January 2011

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January 28, 2011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is one of my most anticipated games of 2011.  I was really hype with the game after noticing that Dante (My favorite CAPCOM character of my favorite game of all time, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening) was fighting Dead Pool in a bar on the extended Episode 1 Trailer.

However, when a "leaked" list came out saying that it was a possibility that my second favorite character, Hsien-Ko (Lei Lei) had an opportunity to make it in as well.  The possibility of  her being in made me wait with tingling anticipation but.. that wait is finally over.  The Chinese hopping ghost has officially joined the fray.


January 27, 2011

When most people think about "Mortal Kombat", they think about gruesome game play that pushed video games to their limits with it's violence, and showed just how much people enjoyed mutilation.  The "Fatality" is easily one of the most memorable moments of gaming history, marked by it's now common initiating phrase, "Finish Him".

Mortal Kombat defined a genre, and Mortal Kombat 3:Ultimate is still considered the Mortal Kombat game by many, hardcore fans; adored throughout the world and is held as one of the milestones in gaming and fighting game history with it's plethora of advanced techniques and strategic (broken) gameplay.

Mortal Kombat 9 (Or "Mortal Kombat" on the game cover) sets to move Mortal Kombat backwards to its roots, and what really made people fall in love with the series.  But so far, from what I've seen; they've attempted to create depth and specific combos, improved graphics, enhanced back story for all characters, and new, inventive systems of combat like the "X-Ray" moves; so much thought went into this game.... but sad to say it looks like like an EPIC FAIL.

January 21, 2011

Nintendo X Capcom, New Age of E Ratings
(Princess Peach Toadstool and Morrigan Aensland drawn by "Twilit-Arawen" check out his deviantART)
Wanna Brawl? Morrigan Quickie

For years I've been a fan of Nintendo and CAPCOM; they've spawned some of the greatest games that has ever seen the face of this earth.  I've loved titles from both sounds, each one outlining memories that resonate throughout my childhood.  Some of  Nintendo's being: The Legend of Zelda series, Super Mario series, and the Kirby series.  CAPCOM's include: the Devil May Cry series, the Street Fighter series, and the stand alone game, "Chaos Legion".

Supposedly, Yoshinori Ono said that it should be pitched to Nintendo of Japan and Mashiro Sakurai.  If this is the case, then that would mean CAPCOM is serious and that a fighting game could come.  Everyone has always thought about what this would be like.  Mario against Ryu, Link fighting Strider, Princess Zelda matching up with Cammy.  Though, with that possibility now somewhat gleaming and that it could finally be a reality, I have but a single question; would this actually work?

January 20, 2011

(Official King of Fighters XIII website here)

The King of Fighters is a fighting game series made by SNK-Playmore, also known “SNKP”, which celebrated its 15 year anniversary with the release of its 12th installment (The King of Fighters XII) in 2009. However, if you were like me and picked up this game out of the anticipation for greatness, you realized shortly after playing that it was made up of complete and utter failure. This was a surprising letdown since I wasn’t too fond of Street Fighter IV at the time, and only got BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger to tide me over until the main course came out… and I sent it back to the chef. Luckily, the King of Fighters XIII sets to remedy this, and is doing well so far.

January 19, 2011

(Image provided by the Official Arcade UFO website )

As a gaming advocate, it's funny that I have never actually visited a serious "Fighting Game" arcade with high quality competitors, imported up-to-date games, and Japanese-style buttons coupled with their arcade layout. It's something I had longed for, but had never gotten a chance. In Dallas, I knew nothing of an arcade that carried such things, as Dallas rarely even got large-scale fighting game tournaments (Only one I know of is "Absolute Battle").

However, as of today in Austin, Texas, I finally got that experience at Arcade UFO. The time spent here proved to be enjoyable and I do wish to go back, and had more time to play. Before this experience, the only "Arcades" I had visited was in Southwest Center Mall (Previously known as "Red Bird Mall") here in Dallas when I was a kid, before it moved out and had games such as Super Street Fighter II. And also, the first place that I discovered Marvel vs Capcom 2 (One of my top 5 favorite games of ALL TIME), "Game Works", before it close down in the Summer of 2010.

Going to give my account of what all I seen, the experience there, and what I expected versus what I was given.



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