We have come to a full circle. *drumshot*
I actually enjoyed this piece very much. Not only you showed the sequel, the actual continuation from the first Triangle n' octagon, you managed to do it with with very humorous..... humour.
However, I found a small hole in your plot. In the 1st movie, Derrick was killed, by.... well... killing his grandfather - a.i. - The sequel. However he said "How am I gonna support my family?" - That means he HAD a family - > He had children -> Derricks father actually was born, thus negating the grandfather paradox principle. Maybe I am just over-analysing this.
I loved the accompanied music, even with such graphical limitations- your voice acting provided with the music, made me shed a tear. Kudos for you, just for that.
Sigh. Oh, well...
It seems to me, that this series have been your main subject material for this year. Let me start off, by saying: You have talent, no doubt about it. However I highly disagree the usage of this talent for these series, where I am going to review this series for a next few paragrahps.
The animation and graphical quality is there,no problem there. However the main issue is a massive barrage of thought problems:
As I understand, this is supposed to be a self-conscious "show", where the characters have a comprehension of the shows situation. There is no problem with the basic idea, but you have executed it so.... not-well, that it falls under it's own weight.
The gist is the "Humour paradox", that you are trying to achieve, (The less funny it is, paradoxicly it is funny how unfunny it is) added with the self self-conscious effect of breaking the 4th wall and parodying itself.
However the attempt to make effect above is so obvious, that it is breaking the core mind of this idea (in my personal viewpoint). It loses it's credibility with constant repetition, failed storytelling/pacing (dragging things too long (With a exception of this episode)), and cheap insults with a lot of swear words. Speaking of which...
Using foul language as humour is most effective when used unexpected, and in un-reasonable situations. However tossing words left and right feels like beating a dead horse, with a fancy walking stick. It might be funny for some people, but... meh... But I think the biggest problem is the fact, that this work is in a loophole of self-parody, which breaks the main intention itself.
I consider this episode the peak of this series, because this episode is attempting quick-paced hit-and-miss humour(in my opinion:better). (Therefore this might be the best episode in comparison)
Here is a healthy advice: abandon this project, (ok, maybe just finish it with a episode or two) start something new, experiment with new ideas. Because I can tell: Making good video-game jokes, isn't really your cup of tea.
I consider WGJ4K a waste your talent, I know you can do better than that, and you will.
I hope you start your rehabilitation from this project, and achieve greatness, that you deserve.
Best of wishes.
LabaJs!!! Beidzot kads latvietis uztaisiijis augsha ko loti kvalitativu... laikam .
*Cough* *cough* Sorry.
I will be posting the rest of the review in english so people can actually read it.
The quality of the animation was very good, was a very high quality and timing was.... somewhat decent. However, the plot and the events seemed boring and uninspired. I mean the quality is really good, but there is no events or plot to drive the viewer to keep watching. I cant give you a higher score because it seemed pointless. Maybe it had a deeper artistic meaning, but I failed to grasp it.
Keeping that aside- Good job! You are quite talanted.
Redzu ka neesmu seit vienigais.
This game is truly superb. Not only art, but also an amazing example of being a game itself.
It has one of the most intuitive control schemes ever. The Item management and combat was fluent and smooth. The very art of the gameplay is its amazing simplicity and fun.
The graphics are very nice and full of style. It's kinda like one of those modern 8bit graphic-style games. Very pleasant to look at.
The story was a little bit average, but the plot twist in the end completely changed my opinion/view of the entire storyline. I did not expect that
The music, its composition and editing within the the game was very well done. I enjoyed its music almost the very most of the entire game.
My only complaint, is that this game is a bit unbalanced... Sure the 1st half is kinda difficult, but in the end I was so overpowered, that I finished the final boss in about ~3 turns, but the rest of the awesomeness pretty much overshadowed this narrow complaint.
Fantastic game. I wish you well... Cheers!
This has been one of the most amazing games in newgrounds this year.
First of all, the graphics seem lacking, but it gives the game a unique charm, which I enjoyed very much.
Second of all, the platforming aspect of this game is polished, and I enjoyed every bit of the power-ups.
Thirdly the entire process-the plot is also deep: How personal gain, greed can blind our senses... bla bla bla.... philosofical stuff.
I kinda Figured out the plot/ending halfway through the game. Its not that its not original, it just have been done before.
Either way, I enjoyed this game, and willing to replay it.
Wierd But FUN.... 2 Things I didnt like, you cant control him with buttons, he's like a ragdoll. And 2nd, there is no instructions.
But once you get the hang of it, it becomes addictive.
Well if you could suggest how to control using buttons we'll be glad to add this option.
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