Editorial: You had one job, Arc System Works, ONE JOB!!

Hello everyone, ChrisX here and welcome to another editorial…

Which might not be on highest quality because this is made out of an emotional outburst. I try not to get too over bloated, but let me try it.

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Top 10 Video Games For 2018

Hello everyone, this is ChrisX and today we are finally doing another countdown…

And it’s NOT about characters for once.

Yeah, the year 2018 is here, and to greet this new promising year (uh, I hope), let’s begin with a list of games that got my interest for this year. Yes, the future of video game is still pretty long and 2018 has promised a lot for gaming overall. Though I have a rather WEIRD taste that maybe not everything would be in-sync with many of you guys’ tastes. But I have to say it.

This list might not be permanently accurate forever, as we may see delays or that I don’t pick some games that has a rather vague release date, even around 2018. And for once… I’d like to try a new style for this post…

I’ll try not to be too much of a blabbermouth for each sections. Let’s see… 4 sentences at most per section will do.

Without further ado, let’s begin this countdown of…

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Editorial: Is this the end of Sengoku Basara?

Hello everyone, it’s ChrisX again and welcome to a section I’d call Editorial. In this section… well, let’s say that I just take a look at a certain event within the gaming world, and give my comments about it. Perhaps it would involve some speculation or things like that. This is not meant to be a fact, let’s just say it’s just some of my opinions, thought this one probably might not be too unpopular. Unlike my other kind of post…

So let’s start this section with…

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Wow, that was a bleak title for one of my favorite franchises.

But it couldn’t be denied. As we entered the last stages of Playstation 3, the super fun, adrenaline-rushing Sengoku stylish action game Sengoku Basara series… is facing the dangers of getting killed.

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Misc. Post: Liking Litchi Faye-Ling

Hello, everyone. It’s ChrisX. And… well, this is not a normal blog post. I’m not even sure how to even call it. It’s not a Character Focus. But this feels more like… a confession. Not a confession of how much I like the character, but more like… a confession about my journey of liking a character.

And how much of a rollercoaster of liking, hoping and despairing that came along with it and how much I did something that made me a target of ridicule and bullying, if you can even call it such, or bottom line… “Someone very annoying.”

So you can consider it like me coming out of my closet and revealing a lot of my dirty secrets. It involves this character from the BlazBlue series.

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Yes, you may have noticed that I put Litchi Faye-Ling into my Top 10 VG Combat Staff experts. To this day, I still think she’s the best one. But that’s not our focus, nor how I think she’s still the best BlazBlue female character and why she’s more than just the fanservice machine she’s known for.

This is not going to be pretty. Are you ready? Click on to know more…

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Fire Emblem – Know Your Hero: Tailtiu

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Hello everyone, I am ChrisX and… well, this is something new.

As you might have mentioned in my old countdowns, Fire Emblem pops up quite a lot of time in my countdowns. What can I say, I love the series. It houses a lot of memorable and interesting characters, though some of them may be a miss. It was enough that back in the old days of the old Chaos Theatre forums, I made a list of favorite characters from the game… that are not Lords. For the sake of variety and making sure the Lords did not oversaturate the spotlight.

One of the creeds of the series is ‘Together We Ride’. Which means that you can’t fight your battles alone. Sometimes, a one-man army can be produced, but without a strong support from other capable fighters, the whole army will crumble. And amongst these armies are colorful individuals that I think can be REALLY interesting to look into.

So here we are. Time to talk about characters from Fire Emblem, what they’re like in the game, be it personality or performance… and my opinion on them. Yeah, regardless of the title, this is just a writing based on my opinion. But I hope my opinion can be enlightening.

And for our first subject of talking… Let’s take a look of one of the characters that just made it to Fire Emblem Heroes, the Thunder Noble, Tailtiu.

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Top 10 Video Game Wind Masters

Hello everyone, it’s ChrisX in another countdown about the elements. Well, I already did my favorite element. So… let’s see what’s next… Ah yes. A blizzard is a common usage of the element of ice, a storm of snows. By that, it’s not formed with solely just ice. Another element is in use of that, and it’s called the Wind.

One of the four cardinal elements in many stories, the Wind give a great emphasis on speed and freedom, those who wield the element of winds are either someone who can’t be kept down while they zip around the field with ease. In addition of that, there are grace to be found within manipulations of winds. But that is not to be underestimated, the wind contain enough great power to even shape the land itself. Want proof? Try near on a tornado and see if you can stand your ground.

(P.S: I’m only joking on the tornado. Don’t ever try this!)

Unlike most other elements, the wind is formless and with it, it can take on many forms which can be used to protect or strike the enemies, usually by sending them aside or upwards, or sometimes used in conjunction of storms to devastate their enemies. This is the list of the 10 masters of wind in video games that I think utilizes the best of the element in addition of having enough sense of freedom to embody the spirit of wind.

Yes, 10. It isn’t my birthday and it isn’t my favorite element.

That said, same rules apply. Only from games I played and only one per franchise. Welp, time to breeze through the list! This is…

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09/08/2017 – Updates on some countdowns

Sometimes, you might have forgotten something to add to your past countdowns. And one of the advantages of using a blog-based countdowns is that you can just simply edit your old blog posts with the more up to date ideas and you’re good to go, instead of making new videos and edits, which take a lot of time. I know it’s a good experience for those who likes video-editing, but for someone who lives in a country with 3rd rate internet connection where uploading videos takes HOURS to do… it could be a pain. I’m still revisiting that one day.

But for now, time to list and re-link updates that I just included. I just don’t list who gets removed at the cost of that. It’s… too much for me.

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle: Reveal Impressions

I usually do not do articles like this, but…

I have to.

Because, I have no words.

This is… THIS IS….!!

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AWESOME!!!

So let me get this straight. I’ve been a fan of the Arc System Works games, I like the Persona series, I have a soft spot on Under Night In-Birth… and NOW you’re saying that ASW decided to go balls deep and cross them over in a tag battle, while still hot on heels with Dragon Ball Fighter Z!?

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ChrisX is doing things in his bunk, unable to contain excitement.

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Top 10 Video Game Time Masters

Hello everyone, it’s me ChrisX and we’re back in another Top 10 list.

A particular element that tends to stand outside the common group of elements like Fire, Water, Earth and Wind (and Ice, and Thunder, and… a lot more) is the element that constantly moves even as I type this post, even as you read this post, even as you even so much take a breath. With this element, man grows from walking with four limbs, to two limbs and eventually three. I am of course talking about Time. The element that continue to march on for eternity, causing living beings to grow, to mature… and to die (unless either a massive blunt force or a pointy stick to a body part would have a word for that. Or viruses and bacterias.)

In video games, it’s pretty common that there’s someone who uses time manipulation to give them the advantage when it comes to fighting. They come in many flavors, either by rewinding, accelerating or altogether stopping time itself to give them plenty of time to set their enemies up. And hey, time motifs can look cool, starting from clockwork, stopwatches, or the cogs of time. And now is no better time to count down the clock of the 10 masters of time itself.

The normal rules will still do. Only one per series rule, and of course only from games I played. And exclusively for this, no mere Time Travelers. Sometimes you CAN use the time-travel device, but that doesn’t make you a Time Master. If you want to Time Travel in this list, you need to produce the phenomenon from your own skills or body, not borrow someone else’s. Also I know some of the more famous titles might be missing from this list, but please excuse me on that… because I haven’t played through those games, mostly.

And the time is ripe to finally start the countdown of…

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Top 10 Video Game Archers

Hello everyone, it’s ChrisX and I frickin’ apologize for not updating for so goddamn long time. Things… happen. New games, jobs, and stuffs like that. But yeah, I’m… kind of back. I hope.

So that being said, let’s go back to another list including weapons. Let’s see about… ranged weapon. Of course, the first instance of ranged weapon is… stone. Yeah, pick up a stone, then throw it to your enemy. But eventually, it evolved into something more eloquent. For instance, eventually they sharpened the rock, and put it on a stick. And thus… a throwable pointed stick

… Pointed sticks?

… Anyway, as humans evolved more, they started to develop more classy weapons to attack from afar. But pretty much, amongst the older weapons, the most popular one has got to be the bow and arrow, where you launch your arrow using a strung bow. The user of this weapon would later be known as ‘Archer’.

And seeing that video games often take place in fantasy themes where feudal weapons were used, it’s no surprise that there are tons of archers in video game history. And hell, sometimes even in modern times, there are still archers that forego more modern ranged weapons like guns, and instead uses bow and arrow. It’s easier to pull a trigger, but archery is a different beast altogether. Calmness and concentration plays a bigger part in this, so a lot of archers really come with a cool head as they are looking for ways to get into the best position and then give one fatal accurate shot that will still kill their target just as good as a gun does. On a head.

I mean, sure, we do have some super hot blooded archers out there, but I don’t think that would make them quite efficient in a long run. However, that’s that: Cool-headedness definitely will be a bigger part on what makes a great archer in video games. But otherwise, same rules apply. Only one character per series and only from games I played. And another thing… the characters must be MAINLY using bow and arrow for their weapon. If a bow is just a side weapon for them… I’m sorry, but that’s out of question. Also… crossbows? I try not to use them. There seems to be more crossbow users that later would warrant its own list.

That’s enough for introduction. Now deep breath, take aim… and let’s go on with the countdown.

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(Yes, I used ‘Archer’ this time, not ‘Archery Expert’ or ‘Bow Experts’. If it’s simpler that way, so be it)


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