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Adrellia Village: Season 1, Episode 15:
The Cellar of Darkness
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8/10/10 - The Cellar of Darkness
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Runtime: 2:06
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You MUST watch the previous episodes before watching this one.
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We learn about why Brutus is who he is.
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Additional Information:

Layers - 3
Frames - 3147
FPS: 25
.fla size: 31.7 MB

Also, try to find the easter egg.
NOTE: Once the easter egg is finished, it will transport you back to the preloader. Sorry about that :(

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I just get the feeling that you're going backwards here. I don't mean to offend, but the voice acting is getting worse and throwing the words at the screen in a poor version of "Dot Dot Dot..." doesn't work for this piece. Not unless you can make the animation of these words and letters a lot more all singing and dancing.

It's filler material that distracts us from the main plot and the whole impression is like a game that I play, when the person running it keep on derailing to head off on some surreal ramble, with no consequence. Editing is usually a brutal process, but you need to become more acquainted with it, when the writing has been finished. That's where you've been let down. Stop mentioning the place names so much and head for something that flows better. The narrator seems to struggle reading this, which is the first indicator that there's an issue, so look at a rewrite there. I've never heard of a cellar being anywhere but underground, so that's something that you're trying to drag out, as it seems from here.

Yes, the idea that Brutus has unleashed some sort of Pandora's Box upon Medralia is plausible, but did we really need to waste an episode on the back story? I don't think so, as it doesn't seem related to the story at all. With better writing later on in the series, perhaps you will actually make it relevant?

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MistyEntertainment responds:

Thank you for your in-depth review! Scenes like these won't drag on too long and will be portrayed in a much better fashion later, so it gets better!

A nice backstory of how Brutus became what he is now. The narration of the backstory went on quickly, which is a huge plus. Not much need of a drawn out and boring sequence, so I think your pace was pretty good here.

I also liked how you played around with the on screen text. The B in the typical red font of the infamous flash, Strawberry Clock making a short appearence and stealing the B... that was a really nice touch.

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MistyEntertainment responds:

Thank you for your review!

This was somewhat interesting to watch and shows some improvement, but not much.

Graphics:
It was still drawn in a simple fashion, still had fairly poor lip syncing, and still had no walking animations. Even so, there was nothing done ridiculously badly like the eating animation in part four.
The beginning was actually done quite well despite the usual simplicity and lip syncing, but the rest wasn't very easy on the eyes. There was a blank white background throughout most of Brutus's backstory, which also had very little going on outside of the narration and was filled with low quality images.

Audio:
I liked the music in the intro and the very end, but it just didn't seem to fit in very well. Perhaps it's just because of other elements that were lacking.
The voices were alright, but had some problems during Brutus's backstory, such as one part in which is was noticeably quieter than usual for a while and a little static in the background.

Concept:
It was a little interesting to watch; it was nice to learn the story behind Brutus. I didn't find it humorous at all, though. The easter egg at least gave me something to look for, though once it was found, I was taken back to the preloader. As with previous episodes, this was short and might was well have been combined with another episode or two to make one.

Overall:
As with the previous episodes, this one was somewhat entertaining but still needs plenty of improvement, especially with the graphics.

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MistyEntertainment responds:

Thank you for your review!

This one seemed pretty decent however before anything else you probably could have spent a little more time finding higher quality images of the images used from Kingdom Hearts I here since they seemed low in quality and a bit stretched too. Nice to see however that this episode gives a little backstory as to what became of Brutus in the past leading up to how he behaves now in wanting to destroy and control everything in all the kingdoms.

The voice acting here was great but who did the voice of the female narrator? Animation went along smoothly and nice to see that Strawberry Clock got sneaked in as a cameo when Brutus was opening that door to the cellar that released all the evil around Medrillia. Very interesting but wonder why it was there anyways. Will be nice to see what goes on next too.

Overall, this one turned out nice, the Kingdom Hearts image could be a bit higher in quality though. Aside from that, good work.

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MistyEntertainment responds:

Thanks for your review! One of those images were from a more obscure game where my only hope of finding a high-quality image would be taking a screenshot of a Let's Play and mildly stretching it.

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