The TC is a common troll. He picks games, says how much he loves it to gain the trust of other users, then attempts to troll it after a while. He's done this with plenty of games so far on many different boards, under many different names but similar names. (MarthKoopa, MarthMoopa, etc.)
He might have aesthetically compelling arguments, but they are extremely hollow and mostly subjective. Take his opinion with caution, guys.
Aesthetically compelling arguments?
I think he's making some good points on level design in this topic.
But you think he's trolling? Hmm...what other games has he done that for?
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Lol, no. One person might think a stage is well-designed. Another person might not. That's called an opinion.
What somebody thinks is irrelevant. If someone thinks a well designed level is bad, they're simply wrong.
I agree with Moopa. He even provided a good analogy and good examples on what good level design is and what bad level design is.
So is it really that bad in Awakening, dude? Man. =/
No he's just overselling Thracia like that chapter he's just described where the map is just flooded with weak enemies(that you can neutralize by simply having a mounted unit unequipped) and you don't really need to risk anything for the additional items because you can use the infinite range warp and rescue staves to reach them and bring whomever back.