I knew it well, readers, a game of infinite epic, of most excellent experience… It hath borne me on many epic gaming and story hours; and now how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it.
Here hung those epic, meaningful heroes that have been admired I know not how intense. Where be your great union now? Your peace-loving sorceress? Your anti-heroic undead mistress? Your image of a honorable Orcs and Horde, that were wont to set the common fantasy audience in awe? Not one now, to praise on your characterization and lore? The images have fallen. Now get you to Blizzard’s chamber, and tell them, let it be known that their new image of Warcraft is no longer one that I admired, and they can just hump on their new fans that just want to kill off one section; I want no part of it…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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!?
This is actually not that high compared to the last number. Which may be a little ironic considering who’s in last time, but we’ll see if we can boop through this. And don’t worry, special precautions have been made so this does not get h– let’s just get this over with.
Well, I gotta start from someone at first at the bottom. So… (sigh) it looks like the one at the bottom apparently is everybody’s favorite super cheery Brit girl, Lena Oxton AKA Tracer. I can definitely see those who’d jeer on me for liking everybody’s favorite poster girl, but… I am prepared.
In which I explain shortly on how I got into the genre and my attempts to get to these series of videos…
It all began when a certain event in console gaming shook me so much, as much as a geek like me could handle (We’ll get to that later), that I retreated to PC gaming. At first I was just an ex-Dota player, who played in my campus casually, and after that retreat, I discovered Steam… and Dota 2 was free! I was able to indulge myself in the game as a small retreat, but due to TV Tropes and a certain youtuber/content maker known as the Green Scorpion… Well, long story short, I got introduced with League of Legends. I was skeptical to join at first… until I discovered there was an Indonesian server provided by Garena.
Long story short, I simply got ADDICTED. I spent hours and hours within the year in playing that game, exploring its nuances, getting better. In addition, I also occasionally slips into Dota 2 as well. The latter is a harder game, but nonetheless enjoyable. And as time passed, more big stuffs came in, in form of Smite and Heroes of the Storm. All in all, I fell in love the MOBA genre for real… something that was supposed to be a runaway place.
However, as time passed and I also became more and more impressed with countdown makers… It hits me one thing… Most of them are only giving credits to League of Legends. I know everyone have their own preferences, and it’s okay… and it may be just me getting petty. But I thought that the other big MOBA games deserve their own recognition amongst the community. This, in addition of several unsavory stuffs amongst the genre… that is, being a fan war that attempts to badmouth the other product to make their own product look better… (for instance, ‘a Dota 2 fan calling the genre MOBA should be lambasted because it’s League that coined it, Dota 2 is ARTS damn it!’. No, shut up, enough with this elitism.) It doesn’t endear me one bit. It’s like saying you can only pick one. Pick just one to master with dedication, I can understand, but pick just one to love and badmouth the rest? The hell??
And that was why I made the MOBA Season series of videos. I might have very little audience so far and it still pained me, but does that deter me? No. I did it anyway, because I start to enjoy doing what I do and expressing love to what I like. The MOBA Season is basically a series of countdowns where I list up my favorite things in certain MOBAs, though I put it on hiatus for now to hopefully expand my area of interests in the eyes of many. Besides, I don’t call myself pro, I’m just your casual scrub who never played Ranked. So things are mostly on personal preferences.
And after this, I might even expand the season for things other than countdowns. For instance, common cliches that are often featured throughout every MOBAs. It’s not going to make your play style better, but it might be some interesting tidbits.
But for now, after this, I will first post the videos I have made so far for the Season, before I move on. If you’re interested in this… Good for you!
So yeah, I think it is proper to first lay down my Area of Interests. So you guys can have an idea on which to see in this blog. Don’t take it as a final list, though. There will be times I get around listing another series not put in here.
Anime & Manga
Flame of Recca
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Magic Knight Rayearth
Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Dead or Alive
Heroes of the Storm
King of Fighters
League of Legends
Super Robot Wars Original Generation
These series shaped me to the man I am now. Of course, I might be missing something and maybe I don’t follow them anymore for… reasons… but you get the point.