Onepeicefan1992 wrote:i played this game yesterday and her is my reviewi have always been a big fan of classic cartoons. i would have to say that you have done a very good job bringing the character out of her environment and into a whole different world. i have played through the game and i would have to say just by looking at this game it would be great for children aged 9-12, but i personally don't think that would be such a good idea. i was shocked to see that there are DEATHS mentioned in this game and one apparent SUICIDE but that didn't ruin the game, what ruined the game for me was at the very beginning the game was filled with storylines where as to the end of the game it was just small dialouge, and not to mention that some things didn't make sence. ihe best part of the game for me was meeting the rabbit girl she had a sexy voice, i can't say the same for betty's voice she sounded nothing like the actual character. the loading screens frustrated me but apart from that everything else was fine. You really need to be careful when releasing games that feature characters you don't own or you might have a lawsuit on your hands. betty boop is licensed with Kingfeatures they are known to be very protective over the character. i would be grateful if you could link the demo reel of the voice actress who did the role .
Thanks for playing!
Well for starters...Pauline only mentions that her mother is deceased which is why she has so much in common with you, she is the only character to fall in love with you from the moment she see's you "She's like the opposite of a stalker" although the character might seem normal at the beginning her ending will show you her true personality. Besides the character is suppost to be a little loopy, but you only find out towards the end if you plan on meeting up with her, i was thinking of paula abdul when creating pauline's personality, mixed with a little Mae West! "Come up and see me some time!"
(Earlier today i came across a review by Weeaboo.NL (Thanks for playing Weeaboo.NL even if it killed you?... yes the game was suppost to be surreal like how the original cartoons were you're review was honest and i agree on some levels...)
http://weeaboo.nl/2012/09/review-the-ro ... miss-boop/
"The characters on the title screen are falling over like bowling pins."
"Betty Boop sounds like a crone with a scratchy voice, other characters are outdated stereotypes."
"Seeing these characters overlaid on top of real-world photographs is the stuff of nightmares." (That made me laught!)
…. This… EXISTS? … why?
I mean, to each their own but… why? And why dogs? Boop was never a dog, why make her one? Because Bimbo existed?
And why does it look so BAD?
Betty was originally a nameless dog herself before 1932. Betty was a dog in the following shorts:
1. Dizzy Dishes
2. Mysterious Mose
3. Barnacle Bill
4. Bimbo's Initiation
5. Bimbo's Express
6. Silly Scandals
Well i was originally going to draw the character like how she looked on the model sheet, but i thought people would have loathed the design being as it wasn't influenced on anime. I used the cartoon Silly Scandals as the base becuse Betty was working in a theatre and thats the first time she was named and why does it look so bad? well it isn't an official game it's only fan-based, and everyone who cant make there own backrounds on the lemmasoft fourm uses real photographs. Reason why the screen was so big was becuse photoshop wouldn't allow me to re-size the images and when i did they were floating on top of the screen...
When i used the blinking code the characters was no longer be able to stand in the center, even if i added the code at center so the characters were moved to the side for some unknown reason. I was originally going to ask someone to draw the character sprites and backrounds for me but then i would have had to fork out money just for something fan-based, i can some-what draw myself with lack of anatomy... so i thought to myself i'll just do the drawings myself. I have already been told that the characters look scary as hell
way back when i first started the project, even by people i know who i showed the designs to.
Betty is known for her massive head and without it she just isn't Betty... and as for the voice well nobody can match the original voice of Betty Boop "Mae Questel" not even Betty's current voices actresses of today come anywhere close to the great "Questel
". One of my friends already played the game before-hand and had told me it has a good opening but the game goes downhill from there on. I asked the voice actress to try and impersonate the Baby Bronx accent style she was originally going to use her normal voice.
I only added the screens to part the game for each sequence and day so it could split the game when moving on to the next, at the time i was thinking of playstation i used to love the loading screens on that game console. And as for KingFeatures
i really dont think they would care becuse:
This is a fan-based game, which includes my own characters.
This isnt being sold and like if anyone would want to buy this... come on now be serious (That's the only time they are bothered, when people are selling false Betty Boop merchandise without they're permission) The game is more of a tribute to the characters earlier apperances and besides Betty Boop is no longer canine she is fully human.
It would have been a waste of time asking for permission to use Betty for something that is fan-based becuse i wouldn't have been able to get in contact with Kingfeatures, and if i did they would have thought that i was raving mad and would most likley hang the phone up on me...
Betty Boop was originally based on a real woman, so i decided to do the same thing for my own characters. I couldn't fix some problems with the game, the persistant data just wouldn't delete. I have only fixed one problem in the game the part where Betty continues to show up in the church scene and the script is suppost to go slow to match the voices and just to add the Sister of the main character's voice-over originally very loud, but she was dangling keys and the backround was so blurry so i had to edit her voice in audacity, speaking of audacity i had to convert all 60 voice-overs for each character and some of the samples were low for certian characters and some were high. It was kinda hard to make them all sound the same so if you plan on playing just use your speaker box and lower down the volume or turn it off. All i can say if you are a fan of Betty Boop this is something to tribute her (even if it's classed as nightmare fuel), it's not like KingFeatures and the Fleischer Studios are ever going to make Betty her own dating game, she will forever be stuck in slot-machine based games for the rest of her life...
Japanese voice actress Rina "Mizura" Adachi provided the vocals for Ginger Pauley, she can be found here (btw her website is embeded in the game in the ending credits same goes for everyone else):
And speaking of the real Ginger Pauley she actually isn't from the olden days she is an actress of 2012:
The music in the game is all public domain. The (c) for "I Wanna Be Loved By You" ended in 2008-2009. My friend originally made the actual title song herself, but it just didn't sound right... becuse i just didnt like the sound of the piano.
I really don't think Melissa Heflin sounds like an old crone... well i guess everyone has there own opinion:
Mae Questel V Melissa Heflin & original opening title screen music:
The game was originally going to be in Black and White but i thought people would have hated not being able to see the colors, the first designs had to be re-made anyway becuse they had a white out-line around them (which is why i made a thread in the fourm and asked how to remove the transparency in the) thanks to Tetiel i was able to fix the problem:
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =8&t=13859
Not to mention that before releasing the game i was about to re-draw all the characters, but there was just too many to draw so i gave up and just distributed the game,it proberly wouldn't have made any difference. I guess i should have went with the original concept wich was a story was dating about Betty Boop alone without other characters it would have been alot easier... becuse then there would have just been one character to look after and i guess thats everything.