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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Unpopular Opinion: Fire Emblem 12’s Kris/My Unit Isn’t THAT Bad

They’re probably going to kill me for this.

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Welcome, friends and all, to a first kind of post that I will be making for this blog. This time, I tackle some unpopular opinions amongst games and characters so far to see them in a less biased manner, and usually going against the public opinion. Sometimes, when the public says something rather notorious, people are inclined to say that it’s the truth, and go along with it. I, however, become inspired to take a small research and see how truthful it is. And if my opinion ends up against the public opinion of the internet… well, thus this section is born.

So let’s dig in into our first foray, featuring the last game of Fire Emblem not released to the English: Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo. The 12th game and the remake of the third game.

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To start this section, let us start with a word from someone really good amongst the net, RavenKingSage (I’ll never be as witty as you.)

“New Mystery of the Emblem is one of the series’ most underrated games, if only by the virtue of never being getting localized. It builds on everything that made the original Mystery of the Emblem work and added with so much more. Complete with a richer plot, additional character development, features that later helped save the franchise with Awakening, and even some completely new faces, one of which is your own customizable avatar. Sounds great, doesn’t it? There’s just one little detail, though…”

“That avatar is one of the worst characters in Fire Emblem history.”

Thank you, Raven. Ladies and gentlemen, our focus of the day, the Avatar of FE12, Kris… or Chris, if you prefer. (I do recommend you to watch Raven’s video where this quote originated from. Has a good, if opinionated, insight.)

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Top 10 Video Game Axe Experts

Hello everybody and welcome back to yet another and probably final Weapons on a Stick session. So when you take a hammer and tried to make a version that replaces the blunt weight side with a thinner, bladed steel… well you get the axe. Well the more ‘proper’ version of this would be ‘Poleaxes’ but… I’m not sure if I can find a lot of specific poleaxe experts, there’s only a few. So… I think we’ll stick with Axes. It’s still on a stick after all, only the blade at the end of the stick is made of steel.

When it comes to axes, perhaps one thing it symbolizes the most is strength. Brute strength, in fact. I think you guys can forget about graces when dealing with axes, because it’s pure on concentrated power. Of course, it was created at first to chop woods or trees and to make use of it, great strength is needed, not some stylistic precision (though it does help!) As such, when it comes to video games and battles, a brutish character might come along with axe as further displays of their strength. I understand there are other cases that axe users didn’t look as brutish as most, but still, that’s the most common interpretation of those with axes. Or maybe they’re not brutes… they’re just crazy. But either way, it shows that those who wield the axe usually gives the vibes of menace or an overbearing aura.

With a lot of its brute connotations, a lot of times an axe appears in video games, specifically RPG’s… they’d belong to either brutish monsters or bandits. But there’s a lot more renowned axe experts that stands above these kind of people in their ways to use the axes. And therefore, let’s count down the Top 10 Video Game Axe Experts. As usual, the same rule apply, only from games I have played and only on per franchise.

All right then, it’s time to get into the chopping block. The countdown begins!

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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 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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