it is vital that you read the readme to understand whats happening. you will get ingame instrucions but its best to read it.
there is the option to increase your difficulty if you find it too easy. aswell as the option to play reguar aaoe3 using the map and not rpg.
also you must install the editor patch for it to work.
in this installment you are based in the great plains. you start off a lone soldier but you can build up your troops and even make and army.
this scenario has inspiration from many places alot from other scenarios that have been made or would have been. also however things like grand theft auto. the idea of freedom to do whatever you like in a huge enviroment.
your charaacter wakes up to find himself trapped in the middle of the desert with corpses all around him. he is shocked and realises he must find away to get out. on his travels he will encounter many native tribes and bandits. his main support is the british colonies that have settled there.
huge 800x800 map to explore.
no storyline players must decide what to do
multiple ways to win.
-money. collect it anyway. be just a miner to get it or a tycoon
-war. gather an army and destroy everyone else
-colonise. set up a succesful colony
chances to buy properties and make money.
the abilty to travel around using a railway system.
decide your dimplomacy with the ability to delcare war.
the game will start with just you. you can then wander around the world and do various tasks to earn money. theses may be ones such as clear out a cave or just rob some bandits.
here are some examples of gameplay features.
i can enter a native village and the chief will tell me to destroy there enemy native tribe. i can except it but still go into the other tribe without attacking. the other chief would then tell me to attack the first tribe i met. i decide to do what he says and attack the first tribe. then i attack the second tribe anyway for cash.
i buy a planation and it stars generating me money which gathers outside. i decide to go off and attack some rebels however since i left it so long it stopped making any money and even worse was attacked by rebels. i quickly get on the train to there then kill the rebels then i go to the mercanary post a hire some to guard it.
Very playable though make POSITIVE you read all the instructions first!
I gave a 3 here because if you decide NOT to colonize, it's pretty easy to overcome the opponents and then just buy miners and get to the 10k ;) or more if thats the case says lol...
Very creative...I've never played a scenario like this so I gave a perfect score...
Map Design: 5
Lots of eye candy...the map is HUGE so be ready for that. There are treasures, outlaws, Indians, Russians, etc....
I found the instructions a bit confusing. I didn't catch on early to the Real Estate agent or the necessity to send the warrior to the house to colonize. So only a little ding here because it's prolly my own ineptitude that caused my woes...lol
Totally worth the dl guys....
Posted on 06/26/07 @ 11:33 PM
Was very fun to play I spent hours playing it
Ahh the bot wasnt good enough not enough mercs to fight and it never attacked my ungaured buildings
VERY good idea and as i said above pretty good make
Map Design: 3
Kinda small i wish it was bigger with tons more stuff (you could add a settler and you could chop wood or hunt and have to build a coleny from basiclly scrath (you could keep the rest of the stuff)
Didnt tell me much except at the begining (this was most of the instructions
Additional Comments:Really good i spend hours playing good job would download other maps/scenerios
Posted on 10/22/10 @ 07:04 AM
I have no comment on this. It is playable, and the game is good.
Balance of units, I mean their cost. For example, Fusilier cost 250 gold, but it's weak and Landskcetch mercenary cost 100 gold but it is very good unit. But you made it better than I can make, so here it is.
You got the idea, and you made it true. Well done.
Map Design: 4
Map is creative and towns and train stations are well placed all arround the map. But you could place less bandits and more gold mines and herds. You only missed that for your map to look like grat plains.
I perfectly uderstood the instructions and they were leading me through the game as real instructions.