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Game Name Under Pressure Game Date 01/15/2003 Review Date 01/30/2003
Map Painted Desert Rating 7.5 Reviewer ACE_Erindel
Game Type 1vs1     DOWNLOAD
  Players Team Building Unit Control     Players Team Building Unit Control
Player 1 N_Pacer A 8 9   Player 5
Player 2 Gnug115 B 8 7   Player 6
Player 3   Player 7
Player 4   Player 8
Review

Nice, but one-sided duel on PD, Pacer facing 115 on one of the few maps that can drive you crazy trying to control everything. As usual, successfull raids in the beginning will give a tremendous advantage to one of the players, and seeing the ratings, you can guess its gonna be Pacer :).

Game Summary

Pacer starts top, 115 bottom, and for the first 2 mins their building queue is completely the same, + or - one second... 4 winds, a plant and convehs to reclaim rocks. Then Pacer goes for the jeffies then flashes, while 115 builds a few more convehs and goes for the flashes. Pacer then displays great raiding skills, as he kills a lot of 115's convehs and attacks non stop. 115 is then a bit overwhelmed and is unable to do the same to his ennemy while trying to defend. But as he built more mexxes than Pacer, he resists pretty well and builds good defenses, slowing the impact of Pacer's attacks (which nevertheless hurt him a lot). Pacer, who had neglected his convehs and expansion to focus on the raids, starts now the building engine and takes 2/3rd of the map very fast. I did then a .pos and saw i was only at 39% of the game. This means the game is far from over... well its not over indeed, but only a miracle could save 115, and it sadly wont happen. Imho, that miracle would have been Adv Air, cos now both players have fusions in the back and Pacer has absolutely no AA there. You asked for tips in game, Pacer, well thats one : AA :). I would also have gone kbots earlier, as u were the attacker. Well the end of game can easily be watched at 200 % but it is still worth seeing, as you'll see Pacer's 45+ plants pouring units non stop in 115's base, and thats always something impressive :).

Final Words

What have we got here ? A Really good game, and we can only wish it had been more balanced, hence the not so high score. The first 25 mins are close to perfect anyway.

Technical Facts

  • Battle intensity : High
  • Skill Balance : Both Experts, but 115 isnt in a good day (as he said himself)
  • Predicability : Winner easy to guess.
  • Average Skill : Very High
  • Learning Value : Very High
  • Originality : Classic PD gameplay
  • Fun : Yes
  • Game Size and Duration : 8.92 Mb for more than 45 mins of game