The Dink Network

Perilous Journey (A)

November 7th, 2002
Score : 6.6 fair
Peasant Female
Storyline: Dink wants to buy the house in Terris, ends up in Port Town where he asks Charlie if he is willing to sell his house. But to get the house Dink has to enlist in the navy. The Northern Trading Company declared war on Port Town and Dink has to find out all he can about this army.

Map and graphics: The map of Port Town is done nicely, but after that the map is rather empty. There is a new animation of smoke coming out of a chimney but it is going too fast.

Music: The music suits the situation al right.

Good: It is nice to see a D-mod about the empty house in Terris. The idea of Dink embarking on a ship is nice too. Port Town is done nicely, and there is a fair share of humour in the D-mod.

Not so good: After Port Town there is nothing more to do, and there is no end to this D-mod. It leaves you a bit disappointed, although the other stated this al right. There are no borders in the second part. There is an extra folder in the zip file, so, after you have unzipped it, you have to move the journey folder to the Dink Smallwood folder, otherwise the game will not play. In the readme.txt is says: ‘Approximate time 10+ hours, depending upon skill level of player’, but I finished it in about five minutes - I guess this note is about the full version.

Remarks: The file came with a zip file for the source, but the scripts were .c files. There are some .db files. There are .ff files of the graphics, but the .bmp files are there too. The file came wit a saved game. It also came with two dink.dat files. But the author said that he would solve that in the next version.

Overall: A nice beginning, but after that there is nothing to do.

Fit for: If you do not mind a D-mod with no end.
November 9th, 2003
Score : 3.5 tolerable
There is a good beginning for a story ... and then it ends...
Basically this download is nothing but the intro sequence for a new game and the game itself is missing.

A few (to my eye) new graphics which are quite nice.
Musicwise it looks like the full version will have quite some choice of sounds, however I somehow don't think this really shows yet in this intro.
In the main menu you now have a "save" option and a "refill health" option. These could prove interesting in a full game, though for now they are of no use.

Who knows what will happen if the game ever does get finished and released ?
As mentioned, the story sounds promising, but for the moment... don't bother to download.
August 24th, 2003
Score : 3.0 tolerable
Peasant Male Australia
An unfinished DMOD. Dink finds out that Charlie is in Port Town and goes to buy the house that was for sale in the Original Dink game. Of course Dink has no money and so has to agree to help in some war. He journeys to an island (?) and that’s about all you can do.

Nothing to do… so don’t bother with this one. The readme.txt file says 10 hours to finish. Yeah, right. If you’re on some kinda drug maybe.

Overall 3 out of 10.