Graphics - 10 Superbly drawn animation.
Style -10 Well scripted production!! Your overall theme of revenge and sacrifice was readily apparent throughout the beautiful screenplay.
Sound - 10 Great soundtrack for your short film!!! At the end of the flash animation, the images and the music gave me goose bumps.
Violence - 6 Although there was violence in the short animation, it was not excessive, but artistic. Well done!!
Interactivity - 0 No interactivity as it is obvious that a short film such as this is not supposed to be interactive...in the gaming sense of the word.
Humor - 0 Not a funny film...but as with interactivity, it is not meant to be.
Overall - 10 This was simply the most powerful animation besides Broken Saints I have seen on newgrounds and to emphasize my point, this is the first review I have left for an NG animation. I have been a member of NG for over a year now and I guess I must have been waiting for that one animation that would strike me as a beautiful piece of art in this medium. Placing Broken Saints on its own realm, this animation is at the top of my list of great animations. You did well capturing the drama and the passion of vengeance in the wake of the greatest sacrifice. BRAVO!!!!!
This game certainly has a lot of potential.
I enjoyed playing this game and I believe more could have been done to make it stand out from the rest of the games that share this same concept.
First of all, I think including a soundtrack that captures the sense of terrifying speed would greatly improve the immersion.
Second, a little animation of the the horse getting crushed between the edge of the screen a cliff when you can't make a jump in time would add to the overall experience.
I do like the fact that each run is random and there are some runs where you are luckier with the cliff placement than other runs. However, a level designer would also be nice to add more interactivity.
I really liked the scoreboard because it introduces to the player a sense of competition to see how his score compares with others.
Your concept is unique, fresh, and original.
I must say that it is quite refreshing to see someone use flash in a new, creative fashion to produce a marvelous game from a brilliant concept. Your instructions were straight forward and I am happy to have been perusing the site when this was submitted.
As another reviewer suggested, the only improvement this game needs is a larger body of content. It seems that this was produced to kind of test how the newgrounds audience might react to this game and therefore you presented to us the core concept.
What I would love to see is a complete game. I believe having many more songs, different levels of difficulty, and rewards after successful completion of a level would take this concept and lift it into the skies of a revolutionary idea.
The theme painted in this composition is very beautiful. I really enjoyed the choice of instruments and the clean mix that allowed each instrument a clear voice. The picture envisioned was that of stepping into a forest clearing upon a peaceful village of simple people going about their daily duties. I just wish it didn't end so abruptly. Well done.
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the piece :)
I think I may end up changing the ending so it isn't so abrupt.
One thing that struck me is that I didn't even notice the ticking sound in the background until the composition was almost ready to loop again, being so entranced by the ethereal vocals. I don't know if it was intended, but I imagine this was to symbolize not only the birth of creation, but also the forward march of time.
Beautiful work! (I think I can listen to this loop for hours.)
Spot-on. : ) Scientifically speaking, the theorised beginning -- the Big Bang -- also marked the start of time as we know it. And so I began to picture a sort of historical timeline passing before my eyes as the planets and stars and other things formed. It was sped up, but I felt the best sound effect to accompany it was a ticking clock.
As for the vocals, I did my best... I am sick -- I've got a cold, mainly because I've been pelted by a hailstorm earlier this week, and so I hope the vocals are alright. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a self-critic, picking out little slips in the work -- but I guess I ought not to.
Thanks for listening <3
I absolutely love this.
This is one of my favorite songs and the way you have performed this has led me to believe you must be hiding a choir somewhere. I could not tell that you were the sole voice performing all of the parts.
Thank you for sharing!
Anytime, I'm glad you loved it!
(Vocal layering isn't new, but I started using it after realising that a number of artists I enjoy listening to -- Enya, Akiko Shikata, Erutan -- use the technique.)
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