"Awesome" just isn't so awesome anymore.
A lot of people are voting you up just because it's another "Awesome", but the whole thing is a bit played out. The voice acting is bad and there's way too much puffing on the mic. The art is about what one expects from an "Awesome" title.
But that's exactly the problem, isn't it? It's "just another 'Awesome' title." Nothing new and interesting, nothing that marks it as your own work. It's great that you wanted to pay tribute to a series you enjoy and all, but the best thing you could possibly do for the Flash community at large is bring in your own, personal, unique style.
You've obviously got the artistic and animation ability, and that's why I voted as high as I did, so why not show us what you can do when you're playing by 'your' rules, and not those of another Flash animator?
Let's see some of Phobotech's identity come through in his work.
That's the plan! :D
300 reviews later, I needed one like this to confirm my own speculation; I actually thought about scrapping ZOA halfway through altogether and start fresh on something else.
But I NEEDED this feedback, and I NEEDED to actually complete something for once. Hell, even my first flash test was truly half-assed, but I got some lee-way on that even because it was my first.
You should check out my News Posts and tell me your thoughts on some of my future projects there. It's my goal to bring great things to the Art and Flash Portal of NG.
Thanks for the honesty in the review!
Funny, but...Well...You know.
I'm not saying the animation was bad, I just simply think an entire spoof based off of Egoraptor's style is just plain unoriginal. Yes, his jokes are funny, and yes it's an easy style to imitate when it's been put out there- but you should make things with your own sense of humor and creative mind. Now, I have seen some good Egoraptor '-~TRIBUTES~-' where some of his animator friends poke fun at him about deadlines and that jazz, but like I said, you should try making some of your own stuff.
Besides that, I think it was a pretty good animation ^^.
Halfway through working on ZOA I wanted to scrap it all because it wasn't an original idea, and usually I'm the one that gets sick of unoriginality.
But I kept going because I needed to. I needed to actually FINISH something, and even though it's not my game, and named after someone else's style of parodying, I'm glad I did it.
Zone of the Awesome is a test disguised as a tribute to Egoraptor (because I'm a fan) and a parody to my first PS2 game (also because I'm a fan) The test worked, it exceeded my expectations by MILES (I was happy when it got a higher score than my shitty flash test...I didn't ask for all this! lol)
Regardless, though, in your position, I would've probably been saying the same thing. Flashes doused in Awesome-Sauce should be left to Egoraptor.
...But I just can't help myself. :)
I'm glad you thought it was a pretty good animation, and thanks for the review!
This is pretty well animated . But the sound truly sucks. And just the fact that you stole someone elses style in both appearence and sound makes me sick.
I mean fucking make your own style.
Other then that. Well made.
Don't stop making movies. Just stop fucking imitating shit.
I dont liek the word steal so much as I'm pauying tribtute to Egoraprtos wrok.
I mean, although I was even ashame dabout it being an unoriganl project to begin with, it's not like I went out of my way to STEAL from Egoraptor...I thoght I would just contirebut my second animation to the "awesome coleltcion" just liek Chris Oneill did GTA, and HotidiigiyDemon di dAwesome Racer.
I mean, hell yes, I WANT to make my own style...but thsi comes first...like I said int eh Authougrs Commetns , this sthing was a test. .;....a might succesfflul one at that.....
My future projects will bef ocusing on fndng my own style, an dI had makde apromise to mysel f that I would NEVER make an Awesome Parody ever again....so THAT's ONE LESS THING you have to wrory about! lol
Thakns for the review!
Actually, it's not cool anymore when other people do "awesome" stuff, leave it to egoraptor and use your skills in something original.
Some animation parts weren't bad tho.
Duely noted that I probably should have detached myself from the "awesome" sub-genre, but all in all it was a good exercise. I'm glad I surprised you!
Okay, you got your art down. That's cool. Just go on that. Comedy isn't your thing. Good flash animation, and good drawing talent... The funniness? Nowhere near egoraptor material. :/
Make serious movies. I'd bet they'd be worth watching.
I'm never doing an Awesome parody again, but I will never give up on comedy. Tell me Comedy isn't my thing on my next funny flash, and we'll take it from there. :P