Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:03 PM
From TM on the CSR:
Finally, we have a scenario from Zxquez with a plot that is good, things that happen, and decent fighting. Is this a sign of the coming apocalypse?
Xerch'de is small. No, let me ammend that- It's tiny. It's smaller than Chapman's, it's smaller than RoR, and it's smaller than Babysitting. The whole scenario takes place in the span of two towns and has no outdoors whatsoever.
The plot is decent. There is a small if not meaningless choice, and the implications of the plot can be seen all around. None of the personalities are outstanding- but heck, the scenario is only two towns big! How can they be? Everything fits together solidly. Some ends are left open- for instance, what did the bad guys do before that they don't stand a chance of doing now? Nevertheless, the scenario is so short and understandable that the player is never bothered to ask these questions.
Combat ranges. In one room, you'll find a group of level 7 soldiers, and in the room after that, you'll find level 7 soldiers mixed in with level 15 witches. (Of course, the scenario recommends a fairly advanced level party, meaning that none of the combat is too difficult for the party.)
Custom graphics are used, but to little effect. Town design is sketchy at points, and the main city could have used some more guards. Still, nothing was overtly nonsensical.
Overall, worth playing. There isn't much in the way of headbashing, and unlike Chapman's or Za-Khazi, it's better than doing nothing at all.