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Blood Scorpions

March 5th, 2004
Score : 9.5 exceptional
Peasant Female
Storyline: The Town of the Ancients, a town in the middle of the desert, has been protected by three orbs for a very long time. But the orbs are stolen and scorpions are threatening the town, so Dink decides to become a Servant so he can defend the town. But the scorpions attack the town anyway and then Dink decides to find the stolen orbs in order to save the town.

Map and graphics: Mapping is done excellent and painstakingly and the result is stunningly beautiful. The scenery never gets boring and there are neither too many nor too few details. Also the rooms or parts of the outdoors that are not needed for the game, are decorated beautifully. You can see immediately that a lot of time was put into mapping. There are some new graphics; some are modified old ones, others are from other D-mods or from graphic packs, but, although they come from various sources, they all blend together very well in the lovely scenery.

Music: Excellent choice of music to fit the different kind of situations.

Good: The D-mod gives you that old adventurers feeling, but with a better view, since the map is excellent. It never gets too boring, you never have to walk endless distances, you never are lost as to what to do next; all in all: gameplay is excellent! It is also a very nice thing that the map is there to serve the game, not the other way around. All that is needed is on the map and there are no extra mazes or things like that just to annoy the player. The training is fun, especially the running part! The books you can read in the library are just a small part of the game, but a lot of time and effort has been put into making those books, which all look excellent. These are a good example of the accuracy which with the author has made this D-mod. There are no bugs and no hardness errors; everything is just right and it works the way it should work.

Not so good: I missed a proper introduction. Why is Dink in the Town of the Ancients and why does he want to become a Servant? I also did not like the fact that Dink did not warn the people in the bar when he ran from the scorpions. A simple ´Scorpions are coming!´ would have been sufficient. That they were to be killed after all could not be blamed on him if he warned them. Now he looked like a coward.

Overall: An excellent D-mod that is made with accuracy.

Fit for: Anyone who wants to have some adventure and fun.