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TDS III: Shadow's End TDS III: Shadow's End

Rated 1 / 5 stars

This really wasn't too interesting too me, for a number of reasons.
Firstly the animation wasn't all that great and could have used some more time and effort to improve it. Clearly the skills are there, but it could be so much better and I see the potential for it to be so.
The art style seemed too simplistic and as a result it didn't feel especially visually pleasing. I feel that it was limited by the animation, which is further proof that you could use more practice.
The voices were just awful; the script was embarrassing, the acting was dull and the recording quality was nothing short of lousy. I recommend researching proper recording equipment or at least looking for way to improve your technique with the equipment available.
Perhaps it's because I'm coming in at the 3rd episode, but regardless I wasn't really invested in the story. I didn't feel like anything for happening and most of the run time was exposition. Planning out the script around including some action wouldn't go amiss, though you left the episode on a decent enough cliffhanger. The problem is pacing; if your going to have an exposition episode, at least try to make it interesting.

I apologise if I seem like I'm just bashing this, but I feel that it deserves my honesty.
A little more time spent and this could be awesome; the artistic process is a long and tiring one, but the final product is so much sweeter when you give it the time it deserves.
Could be lack of practice for all I know, but wether your doing this for fun, or you want to take animation seriously you deserve to know what people think.
It did make the daily 3rd and it's reception seems to be somewhat positive judging by the star rating, but sadly I can not consider myself part of that apparent majority.



Final Fantasy Last Mages Final Fantasy Last Mages

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome animation with some impressive choriography.
The effects could have been more impressive, however I guess the simplistic nature of your style sort of compliments it well.
Too simplistic to be perfect but damn worth of the daily first place.



Plungerdog - 01: Gord Plungerdog - 01: Gord

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool animation and interesting visuals.

On a side note however, I'm not sure what you're on, but please cut back.
It can't be good for you.


Jae responds:

Haha thanks for the concern

Recent Game Reviews


Star Kirby Brick War Star Kirby Brick War

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Uninspired

The game is fun and highly addictive. Not an original concept, though if it ain't broke don't fix it right?
There are enough levels to keep you entertained, with unique layouts and new hazards to keep you on your toes.

The music is entertaining and adds to the overall experience. However I found a bug with my game, where the music cuts out and stays off until the page is refreshed.

The graphics are good and fluent, and the backgrounds fit the setting. However I do take issue with the fact that the theme is not original. I would be more impressed if rather than taking an existing and highly popular concept, you created your own, with a unique feel to it.

In conclusion, good, but hardly anything new.



Inside a dead skyscraper Inside a dead skyscraper

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Don't really get it

As far as I can tell, this game is an attempt to create something new. Something different. And it does this very well.

The music, from what I can tell in the description, is the corner stone of the game. It adds a feeling of freedom and serenity. It's well chosen for the setting

The too animation is very well done. Smooth as silk. Unfortunately these are the only good things I have to say about this game.

The gameplay is simple, yet at the same time there is a great deal of freedom. However there is really nothing to do but float around. There is nothing to work for, or anything worth looking at or interacting with. After the aesthetic wears off the game gets very dull.

The graphics are basic and don't really add anything. The combination of basic shapes and lifeless NPC, create a very boring atmosphere.

To summarise, while I respect that this is just a test, I will review this fairly based on my experience.
Though the fact that you state this as being "an experiment", make me hopeful that what you take away and change about this design will lead to a game worth playing, unlike this one.


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Quick Sand Quick Sand

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Super speed!

A solid concept with simple yet addictive gameplay. The levels provide a fun challenge, with increasing difficulty and fast paced gameplay.

However the pacing is also in my opinion the biggest downfall. The character moves too fast to solve some of the more precise jumps. I find myself running over the small gap I'm trying to fall down, while the sand rises ever higher at an alarming rate. At least the levels are short and a restart button is provided. One slip up and *rasp*, game over. Personally I enjoy the challenge, however there does come a point were the gameplay goes from challenging to pure frustration.

The character animation isn't really all that impressive, with very little or basic detail, this game is run purely by it's gameplay value. It didn't spoil my gameplay, however at the same time it didn't wow me either.

The music is fitting and provides an added sense of pace. And fortunately it doesn't get on your nerves too much like most games tend to do. It serves to compliment the game, increasing everything else. Also it's name is pretty awesome too (the track name won't affect the rating, but it is still most awesome).

In summerisation, fun gameplay though frustrating at times due to the speed that the character runs, with an awesome beat and simple, if not too simple, graphics.


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