I admit I was skeptical at first...
But it turned out to be a great flash. What made it hard for me to review this objectively was the fact that I had viewed JonBro's flash several times before, and had it fresh in my mind.
But I digress.
This was very well done, and despite having the same plot, you had a completely different storytelling style. Whereas JonBro did a montage, you had one run with many events. Personally, I preferred the montage, which removed the limitations on action that you set for yourself by doing one run, but you still managed to make it funny and interesting.
I can say that you did a better job than JonBro on the ending. While his was very similar to the original flash (angry face and kick off cliff), you did something very different, and the ending (I won't spoil it) was hilariously ironic.
But, ultimately, when you look past the similarities, comparing your flash and JonBro's flash is like comparing apples and oranges. You each went your own direction, and each created hilarious and re-watchable flashes. To say whose was better would be nearly impossible for me.
Rest assured you did an excellent job.
Awesome animation!!! but...
This is an awesome animation, but I wish you wouldn't have added that waffle sex scene at the end. Granted, it is funny, but not as funny as most of the other scenes, which rely on absurdity and surreality rather than crude humor. In fact, it just feels like it doesn't belong.
Also, because of that scene, I can't share it with the rest of my family because of that one scene.
If possible, could you submit a version of this flash with a G-rated replacement scene? It would make your flash accessible to a wider audience.
Foamy's rants are humorous.
But given how there's barely any animation to be seen, it would seem more fitting if he were a star on the audio portal. I say, save server space, and just submit the audio alone. That's the only element that makes the Foamy series so popular, anyway.
Or, you could take some time to work on your animation skills. For starters, give him a mouth. And add some moving backgrounds as he paces back and forth. Try to make it visually appealing.
Either way, the fact that Foamy flashes have little in the way of animation leads me to give you an average score. Many flash artists can pull this kind of stuff off easily and, with a little more effort, better. It's time to up your game.
OH LOOK I HAVE AN OPINION! LET'S ALL RATE MY REVIEW USELESS BECAUSE YOU DON'T AGREE WITH ME!
(Hey, Foamy should do a rant on that.)
I swore I'd never sign in to NG again, but...
This game is so good, I had to sign back in just so I could say how incredible this game is. It is one of the most creative and inspired creations I have ever seen, and it deserves nothing but praise.
There is only a single issue I think needs to be addressed: The blocks should push Mario if he's hit from the side, instead of damaging him.
I'm not big on this game.
The overall concept is cool, sort of a Kirby For Adults game. But this game is riddled with enough flaws to keep me from really enjoying it.
1.) The perspective makes combat a pain. Whether it's trying to pick up a weapon, trying to run around the enemy without getting hit, the difficulty of properly guesstimating how far up and down to run causes quite a bit of frustration.
2.) Picking Up Weapons. Like I said before, picking up weapons is difficult. Not only that, but you never tell us that you CAN pick up weapons, or how to do it. So for a while, I assumed that they were just there for decoration, as I failed to pick them up when I tried. (You have to press A when you're standing right on top of a weapon.)
3.) Using Weapons. It feels like a generic feature in contrast to the aforementioned Kirby-style gameplay. It also feels slapped on, given the lack of instructions for picking up weapons. Besides that, weapons, no matter their shape or size, don't change your fighting style or range. Unfortunately, using weapons is necessary at many points in the game.
4.) Not enough edibles. Or rather, not everything is edible. It's not like there are more subtle edibles which blend in with the scenery but provide better powerups. You can't eat a loose brick from the wall and spit bricks at opponents. You should give the player opportunities to feel clever, like eating bullets and shooting them back.
Those are the major points. Again, the concept is great, and the story is humorous, but the overall execution leaves a lot to be desired.
I do enjoy these types of games.
This is no exception. Excellent use of the 3rd dimension, good graphics, and good choice of BGM. The only complaint I have is that it's too short.
I'm not particularly thrilled about this song. The piano voice you used sounds very generic, which is fine if you're only concerned about making a really catchy melody. The problem is, the tune sounds very unexciting and generic. And it definitely doesn't sound like it would be a battle theme. Overall, the song makes almost no impression on me. If I were to suggest an improvement, it would be to come up with some distinct tune which can hold its own for 2 minutes. Failing that, you could just use more instruments.
I loved this song ever since I first heard it in Voices of the Lifestream. It still stands out among the tracks as one of the best. I'm glad you have an account here; it makes it easy for me to keep up to date on your music.
About the score, don't worry, I almost never give out 10s (at least, not anymore).
The melody was just amazing. The slight changes from the original tune did not detract at all from the sheer amazement I experienced listening to this...
...but I want more.
Yes it was beautiful, but I found myself wanting a full orchestral rendition after hearing this. You teased me with a orchestral drum at the beginning, and never built on it from there. I'd like to hear the slow soothing drum beating rhythmically, the clarinets' sound sailing through the air, and the brass bringing the piece to a climactic finish.
So I ask you - no, I implore you - submit something which accomplishes all of this. To hear something so amazing would make my life complete.
Wow, thats a lot riding on one song! I'm so glad this impacted you so much. I've actually considered fleshing this out with a more complete orchestra, I just might do it one of these days ;)
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