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DeppySlide's Complete VLDC1 - VLDC6 Review Compilation!
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I cannot believe I stayed up til 5am to do this.

For those that haven't kept up with my thread, over the past few months I have been playing through all of the VLDCs to see how the contest has evolved over the many years it's existed. So far, I have played through the first six (2008 - 2013), and even picked out my 25 favorite entries from 1 through 5. Now, I have put everything in a single, fairly chunky (130 MB) download link!


What it contains:

Originally posted by Readme
1) The scoring spreadsheets containing my individual reviews for each entry alongside collected data. This includes judge scores, ranking comparisons between judges and myself, activity stats for all the entrants, and other statistics I used for analyzing these contests. NOTE: User stats are not up-to-date. Also, VLDC6 tabs will be very different from the rest of the contests due to its unique rating system.

2) Word documents of all my write-ups for VLDCs 2-6. These are directly pasted from the site, but should mostly look fine. This also includes my Top 25 VLDC 1-5 levels write-up. They are comprehensive reviews of the contests, using the entries and related threads for reference and support.

3) Patches for every entry currently available for all six VLDCs. VLDCs 2-4 are in BPS, while 1, 5 and 6 are in IPS (with the exception of a few I had to download from Zandro's site, which are in BPS.) I have also included Aja's VLDC1 hack, as well as a separate folder for my Top 25 VLDC 1-5 picks.

4) The original judge comments and score sheets (when provided) for each of the contests. NOTE: All of these are unedited unless otherwise noted.

5) Any additional documents: fan judging posts (first three VLDCs only), individual level texts, Aja's compilation notes, and the VLDC4 judge applications. NOTE: All of these are unedited unless otherwise stated.

6) A photo album I made for VLDC3 and ZSNES movies Lightvayne provided for VLDC6 are also included.

Even though I don't really like some of my earlier writing (particularly for VLDC 1-3, though mostly the first one), I really wanted to put everything in a single place to make it easier to link back to. Plus, I've thrown in some goodies that I haven't included before, so even if you've been checking out my thread regularly it's worth checking out!

Finally, as a sample, here's my written review for VLDC4. This is probably my favorite write-up so far, as I got to talk a lot of about some broad ideas on Vanilla design. Not to mention, there were plenty of quirks to this contest, as well as some great levels.

You're incredibly dedicated, deciding to play through all the VLDCs. Recording all the VLDC12 entries has been enough for me already and despite the earlier VLDCs weren't such a huge event as today's they still got plenty of (partially really hard) levels.
I admire your decision and I hope you'll have lots of fun with the remaining years. Every year there were a bunch of excellent entries. I'm looking forward to see which ones eventually make it in your top 25! #tb{:j}

wonder if there is any videos of people playing through all the levels of vldc2 on youtube or any left.
it's so cool to have our contests reviewed in this manner, it's a nice snapshot of the past.

can't wait until you get to vldcx and finish the job you started all along.

tfw still being hounded for vldcx #smrpg{mlem}

Originally posted by werd
wonder if there is any videos of people playing through all the levels of vldc2 on youtube or any left.

I might've seen some people link let's plays back in the VLDC2 Discussion thread, but I generally don't archive them just because that would take too much of a toll on storage space. However, Snifit did make a montage of all the entries like they've done for several contests here.
I have been keeping track of your VLDC progress for a little while now, and I'm impressed that you have made it this far. Your write-ups and reviews are a pleasure to read. Keep going, and don't be afraid of VLDCX!
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