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Jun 20, 2010 | 12:47 PM EDT
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GRAPHICS INTENSIVE; MEDIUM VIEWING QUALITY RECOMMENDED; SCREEN EXTENSION NOT RECOMMENDED

2 and a half years of work have led to this - my little 14 minute epic. To give fair warning, anyone in the mood for straight up action or comedy will probably be disappointed. But it is my hope that those ready to dive into a new world full of fantastic technology, false words, and rising snow will find much to enjoy in Dual Arms Verbatim Part 1.

Those who would like the fullest appreciation of the story are encouraged to peruse the "World" section of the menu, (I've designed it to have no spoilers, save perhaps slightly in the NAU part of the factions).

If you could spare the time, I'd really appreciate any constructive feedback you guys can offer on my work, so if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for me, please leave a review. I can't guarantee a response to each, but be assured that I read every one. Thanks!

EDIT 5: Subs finally active and pausable! Note again that due to a bug, subs are reactivated at the beginning of each scene, regardless of whether they were active or not. I have structured the subs to disappear in several dialogue-less areas, so it may not seem this way, but they are there. There is no known fix to this, but I hope it doesn't inconvenience you too much. Just turn them off if in doubt.
If you come across any other bugs, (including typos and such) please PM me with them (don't review just to tell a bug - pm's are easier for me to keep track of). Thanks!
The previous version added an extra's section with some links. Concept Art is also finally active!
ENJOY!

Anyone who wants more Dual Arms after seeing the movie and REALLY cant wait for part II may appreciate seeing the Verbatim Trailer here http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/537880

And if you don't mind some...crappy animation, you can also check out the chronological sequel to the Dual Arms Verbatim plot - Dual Arms Precipice http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/411273 It was made before starting Verbatim some 2 years ago, and it shows. My skill was even less then than now, and it has sound problems similar to Verbatim (though it DOES have sloppily done subs). But the plot there is a bit more understandable and in a sort of strange spoiler PRECIPICE CONTAINS THE FINAL FATE OF SETH FROM THIS VIDEO. With that in mind, those who liked Verbatim may enjoy it, so take a look.

EDIT: Woot - Daily third! Thanks to everyone who voted. Rest assured, part 2 WILL be made; you WILL one day see the conclusion of Dual Arms Verbatim, should you choose to do so. With that in mind, please bear with me another few years whilst I set everything in order. T_T I hope the conclusion will rise to your expectations! Thanks again to all who watched.

EDIT 3: FRONT PAGED! YEAAAAAAH. Thanks again to everyone who liked the work, and thanks to Tom for giving me the opportunity to get some more feedback. Part II will come people! Look out for it!

Reviews


frozenwavefrozenwave

Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice

Really liked it, but sometimes it was kinda hard to follow the plot, with the names and all ;)
That must have been a LOT of work, but it payed off :D
Curious about part 2


RPGsrok responds:

Glad you liked it, hope ull stick with me for part 2!


james806james806

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best yet XD

very good
The story line is very well done and i can see u put alot of time and effort into it and thats what i like in any movie, game, or story. The animation is also well done. The voices do need some work but im shur u will overcome that eventually. But the one thing that got me was that over all my time viewing flash animations on Newgrounds this is the first one that actually involves politics.

I look forward to seeing the next one hopefully on the front page.


RPGsrok responds:

I'm certainly glad the story seems to have been so well received. The samples for the next part were recorded already and thus bear some of the same problems, but some of the actors from the first part dont have lines in the second, so I hope that may improve your opinions of the acting. I'm sure it depends on your definition of politics, but it is a touch of a rare subject. It's good to know it didn't bore you all too much! We'll hafta see if part 2 makes the front page, but I will see it through to the end! Thanks for reviewing!


CruentoCruento

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful

simply beautiful.


RPGsrok responds:

Glad you liked it.


undeadmadnessundeadmadness

Rated 5 / 5 stars

nicely done

it was good, I mean you dont see any anime on newgrounds often, But some of the voice acting is kinda well, bad, not the actor his headset or what ever he uses to recourd. Also, alo of this was very detailed, but I would say it needs a bit more touching up well thats my review.


RPGsrok responds:

I am of the opinion that not all the voice acting was bad, but there's been a good deal of disagreement there, so there you go. I did put a lot of effort into the details. 'Touching up' is a bit vague, but I am aware that there were many parts which could've been smoothed out. Thanks for reviewing!


easimon1812easimon1812

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow!!

not bad, very interesting story and it is only the tip of the iceberg so to speak.

PS

only one observation, I got the feeling the voice acting could be better for some characters.


RPGsrok responds:

Absolutely its just the tip of the iceberg - in a nutshell, part two is watching the iceberg fly out of the sea into the sky and EXPLODE. Or something like that ^^.

There were definitely a few characters whose acting I was unsatisfied with, but if they're the same ones I'm guessing you found awkward, you'll be glad to know they have no lines in part 2.

Thanks for reviewing!