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Love Hurts

Author File Description
Maggie
File Details
Minimap:
Adventure Introduction: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Like any woman, Aphrodite doesn't like rejection. Unlike any normal woman, however, the Goddess of Love's fury can be somewhat, ah, excessive. Her fury, and that of her jealous husband, have torn the world apart. Putting it back together will be a delicate business."

This adventure was a gas to create -- I had a little fun with map creation (gave me something to do while waiting for my copy of Poseidon to arrive). Although the adventure is pretty easy, most players will find a few challenges.

The narration for the first three parent episodes is zipped and uploaded with the major Love Hurts adventure download; the narration files for the colonies and the last parent episode were uploaded separately as "LoveHurtsSounds.zip" and will either be located here in the Adventure Downloads section, or the Misc. Downloads section.

As always, to avoid the "open play bug," remember to make a COPY of the Love Hurts.pak file and paste it to your /Adventures directory.

Your comments, of course, are most welcome.

Best,
Maggie
LisaLev@aol.com
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Heathercles
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
For someone like me who likes to be a quick builder, not having to wait ten years for a quest to be presented to me as the final episode goal is a wonderful gift.

Balance: 5
In connection with my previous statement, the best thing about this adventure is that no matter what kind of builder or player you are, the episode can be played a lot of different ways. Slow builders won't be too hard pressed to achieve the episode goals (invasions or goods demands from allies forcing fast building and the like) and fast builders don't have the agonizing waits for goals that some other episodes force us into.

Creativity: 5
I wish I had a higher number to rate the creativity of this adventure. I absolutely adored the whole thing and will definitely be playing it again and again.

Map Design: 5
OUTSTANDING maps--I wish I could give this one a higher rating as well. So much thought was put into the maps that I was completely mind-boggled and found it almost a pity to build over them. I admired each map for a full five minutes at least before I decided to start building. I love roomy maps like this adventure has where I can actually dictate how I want to build instead of having it dictated for me by the creator.

Story/Instructions: 5
Absolutely a 5. I loved the sound files that accompanied this download and found the narrator to have a pleasant voice to listen to. She aslo imbued her voice with plenty of character so I wanted to listen to her read me the story instead of just skipping ahead of her to read it myself. The story behind the adventure was very creative and the instructions were crystal clear.

Additional Comments:
Quit wasting time reading this and download the adventure immediately! I highly recommend getting all the sound files for this adventure as well, so don't forget to visit the misc. downloads section to retrieve the sound files that didn't fit in the main adventure file!
Gweilo2
Staff
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
I enjoyed playing this one immensely! The storyline really brought a smile to my face. I felt like I was personally involved in the Mythological soap-opera being described. And the scripting and map-crafting matched the story, providing a thoroughly entertaining gaming experience.

Balance: 5
About as good as it gets. There are plenty of challenges for advanced players, and the episodes are challenging without being too tough. Don't be fooled by some of the 'easy-looking' maps, you may be surprised what transpires on them!

Creativity: 5
I usually break down my creativity rating into subcategories for the design of the Empire map, design of the city maps, the episode scripting, and the storyline. Every subcategory in this adventure was top-notch. The sound files built for each episode were real gems of creativity, and well worth downloading.

Map Design: 5
It's obvious that each map was built with care, patience, and attention to the little details. The 'theme' maps were a nice touch, and yet the idea was not overdone throughout the adventure.

Story/Instructions: 5
The storyline emphasizes the weakness of the Gods in being crippled/cursed with the emotions of mere mortals. This is a theme that runs throughout most of Greek mythology, but it is rare that someone can invent such an original and entertaining adaptation of it. The humorous undertone of the storyline worked well. The voice-acting on the sound files is (IMHO) of professional quality; easily as good as that provided in the core game.

Additional Comments:
Every aspect of this custom adventure was top-notch, and integrates together to make the sum even greater than its parts. Every designer should look to 'Love Hurts' as a benchmark of excellence to emulate. Fantastic work, Maggie!
kidney_bean
Rating
3.6
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance3.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 2
Interesting story line, but not so good to play.

Balance: 3
reasonably well balance, quite tough.

Creativity: 5
Sooooooooo creative.

Map Design: 3
map interesting, but hard to use.

Story/Instructions: 5
Very interesting story.

Additional Comments:
redbean
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
One of the best in this category, I can't fault it.

Balance: 5
Players of all levels can enjoy this and it does not focus too much on one particular aspect of the game.

Creativity: 5
This is probably one of the most creative adventures I've ever played and it is pretty much unrivalled.

Map Design: 5
The map is funny and appropriate.

Story/Instructions: 5
The story is funny and charming - great.

Additional Comments:
One of the most creative and enjoyable scenarios I've played.
GoblinQueen
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4
While the maps are gob-smacking in their amazing design, I did find that it meant I had to spread out my industries a lot further, causing things to take much longer to happen.

Balance: 5
Balance was fine. Everything happened in its own time though.

Creativity: 5
Overall, this creator put so much effort into everything I am blown away.

Map Design: 5
I've got to say that these are the most astounding map designs I have ever seen. Truly, truly WOW! Must have taken you months.

Story/Instructions: 5
Loved the story line. Very well written.

Additional Comments:
One of the most amazing adventures to play and pretty much because of the maps...they are amazing! Great fun!
dragonryu
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
This is great! One of the best adventures out there :)

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Rating
4.7
Breakdown
Playability4.3
Balance4.7
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.7
Story/Instructions5.0
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Downloads:10,060
Favorites: [Who?]4
Size:1.30 MB
Added:06/25/01