Link: Nexus Page
Installation level: (easy)
Overall rating: (excellent mod)
Endure a brief spooky quest to obtain the Kelly Macabre, a rifle made by a demented little girl named Madison.
Madison Kelly from The Kelly Manor Horror is back with another game for the player.
This one continues – as said in the Synopsis – the Kelly Manor mod by the same author. A new spooky house to explore (around 30-40 min playtime), a new story told, and the best of all that: You meet Madison again!
So, why did I give only 3 stars to that one? Because of one thing, that really bothers me – it doesn’t check anywhere if you played Kelly Manor horror or not. It’s completely standalone, and Madison spawns immediately after loading up the game (at least she did for me). The author acknowledges that in his dialogue, so Madison remains vague about where she knows you from, but, if you have both mods installed, and you’ve already played through Kelly Manor, everything is fine, the lore fits, chronologically everything is ok, and that would indeed end up with 5 stars like Kelly Manor got. I wouldn’t have to give that a thought.
But, if you haven’t played Kelly Manor already, and considering that the quest for Kelly Macabre starts immediately, it messes up your experience with those mods, ending up with you doing the Macabre quest first and only afterwards being able to play Kelly Manor. And that’s something the author should really look into – Kelly Macabre is new, so an update might be coming fixing that, as that in fact is requested on his mod page by quite some users.
And if there’s a fix, I will surely re-evaluate the rating of this mod.
But for the lore-friendliness, I’m in fact more happy with this one than the last one: Although it still has the – more or less – same look and feel, overall the house fits more into the world of Fallout than Kelly Manor. I’m highly subjective here, in both cases, I know, but after all, this is a review, so there’s of course subjectivity in it.