That pretty much sums up computers, and the Mac ads, in a nutshell.
This style of flash wouldn't be something I'd want to watch constantly, but I did like the movie., and can see the amount of effort put into it.
The only complaint I would have is over the sound, but successfully mixing sound for a flash is a lot harder than most people think, especially when one doesn't have an expensive program to do the job.
Also, I think that your flash succeeds well as art due to the fact that it's noteworthy or provacative enough for people to comment on it, even though maany of the reviews come from those who don't have broad enough minds to tolerate things outside of their normal experiences; It did make it to the front page which means the staff here thought it was noteworthy--that counts for something.
OK, but has problems
I'm not all that familiar with Sonic and co, but this seems to be a lot like the super mario bros Z series.
Anyhow, the cursor is not visible during the movie itself, making it very difficult to hit the advance buttons. I would recommend making those buttons in the future a bit larger to more easily hit them.
Also, make sure that buttons with text are active on the entire surface, not just the text.
Finally, make sure that the credits are at a font size that is readable, especially for those with higher resolution moniters.
It was a good movie, though.
Thanks, I wanted to submit it as soon as posible so when I watched the errors was late but I´ll repair it soon, thanks for telling me
It seemed like a decent start for a series.
I'll repeat the tired line about maybe finding some good voice actors; that'll probably be easier now that you've got something sweet to showcase.
One thing that bugged me: Nothing kills "Dramatic text" like a misspelled word.
Spellcheck every word you put into your flash at least twice, its something simple to do (but many forget to do) and makes it look soooo much better.
I should note that normally I hate sprite flashes, but this was a completely different animal.
This series raises the bar and really showcases what good can come out of newgrounds.
My only little gripe would be to maybe mention something about advancing through the dialog with the spacebar, although I may have missed that part.
On to part 7!
It was a decent claymation, but it needs some work.
1) Make sure to avoid reflective surfaces in the shot, and if there is one intentionally, make sure its masked by something and doesn't catch your reflection.
2) Use lamps or whatever to keep the lighting consistent, and try to avoid getting shadows or especially hands in the shot.
3) While shots of things morphing are cool and are the best effect allowed with claymation, try maybe to at least have some sort of plot or pacing besides random shots of things changing.
4) Keep the camera steady as possible. While webcams are the cheapest way to make a claymation, an inexpensive digital camera on a weighted tripod is much much better.
Still, it was pretty cool.
This is a great piece of art.
I'll agree with the last reviewer and say that you might have wanted to put a little sound ambience in the last part of the flash, but that's just splitting hairs.
I thought it would be amusing to point out how pissed off some people were about being tricked into watching a non-porn submission... such as the reviewer below me.
Anyhow, that alone is awesome.
It's missing something
A decent madness tribute, but it's really missing the fluidity of Krinkel's animation style. What makes madness really cool is how the character does more than one thing at a time, moving and reacting to multiple threats.
The characters in this flash only do one thing at a time, and take a long time doing it, dragging the animation's speed down to something more boring than interesting to watch.
It's still a good animation, though.
A good example on how randomness can work for a flash and not against it. It made no sense, but thats perfectly alright. Awesome!
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