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Once in a Lifetime

July 7th, 2002
v1.1u
Score : 9.4 exceptional
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IceMan
Peasant Male
 
So then, once in a lifetime, brought to you by Simeon. Well, what can I say. Let's simplify my thoughts... It is a very good game, new midis, new graphics although only a few. Some map errors which is bad and can be easily found, but anyway, take a look at the strengths and weaknesses and decide for yourself what you think is good and what you think is bad...

Strengths
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The midis here are very good and are all taken from James Perleys beautiful 374 Midi collection. I feel that although this is a pretty small D-MOD, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in storyline and gameplay. I feel that it has been very well constructed and very well thought out. The game itself, as a whole, is a pretty good acheivement. The combat is very good, just what I like, not too hard, yet, still not too easy. Making it just right (said the baby bear...). The end boss is ok, just not brilliant, actually the boss was very easy, but still...

Weaknesses
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Hmmm, glitches and bugs, as always a very bad weakness. The map here is very small, which I guess is OK, but I would have liked this game to last a little longer, it seems to just, stop. I feel the LACK of midis here is bad. Yes, they are very good midis, some of the best, but there are not enough of them. You will, throughout the D-MOD, hear the same midis every now and again, which is bad, as it makes it "boring" if you understand what I am trying to say. I feel that there is nothing too interesting about the boss you can find in this D-MOD. Nothing that makes him stand out from the rest. Once again, making it a bad D-MOD. There are different ways to approach different parts in this D-MOD, but some are just too easy, simple.

Overall
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A GREAT D-MOD with GREAT potential, but lacks that shiny touch, not making it "the one". Not enough midis, too many bugs to get the right amount of pleasure from this game, and the fact that there is nothing OUTSTANDING that you can find from the boss. There is, however, VERY good storyline, VERY good gameplay, which basically OVERPOWERS all of this D-MODS weaknesses, giving it a high score. A small map, adventure dies to quickly, hope there can be more in later versions.

Total 9.4
Grade A (Passing Greatly By My Standards)

End Comment "Great game, small, sweet, but great"