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Game Name This map sucks? Game Date 05/18/2004 Review Date 07/08/2004
Map Two Continents Rating 8 Reviewer Abe
Game Type 2vs2     DOWNLOAD
  Players Team Building Unit Control     Players Team Building Unit Control
Player 1 BL4CK_NoLife A 8 8   Player 5
Player 2 BL4CK_Death A 8 8   Player 6
Player 3 GG_Neikan_ B 8 8   Player 7
Player 4 TAG_D0MINAT0R B 8 8   Player 8
The year was 2004, and people were still playing the fine game called Total Annihilation. And even after 6 years or so, new aspects of the game were discovered. Such as, new maps.

This map, Two Continents, is as old as the game itself. But most people have no idea how to play it, or how it looks or why the islands are more then five and none is called "peanut".

The map seems to be unbalanced, has really weird start positions and the design is a good example of Cavedogs futile attempt to add some kind of fantasy roleplaying atmosphere to the game. Unfortunately, no one pictures himself as a Commander ready to conquer a new continent in the never ending battle between the Arm and the Core etc etc blah blah.

But since the popular maps have been played to death, resurrected and played again, it's nice to see SOME kind of variation. Besides, odd map requires creative gameplay and not just fool proof strats that can be used over and over.

We have Dominator and Neikan on the big continents. Domi has the left one, Neikan the right one. The BL4CKs have the small islands north and south. Seems unbalanced right? Wrong!

The map isn't that retarded. You see, the smaller the island, the higher density with metal patches. So it's not that unbalanced after all. You just have to figure out a strat that fits your island.

These guys figure it out pretty well. A decent, and very back and forth, demo.