Impressions Z

Rating
8.4
Reviews:
5
Downloads:
1244
Date uploaded:
13 Oct 2007 at 12:42 (Minor update on 18 Jan 2009)

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Author
DarkSonic (More uploads by DarkSonic)
Type
Multiple
Credits
Tilesets by mirrow, P4ul, NOKA and Gus.
Version
1.23+ (This file requires JJ2+)
Satisfaction
100%
Screenshots
xlmimpresz.zip (980.48 kB)

File contents

xlmizbat01.j2l Panic!! 12.73 kB 19 Jan 2009
xlmizbat02.j2l Exciting Scenery 11.40 kB 13 Oct 2007
xlmizctf01.j2l Innovation 12.67 kB 13 Oct 2007
xlmizctf02.j2l Botanizer 9.55 kB 13 Oct 2007
xlmizctf03.j2l Rooms 8.84 kB 08 Oct 2007
BigLandscape.j2t Big Landscape 201.46 kB 24 Mar 2007
IC - Jungrock1.j2t IC - Jungrock1 211.55 kB 26 Dec 2006
IC - Letni2.j2t IC - Letni2 146.66 kB 01 Jan 2007
IC - Pezrox1.j2t IC - Pezrox1 175.07 kB 01 Jan 2007
wisetyness.j2t wisetyness 179.76 kB 20 Jun 2003
Impressions Z; The story.doc 16.00 kB 13 Oct 2007

Description

Here it is, the sequel to Impressions called ‘Impressions Z’ or ‘Impressionszzzz’ The pack was going to have 6 levels at first, but I decided to let the pack have 5 levels. There are 3 CTF levels and 2 Battle levels. The readme file gives some more information about the levels from the pack.

The levels have been tested by people like St. Louis, Snooze, Superjazz, Quickz, Eigus, Purplejazz and Cooba. The levels were often hosted in St. Louis’ server.

Get the music here: http://chaos.foxmage.com/cooba/xlmimpreszmusic.zip

EDIT: Due to popular request, I’ve added a third carrot to Panic!! so that’s why I re-uploaded the pack.

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Quick Reviews Average: 8.3

RecommendedParrot rated 8.0

good

RecommendedPurpleJazz rated 8.5

This pack contains some of DS’ better work, such as Panic! (in the brains), and Botanizer. Exciting Scenery is not a bad level either. Innovation was okay but nothing too special, and Rooms, although still not bad was by far the worst level of the pack. Download reccomendation.


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 8.5

RecommendedReview by Eigus

Posted:
17 Oct 2007, 19:31 (edited 20 Oct 07, 12:46)
Frog (20 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings8 Featured reviews3 Average helpfulness75%
Rating
8.5

I M P R E S S I O N S Z

Impressions Z (probably you should read it Impressions 2) is the sequel to DarkSonic’s Impressions. I waited for this pack… I guess I have to review it. (w00t i’m on the betatesters list) AND FIRST REVIEW FOR THE PACK WITH A RATING DAMMIT! 8D 8D 8D

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CTF LEVELS

I N N O V A T I O N

ABOUT
Innovation is the first CTF level in Impressions Z. It’s a not so wide but high level using Wisetyness. It’s also symmetrical.

MUSIC
The music simply fits. It may not have quality like A. Brandon’s, Necros’ or Awesome’s songs, but it certainly isn’t bad. You know, it’s important for it to fit. And it does. (hoo-hah)

EYECANDY
Eyecandy’s good. Layer 7 has a faraway, pretty weird (but good) hill thing that for me looks like someone with some weapon of mass destruction. Layer 6 has hi-tech platforms. They look good. It’s also good that the textured background doesn’t have stars – it gives a cloudy feeling. However on the top of the level, near the column with suckertubes, it’s bright. So what – the sun or whatever other light source can shine through clouds, and it’s natural-ish, besides there are torches there. Also, the leaves in the center of the level remind me of a face. hahaha

GAMEPLAY
Nice, of course. Good ammo placement. Flow’s good too. Same about base placement. And what’s so fun about this level? Well, it would be a bit boring if it wasn’t for the long and fast suckertubes! They make travelling easier. I quote:

I present to you: one HELLUVA tube.

Anyway, to sum up, it’s good.

OVERALL – Very good.
SIDE NOTES – N/A

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B O T A N I Z E R

ABOUT
The second CTF level in Impressions Z. Unlike Innovation, it is unsymmetrical. It uses the first Jungrock tileset from the unfinished Impressive Flashback.

MUSIC
And I thought techno-ish tracks wouldn’t fit in a jungleish level! (I’m not counting Luigi Elettrico’s JungTec) But. It. Fits.

EYECANDY
Very nice! There’s variation in ground tiles, and that’s good. A lot of waterfalls there! There’s also your typical bay with hills, and in layer 6 a block of leaves with nine windows. Looks good. You can actually see the bay and the texbg clouds floating around near pos 50,20. Other places are usually filled with cave tiles and waterfalls. Overall eyecandy’s very nice.

GAMEPLAY
Also nice. Flow, ammo placement, base placement good, BUT! There is one warp that is much closer to the red base than the warp near the two arrows is to the blue base. Or at least I haven’t found a closer warp :P

OVERALL – Very good.
SIDE NOTES – N/A

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R O O M S

ABOUT
The third CTF level in Impressions Z. Also unsymmetrical. It uses Impressive Creations’ IC-IF Pezrox1.

MUSIC
I won’t rate this one because I suggested it :) But a side note, I always thought Crystal Cages would fit Pezrock.

EYECANDY
Ah, eyecandy. We have one layer of faraway palms and two heavily used supporting the sprite layer. It looks very nice! Fun tidbits:

- spikes used as thorns on grass (at least it looks like that to me)

- bushes made from palm leaves

- bg hills used as mud-like piles

Also the level is very colorful. Also, there is variation in the ground tiles (but not as much as in Botanizer).

GAMEPLAY
Duh, very good. All your typical aspects (ammo placement, flow, base placement) are good. And there is one interesting thing – you must buttstomp to grab the flag because of the float up events. Almost everyone says that this thing should be removed, but I think that it makes the level more original.

OVERALL – Very good.
SIDE NOTESIMO this wouldn’t look as good as now in Pezrock 2.

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BATTLE LEVELS

P A N I C ! !

ABOUT
The first Battle level in Impressions Z. It uses the second Letni tileset from the unfinished Impressive Flashback.

MUSIC
It uses Electricdrug, a MOD music file I didn’t hear before. Fits well, but is a little bit too happy for the title (I rather imagined Panic!! using Purple Motion’s Panic [probably the second version].) and as a side note has nice drums and sounds like something you would hear in that fun but forgotten KD Labs’ game Spanking/Moonshine Runners, except the tracks from that game overuse trumpets and saxophones. Enough about the music.

EYECANDY
Panic!!’s eyecandy is sweet, like in all levels in this pack. Now let’s look closer. On layer 7 we have a column, and on layer 6 a chip wall with a few holes. Layer 5 is a sprite layer supporting layer and we have some nice stuff on it, like translucent static screens, other chip walls, or walls made from the same tiles that are on the column in layer 7 (BTW it is from Tubelectric), except the layer 7 column uses lighter tiles. Other than that, we have layer 3 loaded full of stuff and layer 2, but there are only 5 tiles placed on layer 2. Anyway, sweet.

GAMEPLAY
I’ll just say good. Because I don’t see anything that is bad.

OVERALL – Very good.
SIDE NOTES – I guess this is somewhere on Carrotus/Earth/whatever because of the fade color.

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E X C I T I N G S C E N E R Y

ABOUT
And here we have the second Battle level in Impressions Z. It is not only the last battle level, but also the last level in the pack and the last one that I will review (:P). It uses Gus’ Big Landscape (the normal version, not 2 [the sunset one] or 3 [the night one]).

MUSIC
Exciting Scenery uses Alexander Brandon’s Carrotus Forest. It’s the same track as in Significant. Fits!

EYECANDY
WOOOOOO! Now this is the most impressive eyecandy in the whole pack! Exciting Scenery really deserves its title – it uses various kinds of blocks, from snowy mountains and windows to other variations of the texture background to look really good. In layer 7 there is a wall with a hole and in layer 6 there is some kind of a building. Overall – eyecandy is really awesome!

GAMEPLAY
Of course, Exciting Scenery’s gameplay is good too. Nice flow and ammo placement, and it also uses pits. So, again: it’s good.

OVERALL – Very good, AWESOME eyecandy.
SIDE NOTES – N/A

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So, now I end my review of DarkSonic’s Impressions Z. It’s a great pack – 3 sweet CTF levels for a Capture The Flag maniac and 2 Battles for a roaster. I’m going to rate it pretty high – here, DarkSonic. Take this 8.5.

Download Reccomendation: Yes!
Host This Often?: Yeah!
Bonuses and BOO!nuses: N/A
Final Rating: 8.5

So yeah. Download this. NOW.

~Eigus

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Review by cooba

Posted:
14 Oct 2007, 11:55
Carrot Juice Addict (313 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings112 Featured reviews30 Average helpfulness85%
Rating
N/A

He did not finish IC’s unfinished tilesets. The tilesets used by DarkSonic have been finished before they have been released.

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