Solid start to what looks like a fine reboot
With the last episode of TTA being almost 4 years old, it is really cool to see a series (which may not have aged well by today's standards) that was big in that day get a reboot. TTA, in my opinion, was one of the largest and most ambitious flash projects of its time. I can think of few other series that have stretched near it's length. While this flash is'n perfect (some of the music doesn't quite fit, and some voices are a little off when put side by side with the main cast) i am enjoying seeing the main issues of TTA being addressed. First thing is first, the animation is fantastic, the way in which you have presented the flash has kept most of the charm of TTA while giving the rest of it a nice upgrade. In particular I enjoyed the fact that you brought the two character conversations back when you could have just as easily done without thim. This is a small stylistic choice, but it keeps TOME feeling like TTA reather than just a new series with the same characters. I also enjoy the fact that each character has their own font. The other big thing I enjoyed was the rate at which you are clipping through the story. It is no secret that TTA was long (this was both its greatest strength, and its biggest weakness) and trimming some of the fat and filer was the right choice. I'm just as game for side-story filler as any other person, but TTA did get a bit bogged down, even in the early parts of the series, and I hope TOME can avoid this. Now that we've covered some of the good, let's look at some parts that could use a little touching up. The big thing is background voices, as of right now they need improvement. One of TTA's biggest charming qualities was the background characters, they were just as fun to see evolve and grow as the rest of the cast, and you really need to get some voices that can carry those small (but very important) roles. The support voices are the difference between what could be a good reboot, and getting the series the real attention it deserves. Overall I am excited to see what becomes of this reboot, no matter how far behind schedule it gets.
Better than average
Not gonna lie, overall this is a fairly good flash and will get many fives and tens in the future. But I'm not hear to write a 3 word review and give you a 10 to buff the average score. So with that out of the way let's talk about what needs work. The first thing that comes to mind is the the intro. A quick rule of thumb here, don't get a voice actor for a good flash unless they are really good. It is just kind of jarring to the whole product if the voice actor is not quite up to the task, and this is a case when he obviously was not up to the task. Besides that the intro in general was kind of stupid and superfluous, the whole flash would have been better without it, we do not need to know who is fighting who to enjoy the fight. For the most part the main bulk of the flash was fine, song was kind of generic but I wont hold that against you. If I had to give one complaint it would be that some of the actions just look silly (i.e. ripping the mecca dragon's jaw off), and took me out of the whole thing a bit. But besides that it was a solid well made flash. Keep on working and I am sure you will come out with something even better next time.
Great Animation Start to Finish.
The animation you've done here is something quite special, while it may not be total air on TV pro quality, it is still leaps and bounds better than the average newground video. The only real issue with the video is the audio, the first half of the animation is virtually silent. I get that you were trying to make an impact when your main song came in, but a simple ambient upbeat tune in the background would have made the opening a lot more enjoyable. The fact is that you've got a lot of dead air in your intro, "hums" and "huhs" don't fill it that well. The dead air is the only real issue with the video, that and your song of choice was a little to metal for my tastes, but hey you can't always get what you want. Keep up the good work, and just try to fix some of those small issues so your future flashes can win the weekly first instead of just the daily.
Save a few issues, the video was overall good. The animation was tight, the sound was good, and it all fit together fairly well. There are some issues, mostly near the end, where the animation looks a little crude (for example the unicorn is way out of place compared to the rest of the animation). But overall a enjoyable little flash that gets the job done, it's just a little rough arround the edges.
Well it's not bad....
But Valhalla Knights came out in 2005, so when I saw this on the front page, I was a little unsure. There are a few problems with this episode, but most of them are small and not worth talking about, the only big flaw was the length, when the video ended I actually said: "That's it?" I don't know, I just thought it would be longer. But on the flip-side, the art and visuals were very, very good, there were only a few things i could nitpick about, most of them were just unatural movements, but nothing is perfect. Overall: Great flash, superb visuals, but a little short. Let's just hope Valhalla Knights 3 doesn't take a year and a half to come out.
Let me start off by saying, wow, this has been a awesome series. I don't really have anything bad to say so let's just skip to my main points.
Number one, and quite possibly the most important point I'm going to make, the plot actually made sense throughout the series, can't say that about a lot of the series that I have seen before. So thank you, that alone gives you a 5/5 from me.
Next we get to the plot, fantastic. Though a few parts of the overall story didn't flow as well as I would have hoped, at least the story is consistent. I thought the beginning of season two was a little slow, but I can pardon that, nothings perfect.
Overall all I can say is wow, great job, and I am really looking forward to what you make next.
Series rating: 10/10 5/5
Well what is there to say...
This was a great movie, and a great conclusion to the series that you have created. If i could say anything about this movie, it would be that it was a bit on the short side, and i would have liked to see a bit more with the battle at the beginning. The movie also felt a tad bit slow after the small "fight seen". But those problems are pretty small and don't really detract all that much from the movie itself. Great job. 5/5 10/10
I saw this movie about three months back, and I just realized that i hadn't reviewed it yet, so here are my thoughts on the movie.
What you guys chose to do was a bit of a gamble, the movie is really hit or miss, and lucky for you it hit dead on. It definitely has that weird, strange, creepy felling, witch I'm almost positive is what you where going for, and you pulled it off perfectly. I remember watching the this for the very first time, and afterwords i didn't know exactly what to say, i was just kinda speachless. So allin inall Great job, and I am looking forward to what you guys put out next. 10/10 5/5
Pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Well while this movie wasn't particularly my "cup of tea" it is still one of the better movies I've seen in a while. There are really only two problems I had with the movie, one of course the picture at the end of chapter three, I can see why you put it in, but did it really need to be in there, it detracts from the over all movie , and without it I probably would have gotten an nine. My second problem were the large amount of time spent on the seen that were just a small amount of action with the fading whit background, even though it happened only twice, the first one seamed a bit out of place with the rest of the movie.
Other than that good job. 8/10 4/5
Well all I have to say is wow.
Now i first saw this movie in 2006, but still when i watch it now it is still amazing, on a side note, is there any place I can get the song? I have to say In my time on newgrounds I have never seen a better flash.
Spider and I had talked about releasing it on iTunes but legally we need to do it through his record company. It's a huge pain in the arse but we haven't given up on the idea. Hopefully one day ;)
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