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The Thirteenth Crusade Finale (Part 4)

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Jul 11, 2015 | 5:29 PM EDT
  • Weekly 3rd Place July 15, 2015

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It has all been leading to this. As the mad archbishop launches his insidious plan to destroy humanity's future, only a few beaten and bloody commoners can stand against him. Sacrifices will be made, lives will be broken, and the fate of what is left of mankind will hang in the balance as the crusade reaches its shattering end.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing is all I can say.

Well not really because I'm about to say a lot more.
I just watched all of the episodes of this series and after finishing the first episode I decided it might be best to wait for the final one to write and rate.
The story is fantastic, action and drama, mixed with the oppression of dystopian sci-fi/fantasy you would see in the works of George Orwell. The "space marine" style of the templars seemed to be taken straight from Warhammer. While the animation isn't exactly the greatest I've seen here it definitely isn't the worst. It was stiff and not exactly easy on the eyes. However, I must say by the end I felt it somewhat suited it somehow. Especially with Augustine (I kind of like how it made is face look almost skeletal.) The voice acting quality is above par but not exactly anything special. You could hear the feedback every time someone spoke as well, again I'll say it somewhat fit, especially since (I'll once again point out Augustine) the feed back was worst for Bishop Augustine, but it made his voice sound somewhat robotic, kind of like the Daedra from Elderscrolls. It again fit and made him just that bit more intimidating. The dialogue was filled with a range of emotions, the one-liners laced with dark humor and some of the scenes made me straight out smirk. The characters were likable, beginning to end. Even some of the people who started off being complete bastards wound up showing a sympathetic side, and seemed somewhat fit for redemption. The monsters even (I'll call back to the scene from that bit where Charles was running to the library. He passed the wolf that was crawling away and whimpering. I couldn't help but feel bad by the sounds it made).
However, I do have a worry with this series as a whole. I noticed straight from the beginning that you used some... trademarked things. Music and some of the armor designs (specifically Jasper, who's armor was straight up Fallout's Brotherhood of Steel power armor).

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UniversalHeat responds:

Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed the series, it was quite a labor of love. And I absolutely agree with you about the sound, animation, etc. I made this series years ago and...yeah it is kind of a nightmare to look at and listen to for the most part! Still, I learned so much about animation, sound design...pretty much everything while making this, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I'm honestly just amazed that I managed to finish this monstrocity at all! Anyway, thank you so much for your review, it really means the world to me that people actually enjoy what I make. And if you're curious, try checking out my more recent short films "Flotsam" and "Rabbit Hole". They're a lot easier on the eyes.
Of course, they're also wayyyyy more artsy and oblique, so be warned ;)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This was a very impressive series at least.
Just two questions,
One, were the white Templar's assault rifles by any chance based off of the Tavor or MTAR?
Two, why do the white Templar never have to reload their weapons?

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UniversalHeat responds:

Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. In answer to your questions:
One, yes.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This finale, which is pretty epic on its own, and the entire series as a whole are amazing and incredible! Bravo! Fantastic job! Kudos to you! I hope to see another project from you sometime!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I've watched the whole episodes by now, your work is pretty awesome. I can see that you poured a lot of effort into this project, but first let me start with the bad part, The animation, it's not the best.

Now that I've got that out of the way....

I was expecting an action packed series and nothing more, turns out it's way better than my expectation. The way the story is presented, the characters, voice acting, the music, sound effects, everything is well executed.

Wish to see more stuff from you.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

love everything about this, every second of this, the characters, the art, the direction, the music, honestly I do not see why you would not take this project and play in the mayor leagues, maybe pitch it to an animation studio? I do not know. All i know is that it is a Sunday afternoon after church, and I do not care about whats playing at the movie theater or on netflix, because I am watching The Thirteenth Crusade, great work indeed.

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