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I love the HALO World is based off Discovery Channel's advertising campaign 'The World is Just Awesome', also known as 'Boom De Ya Da' and 'I love the whole world'.
A lot of hard work (and procrastination) has been put into this, so I hope you enjoy it.
Special thanks to InnerRayg. His contact information, as well as a link to the original Discovery Channel YouTube video, can be found at the end of the movie.
AMAZING! This is so funny and cool at the same time!
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G its just so awesome
Ah... I remember this.. Good times.. Good times..
Blue spartan: A girl on the internet? green spartan: lies.
I am a HUGE Halo fan. Not for the gameplay, but for the diversity of the enemies, the creative weaponry, and, most importantly, the overall scope of the universe it creates, from its deep storyline to its (sometimes) complex characters. So going into this video, I'm already biased and will probably give it a five based on my bias. However, I'll try to review this as someone who's never heard of the series.
Visuals: First off, this is primarily 16-bit graphics, with the backgrounds canvas-like pictures of places in the Halo games; being a fan of pixelation, it was great to see the Halo characters transferred into bits. To go off topic a bit, a great music video is one where the lyrics mesh right together with the visuals, to the point where you can't imagine viewing one without the other. In particular, the visuals follow the same pacing and speed as the music does, in effect complimenting it; that's exactly what happens here. The visuals move at a steady pace and transition smoothly and at the right time to the next scene. It's also interesting that, regardless of what the lyrics were, the visuals manage to show it. For example, when it says "I love the giant squid", it just show a large version of a Flood Elite (which DOES look like a giant squid). The only problem is that the pixelation does clash with the background, but the effect is very minor all things considered.
Sound: I hadn't heard of the "The World is Just Awesome" song before starting this video, so I watched the original video after this one to get a better comparison. Afterwards, I must say that this is a really catchy song, especially with how it's used here. To add to my previous point, a great music video revolves around music that is not only listenable (is that a word?), but enjoyably so. I can easily see why this song is so famous, because it easily gets you into the mood it sets to the point of singing along to it. Again, it's cool that the original lyrics manage to fit so well within the Halo universe, at least with how it's being shown. No complaints here.
Length: Not much to say here; it's exactly as long as the original video was, not a second longer or shorter. Since it is, I can't really say that it was too short, even though I want to see more.
Other: The only real problem I have is actually more like nitpicking: Installation 4 at the beginning looks like the Earth portion is the exterior of the structure instead of the inside. After looking closer, though, it turned out they really were in the right places. Maybe it could have been more zoomed out so it was more clear, but I only noticed this because I play a lot of Halo, so it's very minor.
Overall: This is a must see video if you even partially enjoy the Halo games. Even if you don't, the song alone is worth the price of admission. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this review and start watching the video, because Halo IS Just Awesome!
I haven't looked back at this video in a long time, but I'm glad I did today. It's reviews like this which give animators the inspiration to continue and improve their works, so thank you.
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