Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:50 PM
A Large Rebellion
From Ephesos on the CSR:
Hm... good first attempt, though I'm not sure I should be judging on that part, as I've only got one done thus far. I'm impressed that he wrote it in a language other than his own, and that it never really slowed down dialogue.
Size is impressive, though the outdoors are still a bit empty (not the first scenario to get that problem... Backwater Calls, Undead Valley). I love being able to use boats again, though some weren't there (had to hack), and once I wandered off the edge of the map.
Also, downright awesome to see that someone else put a town in a tree (though I think mine looked a bit better).
Interesting to put nephilim, sliths, and humans on the same side. The Vahnatai are a bit random, just like in Undead Valley. However, this scenario handles them far better than UV, I must say.
Scripting, amazing. The mines, though VERY baffling at first, are incredibly impressive. There are a few errors, most noticeably with the force pillars (they never worked for me, not sure if that got fixed). Also, a missing boat led me to hack the whole thing wide open so I could finish. A few quests never finished, and the end dungeon and maze were really buggy for me.
Plot, well done. No huge plot holes, though there's a bit too much wandering around aimlessly, along with too much "run all the way back and report". Some really interesting stuff, particularly the "hit the bug and grab the earrings" quest. The ending works very well, though returning to Nout was... well, strange.
One thing I don't get: If the Orb of Nar is so powerful, why does it only do Capture Soul/Simulacrum? Shouldn't it do more, if it's allegedly the most powerful weapon ever?
Overall, very solid and respectable. Just has some areas which should be worked on...