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Going Down to Newgrounds Going Down to Newgrounds

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly worthy of being written into NG History.

Hello, good evening, this is HaroFreak! As always, writing reviews for animations!

This animation is quite the song indeed! Nice jumpy country music and a Pro-Newgrounds feel with it! Never have I thought such a combination can go so well, it's a brilliant song along with brilliant animations to go with it!

And now to get into the deeper analysis!

Your use of graphics are simple but well shaded and very effective for each part. From peeing on Stick Animation graves to setting homes on fire, the laughing and violence-dishing cat and mouse makes the entire set feel alive! Very well made.

The use of Country of Music is a perfect touch and a nice change from the usual heavy rock music heard a lot these days. Got to love the lyrics though, I never expected "peeing on sticks" to be one of several topics of the song. Catchy, clear, and very effective!

I can't say no to mocking Sticks and making fun of generic Madness tributes can't I? The animation goes very well with the song and its lyrics, especially catching some blams and especially the arson! You made fun of several Newgrounds' infamous "plagues", and that's one brilliant way of putting it!

All of the violence is done in style and it's a nice application for each too! Humourous Cartoon Violence mixed with cat & mouse Antics are ever so lovable even by today's standards!

In summary, a brilliant music video with Country Music mixed in with Cat & Mouse violence and finished off by making fun of some of the many buggers of Newgrounds. YEE HAW!

This is HaroFreak, signing off!


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stoners-lunchbox responds:

Thanks for the extremely lengthy review, HeroFreak! This is quite the food for thought.

Let's see here... The lyrics over the "Rat peeing on stick graves" said "...and i don't give a damn!". I wanted to use a more original way of saying the phrase rather than simply making the lip-sync do the work. Guess it worked ;)

Humour... Let's just say that it has to make me laugh first before i can publish it. Else i reject the whole entire project and start it from scratch.

Either way, thanks for watching. Sorry i can't keep up with your same writing standards, but i hate english as a subject and writing is what it reminds me of (i'm italian so i'm not very good with it).

Peace out!


KH: Cloud vs Sephiroth 2 KH: Cloud vs Sephiroth 2

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good, pretty good indeed...

Good evening DC5, I'm HaroFreak; part time and passing-by critic, here to review your work!

A brief summary of this animation would be the famous told story of the battle between the superpowers Cloud and Sephiroth of the popular Final Fantasy VII fame. This is second part of this long story, made for the lovers of action films everywhere!

Coming up; the in-depth analysis!

Your graphics are some of the better ones which I have seen regarding this genre. The characters are on the most part decently drawn, but I'm somewhat dissapointed at some of the face expressions on the characters. Sure some of it is funny, but most of it feels out of place to me. Perhaps review it further before submission of your next project?

Another thing which I find can be improved would be some of the magic attacks in the movie. Several of them lack that extra layer of effects to make it complete and overwhelming, especially the Omnislash which should consist of over 10 different sword moves but only shows one on loop. For the eyes, at least three different angles of sword moves could have worked just as well.
Still, it's pretty good nonetheless.

The music used in your movie would the famous "One Winged Angel", the theme of Sephiroth in the final battle. Like you said at the point this has been reviewed by me; the music went out of synch. I'm guessing this part, but you used "Event" on the BGM line didn't you? Switch it to "Stream" to synch it with the playback of the graphics instead.

The style and tasteful violence here is also some of the best of this Genre I have seen. Ranging from sword strikes, hand to hand combat and several magic spells at the two's disposal makes this possibly the best of the "Cloud VS Sephiroth" series of fan Flash movies on Newgrounds. Well done.

As a closing note; I thank you for putting on a good show and I wish you luck in your future Flash Projects. Oh, and I would appreciate a reply from you, if that's not too much to ask for.

HaroFreak, signing off!


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DC5-bOi responds:

hey thanks alot for u review and comments. your advice is quite good and helpful, thanks again. but i feel like i could have done better and i'm positive that i have the skills now to do better. mebbe i can make a newer version with better scenes, camera angles, anything! i'm glad u liked it. gives me confidence and determination.


Cloud VS Sephiroth (+) Cloud VS Sephiroth (+)

Rated 2 / 5 stars

It's pretty good at that time, but even so...

Hello and Good Evening, it's HaroFreak, here to review your Movie!

Just a quick foreword for the Animator who made this, I have watched this animation many years ago, and keeping in mind that this was made using an older version of Flash which was comparingly user unfriendly to the ones we use today, I still think there is plenty of room for improvment. Anyway, back to the review.

An overview for this movie, if anything, consists of the ever-so-popular Final Fantasy VII rivals; Cloud and Sephiroth, battling it out on some plains far away from Civilisation. Well, this battle sure started pretty well, but as many people said, it ended really soon, despite it happening so in the game.

Anyway, onto the In-Depth Analysis:

Your graphics mostly consist of mouse-drawn images along with a slight hint of graidents used in the background and some effects. The frame-by-frame animation is somewhat decent, but I would really prefer more than one sword clash, one fireball and then a single finisher. As for special effects, I think you can put a "Text-Box" to show what each character is using instead of putting it right onto the stage? Asides from that, the graphics are so-so.

The music used for the battle is the well-known Boss Battle Theme "Those who Fight Further", straight from the Final Fantasy VII game. It's a nice theme, but what got to me is the absence of sound. I understand that it's rare to find anyone who can voice the two characters well, but Sound Effects are really dropping marks from my review. Try to mix in at least a clash of the blade or two should liven things up.

The style is what made many people turned away though, but keep in mind that I am not trying to tell you that your animation's horrible. But rather "It's too short". Cloud finishing Sephiroth off using his trademark Omnislash is quite a finisher, but it somewhat lacked in between. Perhaps Cloud performs some magic of his own?

Interactivity deserves nothing here, though I would have preferred to give it an "N/A" as your animation is so small in filesize that it should stream well even on a 56K Modem. But for presentation and the 14.4K User's sake, I strongly recommend adding a Pre-Loader if anything.

In summary, this animation could have been good, but it falls due to its short length. Better luck next time.

This is HaroFreak, signing out.


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ultimate flash sonic ultimate flash sonic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Anyone who hates this should be shot on sight.

Hello, this HaroFreak and it's time for another review.

This game is a Flash Remake of the famous "Sonic The Hedgehog" games by SEGA and Team Sonic; a mighty fine Third Party Game Company who still thrives in the Game indusry despite being overwhelmed by other console companies. In general, this game deserves plenty of playing time due to its clear, crisp and Smoooooooth graphics. This game meets the eye as well as any other Sega game does; maybe even better!!

Well, onto the Depth Analysis:

The graphics are mostly ripped sprites from Sonic Advance 2 for the Handheld Game Boy Advance. And the authour has done a very good job making each and every sprite crystal clear and EYE CATCHING!! The graphics and animations are as if they are hot right off Sega's R & D department. The graphics are excellent and is only a bit from the real thing, it deserves a PERFECT SCORE!!

Now on to the music and sound. You used various themes from the original Sonic The Hedgehog Series soundtracks ranging from the mild beat of the Character Selectr screen of Sonic Advance to the Crescendo of the burning Angel Island. Most of the sound effects from the original games again and are very well synchronised. The only complaint is that the GBA ripped music seems rather... noise-filled. Asides from that, the music fits in perfectly.

Interactivity is another factor of the game in which it thrives on. The controls are nearly perfect and emulates an official Sonic Game to its finest. The only thing that felt missing were the special techniques of each character such as Cream deploying Cheese to attack. But asides from that, the controls in the game are the best I have ever played in a Flash game. Well done.

The style and designs of each menu is very similar to the Sonic Advance series of games. It's very well made despite this and I don't see any other way which it can be made better anyway to date.

Violence and Humour... Nothing to laugh at or to be mortified about... They are minor factors.

As a summary; I congratulate you for recreating a Sonic Game for the fans.

If there is another game like this one in the internet, I don't want to know about it.
A JOB VERY WELL DONE INDEED.



Dress-up Roll Dress-up Roll

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

An impressive and unpredicted submission

Unlike many Anime out there (Evangelion, Dragonball and Gundam in particular), this dress-up game was most unpredictable partly because there are not many Good Looking Female Characters in the original Rockman. But when Rockman Dash made its debut, huge amounts of Doujinshi (Hentai in particular) has been released such as "Tron No Manma" and "Roller Dash" to name two of them.

The colours of Roll Casket presented here are solid but... I personally think it is a bit too dark.

In general, the game is impressive, I had to drop style a bit since there are no Character reactions and the Roll Casket image presented here looks familiar to the one drawn by Darjeeling in a Japanese Site.

Putting Originality aside, it is one dress-up which is a rare sight and should not be missed by the drooling Roll Casket fanboys.


Keiser responds:

ok...
take it easy dude.. its just a GAME...


Pico's Mansion! (Demo) Pico's Mansion! (Demo)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent... The greatest Fan made Pico ever...

I never imagined that someone has the sKi11z to recreate a side story game to the well known Pico's School. Everything is accurate and there are no bugs as I know it. The style is a perfect mark as its making style is as if it's another official release of the NG kid. Humour is top notch because... Hey, It's Pico I guess. In summary, This creator has great potential as a Flash based Game Programmer, I expect highly of his next flash movie/game in the making...


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