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Posted:
14 Aug 2004, 20:05
For: JJ1 Pezrock
Level rating: 8.5
Rating
8.2

I keep trying to point out that there’s already been a conversion of this tileset, but what the hey. :D Here is the link to the first one I say, made by Onag and posted by.. well, me. :P

Technically, I only played Jazz1 all the way through once, but it was amazing. Tilesets from it are cool, but as I found in my attempts, not always the easest to use in a Jazz2 level. However, this is a good tileset.
Long live Jazz.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Jazz2 List Server Patch
Level rating: 9.3
Rating
N/A

I’m not entirely seeing what difference this makes and I don’t play Jazz2, so why’d I download it? Oh well. Hi Beto. ;P

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Miami beach
Level rating: 7.5
Rating
7.7

It wasn’t generally bad. :P The enemy placement was odd at times, but not unbearably. The weapon placement I really did not like. Powered up bouncies are fine in their own way, but you put too many bouncy ammos in. The seeker ammo was ok, though I didn’t use it really. The tileset useage was OK, though you didn’t have nearly enough eyecandy. Beyond that, good for being the first level I’ve ever seen by you.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Weapon Regenerator
Level rating: 8.2
Rating
8.5

Forget my stupidity, this works. :P My server rarely have respawning issues, but I definitel recommend this to those that have problems with that.

DOWNLOAD NOW.[This review has been edited by FoD]

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Entwined Forest
Level rating: 7.1
Rating
7.2

It is decent. I don’t often look at tilesets, unless someone recommend’s them, so you are lucky.. or not.

As Violet pointed out, some masking stuff. Maybe a few missing tiles. Still decent.

In the Level, I think the warp should led to a better powerup, but whatever. This is about the set, not the level.

Download. Yes.[This review has been edited by FoD]

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: The Nothing In Particular Pack (NIP)
Level rating: 9.0
Rating
9.2

Oh Geez, Trafton, you are such a perfectionist. :P

Well, yes, I tested this. :) But I really like it, for the most part, because it is it challenging, and that is rare in SP.

This was long awaited. DOWNLOAD IT NOW![This review has been edited by FoD]

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Belfalas
Level rating: 7.5
Rating
N/A

Trafton mentioned that since it was so easy to just go up, no one would explore the rest of the level. That’s why I did that.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Cairn Refinery
Level rating: 8.0
Rating
8.0

I like this, but mostly just the music. Violet’s battle with this tileset was also fun. :)

Weapon placement is good, I don’t see any tileset errors, good music. ;)

Host often? If you like the tileset/level, then yeah!

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Anniversary Bash 5 Pack
Level rating: N/A
Rating
N/A

(Written after the re-upload was doanloaded)

Overall, I think this years pack is good. I have a few objections I’d like to share, though I’m not likely to be playing it.

It’s not so much that the levels I’m going to point out are bad, so I hope none of the authors think badly about it. :P I didn’t like the One where you jump from island to island and if you miss you fall to get warped. I also didn’t like Knighmare Castle due to it being so easy. It’s kind of like Stupid CTF, but no where near as fun (or as small). I also didn’t like JAIL being included. I like the level, and in the day I hosted it a ton, but I think it’s been a bit overplayed. :P

Other than those: Good picks.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Battleships
Level rating: 6.4
Rating
7.0

It was an OK level. Having Jazz2 crash afterwards due to it not being linked properly really annoyed me, but otherwise.. :P I guess it is good in Single Player to have people almost die when they are playing it, but maybe I wasn’t paying much attention.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Contention
Level rating: 7.8
Rating
8.0

As usual with your levels, I had a pretty tough time finishing this one. Having played Claw, i expected some of the traps and also expected there be vine swinging (that was a toughie in Claw as well). I liked how similar it was to Claw (badies in the narrow slots where they are sometimes tough to kill, etc.) and think you used the tileset pretty well. I guess the good level makers never forget how. ;)

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: The Warp Z0ne
Level rating: 3.8
Rating
4.0

I’m not going to type nearly as much as everyone else, but I’ll review this as I saw it in online play yesterday.

My first comment was that Onag did something very similiar to this, but I liked it better. It wasn’t so obvious about where you were going (routes) and also had more routes to choose from. Also, I find tons of warps to be annoying and Onag’s used hidden tunnels. Sorry for comparing this, if you’ve never played Onag’s. :P

I think that also you need a better reward for collecting so many coins for the coin warp. When everyone else is also getting coins, it takes a while to get that many.

Overall, 4. I wouldn’t play/host it much.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Anniversary Bash 4 level pack
Level rating: N/A
Rating
N/A

I got it, though I know I won’t be at the bash.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Lost Vikings battle pack
Level rating: 7.1
Rating
5.5

I didn’t find this nearly as good as you all.
One, I believe these sets are much better used in Single Player, which I see you have also done.
Two, I would advise ANYONE against placing chat rooms in their levels.
Three, these levels just didn’t have a battlish feeling to them. Weapons out in plain sight is good, but I don’t feel that you placing enough of them. More powerups would have been nice too.. and not always where you can see them.

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Posted:
Posted more than 16 years ago
For: Gemstone Warfare V1.1
Level rating: 7.6
Rating
7.0

I only downloaded this to get the readme file. I already had the most recent version.

Overall, it is a farily good level. I do not think it is quite balanced to be playable with both Spaz and Jazz easily. I played it with both, and though I am not as good with Jazz, I came to that conclusion.

A very confusing level, I must admit. I definitely do not think it should be CTF, since you could take so many different paths and yet not know which is fastest and easiest and best to use. Definitely a battle level.

Mostly good. Probably the first level by defalcon that I ever played, and I am glad to have helped out in my own minor way.

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