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Orion's Tale

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Difficulty: Hero
Number of episodes: 7
This adventure is designed to tell you the myth of Orion, from his birth until his death. In some cases, different versions of his life have been reworked into one cohesive storyline. This story is interwoven with the player developing his/her own city (plus colonies) and also incorporates elements from the Trojan War and the Odyssey. Very happy to take any constructive criticisms or ways the adventure could be improved. Based on my own playthrough, I believe that newbies will find the adventure challenging while veterans should still enjoy the scenarios and obstacles which have been developed.
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TheVinzVincent Hi ! It's good to see that people keep on making adventures for this great game. I could test older adventures, but I want to encourage the "legacy", so I will start by this one. I will let you know what I think about it soon !
Map Design5.0
Playability: 4
(Wasn't too hard to play. Was playing on Olympian and the hardest part imo was the first chapter on surviving with enough food. And the annoying god apollo popping up and destroying hazard buildings and causing diseases)

Balance: 4
(Money was easy to get, but you do get attacked a lot so it can offset your profits if you don't like defending)

Creativity: 5
(A lot of episodes and fun things to do. I do wish you could play with all the different temples to allow personal choice)

Map Design: 5
(Huge map, you're not pressure to squeeze buildings together)

Story/Instructions: 5
(Interesting story)

Additional Comments:
I think the balance is good but the first map, even though it is easy to get resources for the pyramid, it takes way too long imo. Like it takes 10 in-game years to get enough approximately.

Lastly, the gods were quite annoying. They seem to appears at least one a year if not more. Other than that it was super fun to make a lot of money and make a fun city.

It does suck that a few cities were basically impossible to conquer till the final chapter.

[Edited on 09/19/22 @ 12:06 PM]

TheVinzVincent Sadly I can't go further in the adventure for the moment, because a god (I don't remember which one) destroys my temples everytime I build them. So I can't do anything. Maybe I did something wrong.

Other than that - but it's only my opinion, I'm not saying your work is bad ! - I prefer when the adventures are progressive. In this one, everything has to be done straight away.

For the rest, I like the funny story telling and the parent map is well designed :)
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@lordmatsu - thanks for the download and the ratings, glad you had fun with the adventure. For your comments:

10 odd years for the first episode: I wanted to give a feeling of the passing of the Trojan War and have the player challenged over time. You can speed things up by getting Troy to gift you black marble (particularly on the non-Olympian difficulties). My suggestion is to shower them with wine and then ask for the gift of black marble in return once they're sufficiently happy). But I do acknowledge that some players would want it to be quicker.

Cities being unconquerable: The two cities in particular referred to here play a big role in the story. If the player could conquer them earlier, then a lot of the story would not make sense unfortunately.

Appreciate the time you took to play and to leave your thoughts!
File Author
@TheVinzVincent - thanks for the download. I'm not sure why a god keeps destroying your temples. Their targets are not designed to be temples in the editor. Perhaps try restarting the episode and get an earlier start on building the temple? You don't mention which episode you're on, but if Zeus is giving you issues in the final episode, then I suggest building Hera's temple as she gets Zeus to back off.
Happy that you leave some suggestions on the adventure being more progressive - I personally felt the adventure was quite progressive in what you needed to achieve and that these evolve with each episode (based on the story development).
Thanks for playing!

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