Beauty and brutality perfectly mixed
I've seen a lot of stickman flashes in my day and not only is this the best one, its one of the best pieces of animation I've ever seen.
-The presentation felt very well composed, visually appealing and classy.
-The choreography was brilliant; amazing and INNOVATIVE exploration of expected actions. The handgun kill was exceptionally well executed, and I didn't expect such choreography
-Humour; I initially thought this would be played straight, but the dark and sometimes outright humour was a welcome surprise. After a while I imagined this was all an elaborate training session for Deadpool. The nice thing about the execution of the humour in this is it never got distracting or took away from the main product.
-Detail: You didn't simplify things at all. I've always said you great art does not make a great animation. Your style was simplified but exceptionally fluid and detailed. The blood splatter wasn't just painting a blob of red; you had it varied depending on the type of injury. At times it flooded forth, and other times it spurt out. One other thing that caught my eye was the occasional tissue splatter. That added so much to every scene. Forgetting the gore for a second, you also did amazing work on the explosions, particle and beam effects. Bravo, bravo!
-Sound was top notch; the music was great, the sound effects were amazing. I'm really glad you chose not to go with common sfx that are found and used all across the internet. By going the extra mile, it felt fresh and never once took me out of the action. The voice samples (or did you record your voice or a friends?) Were amazing. They weren't angry or bland growls, these were individualized and had unique intensity and delivery for every scene.
I don't know what else to write heh. I think this is my longest review on the site. Congratulations to you and all involved in this project. It's truly a marvel, and I hope you all are immortalized in Newgrounds. Keep up the excellent work man. This was one of the most creative and entertaining 5 minutes of my life.
Thank you so much!
More of the zaniness I love, but something's amiss
Hey dude, I'm a longtime fan of your stuff and while I think sometimes there are hits and misses with your work, this was more on the side of a lovely hit. It as usual, was really well animated with the level of smoothness you're known for, the colours, shading, and line work all were well utilized and beautiful.
I found the over the top nature of things hilarious; gotta love the hype of a new game. The only thing that bothered me was the rather abrupt end; it felt like you sort of just rant out of steam and decided to stop there. I was expecting a third friend to have been there the whole time and act as a voice of dissent; maybe saying "eh it's alright" and thus resulting in a number of reactions.
Don't get me wrong, this was fun, but I think there could have been more, or at least a stronger and more clear cut finish.
Either way dude, keep up the good work and I hope to see more work from you.
All the best to you.
Great skill shown off in small short
I'm a long time fan of yours and what has always grasped my attention is the presentation for your work. Your fluid animation style, vibrant colors and audio stylistic choices make your projects really shine. This and Saturday Watchmen bring back nostalgia of cartoons of days past; you really know what details to use in order to get those themes across. As I said earlier the animation in this was very fluid; the simple exit of the duo from the craft had more frames of animation than what I've seen in characters on professionally broadcast shows.
I can't really find anything wrong with it other than it was short, but you did say that this was a teaser so my point is moot. Anyways dude,you and your team keep up the good work, I'll be looking out for more from these characters.
All the best.
Not much of a preview + thoughts
Hmm, well uh dude, you didn't really show much of anything to get the audience excited. The little you did show has a degree of smoothness in movement which is good. I imagine if the syncing was fixed, things would also come off a bit better. I can understand wanting to show a bit of your prided work and hope to stir excitement, but you needed a lot more dude; ok, start off with the guy, but then, show some individual clips of what's been completed like a movie trailer, or even have a gag or a cool moment happen. The key word is something. Things don't have to necessarily be in order, but they should show off the best examples you have to offer. Right now, this was a little too plain; there was not a background, color, or anything exciting or energetic.
I don't want to sound harsh man, but I figure, some honest reviewing could help you out. I wish you the best with your work, but try and push yourself past your limits and you'll do amazing work man.
Keep at it and never give up.
Thanks man, gave your review a plus and I am gona listen to your advise (Y) cheers.
Pretty good concept that could go further
Nice work dude, I enjoyed this little short. The art was pretty good as was the humor, but I think it could have had a bit more to strengthen it's entire quality.
-The noseblled gag was pretty funny, but I felt as though you could show other stereotypes either in the scene, or make a few vignettes featuring a different gag; the overdone powering up sequences of DBZ, the exaggerated expression changes, revenge quests, anything with robots and ninjas, or even crazy day to day issues in a typical anime highschool could have been contenders.
-Voice acting was pretty good, it did it's job; sell the joke.
-Presentation: Good clean and simple, no complaints there
-Art: I liked it, the animation was smooth, the characters were fairly well drawn and the lip syncing was good.
Overall, I enjoyed this man. I wish you all the best with your future works, and I do hope you revisit this concept, there's a lot you can mock or just have fun with.
Abominations and Island Fun!
Dude, I always enjoy the zany adventures of your characters, but this one was really top notch. I quickly noticed that in this episode, the animation was smoother, better executed, and overall the art was significantly improved. The presentation and overall "camera work" felt more dynamic than in past episodes. Plus, you just can't beat the idea of the monster utilized in the episode. It's so random and murderously unique. I can't wait to see the next part man. Keep up the good work!
Great presentation and attention to detail
This is the first time I've come across this series and I've got to say you're really good. You put a lot of work into this, especially the presentation and it shows.
I've always been a sucker for a project's presentation and you did a great job with it;
-I loved the newgrounds presents screen, title screens, and art style. I was reminded of older animation from the good ol days.
-The animation is very very fluid, is it frame by frame? (I'm clueless when it comes to flash)
-Great voice acting by all around. Filled with personality, and everything comes off very naturally. I loved how Mickey absolutely lost it towards the end.
I thought the last segment with the argument went a bit long without that many visuals, but it wasn't a major problem for me, maybe some minor movement or some sort of visual gag would have changed up the pace.
Overall, keep up the good work man. I'll be keeping up with your work from now on. All the best to you man!
Short, to the point, brilliant
This is an amazing piece. I loved the presentation in this feature. Everything artistically felt very fresh and lively. I loved the reflective effects for Metal Sonic passing by the sparks. That's stellar attention to detail! The shorts themselves were quite funny and very original. I've seen many wonderful bits of Sonic humour, but often, things fall into a safe area of typical repeated jokes (usually saying Amy is a psycho, or that Shadow is emo, etc). While short, your pieces were fun and something I needed to see, a breath of fresh air in terms of subject matter. Your last one in particular was hilarious and my favorite. I've never seen that concept used for ol'Sonic. Also, amazingly drawn ring at the end, it was just beautiful and oh so shiny.
Keep up the great work! I hope to see more work from you in the future!
All the best to you
Great Style, Pacing and characters
This is some quality work. First off, I love the visual style of this show. It really stands out and adds a distinct look and flavor to your piece. I found all of the voices were very fitting and brought significant life and personality to each of the characters. I'm liking that the episodes are taking their time and not rushing to shove too much plot and content into one episode, for that reason I feel the series benefits and is allowed to maximize its potential.
Keep up the great work man! :)
Hey thanks man!
Brilliant first effort
This may be your first flash, but in my eyes you show great promise. The whole thing was simple, but presented in a way that kept the viewer's eyes busy; that's a good thing to do, you never want the action to get dull or static. I loved the growing variety of the backgrounds and things he encountered. Very nice presentation overall; bright colors, nice variety of visuals, smooth animation, it all works nicely. My only nitpick was the little dude walking felt like he needed a frame or two added to his walk cycle, but no big issue there, also I was a little jostled by the sudden end, it would have been nice to see the whole thing start to wind down towards the end. Keep up the good work man.
Wow this means alot coming from you since you also make some pretty awsome flashes! Yeah, i dont know what went wrong with the waking dude like you said needs a frame or to. And about the end i didnt know what to do further so left it that way. Honestly im done with this animation i need to go and make some new awsome art!
I am starting to love flash more and more! thanks for the compliments and the thumbs up! ;)
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