The MacSplicer Podcast #58 – Capcom Cup 2018, TWT’s Prize Pool, and Grandblue Fantasy Versus

I halfheartedly recap Capcom Cup 2018, get angry at Bandai Namco and the Tekken team for their TWT prize pot, address the situation between Michael Murry and Flying Wonkey on Twitter, and wine about how Arc System Works hates the Persona 4 Arena series some more.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Capcom Cup 2018 recap
  • Tekken World Tour Finals prize pot
  • Michael Murry vs Flying Wonkey on Twitter
  • Grandblue Fantasy Versus
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The Future of the Persona 4 Arena Series

The Future of the Persona 4 Arena Series
Date Published: 15 November, 2017

It has been over three years since the western release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (P4U2)—the second title in the Persona 4 Arena series, and one which has seen little developer support post launch, aside from an update that only reached Japanese arcades in January of 2015.

That same update, while it reinvigorated the game within the Japanese arcade community, was a major factor in the demise of not only the game’s western community; who never received the update, but also played a hand in the rapid decline of high level Japanese players the game was once full of. Continue reading “The Future of the Persona 4 Arena Series”

Dragon Ball FighterZ Reveal Trailer Breakdown

Dragon Ball FighterZ Reveal Trailer Breakdown
Date Published: June 12, 2017

It was one of my most anticipated games at E3 2017 and the reveal trailer did not disappoint. Animations, mechanics, and style in classic Arc System Works fashion—Dragon Ball FighterZ (DBFZ) has certainly made a great first impression.

Continue reading “Dragon Ball FighterZ Reveal Trailer Breakdown”

Top 3 Most Anticipated Games at E3 2017

Top 3 Most Anticipated Games at E3 2017
Date Published:
June 10, 2017

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is here and considering the convention is one of the largest with regards to game announcements, future console-maker direction, and other games media news, I figured it’s a perfect time to speculate on my most anticipated games I want to see at E3 2017. Continue reading “Top 3 Most Anticipated Games at E3 2017”

The State of the FGC in 2017

The State of the FGC in 2017
Date Published: 
May 22, 2017

The Fighting Game Community (FGC) has experienced quite the change as of recent years, with 2015 perhaps having some of the most memorable moments in the competitive landscape, and 2016 elevating the exposure of fighting games primarily due to increased marketing and financial support from Sony and Capcom in regards to the release of Street Fighter V.

While we’re only at the midpoint of the year, how things play out in the second half of 2017, could very well be a tell on what the future holds for the FGC. Therefore, it would be a good time to take a closer look at the fighting games that headline the FGC in 2017, and how they impact the landscape, be it for better or for worse. Continue reading “The State of the FGC in 2017”

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Review

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Review

Initial NA Release Date: September 30, 2014
Review Date: October 4, 2015
Reviewed on Xbox 360
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

They did it again.

Atlus and Arc System Works have brought us yet again another outstanding 2D fighter packed with all the persona action and glory that the original JRPG fans of Persona 3 and Persona 4 wished for.

As a big fan of the original game in the series, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (P4U2) was going to be a game that wouldn’t have to change much from the original Persona 4 Arena formula to sell me on it.  Arc System Works may have known that coming into making the sequel, but instead of playing it safe, they delivered an exceptional game that introduces new game mechanics as well as touching up the areas where Persona 4 Arena (P4A) needed improvement. Continue reading “Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Review”

Persona 4 Arena Review

Persona 4 Arena Review

Initial NA Release Date: August 7, 2012
Review Date: October 4, 2015
Reviewed on Xbox 360
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

Flow. Persona 4 Arena (P4A) has a special flowing nature to it that sets it apart from old school 2D fighting games.

Everything from the way the characters move, to smooth mechanics, to how the soundtrack fits perfectly in amping up the player to put up a fight. Everything just flows perfectly.

Spinning off from its JRPG roots, Atlus with the collaboration of Arc System Works brought us a fantastic fusion of the characters we loved in Persona 3 and Persona 4 but in a different setting we are used to seeing them in. This time instead of fighting shadows together, they are forced into the arena and are pitted against each other. Continue reading “Persona 4 Arena Review”

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