I believe that a 10/10 is justified because this mod is simple but later in time this mod will not stray away from Native an keep the Native feel of it.I hope my review will at the very least persuade you to at least test this mod. I have high hopes for this mod ! If you need further persuading email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
After a long break i manage to find courage to try some custom storie again and i was very pleased about this one. It had a nice atmosphere and all of the maps were nicely detailed. I also liked those puzzles because they weren't too hard. Overall a worth playing custom story and i highly recommend it :)
Hoard reminds me of an 80's arcade game: Dragon Spirit.
Where you play a dragon flying around to save a princess from some dude.
Hoard is a lot of fun.
Burning crops, villages, carts, wagons, knights, castles.
Most any game where you can burn everything to the ground is fun.
Where Hoard shines is the strategy. Collecting gold, using powerups, increasing stats, and using various game elements to win.
Graphics and audio are both excellent.
So, why did I take away 2 from a perfect 10?
1 - tweaks & configs
Damn load screen does not remember jack! If you are playing treasure mode on a selected map as a red dragon - when you exit back to the load menu...it freaking forgets that. You have to set all 3 options every time.
And there are no tweaks. You cant modify timings, percentages, change the music (guess I'll have to go old school, turn off the music and find my own soundtrack...but that wont sync with the game) - at least the game tune is pleasant. You cant modify controls either besides selecting which to use...Hello big sandwich, keyboard and mouse users like to reconfigure things.
Which leads to:
2 - no SDK or mod kit
I suppose being mostly an FPS guy with respect to modern games, I expect map making tools, and easy graphics and sound changes. Perhaps this was designed as a console game - but when you release on PC, I have some expectations.
Where could the game be improved? (Say in Hoard 2.0...)
Music and background themes relating to: the game type and weather theme.
And selectable run tracks - including import your own.
Configurable controls, and tweaks for single player.
Tweaked games of course would only be on a local leaderboard and not the online one.
Map maker and graphics packs.
But for me the big one would be - more heads on the dragon!
Check out the pics for dragon spirit - powerups give you 2 or 3 heads.
Hoard is well worth the full price, but if its on sale or in a bundle
The game is incredibly lackluster. You can barely do anything. It is nothing but tedium. The art is just stolen from a bunch of other games. The sound effects are obnoxious. Glitches and bad design everywhere. Feels incredibly incomplete and not thought out at all.
I personally think this was a really well made mod using the originality of the game itself. The level design is amazing. It had very scary atmosphere throughout the whole story, and the custom musics were good. The puzzles were somewhat unique, but maybe too easy.
There were not so much entertaining diary pieces and notes, that kept me entertained in the first part.
the prison had some texture bugs, but didn't affect my gameplay.
But overall a very nice mod which uses the originality of amnesia.