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Not to toot my own horn, but...

Yeah I'm that shmo who made that Pokémon: Pee Red Version flash two years ago that was sorta popular, a bit. Now I'm not bringing that up because I want to compare mine to yours, or even to draw attention to mine. I'm reviewing this flash because I saw myself in you and since I've made a very similar flash, could offer you advice that I would have appreciated. After all, like me, you actually respond to your reviews, which shows that you do care a lot about what you're putting out there for people to see. And what's more, you expect actual criticism from the negative ones, which I applaud you for. Anyway, I've spent entirely too much space with this probably unnecessary intro. On to where this flash actually gains and loses points in my book:

What I enjoyed most was how you set up a cast of characters with personalities. I actually wanted to see what was happening to Ash and Gary since they had a bit of chemistry together, and giving them both a team of unique Pokémon kind of separated them from the other variations of them we've seen in countless flash movies and Nuzlocke fan comics. Prof. Oak's voice is great. Oak being a pervert is nothing we haven't seen before *ahem*, but the way that his voice actor got it down was very enjoyable.

The sprite work was very lively. The way the camera and backgrounds were tweaked to make it seem like we could see all around the characters (Ash's room) was nice, and using the trainer sprites for close-up shots was a nice touch. The lip sync carried over to when they were small, and the characters bounced around and moved like they were actually emoting, which is a bit more than you can say for my old version. But even if the animation does kick the ass out of mine, it isn't perfect. There are a lot of small hiccups that make you wonder why they're even there, some sounds were off or missing all together, and the subtitles seemed stretched at times and were riddled with spelling mistakes, which drags the presentation down all together.

But all these things I'm saying don't seem to be enough to drag the score down to a 6, and that brings me to this flash's biggest problem: its sense of humour. I see how you've been hearing this a lot, but not everything has to be about sex. Hell, sometimes there are times where you don't even need a joke. Having no joke actually IS better than having a bad joke. Case in point: bringing up the Water Temple just to make a TWSS joke about it being (*tee-hee*) HARD. While 3% of your audience may laugh at That's What She Said jokes, the other 97% will be either cringing or facepalming. It seems like a lot of the jokes were thrown in like that. Another good (or bad, really) example is when the nerd approaches Ash and Gary and says that Cynthia is cute, but is only into girls, because apparently just bringing up lesbianism counts for a joke (and we find out later that that isn't true, so this anti-joke doesn't even have a reason to exist). Immediately after, he gets kicked in the balls. Wait, why? What promted Ash to do that? It just seems like you didn't put much thought into what went there. Also try to deliver a joke and not just point it out, like Prof. Birch wearing sandals. You can't just have him say "how gay is that?!" It's lazy and embarassing, and it set the bar low for the rest of the flash.

Holy crap am I ever running out of space. Let it be known that while your humour isn't to my liking, there was enough that I liked that stopped it from being a total stinker. Or even kept it from being bad at all, a 6 is above average. I laughed out loud at the line "WOAH, was that me?!" The ending especially I really liked. The Star Wars joke didn't seem totally forced; it gave me a chuckle. I have no idea why you're catching so much flack for the Sandshrew fight scene, I thought it was the best part of the flash. It's probably one of the best use of sprites that I've seen, not to mention funny, too.

In conclusion, it had its moments, and I believe you will get better in time and learn from your mistakes.

-Lon

PS PoopBrown was too obvious a title choice.

EASTBEAST responds:

This is a great review to read especially. I remember watching Pee Red when I could barley flash and thinking, wow that would be cool to do one day; it was the humor that really made it a classic in my mind and on NG. :) so with respect this is kind of in ode to Pee Red, But not all quite. I totally took a few pages from you (obviously ha) with perverted Oak, Ash being an ass, and even Gary in his development stages was alot like yours. But I knew to even try to copy your exact style would be a cliche' (As if my title wasn't enough ha) I wanted to expirement with a different kind of humor that was completely, well, stupid, but didn't apologize for itself. It was more inspired by the jokes people use around their friends late at night, which sound stupid in the morning. I will even agree that not all the jokes in this I even laughed at, but I wanted to see them combined with a different kind of pokemon story, other than the one's we've all heard (Ash gets to pewter city and them most pokemon parodies become unconsumated in their lack of conclusion.) I really wanted to expand the pokemon universe in my own direction which I seldom see people do well, but I can understand how the humor in this might undercut it's objective to begin with. But as far as animation went, mine might be more dressed up, but yours is much cleaner and consistent, well timed, and is something I hope to improve on. Anyway, I had fun expirimenting with the humor for myself on this one, and will become less selfish in laughing at my raunchey humor to give some more go for wit in the sequel. I appreciate your critique on my use of humor and advice to better improve, it was beyond helpful. :) I look forward to seeing your original work which seems to be what you are doing now, and I am especially looking forward to the humor, that you really seem to have a good talent in. I hope I didn't sound too pretentious right now or anything haha but it is late so I will probably regret it in the morning. haha I am looking forward to your future projects as well.

sincerely

-Esty

P.s Since you aren't going to be making anymore pokemon flashes, could I borrow the title Fart Gold? haha I kid I kid, but seriously.

My absolute favourite Flash.

I realize that the lot of you probably won't read this review, but I feel compelled to write it anyway. I've been putting off writing it forever because I know that I'll probably be going on about it until the character limit's up. However, I haven't written a nice, long, positive review in too long, so here we go...

I'm going to start off by saying that I scarcely give 10s out. I think 10s are reserved for things that you consider ABSOLUTELY flawless and perfect. Like I said, this Flash is at the very top, and this is my favourite episode in the series. But I'll actually talk about the movie now, so let's break this review down:

Animation:

Good Lord, it is without a doubt the smoothest and most beautiful animation I have ever seen bless a movie. Yeah, a movie, because this is above film-quality. It looks especially good when you have the camera completely turn around the characters. The style is really original and I think the simplistic mostly black-and-white characters and backgrounds make the animation look even better. Anyone who claims that the animation is bad has just simply never tried to animate anything in their life.

Music:

The music was also a great choice. I'm a sucker for J-Pop and stuff where I can't understand the lyrics because it just makes it all the catchier for me. Every now and then, it still pops up randomly and I just can't seem to get it out. This applies to every song in all 5 episodes. Love 'em. May be weird, but I do find it... well... cute. Which brings me effortlessly to the next section:

Characters:

I love the characters and find it hard not to tell people who refer to them as "the bunny and the cat" that their names are Doki and Nabi. I'm not even in to anime, but I've always loved the chibi style and I absolutely love the expressions on all the characters and how you're able to make them seem cute to me and make me care about them without even including dialogue. It reminds me of Wall-E, another feel-good, cutesy movie. I love it as well, but this will always hold the place in my heart as the original. It takes a lot to not squeal with joy like a moron when they hug at the end of the final step. It's just that powerful.

The series as a whole:

If I reviewed every episode like this, I would end up repeating myself way too much. In fact, I must have said "absolutely flawless" like 30 times already, but it really is just that good. I'll talk about the rest of them in order from weakest-strongest.

I actually see step 1 as the weakest (still deserving of a 10 score). Even if the animation from back then remains phenomenal nowadays, it can't compare to the animation in these later ones. But it sets the groundwork, so it's totally a classic.

Although I love the turn step 4 took, the feel-good moments suffer because of it. It remains really good on its own and I think sets up the final step even stronger. I actually felt sad for the porcupine when it died trying to stop the mob... Shut up, it's emotional!

step 2 was great. I think it had the catchiest song, too. I remember watching it with a friend who was just SEARCHING for animation flaws because he was so in shock. When Doki licked the crumbs off the plate, he pointed out that there was a simple white background. She then turned to the camera and it panned down an entire ally beautifully and promptly shut him up.

The final step had a really powerful ending and seeing all the characters unite to end the "racism" had a huge impact and sent a really good moral out.

In conclusion, I love this series and did have to cut a lot down in this review to hit under the character limit. I would love more, but I think the series ended perfectly, so instead I think something like it would be great. I don't care, I just need more from you guys! I watch these flashes when I'm feeling down and they always succeed in cheering me up. It gave me my first smile after my dog died. I just want other people to know how much this has inspired me and for them to give it chance too, because you'd have to be really cold-hearted to not be moved by this.

-Lon

No.

This is the exact stereotype that any sprite author would want to avoid. It's garbage; there were about two talented authors but that hardly makes up for what is mostly a putrid flash. There were even some drawn things in there. By the name I would assume that the minor difference from other sprite collabs would be that this uses ONLY sprites. So there really isn't anything to set it apart, is there?

I'm ready to go through every skit in here and review each one. So I will! :D

[Damn, I have to skip some due to character limitations!!]

The opening thing:

What? Yeah, Anchorman quote. Other people's jokes and other people's characters. That's great. It didn't even look good, the character jittered around a lot.

The me-

Wait, what? What kind of menu is that? A blue fill background with a sprite and the word "Play"? You couldn't have tried a LITTLE harder? I can't use scene select to help me write this review? Ugh.

1st skit:

Wow, I don't think anyone's ever done a joke about how the princess is kidnapped a whole lot. At least you had lousy voice acting to mix it up a bit...

2nd skit:

I'm sorry, I missed the joke. What, Chocolakkawhatever? LOLRANDUM. Or is it because he almost swore but got cut off?... Why did he even utter a WTF anyway?

4th skit:

That was some of the most horrible combinations of sprites and flash I've ever seen. LOLOLOLOLOLOL Luigi gets hit! That doesn't happen in the game. X3

5th skit:

HAHAHA NOW MEGAMAN GETS HIT BY SOMETHING LOLOLOLOLOLOL HOW DO YOU GUYS COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?

6th skit:

Oh, haha. Mario said the F-word. That's pretty ingenious right there.

8th skit:

Wow... It's a penis. I'm convinced that you're trying to be an NG stereotype. :/

9th skit:

Wow, more stolen jokes with stolen characters. How do people find this funny?

10th skit:

What? That Sandbag sprite look resized, if not just overall disproportioned. I don't recall Sandbag being too short to be hit by projectiles ever a joke in SSBB... so what's the point? Then more random violence and more TV show audio. God damn.

11th skit:

HALLELUJAH! It seems that someone put effort into their entry. Congratulations, GameboyHero, you win the I-put-effort-into-my-animation-to-mak e-it-look-decent award!

12th skit:

What? Back to the Future audio with Microsoft Sam saying "my penis"? "Back to my penis" doesn't even make sense. The sprites were terribly pixelated and... why did they need to be in Green Hill Zone?

13th skit:

Okay, that was pretty immature, but I have to admit to not-cringing as it was kind of well done.

14th skit:

Master Chief crushed OMFG THATS SO RANDIM + IT HAV HALO I VOT 5.

15th skit:

Great; it's continued. This time he says shit. Woo.

17th skit:

Sorry, I blinked, was there an unnecessary scene thrown here?

18th skit:

Horrible spritework all around. What's the joke anyway? Tetris block in SSBB? Like that hasn't been done before.

20th skit (whoof...):

Another dick joke! This time it has furry! Who cares that there are about 6 frames of animation?

22nd skit:

I have to admit to thinking up something like this myself. So I can't really knock it down too much. It seems to lag a whole lot whenever Kirby walks over to Ditto. Only ever in that scene. Weird, but forgivable.

23rd skit:

"This game is bad!" OMFG IT WAS BAD! I AGREE, I HOPE SOMEONE GETS HURT TO KEEP MY SUGAR-FILLED BRAIN ON ITS HIGH. BWAHAHAHA.

24th skit:

HAHAHAHA THAT'S SO FUNNY BECAUSE... it's actually really well done. I actually chuckled at this one. Props to... damn, I didn't catch your name and can't go back with scene selection. You win the best joke award, but then ruined it a tad when Snake shot Kirby. Oh well, good job on this one nonetheless.

25th skit:

And finally the ending. It's still not funny.

And that for the most part wraps it up. I can't believe I wrote all that. Anyway, My point is: please, please don't make another and further the stereotype that sprite animations/collabs all involve penis jokes and unnecessary swearing. They truly are annoying, and I await a slew of good ones to aid the cause.

Your's truly,
-Lon

Very good

This was extremely well done. The idea is original and it kept me entertained. The animation was great. Wasn't the best I've ever seen, but still very well done. The whole thing really reminded me of Wile E. Coyote but I saw that that was intentional when you put that "Acne" joke on the box.

My favorite part of this is the ending. The way the cars start crashing and buildings get demolished; just classic. Doesn't matter how many other times you've seen it, it's still funny. "That's how." also made me laugh.

The only thing that really bugged me was that all of Chicken's attempts were really similar, if not exact ripoffs, of something Looney Toons has already done, which is fine but it'd be nice to see some variety and original ideas.

Overall it was a very good and enjoyable flash and is worthy of an 8. :)

Sh0T-D0wN responds:

True, I loved the Looney Toons and they still have a pretty large influence in me - lol.

Wow, that was... original! XD

Haha, Street Fighter and Harvest Moon... hillarious mix!!! I would've loved to see Jack fight Ken, but he is an Amish. :( Thank God, I was expecting one of those videos that's the exact same thing as the song in itself, but you managed to suprise me! :) Alright, a few complaints though:

Sometimes having your characters talk in a music video isn't a good idea, as you only have a really short period of time to read the text... don't get me wrong, I laughed at it, it's just that sometimes it went by a little fast... And, prepare to get bombarded by people saying "ZOMFG wy did U do dat to jesus?!/"... Sure, I was offended by it, but I'm smart enough to realize that it doesn't ruin the rest of the movie. -.-

Overall, very funny Flash, gave me a good laugh! :)

P.S. Yay, you used the old lady from my You're Pitiful Flash! XD Woohoo!

Nerd-02 responds:

Thanks glad you liked it. I rly didnt mean to offend anybody with the jesus thing. Its just when i heard "on you knees" i knew i needed to put that in. And the text does move a little fast but thats why i put in a replay button ;D

AWESOME... -.-

Fan frickin' tastic, I'm glad I caught this while it was still in the portal! :D I especially like LoA and PoA, waaay better than Vol. 1 and I can't wait for #3!!! :D

4.47... you've gotta be kidding me...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving you a 7 because the score is too high, that doesn't change the movie... (it's still to high, though xD) I'm giving you a 7 because... well I'll just start on the review:

Alright, 20 minutes long, bravo *clap**clap**clap* (that's not sarcasm, good job :D) what I didn't like was that about 19 of them were boring... there were about 3 times in the entire movie I chuckled and that's

1. The Tetris thing
2. SQUISH IT!!!!!
3. When Kirby apears

Everything else was pretty bad. Not animation-wise, far from it, the animation was exelent. The story was alright, but the humor... ugh... it just didn't do it for me... "Let's gather all the Thwomps" "That's a bad idea, let's gather all the Thwomps!!!" AHAHAHAHAHA!!! Wow, that line was so original... -.-

Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie. I liked it alot. 4/5. Just get someone else to funny-tize it... :( Sorry if I come off as an ass, but I'm just trying to help. ;)

Psycosis91 responds:

Well I'm sorry the hunour didn't interest you, but I know my sense of humour doesn't apply to everyone. It's hard to appeal to everyones taste.

OH GOD! XD

HA! Wow, I'd made a Pokémon parody, with humor similar to this, but when I watched it, I obviously knew what was coming, so couldn't enjoy it as much... is this what it's like?! XD I hope so! I actually laughed out loud at this one! You did a really good job with everything! I love how Gary talks 1337 and the spring break thing and Pikachu own3d Eevee and... the whole thing was awesome! Overall, really nice Flash, I love it, can't wait for Turd Brown III!

(UberWeedle LOL)

Oh god, not again!

*sigh* I see soooo many videos for this song, whether it be on NG or on YouTube, there are ALOT, so this didn't impress me... you even stole the intermission joke used in the better version... I don't mind sprites, hell, I make sprite videos of my own, so I'm not complaining about that for the graphics departement... what I am complaining about is the lack of a background in certain scenes! I'm sorry, but a below average Flash, and you could do better... 2/5

Not your best...

I've been a fan of you for a while, because you've been able to do the one thing no one on the earth has ever been able to do... make Mario bloopers that are actually funny! This was... funny... nothing really made me laugh exept Luigi's Hat, and it was kinda on the short side... Well, not as good as Freakin' Mario or Mario Land, but still good. I still give it a 4/5... :)

Trying to break out from just doing Pokémon games, I made an original game called Pound the Puss. Now I'm sure to be hired!...

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