As a brony...
I find this hilarious! While I may love the show and even do more pony associated things than some fans would, I still see the creepiness that this flash points out. As for wanting to "taste the magic" (uggh), I think you'd have to already be a furry or something like that to want to go that far.
As for the list that JakBaronKing made, it's not bad. I wouldn't put "buying a toy or two" as concerning. I have a Rainbow Dash shirt, but that's it. Treat it more like Otakus and make it "I HAVE ALL THE MERCHANDISE!" as concerning.
Anyway, good job guys, this got me to genuinely laugh, and that's becoming increasingly rare with Newgrounds' content.
Good to know I no longer have a reason to watch any new additions to the awesome series.
Before anyone says anything about my review, yes this is a review and yes I will talk about how his old works are better, because they are.
Now then, ahem, to put it lightly... this was exactly what you intended to show us, shit. The entire first half of the flash was a joke about the sketches Cole does, which admittedly is worth a chuckle, but only a chuckle. The second half of the flash is about... well basically nothing but the chief looking at the sketches. And it all goes to the twist ending of a sketch of poop, classy.
This animation truly sucked! I can accept that it was short in length, that's entirely fine, but what I can't accept is that you didn't even make an attempt in the time that you devoted to making this flash. You pointed out one obvious thing that happens and exaggerated it a little bit. That's an okay observation, but doesn't merit half the length of the entire flash animation. Either come up with something better or don't waste your time.
And what was with the second half of this? Oh, the chief thought it was cool that he sketched decently, haha. Forgetting the fact that the real chief would probably shoot Cole in the foot for sketching rather than taking actual notes, this scene provides nothing. No jokes, no setup, no development for something else to happen, it's just there as padding for you to show a sketch of poop.
Honestly, what happened to the days when you tried? Not only has the length of your animations slowly been lowering, but the quality has been deteriorating too. Sure, the artwork is nicer, animation is smoother and cleaner, and the voices are good. But those do not make up for the fact that the content is so unthoughtful and stupid that it probably took you the time it takes to tween a ball to move across the screen to come up with them.
As it stands this is just crap and doesn't deserve to be even close to the daily feature. Hell, if it was a random user that uploaded it and not you it would probably be blammed like it should be.
Egoraptor, speaking as a fan of your works, you need to really take a look at what the script for you animation is. Sit down and make it something good before you put it out. Even if it takes more time to make because video games are played and remembered for longer than the course of a few weeks, your Metal Gear Awesome series proved that. I really hope you read this and have some sort of change of heart.
There, an actual honest review (which is more than I can say for most of the kiss-ups posted). Though because noone cares I doubt it'll even be read...
You get a three, 1 for good looks, 1 for good sound, and 1 for a hope of something that doesn't suck in the future (even though it's unlikely at this point)
A definite improvement
This was definitely better than the last one in several regards. First off, you put more work into the actual animation part and included much more movement which is always welcome in an animation.
The battle scene itself was definitely not bad for someone starting out. Anything I could point out would just be something that's solved by practice, so I'll leave it at that. It even had a few relatively unique things (the portals for example made it fun). Also, I like the look of the magic circles, they looked cool.
As for making the main character sound relatively emotionless, that's perfectly fine. I know people who sound like that all the time so it's not unheard of. I do hope to see an uncharacteristic burst of emotion when appropriate though.
There's certainly a great deal of potential in your animations and if you keep at it then I'm sure I'll see one of them in the Daily 1st Place in no time. Keep up the good work and just like last time I'll be looking forward to the next part.
...if only things still scared me (yay desensitization from movies!).
Anyway, on to the flash itself.
Audio: The best part about it was the audio. The sounds effects were great and the music set the mood perfectly. It made me expect something creepy to pop out the entire time.
Images: The backgrounds were great in this. The perspectives were good, and the surroundings were spot on for realism. As for the characters, it's in a distinctive style, but a little more work could be put into them. Possibly polish them to make them look better, but it's up to you, after all this is animation not just digital artwork.
Also, the constant shots of it saying "Kopi Subway Edition" were unnecessary and made it slightly harder to follow what was happening at the time. Also the one that popped up for "Benkyou Edition" made it seem like it was about to go to a new story (is that the next one? If so I may know what it is).
Overall, this was really good and I enjoyed it. There are only a few things I can nitpick at, but they're minor. I do look forward to seeing more.
This was pretty good for someone who seems to be relatively new to animating. The animation was pretty smooth and the sound was good.
However a couple things to work on, first of all the voice acting was really lackluster. The guy sounded so unenthusiastic with everything he said. Put a little more feeling into it and this would have been much better. Second, you could add just a bit more animation to it. There wasn't much in terms of movement and that would help a lot (especially with the silent girl).
I enjoyed watching this and got a few giggles out of it, I look forward to seeing the next part of this. Keep practicing and good luck.
Fluid animation and the transformations looked good. I hope you submit a longer animation like this.
I'll probably finish it, I'm liking how it's come out so far but I'm just a little blocked on what to do next ahaha
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