Good text animation and a funny concept.
D-Mac, from listening to you years and years ago you have a much better control of your voice and have really improved your craft. I think your voice not only makes the video better, it quite nearly makes the whole video. I feel like the animation may have been made after the voice work.
Good job to both of you.
Although it has flaws, this is well made.
Though I say flaws, they are quite minor.
This is a beautifully made flash animation with a lot of hard-work put behind it.
I like the character designs, albeit only one, really.
I like the backgrounds, use of colors, and music. There's some good creativity with the traps--nothing amazing, but still neat stuff.
The motivation for the 'bad-guy' isn't really established, not is the whole mythos, so it's a bit of a shame the work doesn't make the viewer care too much about the actual setting. "Ancient" South-American culture is an underused/rarely-used era, so kudos.
The animation, again, was fluid and the detail noticeable.
The length is long enough, but also a bit short, so you couldn't tell a whole story.
What I can say is this: this is the type of work that makes NG a great place to visit every once in a while. The story is a bit lacking, but it doesn't try to be falsely deep like Brakenwood (though not as pretty) or other big titles--this is just a fun little movie.
This deserves every reward it has received, and I rarely say that.
Congrats on graduating, as I recently did the same.
I wonder how...
...you snuck this by for a daily feature?
It had to be some mass voting before the 'submission' time.
Well, I had to laugh at this since movies just as shitty (for all different reasons) win awards here, mainly with lazy animation styles (stick figures) and/or 1-color characters.
You guys always cracked me up.
An alright game with flawed design
This is a cool idea with some obvious nostalgic value, perhaps.
This is a simple game with some addictive aspects. However, I think the mouse drag gameplay is a bit annoying and boring. The core mechanic relies on a mouse that acts well/perfectly, which is not true. So even when you are doing really well, you could lose because of a freak skip.
Also, the random nature of the game (perhaps the things, i.e. fish and eggs, are programed ahead of time and it's memorization only) is not conducive to long playthroughs.
All-in-all, this game isn't bad, but in the end it's bland gameply covered by iconic tunes. I think you'd be better suited copying Elite Beat Agents or similar style gameplay where hit detection and memorization is the key. The 'dodge' mechanic is kind of cool, but I don't believe well executed.
Keep at it!
But confusing trying to focus on two balls.. may have been better with one.
Not bad... at least better than I expected.
Well the whole point is that it's challenging to have to control 2 at once, thanks for the review though! :D
It's a cool concept.
Kind of a bland platformer though. I love the constantly leveling up portion of this game, that requires some experimentation.
The music is forgettable, however, but not bad.
That graphics and animations are smooth, and no one can fault you for that.
It seems play-tested and quality controlled, which I (the viewer) appreciate very much.
The execution is good, but again, the game as is is average. Nothing to detract from what you did well, but jem collecting gets old after 10 minutes. If it was converted to a more metroid style of gameplay, I think the concept would have flourished better. This meaning: some action, so platforming that needs certain items (or ingenuity), and at least some story worth caring about.
I don't need an epic, something goofy and stupid will suffice... but this story/motivation was... ho-hum.
All in all, an awesome effort with some directional flaws as opposed to design flaws (in my opinion). Great work and congratulations on the views and score.
[Note: My 7 of 10 indicates a good game, but not a great game. 5 for me is average, or indifference, whereas a 6 may be likened to a B-. A 7 is a B... enjoyable... but not exceptional in any way]
I should know because I helped you eh?
well, its a cool piece made to fit how i needed it... great work e!
yea, thanx for the help,um....yea.
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