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Remake of The Warp Zone. I replaced all the warps with vines, sucker tubes, and springs. This should make it a lot easier to move around in. And I also added a bit of eyecandy and replaced a few of the events. So, download this instead of the other one and then rate it.
First, let me congratulate the author on actually deciding what the name of this level is. Now, I am rating this as a bug fix, and not a seperate level, because I’m too lazy to type out everything again.
TILESET/TILESET USE: The author has, since the last upload, added some more eyecandy. However, I liked the white rings in the background better then the very prominent gems in the foreground.
Pros: Things do look better then last time.
Cons: Still not used very well. Choose a tileset with more possibilities, Gen.
WEAPON/ITEM PLACEMENT: There’s a full energy carrot, two powerups, some fastfire, and a little Bouncy/Toaster ammo. There is, simply put, not enough ammo and too much of everything else.
Pros: A little more thought seems to have been spent here then last time.
Cons: Still not very good. Seekers are kind of a must for a level like this.
ORIGINALITY: The level is decidedly more original now, because I’ve never heard of using springs/vines to move vertically, and sucker tubes to move horizontally. :P
Pros: It’s original.
Cons: The originality doesn’t really work (I’ll explain soon), and I still can’t say I care for it.
GAMEPLAY/DESIGN: Ok, here’s the main problem (Bjarni was right, btw). The sucker tubes do not work. You can not go through them. Thus, both teams are condemned to stay on their own side of the level, unable to get at each other.
Cons: It is simply NOT playable.
REPLAY VALUE/FUN FACTOR: In the level’s current state, there is no replay value.
Cons: It is, again, NOT playable.
OVERALL (not an average). This is an interesting level, but I must say I liked it better before. Especially because you could play it then.
Pros: It’s interesting.
Cons: You can’t play it, the gems in the foreground are annoying, and there’s not enough ammo.
I have three complaints about this level that are quite major. The first is that it should have naturally been simply reuploaded as opposed to posting it again – it will only lower your average score. The second? The second is that this level was not improved at all. And the third, perhaps most major of all, is that this level does not function. This is absolutely unexcusable and it is obvious this went through no testing at all. So here we go.
TILESET/TILESET USE: At least I know that GenEX has been listening to some suggestions, albeit not the ones that were extremely important. More eyecandy has been added in this version, definitely. But it still is not very good at all. Simply put, this level still remains ugly and plain.
Pros: It looks better than it did last time, sort of.
Cons: This tileset has just used up all of its worth, GenEX. Not anything new. At all.
WEAPON/ITEM PLACEMENT: Not much to say here other than that there is nothing new and nothing astounding.
ORIGINALITY: The level is original. The idea behind it is interesting…but then again, there is a big problem. It does not work.
Pros: It’s quite original.
Cons: It is original because no one else wants to do it, for it is not a good idea in the first place. Does not work.
GAMEPLAY/DESIGN: Gameplay and design is unacceptable. Not that this level was an acceptable quality level in the first place, the quality has only deteriorated because this level does not work. You can not go through the fully-masked sucker tubes. D’oh indeed. Honestly, this level was not even play tested ONCE. Just uploaded. This is ridiculous. I can not believe levels such as this remain.
Cons: It does not work.
REPLAY VALUE/FUN FACTOR: Since the level does not work, replay is not exactly the holy grail.
Cons: The level does not work, to put it plainly.
OVERALL (not an average). Sure, it’s original. And sure it has improved in some ways. However, the fact remains that this level does not work at all. As such, my rating remains very, very, very low at 2.0. If it was fixed, it might be a 4.0. In this state though, such of a huge oversight from someone who has released more than five levels is unacceptable.
Pros: It’s original.
Cons: Original or not, this level does not work. Simply put, if this level did work, it would be below average. In this state, it is worthless.
Tileset use: C-
Eyecandy look: D+
THE FINAL GRADE: E (And, yes, that is the same as F.)
THE FINAL RATING: 1.7
+ PROS: Interesting idea.
- CONS: Interesting idea or not, the idea is translated badly and the level does not work.
- Trafton[This review has been edited by Trafton AT]
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.