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This is a tileset of the “dreamland set” That was going to be for the dreamland music (I’ve included the music) Anyways, this is what me and gus think the dream land tileset would have looked like.
Now, I’ve fixed the palette because lots of people were complaining.
Theme – 4 out of 5
The theme of this particular tileset is apparently a dreamland. The way Birdie depicted the tileset is however much different than how Epic imagined it (as Jeh once said.) This tileset consists of sets of temples scattered over a cloudy landscape. While that may sound like something similar to Heaven, it’s the clouds which will take up the most part of the level (unlike Heaven’s clouds which are usable only as background layer eyecandy). Nothing much to complain in here.
Graphical Quality – 2 out of 5
This is where the tileset falls so prey that it burns. As it was said, the clouds will take up most of the level if one decides to use this. However, the clouds themselves have next to no additional eyecandy at all, and thus it will look very bland. The additional temple tiles possibly look a bit better and offer more variety than the clouds, but their background tiles still leave much space for improvement, in that they’re just a grid of two colored bricks. None of the additional content looks good enough (the JJ1-style Now Approaching screen, a badly dithered rainbow, and background clouds), so the tileset should’ve got 2 points on this part… if it wasn’t for the awful, awful palette. I have always been avidly opposed to randomly recoloring sprite palette indexes (and thus don’t like tilesets like Swamps too much), but this tileset is the peak of randomness. The red gradient has been turned into a yucky shade of green, which looks so ugly in combination with pink tiles, that words cannot describe that. The rest of the sprite indexes also gets affected (though not that much) and looks distracting. But, still, light pink and dark green. Blargh.
Edit: Now the tileset has been editd, the palette has been changed around and a waterfall has been added. However, call me a nitpicker, but the waterfall doesn’t work as it should (the last frame doesn’t match up to the first), and the palette change isn’t all that big. Why couldn’t you just give it the default palette? I’ll leave this as it is and give you the 6 anyway. This is because I’m nice.
Functionality – 4 out of 5
Dreamland’s functionality, on the contrary, is apparently well done. The mask is smooth, this is easy to use, and laid out fairly well. My only gripe is that sucker tubes could use a thin mask like Labrat’s tubes did, but that’s not too much of a problem anyway.
Event Compatibility – 3 out of 5
The poles all mostly work (aside from the Psych one). They all use similars shades of pink, which looks good in comparison to the rest of tileset, but if one had to use all of them in a level, it would appear monochrome (as if it doesn’t already…) and kind of amateurishly done. The textured background, while works well, clashes a bit with the rest of the tileset, in that it’s detailed as heck (while the rest of the set quite isn’t).Summary
This set isn’t all that bad. It’s only a bit too pink (not as bad as one of Disguise’s tilesets though), and could use more detail. That’s all I have to say.
This is cool, can you include a Teal green pallete edit tho? thats more how I imagined Dreamland, and I think having multiple palletes for this set would be cool
[This review is nothing but spam, since it doesn’t even make any sense (4.2 and a download reccomendation?). Don’t post things like this. -EvilMike]
That’s weird. Cooba hates all the things made by me (as the badly dithered rainbow etc…)
It is not the most practical one, because it is very hard to create a good background with it. Again, only Ischa was able to do it.
If you want to create a level about a dream, this is THE tileset, because it is a beautiful one.
Yes, it is very original. I have never seen a dream-tileset yet.
Final Rating: 7,2
Download recommendation: N/A! (requires a 7½)
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.