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I absolutely loved the sound design in this! I think most flash games have a lot to learn from something like this... you did an amazing job with the simple tools flash provides. Art is incredibly solid too, as always. :)

I won't try to make much of an interpretation, but I really think it's fascinating how something like this can have great meaning to some and no meaning to others. Really says something about us as humans.

test-object responds:

Thanks a lot, samulis :D

Loved this! Great message, great art, great music too. ;)

Always love me a good Emrox animation.

Emrox responds:

hehehehehehehehehehe great music bro

Funny for those with a sense of humor...

For all those overly serious folks out there, try to smile a bit more... and look around a bit more. If you don't have a good sense of humor or have nothing good to say then don't say anything at all. ;)

As for the film, I found it very humorous, as the people tricked into thinking something new was going to happen found quite the contrary had occurred... and thus wasted 'valuable time' sitting on their behinds waiting for the 'new release'...

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Pretty good game.

I think the fast enemies are a bit too fast for the size of the screen you are dealing with, although the 'stun' feature is nice. The orcs too have far too much health- an almost boss amount- it's very very hard to try to kill them if you still have a basic weapon. Normally the best rule of thumb for games like this with three stats is to have a unit either great at 1 and okay at the other 2, or great at 2 and very bad at 1, so it always has a weakness- that makes the units into a "class" sort of system where you go "okay, I can use fireball for 2x damage against unit Y because ____."

Also, your rate of fire control can be overridden by simply spam clicking very quickly quite easily.

Frederik77 responds:

Hi Samulis,
Thanks for your review, and of course also for letting us use your great music in the game!

The monsters do have different strengths and weaknesses (speed, health, damage, visibility, spell blocking, etc), but difficulty is also based on the sheer number and the concentration on screen of each type of enemy. Since the Orcs are so strong, there aren't that many of them on the early levels.

I agree about the rate of fire in the game. That has been fixed in the latest update, because we don't want people to destroy their fingers from excessive clicking :)

Best game in the portal!

Best and most challenging game in the portal to date! I played it over five times now and I can't seem to kill the boss at the end, he's like impossible! Is there a walk-through? :D

I actually enjoyed this... I laughed aloud upon seeing the hilarious situations and clearly made archetypal elements expressed in such a simplistic yet brilliant manner...

Ok, but not a very new game idea!

It's generally a good concept and game in gameplay, although graphics and audio are lacking. My two suggestions are that you 1. Add some background music (there's tons of it to find in the Newgrounds Audio Portal, just make sure you attribute the music to the creator) and 2. look for better graphics (a neat idea would be to have your space background slowly move off to the left; if you have one big enough, then it'll look like you are slowly flying through space). Keep up your work, it looks not half bad. :)

CAN-OF-SPAM responds:

Im working on getting background noise, im having some problems getting it to work so when i do get it to work ill update it.

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214 Audio Reviews

This is an official NGAUC Review

My personal rating for your piece is as follows:
Production: 26/30 (Great)
Composition: 25/30 (Above Average)
Instrumentation: 11/15 (Above Average)
Originality: 9/10 (Great)
Interest: 11/15 (Above Average)

Giving a total of 82/100, or 4 stars. (Above Average)

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x3MbeRx responds:

Thank you! <3

This is an official NGAUC Review

My personal rating for your piece is as follows:
Production: 13/30 (Below Average)
Composition: 22/30 (Above Average)
Instrumentation: 12/15 (Above Average)
Originality: 9/10 (Great)
Interest: 10/15 (Average)

Giving a total of 66/100, or 3.5 stars. (Below Average)

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This is an official NGAUC Review

My personal rating for your piece is as follows:
Production: 16/30 (Low Average)
Composition: 25/30 (Above Average)
Instrumentation: 13/15 (Great)
Originality: 9/10 (Great)
Interest: 11/15 (Above Average)

Giving a total of 74/100, or 3.5 stars.

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sebastien01 responds:

Thank you very much for the review Sam! The production part hurted a lot :P I listened to it in my car's audio, and I think I have too much res on one of my filters. I'll take a look at this. In my headphone it sounds a lot clearer. I should have listened to it in my car before midnight the final day :)

I take note of what you say to me, thanks for the tips, the encouragements and the compliments, it's truly appreciated coming from you.

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This one should be recategorized as "wow".

Honestly, amazing work on all your stuff. Been looking through here after my pal Bosa linked me here. I don't think I've ever seen finer water color work.

NataliKlekot responds:

Thank you so much for checking out my work:) I'm happy you enjoyed it, watercolor seems to be my thing :D

Creepy as all get out. Great job dude! Good to see you posting stuff up. :)

Scottr5680 responds:

Thanks Sam :)

I don't agree with the previous review. I'm sure people thought the same thing about Piccasso painting the Girls from Avignon or Stravinksy's Rite of Spring- tasteless and crude. I for one think this is a great juxtaposition and well-played humor. In some strange way you managed to offend both sides of an argument. which is pretty awesome! :D

It takes a good man to make an opinion on a piece but a great man to look beyond his own morals and opinions to really understand a piece.

Seriously, think how absurd the "war" between creationism and logic is. One side uses the folklore of a 3,000 year-old culture that was compiled during that nations' time in slavery as evidence (kinda like people using books written by slaves in America about their ordeals and origins 2,000 years from now to try to prove that Europeans sailed in giant floating houses). The other uses our best theories on how things work to try to disprove the other (for our analogy, by trying to reconstruct a 16th Century Spanish galleon using partial historical evidence and seeing if it works). And then all that is over the most unnecessary question mankind has ever asked- where did we begin? Seriously. We're worried about where our great-great-great-great x 5000 grandfather came from? I know I came from my mother's womb and that's enough for me. If you could ask a Sumerian peasant in 4,000 BC where he came from, he'd probably say the same thing. Same with 5,000 BC and so on and so on.

I think this painting really sums up the ridiculousness of all of it. People who supposedly follow a religion that preaches respect and compassion arguing, lying, and sometimes even physically beating others over this one issue. Those they argue against calmly and cooly destroying their "arguments" one by one. If heaven exists and Richard Dawkins goes there and this Jesus fellow was actually some sort of supernatural being thing, he'd probably welcome Mr. Dawkins and thank him for trying to talk sense into mankind if that 3,000-year-old Folklore is any evidence of Jesus' behavior.

Well enough of that BS. I like the painting style. The clouds swirling in the background reminds me of the God figure from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Everything is very symbolic and well done. Glad to finally see it finished!

test-object responds:

And I love you.

Orchestral music, weird instruments, and sample libraries just about sums it up.

Sam Gossner @samulis

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Berklee College of Music

New England

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