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Echo Force Zero: Vol1

**Thanks for Daily First and FP !! CHEERS **

**also, if you don't like anime-inspired stuff or character archetypes, you probably wont care much for this ..you've been warned**

Well, i am Very happy to be getting this thing up! I worked very hard on this and am very happy with the results - - I have decided to classify it as an "Adventure Drama" as far as genre so keep that in mind
i want to thank all the incredible voice actors who really helped me bring this thing to life. and thanks to monoflauta for helping me code it all together

**Don't forget to find the hidden Scene! There will be one in each episode and it will be adding extra canon plot points - -HINT -- you dont have to click anywhere**

Check it out on youtube here:
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=HD5YKEEQlPs
Later guys!

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XesolorXesolor

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

like a real show

I'll try to be unbiased.

MUSIC -
Bloody LOVED IT, as expected of Newgrounds, the OSTs are just PERFECT, the music in Valiton sequences are a little cheesy/childish/Pokemon-ish, good if it's what you're looking for, but a little too light-hearted and out of sync with the rest of the sequences.

ART -
Thank god you didn't give them all massive anime-eyes, the animation and particularly the distinctively different art styles deployed in the different settings are GREAT. I can see the separate nations are based on stereotypical genres in fiction stories, Oratheer on devolved dystopia, Direstorm on medieval fantasy and Farvine on futuristic sci-fi. Used individually they are cliche, but combine them together brings about a freshness and distinctive contrast to each other, great design!

STORY -
My only complaints is the story and dialogue are too cliche and predictable. Too much info has been given in this first episode, from the evil overlord's domination plans to the introduction of characters. It feels like you tried to cram too much into one episode, revealing plots and laying out story context too quickly for viewers to feel comfortable or to digest. Too little info is boring to watch, but too much is also boring.

You could've kept some of the characters hidden for later episodes, gradually lift the veil on the villain's plans. One scene that felt REALLY unrealistic is the villain personally walking out to subjugate the last village in Oratheer - not even the most benevolent kings meet their lowly subjects fact-to-face, let alone a villain. The scene is purely there to introduce the villain's evil nature, which is unnecessary, and dilutes the villain's power and supreme status.

The pace works, the characters have distinct personalities (perhaps some revealed too soon, give it time to develop), the music is like an ORGY in my ears (especially the credit song), the art some of the best I've ever seen.

But the Valiton segments are CHEESY, maybe you wanted to introduce a apparently childish character that will mature, but right now, he's the most annoying character in comparison to the rest of them, which rather defeats his status as the main char. I'm sorry, it just feel too Pokemon-ish, but other than this rant, this is perfect.

Thank you, thank you for letting us see this FANTASTIC flash.


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RedHarvest responds:

well all i can really say is THANK YOU!

I really appreciate this review -

I am beyond excited that you caught onto the 3 nations being each almost their own universe and time period - - adding to the ambiguous time period in general

the valiton segments arent meant to be more cheesy...but i suppose they were...let me ASSURE you, you nailed it on the head - - Jeero is meant to be the least likable ...and unfortunately he will stay that way for a while.

anyways - thanks so much for checkin it out - and i hope you keep watching and see these characters grow!


PurplethesheepPurplethesheep

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great

Nice animation but you could have put a little more detail. Nice and original too.



SeymourSeymour

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Me Gusta

Good Cast
Good Plot
Good Animation (although I do believe the arms on some of the guys can be a little thicker)

I want MORE!


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mikeyphilly05mikeyphilly05

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good stuff

Sure we can see where you draw a lot of your inspiration from as noted below by some of the reviews, but I still was drawn into the story and can't wait for more. I don't see anything wrong with similarities as long as you still remain original in your own way. I found it very entertaining. The only thing I will say is in anticipation for some of the fight scenes to come I wish the art would be more detailed to make it even more awesome...


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SephaelSephael

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent!

Firstly, let me say that I LOVE how you hit all the anime/J-RPG cliches! If it isn't broken, than don't fix it. AND, if that was what you were aiming for, you hit your mark.

On to the critique.

The voice acting really seemed to fit the characters portrayed, The animations were very well done, and the story had a very good flow to it. I like that you have a main menu where you can chapter select (for those with chunking computers). Now, I only scored it a nine because I feel it needs a little more back-story (especially for who I assume is the main character). If you intend to revisit this in later episodes, than I add the extra star for 10 of 10.

At the end of the day, I really enjoyed what I watched and look forward to seeing this series progress! Please don't disappoint and let this one die off. Hate that when it happens.