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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #640 on: May 31, 2008, 12:27:00 pm
as far as MadWord, the screenshots say it all.  They need to need to need to get their shaders sorted and look at the inspiration.  When you look at comic books, at least, the good ones, there's usually a figure on a ground no matter how you spin it.  even as busy as they come you still have a bright character against a dark ground.  sure, there's a LOT of meaningless grit involved too (as in many art forms), but when i look at their screens, i don't have a clue what's going on or what the action is.  It's a bold move but it's going to fail visually if they don't put some more effort in.

Here's a link that actually works http://www.artdetails.com/images/Moebius/al_Moebius007_Venise_Celeste.jpg

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #641 on: May 31, 2008, 02:31:49 pm
Hello. I did a video longplay of Flashback. Watch here if you desire. There isn't much talk about pixel art, as this isn't directed at us, but everyone. I hope it's halfway entertaining. Bear with the hilariously bad-idea captions on top in the first video, I come to my senses by the second one.

http://www.vimeo.com/user470672/videos

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #642 on: May 31, 2008, 03:36:18 pm
just watched the first level, quite enjoyable.

however i was more fixated by the beautiful background art... i think it should be nominated for the next Commercial Critique...

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #643 on: May 31, 2008, 04:34:18 pm
This was actually the first commercial critique on oldschool blue pixelation I think, heh :P

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #644 on: May 31, 2008, 07:30:38 pm
Where you mention the Morph planet uses "warm colors for foreground and cool colors for background", I notice they used green for an in-between.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #645 on: May 31, 2008, 08:00:01 pm
Helm, have you thought of making a voice over version [with a british accent haha]? It's kinda distracting reading and watching the critique at the same time  :) I think that would make it better. Or probably I'm used to Youtube gaming reviews.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #646 on: May 31, 2008, 09:02:44 pm
Heh, I managed to make it to earth in Flashback with lots of savestating and couldn't beat all those cops you need to beat to open that first door. So I quat. (past tense of quit.)

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #647 on: May 31, 2008, 09:37:02 pm
[with a british accent haha]

Hahaha, I can not imagine Helm speaking with a british accent ever. :D
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #648 on: June 02, 2008, 09:57:55 pm
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Helm, have you thought of making a voice over version [with a british accent haha]? It's kinda distracting reading and watching the critique at the same time  :)
it's well-prepared in overall but yes, I had to pause it ever so often to follow the critique. sharing it!

heheh, I think I've once heard Helm growling with a slight British accent, right?! :P
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #649 on: June 02, 2008, 10:27:09 pm
If by slight British accent you mean heavy Greek accent, then yes, possibly.
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