Recent Movie Reviews


TGWTG versus dr. Insano TGWTG versus dr. Insano

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Hilarious. The framework of putting the reviewers in a ridiculous story was clever, and I found it funny, even as somebody who hasn't watched any of TGWTG's work. I really wish the animation was better, and I wish there was a notice at the beginning saying that the voices were cut from actual reviews (for those who don't know them), but I enjoyed it nonetheless.


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ScissorMan: Episode 1 ScissorMan: Episode 1

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good!

That was pretty entertaining. Jokes were great. On the contrary, however, I have some criticisms.

1 - Audio needs to be...better. At some points, the background music is overpowering, and the vocals, although recorded pretty well overall, could be higher quality. However, the sound effects worked great, and the choice of background music was perfect.

2 - Lip syncing doesn't always match.

3 - Scene select?


Camjo-Z responds:

1 - I can agree with this. I've figured out how to adjust sound levels now, so it should be fixed in the second episode.

2 - That was just due to laziness. Tee-hee.

3 - Added as per your request!


Flash Ahh Flash Ahh

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Ok.

The ending was pathetic, and the blue background was far too bland, but the rest of this flash is fine.


Recent Game Reviews


Gravity Duck 2 Gravity Duck 2

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great job!
The simple story, music, and graphics together gave the game an excellent feel. The music, especially the theme song, is incredibly catchy.
My plights with the game were with the gameplay. Near the end it became tedious--you could have introduced more puzzle mechanics to make the game more interesting. In addition, "x" would not have been my choice for switch gravity (spacebar or up arrow would have worked better). Having to click "next level" instead of pressing a key each time was not ideal either.



MAGNETkid MAGNETkid

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

This is some of the most horrendous gameplay I've endured in a while. Especially in the later levels, you rely on millisecond-timing, incredibly close calls, twitchy moments, and confusing graphics in a way that is neither reasonably challenging nor enjoyable. In addition, the difficulty curve is unsteady, starting out with some levels of acceptable difficulty and suddenly jumping to hard and then to insane.

The story was barebones. It was ok that you went with single page introductions at the beginning of each chapter, but the content of the story was lacking. I felt you could have improved it immensely by adding more details--instead of skipping directly to "after escaping the robot factory", perhaps define the what kind of robots the factory produces, what the robot was produced to do, etc. This would especially be helpful for the last introduction, when out of nowhere you introduce aliens into the mix. The conclusion, although I won't go into detail, is poor and anticlimactic.

The controls aren't ideal. I've never enjoyed using buttons besides the arrows keys and space to play a platforming game, and since you had no way to change the controls it took a while for me to adjust to the controls. Jump should have been either up arrow or space, and change polarity should have been z.

On the other hand, the graphics were pleasantly pixelated, the music was fitting, and I found no glitches.



Cowlorful Cowlorful

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Eh.

At first glance this appears to be a great, original game, but it isn't. The bugs are horrendous--floating boxes and stuck cows--and the gameplay is far too easy and stale. The music restarts too much, and you never are able to absorb the quality of it. (Honestly, who thought it was ok to restart it when you die? Keep it playing!) Fix those problems, and you will have a great, original game. Until then, however, it's rather bland.


Recent Audio Reviews


Bataille in D Minor Bataille in D Minor

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's fine.

But, to tell you the truth, I've heard so many other songs that sound the same. Try to be more innovative.



.Aspiration. [Trance] .Aspiration. [Trance]

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Okay.

This song is alright. Too much repetition, and the lead that comes on at about 34 seconds is obnoxiously loud.


b0b3rt responds:

It's:
A) Not repetitive
B) Mastered fine

Turn your volume down, I write songs at the same volume that I listen to them at (i.e. I don't want to go deaf in a year).

Oh, and thanks for the 0.


Pokemon (G/S) Kanto Gym Leader Pokemon (G/S) Kanto Gym Leader

Rated 0 / 5 stars

GAWD...

It doesn't matter if you made the midi yourself or not. Reviewers focus on the end product, not the means to get there.

Anyway, the instruments you used sound absolutely awful. You also didn't add on to the song in any way. The combination of these two things, in my opinion, is the worst thing possible for a video game remix: It shows that you have no musical intuition. I can only dread what your original compositions sound like.


b0b3rt responds:

(This response is after Aspiration).

Well, I don't know. You haven't offered any constructive criticism (other then obviously not appreciating how difficult it is to transpose this song, which has 3 voices, by hand).

This song had twice as many views/votes as the average top 30 song before it got top 30, so obviously the people who actively search out pokemon songs disagree.

Oh, and your songs are crap too. No melody, no phrase structure, and I could go on but frankly it pains me to listen to most of it.