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7 Movie Reviews

Not a flash, but still pretty good!

The first tought I had was "this is not a flash". But I will review it fairly as video.

~ Special Effects/Visual presentation ~
I like the overall dark and gritty style of this teaser - the mysterious look of the invisible man, the surrounding darkness that only highlights the most important things, the closer look at the gun and the expiry of the flame of the candle, caused by the wind. The whole visual presentation looks incredibly professial to me. Especially the black-and-white presentation, which makes the appearence of the blood even more shocking. You also managed to convert the video into a flash without much loss of quality.

~ /Story/Content ~
We don't learn much about the invisible killer- which is completely intentional. The viewer sees enough to get interested in the story of the killer. Who is he? And why is he invisible? Did he lose his face or identity? "Who am I - you're sure you wanna know?" explains it perfectly - I want to know more but on the other hand I get frightened by the dark and mystic appearence of the invisible killer - a faceless danger, whose abilities obviously surpass the ones of a normal being.

~ Audio/Voice Acting ~

The background sounds are truly scary - I had a unpleasent feeling throughout the whole movie - the feeling that something dangerous is about to appear. The voice acting is perfectly done - the deep voice doesn't seem to have a specific source which helps to make the invisible killer appear more strange and different from a normal person. The loud sound when he fires the gun is the perfect end for the increasing tension of the video.

~ Overall ~
Definitely one of the best videos that I have seen here - and also something that can compete with some of the best videos on Youtube. The story, the visuals and the sound setting all flow well together into something that I would describe as wonderful short movie. Some would take away points, since it isn't a flash but I won't do that - there are other videos here on Newgrounds and this one stands out to me. 10 points for an amazing work.

Simply awesome

What do we have here? The product, when two of Newgrounds most well known artists decide to work together, and it worked out better than I would have imagined.
First on the music from Weebl:
The music is nothing else but an extreme ear worm, I can't say much about the beats and stuff, but it surely sounds good and brings the typical humour from Weebl with it.
The animation from Sexual-Lobster:
Obviously underlines the music from Weebl very well, and was filled with nice little details, like the old man, who catched one of the babies.
All in all a very good teamwork, that deserves all the praise it gets.

Good, but very long

The first thing I want to say that I quite enjoyed watching this movie 3 three times, although I paid less attention to it in the second and third run, obviously.
The animation style looks pretty good in all scenes and they match pretty well, so that is a good thing.
The humour is good, but the length makes it difficult to keep the entertainment value up the whole time, although that could be intentional.
Making the ones who want the three medals watching the movie three times is a nice move, and it became a famous competition to get those medals.
So all in all, I think that this flash deserves the 10 starts, since a lot of work was put into it.

Recent Game Reviews

7 Game Reviews

I stumbled upon this game earlier today. It left an impression to me and I felt that I should write a review. Truth be told, the impression that I got from this game is overwhelmingly bad:

Graphics/Animation: 0.5/5

Even for this kind of game, they are too simple. Nothing against a simple style but this doesn't even look good. The colour scheme of both the background in the main menu and the levels (atleast for Level 1,2 and 3, I was unable to play the others but that's another point) is horrid. Enemies shoot grey projectiles in front of a grey background - that is not a good idea. It almost feels like you made it look bad on purpose. Atleast the characters look somewhat decent. Work on this and get rid of colour combinations that create a horrible contrast. It would be great if you would also use another font that doesn't look that basic.

Audio: 0/5

I wondered why the sound was turned off by default - then I turned the sound on and got my answer. Not only is the music a short loop, the music itself is of such a bad quality (due to compression, I guess) that I can only wonder how you didn't notice this problem. We have an excellent audio portal and you can upload flashes to dumpggounds to test flashes - there is no excuse to dish out such bad audio quality in a flash game - where audio can help to elevate the athmoshpere. Would have been helpful since the game doesn't deliver in other parts either. Fix the quality of the song, or preferably choose another AND longer song. The current one is maybe 30 seconds long, way too short. It would be perfect if you could implent more than one song, though. Maybe a new one every 5 levels.

Content/Gameplay: 0/5

I can give you no points in this regard. I said it previously, you can test flashes in dumpgrounds. To me, it seems like you never tried this game out even once - the errors appear too frequent and there are way too many issues with the gameplay. The most important one being that the game will freeze up after some time - yet again, such a MAJOR bug is not acceptable upon releasing the game to the portal. The controls are clunky and the hero gets stuck very often.
The leveling system doesn't work at all - you wouldn't be able to get to Max Level anyways with the game-crashing bugs.
Long story short, most medals are unattainable and the game itself is unplayable and beyond that clunky.

Overall: 0/5

There is one good thing that I can say about this game : there are tons of ways to improve it. Making it playable is a good start. Then fixing problems with the gameplay like the not working leveling system. Some medals like the 25 death medals are also not working but that is at the moment a minor issue.
I strongly recommend that you test your games in the future before you release them. Newgrounds offers you enough possibilities to do so.

Graphics/Animation: 10/10
I love the graphic style of the Burrito Bison series, both the hero and the gummies are given character by it. The different areas bring in enough variety. It would be cool when the survival mode would also have multiple areas, though. Visual presentation is on such a high level that it could be very well a game that is developed by a company.
Animations are perfect and make it fun to squash the gummies time and time again. I noticed that the game slows down sometimes a bit but I can't say for sure if that is caused by my internet connection, so I won't take away points for it. The game runs much more fluid on Chrome than on Firefox, though.

Audio: 10/10
The music is well chosen and doesn't become too repetitive, which is a must for such a tossing game, that is normally played for a long time. In comparison to Burrito Bison, I find this soundtrack less appealing. The last soundtrack gave me more the feeling of an epic journey.Sound effects are perfect too, especially the impact when Burrito Bison hits the ground with his rocket slam ability . All in all helps to create a nice, action paced athmosphere.

Content/Gameplay: 8/10
There are many things that I like. For one, the uge amount of upgrades, they help to keep me occupied for many hours. But some of the later upgrades are too expensive and it takes a lot of time to get them. I find it also sad that some items are exclusive for people who pay money, I can remember that the tacos were normally unlockable on the Adultswim version. Especially since the tacos make a huge difference in the survival mode.
Special gummies are much needed. They bring in the activity that is otherwise missing in a tossing game, the minigames are shortly and well explained. However, reaching high distances/high speed depends a little bit too much on luck in my opinion. Nyan Bison is awesome!
The new mission system is also a nice addition. Some of those missions are almost impossible, thankfully they can be skipped for ingame money.
Gaining upgrades, fullfilling missions - all those keep the game interesting. It is good that the saving function is finally fixed because it pretty much ruined the gaming experience. Playing for multiple hours to find the savefile vanished was not cool.
I would also like to mention the last unlockable opponent (I won't mention who he is, so that I don't spoil anything), but it is nice to see references to other flash games. It would be good to see more of them, Goin' Up is a good example for implenting them well.

Overall: 10/10
The things that I found negative are pretty minor and I would lie if I would say that I didn't wait for the sequel of Burrito Bison. It is one of, if not the best Tossing games that we have on Newgrounds and improved the original one in many aspects.

Promising basic flash

You mentioned that you consider to release an improved version. I would like that, but I will review the flash as it is presented now since I don't know how the improved version will turn out.
I played this game for some time, when it entered the portal and stumbled across some things that could be improved, here is my review:

Animation/Graphics:
The Graphics are very basic, but they do their job. The background which resembles a piece of paper is pretty fitting and the letters are good readable, that's a plus - I noticed that the letters are sometimes overlapped and then it becomes difficult to identify them.
There is a serious lack of animation. For example, it would be great if there is some kind of visual indicator when one of the letters reaches the bottom of the playarena, just a simply red glowing for example. Apart from that, maybe letting the letters that you succesfully type in turn into shatters or even only letting them slowly fade out would give the game a more appealing touch.

Story/Content:
One posive thing are the instructions - they make it very clear what my task is and how I get points. The gameplay is fairly simply - you see the letter and type it, the keys are responsive, there is no lag. I also like the increasing difficulty curve.
There are some suggestions that I have: I would add a penalty for typing the wrong letter. I started to just hit random letters in the later parts of the game and got away with it - I would take away one health point for every 10th wrong typed letter. I would also add more game modes, right now we have only a survival mode, basically. I would add a challenge mode, where you have to solve different tasks in a certain amount of time, for example putting 30 random letters on the screen and the player has to type them as quickly as possible or writing as many difficult words as you can in 30 seconds. Also different difficulties would be great.
I would also add the possibility to regain some health, maybe by reaching score milestones( maybe for every 100th point).

Audio:
The part where the flash disappoints the most. I appreciate it that the sound when you type a letter resembles the one of a typewriter - but in comparison to that the sound that plays when one of the letters reaches the bottom of the playground is not loud enough.
I also think that the addition of music would help a lot to keep the player longer entertained - start with a calm song - that gets faster and more intense with the increasing difficulty and you get a more entertaining gameplay.
You didn't mention that you will improve that aspect, so I found it very important to point it out.

Overall:
I enjoyed this game - but not very long. The general idea is nice, and while it is not very original, it is well done in some aspects, like the good working basic gameplay.
But the lack of different game modes, the rather bland visual presentation and the big weaknesses in audio stop me from playing it for a long time.
All in all, I gave this flash 4 stars and a vote of 2 points. As I said in my first sentence - the improved version could turn out to be a great flash.
Don't get discouraged by the low voting that I gave, you already promised to include a lot of the things that I recommended, which will result in a better score.

Recent Audio Reviews

1 Audio Review

That turned out pretty awesome, it's a fantastic remix, thank you for making it ^^

Kreyowitz responds:

Phew, i'm just glad you liked it! It was definitely one of the most interesting tracks i've had to do thus far, and i'm happy it worked out in the end! :D

Recent Art Reviews

10 Art Reviews

Nice improvement

Well, since this is a re-design of an older picture, I will compare it by reviewing:

The shading is greatly improved and looks more natural to be, which helps the aimed 3D effect. The light effects are also looking good and give me the feeling that the spaceship is travelling at a high speed.

The perspective is also done way better than in your previous work, it actually looks like a room now, in comparison to the rather flat looking old picture.

Overally drawing style: Positive that you improved the look of the ship and the things like the green screen, altough the chair looked better and more 3D sytle in the old picture. in my opinion.

Additional notes: I would give the older picture 8 stars and this one improved it in a lot of aspects, so 10 stars are well deserved.

Rennis5 responds:

sweet i'm glad you like it
you might be right about the chair, i think the far side is rised a bit too high.
thanks heeps for you'r review dude
:)

Very good

I like the use of light colours, it adds to the funny and light- hearted character of Strawberry clock, I would have chosen another colour for the background, so that he stands out more.
What makes this art also great are the small details, like the yellow pips, and the wrinkle under the eye, that adds to the whole character.
All in all it is a great piece of art and I am looking forward to see more of you.

It is good.

This art is pretty impressive, the model looks pretty realistic and the shadows work quite well.

I am Asandir and you might have seen some of my posts, if you came here because I made you mad or sad, then I want to apologise to you, with that being said, just enjoy your time on Newgrounds!

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