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Ants (The)

The Princess and the eggs He's kinda right...
September 2nd, 2008
Demo
Score : 7.2 good
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TheAwesome
Peasant Male Canada
Awesome, is me. 
This demo was indeed too short. Even for a demo! It was only about five minutes long.

Introduction: Well, you start off as having to explore a cave and mark danger, food and water.
For some reason, the only pheromone used in this 5 minute demo, is the danger pheromone, which is used 3 times.

Story: 6.5/10 The story was, well, average. A male worker ant named Hatman has to explore an abandonned tunnel. Love ensues. The reason this got a 6.5 is because it was highly predictable.

Gameplay: 6.5/10 The Gameplay isn't much. Moving around and picking up stuff and marking danger. No fighting, or anything. So if you're into action and random violence, this won't satisfy you.

Style: 7/10 The style of the game was pretty good. I liked marking down pheromones, but there werene't enough of them. The reason i gace this a 7 instead of an 8 is because There was no humor at all. In the full version, if you ever make one, please incorporate humor because it is wat Dink Smallwood d-mods are known for.

Graphics: 8/10 All the graphics are new! Almost. They aren't amazing, though. The places that have the original graphics have mixed up graphics. For example, the danger pheromone is a fireball rotating quickly.

Music: 7.5/10 New music that fits well. Hard to notice and tell apart from orginal however. At times I find it didn't fit that well, but I didn't listen to all of the songs because the game only lasted 5 minutes.

Pros:
New and interesting style.
New music
New graphics

Cons:
Way too short
Graphics slighty unappealing

Overall: 7.2

Grade B-

September 21st, 2007
Demo
Score : 7.7 good
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Pretty good, you play as Hatman, an overworked ant and you different tasks for the colony.
New spells, if you would call them spells, and plenty of things to do. To bad it's just a demo.....
September 24th, 2006
Demo
Score : 8.1 good
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Ants Demo

This demo is the 2nd best game I've played and I just had to give it an 8.2 because of the drawings and animations.

It's a cool idea to controll an ant in its everyday life (almost), but I hope in the full version in will have some enemys to use your jaws on, and being able to go outside would be a nice thing too.

Finally I just have to say, MiloBones your doing great keep it up.
May 3rd, 2005
Demo
Score : 6.5 fair
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Ants THE Demo

This Dmod… It was a great original idea, when playing it again to do this review, I, well remembered how much I wished it were a full version.

Story: You play Hatman a young worker ant, Hatman must expect some old tunnels that, as Hatman points out will never be used. These tunnels are full of dangers, and Hatman gets trapped in these caves only to be saved by a female ant. This story is great, better than I can explain; it would have been better to of seen more of it though…

Gameplay: This Dmod has no visible errors, apart from the fact you can did the tunnel before marking the dangers granted you cant get through it but still. I didn’t find any hardness errors, but that is expected from a demo.

Graphics: All of the graphics are new in this demo bar the stats bar, which I would expect to change in the Full version, although it really doesn’t hinder the true coolness of the other graphics. The Graphics themselves are simple, but still work, the only graphics error as such is the white outline around the larva witch doesn’t really matter...

Music: The music was ok… Nothing special, I mean it was new, and it suited the situation but I didn’t find it too special, about average.

Final Thoughts: Great Demo! I hope it will become a full version soon!
Good: The Originality
Bad: 3 words… It’s a Demo
August 21st, 2004
Demo
Score : 8.0 good
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namh666
Peasant Male United States
 
Ants Demo
by MiloBones

OK, this demo was really really good. I hope the author finishes this demo soon! It has a semi-plot about an ant named Hatman who has is (im thinkin) a worker ant and has to do many tasks. I wonder if he will ever finish the story to the princess heh.

overall great demo and I really cant wait for this dmod (finished)!
August 11th, 2004
Demo
Score : 7.2 good
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
This could prove to be a very interesting, and very cool d-mod from Milobones. Taking the role of Hatman the ant, the demo involves you pretty much wandering about for a while. You can't die, there are no enemies, but there are some neat touches that make me anticipate an otherwise typical demo.

Having different pheromones you can plant, and how they look, is cool Cool indeed. Like an Eskimo with no clothes on, sitting on his igloo in Eskimo land. That cool.

It could be very cool.
August 11th, 2004
Demo
Score : 7.0 good
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Xanthos
Peasant Male
 
I'll give it a 7.0 too.
It was a well put together Demo, hopefully it correctly demonstrated the end result. However some things to improve on are.
Graphics: You should try to get diagonal movement working. There needs to be more variety of tiles, not just the same set over and over. Change the hand graphic to a pincer too.
Music: It was ok, just more variety maybe.
Plot: Needs work, hopefully it'll get more in depth.

Other than this it is a really neat demo.