Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this adventure in order to beta read and review it.
I will write a brief note on three categories: playability, presentation, and focus.
Playability: Friend in Need has a high level of playability. It engages the hack and slash nature at the core of Pathfinder through battles with constructs and elementals. It engages socialization with encounters with giant, awakened koi fish, monk ghosts, and children of both the human and dragon variety. It scratches the intellectual itch with puzzles and clever uses of haunts. Best of all, it creates an adventure where violence isn't the answer. Understanding is. The stats all make sense. The locations are well thought out. The treasures clever and fun.
Presentation: This is a gorgeous product. No doubt. Well organized layout, carefully selected fonts, beautiful graphics. The art fits the theme perfectly and is Adorable. Capital A on purpose there. The maps are functional and yet works of art in and of themselves.
Focus: This is an adventure meant for children. It reads like one, charming and beautiful, full of whimsy and merriment. It succeeds brilliantly on that front. I can't wait to play it with my own kids and plan to do so during the holiday break.
[5 of 5 Stars!]