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phort
02-01-2011, 02:22 AM
Hey guys, remember waaaaaay back in January 2009 when I published my original Cave Story tribute level?

...No?

Oh, well anyway, I've recreated it basically starting from scratch, using all the new LBP2 tools! No detail was spared to create this exacting replica with finely tuned controls, enemies, music... Just play it, you won't regret it!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrebXemrZZ0

Feedback: I am still taking feedback. When I stop responding to feedback, I will say so right on this line.

Screenshots:
http://i8.lbp.me/img/ft/41855b413b061f5bef80b4a73c36697ac6e27a3a.jpg

http://i2.lbp.me/img/ft/02220aeb421132ec05430595f0d7c8ad4663428a.jpg

http://i3.lbp.me/img/ft/a23417b5322c3f2ebc1556758fc86f212847d1ac.jpg

http://i5.lbp.me/img/ft/0c53e7e70eba02eb91975f2bac6c3f0b180bd254.jpg

http://i5.lbp.me/img/ft/675338954f8fad316cda98c25e0a453d321e4045.jpg


If you don't know what Cave Story is, you can download it for free for any platform at http://www.cavestory.org/

...That is, AFTER you play my level, since you will be so engrossed in the game you won't be able to put it down to try my version.
http://lbp.me/v/xe5vw8

Jayhawk_er
02-01-2011, 03:25 AM
That health bar and the bats caught my attention, queued :)

Yofig
02-01-2011, 03:29 AM
I'll give it a check-out.

A play of the level in my sig would be appreciated. :)

phort
02-01-2011, 03:52 AM
That health bar and the bats caught my attention, queued :)

The health/weapon energy bars are a massive amount of analog logic that I am quite proud of! :)

Thanks to rtm223's analog logic tutorials (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/blog.php?4150-Logic-Blog) for teaching me all the secret dark magicks!

GEK83
02-01-2011, 09:34 AM
Style

I've played Mimiga Village too,are both really really stylish

I don't know the game but that pixel feeling is automatic win for me

Approved by Gekę

DesignerLuke
02-01-2011, 10:10 AM
I love the design style of this level. The menu is pretty cool too. I queued this and am going to play it soon.

Please check out my level also (Link is in my signature) :)

Linkums
02-01-2011, 02:45 PM
I love Cave Story! I'm queuein' this up!

edit: It's perfect! I hope you continue and make some more cave story. Absolutely fantastic.

blizzard_cool
02-01-2011, 06:39 PM
I queued this, the video got me intrigued!

RacingCreed
02-01-2011, 10:33 PM
I've added the level to my queue, i'll check it out in about 20mins.
I'll leave a review of the level with comments and suggestions.
Could you try my level in return?
The link is: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?47184-Starstone-Universe
Thanks, much appreciated,
RacingCreed.

Jdsfrog
02-08-2011, 04:46 PM
That was awesome! Good job nailing the music and controls. It was short, but I liked the cutscenes and their music as well. I didn't run into anything that gave me a problem. Nice level!

Leafy101
02-08-2011, 09:55 PM
I will play this very soon, looks like you put alot of effort into the level. You don't have to, but I would appreciate it if you played the level in my signature in return.

theswweet
02-08-2011, 10:06 PM
looks awesome... would be even better if you linked to the next part instead of the scoreboard!

rialrees
02-09-2011, 05:54 AM
You must forgive me for this, but I never played the original game, so I can't really do a comparison as a remake, but here's my feedback:

Looks:

Wow. Love the look of this. Perfect retro feel to it and the enemies were really nicely animated. It felt, I don't know, right. The animation of the sackbot is lovely, and the weapon firing is also really well animated (I especially like the little holo-blasts at the end of your range). No problems here.

Playability:

As this is a remake, I can't say much about the layout of the level, how challenging it is etc. Needless to say it is nice that you have to find your own way (as we always did back then) and figure out how to finally shoot those little blighters out of thin air! (They really irritated me till I got my gun!)

The aiming could do with some tweaking. I guess I found it a little hard to aim and move at the same time, instead jumping into enemies rather than killing them, which irked me a little, but if this was the case in the original game it's all good.

The only thing which I felt really took away from this level are the physics inherent to LBP itself. Sackboy (bot?) floats about so often that you find yourself taken by the spikes on the walls very often. Could you perhaps play around with global gravity and make the jumps feel more solid? That would raise this from 4 stars to 5 imho.

Rating:

A definate yay from me! Lord knows I'd never be able to do it!!

I truly can't wait to see more.

If you'd be so kind as to review my versus level in my F4F thread, I'd be very grateful. linky (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48444-Little-Big-Robot-Wars-Versus)

blizzard_cool
02-09-2011, 06:01 AM
I queued this, the video got me intrigued!

Holy ****! I forgot about this :(
Sorry man. I played it and this is make feedback! Oh and I've never actually played Cave Story...
Good:
- awesome controls
- great design
- enemies!
- item collection

Bad:
- it's short

Suggestions:
- normally I'd put suggestions here but I think you'll be covering everything in the sequel cause I really didn't find anything that coul be improved on, except the length. You can only add features from now

Sorry it took so long. Lots of love, blizzard! <3

Loius
02-09-2011, 06:59 AM
It's really tricky to see where the enemies are, since they're not on my layer. I'd suggest experimenting with camera flatness (an option on cinema cameras but I dunno about game cameras) or making the enemies thicker (either full thick or thack should work fine).

I have played the game and this is a very nice replica. I'd love to play more, especially if it becomes easier to tell where the enemies are. :)

RacingCreed
02-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Awesome, I've added this level to my queue and I'll play it and review it tonight ^^

In return, could you please try and review my level, Bounce Pad Level 1.

http://lbp.me/v/xk-j9v

It's much appreciated ^^

phort
02-09-2011, 10:33 PM
I've added the level to my queue, i'll check it out in about 20mins.
I'll leave a review of the level with comments and suggestions.
Could you try my level in return?
The link is: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?47184-Starstone-Universe
Thanks, much appreciated,
RacingCreed.


Awesome, I've added this level to my queue and I'll play it and review it tonight ^^

In return, could you please try and review my level, Bounce Pad Level 1.

http://lbp.me/v/xk-j9v

It's much appreciated ^^

You already "played" this level.

From what I can tell you probably didn't play it. lbp.me says you "played it" but didn't give a high score which means you didn't finish it. You tagged it "Long" and "Single Player," both of which are wrong. This level supports 4 player, and is quite short as other reviewers have pointed out.

The feedback you left in the reviews was extremely vague:

It looked great, you have put alot of time into making it. Also, could you try out my starstone universe level? Much appreciated!

I'm not going to play another of your levels unless you give me a genuine review.

Leafy101
02-12-2011, 09:35 PM
This level is really fun. The gun was a very good weapon, and I think that it was a very good choice to give the lasers a short life time, since that makes the game harder. The aiming up and down was also done very well, and helped when the enemies were above my head. You did an awesome job with the story line, and I can't wait to see more. The Sackbot checkpoint was also very cool. Finally, the costume was great, and although I have never played Cave Story, after seeing pictures of the main character, the costume looked a lot like him. I would appreciate it if you played the level in my signature and gave me some feedback.

MeRLin_613
02-13-2011, 12:02 AM
I have personally played Cave Story and this is an amazing remake. The music and looks are very faithful to the original game. The enemies move and animate the exact way they did in first cave and the Gestation music remake was right on. The cutscenes with Kazuma are very well redone also. My favorite part of your level was the polar star. It shoots and feels just right, down to the range and upgraded shooting. All together this level is fantastic. As an avid Cave Story fan I can't wait for more levels.

phort
02-13-2011, 10:26 PM
This level is really fun. The gun was a very good weapon, and I think that it was a very good choice to give the lasers a short life time, since that makes the game harder. The aiming up and down was also done very well, and helped when the enemies were above my head. You did an awesome job with the story line, and I can't wait to see more. The Sackbot checkpoint was also very cool. Finally, the costume was great, and although I have never played Cave Story, after seeing pictures of the main character, the costume looked a lot like him. I would appreciate it if you played the level in my signature and gave me some feedback.

Thank you! I queued your level and I'll check it out soon. It sounds interesting.

I think you mentioned the upcoming 3DS remake but edited it out of your reply? I heard about that, it looks amazing, I can't wait. If the Wii port was any indication, though, we'll have a long, long wait before it's finally released.

You should put the link to the LBPcentral thread for your level in your signature in addition to the lbp.me link so it's a bit easier for people to give feedback.


I have personally played Cave Story and this is an amazing remake. The music and looks are very faithful to the original game. The enemies move and animate the exact way they did in first cave and the Gestation music remake was right on. The cutscenes with Kazuma are very well redone also. My favorite part of your level was the polar star. It shoots and feels just right, down to the range and upgraded shooting. All together this level is fantastic. As an avid Cave Story fan I can't wait for more levels.

I'm glad to hear some feedback from a fan of the original! Every time I publish one of these levels I'm amazed to learn how few people have played Cave Story. I hope some people have played it as a result of my levels!

thecatreturns123
02-19-2011, 03:10 PM
Always wanted too see one of these! Queued!

GHudston
02-22-2011, 07:23 PM
Finally got around to playing this. I'm really loving the style, it's very well presented and the music is terrific. My only suggestion would be to set the camera to front view as the level is 2D and makes no use of layers, it will add to the retro feel a lot more.

Also, add more! It's too good to be that short! ;)

ptwob
02-23-2011, 05:45 PM
whoa, lookin good. i love cavestory, i played it on pc, wii and if you really game the intire game i'll play it it in lbp2 to.
really nice music