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Madness Combat 10: Abrogation.

Finally finished. 11,380 frames running at 30fps. Thank you for your patience with me, this cartoon was far more involved than I had anticipated.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Ho boy. It's time for a long review it looks like. Well, lets get to it.
First off, I want to say I've been a fan of Madness for years, and there is a lot I like about it. It's fast, frantic, extreme, and offers the right blend of gunplay and natural skill in it's main character to make someone who's both badass and grounded in reality somewhat (Okay, it's a long shot, but it's still make-able.)
I liked it when you switched up the formula in 8. Seeing the carnage from another point of view was refreshing, and Jesus (?) has a certain supernatural style which 8 pulled off beautifully. And for the most part I liked 9 as well, and their .5 expansion episodes. These two show that it's not just Hank with the insane skill but are unique enough that they don't feel like Hank 2.0 or anything.
But then the end of 9 rolled around and I just had to go. "...Okay, WTF?" You took Hank, the unstoppable badass, and made him the lobster king. That was one of the few decisions of yours I've ever disagreed with (Some minor things in various videos here and there. Not important.) You took the slowly evolving badass with no superpowers other than an insane amount of skill, and turned him into this bizarre ass thing that just didn't make any sense. It just baffled me, and really soured 9 in my opinion.
Now, the villain change in 9 I actually liked. In 8 he was this unstoppable teleporting badass who accidentally ruined his plans with a poor weapon choice (Very funny, btw.) But decides to go out with a bang, and takes the dead Jesus's (Again, ?) halo as a show of his insanity and ego. This worked as an excellent plot point in 10, actually, as it shows that he's not as all powerful as he thought. But the problem I have is that he just kept getting bigger. The greatest threats in the previous videos (Jesus?, Clown, and Shade (Whatever his name is)) were all normal sized, but wielded insane power. But for ten, with Hank and Shade you seemed to go with the "bigger is better"policy and it made for a somewhat tasteless villain who just kept growing and growing until, well, boom.
Which brings me to 10 as a whole. Some parts I liked. Hookman (I don't know anyone's names, sorry.) seems to be the new Hank, taking the role of badass normal in stride showing off his prowess at taking out multiple guys. This works a lot better than the overly hammy fight between Hank and Shade. Hank (Lets give him a hand. Ha ha.) duels with Shade and, while bullets and punches have absolutely no effect on him, they can get him in a headlock with the power of Hank's mighty lobster arm, jacking his halo and imparting dimensional instability to Hank and Shade, making the fight somewhat less one sided. Shade goes on an eating rampage to maintain cohesion, while Hank and Hook fight through a crowd of mooks who have insane life insurance rates. They have trouble taking out a big bad but hank manages to punch him out with the power of quantum physics (QUANTUM PUNCH!), and gets a bipod mounted machine gun to cart around, essentially turning him into one of the big goons. They go up, fight Shade, and when he eats everything in sight...
Ooops. Apparently the Clowns madness still existed, and absorbing him to stabilize your reality... Ho boy.
So you leave on a bit of a cliffhanger. Thanks, more cock-tease, we really appreciate that.
So that leaves us at the conclusion of this insane review. All in all, I still like madness and I still like this movie, but it seems you missteped at the end of 9 and didn't quite right yourself. Hank feels more like a monster than the things he's murdering, and loses some of his appeal. It's no fun to see a big goon beating up crowds of guys. It's tons of fun seeing a lone guy beat the crap out of hordes of guys and big goons, because he's giving a big middle finger to the odds. This just feels...
To be honest, like a fan Madness movie. And that's scary.
Music is badass though, a nice collection of the major themes from the past and the chaos of the current fight.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Im tying to do an madness animation, but im so far to follow ur steps, respect :3


Rated 5 / 5 stars


just at the good part!!nooo!!!!!krinkles!!!!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Krinkels you... you... you...

I loved it especially because Hank went melee on these bitches!
And the details you put in these inspires me!

Keep it up!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


TY Krinkles for the upload!