Daisy’s place in Super Smash Bros.

With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo has embraced the idea of clone characters, or echo fighters as they like to call them, and that’s great. Daisy is Peach’s echo fighter, which means she largely acts like that princess, but her stats might be a little different. Let’s take a look…

Some might be wondering why Daisy instead of WaLuigi, and for that there is an excellent video someone made on why they went this route.

So… I’ll probably be playing as Daisy instead of Peach now.

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Me and you… Breeding…

pokemonbreederHello lovely people! This throwback cosplay Thursday, I thought I’d share my Pokemon breeder from the original Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire games. This is one of those short lived cosplay for me, from Oni-Con 2009. It was very casual, and weird as heck that I did not already have a plain white t-shirt and pair of blue jeans already in my closet.

I sprayed my hair blue for this one, but it’s not readily apparent, unfortunately. If I ever cosplay as him again, I will try and make it more blue. I also wish that I had purchased one of those giant eggs too, but oh well. Anyways… maybe someday soon.

Smash Bros. ≥ Mortal Kombat

Ultimate_MK3Why am I comparing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Ultimate Mortal Kombat? One is a game that comes out in December of this year, while the other in 1995. Well… both are the Ultimate version of their previous incarnations, right? Adding old characters, and tweaking things. If anything though… all of the dlc for Super Smash Bros. 4 was basically what Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 was.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is more like the second title update to Mortal Kombat 3, known as Mortal Kombat Trilogy. Every single characters they could put into it, plus some bonuses like the pallet swapping Chameleon (PSX) or Khameleon (N64). All that being said though… Ultimate Super Smash bros. goes a step beyond that.

Mortal Kombat Trilogy is great, and I hope it is re-released one day with all of the differences from each console port put in, but also… there was one that was maybe even better… and that was Mortal Kombat Armageddon. It had every character up to that point except Khameleon who was only on the inferior Wii port.

Mortal Kombat Armageddon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be closest to Armageddon, except Sakurai says that we might start out with the same number of characters as the Nintendo 64 Smash Bros. What this means is that this game might be an ultimate version of the entire franchise, where you are nostalgically unlocking characters expanding the roster count to Melee, Brawl, 4, and then the ultimate roster. No clue on if that is the case, but it certainly feels like that.

Switch_SuperSmashBrosUltimate_illustration_02Where am I going with all of this? I have no idea. Maybe I want Switch versions of Trilogy and Armageddon? Or Steam versions? No clue.

SoulCalibur has sexy ladies?

Ivy Soulcal6Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio interviewed the creators of SoulCalibur 6, and had the very important question: Why dem titties? Their response? We like titties. Titties sell. We HAVE to make money with this game. I mean… we didn’t mean to make them that hot?

Seriously though… in a world where we are getting stories like how Dead or Alive is toning down the sex appeal to make their games be known for being cool instead, I get where Cecilia D’Anastasio is coming from. Besides… these costumes are impractical for the world and genre that they reside in… as proven by Rooster Teeth in 2010.

When I watch a fighting game youtuber live react to SoulCalibur reveals, they have one thing on their mind… Will they nerf Ivy’s outfit? Will they tone down her body? The breast physics? Will they have Nightmare and Siegfried? Okay… there are other questions as well… but Ivy was the top one that I kept seeing.

Remember one of the largest fears that male gamers had during the whole #GamerGate kerfuffle? The supposed SJW’s are commin fer my sexy lady games! Well, some people behind the scenes argued that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn’t come out to North America do to views on how women are depicted in video games. When Wii U’s Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water came to the west, they replaced swimsuits with Samus’s Zero Suit from Metroid instead, and people cried censorship.

Keeping Ivy the same prevents those geeks from raging and boycotting the game. You don’t want those people feeling justified in their fears that liberal politically correct people took their anime video game boobies from them… unless you know, that is what you are trying to do.

Here’s what I have to say. I want my games to be as close to the original version as possible… unless you are legitimately adding in something instead of taking something out other than bugs. If the choices are: Leave the game the same, Don’t bring it to the west, or modify out whatever was obscene…. most of the time, I’m picking Leave the game the same.

UNLESS, of course, the game can not come out without changes. For example… and this is an extreme one in a different genre, the book IT has the kids beat IT by no longer being kids with a sex scene, or something. The movie, changed a bit, and lost that.

Ivy militarySo if SoulCalibur receives an AO rating, for example, because of Ivy’s outfit and breast physics? Change Ivy. It sucks, but at least we got the game. Mai Shiranui’s outfit being censored in the western SNES version of Fatal Fury where her boobs also do not bounce at all? Wow that was terrible. Please, do not do that to Ivy.

I feel like the answer for future SoulCalibur games is to just have more conservative costumes as well as introduce diverse characters who are dressed more… ready for a sword fight.

Yuuki

So… I drew this over the last 48 hours I guess? I did it because a friend in artist Kittyhawk’s chat room kept demanding that I draw a tg superhero… so I did fanart from http://www.SGVY.com!

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So… below are my many mess ups while drawing this simple picture that someone else would have been able to draw much faster.

Oh, don’t use Chun-Li legs as a reference. Like… ever. You can comment or favorite it over at Deviant Art… you know… if you want… https://netsenshi.deviantart.com/art/Beautiful-Guardian-Valkyrie-Yuuki-750315262

Another Day

yuuki sgvy WIPToday is Sunday, and it’s another useless day… unless you are like me, who is about to go to work. Chick-fil-a is closed, and *sigh* there are no more episodes of Steven Universe right now… so what can we do!

CATCH UP ON WEB COMICS! But wait… we have already done that. Well… maybe make some fan art of some web comics then? I’ve been working on this one on the left since last night from http://www.SGVY.com, and I think it’s all right.

the_legend_of_zelda_by_netsenshiSo you do not like web comics? Huh. Well… what about your favorite video game series? I drew this picture a long time ago from The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Majora’s Mask Time?

See, art can be fun! Or hey! What about watching some youtube videos about your favorite game!

Or hey… maybe watch stuff that is closely related to video games, but with music?

God, I feel like that was trully terrible. Like… how is this about Chun-Li? It’s more similar to Mortal Kombat… this is just all weird, and I don’t like the song. Why King Kong and not Donkey Kong? And King Kong is not Chinese. Is that appropriation or appreciation? I’m pretty sure it’s the former, but whatever… this isn’t smart, and that’s a largest problem. Fuck. I guess we all can’t be Childish Gambino.

*sigh* Donald Glover is argued at being less talented as a singer because he’s one of those rappers that is also a writter, but I disagree. I look at the entire package, especially when there is a music video, and I take it all in. Is it as catchy, no? But hey… Lil Dickey’s Pillow Talk is also awesome.

Earth goes hard! I’ve gotten lost from the message. Art. maybe today is the day to start making a comic? Just make sure to start with a script or outline… unlike when I tried.

I should start doing comics again. I did one called Con-Men, and one of the re-occurring characters was Bob, a crossplayer. I think his arch is funny.

Anyways, to reiterate… Sunday is useless, do art, watch music videos, and… crossplay? Brain gotta poop.

Oh SHIT! It’s Father’s Day!

How is Steve Trevor back???

Wonder Woman 1984 pictures have been coming out, and Steve Trevor has been seen standing next to Princess Diana… and people are just wondering how and why?

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Greek Mythology is my head canon. We have seen in shows such as Hercules and Xena where the hero goes to Tarturus and sees their fallen beloved… well… Wonder Woman is in that universe as well. Steve Trevor did die because of The God of War‘s shenanigans…

I think it would be romantic as hell for Princess Diana of Themyscira to go to Hell and back for her fallen comrad. Or hey… maybe Steve was granted a 24-hour pass… who knows.