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Heavens Fang

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#1967421 Sandman_AP and false info? Tite Kubo allegedly “hating” Oda.

Posted by Heavens Fang on 02 December 2017 - 04:28 AM

So I was browsing around specific twitter accounts to catch on certain anime/manga news and I found a particular post talking about how Tite Kubo “hated” Oda since One Piece beat Bleach at one time during a reader’s popularity poll. The twitter user who posted it does translations for news about One Piece and is a native Japanese speaker, so of course it is alright to trust him, but I am not sure if I should hang on his every word and take at face value. It sounds like an exaggeration to me; to make the post more memetic and dramatic enough to get more people to widen there eyes. I looked at the original article and tried my best to translate it myself and see if what is stated is 100% true and from what I can make out of the google translation it seems like it is leaning more to “during that time”, not like “ever since then.” Now I know google translate is not 100% accurate with translations at all, especially with Eastern Asian languages, but I still think that some of the context is not shown in full. I mean after all it could just be playful humorous banter on Kubo’s part. And unfortunately there is no video footage or audio recordings of the radio interview which stated allegedly what Kubo said. I am wondering if any other Japanese speakers/translators may help clear this up? Is there really any other confirmed substantial evidence that Kubo does hold any amnesty to other mangaka and editors? I can’t find anything which confirms other wise. I just don’t like it when misinformation spreads around and misleads people whether or not it is intentional or not.

Sources:

http://archive.is/9j4Pu
https://archive.is/CidD0
https://www.j-cast.c...1/13313746.html


#1961387 Game modes and Fighting games: Is this a bigger problem or is it just me?

Posted by Heavens Fang on 03 September 2017 - 05:32 PM


Well, the climate nowadays has become very different for video games. It's like an ever evolving cycle, and fighting games are always on their toes, trying to find new ways to improve and stay relevant in the ever competitive gaming market, ya know?

 

I get what you mean, though. If I'm gonna spend money on a game, I want to ensure that I'm getting the bang for my buck and not just some game with empty content, ya know? So I can understand where you're coming from! There's nothing we can really do, because this is all becoming a strategy so that developers can put DLC's in their games so they can last a good many years while they work on a new projects. It's how the world is working now in terms of DLC's, both for fighting games and otherwise, ya know?

 

I understand the idea of developers putting in DLC later on so the game can last for a long time, but even then I still want to have fighting game franchises in general nowadays to have lots of interesting and well-made content to convince me to try out a fighting game and spend $60 on launch date. I don't want the majority of DLC of any fighting game or even with any game in general to end just being quality-of-life enhancements if you know what I mean, especially if you have you have to pay extra money just so you can get that quality-of-life enhancement. I don't expect every DLC to be free and I understand companies having their own rights to have somebody pay for content, but at the same time I still wish something like what I said before should have been in the game from the start. I mean didn't Tekken 7 had a Tekken Bowling mode where you have to pay for it or at least pay the $20 season pass just to get it? I know it does not sound like a quality-of-life enhancement but when you researched the Tekken games they have something like Tekken Bowl or something which is different and fun outside of the main core game to make want to come back. 




#1960637 Game modes and Fighting games: Is this a bigger problem or is it just me?

Posted by Heavens Fang on 27 August 2017 - 05:39 PM

I don't usually use this forum for getting answers and generating discussions but I want to talk about this issue I have been having when it comes into getting more into fighting games because I want to get this off my chest. This has been bugging me for some time now ever since the announcements of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite and the news and release of Tekken 7 and I feel like this needs to be addressed. 

 

If you have been surfing on the internet and looking up video game related topics hoping to find more news about what games you want to get you may have come across lots of vloggers (i.e. Maximilian Dood and AwpWilliams) talking about how hype they are for having their favorite fighting game franchise finally releasing a sequel after a long time (i.e. Tekken 7 and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite) and are super excited to play it and talking about how much content in it and even going as far as to make jabs (unwarranted or not) at other fighting games for not having a lot of content by comparison. 

 

And this is where the whole content thing kind of bugs the more I am thinking about it. 

 

For example I believe the developers of the Marvel Infinite talk about how they are going to put a lot of single-player content in to bring in more casual audiences into trying out the game and buying it compared to other games. After looking through the new information about the content (http://archive.is/vfhrL), it honestly does not have a lot. Now I know from an external viewpoint, it seems like an okay deal since it has content you will expect a fighting game to have. The thing is however, it is just the same things you will expect, but there is nothing actually new. No new game modes which have different gameplay styles like a beat-em up, character creation, or anything else that wants me to spend over $100 to play it or even come back to. 

 

Tekken 7. Same problem for me (http://archive.is/SxJ9I). The news and advertisements for Tekken 7 make statements about making having lots of single-player content, but the modes don't really stand out compared to other games like Blazblue Calamity Trigger, and Mortal Kombat 9. I also read from articles like shoryuken.com and playstationlifestyle.com that the story mode for Tekken 7 is actually very short and not even that great despite all the hype around game. 

 

I understand that both of these examples I mentioned before are good games since the majority of the reviews online proved that to be the case, but I honestly feel that if I am going to spend around hundreds of dollars on deluxe editions of the game just so I can catch up to pace with other players online, I would rather spend it on a game which actually has a lot of good and unique/interesting content to make me spend that large amount of money and not just on merchandise like figures and LED stones and cosmetics like new characters and costumes. 

 

Personally if I want to get into a fighting game franchise/fandom by going into a new recently released game, I would rather have more fun features for other people to do while playing the games rather than just be concerned about whether or not this new character is going to play in a way that want him/her to play or whether this character is going to appear or not and patches and buffs/debuffs.

 

The reason I bring this up is with with the release of the new DLC character in Street Fighter V, some people on twitter are a little too despondent with their reactions to the point where their claims are little too personal. Like I think there is one person who said he can't memorize her combos because they are too long and his old age can't keep up. I don't know about you but I am the only who felt that the statement gives the impression of him being so spoiled and pampered that he is not happy about how the character will play for him only. 

 

I know the character is not out yet and I have not played as her yet and I am not saying he represents everyone else's reactions but I still feel like people are just letting their emotions getting the better of themselves and not really thinking about what really needs to taken into consideration. 

 

Because when you really think about it, whether or not you like the character or not; once you play the game again online, who wants to fight nearly the same person over and over again using the same main character over and over again. I mean I want to do something outside of just fighting other people online all the time or against CPU's in a fighting game format. 

 

I know this sounds very long-winded and ranty, but I just want to get this out of the way. This is made very recently so if anybody wants me to clarify my points in further detail be my guest. Simply put I just want fighting games to have more unique stuff aside from changes in gameplay mechanics. 

 




#1911414 Fan Art of Aqua

Posted by Heavens Fang on 27 December 2016 - 05:53 PM

This is another fan-art of Aqua but this time it is a full-body sketch of her. Feel free to comment if you wish. 

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#1901658 Entry for Kingdom Hearts 2.8. Free Pre-Order Contest

Posted by Heavens Fang on 05 December 2016 - 03:12 AM

This is a sketchbook fan-art of Aqua. 

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