Small, simple, yet effective. I also liked the interactivity for such a quick, compact package. I reckon you make more of these parody movies. Perhaps tackle more fictional/fantasy topics like this one or maybe even overlooked issues of everyday life. Doesn't really matter a long as its funny as hell like this one. An entire collection would be cool. Hope you do and keep up the good work!
I noticed it had that good "Primal War" feel about it, but with a different flavor... but I must say that you have really outdone yourself this time! I noticed a lot of improvements regarding the art, fluidity, effects, and cinematics of the movie compared to your earlier flash submissions. Your style really is maturing and hopefully with a bit more time, you will be able to truly hone it to perfection.
Some things I just wanna point out:
1. You could still improve on the sound quality. I noticed some noise or static along with the wind blowing on the microphone. It was pretty hard to understand what the characters were saying which might affect the overall fun factor of the flash so you might really wanna look it up.
2. You may wanna include subtitles all the way throughout the movie... even if you managed to improve the sound clarity. Or perhaps atleast have the option of turning them on and off.
3. I don't know if the problem is with my computer, but the screen kinda looked it was stretched too wide. It was pretty annoying really.
Other than that, it was a really cool movie and it had the stuff that makes up a great flash. Keep it up and I'll be waiting for more of your good stuff! Congratulations for a job well done!
Short as the flash may have been, I liked your so-called "Over-Hollywoodized" concept of the original film. Turning Jesus into a superhero-like figure and executing it with good animation and aggressive music really exaggerated the whole thing and made me get the entire point. So I think it was a pretty good job really.
But I would hate to see the day when turning someone like Jesus into an ass-whoopin herculenean brute would be a normal everyday accepted thing, especially for kids. And I sure do hope that this flash didn't start the fad! Well the intentions were clear and resolute, but the means of showing it may have been a bit extreme in my opinion. People would still get offended over this, and thus lose people who would understand your entire point in the first place.
I would still prefer for flash artists to preserve the respect and dignity of different religions especially Jesus and Christianity for they have been attacked pointlessly here in NGs many times over. Opinions, theories, and beliefs can always be expressed in many different (and less offending) ways yet still be effective.
Has potential, but still far from perfect (IMHO)
When I get defeated, I can't seem to find any replay button. Even if you said adding better sounds and graphics would significantly slow down or affect the game somehow, I would still strongly insist you push through with them. Or at least try incorporating 8-bit kinda sounds for a classic feel if you really have no other choice. You really should look for a way to achieve this without compromising the playability of the game.
Why use a block?
The game itself was pretty good, but the concept is really nothing new. It has a certain amount of playability to it, and I can really see some potential. But it was just like playing super mario, only it was simplified... literally (you actually control a bouncing, jumping piece of block). Perhaps a ball would have been more convincing. Better yet, I can see a ball having to bounce through all those obstacles that you made, but some with sloping terrain so it would slip and therefore provide the game with more challenge. Just a suggestion. It would be interesting to see another improved version of this from you.
There will be soon, because im working on 2 projects at teh moment.
Before everything else, I would just like to make things clear to everyone "reviewing" flash submissions:
1. Everybody has the right to review and criticize any flash submission here at NGs whether or not they end up liking or hating it - even if given the fact that they were warned not to watch it. It's a free world. Nobody is there to stop them anyway. So to all you kiddies who still don't get the point, then you'll just have to deal with it.
2. You don't say hateful and silly things such as "stupid ass christians" or "damn christians" in reviews unless you're pretty stupid enough yourself knowing that this isn't ethical. Constructive criticisms are needed, if you wanna cuss and curse then do it somewhere else. If you want your personal opinions to be heard or just wanna make a flame war then there's always the BBS. This is NOT a forum.
3. If you actually think your insults will make people understand your opinions then think again. If you still think otherwise, then there's a huge world out there... let's see you try the same approach in the real world. See how you'll fair with that kinda attitude.
If you still don't get it then I recommend this yellow book called "Morals and Ethics for Dummies". Maybe it will help fill out the space your parents left out when you were a kid.
Okay now for the review.
Graphics was okay.. I can see there was attention to character detail and there is a bit of art incorporated here though somewhat vague. Sounds were a bit annoying really... though I think it was meant to make the whole "game" a bit wacky. There's nothing new with the style, you can see similar ones in different flash submissions all over Ngs. It was pretty violent though.. obviously. No wonder there were people who liked it, coz there will always be people out there waiting for a good bash at someone. It was Jesus in this case. Comeon, what's wrong with the picture here?
Now for the "Humor". Obviously it was meant to be a tool for blasphemy as the author is a "blasphemer" himself. So I can understand the whole point of the "game". But is that justification enough to bash on religion and religious personas? Personally, I didn't find the whole thing funny.
It was quite alarming really how it was "fun" for some people here. Regardless of whether you believe in religion or not, the issue here becomes a moral one. You don't show kids these things unless there's really something wrong with you there in the nut.
I would dub this as immorality, hatred, and perhaps maybe even evil in the guise of "fun and humor". Why were there so many religious and non-religious people offended when the whole thing was supposed to be funny? And why directly target kids to view this?
This flash could have been fun, but not really because of all the offensive and hateful content. That ultimately killed the game's playability and integrity.
I liked the melody as a whole. Very catchy indeed and it kinda gave me a dose of the last song syndrome. To me it was like a jump, dance, and be merry kinda song... which makes me wonder how that eerie, pad-ish sound in the background would fit in the entire thing. Maybe it could do wihtout that? Or pehaps it has a special purpose there.. nice work overall though!
Ah, you've found my weakness... I do try to make sure all my songs sound different to each other, but sometimes certain things (riffs, beats, bass-line etc) sneak in again. Yeah the song was meant to be a sorta happy, dancey theme with a subtle creepy feeling. When I was making it, I orginally had a robot voice reciting the alphabet thoughout, but it sounded too bland so I took it out.
Why did u cut it short? Nope it din't seem like a loop... more like a demo/preview song, to me that is... and no it wasn't half-assed at all... but just when I thought it was getting to the good part you left the thing hangin man, just a wee bit more heavy metal seconds and I think it would have been an authentic kick-ass loop... and it wouldn't hurt to work up the bass drum a bit. nice work though!
Thanks man, I only spent about an hour and a half on this one from conception to post...I thought what I had was pretty badass so I shared. Definitely gonna expand this one. Thanks for the cool review man...and I'm always fuckin with the drums so another version should be cool. Stay tuned!\m/
Darn man you're good... pretty impressive for something you did in 3 hours, hell I couldn't even decide on a single track for days heheh. I really don't have much to comment on regarding the technical aspects of the song, you get a perfect score in my book. This deserves to go way up there in the charts man keep it up.
Hey man! ^_^ I'm sry that I didn't review your songs a while ago so I did yester day man! I'll keep it V with you man!^_^ I'm glad that you reviwed my song man!^_^ Thanks for that Viewtiful review and keep it V! K man!^_^
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