Well you did it.
I think it's safe to say that I'm not disappointed. In fact, I'd be surprised if anyone who watches this is disappointed. It turned out fantastic. I really can't find any flaws that are worth mentioning. I honestly hope that this beats Krinkels' submission. For as much work as you put into this, it definitely deserves to win Madness Day 2011. Good luck. :D
Here comes a long review!
First of all, I think it's fine that you made one just for your shorts. A flash movie is a flash movie. The animation was good. I mean, I know you could have done better but I'd give it a pass for good; I can't say I can do any better. But well... here's the thing.
The majority of your parts are lacking in humour. A lot of the jokes gave me the feel that you were trying too hard. What I mean is that skits would be drawn out; characters would comment about the jokes, basically nullifying them; small and sometimes larger bits would be added into skits where they should have ended which subtracted from the humour rather than contributing to it... Then there were the ones that were just plain unfunny, due to either a bad idea or a poor joke execution. I think the biggest mistake you made had to do with focusing on throwing in as many Sonic related elements as you could rather than focusing on the quality of the jokes. Don't get me wrong, I understood probably 80 - 90% of the jokes. Hmm... there's a lot to cover so let's do some analysis.
Eggman Amusement Park: Too long, many jokes felt forced. However, the way "filled with candy" was pronounced kind of made me laugh inside. I guess that part was pretty unexpected too so that was probably a big part of it.
Tornado Jump: Nothing too funny here. "That was awesome" isn't a good punchline if you ask me. I've heard it before in other collab skits and I didn't find those funny either... not to mention that you could plainly see that Sonic was enjoying himself during the whole thing.
Bubble Spikes: May have had potential, however I didn't care for the execution.
Cute Couple: I didn't like this one much at all. It would have been significantly better if you cut it before Amy's "they're a cute couple?!" and even then, it still wouldn't be one of my favourites.
Guy Gets Wrongly Arrested: I have never liked Sonic X or really watched a lot of it, but I can tell that even if I did get the idea, I still wouldn't find this one funny.
Knuckles and Lever: Would have been much better off without Knuckles' "whatever you say" line. Then again it would still just be your average slapstick gag.
Sonic Michael Jackson: Short and sweet. Made me laugh.
Metal Sonic: I didn't like the joke. As predictable as the whole thing is, if you HAD to use it I would have cut it after Sonic's facepalm. The part where Shadow says "I can relate" is one of the things I was referring to when I mentioned how you were throwing in Sonic elements. Maybe a hardcore Sonic fanboy might laugh at something like that but I can't say I ever would.
Electric Field: Meh.
Crab Claw: Meh.
Team Rose: Good concept I suppose. It wasn't funny to me though. It felt too long but it wouldn't be easy to get the joke in if it were any shorter. Kind of a dud idea I guess.
Some Joke Involving the OVA: The whole idea just seemed stupid. It feels like it's been done a million times in other forms.
Burning Dinosaur Robot Thing: Seems like a dark joke without the gore. People who like dark jokes won't find it funny and neither will people that don't. You might get the inbetweeners I guess.
Blaze Doing Pirouettes or Whatever: Meh.
Fire Field: Felt like you thought of this in a minute. Meh.
Real Life Chaotix: Heh. Made me smile.
Chao Halo: The joke implies that the halo looks like a doughnut. It's round with a hole in it but there's not much else that really likens them to eachother so it felt like a forced joke.
Eggman Blows Up the Earth: Eggman didn't think his whole plan through. Nothing much to see here.
Food Thing: This has to be my least favourite. It was the most drawn out of all and had way too many parts that I felt it could have done without. I didn't find any of it funny either. The whole idea was generally bad if you ask me.
Well, yeah. I apologize if I may seem a bit harsh. I see a lot of effort put into this. Maybe you were targeting this at hardcore Sonic fans. However, I hope you take this to heart. I've made many of the same comedy mistakes in the past and have learned from them. Good luck in future projects. :)
Not sure why.
But I enjoyed this somewhat. The animation wasn't that great in most places but the voice acting wasn't bad and I found it humourous if anything. The personality seemed to match him for the most part. The plot line was a little bit random but I guess it could be a bit hard to come up with a straight plot for this so that's okay. But why all the TF2 references? Can't really see RC caring all that much for too many non-porn games besides Touhou. I'll just assume it was your tastes influencing this and there's never anything wrong with that. The best part was when Zu showed up. Had to laugh there. This was entertaining. Keep it up I suppose.
"Someone should beat the shit outta you for making something sooo bad... I hope they cut off your arms so you never make this shit again."
P.S. Good job though. The animation was pretty messy at times but most of the jokes were pretty good, even if they were pretty immature. I might normally give a lower score but you're my friend so of course I'll be a bit lenient. Keep up the good work.
Thank you for the beauty Sam. Err.. I mean, "What The Fuck!"
Yeah dude you were a great help to the production of this as far as consultation goes. Thanks for helping me get it off the ground. :)
I still remember these...
I remember thinking these were funny. You know, back when I was like... 10. Unfortunately, it appears they no longer have the same effect on me. I can honestly say that none of the jokes in this even made me crack a smile. It seems like you're just re-using the same joke formula as you always have. It's especially sad to see you recycling the same irritating voice clips you've always used. In terms of animation, I see little to no improvement compared the previous ones in the SOC series, the most recent being almost a whole 4 years ago. I remember wishing I could flash animate when I saw Oddball Crackups 1 and 2 but now I think the animation in this is downright terrible. I would think by now you would have started to apply more easing to your tweens to at least add a little smoothness but I guess not. This would have been acceptable back in 2007 or even 2008, but I'm afraid times have changed and the bar for flash animations (especially sprite animations) has risen greatly with the release of newer versions of Flash with more advanced features. I'll give you a 4 because I used to like these.
I am so sick of these.
ARGH! I am so tired of these poorly animated SMBZ ripoffs! Come up with something semi-original FFS! If you're going to make a sprite fight, make it between something OTHER than a Mario character vs. a Sonic character (especially Mario vs. Sonic/Mecha Sonic) and AT LEAST refrain from using those overused DBZ visual and sound effects; I can't stress that enough. In terms of the animation, it wasn't too great. Try learning about easing in your tweens and find your own style of sprite animating instead of mimicking someone else's. Try these things and maybe I'll give you a better score next time.
SMBZ rip-offs? I'm not trying to copy SMBZ, I have no original sounds, yet, well just a few, non-DBZ, DBZ sounds are everywhere, if you see this reply. PM me, if you have original sounds, I can't find any, I found those, but it's wrong I'm trying to find good original sounds, and really I'm copying Alvin's style?, well, I'm ignoring Alvin's fighting style, but if you think I did, sorry, I'm ignoring Alvin's style now,
P.S. I think I pressed the enter button and it was stuck.
Newgrounds really needed some Panty and Stocking animations. The animation in this was pretty good overall. The "chibi versions" if you will, were not too far off from the originals and looked pretty good. It was very cool how you recreated the ending credits animation in flash, with some significant changes as well. The full body versions of the angels were simple but well done and the frame by frame was pretty smooth. It looked like you put a bit more effort into Panty than Stocking however. Overall, I think this was good for a short music video and congratulations for being the first person to submit a PSG themed flash (excluding spam of course).
It was good... It was funny and nicely animated but... I noticed that you took a lot of these ideas directly from The Mario Collab which you took part in. I mean, you took some lines word for word. But, since you're a friend I'll give you a break with a 7. I don't know if it was intentional for people to notice this, but I did. Were you trying to recreate some of these scenes with better animation, or were you just low on ideas?
Easily the best Collab I've ever seen hit Newgrounds. It had great animation, great voice acting, great humor... it was just great. There's honestly nothing bad I can say about it. My favorite skits were definitely from Tyson Hesse. I also have to say that the "Bowja From His Cashle" reference was probably my favorite part in the whole thing. Anyways, amazing Collab. I expect this to be the top scoring submission for quite a while. :)
P.S Was the voice of Ness' dad in the Earthbound skit Max Gilardi? It sounded like him and you didn't list Ness' dad's voice in the scene information.
What a great recruitment flash. The art style is nearly identical to that of Keroro Gunso, which was obviously what you were going for. I have to say, I'm not really sure what this whole project is about but this flash itself is amazing. Also, the Keronian with the letter T for his emblem... is he an official or fan character? I haven't watched past season 4 so I wouldn't know about any new platoon members. Well... not really much else to say but great job. :)
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