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Jan 27, 2012 | 3:32 PM EST
  • Daily 5th Place January 28, 2012

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Here's the fifth episode of Yoki's Story. This episode is mostly 3D, combining sprites and raytraced animation.

For those who think that it looks too dark, there is a brightness control in the option menu (also available as an invisible button when the movie plays).

Hope you enjoy it!

Reviews


bonjour41bonjour41

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not bad,but could you slow down the fighting?I want to see it good.Anyways it was awesome!



ElricMasenkoElricMasenko

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very impressive, it meshed together quite well, though some of the sprite animations looked a little awkward. It felt like i was watching a FMV from FF7 and i thoroughly enjoyed it. I rarely give out 5 stars, but you earned them!



MistyEntertainmentMistyEntertainment

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Innovative.

The animation was a mixed bag. While this was a sprite movie, it still excelled in the animation category. A lot of sprite movies I see are really poorly cut out sprites that give off an amateurish vibe overall. It was interesting, but slightly odd to see the limbs of the sprites motion-tweened to interact with objects. The 3D animation was great, and rendered well. A shame it had to be compressed. Sprites overlayed on 3D animation don't go that well together, but this is a minor flaw, considering the top-notch 3D implemented here.

The music fit with the animation; when necessary, it accomplished an ominous feeling, a nostalgic feeling, etc.

The story was well-written and well-executed.

The whole thing makes it obvious that you put tons of time and effort into this, which is why I'm shocked this doesn't have a score over 4 and a better award than a daily 5th place.

5/5


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SuperMarioFan9000SuperMarioFan9000

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Oh..
This...
THIS...
THIS IS A MASTERPIECE! With 3D backgrounds mixed with sprites, and the movements of natural life, IT'S BEAUTIFUL! But my only problem is the sprites and sounds, sounds are required for movies, and you can just make sprites for Toad, it likes he is just standing while being attacked, lol..


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ExorzExorz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Warning: This review may be a spoiler to many fans/reviewers.

At long last... Alexander. I`ve been looking forward to this animation for a very long time, and i thank you for providing me, as well as every one of us Spectators the right to watch and review as well this.

So far, seems noone gave you the proper critic, the critic you desire for this magnificent piece of work. Not until now. Let`s begin then.

At first, i had been getting the assumption i`d get a seizure, for a moment or two. Until i saw what you did, then i was left out speechless, with my jaw dropped. Where to begin with... Even though it`s a tribute to Naruto, like SMBZ, this has done a great job hiding the ideal of it, whilst some copy its story with other characters. It has its own, independent style of expressing the ideals, the story, the meaning. The 3D Perspectives and rotations were flawlessly persecuted, except for 1 little thing, they were too choppy. All of this has had it`s dark, ominous feel. The kind of feeling i had DREAMED to awaken in an animation, you had succeeded at, my friend. I commend you for it. The mysterious sceneries, the dark enviroment, I love it. All of it. This had been one of the best series so far, that gave me REAL goose bumps.

However, to it`s downfall there are a few cons to it:

- Firstly, you NEVER fixed the Grammar and Spelling Mistakes i pointed out in every episode. I hope you do that in the future. When you write out the script, have someone check up for Grammar/Spelling mistakes. It isn`t a small thing, it can cost you dearly. It can change the base of its meaning ENTIRELY.

- Second, there hasn`t been a SINGLE soundeffect in this. I think you were either rushed up for this, or just lazy to do that. But, since there was poorly action, i can excuse up it but only this time. However there couldve been a bit to it... But i`ll cut some slack. This time.

- Third, as i had pointed out, this animation`s 3D illusions, animations had been terribly choppy, and the graphics were too blurry and had been noised. Too... much. Although i still like it the way it is.

- Fourth, please add Textboxes in the future. It just seems too lazy that way, instead adding smoothly and tidied up the environment with it, you just messed it up big time..... But i digress.

Nonetheless of these flaws, i still think this must have achieved more than 5th place, or just being a runner-up (in assumption), Id say, a Frontpage, a First-Third Weekly and a Review Crew Pick. This deserves all the praise and stars it can get. I will fully give out a 5/5 and 5 stars because of what i saw. A rather magnificent display of your meanings. Your thoughts visualized, in a perfect way.

And i recommend this to everyone. Every... single... person.. on this planet. Keep up the great work, i`ll keep an eye out on you.
Shadowwalker15.


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Player-exe responds:

Thank you so much for the review, I am happy to know that you liked it.

The problems you pointed are now my priority, I have to admit that I have been a bit lazy with the animation and the text and I should have better organized my time, but I should not consider it as a failure but just as an error and learn of it.

For the grammar, I speak english only as a second language so it's harder for me to avoid doing mistakes. I cannot fix the mistakes I made in the previous episodes because I don't have anymore the fonts I had for them (All I know is that it's called Zelda advanced, but I don't remember where I got it).

For the blurry 3D animation, it's mostly a technical problem, the 10 mb limit is not a lot for high quality animation so I have to compress it but the result is never as good as it should be, I think I could have a solution for that, but it's still a theory.

For the textbox, I won't change it in the next episode, but the episode will be entirely voice acted and I think that people will prefer it like that.

I already started to work on the next episode, so I will try to pay attention for those things. If you want you could do beta testing for it.