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Castle of Lore

Original autumn tiles. From the COTPATD project.
August 11th, 2004
Score : 5.0 fair
Peasant Male Finland
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Ah. Castle of Lore. One of the first D-Mods I downloaded many years back when I first found DN. Back then I played it a little bit, and thought: Cool! I wish I could make a D-Mod like this!

But soon I forgot it, as well as Dink. Just a little while ago I downloaded and played this again. This D-Mod proves me how my standards have skyrocketed since...

Alright, on with the review.

Graphics: Most are modifications of the originals, such as the autumn trees and ice floor. Pretty good use of the originals as well.

Sounds and music: Author of the 374 midis. What do you expect? Lol, I laughed my ass of when I saw some of the bosses. The bosses itself weren't that funny, but the RAPE of the Sabbath's legendary Paranoid made me laugh. The midi version is so crappy that it would make Ozzy crap in his pants. I disliked the other music, too much Metallica (Although Metallica rules) in crappy midis. But... Gotta love it... Frank Zappa and the Mothers, were the best place around, but some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground... Ah, it's so classic

Map: Started out pretty good. On from the second land where you get the red knight suit, the quality started to lower. Just open up WDE and look at the map, lots of screens with NOTHING in them!

Gameplay: TOO HARD in some points! (And too easy in others) E.g. the red knight and the slayers are impossible to kill without cheating. Lots of bugs in some places, most notably failing Dink to unfreeze.

Overall: The game started out really good, I actually liked it but towards the end... Prepare to be frustrated. Score: 5.0