TOME Episode 01

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TOME - Episode 01 - You've Gotta Virus

It's the year 2020, where the most popular virtual reality gaming experience, "TOME" is played by millions around the globe. A young player who goes by the username "Alpha" logs in for a good time, but gets more than he bargained for. While his friends are busy trying to stop a couple of rambunctious hackers disrupting their playtime, Alpha is visited by a strange, ethereal being that speaks directly to his thoughts...though it may appear dangerous, it might just be the key to stopping the hacker threat and allow Alpha to help his friends in need.

Created by Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi, with music by Weston "Kajetokun" Durant, featuring the voices of Blake "ShadyVox" Swift and Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany. Join the adventure in the Terrain of Magical Expertise!

UPDATE: Now includes a scene select and a clickable easter egg!


That easter egg is HILARIOUS! I keep replaying it. XD

Pretty good but it reminds me too much of .hack. I'll keep watching it though it's pretty cool.


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Alpha: Still no sign of Kirb" Kirbopher: "I'm right here fatty!" Alpha: "HI!" lol easter egg <3

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This reminds me of some 60s show. It´s just made in classic theme and i love it.

The story is way too predictable and one dimensional. Most of the dialogue too. You need to include a more serious reason for people to get invested in characters in a video game. The premise of this isn't very well thought out. Stories always need a convincing premise. People playing a video game doesn't really cut it.

The animation is pretty boring for what you're trying to do. It almost looks like a throwback to some old RPGs or Samurai Jack. Keep in mind that the background is very important because of how you distinguish what's going on in relation to the characters. Showing a blank background isn't a good idea for an action series.

The voice acting isn't very strong either. Without a realistic premise voice actors have a lot of trouble getting into character. The characters themselves are pretty poorly written. These guys need to be able to communicate naturally without the goofy weird styles that are being written for the characters. It doesn't show their quality or skills as voice actors.

Perfectly honest, it just doesn't ring true for gamers.

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4.42 / 5.00

Nov 11, 2011
11:11 AM EST
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