Posts Tagged Arcade
Another Trailer is up for the PS2 port-cum-upgrade-pack.
Aside from the usual package – new moves (Lancer finally gets his damn runes), five new characters (Bazett, Saber Alter, Leysritt, plus two yet unrevealed), cosmetics and aesthetics – the big surprise is what looks to be a whole new fleshed-out Story Mode that follows the routes in the game, and probably (hopefully?) others scripted by Nasu. I mean… damn I want a PS2 now.
As for the ever-popular discussion of secret characters… okay, so Leysritt was completely unexpected. Of the remaining two slots, going by popular demand, it would be Avenger and Iskander/Alexander. Though, left field being still filled with possibilities – like, say, True Assassin? Kuzuki? Someone (else) from the 4th? Issei??
DEFEATED SECUREDLY!-kun Shiki??? Arrrgh. – it’s hard to tell until CAPCOM actually comes out and says it.
Dark Sakura certainly has some… interesting… attacks. Incredibly, the jiggle is even bigger for Sakura than for Rider, as can be seen in the first link (a complete coincidence, by the way).
And apparently, the last boss for Sakura’s route is Sakura. Wait, what? The other Sakura does a move where the ‘ropes’ that cover the shoulders unlatches, ties the opponent down, and drags them into a pool of Angra Mainyu inky goodness. Then Sakura sort of… flaps around on it like a grounded seal.
Archer does a Rho Aias @ ~1:00 mark. Completely blocks a minor blast from Excalibur.
Very good Archer vs Rider. UBW finisher.
“Why are you still doing this YouTube crap?!”
Kirei vs. Archer
It scares me how good these people have gotten. Also, Archer fires Hrunting. It leaves the screen and KO’s Kirei two seconds later.
Also – and I probably should’ve asked this earlier – why does Gil swing around Ea like that? What happened to the too-holy-for-mongrels clause?
Rin vs. Kirei
Otherwise generic, but apparently, one of Kirei’s alternate outfits is Kiritsugu’s trench coat and shirt. Also, Kirei shows off another Angra Mainyu release combo.
On the topic of alternate outfits, some we really need:
– Kirei: muscle shirt (as in, the one he wore at the end of Heaven’s Feel)
– Shiro: “my body is made of swords” (same as above)
– Sakura: the bloodied pink dress (or possibly the leather from the anime)
– Rin: Ruby, duh
– Saber: the black suit (if they’re saving Black Saber for the next iteration)
– Archer: without his mantle
(Think I’ve already seen a Rider with the Gorgon dress…)
Caster vs. Luvia
Some of Caster’s spells (like Ten no Hikari) are really interesting. But I know we’re all here for the Luvia wub.
Her Gandr attacks are even crazier than Rin’s, with a literal machine-gun spam as a combo (kind of like that man in Negima! who fires Sagitta Magica off his fingers).
It’s hilarious how she fights, though, like a funnier Rin. When she does that flying kick she actually holds her dress down. And that Gandr-powered bitch-slap… lol. And the sit-on-your-opponent-elegantly-then-blast-them-in-the-face.
But on a somewhat more serious note, what exactly is she hitting with? It makes that weird jewel ‘ting’ that Rin has, but there’s no jewel counter. But a lot of her moves does an odd sparkle, though Kirei has that for his kicks too. What kind of magecraft is she using?
More good combos from Archer, Shirou, Kirei, and Lancer.
(Or go to YouTube and watch the HQ version.)
Emiya vs. EMIYA
Interesting to see how different the two’s movesets are despite using very similar weapons; there are two seperate occasions where they each throw their pair of Kanshou&Bakuya and they clash midair. Also, finally an Archer who spams his bow, including Caladborg.
Yes, the random scrolling Engrish and bludgeoning array of dopplegangers are back. Song is nothing special, but the sequence itself is pretty good, better than Act Cadenza‘s.
So, new playable characters Roa and Riesbyfe, three different moveset styles, more air moves, more ways to cancel, bigger stages, EX block, new combos, completely revamped old combos… hell, just remake it in 3D like unlimited codes. (And looking at the OP, they certainly
did seem to have done some 3D modeling.)
Now I just need to wait for the Version B (or something) PC port.
PS: As for who the extra boss character will be this time… hell, even Roa is back, so who knows. Fate characters are probably out, since they’ll most likely be saving them for unlimited codes (and that’s probably the start of another long series of fighting games by itself).
Personally, I’d like to see a left-field Merem (a lot of characters have summons or similar as it is) or Ryougi with sword, or other characters who are potentials for Tsukihime 2. Of course, it could just be another Neco variant.
Finally seeing Arihiko in it would be pretty hilarious too.
Speaking of which, it’ll be interesting if unlimited codes can extend to hollow ataraxia and Zero. Bazett slugging it out with Kirei, or Lancelot against Heracles, or the two Lancers… damn.
Combos combos combos.
b0rken Kirei vs. Unlimited Blade Works
Archer with bow getting wailed on is pretty funny.
Title says it all. The gameplay is fast.
(And these are just about the only videos where Archer does not suck. But he still doesn’t get to use Unlimited Blade Works.)
Lancer vs Saber, Archer vs Saber, Archer vs Berserker