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Amulets & Armor (DOS)

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Written by  :  scoops (3)
Written on  :  Aug 09, 2003
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Summary

Like a really ugly woman, this game does have inner beauty

The Good

Despite the primitive graphics, The game has become more enjoyable each time I play it. I have only taken one archtype through all the missions. (I've notified Dark Mouse that the last mission is in fact winnable, but there are two missions that I haven't been able to solve.) Each of the archtypes presents unique challenges. I like speed and strength, so I've had a great deal of success with the Sailor, but not the stronger, slower Knight.

The Bad

Graphics bite and I can't get sound to run on my rig. I have only encountered one area where the game sometimes crashes.

In the game, money is a problem early on, particularly if you're a weaker character who can't lug out all the gear (e.g. my Mage) to sell for $ to buy more healing potions and mana scrolls.

Like darkmouse pointed out, there are certain areas that if you don't have a certain piece of equipment you can't finish the mission (e.g. Ring of Waterwalking in the 2nd Mission, last map) There aren't any in game clues that suggest you need this.

The Bottom Line

definitely a case of substance over style.