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The Great Dynasty

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Game Version: AoE3+TAD
In 1644 the Ming Dynasty, under the leadership of the Chongzhen Emperor fell to a mix between a rebel army led by Li Zicheng and constant Japanese attacks in the north. In this scenario you play as Japan, storming the beaches and hopefully crushing the Ming Dynasty. Though it was Li Zicheng and his rebels who handed the final blow to the Ming Dynasty, we hope to change history a bit with the final blow coming from Japan.

This is my first scenario and I am very proud of it. I have added a Moderate version and a Hard version. I hope you enjoy, I am eager to hear reviews, good or bad!
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Official Reviewer
The reviewing 'team' would have the goal of writing reviews rather than moderating them - anyone else interested?
huntertheduck Oh I thought you said monitoring. I have a habit of not reading the whole thing before I am replying. Either way I could review things.
Map Design3.0
Playability: 4
The map is definitely playable. There are some issues that have been addressed in map design and balance.

Balance: 3
Hmmmm...I wasn't a huge fan of the balance on this map. The first couple of attacks of the Chinese were ok to keep you on your toes, and then they stop for a looooooong time. Even with the limited build space I was able to age up easily without hardly any fear of attack. When it came time to attack the Chinese I was able to sit back and decimate most towers and wonders and houses from afar...even used some upgraded monitor ships.

Creativity: 3
I'm giving a straight average rating on creativity, mostly because you are basically retelling a small part of what would be an actual historical battle with the exception that the Japanese deal the mortal blow. Perhaps if you wrote up an idea of a certain Japanese soldier who is avenging his father killed by the Chinese for this particular battle or something like that.

Map Design: 3
While I do like the Chinese base, there's a few issues. The front of the base between the wall and the hill is way narrow. It was tough for the Chinese to move through there. Also the build space for the Japanese was extremely limited. And though I ended up building pretty close to the Chinese walls I got hassled very little by enemy troops. Also there was a little eye candy...dead units, but that was about it. There were elevation changes but all inside the Chinese area...and there were absolutely no treasures. The ocean only had two small areas of fish...and that was pretty weird...because it meant that you didn't forget, there was just a huge lack of ocean resources.

Story/Instructions: 3
The story was ok, but a little more creativity would have helped it a lot. The in-game instructions were decent, though the objectives didn't have any extra descriptions when you clicked on them. Other than that it was ok.

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I liked this map. I think it's a great first effort! With a little tweaking, it could be a super map. Fun to burn some time on, I just wish that the AI was more aggressive...worth the DL...
Asharak2 It was a very fun, short scenario. Though I have to agree with the others that the map could have been just a little bit larger ;).

Also, I'm afraid you got some things mixed up: the Japanese had in fact nothing to do with the fall of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus mentioned in the Wiki article are a semi-nomadic tribe from northern China. So this scenario does, in fact, belong into the realm of alternative history...

Japan and the Ming did have a hostile encounter, though, in the (ultimately failed) invasion of Korea by Japan. This war drained the Ming coffers, and they never really recovered from it financially.
DUTCH BUDDHA ok cool map the atmoswere wash there i likt ur mission 21 minuts on hardt onli 1 opjectif not have. Bring honor to ur femely meby u neet to add a opjectif texst to it so u kno wat to do to get this opjectif and add som more vis to the watter and in mi opiniun its alwys so hardt if ur richt in a battel and at the same time u have to read the messeges meby a pouse trigger budt thats wat i think of it also u can make ur mission harder if u set that the hero have to stay a live if not mission over and when i won evry ting i was richt kickt back to the age of empier menu meby the end text have to sty longer or dit u not add a endt texst enny wy good job soldier i am making a campain meby u like to help me whit it ... tanks for posting ur mission yippy p.s bigger maps not alwys are better smal maps are nice to special its dificuldt to place houses and bilding u have to cut trees first i like this

[Edited on 10/02/08 @ 11:50 AM]

ChrisBiohazard I have to say you haven't even the most fundamental knowledge of Chinese history and have got a total mix of Ming Dynasty.

Firstly, Japan was at that time a small country which had just finished its civil war. It is no match for the Ming dynasty. however,it really encounter conflicts with Ming Dynasty. But that is not the direct war between china and japan. Japan firstly invade Korea that time, and planed to force korea to surrender and give way to the japanese army to the boreder of China and Korea. But korea at time was a vassal state of Ming which certainly refused japan's proposal. So japan launch a total invasion of Korea.
korea was defeated in the begining of the war. but after the Ming allies came ,the war began to go in favor of Ming and korea. Ming's army together with Korea navy defeated japan invader at last.And japan soon got to civil war again later years.

As to the fall of Ming, what you refer " Li Zi cheng" is true .he is the leader of the rebel .but what finally defeat Ming dynasty is Qing dynasty who are another nomadic race in the norther China.
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