From the outset this movie was instantly likable, the fonts and colour selections were well done and gave the movie a different feel than your typical piece. The intro while incorporating the typical freelooking flying around watching things happen from a third person perspective was watchable, synched with the building musical element and didn’t last too long that it could become an annoyance. The use of a scene of deagle kills with no crosshair/hud actually worked well and gave you a taste of what you were in for, especially since the creator didn’t then repeat the same scene unnecessarily. The effects were one area where I had issues that bear raising. Firstly there were times when an effect actually worked but at the expense of a level of minor irriation, the main example of this being the spinning of the screen around the crosshair during a kill sequence. The couple of times this happened it actually synched well with the music and for a moment even seemed to produce some kind of effect in the viewer but at the same time it was annoying in and of itself.
Published on ESEA on the 16th of January 2007.