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|Wblocks.j2t||World of Blocks||88.02 kB||17 Aug 2002|
|J1Medivo.j2b||78.39 kB||08 Jan 2002|
This is a tileset About the World of red Blocks.
(old review removed, replaced with new system)
THEME: This tileset apparently takes place in a world of red blocks. Now, this could be done semi-nicely, with big red floating blocks of different shades and colors. But alas, the author didn’t do that. So while the theme’s ok, execution of it is not.
Pros: I’m not sure..
Cons: Unoriginal idea, poor execution.
GRAPHICS: After some thinking, I have decided to only rate the graphics of tiles that the author created. The majority of tiles in the tileset are ripped from other sources (see list at bottom of review), and look much better then the original tiles, which consist of those common fittogethereasy tiles from, say, Blasteria. There’s also an animation for it.
Pros: A little shading, an animation.
Cons: Nothing special, almost all graphics ripped.
INVENTORY: Basic walls, spikes, vine, poles, hook, blocks, arrows, exit signs, belt.
Pros: Most everything is there.
Cons: All of it except the basic walls is ripped, and masking is poor on some of them. (these two cons lower masking rating dramatically)
ORIGINALITY: I give up.. how do you call a practically all ripped tileset original? Even the theme is unoriginal.
Pros: There’s actually a block which says it can be destroyed by either Bouncy or Toaster. While this couldn’t be true, it IS original.
Cons: Said block couldn’t work.
COMPETITION: If you like colored block tilesets, there are lots of better ones out there. If you like ripped tilesets, download “Space under/below (forgot which) Carrotus” by Norbii.
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EASE OF USE: Actually fairly easy to use.
Pros: The tiles fit together well, there’s a few interesting tiles
Cons: You’ll have to use layers 3/5/6 quite a bit, as otherwise you’ll run into the inherent masking troubles.
MASKING: While what should be solid is solid, a bit too much is solid, such as parts of the spikes, and the beehive tile, and some other stuff.
Pros: Much of the masking is right.
Cons: What isn’t right is hideously wrong.
OVERALL (not an average): This tileset has a few good points, but it’s not worth it.
Pros: Wide variety of tiles.
Cons: I won’t say “it exists”, but it’s not very good.
List of ripped tiles: The spikes from Exoticus, the spikes from Deserto, H and V JJ2 poles, a ripped background, a series of red blocks with poor tile placement (but one animation), the hook from Labrat the textured background from Psych2, a set of background mountains from Aztec, the plants from Aztec, some of the tileset’s red blocks, with JJ1 arrows on them, various exit signs, the laser, warp and belt from Mez02, the shiny stuff from Castle, the rope from Labrat, the sparkly animation from Carrotus, a series of various ripped block tiles, the beehive from several tilesets, some stereotypical blocks, a yellow circle, a box like thing, and a lot of black tiles.[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]
First review. Whatever.
EDIT: let me give a warning- this tileset has no example level!
This tileset looks like it’s almost completely ripped. The poles, the spikes, the backgrounds, the destruct blocks, etc. In fact, I’m not even sure if the red blocks part (which is extremely boring) was even made by the author of this tileset.
No download reccomendation.
Let me say one thing to the creator of this tileset, and that is:
ripped tilesets aren’t winners. Put more effort into your tilesets, and they will get better.[This review has been edited by AcId]
If you’ve ever wanted to see different red blocks from various JJ2 tilesets, well…then download this. Frankly, this tileset is entirely a rip and thus the rating is severely downgraded. Next time do your own work. Since I’m too lazy, I’ll steal Violet’s list:
The spikes from Exoticus, the spikes from Deserto, H and V JJ2 poles, a ripped background, a series of red blocks with poor tile placement (but one animation), the hook from Labrat the textured background from Psych2, a set of background mountains from Aztec, the plants from Aztec, some of the tileset’s red blocks, with JJ1 arrows on them, various exit signs, the laser, warp and belt from Mez02, the shiny stuff from Castle, the rope from Labrat, the sparkly animation from Carrotus, a series of various ripped block tiles, the beehive from several tilesets, some stereotypical blocks, a yellow circle, a box like thing, and a lot of black tiles.
Now, not all of this tileset is one color, but much of it is in fact red. I suppose a rip would have been slightly more excusable if the masking was even average. But this masking is awful. I got stuck countless times. Oh, yes, and I had to make my own level to get stuck in since this download provides none. Next time, please make your own tileset instead of ripping from others.
+ PROS: It’s diverse for a rip.
- CONS: Still a rip. Bad masking.
VERDICT: Some effort probably went into this, but I doubt there was much. Overall, I give this a 1.7 and no download recommendation. Next time, please take your time and make your own blocks. You probably will see better ratings if so.
what the (****)!
the half of the tiles in the tileset are stolen!!
It’s nice that you would try to make a tileset but it’s not nice to RIP almost all of it! A tileset should be your own work of art not someone elses! And Please add a example level to you next tileset or just make one and reload it! Go to Disguise’s new site and get some tips off of it because you need two!
Hoo boy. This is pretty much plagarism. The tileset consists of ridiculously dithered tiles ripped from many excellent tilesets. From MEZ03 to Psych. Try actually making original tilesets instead of taking other sets’ tiles.
I will give it an 2 because it has nice colors in it, and yes wy there ins’t a example level included? I given it an 2 because I aslo like MEZ03.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.