Unnecessary and only vaguely amusing.
"Special thanks go out to all the people on the internet who drew these pictures and made this collab possible. All images are the property and copyright of their respected creators and/or owners. If you don't like your art being laughed at then you probably shouldn't have put it all over the Internet?"
All... three of them? I can understand the need to make fun of them, but not the front page to do so (nor the lack of any real animation, but that's flash for you).
Speaking of which, Tom Fulp really do nothing, or did my computer just decide to not play the preloader that should have appeared? All I had was a white screen until the first fat girl shat the play button.
It's also amusing that the rating actually went up after I ranked it. Didn't expect that.
To continue Lilium's critique...
(see roughly five to ten reviews back)
It actually tries to not take itself seriously. There's a lot of self-depreciation (i.e. they're beating themselves up), since all the people who worked on this flash know they're no better than everyone else, because they're doing the very same thing: creating a flash around SSBB. That's why they pick on themselves just as much.
I actually enjoyed it more than Metal Gear Funnies, tough the very first scene I didn't quite feel belong. Maybe it was the high production values of that sketch that seemed to displace any humor it might have had, and set the tone as either extremely mean-spirited, or very doting in some twisted way.
Everything else, though, was good for a laugh, thogh a couple jokes became repetitive.
Assholes. I feel stupid for laughing. But it's awesome, even though it's not. Geez, I don't know what to think. I almost get it on some deep philosophical level, but on the surface it's flat out "GARRRRRRRRRRRRRBAGE!"
This review is unrelated to the flash you are about to watch. It's gonna be like that.
'Twas fun whilst it lasted.
It's very "kitchy", muzak-esque, which is something that tickled me (almost) pink. If there was a scene in Pulp Fiction involving Vincent and Jules stepped into an elevator, this is what would play in the background. Or if there was another DDR Mario Mix, this would play on the main menu. A very interesting twist in genre. I like it
When the guitar solo comes in, it would help if everything else softened a little bit. The guitar became lost amidst all the other funk elements. And if the "kitchy" feel of it was unintended, then yeah, like ChrisisD said, add more than just a "boom-chick boom-chick" to the drums. Oh, and just change the glockenspiel to another instrument (I think that's what you used for the "tinkly" instrument).
And man, that ending came out of nowhere. I was almost expecting everything to fade away, then BANG! I personally felt let down with that ending, but again, if that's how you wanted it, then it's not wrong. Go ahead and make it a bit longer, too, building up each instrument individually. That'd help, IMHO.
Overall, not bad, just needs a <em>little</em> bit of tweaking.
Good use of atmospheric sounds, the main line's interesting, but it doesn't do much. I almost expect there to be another long main riff over everything. The jump from the end back to the beginning is very jarring, too. If, down the line there come plans to use this as a loop, add a bit more to the end, dying down the bass and synth waves until it returns to just the drum and fuzz line again.
Definitely a good start!
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