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Knight's Tale (A)

Description
Jarvis the Knight has a small adventure! Uses some graphics from WarCraft 2.
Released:June 19th, 2003
File Size:1.01 MB
Release Notes:1.00
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August 6th, 2002
1.00
Score : 6.8 fair
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IceMan
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Wow! Great title! A Knights Tale! Let's download it I thought... Well, let's see now, new graphics taken from warcraft, and some shabby ones that the Trout himself made (Heh, figures). Now, I'm not a mean person, or at least I don't try to be, but I don't think this D-MOD is too brilliant. Now I know it's a romp, but the author says that "This maybe a romp, but it's a great romp" or something like that. This, however, is not true. This is not a great D-MOD in any way, and I have reasons for this. Yes this is a 'good' D-MOD, but great does certainly NOT fit the description. Here's the goods, and the bads, about this Trout's D-MOD - A Knights Tale.

Strengths
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New graphics, some here are very good, some here are good, and some here are crapper than crap. By saying that I'm talking about SabreTrout's graphics, sorry dude, my opinion! I have noticed that the scripting is pretty good, but not brilliant in any way as no new ground is broken in this D-MOD in the scripting catagory. There is a very good storyline to this D-MOD. Jarvis is the night that when really bad things happen, re-awakes from his frozen state and goes out to stop the evil. A typical storyline for lots of D-MODS, but the way this has been done is very good indeed! The way the warcraft 2 graphics have been taken and mixed with the Dink graphics has been done well, but is not always the best way to use Warcraft 2 graphics in a D-MOD. It may sometimes have bad effects and may not look right, but Sabre has done this very well. Now, the downside of this romp... the weaknesses...

Weaknesses
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Well, quite a few weaknesses here... A big one I found was the fact that these are not SabreTrouts graphics, they have been taken from another game made by a proffesional games design team. I know Sabre did give proper credit to Blizzard and RedInk1 etc. but I really think using other peoples graphics rather than using your own is kind of... cheating. I know it sounds wrong to say that but Sabre gets added credits for including very cool warcraft 2 graphics in his D-MOD. He gets credit and is allowed to use the graphics in his D-MOD because he wrote a little note in the readme.txt saying thanks. My opinion once again but still. I found quite a few hardness errors, ones like when you can go from quite an early stage, float across the water and end up at the final boss section of the D-MOD. Not exactly good, another example is near this part where you can escape into the trees and view all the screens without killing monsters by simply floating through the trees. I found that the little rock that Jarvis stands on at the very beginning of the game is very cheaply done and not worth credit. On a final note I would like to say that this D-MOD is simply far too easy to beat, meaning no fun whatsoever.

Overall
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A good D-MOD here, using Warcraft 2 graphics along with the original Dink graphics, some cheap graphics and bad music, some good parts and funny people, overall just an average D-MOD.

Total 6.8
Grade C (Only just passing)

End Comment "Go on, download this if you haven't read my review..."
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