|BladesBattle.txt||12.50 kB||01 Sep 2001|
|DesertBattle3.j2l||Quick Sands||5.05 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|ForestBattle.j2l||Firestorm Forest||5.57 kB||30 Aug 2001|
|ForestBattle2.j2l||Forbidden Land||6.55 kB||30 Aug 2001|
|ForestBattle3.j2l||Greenlands||5.62 kB||30 Aug 2001|
|ForestBattle4.j2l||Fragile Nature||5.53 kB||01 Sep 2001|
|GlacierBattle2.j2l||Feeling Chilly||10.35 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|RocksBattle4.j2l||Petrified Bunny||3.94 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|WasteBattle.j2l||Black Metal||5.81 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|WasteBattle2.j2l||The Corkscrew||4.76 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|WasteBattle3.j2l||Top Secret Technology||6.21 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|WasteBattle4.j2l||Pipe Frenzy||5.19 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|WoodBattle2.j2l||Wooden Rabbit||5.49 kB||24 Aug 2001|
|Forest.j2t||Forest||121.96 kB||30 Aug 2001|
|Wasteland.j2t||Wasteland||49.15 kB||26 Aug 2001|
|Static.j2b||static universe||757.71 kB||15 Jul 2001|
The 8th tileset is here. It is released as expansion pack like Woodlands. Make sure that you have Blade’s Battle Pack #2 and Woodlands Add-on in your Jazz2 folder before extracting. This time the pack has 2 tilesets, the first is Forest tileset, the new one (1010 tiles!) and second is new and improved Wasteland tileset with stuff for layers 6 and 7. This pack has also four new battle levels and some already released levels to connect the new levels to the old. Pack includes a new music piece too. Check it out. I think it is pretty cool. Have nice playing time!
Breathless, thats what i am. Again. Every time again. Apart from the cheap rhyme, i really can’t say much about this because it’s always the same: Blade’s tilesets, levels and the music choices are close to complete perfectness. Everything fits too good to just write a few lines about it. You have to SEE, HEAR and PLAY it.
However, his new tileset called “Forest” doesn’t make an exception: its larger than ever (1010 tiles!!!) and looks incredibly beautiful. Mainly, it shows woody landscapes, trees, mountains, a red flower and so on. The set has all important elements of a high class tileset like signs, vines, spikes, destructible scenery and the whole look gives an impression of a wonderful oilpainting. The masking is, like always, very good (found the “secret” message? :-).
And once again, Blade shows us that he is also an elite level builder. “Firestorm Forest”, “Forbidden Land”, “Greelands” and “Fragile Nature” are the new levels that give us a clear impression of what you can do with the awesome “Forest” tileset. Design, weapon, spring and platform placement and eyecandy are of the same super high quality in all four levels and i really don’t find anything to complain here. Check out those maps if you want to learn something about level design.
The music track “Static Universe” by Mr. Stewe is quite dance/techno based but i think its still close to my beloved demo style…it just sounds tracked somehow (in short: i love it :-).
Well, as this is an “update” to Blade’s previous Battlepack, i can’t rate the other (old) levels (or as a whole pack with nine tilesets, 32 awesome battle levels and eight rocking music files)…if i would do that it’d probably be a 9.5 or something. Anyways, you know it already: —THiS iS A MUST DOWNLOAD FOR EVERY JAZZ2 FAN—. You have to love Blade’s style. He’s by far one of the most talented guys in this little “community”. Let’s virtually bow down to him by download and hosting his levels and tilesets!
Well I could say this with one word but that would be a little lazy wouldn’t it , well on the other hand I am a bit lazy o well , oops I got drifted of back to my review than…
Well I can’t rate the old stuff because their are just to many levels/tilesets to rate but I tell you they are all great.
The Tileset set is great and beatiful as I expected =p , but this time it’s also huge. I especially love the mountanious background with the trees and stuff it just looks beautiful.
The bushes and well all the other stuff look really great.
The masking is also really well done, including the secret messages.
The tileset gives me like the more adult version of carrottus/diamandus.
The 4 battle levels are again amazing.
The leveldesign and gameplay are good and the event deplacement is also well deployed.The levels are once again great.
Well I have to say the music is really great, but I don’t think it fits with this tileset it would fit wih other ones though.Well of course this is my opionion, you’ll might like or love it like Aiko did.
Once again the pack is great and the upgraded version ( thats this one) is even better.
Should I download this you ask? well if you won’t download this I think you need to see a doctor or a brainsurgion or something.
and if a may add this:
this might me a good idea for a futuretileset BLADE. Make one of Asia with like mountains and japanese houses forest walls and stuff. And I would also make more stuff for the fore ground like in your Aztec tileset (look at my level ancient aztec)with those vines. Well of course this isn’t easy to make at all but you might be able to do it.
I`ll say! Here, ladies `n gederbong, we have another great tileset and level release by Blade! The new tileset “Forest” is another awesome tileset release by Blade, one of the elite tileset and battle level builders of the Jazz 2 comunity. The tileset somehow reminds me of a world from a game i once had on an old PC(windows3.1) called Charley the duck. Seeing the levels just sealed the deal for me. They are another ad-on for the awesome Blades battle pack volume 2, wich now counts about 34 levels! (34`zm right ey?). My only complaint is that i dont realy like the added factory thingys in Wasteland. They look like giant paper bags with straws in them to me:-D. But apart from that, everyone go download this ad-on to Blades battle pack NOW!!
Nah, I’ll just find someone hosting it. Much simpler. :)
(Though just from seeing his other works, I’m tempted to rate this, but that WOULD be dishonest.)
man, this is GOOD!
the new forest tileset look, indeed like blade cheated and hired a oil painter to do it :).
and lisiten to that funky music!
For some reson, the style of the forest tileset reminds me of lesmash’s works, except forest is bigger an saner.
great job, blade!
WHAT?! You really expect me to give an detailed review about all these music files, tilesets and lvls?! Are you crazy?! Of course I won’t! :
P But I have taken I quick check through all the lvls and I like it. Yeah…I like it :)
If there ever was a great expansion to a perfect battle pack, this is it. Download NOW.
Wow! This pack is AWESOME!!
Tileset: 10.0 — Great tileset! I downloaded this mostly for the tileset, because I can’t play JJ2 Multiplayer since I’m behind a stupid annoying mean party pooping annoying stupid mean bad FIRE WALL!!! But, the tileset is very, very good.
Levels: 9.9999 — I decided to give ‘em a shot… and they’re some of the best levels I’ve ever seen! Nice work!
The reason I didn’t give this pack a 10 is because of the music…
ithout the music… a perfect 10.0!!
Perfection. Best tileset I’ve ever seen, IMO better than Agama’s. This is the first tileset that made my jaw drop. Levels were great, didn’t have as much of the “Blade Repitition.” DOWNLOAD THIS NOW, OR YOU WILL BE EATEN BY RABID SQUIRRELS! My next level will be made out of this, I’m currently making one out of “Desert.”
this pack is sweeeeeeet! it really shows how great tilesets can be made. Woodlands was cool but this is awesome! DOWNLOAD IT NOW!
Sweet isn’t the right description for this. It’s more than sweet. It’s cool. The tileset is (as we know from Blade) cool. And, how special, it’s a BIG tileset. Wow. It’s got a tight, nice layout with nice colors, nice stuff and nice things. Nice. It’s a forest, and I like forests. Gotta luv trees. The levels are also great (duh). They also got a cool design with nice layout, nice stuff and nice things ;). Even the music is nice. Everything is nice! One of the nicest packs ever! Here, a nice 9,0 for you, nice Blade.[This review has been edited by Fl@$h aka BlewMeUp]
Very cool. A li’ll hard to use, but definetly one of the greatest sets out there.
Man, I wonder how you make such professional Tilesets…
Nice work ya got there blade, deserves a 9 at least.
Oh god when will I be boosted to Medium reviewer?
……Yeah, Medium reviewer!:-)[This review has been edited by Blackraptor]
ThIs Set rules!!!!nice work, blade :D
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.