A fantastic to an already fantastic series
With the last two episodes, you really managed to turn this into something extremely impressive, changing something cute into a well thought out drama. While I was already hooked and inspired by Step 2 (mostly thanks to your excellent use of music, which is one of the things that is now something I do in animation as well), I think part 4 propelled the series higher than any of the newground submissions I have seen so far.
These 5 years have not been a waste. Keep up the excellent work!
Another excellent animation
I must admit I liked the 2nd one better, as it seemed to have a bit better pacing, but once again, you have created a great animation. I am also detecting some hints to a more serious undertone in your animations, I am right?
Anyway, keep up the great work!
Next time when you make a flash like this, make sure the button for the next piece of text goes to a prespecified frame. Using the nextframe actionscript is annoying, especially since you didnt take into account that after some conversations an animation was about to start, resulting in the user to need to press a ludicrous amount of times to either continue or see the animation frame by frame (which didnt exactly help the overall quality of the animation). Next time, before you submit something, make sure all of the bugs or annoying things are gone, so that people will spend more attention to the story and animation, instead of being irritated over small things like the next button.
As for me, I lost interest half way, after the animation just broke down in the middle once, and afterwards I had to keep pressing the button to see the animation frame by frame. Therefore, even though the art is nice, I didnt pay attention to the story.
As for sound, well, I liked the soundtrack of Phoenix Wright, so I guess this one is okay as well. For graphics, everything seems okay. No distinctive style, but still good enough to notice. For the rest; just make sure you remove the bugs in the next animation, and it will be received a whole lot better.
Thanks, actually one of the few comments that includes good criticism =)
Sadly actionscript isn't my strong point, but I'll do my best in future flashes.
a good game, but not without flaws
At first it seems that mathematics does not make for good gameplay, but in this game, you pulled it off well. Making the game calculate automatically depending on different ways of calculation is a very good idea.
There are some flaws though. First of all, the game remains rather the same. The only real difference in each level is the height of the starting stack, which is a shame. More power ups, or a way of earning them would have been a nice additon. Also, in a game like this it would have been a good idea to give the player the choice of where to apply the powerup, seeing as the different possibilities in the stack also depended on chance; having something to break this chance (except for a higher stack) would have kept the game more interesting.
Also, there is one major exploit in the game. I wont detail it here, mostly for the enjoyment of others, but if you want to know about it, feel free to sent me a message (or, in case you already know about it, nevermind).
All in all, a good game with a very good concept, though it has more potential than what you currently put in. I hope to see a future version that is more polished, because this concept seems to be quite addicting. Keep up the good work!
Okay, maybe not original, but good nevertheless
Indeed, after watching the reviews, I found that spin it up has some common traits with your game, but then again, it happens that sometime when you have this great idea, it has been done already by other people. It happens, there is nothing that can be done about it.
However, what those people seem to be forgetting is that adding to an existing concept is also an achievement. Of course, adding a second disc to the whole is not that big a change, but it added to the overall challenge. Compare that with some good selected tracks and you have a nice entertaining game.
And for those claiming that this flash is stolen: the way I see it, stealing a flash is literally taking the swf and posting it under your name. This guy made the game, as the game seems the same in general gameplay alone. If this is called theft, than what about those modern console titles? Could you call command and conquer stolen, because it builded further on the concept of real time strategy? And every tower game, does it mean if you make another tower game, it is also stolen? Heck, you could accuse the entire commercial industry of stealing then, because existing gameconcepts are being recycled since the beginning of games.
So, considering this, I cannot think of this game as stolen, but rather not entirely original. And thumbs up for the excellent work, as it is still a very enjoyable game nonetheless.
Thanks for backing me up
Just to be a bit clear to all those that say this is stolen. This flash is created 100% by myself with music from the audio portal and synchronized by me, designed by me, and drawn by me. So excuse me for coming up with a similar idea.. next time one of you play some poorly created game that is in the genre of a platformer, why dont you say thats stolen too? How bout every gun game with modified graphix? Thats stolen too right? This is fully conceptionalized and created by me. If you are going to say that a game is stolen on the fact that the concept is similar when everything else is fully recreated go do us a favour and screw yourself plz. ^^
To Cridia, Im glad you enjoy the game. Thanks for bringing to my attention what some people have reviewed in my absense. Truth be told i was unaware spin it up even existed till 3/4 thru production but seeing as many wont believe that, you are right in saying it isnt fully original.
Very interesting game!
A simple concept, but yet so addictive, that's how all games should be! It is the first time I actually played a Flash game twice. Maybe you could try to make a little better graphics next time, the graphics were a little bit too simple for my tastes.
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