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What CC Level Gimmick is Worse?

What CC Level Gimmick is Worse?  

15 members have voted

  1. 1. Walker Infested level VS. Blob infested level

    • Walker Infested
      11
    • Blob Infested
      4
  2. 2. Sudden Difficulty Spike (hard) VS. Sudden Difficulty Fall (easy)

    • Sudden Difficulty Spike (Suddenly harder)
      10
    • Sudden Difficulty Fall (Suddenly easier)
      5
  3. 3. Non-tested Level VS. Near-Impossible Level

    • Non-tested
      12
    • Near-Impossible
      3
  4. 4. Short Level, Long Time VS. Long Level, Short Time

    • Short Level with Long Time
      2
    • Long Level with Short Time
      13


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I went with walkers being worse than blobs - at least blobs move slower than Chip so you have more time to think about your next move...

 

Second one (which I assume is difficulty within a single level, not of a whole set) I didn't have a major preference - for the first choice, if the easy stuff is all at the beginning, it's not a huge deal to redo if you lose multiple times in the later difficult part. And if the difficult part is first, you get it out of the way and then just have the easy parts to breeze through after it.  But I went with the first choice, for levels where that easy section might be easy but still takes a long time to get through to the difficult part...

 

Third one, definitely non-tested levels. You don't want to make your players waste a lot of time trying to figure out your level, only to realize it's impossible... If I released my levels untested (back when I still regularly made levels :P), I would've had quite a lot of unsolvable levels in my sets... "Near-impossible" levels can be great - the harder a level is, the greater the satisfaction of solving it... (Of course, this doesn't mean make a set full of crazy monster dodging challenges...  :P I would consider that a "near-impossible" level, but I would also consider a level like CCLP3 #144 one too based on its difficulty of finding the solution.)

 

For the last one, I don't really like either, actually - short levels with long time limits kind of bug me for some reason  :D (but I know I was extremely guilty of this in my early levels), but I chose long levels with short time limits, since they're worse for the player if they make one too many mistakes...

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