I am glad that you have kept up with the good flashwork, there is real improvement to be tracked in your submissions!
I usually start off with the storyline, and this will be no exception. Your story is extremely comprehensive. I like that you have a distinct setting, with politics, factions, maps and a history. Its probably way too much story for the average newgrounder, but its cool that the option to read about it is there. On that note, I would have made the text a bit larger, and perhaps another font like Calibri. Sometimes its a bit hard on the eyes(; The story in the animation itself is not the easiest to follow, but its still good stuff. In the start though, it was hard to follow what the radio said because I was also reading the computer screen.
The graphics have improved greatly, but there are some mixed styles in here. Some places (like the computer screen) are very detailed and with very good use of gradients. Other places the graphics look just fine, but if you used gradients in a similar fashion there (like on the characters) the result would be perfect(; Especially in the 3d scenes I would have liked to see a bit more detail.
The animation is quiet good. Some places it is very well coordinated, other places you could have made them smoother and not as fast. Especially the movement of hands where unnaturally fast at some times. Once again I like how you move the scene for a cinematic effect, although you did not use this very much in the start. Are you using V-Cam? V-cam is a very good tool for cinematic effects.
The audio is very good, I like how detailed it is; theres a sound for almost everything:D The voice acting is also very good, but the quality of the audio is a bit lacking there; but it did not really bug me much(;
Basically, this is an outstanding product, I can feel all the hours and hours (and hours) of work that you have put into this. I give you 9 of 10 because there are some stuff in here that I know you could have done better, but really, its good sh*t!
I find I like fleshing out worlds in this fashion, even if I don't expect all the viewers to appreciate it, but knowing that a few like these things to your extent truly makes it feel worthwhile. I didn't experiment with fonts that much, but I could see some being easier read than others.
I'm not sure about gradients in characters - it needsta be attempted carefully (though I have been thinking about shading on separate layers - and gradated shadows might look nice). Some people have also been suggesting I switch to paint instead of pencil for lines, tho i admit im not quite sold on that yet. My 3D still needs a lot of work (although for this project it was completed rather early and I think even my limited skills could cough out a little more detail than what you see here).
Hands huh? Well hands are hard, but I think I know what you mean - a lotta those motions were somewhat rushed. I had not heard of V-cam before, and if you feel like it, please feel free to message me and elaborate on it.
I think you overestimate my sound design, as I am very aware it has a lot of problems, but I'm glad you liked the actors as much as I did. Quality was definately a mixed bag, but I think that's been partially fixed for the second part.
Glad you liked the vid, thx for reviewing!
Theres some good here, but most if it can be done better. Id like to see you take some more time on this, longer and better animations are good ideas. Also, try making something original, and get a plot, this kind of game/movie have been made over and over...
you do realize that the whole nibiru thing is a hoax right? nasa have articles on their site explaining all of the "facts"; and for example the brown dwarf is nothing like the nibiru people said it was supposed to be. a tenth planet exists, double the distance from the sun as pluto is but it is of no significant size and it is not a brown dwarf...
when it comes to the movie I am wondering if you did any of this in flash? except for importing the animated sequence which was made in a 3d program? correct me if i'm wrong.
Anyways it was kind of pixeled and the scene cuts are jagged... I'm not sure what you are trying to do with this movie but it was ok...
Nasa is the ones who is keeping contact with Nibiru, do you really think they will tell the truth on whats really out there? People aren't ready for the real truth. Nibiru is a Mothership AKA Stargate that can provide a gate way from galaxy to galaxy. And yes it's a 3D program I use for the animation and converted the file size down to fit under 10 megs. I think it's good for a compress file. But thanks for the comment.
First off I want to say that you have improved a lot.
The storyline is pretty good, its mostly linear and its easy to follow it through, which is a good thing. I like how you change between camera positions and movements, it adds a cinematic feel to it all. When it comes to the graphics there is a lot of variation, I wish you kept the clean style throughout the movie (except in the flashbacks) because you tend to have some scenes where the graphics are a bit too simplified. You use a lot of gradients which doesn't always fit but usually its nice. Your characters are good but i'd like to see a little better graphics on small details like for example the watch.
your fight scenes are mostly good, they are well coordinated and have nice backgrounds. The problem with the fight scenes are that the animation here does not run as smoothly as in the other part of the movie, its kind of jagged and sometimes the characters become disfigured.
Your voice acting is excellent, but I would invest in a proper microphone because the quality is poor.
anyways it was a nice movie, i'd say 7.6/10 which is good, no doubt about that(;
Thanks, I think I've improved too. The cinematic feel was certainly what I was goin for. Was there any particular place where the "clean" style was lost? I want to know, as an author, it's hard to criticize my own work. Details? Sure, I can work on that. Just takes a little more time. To be truthful, I lost patience at some point with the battle scenes. That's why it gets so choppy sometimes. I'll do my best not to make this mistake on my next work. And hey, if you want to but me a microphone, be my guest! Those things aren't terribly cheap you know. Thanks for reviewing!
not that bad, but id like som better gore-effects, sounds and some more background details, but really, it was good^^
this really does reflect bush's ignorance!
it was ok
im sorry, I did not like it. The voices were way too annoying, and it wasnt really funny... better luck next time, try a better plot and more normal voices...
It's ok. I realised that the spaz guy's voice should have been better, but I thought it was ok for humour. It's not all bad, though! JADICW 3 wil have a definite plot, and so will all of the rest :). Thanks for the review!!!
man, thats great! so random! loving it, nice graphics and an awesome style!
nice quality graphics, loves the intro with the credits an all...
it does go very fast paced, but I got the point anyway^_^
no fan of anime, but this was good=)
you know what, thats how a flash movie should be. Perfect. 10/10
graphics and animations are amazing! can't wait to see the next part!
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