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:: Smokin' Smokers :: :: Smokin' Smokers ::

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That felt good.... That felt really good. So good that I have an urge to go to those quitter friends of mine and deliver this message right down their pitch-black throats. That, if I wasn't such a kind person. Or you could call it a wimp. Either way, great cartoon, as they always are.


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Prosnorkulus Prosnorkulus

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Universal law:

If someone doesn't do as you want, you cut them in half.



Paraphernalia Paraphernalia

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful animation! It runs smoothly all the way through, the movements of the characters are simply stunning and I'm in love with the design. The absence of speech and the music that runs in the backround... My lady, you are a freaking genius! I love this movie, and I'm looking forward to more.


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Super Oppressed PPL. Super Oppressed PPL.

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I guess I am sticking the hand into the flame on this one, eh?

First of all - hot DAMN there was more people on newgrounds being offended by this than I thought was possible. I mean, this is the site where content with blood and gore are rated "teen" and where the community goes into a flame war over that a school shooter simulation was taken off the page. I mean seriously, that event made Fulp remove the "everything by everyone" slogan under the site logo.

So yeah, with that out of the way, I appreciated the game. Of course, it's not ROFL-funny, but you can't help but smirk. Don't get me wrong, I fight for equality as well. I'm a bisexual, I struggle in the margin of the job market due to bad education and have a lot of friends that is impaired physically, psychologically and socially. And while it's important for all of those to have their rights and the possibility to get the help they need... A lot of loud people need to calm the fuck down.

At this point a lot of people are putting equality against the right to free speech. They claim to be offended while offending others. This game is a social commentary on it and should be regarded as such. There's a lot a game can tell that movies or text can't.

TO PEOPLE WHO ARE OFFENDED BY THIS GAME - this is how a lot of us feel, the people who just wants to get by. We who might to enjoy dark commedy or just doesn't have the energy to consider EVERY POSSIBLE PERSON THAT MAY OR MAY NOT READ OUR COMMENTS. I mean seriously, if we'd consider every possible outcome in all we do - the only possible means of communication would be cute cat pictures. No text, no opinions, because no matter what you say or do, someone will find it offensive.

Great concept, great message, keep at it!


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KMDES responds:

If you think this is harsh criticism, then you sir need to go play some high skill dota2. That stuff will make your skin so thick you'll need a jackhammer get through.

I'm glad that you liked it. It's really turning into a 'your rights end where my feelings begin' kind of culture war. The brain evolved in general with the primitive brain first, then the emotional brain (Paleomammalian) and then finally what we consider the logical brain (Neomammalian). So if we place feelings above logic, we're taking a step back in evolution. The fact that people are being harassed and bullied into acting/looking a certain way because the receiver can't 'control' their feelings is disturbing.

And cats offend me, because I'm allergic. ;)


Sherlock Run Sherlock Run

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Has potential, but needs work

Information/story
The story could easily have been worked into the game by showing an extra frame at the beginning. It is not too complex and doesn't need to be included for such a simple game, but it would really raise the game, especially since the artwork is so nice. Information on gameplay however... I am still not completely sure how I get points, as it works differently every time, and as they are the main function of the game, it needs to be mentioned more clearly, or engineered to work better.

Visuals
Nice background and overall feeling, the artwork is nice. Shame that no more pictures were used.

Gameplay
Would've been decent if you had started the game with at least 2 points in every upgrade and some information on how you get upgrade points. The gameplay is way to hard in the beginning, and gets repetetive fast. The random-generated stage helps, but many times gets unfair and doesn't adapt to the players current skill level. I spent my first 10 runs either falling down holes or sliding into chimneys and dying because I couldn't jump far or high enough to dodge them.

Summary
Simple game with good visuals, but terrible gameplay: 1 star for the artwork, 0.5 for the rest



Vampire Academy Vampire Academy

Rated 2 / 5 stars

A simple puzzle game, nothing more, nothing less. I had, however, expected more out of the game from the name, title menu and graphics.

First: The graphics and music are top notch. The sound effects play well with the commands, although I would've liked something a bit more dramatic when turning humans into vampires (like screams or "poof"-sounds), not just a simple "click".

The gameplay is solid but simple and most stages are a piece of cake, even for a pretty bad puzzle gamer as myself. There was some stages that presented a bit of a challenge, but they were rather few. I did still enjoy it though. This game is a pretty good 20 minute-"time waster" to play casually when you've got too much time on your hands.

Final Judgement: 2
Design and Sound are good, but could me somewhat enhanced. The gameplay is simple and solid, but the game doesn't really present a real challenge or thrill. Everything is tied well together, but in the end, it is "nothing too new or interesting".


Recent Audio Reviews


Toxic: wilt wake. (title) Toxic: wilt wake. (title)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I finally found this tune! I believe the game didn't have a link to begin with... or I'm just blind. Anyhoo...

Must say, this is a wonderful tune. I can listen (and have listened) to this for hours on end from the menu screen of the game, while writing and painting. It's so melancholic and sort of dreamy, while still having that heavy post-apocalyptic feel. While I completely adore WILT for all it's quality it's this tune I keep coming back to. Brilliant song and great inspiration!

The Audio section of Newgrounds is really underrated - you wonderful minds have so much great stuff going on here!


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Calamaistr responds:

Thank you for your kindness.
Its the Wilt wake title tune that actually got Asvegren (the coder) to contact me, he himself really liked it and i made a soundtrack for Wilt in the same style as the tune, it originally came from my quadrology "The machine" and the melody was called 'All will be here'. Look it up in my music library if you want. :)

-Cal.


Fill My Black Hole Fill My Black Hole

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this song.

I feel strangely happy everytime I listen to it.

I am seriously questioning my sexuality.


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Sadness's Sketch Sadness's Sketch

Rated 5 / 5 stars

So I was out looking for backround music for a roleplaying-session that takes place on board a train traveling through a snow-covered wasteland. One of the characters aboard happens to be a woman who wakes up in her cart alone, but with a ticket for two in her bag. She has no memory of her past: the only memento she owns is a sketchbook full of flowers.

This song very well captures the feeling I was out for: Sadness and melancholy, with a slight touch of hope to it. It also, at least according to my ears, has a feeling of adventure and the great unknown beyond. Thank you for uploading this piece of art: you've made another soul very happy tonight.

I don't think I'll have to explain the rating any further^^


whitesymphonia responds:

Glad you like it :)