Below is a list of comments made by reallegitcrit, in date order (newest at the top).|
|Comic: What it Takes
|When someone posts a work of writing (like a review) on a forum such as the internet (such as the webcomic list) for all to see it will inevitably be subject to criticism. Whether or not you agree with my critique, it is reflective of my personal opinion regarding the review and therefore to attempt to disprove it is arbitrary.
... Just saying.
Honestly, no. I wanted to review the webcomic. Then I saw you review and read it to see if my work was already done for me. Clearly, it wasn\'t. It didn\'t hurt to address glaring errors posted by someone else. In fact, it helped.
Hold yourself to your own standards please.
|Comic: What it Takes
|What kind of webcomic is What It Takes?
It\'s a bloody awesome webcomic.
Bad puns aside, it\'s a great way to spend spare time.
What It Takes is a survival horror webcomic, minus the zombies, vampires, mutants, and other retread popular things.
Is it any good? Other reviews wouldn\'t say so, but if you really examine it for a moment one would also see that other reviews haven\'t even looked that closely or used common sense.
I think it\'s quite good for several reasons.
1) Details galore. Sometimes these are the little things. Such as bandaids on toes of martial arts students. If you spend your time kicking, you\'re gonna break toes.
Sometimes these are little but not little. Like Colbey\'s hair. While other reviewers would complain that the short hair is boyish and somehow sexist, it doesn\'t take a genius to see more. In flashbacks, Colbey has long long hair in a pony tail. Now in the present she has cut it short. This shows the creator\'s understanding of situations. Colbey has clearly made the decision to cut it short because kept long it would have been a liability on many fronts. Grooming, cleaning, ticks, people can grab, etc.
2) The story moves along fairly quick too. One should keep in mind that as of this posting only 65 posts of generally 1 to 4 panels have been made.
But despite this extremely short time, we\'ve already had a close look into the main character\'s motives, skills, and goals. Other reviewers say we are just led to believe there\'s no reason given as to why she is looking for her male friend, but I\'m pretty sure the Engagement Ring she wears at her neck and clutches so dearly is a giant clue.
We also have questions unanswered. Which is the way stories work. You raise questions, and leave them unanswered. What happened to male dude? What and where is A City in a Place? How did they get working tech? What happened to the world at large? These are all intriguing questions that keep you interested.
This isn\'t to say the webcomic is perfect, or the art is perfect. If I had a major critique it would be that the artist needs to work on vehicles some. This is probably the aspect they have drawn the least and it can show at times. But it\'s also something that can be fixed, and won\'t even be a major point. Post apocalypse, mostly set in the woods means not much in the way of vehicles.
Facial expressions can sometimes use a little work. But again, this is minor and has already seen vast improvement from page 1 versus the art as it stands today.
The only other cons might be that this is not a webcomic for the squeemish. People are killed, graphically, there is cussing, graphically, and the world is not a pretty place... graphically. (Couldn\'t resist). The creator is upfront about that fact, and it\'s all fitting to the story itself.
I\'m not sure what the sexist comments are about on the other review. A female character has been killed, and all the men were just outclassed. And even then they almost got the drop on Colbey one time. If a man had managed to kill all these people no one would have thought twice about it. Maybe the REAL sexism is in having a problem with a female being able to do it.
It makes sense though. Colbey has already been portrayed as being extensively trained in martial art and survival skills, while the people she has killed have probably not been. They probably just had a gun and thought that\'d be enough. And Colbey is the \'hero\' of the comic. It\'s not much of a story if she gets killed on page two. The end.
What It Takes is definitely worth a read, and I can\'t wait to see where it goes. It has the right blend of humor, action, and unanswered questions to keep you interested without getting boring. Just keep in mind that it is bloody and there\'s lots of swearing and you can\'t go wrong.