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World of DinkC

January 11th, 2006
v1.1
Score : 8.3 good
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Well, I finally got around to finishing this dmod, just to see what the hype was about.

About all I can say for this one is that it pretty well put together mod compared to most out there and it does have actual length. However, I was rather let down by something rated so high.

Story:
Dink's world is getting torn apart by an error. The concept is pretty awesome, but I was a bit disappointed in the execution. I was expecting something more... random and computer glitchy... something like the infamous Virus Email or even like Crosslink. A greater degree of chaos with all the bells and whistles mixed in with being able to further manipulate Dink's world would have seriously improved my enjoyment of this mod.

The whole story is kind of flat, along with the dialog and characters. Still despite all this, the fact that it actually *has* a coherant story places it well above most dmods.

Gameplay:
The game balance works for me. It starts off pretty easy but then suddenly gets pretty difficult close to the end. Be sure to buy a lot of potions when you get close to fixing the deadly error. Secrets and potions are easy to get to and come across, so be sure pick them everywhere you find them.

Sound/Music:
No real new sounds. The music mostly feels randomly thrown in except for a few key pieces. There are some good tracks and some bad ones. WoDc is around average in this area.

Graphics:
Aside from a couple interesting puzzles, nothing new or original here. There are a few hardness and depth queue errors, but that's pretty forgivable.

Overall: I give this an 8.3 for being at least a being a solid epic, even if it doesn't really show anything special and was just a little disappointing.