Posts Tagged Fighting Game
The entire cast is probably tired of repeating the Hologram Summer for the fifth time now, but Actress Again is out on PS2. Which I don’t have, so all I can do is gush over Ryougi and wait for the inevitable as-the-rising-of-the-Sun PC port.
And speaking of gushing…
(Win VS Tohno – “You’re my senior when it comes to these eyes, lady-killer.”)
(Last line of her Last Arc – “This is the answer -degozaru! …Huh, I think I just blurted out something weird.”)
Ryougi sure has some strange lines.
FYI: The LA line is from All Around Type-Moon, where Ryougi’s movie script involved a (quoth Saber) “…samurai …detective.”
Considering Act Cadenza is still installed on my comp, I have quite a bit of expectation for the likely unlimited codes Windows (or whatever they append on the end). Above video certainly didn’t ease that… Ilya the announcer (I’m in agreement with the “cuteness overwhelming” comments), and one hell of a Saber/Saber Alter player. Ending a combo with Vortigern looks really badass no matter how many times it’s done – not to mention the Vader-choke finish.
I have to admit, while Leysritt was surprising enough, it never occurred to me that Illyasviel or Diarmuid would be secret characters.
But why “Zero Lancer”? I mean, I know why (the Lancer from Fate/Zero, duh) but what’s wrong with “Diarmuid”? Ah, whatever.
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.
It just came to me that I’ve spent a lot of time with unlimited codes, but not Actress Again, even though both came out pretty recently, and I still play Act Cadenza.
So yeah. It actually looks really awesome now – the updated character portraits are godlike compared to Takeuchi’s older work (except some of the old stuff still got reused…), the music and voice work are (mostly) improved, the new moves look good and I’ll probably have fun trying to master the character again when it inevitably ports back to PC – so, what’s there to talk about? (Non-hardcore player talking here.)
Anyway, since I’m here, endings: (All from here.)
Roa (Crimson Moon??)
W. Len (tsun-tsun, LOL @ Neco-Arc)
Nrvnqsr (new art is badass)
V. Sion (“official Sion pr0n”)
EDIT: Some more.
EDIT2: And even more.
Sion (the one where Ries doesn’t die)
That last one is definite lulz worthy. Ries joins the Back Alley Alliance, which as the comments point out now consists of two Dead Apostle Ancestor-class vampires (three if you count Roa), a Holy Knight, and the ever-feisty White Len. How long until she succumbs to the Tohno Gland?
And judging from Sacchin’s finger-licking pose in her win portrait, the blood’s back in. Finally.
PS: Speaking of which, since Ries seems to be staying alive because of Sion, does this mean they perform, ah, “prana transfer”? I think there’ll be some interesting doujinshi out in C75…
(I just watched it to the very end. Sion’s “you belong to me” – and all the dialogue after – was very… intriguing. And LOL @ “I know a friend around this street I can introduce you to…”)
How appropriate that my first entry after a long period of inactivity is news about unlimited codes. Anyway, following up on the previous blurb – like a month ago – the new trailer for the PS2 version is out. As usual, notes of interest:
* New characters Bazett and Saber Alter (aka Black Saber)
* Looks like Bazett plays like Kirei except with glowing fists (her runes). One of her counters is, obviously, Fragarach, which works like Saber’s Avalon, blocking the enemy’s attacks plus dealing damage back.
Archer finally gets his own Kanshou & Bakuya combo (unless that was already in, I’ve never seen it before) – Archer’s original version of the triple-strike that Shirou derived his own from. Actually, it’s a lot duller than Shirou’s, since he basically just swings three times… but Overedge is pretty awesome. Okay never mind, apparently it is already in. Huh.
* Black Saber is badass, that is all. Also, she has some sort of Vader-esque telekinetic choke move using, er, the curse-mud? Oh, and the two Excaliblasts can cancel each other out.
* Continuing on replicating scenes from the games, Lancer and Bazett effs each other up when Fragarach is used against Gae Bolg – they even keep the whole ‘Fragarach strikes but Gae Bolg ‘twists’ around it and keeps going’ CG sequence from hollow ataraxia.
So, with Black Saber in, I guess we’ll get some more unique scenes when she fights Rider or Shirou. Are there going to be more alternate outfits, or is Saber Lily just going to replace the white dress? (Hoping on the former.)
Now, secret character. It’s possible that there wouldn’t be one, but my guess would be True Assassin, Kuzuki, or Avenger. Of course, I don’t think anyone expected Luvia, either, so it could be completely from the left field… like Fuji-nee. Or Caren. Or Kiritsugu, or Irisiviel. It’s pretty hard to tell.
Fate/unlimited codes PS2 (what, they’re not putting some weird subtitle to it?) will be out December 18th.