This is a very nice piece of work. The ambiance was well done; without any dialogue and only sound effects to be heard (for the most part) this time around it put me on the edge of my seat as to what was gonna happen next, which could've been anything.
The whole mystery of this situation in comparison to Chapter 0 has unlocked some interesting theories that I and others can only guess until you reveal the truth. People suggest this could be a reset for example, or alternate dimension. This character resembles Skoot very much, and yet is it the same Skoot as Ch. 0? He seems like he just woke into this hell too. What if Ch. 0 was really like a dream and Ch. 1 is the start of another "dream" that takes place in this same hellish world and connects with the previous "dream?" Does falling asleep start a new "dream," or something else?
The animation has improved too, it's feeling more natural than the previous chapter. I was a little iffy about his flinching to his wound. I think his arms needed to do something (move away from the wound at least, even put a hand next to it).
Your backgrounds, like in WHOOKOS, are also well done. The lighting is pretty good, especially in that hallway with the lightbulb. Despite not having played the games still, I felt more Silent Hill vibe here.
As you said this animation does feel a little short. Even though you meant to keep the pacing faster, I think for this episode part you had more freedom to share with the viewers more of this world as that has been more the focus than the character. We're just sitting in the seat of his perspective, discovering this world along with him. The parts you cut out may not have needed to have been cut out then? The intro also seemed a little confusing including the sound effects but perhaps there'll be a reason for that?
In any case I'm looking forward to Pt. 2, but first will come Zelda UO 2 and WHOOKOS 2 both of which I'm also eager for their releases.
I agree with much of what nikedrummer33 said.
You took the risk of starting a Flash-animated anime series, and that isn't bad but you definitely will need to watch out for trolls and haters of anime who are too impatient to wait out the full story that you got started here. I for one prefer to judge a story as a whole.
This definitely feels like an ordinary anime scenario at the beginning, and you did a decent job of it. I've seen (and even made myself) worse anime attempts. However, take from what you have here and improve on it. Try drawing in more frames in your animation for smoothness, study movement and practice more character animation. Give this series some flavor; a uniqueness that shall only come from you. Anime memes are fine but sometimes overused, see if you can build from that.
Of course, do what feels natural to you too. These are merely suggestions I'm giving but if you're confident with what you have planned then go for it.
I will be looking forward to what's to come.
I must say, there is some major improvements made in here. And why wouldn't there be? It's a remake, where you can take what mistakes you made or things you didn't like in the old version and make them better, combined with all the knowledge and skills you have acquired since then (6 years in this case).
Backgrounds: Excellent (for YT's version obviously)
Voice Acting: Much better
Animation/Flash models: Much better
The extended script lets you ease into the character intros better. I can also see Link and Saria's running around as a training session a lot more now, so it was a good move to extend that scene especially. The motion blurred shots were a great touch too.
The only thing that actually bugs me is the inaccuracy between subtitles (which have a good OoT feel) and what the characters actually say. From what I can tell, voices are done absolutely last. I recommend saving the subtitles until after getting the voices, or at least update them.
Did I mention how much I like the menu screen? X3
I must say, watching the Flash version after watching the YouTube version is a lot better because I can see more of the backgrounds and understand what's going on better (I didn't even know they were on a floating rock until I saw it here). Darkness + video conversion doesn't seem like a good combo, though I bet some colour correction in the video version might help next time. X3
Now for the animation itself. All I can say overall is that your improvement keeps on a rollin'. The writing is always unpredictable and interesting and haunting, which makes AE my favorite of all your series. Your voice acting has more emotion; it surprised me a little when Scoot yelled, "WHAT'S GOING ON?!!" The music impressed me too, it was spot on every time. Finally, the 3D POV was a very nice touch; the camera animation matched perfectly with Rina-chan's voice.
The only thing I could point out negatively besides keeping the improvement ball rolling is the character models but I know that was for consistency and you are already working on them so I'll wait until Chapter 1 begins.
I actually found this to be a good quality animation. You've got a good partial-anime drawing style and the animation itself isn't bad either; pretty smooth in fact. Your voice actors are excellent and backgrounds are decent. Everything is pretty solid in fact.
Now other people seem to hate on your concept, how its too "cliche." I admit this kind of scene has been done before, but it does take some skill to actually replicate things too. I recommend mixing more original content in future episodes, stuff that only the author would come up with. It could be a change in the script for example. However, you've got a good series coming along and I look forward to seeing more!
Taking into account all of the amazing backgrounds, character animation, effects, and your script and ideas for the story, this was a very good animation. You even went as far as making fun of House, which I found pretty funny. I loved how Link seemed was such an idiot in the previous episodes, but I loved it more that he was able to fight back a lot more this time. Shadow Link was well done, since he really did resemble a dark reflection of this Link with that weird grin he has. Ruto was amazing too with her sexy display. I think it was a good choice to have a short ending since there's only so much you can put in and it fit well.
I waited a long time for this episode and I was not disappointed at all. I can't wait to see the next one, no matter how long it takes!
I expected great things when I read the title and I must say that I was far from disappointed. The fast-paced action kept me on my toes and I was impressed it lasted for so long. This one's a keeper
This could be a great visualizer if more time was spent on it.
The action was top notch.
Top score for originality and great improvements on graphics. :D
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