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Crazed Bat People Crazed Bat People

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Skyrim Dawnguard in a nutshell here. Congratulations on being the first one to parody it.

Kidding aside a nice little short. I especially liked the bat squeak after now we feed.


falling responds:

That squeak was meant to instil FEAR!


Toon Train Coolab Toon Train Coolab

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This collab is certainly an experience. Intertwined movie insane plots mixed with easteregg mayhem.
At first, I wondered why they weren't separate movies and then they all blended together and built on each-other and random Easter eggs that I don't even know how I got to appear from every direction. At first I thought the second movie was a crime board but I clicked on it again and it was a movie and it was awesome. I dunno if that was a glitch or intentional or if it happened to be midnight but I almost missed the second movie cause of it. I still don't know how to get back to that crime scene board or the platforming game but lots of other eastereggs I figured out. Awesome work guys I spent a good half hour on this thing and it was great.


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3-Day Flash Pass 3-Day Flash Pass

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is great! The results tell me this is the best type of short time limit collab. I hadn't thought of passing a flash around the world that is pretty genius. I hope you guys do another one someday. Only perhaps having the music sorted out before you begin will help it be completed after 3 days for real barring natural disasters.


Emrox responds:

Agreed... heh heh.

Recent Game Reviews


Pascal's Shipwreck Pascal's Shipwreck

Rated 3 / 5 stars

um fix bugs add hydration methods better warnings

Well if it wasn't for the magical R button that resets the game but not your stats and gives you infinite super rocks.... I believe this game would be impossible. The character glitches looking up in some combination of jumping pressing up and maybe getting hurt. Then you can't drink water and might as well fall back on the R button. Umm so the rain going across the screen should be enough to fill you all the way up if you stay with it the whole time. You need some way of knowing your about to die of dehydration other than having to watch that bar. Some sort of noise or flashing of the screen. Um like sometimes a ton super crabs spawn at once that would be really annoying if I didn't have infinite rocks. I also believe I somehow won the game with 525wood... and then couldn't even read the stats because they were blank or blurred... and yeah better ways of hydration and shelter could be nice... also if you couldn't accidentally waste seeds unglitching your character...


GreyKnightGames responds:

Makes total sense to me, I will update this game promptly, thanks for your feedback.

EDIT: check out the edit in the author comments, mostly fixed (: thanks again.


Name that NG Character Name that NG Character

Rated 4 / 5 stars

blargque

This game seriously is annoys me because although most of them are easy there is one I still cannot get which the number76, hint is mascot... and undefined always seems to pop up.... also took me forever to realize orange knight was yellow knight for some reason... Yeah and don't put up nameless characters in a naming game... arg the incredibly uncharacteristic pico nene and darnell sillouetts/pictures... If I was you I wouldn't accept bunny who is Doki or cat who is Nabi oh and half the time gauntlet doesn't work (maybe when its fliped one of the directions?) and when I skip its like the correct answer was gauntlet. I'd also like to say there's a lot of other characters I wish were in here but I suppose it doesn't matter.


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Anti-Cast Anti-Cast

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Epic

This is a really awesome game. And I'd like to see more. I would also like the selectable textbox on the bottom of the screen to go away because it interrupts clicking things. There are a couple minor graphics, music, textbox and control glitches as well but I really like the amazing combination of good graphics and a what is going on type story. I will give this a 10 anyway cause its awesome and still quite playable.


Recent Audio Reviews


Army Of Clowns Army Of Clowns

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is incredible and fits the title very well. Needs more plays.



Sanctuary Sanctuary

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well its about time I got around to writing an review on this. I listened to all of the songs in the orchestral theme and came up with my own noobish list of the top 32 after several days of re-listening (this was before the official top 8 were even announced). When I first started I thought your song was around 7th place but after much re-listening and comparison your song ended up in 3rd on my list of the 32 best of those 80 songs... So that is to say Sanctuary is a song that grows on a person as they listen to it. I think the reason it grows on you is because the melody of the song is a little bit overwhelming and scattered because of the vast amount of patterns... at first you cannot grasp the voice of the song and thus it doesn't sound sound quite right. When when you get to know the melody you start to enjoy the song more and understand that complicated melody. The complication is something I enjoy because the song does not become tedious to listen to after multiple listens. There a part of this song that I can only describe as desert-like and it sticks out a little too much from the lusher mountain-like theme of the song however this difference in melody is one of the major things that grows on you so I cannot say its a bad thing rather a difference and perhaps it help tell the story better. Sorry if that doesn't make sense. My judging was mostly based on individual scores in the following categories: Intensity, Emotional Change, Consistency, Fit, Story, and Feel. The categories that correspond best with the official judging were Story and Emotional Change (Indecently, NickPerrin's Windswept got the 11/10 for emotional change and 10/10 for story also 2nd place in my list, one place above yours). Feel and intensity are the two top stats for making a song stand out to casual listeners. While Fit and Consistency are more likely to be areas where judges knock a song off for a negative reasoning.
In each category only 1 of the 80 songs can get an 11. Sanctuary received an 11 in the feel category meaning your song had the most feeling of the 80. I'm sure you can guess this from my earlier comments but the song did poorest in the consistency category getting a 7/10 7 is equivalent to a "strong attempt" (5/10 is supposed to be "average" 10/10 is "pretty much perfect") I speculate your song was knocked out of the official judging going from top 16 to top 8 via negative reasoning which is something I prefer avoid doing yet it is unavoidable and often necessary in large competitions.
So a quick summary comment your song does well with the average dude but not as well represented with official judges.
Now to stop myself from biasing my scoring too early in the song I would write whatever came to mind while listening and I will include that here: In the depths of the world a wandering jipsy passes by a rocky cliff face. He senses danger begins to run to escape something unseen. An ambush! His path is blocked so he turns around to run. Again an ambush. Running away montage. He hides inside a broken fortress but the depths of the place have a strange asortment of creatures. Are the creatures dangerous? He wonders as he walks cautiously by them. Perhaps they are, he escapes unnoticed to wander off again to a happier place.
Maybe that is of no use to you but that is a story I imagined by listening to this song.
Conclusion: Fantastic work 3rd in my list.


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Step responds:

Wow, this review is massive! Thanks a million, man, not only did you give me feedback on this track but you even wrote a scene for it and explained exactly why I came third in your list. I appreciate that!

"came up with my own noobish list of the top 32"

I know you didn't get much recognition for it in the thread or in your newspost, but I've got to say that the list you made is fantastic. The ones who didn't make it into the Top 8 were able to see where they stand in a wonderfully put together Top 32 list. You even executed your judging very professionally after many days of listening rather than just throwing together a list of thirty-two songs you liked at first listen. I'm sure everyone appreciates that a lot, me included :3.

"your song ended up in 3rd on my list"

Yeah I'm really happy I managed to make it all the way up there. I'm still pretty sad that I didn't make it into the Top 8 (I knew this would probably be the case, but when the realisation actually hits you, you do get a little butthurt). I listened to the Top 8 the judges chose and although I have my doubts why some tracks were in the Top 8 when there were other better songs which didn't make it in, in my opinion, I know that the artists in the Top 8 are extremely talented so it was only natural for them to make it in.

"So that is to say Sanctuary is a song that grows on a person as they listen to it."

Haha, I've listened to it so many times that I'm actually tired of it :P. I could say that I listened to it at least 400 times in all during the work in progress stage and hearing the final product. I like doing that with my songs because then if there's any little quirk that I want fixed, I'll definitely be able to notice it.

I see what you mean about it having an overwhelming melody. I think I did make Sanctuary a bit TOO sophisticated.

"There a part of this song that I can only describe as desert-like and it sticks out a little too much"

Lol yeah, this has plenty of different atmospheres and moods :P. The MAC specified to work on making mood changes, and I probably went a bit overboard! But I get your point about the different feel growing on you. I guess all of those changes might be what makes Sanctuary overwhelming at the beginning but then a little better later on.

"My judging was mostly based on individual scores in the following categories: Intensity, Emotional Change, Consistency, Fit, Story, and Feel."

Wow I'm really glad you think it has the best feel from all eighty submissions! And yeah I already guessed that I wouldn't do as well in Consistency. Ah well :P.

"I speculate your song was knocked out of the official judging going from top 16 to top 8 via negative reasoning"

Could be. Considering that my song had an obvious flaw being that in the first listen it could come off as overwhelming because of all the patterns and inconsistency, perhaps that was the problem. I do wish that the MAC would give reviews to everyone rather than just the Top 8 so that I could know exactly where I went wrong. That's why Echo and I, when organising our annual NGADM competition, we make sure that from up to the 52 submissions that would end up being submitted, all of them would get up to 6 reviews each, so that every winner will know why he won and every loser will know why he lost.

"that is a story I imagined by listening to this song. "

Awesome story, it fits really well with the mood intensity changes in the song and was similar to what I had in mind :3.

"Conclusion: Fantastic work 3rd in my list."

Thanks a lot for the really great review!


Be Gone Mr. Gawne Be Gone Mr. Gawne

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is a very happy song. I like all the creative little bits in it. It also avoids repetition fairly well which makes the song more enjoyable. The end before about 4mins was a tad too overwhelming for me with all the things going on plus echo if I remember correctly but I really enjoyed the first 3 minutes or so. Also the meaning to the title completely eludes me.


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bossfightofficial responds:

Thank you for this constructive review!

Recent Art Reviews


Bipedal cavalry automaton Bipedal cavalry automaton

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like it but something is off... ready I am going to pretend I know something about art now: This isn't as interesting as it should be because there is a lack of action. I receive no sense of motion when I look at this yet there are indications that there should be motion. The drawing is a little to straight. Momentum should affect the rider more, especially because the riders face is the focal point of the drawing. I would also love to see more flying dirt or footprints and a shadow maybe something in the foreground to make him seem more like his bca/ro is not floating on a light mist 10 arbitrary units from the ground.


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kmau responds:

I agree, the rider should be more bent over and clench his legs against the chasis.


Shut-In Shut-In

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ahhh nooooo. This looks so right then, when you look closer, it looks so wrong. Gah way to play tricks on our brains. Even with all the strange details the image still looks so cute. Nice one.


TheSillyStoic responds:

Thanks for the review :D


For You For You

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

instatitle t.m.

Silly cutters why do you always turn into trees and make oceans from your wrists? I feel like this fits right in with Greek mythology. sorry for my lazy review.