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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 tec

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:20 AM

Or story line

 

Fighting games are not really known for have the most comprehensive stories with how many characters there are each story has to be more open ended as to accommodate the characters but there are few that are fun or good. And some characters have a good story arc so what are some of your favorite story bits from fighting games?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:12 AM

Probably Evil Zone, my favorite fighting game.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

I liked Battle Arena Toshinden's escalating level of nonsense as time went on.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Soul Edge/Soul Calibur, before they made Calibur just as messed up as Edge. :rolleyes I felt that those games gave off a sense of adventure that you normally didn't get from a fighting game (also it still has my all-time favorite character select theme :D). 2 did it with a great all-around soundtrack, varied and vibrant stages, and really extensive bios for the characters and all their unlockable bonus weapons, while 3 had that choose-your-own-adventure-style story mode, though it did end up repeating a lot of 'events' across different characters.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:43 PM

I have always loved the overall stories in the Mortal Kombat series, but I really love the presentation for the story mode in the more recent Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat X.
Plus, I like reboots that do not completely discount everything that has come before (the recent Star Trek movies, or Days of Future Past are good examples for me).

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

Yeah I'm of the same opinion as Xellos. The MK story was always interesting to begin with, and with the continuity reboot MK9 brought us even better now while still acknowledging the 1st 8 games happened as they are what brought the 9th to be. That's a nice way of having your cake and eating it too.

In the same vein, the Injustice universe... and of course it's the same guys as MK so you know they know how to make a fighting game universe work.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Fighting games have stories?!?!?!?!?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:08 PM

MK9 and MKX.

 

Tekken's main story and Soul Calibur's was very good too.

 

Street Fighter isn't bad, since they try to make a chronological order out of it (from earliest to latest):

 

SF1

SFZ / SFA

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

One must fall 2097.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

Bits I like off the top of my head are

 

Orchid winning the first KI turny

Morrgian and in dealing Lilith

Cammy's story and to a degree Chun-Li's


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:00 PM

Tech Romancer.

Ok. A bit more seriously, Ive really loved how Ryu and Ken have evolved from essentially the same moveset to having different touches to each that are completely logical within their personalities. Even better? This is a continuing story told purely through gameplay and not cutscene dialogue.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:49 PM

Smash Brothers.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

I've always loved Alpha 3 because of the Guile/Charlie/Chun-Li/Bison lore leading up to SFII.

 

The story mode in Tekken 7 was really, really fun to play through.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:34 PM

Persona.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:53 PM

 

I love the emotional music and sombre tone of the narrator here. 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:59 PM

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

I think Mortal Kombat's story was the first one I got into. I mean, at first, Street Fighter didn't have much of a story to speak of. But Mortal Kombat was the first to have some kind of continuity between games. And of course it translated pretty well to the big screen too...at least for the first movie. Let's just leave it at that and pretend there was no second movie. Problem was when the sequels started muddying everything up so bad that eventually they had to do a complete reboot and start from scratch. At that point I just became like "meh, I'll still play the games for the game play, but the story is dead to me."

Street Fighter on the other hand started out kinda weak. About the only story bits I came away with is that Blanka is a momma's boy, Chun Li seeks revenge for her father and Ryu just wanders the world looking for a fight. Well, okay. Nice character motivations, but that doesn't equate with much in the way of a real story.

But then Street Fighter went Alpha and got some anime treatment. There started to actually be two distinct stories that both pretty awesome. There was the whole Chun-Li, Guile, Charlie, Cammy, Bison arc which I loved. There was also the whole Ryu, Ken, Goken, Sakura, Akuma arc which was also pure awesome. Make a movie out of either of those stories and I am there.

And it's not just a normal hero's save the world against powerful force like Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter really has some deep character motivations here. Ryu's trying to keep control of the evil force that's inside him while fighting against the monster that killed his sensei. Chun-Li is trying to avenge her father while also bringing down the most powerful crime cartel in existence.

So...Street Fighter...I guess is the answer to your question.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:17 AM

Really? Am I the only one who played Persona 4 Arena?



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:48 AM

I played it, I just kind of consider its story an extension of Persona's and not really a "fighting game story" as such.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

Persowha? :p
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