Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:25 AM
A Small Rebellion
From TM at the CSR:
My problems with the last version (ie. dungeon slogs) are still here, and the scenario is majorly monty haul (as was VotDT), leading challenges to slide down a bit in difficulty. Rather than asking, "How can I stay alive?", I asked myself, "How can I smother my opponents without wasting one of my Energy Potions/Elixirs?". No lie, I had +20 potions and +5 elixirs in this scenario. Zaskiva Sewers were still irritating. Stalker and Jaen were both fairly easy, and the boss fights in general were all a bit redundant- Fire arrows, fire Bolts of Fire, bless occasionally. A few of the fights were almost easier than some of the fights in VotDT. That aside, the plot is executed well as per the first version. In this version, however, there is greater potential for cutscenes that remains untapped. In such an action-packed scenario, the lack of movies is nothing short of a travesty. Raise your hand if you think a scene of Lord Volpe being slain would be neat.
That aside, I almost agree with Stareye- it's a ****** good scenario by most people's standards, but with the potential of BoA, I expected more. Compared to BoE, it's probably better, but compared to what BoA has to offer and its insane complexity, the corner-cutting Jeff committed here shouldn't be rewarded.