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Stoneset Saga: Quest for the Unbeloved vs. Xerian
Stoneset Saga: Quest for the Unbeloved
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Xerian
Play Time: hours and minutes
Review # 2 for Xerian
Them's Fightin' Words
    Ho boy. An epic adventure where you must take on... 5 different quests...?! Well, good luck!
Graphics
    The game graphics are a little above average. Most everything is pretty detailed, and the wood had the most eye candy to me. I thought hero graphics were also pretty good, as most of them had a lot of good detail to distinguish their like (mostly Steve, holding his sword and shield). You'll find a few little bits of backdrop ripped from somewhere but it is seemingly appropriate.
 
Storyline
    One giant epic story. How will you complete it all? After being told by your mom to go help out someone, your friend then tells you that their town is going to get attacked... by a gang! Uh oh, you must head off and get your friend, whose sword will help you in saving your town. But, he needs help also. A crystal that has been created to seal evil by 5 warriors is about to be unleashed.. which could destroy the world! So you must help him with that before you can save your town. You go off to get two other friends, one who wants to defeat an evil dragon, and another who must stop a meteor from hitting the earth. Wow. Will you ever be able to complete this quest? >:-D
 
Gameplay
    Gameplay would probably seem like an awesome quest where you set off and just adventure, slaying monsters and the typical of save the world RPGs. There are a few things you can actually do in the town though instead of just talking to the people and getting information on your next mission. You can go around and pick up a few items and give it to people in hopes they'll join your quest to save your planet... for example, Billy Idol. If you can get him some mustard which he has been bugging a townsperson for, he'll help you in your quest.....!! Maybe. A few little perks of interest here and there make this game a lot different from what you'd expect.  
  Battle
    Battles, considering this game, is just PERFECT. It really is. The amount of bosses you fight... battle frequencies... everything is just set so perfectly for this game it's almost amazing. This is good considering that your heroes do not have battle graphics...?! But that is pretty appropriate although it would've been nice to see some of the heroes' graphics in battle. There seems to be a little flaw where you can't swap heroes in and out of your party. Yet... it is again, strangely appropriate.
 
  Map Design
    You can visit.. quite a few places and almost every place is accessible. It may be very interesting visiting all the houses on your block, or it may not. Billy Idol's house was said to have been one of the best NPC houses in an OHR RPG game I believe, but I thought that the long hallway house was... rather interesting. The design of the first town could have been done a little better. All the houses were stuck next to each other and to figure out which house I wanted to go to I had to look from the first house and count down to find the one I needed.
 
  Balance
    The balance is pretty perfect. Like I have said several times, to find the balance, you'll need to play the game to the end for yourself. Depending on you, you'll either find the balance perfect or off, but I would say most should find it pretty perfect.  
Music
    Some of the music may not seem appropriate to the game, but most of it really sets the mood. A lot of songs sound very familar and it seems to mostly make sense for it to be there. They all seem to be from TV shows and maybe games although like I said, I've heard them before but I can't pinpoint exactly where they came from, although they are very appropriate for the setting. About one or two doesn't make sense, one of the hero's house I believe. The music goes very fast but it doesn't feel it should be so fast but a little slower. Very good however.  
Enjoyment
    Well... I fairly enjoyed it. There is a BIG plot twist that caught me off guard and I liked it and didn't like it... It really is a matter of taste. There is some fairly good humor in the game which hopefully, you are not serious enough to disregard evily. Since everyone should have time to play this, everyone should be able to enjoy it and I did.  
Final Blows
    Everybody should have spare time to play a game like this. So what does that mean? Go play it! Unless it has already been spoiled for you this game will probably surprise you.


Final Scores
Graphics: 6.5/10.0
Graphics were fair. Some of it had a lot of detail while some didn't. Some of the heroes and walkabouts could have used a little more detail on their faces. No hero battle graphics though.
Storyline: 8/10.0
The storyline seemed typical... until I got caught off guard. I liked it and didn't like it for almost that sole reason.
Gameplay: 7/10.0
I do not have much to comment here, except you'd probably find it interesting mostly with the little things that make it unique here and there.
Music: 8.5/10.0
Most of the music was appropriate and fitted well, but a few were a bit... unsettling. Not enough to really ruin the mood though, of course.
Enjoyment: 6/10.0
Ehh... I enjoyed it quite a bit but also... found it a little unenjoyable :-P
Overall Grade: B
Final Thoughts
    Hmm... Rolling Stone was right. The ending did catch me off guard.  


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