As usual, the full story is in the file, but, to sum it up, the Lizards are trying to defend their homeland from immigrating races. I have somewhat mimicked sKout's jungle terrain for his 'Eye of yaka' scenario because I loved it, so I think the terrain is nice. This map is SOMEWHAT symmetrical, but it doesn't take away from the playability, in my opinion.
Good for a nice 2v2 or FFA. Worth playing a couple of times with your friends.
It's symetrical, so that means it's balanced. Almost. Elves have Forestry and it really helps them a lot when moving through the jungles. Also the lizards are quite weak compared to the others, especially at start. I know they are a special case here on this map, but throw them a 2-hex city. :)
You've used the idea of starting on ships on your previous map if I'm not mistaking and it's nice, allowes multiple strategies; rushing being one of them. ;) The jungles look nice but I would've loved to see more islands in the archipelago. Gets really easy after you get used to the map, especially with the AI.
Map Design: 5
Good, even though symetrical.
A good story that fits well.
Good map, keep up to good work!