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Game Name Legion Game Date 01/27/2003 Review Date 01/27/2003
Map Painted Desert Rating 8 Reviewer ACE_Erindel
Game Type 1vs1     DOWNLOAD
  Players Team Building Unit Control     Players Team Building Unit Control
Player 1 X_eViL_1 A 9 7   Player 5
Player 2 X_FiveStaRs__ B 8 7.5   Player 6
Player 3   Player 7
Player 4   Player 8
Review

Good duel on Painted Desert, eViL_1 (Mastah) vs FiveStaRs__ (rvd). The 2 players have different gameplay styles, and it makes that kind of game often interesting to watch. It is the case here, with huge samsons battles, as they use very few flashes in this game, maybe because of lag, maybe it was their strat, i dont know.

Game Summary

rvd starts top, and mastah bottom. Rvd goes for the fast lab, but does not reclaim rocks fast enough in the beginning so he stalls in metal, while mastah built the nearby mexxes, but doesnt have enough winds so he stalls in energy. After a small exchange of "i screwed my start -- me too", they go on with the game :). Mastah does a really good job in reclaiming rocks, sending 5 cons in a bow shaped formation to clean his half of the map amazingly fast. Quite impressing, really. rvd chooses to go for mexxes, radar and co. instead of only rocks, and fills his half of the map very fast too. As they didnt go for flashes, they have no problem in the first 10 mins, and you wont see any fight during that time. rvd then decides to send some emgs in the ennemy base, but its a bit too late as mastah now can pour sams of his labs without problem. rvd does some damage tho, and the result is that mastah cant use his sams to full power as he has to chase the flashes all around. But after a while he has quite a large amount of them, and ctrl w's to rvd's base. Honestly i was disappointed when i saw that, cos he had played the perfect UC game so far with his cons (hardly one of them was idle during first half of the game), and seeing him using only ctrl ws all the game to attack(not in a useful way), its... oh well.
Anyway, he succeeds at breaking through rdv's half. The rest of the game will show if it was a good or bad thing, as he brought like 10k metal in range of rvd's convehs, so now rvd will be able to counter attack.
This is the key point of the battle, and at 2/3rd of the game you will see clearly who's gonna win. I suggest increasing the speed :).

Final Words

Nice game indeed, and fun to watch too, both players making mistakes but having really strong points too. rvd has a bit too many idle stuff while doing good with the rest, and mastah's attacking UC is a bit low considering the way he controls his convehs. I guess it comes from the fact they focus on different aspects of the game.

Technical Facts

  • Battle intensity : Average
  • Skill Balance : Equals
  • Predicability : Counter Attacks can do major damage, but, as said, at the 70% mark you will guess the winner for sure
  • Average Skill : High
  • Learning Value : Very High
  • Originality : Not really
  • Fun : Yes
  • Game Size and Duration : 6.62 Mb for more than 45 mins of game