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ToEE fairs well at Boomtown
Review - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Sun 23 November 2003, 02:44:53Tags: Temple of Elemental Evil
Another review of Temple of Elemental Evil graces the internet, this time up at Boomtown. Oddly enough, the highest mark for the game was given in the Sound category, which I didn't much like. Here's a taste:
Fortunately the single player mission is long and winding with plenty of sub-quests to be had, that it should keep most gamers going for some time. The game has been well written and doesn?t really suffer from a lack of a human dungeon master, except in the handling of non-player party members. You can recruit two other team members from locals in Hommlet and these are generally hired for a share of the loot. The problem with not having a human DM is that the recruits immediately take their share of the loot as soon as battle is over, which means that they often take essential quest items which they will sell to merchants so that you can buy them back at an inflated price. At least with a DM you can barter with these characters or get in for the loot first.
Bartering with followers would have gone a long way towards making this system more acceptable.
Spotted this at Blue's News.