The Dink Network

Legend of TerraEarth (The)

I dun think this has anything to do with the game...
July 6th, 2002
Demo 2
Score : 3.0 tolerable
Peasant Female
This D-mod demonstrates a new Battle Engine.
The fights are fought in rounds of 5 seconds. So Dink has 5 seconds to attack and so has the enemy.

Map and graphics: Both are made nicely. There are some new tiles you can see too, although they look like some kind of material instead of real backgrounds. The new statusbar looks allright, but I prefer the old one since that one is more surveyable.

Music: I didnít like the intro-music, but the other music was fine.

Good: The idea of developing a new battle engine is good. There is an escape spell, which is really good: if you run out of healtpoints, you just cast this spell and are transported to a save place.

Not so good: It feels really stupid when Dink just stands there when he is attacked without being able to do anything. I wouldn't like that in a D-mod. If you do want to have a D-mod with this type of battle engine, you should at least give Dink the possibility to block an attack. Besides that, you have to walk to the enemy before you can attack it and since you have only got 5 seconds, you loose about half of those just to reach the enemy. And before you can walk over to the enemy you have to press spacebar to get rid of the text that says it is your turn (you could of course also wait untill it is gone, but then you will not have any time left).
You can hardly read the text in the beginning since it goes to fast.

Overall: Everything is worked out neat and nice, but I donít like this new way of fighting because it is really annoying and timeconsuming and not handy at all.

Fit for: If you want to see a different kind of way to engage in battle.