Decided to pick Newgrounds back up as a part of my playing and entertainment field choices a few days back.
And I must say, I'm quite impressed...for the most part.
One of the first flashes I've watched was that of Super Mario Hyahdain created by Scott-Falco, and dear GOD that song is ADDICITING (That flash is playing in the background as I type this)
The cute and anime styled animation flowed incredibly well with the song remix involving the two main competitors of the Super Mario Series trying to win over Peach, who believes that both are quite good lookin' but wishes for them to not be so flirty with their dialogue.
Soon came a quick sweep for any recent flash releases of an old favorite artist of mine, for his fast paced and true-to-average-gamer's story structure, Egoraptor! :P
And sure enough, on the front page was that very creation I thought of searching for while listening to Super Mario Hyadain (still playing in the background, perhaps I should write a review for it).
Awesome Gaiden, although rather short (35 seconds on the dot last time I timed it), it's fast paced humor and chaotic, yet understandable flow of events had me laughing for quite sometime (still has me smiling when I rewatch at times). Though through all this...it felt rather un-filling as to what the storyline and non-main characters were...curious if anyone else felt this way, I decided to dig through the reviews.
As I peaked through the reviews for Awesome Gaiden, I noticed a 0 in the sea of 10's. Out of curiosity, I decided to read it to understand the odd and drastic break in the sea of praise.
As a teacher in the UK currently watching a serial about knife crime and deaths of young people... I did not find anything entertaining in this toon at all...
Why don't you try to promote peace and happiness instead? Have you seen Meet The Moon???"
The review's justification was definitely an understandable view as to why the violence didn't amuse her, and somewhat sympathetic...as I remember the series of school shootings that have went down over the years. From the Harris and Klebold and duo that shot up the Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999, to the ever recent and famous Virginia Tech massacre.
But ever so, I've found my heart to look past such events and enjoy the rush and humor that can come along with animated and theater staged violence, without the intention to ever getting myself involved in such situation.
As for Meet the Moon, I didn't know exactly that she was referencing an actual flash on Newgrounds since she was soo new...but sure enough, once I saw Meet the Moon listed as a "Best of the Week"...I knew I had to see what this compassionate-for-peace-and-life-teach er was talking about.
Meet The Moon by GodamnDawg (aka Ashley MacD.) quickly became another sworn favorite. The beautifully done background music captured me right off the bat. As for the animation, many of the cute wolf pup's expressions, actions, and attitude had me smiling the whole flash through and through. I even decided to stop the flash at certain times so I could pull over paint and use Print Screen to save those enchanting poses.
Super Mario Hyadain
Meet the Moon (featured in pic)
Yes, I'm tried of typing...so the rest of what I did will remain unannounced and simply known only through the reviews, ratings, and favorites I've left on my page. Enjoy peakin at my collection and history of touring and hunting through newgrounds!
And to imagine...all this was written so that other users (namely one I commented on just tonight ) could leave comments on my profile. Man I must be bored now.... >>