When you mentioned Contra for Secret 1... let's just say your flash is not T-rated anymore (unless inuendos don't exist). On the other hand, I'm not sure anyone would have gotten it otherwise.
Anywho, I think you could have put more effort in your loops, as watching them loop 3 times in a span of 6 seconds would have been enough, and the rest is just "is it over yet?" It's kinda something that was put together in a few hours of effort.
--Best loop: "Deal with it!"
--Worst loop: "Kill them all"
Wonderful as expected
Great realism, detail, music, and narrative. But I suppose you might want to know how to better improve? One real complaint and two minor complaints.
The first minor complaint is that the animation for the mystery witch at the end and the giant in the genocide scene is a bit choppy.
The second minor complaint is that the narrator can be a bit hard to hear at times, specifically in the beginning scenes.
The real complaint is that it seems there could be more diversity in the wildlife. Are there any major aquatic creatures for instance? I suppose if there's any real bias in this complaint, it's that we keep seeing the same creatures over and over. Now it's not a bad thing in your other works, but this particular piece you've completed seems like it begs to have a better introduction to whatever pretentious movie or film you are designing. I mean, you give it a narrative that includes many elements that make up a longer story, and it asks moral questions. It has GOT to be the beginning of a larger story! And it's even more ominous that the witch at the end is part of the same kin that ended the Dashkins.
But those were my thoughts when I watched this flash movie. I wish you the best success in your future endeavors! =)
How to view FullScreen
This isn't exactly the whole entire screen but it'll do for now. Click on the Pop-up to view the flash, then you right-click somewhere on the window (not the flash itself) then select "View Page Source". Then somewhere in the code you'll see "new Flashwriter" and there'll be a URL listed there (uploads()newgrounds). Copy that URL then paste it and ta-da! FullScreen!
Anyways, I really liked how the bunny just shot off with poo pellets when the bear freaked it out, but what I didn't quite understand was what did prunes have to do with the bear losing its skin. Or maybe there was no connection. Either way, the confusion has led me to a rather unsatisfying feeling by the time the ending rolled around.
I also liked the rocket rhino xD
...and the time has finally come!
I'm shocked that someone actually did this! But it's here!
The choice of level range was quite good, cause if you were to show all that crap where it actually happens (like, say, much farther than you probably are) then the theme of the flash would have been ruined by all the flashy skills of pwnage. Also liked the fact that you used nearly robotic motions, although people that aren't familiar with the game will think that the hitting motion was r3tarded or something.
I thought there could have been more material involved though. Show all the flaming and crap maybe. Or the fact that NPCs often give quests that will leave you in ruin should you attempt them as soon as possible.
Once you get yourself immersed into the game, make a new flash about MapleStory =P
(God help me, but I'm a WK *runs away*)
True, but would it be ok if I made a second?
I have no clue why dolphins would be singing "thanks for all the fish" to what I assume would be a human audience (yes I know they are carnivores) but it's a sweet song nevertheless. I've not watched the movie HHG nor have I seen the book =(
I had a little bit of trouble discerning that the artificial clusters and stuff in the "come one and all" part were actually rockets until they blasted off. The drawings of the humans could also use some work. Nothing too big, but it didn't impress me as much as it really should have.
About the secrets, the fourth and final appearance of the jellyfish seems to be missing the trigger. You seriously need to fix that! And for all of you who can't find three of the secrets, one of them is really well hidden and is only visible for two frames! (think camouflage, and I immediately thought of it after the 2nd time through)
You've shown great potential for flash skillz despite your lack of artistic liscense. Your efforts have paid off fabulously!
YOU ARE MY FKING HERO!!!
...okay maybe that went too far, but basic thing is that I.. JUST.. DON'T.. GIVE.. A.. CRAP.. ABOUT.. CELEBRITIES!! You've pretty much got the core reasons of why I don't care for them. Also, they don't do a single thing for me, so they're basically wasting my time.
*cough* Anyways, one major quirky thing about this music flash is that all the celebs just kept staring back. It was pretty scary o_O Maybe if you drew sideviews, and stuff, it wouldn't be too weird...
This one gets the award of being my personal favorite! Good songs, keep cranking them out!
In your vanity, you've produced something that seemed decent, but it really only proves to me that small movies are simple movies and nothing for a good show. It's actually a whole lot better than what other n00bs would select as "good hard work", given your self-imposed limitation of 100kb!
About your comments on the sounds, I've determined that you used less than eight sounds. Quite a bit of recycling, but you could have used a bit more time tweaking for fluid transition between the first two sounds (when Wink materializes or something) and when the dragon is breathing fire. Also, while the quality of the existing graphics is great, a bit more flavor would have been nice in general (such as the Winks sweating) or otherwise do away with the boring black background.
All in all, you can do better within 100kb, I'm sure of it!
In terms of the storyline, the only thing I can see hooking me to the next chapter of your series aside from your inspiring talents is what the agents of the Hand of God will do next (by the way, if I get anything wrong, it's because it's been a long time) to Dirge. Seems a bit contrary that they'll attack the child, Zoe, but I foresee a new problem concerning her in the future...
The extended flash-back in the second scene showed quite an amazing depth to the extent of the damage done by the germs/virus or whatever it was. Nice element to add in, progressing bits of Zoe's past every so often, and the burning building in the background has me wondering what her role in the former life (before the cataclysm) was. What was questionable was why the squid-thing was no longer holding onto her leg when she was submerged underwater, though it could just be story elements I suppose.
The fight scene didn't have much dramatic flair to it. It sort of gave me the message that the enemy was highly incompetent, since Dirge wasn't ripped to shreds by what seemed like a high-tech weapon at point-blank. Personally disappointing. The graphical effects were at top notch however, missing a few tweaks here and there, but otherwise worthy of professional flash material (I go really far when I define "professional").
Try as I might, I don't really have anything to say about the acropolis, other than what happened to all the defense systems and towers and crap that would cause the party "...be blown to pieces before [they] ever see the main gates." Not like it would be the Hand of God (or is it?) since the probe didn't catch the part of the conversation between Dirge and Nephthys where they'd go to the acropolis.
Those are my comments, which you may or may not improve upon, but I suggest that the story would be more exciting the next time.
A 10 in graphics! Congratz!!
Great animation, iffy music
Where has wobbliness gone these days... I swear you're the only one that does it. I don't think it's very hard, but you're still the only one to do it!
The concepts were great, art was a good mark, and you continue to amaze me (even though the only other "another day" submission I viewed was a game, something about a nightmare). However, the music sounded a bit mute, laconic, and somewhat like an amatuer composition. I might have been biased because of my piano playing, but the words themselves weren't so great anyways.
A 10 in style! Congrats!!
I'm glad you liked it. The wobbling IS very hard. I means I have to draw everything four times, instead of one. That means four times as much work. Four!
Not as good as the other BadGuys
I guess I'm one of those elitist fks =P
I can sit through a scene of the such animation from the first scene and tolerate it, or when used for greater effect (heck, even Adam Philips does it for his Brackenwood flashes), but throughout the entire flash? Ugh! The fact that the people were entirely grey and boring didn't help it either, along with a complementing grey backdrop. I can see that it was suppose to emphasize the point, but the awfulness outweighted the goodness. Be careful when pulling off such a stunt with content as you have displayed.
Regular people replacing God and Satan is a first for me, and I liked the last line "me damn it!"
On a related note, I'm going to guess that you're a provoker of religion, particularly with pantheism (badguys2:appeasingthegods)
Nah, you're not an elitist fuck.
I'm okay with poking fun at religion. I try not to be mean about it or anything. I'm personally not religious.
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