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2D Walk Cycle 2D Walk Cycle

Rated 2 / 5 stars

That is entirely too stiff in the legs (especially that right leg), even for someone who is angry or steamed. If someone is angry, they're going to quick with their moment, but there's also going to be a slight exaggeration. It doesn't look like he's stomping, or briskly walking, but some weird in-between that just looks awkward because it doesn't have enough bounce.

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ShadyDingo responds:

Awesome :D Thanks

Twelve A.M. Twelve A.M.

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is simply a masterful expression of suspense.

While the visuals are fitting for this project, what makes this movie work so well is both the timing and the sound balance to create the necessary tension. The sharp, distinctness of both the sound effects and the music is what separates this from a standard horror project, as they immerse the viewer in a way the animation alone cannot. By building up the noises and the music in a careful manner, it makes the actual personified threat all the more frightening because it cannot be heard. At one time, the audience is "aware" of what the character is not but at the same time the audience shares his point of hearing (minus the music, of course), which grounds the viewer into him.

That is a very difficult balancing act to pull off, especially in animation, but this video shows it can be done excellently.

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Virus Mission: Skyward Virus Mission: Skyward

Rated 2 / 5 stars

This isn't good, but it isn't awful either.

I will day that I like the sprite flow. It's harder than it looks to sprites to animate properly. While the piece is short, the music and the sound effects are timed well.

There are many things that could be done better. For instance, there is no play button, so the animation loops needlessly. The background, while custom, is very, very bland. Most importantly, though is the lack of context of this piece. In the piece Zero destroys a common enemy, crosses a few platforms, then destroys Slash Beast.

There is potential here, but there has to be more work done to bring it out.

SoulViruz responds:

Yeah doing megaman like animations are hard. I was trying to do something like sousw from youtube did.

BeyBlade Was F'n Dumb BeyBlade Was F'n Dumb

Rated 5 / 5 stars

From a technical perspective this was a very good parody. The animation was great, the sound was good, and the pacing was spot on.

Personally, while I thought the whole premise behind Beyblade was dumb, I couldn't help but get suckered into it because I liked the voice actors and the character design.

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VO Home Studio : Space VO Home Studio : Space

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This should be required viewing for anyone who uploads any multimedia to the Internet. I can understand the limitations of projects from years past, but it's 2012 as I write this. There is no excuse for terrible sound.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

While it's short, I do like how it was both drawn and animated. However, I did not find the audio was a as good as the visuals, and I feel the story is a little light. This isn't bad, but it's not great.

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Cat Face ep.19 Cat Face ep.19

Rated 5 / 5 stars


I have never heard of this series until now, but this entry is just simply amazing. It is acted, written, directed, has a catchy theme, has great sound balance, and is animated very smoothly. You have a new fan of this series.

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Autism - Inside a Bubble Autism - Inside a Bubble

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A Great Poem and a Great Message

As someone who is not autistic, I have to admit that this piece touched me. While I have occasionally read a news story on autism or watched a piece of mainstream news, not much of what I've taken in has given me an idea of what it feels like to be autistic. To be fair, of course, a Flash video can't do that either, but this movie at least illustrates that mental state with clarity.

What makes this great is that it actually uses the audio as the frame for the visuals, which makes the simplistic graphics effective. The animation may be minimal, but it is well-timed and matches the tone of the piece. By playing to the strength of the poem, the message is not lost under a shiny exterior, but plain and accessible.

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PapaQ responds:

Thank you for the Excellent review. Overwhelmed by the Newgrounds response and the number of ASD members on here!

Learn 2 Read Learn 2 Read

Rated 5 / 5 stars


When making a short, everything has to be simply perfect. The dialogue has to be crisp, the animation smooth yet imaginative, the framing spot on. Even a half of second of difference can enhance or ruin the impact.

Fortunately, you got everything just right.

I'm not usually fond of random shorts, especially ones that the over-the-top for shock's sake, but well done nature makes this one very eye opening and hilarious. Wonderful.

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the Last of the Dashkin the Last of the Dashkin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wonderful, but a little too revealing...

It is always a treat to be granted a view into Brackenwood. What I like most about this piece is the magnificent use of the virtual canvas. While this piece is animated well, paced well, colored well, I have to admit, what stands out is how everything is framed. No space is wasted.

My only problem is the voiceover. It's well done, but also unnecessary. It eliminates any ambiguity about the nature of Bitey, yet it also spells out things that the visuals make painfully clear, removing any mystery. Your greatest strength is that you can tell stories without a single word of dialogue. While having someone explain Bitey makes him more sympathetic, it distracts from the animation which tells the story so well.

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