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amazingflyingpoo
12-17-2009, 10:31 AM
I just published my first PSP level, so I wanted to let you all know it is out there and see if you can let me know what you think of it. The idea behind the level is that you have invented a time machine, but you were so obsessed with building it, that you have neglected more important things in your life. Your son was killed because of you, and your wife has left you. All that is left for you is to try to use the time machine to travel back in time and save your son.

The game mechanic in the level is that you must travel between 3 different time periods (one time period is the one in which your son is about to die). You must do things in the different time periods to open up a path so that you can reach your son before it is too late.

My PSN is: amazingflyingpoo
The Level Name is: Now and Then

Here are some pictures:

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt179/amazingflyingpoo/NowandThen6.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt179/amazingflyingpoo/NowandThen2.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt179/amazingflyingpoo/BridgeMechanismLBPPSPNT.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt179/amazingflyingpoo/NowandThen5.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt179/amazingflyingpoo/NowandThen7.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt179/amazingflyingpoo/NowandThen8.jpg

Thanks so much for playing, and have a great day!

Jman22597
12-17-2009, 11:28 AM
Looks like a nice level. I'l try to play it when i get my copy on christmas

jeffcu28
12-17-2009, 06:43 PM
Hey amazingflyingpoo,

When I first heard the story in your post I was afraid that it would be too serious to be enjoyable. But boy was I wrong! That was probably the best story level out there so far! Gameplay was original and thought-provoking, and the design of the houses and trees were quirky and beautifully cartoony enough to offset the seriousness of the story.

The opening storytelling sequence was also amazing! I usually get bored with too much text, but your story was engaging enough to keep me interested. I also love the challenges you presented. Finding that seed was amazing, and the coal game was also challenging without being frustrating.

All in all, I loved the story and I thought the game layout, scenery design, and music complimented it really well. I guess my only gripe about the level was the time machine design. I thought it was simple and practical, but your story suggests that the sackfather spent copious amounts of time building it, and I think it should've been more elaborate (at least in visuals) to stay cohesive with the story.

But that was an amazing level, and I am in awe of your creative talent. Superb job!:star::star::star::star::star:, author and level heart.

Jumping down the cement well,
jeffcu28

Coxy224
12-17-2009, 07:13 PM
Wow this is really the first level of this calibre I've seen attempted on the PSP. I'm glad you stuck to it, as this one must have been horrible to try and make with the slightly broken create mode :p
It's really paid off though, lovely visuals, geius story and the mechanic works everytime.

:star::star::star::star::star: + heart + creator heart

Lleonard Pler
12-17-2009, 09:10 PM
This is a masterpiece. It took me back to the good old days of graphic adventures. I enjoyed everything: the puzzles, the changing scenario, the dialogues, the cartoonish setting... Without doubt, this level has the best story and the most innovative gameplay of all LBP PSP! Congratulations, it must have been a hell to deal with the Editor, but it was worth it.

5 stars, hearted level & author.

amazingflyingpoo
12-17-2009, 11:52 PM
Wow, thank you all so much for playing the level and for the awesome feedback :D I was a little worried that I would put the time I did into making the level, and then it would never get played since I'm not really sure how LBP PSP works in terms of levels getting noticed, but after hearing that all of you liked the level so much, I guess I am happy whether or not the level gets a lot of plays.

@Jeffcu: I decided to make the time machine very simple above ground because I wanted to put as much thermo as I could into the mechanics and scenery of the level. I was hoping that the player would just assume that all of the mechanics were below ground, but since I never actually stated it, I guess that there was no reason for you to think it. Sorry about that :( In my defense, the thermo was completely maxed out, and it took me 2 days just to fight with the thermo before I could publish. The game seemed to have let me put out a lot more switches and objects than it wanted to, so all of a sudden it got fed up and wouldn't let me do anything. I tried deleting around 10 switches and 3 objects, but I still couldn't do anything (not even hook a wire up), so the thermo is maxed way out I guess(?).

Now that I am finally done with my first level, I plan to play through the levels posted on LBPC and give some feedback of my own. I am excited that LBP PSP is so young, because it means that there aren't 20 levels posted everyday on here, so I can actually check them out and be an active member :D

Thanks again :D

jackofcourse
12-18-2009, 05:36 PM
Now, as we've discussed many times Poo, you know this is not my kind of level! But as I've always said, that does not mean I can't appreciate it for what it is, and with that in mind, it is aboslutely fantastic.

From a playing point of view, it is not my thing, running backwards and forward tends to get me a little tedious, but that says more about me than the level :)

However, subjectivity aside, what you have accomplished is fantastic. The story is great, I too thought 'woah, that's a bit heavy' from your description, but it doesn't play like that at all.

From a technical stand point what you have managed to create is out of this world.

5 stars without a doubt.

amazingflyingpoo
12-19-2009, 11:16 AM
Thanks so much for the feedback Jack! I owe you a big thanks on this level, because before I had talked to you about the problems with LBP PSP's create mode, I was unaware that there is a way to avoid the issue with items floating out of place. The level would have never been possible without your input, so thank you so much for that.

I really appreciate that you would still play the level and put a good word in for me even though you know that my style of levels are not the type you enjoy.

Keep up the awesome work on LBP PSP, and I hope to see a new level by you soon :)

Sackwise
12-20-2009, 06:23 AM
WOW, this level really gets into my head.
The story is so depressing and deep D:
That's not a general statement, it's just how I feel about it.
TRULY an epic level, five starred, hearted, and player hearted.
Keep up the work, this was INCREDIBLE.

Taffey
12-22-2009, 06:16 AM
I'm really at a loss of where to begin. There's just so much I like... I guess I can sum it up in saying that I had a very hard time figuring out how you did everything. When I play a level, especially a complex one, my mind just automatically dissects everything. I like figuring out how illusions, logic, and gameplay elements were constructed and seeing how other creators' thought processes work. This level had me completely stumped for a good long while, and even now I'm still not 100% sure how you pulled off some of the gameplay. Troubleshooting all the possible paths and ways that players can approach the level must have been craziness.

The concept and story are fantastic, unique, and I love your approach. It's sobering without being depressing, deep without being preachy, and serious without being corny. Plus I like how spoilerthe somber message and sad nature of the tale ends up with a happy ending. I can honestly, truthfully say that this level has my favorite original story of any LBP level I have played on either platform. There are longer stories out there and ones that are more detailed, but for my money this one takes the cake. Really.

I could go on and on. The intro, the great cartoony visuals, the fun puzzles... As far as I'm concerned, this is the best LBP PSP level out there, bar none. This is the first official community permanent resident on my PSP.

5 stars - I'd give you 10 if there was an option for it. Hearted and a creator heart. Tagged (in my mind) Brilliant. This is the whole can of awesome sauce.

Gilgamesh
12-22-2009, 10:36 AM
Brilliant level, amazing! :)

The story was great, and the time-travel mechanics worked flawlessly. The intro was really well done, it reminded me of retro games that displayed the story shortly before starting.

:star::star::star::star::star: and hearted.

amazingflyingpoo
12-22-2009, 12:04 PM
Thank you all so much for the feedback. It is very encouraging to hear that all the frustration of fighting with the PSP create mode paid off.

@Taffey: Thanks a lot for the long feedback. I absolutely love "The Right Stuffing", so it means a lot to hear that you enjoyed the level so much :) I am thrilled that we have awesome creators like you, FULLGORR, and Lleonard on LBP PSP, because with levels as good as yours, I really don't miss LBP PS3 at all :D

fol1n[US]
12-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Amazing! Thats all I have to say! I loved the way you came back and forth it felt like a long level which you dont really see very much! Good Job! 5 Stars & Heart!

Arrestor
01-01-2010, 02:33 PM
Why is your level locked? Theres a text saying that somethings wrong with the end user licence agreement ?!

Taffey
01-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Uhhh.... Well heck, I can't even find the level. When I look you up as a creator is shows you as having 0/20 levels published. :(

This is one of my favorites - if it was moderated I can't possibly see why! :mad:

jeffcu28
01-01-2010, 09:45 PM
Oh no! This is a real shame. Why would Cambridge moderate this? This level was certainly one of the landmarks of the game, and I can only feel sorry for future players who can't play this fabulous level. Amazingflyingpoo, perhaps you can edit and republish once you find out why it was moderated?

Mourning:(,
jeffcu28

MrFlippant
01-02-2010, 04:43 AM
I just played this today, but I downloaded it yesterday. It's a fantastic level, and I hope it's not moderated. I hoped they figured out the moderation junk from the PS3 version, but I guess not. It's still "pull first and investigate later, if ever" eh? That's sad.
Can anyone verify that it has been modded or not?

amazingflyingpoo
01-02-2010, 08:57 AM
My wife and I had to move apartments, so I was without internet for 4 days. I was excited to get on and see how Now and Then was doing when I finally got internet today, just to find that the level have been banned???

I really don't think that there is anything that could really be considered ban worthy, or even slightly offensive, in the level. My only guess is that the file size was too big, but that is sort of a funny reason to ban since I didn't do anything to break the system, I just filled the level to it's maximum size.

If anyone has any idea who to contact about this, then please let me know.

Lleonard Pler
01-02-2010, 09:22 AM
I'm very sorry to hear this wonderful level has been banned. It's a must-play masterpiece. I hope you can solve it somehow.

amazingflyingpoo
01-02-2010, 09:37 AM
I'm trying to contact anyone who may be able to help (Spaff, Sam_Protagonist, etc..), even though I realize that they may not be affiliated with LBP PSP since they are Mm guys. I really appreciate the kind words that you guys have put towards the level, and hopefully this can be resolved.

theswweet
01-02-2010, 03:38 PM
i loved the level...it was literally the first i played!the only thing i could see that might have caused the mod was the"your son is dead"part of the story...after all,lbp psp is an E game...

i too am mourning,
theswweet

JKthree
01-02-2010, 06:51 PM
Maybe you can go on the PSP forums on LittleBigWorkshop

jackofcourse
01-02-2010, 09:57 PM
Will definitely try and find out what's gone on here and let you know.

krazystitch
01-04-2010, 02:34 AM
I had a chance to play the level before it had gotten banned. The level was truly amazing and definitely one of my favorites. I loved the whole time traveling idea and taking things from the future to the past and the other way around. The story was great too.

jackofcourse
01-05-2010, 04:14 PM
Ungriefed and back online! ;)

Anyone who had it on their psp will have to delete it and redownload it but that is all. Rating, hearts and plays have all been restored!

'Human error' is the reason I received for it getting griefed. :rolleyes:

At least it is all sorted now! :)

Arrestor
01-05-2010, 05:42 PM
Are you officially involved in LBP PSP or why could u achieve this?

anyway, nice job!

Taffey
01-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Yay! I'm off to re-download it and play it again. :)

Thanks jack, you rock.

jeffcu28
01-05-2010, 07:08 PM
Human error? Sounds suspicious. Maybe someone got overly jealous ;).

Anyways, I will definitely redownload, and give it another go. Losing it made me realize how much I loved it...

amazingflyingpoo
01-05-2010, 11:25 PM
Wow, you guys are so awesome.

First of all, thanks so much for your help Jack! There is no way in the world I could have figured this whole ordeal out on my own since I just didn't know who to even go to. I cannot express how much I appreciate your quick response in this!

Also, thanks so much to everyone on the forum. I'm sure that you can imagine how unpleasant it is to have a level banned for no apparent reason, and have no idea who to go to since Sony Cambridge doesn't have a forum (that I know of). It was very encouraging to hear from all of you that you liked the level and were sad to see it go.

And lastly, thanks so much for playing the level :D

jackofcourse
01-06-2010, 12:11 AM
Are you officially involved in LBP PSP or why could u achieve this?

anyway, nice job!

I am Sackboy!

Arrestor
01-06-2010, 07:07 AM
Then how did u get in the level when its banned?
Sackboy with super powers huh?

banjo5150
01-06-2010, 01:25 PM
I am Sackboy!

You must be in the know with someone. I am sure you cannot talk about much, but are they aware of all the little bugs in the game and are they working on fixing them?

I heard of confirmation of them fixing some things, but didn't know if that was before the patch we already received.

Don't mean to rush them but I think they would have gotten a fix out by now. Some games get patched really quick, just hope it doesn't get put on the back burner and forgotten about.:confused:

fabioisonfire
01-06-2010, 11:10 PM
I played this a while back, and this is a very well made level. This must've taken a lot of effort.

LittleBigLearner
01-10-2010, 02:37 PM
I played this about a week ago, and WOAH! I love the scenery and the way the mechanics are set up. An excellent job, :star::star::star::star::star:, level heart and an author heart.

amazingflyingpoo
01-17-2010, 04:30 AM
I just heard that "Now and Then" has been banned again. I am away from my apartment and without a PSP for the next few days, so if anyone is getting online with their PSP in the near future, could you please check on the level and confirm if it is banned or not? Thanks a lot.

SirPaper
01-17-2010, 04:37 AM
I just heard that "Now and Then" has been banned again. I am away from my apartment and without a PSP for the next few days, so if anyone is getting online with their PSP in the near future, could you please check on the level and confirm if it is banned or not? Thanks a lot.

Yep, it was moderated. The copy of it in my Downloaded Levels says "This level has been found to be in breach of our Terms of Service and has been banned." I saw this change I think on Thursday and checked again just now.

I've played through the level before. There is nothing AT ALL in it that would violate any kind of normal Terms of Service and the level couldn't possibly offend any sane person. It's frustrating that you're having so much trouble with this level because it's honestly one of the best and most creative levels out there right now.

[Edit] HA!!! Apparently I have the unbanned version of the level in one of my historical backups so I can go back and play it. Now the question is whether or not there's a way to extract level data... hmm... I'mma try.

jeffcu28
01-17-2010, 04:59 AM
Oh no! Not again. I've checked, and it indeed has been banned for a second time :(. What is going on? Cambridge and Sony need to get their acts together, ASAP!

Back into mourning,
jeffcu28

SirPaper
01-17-2010, 05:16 AM
BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! SUCCESS!!! I can copy the level into my save file and voila, no longer a banned level. :D Of course going online bans it all over again but I can still play it if I want by reloading the level into my save file and playing offline. I need to experiment with this some more.

Taffey
01-17-2010, 05:23 AM
I just heard that "Now and Then" has been banned again.This is getting ridiculous... Quick, somebody light up the Bat Jack Signal. (jackofcourse, you reading this?)

SirPaper
01-17-2010, 06:17 AM
Welp, just finished my tests on using the extracted data for the level. The conclusion? It works but only for me. Which means even if I uploaded the data somewhere nobody else would be able to use it. :/

jackofcourse
01-17-2010, 06:34 PM
I asked, and it is already being looked in to. Although it is a Sunday so they can't really do much until tomorrow :)

grayspence
01-17-2010, 07:05 PM
Tis a shame, some idiotic 8 year olds probobly griefed it because it was better than anything they could make in a zillion years, you are now considered one of the greatest creators on the PSP &PS3 to me now, and that is a very hard consideration for anyone to achieve. Thanks for making a level that i can keep on my downloaded list forever 8)

Barzano
01-17-2010, 07:14 PM
This Level is truly a masterpiece, amazinflyingpoo.

A shame you have so many problems with it ,really. i downloaded it some time ago, but now i can not play it anymore... :(

I hope it will be fixed soon.

Rogar
01-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Good thing I'm barely online... ;)

Oh, while I'm here, really cool concept, and particularly liked how you managed to create the right atmosphere to get into the story. Hope this nasty business goes away soon, everyone should be able to play this level.

T3natrix
01-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Hi I found this post on LittleBigWorkshop from a few days ago:

http://forums.littlebigworkshop.com/lbp/board/message?board.id=pod&thread.id=120651&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

If you are a member (I am not, so can't) maybe you could message Sam_protagonist like it says and explain what has happened? It definitely seems odd that it would be moderated again so soon after it was un-moderated after what was admitted to be a mistake. :(

jackofcourse
01-17-2010, 10:01 PM
Yeah, I said in my reply to Poo that it could possibly be something to do with the moderation changes. They did say that certain things were going to be clamped down on. I suppose the subject matter in this level could be deemed not suitable for under 7 year olds!

amazingflyingpoo
01-18-2010, 12:26 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words guys, and thanks to you (Jack) for your help with all of this. I'll just keep hoping that they don't have a problem with the level and that they un-ban it in the near future.

jackofcourse
01-18-2010, 01:02 AM
I think it's definitely worth send Sam a message like T3natrix suggested. I think it is more likely to be something to do with the moderation changes than anything else.

amazingflyingpoo
01-18-2010, 01:28 AM
Alrighty, thanks for the advice T3natrix. I sent Sam a message of at LBW. While I understand that death could be presented in a way that is unsuitable for LBP, I sort of thought that it was handled fine in Now and Then. Not only is the level very light-hearted, but the issue is also resolved in the end. Movies like Lion King involve death and don't resolve the issue and it is fine. Since you cannot die in Now and Then, there is no way to NOT save the child, so there has to be a positive resolution unless the player decides to quit playing. But I guess it's up to Sony on this one, so I'll just keep hoping. Thanks a lot for the help everyone :D

Lleonard Pler
01-18-2010, 08:44 AM
I hope the level gets re-uploaded again. The death issue is a nonsense, many Disney movies for children talk about death!

jackofcourse
01-18-2010, 05:24 PM
The level should now be back up. Apparently it gets grief reports sent in far more than any other level.

Possible reasons:

Your PSN name (ridiculous, I know).
The story (obvious reasons, but again it doesn't really make much sense).

That obviously doesn't give reason as to why they actually listen to the grief report after knowing about the level. Clearly poor communication is an issue and they obviously have some improving and refining to do of their system.

However, it isn't Cambridge who deal with the grief reports so they are not to blame. They've been pretty helpful and efficient in getting the matter(s) resolved really! :)

Hopefully it will not happen again.

Arrestor
01-18-2010, 05:34 PM
To make it all much more chaotic its a featured level now!
(Congratulations Poo!)

SirPaper
01-18-2010, 05:35 PM
Really well deserved too, congrats on both getting the level unbanned and having it featured. :)

Taffey
01-18-2010, 06:05 PM
Maybe you should change your PSN to 'amazingflyingshoe'. No, I don't like that.

Definitely stick with 'poo'. :)

Congrats on the feature, you deserve it!

amazingflyingpoo
01-19-2010, 02:17 AM
Thank you so much Jack! I am very relieved that the level was not banned because of the new rules on banning that were implemented, plus I am very thankful for the detailed answer as to what happened, so now I will know for a fact that the level is most likely going to be un-banned if it is banned again (LOL, I would have never guessed that it would be the most griefed level on PSP :p). Next time you talk to your contact, please give them a big thank you for me if you think of it.

@Arrestor: Thanks for the news on being a featured level :) I've been so worried about the level, all that I wanted was to get it back up. I would have never expected to get it up and be featured!

[EDIT- I just had my first chance to check on the level and I noticed a few things: First of all, I lost probably 50 or 60 hearts, if not more when I got the level ub-banned. But that is really fine with me, I'm just curious as to why that would be the case. Also, I went to check on my level in Featured Levels, and saw that it was not there. After reading the thread Taffey made, I noticed that I was featured in EU. I'm on the NA servers so I'm not sure why that is? Maybe because I am in China right now? Either way, I guess I'll just have to take your guys' word for it since I can't see the EU Featured Levels]

Arrestor
01-19-2010, 05:53 AM
No problem!
Just looked it up again and its still there. Believe me :D

Rogar
01-19-2010, 09:06 AM
EDIT- I just had my first chance to check on the level and I noticed a few things: First of all, I lost probably 50 or 60 hearts, if not more when I got the level ub-banned. But that is really fine with me, I'm just curious as to why that would be the case. Also, I went to check on my level in Featured Levels, and saw that it was not there. After reading the thread Taffey made, I noticed that I was featured in EU. I'm on the NA servers so I'm not sure why that is? Maybe because I am in China right now? Either way, I guess I'll just have to take your guys' word for it since I can't see the EU Featured Levels

It could be 50-60 is the number of people who went online and had your level automatically removed from their PSP for being in a banned status.

SirPaper
01-19-2010, 03:38 PM
A downloaded level isn't automatically removed from your PSP when it's banned. It just shows up on your level list as being banned and your only options are do nothing with it or delete it. I need to check though, I can't remember if the level kept my heart status on it when it was unbanned. (I wasn't really paying attention)

Spark151
01-19-2010, 09:11 PM
this level got banned... why?

SirPaper
01-20-2010, 03:17 AM
It was banned before, admitted as a mistake and unbanned, then banned again, and admitted as a mistake again and now it's unbanned.

Apparently the level just gets a large number of grief reports for some unfathomable reason. :/

kodymcq
01-24-2010, 05:33 PM
This level was the coolest thing i've ever played.
:star::star::star::star::star:+heart+creator heart

rimmonhouse
01-24-2010, 06:58 PM
This was one of the most incredible LBP levels I have ever played, for PS3 or PSP. Your ability to tell a story through a LBP level is unprecendent, and I think it will encourage other creators to incorporate more story elements in the future. Do you have any tips for a novice LBP player? I'm currently working on my very first level.

lego12
01-26-2010, 11:33 PM
I Have Played Now and Then it is so amazing so fun and addictive I even gave this level :star::star::star::star::star: and I even hearten amazingflyingpoo for that level:)

amazingflyingpoo
01-31-2010, 02:27 PM
Thanks so much for your awesome feedback :D It makes me so excited to hear that people are enjoying my levels! Thank you so much for checking out "Now and Then", and for taking the time to leave feedback :)

@rimmonhouse: If you have any specific questions, or just want something super general, just send me a PM and I would be glad to tell you any thoughts that I have, though I certainly wouldn't consider my thoughts as anything special :) I am just a LBP lover like you are!

smurficus
02-01-2010, 12:15 AM
this level is ridiculously good

SalieriAAX
02-01-2010, 10:13 AM
I thought it was about time I got around to commenting on other people's levels and I might as well start with yours, since it's incredible. Really well done with the mechanics - it's still totally unlike any other levels I've managed to download so far and the storytelling is really impressive. I feel like I want to be a bit more gushing with my praise but I can't really think what else to say about it. Anyway, I gave it 5*s, you're probably sick of hearing that from people.

amazingflyingpoo
02-18-2010, 08:03 AM
Thank you so much for you feedback smurficus (awesome name BTW) and salieri! It wasn't until I read that you liked my level that I went and checked out yours (salieri), and then I immediately went to make it the LBL PSP Level of the Week #2 (http://www.littlebigland.com/little-big-planet-user-level/lbl-psp-level-of-the-week-week-2-colossal-calamity-by-salieriaax/), so I ended up forgetting to even reply to this (that would explain the 2 week gap in the reply). It always means a lot to hear that someone gave 5 stars, because it's great to hear that even 1 person really liked my level. But to hear that an awesome author (who has made one of my favorite PSP levels) has given me 5 stars, well, that is a huge compliment :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to play my levels and for leaving feedback!

Taffey
03-26-2010, 05:14 PM
Gah, you have GOT to be kidding. Again??

Oh wait, you said you downloaded it ages ago? Well, the Ban Monster has eaten and subsequently barfed up this level about 4 times, so you may have a previously blacklisted version. I can't get online with my PSP right now, but I just saw this level on the Community Moon last night when I was downloading showcase entries. I'm sure it's up right now and available to re-download.

Taffey
03-26-2010, 05:35 PM
Cripes. :(

Can anybody else take a look and confirm? We may need to light the Jack beacon again.

Voltergeist
03-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Jesus. Yup, it's banned. Again.
Seriously, after the 3rd, why not put it on some sort of 'Never Ban' list? I too have had my first level eaten by the Ban Monster too much (Though my level sucked compared to this, so this is a much bigger loss.) and I really wish they'd do something.

Light up the beacon!

Taffey
03-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Beacon officially lit.

jackofcourse
03-26-2010, 06:30 PM
Not againnnnn. I will pass it on to Camrbridge....again!

mnimmo1986
03-26-2010, 06:36 PM
Not againnnnn. I will pass it on to Camrbridge....again!
Do the moderation team have no person there with even an ounce of sense.

jackofcourse
03-26-2010, 06:42 PM
I don't think they've worked out how to talk to each other yet. I think they're still trying to communicate using rocks and sticks

Lilman1101
03-26-2010, 11:59 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo

poor poo, he is such a great creator yet he always has so much trouble :(:grr::(:grr::(:grr::(:grr::(:grr:

ConverseFox
03-27-2010, 12:10 AM
This is sad :(
After the third time, you'd think that they would make a list for levels that can't be banned.

CyberSora
03-27-2010, 02:12 AM
I think this will clear things up. I found this tossed away by Cambridge. ;)

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/702/oldpapertexturebyneverm.jpg

Lilman1101
03-27-2010, 03:12 AM
i diss their cake baking skills!!!

*checks my levels* noooooooooooooooooooooooo

amazingflyingpoo
03-27-2010, 05:02 AM
Noooooo! Thanks so much for noticing this guys! They waited until I left town without my PSP and banned it again! I really appreciate that you all would bring attention to the issue so that it can hopefully be resolved very soon. As I have been told, this is not cambridge's fault, it is Sony's. So don't get too mad at Cambridge for it :) thanks so much for your help everyone, and maybe if I'm lucky the level will be back to normal by the time I head home!

xero
04-07-2010, 07:21 AM
Alright, I finally got around to playing this level, so here we go!

Story

+ Well thought out story
+ Time travel and tragedy collide to create an interesting experience
? Your son is extremely fat for some reason


Gameplay

+ Creative gameplay elements
+ Time travel system is implemented well via 2-way switch and "portal" well
+ It was cool to see the same place in different time periods and how they've changed, but...
? ... they didn't change a whole lot
- Gameplay seems somewhat drawn out, making you constantly go back and forth through the time periods. This adds length to the gameplay, but can seem quite tedious after your 4th time back to "5 years prior"


Final Thoughts
Though not perfect, the level is designed very well. It is fun to play, and uses some interesting concepts and techniques. It may be worth noting that I got stuck between the stove and the wall in the bridge control room, forcing me to retry. This took me to a different time period, and I had to come back via the time machine. If it were a little further from the wall, that would fix the problem (though I'm not sure if this is feasible based on space limitations in the bridge building). Your story is original and fresh, and your character implementation helps to enhance it. The only ways I could think to improve it would be to change the time periods more to increase diversity, and to emphasize the time difference. This way, it wouldn't seem so tedious to go back and forth between time periods, due to a fresh yet familiar scenery each time you time travel.

Also if the stove was moved. :p

Final Score::star::star::star::star:
And a heart.

amazingflyingpoo
04-07-2010, 03:45 PM
Thanks so much for another incredible review Xero! I am always thrilled when I see that you have posted on one of my threads, because it means that you most likely gave me some detailed feedback :-)

It's also great that you are honest! You made some great points about the level, and it really is too bad that I could not make the different time periods look a lot different. I was getting used to the level editor when I made this level (this is my first level for PSP, and I lost 10 to 20 hours because of all the bugs. I literally almost gave up on this level and LBP PSP as a whole two times while making this. Thankfully I managed to finish it, and then I got terribly addicted to the game ;)), so that is my main excuse. I did completely max the thermo out, so there really isn't much I could have changed. I tried to make the trees in the background different as well as the dialog (and the major changes that occur with planting seeds and such), but anything more than that just wasn't possible.

The good news is that I am hard at work on a new level that has an extreme mechanic like Now and Then (but it isn't time travel), and this one should do much better with the details. I am afraid that I will soon be getting to a point where I am fighting with the thermo, so hopefully I can get it done, but we'll see...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review!

MTVirux
04-07-2010, 09:49 PM
As Eric Cartman would say:

-Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :p

Lilman1101
04-08-2010, 12:19 AM
another RPG level from amazingflyingpoo? CANT WAIT!

xero
04-08-2010, 06:12 AM
Thanks so much for another incredible review Xero! I am always thrilled when I see that you have posted on one of my threads, because it means that you most likely gave me some detailed feedback :-) Haha, you flatter me! I had no idea my review style would be so well received when I cooked it up in my noggin.


I was getting used to the level editor when I made this level (this is my first level for PSP, and I lost 10 to 20 hours because of all the bugs. I literally almost gave up on this level and LBP PSP as a whole two times while making this. Thankfully I managed to finish it, and then I got terribly addicted to the game ;))This is your first level? That's impressive! It's unfortunate that you lost that much time, and believe me when I say I know how you feel. Though, I didn't lose near that much time on mine.


The good news is that I am hard at work on a new level that has an extreme mechanic like Now and Then (but it isn't time travel), and this one should do much better with the details. I am afraid that I will soon be getting to a point where I am fighting with the thermo, so hopefully I can get it done, but we'll see...I'll look forward to playing it and giving another detailed review!


Thanks so much for the wonderful review!

It was my pleasure!

amazingflyingpoo
04-08-2010, 12:39 PM
This is your first level? That's impressive! It's unfortunate that you lost that much time, and believe me when I say I know how you feel. Though, I didn't lose near that much time on mine.

Well, it isn't my first level on LBP, but it was my first PSP LBP level :-) I had already been playing LBP on PS3 for about 9 or 10 months before I got LBP PSP, so I was very used to the level editor. There are just some things that are very hard to get used to on PSP, and back when I was making Now and Then, a lot of the workarounds for the bugs had not become well known yet (like the drifting bug and gluing bug with objects that you save to the popit), so figuring all of that out was very very irritating.

Thanks again for the feedback :-D

X-FROGBOY-X
04-09-2010, 03:04 PM
I played this level a while back, it was awesome. One of the best levels on the PSP. I absolutely love the idea of traveling back and forward through time.In fact, this is the first level that I've ever saw that uses that concept. Nice story too. :)

:star::star::star::star::star: and heart. :)

amazingflyingpoo
04-09-2010, 04:08 PM
Thanks so much for the feedback X-FROGBOY-X! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the concept of the level. I used to be super active on LBP PS3, and I had been building on it for about 8 months when I had to move away without my PS3. I spent months after the move until LBP PSP came out coming up with the concept behind Now and Then, so it got a lot of thought. Sadly, the many bugs with the editor limited the level a bit (since back then there weren't well know workarounds for the bugs), but I am still happy with how it turned out :-)

On a different note, I don't think that I've had the pleasure of running into you on the forums yet, so it is nice to meet you. I am going to send you a friends request right now :-D