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My Episode is finaly done (a little short) i hope you enjoy it :) and pls rate !!! episode 2 is not going to come soon because i’m making 6 more lvl’s on episode 1 and i forgot to say when i downloaded the thing that makes tileset’s it has viros in it and i couln’t make my own :( that’s why i make lvl’s with JJ2 tileset’s
From the bottom of my soul, I give you my review, but firstly, I would like to point out one big problem. Please don’t use basic filenames like begining, or castle5, or easter because those names are so common that they overwrite other levels. Call them something like “HF1Easter” or something else because then people can distinguish your work from others (HF standing for Headfreak, 1 standing for episode 1 etc.). Now, the review.
The intro level…
CASTLE5 (Also titled, the begining)
At a first glance, the eyecandy wasn’t too bad. Most of the level was fixed, and there was a wide variety of layers used. There were one or two odd tilebugs, but overall, pretty good. Next time, however, it would be nice to see a variety of non-JJ2 tilesets used (this goes for all levels).
Now the gameplay, and it is far too easy. At the start of the level, the coins required for the 20 coin warp are right next to it, the majority of enemies used are norm turtles and there are extra lives just lying around the place. There were also no trigger puzzles or particularily difficult challenges, which will definately need to be required to get higher ratings. Also, you could use the CTF trick instead of spikes in pits to make it less annoying.
This level looks remarkably similar to one I played a few months ago, like Mortalspaz said. The eyecandy was again OK. Most layers used, lots of content ect. However, the problem with easter tilesets is that the ground blocks don’t fix together, so next time I suggest using one of the fixed easter tilesets. Even better: if you want to create a forest (as the name suggests), use a forest themed tileset, as there are plenty out there.
The gameplay was better than the first level. There was a lot more content and there were actually a couple of challenges. There was a wider variety of enemies used and there weree trigger puzzles. You also had to find the coins this time. However, there were elements of TSF levels in there and some elements of the level which seemed copied from other levels, with makes it less original and less fun.
Well, just a simple boss level, which is a classic way to end a pack. You could have maed it more fun if there was a bit of challenging level before the boss so that it flows better.
Also, there were a couple of loopholes in the story. You could have made it mroe detailed (e.g. why do you have to save the queen?? What incentives do you have?? etc. It is good that you have included a story into your pack, but a more detailed one is better and more fun. Also, please make the next episode longer (maybe at least 5 good long levels). 3 levels just doesn’t feel like a lengthy episode.
RANK: 5 Average
DOWNLOAD?: I would wait for episode 2. I think there needs to be a lot of work put into episode 2 and a bit more time spent into it. I would love to see more content, challenges and those loopholes in the story fixed. It also wouldn’t hurt to use some non-JJ2 tilesets for better originality. Download this if you are bored for 5 minutes.
The loooong review:
The 1st level (The Intro) called the begining.
It seemed a bit short and it wasn’t convincing enough.
It was familiar to my subject actualy
“Save the queen.“But why? Does she really needs saving? do you have to do it and the reasons are? at least it was a story.
LVL 2 also called The…Begining..?!
Well.. the name isn’t quite good.
It could’ve been (The Castle , or The Secret Dungeon or something else)
The eyecandy was good, the level being fixed most of it but it needs improving.At first looked quite well but there were some odd bugs..
Enemy Placement wasn’t very good , because i like to play more challenging levels, the level having most turtles, few bats some cats and some dragons .6/10
Tileset use was good enough but it seem quite short for a castle level mostly covered in walls and not to many action .Layers were used (3 4 5 6 8)
The music dosen’t really fit a castle level.
LVL 3 Easter Day(called easter5). This level is ripped.
If you search for “Easter fix” you will find it there. In some places looked like The Easter Bunny from TSF.It was kinda buggy and there were actualy places were you got killed which is just annoying because there aren’t so many 1ups.
Enemy placement was bad ,most of them were turtles.
There were many trigers, it took me a while to find all the coins but not much.(Typically for SP levels)The tune was GREAT.I liked it so much.
The last LVL with the boss had no music and it was too short like you just start,go there and suddenly Devan appears.But… it’s the classic way for a pack ending.
Music:-drq_heat.xm good – UNREALPM.s3m fitted something else 8/10
Final Score 5.8
DL Rec… Ummm not really but… why not. A thing to spend you time with if you don’t have anything else to do…
I would wait for ep2 but try to put more levels and more difficult(Tip:Try to put more obstacles and more flying enemies) The story must be better than “Operation1 Save the queen” like ep1.Try to put original names for you levels(ex Queen1 or HFep1)
I played partway through this and wasn’t overly impressed with it. It has some good ideas and some good eyecandy, but it also has some bad ideas and bad eyecandy. Like the spike pit in the castle level. What’s with that?! The movie intro sequence thingies weren’t really up to par, and the flow was wierd.
Still, the concept was okay, if also eluscive, and it WAS playable. Unfortunately, I’m gonna have to give you a 5.9 and no dl rec. I hate doing that, after all your hard work on it, and I heartily suggest going back and fixing it up. It’s a great pack, albeit in need of work. Just fix ‘er up and wait…
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.