Posts tagged: look
By: MarcoPixel (on Minecraft Forums)
Review: This pack flows together in an amazing way. When the blocks are placed together they really add to the atmosphere of Minecraft. In other words, the generated terrain is appealing and looks great. But when these blocks are pulled away from each other, the flow kind of goes away. While the blocks mesh together, they don’t form beautiful houses or formations. When they are separate they don’t look like the could belong in any way.
Some of the blocks I really like. Others, not so much. I really like the grass, tnt, cactus, stone, and the ores. I didn’t like the obsidian, sand, sandstone, or the logs. I didn’t approve of the obsidian because it was a darkish red. Obsidian is black, or much darker in Minecraft. The red is sort of out there. The sand and sandstone looked too grey and dark. Sand is tan and vibrant. I have nothing against dark textures, but a lot of this pack is brighter, so the sand doesn’t really go with the rest of the pack.
Enough with the bad stuff, let’s get on with the good stuff. As I have already stated, the overall look of the generated terrain works nicely together. The grass, tree leaves, sugar cane, water, planks, wool, crafting table, chests, all look gorgeous! The workbench has a great design, simple yet not too simple. Oh, and I really love cobblestone! It looks awesome, it isn’t ugly, it is smooth and has an aesthetic appeal.
Final Thoughts: Overall this is a wonderful pack. It looks nice in the terrain area, but in other aspects it doesn’t meet expectations. It does have a few high points though!
By: Toofifty (on Minecraft Forums)
Review: This is a very striking texture pack. The theme is well used, but isn’t so overpowering that it is ridiculous. It has edited tools and armor, so you aren’t stuck with the ordinary, and default texture. The blocks all seem very smooth, and flow well together. The slime concept is very well executed. It is used on the blocks that need it, not blocks that will make the pack annoying and ugly.
I really, really like the netherrack. I think it looks well drawn. It has a slime face, and just adds a little more to the flair of the pack. The slime cake is also very appealing, and also adds a bit more pizzazz to the texture. The little touches that the artist put it is what really makes the pack! He even has a mod that can be downloaded that can make the redstone turn green. (Note: The mod affects all texture packs.)
The only 2 things I have a problem with is the bed and gold ore. I believe that their textures could be improved greatly. The gold doesn’t really look that detailed, and doesn’t mesh well with the pack. The bed is designed to look sort of child-like. In other words, it could of been designed with a different look. Perhaps with the sheet having a slime design, not the pillow area.
Final Result: This is a exemplary pack. It has a nice concept, and has some great little touches here and there.