Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code | Review

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code | Review

Initial NA Release Date: April 19, 2016
Review Date: June 26, 2020
Reviewed on: PC
Platforms: PC, Arcade

Visual novels in the world of fighting games are not uncommon as they are often a means to end with regards to telling a story, however, to have a fighting game spin-off an already beloved visual novel is something more so rare.

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (MBAACC) defies expectations, as it not only maintains proper portrayal of the beloved figures from the Tsukihime visual novel series, but showcases unique fighting game mechanics, and character versatility. Continue reading “Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code | Review”

Persona 4 Arena | Review

Persona 4 Arena | Review

Initial NA Release Date: August 7, 2012
Review Date: 7 April, 2020
Reviewed on: Xbox 360
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Spinning off from its JRPG (Japanese Role-Playing Game) roots, Atlus with the collaboration of Arc System Works, combined efforts to bring forth the captivating universes of Persona 3 and Persona 4, respectively, into a fighting game arena.

However, similar to the ability of the Persona franchise in separating itself from the pack with its exceptional story-telling, its introduction to fighting games emphasizes unique individualism, all while still maintaining principal balance. Continue reading “Persona 4 Arena | Review”

The MacSplicer Podcast #39 – Breaking Down Critical Reviews for Fighting Games

 

I explain my theory on why I believe fighting games should not be reviewed the same as other traditional video games, as well as some other random self-banter.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The approach to reviewing fighting games

Tekken 7 | Review

 Review | Tekken 7

Initial NA Release Date: June 2, 2017
Review Date: May 29, 2018
Reviewed on: PC
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

The 3-D fighting game space for generations has always been viewed as a niche sub-group within the grand scheme of the traditional fighting game model, and while many have come and gone, it was the Tekken franchise that truly managed to cement itself within the fighting game community (FGC).

Bandai Namco’s latest iteration to the long-lasting Tekken franchise—Tekken 7 is seemingly a culmination of almost everything a Tekken fan wanted and a little more. However, perhaps the most impressive feat is that Tekken 7 managed to modernize itself, whilst still keeping true to its original roots. Continue reading “Tekken 7 | Review”

The MacSplicer Podcast #1 – Introduction, Feedback, One Piece, and Girls of the Wild’s

I’ve always had a the thought in the back of my mind of starting a podcast, and its finally here! The MacSplicer Podcast is just a way for me to summarize my work and touch on a few other topics in a more carefree manner. I’ll make sure to improve the show as it progresses, hope you enjoy!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Introduction to writing/video game coverage.
  • Feedback from audience so far.
  • Rediscovering One Piece.
  • Getting into Manga/Manhwa.
  • Girls of the Wild’s thoughts.
  • Future content agenda.

 

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