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Game Name XXL Game Date 06/13/2004 Review Date 06/15/2004
Map Crystal Maze Rating 8.5 Reviewer Abe
Game Type 1vs1     DOWNLOAD
  Players Team Building Unit Control     Players Team Building Unit Control
Player 1 AnarkyDIABLO A 9 9   Player 5
Player 2 Toose_xyForTA (iWIN) B 9 9   Player 6
Player 3   Player 7
Player 4   Player 8
iWIN and Diablo goes to a BIG war on the map known for narrow passages where wreckage pile up and you'll get stuck everywhere. In other words - Crystal Maze.

On this map you often see an interesting start, and then the game slows down in all the choke points and wreckage. It takes good players to make this map fun to watch, and iWIN and DIABLO are experienced players in the expert chategory. Top notch guys in general. Diablo being a great builder and iWIN improves under pressure. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, this game is a good example.

Early on iWIN gets the upper hand, raiding Diablo while defending incoming flashes. Diablo is stopped in his early expansion, but with a long commander walk across the map to the top right corner, he gets the production going.

iWIN is a bit sloppy with defense, his only big mistake in this game. In his bottom right corner, he ignores the narrow pass to the left where Diablo manages to break through and cause problems. iWINs expansion slows down when Diablo patrolls the map with his 8 lab supported flash army.

Under pressure, on a small space, iWIN starts to fight back with early advanced. Hawks, FARKs, fusions compensation for lack of mexes. Diablo sticks to the basics with lvl 1 units and large numbers. If Diablo made a mistake in this game, it would be his descision to stay at lvl 1 for so long.

So there you have the general picture of this game. iWIN stuck in a corner, building up the big stuff. Diablo all over the map but not very strong in any part of it. Aggressive and creative gameplay almost the whole game. Just the end could have been better.

D/L this big bad 15 meg demo and find out who gets the "w".