Posted: May 27
I bought this software last night while it was on sale, and I've already clocked in a few hours.
And trust me, if I wasn't spending most of my time studying for finals, I would already have about 24 hours on this just from today and yesterday.
(Note: I have not checked out everything in the software yet, so there are some things that I don't know about. The following is a list of Pros and Cons from what I have seen.)
*There are pre-made characters, but there is also a very easy character creator system so you can make your own characters!
*There are lots of backgrounds to choose from, or you can import your own.
*There are different types of bubbles for speech or thought, or even images if you layer it correctly.
*You don't have to make different characters for each expression. Using the basics of the character you created, there is a system that can automatically change the facial expression and there are even hundreds of different poses that you can choose from. You can also tweak the poses so they can match every situation.
*There are also lots of different items and accessories for the characters to hold.
*Plenty of 3D objects that you place in the background or have the characters interact with.
*You can change the size of each character on the panels so you can fit more than one in each scene.
*Lots of panel layouts that you choose for each page, or you can even create your own.
*Lots of sound effects (I don't think they really make any sounds) to fit the situation.
*Many different expression marks, such as anger marks, hearts, sparkles, zzz's and dizzy plus many more!
*There is a lot more things as well! These are just the first things that popped to mind.
(Note that the following cons are just in my opinion.)
*There aren't really any options for long hair on guys. (I'm talking about shoulder length and longer)
*This may sound silly, but for females I don't think there is an option to adjust chest size, so if you want a flat-chested girl you'll have to start with a male model. And since there aren't any long-haired options for guys, that character would have to have short hair.
*Unless you buy some of the DLC (like I did) there aren't a whole lot of clothing choices. However, with every outfit layout there are lots of different colors to choose from. But for each gender there are really only a few different types of clothing.
*For girls there aren't any dresses, (Unless you buy some of the DLC) but there are a lot of shirt and skirt options.
*This kinda goes with the chest size thing. But I think it would be cool if you could choose between either a male or female, and have all the clothing, hair, and accessory choices for both genders. So like crossdressing. I just think it would be so funny to see one of my male characters in a maid outfit or a school girl uniform.
So really all the cons just go for the character creation stuffs, and buying DLC can solve some of those problems.
And I'm sure all the rest of it can be fixed in upcoming patches if the developers want to add those options.
But so far I think everything else is excellent!
Really simple and really fun!
So unless you reaaaaaaaally want to see guys wearing schoolgirl uniforms, having really long male hair, or smaller-chested females, I really recommend this software!
So if you want a easy, yet very detailed way to make manga to either post on blogs/websites or print out, then by all means, buy it right away because it's simply amazing!
Even if you don't get it while it's on sale, I still think it's totally worth it.