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Neo Reviews: Dusk's Dawn (This is way overdue)


NeoExlucky

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So then...we're just gonna ignore the absence and get right to the review!

Dusk's Dawn is an interesting title that has received it's fair share of reviews, most of which being bad. While observing and taking notes on the video, I began to realize that the fan product wasn't as bad as Snowdrop, in fact I don't know what my opinion on Dusk's Dawn is. Don't get me wrong, when it does something wrong, it's really, really bad, but not everything is bad and some of the things that it does, I have to give it credit for. The title is certainly ambitious and I praise it for being so bold as to go outside the box, but it does have it's problems...

So let's just get this out of the way, the voice acting in this is terrible. There are some voices that aren't that bad, but there isn't anything too good in this. There was a Pegasus with an accent in the video who I never understood, some of the voices seem like their reading off of the script, and I swear there is a line that just uses google translate's bot as a voice. I never really liked any of the voices, and most of which were annoying. I understand that you might not be able to get people like Elliemonty, but I know that lines can be read and acted better than that, and I can say that from experience.

Moving on, the animation was...well...not very good. I felt like someone had just copied and pasted the pony creator products into flash and tried to do something, and while that may work for some things, it doesn't work here. There are many times where things seem off and not right, especially when it comes to the wand (I think it was a wand). I have no idea what it really is, and that's a problem. It looks somewhat like a sonic screwdriver actually, but that doesn't make any sense.

Now let's talk about what I can appreciate here. This video isn't afraid to think outside the box. Most animations I see are fairly boring and stay relatively the same. Most include one of the main characters doing something, or include something that feels really slice-of-life ish, and there's nothing wrong with that, but after a while it gets tiring. This however, made me think it was gonna be a good fight. Seeing something like Swing tavi Swing, in a full animation was gonna be good, and I like that it was a little dark, but I was disappointed that there was no actual fight scene. I also like the song in the video, I like the idea and the general beat to it.

Now we can reflect on this. So what we have here is something that thinks outside of the box, has a decent song, but lacks good animation and voice acting. I personally don't hate it as much as I hate something like Snowdrop or Button's adventures. There are worse things out there, but I wouldn't tell you to show this to someone who hadn't seen anything in the fandom. There also was the problem at the end where one of the characters stumbles upon the elements of harmony, which kinda bugged me, but the series won't continute, so I'm okay with it. I know that's off topic, but I just wanted to bring that up somewhere in this review. Now then, I give Dusk's Dawn a 4/10, it needs a lot of improvement, but the idea isn't half bad and if it got a revival with some decent voice actors and better animation, I'd take another look again.

I'm sorry that it took so long to get this review out guys, but I just couldn't get motivated to do a review, and I think I actually tried to quit Canterlot at somepoint, but I'm not sure. I'm still here, and you guys are kinda stuck with me for a while now, so good luck with that. :blush:

Anyway, I'll see you guys at some point later, with the next review in the Hatred marathon, which may or may not be a fanfic...we'll see...

This has been Neo Review, thanks for reading, take care, and have a good night.

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