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Pandoras Box

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Thrim
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Pandoras Box is a difficult adventure with seven parent city episodes and two colonies. It takes place during the Dark Age of Greece, following the Trojan war. It has been extensively tested with the original Zeus, but not with the Atlantis expansion. You will play two colony episodes with four to choose from, and the difficulty level largely depends on the choice of colony:

Amphipolis is easy, with limited resources.
Iolcus is moderage, with some resources.
Ithaca is difficult, with substantial resources.
Nemia is extraordinarily difficult, with abundant resources.

In general, the colonies you choose to develop will determine what sanctuaries you must build in the parent city.

NOTE: Do not play Nemia unless you are expert level, see Readme.txt.
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shaun1
Rating
4.0
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Playability: 4
Difficulty was Hero(normal) to Titan(Hard).
Novice Player should avoid Nemia Colony. Intermiate Players might want to give Nemia a try as their second Colony. Advanced players may find some of the episodes a bit slow paced or unchallenging.

Balance: 4
The Colony options was a nice thought. It was obvious that most of the events were well timed.

Creativity: 4

Map Design: 5

Story/Instructions: 3
The readme warning about the Colony options was nice if somewhat sparse. No spoilers/extra help for novice players.
The storyline was started out strong, but dwindled as the episodes passed.

bots911
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:
good job!
dragonryu
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Just finished this adventure here.

Very well made!

Nemia was hard! I managed it by luring the cerberus to an island and trapping him there.
Had to rebuild my city when lava appear right in the middle of it xD
Almost cryied whit all those gods attacks destroying my storehouses and my piers with all my resources.
Started the level with 200k bank account and ended with 30k.

Very fun and challenging to play :)
PancakesTheGreat
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4
Other than the difficulties getting the game to recognize the adventure (solution was previously posted, I'll append to the end of this review), it was a fairly straightforward adventure with clear goals. I appreciated that there were no ridiculous luck-based events. Hate when you build up and then an earthquake strikes that exact spot.

Balance: 5
Difficult on Olympian, but not frustratingly so. Notably, I avoided the most difficult colony (though I didn't realize it at the time of playing)

Creativity: 5
Great

Map Design: 4
I found the colonies to be particularly interesting given the necessity of space management and some creativity with sanctuaries. The parent city map was way too large to achieve the goals; I think I used 1/3rd of the map. I did appreciate the way some of the resources were utilized and placed. Pier/fishery spots were also a premium and that required careful space management as well.

Story/Instructions: 5
Pretty simple and well-made. Made sense.

Additional Comments:

To get the adventure recognized:
"Regarding the program crashing: You have to rename the folder from "thrim-pandoras-box" to "Pandoras Box"! In the "Adventures" folder for Zeus, you should have a folder called "Pandoras Box", inside of which you need two files:

Inside "Pandoras Box" folder:

1) Pandoras Box.pak
2) Pandoras Box.txt"
Loic2402
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.0
I played this custom adventure in olympian difficulty. I really liked this. This adventure has a good difficulty (not too easy but not too hard). I thought I will lose

SPOILER ALERT :

I almost lose in episode 2 because Sylla attacked me and i lose all my food, my money... Athen was conquered, then i couldn't do trade.I couldn't call Odysseus because I needed only 4 olive oil ! Grr I raged a few minutes but I restarted the episode, and after, I have finished this.

The map is amazing !

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Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability4.6
Balance4.6
Creativity4.6
Map Design4.8
Story/Instructions4.2
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Added:05/14/04