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Sackpapoi
01-31-2012, 04:30 AM
I don't have a lot of time to explain this, so I'll edit it later. I'll have to make this short.
I've noticed the kind of...meh Attract-O-Gel levels on the Cool Pages lately. Now, they're disappearing, as if they've given up on the gel entirely. NO! SO that's why I beg of you to get this some nice attention. It's a circus-themed platformer that features Attract-O-Gel. I spent a good long week on this level, and it is quite lengthy. You can choose to either play the normal mode or have a race by applying a sticker to the sign at the start. So if you're looking for a nice challenge, play it! Okay, I'll post pictures later.
http://lbp.me/v/9mxt5y

Mr_Fusion
01-31-2012, 05:38 AM
Hmmm I think that straight after launch you get a chunk of 'me-to!' stages but all the while the thoughtful people are experimenting with what it can REALLY do. So I'm looking forward to playing this.

DON'T DISSAPOINT ME :D

Sackpapoi
01-31-2012, 03:52 PM
Okay, I don't want the level link and badge to get messed up, so HERE are the pictures. Hope you like it! ^^

http://ia.lbp.me/img/ft/cdaf5bb9bbbcf982561a5b9db91bb2d31724ff5c.jpg
http://i3.lbp.me/img/ft/d93fd975dfc1a7748ce37a636b12e3f29f60d767.jpg
http://i8.lbp.me/img/ft/7f8bcc585f973123cae5cc69df266b305884909d.jpg
http://i0.lbp.me/img/ft/ee0cfd3c6d5a8c59e30874753916fc8b0f509ac9.jpg
http://id.lbp.me/img/ft/b6daa8b88cfd213f5b14384df9cedcf0f84b596d.jpg
http://ic.lbp.me/img/ft/03cd8e29b3120dfeb53ec9db0b71ca7bfa073cb9.jpg
http://i3.lbp.me/img/ft/dd3b53f883f151b9155ffe026484cae6444bdb4d.jpg
http://ib.lbp.me/img/ft/61bdf0fb5ff39db7cd8fdcc27afb3651af03b723.jpg
http://id.lbp.me/img/ft/a3d5ca139bf28f3aef140a37579d0c6ad6ad3c68.jpg
http://id.lbp.me/img/ft/d4dd227842b2fc85694db429f2ec56e1c2941e16.jpg
http://i9.lbp.me/img/ft/dc9fb7b5ac86ef2626e722e9087f3e0222336ad7.jpg
http://i7.lbp.me/img/ft/e474a35bc4a6a0acc26da2c77a8a0882363bf90b.jpg

Macasadia
01-31-2012, 04:04 PM
No.. You copied from the Muppets pack!!! lol jk, anyways, this looks really good and looks like the muppets pack. I'll queue it!

hellfire
01-31-2012, 04:28 PM
Looks fun, I've got it que'd and ready to go for friday! :)


F4F: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?67283-Waterworkz-(Fixed-and-remastered)

biorogue
01-31-2012, 06:37 PM
now those are some pictures. got it queued

Sackpapoi
01-31-2012, 06:46 PM
Thanks so much you guys :). I hope you like it!
Oh, also, some areas tend to lag a bit due to large camera ranges. I might fix that later, but you're going to have to ignore it for now. It's not too dramatic, and only a few bits have it.

arsenalfan_1995
01-31-2012, 11:10 PM
Added to my queue, will give it a try.
F4F my level? http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?59163-Cosmic-Carnage-Beta(Twin-Stick-Shooter)-Now-with-2-Player-Support!!

hellfire
02-01-2012, 04:29 AM
I just played this tonight, got a chance to game that I didn't think I'd have, so that's why you didn't have to wait for Friday for feedback. :)

I really enjoyed the gameplay, it was my first encouter with attracto gel, and it was unique, at least for me. The visuals were nice, they all flowed nicely together, and the level was a very enjoyable run-through. If I didn't give you a smiley, let me know, I think I missed one, and yours deserved a smiley at the very least. My only gripe is personal, and nothing against your level, but my god I hate circus music, and it was on repeat the entire level lol. I know it's a circus level, and that's why I said its just me. The music does fit the theme well. Good job :)

Sackpapoi
02-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Thanks to both of you guys. Glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully more people will find and like it :o. I've gotten some nice info, and I'll be sure to tweak the little parts that are difficult.

grayspence
02-01-2012, 09:17 PM
Played it and i loved it! heres my opinion:
-Game play awesome, even if they did use the same gameplay concepts in the muppets DLC pack, you still had me in the circus mood because of all the fancy momentum tricks you've set up. Awesome gameplay!
-Attracto-gel was used sparingly IMO oddly enough, the level was more consistant of Bouncy material than attract o gel itself, but that didnt hinder anything because you still did an amazing job with the "Trampolines"
-Visuals were pretty, but a lack of stickers left the walls looking bare and boring. great use of the muppets DLC pack materials though!
-Since the level is of considerable length, the circus track fit, but got kind of annoying after ahwile. Maybea change up half way through the level wouldnt hurt? :)

FINAL VERDICT:
Gameplay: 5/5
Visuals:4/5
Music:3/5
Additional notes: great work! loved every second of it! Better than any attract o gel level I've played yet!
If youve got the time, F4F "Vinewood Swamp". you can find it in my signature. Thanks! :)

Sackpapoi
02-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Thank you! :) I've made some adjustments as to what you're suggesting. I would do a lot more than I did on the stickers, but some areas are on the border of lag, so I could only put a few. I added different music about halfway through.

DreJ1212
02-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Just played the level heres my thoughts.

Gameplay: Very fun! I did find myself wondering where to go sometimes, but it wasn't too hard to find out what to do next, so theres nothing to worry about there. This level has a very classic platformer feel to me, which one of the reasons I really enjoyed it. The use of the bouncy material made the level even better. (I don't have the Muppets pack, so is that a default material in the pack?). My only gripe was that sometimes the sections with the cannons wouldn't launch me far enough, but that is understandable since LBP2 physics can be really random at times.

Visuals/music: It did look plain at times, but for the theme you were going for it still looked great. I see that you did add another song about halfway through, which is a good thing since the song at the beginning playing the entire time would bug me a bit.

Overall, very fun and nice looking level. Gave it a yay and a heart.

F4F link when/if you have time: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?67433-Mega-Man-2-Intro-movie

JustinArt
02-03-2012, 12:33 AM
Awesome job on this level. The platforming gameplay is a lot of fun thanks to great use of the Attract-O Gel and bouncing materials. The visuals looked great as well, but it should look better with more decorations. I think the button below the circling Attract-O Gel should be a bit more visible by raising it. Great job on this level. It makes me want to buy a PSN card and get the Muppets level kit right away.
VISUALS: 4.5/5
SOUND: 4.5/5
GAMEPLAY: 4.5/5
OVERALL: A yay and heart

F4F Cybernetic Adventures Omega

grayspence
02-03-2012, 03:25 PM
Thank you! :) I've made some adjustments as to what you're suggesting. I would do a lot more than I did on the stickers, but some areas are on the border of lag, so I could only put a few. I added different music about halfway through.

Yes. I noticed extreme lag in some parts too, but it didnt hinder the expierience. Glad you changed the track! Great work! :)

tripple_sss
02-04-2012, 04:45 PM
Just played this the other night with 2 others and found the level both fun and entertaining. The only complaint I had was that it was very glitchy with 3 players. I believe its because the amount of detail you put into your level. Other that, it was quite enjoyable. Great job

Sackpapoi
02-04-2012, 05:12 PM
Thank you kindly, good sir.

arsenalfan_1995
02-05-2012, 05:11 PM
Just finished playing, an i have to say... Catchiest music ever <.< it's suck in my head now, haha i loved it :).
The visuals were nice and the gameplay was great, not mch to suggest, it seemed pretty flawless to me.

Visuals: 4 stars
Gameplay: 5 stars
Music: 5 stars
F4F in my sig

Sackpapoi
02-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Thanks, arsenalfan. I've already played your level, it was a great start. Hope to see some more progress. :)

xiSiCx
02-07-2012, 03:18 PM
I just played this and on one hand I like it and on another hand it adheres to one of my pet peeves when it comes to LBP.

VISUALS:
The visuals in this level are pretty good and feel great, but if you have played the Muppets pack, then you would notice that 100% of the visuals appear to be a straight copy and paste from the Muppets pack. It's done very well it's just not original.

GAMEPLAY:
Like the visuals, the gameplay is fun and enjoyable, but unfortunately like the visuals, the gameplay feels just like the Muppets pack. There were a lot of fun parts, it just felt like I was playing another level from the Muppets pack. Again, fun gameplay, just not very original. On another note, it wasn't really challenging and I felt like I was able to just walk right through it with out much effort.

FINAL THOUGHTS:
I like this level and it is fun (I gave it a yay), but I tend to give more credit for originality over anything else and sadly, this level has little to no originality and in the end that is what I grade on the most. There are already enough "me-to" levels in LBP and that is my biggest pet peeve about LBP. I don't want to sound too harsh because this is a solid well made level, it's just not original. If you are looking for a continuation of the experience you can get with the Muppets pack, then you will love this level, but if you are looking for a completely new experience, this might be one to pass up.

RATING:
Visuals: 4 Stars
Gameplay: 4 Stars
Overall: 2.5 Stars

VERDICT:
Decent Job!

Sackpapoi
02-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Thank you very much, sic. I'll be sure to consider that. However, as much as I like your points, the standards you set for 'originality' are a bit difficult to accomplish. I really just wanted to test it out, I wouldn't go as far as calling it a "me-to[o]" level, as I took almost two weeks on this (and it wasn't a rushed block of the gel slapped onto a background like the ones that get on Cool Pages), but more of a test drive. A fancy one. I didn't mean for it to resemble the pack, but it was hard not to because I wanted to put those brand-new materials to use, OTHER materials than just the gel. But I understand that I could have done some cave-thing or ship instead of a circus like in the pack. But I felt like it fit most with that theme. After all, no one else but the developers of the pack had used that idea. Thanks again :).

xiSiCx
02-07-2012, 04:13 PM
This level is a good level, don't get me wrong. It felt just like one of the Muppet levels that MM made and that is not a bad thing at all. It shows that your quality and design is top notch! Originality does not make or break a level, but it is something I hold high in regard, but that is only my personal preference and you should not let that take anything away from what, in the end, is a fantastic level.

Sackpapoi
02-08-2012, 07:54 PM
Oh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up :).

Draden6436
03-02-2012, 12:23 PM
I would have to re-iterate what people have said previously.
The level obviously draws upon the muppets levels made by Mm, however the sharpness of the layout is to the same standards of Mm which is an achievement in itself.
Perhaps one thing I would have to criticise is that trying to find your way around the level is more difficult than it should be.
The materials are all so similar in colour that I would try to make the middle layer of your level, a darker material so that you can differentiate between the three.
Camera's pointing towards switches and lights to illuminate those switches are needed as well, as they tend to be hidden behind scenery.

Very nice level though, one you can be proud of.
And thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on my level :)