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|LIBRARY.txt||2.55 kB||22 Sep 2000|
|LIBRARY..J2L||The Library||12.20 kB||22 Sep 2000|
|LIBRARY.j2t||LIBRARY||17.27 kB||22 Sep 2000|
|HAUNTED.IT||Jazz Belmont||712.19 kB||25 Jul 1998|
I made this level more than one year ago, but I didn’t release it then because it’s part of a huge levelpack. Since this levelpack release was a little delayed I decided to release this ‘demo’. Just download and play (more info in the text file)
I really like this "Library": it includes a very cool tileset (remember its made with Evil Paint) and a level that makes use of that tileset very very well. Design and eyecandy are on a pretty high level.
I’ll give out very high seven points for this demo version and i really look forward to see and rate the finished levelpack. It’ll sure deserve eight or more points then!
As Aiko said, this includes a quite nice tileset made by MS paint (yAy! Paint rulez ;) I can’t wait for the full version with more and better tilesets =)
The level itself is also nice. It shows what you can do with this tileset and does it well.
Beautiful work ;)
And thanks for the thanks. =) Terrible Site! yAy! =)
hehe.. after re-reading my review, it seems as if I was reviewing the tileset. But I did play the level and make my rating according to the level and tileset use within the level. =)
Introduction to The Library:
This level uses The Library Tileset, a 120-tile arrangement of tiles that consist of books that are used as platforms in this game. Considering that the tileset was made in MS Paint, he did a great job with it.
The level itself has a great design. You’ll find yourself falling from obstacles where the fall isn’t too bad. Certain areas had a wall as a background, which was done quite nicely.
The tileset has average eyecandy, compared to other tilesets. I’d say that the shading could have used some work, but the level that uses it cancels out the look of the tileset. This level would look terrific if it used the "Haunted" tileset in TSF, for TSF.
The level itself was great – It had a nice layout and the style it was made in was close to the official way. The only thing that took down the rating was the tileset itself. At least more tiles could have been used for this tileset, so the level could be more compatible with other concepts – This tileset wouldn’t make too many animating tiles, so it would be a great idea. Ambient lighting was used very well in this level, and it made a good touch.
Tile/event use: 2.0/2.5
Tiles and events should associate a little more, together. Destructable scenery could have been used to make things a little more active. Hurt events could be used more often, too, so some obstacles could be avoided.
Tile/tile compatibility: 1.5/2.0
The tiles really do fit well together, for the first third of the level. The rest was too confusing, as most tiles didn’t fit well together. The level was still attractive, because most of the layers’ tiles did fit well together.
Event/Event compatibility: 1.0/1.0
All the events fit well with each other. Where the tiles and events didn’t associate much, the events did, with each other. There was good use of the events that were on "Hard" only.
Layer use: 0.7/1.0
In the beginning of the level, great use of the layers was demonstrated. However, it began to get really confusing after a while, as the background layers were mixing in incorrectly. This is resolved for the last third of the level, though.
Game compatibility: 0.5/1.0
The fact that you may often get application errors when running it from within the game, and must run it from JCS to avoid these problems, brings down this level’s rating by half a point. I’m not sure what causes this (it doesn’t recognize the tileset being in the same folder) but for the half point back, it should be resolved for any further releases.
Overall rating: 8.0/10.0
The great design and good use of the tiles in the tileset paid off for the flaws of the layer use and the associations with the tiles and events. There’s still room for improvement.
This level could be improved, if the layers in the second third of the level were used in a way to make it less confusing. You can make levels confusing, but not too confusing, because this is a single player level. Tiles and events could have been used better together. Destructable scenery in levels can bring this rating up a little, as its a good example of the associations between them. Without associations between the tiles and the events, your levels won’t come close to being as alive as the official levels. Booting the level up itself, is a problem, if the game can’t recognize the tileset, while Jazz Creation Station can.
Summary for The library:
Downloading this level and the tileset is not a bad idea at all. You should at least download this for the tileset, because it can be used pretty well, if you’re good. The layer use is above average, the eyecandy of the tileset is average, and the design of the level is exceptional.
My opinion on The Library:
I enjoyed playing the level, because its design was great, and from what’s placed in the level – Its what I like.
I have dipped into my non-tileset JJ2 knowledge and found out a solution to this level’s Homecooked level list bootup problem (It worked for me, anyways…). Simply rename the level to
I think the 2 dots are messing JJ2 up…
agree with the others on everything
this is definetly one of the best singleplayer levels i ever seen (and thats alot levels)!
specially great leveldesign.
good music choice 2
tileset can be improved but this level is fun and its * new * compared to alot other levels => high 9
conclusion: a must download!
note: error is a pity but is probably easy to solve cant wait for the levelpack!
Sorry Kejero! My first review is too bad! I’m think this levels rate is higher than 7.5!
Now I’m rate it 2nd time!
huh, is that legal?
wait a sec… 8.2 > 7.5… eh… oh… :)… well it must be legal then ;)
Hey! Some of us can’t afford PhotoShop :) And this tileset is great for a tileset, regardless of which program made it.
When I try to start the LIBRARY. level.
It displays the error: Couldn’t find the level file or tileset for LIBRARY. Why this?
Original. Good tileset also…
WOW! YOU MADE THIS WITH MS PAINT.
That gives me something to look forward to. I have ms paint as well and I hate it! Nice level, great tileset. Looks…..Colourful.
MABY COES YOU FORGHOT TO EXTRACT THE TILESET TO JJ2,SUPERJAZZ
ii want to present derby with the most long jazzonline rewiew trofy, but i dont have 1:P
ANYWAY, THE LEVEL IS GOOD. THE TILESET IS EXELENT,MUSIC FITS WELL, BUT ITS RATHER STRANGE TO SEE FLOATING BOOKSALSO, SOME PLASES CANN BE PASSED ONLY BY JAZZ AND SPAZZ:p(-0.5)
[This review has been edited by GAMER]
Nice. Excellent eyecandy, but average gameplay, also very easy, and it has skill settings that don’t only involve baddies, but they involve how much food you get! Download, even if it’s just for the tileset which doesn’t have great graphics but it very, very good.
Very fun lvl and very long too! :D Good eyecandy and originiality(because there are no library lvls apart from this one, AFAIK). There are no cool effects, but the lvl is filled with secrets. It’s also pretty easy no matter the difficulty, but its length will make up for that. Great lvl. I want to give it something higher than an 8 but it’s just one lvl. :-(
Download recommendation and ++the library tileset, which should be expanded! :-D
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.