Edited by Corkscrewed, 25 December 2005 - 01:18 PM.
Well...I'm sort of dissapointed. My expectations may have been set too high, but this park didn't live up to them at all. The park was underwhelmingly overwhelming, or vice versa. Not sure.First, the entrance area. Starts good, but then - my eyes! The whole thing just melted together in a large, bright yellow mess. There were no contrasts or negative space at all, which really killed it. Each building or hack in this area might have been wonderful on their own (and I liked it more when it became less busy towards the red canyon area), but here it was way too much. Might have been the point, but I didn't like it at all.I got that feeling from most of the areas, actually. They didn't engage me at all, with a few exceptions. Either it was too much detail and too much chaos, or not enough detail.Machu Picchu was the best area, as it achieved a good mix between the over-top detail of most of the other areas, and the subtle niceness of the red canyon area (and most of Fatha's earlier work). Really the only area I liked. I also liked the large-scale elevation changes in the park, but a lot of that felt obscured by the stuff on top of it. I dunno, I would just have liked to see some more focus on the landscape, as it was a good landscape.Perhaps the park becomes better after repeated viewings, but I didn't really like it. Good job, anyway, and a cool Christmas present.
Edited by Splash-0, 26 December 2005 - 09:57 AM.
holy christ that's a long write-up on the spotlight page. the park looks awesome, i'm about to go look now. i'll edit with my thoughts.Damn. This is, without a doubt, the best LL spotlight since SWA. The areas were so immersive and atmospheric it was breath-taking. Savage Current and Bacillus were some of the funnest rides i've seen for a long time, and the theming in those two areas was amazing as well. Tempest was a very well executed swat, in my opinion, and the entire Aruba area was very convincing. The City of God area was, as well. That had to be one of the most detailed things I had ever seen done in LL. All of the areas were amazing, and you still managed to make the area that wasn't there still look good. the only area that let me down, really, was the area with Aconcagua. I liked it much better when you released it earlier and it was more sandy and more desert-like. Other than that, however, this has been one of the best parks I've seen in a while. Absolutely amazing job, Fatha'.
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