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b&w stuff 4 - UFO #2 b&w stuff 4 - UFO #2

Rated 2 / 5 stars

b&w stuff 4 - UFO #2

Well, I don't really have much to say about this entry. I always love animations using UFOs and Aliens, and this one features both. However, it's just not very well made.

I can tell you spent a little bit of time on this, though I'm not quite sure how much time. Unfortunately the graphics are bland, and the animations are clunky and aren't natural. The black and white could of worked, but the characters and the backgrounds were too simplified and were just a bunch of rectangles and circles.

The sound is average, two different background songs and that's about it. There's some violence in this, but it's censored, and it's not very well animated, so I must say that overall, the violence factor is below average.

I didn't find any humor in this movie once so ever, though I should have. It had premise to be funny, but it just turned out to be really stupid. The fact that there were plenty of typos and a few grammatical mistakes really doesn't help either...especially in a finished animation that you are sending off to be reviewed in front of a large audience...who for the most part gave you a generous score.

However, I felt this entry was very unfinished and lack luster. It really wasn't that interesting overall, again, a disappointment because I love UFOs and Aliens and the whole paranormal scene.

DreOK3000 gives "b&w stuff 4 - UFO #2" a disappointed 4 out of 10.

xxSHIFTxx responds:

About the grammatical mistakes, if you could tell me what you are talking about, it would help me improve the movie (english isn't not my primary language) .

For the graphics (only square and circles ...), it's a basic way of drawing, sorry if you don't like it.

The violence part was absolutely not my priority and make it censored was humor (apparently you didn't get it, no problem).

Anyway, thanks for the review

Adam Fulton Tribute. Adam Fulton Tribute.

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Adam Fulton Tribute.

I'm really at a loss of words. I sympathize with you, and sympathize over the loss of someone due to suicide. It's a hard thing to deal with.

However, if you submit this to Newgrounds, you are fully aware that people will judge this accordingly and compared to other pieces. The message might be good, but if everything else is lacking and sub-par, then it should get graded lowly.

The graphics were not that great. I agree with one of the other reviewers, in that, it looked like it took you a short time, maybe 20 minutes to piece this whole movie together....all 10 seconds of it.

No sound, no interactivity, no humor, no violence....this animation isn't worth viewing.

I think it's a really horrible thing to try and get sympathy from the audience to get higher one of the other reviewers did. This movie should be blammed, because it's not a good all! Even if the moral or intentions are. This kind of stuff frustrates me...just like when people tried to put low quality 9/11 animations on Newgrounds, hoping to use the audience's sympathy to get 5's.

Again, I'm really sorry that this event took place, and it is indeed sad, but attempting to gain sympathy out of people with a poorly made animation is horrible thing to do on your part...basically using a situation to your advantage. That may not be your intentions but that's what it comes off as, that's why DreOK3000 gives "Adam Fulton Tribute." a 0 out of 10.

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wallpaperman responds:

i just wanted to do something for a deceased friend...

~Ch-Check it out~ ~Ch-Check it out~

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

~Ch-Check it out~

I want to first say that I was pleasantly surprised by this animation. The way you spoke in the introduction, talking about "congraduating" yourself on getting out 5 flash pieces in one month, I was really going into this expecting the worst...maybe that's why I'm holding this at such high regards.

Anyways, the graphics were above par, but on the whole some of the character came out looking a little bit "clunky". I'm just talking abut how their outlines were a little rough and jagged. I really do have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your unique style, and I really appreciate the originality in your style. This is the most unique and creative animation I've seen in weeks.

The sound, was...decent. All it was, was a song in the background, and it wasn't particularly a song that appeals to me. I find the Beastie Boys' new stuff annoying, I much prefer their older work, but that's a moot point, because that's just a matter of tastes.

Now, I did have some problems with this movie. Some of the scene transitions took too long, and a lot of the stuff felt like it was repeated and it really got monotonous towards the end. That and this movie really didn't have any point to it, but then again, most music videos don't, so I can't really hold it against you.

All in all, this movie does exactly what it's supposed to, show some good animations with music in the background, and on that level this entry is perfect. However, when compared to other animations and games on Newgrounds, this isn't really anything revolutionary...unique, but not revolutionary.

You really have a keen sense of style and I feel that you could easily manipulate this to your advantage, and you should. I hope to see something with more of a story from you in the future, and I feel that you're fully compentent in being able to do that. DreOK3000 gives "~Ch-Check it out~" a unique 7 out of 10.

silverspike64 responds:

whoa that was a mouth full heh heh ya i know it was sorta bad but i threw it together in a day cuz i was bored shitless and this is my favorite song so ya but thanx for the awsome review

Poninjas Relinquished Poninjas Relinquished

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Poninjas Relinquished

I must say that I love this piece. Everything is so well done, and this is one of the best Portal entries I've seen in awhile.

Now, some might not like the simple graphics in this, but it looks really nice. The characters are simple, but the animations are extravagant. I loved the bosses, but the henchman seemed to get a little repetitive towards the end of the animation. Very nice, but a little variety might not hurt. The same goes for the plain backgrounds, which, though I know is not the point in this type of animation, but if they were more intricate, it would be the topping on the cake, and would make the graphics nothing short of perfection.

The sound was also dead on. Everything from the thumping background music, to the groans and moans of pain coming from the sliced henchman. Very well done in the sound department, I must say.

There was some violence, but there was no blood spill at all, which was fine, since it wasn't needed, hince the average grade in the violence section.

Overall this was an excellent piece and I really hope you carry this Poninjas idea further. Really, this animation was just short of perfect, a little more variety with the henchmen and more intricate backgrounds, and you would've had a 10 in my book.

As it stands now, this entry is already in my favorites list, and I really hope you do more with this series. DreOK3000 enthusiastically gives "Poninjas Reliquished" a 9 out of 10.

Shinkdog responds:

thanks man. I appreciate the good review.

Lock Shock Lock Shock

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Lock Shock

I'm not quite sure what to start with on this one. I guess I'll just go by each category...which would start me at the Graphics section. Now I want to say that the two characters and the animations with them were excellent, not perfect, but nice and fitting. However, the backgrounds contrasted way too much. Not to mention that when the characters moved to each different background, the backgrounds didn't really match each other. Sure they were all forest/swamps areas, but you could tell they are all different locations, or at least I am just being a little to anal.

Sound was excellent and it was all on. The music just isn't my type, but it fit the fight scene perfectly. Your style was also very nice, but nothing really new or inventive.

Overall this was a decent little fight scene, and it's better than over half of the stuff that usually comes through the Portal. It's all refreshing without being revolutionary, and because of that a good flash that shows a lot of potential on your part, and I can't wait to see what you come out with next....just whatever it is, don't have it stop so abrubptly as this one did. It was really jarring.

This is a very pedestrian piece. However, it was a very fluid and well animated pedestrian piece, and that is why DreOK3000 gives "Lock Shock" a 7 out of 10.

ClockFace trailer ClockFace trailer

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

ClockFace trailer

First off, I want to say that trailers can be a good thing. They can show talent and can give hints to something much more to come, without having to get into a complex storyline. Unfortunately, this doesn't really do any of the above.

The graphics were decent, but there weren't but slight motions, almost to the point where it was like looking at inanimate pictures.

The sound was sparse, with one clip taken directly from Scarface, and the other was a gun shot. The sound was bland to me. Maybe something more next time, or some involving background music.

There also wasn't anything else redeeming in here. The only interactivity would be a "Play" button, and the only violence was a very poorly animated death scene of Clear Clock. This wasn't really humorous, nor did it really satirize any key moments from Scarface.

I might just be missing something here, though I think I pretty much nailed it on the spot, this animation just comes off seeming like it's rushed, and was completed in under an hour.

Overall I just can't see anything at all in this movie that appealed to me, and I am a huge Clock Crow/Lock Crew fan. Maybe if you used some better animation techniques and a little more humor, or something, next time, you'd have a better general response from the public.

DreOK3000 gives "ClockFace trailer" an unfortunate 1 out of 10.