Friday, June 15, 2007

LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticism

I can't remember or find where I read this, but one criticism of LB:EF centered around the opening animations, in particular, one that shows [with much artistic license] the Rapture from space. This animation actually is part of the Left Behind Games' company's title graphic and there's no indication whatsoever that this is what the game makers actually believe the Rapture will look like. It starts by zooming in on a rotating Earth and shows many ghostly white streaks of light escaping the planet into space. The streaks vanish from view and the sun appears from behind the Earth in a bright flare that dims to reveal the Left Behind Games title graphic.

So anyway, the criticism of this animation was that the person thought that an inordinate number of ghostly streaks came from the United States. Upon close examination, however, the streaks can be seen appearing first from Asia, followed by Europe, Africa (both on the far side of the Earth) and the Americas almost simultaneously. I believe the confusion of the critic stems from the fact that the U.S. is on screen the longest in the animation and from how the streaks blend in to one another, making it difficult to tell where some of them originate from unless you watch carefully.

All in all, this is a silly, dishonest criticism, but it is important to address it because it illustrates how petty the critics of the game are.

Previous posts:
LB:EF - Easter egg?
LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer!
LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8
LB:EF - The first few missions
LB:EF - Tutorial
LB:EF - the manual
New S&B series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detail
The left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"

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