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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:30 PM
Reviewed by Blaman
As my first review here at Featured Quest of the Month, I wasn't sure what quest I should review first. So I searched through what quests I had on my hard-drive and picked one by...well, I don't know. I just picked one. And this was it. But enough about that, let's get to the review, shall we?
This is a 5-level quest using the original Pure Tileset and features 1 BS overworld with many small caves and hidden goodies.
Saffith uses the Pure set quite well to create some interesting overworld screens. However, some are a little cluttered, but overall, the overworld looks pretty good. On the other side, the dungeons look pretty good and are well-designed screens. It's not cluttered with things that don't need to be there, and they serve to function as a dungeon quite well. And the custom work that is present is nicely drawn.
The music in this quest is quite good as well. There are no overused tracks that will drive the player insane from hearing it dozens of times. They fit the areas fairly well and are not boring to listen to. The same music aren't repeated in other areas, either. Also, the music itself sounds very good as well, being pleasing to the ears.
Now to the quest's game-play and design. And this quest does not disappoint in this field what-so-ever. Saffith made very good use of what space he limited himself to. For the overworld, there are lots of secrets you can find if you go looking for them, which makes exploring the overworld fun and more interesting than just simply going from dungeon to dungeon.
Now, over to the dungeons themselves. They are designed very well. He doesn't force you down a singular line for the whole dungeon. Rather, there are branching paths and routes in the dungeon, giving a sense of exploration in the dungeon. Furthermore, each dungeon has an interesting theme to accompany it, which adds to their uniqueness and general enjoyment. There are some interesting puzzles and some familiar ones as well, which vary it up nicely and make it more interesting to play.
It should also be noted that the difficulty curve is a little steep. But, being a 5-level quest, it can't exactly be held against the quest, especially considering the fact that other player has access to a lot of secrets that will make them easier. It can be challenging if you chose not to find the extras, but can be made easier if you look for those secrets.
Overall, this quest features a fun set of dungeons and some good exploring to be done, even if the overworld is a little small. It's not designed in a linear fashion, rather, the player is allowed to explore around in the dungeons, and even do them in a different order if they chose to. The overworld has plenty of secrets to look for, and overall is very fun to explore.
Overall, I give this a 8.5/10.
You can discuss the quest here (agree or not, it's my own opinion), but please take any questions regarding this quest to Custom Quest Discussion Also, be sure to rate this quest. The author is bound to appreciate it.
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