Holy shat. Honestly, there was not a single scene of this that did not blow me away. My one hope is that the lack of verbal dialog will continue. I love that you chose to show the story through only the actions of the characters and the world itself.
For instance, the distant lands and the different geography shown gives me the idea that there will be quite a lot to this world the story takes place in. And the gods? That scene was amazing. I can already tell that this will be one of the coolest "adventure" series I've seen in a while if it gets off the ground.
The animation is spectacular! It's so fluid and dynamic. I quite like the style you guys have got going here. It reminds me somewhat of Manga/Anime but with a heavy-handed western influence. I'm not an artist or an animator so that may not make sense, heh. But regardless, the animation was amazing and so were the backgrounds/painted scenes.
Also, the music is one of the coolest things about this. I mean, really. Kudos to the musicians. It's so playful and varied, and has so many touches of 60's and 70's classic rock in it when the guitars enter. Also, the vocalist's style and the sound on his vocal track reminds me of Jerry Garcia. Do I detect a hint of Grateful Dead influence? Hmm hmm!
Put simply, you guys have blown me away with this. I will definitely be supporting this whenever I get a chance to do so.
I don't know man, it seems like your quality has been going down steadily with each new animation. You should really work on your scripting as well as your character models. I will say this though, the animation in this short was probably the most active I've seen out of any of your shorts yet, so I suppose you've had improvement in some areas....
you're an ass. i love it.
Meh. Too much weed. Not enough My Morning Jacket/Academia.
i agree. did you notice you're in the summer class?
I will admit I found this annoying and fun at points, however my biggest problem with this is originality. The original Slender game scared me to death (and still does!). And yet, your 2D take on the game does little to scare me and really doesn't improve much on the design of the original. A 2D version of Slender would be interesting, were it to have different graphics, maybe a different perspective, a new map (and not just a 2D version of the original slender's map).
I applaud your idea of a 2D version, and I also applaud the music, as it hearkens back to the creepy aspects of the original slender. However, this game lacks originality and further development from the original. Maybe a new map, a new game mechanic, or some other item should be added to differentiate it and make it a new development along the way in the line of games influenced by the Slenderman mythos. As of yet, this game is most definitely an enjoyable experience. But I just can't see how it adds anything to the series.
Excellent Review, I will think in that, I like make original things, this is just another test game(?, a challenged I propose to my self and I made it!
*error mode initiate*
Alright, so, the game is cool. Buuutt, I can't write a proper review due to the fact that there's some odd errors I keep getting, and because of them the thing no longer loads anymore(well it loads, but after I press the play button it just goes to a blank screen). This only happened after the update. Before, the only thing that wouldn't work was the start button(on the main menu, that is), which gave me other actionscript errors. So, I played some of the maps (before the update) and was able to get the main gist of it. But, because of the errors I cannot write a proper review and thus give this game a 5 because it is both awesome, yet unplayable.
Honestly...this is not a good game for anger management...unless you like to grit your teeth in frustration...then of course, it's perfect for you.
Wow, man. I don't really even like dubstep all that much but that was pretty fantastic. Keep up the good work, man!
Wow man, I gotta say, I really like this. Very atmospheric. I especially love the Tool-esque guitar part around 3:50. Sounds like a darker Black Keys/Jose Gonzales sound wave being shot into deep space. Keep it up dude!
Thanks man. I really like that description :)
Hmmm, very interesting! The music reminded me a lot of Paper Mario because of the multiple counter melodies and also the poppy rhythms used. There doesn't seem to be anything that needs improving. All in all it's a very well-composed piece. Great stuff, man!
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