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Gaming is perhaps one of those things that anyone of any culture and age bracket can enjoy. Games have specific mechanics which make them a game; most games have a game engine, most games have a specific goal, most games have a specific style involved - bit it 2D or 3D. Games have a definitive end; games are either enjoyable or they are not - individual facets of games can also be enjoyed or simply not be enjoyable to the gamer. Animation is a different beast. Not only does animation come in many different forms, but depending on what it is built for it can have no purpose at all; Newgrounds is one such repository that allows for ANY animation. Animation doesn't need a beginning, middle or end; it doesn't need a title, it doesn't need credits - if it does have credits, it can go better, and arguably with a title it is better still. Individual facets of animation are hard to explain because animation is a medium that can hold MANY facets; it can also hold sound and any style of animation. You get the idea - there is no engine here, there are no specific mechanics - mechanics are as good as the imagination of the viewer and the creator. Animation is hard to review for this reason; so often times I must go on overall feel.
A good game is often obvious and deserves a review to match; but I cannot always review games as I'd like. Animation can be made better by having more going on in the animation, more attention to detail, better animation style, good fluid animations, good acting, background music that actually fits each scene, choreography that makes sense, and a movie (refering to non-title and ending animation) that has some impact, punchline, drives a story, or is part of a much larger series.
What does not belong on Newgrounds are test animations, oneshots that are too short to deliver, or something that is adamant about displaying itself even when the author admits it is bad. No one wants to see an author condemn there own work - works are submitted to Newgrounds for one reason - to be viewed, enjoyed and responded to with reviews and ratings. You do want to deliver don't you?
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Total Medals Earned: 21 (From 4 different games.)