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Friends Beyond 2: Branches of Destiny

June 12th, 2003
Score : 6.0 fair
Peasant Female
Storyline: This is part 2 of the Friends Beyond Trilogy. I was wondering in the first part what the story was about and this part is no better. You start on a boat, then you are suddenly on an island and after that you have to find out for yourself what to do, but I had a hard time figuring that out. You can do several things, but they do not connect in a storyline. That was, I guess, also the idea behind this D-mod, since it is a non-linear game, but a game without any story is boring to play.

Map and graphics: The map is huge and boring. There are many screens with just borders and no sprites on them.

Music: The music is good.

Good: The idea of a non-linear game is nice, but this one lacks excitement and fun.

Not so good: The main problem about this D-mod is that it is boring to play. Since you do not know what to do, the only thing left to do is to just wander a bit and since the map is huge and boringly empty, that is no fun. You are really glad when you see a house, but then it turns out the house is empty or the character inside says something that is not important and does not add anything to the story.
Some screenlocks do not unlock.

Overall: Huge map, not that much of a story.

Fit for: If you like non-linear games you could give this one a try.