15 Feb 2013

Top Ten Characters I want to see as DLC in PS All Stars

So the two new DLC fighters Kat and Emmet Graves recently arrived in Playstation All Stars, and they're both pretty good (especially Kat). So I got to thinking, who else should be included in the Battle Royale?

Just a note, this list includes characters from games I've played, and characters I think could actually be included in All Stars, and it's purely opinion based, so don't get upset when you don't see someone you want in All Stars.

10. Chell (Portal)

Admittedly probably the least likely on this list to make it into All Stars (which is why she's tenth), but imagine being able to place portals on parts of th stage and using them to summon turrets or companion cubes or something! I just think it would be pretty cool for Chell to be in All Stars. She could even have Wheatley or GLaDOS with her to speak on her behalf or even assist in super attacks.

9. A Patapon (Patapon)

I mean, they already make an appearance in the Hades stage, why not be a playable character? A Patapon would be more suitable than say, a loco roco anyway. And I'm not talking about having Yumipon, Tatepon, Yaripon and the other-pons as separate character, I mean like having one Patapon who's Square, Triangle and Circle all use moves based on different Patapon types. It could happen!

8. Alister Azimuth (Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time

Okay, this one's a long shot but I would really like to see what it would be like! It would be Ratchet, but purely melee based attacks. And there's plenty of moves he does in ACiT to give him an entire moveset. I think depending on how much DLC there is, we're going to see franchises having more than one representative, and I don't think anyone deserves to be in All Stars from the Ratchet and Clank universe more so than Alister Azimuth. Maybe Talwyn Apogee, but she'd be almost entirely projectile based I would imagine. We don't need Qwark of Neffy as playable characters, they're fine as minions. AND IN CERTAIN STAGES!

7. Hero (Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King)

Dragon Quest 8 was epic. The hero of Dragon Quest 8 (whom had to be named by the player) was epic. If any Sqaure-Enix character is included in All Stars, this guy is the guy to include. He can use magic, swords, boomerangs, spears and or his fists in a fight. And he can go Super Saiyan!! ...Well, not exactly super saiyan, but he can boost his tension (which boosts attack power) by up to 100. Did I also mention he can tranform into a bird (using a special item) and summon a Sabrecat?!

6. Raven (Gravity Rush)

Of the 22 playable characters in All Stars, only 3 of them are female, one of which was part of the recently added DLC. All Stars need more female playable characters, and who better that Kat's rival(?), Raven? Admittedly she has powers similar to Kat, and the last thing we want is another two characters with half-identical movesets *coughcoleevilcole*, but then Kat never uses her hands to attack, so i'm sure they could do something with that to start. This also ties in with what I was saying about multiple characters from the same franchise. Speaking of that...

5. Victor Sullivan (Uncharted)

I know he (like Raven) is already in All Stars as a minion, and he does feature in Drakes story (not that that accounts for much) but it's Sully! Nathan Drake's mentor and oldest friend! You might say that Sully would probably handle similarly to Drake, but there are subtle differences between them. While Sully is significantly older than Drake (meaning drake should be more agile and fit), Sully has a plane. And they don't necesarily need to use the same guns. He could spawn a riot shield, similar to how Sir Daniel does. C'mon, you know if anyone else from Uncharted made it into All Stars, it should be Sully.

4. Welkin or Alicia (Valkyria Chronicles)

Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3 and PSP were good games. So why weren't any characters in All Stars?! Well, the time for redemption has come. If anyone, I think one of the two main characters of the first game should be in All Stars. Naturally you might automatically say Welkin, as he's the protagonist and all, but he spent the majority of the beginning of the game inside the Edelweiss Tank, so therefore, Alicia, a scout could be a substitute, and would increase the game's female population.

3. Knight and Baby (Guardian's Crusade)

If you've never played Guardian's Crusade (or Knight and Baby as it's known in Japan) it's a pretty awesome RPG for the PS1, where you, the Knight were tasked with returning a weird creture known as Baby to it's mother. Throughout the game you can develop a friendship with baby, and a strong relationship is key to getting through the game. One of my favourite aspects of the game, however, besides the fact that baby could transform, was that you could summon living toys (Toy Story?) to aid you in battle. It was awesome, and these guys would fit perfectly in All Stars with the help of their living toys.

2. Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)

Besides the fact that he picks fights with nothing but massive Colossi, and the fact that he looks like a girl, I would love to be able to hear Wander shout "AGGRO!!" in the middle of an All Stars match. Seriously though, this epic PS2 game needs some sort of inclusion in All Stars, and the best way to do that would be to have Wander made playable. I don't know about his minion though, I think Aggro would look weird and some of those Colossi are not exactly who I'd want cheering me on.

1. Monica or Max (Dark Chronicle)

Another PS2 exclusive classic that got no acknowledgement from All Stars is Dark Chronicle. While I'd be happy if either Max or Monica get in All Stars, I'm more inclined for Monica to get in rather than Max. I mean, we've already got a character who uses a combination of a wrench and guns, and has a robotic assistant, and I know I've already mentioned this at least twice before, the game needs more female playable characters and even though she uses a sword (which personally I don't see anything wrong with having several different swordsmen and women) she could always use the georama system as attacks, or her fire magic or even time travel...somehow. Max could always help out for a super attack or as a minion.

Honourable Mentions:
Murray (Sly Cooper), Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, The Prince of all Cosmos (Katamari), Vanilla (Steambot Chronicles) Valera/Erica (Malicious), Rayman, Anyone from Street Fighter

10 Feb 2013

Gesen 5 concludes

At long last after yet another unplanned hiatus, Gesen 5 comes to a conclusion today.
At the moment this is only being uploaded to the DrunkDuck mirror as Mangabullet is still down, and ComicDish is still quite behind.

From chapter 6 onward, Gesen and Asuna's appearances will be slightly different due to a slight change in design so that they appear to be their age of 15 (originally they were supposed to be 12). Past pages will NOT be modified to reflect this, I really don't want to slow down the progression of Gesen any more.

4 Feb 2013

Week 17

Due to last minute portfolio prep and illness, I have fallen behind my team's production schedule, however my team is quite ahead compared to the default schedule, however I plan to make up for lost time and remain in time with the rest of my team.

How many hours have I animated this week?


What did I accomplish this week?

Managed to put together a portfolio and got a conditional offer for the HNC my college is running.
In terms of animation, nothing.

What did I learn this week?

I've learned to believe in myself a bit more. There isn't anything I can't do if I put my mind to it.

What stopped me from doing more?

Sickness and Portfolio production.

What will I do to ensure it never happens again?

I can't guarantee I won't get sick again, but I've got my portfolio out of the way.
Also, it might be good to do a little extra when I can.

1 Feb 2013

(UPDATE) Welcome to the new age!

From here on, Gesen and Asuna have been redesigned. What are they going to look like? Find out, now!

(Updated section is in bold)