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Isle of Croth (The)

At the bottom of a well. From the COTPATD project.
November 27th, 2005
Score : 9.1 exceptional
The Isle of Croth by Simon K. is spectacular.

I have to be honest and say that I wasn't expecting too much from this D-mod since the description sounded pretty generic and there was nothing new in the screenshots. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Although there isn't much new graphically and musically speaking and the map is not very big, Simon makes use of the old textures brilliantly and the world is beautifully horrible, everywhere you look there is death and destruction. The plot is tried and true, not very original but it works and it plays out nicely. There are a lot of cool features, such as the ability to select the difficulty level you want to play on in the beginning and I must say there is a noticeable difference, though after you stock up on a few of the potions you can buy with the copious amounts of gold you amass, the end ends up being fairly easy no matter what.

Although I would have liked to see more variety with the monsters, this is a nice addition to the Dink universe.