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Stoneset Saga: Quest for the Unbeloved vs. Rolling Stone
Stoneset Saga: Quest for the Unbeloved
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Rolling Stone
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Review # 1 for Rolling Stone
Them's Fightin' Words
    There's a difference between being boring old fashioned, and perfecting the practices of yesteryear and learning from the past. Thankfully, this game is in the latter category.
    The graphics are good, not really superb, but they get the job done, and I've heard that the author is planning a graphical upgrade. They're not what the heart of the game is though, the heart of the game is..
    The story. It seems fairly standard at first, but the dialogue is brilliantly clever, and only a truly evil sonofabitch would spoil the ending for you, as you're not gonna see it coming until the moment you get there.
    The gameplay follows the tradition of Spellshard: Black Crown of Horgoth, with relatively simple old school gameplay, but you'll have so much fun with the sidequests that they feel less like sidequests and more like.. you know.. having fun. This is a game that only wants to please, rather than make the player work for their enjoyment. A fresh change from the usual games where you fight through tedious dungeons to be rewarded with a piece of armor you'll never use and a minimal and anti climatic bit of story.
    It's easy, get it? GET IT!? But easy in a good way you know.. Heh.. YOU know.
  Map Design
    I liked the NPC's, and I liked the second floors of all the characters houses. Mr. Idol's house is probably the best NPC house yet in an OHR game.
    No need to comment here.
    The music is like a Martin Scorsese soundtrack. Sure the music's not original, but it's used to fine effect, and works proll'y better than an original score would've.
    Yes, you will find enjoyment of much of it. The whole game just wants to have fun rather than bog you down with tedious fetch quests and crappy sub bosses. Finally someone realizes that games and chores are two seperate things.
Final Blows
    It's a fun game that goes down easy, like vanilla coke and fruit salad.

Final Scores
Graphics: 7.5/10.0
Functional and pleasant. I liked Hansels face.
Storyline: 10/10.0
The writing is really the best part, light hearted, innovative and funny. If this game were a book I'd buy it and quote the best lines to my friends. When people are running out of ideas and rehashing everything else, it's nice to see a whole new kind of story being told.
Gameplay: 8/10.0
It's standard and old fashioned, but light and breezy. It's like when you go to the beach and the water's the same temperature as your body.
Music: 8/10.0
Well done!
Enjoyment: 9/10.0
Innovative and lightearted, as I keep repeating like a mantra. There are people in the OHR community who have sticks up their asses, and some who have sticks up the asses of those sticks up their asses. They could really learn something from this game.
Overall Grade: A
Final Thoughts
    For all it's comedy, it also creates a brilliant commentary on the Vietnam war, which is especially important for people to understand as we stand in the eve of another bunk war. As this planet of ours flies slowly towards the sun, we have to remember that the billion year reign of plant and animal life is a beautiful time to live in and that, hey, let's treat each other with a little more kindness you know. We're in this together and we can't waste our lives killing each other for "the juice" as Mad Max would say.  

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