Dreamscape

Rating
9.5
Reviews:
16
Downloads:
3677
Date uploaded:
11 Jan 2010 at 22:53 (Minor update on 12 Jan 2010)

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Author
Blackraptor (More uploads by Blackraptor)
Type
Single player
Credits
theres a level for that...
Version
TSF
Satisfaction
100%
Screenshots
Dreamscapev1.zip (9.48 MB)

File contents

Dreamscape.txt 9.06 kB 10 Jan 2010
Abstract1.j2l Charcoal Factory 17.82 kB 10 Jan 2010
Abstract2.j2l Virtual Reality 13.41 kB 10 Jan 2010
Abstract3.j2l Tropical Paradise 31.88 kB 22 Dec 2009
Illusions2.j2l City Centre 51.20 kB 10 Jan 2010
Illusions3.j2l Pride 50.88 kB 10 Jan 2010
Illusions4.j2l Monolith 6.64 kB 10 Jan 2010
Illusions5.j2l Quiessence 9.77 kB 10 Jan 2010
Illusions6.j2l Phantasmagoria 55.58 kB 10 Jan 2010
Illusions7.j2l ??? 4.40 kB 10 Jan 2010
Illusions8.j2l ??? 3.33 kB 10 Jan 2010
Nemesis4.j2l Credits 2.45 kB 10 Jan 2010
Roses1.j2l HellFire 62.77 kB 10 Jan 2010
Roses5.j2l Crystal Mountain 47.93 kB 10 Jan 2010
Credits.j2t E.E.H Ending Credits 103.21 kB 08 Aug 2004
JJ1Mayhem.j2t Jazz 1: NeW's Mayhem 88.93 kB 13 May 1999
mattress.j2t mattress 242.55 kB 10 Jul 2007
Odyssey04.j2t Odyssey 04 120.01 kB 11 Jun 2006
Phantasmagoria.j2t Phantasmagoria 308.83 kB 04 Nov 2006
Scraparap2N.j2t JJ1 Scraparap Night 94.26 kB 09 Apr 2003
Sirius1.j2t Dimensions1 74.01 kB 06 Jun 2001
Super Mario Brothers.j2t Super Mario Brothers 43.21 kB 02 Jul 1999
SwampsE.j2t Swamps Evening 196.33 kB 11 Nov 2001
Boss1.j2b Castle Boss 465.55 kB 10 Jan 2010
PRES.mod mystere 47.44 kB 24 Oct 2004
ion_fth.s3m Fifth 897.72 kB 09 Jan 2005
panic2.s3m Panic 528.89 kB 19 Mar 2007
2kmcity.it Night City [KM] 1055.18 kB 27 Dec 2006
3wastelan.it Wastelands 1829.13 kB 10 Dec 2006
brokenm2.it Broken mind 1115.28 kB 27 Aug 2007
Mushroom Kingdom.it Super Mario Remix! 463.08 kB 11 Mar 2001
Neonius.it 985.29 kB 22 Aug 1998
soe_mini.it Nerrick's SoE MiniBoss 164.89 kB 12 May 1997
void.it Empty Void 1741.05 kB 13 Jul 2007
vx_ntmarEDIT.xm I'm Your Nightmare 1706.92 kB 26 Jul 2006

Description

  • * * * IMPORTANT STUFF * * *

- Do not save in certain levels, the game will crash.

- This pack uses a custom boss1.j2b. It will overwrite the original copy, so make a backup

- Start with Illusions2.j2l.

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Dreamscape v1.0
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Most of the relevant information is in the readme file, but I’ll say a few words here. This is a pack i’ve been working on and off on since early 2007. Originally it was intended to be composed of 3 seperate episodes and contain somewhat of a storyline, but because lack of time and interest in the game only a few levels are completed. I’m releasing this as is, since I doubt anymore work will be put into it, so that the finished portion of the pack does not go to waste. Hopefully you will still enjoy this pack in its current state, since I had a lot of fun making it.

now stop reading this and download my pack :P
-Blacky

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Quick Reviews Average: 9.7

Recommendedsnzspeed rated 9.3

I thought it was great episode. too bad that its kind of unfinished, so thats why im not giving it a perfect score. Still these levels are truely masterpieces.

EDIT: I played this a while ago, I realised this probably influenced me so much that I didnt even realise it at first.

RecommendedBluespaz7 rated 9.5

A JCS masterpiece, don’t let ThunderWalker’s absurdly low rating fool you. All of the levels have fantastic visual designs, Pride in particular being the most atmospheric Jazz2 level ever made, and Phantasmagoria being a very creative work of art with it’s all themes in one design. Absolutely esstential.

RecommendedFoly rated 9.5

If it was finished and the story was more clear I would give it a 10++. Too bad it isnt, but the levels you did finished are like the work of god. Your levels doesnt only got nice eyecandy and gameplay, they also got an amazing atmoshpere. Nice job

RecommendedImpure Ace rated 10.0

Great Pack!!!

RecommendedStarLORD rated 10.0

This is an a wonderful feature download.
I don’t have to words to do.
Blackraptor best review and altmost best
at jcs.
GJ!!!!!!!

RecommendedGreenTechB rated 9.7

this is a very good campaign i hope you’ll finish it :) i’m waiting :P

RecommendedFOX282 rated 9.9

I must say that this pack’ visual design as well as gameplay ideas inspired me A LOT. Its fucking brilliant. No more words to say.
Rating this for 9.9 only because you decided not to finish this episode and uploading it “as is”. :(
By the way JJ2+ solve most of memory errors happened in large lvls (see my temp. user comment :P)


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 9.4

RecommendedReview by Superjazz

Posted:
16 Jan 2010, 16:51 (edited 17 Jan 10, 10:25)
Jazz Jackrabbit (263 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings128 Featured reviews16 Average helpfulness89%
Rating
9.2

Actually I think I kinda promised to review this once it would be uploaded, after I had just betatested it. So here goes.

As you probably know already, this is a single-player level pack, that can’t be called an episode literally, since it is more like a medley of different levels that aren’t properly in connection between each other. So basically, the pack has got an ending, and doesn’t have any unfinished levels, but the author intended to make this a full-length episode in the first place. It however turned out as a shorter medley of different levels like I said, since the author quite retired. If you have played Jazz Unleashed Demo by BlurredD, you know this is a similar case.

The “episode” here however, is quite the best piece of work in a while after Episode 5: The Fortress of Ruin. This isn’t of course even nearly as hard, as Episode 5, but it’s certain that the difficulty might not be suitable for everyone either. There is no clear storyline on here, since the thing is still unfinished, but apparently there was a bit of an idea about the plot. If I’ve got it right, you play as a character, who goes to ‘City Centre’ to buy some drugs. For the rest of the pack, you’re sort of hallucinating/dreaming and play in that state. This will result in facing a lot of surreal/weird scenery and things through the pack.

There really is a lot of atmosphere put in the levels, which makes this pack really enjoyable and interesting. The graphics-quality is very high, meaning things will more or less look realistic and you can always see some more scenery than in any average single-player episode. That doesn’t mean it would ever be too confusing, although in some levels the graphics are there to add difficulty. There’s also some very atmospherical music, that “drains” you into the level, and keeps you interested in adventuring through it. For example hear void.it used on ‘The Pride’, which creates a perfect creepy and mysterious atmosphere, that fits the theme.

Gameplay is no worse either, although there are no big gimmicks or super original ideas in it. However you are going to face some things that you probably haven’t before. There are overall 5 bigger levels, with a few cutscenes and bonus-levels. Each level does have at least some unique things, smaller or bigger, such as themes/scenery/puzzles/quests/secret areas. Because the levels are mainly as large as they are, you are able to explore and adventure around a lot, which already raises the replay-value of this pack. Just saying, that the gameplay isn’t only about tunnel-running or linear platform-jumping. To reach your goal in the level, you often need to search for something, and that way it may get a bit frustrating at times. There however are hints on your way, so you just need to look around carefully. I won’t be revealing more here, but just reminding you that this pack has no practically impossible levels. If you want true challenge, try playing on Hard mode like I did. It really has much difference compared to Easy/Medium.

Myself I liked this episode a lot. Definitely should get the featured download of the month-award. The fact that the pack was made for TSF, and that it might be unplayable with Lori, are no excuse from preventing it. To be honest, there aren’t a lot of other as high quality TSF works as this. I truly recommend that you at least try this out, since it is worth playing, although it is unfinished. It is also a very inspirational piece of work. Some people say they prefer ‘Phantasmagoria’ as their own favourite level of this pack, and so it might be in overall. However, my personal favourite theming here is ‘The Pride.’ What’s yours? Go download and play!

SJ

9 of 11 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

Review by Blackraptor

Posted:
13 Jan 2010, 21:07 (edited 13 Jan 10, 21:57)
Way better than Aiko (860 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings464 Featured reviews35 Average helpfulness92%
Rating
N/A

dude all the levels in the pack are finished, you dont have to use ANY cheats to beat the levels :P (unless maybe youre playing as lori, and in that case i dont really care) i just didnt feel like feel like doing the rest of the levels like i planned in the story since i have no interest in this game anymore

i never had any bugs when playing through these (esp. ones that crashed my game) so its prob a problem with your game, but if you find something specific let me know i guess and i’ll get around to fixing it…

also, i know the levels can get frustratingly hard sometimes. i didnt make this with the intention that the people who play this, beat it in one sitting. try focusing on beating a few levels at a time, its much more rewarding imo :)

-blacky

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RecommendedReview by Lark

Posted:
20 Jan 2010, 08:28 (edited 20 Jan 10, 08:40)
Auto-Reviewing Zombie (496 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings373 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness77%
Rating
10

Alright, I’m going to make this brief, as usual.

I reinstalled JJ2 on the new laptop I bought just to play this level pack, really. So, after going through the trouble of downloading TSF (sorry, guys), I finally installed this.

So, let me just start out by saying, this pack has no apparent storyline, and no theme other than pretty much you’re drugged up the whole time, and hallucinating. If you’re looking for a solid storyline or a full episode, this is not for you. If you’re like me and just want to play through some JJ2 levels and kill lots of badguys like the old days, this is definitely what you’re looking for.

My favorite thing about this pack is that it’s just so old school, and at the same time, it’s not. Most quality single player levels these days are very story oriented, and rely on new concepts. This level pack, however, will take you back ten years with the added bonus of some relatively newly found JCS tricks, and absolutely gorgeous graphics design.

The difficulty of these levels is insane. I played the pack on medium, and I found myself getting pretty frustrated at times. I haven’t actively played JJ2 in at least four or five years, but I’d say I’m still really good at this game, especially single player. And let me tell you, this pack is hard.

Summary; this is a pack of lengthy levels that are all pretty much unrelated. If you want to play some old school style levels with a new feel to them, this is absolutely for you. Think of it like playing New Super Mario Bros. If you’re not so much into that idea, this might not be for you.

Overall I’m rating this 10.. Because Blacky deserves it.

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RecommendedReview by Arclite288

Posted:
12 Apr 2011, 22:32 (edited 12 Apr 11, 22:33)
Frog (19 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings19 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness17%
Rating
9.5

This is what we like to see from Jazz2Online. This is by far the best single player episode that I’ve ever seen.

Difficulty-wise, I find it almost impossible. I’ve had to resort to using the invincibility cheat just to make it playable, and it could at least do the decent thing of being playable with Lori, but ultimately, that’s a small price to pay.

This pack clearly isn’t short of detail. The levels look like they took months to complete considering their size (50k+), and the insane levels of detail and animation. The ominous feeling is best experienced at 2AM, when it’s just you and the episode, especially the “Pride” level. You don’t know what true creepiness is until you try that.

Obviously, there are some less capable levels, but I find this is only true with the Mario-based levels. I, for one, find the “Hellfire” level unplayable thanks to the song alone (it induces hostility in the room, and can turn a player into a psychopath. Seriously guys, don’t ever use that song), but hey.

The star of the pack, for me, is the Phantasmagoria tileset. That is a must-have for anyone trying to make a dream level, since it’s just a big hodge-podge of places that Jazz has been before, and is a sure-fire way to make a good-looking dream level.

This pack nails an ultra-strong 9.5.

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Review by Ktos.

Posted:
18 Feb 2010, 12:38
Bee Boy Swarm (33 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings12 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness67%
Rating
N/A

Now Im wondering, how did unfinished sp level pack without any story get 9.3? That’s strange…

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Review by FOX292

Posted:
15 Jul 2010, 12:45
CTF Bug (4 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings4 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness54%
Rating
N/A

I encountered a serious problem. When I enter the level “HellFire” (Roses1) I get Amensia error(out of memory). why?

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RecommendedReview by Zoro

Posted:
17 Jan 2010, 02:23
Bee Boy Swarm (32 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings16 Featured reviews4 Average helpfulness62%
Rating
8.7

This is good mystical pack about travelling in dreams? Very good! Level was made pretty good, tilesets are nice, except Phantasmagoria…Diamond have some bug in color…Musics is cool…Mystical and some scary(i mean void.it)…Gameplay is some hard, but nice. Hmm…What about enemies, there are much enemies. And levels, i like huge levels, its one more reason why i wanna set rating up…Maybe this download must be featured, but i dont know…If you disagree with my review, i will delete it!

Results:
Rating: 8.7
DR: Yes, have fun!

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Review by Ron97

Posted:
16 Jan 2010, 19:48 (edited 20 Jan 10, 08:21)
Bee Boy Swarm (31 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings27 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness43%
Rating
N/A

I see a completely useless review…

Is there a reward for “0 of 11 users found this a good review”?

EDIT:Nice to see the review deleted.

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