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Scourger (The)

The red guy is the titular villain. He's apparently the scourge of walls. From the COTPATD project.
November 22nd, 2005
Score : 9.5 exceptional
Peasant Male Romania
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice. 
The Scourger is certenaly a great DMOD. On my opinion it's more an epic than a quest, because it requires several hours to complete and it has many towns to visit.

Story: 9.5/10
A strong wizard has been resurected, and the only weapon that can defeat him is a unique sword, found in an ice castle. Dink must get the sword to save the world from that wizard(did I mentioned that it was a red wizard?).

Map: 9.9/10
It has everything a great map requiers: Villages, ice regions, desert regions, forest regions, caves, catacombs, mazes, even a puzzle room. It's well-decorated, no hardness errors(I hope).

Music: 9.5/10
What can I say about the music? It's good, fits the situation... that's all.

Gameplay: 9.5/10
The monsters are just strong enough for the current powers of Dink, the fighting is really balanced. Maybe the end boss was a bit too strong, but it's an end boss: don't expect it to be weak. There are a lot of potions to find, some weapons to buy, a spell(the fireball) to find(it can be found in two places, but one of them is secreat).

Scripts: 10/10
Metatarasal made cool scripts in this DMOD. My favorite one was the reunion of the two crystals, which was a great visual effect. The puzzle room contained some great challenges, including some reaction time tests. The end boss was also great scripted. The author added three new buttons:
-the "T" button is used to throw away unuseful items. Very useful.
-the "J" button opens Dink's journal which reminds player what is the current quest. This is quite usefull, because the game has many quests and subquests.
-the "C" button is used to skip the part with the obstacle course in the desert, for players with slower computers. I didn't used it.

Style: 9.0/10
As I mentioned before, The Scourger has many quests, subquests, miniquest, microquest and so on. Some of them are great and original, but some are a bit boring. The conversations were well-done and funny.

Overall: 9.5/10
Maybe it's not as good as sob, pota or pq, but I think it's still one of the best DMODs ever made. Meatarasal did a great job.