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New Shores : The Maori

July 29th, 2002
Score : 9.0 exceptional
Peasant He/Him Australia
I think this DMOD is very good. It's not your standard - hey let's hack our way to a tough end boss. It has it's own unique style.

Graphics: a couple of new ones, the fish tails were good (I thought the blue one was a flower at first) End creature is great. But looks more like a cross between a lyre bird and the fire bird than the kiwi bird I know

Sounds: Loved the midis - really helped set a mood here that suited the DMOD perfectly. No new wavs.

Map: Very well done. Lots of detail. Didn't find any hardness bugs.

Gameplay: It's different. And you have to use your memory which is good (and the DMOD is short which makes this not annoying) Stone giants (not sure what they're supposed to be in terms of Maoris) were tough. I like that. Liked the fact you got punished for getting answers wrong.

Overall 9 out of 10. Play this DMOD for a change of pace.