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Title: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: mattb777 on January 25, 2012, 07:34:48 PM
Post your favorite and least favorite levels here! Please don't do Bonus Levels.

Favorite: Save The Dinosaurs
Least Favorite: Treeforts
Title: Re: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: Nibbler on January 25, 2012, 07:47:15 PM
Favourite (Yes I'm Canadian.) Cherry Blossoms Only level I've had (for a short time) a record on.

Least Favourite Machinelaser
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 26, 2012, 07:27:23 AM
Favourite:From Ants To Tanks

Least Favourite(or hate the most!): Cow Crossing(I can't get any better then the time for gold. I only past that time by 5 seconds.)
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Post by: James on January 26, 2012, 03:21:12 PM
Favorite: All the Way Down
Least Favorite: Amazing Tables (Those tables are not all that amazing...)
Title: Re: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: mattb777 on January 26, 2012, 07:20:38 PM
I guess the programmer can use Bonus Levels. If I included Bonus, my least favorite levels would be all those "hard" versions. In TP3, I would suggest having less "Hard" levels.
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Post by: Nibbler on January 26, 2012, 07:43:38 PM
I'd put Machinelaser Hard, but I haven't unlocked it. I've unlocked up to teatime.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 27, 2012, 04:30:16 AM
Machinelaser Hard is also a very hard level, I agree. But maybe All The Way Down Hard maybe the same dificulty as Machinelaser Hard.
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Post by: mattb777 on January 27, 2012, 10:53:54 AM
I have the Bonus Levels up to Tasty Tanks Hard. I need one more medal to unlock the next one. Maybe I have unlocked SSSnack too, but I doubt it.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 12:09:52 AM
I've unlocked every level, it's just a problem of getting all the levels gold now.
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Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 12:11:26 AM
Don't you need to gold all of the levels (almost) to unlock all of the levels?
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 12:12:13 AM
I mean the bonus levels.
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Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 12:14:06 AM
If you golded all of the normal levels, you'd be up to Monsterzillas Hard. I just unlocked that by the way.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 12:16:11 AM
I only need 3 more golds medal to have the 1 player mode all level gold.
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Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 12:16:46 AM
Which are those?
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 28, 2012, 01:10:26 AM
Fast Eggs, Fast Eggs Hard and Egg Thief Hard.
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Post by: Nibbler on January 28, 2012, 10:25:12 AM
I don't think I even know how to beat Fast Eggs...
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on January 29, 2012, 02:14:01 AM
Not very easy level, and it's even more difficult in Harder Version.
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Post by: ThirdParty on February 25, 2012, 11:21:22 PM
Favorite: "Bone Maze".

I like maze-type levels, where I can really focus on running along the inside of the curves and trying to shave milliseconds off my time.  Yet it's much more varied than other favorites like "Teatime", "Block Shield", and "Hovershield", with a real feeling of growth and transition which culminates in by far the most fun and surprising zoom-out in the game, from the maze to the boneyard.  There's no randomness to add annoying noise to my score, and it was fun that it turned out to be possible to break the two-minute milestone.

Least Favorite: "Laser Shuttles".

Manages to combine almost all of the most annoying mechanics in the game: tons of randomness, small objects that are hard to grab, things that shoot you and become inedible right before you would have eaten them, things that explode right before you would have eaten them, etc. (though at least it doesn't randomly kill you right at the end of a long level the way "All The Way Down Hard" sometimes does).  Sometimes you end up just sweeping up and down the left side, waiting for things to spawn and eating them before you even get to see what they were; the only worse-balanced level is "Tasty Tanks", which at least has eye candy.  Fairly monotonous level, right up there with ones like "Horsies" and "Ninja Attack".

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Favorite: Save The Dinosaurs
Fair choice.  The part where you're trying to eat, or get big enough to eat, the Bambiraptors is a bit slow and random for my taste, but other than it's a good level.  Some of the carnivores are exciting to dodge around and/or run away from.  The lava sequence is reminiscent of my favorite levels from TP1 (e.g. the microorganisms in water, or the black hole).  It's the only epic-combo level with purely continuous transitions, and it ends with probably the best comic book page.

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Least Favorite: Treeforts
Fair choice.  It's boring when there's only one real way to solve a level.  The zoom-ins while standing still, which make it hard to keep track of the tank, are also annoying.  And trying to optimize by controlling the movements of something slow that's coming at you, rather than by controlling your own fast movements, is also boring.

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Favourite (Yes I'm Canadian.) Cherry Blossoms Only level I've had (for a short time) a record on.
I feel guilty for depriving everyone else of the chance for high scores.  I'd never really expected to be able to hold them all indefinitely; I figured I was just an early comer setting harder-than-gold benchmarks for everything, which other people would eventually surpass.

Anyway, fair choice.  My only major complaint is that it's got too many objects; it's the only level on which the game sometimes performs jerkily on my computer, which is extremely annoying when trying for a high score.  I also don't really like having to memorize the size necessary for eating the tree (though at least it's not as bad about this as "Ballista Protection"); it could use more cues about progress.

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Least Favourite Machinelaser
Aw, I like Machinelaser.  It's unique.

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Favourite:From Ants To Tanks
Ugh.  Not a level I care for.  First you're eating dew drops on a leaf, which would be cool except they're annoyingly small; and anyway, this segment is presented in a more fun way in "Gooturistic".  Next comes a sequence reminiscent of "Cretaceous Critters", except with an annoying "lasers" mechanic, and futuristic objects scattered about that force you to except the game's silly plot rather than leaving things up to your own imagination.  Next is a sequence reminiscent of "Tasty Tanks"; it's better balanced, but still has other elements that I dislike from "Tasty Tanks", like trying to judge whether I'm big enough to fit between two round objects and instead getting stuck.  Lastly is a fun cityscape, which might make my top ten list if it were on its own but which instead just serves to make an already over-long level longer.

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Least Favourite(or hate the most!): Cow Crossing(I can't get any better then the time for gold. I only past that time by 5 seconds.)
Fair choice.  It is a bit too hard (especially in the hard version).  But it's redeemed somewhat by being unique.

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Favorite: All the Way Down
Ugh.  Much too long.  Awkward transitions.  And tainted by my hatred of the hard version.

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Least Favorite: Amazing Tables (Those tables are not all that amazing...)
Aw, I like "Amazing Tables".  Lots more strategy than, say, "Mosaic Muncher" or "Candy"; plus the tables at least come in multiple sizes and the level does some zooming.  Reminiscent of "Teatime" in that it's best to just barely nick objects rather than grabbing them head-on; I enjoy this.  Admittedly, tables aren't the most interesting objects in the world, but still.

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If I included Bonus, my least favorite levels would be all those "hard" versions.
I like some of the hard versions.  "Fast Eggs", "Tasty T-Rex", "Big Kitties", "Monsterzillas", and "Machine Laser" are all improved in their hard versions, since they're more exciting that way and since the warning signs add strategy by helping the player keep track of what's going on.

But I admit that they're a bit redundant; the easy versions of those levels could be removed from the game, along with the hard versions of most of the other levels which have hard versions, with no particular loss.  It'd make the hard levels that were retained seem more special.

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But maybe All The Way Down Hard maybe the same dificulty as Machinelaser Hard.
Yeah, "All The Way Down Hard" is too hard.  Getting randomly killed during a zoom-out after spending twenty minutes on a level sucks.

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I don't think I even know how to beat Fast Eggs...
Yeah, the opening part's a bit too hard, and needs to give some sort of indicator of whether you've lost for those times when you're not sure.
Title: Re: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 26, 2012, 04:35:20 AM
But now, every level done. I need to move on to two players mode now.
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Post by: mattb777 on February 26, 2012, 04:30:51 PM
Don't get me started on how annoying "Fast Eggs" and "Fast Eggs Hard" are...
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 27, 2012, 03:22:33 AM
Fast Egg is okay, but Fast Egg Hard is something totally different.
Title: Re: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: mattb777 on February 27, 2012, 09:00:51 PM
Fast Eggs is NOT Ok. I hate it with all my heart.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on February 28, 2012, 05:39:53 AM
But Fast Eggs is FAR easy than Hard Version.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on March 01, 2012, 05:40:19 AM
I like Form Ants To Tanks at the place when you can start to eat Hovercars until the level ends.
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Post by: mattb777 on March 01, 2012, 10:58:27 PM
I like "From Ants to Tanks". I like all of the parts except for the part with the laser rats, the tiny leaves and solar panels, and the huge vacuum cleaner.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on March 02, 2012, 04:00:11 AM
I like it.(only when you can eat the laser rats.)
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on March 03, 2012, 01:36:44 AM
Why you hate that part? I hate the part when the Laser Tanks first come in.
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Post by: mattb777 on March 04, 2012, 08:10:22 PM
I hate that part because it's boring. You have to eat all the darn rats.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on March 05, 2012, 03:57:10 AM
Nah, I don't care the rats, if I met them, I'll eat them. if not, I just don't care.
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Post by: mattb777 on March 06, 2012, 10:44:23 PM
Hoepfully you wouldn't do that in real life...
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on April 12, 2012, 07:43:13 AM
Of COURSE I won't eat them in real life. That's silly.
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Post by: mattb777 on June 18, 2012, 10:18:02 PM
So is Tasty Planet. (Intentionally)
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Post by: Nibbler on August 07, 2012, 06:06:48 AM
Least Favorite: "Laser Shuttles".

Manages to combine almost all of the most annoying mechanics in the game: tons of randomness, small objects that are hard to grab, things that shoot you and become inedible right before you would have eaten them, things that explode right before you would have eaten them, etc. (though at least it doesn't randomly kill you right at the end of a long level the way "All The Way Down Hard" sometimes does).  Sometimes you end up just sweeping up and down the left side, waiting for things to spawn and eating them before you even get to see what they were; the only worse-balanced level is "Tasty Tanks", which at least has eye candy.  Fairly monotonous level, right up there with ones like "Horsies" and "Ninja Attack".

You don't like laser shuttles? They are a reminder of the first game, are much easier than the ones from the first game, small objects give it more challenge but not too much, the randomness allows it to be possible to always improve the highscore, and early in the level crashing the shuttles into big rocks always feels nice. You also have to race the shuttles before they can crash into something which requires strategy.  Adapting to a situation as it happens is more challenging than doing the same thing over and over again. I'm bad at the level, but I like it.

Also, the other reason I like cherry blossoms is because it has lots of objects. I love watching all of the objects dissapear and seeing the ridiculous total objects at the end.
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Post by: ThirdParty on August 11, 2012, 08:10:51 PM
You don't like laser shuttles? They are a reminder of the first game, are much easier than the ones from the first game, small objects give it more challenge but not too much, the randomness allows it to be possible to always improve the highscore, and early in the level crashing the shuttles into big rocks always feels nice. You also have to race the shuttles before they can crash into something which requires strategy.  Adapting to a situation as it happens is more challenging than doing the same thing over and over again.
What fun is a challenge if you don't know afterward whether you succeeded or failed?

No, you're right, adapting to the unexpected can be fun.  That's what makes "Tasty T-Rex Hard" so entertaining.  Or it can be fun to play "Gooturistic" with no effort at all to get a good time, just playing it for the hide-and-seek value.  The moment in "Chiisai", when the giant samurai who was almost as fast as I was appeared, was one of the high points of my first play-through.  And randomness doesn't hurt "Cow Crossing" any.

I guess my real problem with "Laser Shuttles" and "Tasty Tanks" is that I don't like the balance.  It feels like it doesn't matter how good my strategy is, because sometimes there's nothing to eat in the whole level, and all I'm doing is sitting around waiting for something edible to spawn.
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Post by: Hii Zhe Xi on August 18, 2012, 02:24:04 AM
That's another reason for me also hating laser shuttles, sometimes the shutllecrafts just appeared when you don't expect them to be.
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Post by: Nibbler on August 21, 2012, 01:54:45 PM
Well, this shows the difference between liking it and you being good at it. You said that Laser Shuttles was one of your best levels, but you hate it. It's interesting.
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Post by: Jefferson on November 03, 2012, 04:03:10 AM
Favorite level:Save the dinosaurs
I like it because it's the first level in Tasty Planet history where you eat geograpichal features like forests and mountains.I hope we'll see more levels like this in TP3
Least favorite level:Well,it's hard to choose because I like all the levels,but I think it's Cats vs Rats because it's a little boring and before I can eat the rats,I almost always run out of food because the rats are fast and touch me.Also,I always need to wait for something edible to come on screen.
Title: Re: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: ThirdParty on November 13, 2012, 09:38:58 PM
Favorite level:Save the dinosaurs
I like it because it's the first level in Tasty Planet history where you eat geograpichal features like forests and mountains.I hope we'll see more levels like this in TP3
Yeah, I second that hope.
Title: Re: Favorite Levels and Least Favorite Levels
Post by: greygoo64 on April 27, 2013, 04:39:41 PM
Favorite Levels: Let there be Goo, Bone maze, All the way Down

Least Favorites: Ballista Protection, Cow Crossing

Favorite Eras: Lab, Future, Rome, China
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Post by: Nibbler on July 04, 2013, 12:22:00 PM
Although, nothing in this entire game can compare to endurance space from the first. I almost broke many furniture items.