Slinky [Levels 60-70]
(reviewed by Diastra)
Yaegar [Levels 25-60]
Important Mobs - Rumblebottom the giant, Sir Hosis
Important Objects - Giant's girth
Mobs - 5 - Imaginative mix of fairy tale characters.
Objects - 4 - Lots of nice equipment.
Rooms - 4 - Great in-depth room descriptions.
Map Layout - 4 - Well organized layout, lots to explore.
Story - 5 - Fairy tale aspect is very imaginative and followed throughout the area
OVERALL RATING: 88% Well thought out area, quality you'd expect from Yaegar
An Area About Nothing
Important Mobs - Jerry, Pimp Daddy Kramer
Important Objects - Kramer's cane
Mobs - 5 - Everyone from Costanza to the Pig man makes an appearance
Objects - 4 - Some pointless objects add to the 'nothing' flavor
Rooms - 4 - Memorable places from the TV show are present
Map Layout - 4 - It's a big circle, much like Manhattan tends to be
Storyline - 5 - The series is captured perfectly, really a lot of nothing
OVERALL RATING: 88%, Good, you'll have to be very, very bad to miss out on this one.
5-15] (reviewed by Diastra)
5-20] (reviewed by Diastra)
Yaegar [All levels]
(Reviewed by Kalais)
Important Mobs - Princess Fatima (She has a nipple ring, how can you go wrong with that?)
Important Objects - None
Mobs - 2.5 - The quantity of mobs seems to fit adequately with the ambience of a marketplace. However, the marketplace is not exactly busy. It seems that word of the cheats in the marketplace got out already, and therefore there are few would-be victims, as well as a few past victims. I have still yet to figure out why there are thieves around in a place that is devoid of good merchandise. Interestingly enough, you can kill the merchants for cheating you, and there are no repercussions.
Objects - 1.5 - Very few items to speak of, aside from some shoddy armor from the two whole guards. The items found off of the merchants are a bit sub-par, and way too expensive. The only thing that is saving the items from the dreaded score of 1, is that single nipple ring off of Fatima. Very stock items, at least the guards have con bonuses because of their armor. The -1 intelligence makes lots of sense, since it is rather pointless to guard this bazaar. There are no annoying flags on any of the objects, which is a plus. Though, I am still trying to figure out why Fatima's veil has a +3 intelligence, I mean seriously, how smart can she really be if she is a constant customer to the Bazaar? On a side note, the Sitar and the Flute are just furniture, no abilities or anything.
Rooms - 3 - The descriptions are pretty decent for a rather empty bazaar. However, a few repeated descriptions do detract a bit from the score. And surprisingly no typos that I could see.
Map Layout - 3 - Slightly confusing to get to each and every store. However, there are not hidden places to speak of. After a bit, you can easily find your way throughout this Bazaar. Having the armory and weapon smith in the wall is a good idea, and having the brothel out of the way makes sense to me. Though, it may not hurt if the brothel was in a more central location, maybe get some more business in this place.
Story - 1.5 - Nothing much in the way of a story, just a regular old marketplace. Walk around, get cheated out of your money, and maybe spend some time with the whores. Nothing too noteworthy. Don't forget to wipe the smug face off of the Princess when you slice her to bits. Affront this, Fatima!
OVERALL RATING: 46% - This area is just so-so, there is nothing much of notice that makes it good, there is nothing much of notice that is bad. It is just there and not too interesting.
Important mobs - Pellinore, King Arthur
Important Objects - Pellinore's trailpack, excalibur
Mobs - 5 - Alot of the Arthurian legend is covered, and quite well.
Objects - 4 - Lots of nice weapons
Rooms - 5 - Extremely well done castle
Map Layout - 4 - Very easy to navigate, and a lot to explore
Storyline - 5 - An old tale done justice
OVERALL RATING: 92% A classic must-see area.
Levels 75-95 (Reviewed by
Important Objects - The sceptre, crown, rosary
Important Mobs - Kings, Queens, Bishops
Mobs - 3 - These tie into the storyline of a chessboard, but there are so few of them! I would have expected a full chessboard packed with all possible pieces all battling with blood and gore and.. well more than this anyway.
Objects - 2 - The crown and sceptre have nice bonuses, but similar bonuses can be found elsewhere
Rooms - 2 - White square, black square. That's about it
Map Layout - 2 - 8 up, 8 across, there's your map
Storyline - 2 - Even within the limitations of a chessboard, so much more could have been done with this area.
OVERALL RATING: 44% It's a yawn-fest from square 1 to square 64.
Important Mobs - Circus Owner
Important Objects - strongman's bracers, scalpel
Mobs - 2 - Never was a big fan of clowns, they always think they're soooooo funny.
Objects - 1 - Only two that are somewhat important, rest are filler
Rooms - 1 - "You are in the lion's cage. Run!!" Nuff said.
Map Layout - 1 - I think getting to the Batcave was less effort.
Storyline - 1 - Send out the clowns, send out the clowns. Oh Lord, send out the clowns....
Overall Rating - 16% - Stockity stock stock stock. There's better places to go.
Important Mobs - None.
Important Objects - None.
Mobs - 1 - Of the six total mobs present, there's really nothing groundbreaking here.
Objects - 0 - The objects are about as bad.
Rooms - 0 - The builders used the same description in EVERY room. Get a bucket for this one.
Map Layout - 0 - It's a giant square, I'm not kidding
Storyline - 1 - Yaegar must've been drunk when he collaborated for this one.
OVERALL RATING: 8% - I'd expect this kind of work from Sandman, but shame on you Yaegar.
Important Mobs - Pong!, Bowser, Ganon, Donkey Kong, Link
Important Objects - The Secret Star, Link's rings
Mobs - 5 - you know them, you love them all
Objects - 5 - If you haven't seen them before, they're not here.
Rooms - 4 - Good descriptions, but the "F-Zero" and "Mortal Combat" floors are repetitive
Map Layout - 4 - Two paths to choose from at beginning, noportal rooms in part 2 are a bit cruel
Storyline - 5 - Saving the princess in text was never this much fun
OVERALL RATING: 92%, an instant classic
Digital Nights 2: Innocuous Persuasion
Important Mobs: Ganondorf, MegaMan(X)2, Shao Kahn
Important Objects: Golden Master Sword, Hyrulian Bracers, etc.
Mobs - 5 - Huge assortment of mobs, each with their own unique quirks.
Objects - 5 - Very detailed assortment of objects
Rooms - 5 - Creative and numerous rooms
Map Layout - 4.75 - Well-laid out and realistic map
Storyline - 4.5 - Forgotten Souls castle a bit confusing, but Zelda part more than makes up for it.
OVERALL RATING: 97%, Awesome area, hack and slash at its best.
Important Mobs - No clue.
Important Objects - None
Mobs - 2 - A lot of dragons, some have good descriptions.
Objects - 1 - Substandard equipment, nothing good.
Rooms - 1 - Not very long descriptions. Pretty bland.
Map Layout - 2 - Lot easier than the grove. *shudder*
Storyline - 2 - Average run-of-the-mill dragon story.
OVERALL RATING: 32% - There's better places to go.
Important Mobs - the wraith, dwarven guards
Important Objects - flask of holy water
Mobs - 4 - bunch of dwarves, beards a waggin
Objects - 3 - Just get the holy water.
Rooms - 4 - Good descriptions for kingdom, catacombs are a little better.
Map Layout - 3 - Lots to see, easy to get lost.
Storyline - 4 - Good storyline on both parts.
OVERALL RATING: 80%: Decent duo, but once you hit 15, pack your bags
Dwarven Day Care
Important Mobs - They're all pretty unspectacular
Important Objects - The quickly replaced pink ice ring (+1 str, +1 dam)
Mobs - 2 - Boring and predictable mobs
Objects - 1 - Nothing to write home about
Rooms - 3 - A pretty mediocre setting
Map Layout - 2 - I think all the rooms are connected
Storyline - 1 - This one must've looked good on paper, but it doesn't look good on the screen.
OVERALL RATING: 36% - Horrific experience, real sleeper.
[Reviewed by Corraiv]
Important Mobs - Puck
Important Objects - Dirty britches, twinkling ball of light
Mobs - 4 - Extremely good descriptions on the faeries.
Objects - 4 - The mobs are appropriately equiped, and a few of the items are valuable newbie equipment.
Rooms - 4 - Great descriptions of an underground faerie hideout. Good imagination
Map Layout - 5 - Well organized.
Storyline - 4 - The faerie theme is followed well and is nicely done.
OVERALL RATING: 84% - Well worth a look.
Important Mobs : Hercules, Capricorn
Important Objects : armplates of Hercules
Mobs - 5 - Lots of greek gods and goddesses.
Objects - 3 - Some good equipment here and there
Rooms - 3 - Well written rooms, some repetition however.
Map Layout - 3- Hard to find Hercules, but youll slap yourself when you do figure out the way.
Storyline - 5 - The mythology theme is excellent.
OVERALL RATING: 76% - Nice area.
[ Levels 5-15]
Important Mobs - None
Important Objects - None
Mobs - 3 - Lots of mobs to kill, but all just newbie fodder.
Objects - 2 - Nothing vital, good decoration for mobs though.
Rooms - 4 - Descriptive village and caves
Map Layout - 3 - Average layout, little confusing.
Storyline - 4 - Firebat story is good.
OVERALL RATING: 64%, Not bad, but not the best either. Good newbie area.
Important Mobs: None
Important Objects: None
Mobs - 0 - All 7 mobs are equally dull
Objects - 0 - Minx should take the whip and whip herself smart.
Rooms - 0 - Really really awful.
Map Layout - 1 - Bring bread crumbs.
Storyline - 0 - Crack kills.
OVERALL RATING: 4% - Take this area out back and put it down.
Important Mobs - Ya got me.
Important Objects - The knife you'll need to cut your throat with.
Mobs - 0 - I saw alot of sheep, but noone really worth a damn.
Objects - 0 - Everything's filler.
Rooms - 0 - I honestly don't think he finished.
Map Layout - 0 - It's easier to drive through midtown.
Storyline - 0.5 - He spelled his name right.
OVERALL RATING: 2%, This is the worst area I have ever seen. Thank you
Karl, I've lost my faith in Envy builders thanks to you.
High Tower of Sorcery
Important mobs : black robed apprentice, Enchanter, calico cat
Important items : spiked collar, scroll written on blue paper
Mobs - 2 - Not many important ones. Average fodder
Objects - 3 - The enchant scroll and the spiked collar are decent. The rest isnt
Rooms - 1 - Same old, same old...
Map Layout - 0.01 - At least theyre connected...
Storyline - 2 - Twitch your nose cause you wont be bewitched by this one.
OVERALL RATING: 32%, Bad voodoo.... the sheep are running scared..
Horror Heights High School
[Reviewed by Corraiv]
In the Eyes of Angels
Important Mobs - Alpern, Dondonabur
Important Objects - Blade of Alpern, Shield of the Wyvern
Mobs - 5 - Wide variety of genetic freaks, flying beasts and barbarians
Objects - 4 - Some good ones, some aren't good. Most have color.
Rooms - 4 - Well written and some have color.
Map Layout - 2 - Confusing map layout makes the area suffer a little
Storyline - 4 - Good storyline, but the vortex dragon is really misplaced
OVERALL RATING: 76% Good, but a confusing map may turn off some players