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Jan 28, 2012 | 5:22 PM EST
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UPDATE!!! One month since we loaded up our babbling dry humored baby and already at 200k views. Can't thank everyone enough for the support! We're currently working on our next project and it will be posted by this summer, around May 1st! It's a big undertaking so please be patient.

Hey Newgrounds!

This a parody that calls into question the procedure in which Batman gathers information from thugs on the where abouts of Riddler's secret trophies. We are a big fan of Batman Arkham City and fully endorse it as one of the best hero games out, and maybe of all games out right now! If you can find the secret easter egg, you'll see another game we're all about. These animations were made by gamers, for gamers! (With hope that we cater to all audiences as well.)

This is our first submission together to an already great website and we plan on making more! Hope you enjoy.

Special Thanks - Ashlee Freeman (Recording/Editing) Nicholas Deary (Editing/Clean up) DJ Irvine (Voice Acting) The Au and Carl's Family (for constant support) God (because everyone thanks him) and especially Tom Fulp for providing such a sweet site to share animation. *brown nose, brown nose, brown nose.*

Enjoy and thanks for the views, reviews and votes !

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*UPDATE
P.S. Loving the mixed reviews whether they are good or bad as long as they are thoughtful.
Also, thanks for front paging us Tom Fulps and the Newgrounds Crew.

*UPDATE 2
HOLY COW! 50,000+ views! We hadn't anticipated our first animation to get this much feed back and coverage. Thanks to everyone for their support! Even the bad reviews were views! This is more than we could ever ask for. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

UPDATE 3*
Our first Flash and 100k Views?! WHAT?! If we knew that many people were going to watch this we would've hired professional voice actors! Haha. But honestly, thank you so much for your support and views! Couldn't have asked for a better debut to one of our favorite websites.

Reviews


ChromeMonkeyChromeMonkey

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Strangely addicting.

I have probably watched this sixteen times now, It just seems so perfectly catchy to me. The speed and random shit/expressions Batman does, the interesting camera angle and the voice acting has snagged me for some reason. Excellent job overall.


IaMI2002 responds:

Haha! Thanks for all the views. And thanks for compliments. We hope our timing will be better on the next go around!


395395

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not that it matters, but...

I looked in the game and, under the batman profile, it states he has a photographic memory. So... he knows every landmark in the city by heart, and would be able to pick up locations given any amount of info, I'm guessing. Not that it matters. It's a freaking comic book character. You've got a guys as ridiculous as clayface, an actor who got his powers from radioactive makeup and you beat by getting him to willingly roll himself into explosives. Four times.

ANYway, it was initially kinda funny (hah, lightning bolt things), and the animation was really nice, but it dragged on way longer than it should have. Maybe you need a better writer or something. I dunno.

Votin' a 3.


IaMI2002 responds:

Thanks! Have you played the game? Batman says, "Tell me where they are." The thug says, "I'll tell you what you want." Then he knocks them out. So unless Batman is psychic as well? And even if he told him, he would require an eidetic memory to remember the exact details of how to get there. Look it up, Eidetic memory is a pretty bad ass occurrence.

Thanks for the honest review and fair rating. I like my writing :( Sorry you don't. But now that we know what people like and what they don't like I'm sure we'll be able to narrow our jokes down more. There's a first time for everything, and this was ours. We'll be sure to improve :)


AdidaasAdidaas

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Really Lackluster

I was glad to finally see a Video Game related flash that wasn't about Skyrim or Mincraft, rather on one of my favorite games of last year. But unfortunately I found this to be severely lacking in many areas.

The star of the show; the comedy, the jokes weren't funny. Some observational humor there and random silly humor here, all of which lacked a good enough punchline to make me laugh or even smirk. I felt you had a good idea and some possible potential with the Counter Icon joke, but it came by as quickly as it was brought up. And randomness could be funny if the pacing and delivery does a good job, but the whole Batman doing weird faces and staring at the Thug as he drews just felt awkward and weird. There's definitely potential for good jokes with a Batman theme, but I don't believe you guys got it. You've got the right ideas, but it's just not working quite yet.

The animation as everyone has stated isn't amazing, but it gets the job done. I felt some more inbetweens would've made everything look a lot smoother and some more heads for the two thugs talking at the beginning to make it look more natural. But whatevs. The voice acting is very slipshop; the voices are there and I can sense what they were going for, but they sounded very unenthusiastic. It sounded like a dude trying to sound like a thug, not an actual thug. And in general he needed more emotion, which perhaps would've made the writing more funny if he did.

As your first submission together I gotta say it's a very poor looking product, but you gotta start somewhere. There only seems to be a few of us who dislikes this, but hopefully that's enough to motivate you guys to try to improve your writing and animation. Good luck to any future projects.

Side note; about the people so far who gave you low scores and how you responded to them. Sure they were blunt in their opinion and their jab at your movie, but that doesn't mean you guys gotta attack them right back. Everyone is welcomed to their own opinions. Right?


IaMI2002 responds:

:D Don't want to get burned? Haha. I will retort to any inane dumb ass giving us a 1 and saying "it's bad" with the same fervor he gave me for his reasoning behind the terrible score.

With that said, your review is spot on. We are well aware of all of the fallacies of our first product and are quite proud of it. We're not getting paid daily to do this, and it's all for fun (we're also not charging anyone to watch it). I got the voices from my partying friends next door and myself, at a party. I'm not the greatest animator but I did what I could to help the jokes along. I feel the people who are rating us poorly are basing it on a lot of things that we haven't had the opportunity to develop and craft well enough yet and are holding us to a standard that's been set by people who've been doing this a lot longer than we have. Like you said, we have to start somewhere.

I asked Egoraptor to do the voices for the parody, but he never responded so you can't say I didn't try. Doing inbetweens would have made this much smoother, and the beginning could do with some more variety.

We weren't trying to get anything. We had fun doing this and hoped other people would enjoy it for what it was. Two guys making an animation. We've been very lucky to get as many views and reviews as we have (and front page) and we really appreciate people who give us pointers to help us further ourselves as animators! The 10's help too.

People are entitled to their opinion, as much as we are entitled to defend ourselves against trolls and over-all negative people who want to make us feel bad for trying something they've never even attempted or let others see. Right?


ArdhamonArdhamon

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I'm Sorry..

...but I honestly don't see the appeal in this.

Now I have no idea about Arkham City (one of the games that I have yet to play). But I honestly think that this could have been better.

The humor felt more forced or something. I mean, it was too random for my taste. Now I don't mind some random humor, but it does usually feel out of place. Sure, making a joke about the game itself is cliche unless cleverly written. But either way, some of the facial expressions and actions could have been done without.

I also felt the animation was sub-par or was rushed a bit. It looks as if you either didn't use enough frames or the actions went too fast.

The voice acting was terrible. The clown just sounded annoying and that Batman impression just sounded horrible.

Overall, I just couldn't find anything hilarious about this but only one or two things. But even those I just giggled a tiny bit. Try going a little less random next time.


IaMI2002 responds:

Weird. This was probably the most specific I could get about a in game story flaw. Perhaps when you play the game and experience the moronic act of interrogating a suspect you'll get the joke.

I don't feel we rushed the animation, but there something to be said for you comment. This was our first collaboration and we really wanted to put the joke out there and see how it was received. We didn't think it would be that big of an issue because we most certainly didn't expect this many views.

As for the voice acting. Ouch bro. The clown is supposed to be an annoying twat, but I did my best with the batman voice. It's hard to do anything with the typical "Christian Bale is Angry Batman" voice.

But you are right on a lot of points, we appreciate the feedback and are working on all of these complaints for our next video. Thanks for taking the time to respond and type out your points instead of giving us a bad score and saying "it was bad." Constructive criticism helps greatly!

I also saw you were a voice actor, maybe you could give us an example of a good batman ;)


crazylenchocrazylencho

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great parody

i`ve played the game myself and you guys got a great idea of how a randomer version of he game. definitely should make more of these