Well I can tell you one thing, I actually decided to be a mad man and went and beat Mega Man Zero 1 without using a single Cyber Elf.
The final fight was tough with retries up the wazoo (thank goodness for those new checkpoints). Heck the only reason I kept fighting Copy X over and over and over again was because it was in the back of my head and I was like "I need to do this." This was all sacrificing precious sleep for an early work day. But somehow I eventually entered some sort of trance like state, dodged the moves that I needed to dodge, and defeated Seripham Copy X.
I even remember sitting up in excitement when the final hit struck, and I was like, "I did it!?"
All I can say is, I am never doing that again. Least not till I decide to collect all Cyber Elves which includes that elusive Jackson.
Funny thing too, since I was retrying that same fight over and over and over again, I eventually decided to just give up and load up the save file so I could use some cyber elves to power up since all I need is just one subtank and I can beat the game easily.
But when I did that it turned out I only had 800 of the 1200 needed E Crystals to even raise the elf so I could even use it. And I did not want to go grinding for crystals. So I was like, "Back to the save assist!" and I continued trying.
And good thing too since I eventually reached a Zen like mode to beat it. I reached what you would say: Ultra Instinct (JK XD)
Yeah I only wanted to earn the ZZ card for beating MMZ 1 so I was ready to give up on the whole beating it without Cyber Elves, but since I've done it, one of these days I might just go back to get Jackson, which would be like the ultimate achievement playing MMZ 1 all this time.
Speaking of achievements, how's your progress on the ZZ cards? I'm fairly close to completing mines.
Yeah it unlocks the e reader cards. You get cool features like increased power or defense and a bunch of aesthetic changes. Though compared to the DS collection, tying the unlock to the ZZ cards makes getting all of them, particularly the ones you want to use, a bit of a grind.
Personally I like the aesthetic change cards more than the actual battle cards. Mainly because you can change the 'lemons' that Zero shoots into something like a steel ball or silver bullets :3
I'm messing around with all the games to get all the ZZ cards as fast as possible, so I haven't really gotten a chance to really get far into ZX to even get the bonuses. But I can't wait, finally I can fight the MMZ 3-4 bosses that I never got a chance to fight back when I had the original game on the DS.
Model FX's ground fire move can finally hit something :D
So after when you get the second piece of each model you get a new charge attack to use for that model. For HX, LX, and PX you press up with your attack. Simple enough.
In FX's case, because pressing up instead has it shoot up, obviously that doesn't work. So you press down :3
It's a really cool fire stream that travels forward and it looks like it would be an amazing attack, BUT . . . there really isn't anybody to use it on. All the ice bosses' hitbox is in the air. The lightning bosses are immune to it. The fire bosses resist it. And the normal bosses you really have no business using said move against them like at all. Oh and the ice bosses are supposed to be weak to it but you can't hit them with it!
But with the bonus bosses from the past games, FINALLY there's an ice enemy on the ground to hit that attack with :D
Can't quite remember the exact reason, but from my minor recollection, it was when I was fighting that flame mole and I think I was trying to do the LVL 4 victory condition in which you don't hit the enemy's weak spot at all. Model HX's usual charge attack is an electric ball that tracks the enemy and it seemed to be the most effective in terms of winning that way. But the one time I did it, I accidentally unleashed a giant tornado instead.
And I had no idea that even existed so it took me by complete surprise. You can imagine how stunned I was that I even did the move.
I even tried experimenting and figuring out how I did it. Eventually I figured I must have accidentally pushed the up button when I did the move and lo and behold it unleashed.
The rest was due to conjecture and me realizing "Hey Leviathan had Ice Dragons, I wonder if Model LX has them" and yep, Model LX unleashes Ice Dragons.
But the thing with Model FX was that up charge means you shoot the charge shot upwards. So I had no idea how to do Model FX's attack. Until I remembered Fefnir had a ground pound move back in the MMZ games. So I pushed down and yep there it was.
And yeah no one in game tells you from what I can tell.
Also Model PX's attack is wimpy.
Speaking of weak points, I found out that for Fistleo, the fire lion boss whose weak point was his face, the easiest way to get LVL 4 victory against him . . . is to run up to his face and shoot him in the face.
To put it in technical terms I think what happens is when I release the charge shot while being up in Fistleo's face, I think the charged bullet spawns right on Fistleo's body. Because hitting Fistleo immediately puts up his I frames, that means that the bullet won't touch Fistleo's face.
If that's the case it makes sense, but . . . appearance wise Vent/Aile is standing in front of Fistleo and at point blank just shooting him in the face. It's funnier when you look at the screen and the gun is literally right in front of Fistleo's head XD
Also yes, X the nice reploid dude, somehow made four very different offspring, all of which are the furthest thing from his own personality, from his supposed essense.
Copy X though we can chalk up to Ciel never having put him in the same learning trials that Dr. Light did for X, so that's probably what X would've been like if Dr. Light hadn't sealed X up for 30+ years.
I just hope this thing calms down soon. I mean sure be cautious and all but like acting like it's the end of the world won't really do anything to help. All we can do is be brave and just do what we can, such as limiting our contact with people as much as we can.
But back to less depressing news, I've finally finished all four MMZ games on the legacy collection, so now it's back to the ZX games and also to complete the rest of the ZZ card collection.
But I got to tell you, I find MMZ 4 easy, but going through it again recently has made me realized while playing the game isn't too hard, actually trying to master the game and getting a high rank is for some odd reason really tough for me. Too many things trying to get you and too many death traps I say.
I also chalk it up to the enemies, specifically the Variants which have replaced the Pantheons, needing more hits to kill thus me accidentally running into something I've already hit because I'm so used to taking down enemies in one shot.
And yeah, I heard about X Dive. I might give it a look. I'm getting a new phone soon so might as well.
Truth be told I haven't really been playing much in the way of the card games. I am still collecting cards and building decks, but since last fall I haven't really been playing.
Mainly because my experience has been soured by one of my friends who I can only say wanted to 'quit' playing Vanguard because Yugioh was supposedly the better game. It's one thing to want to quit playing a game, but it's another when you decide to quit the game after you sour the experience for me.
Mainly I was just trying to have some fun with the new decks I build. He instead complains about how Daikaiser doesn't get any support, doesn't even try to play the game right, and then gets salty at me for winning some games despite his almost hundred percent win record against me for the past few months before. And he had to do it in the most heinous way possible by not allowing me to have any fun in the Premium format.
And then he decides "Oh I'm not having any fun anymore." Considering the circumstances at the time and considering he has a powerful Gallop deck which he absoultely trounced me with till I started looking to upgrade my decks, the fact that he conveniently decides to quit playing right around the time he gets super salty at me is a little suspect.
I mean I've told the guy many times to just take a break or quit the game when he's not feeling it. But he doesn't. He decides to quit after souring my own experiences with the game. And of course this had to happen after I beat him up a few games because I finally figured out how to beat his deck (along some upgrades) that's when he decides "Oh Yugioh will never pull off what Vanguard did with the Standard format, that's why Konami is the better company and actually cares about their game."
Jokes on him considering Yugioh is pulling the same thing with the rush duel format now.
Gunpla making, well, I'm just lazy. On the other hand, I decided to buy some Transformers so to fulfill my robot craze. For a while and occasionally now I'm still looking to figure out what to buy when it comes to Transformers.
Nooooo what makes you think I'd ever like Optimus Prime? (I say as I hold up a name card that has red in its name, a color that Optimus is clearly associated with :3)
Yeah the first Transformers I ever bought was the Siege Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime which is based on the Galaxy Convoy version of Optimus Prime from Transformers Cybertron.
But my favorite that I've gotten is the Siege Ultra Magnus. I just love that design and the figure has a good heft to it. Also because Robots in Disguise was the first Transformers I saw with the car robots, to me Ultra Magnus will always be Optimus's brother, so it's kind of like how one would like Luigi over Mario :D
But IRL the one thing I'm truly into right now is trying to catch up on Detective Conan. Though there's a ton of episodes and movies I got to sit through so yeah catching up is no easy task.
To be fair, just because it's a Winged Optimus doesn't necessarily mean that it's based on the same version of Optimus Prime. I'd say it's more of a different strokes kind of thing going on here.
Besides I don't think Galaxy Convoy is the first Winged Optimus to exist. So for all intents and purposes the Winged Optimus Prime that shows up in the movies, especially since there's two different versions which one involves Jetfire which would indicate being based on Armada's version of Optimus, could just be its own thing.
But yeah, Galaxy Convoy definitely has a pretty cool design. It's definitely one that I feel nostalgic about. Although a version of the RID Optimus Prime would be the perfect thing for me.
Fun fact, because of Robots in Disguise AKA Car Robots I always thought Optimus Prime was meant to be a fire truck. How silly when I find out he's usually supposed to be some sort of freight truck instead. It doesn't help in that Galaxy Convoy, another version of Optimus that I'm very fond of, IS a fire truck as well.
And yeah Detective Conan is still going. 20 plus years and he's still a kid. I'd say he's got it even worse than Ash from Pokemon :3
The toys are suffice to say really dependant on which type you're getting. The Siege line that I'm mostly getting is pretty well done with moveable limbs where they're needed with good poseability and articulation. It also boasts a gimmick where they have 5 mm pegs all over the body so you can attach various accessories that can fit into these pegs.
But I have another one from another line which I believe is from the power of the primes where it's body is a bit a looser and articulation is a bit tighter so it's a tad harder to pose. It is meant to be a combiner with four other transformers but it's not nearly as good as the Siege toys.
Now the best ones to get would probably be from the Masterpiece line which would be super high quality transformers, but they're really expensive.
- G1 died three times (Movie, Zombiefied version killing himself, and Beast Wars mentions he died after the war with Galvatron).
- RID didn't die in the series. But was killled off in the comics in an alternate universe by Megazarak
-BW Optimus died twice. Once where he blew himself up with the Voks and another during the finale of Beast Machines
- G1 Japanese continuity: So this is a bit weird. In the Japanese continuity of G1, the last 4 episodes of the American series (Headmaster saga) aren't really canon, and some elements of the movie and season 3 are also not canon. So here Optimus only died in the movie and came back later. But later on he died by sacrificing himself into Vector Sigma so that Cybertron wouldn't blow up
- Victory While not an Optimus per say, God Ginrai, who is the Japanese version of Powermaster Optimus, died following his battle with Deathsaurus. He was later reincarnated into Victory Leo. While Ginrai isn't really Optimus, the body was meant to be used by Optimus in case of death.
- Armada Optimus died when he tried to stop the hydra cannon but was brought back by Sparkplug and the Matrix. This is the same Optimus in Energon where he didn't die
-Cybertron, now while in the international version, Cybertron, Energon and Armada are the same continuity known as the Unicron Trilogy, in the original Japanese version that is an entirely different series. So it counts to say that this Optimus never died, at least in the Japanese version where he and Armada Prime are different characters.
- Movies, brutal Optimus died only once there by Megatron. Enough said.
-Prime, now prime is an interesting one. He briefly died after succumbing to his injuries following an explosion of their base, but Smokescreen was fast enough to save him with the forge of Solus Prime. So you may not want to count that. Later on in the Movie Predacons rising, he sacrificed himself by injecting his spark into the well of the allsparks in order to reboot it. He later came back in RID (another RID not the 2003 version) where the primes reincarnated Optimus in order to stop Megatronus. Prime is still alive and well and lived off both RID 2015 and is still kicking in Rescue bots. Fan fact, this Optimus is a possible future of the War for Cybertron Optimus as they are both from the alligned continuity.
-Animated. So, he kinda counts because he died for like a minute, but Sari brought him back instantly. Best version of Optimus in any animated series, fight me.
-Cyberverse Optimus as far as I know never died and is actually almost as good as Animated Optimus in terms of character development (yes omg an Optimus with actual character development exists).
-Bonus round comics: It's best if I don't go too deep, because the comics.... can get a little weird. But if we take only IDW, where death is a bit of a weird concept, Optimus was offline many times but he wasn't really officially dead. Like one time his whole body was destroyed after he jumped into a black hole (including his spark and the matrix) but he came back after using the renmants of his spark. Sooooo not really a death. He did die by the end of the series where he hugged Unicron and allowed himself to be consumed by a black hole (this Optimus loves black holes).
ok how good is cyberverse, after RID 2015 i saw that there was a new one but got annoyed that it was 12 min long episodes. i mean animated was good cause of the rocket axe, plus he wasnt the natural leader of the autobots he was a regular guy who ending up becoming a leader of a ragtag band of autobots, and had character development and histroy.
But overall Optimus is one of my top 5 greatest leaders of all time, not just because hes a leader he demonstrates the trait of a leader very well
plus in x and y the writeers said ash was 11 at the time so he did age a bit
Plus my favorite series of toys are Cybertron>the movie franchise line> Prime> and the war on cybertron line their doing cause i like how thier cartoonish but have alot of detail put in, plus i got cybertron optimus and leobreaker for christmus and i jus loved playing with it in savage claw mode it wasnt even funny plus, i have a mojiryt of figures from th first 2 lines i mentioned
Starscream. He was even in 2 episodes of Beast Wars. IIRC RID 2003 was the only show that didn't feature Starscream and even some aspects of his character were carried over to Scourge/Black Convoy. Heck, some might say (like me) that Starscream was the protagonist of Armada.
Bumblebee first appeared in G1 in 1984 and after that appeared in the Movie and Animated in 2007. That's because Hasbro lost the liscense to use the VW beetle.
That being said, Hot Shot was created as a replacement to bumblebee but that didn't last long.
I feel like other than the newer series it's less about consistent characters and more about consistent archetypes.
Obviously for most series each archetype happens to share the same name, Optimus Prime being a Prime example of this.
And then there's Armada which in its original Japanese version names a lot of their characters by names that the original characters had in the original G1 series, like Hot Rod and Ratchet, but when dubbed each got a different name, like Hot Shot and Red Alert. Still the archetypes are obvious.
Okay so, in most series being a Prime = being a demigod. But the original 13 primes are actual Gods. The things they did, especially Nexus Prime (the first combiner) is beyond thought. Nexus prime literally shattered the concept of multiverse in the Transformers franchise (in all of them). Which at the same time this ruinned any common sense found in the multiverse theory in transformers. But this just goes to show how Godly the 13 primes are.
In most Anime or Cartoon Transformers series, the matrix acts as a basic power boost. In some cases it even changes a bots appearance as was the case with Hot Rod or Prime from Prime.
Now, if we go by IDW (which is my favorite continuity), being a Prime = regular Transformer. So, there was a case where Shockwave was sent to the past. He encountered one of the original 13 Primes. And Shockwave just one hit KO'd him (and another prime later down the line). Do note that Shockwave is pretty strong, but obviously not Megatron/Grimlock strong. Optimus in IDW sometimes gets a small buff from the Matrix but that concept is ignored most of the times (depending on the writer) and it has been agreed on that in IDW, it just so happens that strong bots became Primes (i.e. Nova Prime), it has less to do so about getting power out of being a Prime.
Right now it's Cyberverse. I haven't seen it yet but from the clips O saw it looks really solid. It may look siy at first from what I've read, but it picks up really well on the Transformers mythos. I've heard so many say that Optimus in Cyberverse is one of the best Optimus in terms of development and his anti-war attittude.
As far as movies are concerned I'm not sure if there's anything coming up. Though I have heard Beast Wars might be coming up, but not sure if that's just a rumor or not.
And as far as Matrix powering up the user, that's a common thing with fiction and funnily enough dates back to the original animated movie of Transformers when Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime. But most people, which includes me, don't like to talk about Hot Rod as a leader especially since the writers were pressured into bringing back Optimus Prime by angry letters and the like :3
Carrangers is a good series, at least if you're up for a good laugh.
One of my most favorite scenes is when you got a bunch of kids being held hostage and in good old tokusatsu fashion they cry, only to then be like, "Darn, that didn't work, time for a plan B" when it doesn't work against the monster as usual :3
The older series are really easy to pick out. If the quality of the video takes a massive drop, then it's Sentai footage. It always tickled some sort of sixth sense in me when I was a kid which made me think, "Wait a minute, something is wrong whenever they're morphed."
The newer ones are a tad tougher to pin point. But at least during the Disney era, if they were jumping all over the place and explosions just blasting for no reason whatsoever . . . then that's NOT Sentai footage :D
In the case of Zio it has it's flaws but honestly I liked it. I'd say a lot of the hate on the show is a bit overblown. Sure it's not the best but it's certainly not the worst. But it does drag at the last 10 episodes, but that's kind of a fundamental flaw in most of these shows. Decent beginnings, somewhat awesome middles, but then a really muddy and often times rushed ending.
Fourze is a very mixed bag. In my case I didn't really like the designs. At the same time I'd say the series is extremely harmless. Sure they go out of their way to be all like "Friendship saves the day!" but you know, I like that kind of stuff. It's very lighthearted compared to some of the other stuff out there.
As far as what Kamen Rider series to recommend, my personal favorites are Den O and OOO and I'd recommend those in a heartbeat. Gaim is cool though I find it a tad overrated, but still good nonetheless. And Build, the series before Zio, is really awesome. It is a bit weak though that Build wasn't the last Heisei series as originally planned but if it had been it would've been perfect.
Truth be told I haven't even watched Ryuki. I mean sure I love the whole entire gimmick of Ryuki and the aesthetic of Ryuki himself, but I haven't really pulled myself together to try.
In fact the only series pre Den O I have actually watched from start to finish is Agito, which I do like, but once again has a super lackluster final arc. Seriously it really bugs me how many of these shows just pitter out when they reach the final stretch.
Also I don't really like Decade so I just call him pink to spite him >:3
Well at the moment I'm honestly taking a break from Tokusatsu. The most recent Toku I finished was Ryusoulger, but honestly that finale felt so wrong to me that it just made me not want to touch anything Toku for a while. I haven't even caught up with Zero One and the new Sentai series since then.
But that's why I'm using that time to watch Detective Conan. 320/whatever number they're at now baby >:3
I remember back when I was like in middle school and Case Closed was on Adult Swim. I would try to stay up to watch it since the parents work late night shifts meaning there wasn't anyone who could stop me. But the time slot it was in didn't really let me do it. On top of that I was quite squeamish when I was younger so a lot of the deaths in Case Closed freaked me out a bit. The one episode I remembered took place on a cruise ship and the image of the second victim being beaten bloody over the head stuck to me.
Admittingly the last episode I remembered ever watching dealt with Kogoro's judo club reunion but of course I'd remember a hot spring episode right :3 (I never watched the second part so I finally found out how it resolved many years later during my rewatch of the whole show in Detective Conan)
Still like two years ago I remember thinking, "I wonder how that show resolved itself." And to my shock, a show about a teenage detective who becomes a kid is still ongoing to this day. My morbid curiousity combined with my newfound non-squeamishness I got growing up, I was like, "Let's watch the show!"
Honestly I'm more interested in Shinichi's romance with Ran more than I am the mystery and any of Conan's antics. I'd make FBI jokes about their romance but I'm pretty sure the show existed long before those jokes were huge.
As far as IRL, well honestly due in fact to the quarantine stuff, I have way too much in my hands during my day offs that I don't know what to do because there's nothing to do. So I'm really just bored.
But that does allow me to play catch up with Detective Conan as much as I can. Also lets me play and 'master' as much of the Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy collection as I can. I've unlocked all ZZ cards and pretty much unlock all possible modes in all the games so I'm happy. At this point the only things left to do is play the games in their native Japanese mode and to play the hard modes of ZX/ZXA. Playing the games in Japanese I'm fine with, but playing ZX/ZXA in their hard modes, I don't wanna :S
And that's why I'm just glad that I get to have all the Zero/ZX games in one convenient package. Because if I can't have lab coat Zero, I can still have Zero in six different flavors. Sort of.
That and learning about a ton of things that I never knew before. It's quite funny because I never really understood how the combo system worked. In fact I discovered it by accident when I used Zero's rising slash EX skill after a triple slash, and realized that there was even a combo system in the first place.
Makes Model ZX the most broken character in both ZX games too, only beaten by OX due to OX being ZX but buff. Seriously after learning how the comboing worked, I found out ZX can straight up take out like nearly a whole entire bar of life from an enemy, and turns the final boss of ZXA into a total joke when Albert loses all of his life after losing his shield.
Played the first game and loved it. I got the second but haven't really had the time to finish it during the time, and got distracted since then. Not to mention I have a friend who wanted to play Fire Emblem Awakening and since I had all the DLC I decided to lend my 3DS to him.
I do believe that it's on the Switch too but I just haven't found the effort to buy it.
The Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack basically has 1 and 2, though don't be afraid to give Luminous Avenger IX out, a great spin off, that really feels like the most over the top one so far, better Roro music as well.
Oof now that's a hard one. For one you kind of have to watch the beginning because otherwise you'd have no context as to why and what is going on with Conan especially with his relationship with Ran.
But if you're past that then it gets complicated. Mainly because there's no overarching story arc that really takes place as the show goes beyond Conan's real goal. The show, unfortunate to say, has tons of filler and I don't mean Anime Only filler. Like straight up filler cases that don't move the actual story with the Black Organization forward. Despite the goal of Conan to find the guys who turned him into a kid and find a way to get his old body back, you only get like a handful of cases that even deal with the Black Organization per season. And from what I can remember, it actually took almost about 150 something episodes before the story actually went forward because the anime for whatever reason actually cut some important stuff with the Organization when it began so had to play catch up when the story was beginning to crop up.
So one way to watch the show would be to see which episode is filler and which isn't and only watch the important ones. But due to the number of episodes there are this can be tedious. Luckily each episode during the opening you get a little summary of what's going to happen in the episode so you can sort of guess which is important and which is not. But then the big issue is that sometimes they kind of trick you and it turns out the episode may be more important than you think and you get some actual character development. So you can really just choose to watch any episode that seems interesting.
So . . . really difficult to pinpoint a place to start. All I can really tell you is that Funimation chose to stop dubbing right near around when the story was beginning to get good so maybe start on the episode after they stopped dubbing.
Yep, the one where Shinichi Kudo is Jimmy Kudo and Ran & Kogoro Mouri were Rachel & Richard Moore. Also the one where they for some reason Americanized everything, even though it was aired on Adult Swim and was done around the time when Anime didn't really Americanized stuff much anymore.
I mean like if it aired on an actual kid's network I'd understand, but it was on Adult Swim, meaning that despite me being a youngster when I watched it, it wasn't meant for little kids, so all the extra stuff wasn't needed.
And yeah as far as the main plot goes, as I am in the 300s, it's actually surprising how little it has actually moved in accordance to the number of episodes. And apparently the leader of the Black Organization was only revealed recently, meaning it took like a bunch of years before we even knew who the main villain even was.
But like I said, I'm watching it for Shinichi and Ran's relationship and hoo boy, one of the arcs that had Shinichi back for a few episodes really tugs your heart strings if you're into that stuff.
So despite what I just said about there being a ton of filler in Detective Conan, just recently during my constant marathoning of the show, the arc took a huge turn and dropped a huge bombshell as far as the plot is concerned.
The irony that the show just had to do that after I was like, "Hur dur the show is full of filler" XD
But sadly afterwards it goes back to having a ton of filler. Whoever said patience is a virtue was right, because you really need to be patient with this show.
So for Fourze basically the part where the main character should spam his ultimate form as much as he should but won't due to various reasons :3
And for Zio, I suppose that's right when the show kind of starts to get 'better' if I must say. Most of the past show tributes from that point start getting better, though not without some exceptions (*cough*Kiva*cough*).
That being said, it at least sounds like you're almost done with Fourze. Granted I can't actually remember when he gets Cosmic, but it should at least be over half way.
I honestly think it's more due to the first wave of tributes not being as well liked by most. After all a lot of complaints during that time was how you just have the previous heroes around doing absolutely nothing most of the time and just being there to look pretty and hand the new heroes their new powers.
Starting with the Ghost tribute, you start having the previous heroes getting the chance to transform at least once throughout their respective tributes. My personal favorite in this case has to be Agito because they really make good use of the past hero for his tribute.
So it was probably to address the constant complaints and to get a better fan reception.
Although this had the one side effect of making Decade too important to the plot.
Eh, I've never really been big on Discord. All my friends say we should get it, but as far as I have interacted with it, downloaded it and barely ever touched it since downloading despite it being the big messaging thing that all my friends supposedly use.
Platforming games in general work very well both in TV and Handheld mode and they're never the most graphically intensive so the Switch hardware can run them with no problem. As weird as it may sound Crash Bandicoot feels better on Switch than on PS4.
The only Megaman game I've played was Megaman X on the SNES Classic so I might get that collection.
Even though Megaman X7 isn't considered good at all, I'm actually a little bit excited to finally play the game. If only to at least see what all the problems with it is. For the other games, I just like to have them to mess around from time to time, like how I always tend to play the Megaman Zero games occasionally.
Don't know about perfect. Megaman Zero 3 is the one I did perfect, actually unlocking all the minigames which required 100 percent S Rank for more than half of them. Two of which required playing with only the Saber or Buster respectively.
Megaman Zero 4 is a tough one. Despite being possibly the easy of all the games, I cannot for the life of me do any sort of no damage run.
Megaman Zero 2 I did manage to unlock all the forms minus Ultimate due to the requirement of using all Cyber Elves which I do not use.
And Megaman Zero 1, because all life upgrades which include the subtanks are all on Cyber Elves . . . let's just say it's impossible for me to even get past a rank of B due to that :S
I will say this about Zero 1, barring the final fight with Copy X, every stage before is still possible to get at least an A, or even S Rank, without extra health and subtanks, just well...it needs a LOT of headbanging.
...this is probably why emulators are appealing for GBA games for PC folks ._.
~~Come on Capcom Zero Collection for the PC plz~~
But no worries man, I'm sure you can win! You Feel Great! YOU CAN DO THIS! AAAAAHHHHH!!!
If I have to be real here, I have been having a very hard time getting into any recent Tokusatsu series. Hence why I usually watch whatever with a friend so as to force myself to watch something and have someone to commentate with.
Now onto Geed, from what I know of the series, it's really making me think one thing and that is that I'm kind of getting sick of seeing every new Ultraman series have a gimmick that has something to do with something in the past.
When Kamen Rider and Super Sentai did it, it was like one season each.
When Ultraman first did it with Ginga, I figured it was just the natural cause considering what KR and SS did. But then it kept going and going. And while Orb seemed interesting to me at first, it only really gave me an interest due to Tiga being one of his components for his default form.
Seeing as Geed once again like Orb fuses two Ultra powers to create a form, it almost feels like they're just rehasing the same gimmick only throwing in Belial in for the shock factor.
So in my honest opinion, it just feels like Ultraman nowadays have a real hard time separating itself from the past.
Now that's not an opinion on the series itself. I have yet to watch the show but I'll probably have a more concrete opinion once I actually see it for myself. But that's going to be when I actually watch the show with a friend.
Well unlike Orb this actually takes place in main timeline I believe and the gimmick is through back to Ultraseven(almost like it's his 60th anniversary or something). I personally love the Ultra Capsules and Geeds forms are a little more interesting then Orb in series forms(Orb just being one Showa Ultra one Heisei Ultra and Geed are more based two things that are interesting to combine instead). I really like it, the characters are decent, the story is half bad and the action keeps me interested. From what I read it's also kind of call back to Ultraman Leo with how the roles are set up with Ultraman Zero and Ultraman Geed. I'd give it a watch if watching the son Ultraman Belial sounds interesting to you.
So I've given Geed a look see, and I do enjoy it. But I do feel like there was something lacking from it that I liked in other Ultra Series.
Personally I wasn't keen on the supporting cast and having Zero be one of the main cast members was moreorless something that I was not sure how to feel about. I did like Leito though, kind of wish his kind of character was the main character instead but knowing how casting works in these kind of shows, I guess they prefer younger main characters.
Speaking of which, I'm not exactly a fan of Riku. I don't know, maybe because he was too young or something, but something about him just didn't make me feel like I should be rooting for this guy. But then again, I actually enjoy Lupinred's character in Lupinranger and his actor is quite young too, so I don't think it's really the age thing.
Overall though, I did like Geed. Wasn't perfect, but it was serviceable. It certainly kept my attention at least. I tried watching Orb recently and I'm just not feeling that show at all.
Which by the way, how do you feel about the new Ultraman R/B that's coming out?
So I just watched a recording of the Kamen Rider Ghost conference. I'm starting to really look forward to it coming this weekend. Especially for Sennin. His actor was really fun during the conference, so I can't wait to see how his character is like in the show.
Guess it can't be helped, not everything's smooth sailing.
Now to just wait on some stuff to get the scoop too see how...pixelated it is.
Anyways, so about that stuff I was actually sorta supposed to bring up to you and get your thoughts on it but got severely sidetracked and almost forgot about it, here we go! (Also it'll probably take another post to put it up...it's...sorta big)
Okay so...I may have mentioned before the sorta first post I put up your wall (The one about Mark being the same name and stuff), which long story short it's basically as I would sum it up, Power Rangers, CKND and...a whole lot of other stuff that is just too damn many to mention them all! @.@ (Though it's got some Megaman related stuff in it as well, we're still working the 'How do we not rip them off' part)
Anyways, the story's planned to be sorta straightforward and occasional references to le past that influence what would happen, kinda like a normal TV show and all, only this time in book form! Though we are considering using this...somewhat experimental 'Choice leads to different outcomes' idea, which would be tedious but I figured maybe we could use some interactivity in the story? Not major ones though, just some that would influence the experience or something.
The majority of characters don't really come with last names, since I'd like to skip out on that if possible, as they mainly reside as part of a sorta secretive 'SHIELD'-ish organization that exists in the public eye, but is still as seen as the same old normal stuff that shapes society. Anyways, most of them go by 'Operative <insert name here>', and yes...Mark is one of the names we decided to go for, though we're depicting him as the Operative with the literal means of being absurdly ricdiculous (I'd like to avoid using OP for now, though that may change later on) with guns and stuff, or a Marksman, to put it simply, and also the Main Team's Tech specialist in a nutshell.
Realism...and fantasy, that's mainly what we'd like to go for, since we have a whole explanation for how the elements of the world work and stuff, but we'll save that for later.
Okay moving on, of course there would be a main Hero and Heroine and stuff, but in no GDI way we're going by the typical Main MC gets shipped with the other Main MC stuff, just...no...it's sorta too cliched I guess.
As for names for the MC, yes it's Max, but eh, I liked that name since I was a kid, and I use it as a nickname of sorts even though my irl name is complex as...we'll save it for later then. Anyways, as for the heroine, if it isn't obvious enough, the name is sorta...ugh...well if you checked back on all le conversations we had you'd probably figured it out by now, or if you haven't let's just go with Cap, as in short for Captain. (And let's just go with this, Cap, as her identity for as much as possible in this thread.)
So why use 'Cap' instead of a name? Cause I recently thought up 'why not keep her identity a secret until later?' or something, I mean names are pretty common and stuff, so why not use a rank for this one character until it's time? Also I actually have Max's sorta partner, a holographic projection that is pretty much is 'imaginary friend' turned real going with the name Col, which is short for something that's also pretty...obvious I guess. Also le 'Team Leaders' of the organization go by that title (Captain) as a means of leadership, which saves the trouble for having to use all the millitary ranks and stuff.
The team actually has a total of 5 members, not counting Col since he's Max's partner in a watch-ish morpher or something where he resides, but we'll go over the others in the next thread or something.
Also in case you figured out the names planned for Cap and Col already, well for the sake of the discussion (And future planning/safety/spoiler alert) let's just go with these names for now...
I'm a bit paranoid for wanting all this secrecy am I...? (Can't be helped! This is like le first time I'm bringing this up to someone apparently)
Also uh...not sure if you're cool with a sudden wall of text slapped onto your message wall, so if you want this taken down or something just lemme know I guess? (And that I didn't exactly got your permission for this so it would make sense to take it down anyways)
So imagine a world where humans absolutely hate magic.
Now imagine if in that world there is a 10 year old boy trying to be a superhero in his own right using that very magic.
Now imagine those same humans never fighting back against magic because magic is too strong, but because this is just a 10 year old boy, these humans start attacking that 10 year old boy.
Then imagine the boy stops caring about trying to be an actual savior and begins fighting with much collateral damage.
And now imagine, what if a certain Reaper accidentally enters this world and starts interacting with this boy? The Reaper doesn't realized what is at stake in this world and just believes the humans of this world just misunderstand this 10 year old's intentions and the Reaper will convince the boy to be much friendlier and a bit more passive.
But when the boy actually takes the Reaper's advice, the humans will then start to get even more ferocious in their attacks, ramming their cars into the boy, breaking the boy's back, and even kicking the boy off a cliff.
That's...a bit grim of a scenario, however if the character you're gonna focus on is the boy, then why not go for it? (Though the parts about le boy's physical harm may be a bit questionable to put onto paper, but I get the idea)
Also sure take your time with the wall o text and stuff, it's understandable if you're busy and all.
The set up for that scenario is Reaper will be traveling through alternate dimensions to deal with an enemy that Mark will not deal with simply because Reaper doesn't think the enemy is worth Mark's time.
In that world with the 10 year old kid, that would be an alternate version of Mark who became a Guardian at age 10. And he'll be physically harmed because the humans of that world are cowards who only attack the weak.
And at first Reaper will think it's a happy go lucky kiddy type world where everyone just hates the kid because the kid can't control his power. And then Reaper finds out the truth, that the humans are even worse than the monsters that the kid fights.
But nonetheless the kid still needs to protect the people, and it's up to the Reaper to put an end to the humans' nonsense.
Basically, I'm actually considering catching a break from the wiki after le Comic Booster finishes its reveals, so I was thinking maybe we could could contact one another through another means or something?
I could do Fanfic.net . . . but I don't like going on that website, not nowadays since it's difficult for me to get on. And the messaging system sucks if you ask me.
And as a side story . . . not really. I was just thinking that Mark would have one whole entire big story where he interacts with an alternate world, that world being the actual prototype ideas of Guardian that I had as a kid with some liberties, so I was thinking Mark shouldn't interact with the other worlds.
Reaper on the other hand is just as major a character as Mark, and I forgot whether I spoiled who Reaper was or not but he's major enough that he could replace Mark for a story or two, so I was thinking Reaper could just travel the worlds. Especially since each world would just have their own version of Mark anyway, and each version of Reaper would be insanely different from each other so it hardly matters for him.