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Voices of the Pinfei - Singleplayer Campaign

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Gweilo2
File Details
Age: Steel
# of Episodes: 5
# of Cities: 4
Difficulty: Normal
Custom Maps: Yes
Minimap:
Emperor Yongle of the Ming dynasty is remembered for his construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. However, there is a dark stain on this event that is known by few today. This story is best told by those it affected. They are the "Pinfei", the imperial concubines. The storyline of this campaign is comprised of personal diary entries of the pinfei, each with its own voice. Be forewarned that as these voices spin the tale, a horrible and tragic climax will be revealed.

This campaign includes five missions and a player will interact with 7 cities (4 historically accurate). Resources, commodities, and available structures follow the Emperor model for the steel age.

Four new custom maps were created for this campaign. Three are 'medium' size and one (the Forbidden City map shown here) is 'large' size.

An extra file is included in this download. It is a text file named 'VOTP_Readme.txt', and contains installation instructions, background information, campaign design notes, general play tips, and mission hints (warning: contains spoilers). Additionally, other hints are available by viewing the album of playtest screenshots in the Emperor Heaven gallery.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This campaign is rated 'normal' and will provide a difficulty level similar to the campaigns in the core game.

Missions Teasers: (Note - there are no time limits on any missions in this campaign)

M1 - Lady Xiao, Mistress of the Potter's Wheel - begins in 1390 CE.

M2 - Concubine Lu, Weaver of Words - begins in 1395 CE.

M3 - The Secrets of Consort Yu - begins in 1400 CE.

M4 - Noble Consort Zhao of the Forbidden City - begins in 1406 CE.

M5 - Screams of the Pinfei - begins in 1421 CE.
AuthorReviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
user3
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
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Balance: 5
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Creativity: 5
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Map Design: 5
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Story/Instructions: 5
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Additional Comments:
Fun!
Udunie
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
I had a lot of fun playing this campaign, and I know I will play it again in the future!

Balance: 4
I expected the requests for the produced goods to be a bit more difficult to fill, but pretty much that was the only problem, and really, it isn't technically even a problem...

Creativity: 5
I loved this campaign, I loved the maps and the story and everything about it.

Map Design: 4
Very nice, realistic maps.

Story/Instructions: 5
I adored the story, the build up, the focus on the female voices. Perfect.

Additional Comments:
Most of the campaigns on here are hard/very hard, and I perfectly understand that most veteran players want the challenge, but tbh, even though I've been playing this game on-and-off for almost ten years, I'm still very much a casual player (frankly, I play this game specifically to relax) so I was extremely happy to see a well put together, thought-out, beautiful campaign with a difficulty that invited me to play. Thank you so much.

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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
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Size:606.08 KB
Added:06/18/19