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Dink Smallwood in the Valley of the Talking Trees

September 10th, 2002
v1.3
Score : 8.2 good
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WC
Peasant Male United States
Destroying noobs since 1999. 
This may not be the best d-mod of all time, but it is one of the most enjoyable quests I have ever played (mostly because I am a huge fan of friends the TV show).

Story: Simple story line that is meant to be enjoyable (not really fighting, more of a comedy like The Quest For Cheese), and it does it's job. There are no real sub quests, but there is a cool secret if you look for it.

Graphics: No new graphics but this is a romp.

Sound: Nice midi to fit the mood (from the valley to the fighting sceens), a couple of sound effect were added that also add to the mood and will make you laugh.

Mapping: Nice mapping, where the fighting is it's sorta tedious, but otherwise pretty dang good.

Scripting: Simple scripting, but this is what drives the comedy. Almost every sprite has a script attached, and almost every part is comical.

Overall: Great romp, it's not a fighting epic, but rather something to give you a laugh (which we don't have enough of), the ending is also great. I wish Dukie would make a sequal. Score: 8.2
August 7th, 2002
v1.3
Score : 7.7 good
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Binirit
Peasant Female
 
Dink has to kill the Duck from friends.
This D-mod is a cliffhanger, since it is supposed to have a sequel: something I only discovered after the author pointed out to me that that was said by the narrator at the end of the game. Although I played the game to the end, I overlooked that part somehow... hence this adjusted review.

Storyline and map: Although it's clear what to do, there isn't a real story or a plot in this D-mod, but since this is an introduction for another D-mod to come, it fits it's purpose well. The map is carefully designed.

Music: The music fits the situation, especially the music when fighting.

Good: Lots of things have scripts attached to them, so you can basically talk to or hit about everything. There is a lot of humour in it, although it is sometimes too obvious and overdone. The end scene with the other people is done nicely. The sound effects are nice and fit the situation.

Not so good: After the first two screenlocks it gets a bit easier, but screenlock after screenlock tends to get a bit boring and there is no real reason for the enemies to be there (to level-up) since there is no End-Boss to be killed.

Remark 1: The fact that you can't fight the End-Boss but that he just disappears is something I thought disappointing at first, until I realised that that is because there is supposed to be a sequel and if you are going to have a sequel it is not logical to kill the End-Boss in the first D-mod. But some sort of small fight would have made this D-mod even better: in that way you at least would have had the feeling that you really won.

Remark 2: It is really hard to get past the first two screenlocks. The author states that the enemies in the first two screenlocks are there as some kind of blocker, since you have to get the autograph before you can proceed. Although I would prefer less enemies or a real blocker, it fits its purpose: you really have to fight a tough battle to get that autograph!

Overall: A small, but well worked out D-mod.

Fit for: If you like to play a small D-mod, as well in map-size as in playing time, in which the interaction with trees and ducks is the main aim.
August 30th, 2006
v1.3
Score : 5.5 fair
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DrFraud
Peasant Female
 
A so-so plot with minimal humor. Graphics were nothing special and stat progression was positively Munchkinish. (27 attack, 25 defense and 23 magic at level *4*? Getoutahere!) Enemies were extremely unbalanced and the ending barely qualified as one. Might be worth playing if you're a Friends fan but otherwise, I'd give it a miss if I were you.
October 2nd, 2004
v1.3
Score : 6.5 fair
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Not much to this D-Mod. You go help a tree get the duck from friends in trouble cuz he's geting all the love. No one cares for the tree so you help him make everyone hate the duck. After everyone hates him he like hides some ware and thats it. Anyway same old graphics. Nice music and map. I found nothing funny but thats just me. I dont like how all you have is your fist. This D-mod was bit to hard and short and thats why I give it 6.5
July 14th, 2004
v1.3
Score : 7.3 good
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glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
this d-mod is very enjoyable you go to the valley of the talking trees
and dink want not go there but dukie makes him go

good: the good thing here is that i didnt find any bugs.

bugs: i didnt find any bugs

bad: the ending was boring you talk and see a picture

overall: a very great d-mod
and remmember DOWNLOAD THIS D-MOD!! it rocks
July 5th, 2004
v1.3
Score : 7.5 good
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
This D-Mod has quite an interesting plot although I'm not going to give it away because I don't want to spoil it for people downloading this D-Mod. Ok graphics, good music, good storyline, ok map, and besides my other reviews, humor. If you find a picture in a treasure chest you can make a funny tree sequence happen. So...

Graphics 5.0
Music 10.0
Storyline 7.5
Map 7.5
Humor 7.5

A recommendation for dinkers and (in this case) tree lovers.
August 24th, 2003
v1.3
Score : 7.0 good
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
Not sure what the point of this DMOD was. You go to a valley, some tree is upset at all the attention the duck from Friends receives and you fight your way to this duck.

Graphics: Nothing new

Map: A bit better than average, at least there’s some detail

Music: Hmmm, mission impossible again, but I kinda liked it as fighting all those dudes without a sword kinda was a mission impossible

Sounds: nothing new

Humour: yep about the best thing in this little DMOD

Gameplay: boring mostly with just a series of screens with increasingly hard enemies. All stock standard.

Overall: 7 out of 10
February 25th, 2003
v1.3
Score : 9.2 exceptional
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Gustav
Peasant Male
 
Similar to the Quest for Cheese, only Valley Of The Talking Trees is smaller.

Story:
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Dink is sent to The Talking Trees, but doesn't want to go. Dukie makes him.

Bugs:
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Didn't find any

Good:
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Lots of humour
Terrific story line
Nice music especially the Mission Impossible music.

Bad:
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The Duck From Friends dissapears in the end.

Overall, I think this D-Mod is good for anyone.
January 7th, 2003
v1.3
Score : 7.0 good
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This is a fun Dmod. When I was making my first Dmod I learned a LOT of the source. (especially that tree sequence

GOODS: MUCH humour in this one! You have to find the secret or the game will be too hard.

BAD: The ending was boring. I expected a great ending on a great Dmod but all I got was talking and a picture.

OVERALL: Download and get a laugh
April 30th, 2002
v1.3
Score : 7.0 good
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Arik
Peasant Male
 
An absolutely tiny D-Mod, heavily scripted, with a small amount of combat. The game in general is very easy, but enjoyable - never soporific, like some other D-Mods I could mention. Unfortunately, its simplicity is it's weakness - having played it, it feels a little pointless in retrospect.

Nonetheless, this is a fun (if short) D-Mod. Don't expect a big quest or a huge amount of replayability - expect a fun play that is well worth the download time.
February 15th, 2002
v1.3
Score : 8.0 good
Dink Smallwood in The Valley of Talking tree's is a fun, short dmod. The DMOD has been maded nicely, nice road and trees and stones and such, it just can take by some people a while to find the secret with the autograph of friends. Nice talking show and such too, just too bad Dink couldn't kill the ******* duck of friends. Nice but a really weird and unexpected end, it's proberly 1 of those boxes but oh well. Nice, short and funny DMOD that really is worth the downloading time, i recommend this DMOD for the people with a sense of humor. (Like me eheheh )
January 28th, 2002
v1.3
Score : 9.5 exceptional
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Dink Smallwood in the Valley of The Talking trees is about how Dink talks to some trees and one or two of them make fun of him, and Dink talks to the narrator which is also very funny. Dink has to go through a sea of hostile (not) creatures and you can't proceed to the next screen until you've killed all the creatures on the current screen. When you go through this bit it play the Mission Impossible music.

When you finish this D-Mod, the duck will obviously be hiding in one of the boxes, but you can't do anything about that cause it's the end of the D-Mod.

Very easy, it will only take a few minutes to finish. Overall, it's probably worth the download.