I understand the work involved in creating such a website. But the interface should not overwhelm the actual content.
For instance when you "find" a "hidden area" (the circles not on the X-shaped map), a helicopter comes along and drops a little box which unfolds into another X shape and so on...This all take a while to happen and as it does you're thinking "whoah cool, I'm about to see something really neat!!" But then when the actual "hidden feature" pops up it says something about Wolverine showing his loyalty to the X-men by having X-shaped wheels on his car.
This fact is obvious to anyone. Telling us that did not warrant such a drawn out and flashy build up. The hidden feature should have been WAY COOLER than the helicopter that brings it to you!
I see too many websites made in this way where the content is out-shone by the interface. This, in my opinion, is bad from both a philisophical and a business standpoint.
I do agree that the interface was really great and the people who made it deserve applause. Mazda should have backed them up by giving them more features and information to work with.
Last edited by Kansei_Jim; 01-25-2003 at 03:23 PM.