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Dinkablo II: Shadow and Flame

Dink reaches a permanent dead end. From the COTPATD project.
Description
Three Wizards call Dink to save the world (again), to kill Diablo. However, something goes wrong and Dink is teleported into mysterious little island.

*Best download of april 2003*
Released:April 2nd, 2003
File Size:981.99 KB
Downloads:44
Release Notes:Demo
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June 9th, 2003
Demo
Score : 7.5 good
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Storyline: Dink has to kill Diablo in order to save the world. Diablo is the Overlord of Darkness.

Map and graphics: The map is decorated nicely, but all areas look the same and that is a shame.

Music: The music is good.

Good: The 'choose your path wisely' message is nice, but a savebot would have been handy: if you choose wrongly, you can restart the game. The Forgotten Tower looks cool, as do the other temples: the bars are nicely done and the entrance too. All the inside of houses are very detailed and you can see the author put time and effort in those.

Not so good: The training area for new Dinkers is quite superfluous. Funny is the sign that explains how you can talk to a sprite: you have to press spacebar in order to see the text that says: "To talk, press spacebar." So, if you do not know that you have to use spacebar to talk, you will never see the text explaining just that. And if you do know how to talk to the sign, the message that you have to use spacebar so you can talk to the sign is unnecessary.
I got quite confused by all the names and places that are mentioned in this game and even more when it turned out you did not need to remember any of those since they do not feature in the game.
Although the beginning is a bit dumb, with the training area, the rest of the game looks real good and makes you want to adventure and explore and do all kind of exciting things. But there is not that much to do; you can talk to some people and kill some monsters and admire the inside of the temples, but that is it. No nice quest, not even a mini one. I found that quite unsatisfactory. The game promises a lot, but does not live up to it. You can not even fight the end-boss.

Overall: Good map, lovely temples, nicely decorated, but no gameplay and not much of a story.

Fit for: If you want an easy D-mod that you can finish without having to fight or do much.