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Escape

Description
Dink suffers a crisis of purpose, and goes on a quest to end his adventuring once and for all.
Released:October 24th, 2007
File Size:294.51 KB
Downloads:888
Release Notes:Initial version.
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July 30th, 2009
v1.00
Score : 9.5 exceptional
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This is an excellent dmod. Dink gets tired of being in the repeating cycle of farm boy becoming hero (literally and metaphorically), and seeks to escape from the game.

The Good:

Loaded with tons of humor in the style of the original Dink adventure, hilarious 4th-wall-breaking commentary, and funny interactions with unlikely NPCs (er... objects).

Gameplay is very accessible, and fighting doesn't require too much effort (with one exception, see below). The plot is also cleverly designed with lots of clues towards the right choices to make.

The ending brings the story full-circle in a final humorous twist.

The Bad:

There is a choice Dink has to make early on in the game, that pretty much decides whether or not he will complete the game. This *is* clued so that the player can figure out the right choice; however, making the wrong choice isn't immediately obvious, and you only get to pick once. One of the wrong choices actually gets positive feedback later on when you receive a gift from a certain ... fruit ... (a different one from the right choice), but it turns out that it's impossible to beat the final boss once you get to this state: it just moves too fast and strikes too hard for this to be practicable. In other words, you've no idea you made a wrong choice until you're 95% through the game, and then you realize that you have to restart since all your earlier saved games are overwritten by now.

Overall:

Except for that tricky choice that decides the outcome of the game, this is an excellent, funny dmod that you'll not regret playing. Everything else is very well crafted, making this definitely one of the best dmods out there. I wish I could give it 9.9, but have to subtract some points for that design flaw.
TopicPostsPosterLast Post
Stuck in Escape D-mod6HappyDJune 8th 2018, 09:27 AM
Wheres the pig?17ThePunisherDecember 5th 2015, 02:17 PM
Mayor and Turnip aren't talking1cherubMay 20th 2011, 01:43 PM
Magic water for the magic turnip5Jonas0075January 24th 2011, 07:07 AM
Questions about Escape6HylanderJanuary 24th 2011, 04:34 AM
Pleeeeeeeeez Heeeeeeeeeeeeelp !!!2AnuragMarch 22nd 2010, 05:45 AM
The Well6HylanderFebruary 8th 2010, 06:25 PM
Recurring crash in dmods10EvilEarlDecember 25th 2009, 03:00 PM
stuck2dinkrogerJanuary 6th 2008, 09:35 PM
Several Freezes1rexroyDecember 9th 2007, 10:47 AM
Dastardly Duffels of Duck Droppings4HylanderNovember 6th 2007, 09:44 PM