Great work, nice and nostalgic too, still remember the insanity of Doom I & II on Ultra Violence, god that was insane.
On the matter of the animations, some really stood out for me. First off the main menu screen was a stroke of genius being the game cover animated. Its good to see Sick Death Fiend's work again too, with a good solid animating style that certainly isn't afraid to rip your kidneys out through your layrnx. The other scene that caught my eye was Serges "the pit", nice ballsy action scene, I wonder if he took that from one of my own favourite levels? Tricks and Traps?
Nice choice of dramatic music too, excellent companion to the project.
Relatively simple idea very well executed. The animation is fluid and dynamic with good proportions. The style is bright but with comical overtones dotted around. It really is very well done.
I can't help but think of "City of Heroes" when watching this either actually, has most of the gameplay elements for it!
Simply put, very good.
Why Is This So Popular?
Christ its like Ricky Gervais all over again, everyone loves him, I don't get it.
Ok I'm gonna be harsh here Amai-kun, seeing as everyone else seems to be licking your ass I'll tell it as I see it.
First off- The drawings were nice in that whole Tim Burton Goth look, however the fact that the actual animation consisted of some sliding layers and "old film" decay. There is a lot better graphical animations for the scores people are giving, like bitey of brackenwood and fallen angel.
Sound- Nice choice of music, fits perfectly, however in the end its just one sound effect played over the entire piece.
Interactivity- 1 for the play button I guess.
Style- Basically I hate this almost "misuse" of gothic. The poem was lovely, but should have stayed as one. But let me state something, I don't hate goths or the goth trend, in fact I like the whole thing. What I hate is what people "Think" goth is and therefore are gradually turing it into. What do you mean I hear you say? I'm talking about a bunch of whiney mopers wanting to change there names to something like "Whispered Pain" or "Dark Raven" yet who act all superior like only they know the punchline to the great joke that is life. Well to hell with that, that isn't goth. So you can probably understand why it pisses me off that a very respectable but unremarkable flash comes along and just because its "dark" and "moody" and has a goth girl its the most beautiful thing someone has ever seen. Thats as pretentious as someone telling jokes about the boxing day tsunami then everyone saying their really edgey and against the system. Hell the best representation I can probably think of of a goth would be Germaine from the Foamy series, at least she doesn't bitch about everything while looking depressed, she's just getting on with her life enjoying the alternative side, talking mostly about the same random shit while suffering the same random problems. Urg rambling now, but you get the point.
To round off, I think the poem is quite charming in its own way, rather unique for newgrounds. However the animation is not, and its score is undeserved.
Monkey island, without monkeys, and the island
Very, very good little RPG. Not because its particularly engaging, or "epic" or anything, its just got that brilliant comedic charm like the monkey island series. On the whole it well written, well animated, and witty.
My only problem is that the end after the eeevvviiilll demon is defeated is a bit of an anti-climax, I wasn't expecting fireworks, but I was expecting either funny twist or funny cliffhanger. Well I expected a bit more funny anyway, hopefully you were setting up for the "The Misunderstood Adventures of Hiro" or something, which would be nice.
Oh the only other problem I had was it was a tad easy, not with solving the puzzles but it was fairly linear in the way you have an item use it on character A to get Item X which you use on character B etc, but to make that more complex is hard enough, it was fun as it was.
Bitch Slap of the Century
Great piece, I think you under-estimate how well you've done here. I notice quite a lot of sound effects taken from Final Fantasy VIII (I think its VIII anyway) as well as a similar type of style with the charge up and stars.
The jokes are great, throwing down the gauntlet only to have it kicked back in his face is very funny, great use of the popcorn song too, love that retro tune. Oh and your skills in the animation are superb too.
Be careful with a fight versus comp though, you have to deal with AI then and getting that right is difficult, I'd stick with choice moves, maybe each one leads to more diffirent ones like each choice is a different path and so a fight can have x number of different outcomes.
Actually, a lot of those sfx are from Metal Slug, Civilization III, House of the Dead, Marvel vs. Capcom, Waku Waku 7 and other games, but none were from Final Fantasy VIII. Maybe some of them were recycled into that game, I don't know. :) Thanks for all the kind words!
Very thin ground ice here, the game is addictive but bloody hard, and despite the good drawings (they look like the work of an artist rather than a premature 15 year old, even considering there "nature") the game is slipping, It could be a great game with a hint of porn like Ganguru girl (ok maybe a bit more than a hint) but if your not careful this could turn into one nasty hentai mess.
Just make sure you use some common sense and you'll have a winner.
hahah, the next game may have more nudity. Thought I'll have to continue researching if sega would bother me or not. I don't wanna get sued you know.
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