I really didn't find this enjoyable at all. It simply isn't humorous or fun.
This certainly wasn't very appealing graphically. First of all, the frame with the play button isn't interesting; it has a solid white background with solid black text, although I suppose the addition of light grey shadows behind the text is a nice touch.
It appears a little bit more interesting once the play button is pressed and you're taken to the screen on which the questions are asked, but only a little. The "Jebus" character was pretty basic looking with a circular head, rectangular body, and no arms. The shading, while it worked pretty well, could have been done a bit better. The same can be said about the glare on the sunglasses. I felt that the movement of his head was just a bit irritating. It might have worked better if the movement fit in well with the rhythm of the music rather than having no relation to it. The background, a simple black and white gradient, is no better. Gradients rarely ever look good, and the background in this game was no exception.
When the game ends, the player is taken to a "Game over" screen, which looks even worse than the "play" screen. It has the same solid white background, the same solid black text (this time with no shadows to at least make it appear a little more interesting,) and a low quality image of Micheal Jackson, stretched to be a little too large, which might as well have simply been left out. The frame would have looked better without it.
The background music worked fairly well as ambiance and had a nice rhythm to it, but it didn't loop perfectly. It also stopped immediately once the game ended. It would have been nice if it continued until the replay button was hit, or even better, it could have been replaced with some new music on the last frame. Come to think of it, perhaps you could have included multiple different songs and given the player the ability to choose one using buttons next to the mute button.
Aside from music, there were no sounds here, and not really any place to put them, so there isn't much more to say about audio here.
The concept of a random answer generator isn't exactly original, and even if it was, I've never really liked it. This one doesn't even add much that's new or interesting to the formula; you simply type in a question and see a completely unrelated response. The responses in this game weren't even slightly funny to me, and there weren't very many of them.
Rather than choosing the answers completely at random as most games of this type do, the answers are ordered and only appear once. This is perhaps the most original part of the game, but originality doesn't necessarily make it a good change. It actually works better when the answers are selected completely at random and the game doesn't end unless the player ends it. Of course, this alone wouldn't really improve the game, as the answers here are noticeably intended to be seen in a specific order. You'd have to completely remove a few of them, change others, and add many more so the game can be played longer without repeating answers.
There's not much to say about gameplay since all you do is type in a question and press "send," but button detection tends to be an issue. You could have included the text in a box-shaped button to make the buttons easier to use. Or, if you prefer the text looking as it currently does, simply put an invisible but clickable rectangle shaped button over the old buttons. I haven't used flash in years, but I think this should work.
It would be nice if the mute button worked properly rather than being irreversible, and the "cannot be undone" part that appears when the mouse rolls over the mute button should only appear then. Instead, you can simply roll the mouse over "cannot be undone" itself while it's not even there yet and it will appear, which just feels unorganized.
This game has nice audio, but needs significant improvement in all other areas. I wouldn't recommend making a ninth part.
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