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 20 Video Game Ice Masters (Part 2)

Hello everybody and welcome back to ChrisX’s… Top 20 Video Game Ice Masters. Well I don’t think I have much other to say than what I said for early parts in the beginning, so let’s jump right into the cream of the crop when it comes to cryokinesis in video games.

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Top 10 Video Game Spear Experts

(Pre-word: I meant no offense if I make mention of someone else’s tastes and comparing it. I’m not saying my opinion’s better, it’s just different. With that being said, let’s continue)

Hello everybody and welcome back into another session of Weapon on A Stick. Last time we have dealt with the stick itself, Combat Staff… Now if you add a pointy blade on the end of it, the result would be the spear and its subset. Halberds, naginata, pikes. The Spear combines the long reach of a staff and the piercing power of a blade, and sometimes also its slashing power, making it a bit safer to use, and also simpler to use in various modes, just keep your distance and keep swinging or stabbing. It’s also a popular weapon to use on horseback due to its reach. Many medieval cavalries have used the spear or its subsets as their go-to weapon for melee cavalry combat.

So, here I am, listing down the 10 Video Game experts of spear that is entrenched in my mind, they can swing, stab and slash no matter where they are. But first and foremost! I have to mention this: Spear is so widely used in video games that sometimes, its sub families are considered spears itself. This is why for this countdown, I will bypass that one difference, if it’s a subset of a spear, like naginata, it’s eligible for this. Aside of that, only from the games I played… well maybe that has just one subversion (you’ll see it soon enough), but it still applies. Also only one per franchise, that goes naturally.

Welp I don’t think I have more to say for intros. Let’s cut through this countdown at once!

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Top 10 Video Game Combat Staff Experts

Hello everybody and welcome back to your daily dose of video game countdowns. Now that Halloween is over, I’d say we can get into more normal weaponries, or this time, because I can’t get enough of themes… let’s try to come up with another silly theme for it. Let’s see… I know! How about Countdowns about Weapons… ON A STICK!

(I’m gonna have to cheat later by the way, I don’t think there’s enough poleaxe users)

We will start with the root of it. The stick itself. Sometimes, a weapon can look and appear simple, but it gets results and sometimes it’s kind of all you need. Enter the Combat Staff. Or Bo Staff.

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Long in reach, and of the blunt type, the Combat Staff is a pretty popular weapons for those who are pacifistic in nature, but requires a weapon. Monks or Kung-Fu fighting characters tend to use that. But regardless, it remains a popular staple amongst video games, what they lack in steel and cutting capability, they make it up for their long range. The combat staff also exemplifies versatility, it has various uses that will depend on its user’s mind and cunning on how much of it can unleash its potential.

So! That being said, it’s time I count down 10 video game characters that has been known for the usage of this simple yet deadly weapon. Aside of the usual rule of ‘only from games I have played’, I’ll have to mention one thing. In order to qualify, the characters must be using the staff mainly to smack around their enemies up close physically. Staves have been also a popular choice as a conduit of magic. However, they’d be magic casters, NOT combat staff experts. We’re looking for more… physical things. I would excuse it if the staff is a variant like Sansetsukon or the Three-sectioned staff, but it has to be a long staff that is ideally wielded with two hands like a quarterstaff. Baton-staves will not count.

All right, all things said and done, it’s time to dig in to the best combat staff users in video game! Let the countdown begin!

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Top 10 Video Game Dark Is Not Evil Characters

Darkness…

Needs to get a DSL. His line is always — Hold a sec, I’m not a Blizzard character who has been poked too many times, am I?

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to yet another series of countdown before Halloween closes in. So speaking of Halloween, I know that there is some sort of tradition to dress up as menacing being or monsters. Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves, Pumpkin Heads… Those are the common creatures of darkness that lurk in both folk tales and often used in video games for us good guys to beat. So consensus is, these creatures associated with darkness are always evil, right?

Actually no.

Sometimes, a character looks that menacing, utilizing the power of Darkness, or can make you think ‘He’s dark related. He must be suspicious as hell.’, and you won’t be always wrong, because the power of darkness corrupts. Well not these characters, these characters utilize the power of darkness, or just evil powers overall, or just overall look menacing or terrifying, but they’re not that evil at heart. They can be perfectly good guys, or they can be just overall tragic character… that needs a hug. After all, always remember that power is just a tool, at the hands of good men, even the evilest power can be the greatest force of good… and at the hands of evil men, even the most righteous power can be the greatest force of evil.

And even TV Tropes has two articles in regards of these phenomenon: Bad Powers, Good People and… Dark Is Not Evil.

And now, I am going to list up 10 characters in video games that to me live up to these archetypes the most, the characters who looks evil or having evil or dark powers… but turns out to be not that bad or even heroic… so the next time someone approached you for trick or treat in this Halloween, you don’t get the wrong idea. Remember, they’re just innocent kids beneath the costume! … Uh, yeah we hope. Same rules apply, just from video games I have played.

Just be careful that there are spoilers galore. Well that’s enough talk… HAVE AT YOU!

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Top 10 Video Game Magic Casters

As another part of my Halloween treats, here’s another list about an archetype that is tightly related with one of those things in Halloween AND video games overall.

Witchcraft. Sorcery. What does witches and sorcerers use? Magic and Spells.

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And we got plenty of them in video games. As we all know of, magic is a fascinating concept which when learned, allows various supernatural feats to be done by manipulating the fabric of nature itself. This is most commonly shown with the manipulation of the forces of nature, such as fire, lightning, earth and many more. In video games, this tends to be the tool of smart people who might not be that fit physically, but their intelligence and knowledge enable them to dabble with the intricacies of magic spells and lay down great destruction just as good or even better than their physical compatriots.

This list will consist of the characters that I think has the greatest potential when it comes to spell-casting and having enough varieties when it comes to magic and the destruction they bring. They’re not always limited to offense magic, sometimes healing magic counts… but we’re looking for more offensive magic. And magic has got to be their main forte, it should be their magic that is feared, not their physical forte. And also, maybe it’s just me, but I like varieties a lot better… so for those who are in this list, it’s all expressed with how variative they can be, not just how destructive their magic is.

And as usual, only from games I have played.

Okay, that’s enough talk. Click on the ‘Read More’ link below to see the list, and if you like it… like & drop a comment. The magic… begins here.

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Top 10 Video Game Scythe Experts

It’s not usual for me to celebrate, Halloween… but I’d like to make something special for that day, it’s not today, but hell, everyone’s making preparations. So I guess… early Halloween present? Hm… let’s see… the undeads, monsters…  what else can I make… Oh, right! The Scythe!

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Welcome, folks, to ChrisX’s Top 10 Video Game Scythe Experts

Why scythe, though? I mean, originally it was made to just cut grass. But thanks to the wonders of fictions, stories everywhere attaching the tool to the image of the angel of death, the Grim Reaper, it has turned into a wicked cool awesome weapon that instills fear to whoever faces those wielding these weapons. And because Grim Reapers is some… seriously creepy and spooky creature, I guess why not, it’ll do for Halloween.

Basic rules apply here: Only one character per franchise and only from the games I have played and… those that debuts in a video game. So… just excuse me if a character you like didn’t make it to the list, but let me know anyway via comments! Oh and also, I only count actual scythes. Not smaller ones like kama or kusarigama. At any rate, click on to read the list. If you like this list, take your time to also tell your favorite VG scythe users. It’s good to share.

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Old Video: Top 15 Arc System Works Characters

Before I start out putting out new contents, I’d like to showcase some of my old lists in video form. It was fun making them, but time constraints means… I’m no longer making them gonna take more time to complete a video, hence the existence of this blog. I might make a new update for these videos as well in blog posts, as time flies, opinions can change.

So the first one is based on one of my favorite VG companies: Arc System Works, the ones behind BlazBlue and Guilty Gear… (These were made before the release of Guilty Gear Xrd REVELATOR, so please excuse the old footages of Dizzy, Johnny and Jam!)

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