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Cinematic - The Last Scenario Designer

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annihilator2000
File Details
Game Version: TWC
Screenshot:
This is a cinematic and NOT a playable scenario. It is a humorous movie about 15 minutes long about a last scenario designer and his fight against ES (Ensemble Studios) to bring back scenario designing. You should enjoy this cinematic even if you know nothing about scenario designing! Features stunning eyecandy and cinematography, building mashing, humorous dialog, and more!
This cinematic was made to encourage scenario designing and in hope that ES will fix some of the bugs in the editor.


Instructions (also included in the Readme)

Installation Instructions:

Copy "lsdbattle.mp3" to the Age of Empires 3 sound folder
(Default C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III\Sound)

Copy the four AGE3SCN files to My Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Scenario


Playing Instructions:

1 - Start Age of Empires 3

2 - Click "Single Player" then click "Custom Scenarios"

3 - Load:

"The Last Scenario Designer" if you have The Warchiefs Expansion installed AND Shaders set to "very high" under "Help and Tools" - "Options"

"The Last Scenario Designer LD" if you have The Warchiefs Expansion installed AND you do NOT have Shaders set to "very high" under "Help and Tools" - "Options" or the choice to set it to "very high" does not exist

"The Last Scenario Designer NWC" if you do NOT have The Warchiefs Expansion AND you have Shaders set to "very high" under "Help and Tools" - "Options"

"The Last Scenario Designer LD NWC" if you do NOT have The Warchiefs Expansion AND you do NOT have Shaders set to "very high" under "Help and Tools" - "Options" or the choice to set it to "very high" does not exist

4 - Have fun watching! If you have any questions or would like to report a bug or you find that there is a lot of lag and you find it destracting (specify where) or simply wish to comment post in the topic "http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=12,32279,,10" or here on the download page.
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twoqtimes2
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4
This will be the only place that you get knocked a point in my opinion and the only imperfection in the cine. Overall, the cine was extremely entertaining. There was no lag on my machine at all. Where it loses its perfection is in the music tracks. Each track seemed to fit the scene, but many tracks did not blend well to the next. Maybe a little better fade timing was in order, not sure, but that was the only area that was annoying to me.

Balance: 5
Its tough to rate balance on a cine, except maybe the camera tracks and fluidity of the scenes. Based on that, the cine scores a perfect 5 from me. As I have seen with your previous cines, the camera angles and tracks are very movie like and rank with any hoolywood production or direction. Speaking of direction, this is another place where Balance could be a factor. And again, the direction of the cine was superb with entertaining dialogue and excellent character creation.

Creativity: 5
The cine truly shined in this department. So as not to reveal any spoilers, I will just say that the "duel" was not only hillarious, but extremely creative adding another gameplay element to AoE3. People should download and watch for this elament alone if nothing else. Again, I will mention character creation here. All characters were interesting and very well thought out. The tributes/spoofs to Monty Python, LoTR Helm's Deep and Theodin's speach at Gondor (or maybe that was William Wallace in BraveHeart) were exceptionally well done. The seige at ES was also verrrry well done with a rare choreographed battle scene. I take that back. I don't believe I have seen anyone choreogaph a battle scene before. WELL DONE!!!

Map Design: 5
Map design was both a beauty and very creative with attention to detail. The opening scene grabbed me immediately and I knew that I was in for a treat. Building mashing, terrain and embellishments were done very well, but the building mashing was definately the strong point. Nice work on the stairs, BTW. Another striking point was the structure of the ES stronghold and the wall destruction. Very nice touch.

Story/Instructions: 5
Instructions are easy...just hit play :p. But the story was fantastic. You were able to take all of our frustrations with this editor and ES and give us all something to laugh at. While some of the jokes were lame, you recognised that and made fun of it yourself and brought the whole thing together. I almost fell out of my chair when introduced to Gaurdian street-LOL. Again, the tributes to Monty Python were excellent. The way you brought the "Power of Triggers" into the story was brilliant. Many more excellent jokes and entertaining storylines, but I will let the player find out for themselves.

Additional Comments:
Overall, when you have a story with a strong beggining, middle and end and keep the player entertained through all of it, and have an underlying serious theme/message, you have a definate winner of a scenario. And that is what you did here. Cudos on an excellent cine and I recommend that all designers check this one out.

Annihilator, I truly hope that your vision and hope help to bring back a serious and strong design community again.
Alexandergreat3
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5

The cinematic was very entertaining to watch from the beginning to the end, and there was never a dull moment. It was filled with lighthearted and humorous dialogues as well as nonverbal comedy that made me laughed that my stomach hurted a bit at one point =).

The only complaint I have regarding the playability of the cinematic is that the game got really laggy at one point, and that was when the fortress walls blew up. My computer is a pentium D with 1gig of ram, but the game was so laggy that it took literally several minutes for the walls to complete collapse. With that said, I don't feel that this one small part warrant a point deduction.

Balance: 5

This cinematic had a nice balance of really good camera angles and movements, funny dialogues, nice map design, clever use of animations, and an easy-to-follow yet not cheesy storyline, and everything else in between. The balance is excellent!

Creativity: 5

The strongest point of this cinematic, in my opinion, is its creativity. Using the idea of the scenario community's general dissatisfaction with the editor and lack of support from Ensemble Studios and turning it into a funny, yet non-offensive, parody that also demonstrated a wide range of editor features is simply brilliant!

Map Design: 5

Having seen a lot of eye-candy screenshots in the past, a 5.0 map design, in my view, must: 1) have a believable, realistic look, 2) be detailed, and 3) creativity.

The map design in this cinematic was very good overall, although some areas lacked attention to details such as natural terrain and elevation blending. The map design scored a 4.5, but since the scoring system doesn't have a 4.5 for an individual category, it's more accurate that it's rounded up to a 5 instead of rounding down to a 4.

Story/Instructions: 5

As mentioned above, the strongest area of this cinematic is its humous story, so I won't repeat myself and just say that you will enjoy and be entertained by this wonderful scenario, over and over again =).

Additional Comments:

Recommended downloads for everyone who are into scenario design seeking new ideas or people who just simply enjoy some good jokes and laughs!
ashwin13
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
You can't really say much about playability in a cinematic so I guess it would be based more on story, transitions, etc. I really loved the transitions and the music. Maybe some voices but it still worked without them.

Balance: 5
Again, transitions were nice here. Though I do think that you should have made more of a fade effect then the light. The shots were excellent to: The battle scene in front of ES's Fortress really reminded me of LOTR! The Comic Relief Guy's stupidity really made it funny also.

Creativity: 5
Probably the best cinematic I've seen. The Helm's Deep like fortress, the crack in the wall, the duel, all excellent, well-planned out, nicely made. I loved the references to LOTR (being a LOTR fan). I wish you could make TLSD raise his sword and hit the swords of his men, but you can't have everything, I guess (Lousy ES(Lousy Granny2)).

Map Design: 5
The Last City was very well planned, Guardian Street looked like like..well...it might be blocked by the swear filter, what you wanted it to like it. It really represented how stupid the Scenario Designing tools we've been given are. The Fortress of ES looked grand and give it a monumental feeling.

Story/Instructions: 5
I loved the story. It was funny, sad, happy, serious, made me laugh, and made me cry, all at the same time. It's really an odd feeling. I've watched it over and over and over and over and over and over and...well...you get my drift. Only LOTR have I watched so many times, proving that this truly is a great cinematic.

Additional Comments:
The underlying story was quite serious and that really made it interesting. To bad we can't really siege ES until they make a new editor. A BETTER editor. Plus, Ugly Face the Villager was quite funny also, it really shows how lousy the graphics still are.
MosheLevi
Staff
Official Reviewer
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Great Cinematic.

You put a lot of work into it.

Once you have voice files for each character, it would deserve 5 rating.

[Edited on 06/16/08 @ 01:25 AM]

aoe3bill47
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
The cinematic worked fine on my computer.

Balance: 5
Even though it was just a cinematic it was balanced.

Creativity: 4
Very creative and detailed.

Map Design: 4
The design for the story was good.

Story/Instructions: 4
The readme had everything you needed to run the cinematic. The story was good and had funny parts in it.

Additional Comments:
If you make another one, you good make a few more jokes and it a little funnier than this one. You could also make a regular story with some action and drama to make it intersting also.
poindexter39
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
FUNNY!!!

Balance: 5
Well I enjoyed it so much I gave you a five here anyway.

Creativity: 5
I love the ideas you came up with "The power of triggers"...that's really clever. May have to copy that myself in a scenario in the future.

Map Design: 5
Great eye-candy. I just had to go to the editor to look at your map...

Story/Instructions: 5
Very funny, ad entertaining.

Additional Comments:
You should do a sequel.
Ultra_Janissary
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
The story was so FUNNY that i kept laughing through the whole cinematic.Also , if i should rate it on the camera tracks , then it's still a FIVE!
Balance: 5
Well i don't know how to rate balance but i liked it so much i'm giving it a five anyway.
Creativity: 5
Very creative and i liked it.the jokes were very creative , like the post office , gaurdian street , and that awesome tower was cool.

Map Design: 5
the last city of the scenario designing looked great and the forts were nicely made.Example , the fort walls , put one on another trough land , the great ES fortress was well ade and the drainage pipe was made by damging the fort wall , right?

Story/Instructions: 5
the story was totally original and it was great
Additional Comments:
like i said , it was great and my friend was whatching and in the starting he asked "haha where's the last shenario designer?"and i said"how am i supposed to know??"and then he said "haha is he that beaver ? haha"and then it showed up "no , i'm not that cute beaver sitting under that tree"and the it showed I AM and then he said , "SO ?, he's the tree?"and then he showed up from behind the tree.it'a a GREAT CINEMATIC.I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE!!
ImperialLord
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Even thoguh there wasnt any user interaction i was quite happy to sit back and watch this incredible scenario

Balance: 5

Creativity: 5
Loved the used of the triggers and the comic relief guy lol

Map Design: 5
Wish i could be able to make maps like that as the layout and citys were unbeliveable.

Story/Instructions: 5
Undoubtly the best cinematic i have watched so far and a brilliant story

Additional Comments:
Loved the comments and speech goin to LOTR! you should b hired by ES to design their upcoming games as this easily overtakes most of their inbuilt scenarios

SharpShooter99
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
LOL, that is what I must say, just wow and how much I enjoyed the comedy and eyecandy that you have made. *Including with the triggers* NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF TRIGGERS, rofl. True!

Balance: 5
Cinematic??? Seems balanced enough to me.

Creativity: 5
That was a very creative story. Hopefully ES gets to see this.

Map Design: 5
The eyecandy was just great and the scenes, such as the battle scene (rofl) was amazing. I enjoyed the whole entire thing.

Story/Instructions: 5
I loved the story. It was a funny, action-packed, and drama cinematic. It had perfect balance between scenes and music following it.


Additional Comments:
CONGRATS! U HAVE INSPIRED ME TO COME BACK TO AOE3 DESIGNING!!!!
Commando730
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
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Balance: 5
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Creativity: 5
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Map Design: 5
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Story/Instructions: 5
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Additional Comments:
if i commented on what was good, i would have replayed the whole scenario. everything was so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it must have taken a lot of time for this, and im sure we all appreciate it. oh, and for the big battle scene at the end, was it based on Lord of the Rings, Return of the King? awesome game overall. keep up the good work!
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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.6
Balance4.8
Creativity4.9
Map Design4.9
Story/Instructions4.9
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Added:01/20/07