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The Tarboy SOUNDTRACK is now available for download here: http://www.hanialee.com/?page_id=200


Whoa! We're totally blown away by the response Tarboy's had so far :O We can barely keep up with all the incredible reviews, notes and emails! Thank you everybody for the daily feature and front page!

It's taken us a long time to finally upload Tarboy, so thanks to all the people who've been waiting patiently. We hope you enjoy it :) Check out the Bonus features too, we put a lot of work into it!

The score was composed by Newground's own Hania Lee.

Now that we've got this one out we can focus completely on Tarboy II.



I really don't understand why people like this so much. I gave it a three only because the animation was pretty good (note: PRETTY GOOD). The story line is quite stupid and makes little sense, and the music at the beginning legitimately makes me angry due to the story telling that goes along with it. Maybe it just isn't for me, but I think people need to examine it a bit more.

Where to start...

All right, first thing's first. a bunch of fanboys who are appaled by a 3 out of 10 are gonna want an explanation.

First, this wasn't really all to confusing. No, but that's a good thing. But that's not to say certain aspects are not completely irrational.
What did the robot things do in the mines? Dig up coal? probably, but it irritates me not to know.
How could a memory chip live through tar? The thickness of pure tar would immediately pulverize any sort of memory chip.
If the memory chips DID indeed survive, then how did tarboy have any correlation with it? he was clearly there to avenge them, but was he all of the memory chips combined?
Was tarboy a pro or antagonist? The old robot dud spoke of Tarboy in horror, but as their ancestors were the victims, wouldn't that make tarboy a good guy? The kid sure thought so.

It was cheesy kinda. Short statement, no question.

This lacks the epicness of previous ng flash portal #1s. It doesn't have Waterlollies' graphics and texture, nor Xiaoxiao 3's beastness.

Don't hate me over this. It was good, no denyinng it, but if i gave it the 8/10 it deserved, this review would be lost in the perpetual see of praising, blind, butkissing reviews. I don't want that. So people, I conclude this review with one simple hint:
You know you may regret it.

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4.44 / 5.00

Aug 23, 2009
5:00 AM EDT
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