I liked it, but...
...a couple things kind of wrecked it for me.
Graphics: The effects were nice, but the flow needs work. Sometimes a characters pause strangely, like the villian while falling and being attacked, and a number of the times the characters have really jerky movement. Still, it had an exciting "feel" to it.
Style: Superheroes have been done to death, but the style/story was solid. (just short)
Sound: The beatles didn't work well and grabbing random sound bites out from everywhere made the sound extremely awkward, and kind of annoying...sorry.
I did like it, though. I bumped it up a little too, heh.
Why aren't you guys mainstream yet?
I've watched all of these and after this one...why aren't you guys mainstream yet? I mean, aside from the whole music royalties issue, this could easily match up against some of the Adult Swim programs. Seriously, though, have you considered pitching to that video game network that recently took up HTF? I really think you guys have a shot. (though like I said, you'd probably have to change much of the music...)
But on to the review,
Graphics: Beyond just solid, the backgrounds are diverse and stunning, the characters are also diverse and creative. The tweens weren't awkward or anything. Great opening credit and title graphics, too!
Sound: I liked the voice acting. The song selections were fit perfectly. If I'd have any criticism at all, Samus' voice sounded a little too girly for a female soldier...even a japanese female soldier. =p
Interactivity: I'm guessing this is supposed to be the "gameplay" section for games, or something? I never quite knew what this was supposed to be...
Style: Having sacrificed much of my life to video games myself, I loved the style. Making fun of video games is a great angle and probably a bottomless pit of ideas.
Violence: Rated on a scale of "B" to "Madness", honestly, not the graphical quality of violence.
Humor: The fact that I understood 95% of the humor really scares me...
All in all, amazing!
I gave it a four because while I do feel it's suitable for NG, it's not really what NG is typically about. (animation) I had mixed feelings while watching it, though. I'm taking a politics class myself right now, and it feels like the entire flash (sans pictures) is based off a book called "Stupid White Men" by Michael Moore.
(though all the facts in this book are floating around everywhere anyway)
In any case, I just can't give a high rating to an animation without...animation, lol. Not really fair to the peeps who spend days working on something to be beaten by agreeable politics, right?
A twilight zone parody...we need more of those! Anyway:
Graphics - Some of the smoothest graphics I've ever seen.
Style(Story) - I liked the twilight zone-ness, but the storyline was really predictable. Once they land on the "planet", it's painfully obvious how it's going to end.
Sound - Pretty nice.
Right now this is my second favorite on NG. The graphics are deceptionally cheap looking at first, but they're actually quite fitting given the "story", the continuity with them is solid, it gets very stunning during the second half, and given the huge number of different poses and angles and everything, this would take ridiculously long to make with more detailed graphics, and animators have lives too. =p I also love your song choices. Nicely done!
I know what you're trying to say
The obvious message of this flash is that the media focuses on human tragedy in an imbalanced way. Primarily focusing on U.S. and its allies, it tends to ignore countries which the powers deem insignificant. If the news was balanced worldwide based on the severity of human tragedy, it would be 99% South Africa, certain parts of South America, South Asia, and the Middle East.
I rated this one entirely on content, though. It's only fair.
Gave me shivers
It was a little slow, and it wasn't all that animated, it still worked really well for this production. What was going through my head after this "the fate of the world was decided 60 years ago..." You definitely got the message across. Well done. (though if you think about it, it is one of those animations that could've been live action as well)
Wow wow WOW!
Having taken Japanese classes myself, and also being a fan of "old school" final fantasy, I'm impressed by this one on so many levels. I couldn't hear a "gaijin" accent at all, the music is just how I remember it from FFV, and I could understand most of the Japanese anyway which I guess makes sense because you're a student. =p But the flow is beautiful, the graphics are great, and the battle scenes are fun. -And- it was done in so little time? Sugoi!
Yoku dekimashita. =p
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