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And just when you thought I’d never release it. I’m finally done with it so here it is. Odyssey, the first tileset I’ve ever made. It took long enough (like 3 years), but it’s finished, and now you can make levels with it. In this version of the set, I added some tiles and took out others I didn’t like as much. If you want to use any of those old tiles, I might include them in another tileset (which will probably be done in another 3 years). Also, I tried to use as few tiles as possible so more animations could be used. It may be a tad bit hard to use at first, but you just have to get used to it (I know I had to). I included four versions of the tileset, four versions of the same level, and Stripe’s pwnage CTF level which he was nice enough to make. I included most of the animations in the lost01.j2l file since they may be tricky to use. Don’t forget to check the masking, and enjoy.And FYI, it all has been made in PSP.
THEME: The theme is, presumably, a big space station with an evil computer which will not open the pod bay doors. Except there is no evil computer. Or a monolith. Or, for that matter, much of anything to make it feel like a space station. Yes, there’s a big (and incredibly grainy) view of Earth in the background. Yes, there are stars. But it doesn’t feel too much like a space station, and I’m not sure if it feels like anything, to tell the truth. It’s not quite a factory, a spaceship, a space station, or anything else. There is such a distinct variety of tiles it’s very hard to pin this tileset down. And I completely give up rating this area.
GRAPHICS: Here’s a hint for you: Play the included CTF level. The tileset will end up looking horrible if you only play BlurredD’s example level. But Stripe’s CTF thingy shows that the tileset actually Can look good, if you put a little time into it. That said, the graphics vary, as does most everything here. The plug and the textured background do not look paticularly good. The fans, in contrast, are simply incredible. The blocks and the light blue 3Dish platforms look good. The diagonal pipe does not. The brown stuff looks good. The 2-tile sloped blocks don’t. For the most part the graphics for this tileset are quite good, but there are several blemishes which bring down the overall quality a bit. I maintain the fans are incredible.
Pros: Most things look good, the fans are great.
Cons: Some things show little or no work spent on them, no shading for the 3Dish blue platform hole.
INVENTORY: */!//=/ blocks, hooks, sucker tubes, fans, spikes, vines, maybe belts.
Pros: Most everything necessary is here.
Cons: A few blocks missing, the spikes are boring.
ORIGINALITY: Hmmmm. Hard to say. Some parts of this tileset are certainly original (like some of the moving stuff, the background, and the manhole like thing), and some are just very boring and seen-it-all-before-and-done-better,-too. However, the tileset is prey to a very large deal of possible original tileset use, so it gets a fairly high rating here. The possibilities factor is high, but what would you expect from BlurredD?
Pros: Lots of possibilities.
Cons: Some things are rather boring.
COMPETITION: Well, the main competition is the earlier version (without a number) of this tileset, which had some tiles I’ll admit would have been nice if included. After that, the vast collection of space tilesets is open for inspection. This tileset is probably better then most of them, but I have to say there are also several tilesets I like more (this MAY change if I see more levels made with the tileset, maybe not), so I forgot the point I was planning to make.
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EASE OF USE: The author brags, as do several people, that the tileset is hard to use. I’ve been looking at it for a little while, and it seems all mostly straight foward, aside from the fact that way too many tiles need to be flipped. Most things are where you’d expect them to be, with a few exceptions, and while the various Inventory tiles are scattered randomly throughout the tileset, it could be worse. I do not plan to try, however, as to be honest, I can’t say I like it too much.
Pros: Many things fit together sensibly.
Cons: Some things do not, and some notable parts of the tileset are missing from the example levels.
MASKING: Everything seems to be masked well that I’m seeing. A few too many little sloped corners for my tastes, but I suppose that can’t be helped too much.
Pros: Masking good.
Cons: Not too much work required to get it to be good.
OVERALL: The author (BlurredD) has included four versions of the tileset, and most of the review applies to all four, but I thought I’d talk about them anyway. There’s the normal version (1), a Pink/Brown shade (2), a Green version (3), and a bad looking night area (4). They are all, in essence, the same tileset, though I think the pink/brown is probably the best. Overall, this is a good (but overrated) space (I think) tileset, with good quality but lacking an overall feel. I think I’ll go review something that doesn’t try so hard to be better then it is now.
Pros: Most things are pretty good.
Cons: Flaws here and there.
Personally, I think this tileset looks WAY too good to be a first ever tileset. but I’ll take your word for it, BlurredD.
Very good in all areas, although the pink version isn’t to my taste, not that that makes any difference. Gets a good 6.8
Diversity of Tiles:
This knows no bounds. Almost all of the tile groups have a different use, but all of them go well together. If you want a visual demonstration of this, look at the “Pride” level in Dreamscape. Nails a staggering 9.9.
Odyssey doesn’t seem to acknowledge layer configurations all that much, which is downright handy when making levels, because it makes equally easy work of two or three layers for the main body as it does with seven. Configure whatever you please, and you’ll do well with any setting. Gets a potent 9.5.
Blackraptor took full advantage of this. Yes, anything that goes in space will work, as will abandoned facilities. Odyssey does all of that, and there’s no end to the detail that it can feed into a level, although it is VERY hard to master. Kudos to those who can. I give this a 9.1.
Art Style – 6.8
Diversity of Tiles – 9.9
Layer Management – 9.5
Environment – 9.1
Total —> 8.825
Final Rating: 9
And at last. BlurredD’s Oddysey. Coming in 4 different versions, and with 5 example levels. w00h00.
The theme of this tileset is probably a space station, since there is a pic of the earth for the background and it looks quite… metallic or something. No grass-tiles in this set. There are a lot of eyecandy tiles though; animated lights, fans, electric cords like in tubelectric, animated platforms, animated pipes, and a big bunch of other animations too. They all look awesome and are very useful. For layer 6/7 there is some 3D-ish texture with a window and it also looks good. In fact, everything looks good.
Negative stuff? Yes. It would have been nice if there were some more blocks in the set. Now there are only 4 blocks, if I’m not wrong: a “locked” block, a blank block, a buttstomp block and a destruct block. Counter-blocks are maybe not used very often, but they should be in every tileset in my very humble opinion. Another bad thing is the userfriendlyness (or something). Or better, the lack of it. It is not always clear what the tiles can be used for. For example, I have no idea how to use the tiles in the upper left corner.
Apart from that it is very good. I suppose you already downloaded it.[This review has been edited by Fl@$h aka BlewMeUp]
I think this tileset is better than “Heaven,” and I’m not kidding. People say, “Spend time on your things!” Well, BlurreD did, and here’s what you get… a perfect space tileset.
This review is too small and has been set to N/A[This review has been edited by Newspaz]
Hmmm… wasn’t there already an oddysey tileset? I’m very certain there was, but this looks a lot different.
Anyway, very cool eyecandy and coloring. Download reccomended.
(Marquee removal. -Trafton)[This review has been edited by Trafton AT]
Well, a review from me again..
Better make this long enough so that my rating stays, lol
Well, most of the tiles are very well drawn. But some of the bigger objects need more tones in their shading.
All the necessary stuff is included, but the spikes look standard, although it fits in nice.
There is an earth to put in the background wich look pretty ugly, and I think (correct me if wrohong) that it’s not self drawn.
Ehm.. just read the other reviews if you want to know more, there is no need to repeat everything again.
A, good, decent tileset, can use some more originality an some more eyecandy (hmm.. perhaps I always say that, with every tileset..).
8.35 becomes an 8.5
A great tileset, good eyecandy, I don’t see any missing tiles, but kinda hard to work with (as mb said)
anyway, very good job, BlurredD
you’ll recieve an 8.7 from me
and a download recommendation
gonna make a lvl with this ;)
Ok, I am not in the mood for long reviews, so I’ll make a short one.The tileset rocks.
Ok, not that short ;P
The tileset has many cool features, the planet in the backround really caught my attention. The fans look realistic, and the tileset looks good. The coloring was done well. I don’t like how some tiles are made, and some more things could of been added. I will probably edit this review and make it longer soon, but this is a great tileset finally uploaded by BlurredD, and you should download it.
hmmmmmm reminds me of Sonic 2 Death Egg Zone. I wonder if thats where his idea came from :p.
I say good for his tileset because
Lots o’ animations
Lots o’ original stuff
Some useful stuff
I say Bad BlurredD as well because
Not all tiles are other sides and require fliping, including some animating tiles
Some not so original stuff (some stuff was taken from Sonic 2 Death Egg Zone, but it looks different).
Some useless stuff
Not very user friendly at first
Even with these cons,it’s still a good tileset. Download? yes!!
(PS BlurredD, did you realy get the idea from the Sonic 2 Death Egg? It looks so much like it.)
(Edit: Excuse my improper grammer, but thats fixxed and hopfully no one saw that :p – Gecko)[This review has been edited by Gecko]
Hmm i really liked this tileset what comes in 4 versionS. why? because tiles are very good and so is masking. i really want give this an a 9 and im gonna give it.
so here is my rating, 9 .have fun
This tileset is good enough to fi into the same rating levels as for Disguise and Agama. Was it REALLY your first tileset…wow!
I’m really shocked. I don’t have many words for a FIRST tileset like this..
So read the other reviews ;P
I must say blurredD its great! well done.
nice ex-levels, but there the same ( duh…. )
dis tileset just need an 9.5.
i hope you make some more
final rating an 9.5!
Its a good tile set. VERY good for your first one but I even after seeind all the example levels I still have a hard time figureing out how I could put a level together with it.
Good. The feel looks like some sort of space station or perhaps space platfoms like what they have in starcraft. Just a bit to dark. Oh yeah and the earth in the back round is also cool.
No complaints here. I didn’t get stuck and it still looks good. I also liked the fore ground you had. I add a certin flavor
All good animations. Blinking lights, and fans. All the strentghen the fact that is orbiting earth.
Good job. You earn a star :D
Another ruxor tileset by another ruxor person. this tileset absouluty pwns. i cant write a long reveiw beause i have to go in a min . so ill try to make it a good review . this lvl has the ultimate grphics it looks so realistic.
it has a lot things that u can use. im making a battle lvl frm this at the moment.it has so much selection of things to use, i could even create a battle pack using this tileset.i think this is one of the best tilesets on J2O plz make another one soon beacause ur tileset rules.i think everyone should be forced to download this lvl. if they dont they should get baned frm J20 . p.s just kiddin.
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This tileset looks very good to me. It has enough for nice levels and other things. I can say its a good tileset and easy to use!
I really like space themes and this is problably the best i’ve seen so far. I also noticed one of the songs from UT.
BlurredD’s Odyssey is one of the best tilesets ever imo. Throught it’s abit flat, it’s quality and possibilitys are great.
The set isn’t very userfriendly, you should take a close look before starting up with it.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.