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Laticsmeatpie
01-29-2011, 05:31 PM
I loved victorias levels and thought they were really beautifull and unique but they are clearly very tim burton styled. Did anyone else think that victorias levels were the best of the bunch in story mode?

jEpiik
01-29-2011, 06:17 PM
LOL, agreed, they did look a bit Tim Burton-ish.
However, I think Eve's levels were the best. They were just so... beautiful.

VelcroJonze
01-29-2011, 06:17 PM
Yeah, they had a Burton vibe for sure. Some of the music even sounded like it could have been written by Danny Elfman.

Victoria's and Eve's are my favorite story levels by far.

FEAR
01-29-2011, 09:02 PM
Now that you mention it, I can see your point.

Morgana25
01-29-2011, 09:03 PM
Yea, I can see the comparison. I loved Victoria's level because of the whimsy and gameplay. Eve's rocked my socks off for the lighting they did in there. Of all the levels in story mode, these two worlds are by far the most arty of the bunch.


You know what's really interesting is how you can see what kinds of creators people are by their favorite worlds. Technical tinkers tend to go for DaVinci, Artsty types Victoria, Technical perfectionist types tend to like Avalon.... it's all very interesting. (I'm generalizing of course but you can see a trend if you talk to people.)

TheZimInvader
01-29-2011, 09:07 PM
Yup, I definitely liked Victoria's levels the best, probably for that reason.
Eve's levels are my second favorite.

Kog
01-29-2011, 09:22 PM
I heard that Tim Burton was actually in the credits :O Someone should see if this is true.

TheZimInvader
01-29-2011, 11:15 PM
I heard that Tim Burton was actually in the credits :O Someone should see if this is true.

Looks like it's nothing more than a rumor...I just watched the credits again and read every single name, but no Tim Burton to be found. I didn't actually expect to see his name there anyways lol

ghostrider135
01-29-2011, 11:19 PM
I agree with a few of you, Victoria's and Eve's levels are the best in the game :)

psyntens
01-29-2011, 11:21 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees!! you have reason the Victoria´s levels are AWESOMES for this reason, this style is impressive and beautifull, i loved this part of the story. Is the BEST IN LBP 2 :D

TehUberZac
01-29-2011, 11:28 PM
I heard somewhere that Victoria's planet was originally gonna be called "Steampunk & Cake"

Silverleon
01-29-2011, 11:51 PM
They're quite original and inspiring alright, I know quite a number of people trying to make Victoria's factory-like levels atm, not to mention all that I've seen on cool pages lately, seems its all the rage atm making levels like those from Victorial's levels. :p

Willah
01-30-2011, 12:00 AM
I like the theme of Clive's levels a little more, but I really dig the Tim Burton style in Victoria's. I agree with velcro, the Int. theme sounds SUPER Danny Elfman-esque.

Frinklebumper
01-30-2011, 12:06 AM
I think they really hit it on the nose with Victoria's Lab. My favorite by far.

Rogar
01-30-2011, 01:07 AM
I don't think it was like Tim Burton at all. The Victoria levels and some Tim Burton films draw upon the same source, the Victorian Age. Apart from that, I don't see any relation. In fact, I see more relation with Alice in Wonderland and Dr. Frankenstein.

@Morgana: Interesting. I'm a techie, not an artsy, and while I expected to like Avalon's hi-tech world the most, the Victoria levels are actually my favourite, because of their looks, but also the inventive gameplay (the Factory's pretty inventive, too).

midnight_heist
01-30-2011, 03:57 AM
I don't think it was like Tim Burton at all. The Victoria levels and some Tim Burton films draw upon the same source, the Victorian Age. Apart from that, I don't see any relation. In fact, I see more relation with Alice in Wonderland and Dr. Frankenstein.
Yeah, same here. I loved the topiaries.
TB has too many fanboys. :P

Foofles
01-30-2011, 03:07 PM
I loved Victoria's levels most in the entire game for sure. They are very creative, gorgeous, and fun. Da Vinci's main story path (Aside from the races) was pretty boring and I was really hyped up to see the rest of the game, but Victoria still reigns supreme.

But yeah, I'd agree that they're just drawing for a similar source of inspiration. That dark victorian era motif is always good. Where else would she get her name from :P

Sack-Jake
01-30-2011, 03:10 PM
Ugh, I hate Tim Burton. Victoria's world is just based on a steampunk sub-culture. It's just a futuristic version of Victorian architecture and machinery.

Plasmavore
01-30-2011, 03:54 PM
I LOVED Victoria's levels!
I can definately see some Tim Burton inspiration in them.

They were just so artsy, colourful, beautiful and FUN!


Eve's levels are also second for me. I love the materials she uses and the lighting. :)

DesignerLuke
01-30-2011, 04:08 PM
Agreed, the Victoria levels we're very exciting. Probably my favourite levels!

Bloo_boy
01-30-2011, 04:20 PM
I know what you mean by tim burton and its because of the music, thats pretty much it cause Tim burton doesnt really use much lively colors in his art. But yeah the music and the style some enemies had etc did reminded me alot of Tim Burtons work.

I also had this same thing with Da vincis levels, they reminded me of Kingdom hearts and I didnt know why, but I discovered its just cause of the Music and the style of the level, alot of Books everywhere etc reminds me of merlin's house in KH.

But yeah thats pretty much it XD

Jaslow
01-30-2011, 04:30 PM
I really enjoyed DaVinci and Clive's levels. =/

Avalon had the most TERRIBLE visuals of any story section ever. I really was disappointed in the job MM did with it.

Bloo_boy
01-30-2011, 04:42 PM
I really enjoyed DaVinci and Clive's levels. =/

Avalon had the most TERRIBLE visuals of any story section ever. I really was disappointed in the job MM did with it.

Avalon wasnt that terrible XD i though it was actually pretty good, of course compared to all the others true >_<.

SLS10
01-30-2011, 05:06 PM
You're all wrong.

Avalonia's the best story mode world ever. Why?

Because it was constructed by Avalon.

(also, laser camels are awesome)

Mkwone
01-30-2011, 05:58 PM
I liked Victoria's level's the most, but then again i do love cake.

Gravel
01-31-2011, 05:40 PM
Somebody needs to explain to me, "What you mean my Tim Burton-y..." Because NO they did not! You might say the goregous music was "Elfman-y" but I saw ZERO visual correlation.

When I originally heard steampunk/shortcake level I was really excited-- I think I just have an entirely more 'gritty' idea of steampunk... So from that standpoint I was disappointed. I also found the grabinator play highly uninventive... I had done all those things (riding and grinding rails) many times before without the GRABINATOR! Of course then came the CAKENATOR... (Love @first bite) which created new platforming possibilities as well as a formidable weapon. The kitchen/factory was the most fully realized visual pleasing concept of the series... just thought it lacked the punk in the steam.

BasketSnake
01-31-2011, 05:53 PM
It's easy to see how the high-tech and fluffy art style should look clean and without too much detail. I think it's great.

dajdaj03
01-31-2011, 06:15 PM
It's easy to see how the high-tech and fluffy art style should look clean and without too much detail. I think it's great.
hehe, I think you posted in the wrong thread, but I agree :)


On topic, Tim Burton or not, Victoria's levels rock!

>er.
01-31-2011, 06:29 PM
iii liked...
da vinci theme because of it's generally awesome look.
victorias theme cause of the incredible house-cake designs and other what-not *drool*
factory of a better tomorrow theme as it along with the crazy music was just... wonderful.. *sniff* so broken and lonely and mechanical and sackbot-ish wonderful ;w;
avalonia was,, not,,, fun,,,
eve's asylum, HAH craz-ehy! beautiful 8D Magical 8F Easter Eggs :] music... ^,^
cosmos... meh, it's like another factory of a better tomorrow but... idk but gameplay = AWESOME

short: all exept avalonia is tha best :]

Laticsmeatpie
01-31-2011, 06:36 PM
Theres something about the music at 1:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7rrrEARc30&feature=related

For some reason i get goose bumps with that music its just amazing

Protoraptor
04-25-2011, 11:16 AM
Victoria's levels are, of course, fantastic, but I think Full Metal Rabbit part 1 in the Cosmos was by far the most detailed.

My fave, though, is The Factory of a Better Tomorrow.

Maxi
04-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Not exactly gritty enough and a bit bright to be called "=Tim burton".
But still has a resemblance.

Rattie
06-04-2011, 09:38 PM
Really..? I didn't get the Tim Burton vibe from it at all..
More of a steampunk-ish Alice in Wonderland.