Time Played: ...50 hours? More?
My Vote: 10 - A Masterpiece, Genuinely Groundbreaking
|A delightful little hamlet seen early in the game|
|How did I get myself into this?|
|Taking the orc fortress|
Critiques: I don't have many. The biggest is probably that, no doubt due to the sheer volume of dialog and custom item descriptions in the game, there are a fair number of typographical and grammatical errors. Some could be caught with a spellcheck plugin, whereas others would just take a lot of proofreading time. That said, the writing is great in flavor, feel, and emotion. The journal also seemed to get a bit "wonky" as I progressed through the game, with several entries from the first chapter, in particular, that were never completed and cluttered up the journal throughout the rest of the module.
In any case, this module is a really impressive achievement. It's a dramatic, thrilling story that will immerse you in a wonderful cast of companions, allies, and villains. And best of all, there's more to play: PJ just released out with the next chapter in his series, The Soul Cages - Chapter 1: Loose Ends. Furthermore, there's a companion module to Tales called From This Comes Strength, which tells the story of what happened to one of the NPC's while she was away from your group. I'm eagerly looking forward to playing both modules.
Many more screenshots below the jump! (with minor spoilers)