Recent Movie Reviews


Siblings Untitled 01 Siblings Untitled 01

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I missed you, Siblings.

And I still enjoy your yelling.

Also, I got the secret. ;)



A Very PS3 Christmas A Very PS3 Christmas

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Misinterpretations with a big EH.

Now normally, I don't take any care to respond to stupid reviews, but my god! I didn't read this as a "OMG PS3 SUX" and was simply a rage at it's price tag, as I imagine most parents would go nuts at that kind of price.

Get over yourself viewers, this isn't a Console Bash.

*******NOW ONTO THE FLASH********

The comedy was almost as bad as the rushing for this flash. I understand this is one of your experiments with a Tablet, but I'm not going to give you Pity Points for it. I grade as I see.

I like the style of comedy, but you didn't seem to perform it well. Now, I'm no big fan of yours, as I've never really heard of you, so maybe you don't normally do this kind of comedy. By the style, I mean the Mood-Swing-Impulsive kind; the sudden changing of emotion due to an event. You took this and combined it with the premature "OMG LOOK GUIZ BAD WURDS LUL", and didn't exactly voice said reaction well. It would have been better if the customer would have rolled with the cursing, and yelling it or something, but the voice stayed monotone. It's a case of bad voice acting with a very shaky comedy style that gave this piece as low a score as it has.

While the flash had some funny bits, I didn't get any real laugh out of it. I only smirked and did a small chuckle at a part, and that was all there was really time for. The flash would do better if the voice actor really got into it, and more time was spent perfecting the drawing and extending the cartoon a tad longer.

Sincerely,
-TikiShades of the Shades Gang


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Fallen Angel Ep. 1 (Pt3) Fallen Angel Ep. 1 (Pt3)

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The final review of the episode!!!

Now, I believe that this episode ended rather badly. WAIT WAIT WAIT HEAR ME OUT!

In an action flash like this, and especially if you have 3 parts to a single episode, you need to drag in the crowd. Your "Thesis Plot"; the thing that the series is about. You ended it of her driving off, and it never truly explained how or what kind of action there is. Is she going to be fighting off some soldiers for food? Or just drive around and mope? I can't honestly tell, because her just having all this action over sustenance makes the action seem a little silly.

Sure, you can make it as action-y as you will, but when the motive is that loaf of bread, it almost seems like a bad joke, dealt to be funny with the seriousness. I was hoping to see that she was holding some sort of relevance of why the soldiers wanted her dead, but I came out empty handed.

There are a few other plot holes, like how she has a car that still has gas, and didn't explode like a car (aka A box of lighter fluid and explosive objects) should have; and how she seemed to stop at a gas station for gas, when all reminiscence of a Gas station should be blown to pieces, as oil is extremely explosive; but I don't want to go into the plot holes really, because those are easily forgotten and tossed aside for the sake of plot speed.

It's a very interesting story, but I want to know that there is something to be fought over. Hopefully, I will see such a thing in the next episode.

Looking forward,
-TikiShades of the Shades Gang


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Recent Game Reviews


The Space Shooter DEMO The Space Shooter DEMO

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Mediocre and Generic Space Shooter

The game is your basic side-scroll shoot-or-avoid space game, with very little to add to the table, let alone something new. There were space rocks, space rocks that were twice as strong, ships, ships that fired back at you, and their varieties.

Your ship could move back and forth, up and down, but never at the same time, nor was there ever a good reason not to hug the left screen. Your ship was defined as a square, so an object could hit you without it visibly touching it. At the end of the level, you reached a portal that whipped you to the next level without any sort of introduction, announcement, or even sound.

There weren't powerups, bosses, a notification of damage, story (because a few sentences in the comments doesn't qualify), or anything to make this game unique or interesting in any way. This game felt like a test for ActionScript, not a demo.

There wasn't really that much wrong with the game, just nothing good about it. It's good to see some initiative though, so hopefully we can see a much more complete demo in the future.

Sincerely,
-TikiShades, of the Shades Gang


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Our Newgrounds quiz Our Newgrounds quiz

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Ample Research, Little Payoff.

I give you the points for a very well written newgrounds Quiz. By that, I mean that the questions were well researched. And that's just a guess really, but I'd assume you went and looked for the actual answers.

The ranking system is bugged, as in the person didn't think his math out really, and seemed to just blindsight a rank system that sounded right. As I'm well aware that it was already mentioned, it's important, because there isn't anything else in this flash worth mentioning. Sure you had those "passwords" that I didn't bother to find, since 30 seconds per question is nowhere near ample time to go searching.

It's also apparent that someone spends a little too much time on the BBS, as quite a few of the questions would only be known to the extremely nerdy people who live there. Besides that, there's quite a few things I thought would be put into such a quiz, such as Pico and Tankmen references. Sure, they mentioned Jerry Jackson and Salad Fingers, but neither of those are that "big" on Newgrounds. There were some flashes that I didn't even recognize on there, making me feel left out, but then remembering that I've heard of almost everything on Newgrounds that was ever really notable, and I have an excellent memory.

If anything else, Quiz games are awful. I gave you a 4 out of 10 for having the effort of compiling this vast of (selective) knowledge on Newgrounds.


MarioFlashMovies responds:

*** THE GOOD ***
Long reviewer

*** THE BAD ***
Well, It's about Newgrounds and it's a quiz so it isn't my problem you doesn't like 'em!


Draw-Play 3 Draw-Play 3

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Failure recks in a good game

I've played 1 and 2, and I have to say that this isn't your best work. Well, no that's a lie. This is about average of your programming work in this department. You don't always seem to get down a few aspects, and considering how this is a very simple genre of actionscript, I have to say that it wasn't up to par.

One of your biggest weaknesses is that the drawing itself is faulty. You had it right the first time. Now, it's choppy, and VERY unreliable near NO DRAW areas, as they don't always want to keep inside their little box, and decide to explore other regions as well. For many parts of the game, I had to simply jump to avoid the lasers and the bullets so I could wait for draw to work again. And it wasn't a quality thing either, because it happens on all qualities. I eventually passed the level when I tried another path, but that's crap that I have to think of how YOU did it, because of faulty coding. Unless you did that on purpose, and if that is the case, you take away what is supposed to be in this game: ORIGINALITY. The game was founded on HOW CAN U SOLV UT? and by taking that away you ruin the experience.

A platformer shouldn't be reliant on how well its coded, its supposed to be about if you can just make that jump. And if you did that, then you'd no longer have an original idea.

The level design was alright, and the Level Editor was a pretty dumb addon IMO, since the game itself, if it got a Player Pack, would be lessened as a bunch of idiots make impossible platform stages and claim they, their friend, and you of course, can complete them, leaving all of us in the shadows of failure.

It was a fun game, but I really think you could have done better.


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Eggy responds:

Why would I include impossible lvls in a level pack though :P

Recent Audio Reviews


Carf-LastManStanding (NG OST) Carf-LastManStanding (NG OST)

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Excellent, Yet Hard to Place

I find this music appealing on multiple levels, but perhaps on too many levels. I hear pianos, trumpets, trombones, and numerous other brass instruments, and they all feel shoved in there. This isn't the "knight escapes from the king's army" battle theme, or the "adventurers' fight" battle theme, or "you are outmatched by the boss" battle theme. It's a little bit of everything, which makes me feel bad that I can't use it. I can't find a place where it would truly be considered "the perfect fit."

This is a good theme if you plan on using one battle theme for random encounters, perhaps, which demands variety. But, if you plan on switching battle themes like I am, I need much more dedicated, sophisticated themes.



It Doesn't Matter (Kirb ver.) It Doesn't Matter (Kirb ver.)

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good, and Good

The audio wasn't really synced together. It was really apparent that the instruments and the singing are separate, which makes it less enjoyable. It almost sounded like you weren't close enough to the mic during the recording.

I think a better mic would help, or increasing the volume of the singing part some.


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Adidaas' Voice Acting Demo Adidaas' Voice Acting Demo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Hmmm...

To be blatant, many of the voices sounded... kind of the same. But... your voice is such a good one, it didn't matter.

Your first voice set was alright. 5/10

Drug user. 8/10

The third set, was pretty nice. 7/10

The fourth set about the "life of adventure"... the first voice was nice, but the second wasn't as good. It felt sort of unnatural. 6/10 for the first and 4/10 for the second.

The High Schooler was amazing. 9/10

The fantasy set was my favorite. The final voice... I personally love its boastful and arrogant sound. I love it. I'd like to use this one if its alright. I could imagine this kind of voice being corny and image you not wanting to do it. Oh, and 9/10.


Adidaas responds:

Yeah, they do, I've improved my other ranges since this was made though. And it's funny how you say that one voice sounded unatural yet it was pretty much my natural voice. Thanks for the review.