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The Forest of Doom Reviews

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The Forest of Doom Review 1

- Bryan Spargo (Originally sent & posted on AFF) FF8 cover

With the third gamebook in the Fighting Fantasy series, "The Forest of Doom," series co-creator Ian Livingstone presents readers with a straight-forward adventure in which the quest is simple: retrieve the 2 missing pieces of the Hammer of Stonebridge.

This being his first solo book in the series, Livingstone delivers a decent offering, but ultimately fails to match the success and creativity of the series' first two offerings, "The Warlock of Firetop Mountain" and "The Citadel of Chaos."

While "Forest" is written well, presents some interesting and unique encounters (including the introduction of the wizard Yaztromo to the series), and closes with an impressive final passage, the book suffers because it is far too easy to solve. Since there is no final enemy to defeat, the other encounters during the adventure should have been made sufficiently more difficult to compensate for this.

However, Livingstone failed to do so, oversimplifying the adventure to a fault. With the book not presenting much of a challenge, there is also not much of a willingness to play through the adventure a second or third time.

"The Forest of Doom" is entertaining and fairly well written, and deserves to be read at least once, but it lacks any sort of knockout punch.

Overall grade: 6.5 (out of 10)


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