All 80 game Reviews


Detective Grimoire Detective Grimoire

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game!

This was in fact, a great game. It took me like an hour and a half to complete, but then again, when I play this kind of game. I like not only completing it, but also making sure that I got every clue there is, and see how every character responds to all of them so I don't miss a thing.
In the end I had it down to 2 suspects, and I couldn't figure out what I had to do with one of them (the other one being the killer) to get it to say 'innocent'. Turned out I hadn't talked about every topic, kinda frustrating, becuase the suspect didn't really say anything very important to make it go innoncent.
Graphic-wise, well, you did a good job on the characters, they're all great and allthough they're not very animated, they still feel right, in some way. The backgrounds look very cool too, but I'm not so fond of the lighting, when I looked at the making-of, the non-lighted backgrounds look much rawer and cooler to me. But they were all still pretty cool.
Sound was well good too, got pretty tired of the moaning sometimes, but overall, it was okay. I guess you can't expect you to actually have real voice acting as it would boost the flash-size way up and have a hellofalot work, but this way worked too.
Interactivity is most important in a game. And allthough there were some things that annoyed me, overall it worked very fine. The whole get-the-truth thingie was a bit stupid, as it was just moving your mouse to the right when the screen flashed. It would be better if you had to guess yourself when the person started lying, would've made it more interesting. I also got annoyed by the text pausing at full stops and such. It appeared to me as if the characters line was over and I could go to the next, but then there was another line. Having the text just go through would make much more sense to me. The mini-games were a very nice add. But overall I could say that the game could/should have more difficulty in it, a more difficult 'get the truth' minigame would've worked. Or something else that could make the game harder.
Anyways, there's a lot of things that could be better, but you'll always have that. You thoroughly entertained me those 90 minutes and I look very forward to see a Detective Grimoire 2. But make him wear a hat then, 'mkay?



Tabuto Tabuto

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great game

This is simply just a great game. Allthough the graphics and sound were nothing special. The gameplay was exceptionally good. I don't know why because the concept is done many times before, this for some reason is very fun to play. I like that at first you think the blocks fall fast, and with every level you think it just can't get any faster, and then it does. The combo-system, ranking up more and more points as long as you don't miss any blocks is very good.
As said, the graphics are nothing special, but they were crisp and it looked just fine. I didn't really like the background music, but no points off cus it had a mute button.
I guess you could improve by adding powerups (bigger mouse when you hit spacebar, getting extra lives if you make a run of 150 etc) and a highscore table would be cool too. Maybe changing the background(color) when you up a level.
But the game is good the way it is anyway.



Button Game Button Game

Rated 2 / 5 stars

You have something here...

Well you do have an original concept here. Too bad your presentation just sucks. Clicking squares isn't my idea of fun.
As you are already creating a version 1.2, consider the following things which would make it better:
- Not clicking squares, animations for the squares or something to make the squares more interesting. You could do coloured ones. But for that extra psychedelic effect, make them change color on over or down. Also how about making the first square huge, then in the second level two halve square, third level one third of the big square. So they don't stay exactly the same. Allthough it would be even better if you put down the squares and go for trees or windows or even (animated) humans.
- You need backgrounds. It will look so much better with backgrounds. It'll make it much less dull looking fast. Even just a fading colour would do just the trick. It'll help the psychedelic effect too if you're gonna use coloured squares and have the background coloured too. A changing colour in the background (using a simple shape tween) would be nice too.
- At the very least a mute button. I like listening to my own music. You could also add like 3 or 4 songs so people can choose, as long not everyone likes to hear the pussycat dolls. You can find some irritating techno-noises in the Audio Portal if you need 'em.
- Presentation. Make the screen bigger and have a cool intro just to make things interesting. Also have a menu with a simple how to play page.
- Instead of just going back to a level (like checkpoints) have people have 3 lives or something. It'll make it more interesting (and less frustrting?)
Well these are some things you c(sh)ould add to version 1.2. If you need help, you can always PM me.


Billy-Bean responds:

Most of your ideas I've actually already considered and decided on. I will have a changing backgrounds, the squares will have some sort of unique effect(i just haven't decided yet), there'll be a menu and hopefully it'll look more prettier. Hopefully I can make it more 'psychedelic' for you. :P

~Leonard


Futurama Quiz Game 2 Futurama Quiz Game 2

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Not all bad,

the graphics were kinda okay, the questions were a bit unreadable becuase of the font you used but the buttons were ok and so was the background.
It's just a quiz so no high notes for style.
The buttons were a bit oddly placed and all very simple.
This could be better.


bkdude responds:

you must be deaf because you didn't mention the horrendous sound.

this is probobly the first time in 2 weeks ive said this to anyone but...

thank you for constructive criticism.


Type It Type It

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice

I always like typing games, and this was no exception. Simple graphics, simple sound, but the game was good.
Allthough it was a simple idea, the turning letters was a nice touch and overall it played just fine.
I scored 1420 so I would actually get in the highscores but oh well.



NG Name Generator NG Name Generator

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not great.

The graphics were okay, allthough the NG theme is a bit overdone. The sound was OK too, the music mute button is good.
But the game itself was bad. Those names were all so very boring! It didn't help that there weren't really THAT much names, this needs more, much more.



Ultimate Goal Ultimate Goal

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great

Twas a good game, the graphics were pretty good, allthough the ball looked a bit weird with a couple black spots, but overall the 'killing' animations were good, backgrounds were ok too.
When that reviewer mentioned it was from Croc I knew why it sounded so familiar, lol, great.
Playing it was fun, and it wasn't as boring as I thaught it would be. Great!



Newgrounds Quiz! Newgrounds Quiz!

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Mediocre, in everything.

This was mediocre, mediocre graphics, nothing special, but it wasn't particulary ugly either.
The idea of a Newgrounds Quiz isn't very original as I have seen at least five of these already. But I still like the idea of a Newgrounds Quiz.
Some of the questions were stupid, how am I supposed to know what Tom Fulp's BA is, that wasn't that important, but I got most of 'em right in one time.


Billy-Bean responds:

No point in making a quiz everyone knows the answers too, lol. And I'm not the type to worry about looks, considering I can't draw for shit. And when you think about the thousands upon thousands of flash on Newgrounds, 5 or so Newgrounds Quizzes is nothing at all..


giant game tutorial DEMO giant game tutorial DEMO

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Not all good,

It was just a copy/paste tutorial and people could copy and paste the code, but then again, they'll need to learn real actionscript if they wanted to learn how to make a full game, not this tutorial.
Also you didn't state what Flash Version you need to paste and copy this becuase Actionscript is different for different versions.
The graphics of this were okay I guess, not brilliant or anything.


SHE-DID-IT responds:

flash 8


Shifty Puzzle Shifty Puzzle

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Hmm

This was okay. I've always liked these kinds of puzzles, and this wasn't a bad online version. The graphics were crisp, not great but not bad either.
Okay, so it wasn't original and it didn't had a nice gameplay twist on it. It still worked fine.
To bad there was a lack of sound, some music would be quite nice, allthough you'd have to put in a mute button too.
Some sound effects would be nice too.
Anyways I liked it, congrats.


Peturo responds:

thanks! yeah was just an experiment really and an entry into a competition for a differnt website