Hmm, lets see here.
~ Animation/Graphics ~
Seems very sloppy, something that we might expect from someone that has just started out in flash. If you want to do some things to make it just seem a bit more neat and not so sloppy then you could use the line tools or circle tool for the head.
Personally I've only drawn sticks in flash a couple of time and it can be down alright if you take your time, zoom in a bit instead of being farther away, and in my personal opinion using the smallest size to draw with that you can.
Colors used weren't that bad themselves. Things like backgrounds and characters need to have more time taken on them when they are created. Take an entire day to draw out the backgrounds and another day for the characters and save them in your library. The more time and detail that you put into them probably the better. Make sure to save often.
Sometimes the speed of the submission seemed a bit off. Such as the bullet going and the person hitting it away and the blood dripping, etc.. Those scenes were a bit slow while the rest of the flash after that seemed to pick up a little bit, but maybe even too much.
~ Story/Content ~
I first recommend adding a preloader to the submission. For people who have slower computers this will just turn up as a white screen and they might not think that there is a flash submission there at all. Then the movie will play like usual. People that might have dial up will have to let the movie stream and that can be rather annoying.
Looks like it was a quick little test. Before adding a plot or storyline to your submission I recommend working on the animation as much as you can. The quality of your graphics will really add to the content of the submission.
During the movie itself there were a couple of things that I noticed. Such as the scene where the face was shown there wasn't really a head or anything. Just seemed like a very rushed scene all around. The scene where the line or bullet was hit away by the one guy in the beginning of the movie didn't make much sense. I really didn't know what he was kicking and if it was suppose to be a bullet then you can't really hit it out of the way with a limb as you made your characters "normal" people throughout the rest of the movie.
I don't know if I recommend adding the sprite Luigi here. Sometimes it may work, but I just don't know about this time around. My biggest argument about him was the lack of animation that was involved with him I guess.
~ Audio ~
You didn't have much flash so I'm thinking that the music perhaps needs to be optimized? I can't believe what you had took up an entire MB. Seems to me like it should be something around 500 kb or so, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, here is a link that can teach you had to optimize your audio if you hadn't. (Make sure to remember to take out any spaces that newgrounds puts in links)
The song that you picked was alright. Decent choice all around for a quick fight like you had. Don't forget to check out the audio portal here on newgrounds for some kick ass fight music. I recommend checking out the heavy metal genre for that personally.
~ Overall ~
I see that your a beginner and I always like to encourage beginners to keep up the hard work. Don't ever get discouraged by low reviews and take the tips of quality reviews because it will really help make your submissions better.
Decent job for your first time as we shouldn't expect masterpieces, but you still have a long way to go before I would consider it "good". Keep working for it though.
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