REVIEW FOR GLUCKCLUCK 1.0.1
Is is possible to feel high during a scenario? If it is (and you're into that sort of thing), then this scenario is for you! A bizarre scenario from the depths of Enraged Slith's mind that'll either leaving you begging for more or slightly catatonic.
First off, the dialog pics are awesome. They add that extra touch to the scenario that really just completes it. Furthermore, there was some rather impressive mixing of sound going on as well; I about leapt out of my seat when I first heard that hulking thing coming after me.
The initial combat is also awesome. The first fight turns into a royal mess (in a good way), and there's a strong emphasis throughout the scenario on finding less-violent solutions (and by strong, I mean beats you to death with a club for 300 damage). Sadly, the strong combat doesn't quite keep throughout the entire scenario.
Another high point is town design. I don't know how Enraged Slith designs these wonderful towns, but I'm considering hiring him to do my towns. They all work, are nicely compact, and look believable. In fact, they're the most believable part of the scenario.
Well, the... thing that might possibly be called a plot is odd. Not bad, but odd. However, it starts wearing a bit thin by the end, and then just gets weird. Well, weirder, all things considered. All in all, be prepared for weird humor and weird weirdness in generally.
Instant death nodes are not fun, particularly when they're popped on you in dialogue. Having to clear out the entire lower floor a second time because of insulting ol' sluggy is just plain wrong.
Also, as mentioned earlier, combat starts losing its sparkle once you step out of the troglodyte fort. We go from unique encounters and fights to regular hack 'n' slash, which doesn't fit with the fast-paced style of the scenario. Repeating a trick twice doesn't make it better the second time, either.
The Low-Down - AVERAGE
Fun, but don't go into it expecting a serious (or sane) scenario. I want to give it higher, but it's short and sorta fizzles toward the end, so... yeah.
Okay, when I first went into this scenario, I hit the undead fight, and it recommended I run. But I'm a Bad Dude
! Bad dudes don't run with their tails between their legs! So I decided to stick it out and take 'em down. And lo and behold, I was the last one standing by the time the dust settled.
Anecdotes aside, this seems to be setting a trend of weird humor from Enraged Slith, and I can only fear what he'll come up with next. Fear... with anticipation!