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1283 C.E. v1.0

Submitted by APproject
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1283 C.E.
v1.0

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Introduction

This is 11:11 minutes long single player historical cinematic with historical facts representing eastern europe times back to 1283 common era, when christians sent Teutonic Knights upon pagan Lithuania very first time. Cinematic shows events from pagan's point of view. Main thought of cinematic is that christianity has set a distance between human and nature, dealing harm to human's existence.

Cinematic contains massive amount of sounds imported, mainly voice recordings. That is the reason for its size.


Story

1283 common era, summer, Lithuanian land. Struggle between Lithuanian pagans and christians already lasted for nearly three hundreds of years. Missioner's failure to spread christianity among pagan village people resulted in brutal confrontation, which provoked a very first strike upon Lithuania by Teutonic Order. Christianity has pushed out pure and vital beliefs to human, causing human to lose one's sight and wander away from close connection with nature.

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Loading Screen: Spartipilo

Music: Battleforge: Viridya's Demise; Giantsbane

Sounds: From all over the internet

Voice: by APproject


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Keywords:
Cinematic, common, era, 1283, lithuania, middle, age, teutonic, order, pagan, paganism, history, historical, facts, approject, idol, medieval, middle-
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1283 C.E. v1.0 (Map)

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Vengeancekael: Private Message Date: 2011/Oct/29 22:51:01 Reasons: Other: Comment: Review: Story&Writing: You've based your map on true events from the past, about crusaders and christianity being spread all over the world, it's nothing...
  1. APproject

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    Hehe, it may lack in deep emotions, but there is a little of anger & loathe while dialogue, rest acts were more like confessions by pagan or pointing out historical facts, so it basically didn't need emotions, exacept for dialogue, maybe dialogue could be more inspiring, I agree.

    Nowdays religions globally respect each other, even though there might be some people who don't, bigger part do. Tolerance is notable these days, unlikely in middle-age. Middle-age weren't tolerant times, different religion cultures were the greatest enemies.

    Thank you for the rating.

    Hmm, probably cinematic as well. Currently I am on other project so it may have to wait for a bit. Hmm, I don't think lithuania had anything very unique. Maybe Winged Hussars, there is the picture of Winged Hussar, but it was from polish side. But polish-lithuanian commonwealth had these hussars included so it counted as one force.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Minotaur

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    im from lithuania :D, im gonna check this out.
     
  3. Mechanical Man

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    I know that, but I wanted something of Lithuania specialty.
     
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    Dude, your maps are one of the bests I've tried out in the hive (including your cinematic maps)...I'm gonna try this one out if my DL speed wasn't so f***ng low

    , + rep to you friend!!

    EDIT: I didn't know Mechanical Man was still going to the hive? How are you friend? Got any new musketeer or arquebus models working on?
     
  5. APproject

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    Hehe, glad to see another lithuanian.

    Hm, I can't remember any exceptional unit at the moment, well they weren't very notable or exceptional, just typical ones.

    Wow, I'm happy to hear it. I'm glad our taste matched. :)
     
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    Story&Writing:

    You've based your map on true events from the past, about crusaders and christianity being spread all over the world, it's nothing original original, of course not, but still really well executed. You also represent the very brutal violence in some of the scenes, like cavaliers killing small children as well.
    The writing isn't fabulous, nothing philosophically written, also a few grammar errors, but overall acceptable.

    Camera:

    Excellent camera work, you can see everything important in a scene, the movement's smooth, but I would suggest is add some really sudden/intense camera movements, like when a cavalier is about to kill one of those children, move the camera really fast to the unit and maybe add slow motion for his death animation.

    Terrain:

    Excellent work, the village looks very much like the villages from back then, your house model choice is fitting, the footmen and cavaliers have rather matching armor sets, unless they are all made by one person.
    The environment is very natural looking, nice height variation, filled terrain with grass, shrubbery, etc.
    But I would suggest is make the scene from the beginning of the cinematic where the narrator is talking very swamp-like with a thick green fog. Or just add some animations to the existing scene, like frogs jumping around, people walking past, a messenger running by, etc.
    It would also be nice to add multiple environmental scenes in the beginning, because due to the narrator talking for so long, it can get boring rather fast to look at the same shot the whole time.

    Other:

    Neat loading screen image and preview image, a well written map description as well.
    Suggestions:

    *Make the transition titles ('two weeks later', etc.) fade in/out faster
    *Make the narrator part in the beginning shorter

    Overall:

    A very well executed cinematic based on true events from the past, a neat terrain, but there's always room for improvement.

    Rating: 4/5
     
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    Hehe, well it was necessary in order to brighten Teutons' violnet behavior.

    I just pointed out some facts, pagan and christian points of view and all philosophical part were left for the spectator, hope it worked. According to comments above I think it worked.

    I had my thoughts of making such quick camera movmeents while cinematic was not even begun to create. But I didn't make it, probably due to lack of effort. It truly lacks in camera variantions, I may improve those once I would be out of map ideas.

    I must agree, especially the beginning lacks in cameras. But my primal intention was to show silent, clam and untouched nature.

    Thank you for the review and rating.
     
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    I think it will even greater if the cross helmets is rescaled to fit the Knights' body.
     
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    Nice Good Job

    I Wish i Were There
     
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    Nice cinematic indeed :)
     
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    Thanks, guys.
    It may look more realistic, but not better in this case I think. Helmet is the only true sign of Tautonic Order, so I think in this case it is no big deal about its size, bigger helm brightens who they are. Knight itself is quite problematic, because Head attatchment point is actually over head and a bit forward it, so helm doesn't look good in knight from every angle, except front.
     
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    Add locust to units in some scenes, so they don't stuck or move ↓ → ↓ ↑ ↨ when they come close enough :)
     
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    firstly to cinematic

    Well, the plot was quite original, according to "fantasy-all-the-time" which is still arround here.

    But the rest was...not so good, boring, boring and again boring. Also the terrain was average, nothing special about this cin, really. Like 2/5 from me.



    secondly (and little bit OT): "God is not separate, Allah, Buddha, Christ and others are one and same god with different name"

    Buddha is no god in any religion, not even in budhism (it has no gods at all).

    And thirdly: It is no "common era" or "C.E.", it is called "Anno domini" or "AD" in english. So you can fix it.
     
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    ^
    Wikipedia:
    Could you also be more specific about the downrating of the map? Be more specific about the terrain, the action, the voice acting, anything, it doesn't have to be a review, just some small points.

    And please do refrain from using words like "scumbag" in the future.
     
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    Well, our riders played the main role in our armies then. The infantry wasn't very important. Usually a noble on horseback had a page and a squire who followed him as well as a few archers on horseback(or on foot). Such a group was called a spear. 20-25 spears made up a flag. A few flags made up an army.

    At least according to this wikipedia page :D
    http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lietuv...iuomenė#Lietuvi.C5.B3_karo_.C5.BEygiai_XIII_a.

    So if we do have a unique unit, it's a rider. I have heard some theries about a type of riders called "Vytis", which is somewhat likely, since such a knight(a grand duke) is depicted on our coat of arms.

    Make of that what you will. I might have made some mistakes, since history of those times is rather vague and unclear. And because the keyboard of this computer im using right now is strange.
     
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    Hey man, mind if I use some parts of your map for a video I'm making? The terrain is just amazing and I felt like putting it on one of my videos, don't worry I'll give you credit :)
     
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    A short story I read: "a young lady bought and read a book. When she finished, she laid it aside, and made a mental note that it was the dullest book she had ever read. Not long after that, she met a young man, and in the course of time their friendship ripened into love. Then one night she said, "I have a book at my home that was written by a man whose name is exactly like yours. Isn't that a coincidence?" Upon learning the name of the book, the young man told her that he had written the book. That very night, when the young lady returned home, she took the book down from the shelf and reread it from beginning to end. This time she found it to be the most interesting book she had ever read. Why the difference? It was because this time she knew and loved the author. And so it is with the scriptures-you will enjoy them more as you learn to know and love the author."
    I think that it is possible to be close to nature and be faithful. The best example I can think of is Tom Brown, Jr. {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Brown_(naturalist)} I was reading one of his books (http://www.amazon.com/Browns-Guide-Edible-Medicinal-Plants/dp/0425100634#_) and I noticed that a large portion of this book was about the creator and communication with nature. I know this doesn’t make much scientific sense, but I think if you give it a chance, you will see things differantly.
     
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    I agree, it is truly possible. But it was not what christianity was doing back then.
    Of course, go ahead.
     
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    I like this cinematic; historical cinematic is rare, and this one is very good overall.
     
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    This a good map!