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Quest for the Gems

From the COTPATD project.
May 1st, 2009
Score : 9.0 exceptional
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Ah, The Quest for the Gems. One of the first D-Mods I ever played. I decided to write a review for it, even though it's long time I played this one, and can't remember anything.

Story: An evil wizard is trying to take over the world by stealing gems from people to wake his master. King Danny notices problems with his gems not arriving and sends Dink to an adventure to find out what's happening.

This standard and boring plot is pretty good after all. Since Metatarasal has made some jokes on the fact that Dink has to fight an evil wizard AGAIN.

Map: The map is very well made, and goes on with other D-Mods' maps. All in all, there's nothing special about it.

Gameplay: The gameplay is good. You have many villages/areas to go through and everyone of them have something different in them. I don't remember much goodies being anywhere. The 2nd village's cave was hidden pretty well, and it took me sometime to find it. The monsters and enemies are balanced good, but some of them are a little bit easy.
Also, you have to walk sometimes very long ways e.g: from 4th area back to the 1st one.

Good: Gameplay, Story, and I quess the map goes with it.

Bad: Sometimes you have to walk very long distances. Also, the enemies are sometimes a little too easy.

As well, I don't know what Metatarasal did wrong, but somewhere in the middle of the game, something goes wrong. When you stand still, Dink suddenly turns to other direction. This doesn't effect the gameplay, but it can get annoying.

If Metatarasal ever does another version, he should fix this glitch.

Overall: 9.0. A great quest that you definitely should download. I think it's one of the best D-Mods of all time, and ATLEAST one of the best Quests of all time.

Fit for: Anyone, anywhere, anytime!!
May 5th, 2005
Score : 7.8 good
Peasant Female
Quick little game with an easy to follow plot. There was new music that fit the story well. Same old grapics, and very few hardness errors. Overall, worth the download, it'll amuse a good thirty minutes of your time.
May 5th, 2005
Score : 8.3 good
While I don't like this dmod, it displays exceptional technique, perhaps on par with the best of 'em.

Style: 8
The decoration is simply wonderful, and there are some interactive objects. On the other hand, the dialogue, though brief, is quite boring: this game features almost no humor.

Gameplay: 9
The hardest aspect of this game to evaluate. While there are some very neat, well scripted little tasks that need to be performed, they don't require much brain power. The fighting is also way too easy.

Story: 8
Bad, but I've learned that putting together a good plot is more difficult than expected.

Anyways, some evil wizard is stealing gems to resurrect... a spinning fire thingy. I liked the cutscenes.

Overall: 8.3
I think this is a good dmod to look at for aspiring authors... there are a few of these long, well-made, but rather uninspired dmods; this is the best. (Legend of the Duck comes to mind as similar)

Its flaw, in case I've been unclear, is that it's boring and easy.
May 4th, 2005
Score : 7.0 good
Peasant Female Canada
I enjoyed playing this dmod quite a lot.Although I
found the end boss a bit hard to beat.Very few errors
appear in this game and certainly nothing to stop you
from finishing it.The music was a mix of familiar and
new and fit the dmod well.The storyline made sense and
each task required finishing before moving onto the
next level.Graphics were pretty much the same traditional
ones.I enjoyed the flashes of what the enemy was up to
while I was on my journey.
All in all,it was a fun little romp.