Posts Tagged Melty Blood
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.”
Aside from showing the new “School Uniform Akiha” and of course, Ryougi, there’s also… never mind, there’s nothing. So yeah, I’m still confused why School Akiha must be a new playable character rather than just, say, a new sprite set for regular Akiha, but whatever. Well, at least there’s a Kara no Kyoukai stage (the forest in front of the Ryougi mansion, complete with the ‘fight’ BGM).
They’re .mpg files compressed in .zip’s, so you have to download them – yes, all 15 seconds of it. Just like downloading pr0n back in the 90’s, amirite?
(I’m really doing a lot of these “ohemgee, the site’s updated!” entries nowadays, aren’t I? Note to self: stop.)
Actress Again‘s console port – which as I like to bring up, is as inevitable as the setting of the Sun – is due August, with surprises as usual.
Bottom right corner: Ryougi Shiki.
(Three guesses on when the PC port will arrive?)
Update: Official site has Ryougi’s moveset. CV: Sakamoto Maaya.
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…”)
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.