Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Recast, v.1

Created by Seung-Hui Kye
Released in the U.S. by TokyoPop

Slugline: Just try to focus on the pretty, pretty pictures and avoid the
word balloons. They will only sadden you.

The pictures are pretty.

And that's the limit of the good things I can say about Recast, a fantasy
action manhwa. The story is all over the place, things seem to happen for little reason, and you have to rely on story notes and explanation pages to get vital information that you need in order to meet important characters and understand what is going on, and...

Look, I can see something good in all this, but it is so buried in confusing, pointless plot bits that I have little hope it will be salvaged. While the art is nice, even the fight scenes are not very well constructed, with confusing panel to panel sequences. Maybe that is enough for some people, but I require an interesting story that makes sense.

- Ferdinand

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