Recent Movie Reviews


Pentagon n' Oval Pentagon n' Oval

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Amazingly Complex Animation

The last three only had two shapes - this one brings it up to four. I have to say, the level of artistic complexity in this animation is simply superb. Unfortunately, the storyline is lacking in plot twists, and has a completely predictable ending - which is where the -4 comes from. Nevertheless, it's PURE, UNADULTERATED, TALENTED, HARD WORK like this that keeps me visiting Newgrounds every day.


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Hamlet in 60 Seconds Hamlet in 60 Seconds

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great!

I'm nearly finished studying Hamlet in my grade 12 English class, and I must say, you've reproduced the plot PERFECTLY. If only you could have made this before I spent countless hours reading and trying to understand it all.

"Where's Polonius?" "Dead." "Go to England." "Ok."

Animation could be touched up a bit - the backgrounds and people and such were lacking a bit of detail, but it's still good. I guess the scenes wouldn't be long enough to notice any detail anyway. Keep up the good work!



Attack of the Svankers 7! Attack of the Svankers 7!

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ah ha ha!

This was amazing! :P I don't know what I like so much about it. It just has such a different feel from any other animation I've ever seen. Even small things like "Sec. C" had me laughing. The graphics seemed a bit choppy in places, but the 3D effects were good. I have to admit, I haven't seen much of your other work (and by that, I mean that I've seen none of your other work) but based on this alone, I'll be looking out for your future projects.
Good stuff!


Funkylikamonkey responds:

im glad someone understood the "Sec. C" joke. thx for reviewing :)

Recent Game Reviews


Nevermore 3 Nevermore 3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Inspiring

This is truly one of the most inspiring flash games I've played in a long time. Its peaceful environment and simple yet captivating storyline made me wish for more after it ended. The gameplay concept is neither original nor difficult to program, but the artwork was spectacular. I was stunned by the level of detail and imagination put into some of the scenes. The background music and sound also complement the game perfectly. "Nevermore 3" is evidence that a game does not need to feature mass deaths, strategy, revolutionary gameplay or even zombies to be a great success.


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Armed with Wings 2 Armed with Wings 2

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very Nicely Made

When I first started playing this, I thought that this game would be an inspiration to future flash platformers and RPGs, and that it would set a new standard for future games of this type. Now, having completed it, I still think so -- but there are undoubtedly a few flaws that kept "Armed with Wings 2" from being the best it could be.
The animation was, for the most part, simply stunning. The fire effects and the shadow characters are very well done, and a pleasure to watch. Some of the backgrounds, I think, could have been improved - especially the "Home" area, and the "lava" under some of the platforms.
Like others have said, jumping is a pain. I never died by loss of health - but I died many, many times by falling onto spikes. It gets very frustrating, which takes away from the fun of the game. Additionally, I didn't like how the character can jump through the ceilings, which takes away from the realism.
I enjoyed the storyline - it's certainly very creative, and fun to follow. However, the game seemed slightly... incomplete. The levels were very short, and there wasn't even a level before the final boss. Furthermore, I was expecting to unlock more swords as the game went along, but only unlocked one after actually winning the game.
Lastly, I ran into a bug; while I was fighting the second boss, he stopped attacking, and I wasn't able to proceed. I replayed the level and got past him, but it was a slight annoyance.
This is, overall, an amazing game, and I would love to see a third installment in the series.


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Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Who Knew Strategizing Could be so Fun?!

This is most likely one of the best flash game submissions I have ever seen on Newgrounds. Its depth is unparalleled by any casual game I've ever seen before - the opportunities for customization are enormous, and each game can play out differently, depending on how you plan your advance. The graphics and sound are solid as well, and it's more fun than eating dead elephants in an ice cream cone in Africa. My only suggestion would be to crop down the instructions a bit - although I guess long descriptions are understandable, given how complex this flash is.

Five out of five!


Recent Audio Reviews


_-={Reaching Dreamers}=-_ _-={Reaching Dreamers}=-_

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dramatic and Inspiring

Your excellent music, coupled with the well-fitting description, becomes a very motivational and artistic piece! It is this type of talented creation that helps push me forward in my own projects.

I very much enjoy the contrast between the first and second halves of the track. The change is accurately reflected in your short story, first showing an epic, energetic event, and then moving on to a more subdued and thoughtful reflection. If anything were to be changed about it, I would enjoy a more stretched-out ending - although it is already more than fine as it is.

Thank you very much for making this work available, and congratulations on yet another weekly recognition!


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MaestroRage responds:

Hey Septenary! It is good to hear from you!

I am glad these songs find themselves a small force behind your inspiration. They are here for that very purpose!

I wish I had more time to play on the contrast, but i'm afraid 2 contrasts would have to do ;D!

I will continue posting up what I can, hoping somebody finds it useful/entertaining! Thanks for the review, i'm glad you liked it!


Rage of the Champions Rage of the Champions

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Nice!

Congratulations on your 4th place - this piece surely deserved it! I've been passively listening to it for the past 30 minutes or so, and it never gets old. :P The loop is, in my very unprofessional opinion, excellent, despite your unhappiness with its end. Awesome work, as usual.

It's nice to see this on the front page as well. :D


MaestroRage responds:

hey Septenary! Good to hear from you again my good sir! This piece is one of my milestone pieces, concerning percussion. Most diverse I think i'll ever pull off!

Thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked it! I apologize sincerely for the late response!


-Orr- Four Brave Champions -Orr- Four Brave Champions

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing!

I love it! The contrast between the loud and quiet parts is pleasing, and I like the smoothness with which it loops. Good luck with the entry!


DavidOrr responds:

Thank you!