What's with the hype?
What's with the hype? It's blown way out of proportion. Sure, the movie is entertaining and it might be funnier for viewers that actually played the game but it's not much different from the first part except the animations and drawings have more effort into them.
But 4.68? Come on! I know it's not the authors fault who probably didn't expect this either. But seeing this movie score 0.30 points over Waterlollies is like a big rancid spit in the face to all the other good animators out there. Which isn't very motivating for other authors to submit content here. I just think this needed to be said.
My rant on the subject
I am exactly like the kid in the transformer video. Why should i feel bad about whats happening to people in conflict zones? Why should events so far away directly affect my quality of life? Why should i waste time trying to help even though i hardly have any capital or political influence in my own country, let alone across the border? Is it because else Megatron will blow up my house and family? Is that the only reason you can come up with?
Of course it is terrible whats happening over there and i am ever grateful that i don't have to live among it. But i am also realistic about how much i can do to stop the murder and rape in some far away war torn country: JACK SHIT!
Sure there are tons of ads about humanitarian aid and military intervention, they make you believe that youre helping soo much by just pouring money into their bank accounts. The truth is that if they ever by some miracle manage to solve the problems, the people that dedicated their lives and careers to helping will lose their purpose and their jobs. Their trick is to help, but not help too much, keep the fire burning, keep the fire visible through media! while tricking as many donators as possible into believing that they can extinguish it.
Entertaining animation however :)
Thanks for the review!
As you mentioned, I made that part for people with similar views at yours. Actually, you recognized that it's terrible. The message of the Transformers one was not to show apathy to genocide just because it's not happening to/near you. If enough people were pissed off about Darfur, and urged the President/other countries to assess the situation, something might be done.
Bush was easily allowed to go into the Middle East because of 9/11, and practically the entire country was behind him. Obviously, it is unfair and just outright ridiculous to expect the country, or anybody, to be mores pissed off at the Darfur genocide than 9/11. But whether it is just spreading awareness or donating, or just showing an understanding of conflict, it's better than being apathetic.
The point of Megatron destroying the house (and family haha) was to say "Megatron just killed this boy's house. It doesn't affect him, so why does it matter? Why does anything matter if it doesn't affect you". I compared the people who just don't care to Megatron, basically haha. The mindset of "if it doesn't affect you, why care at all" just doesn't seem healthy to human development in my opinion.
You have some mad talent. I loved the drawings of the uberkid when he was angry. He just looks so painfully furious. Also the character design is amazing. I envy your skills :)
Incredible strategy game!
The game is easy to learn, but hard to master. I like how there are only four units, but that you can upgrade them and have their stats hidden to the enemy. There are just so much factors you need to keep in mind when making your moves. This game could rival chess :)
I have one suggestion about the knights blocking. I don't like that they stop blocking after they have been hit from the side. I think they should always block the first frontal attack no matter if the knight has been hit before. I rarely see a block occur in a multiplayer game which makes spending points in a shield a bit of a waste, and it makes the knights main feature kind of dull.
Also, is it possible to skip levels or save the game? i played till level 6 in singleplayer an then IE crashed :(. It would be nice to have a level selection also to play around with different army setups.
I hope you take this into consideration. Thanks for the wonderful game!
Thanks for writing this tutorial. I hope it will be recognised, put in the tutorial page and at least placed on the frontpage. I obviously haven't read all 800 pages, but i did read the things that interested me and it was a good read. The tutorial tackles many subjects and can be useful to a large audience of flash animators. This is also the first time i read about storytelling and introduction techniques in a flash-tut.
If you're a flash animator, there is always something that you can still learn from this!
Am i missing something?
When i start any game mode i get a gun with about 20 bullets. Once i have fired those then all i have left is my sword. And i usually die in wave 3 because i can't get near the flamethrowers.
On one occasion ive seen a shotgun drop and with that i made it to wave 6 and then i died because i ran out of ammo again.
It would be nice if you could somehow get more ammo so that you can actually frag something.
Sounds like a good ol' fashioned case of bad luck! Keep trying, maybe you'll see better drops next time :)
Thanks for uploading the new version!
I can't believe how much better it sounds compared to the old one. Especially the part around 5:30 comes out so much better. The odd thumping noise is gone and the calm melodic part has a major improvement. You have done a great job on all your music which has been quite overlooked
I thought the original melody when it was still on the NG frontpage sounded a bit off. But after hearing the remix it all comes together. This is totally awesome and nostalgic at the same time. I sometimes just started the game just to listen to the music in the menu screen :D
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