To bring a late close to gaming week, let’s review Epic Mickey.
When this game came out, it was exciting to hear that one of the main characters in the game would be Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, as Disney had never done anything with him since they got him back in 2005. I was still pretty shaky on who this “Oswald” guy was. I knew he was some old Disney character that has never been seen in years, but he never really struck a chord with me. But when I played this game, man, did things change. Oswald quickly became my favorite Disney character. Heck, my blogger name is OSWALD.
But I digress, I got Epic Mickey when it first came out. I haven’t played it since beating the game a while back. Is it still any good? Let’s see.
This was a game I actually forgot about until I came across it again in my game collection. I looked at it and thought, “Yeah, this seems good.”
This was a game that was the end to a series of games that was about various classic Nicktoons teaming up to fight some sort of evil. Typically they were called Nicktoons Unite, but this one decided to put Spongebob in the spotlight.
How is it? Is it just as awesome as the idea of Nicktoons fighting together, or is this just another throwaway licensed game? Let’s see.
Unlike Bubsy and Battletoads, The Super Mario Brothers Super Show actually was picked up for a full cartoon. I actually remember watching this as a kid. I actually really liked to pick up a copy of the show from Blockbuster. It was something I really enjoyed as a kid. Does it hold up? Well, let’s see.
Battletoads is known by many gamers as a fun co-operative beat-em-up. I actually have never played it, as I didn’t get a Nintendo Entertainment System until I was twelve. I only own a couple games on the system, Battletoads not being one of them. Thus, I am not exactly familiar with the classic game.
Just like Bubsy, Battletoads had a cartoon television pilot that never aired. Could this one be as bad as Bubsy, or have I finally found something worth watching? Let’s see.
Veggietales was an odd idea for a kids show. Whoever said that mixing talking vegetables with Christian Bible stories was a good idea is certainly on some kind of drug. All jokes aside, Veggietales was an interesting, silly take on parables and Scripture tales that a lot of kids enjoyed. Even if you’re not Christian, the show still teaches valuable lessons on how to deal with bullies and growing up. There was one problem I had with the show (besides the stupid idea): the video games.
These games were always bad. Even as a kid, while I still enjoyed them, I always wanted to give up on them. I didn’t remember why until I brought out the old consoles. The one that caught my eye was the Playstation 2 and my dusty copy of LarryBoy and the Bad Apple. Was this game as silly and fun as the show, or does this bad apple go straight to the garbage can? Let’s see.
I hate Bubsy. He’s annoying. He’s unoriginal. He’s stupid. He’s what every video game character DOESN’T want to be.
…so who’s idea was it to give him a television show?
Okay, for those of you who don’t know, Bubsy was the mascot for the video game company, Accolade. He starred in many games on the SEGA Genesis and is most famous for the abomination known as Bubsy 3D for the Playstation. His main character trait is that he is loud-mouthed and loves to make pop culture references. Just by that description alone you can guess why I hate him.
In 1993, a television pilot for the character was pitched. It was never picked up for a full series. Why? Let’s see.
There’s been a lot of movies and shows based off of video games, and there have been a lot of video games based off of animated shows and films. Mostly, they’re bad, so I’ve decided to spend this week dedicated to them!
Starting today, I’ll be reviewing animated/non-animated works based on video games and video games based off of animated/non-animated works. If there are any games or films you’d like me to review, feel free to suggest!
See you later, Animators!
Posing is an important part of animation. Posing is a HUGE part of the animation progress. These poses communicate more what the character is feeling than the face does. As much as I LOVE facial animation, I have to give extra special attention to making sure my poses are the best they can be. How do I make sure of this? Well, this is my checklist.