you are in for the toughest battle that you can win. Then if you do win, along comes the final general for Xerxes who is killed as in the movie of which then you are facing being slaughtered, question is how long will you last? I made this, and likely you will be surprised, with the intent that when you play the game, it's just like the way that the movie played out with fairly accurate precision! Enjoy!
Remember it is very important that you remember you must use the correct character to interact with the other character such as:
The Son of the King's Captain (what was his name Astranoth or something) who is played by Regenleif ~ once you select this unit right click on ~ Emmesary = The green war Chariot
King Leonidas (Leonitis?) played by Arkantos interacts with Xerxes played by son of Osiris.
The King's Captain played by Ajax interacts with Xerxes's final general who comes to offer you one last chance just like in the movie.
The interactions are easy, once each battle is over you are taken by a cinematic which brings forward the correct unit to meet the unit coming to make an offer during the cinimatic. Once the cinematic is over then just select the character and right click on the other character to interact. If a hero dies, don't worry your hero's respawn so you get the full movie experience as long as all your units survive ... if you can make it to the end of the movie by using your own strategies... but if a hero dies just before a cinematic, he obviously won't be able to greet the opposing character for interaction. In this case, just find him yourself and bring him to interact.
Oh and I did make this with back up plans (I took my sweet time tweaking this scenario) incase you think that only certain things will fire the triggers for the next army to arrive. You can try not interacting and see what happens, but really it only detracts from your role in the movie / from the full effect.
Welcome to the 1 player scenario "300 Live The Movie" for Age of Mythology by David Jeffrey Spetch.
I think you will find it surprisingly similar to the actual movie. Don't forget to check objectives, hints and even the spotlight so you know what to do.
Once you have unzipped this file, copy and paste it into your age of mythology scenario's folder.
The scenario's folder is depending on where you installed Age of Mythology. It usually can be found in:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\scenario\
But some people apparently install it in their documents, and if you are one of these people, try:
My Documents\Microsoft Games\Age of Mythology\scenario\
Oh and if you have Titans, I do not :) you will have to look for your scenario's folder on your own accord.
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Im writing this review AFTER reading your post on the "Well That Could Kill" about you leaving etc etc. So, I feel pressured to give you all 5 stars to make you stay but I'm not going to do a biased review so here goes. Don't be offended by anything I say.
Uhh all i had to do was let my Hoplites sit there on the 300 battlefield and keep pouring in the other Hoplites. Not much strategic stuff, just sit and watch your units demolish Persians. Also the big fights lag a lot for my MacBook, but that hasn't affected the rating seeing as its my issue not the scenarios (I thought i'd post it though).
It was pretty unbalanced depending on how you played it. If you sat back by the healing spring you almost always won every fight. If you spent your time out on the 300 battlefield then you had a smaller chance of surviving the 14 minutes but i suppose its manageable.
Creative, follows the movie somewhat accurately. Not PRECISELY though. 1. Reginlief can't be the Captain's son, she is a chick. But I guess you needed a spear throwing hero who doesn't die, so fine. The goat path behind the spartans wasn't a road, it was a goat path.
Map Design: 4
The map could've used more eye candy. It was pretty plain and boring but it did match the landscape in the 300 Movie so it gets a good rating.
Story followed the movie mostly, though the Captain's son didn't get beheaded. I guess you can't make the no matter what lol. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Good rating here.
Let the lightning hit the ships, in the movie some of the ships sunk, after all. And I had no clue why the lighthouse was there. If my hoplites ventured too far down the "goat path", the troll Crimson would attack and my hoplites wouldn't be able to fight back, but i guess i wasn't supposed to go down that far. Really laggy for a 2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook 13-inch. But its 3 years old so maybe thats why. I did want to give you all 5 stars to keep you making scenarios and sharing them here but heres my honest review. I appreciate you taking your time and uploading these scenarios and maybe if you improve certain points then i can make a review with all 5 stars without feeling the need to, but wanting to.. :D