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Frozen vs. Onlyoneinall
Frozen This is pretty much the only battles you'll find in the game.
Download: 269 KB
Play Time: 0 hours and 15 minutes
Review # 2 for Onlyoneinall This is pretty much the only battles you'll find in the game.
Them's Fightin' Words
    It's a game where you have to save planets from being frozen and find out who's at it. The effort is apparent, but so is the lack of experience.
    The graphics are clearly newbie, in that it's either poor and blocky looking, or the fact that it has scores of gradients. The graphic sets are one of the two and not the latter, and it is nothing pleasing to look at. The second town you enter looks like it was created while someone was sucking on a bong, mainly because of the funky gradients. I must also note the best graphics were here at the entrance to the town.  
    The game doesn't even start you off with an introduction. You start in a gradient colored room and head down gradient colored stairs to talk to your mom, who tells you that planets are freezing over, and without a firestone to be tossed into the center of each planet, it will freeze over (for some strange reason, this reminds me of Golden Sun). The story is poorly executed, and your main character, who is named Joe is refered to as Josie. You are on one of the last three planets safe from being frozen over, and you have to go out and save the rest. Why? I don't know.

Also, the spelling and grammar absolutely need work. Please, I don't know if you were just lazy or truly don't know how to spell, but read over the dialouge boxes and correct your mistakes. The text boxes need a lot of work!
    The gameplay, as newbie games go, is lacking. However, it is notable there is plotscripting and two mini-games, both mildly entertaining with prizes at the end. This is a clear sign the game author did their best to put some effort into the game, but unfortunately, they haven't created enough games to know what makes a good game.  
    The battles are drawn out due to lack of speed, and there is little difficulty. You'll encounter a battle every one or two steps if you walk in grass, and the enemies are easy to kill and they give lots of experience. Difficulty is not an issue in the game - considering it is short to begin with, battles are rather minimal as far as gameplay time goes.  
  Map Design
    The maps are extremely linear, and most of the time you'll be traveling through multi-pathed roads or long twisting paths. You will feel a sense of security in that you will never get lost, but it's also as if Big Brother is watching over your every move.  
    The game in its short lived play, is actually rather balanced, when you come to think of it. There are battles, traveling the world map, dialouges with characters, and mini-games, all distributed fairly equally. If the game is continued and improved upon with the balance it has, it would be great.  
    All the music is ripped, and placed poorly. Some are from the free collection that comes with the OHR, while most of the others are from Chrono Trigger. The only song I liked was the one that plays on the first world you go to, but I don't know what the source is.  
    For such a poorly done game, you can actually get some enjoyment out of it.  
Final Blows
    Work. It definitely needs work. If this game is to be continued, it has to work on all its flaws, while building upon its few strengths, and perhaps then it will be a worthy play.
You'll know you've reached the end at this point.

You'll know you've reached the end at this point.
Final Scores
Graphics: 2.5/10.0
Funky gradients will make you feel you're getting high, but the normal graphics will bring you back to reality.
Storyline: 1.5/10.0
It needs to be organized! Fix the grammar and spelling as well!
Gameplay: 4/10.0
Battles are easy, exploring the maps are linear, and you might enjoy the minigames.
Music: 4/10.0
Ripped and badly placed, except the one that plays on the first world you enter.
Enjoyment: 3.5/10.0
Like I said, you might enjoy it a bit.
Overall Grade: D
Final Thoughts
    It was a short 15 minute play. I didn't feel the game robbed my time, but I didn't feel it made it worth the time either.  

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