Can't give you any stars on the basis that in the end this is an art piece... You would be better off not making a video out of it and just putting the finished piece in the art portal. I agree with one of the below comments that says this would be better off on youtube, i'm not denying it's a good piece but in fairness to the animators on this site i don't feel as though it should get a daily when it's not an animation piece.
Watched all of the episodes now, compelling story and a nice ending to the series. Kind of sad that it's over, looked forward to seeing a new episode each morning. Although artstyle wise it's simple, kind of makes up for it due to the creative way that you drew camera angles.
I think my favourite part of the series is the large battle against the infected midway through the series, the way the explosions were animated when the hive was being bombarded was pretty impressive, those episodes had the most impressive animation aswell, a lot going on at once. I still don't like charles though haha, i think it's the way his face is drawn.
I can't explain why but i hate charles the most out of your main characters, found Mike more interesting than him, kind of wish Charles got killed off instead because he seems less interesting, just my personal opinion though.
The scene with the black 'wolf'? seemed a bit anti climatic, expected something more drawn out instead of it just being shot and killed, was kind of expecting it to be wounded and escape, coming back at a later time when Paul is strong enough to slay it, otherwise it may aswell have been just another white version.
That being said i was still compelled to watch all the episodes thus far so you must be doing something right.
Thanks for the critique! Yeah, I made this series a while ago and I'm also starting to notice a lot of its flaws. Hopefully Charles becomes more likable as the series progresses :) Yeah, that whole subplot with the black wolf kinda got dropped, and I really wish I'd written it into having a larger role in the story given how large a role it plays in these two episodes. Anyway, I'm glad you're still watching! Episode 5 is up now: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/660455
A lot of people are commenting on the age rating so i won't say what's already been said, my main critique is based on the use of the gradient textures, they don't work mainly due to the fact that on things such as the clothing there are wierd shadows and light sources that are given off from the use of gradients that ruins the aesthetic of the outfits, in a way they make the game look old due to the way it brings back memorys of when i was a bit younger and you would see this type of gradient colouring used alot in early flash games and animations.
Personally i would stop using gradients in this manner. One thing that i can see that you did well at is that it plays well as a dress up game which is why i give you 2.5 stars, personally i don't like the physical aesthetic of the drawing style. Music kind of gave me a headache aswell, when i started up the game it seemed super loud through my speakers it scared me.
Why aren't there any sound options? slightly annoying.
There is a volume control in bottom right. On top right there is option to turn off sound and sfx.
As far as Flappy bird clones go this one was pretty bad, the hitboxes of the cactuses don't match up with the character... i overlapped a cactus multiple times but did not die? also the game overall is too easy, i could of kept on going continuously after reaching 50 but by that time i had already gotten bored as there was no challenge involved.
The fart sounds got annoying after a while, you should of tryed something more creative overall, although it's just a flappy bird clone i feel as though it was kind of half arsed, try something new with it atleast for example you could of spent more time on the backgrounds or even make a character that doesn't look like garbage. Could of hyped it up more with a decent character design.
The instrumentals seem to overpower vocals a bit, not sure if it's just me but the instruments seem to peak at an unbearable level for me, hurts my ears a bit, if they were taken down a level i feel like it would be more appealing to listen to, your vocals remind me a bit of David Bowie.
My opinion is somewhat biased, although i usually hate dubstep i feel this track was tastefully done, Nier is one of my favourite games, hope you consider doing a few more tracks from it.
There were a few tracks from Nier remixed and sold as dlc for Drakengard 3 and they felt as though they butchered the origional tracks to create them... would of preferred them to be remixed like this, they were such a letdown.
Good job, have always loved this song.
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it
Not sure why you judged the origional artist so harshly when the criticisms you gave are equelly shared between you both, although i will admit that your art has improved compared to older pieces, the waves are probably what stand out the most to me although there is a bit of an issue where perspective is concerned. The items in the forground suggest that the viewer is looking down at a slight tilt at the individual in the water yet the waves further back don't feel as though they're getting further away, they end up looking like they're on the same plain as the waves in the foreground. It ends up taking alot of depth out of the scene and ends up looking flat overall which also takes away from how well the props in the scene are coloured.
Personally i would made the individual in the water face towards the hand that is reaching down and have her arm reaching for it as opposed to the awkward manner of trying to force it into an awkward direction, the parallel of the two hands both being viewed in the same pose feels kind of boring as opposed to having them in different poses to vary up what the viewer is seeing. The hole in the hand of christ reaching down should be made smaller than it it currently is if you're not going to realistically portray a wound of that diameter.
As far as symbolism is concerned i'm not really sure what the phone, bottle, bucket and can are meant to represent without having to read the description of the piece. The piece needs to be more prominent with how it portrays its message to the viewer, from my perspective i only knew what certain elements were meant to represent after reading the description which means it isn't clear enough from looking at the image alone. The way you describe physical abuse to being an alcoholic gives off mixed messages seeing as although it is meant to represent a parallel between the way you felt in that moment it tends to also give the message that you yourself are an alcoholic or your abuse was caused by someone who was.
As far as the artpiece this was inspired by i'm not sure if your description is justified in the way that you describe it, your critique of it did seem to have a condescending air about it considering the similarity between your skill levels. Saying "it's not striking and it's not artistically competent" tends to be more insulting than helpful which is probably why he replied to your critique in such a negative manner, any helpful critiques beyond that point go out of the window due to the way you decided to brand his artistic expression as "incompetent".
My friend, you have ALWAYS branded my artistic expression as "incompetent," so you're one to talk, especially about being condescending. I marked it helpful because at least I can accept criticism about what to do where in the piece, which is more than can be said for you, or him.
You wanted to literally unfriend me when I told you I wasn't a fan of your art style. You wanted to condescend me for my ability to forgive those who had hurt me the most. Let it be known for all of Newgrounds to see!
Good job TP, looks alot better after the extra details were added.
I'm in no way a fan of harry potter but i can't deny how impressive the way you painted the rabbit familiar coming out of the book looks.
Oh actually that rabbit wasn't supposed to be here!@@ I had accidentally dropped an watercolor on the background so I had to improvise. It's turn out not as bad as I thought hah:)
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