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Dinky Dimensions 1: FIAT

Dinkemon minigame. From the COTPATD project. A scene from the minigame Dinkaxian minigame. From the COTPATD project.
August 1st, 2004
Score : 9.6 exceptional
Most of the bugs to this game fell into 2 categories:
1. Loading the wrong graphics for an elemental attack or an elemental knight.
2. Killing the game when I switched weapons or such.

These happened altogether too much, but frequent saving makes the game playable.

Style: 10
FIAT has lots of nice looking graphics, fantastic midis (two or three were annoying, but the rest were well above average), and cool sounds. It also has a fairly well-decorated map, many random scripted objects, and a bunch of amusing conversations. This game has a pleasing style.

Gameplay: 9
The fighting was pretty much the usual. The sneedfee's sword introduced some cute tactics, and the bosses were fun, but other than that it was pretty repetitive. The puzzles and the like were mostly excellent, although there was at least one place where you had to run from person to person. On the whole though, I never really got bored.

Story: 10
A lot of effort seems to have gone into providing a proper context for Dink's quest, and the story here fits quite well with EoT.

Overall: 9.6 (-.1 for bugs)
Pretty much a must-download, but I would play some other Dmods first. This game definitely placed style over substance, and you will have a hard appreciating the visuals unless you've seen what's out there.