Age of Empires III
Rivertide has recently been decommisoned from a military outpost and has enjoyed fresh trade. However spies have been caught and questioned and have revealed that a fleet carrying settlers has been
attacked by pirates. The spies are awaiting execution but you must find the settlers fleet. A search party in the north awaits your command. Also, the spies carried news of German Landings in the south and French Colonists near the western border. REVIEW: Playability: This map is certainly playable...fun and different. I did have some difficulties with balance and map design...see those for more. Balance: The trouble with balance that I saw was mostly with the pirates...you could attack them and they never really attacked en masse...you could single them out and snuff them pretty easy. And with all the resources they had...geez there was a literal TON of gold...heheheheh Creativity: Nice job here....a different type of map Map Design: Plenty of eye candy here...the only ding is that the land was very flat with the exception of blues far left base and some of the pirate area...other than that it seemed pretty good. Not being able to build within your own defensive walls made it a bit tough. Story/Instructions: There was story and instructions but it was a bit unclear...I didn't realize that there was another base with forts and a fixed gun 'til after the game was over... Additional Comments: At the end it gave the victorious signal but I had to resign to view the post game...all in all a pretty fun map to play. Worth the dl guys!