A fair game. There were spots in the game where i had to use the zap command because the objects glitched. As in where the woodsman cut down all the trees exapt the one in your way. I have looked for a sequel but cant find one.
The game is a featured game as an example of classic awesomeness. This game (along with the Link's Adventure games) is 10 years old! This was pretty damn good ten years ago, seeing as it didn't suck, or have some boring quest for 5 purple keys. And what's wrong with the story? Dragon lays eggs rarely, there's a traditional race to get the eggs, something goes wrong. Sounds hot to me.
As far as the music, when I wrote the review I didn't know it was ripped. Someone (zn?) added that later.
Why is this a featured game? It has one of those generic "save something good from someone bad" plots normally reserved for Mario games. Such plots are normally excusable since they take a backseat to the gameplay (you didn't really play Super Mario 64 for its epic and thrilling story, did you?) but Legend of Brandonia's gameplay is equally generic; run around, talk to people, collect things, shoot things. It feels uninspired.
Oh, and I think there's a bug near the end, since I played through the whole damn game and made it back to the castle to share the knowledge of the evil plot I had learned, and no one said anything beyond the "Good luck!" I got when I first left. Properly-working flags are your friend!
And how is it the Featured Game review fully admitted that the only song in the game is a direct copy/paste plagiarism from Greg Janson's Music Box, yet still mentioned what awesome music Brandonia has? Hint: If there's one song in the entire game and it's not yours, the game doesn't have good music.
I was feeling generous enough to give this game a 1.5, but then I remembered how uninspired the name LEGEND OF BRANDONIA is, when it takes place in the KINGDOM OF BRANDONIA ruled over by the benevolent KING BRANDON. That's not suspect at all. Nope, not at all! -0.5 just for that, so overall, I give this game a 1.
Reviewed: Feb 9, 2023
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