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All-In-One Tutorial 3 All-In-One Tutorial 3

Rated 4 / 5 stars

All-In-One Tutorial

Another well made tutorial iamsuckah. On the whole, I feel this one was better overall than the other two, and at this rate, if you submit #4, that one will be even better.

The graphics again are decent, and do the job they are there to do. Yet I'm a little disappointed that you haven't used different background animations.

The sound is much improved, as now there are three choices of songs, though I still prefer to have all the sound off, as neither of the three were really that appealing to me, but at least you tried to reach out to a wider audience with your music.

This tutorial seemed like it had more filling than the second one, which seemed like it had a lot of fluff in it (i.e. How to Write A Review). This one was much more substantial.

Unfortunately there were a few typos, and some mispelled words, which, though it's common, should not be present in a professional submission, especially from one that's giving advice to others. That and this one just didn't really feel like it was anything new. It just felt like you reworked the second tutorial.

I still think that you should stop with the tutorials and start making an animation, seeing as you obviously know how it's done. Anyways, this tutorial felt just like it's predecessors, hince why it's receiving the same score from me. DreOK3000 gives "All-In-One Tutorial 3" an 8 out of 10.

DJRunaway responds:

Thanks for the tutorial :) I'm glas you think this one is improved, and I will try to make it even better in the future. As for the backgrounds, I'm working with a professional dude now ( and we'r designing together :D :) Thanks for the review mate!

NB! Game Anthology NB! Game Anthology

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

NB! Game Anthology

This is a decent little collection of old-school-esque games, unfortunately it's just a gimmick of sorts, and it's not really bringing anything new to the table.

What it does do, however, is carefully craft a smart, handful of games. Graphically, the games are a mixed bag. NSBalance and Bag Race are easily the best looking games in this collection. They do what they're supposed to and animate very nicely. On the other hand, they really don't offer anythign mind blowing, or jaw dropping. Maybe some more background/foreground effects, or what not. Then we have Pixel Chopper and Stuntman, both of which sport pixel-like graphics, do a nice job of replicating an Intellivision/Atari kind of feel, which is what you were obviously going for. Though again, nothing revolutionary.

Sound also was a bit of a grab bag. Both NSBalance and Pixel Chopper each have different background music. I really dug the Pixel Chopper music, and thought it fit in with the older graphics you were going for. It also reminded me a bit of Megaman for some reason. Unfortunately that was the only sound in this submission. The other two games were lacking in any noise at all. All in all, the sound was average, yet fitting.

There wasn't really any humor or violence, but that's alright because what was supplied was some great interactivity. There were four different games each with there own controls, and a different feel to each of them, which shows a higher-knowledge of action-script on your part, which is excellent. The menus were also terrific with the rollover pictures inside the tv screen which was a nice touch. I even found your "I rock your socks," message know what I'm talking about. Unfortunately that's why I'm going to have take points away in the interactivity department. I only found that message because I wasn't quite sure what to do in "Bag Race" and my man went all the way to the left of the screen, and it didn't stop. I had to exit out of the window and relaunch the game. Another problem with this collection was that the Stuntman game was way too buggy, and there's no reason to have included it on here. Maybe as a hidden bonus, or an easter egg, but to include it as a game was probably not the best choice.

Overall, I do feel this is a nice little collection of short, gimmick games, and it efficiently shows a vast knowledge of action script on your part. Now I think you would have an even bigger success if you took all these ideas and more, and included them all into one, larger game. For now though, this is a refreshing break from all the pedestrian games that come through the Flash Portal now a days. DreOK300 gives "NB! Game Anthology" a well deserved 7 out of 10.

Norwegian-Blue responds:

Norwegian_Blue gives "DreOK300's review" a well deserved 25 out of 10.

Thanks for the awsome review!

Defend Dork Planet Defend Dork Planet

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Defend Dork Planet

Well, for a first game, this is not too shabby at all. Especially, again, for your first game.

It's graphically great, you have a nice visual flair. However, you lost two points in my book, because the background in the actual game, was pretty barren. Some ideas for a future installment of the game, could be background objects floating around maybe have a nice little galaxy or black holes moving/floating in the background. The trash that fell from the sky also got repetitive and kind of trite.

Unfortunately, the graphics were pretty much the saving grace of this game. It handles pretty well...that is once you get used to the awkward mouse clicking controls. It shares the same problem as "Madness Combat" has, and that is your mouse can wildly fly outside of the window, and click on to another page. That is why your interactivy grade is average.

The style, however, suffers because this game isn't anything really refreshing. The game seems very reminiscent of another game and it feels a bit tired.

I also want to make a point about the menu. It was probably cooler than the game itself. If you could somehow incorporate that cool robot design into the game, and maybe some other different types of robots, it would be a lot more interesting and unique.

As it stands right now, this game is slightly above average, and it shows the you do actually have the skills to go on and do bigger things, which I think is a very plausable possibility, and I would be thoroughly please with a new version of this game that was retooled with better animations and more variety.

This shows great potential, but as it is, DreOK3000 gives "Defend Dork Planet" a 6 out of 10.

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All-In-One Tutorial 2 All-In-One Tutorial 2

Rated 4 / 5 stars

All-In-One Tutorial 2

First, let me say that this Flash pice does what it's supposed to, in that it manages to give help to a few different subjects that some would Flash.

Now obviously I have a few low marks, though it doesn't hurt your overall score. The graphics were average and mediocre, though they served enough of a purpose. There really wasn't much of a unique style here, though again, it served it's purpose. There wasn't really and violence or humor, though that's fine, because this isn't here for that.

The sound, though not my type of music, I found it quite annoying, was nice compliment to the tutorial.

Overall, it's a very nice tutorial, though I'm not quite sure that anyone will heed your advice on review criteria, after all it is the internet. Great tutorial, along with your other one, though I'm not quite sure that these have the freshness or replayability factors that some of the other flash pieces that are coming out now have.

Commendable job, keep up the good work. Hopefully next time you can use your own advice and make a wonderful animation or game. DreOK3000 gives "All-In-One-Tutorial 2" a well deserved 8 out of 10.

DJRunaway responds:

Well, wow...That was one of the best reviews I've ever had...Thanks man!