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270 Movie Reviews

Amazing as always!

I have to admit that it took a lot of balls to submit something with a low resolution seeing that this site has an intoxicating obsession with HD. (Not everything needs to have a minimum screen resolution of 1280*720 with post processing.) Now, on with the review.

Animation: Goddamn, this beats a lot of the inane tripe that passes for frontpage material for miles. Your poses, timing, expressions, and use of lip-sync are magnificent. Plus, I loved how you did your pans/rotations the hand drawn way. This is the kind of stuff that's legit and excellent at the same time.
Sound: I liked the sparse use of voices and the music selection. It's not easy finding the right music, and even harder to find that right moment.
Content: It may be a one-vs-many cartoon, but the setting and direction make up for it. Many animation veterans are tired of the super fast choreography, yet you used it to your advantage unlike so many others on here. I think more Stickpage/Dojo members should do cartoons with fully-drawn characters because you can only do so much with sticks.

The Good:
-The setting
-Great direction
-Fitting music
-Adept animation
-Decent diologue

The Not so good:
-Not that original, but the execution is what counts.

Overall: Here's a ten from me. (5/5)

SunnyGOES responds:

Thanks, I'll make point of those notes :) Next time I'll try to be more original

Excellent!

I have to say that this is probably the best collab of the year.

Animation: Interesting mix between sticks and fully-drawn characters, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. All of the animators did an excellent job on this, and unlike most collabs, felt like a theatrical-era cartoon. In addition, it's nice to see something from you and your collaborators that isn't fighting.
Music: The selection for this is excellent, but you guys may want to check out the audio portal for music next time. (Here's a hint, check out the song Impertinence for something worthwhile.)
Content: It's nice to see something different here from you. The direction and timing are amazing as always. However, I have run out of things to say here, so I have to say "Great Job."

The Good:
-Interesting mix between sticks and fully-drawn characters.
-Original
-Well animated
-Fitting music
-Best example of a collab

The Bad:-
-None at the moment

Overall: Would all of those involved like a ten from me? (5/5)

This may not be the prettiest cartoon, but still funny.

I'm going to be honest with you; Apple is in a decline that started back in late 2006-early 2007. That was back when Steve Jobs was -still- alive. Honestly, the iPhone was a rehash of existing tech, which was basically taking the touch screen of the long-dead Newton, mixed with a stripped-down cell phone and an iPod. As for the iPad: it's just a stripped down Wacon Cintiq.

When it comes down to it, the animation isn't anything special, but it works. Nice use of imported photos and drawn lip-sync. Anything else would be inessential and probably weigh down your jokes. Then there's the audio, the music was good albeit too quiet. On the other hand, I would rather have it too quiet than too loud. In addition, the voice acting is pretty good. Finally, the content may not be up to snuff when compared with what Maddox said about the iPhone; but this was pretty funny. Not too long nor too short, but enough to get the point across.

The Good:
-Funny
-Good voice acting
-Poignant
-Nice music

The Bad:
-Not the worst animation, but not the best.

Overall: Here's a nine for this clever satire. (4.5/5)

Recent Game Reviews

39 Game Reviews

Easily one of the more interesting sleeper hits.

I haven't written a review in a while, but considering the lack of reviews this had...

Graphics: You guys did a great job on all of those backgrounds. In addition, the old Mac aesthetic was captured perfectly. Of course, there wasn't much in terms of actual animation, but considering the limitations; I'll let you off the hook.
Sound: There wasn't any music at all considering how the Mac was up until a certain point. On the other hand, those sound effects are excellent.
Content: I'll admit that when I first played this, it was confusing until that aforementioned walkthrough. However, this captures the spirit of the old ICOM/Infinite Ventures games quite nicely. Plus, you guys got the scary factor down to a T. This may not be for the little peckers who can't put down the lame a-I mean, latest iDroid products, but for people who want real Flash movies and games; this gets my appreciation.

What I do like:
-Original
-Nice use of the old Mac aesthetics
-Spooky
-Fun once you know how
-Good sound effects

What I didn't like:
-Confusing at first
-Not going to win beauty pageants, but not everything needs to be in HD.

Overall: Here's a nine from me. (4.5/5)

It may not be much of a game, but good enough for what it is.

I thought I would give my two cents on this.

When it comes to the art and animation, you have improved a bit in that department. The character in question is better drawn and animated when compared to your last commission. (Or for that matter, any female character drawn by the Perfect Kirby guys.) You have a nice mix between Frame-by-frame and tweening for this. In addition, I liked your usage of color for this piece. As for the music, it is quite fitting for what you had and the same can be said for the sound effects. Finally, there's the content: it may not be as amazing as that last game I reviewed or Abobo's Big Adventure, but you put some thought into the interactivity. The use of x-ray was really novel, and the same can be said about the 'light switch.' While the person who paid this piece got a good deal; I think there could have been more done to give it a bit more longevity.

The Good:
-Underused subject
-Good animation
-Nice interactive elements
-Good sound selection

The Bad:
-Considering what Line Marvel, Gorepete, and Ivan Aedler have done; there isn't much in terms of content. However, since this was a commission; I'll let it slide.

Overall: Here's an eight from me, and I told Ivan to check you out. (4/5)

Great remake of a Newgrounds Classic!

As a fan of the original game (and early Newgrounds in general), I have to say that you did an excellent job on this throwback. I remember playing this back in the summer of 2000 and enjoying it immensely. It's a pity that so many people on here are unaware of how the site was back then and it had a delightful raw and crude edge to it.

Graphics: Great use of the originator's style, with excellent use of AS3 effects. It may not win beauty pageants, but fuck that shit; something REAL is always better than something "realistic." I think NG ought to take what it learned over the years and apply it to that raw crudeness that was prevalent back in 2000-2003.
Music and sound: Zach, you have done another excellent job on that department. Those cover songs you provided are top notch and quite fitting.
Content: Those looking for a hardcore gaming experience are going to be severely disappointed, but for those wanting something that's good; you've found a winner. It plays just like the Flash 4 original, but with a better shooting engine, faster pace, and the sick humor that NG was once infamous for. However, considering that this is just a remake, it's not very original, but who cares about that when content should be first and foremost.

The Good:
-True to the original
-Better graphics
-Better music
-Better pace
-Good gameplay

The Bad:
-The fact that this is a remake

Overall: Kenney Vleugels, here's a ten for reminding us what NG used to be. (5/5)

Kenney responds:

Thanks for the review and spot on, this is exactly why I made the game. No worries though, the next Pico game is going to be 100% original. I just wanted to have the grips on the original before starting a new game.

Recent Audio Reviews

87 Audio Reviews

This sounds like something that was made in the '90s.

I've always preferred '90s metal acts over the vast majority of '80s metal. (Something that'll make '80s music junkies retch and gag, but who cares?) It's almost as if you took Fear Factory and Xorcist together and combined their distinct sounds. In other words, pretty damned badass!

Sound: Nice mix between synths, adept guitar playing, powerful drums, and well-thought out bass. Industrial metal is one cross-genre that is overlooked on NG. Furthermore, it isn't easy finding the right sounds for the right job. (I had to stop working on several songs on account of that.)
Composition: I may not be an expert on music, but this is very well composed for what you had. The rhythm was perfect, arrangement dynamic, and scoring very nice. I can hear this being used in a few submissions.
Other: Not much else needs to be said.

The Good:
-Interesting take on genres
-Original
-Great composition
-Adept rhythm
-Great sound design
-Properly loops

The Bad:
-Nothing at the moment

Overall: Here's a ten from me, Ali. (5/5)

The definitive Psybreaks song.

Why is it that many of your songs end up getting such low scores upon submission? If anything, higher ratings would be more appropriate. Anyways, I thought I would review another one of your songs.

Sound design: Interesting combination of Breakbeat and Psytrance (Colloquially known as Psybreaks). However, this feels more ambient than psychedelic. The use of double breaks was pretty cool, along with the incredibly subtle hi-hats. In other words, you did something quite unique in terms of instrumentation.
Composition: This was quite enjoyable albeit drawn out. However, when it gets good; this becomes something that should be listened to. The arrangement is excellent save for the drawn out intro and end. That and you had a nice sense of rhythm going on that made use of the individual notes.
Other: I can hear this being used in a couple of games if the creator is really crafty.

The Good:
-Original
-Interesting mix of genres
-Nice composition that uses the rhythm
-Clever use of breaks
-Great sound design

The Bad:
-Feels more ambient than psychedelic
-Intro and end feel drawn out.

Overall: I'll give this a ten. (5/5)

hardcorescm responds:

hi

thanks for your indepth review, always like to hear what people think of my stuff, and the teaching me of the word psybreaks :)

Underrated!

I usually don't review cover songs, but have thought about making a few. Just because it's a cover song doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, this deserves to a higher rating.

Vocals: I usually don't review songs with lyrics on here, but your singing is excellent. In addition, your voice would make Hania puke green with jealousy. It's on key and from what I can tell, accurate from the original song. (This is coming from someone who hasn't listened to the original song.) However, I did notice some static in the background and the microphone noises at the end should have been edited out.
Instrumentation: When it comes down to it, you sure know how to play the acoustic guitar. As much as I'm big on electronic music; it's nice to hear actual instruments being played.
Composition: As said previously, I haven't heard the original song so I can't comment on that.
Other: Many on here will give you shit for making this, but considering that you have your fair share of original material; I'll let you off the hook.

The Good:
-Nice vocals
-Adept guitar playing
-Reasonable file size

The Bad:
-Recording issues
-The fact that this is a cover.

Overall: Heather, how would you like a nine from me? (4.5/5)

hhoulding responds:

Thank you very much for your review. Thanks for your kind words also. I will get better equipment eventually when i get the money meaning better sound quality. The reason i do covers is to showcase really, so that people may ask me to sing in their songs and such. Im not very good at song writing haha.

Recent Art Reviews

34 Art Reviews

You captured the surrealist aesthetic quite nicely.

I don't know why I write so few art reviews, but here's one from me.

The colors and textures are really well thought out and clever use of square brushes. In addition, the anatomy is adept, and the same goes for the perspective. It really shows how much you know your shit. That and your judicious use of filters.

cherry-cupid responds:

Thanks, yea. I do need a few more texture brushes; sadly i painted this on the laptop which doesn't have as much power =/

Excellent use of color!

In addition to that, I have to say that your anatomy, construction, perspective, values, and detailing are spot on. This could easily be one of the best mixtures of art and pornography I have ever seen. Oh, and I suggested to Ivan Aedler* to check your stuff out. (*Creator of Mario is Missing: Peach's Untold Tale.)

SignHerePlease responds:

Um thank You??

Excellent!

Your art has still remained great all these years. Nice use of colors, correct anatomy, right amount of detail, etc. To be honest, I don't get to write very many art reviews for some reason, but was in the mood to write one. Oh, and my attempt at a self-portrait sucks. (Damn, I need to get better at drawing and animating...)

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