Quick Review by Primpy

Posted:
19 Sep 2021, 14:16
For: Lonely House
Level rating: 6.4
Rating
8.0

Cooba’s review is exaggeratedly low. It’s a simple and visually appealing battle level, perhaps not ideal for competitive battles but I can see how it could be enjoyable for casual players looking for something fun and simple.

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
4 Sep 2021, 10:38
For: Discord Rich Presence for JJ2
Level rating: 9.5
Rating
10.0

I’ve got no complaints about it. It does what it says it does, and it does it well. Definitely download this if you want other people over Discord to see your current JJ2 activity.

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Posted:
3 Sep 2021, 15:43 (edited 3 Sep 21, 15:44)
For: Welcome to Chaostopia!
Level rating: 7.4
Rating
8.2

Is this what people refer to as a “lolcow”?

Short and funny level, it’s nice to play a silly level every now and then. Recommended if you want amusement rather than actual gameplay.

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Posted:
8 Aug 2021, 19:14
For: Jazz of the Jungle
Level rating: 8.8
Rating
9.5

A medium-sized level with an interesting character swapping gimmick. The level tileset is a bit hard on the eyes and you might get a little lost at times but other than those two nitpicks, it’s a fun and clever level. Recommended!

Quick Review by Primpy

Posted:
29 Jul 2021, 17:39 (edited 30 Jul 21, 10:42)
For: Tomatoe Garden
Level rating: 7.1
Rating
6.7

It’s an okay level. The palettes used are pleasing to the eye and the gameplay can be fun at times, but it’s very obviously unpolished and not thoroughly tested. Overall, a short, vanilla-esque experience with some scripted elements.

Not recommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
27 May 2021, 08:43 (edited 29 May 21, 12:16 by cooba)
For: kane
Level rating: N/A
Rating
0.0

Not a Single Player level.

[FYI this has now been corrected ~ PurpleJazz]

Not recommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
27 May 2021, 08:39 (edited 27 May 21, 08:43)
For: Deadeye
Level rating: 2.0
Rating
2.0

Atrocious.

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Posted:
15 May 2021, 08:58
For: Cemetric Commando
Level rating: 8.1
Rating
9.5

Honestly, pretty good level. These reviews don’t do it justice. A bit claustrophobic at times and the witch section doesn’t specify that you have to break some crates, not kill the witch, but other than that it’s a short and sweet level.

Not recommendedReview by Primpy

Posted:
5 Feb 2021, 23:44
For: Dreamscape
Level rating: 9.2
Rating
6.2

It’s grand! It’s flashy! It’s not fun!

The fact that this level pack is rated 9.5 / 10 completely baffles me. It’s obvious that Blackraptor put a ton of effort into making the visuals but the gameplay itself is incredibly tedious. There is a lot of enemy spam to artificially increase the difficulty and length. Some levels’ visuals are overbearing and straight up confusing. Darn, I wanted this to be a quick review but guess I’ll do a short review of each level instead (secret levels not included).

- “City Centre” is just enemy spam. Tiles are often placed just to confuse you and make you question whether something is a solid object or it’s part of the background. Yes, yes, I get it, it’s supposed to feel ethereal, it’s a “dreamscape” after all. It did not matter to me, the level felt confusing and annoying.

- “Pride” is frustrating. Akin to Queen of Board, you’ll have to check for hidden walls non-stop until you find a trigger crate or something that will let you progress with the level. This is not about skill, it’s about how much patience you have to bump and shoot every object in hopes to get further in the level. The visuals are great though, can’t complain.

- “Quiessence” is a weird one. I’d say I like it if it weren’t for the One Way wall at the start of the level. I still don’t know how to consistently get past that wall, I just bumped into it until magic happened and I got over it. The level theme is interesting, music doesn’t fit (just my opinion here).

- “Phantasmagoria”… yeah, I hate this one. It’s an eyesore full of enemy spam, death pits and whatnot. Goes on for way too long and made my retinas burn.

- “HellFire” and “Crystal Mountain” are rather tame compared to the previous levels. They’re… okay. Visuals are fine, level design is pretty good. They share some of the issues I have with the previous levels but they’re less prominent here.

I have a feeling that I’m treading on thin ice by writing this review, because I’m tainting the rating of a “classic” level pack. Again, this is my opinion: I didn’t have fun while playing this. I get the pack’s theme but I dislike the execution. Judging by its size and visuals, it’s obvious that a TON of effort was put into making this level pack. It just didn’t click with me for the reasons I mentioned above. Oh well.

Quick Review by Primpy

Posted:
4 Feb 2021, 22:18
For: Ruins at Carrotus - Carrastle
Level rating: 7.2
Rating
7.5

Pretty solid SP level. There are a few eyecandy issues but the level layout is good.

Tip: Use MLLE instead of JCS, it’s a better level making tool :)

Quick Review by Primpy

Posted:
5 Jan 2021, 13:14
For: Halloween Hare
Level rating: 7.2
Rating
7.5

It’s a good conversion, it’s just that the recolored snow “grass” doesn’t look… right.

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Posted:
19 Aug 2020, 16:14
For: Operation: Clone Killer 3
Level rating: 9.7
Rating
10.0

This will be Carrotus graphics in 2014!

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Posted:
9 Aug 2020, 20:37
For: Illumination
Level rating: 9.5
Rating
9.7

This level looks gorgeous.
It’s a bit claustrophobic and there are too many pick-ups but, overall, it plays nicely.

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
11 Jul 2020, 20:08
For: Google Translate J2S
Level rating: 8.5
Rating
10.0

Does exactly what the description says. It’s great if you want a good chuckle.

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
30 Jun 2020, 15:38
For: The Even More Secret Files
Level rating: 8.4
Rating
8.7

Fairly lengthy, nice level design, nice eyecandy. I can’t complain, it’s a good vanilla level pack. Give it a try.

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
30 Jun 2020, 14:48
For: Jazz 3d video
Level rating: 2.5
Rating
10.0

amazing

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
14 Apr 2020, 12:33
For: Hellfire
Level rating: 9.7
Rating
10.0

Plays well and has gorgeous visuals. Instantly one of my favorite battle maps.

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
25 Nov 2019, 20:44
For: Candy Goth
Level rating: 8.3
Rating
10.0

Good level design, good mechanics, good aesthetics (if you like pastel goth, that is), good final boss. If you’re into JJ2 Single Player levels, this is a must-play.

RecommendedQuick Review by Primpy

Posted:
19 Sep 2019, 20:45 (edited 20 Sep 19, 19:20 by cooba)
For: Astolfo
Level rating: 10.0
Rating
10.0

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Quick Review by Primpy

Posted:
4 Apr 2019, 20:32
For: Level in which a spiked wall kills you
Level rating: 6.7
Rating
6.7

It’s not particularly good but it’s at least honest.

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