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Myth II: The Fallen Levels

by Sevron

Part 2: Crow's Bridge

Wednesday August 3, Crow’s Bridge
The Legion heads South; Shiver reaches Madrigal.

I like the pre-level narrations better in Myth: The Fallen Lords (or Levels) than in Myth 2: Soulblighter because they show a more detailed view of the armies’ movements and positions, as well as giving a concise strategic summary. They remind me very much of Civil War maps. The army maps from the Civil War are some of the most accurate ever made, as they were produced as quickly after the war as possible by interviewing officers from both sides of the conflict, as well as using local eyewitness and enlisted accounts. The main difference is that the rectangles representing one unit of men (company, regiment, etc. depending on the resolution of the map) were faced with the wide end in the direction they were moving or faced. On the map here in Myth: The Fallen Lords, the rectangles are faced with the skinny end forward. I’m not sure if Bungie did that because that was the tradition in another time, or if they just screwed it up.

Let's Play! Myth 2: The Fallen Levels 02- Crow’s Bridge | YouTube

This introductory level serves to try to acclimate us to using smart tactics. The mini-map is fully revealed at the start of this level, a nicety that won’t be extended to us ever after.

So far, the Legion is off to a good start. Let's look at the scoreboard:
Kills Over Time
Total Kills by Unit

As expected, Dwarves wait, what? Warriors are in the lead for kills? What is going on here?!

So far, we've used Warriors, Bowmen, and Dwarfs, and have confronted Ghols, Soulless, and Thrall.