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I’m really bored…
Likely the best tileset by Disguise, one that actually shows some artistic skill and includes a background that won’t make you feel embarrassed about placing it in your level. Not a whole lot of eyecandy and a few flaws here and there but overall a very decent set. Would be nice if warm weren’t the only tasteful palette though.
A download recommendation.
BoredSet is quite a small tileset compared to Disguise’s other tilesets, especially compared to his huge Metropolis set.
Still, it is in my opinion one of the best tilesets Disguise has created. The style is different from his other tilesets, which is a breath of fresh air. Not that his other tilesets are not very good, mind you, but it’s still very nice. The big improvement the tileset looks much more organic than some of Disguise’s other sets. This makes levels look much more detailed and..organic.
There are enough tile types and eyecandy tiles to make a nicely detailed level with, and as is most of the time the case with tilesets by Disguise is that there’s enough things to work with in the background. There’s also all the special tiles you’ll need. Destruction blocks (as always with this author not copied from the official tilesets but home-made), vines, poles, signs and hooks – it’s all there. And the layer 8 background is quite pretty.
The example levels, the BoredSetCTFs and Grass Hill Citadel, made by BlurredD, show well how the tileset can be used and also how much you can do with it, since the biggest part of the tileset (the earth tiles) was not used in the BoredSetCTFs, and yet they’re still good, and very different from the battle level Grass Hill Citadel.
A few of the things up for improvement:
– The trees don’t look right. The leaves could have been much more convincing, now they look too much like spikes.
– If there had been more normal grass tiles (two for example), instead of just one, levels using this set would have looked much better. Still, it’s not that bad, since the grass tiles are very good and using just one grass tile doesn’t make the level look dull, because the tile tiles very well. But some variation would have been great. Even a few tiles that had the same shape but had small vegetation on them would have improved a lot.
– Some tile connections lack from the tileset, like a brick-grass connection, and connections between normal grass tiles (without dark background), and dark backgrounds (meaning: only part or half of the grass tile having a dark background, unlike the other part/half.). This means you’ll have to use layer 5 if you want to use connections like the ones mentioned, which very often you will want with the second.
– A tile to make rain with could have been usable. I don’t know why it was left out, since it’s in most of Disguise’s other tilesets.
But the tileset is good enough to overcome these flaws. To conclude: This is one of the Wisey’s best tilesets, even if it has a few flaws.
And now we will hope Disguise will make another one. ;-)
(*FQuist runs away, chased by a shouting Disguise*)
[Edited to make a correction to the part about the example levels.][This review has been edited by FQuist]
All hail the Tea of Wisdom! He is the king of tilesets even when bored! Yaaaay!!!!
But anyway, Boredset is another good tileset by Disguise. It features multiple ground types (natural ground, stone blocks, colorful tiled walls, and mezish red and blue blocks), with transitions between them. It has the normal amount of background eyecandy for a Disguise tileset (layer 8, hills, and some moving clouds, which sadly seem to be edged with blue) the stone and natural ground types are the best- my only complaint is that the stones look strange if their edges are exposed to the sky. The tubes are nice and wooden, more interesting than many tubes. The signs are pretty generic, but still are good (an exit sign, a ‘SSF’ sign, and an ‘iCeD Rules’ sign). The trees are somewhat… small, but still are good eyecandy. Sadly the non-natural grounds lack any good eyecandy. But still, this is a good and versitile set.
Anyway, Bored set is a rather…interesting tileset.Let’s start off shall we? Look : Well let’s see. Bored set has a lot of diversity with tiles. 3 types of backgrounds, 2 types of normal ground, and transitions through each. All neeede tiles are included, and I must say that the sucker tubes are possibly the best I’ve seen in any tileset for sucker tubes. Mountains are nice, in fact the general look of the tileset is great. However, there foreground eye candy is completly gone! Overall : Diverse ground types, all needed tiles are present. Next to no foreground layer eye candy possible. Ease to use : Very easy to use. I could easily make levels whithout using layers 5/6, but I won’t because it would look stupid. The point is, all tiles have a way to transition from one to the other. Overall : Very very easy to use. Diversity : No tileset is perfect right? I have to say that Bored Set using levels are basically never going to be much different than the example levels. An even mix of Castle areas to Nature areas. Otherwise, the author can mix and match ground types and backgrounds so that one area never looks exactly like another. Overall: Eh…
FINAL RATINGS : Not a bad tileset, but not the greatest tileset out there. It’s actually quite good, and I can expect a mad rush of Bored Set CTF’s to arrive in about 2 weeks. I know I’m using it. 7.7.
I agree with FQuist,
i go make a short review becouse i have
Tubes+ (becouse i see some wooden tiles that can be used for it)
DOWNLOAD IT becouse eveything is good,
only e few things in the look can be
better, my rating is a: 8,5:-}
Good work Disguise:-}
And J2lc rules![This review has been edited by niek]
(Guess what? I don’t care about your work. Unsupported rating removal edit, please provide more detail in your reviews. ~Violet)[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]
Good Title Set,
The lvl Grass Citadel was nice
And I’m bored enough to review this. Anyways, I really like this set. The colors are cheerful and bright, and the tiles are nicely textured. The tileset is easy enough to use, and has a large color variety. Comes in 3 different versions (the original is still my favorite). Enough eyecandy tiles, sucker tubes, destruct blocks, hooks, poles etc etc. Masking is also good. Blah. Sorry for the short review, but I think this set owns. 8.5 for the reasons I’ve mentioned above, and the fact that you can make really rux levels with this (as shown by BlurredD).
Hhhmm.. I think that THIS IS YOUR BEST TILESET DISGUISE!!!
Graphics are very cool.
There is many eyecandy tiles.
Background mountains are very good.
Trees are very cool.
Download recommendation:Of course
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.