Funny, in that Ren & Stimpy sort of way...
It could have been better synced, but it was still funny. I didn't see the first episode, and was still able to pick up on it. Also the John Kricfalusi influence is blatantly obvious. (Ren & Stimpy was probably his best known, but he's done Mighty Mouse, Ranger Smith, Ripping Friends, etc.) I guess that kind of humor isn't everyone's cup o' tea, but I like it.
So where's the "movie"?
Ok... Great intro sequence, but where's the actual movie?
I'll give you credit for animation and maybe a plot outline, but it's just a trailer more or less.
Sound-wise the music is good, but no voice acting?
If you can follow up with same level work, but with something more substantial to the story - you'll get a better review next time.
Funny PSA cartoon
Seems like one of those PSA (public service announcement) type things. Pretty funny in how it's done.
Graphics : 7 - not bad. Not stellar either, although I doubt they're intended to be. They're good enough for this type of thing though.
Style: 8 - Funny. Has that ol' 80's kids 'zine feel to it. I was a kid back in the '80s, so I guess I know that "style" is.
Sound: 8 - Nice and clear. No blown out audio or anything inaudible. The looping music starts to get old if you notice it though.
Violence: 0 - Death by overeating and bad health doesn't seem all that violent. Nobody was beating up anyone or trying to either. So it gets a pretty "G" rating of 0.
Interactivity: 0 - It's a movie. Watch and enjoy. So a zero here doesn't count for much.
Humor: 8 - The quirkyness and inane banter between the two heroes, while the victim/citizen gets away is pretty funny. Seems to remind me of Napolean Dynomite in some regards, but I'm not sure why.
Overall: 7 - It's good. Not outstanding good. Not excellent good. Just good. It's something to watch if you find quirkyness funny.
This thing is pretty cool. Particularly that it's done in flash. Sounds good for a music "toy". I had fun at least.
Only thing it needs is a programmable sequence bank for the keyboards. You know, for doing arpeggios or some kind of simple user programed melody loop. Putting stuff in and then pushing stuff through an array on a limited beat timing cue seems like it should be possible. It would make up for the awkwardness of trying to play music on the QWERTY layout.
Yet I wouldn't go as far to ask for any filters though, knowing how flash is, that's really pushing it.
As for those really wanting a lot more than what this gives, I'd recommend actual stand-alone software. LMMS as the FOSS option or FL as the commercial pay-for option. Whole other learning curve though, since those don't pre-package everything to synch up with levels and stuff nicely pre-mixed. (Yet they're quite fun and surprising to work with if you keep at it.)
Great stuff! The music's pretty good. So where's your website? If you had a CD, some people would get it just to support you guys (even though the a lot of your songs - if not all could be downloaded for free.)
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