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Scary Beast (The)

Dink learns about the scary beast. From the COTPATD project.
July 15th, 2009
v0.99.1a
Score : 6.5 fair
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
The Good:
Mapping is much better, there are more things to do, and the beast isn't as strong. These are all things that needed much improvement.

The Bad:
The hole and the stairs both made door noises, and you couldn't crawl through hole. The girl didn't say anything after she tells you to go kill the beast, whereas she did in 0.99. And I don't know if this was intentional or a bug, but you can keep getting strength from the tree after you've got your initial points. No screenlock with the final boss. Again, I don't know if that was intentional.

It's better, but it could still use some improvement. However, all the problems are simple fixes if you do decide to make another version. If you do, I'll be sure to change this review accordingly. I'm glad you updated it.
May 7th, 2008
0.99
Score : 0.1 horrible
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soulman
Peasant Male Bulgaria steam
I don't break rules.I bend them. 
But i thought that ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ was crap.Guess i was wrong.

You play as Dink and you must kill a bonca-the scary beast.My first impression was that there is no music,no story and the most important:there was no humour!At least ABCD.... had some humour(wasn't funny at all) but this is boring.Oh,and where is the village,and the people?

Glen I know you can do better so show me better.
January 30th, 2007
0.99
Score : 0.5 horrible
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...Just when I thought Glenn was getting better this shlock shows up. I have to be honest and straight-forward, this D-Mod is a total piece of crap. It fails in almost every category, and is not even fun. There have been bad D-Mods in the past that had so many dumb scripting and dialogue errors that they were actually a bit funny- Baywatch Island comes to mind, and Richard's Revenge as well. Unfortunately this one is just bad.
Read on if you would like to find out why:

***PLOT***
Wow, boncas are SURE scary! Spoiler alert: A villager asks you to kill a 'Scary Beast', which is actually just your run-of-the-mill bonca. There is almost no dialogue and the people do not have scripts attached to them. The worst thing is that there is no backstory. It really isn't that hard to make a semblance of a plot line. While it might not always be a great plot, it is better than none. Even in 'The Search for the Green Mushroom', you got to know a bit about the characters and their personalities (albiet, very little). The characters in this might as well have been cardboard standups.
0.5

***MAP***
I usually don't like to be too critical of a D-Mods map, but this one is quite atrocious. There are basically only two types of screens in this D-Mod. One consists of mismatched grass with a single tree in the center, and the other is a cliff barrier at the north end of the map. These two tiles and pasted all over the map. This would not have been so repugnant on its own except that the map is actually fairly large and only makes the game bigger. This problem is compounded by the fact aforementioned that all the tiles look the same. When I played this I lost my bearings pretty quickly.
0.5

***SOUND***
Normally, if one was lazy or inexperienced they could just enter 1 into the midi slot for any tile. Glenn didn't even try that hard. What a shame.
0.0

***GAMEPLAY***
BORING! you walk around a terrible map until you find a villager who tells you to save them. Then you wander around the map again until you find the beast and kill it with your fist. This is the only monster on the map, and fighting it is actually rather dull, but it is still the high point of the D-Mod. There is one merit, though- how you win is quite obvious. And winnable it is, which is nice- though in this case you don't achieve much (not even a good ending cinematic). We aren't left guessing, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out what to do.
1.0

FINAL SCORE:0.5

This is probably not the worst D-Mod ever, but it is definitely the pits. This one makes Glenn's other D-Mods look like POTA. You've been warned: don't download this.
December 30th, 2006
0.99
Score : 0.2 horrible
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GOKUSSJ6
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
Story:
Dink must kill the scary beast that is really Bonca.No intro*0.5*
GamePlay:
Horrible.No potions,weaps,magic's and one enemy.*0.0*
Music/Audio:
No midi's*0.0*
Good:Nothing
Bad:The map is too empty!
Overall:
*0.2*

Hint:
You must really learn something about creating D-Mod.BTW Why don't you call someone for help in creating D-Mod's?(Like SimonK,SabreThrout etc.)
December 30th, 2006
0.99
Score : 1.5 horrible
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Erwin
Peasant Male Netherlands xbox
Friendship is magic 
This is one crappy D-Mod. Looks like Glenn will never learn.
There were no bugs I could find, but what do you expect from such a little game.
There's also a hole in the game which appears out of nowhere after you speak with someone. Its just a small detail but I don't like the way it's done. It would be better if the hole is there all the time but you can't go through it unless you speak with the only NPC in the game.

Story: 2.0
You arrive in the game with nothing to do until you meet someone who asks you to save her from a scary beast. That's it.

Map: 2.0
The map is very empty and most screens are just copied so you walk into a dj vu most of the time.

Music: 0.0
There's not much to say about it THERE IS NO MUSIC!

Gameplay: 2.0
Not much to do accept for killing a bonca... WITH YOUR FIST. So it's a little bit difficult but doable if you really don't have anything else to do then killing a bonca.

Overall: 1.5
This D-Mod is not worth playing.
December 29th, 2006
0.99
Score : 0.0 horrible
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
If you thought ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ was bad, you didn't play The Scary Beast yet.
This D-Mod is the new bottom. To be short: You are Dink and run around in a couple of exactly the same looking screens looking for a Bonca. Then, Dink kills the Bonca, and you win the game.

This is actually a worse D-Mod than ABCDEetc. because this D-Mod requires a least minimal effort, which, 2 minutes later, appears to be completely wasted. To make things worse: it's painfully obvious that the premise of the D-Mod is to humour. The author wnted it to suck. The author wnted to make the new ABCDE. Well buddy, in even that, you failed miserably, because ABCDE was at least one of a kind. Ths is just a hopeloss attempt to get the -almost cult status- of worst D-Mod ever ABCDE achieved.

Don't download this D-Mod.
December 29th, 2006
0.99
Score : 0.1 horrible
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There's noting to do. You're asked to save a village from a beast, but there's no village, no beast, nothing to kill, no weapons, no magic. Just a fenced in area with a girl.