Kemonomichi II Player Analysis – Handling Losses

Kemonomichi II Player Analysis – Handling Losses
Date Published: 14 March, 2018

Taking a look at how losses are handled from two very different players with not much in common but being handed defeat at Kemonomichi II.

I give my intake on what it must mean to Tanukana losing such a close back and forth long set and the significance of the mirror match in fighting games.

I also try and theorize what it must meant for Tokido to fall short to his long time rival Daigo, and why this felt so much more personal to him, than any other win or loss he’s experienced prior.

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ELeague Tekken 7 Player Analysis – Emotion vs Composure

ELeague Tekken 7 Player Analysis – Emotion vs Composure
Date Published: 9 March 2018

This one is basically a fight commentary except without the play-by-play. The focus here was to compare two playstyles of two very highly skilled Tekken 7 players in JimmyJTran (Bryan Fury) and PokeChop (Josie Rizal) as they go back and forth at the ELeague invitational for Tekken 7.

What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?

What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?
Date Published: 22 January, 2018

Fighting games are a home to a very specific type of video game player, and while that same home may get various visitors from time to time, it’s the players that decide to become residents that make it special.

Unlike other competitive video game landscapes, the community that makes up fighting games is somewhat wired differently when compared to communities that make up first-person shooters like Counter-Strike, MOBAs like League of Legends, or even card games like Hearthstone. Continue reading “What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?”

Why I Love Tekken’s Lili Rochefort

Why I Love Tekken’s Lili Rochefort
Date Published:
3 January, 2018

Despite still being a relatively new character to the historic fighting game franchise that is Tekken, the wealthy Monegasque Emilie De Rochefort, better known as Lili, has certainly made a mark on the series since her initial introduction.

Coming across at times as the stereotypical act of a rich snob, Lili’s ways are often more so predicated on grace and poise, exemplified in both her personality and her fighting style. That contradicting mixture has perhaps labeled Lili as the most polarizing character in the series. Continue reading “Why I Love Tekken’s Lili Rochefort”

What Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Means to the FGC

What Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Means to the FGC
Date Published: 14 December, 2017

As we near the end of 2017, it is without a doubt that we know the current state of Capcom’s Street Fighter V. The latest iteration of the beloved fighting game franchise had a rocky launch, and seemingly has failed to shake off the cobwebs ever since.

However, despite making multiple mistakes with regards to communication with its dedicated audience, bizarre consumer content decisions, and countless of PR mishaps, Capcom is potentially facing a crucial turning point that could change both the current culture of the Fighting Game Community (FGC), as well as set a precedent for the future. Continue reading “What Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Means to the FGC”

Discovering BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Discovering BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Date Published: 
12 December, 2017

As somewhat of a casual observer throughout the years, I knew very little about the BlazBlue fighting game series, and going in, I had low expectations for enjoyment, and based on my past experience with the BlazBlue franchise, I also harbored preconceived notions about BlazBlue: Central Fiction (BBCF).

However, considering it is the latest iteration in the franchise, I decided to give BlazBlue: Central Fiction a test drive, and while many things have remained the same from previous iterations of the series, my overall feelings about the game have certainly changed. Continue reading “Discovering BlazBlue: Central Fiction”

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