Hello Gypsy Killer,
first a 5 means "Nice, Average Mission... Nothing great, but nothing overtly bad either. " (see the OFPEC Review system).
The mission itself is okay. But not only the mission is rated also the things around the mission (Overview, Intro, Briefing, Outro) are rated in the Overview. And there the mission is IMHO very spartanic.
- Frame around the Pic
- Shadow behind the Pic (like BIS)
- A little for text
- Ok, but something more exinting than a lonely M113 driving thru landscape, how about some traffic ?
- This briefing is bare to the bones. OK it has all necessary info, but that is all. Just look at the "Dusk before Dawn" or "Operation Sneak Attack". Those briefing tell a story.
- The mission is Ok, but can surely be improved with more randomness. Every time you play the mission exactly the same happens to the same time. A additional objective or some radio messages from the advancing relief force might be great. Because you have no idea when they come. Some "ETA 10 minutes, hold on"... would be improving the whole athmosphere.
Not existing !
I did it, i did it ! I even saved the M113. ... Oh same end message as if i abandon it : (
I agree the mission is a fairly competent job. But to get a six score a Outro is must (a short one is ok, too).
If you make a "normal" Overview and Briefing and the mission will get a seven.