Great! It was perfect. One of the best things I have seen on Newgrounds ever! Can`t wait for another one.
Now that is art!
I loved watching this because it had some of the most fantastic animation I had ever seen here. The way the characters and everyone else moves is just so wonderful. It was great to have such an all-star voice cast and everyone else who worked on this too. That is really Adam Philips, the creator of the Brackenwood series? While this did not have much action, it was just gorgeous to look at. So many people worked so hard to make someone as flawless as this great masterpiece.
Thank you, your review means alot, and yes that's actually Adam Phillips :)
Seems a lot like Castles
Draw any inspiration from it? The animation style is similar.
Oscar helped and supported me for almost a year with this, so yes.
I'm just curious. Why stick figures? I can understand that it is a style thing. But I don't agree with it, I associate sticks with over the top humor action. Not something (semi) serious like this.
On a different note, I have to say I really liked the writing. Great build up and setting the mood perfectly. It takes the animation to a higher level. Slight things that noticed me were some typos in the subtitles and sometimes odd sounding voices, partly because you can hear someone doing a different voice then their own. Partly a too quick cut with the sounds.
I might sound critical but I'd like to say 'two thumbs up'!
Its a fair review, thanks :)
And i just enjoy animating stickfigures in this kind of way, not just the side view fighting all the time.
Thanks for sorting out the Playing problem. I can now click play all and that's exactly what it'll do :) It turns out I missed some parts. :P
Aside from the generic hard man voice that Yoro has, I believe that this has THE best Voice acting in an animation. Seriously, there's such a variety of voices in this. Vance and Xhast happen to be my favourite so don't go changing them :) The Enigmatic Voice is a brilliant little touch. TBH I haven't got a shit of an idea of what he's talking about but he's awesome nonetheless ^^
I'm sure someone said this before but I'll say it again :P The radio parts at the beginning were a little too OTT. I could barely make out what they were saying without the aid of the subtitles and if I turned it up all I got was a nasty SSSHHH sound :/ You might wanna work on that next time round. All so you shouldv'e put gun fire in the background, we will be able to set up a better picture in our minds that they are actually fighting something.
Erm..the running part, where the soldier are going to the evac point, was a little off. I mean, it could have just been my pc/internet or it was just generally jumpy and I could easily tell it was looped. (And I know jack shit about animating)
The execution of the story is obviously slow, which is a good thing I suppose but the whole scene cut thing was a bit annoying at times. It just seemed to cut to a new scene too often and I couldn't really get into a scene. It might be an idea to lengthen the scenes in the next one. Also the Enigmatic voice scenes need a little shortening. And by that I mean at the end. There were a couple of times I thought that the part had finished and so I missed out on seeing Shen and Nicco at the end. :(
The flash back thing needed a little more...exposure? Like, I think there need to be a clear cut scene of what Xhast and Yoro were doing instead of just showing little bits then fading back into the speech between them. The gun fire part was a bit weird with the bullet travelling diagonally up, instead of straight past his head. Also, where he cocks the gun in the 'Preparation' scene it seems to flash and disappear as he cocks it. Don't know if it happened for anyone else, could just be me :P
That made up design that was on, like, everything. Is that some sort of Egg?
I know that you've got a line from the Matrix Reloaded in there:
"Take a seat"
"I'll stand thanks"
"Fine, suit yourself"
:P Pow! You can't get anything past me if it's from the Matrix. I watch the trilogy at least 10 times a year ^^
One last problem ;) I was credited for VAing? I don't think you used the voice I did for the Veteran, unless you somehow edited it. But I don't think that's the case O.o
Finally, YAY! I'm in the Thanks list ^^ Woo Hoo!! However, Ima still give it a 9/10. It wasn't perfect but it wasn't the absolute worst thing in the world, and it's pretty damn good for a first major animation :D
Thanks Kalas :) and yea i did put alot of references and tributes everywhere :P