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Submission #3405: Carmealio's DS Brain Age 2 "Test and Minigames" in 09:12.03

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: Brain Age 2
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Brain Age 2 - More Training in Minutes a Day.nds
Branch: Test and Minigames
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 09:12.03
FrameCount: 33026
Re-record count: 390
Author's real name: KVCCarmealio
Author's nickname: Carmealio
Submitter: Carmealio
Submitted at: 2011-12-23 04:36:05
Text last edited at: 2011-12-27 03:00:33
Text last edited by: FractalFusion
Download: Download (18304 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
I made this TAS to see how certain minigames would look. It could definitely be improved, but it is my first TAS. I did all of the minigames I unlocked minus the hard modes and I fooled around a little bit. I got good Brain Ages though. I did not have any objective in making this video; it was mainly for fun. In later TASes, I will make sure to improve this one. This game is based on the works of a Japanese man who studies the human brain, and it seems like the mascot of the game is this same man. You complete seemingly random exercises to get a rating called a "Brain Age." This is based on your speed and skill with memory and mathematics. I do not know why this game is so fun to TAS though, but I believe that it is because the game's glitchy input detection on the touch screen. And honestly, I cannot come up with anything else to type into this, because no matter how much I put into this box the content is always "Way too short." I really hope that that was enough filler right there to make the description not way too short. I do not have much more to say about the TAS, so I'll give it a try. *ahem* As I said before, this TAS was not meant to be any completion of anything; I was just having fun with TASing the game.


FractalFusion: Carmealio, welcome to TASVideos. We'd appreciate it if you post more information about the TAS.

Judging.

FractalFusion: There are a couple problems here.

First, from an entertainment point of view, a TAS of this type of game cannot simply draw in the correct numbers or play the correct notes and call it a day. We already have a Brain Age publication as well as a Brain Age 2 submission, both of which strive to be impressive and abuse the touch system to draw pictures. Because the TASVideos community has already been exposed to these movies, another movie would have to leave a relatively large impression to be accepted.

Second, there are statements from the above submission text such as

  I did not have any objective in making this video
  And honestly, I cannot come up with anything else to type into this
  I really hope that that was enough filler right there to make the description not way too short.
  As I said before, this TAS was not meant to be any completion of anything; I was just having fun with TASing the game.
Statements like these do not belong in a submission text. What it says is that this movie was not worth submitting in the first place. The purpose of a submission text is to detail the purpose of making the TAS, things that are interesting, and why it should be taken seriously.

If you wish to post a WIP or a TAS test for feedback, use or make a thread in one of our existing forums. If you wish to have an encode (such as on Youtube), politely ask an encoder.

I'm rejecting this run.


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