|October 31, 2004
||[18 Nov 2004|09:11pm]
(Note: Sorry these reviews are late. A lot of stuff has been happening. I'll also have a co-reviewer soon, but for this update, there is just me, Jack.)
Lately the updates on The Big KiSS Page have been slimmer from lack of interest and poor coding, so what I chose was pretty much most of the latest of the updates. Though not as selective, I still think this can help the KiSS artists who made these lovely sets. And I still don't just review all the dolls I like, but rather ones I think stand out. Even if all of these got 'yeses' in my voting.
Erika the 80s Chick
I am...so, so glad the 80s are over. The colors, the patterns, the clothes. God, what a mistake. But I love this doll. It's well done because this is the type of thing people wore in the 80s. Scrunchies, high-top converse, loop earrings. The colors, patterns, everything is PERFECT. And I love the style it's drawn in, Fushsia draws like the older dolls were done, some what sloppy and what people who are used to new dolls would find 'glaring', but still very nice, to me. Someone who enjoys the very much older sets.
One thing that bothered me was lack of shading on some items, but shading on others, but it's easily looked over, because it's sort of flowing with the rest of the style.
I try not to make it a habit of reviewing more than one doll per person in an update, but I couldn't avoid it. This was a nice doll, and I felt compelled to review it, throwing my personal rules aside.
This is one of THE best representations of what punk was about in England back in the 70s, when it was born. This should teach those sk8tr kids and j-rockers what punk is TRUELLY about. Being grungy, gritty, and not giving a flip. Even, if, said punks later grow out of it and become ordinary folk.
The background looks like it was tedious and took some time to make, with the shading style and detail put into it. I also love the resized/reduced color posters, which give it a very gritty feel. The bondage and leather clothing is a super plus, and the fact that she's giving an evil sneer really adds to the spit-in-your-face feel.
This is up there with Kimiki's "Ronnie" and Rick Cramer's "Trent" on my favorite punk dolls list. (Which, by the way, he's remaking, and the style he's using is going to be something that'll blow you guys out of the water.)
This is such a freaking cute doll. Being a DDR-enthusiast, I was so excited to see something DDR-related. This cute little girl will dance on the screen, and you can even dress her while she's doing so. The animation is very smooth, sprite-like, even, and the style is precious. I like JDan's sets because s/he tends to create something very cute every time, and you get addicted to their very cute, very awesome style. My only gripe is that she doesn't have many clothes to select from. But that's understandable seeing as it's hard to animate all those items AND do the coding behind them.
Though the set was innovative and well-made, I feel you could've been more creative, seeing as how Maple Rose and Cutter have already made a dancing doll. But this seems a huge step, and I look foward to seeing more of your creative ideas.
Another boy set from Kid, something I really wanted. She has such impeccible taste in male clothing, I would probably wear every item in this set. Her style is also very soft and sweet, like a children's book. Something I find rather appealing. And another cool thing is that I got to see previews of this set, AND code the snap-to for her. It was so fun dressing him up and playing with him, and I felt honored to be helping her coding it. Unfortunately because of the limitations of Mac viewers, she couldn't code it herself without it being a huge pain in the neck.
Though one thing, and I noticed this in a lot of Kid's sets, is that they're too simple. I love her dolls, I truelly do, but her sets as a whole could use some touching up, like more clothes, more busy (but not too busy) backgrounds. But if she wants to stick to her method of making dolls, that's fine too, because I still enjoy them a lot.
Popsicle Stick Dollie
Mariye's pretty much known for being creative and playful with her KiSS sets. I thought this was a really really cool idea, and another cool thing from her out of many. I love the clothing, so bright and creative, the hair options, each style is very cute and reminds me of Japanese girls' hair in fashion magazines.
My only problems are that the hand, if I had not read the readme, would stay dissapeared forever once I clicked it. I had no idea to click the title, and had to look in the readme to find out how to get the hand back.
Also, I don't really like the swirly finger print on the finger. It seems too detailed and intricate, and doesn't fit with the rest of the style. Plus the black outline makes it stand out too much.