Just to be clear, I'm not going to draw everything. That would be mad
I'm not a fanboy of these games in the same way I am with Nintendo, and so while I've certainly done some research I tend towards the first heroes in each series, while others may want to pick better known or more interesting characters (e.g. Tales of... series).
The chart has been updated again. Another upset - Momo and Valkyrie have climbed even higher! Who'da thunk it?! Not me!
Okay, so looking at that chart, I'll put up 10 that at least look intriguing to me. 1) Lloyd 2) Nightmare 3) Pac Man 4) Taizo Hori Those four I voted for already, so here's the other six: 5) Mappy ( a good fit for your style, methinks) 6) Momo (again) 7) Red Baron (ditto) 8) Gee Bee (for obscurity's sake) 9) Toby "Kissy" Masuyo (I see her panning out for your style) 10) Bravoman (again, a fitting character for your style)
1// Presea Combatir from Tales of Symphonia 2// Pinky, from Pac Man. Why Pinky? Why NOT Pinky? 3// Klonoa 4// Heihachi from Tekken (he was played by friggin Shang Tsung in the Tekken movie!) 5// Voldo and his massive bulge, from Soul Calibur 6// Jade Curtiss from Tales of the Abyss (or do two separate Tales Of games not count? I figure, as they're set in two different universes...well, whichever. Presea is still my preferred pick of the two.) 7// King of all Cosmos from Katamari Damacy
...aaand that's it! I haven't played very many Namco games.
Sorry Tei, I'm counting "Tales of..." as one series. I will be a prick and do the same for Final Fantasy when Square Enix comes around - which will be interesting As I've said to anyone else, if you want to fill out your votes with characters you think would be good for me to draw, you can just pick a bunch from the chart and get some votes up!
Also... Reasons for not picking Pinky? New Pac-Man ghost designs. That's one very good reason
Quick Results As I'm already working on the next one, the first 5 are looking likely to be: 1. Pac-Man (done!) 2. Klonoa 3. Taizo Hori 4. Mappy 5. Momo (how did she get this high!?)
Lots of cartoony characters in there... I am surprised Tekken and Soul Calibur didn't hit the top 5. Hell, Tekken isn't even in the Top 10!
My process for deciding order is: I'm sorting them by most votes for a single character, then by most votes for the series. So while Tekken's most popular character (Heihachi) is tied with, say, the Taikos, the Tekken series has 9 votes total, which pushes it way above Taiko Drum Master. This process seems to be providing some very interesting results!
I think whichever company I poll for next I will do before drawing any characters. I'm currently considering Sega or Capcom. If you have any preference either way, let me know!
Post by Nester the Lark on Jul 1, 2012 13:34:34 GMT -5
That's great, Fry!
If anyone has trouble filling out their list, vote Amul from Dragon Spirit! [/shameless lobbying]
I think the reason Tekken and Soul Calibur aren't higher is because they're fighting games, and they rely more on an ensemble cast. Therefore, everyone will have their own favorite character, and no single character will pull too far ahead.
As I said on Twitter, I prefer Sega characters over Capcom, but I still advocate SNK!
SNK I could do at some point in the future. I have a few "big names" I'd like to get out of the way first. The problem is not a lot of people know anyone from SNK's cast, so maybe I'd have to get the ball rolling with some well known options, the fans can chip in with their own, then the rest can pick based on what I should draw.
The Hudson issue (brought up on Twitter) is that I can think of 10 franchises with characters worth doing, most of which are Japan-only. They might be roped in if/when I return to Konami.
I would have still thought a fighting series would have one or two iconic characters that everyone would want to see. When I get to Capcom, it'd be interesting to see if there's a similar result for their fighters.
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Atelier series has been on sale on the NA eShop for the first time since Spring 2020. It's tempting, but I have so many other things to play right now.
Oct 1, 2021 11:13:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: A speedrun of Atelier Rorona can take as little as 45 minutes.
Oct 2, 2021 10:14:27 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: But seriously, this series is a major time sink. Even if you don't want to spend too much time, I'd recommend playing one whole sub-series in order to understand the story. Earlier games can be played without the later ones, though.
Oct 2, 2021 10:17:40 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Sophie 1 is often recommended as a starting point, since the story is interesting (for a first game) and is relatively newcomer-friendly*, while I'd say Lulua which is very polished and there are relatively few cutscenes that need knowledge in prior games.
Oct 2, 2021 10:23:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: *Which… I disagree; you can get through Firis and later even if you're not good at making items, but with Sophie you'll be stuck once you've beaten the game and gets into the DLC.
Oct 2, 2021 10:24:15 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Or you can go for Ryza 1, the popular option; just know that you'll miss out a lot of what makes Atelier Atelier if you go for that route. As for Lydie & Suelle (which got me in in the first place), it has great story but there's a bit of a learning curve.
Oct 2, 2021 10:26:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've got some mixed thoughts on Metroid Dread. I'll try to write up a post about it.
Oct 12, 2021 14:43:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm finally starting to see myself getting to the end of my quest to make optimal equipment and defeat all extra bosses in Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX. Which means I'm going to write another review post and move on to the next game.
Oct 17, 2021 15:56:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I think we're firmly in the "conservative and arrogant" phase of the Nintendo cycle.
Oct 27, 2021 9:18:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: WHEW. Finally done making the review. It took me a week to do so. I think I went overboard with this one. There are more than 170 screenshots.
Oct 31, 2021 12:11:27 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Met the goddesses in Silent Desert in Toal's route. I think Ys Origin is pretty good at giving just enough in both story and gameplay for players to want to try the next route. It's a rare case of multiple story routes done mostly right.
Nov 15, 2021 9:49:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Almost there. I'm at the top of the tower, but I want to grind for a few levels before fighting Dalles. Unlike most other RPGs I've seen, player level matters a lot here. Battles become very easy if the player is 2-3 levels above the boss.
Nov 16, 2021 14:25:59 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ This is common in older Ys games. Even one level can make a significant difference.
Nov 17, 2021 11:23:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a bit more than halfway into Ys IX, I think. I just got Raging Bull. A rough way to describe this game is that Ys VIII and Ys Origin feel like instant awesomeness, while Ys IX takes some time to get into, but it's good once I get there.
Nov 27, 2021 7:26:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally reached the place where "Adol" sneaked into. Neither the prison nor the Dandelion feel as secure as they claim to be…
Nov 27, 2021 9:17:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The prison feels like a country club. I kept expecting to find a spa in the next room.
Nov 27, 2021 11:50:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the final part. Which means I saw that shocking reveal.
Nov 29, 2021 13:13:44 GMT -5