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7-02-2008 @ 8:23PM
This . . . got a resounding "meh" from me. Compared to other videos with combat, this one is rather . . . boring. Sylvannus hits people, and they die. That's about it. The special effects are limited to a simple channeling spell and some kind of fire AoE. It really didn't pull me into the action, in part because it was a total massacre - You have to keep the kill count going at a faster pace, and provide at least one or two baddies that take a little more work to finish off. Not only does the Scarlet Crusade offer no resistance against a lone Forsaken, Sylvannas takes too long to jump from one kill to the next to really engage you, nor do the attacks really change up all that much to give a sense of flow until towards the end. Sylvannas fires her bow, Sylvannus swings her glaive, fires her bow, swings her glaive a few more times . . . I know a lot of swordplay is going to involve a sword, but if you're going to put a focus on action, you need to keep the animations varied enough to make the swordplay itself interesting.And as for story . . . . Sylvannas massacres the Scarlet Crusade. It's a plot in the barest sense, more like the introduction to something with a more evocative storyline. There is not even any building tension, and only one major change in the storyline, where she starts turning dead Scarlet Crusaders into mindless zombies. The Scarlet Crusade are also a boring army - they line up to be killed in pretty little formations, and their leaders die off even faster than their grunts.Sorry, great editing as always from Soosdon, but if he's going to try some story and action, perhaps he should get in cahoots with others instead. The visual didn't draw me in the way it normally does with his videos, and the story was almost nonexistent.
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