Minus Final Fantasy, it would've never been liked.
Oh boy, where do I start? Let's talk about the drawings. They ranged from the common and utterly craptastic "graphics" to the rare, superb, smooth, and artistic kind. Some of the plausible graphics were traced. I can sense tracing from a mile away. Compare it with everything else. May I ask why every female is more anatomically exaggerated than her in-game persona?
Next up is the sound. Some of it was meek, and most of it was actually comprehendible. The quality wasn’t the problem; it was your actors. Choose voices that suite the characters. Also look for real talent is this department, too.
I never rate violence because I find it meaningless and unnecessary in many things; this is not excused from so. The normal reaction from your stereotypical fan boy is “PLZOLLOOLOLOLKTHX FYT 2 DA DEEEEEEEETTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHH.” I’m not an avid Final Fantasy fan. I’ve only found two games actually good to a great extent: Final Fantasy 6 and Final Fantasy 9, which also makes me question your absence of characters from both of those.
Let me touch the “humor” department. Unless this was made to be laughed at and not with, you’ve succeeded, but if it was meant for me to laugh at the jokes, you’ve failed. The jokes were corny, but I have to hand it to you for making them original, but, unfortunately, they were dissatisfactory. You’ll get the stereotypical fan boy from Newgrounds to just LOVE your movie due to the fact that there’s jokes… about VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS *OMG*. Get someone who knows how to make those with an IQ above 60 to laugh, which includes randomness. Yes, you can still include inside jokes from the game, but don’t base the whole thing about that. It only pleases one audience.
I don’t know if it was supposed to be a serious storyline. The humor didn’t appeal to me, so I assumed that the storyline would make up for this. The humor was better than the storyline because there is none. Crono comes, gets his head chopped off, Marle pulls him in, the Balamb gang follows, they enter Castlevania for some unexplained reason, and evil voice tells them to leave, they split into cliques, roam the castle, Wakka vomits on Sephiroth, and Sephiorth cast an evil spell to destroy all. Quite a stereotypical “u wandr ento dangroz teretoreee u die now” storyline. Remove the Final Fantasy and video game characters, and it would probably be blammed.
Overall, you get a one out of five. That may be a little harsh, but this deserves it. It’s only popular due to the Final Fantasy characters. Furthermore, I’d like to tell you that I applaud your commitment to the whole project. Four months is a long time according to most people.
Better luck next time, and good job for reaching front page.