The Dink Network

Friends Beyond 1

That house has seen better days. From the COTPATD project.
June 12th, 2003
v2.0
Score : 4.0 tolerable
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Binirit
Peasant Female
 
Storyline: After having finished this D-mod I was still wondering what the story is about. You can search for some blue flowers to help a sick kid and find a light sword to stop an angry girl. But those did not enlighten me to why I should do that or what was the meaning of it.

Map and graphics: The map is quite big, but decorated beautifully. There are new monsters in this game: some sort of pillbugs (they do not look like pillbugs, but act like them) which look very good and some blobs which look also very good.

Music: The music is good.

Good: You can press R to walk faster; depending on how strong you are, you can run for a certain time and after that you will automatically walk at normal speed again. But you have to read the controls.txt to know that this feature even exists this should have been explained in the game itself.

Not so good: The most irritating thing about this D-mod apart from the bugs is the fact that there is no story what so ever. Sure, you can do two things, but that is it. I was left in the dark as to what this is all about or why I should walk huge distances back and forth to accomplish eventually nothing at all. You do not see the results of your actions. You can fight monsters until you drop dead, but that does not add anything. So the gameplay in this D-mod is zero. And the walking gets boring really quick. The map, although it looks beautiful, is way too big for the couple of things that you can do. The screenlocks with the slimes in the first caves and on the screen in the second caves (before the note) did not unlock. And there are no savebots before the screenlocks, so you have to go back to your last saved game and since that savebot is no where near those screenlocks, you can again do some serious walking.

Remark: Since I had no clue what to do, I finally checked the walkthrough. At first I thought I had the wrong walkthrough or the wrong D-mod, but that was not the fact. And after I had read the other reviews I was even more confused, since it really looks like we are all talking (including the walkthrough) about other D-mods. In the walkthrough it says something about fairies and a dead man, but I never saw those, since I met an angry girl and a sick boy in the D-mod but those are not mentioned in the walkthrough. And in one of the reviews I read something about a scorpion, which I never saw, and something about sound effects, which I never heard.

Overall: No gameplay, no story, no fun.

Fit for: If you want to have a look at a beautiful map.