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Chores

The Right Spell for Dink, but Wrong Spell for the Wizard
August 13th, 2009
1.1
Score : 7.0 good
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This is a short and solid romp. The only problem I felt was how slow-paced it is, especially at the beginning, and even when fighting. On the other hand, that's a part of the dmod's style. The story is almost nonexistant; you do chores, then something else suddenly happens. The quests don't connect much to each other.

The map is pretty, snowy, well-decorated and sometimes innovative. There are some funny events in the game, but the dialogue is mostly quite bland. The music fits the situation, but it's not outstanding. The quests are straightforward and easy, though I had some trouble finding one of the branches in the forest. Why do games that have a quest like this always only have the exact amount of objects you need to collect? You'd think there was plenty of wood in a forest. :Y The fights are easy and you get to heal yourself often, the only potential exception being the first bonca, if you attack him right away.

The version I am reviewing (1.1) added some cool things to the initial version. The Ronan cameo was the best part of the game, and the improved ending was hilarious. It's a cool romp to play through when you're bored, but it's not great, it doesn't stand out.