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Item - Castle of Doom

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Series: EDGE - I, Hero: Decide Your Own Destiny — no. 12
Authors: Barlow, Steve
Skidmore, Steve
Illustrator: Leong, Sonia
Date: October 13, 2011
ISBN: 1445102684 / 9781445102689
Length: 50 sections, plus introduction
Number of Endings: 9 (only one victory)
User Summary: An evil wizard is planning to take over the world. As a warrior-mage, you must journey to his castle and destroy him.
Guillermo's Thoughts:

This Dungeons and Dragons-style adventure suffers from many of the same flaws that plague all other works by Barlow and Skidmore I have read. It is terribly railroady, with only one path leading to a successful conclusion. At every point, making a single wrong choice will lead to failure, making for a frustrating read. For what it's worth, there are more choices which require the use of logic and reasoning than in other books by these authors; however, most choices are still quite random. There is nothing particularly inspired in the book, and the manga-style artwork is far from impressive. DonĀ“t waste your money on this; a lot of Endless Quest adventures are far superior.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Guillermo Paredes for the cover image, plot summary and other details.

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