IMO The Superior Movie.
Considering what you were up against - delays, delays, Kagome's wrath, THAT other movie - I'd say you've done brilliantly for it.
Heh. Thanks. I passed the 3.5 mark =o
I am happy. Next time I am going for a 4.0. OH GOD THE STANDARDS!
Graphics: based on the Sonic X art style, which I'm not a real fan of. On the whole, they could do with some improvement. I'm knocking off a point for Nazo in particular because, let's face it. Evil hedgehog screams post-Heroes Shadow, and the character design (which you admit is used on a promo posters) is too familiar to Silver.
Style: as you've admitted in previous review responses, the idea of 'good guy goes on revenge rampage' has been overdone. It begs the question though, as to why this movie is so similar to the aforementioned Goku/Freiza (sp?) fight.
Sound: hacking bits from the Sonic games and putting them together with one (or two?) new, untalented voice actors to plug in the gaps. Seems a mite bit lazy. Also, the song "Open Your Heart" featured, which gives you an extra point on top.
Violence: gut punches, the use of a gun (way to reference the godawful Shadow game, there), bruises that fade away and people that disappear in the face of gigantisised laser blasts... it strangely seems a little toned down.
Interactivity: naturally you're not getting many points for this, and it's not your fault for that, really.
Humour: absent, and it's probably better that way.
Conclusion: I can't say I'm fond of this flash. The idea of a mystery antagonist and DBZ-esque fights has been done to death now, even with the Sonic series. Granted the 'Dark Super Sonic' character was used - and if anyone else here suddenly thinks Digimon, give yourself a biscuit - which makes a change, but the execution of the idea on the whole is very sloppy.
Really? I only used color references from Sonic X, while basing the drawings (aside from Nazo) on the Sonic drawings by Sega.
"Good guy on rampage" I wouldn't think it's overdone. It has BEEN done, but not to the point that it's cliche to me.
I wouldn't call it lazy...Going through thousands of voice files, choosing the appropiate ones and editing some of them to make new sounds is hardly lazy.
But yeah like you pointed out, how could this be a Dragonball Z rip off plot-wise? I don't remember Goku going all evil to fight Frieza.
Could be better.
It's a sprite movie where the quality of the sprites seems to vary (blurred, non-blurred, or 8-bit?) and clash, but never really excel. One factor of the SSB is that the camera constantly zooms and scrolls to make the fighters the focus of the screen, so it looks more dynamic when the fighters move. None of that shows up here.
The movement of the characters is slow and badly implemented. The sprites should move around more naturally instead of using diagonal jumps and floating over the arenas.
On the whole, it's a nice idea, but one that's very badly executed.
Oh Noes 9/11 Boohoo Etc.
Yeah. To everyone who complained about that... kindly shut up. It's been, what... FOUR YEARS NOW? And of course, that's when the Western Armed Forces decided to nuke the Middle East and cause so much conflict.
War on Terror, my ass. Worse than Crazy Frog.
Anyway. The game was pointless to play. Each stage basically entailed in you clicking a picture. Then, Motion Tween Kitty to the rescue. Wow. And then the WTC blew up. The end.
The graphics were pretty bad cut outs, the sound was very weak... the spelling was deliberately atrocious. Don't make a sequel. Next time you make a Flash movie, please put some effort into it.
You say you read all your reviews, huh?
That's dedication. Anyway - this contains two good things about it that make me prefer this to project X.
ONE - you can run and dash and there is no slowdown!
TWO - you can move while charging! (maybe a glitch, but a godd one).
This is a big step up from other works - keep it up.
Try running Vice City on Windows 95...
...And it may well still be faster than this! The style is great and the sprites well done - but IT'S TOO FRICKIN' SLOW!! Sort it out 'cos it's really depressing for a tribute to the classic series.
Also, you have the same basic problem as most of the Mega man games - you can't shoot up!
Depends on your system. I provided ample warning that this baby is a resource hog on some people's computers. Fixing the speed would require me to reprogram the entire thing from the ground up. Not happening. You'll have to wait for the Rockman Neo game for the high performance version of my engine.
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