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Old Hero New Thief

Somewhere Secret or Start At the start of the game
steal stuff before time runs out!
Released:August 14th, 2009
File Size:589.30 KB
Release Notes:Initial version.
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August 20th, 2009
Score : 6.0 fair
Bard Male Netherlands
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This DMOD is probably the shortest DMOD I've ever liked. Not the shortest I've played, but the shortest I liked.

When you start the DMOD you get a nice, funny intro that tells you you're going to be a thief. Or perhaps a theif, the DMOD left me a bit in the dark about that. In practice this means you get an assignment to steal 4000 gold worth of stuff from a house when the tenants are away. There is a 'timer' (a slowly deteriorating health bar), so you'll have to steal all the stuff within a limited amount of time.

This idea is great, but unfortunately the execution is mediocre. First of all the house you need to rob is just three screens, this means there is not a lot of challenge involved, just talk to everything and you're very well on your way already. And the timer should certainly not give you any trouble, it's timed quite leniently.

Another thing that bothered me was that it's really only fun once. For such a small DMOD (we're talking less than five minutes!) I had kind of hoped for some sort of replayability. But the second time there's no challenge whatsoever left, as you know where to find everything.

The entire story is brought to you by cutscenes which were well made. Also there is some subtle humor that made me smile. The story is also exactly large enough and it makes sure that the game really feels finished when you're done. This really helps to make this DMOD enjoyable.

So this is a very short mediocre DMOD, but with a nice, satisfactory story and original gameplay. That earns it a 6.0 from me.