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Sep 18, 2009 | 11:41 AM EDT

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My A* episodes and their weird all-bitmap art style--now in full grayscale instead of just black and white--have gotten too big to fit on Newgrounds, but here's a condensed, scrambled up all non-linear style trailer version of episode 5. You can catch the full episode on the A* site,

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The bounty hunter Selenis who appears in this episode can be spotted at the end of episode 2, but this is the first time she's really swung into action.

Let me know what you think!

Reviews


LephostoLephosto

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Looks good

I like the art work but when the scenes change to quickly, can't always get what I'm looking at. Also, I have to agree 5lip5tr3am3r about the voices.


smbhax responds:

Smoke and mirrors! It was fun making this hyper-edit style trailer, I guess maybe next time I'll have to think about doing a slower one. ;D

And oh, those voices!

Thanks for commenting! :D


5lip5tr3am3r5lip5tr3am3r

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Looks awesome

This looks really great, but the audio could use a little work.

First off, it would sound much better with different voice actors - at the moment, it sounds like one guy is doing all the voices, you need a little more diversity to make it easier to know which character is talking when. Easily recognisable voices really strengthen an audience's grip on character development.

Secondly, I would swap the music for something a bit more moody and downbeat.

Having said that the artwork and animation are both great, so you have a winner here.


smbhax responds:

Can't really disagree with you on the voices, right now it's just me doing them, since I can't afford pros and am paranoid (I guess?!?) of using volunteers.

The full episode and the other episodes use a variety of music; it's actually more moody and downbeat than this most of the time, so I'm glad to hear you think that would be a good fit! This episode in particular is pretty heavy on action, so its sound track is a little livelier than the others.

Glad you like the art!


ZeWitchKidZeWitchKid

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

telegraphic action...

not bad, but all the actions and lines happens real quick , and too short. its hard to understand whatever is going on , most characters say's quick few words, sometime they have not much meaning with the displayed action....
its like the characters talk in telegrams...


smbhax responds:

Oh yeah, these short clips aren't arranged to form a coherent narrative here, just to...*tease* you into being interested. :D The full version of the episode takes things at a much more logical and story-telling pace.