ICE128’s “Pandemonium” Place Review

May 8, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Place Reviews | Leave a comment

By: chess123mate

Link to Pandemonium

This is not a bad place. It has a lot of chaotic things that happen that you have to try avoid allowing you to fall, and the best part is that even when you fall, you don’t die!!! The only time you die is if you’re using the sword.

The follow list what can happen to you that would cause your score to go to 0. The place basically has these things that can happen to you on its checkerboard:

  1. Someone can “sweep” you (and a line of bricks turn red and disappear for a while)
  2. Every other brick disappears and you fall through it
  3. You are on the orange platform that is the perimeter of the board and it disappears (there is a 3 second warning when this happens)
  4. You are anywhere on the platform (except for a special few squares) and it disappears (there is a 10 second warning when this happens)
  5. The checkerboard bricks tilt and various angles and you fall through them
  6. Various blocks, spheres, and cylinders come and destroy parts of the checkerboard and you fall through that!

Once you fall, you are immediately put back onto the spawn and your score reset to 0. If it beats your high score, it is updated. You get 50 points every second.


Scripting: 9/10. Really good scripting. Simple as that. Could’ve been more, but it’s pretty good. Good sound effects as well!
Tools: 7/10. The tools aren’t bad. The ‘sweep’ tool is excellent. The sword tool kind of changes the nature of the place, but it isn’t bad either. Perhaps more tools might be a good thing.
Building: n/a. This isn’t about the building, although what is there is really cool.
General Enjoyment: 7/10. Because there is a high score ability added to it, it increases the fun. The lag decreases possible enjoyment, and more features would be nice.
Originality: 10/10. This is the only place of its type I’ve ever heard of.
Creativity: 8/10. Mostly creative, however there is room for more creative additions.
Ease of Use: n/a.
Easy to Learn: n/a.
Deals with Problems: 1/2. There isn’t much to improve upon, but there are problems; the major one being you can get a super high score very easily — no challenge. There are a few other annoyances, but you can’t do much more than complain about them 😉 So I only made this category out of 2.
Deals with Lag: 3/10. There is an immense amount of lag, but I don’t know what could be done about it.

Overall: 7.3/10. This is a very good place; all it could use is a few more features and bit of reduction in lag. I don’t know what’s causing the lag, since nothing is happening at times. Perhaps it was just the servers I was on. Also, more difficulties to stay on would be nice (for single players).


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