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Lyna's Story

Description
One year after Dink adventure, crisis strikes while he is away. No one but Lyna can save the day.

*Winner of Alternative Hero Contest*
Released:February 26th, 2006
File Size:390.47 KB
Release Notes:v1.1
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June 4th, 2005
v1.1
Score : 9.3 exceptional
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This is, of course, a great game. On the downside, it feels (to me) somewhat unfulfilling.

Style: 9
It's hard to say what's missing here. My first thought is that there aren't enough characters with who you can actually converse, but that shouldn't be important to this sort of action intensive game. Perhaps the problem is that Lyna's personality isn't sufficiently developed due to the size of the dmod (extremely small.) Personality is largely a reflection of personal history, and there's just no way to show that here.

Anyways, the graphics are beautiful (especially the little blue star effects), the music fine, and there's lots of wonderful Paul Pliska scripting.

Gameplay: 10
I rather disagree with Simon here. The game is pretty easy--until you try to kill something (in the shadow world.) The spitting boncas in particular proved troublesome, even with the bow upgrade. On the other hand, the new enemies are brilliant: disappearing slimes, exploding slimes, the aforementioned boncas. Good stuff.

The whole "laying knights to rest" thing was weird, but interesting. The gameplay dynamics of this game are simply different from anything else on the network... I think different is good here.

Story: 9
I sort of bought into the fact the Lyna would go out and rescue the knights... I guess...

Overall: 9.3
It's not that it's too short, just that it sets you up for more stuff than it contains. I thought that I'd have to do a lot to overcome the Dragon cult, but obviously that didn't happen.
TopicPostsPosterLast Post
Will the stone giant never die?4RossVanDerHNovember 29th 2011, 04:01 AM
Gamepad Support Missing?2starlynx57January 30th 2011, 04:37 AM
where's the friggin water??9imagineJuly 28th 2010, 07:33 PM
Lyna's Story Walkthrough5DucklordApril 24th 2009, 09:55 PM
lyna's story32lanceFebruary 1st 2009, 02:43 AM
WHERE7CrashMarch 29th 2007, 05:11 PM
Shadow place thingy1WierdAlMarch 8th 2007, 09:36 AM
The door in the cave2KringelsAugust 27th 2005, 01:17 AM
my bow6frameAugust 13th 2005, 05:27 AM
please guide Lyna's story4eroJune 24th 2005, 10:04 PM
Where to go now??6turtleFebruary 6th 2005, 09:18 PM
Lyna - Apple6MomerathJanuary 8th 2005, 03:48 AM
?answer to riddle?help3clutzJuly 15th 2004, 03:46 PM
shadowland5jojoNovember 21st 2003, 09:42 AM
Fire magic???7DinkgirlJune 18th 2003, 11:48 AM
I am stuck with the dragon tooth key in the shadow land!2WillowJune 14th 2003, 09:47 PM
stuck at the plaque with the dancers, please help2amybull2902March 31st 2003, 10:31 AM
lyna's story help1amybull2902March 24th 2003, 10:31 AM
walkthrough for Lyna's story?2preetzMarch 11th 2003, 08:51 PM
Laying knights to rest in Lyna's Story2MomerathJanuary 14th 2003, 11:19 PM
Lyna's story help -Knights laid to rest?-5dinkmegaOctober 2nd 2002, 06:04 PM