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I really liked Tsukihime
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Maybe I should finish that second playthrough?
Tsukihime is fantastic. It has the early 2000s edge to it, but in a genuine way. I love the way it introduces all these massive, fantastical concepts (vampires, magic, etc.), but its scope is mostly on a small group of characters and their problems.
I wish Melty Blood got an arcade release in America. I'd hang out at local barcades and drink $9 craft beer every weekend if they had Melty Blood and BlazBlue. It was a good game that they could've made a series out of.
It is technically a series though. Each new Melty Blood game added new content+characters. If I remember right, French-Bread wanted to make an HD version, but Nasu shot that down.
Too good for the bathroom setup? There are some blazblue machines in the US and supposedly some melty blood machines. Use this map and see if there are any near you. https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/arcades.php
Don't expect people lining up to play though. If you want to fight real people and not just train against CPUs then bring a friend.
Yeah, in the same way Street Fighter II is a series I guess.>>34119
According to that map there's one machine in each of San Francisco, Austin and Chicago. Maybe if I'm ever in one of those areas I'll check it out. I've played BlazBlue at an arcade before but not many people were playing it. I guess anime fighting games aren't a huge draw for the bar/cade-going crowd. Apparently there are two Arcana Heart machines too, one in Miami and one in Boise. That's kinda funny.
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I'm almost done with my second read of F/HA, and all the talk about food inspired me to cook something new and add it to my menu. It turned out pretty good, but I still want to be at least 50% of the cook Shirou is.
Menu? Are you a chef or role player?
I guess role player in this case. I just meant "list of things I cook."
Just started Mahoyo. Hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is. The budget so far is pretty impressive for sure.
how does a VN have big budget?
very fancy font?
I would assume a big budget means it has a fluid opening animation, good length, nice voice actors, famous artist, excellent OP and ED composers and performance, and big marketing with a superb sountrack plus a fancy font
Basically what >>34288
said although it has no voice acting (it was a deliberate choice). There's a ton of backgrounds and really nice art. The animations look pretty smooth and nice.
I know almost nothing about Kara no Kyoukai, Tsukihime, Fate or Mahoyo aside watching a couple of vids on YT a while ago but I'll be bold and say it's because of the soundtrack and the variety of backgrounds, which from what I saw those make it feel like a nice mix between a book-movie. Now add the actual text and context and boom
One thing that the good Type Moon works (aka KnK, Tsukihime, the original F/SN, Mahoyo, and a few others) have in common is a focus on urban fantasy, small scale struggles, and characters. They went wrong latter on with scifi crap and big, grandiose battles that determine the fate of some timeline/world or whatever.
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Completely agree. A shame that a return to urban fantasy form is unlikely for Nasu given that servants print money.
For some dumb reason I'm watching the FGO and the writing is unbelievably bad. I having played/read the game (and never will), but I get the feeling that the anime has made Gudao an even worse character somehow. He has all these retarded lines that make everyone wet for him for no reason. It doesn't help that the sound effects literally clip either.
They skipped a couple of scenes that develop, however slightly, characters that don't directly revolve around Guda
Guda is the ultimate example of a Mary Sue in the most basic form, a character who actively detracts from other characters when they exist side by side.
They're a very important aspect of Sensei.