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Pokemon: Fated Encounter Pokemon: Fated Encounter

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Way faster than dbz

Maybe a little too fast? I am a fan of dbz and the action comes at you way faster here. There were like NO pauses in the fight and it was like an average of a second per scene!

In my personal preference, it would be better if there were a few pauses. After an attack that did major damage, there should be a slowdown of that hit. Like in dbz, if they took a major hit to the stomach, it looks like time was slowed and you see their pained expression held for a second before time resumes normally. I know you shouldn't make it too much like dbz, but I also like the fact that they'd have a few pauses to catch their breath. I hope you can understand what I'm saying lol.

Time to praise this flash! The artwork was AMAZING. Some of the best I've seen on Newgrounds. Plus, it was CONSISTANT. So many fbf flashes distort their characters when animated, but you animate them so well and smoothly without any of that! The special effects were great too. The backgground was slightly bland and the smoke effects had lines that were too bold inside. But those were very minor details.

I loved the flash, keep it up! These are just my personal opinions so you don't have to take it seriously. Again, AMAZING work. 5/5 10/10


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The Beast Snacks 1 The Beast Snacks 1

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Amazing amount of art

Seriously, almost everything was frame by frame animation which adds up to a lot. But, it was dissappointing to see that not everything was up to par.

First of all, the art. Unfortunately, the body proportions changed far too much. Yes, it is hard to keep it consistant, but this is why people don't like your flash. The changing body sizes is the biggest problem facing fbf flashes. Also, I don't like your art style the best. You pretty much give every thing a little "shine" to it. That's ok, but when EVERYTHING including the smoke has it, it becomes annoying at times. But that's just my opinion on it. You don't have to change it because it is your style, just do what you like.

The voices. The main characters' voices were ok, but the volume varied too much. And the "battle cries" were just AWFUL. Awful. I also found the "old man" voice INCREDIBLY annoying. I just HATE that stereotypical wheezing and hacking voice that EVERY old person has. It draws out what they say for too long and it annoys me at the same time. You probably don't have good recording equipment either, which is fine, but sometimes the louder shouts make that horrible staticy noise.

There were good points to it though. The humour was decent but I think you can do better. The music and sound were done nicely too.

I thought that overall, I did not really enjoy it. It didn't do it for me. It didn't really hook me into the story. The changing art made it hard to watch the movie and the story took too long to really get started properly. Your storyline is good though, when it got started. I am impressed by the amount of artwork you put into it, but it should be quality over quantity.

I think it was ok as a flash, but it could have been better. 7/10.



[LL] ELO - Twilight [LL] ELO - Twilight

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice video

I hate how collabs have one or two good animations while all of the others don't measure up to that quality. It is a rather long time to make a flash, but I would much rather watch one good flash than 60 bad ones.

Ok, no storyline, but that's ok for this kind of video (even though some of them were kind of on the edge of too random). The song is a nice choice and generally fits well with the animation. My favorite one has to be the random clock owning part by wand. Overall amazing flash!

Now I have to comment on the credits music. Well some people might have missed the part of the credits with the credits song name in it! I know I did. Some people don't want to rewatch the whole video to get to the credits again! You are constantly saying read the credits while there is no button for the credits! Yes, you mentioned you would have a menu up soon, and no I do not know how much time it would take to make a credits button. But I think it would be best if you had at least a credits button if not a full menu.

Once again, amazing collab. I am not a fan or hater of locks, but I know a good flash when I see one. You deserve a 5/5 and 10/10.


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FlashShark responds:

Detailed review, I like!

Also rumors of stuff getting deleted means I don't want to update this flash until the menu is actually ready. Which tbh is taking longer than I thought.

Recent Game Reviews


Armed Prophet Armed Prophet

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game!

I have to say the graphics are top notch for a flash game on newgrounds! The music is also pretty nice even though it's not my favorite. It had nice simplistic easy to learn controls which lets you go right into the action without needing to memorize a thousand things before playing. Amusing storyline too! Overall a fun game to play!

But, there are a few cons. It got repetitive pretty fast because you are limited to mashing a single button to attack without any combos. Also, all the enemies have similar (though not quite) the same kind of attacks. Can't really blame you there though because it would be hard to come up with very unique attacks. Maybe make a few moves flashier?

Strategies and tips for players:

Some general strategies for the game:
All you needed to do is take out the ranged attackers first or stay out of their line of sight as you beat up the close ranged units. If any monster is trying to creep up on you, move away up or down away. This way you don't become a punching bag for them. If you get hit, don't try hitting back! Always take the defensive and move away!

Boss tips:
For all the bosses, the strategy is to get within their reach, and attack them before/during/after their long winded attacks. For the zombie, after every attack he makes, he will need to rest so pound him at that time. For the alien, just attack him from behind when he's trying to stab you. Just watch out, when he lifts his spear into a horizontal position he will hit all around him, RUN AWAY ASAP (run horizontally because you run faster that way)! The robot has to be the easiest. It's laser takes time to charge, it's knife attack is lame because you just need to move up a little until he's done and then attack him. Just don't attack his babies. I'm warning you.

Overall a fun beat 'em up. But like all beat 'em ups, it does get fairly repetitive. 9/10 5/5



Castle Quest Castle Quest

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Rather repetative

But it looked nice. Random enemy spawns and a few bosses at the end of some levels makes a really boring game. But I admit it's graphics are decent. It wasn't challenging at all, just spam a few skills and you beat anything.

To improve, you could add a stat system every level up. For example you have strength for more damage, intellegence for more energy etc. Plus, the skill system was rather unbalanced where you had to put 5 points in the health regeneration to get to the next tier.

I also unlocked the secret character with the code axis. But I'm not sure if you have to beat the game to unlock him.

Overall a decent game. 7/10



Gray Gray

Rated 5 / 5 stars

My interpretation

I think that you feel that the riot going on is for the wrong cause. So, you try influence them to join the other side. At first, it only takes a few words to make them go "Oh no! I'm on the wrong side". Then, when you convert all of them to your color, YOU say "Oh no!" and go on the other side. Now, it takes you longer to convince them but, you convince fewer people than before to join your cause. It goes back and forth until finally you are in the middle and have no cause. You can't convince anyone because you have nothing to convince them of. You are then overwhelmed by a sea of white and black people.

From what I can gather, maybe this has something to do with mob psychology? You need to convince more people with less conviction to turn the mob, and only need to convince a few people yet with strong beliefs to turn a mob around. Then, if you have no belief or conviction, you can't make anyone change their mind.

Another way of looking at it is you play a person who can't make up their mind. You join one side, then another, until eventually, people don't want to listen to what you have to say like the boy who cried wolf.

This situation is not black and white. It's very much in the gray area. 10/10


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Recent Audio Reviews


DDR - Technotic Butterfly DDR - Technotic Butterfly

Rated 4 / 5 stars

In case anyone wants the original song...

It's Butterfly by Smile.dk! Great remix, yet the original is still better. The original had nice vocals which is kind of lacking in this one. Also, sometimes the syths seem too be a little TOO piercing at times and it kind of hurts my ears. Still, great work!


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TenchuX responds:

People have asked this before. I can't use the original vocals or else I'm breaking copyright laws... since I'm then "stealing" the recorded vocals when putting them in the song. Thus a fully instrumental version is what is done instead.


The Opera of the Frogs The Opera of the Frogs

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AMAZING!

Wow! I love the creepy atmosphere of the song, the vocals the music, I love every aspect of it! I first heard this in the game Areas and loved it! I've always wanted to get this song on my mp3 ever since and now I've found it! Going to download it! It would totally fit well into a movie.



-:YRX:- MMZ2 PowerfullRemix -:YRX:- MMZ2 PowerfullRemix

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brings me back...

Man, I used to play that game for like hours on end! It was like one of THE best games ever made IMO and this is an awsome song in that game (only second best lol). I used to just beat the game, and just hold the gameboy speaker listen to the music play out after in the ending scene....ahhhh....best song ever right there....


YouriX responds:

Hey i am glad that i could bring back memories of this great game. I loved it when in the begining of the game that when you hear this melody. aah..
thanks for the comment!