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Friends Beyond 3: Legend of Tenjin

A flower loving bonca. Let's bash him over the head with a sword! This is HALF of the game. From the COTPATD project.
Here are some statistics: 1500 map screens (in 2 map files), estimated time of 12-15 hours to complete all the endings, 28 new sounds, 88 new midis, and over 500 new graphics.

*Best download of november 2000*
Released:May 2nd, 2021
File Size:5.66 MB
Release Notes:Community patch by Robj to fix crash with FreeDink 109.6.
Play:Play this D-Mod right now in your web browser! (More Info)
August 2nd, 2004
Score : 9.3 exceptional
Definitely not my type of Dmod, but it still managed to instill a pleasant emotional potpourri of enthrallment, frustration, and maniac rage.

Style: 8
I hate to give this rating, because I think the author achieves exactly the style he intends, it has a very "Square" flavor (having only played FFVII, I'm not quite sure about that classification). But the problem is, I really don't like this style, even if it is done fairly well here. I liked FFVII because it had a huge amount of stuff, and there was always more magic to learn. But if you took an isolated segment of it, it would probably be boring. I certainly wouldn't call LOT3 boring, but puts the above-mentioned style into a poor context. And the whole fruit mixing thing was... well I quote (loosely) from Dukies shooting gallery: "I have to find the magic pebbles... what did he call them again? Oh yeah, FRUITY PEBBLES."

Gameplay: 10
Truly awesome. With flaws, as mentioned above, but the fighting is carefully balanced. Hard (in the second map, especially when you first get there) but not impossible. This makes gaining levels intensely rewarding. The stat system owned, too. Some of the stuff you have to do to proceed is kind of... meh, especially the dungeon at the end of the first map, where you have to sneak past (what looks like) a solid wall, but once you get onto the second map, all of the quests are excellent (even if I couldn't figure 'em out)

Story: 10
A whole bunch of stories wrapped into one, very much in the "square" style. And they are all quite nice. The protagonist's story makes much more sense than other people have suggested: he gets exiled from his home town, and wanders the earth as events unfold around him. I hate Stephen Crane as much as the next guy, but the "realism" (read: lack of overriding plot) of the first map is refreshing.

Overall: 9.3
Y'know, I have to agree, just a little, with Scratcher: sometimes big isn't good. This game wouldn't be better if it were smaller, but the size somehow makes you want more from it.
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Game crashes when certain screens are loaded3ghostknightMay 27th 2020, 11:19 AM
Friends Beyond trilogy18shevekApril 7th 2020, 09:52 PM
Red key spark?1ranmachuaMarch 5th 2020, 10:47 AM
Potions in dreams?1ranmachuaMarch 2nd 2020, 08:27 PM
Help I dont understand how to get to world 25DeathScoutMarch 19th 2018, 05:25 AM
What's that .mid?4QuiztisAugust 9th 2014, 11:59 PM
First dungeon1Jonas0075October 10th 2012, 03:26 PM
legend of tenjin-stuck in dungeon9lanceOctober 9th 2012, 01:41 PM
world 2 files are located in fb3 not LOT for some reason1bckwoodlenNovember 15th 2009, 09:52 AM
stuck with medallion , friends beyond3 legend of tenjin4lanceDecember 30th 2008, 06:20 PM
Stuck In World 2 PLEASE HELP ME!!!2AlchemistMay 8th 2008, 02:56 AM
Can't Get Into World 21AlchemistApril 21st 2008, 07:08 AM
completely lost in Goodheart ruins2dinkrogerJanuary 11th 2008, 04:53 PM
stuck4dreamwizardDecember 29th 2007, 03:11 AM
a-quest2.txt? HELP!!!!!6arossowDecember 21st 2007, 06:47 AM
Symbol of power??2JackoDecember 18th 2007, 11:37 PM
can't find Goodhart Ruins5dreamwizardNovember 5th 2007, 02:27 PM
Another midi1dinkmegaOctober 2nd 2007, 07:48 PM
secret caves1kittykatSeptember 9th 2007, 04:42 AM
HOW TO GET TO WORLD 22pamJuly 13th 2007, 10:59 AM
stuck2DreamwizardJuly 8th 2007, 12:43 AM
please need help in the legend of Tenjin3dinkrogerJune 19th 2007, 07:25 AM
lost in the viel caves3dinkrogerMay 29th 2007, 07:36 PM
can't find sanddollar4dinkrogerMay 27th 2007, 05:35 PM
Serioulsy Need Help ON World Two2Nappen44March 27th 2007, 01:01 PM