Despite essentially hyping(well,I think I was the only one hyping it) a blog for 2013 GotY, I didn't do it, and now its been at least over 4 months since my last blog.Whoops....
I have to say that despite expressing lost interest in it,I've actually been on a few forums that some of my buddies moved on to, if you post on a Zetaboard or the like that deals with gaming or something else and maybe have a few people I know with you,I wouldn't mind joining, although my activity may jump up and down randomly, and when "I-hope-to-god-you-know-what-the-game-is" comes out this year I'll be pretty much gone from the internet.
But I feel I need to yell out random interests of mine that arose in the last 4 months, and have a spot dedicated to Smash Bros of course:
(in order from latest to newest)
-The LEGO Movie is awesome,watch it.
-The Super Bowl (more like Pooperbutt) reminded me why I only watch it for commercials.
-When I graduate in around 4 months,I'm getting a PS4 as a present, and am slowly starting to get games for it.
-I became a Super Vocaloid fan after playing Project Diva F,a game I have played almost everyday(definitely every week) since getting it in December. I even got this Kawaii figma of Luka =3
-I played Project X Zone, which surprisingly managed to become my favorite 3DS game yet. I even imported the LE from Japan (mostly for its soundtrack), but the big thing here is it got me into so many other series,I knew who all the Capcom characters were(but haven't played all the games they come from), but most of the Namco and Sega ones I didn't, so I went and got a load of titles these characters are from,those being:
-Xenosaga Episode 1 & 2
-Sakura Wars SLML
-.hack Part 1
-Shining Force EXA
-Devil May Cry HD Collection
-Tales of Vesperia
-Gods Eater Burst
...and I still have plans to get more,like Resonance of Fate, and eventually sequels to some of these titles too. If only more were localized though...
The SSB Zone:
Now,Smash talk, months ago I left off with my positive thoughts on revealed veterans and newcomers, the last being Sonic.Not featuring pictures because GS wants me to F***ing upload them.
Expected.Also really awesome since he's a classic when it comes to FE characters.
-Rosalina and Luma:
...I cried out of happiness when I saw that trailer. That news of her joining was amazing, and she looks like a real unique fighter.
It was obvious is was happening, and I'm glad they kept her with her TP look since Link still looks the same (/SSBcanon). She also looks super gorgeous,hopefully we still have Sheik as well.
"I NEEDA MONSTA TA CLOBBA DAT DEIR KIRBA!"
I seriously like the way he looks in this game, he feels more cartoony, probably because he's shown noticeable emotions in all of the screens he's in.
This news is just what I wanted to see. Not only is Lucario awesome, but him being in here is strike 2 against the normal "Toon Link,Ike,Wolf, and Snake won't join, and Lucario will probably be replaced" people.
Not confirmed..but apparently leaked, with images that have various factors that convince me and the internet its not fake. I'm considering this to be real, and if it is, then she may be my favorite addition to the battle yet.
...Now, I was going to go into a mini-rant about how Toon Link is an awesome addition,replacements don't exist, and all previous SSB fighters could potentially get in through spotpass dlc(which Nintendo loves), but decided not to.
After finally finding out how to log on,I must celebrate with posting a blog that I was going to post Tuesday...if the site wasn't changing that same day...
and you probably already read the title and know what this is about by now,so I'll just skip to the pics:
How is the game?Freaking awesome as expected.One of my favorite new details is how you can walk around the base with any character you want,which means you can finally walk around Laharl's castle as PRINNY DOOD!
Also,I am in love with a gaming character again,and this is the "looks at fanservice content" kind of love.
Who do I have it for?Why..none other then Laharl-Chan!
Since the begining of this month...I have been once again kicked greatly into the Smash Bros mood again.To get some hype out...I have to blog about my hype and predictions for the month somewhere,and i'm doing it here...
Character reveals since last blog:
"Mama Mia!It's the Princess...ia!"
Peach returning was pretty obvious,and its great to have her in,she's actually one of my favorites to use.
The Hero of Winds,Toon Link,returns to battle.
Now,a somewhat popular opinion has been that he shouldn't be in,since...he's a clone?Boring opinion I say,boring!
I'm going to say it now: Nobody deserves an axe just because they're a clone.Toon Link is one of the most charming characters there is,and it would be dissapointing if he didn't make it in,especially with Wind Waker HD out.Is he taking up a slot for another character?...No,he's not,there's no "set number" of how many characters the game will have.
There's also the custom moveset rumor,and if its true,Toon Link obviously has things he can do that his clone can't.His clone?Yes.Link is a clone of Toon Link,not the other way around.
What goes up,must come down, Yet my feet don't touch the ground! See the world spinnin' upside down, A mighty crash without a sound!
I can feel your every rage, Step aside I'll turn the page, Breakin' through your crazy maze, Like a laser beam, my eyes on you!
Watch me,rule the night away Watch me,save the day. Feel my storm, it's getting close. Heading your way!
This news (followed by the Sonic Cartoon news) is what is pushing me to use all my power to pull enough cash to get a pre-order on Lost World.Suddenly,the memories of elementary school come back to me again,when my friend ran to me and told me Sonic was in Brawl...my true childhood dream came true at that moment.
The inclusion now was more obvious with the Nintendo Partnership,although there was still that fear of it not happening.One major thing i'm happy about is having Sonic voiced by Roger,not the 4kids guy.Plus,now...the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber can re-unite on the Blue team,and destroy all those who are not Blue by default!
"Mama mia!Third Party...ia!"
...Let me say it now:I'm happy with anyone who joins us in the battle.By this time next month there will be more,and I will be happy with everyone that joins and returns,for anyone who joins the battle...is a Smash Brother.
Next up: I'm going to go into some personal boundry's here,so I hope you don't mind:
I have been reminded of how damn fun Smash Bros is again.In my High School,we have a video game club,and because that Nintendo Direct got me in such a Nintendo mood,I decided to bring SSB 64 over,and I let my buddies know it since they all love Smash Bros.I never brought Smash Bros over in the years i've been coming to that club until today.
and damn,it had to be some of the most fun i've had with multiple people physically,the game is just so much more fun with friends next to each other,or with voice chat,which i'll go into later.Mostly because of how people respond...example"Don't!Don't grab that hammer!Don't!Nooooo!".It was also the first time I played with 3 other real people offline in a extremely long time,as in,I don't remember how long.Because of how fun it was,i'm bringing SSB,SSBM,and SSBB for the remainder of the month to the club.
The fun only continued later that night,when I played Brawl online with one of my long time buddies who graduated last year.We played online with voice chat.How?Through an Xbox Live Party,playing SSBB on the other input.Consoleception!It felt just like having him right in the same room.
Some of the quotes we had were just hilarious,such as when I told him about the response to the hammer when playing a while ago.As he said..."Your in the lead,and then suddenly...STOP!HAMMER TIME!"
It may seem too early,since I have 75% of a school year left before I graduate,but i'm trying to get contact info and stuff working so me and my buddies can re-unite (hopefully all at once,if not individually) some time when SSB Wii U and 3DS comes out,since we'll be out of High School by then.Nintendo will make us all re-unite!
and now,to end this,I have a Prediction for this month:
This month,a certain game comes out,and with it,I predict a veteran reveal.I think we all know what it is....
Who do I predict will we see again this month?With Sakurai once saying Pokemon fighters are decided on which one is recently relevent,I feel there are a three we may see return one day:
Pokemon trainer,Mewtwo,and Jigglypuff.Jigglypuff has been around since the original game,so I'm sure it will get in,especially with the Fairy type news.Mewtwo not only has a new form that can be used for a final smash,but is also relevent once again with the new Pokemon Movie...and Pokemon trainer?Pokemon Origins.
Who has the best chance of a reveal on the 12th out of those 3?I'd say Jiggly and Mewtwo are about the same level,but maybe slightly more for Mewtwo since he has that new form.
However,my prediction is: There will be two veteran reveals.There are two games after all,and so,my money is on Jigglypuff and Mewtwo returning to the battle on that day.
I'm even giving myself points:
1 point: Pokemon veteran gets revealed on X/Y day.
1.5 points: Pokemon veteran is Mewtwo.
2 points: 2 Pokemon veterans get revealed on X/Y day.
3 points: JigglyPuff and Mewtwo get revealed on X/Y day.
...Oh,and there's a slight chance of it happening the day before X/Y day..that could happen too.
Will my predictions come true?Will I actually get enough to pre-order Lost World in time?Will I stay true to my word and bring SSB to my school for the rest of the month?
$111.Yup.I love Shantae that much,I pulled out the emergency money and did some work to pay for her,and damnit,its the most special $111 I've spent.
There are a load of award's I'm extremely hyped to get for the game,the beta access,the ability to vote on things to shape the game,and most of all the Music CD,Collectors Coin and Groovy Shantae T-Shirt,I love T-shirts with niche gaming series like Shantae on them(which is mostly why I put in $110),and of course getting physical things of anything WayForward is great.
But the best thing is the honor of getting my name in the credits..WayForward putting my name in the game of my Half-Genie Hero?That..is a true honor,a dream come true,and reminds me of why I love WayForward:They listen to their fans.I mean,just tweet to them on twitter,they listen to you :U
For the info,I think I was the 12,506th backer....and I am sure I was the 200th Groovy Shantae T-Shirt tier backer.
Now,Maybe I jumped too far here.Some people actually don't know who Shantae is...I'll just copy/paste WayForwards text here:
Shantae began her journey in 1994 and saw her first game released in 2002. For over a decade Shantae games have won awards and acclaim the world over:
Shantae (Game Boy Color): Risky Boots transforms a simple steam-engine into a magical monstrosity! Can Shantae save Sequin Land from disaster? The game that started it all. Reviewers named Shantae the Game Boys swan song. It earned a perfect score from Nintendo Power and was deemed a Best Nintendo Game of All Time in their final issue. Distributed by Capcom in 2002, Shantae has become one of the rarest and most sought after collectables out there. It was recently re-released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Shantae: Riskys Revenge (DSiWare): Risky returns with a magic lamp capable of stealing Shantae's "genie half". Is this beginning of the end for Shantae and her friends? The sequel was a long time coming -- but was worth the wait, earning the highest Metacritic rating across all handhelds in 2010. The game was ported to iOS the following year. It was named Game of the Week by Apple and has since been featured numerous times as an "essential" platformer in the App Store.
Shantae and the Pirates Curse (coming soon to Nintendo 3DS eShop): When a curse falls upon Sequin Land, Risky Boots and Shantae must join forces to battle unimaginable evil. The third act in the pixel series, this highly anticipated game is nearing the end of development, and will be available for download this Winter.
Want some info on it?To start,its the first home console Shantae game,set to be available on 360,PS3,Wii U,PSVita,Steam,PS4 and Xbox One.It will have an entire campaign staring Risky Boots,and also have a huge amount of transformations,new and old.
Oh,and Megaman/Mighty No 9 dev team Inti Creates is helping work on it.WHAAAAAAAAAT?!
Now,there are less then 2 days left in the Kickstarter.If you have any interest in Shantae,and a credit card(although I got by without having one),you should totally pull and put in some cash on it.If you can't make it in time,fear not,for Paypal will be open for months,and you can get the backer exclusive (at $15 or more) Blue outfit for the game.
The best part of Paypal is that the cash earned there counts toward strech goals...and I dream of the day when I can hear a fully voiced Shantae.
Oh yes,and if you have one of those I-things,you should download Shantae Risky's Revenge on it,like,right now.Because its free.
Unlike the original version,and Plus,this is extremely easy to get.There's not really anything hard in here at all,while there are two achievements that say"Beat all courses in ___ mode",you actually have to beat them once,so its most likely a mistranslation.
The combo challenge one sounds hard,but its not.All you have to do is beat all the combo challenges for one character,while its a pain for Kasumi and Hayate,its not that bad for most characters,and it can easily be achieved with Hitomi or Tina.
Now,after all this though...I don't feel like a DoA5U master.I had to go through 100 battles for the achievement,and while it pains me to say it,I barely won any of them.I suppose I should just wait a month or so for when more people get the game..until then,i'm going into a phase of training with some drunk guy.
When it comes to all the characters at the top of my head from Team Ninja series and Sega that they could use,I think of:
There's also Spartan,but they obviously won't have her as an arcade exclusive.
Out of those characters,I'd sadly say Tengu is most likly,since he's the only one of those character to be in more then 2 DoA games,and they wanted to get him in DoA5 apparently(although wiki could be lying)...
..While its a long shot,I honestly want them to bring back Niki and make her a fighter.Why?Because...*bounce*
Joe Hayabusa could work as a fat version of Ryu,but I doubt it.
Irene could happen,since she was in DoAD,although i'm actually not sure if she's a fighter..although they could make her one so we could have another *Bounce*
Besides those two(who I doubt would happen) and some characters I would have suggested as a joke(Canna with OMG breast physics),the only one I think they would really consider now is Yaiba.
Yes,there's no weapons in DoA,but that didn't stop Momijji and Rachel from joining.We don't really know much about him,so he could be like Ryu and also know Ninjutsu.He enjoy's drinking,so he can be a mix of Ryu and Brad Wong.I'm actually surprised I couldn't find anyone else who thought of him joining yet..
Another character from Sega actually has a great possibility here,since the arcade version is,after all,running on Sega hardware.
From here,there is:
A. Ryo from Shenmue,because Hayashu said he would like him in the game.
or B. Obviously another Virtua Fighter character,I'd predict Kage Miru or El Blaze next.
Whoever it is,my money is on it being another Sega guest....or Tengu *sighs*
Wait,what?Your not done?This isn't Ninja Gaiden or DoA or Sega...
Its not.Its pervy final possibility:
Rio,the hot redhead from Tecmo Rio series.Why?Because she is hot,and she was in Dead or Alive Paradise.
Since it looks like the arcade version will be Japan only,it could work having her in the game,since people over there could have seen the anime or earned money from the Pachinko games.Apparently,the anime is getting a dvd release over here too.
Now,the only question that may hurt her from joining:Can she even fight?
...who cares?She's hot *Bounce*
Now,some people aren't happy about this exclusive character news for some reason,some think this means they'll have an "Arcade Edition" version of DoA5 later like Capcom does,or they'll have whoever this character is as paid dlc.
However,knowing Team Ninja and how they think paid dlc characters imbalance the game,I don't think they would make us pay for whoever this is.They gave NG3RE free characters and DoA5 a free stage,so most likely they'll release whoever this character is for free on home consoles..maybe 4 months or so after the arcade version is out.Or..they have this character as an exclusive to the rumored next gen version of the game,although I doubt they're really going to do it.
Now,hopefully this Tuesday brings us either
A. Free classic costumes,such as Ein's costume 1 from DoAD,like how a week after DoA5 was released there was free costumes from previous games.
or B. Japan only CE Swimsuits released in America.Come on Tecmo,I have $19 waiting to be spent on them :x
Because I need to get them out somewhere,I shall speak of my impressions of one of the biggest upgrades to a fighter yet: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.
and to start,I start with responding to the crazy question people actually ask:
Would this work as dlc?
The answer: No.Anyone who tells you it would probably doesn't take fighters that seriously.This is no Arcade Edition dlc upgrade,this is a true expansion,and its well worth the $40.
As we all should know,the game has 5 new fighters in it:The amnesiac Hayate person:Ein,The Virtua Fighter who is also a Race Guy Driver: Jacky Bryant,the Strongest Man in the World:Leon,the Dragon Shine Maiden,Momiji,and the jiggly Fiend Hunter,Rachel.All of these characters are great additions,and there is pretty much no one better to get then them in here.
There are 5 new stages as well,the Ninja Gaiden stage: Sky City Tokyo,two completely new stages: Aircraft Carrier and Desert Wasteland,and the returning DoA3 stages: Lost World and Forest.All these stages are also great additions,and the first two mentioned are also perfect for tag battle.
Costumes: there over 230 costumes total in here,I don't think I really need to say anymore,save it for how they also have new hairstyles and accessories.
Custom Music:Returning from DoA5+,you can customize the music in the main menus and once again have character themes.Its much,much better here since it has nearly every track from DoA2 to DoA4,down to its main menu music even.
Movies: Returning from DoA5+,you are able to watch all the individual story mode cutscenes here,along with the many character intros and outros.
Tutorial and combo challenge mode: Also returning from DoA5+,in a more awesome way,Tutorial mode is in here to teach nooblets a lesson,and remind the pros how to play.
Combo challenge mode is a mode where you learn and perform challenging combos for each character,which will really help those get good with their favorite fighter,and other fighters.
Team Fight mode: Returning for the first time since DoA2U,you can have a team of up to 7 characters and fight against the cpu or other players.
The core gameplay is tweaked alot in here.Not only does every character have a load of new moves,but there is one huge new mechannic here: The Power Launcher.
A tricky move to pull off,the Power Launcher can be used instead of a Power Blow,and it knocks the opponent to the sky,giving you the chance to get a huge juggle in before they hit the ground.The Power Launcher may not sound like a big thing...but it is,heck,even one new move is a big thing.
and not to mention,now the lockable stages get the respect they deserve in here,finally appearing during arcade mode and time attack mode.
How much better is Tag Team in this game?Much,much better.
Not only do they have more official tag teams added (such as Hayate and Kasumi),but they tweaked the core experience once again.
So that you don't accidentally perform a Tag throw instead of a normal throw,the tag throw command is now -> -> (Tag).
and a new mechanic here is Force Out,similar to the Snap Back in Marvel vs Capcom,forcing the opponent out of the ring for a short time while their partner takes over,which can affect the entire outcome of the match when used..
Anyone who loves tag team will defiently be loving it alot more in here.
Whats a huge difference here?Try: It doesn't suck.
I've played only 2 matches,but they haven't suffered from lag at all,I can barely recall having matches completly lag free in DoA5.
Adding on to that,they have costumes unlocked by playing online,a better and more hardcore ranking system,and,perhaps the biggest and most requested addition: Ranked Tag Match and 2 on 2 online.
Let me say it right here:The survival mode in DoA5 was boring,and painful if you were going for 100 wins on Legend,which for the most part was luck based.
In here,it is improved with the return of items,which have different effects such as boosting your score or refilling your health,and while that doesn't sound like much,that actually makes it pretty fun to play this time around.
There are now over 3000 titles to collect.
There are plently of new character intros and outros,and of course,taunts.
There is now a dedicated taunt button.
You can change the breast motion in settings just like you could in DoA5+.
The Core Fighter Experience:
and of course,I should mention the free-to-play version of DoA5U:Core fighters.
What is it missing?Well...story mode,trophies,unlockable costumes that were DoA5 dlc,DoA3 and DoA2 BGM,and a load of the characters,all you have is the 4 ninjas to play as.
However..all the modes are still in besides story.The core of the experience is still here,and if you never played DoA before,or want to see how much better Ultimate is,definitely download this,its actually bigger then Tekken Revolution.
Now,would I recommend paying for anything?Not really,at most i'd say 3 characters and maybe the DoA3 and 2 BGM,but any more then that and you might as well just get the entire game instead.
To actual hardcore fighters?This would be like a demo,even if you main one of the 4 characters it still won't be the same without them selectable.
...With that said,I would play this free version over DoA5,even with only 4 fighters.As mentioned,the mechanics have been greatly improved and changed here,this is the equivalent of a "Super" upgrade to DoA5.
Any hardcode DoA fighter will be beyond satisfied with the many fan additions made to the game,and the improvements and gameplay tweaks really bring new life into this game;The game does,after all,exist because of the fans:It is a complete response to what the fans have been wanting,therefore it should be gotten by those like,immediately.
Those completely new to the series,or don't have DoA5 vanilla yet?Don't think for a second about getting the origianl or Plus,there is no reason to go back to them,just go with Ultimate instead.
and those who have DoA5 and aren't hardcore fighters?Well...thats up to you,although it should be noted I make fun of people who don't have the latest version of fighters :P
Now for Team Ninja to release the sexy Japan only CE swimsuit dlc over in NA,I already have the cash in my account for it.
Admit it.You miss me.You wish I would come in every month to make a blog about what happened each month because you think my life is so awesome.
Well,I hear you.As I said,i'm not done with blogging completely,although its not going to happen that much...but I will try to make a blog like this around the begining of each month or whatever,starting..now:
Purchases since last time: Because some people care, Ill list whatever I purchased this month in these blogs. But not the entire month in this one, just from Sunday.
Super Luigi U: Of course I got this at launch, it celebrates the Year of Luigi,Mama mia!
Xbox Gold 3 months: Needed it for DoA5U,plus Gold for Games makes me interested.
Dead or Alive 5 Round 3 dlc: Ill talk more about this later.
Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero: Free games from Xbox Gold for Games this month. Ill try them out some other time.
Dead or Alive 5 cheerleader dlc, Hot Getaway dlc, and Christmas set 1 and 2 dlc:Because costumes are F***ing awesome. The only packs I dont have(which is actually still a lot) are unlockable in DoA5U,so Ill pretty much have all the DoA5 dlc when I get that game, although thats excluding the Amazon pre-order stuff, and the swimsuits thats in the Japan only CEhopefully theyll release those soon over here, because I want swimsuits for Momiji and Rachel.
Virtua Fighter 2: I bought it since I had leftover cash from the DoA costumes, so I decided to use it on Virtua Fighter 2,and I think its obvious how those two series relate.
Thoughts on news this month:
Since I wont be here to comment on gaming news all the time, I shall just mention it and what I think of it here each month:
Xbox changes currency from Microsoft Points to local currency. Praise the gods, now I know how much I actually paid when I spend 1200 Microsoft points.
No 2nd circle pad build in? AKA the add on people keep talking about that only 4 games use? F*** this s***.
In all seriousness, I dont think its a bad idea. There are some people who pretend to have no interest in 3D, so it seems like something for them with the cheaper price point, plus its not here to replace the other two 3DSs anyway. As long as developers dont think this is a reason to stop supporting 3D, and Nintendo doesnt start selling the Wii U with no Gamepad, theres no real problem with it.
Wii U price drop: It was pretty much a must, so its great to see Nintendo have it. Ambassador program? The 30 cent VC games you didn't get say hi.
Mighty Switch Force 2 coming to Wii U: Hell yes! I had over $12 saved on the eshop for when it comes here :3
Future stuff for this month (September) : Each month, something epic happens, so Im sharing my hype train here:
Super Smash Bros character prediction of the month:
Since it looks like a character is confirmed as a newcomer or returning character in SSB each month, I shall hype by predicting who the next confirmed character is next month: [spoiler] But for this month, I predict a character to be de-confirmed.
And thats obviously Ridley. He's slow, hes OP, and, as we all know, he's too big. Rumor says his in the Other M stage, so it probably wont be long before we see him there. [/spoiler]
Most hyped game coming next month: I wont be on a hype train if I dont talk about my most hyped game. Next month, there is really one that I am hyped for the most,it aint Rayman Legends, or the Wonderful game coming out September 15th,or the Car Jacking game people stab for, its:
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Dead or Alive 5?We call it The Showdown! I have been hyped for this game for so damn long. 2 great DoA fighters return,2 sexy Ninja Gaiden girls join, and the Race Car Virtua Fighter guy joins the battle. What have I done to hype for this game?
-Obviously played a load of DoA5 and other DoAs. -Went and beat Ninja Gaiden to hype for Rachel. -Bought the leftover dlc costumes I was lacking that aren't unlockable in DoA5U. -Got over $15 of MicroSoft cash that Im saving for future dlc costumes -Made this buttocks filled avy.
Oh, and I also finally watched this:
Actually,I didnt watch it yet.Ah hell,Ill watch it right now.
Ill post my thoughts on that movie in a minute. Eitherway, As you can probably tell:my body is ready. Are you one of the worlds greatest fighters?Then get your ass in the tourney!
DoA Movie thoughts: When I was first watching it,my thoughts were like"Im 17 years old and what is this?" But at the end,it ended up being a movie I hated yet also really liked,therefore am somewhat split on it.
Hated: The way most characters were portrayed,and some disturbing story differences:I get that movies have to have somewhat different plots from the main game series,but in this case,they went to the point where fans will have to moan about it in their blogs,like right now:
Kasumi: Her personality is really contradicting to hers in the game in this movie. Ryu: I dont want to get into how not-Ryu he is in this movie. Ayane: They made her over 30 years old.Wut. Helena: Shes kind of hot in here, but shes way more like Hitomi then Helena. Christie: Her personality is somewhat true to her original personality, but Im somewhat disturbed by her being friendly in here. Bayman: He's really been demoted to a idiot henchman, I dont need to go here :P
Oh yes,and Ayane isnt Kasumis/Hayate's sister: Instead,she is Hayate's lover. I just..had to shut my eyes when they kissed,I cant stand the idea.
Liked: The way some characters were portrayed: With that said,Zack,Bass,and Tina were portrayed pretty real to the way they actually are in the game. In fact,I like Tinas personality a lot in here,she has the cowgirl personality,but not the totally annoying kind,and Id actually prefer if DoAD/5 had her act that way in English.
The fighting scenes: I have to say it here,I actually really liked the fighting in here,it seemed pretty loyal to DoA at some points,you have things such as a reference to multi-tiered stages,to objects and walls getting smashed like they do in DoA,and fighting that actually looks like DoA. Most fighting game movies dont really have that feeling from the game in them, but thats present in here.
The humor: Let me say it here..this movie is stupid.But its so stupid.that its funny in the good way. Comic style sound effects occasionally being heard,and simply hilarious scenes are actually kind of more funnier then some of the DoA cut scenes. Such asBaymans ball-cracking fight,which I sadly cannot find a clip of. Theres even more parts, such as when Bass is convinced his Daughter is in Lesbians with Christie and Kasumi.
Characters interacting: Continuing from what I said earlier,thats another detail that I liked,you never really see characters like Tina and Kasumi hanging with each other in the games story,since Kasumi is too busy hanging with her Ninja people,so it was actually pretty fun to see stuff like that.
Sexyness: And then, of course,the movie is super sexy. Theres a load of cleavage in here, and they even have a Vollyball scene. This clip from the movie sort of reminded me of Ayane taking care of guards in NG3RE:
Oh,and whoever played Kasumi is cute.Me want :3
Overall..even though I hate the way some characters were portrayed,the fun parts actually outweigh the low parts, and it is,in a way,true to the actual game series. I only rented it,but I may buy the Blu-ray now,since it is a pretty sexy film.
Games completed: I suppose I should also throw this in here, since I'm used to posting impressions when I beat a game. With that said, Im only starting from the beginning of last week to today Which means:
Virtua Fighter 2: All I have to really say here is:
The game has aged, although I wont say it has aged to the point where you cant play it, but titles like DoA or Tekken 3 have defiantly aged better then it has, although I guess those are more modern anyway. But even then, its frustratingly frustrating, and I question how people could stand this game and its awful, awful ring outs. Its not a popular opinion, but I honestly prefer the other $5 Sega Fighter on the Market, Sonic the Fighters. That game is simply more fun.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus: Ninja Gaiden is a flippin awesome series,and Sigma is an enhanced port of the first game in the modern NG series,and Sigma Plus is a portable port of an enhanced port of the first game in the modern NG series,making it a port of a port. Its somewhat a shame they didnt finally give the game NGII mechanics,but I suppose thats too much to ask for.Sigma Plus is still a godd port of the original, not to mention it finally features an easy mode.
Now,I have to admit I hate framerate drops,but this game doesnt have that. It runs at 30 fps at all times,unlike Sigma 2 Plus,which suffers from framerate drops. Like most portable ports that have a framerate cut (like DKCR3D),you wont notice unless your used to the 60 fps console version.although if youre a NG vet, then that difference will really suck.
Its also worth mentioning the Plus exclusive easy mode also sort of gets rid of some of the fun in the game. Difficulty is one of the big things in Ninja Gaiden that makes it fun and rewarding, but the hero mode is way,way too easy with its automatic dodging and the like. I do have to admit to using this mode, but only because I dont really have the time to dedicate myself to the game enough,since I did rage quit NGS last yearNGII is better anyway :U
Games almost beaten this month: Because I dont feel like beating everything right away,but want to get my impressions out,Ill post my thoughts on games Im super close to beating,as in, gimme 3 more hours and its beaten:
Super Luigi U: This one was actually really awesome, not just because it has Luigi as the one who rescues the Princess, but because of how hardcore it is. 90 seconds to complete each challenging level, and a world map as big as NSMBU,it definitely makes up for NSMB2 and its stupid dlc.
Ah,but wheres Mario in this Luigi U game?Easy,easy question.
Thats pretty much all for now,sorry for any typos,I mostly copy from a big works document.Ill be making another blog like this sometime next month.
I think you know by now,I said I was done with GameSpot besides blogs,since the unions were all I stayed here for,and now they were going to be deleted.
However...I also made the promise that I would move on to other places with these unions...and now I apologize that I can't keep my word.I am done with any forum of any kind.
This blog..is completely personal.It's not a rant,its a vent to get out the things i've been wanting to say for a long time out,and is really only for people who care that much about my GS life.Please,don't read it if you don't want to see me moan about my GS life.I'm crying as I write this...don't make me cry more.
I'm not done because unions are dying soon(I would still be posting there before they die if that was the case)...its because of sick of the internet.I don't have time,nor the will anymore for it.
Let me be honest.I'm sick of peoples blind opinions contradicting mine like their opinions are facts.I can respect opinions,but when the person with it expresses it in a blind or mean way I can't help myself...I have to argue with them.
That is why I write long rants.I hate other peoples insanely fanboyish opinions that I have to argue about it on my blog,a place where only people who normally agree with me care to read.
But..for an argument to start,I am nearly alway's the one who starts it.I am a pretty sensitive person,so I simply have to butt in and call someone out if they say something I find is insulting,whether that insult is to the developers,the fans,or people who simply have an opinion,although in most cases its the first two.
..and's thats where the problem is.After an argument is done,I feel damn stupid for letting it happen,even more when its in the wrong place.Everybody else,even those I know don't agree with what someone said,are quiet and don't turn it into a argument.
and almost all the time,its in the place you don't go to for reading super long post..Game Purchase threads,Game Screens threads,Brag threads...I just feel like i've done something wrong when I make it happen in those innocent threads,especially when I look back days after its over.
Not to mention,not all arguments go intelligently well.Sometimes the argument has the other side deny other opinions are valid,which is alway's frustrating when you have to come up with a reply.
I don't want to disappoint...but i'm convinced its better not actively having me there.Community's don't need arguments,and I am the one who normally encourages them.
Just a quick continuation of the first:I can't stop myself from having an argument.And I put too much effort in them,I normally spend an hour coming up with a good reply,and almost anything i'm doing gets a jab in the schedule since it doesn't look good when you don't reply for a day.I simply don't have time for it,especially with school in the way once again.Even my gaming has been shunned because of it,not just arguments,but my obsession with visiting the forums every 20 minutes to check for now post,and not to mention blogs...
...Despite arguing with people,I have never really had anyone I would call "an enemy",nor say there is someone I hate,just because they take their arguments to a level I don't like.Except...there is one awful,awful person who I have had a hatred for for 1 1/2 years..People who know me really well...will know who i'm talking about.
...I've have alway's thought its disrespectful to call out on a user,especially on a blog they can't see...but I can't stop myself.I have no respect for this man at all.Its not because he's a prick,its because he's a F***ing lunatic.He is the lowest being of life I know,and he's a factor of me leaving...expressing my hatred and fear of this man is the only way I can free myself completely from the shackles of the past.
..but sadly,I still can't do it completely..probably because I just hate seeing his name...i'll put it in the spoiler since you don't really need to know anyway,those who know him can tell right off the bat who i'm talking about.
Originally,he was a good friend next to pretty much anyone else I knew on GameSpot.Yet,one day,he completely randomly decided to start stalking and threatening one of the nicest GS users in existence,and act like a total flaming douche on a union forum...his actions were honestly criminal.
How did I respond to him at first?Well...it wasn't negatively.I hate to admit it..I had the mindset of "he's not bothering me,so why should I care?"
..and he got me to make an IGN account during a time he was suspended..I was the only one who followed him and talked to him there.I did it because its hard to let a friend go..Its like if your good friend commited a crime against someone.I was so damn young,I've never had to make a choice like ditching him because of that..I didn't see the injustice of it.Nobody else followed him there because they saw that,but I didn't.
Thankfully,a true friend taught me what was wrong with it,although it was a painful,painful lesson.I was actually in a serious fight with one of my best friends,since I couldn't understand what was wrong with what I was doing...But when my friend showed me that dark,stalking freak side of him from his post,I realized this isn't the type of person I should be friends with,or even near.I quickly cut contact with him on everything,and I felt god damn stupid for what I did...It only continued with this message I got from him days later:
He knows my age...does a grown man who sends s*** like this to a 15 year old deserve to live? [/spoiler]
It is a painful,painful memory.Once he was banned,I was hoping to never remember his name again,for his name completly reminds me of the pain.
...But then,he pops up again:8 months later.He sends a trollicious PM to one of my union officers(Proof that he has indeed been stalking us for the past 8 months),and continues to stalk and spam(with tracking PM's) the same innocent user months ago.8 months have passed,and he's still repeating the same s*** he did again?F***ing obsessed.Thankfully,he was soon banned a second time,and I helped that user never get the spam messages from him again.
and then..once again,he pops up,pretending to be a new person(although its pretty damn obvious if you knew him) in a union he has OCD for.Maybe he's not causing trouble anymore,but god damnit,if anybody calls him out for who he really is,he obviously would.I don't blame,and don't want,the union to take action on him,since knowing him,he would pull s*** and cause trouble if we piss him off,especially since unions don't really have a way to ban people.The only way to stop him is to ban him,yet since he has already came back twice,what will prevent him from doing it again?That is one thing the new GS needs to try to get..ways to keep freaks like him away from this site and users.
He went from great friend,to mortal enemy.He has hurt people I care for for no reason...and he enjoys it.He returns from hell so many times,and I know why:Its because he's a freaking obsessed moron,and he knows I'm disturbed by him existing.I had to put up with the idea that he could be stalking my every move,and that is the true reason why I'm setting this profile to private when I leave.Those days with him were awful,and every damn time he pops up,I am reminded of those painful memories coming from him,and have the fear of him hurting someone else.If he knew that I actually have a fear of him,he would laugh even more.And if he knew that I hate him threatening,flaming or frustrating my friends more then anything,he would do just that only for more laughs.Damn him..
..If you actually read that,and aren't going to complain,then thank you.I have suppressed revealing that hatred in me for 1 and a half year,but it seems so much longer...I've never said that much on it until now.Hitting submit without deleting this part will be one of the hardest things for me to do,and I hope none of you will think lower of me for writing an entire section on how much I hate and fear this user..
I've never felt hatred at this level before,and I never want to feel it again.Even if I learn that he gets thrown in jail,its more of what he has stained in my mind that matters.I just don't want to risk meeting someone like that again.
Those two and a half are why I am done bothering with forums of any kind anymore.I don't want to argue with people,I don't have time to continue to argue with people and keep visiting every minute...and most importantly,I don't want to risk having the feeling of hatred anymore.
This blog(and your blog) is really the only place for me now.I'll be visiting here at mostly a random pace.
I've made this profile friends only..I tracked more users I know if they want to track back,and i'll wait for about 2 weeks before I track everyone I know that's still active,so this blog gets buried behind others,in hopes more people don't have to read it.
I'm sorry if you thought I would join you on other forums,or stay with your union until the day it ends,but i'm pretty much done with that,the most you would probably see is a quick off topic thread visit.But thank you..for giving me hundreds of amazing memories to keep.
..All of those great memories will alway's be remembered when I hear this song:
You've heard the news.No more unions,and a load of people who were here for that have left or will leave.I think we all know I am in that boat,and I started thinking about leaving,or giving this new site a chance...
However,with no unions,signatures that can't having dancing gifs,and no Purple usernames,GameSpot One simply doesn't feel like a place i'd be active on,so i'm sort of leav-*Is bombarded with questions*
That's my nickname for the new GS,because when you think of it,its comparable to the Xbox One in the way that they piss off their fanbase with bad news,and honestly,maybe people would have reacted better if they didn't start by telling us the bad news only.
I can't put this in my sig anymore because gifs aren't allowed?My life will never be complete now.
It's even more comparable now since they did do some redemption,offering a solution to some unions to live on in a different format.
Then why are you leaving?
Keyword: Some unions.
I'm inferring all the unions I care for will move on to making Zetaboards forums,which...most of them already have.It's too early for me to say that though,for we don't know that much on how your union can move over,although most sort of believe it kind of kills the purpose of a union to be a public board,yet others think all that matters is the community lives.
Personally,if I was the leader of an active union,i'd honestly move on from GS,the community can still live on at another site,and after posting on Zetaboards for 3 days,I honestly think its better there anyway.
Quit moaning and go to the main GS forums.
Sorry.I'm simply not interested in that,I have a hatred for gaming forums in general,unions became the reason I go to this site daily.I can respect GS for at least trying to replace unions,since it shows they do at least care enough to give the living ones a chance,but its not enough for me.
Ah,relax love,i'm not actually completely leaving.
Because most of my unions moved on to zetaboards,I am still on the Internet,and when I'm on the Internet,I often do other things when I'm totally bored.So...I shall still be visiting my profile,viewing friends blogs,and most likely posting more blogs.So you can say i'm still here,just bothering with my profile and my friends profiles,whenever something major happens in my gaming(or anything else) world,I will be sure to blog about it here.
So hopefully,the reboot of this site will at least have a way to make blogs fancy,for that's pretty much the only thing i'll be doing here,and more importantly my only way to talk with some of you guys.
..if we don't meet on the Zetaboards,or you don't add my gaming accounts,that is:
Nintendo Network: Smashbro
3DS: 0259-0465-8231 (don't bother with Swapnoting me,I f***ing hate Swapnote)
Steam: idk x_x
In order to avoid any silent stalkers or perverts,I am going to set this profile to friends only when unions are done for.After all,I doubt I'll be making more friends on this site if I don't post anywhere else on it.
More crazy blogs.
If you couldn't tell already,i've also lost the will to write more serious blogs,so most likely I will be trolling more in rants,and you will see more blogs from me like this.It won't be long before I make an entire blog focusing on my obsession with butts,so be prepared...
That's pretty much it.If your slightly staying on GS,or going to be somewhere where I can still actively talk with you,I guess we can't really say its goodbye.But if your totally leaving,then may we meet again...in a better life.
I end this blog with some of my favorite gaming songs to play when I'm lonely and feel like crying.
Union's are leaving for good.The only reason I visit this site daily...gone.
I don't feel angry..I feel sad.Sad that the dev's at GameSpot don't know people like me exist.All that time I spent now just feel's wasted..even more now that they are going to complety wipe everything,every post,every union blog,all the archives...less then a quarter of this site goes to unions a day?Well F*** you for not caring for us GameSpot devs.
Don't even play smart-ass with me and tell me to go to the normal forums:That is the main reason unions exist.I hate almost every forum I come across for being full of idiots and fanboy's,unions are pretty much the only place I know where I rarely encounter them at,and I feel much better having a discussion with someone I know pretty well then with some completely random user i've never seen before...no matter how bad it may seem,unions are where my friends are at.The main reason I said I stayed here was because my friends kept me going.But with this,my only true interaction with most of them is through blogs,and thats not nearly the same thing.
..I had so much planned for the future.I planned a leaving announcement blog around the time SSB would come out,only to have it have a picture of troll face and an epic blog explaining why I would never leave this site when my friends remain here,having future game nights in unions with upcoming titles,and I alway's had a hope of making a union dedicated to the ninja's of gaming...yet all of it will never come to be.
..If GameSpot doesn't get a suitable replacement for unions,then I have no more motivation to stay here.I'm sorry..but the day I never wanted to see is going to be here soon.