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Ulti's Comic Reviews

by Ultizeta
Welcome to Ulti's Comic Reviews! I am your host, Ultizeta, and this is my new and improved hub for reviewing webcomics of my fellow Smack Jeeves peers. Feel free to submit your own comic to be looked at by commenting down below or messaging me, but READ THE RULES FIRST.

Unlike my previous review site, this version of Ulti Reviews will focus less on being entertaining and nitpicky, and more on proper critique and general analysis. I intend to focus on the author's benefit more than other readers of the review.
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Ulti's Comic Reviews

Welcome to Ulti's Comic Reviews! I am your host, Ultizeta, and this is my new and improved hub for reviewing webcomics of my fellow Smack Jeeves peers. Feel free to submit your own comic to be looked at by commenting down below or messaging me, but READ THE RULES FIRST.

Unlike my previous review site, this version of Ulti Reviews will focus less on being entertaining and nitpicky, and more on proper critique and general analysis. I intend to focus on the author's benefit more than other readers of the review.

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Read The Ultimate Sonic Blast here.

I have a new Introduction page on the site that goes into further detail on the rules for submitting a review request! Be sure to absolutely give that a read before you request anything. Hopefully, this will make it easier for people!
Just in case imgur images won't load on your device and you can't find the tab at the top, here's a link to both the Rules page as well as the mentioned Upcoming Reviews page, for anyone using a mobile device.

Also, since I forgot to mention it, you can request a review simply by asking me! This can be done in the comments of any page here, via a Smack Jeeves private message, or any way of contacting me, really! I just only ask that you don't do it on another webcomic, whether it be mine or someone else's. Ask in a location where it's more appropriate.
@artofjoe: yeah if you don't read the rules he will be a dick to you
artofjoe
October 17th, 2017
@StickVenture: Be sure to read the rules tab. :)
If you wouldn't mind, if you could review my comic maybe when its first chapter is complete (Yeah, I know, I'm just starting) so I know how to make the next chapter even better? Thanks in advance!
Thanks for this review! I'm glad you're liking it and I thought I'd leave my two cents on everything addressed.

You had it on the nose in the first section. This comic isn't at all trying to say "This is how it SHOULD'VE been." It's more like a different interpretation of a series, despite it's shaky recent history, I have a great amount of respect for.

Yeah, I can see the problem with the borders. Initially, I saw them as a way to make the characters pop out from the backgrounds, but I can see where you come from. I want to try to wrap up the prologue arc first, but I may go back to the previous pages and try adding a border to the foreground, like you said.

It has occurred to me that the pacing seems to be a bit too fast-paced, which is probably why each chapter has ended up being as short as they are. I will most certainly try to take this into account once the comic shifts from the current arc, which is essentially the setup. As for Tails, yeah, I can tone down the snarkiness, for sure.

While several familiar stories will be featured in some way, I want the comic to diverge in shorter, but more original adventures later on, while staying true to the whole "heroes fighting against the villain" setup, like a Saturday morning cartoon sort of thing.

Again, glad you took a look at this. I wish that I could update far more frequently than I do, but there are other things that sort of take priority over this comic, including developing more of my own unique projects. ReBooted is more a fan project, something I make for fun, so it gets pushed to the side often. Thanks again for the review. Always nice to have different perspective!
Ultizeta
October 14th, 2017
Read Sonic ReBooted here.

Next up: The Ultimate Sonic Blast by Ren Fowl and Ryoku!
I wonder if it might be better to use something like "currently running", rather than "incomplete"? I mean, "incomplete" comes off as more negative, like a failure.

Perhaps "series" ought to be "IP" or "Intellectual Property", as well. I mean, each comic already IS a series in itself. Might as well just use more specific words.
It's finally here!
Now my stupid old Dark Sonic comic can die in obscurity!
smiffy is my favorite character
Thanks for reviewing it regardless (tourney arc happening...evidentally) we all work hard and set up a discord to collab better. I rather wait until my solo's are more established before asking for any of the 2 made. (both are kirby ones)
Read House of Craziness here.

Next up: Sonic ReBooted by Nathan Eisler.


Also, make sure to read the rules page before requesting reviews (though I'm not open for reviews right at this moment anyway. That's also stated in the rules, though.) I've already had four broken by one request already, and there's no point in writing something for somebody who can't read what I've already written elsewhere.
I just saw that I'm on the wait list. I'd better clean up the place before you get to it. Lol. XD
Awesome new style, Ulti. Got high hopes for this revived review series.
I can't wait to see mine, this new style is amazing. Plus, It'd help to see how both of us have improved last i saw a review towards me you noted me have similar problems to certain some author I'm hoping this will give me new insight into what to improve. Also great review start ya lizard you~

Also interested how'll you'll see my characters (Danith and Shady) as the work i've put into them has been tremendous.
Nice!
Good to have to you back Ulti! I really missed having a review comic around here.
@Haunshaul: The main issue there is that part of the reason why I constantly lost motivation when writing my old reviews was trying to scour through a comic to find relevant screencaps to use, and I would much rather be informative to an author with clearer language than being conversational and not get my points across well as a result.

We'll see how I feel when making more of these in the future, though. If I feel it's important to, I can try to retain some of the old review style, at least in the form of language. The format, though, that I'm definitely keeping.
Hey, that's my comic!
Thanks for the review! I think you touched on some salient points and were really fair to the comic for the most part. Kind of miss your older style of review, though. While the impartiality and cleanliness of the presentation in this new format makes sense, I think part of the reason people like your reviews is because they're coming from you--there's no real way to be a totally impartial judge as a critic, and people come to a specific reviewer because they like their voice/presentation style. In your case, I know I really liked having more clear-cut example panels for what worked and what didn't in a comic, and there was a bit more of a conversational tone of things. I know that's exactly what you mentioned trying to distance yourself from, but I think there's something to be said for feeling more like you're reading something written by "just a regular guy" as opposed to a professor. Take Roger Ebert, for example--one of the best film critics to ever live, and he perfectly mixed expert knowledge and analysis with the everyday tone of someone who just loves movies. For future reviews, I would consider loosening up and finding a happy medium between your old style and your new style. Just a thought.

Thanks again!
Welcome to a fresh new start of webcomic reviews!
Hey there, Ultizeta here, and it's nice to see you all again! Been a while, hasn't it? Almost two years, in fact. Now that I finished my main sprite comic and am between writing comics, I figured now would be the perfect time to wipe off the dust and get back into doing webcomic reviews to help fellow authors and give out constructive criticism!


If you're familiar with my old style of Ulti Reviews:, you'll be in for a bit of a surprise when you read this (or now that you've read this, I suppose). This is actually the main reason why this is a brand new comic and not just resuming the old Ulti Reviews. I wanted to distance myself from the more conversational and somewhat humorous style that I had in those, as well as the earlier reviews that were honestly rather poor.

You'll notice my vocabulary is a lot more impartial now, and I've divided the review into sections this time around. The main reason for the divide is to kind of force myself to make sure I look at the comic in multiple ways and actually do my job. My biggest issue with my older reviews is that sometimes, I focus too much on negatives, or on positives, or I don't actually offer help in regards to problems, or I spend WAY too much time summarizing or nitpicking. This new setup will help make sure I give proper advice and criticism, keep things fair and focused, and make it easier to look back on.

I also decided to nix the idea of giving comics scores, because that just made it feel too much like a competition, and the basis for judging that was extremely awkward. Furthermore, it didn't really serve any purpose for the author themselves, and was more for readers' benefit than anything else. With the change in focus of my new reviews, it just felt exceedingly unfitting, so it's been given the boot.

That's all for now! Hope you enjoy the new direction for reviews, and I'll see you next time for when I take a look at "House of Craziness" as requested by Chunck.co.


Also, you can read The Tyton Nuzlocke Challenge: Emerald Edition here.