I was the artist on this product, so my bias will be clear grin but I strongly believe we need to average out the rating on this product, because for starters, it's superb value for money.
I believe people forget that when they look at 16 pages of print and illustration, that it somehow it's just that. Excellent adventures hooks text aside, this set is tailored so that that tile sets are repeatable. The background desert can be printed at infinite number of times to cover a whole floor or gaming table. Many of the individual cut-out pieces can be used in a selection of settings: Indy Jones style pulp fantasy or Call of Cthullu, Star Trek away - forts and deserts, oases, obelisks. Historical warfare would also not be out of place (we're selling this at the Wargaming Vault I hope as well ;) )
For an example of large layout I recommend that the anybody interested in buying takes a little browse of these photos on flickr:
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I leapt at the chance to work with the talented writers of EVG who are fond of my old-school style illustration. I am more proud of this piece than I am of some of my own publications at Inked Adventures (which is saying something!).
May your players survive or perish, but at least in the process enjoy the scenery. :)
[5 of 5 Stars!]