- June 2007 Feedback
VS SF 3. . .
Frankie, take this time to
look at this shit!! MORTAL
KOMBAT vs STREET FIGHTER 3!
replies: I truly loved MK
VS SF 2... A true classic. lol. This one is pretty good too, but it
wasn't quite as "epic" as the one before it. Kinda silly in many ways,
but still very funny... and wow, what a fight scene. I still need to give
Chameleon a page of TFG don't I. Hmmph... Damn ninja clones.
Recent Marvel Movies. . .
I noticed that in the character
section you often put your opinions of movie portrayals in your comments
for various Marvel comics characters. Blackheart recently made his debut in Ghost Rider and Venom made his
debut in Spider-man 3.
The movie version of Blackheart disappointed me as it was a far cry from
the original. I was satisfied with movie version of Venom, but he
seriously needed more time to develop and shouldn't have been killed off
since he has the most sequel potential. What's your opinion of these characters'
portrayals in these recent movies?
replies: I've been wanting to rant on this to someone lately... I figure
my girlfriend is tired of hearing things like "That's not Venom... Hahaha."
or "Dr. Doom? More like Dr. Dumb." ...Okay I didn't really say those "exact"
words, but that's what I was thinking.
write a freaking essay about ALL the marvel movies and how they could have cast better actors, not screwed up stories, and so on and so forth. Instead
of the essay, I'll grant you this awesome table below... It's simple layout
is self explanatory.
to get your ass kicked so bad that you slid down a wall.... Try not to
suck so bad in the sequel."
Man 1, 2, and 3
do you cry in every movie? Spidey 3 should have been called Emo-man."
1, 2, and 3
do you cry in every movie? Did you cry in Van Helsing too? I was too busy
sleeping to remember."
that the guy from The Covenant? I didn't know you had such cool sideburns
OMFG why do you sound like baby raptor? And why are you so short and wimpy?"
1, 2, and 3
Raaaaaaarr the only thing you know how to say? Did you hit your head? This
1, 2, and 3
are you so old... and so.... weak... I'm so weeak."
is your helmet gray? I thought I was watching X-men not He-man."
as happy as the next guy to see the next new Marvel movie preview. It's
cool to have Marvel so active in the movie industry to spice things up,
but it seems that each year that passes, one of my beloved Marvel villains
into a retarded, screaming, cheap 1-liner-using push-over. I understand
how most movies have the cursed rule that "the good guy has to win at the
end." ...Maybe that means comic books shouldn't be made into movies. Fans
have come to love the villains as much, if not more, than the hero. It's
a shame that the villain always has to suffer a seemingly quick and humiliating
defeat, just to come back in the sequel to get defeated again. Sad.
Marvel character portrayed in Marvel Movie? Sabretooth. He can't
even say his own name in the movie. But in the Marvel comics he was brilliant...
One of the reasons why the first X-men movie kinda sucked.
Why can't I find these. . .
Hey whats up. I think
you are one of the coolest guys for making a website
for hardcore fighting fans
like me. I especially love 2d games like KOF and
Street Fighter. I just wanted
to know why is it I cant ever find any of
Rival School or Project Justice
sprites (except for Sakura and Kyosuke).
I'm a new aspiring flash
artist and I wanted those sprites for a video I
came up with so if you could
help me in any way it would be appreciated.
replies: I AM one of the coolest guys... Nuff said. And the reason
why you can't find any gifs is because Rival Schools and Project Justice
are 3D fighting games... Kyosuke, Batsu, and Hinata (not sakura) have sprites
because Kyosuke was in Capcom VS SNK 2, and during one of his super moves;
Batsu and Hinata jump in for a few attacks.
don't really like Card Fighters. . .
So uh..I dont really like
Card Fighters, do I suck now?
-Rondo of Blood
Ummm. Right. You don't have anyone to play it with do you... I suppose
it would get boring rather quickly if you don't have good competition.
Incredible Site. . .
Amazing job, keep it up!
Love the layout and all those
& straight forward emails usually make my day... And all I need to say is "Thanks!"
boobies. . .
i wondering is Black Orchid's
boobies real or fake?
greetings from daniel ydal
replies: Definitely fake.
game experience. . .
Hello, Frankie! I love your
site and I can't thank you enough for satisfying my fighting game needs.
I also want to thank you for helping me enjoy MvC2 a lot more. You see,
I used to be bothered by how some characters were a lot stronger than others,
but it all made sense when I read your review. It seems like Capcom did
intend to make the game unbalanced because some characters really are more
powerful than others. After all, the main purpose of those games is so
two companies can pit each others' characters against each other to find
out who is stronger, right? If Servbot could take on Juggernaut, that just
wouldn't make sense and it would defeat the whole purpose of the game!
Anyway, I'm glad you helped me with what was bugging me. I now play the
game regularly and can't get enough. My teams are Cyclops/Cable/Sentinel,
Megaman/T. Bonne/B.B. Hood and Guile/Akuma/Chun Li. I've never had a more
thrilling fighting game experience in my life (except for Tekken DR, of
Anyway, this email isn't just
about me. I wanted to know your opinion on something else that has been
bothering me. Lately I've noticed how much time I spend playing video games,
and I've been wondering if it's nerdy in any way. I still have a healthy
social life and a few other hobbies (I do mixed martial arts and I draw),
but the fact that I spend as much time playing video games as I do everything
else makes me feel like a loser. Now, I know gaming has become a lot more
mainstream over the years and playing games alone does NOT make you a nerd,
but I guess what I'm asking is does taking games seriously make you nerdy?
I consider myself a competitive gamer, and I know you do too, being the
master of fighting game art and all... but if you take video games as seriously
as, say, sports or music, does it make you nerdy? Personally I don't think
so because if it's something you're good at and something you enjoy, why
not spend a lot of time doing it? Then again, the skills you gain from
gaming don't really apply to anything else, so I can't be too sure. I know
I pretty much answered my own question, but I still need an opinion from
someone with similar interests. Thanks in advance!
P.S. I'm not sure if you add
random people to your Myspace or not, but I sent an add request anyway.
replies: Hey man, I'm glad you enjoyed my Marvel vs Capcom 2 review...
It will always be an under-rated game, but that's not uncommon among fighting
games. Some people that call themselves "gamers" will find something that
they don't like about a fighting game, and deem the game unbalanced or
broken or whatever... Many times it's just their excuse for losing. I used
to hear it all the time at the arcades. I nearly perfected this guy in
MvC2 and I hear "the collision detection is off" ... I was like, this isn't
Madden buddy. *sigh*
using "low tier" characters in MvC2 and I've become quite good with my
underdog B.B.Hood/Megaman/Jin team... I can actually beat some very skilled
players who use the likes of Cable, Magneto, Blackheart, Sentinal, Storm,
you name it. They don't expect my team to be effective, but "the way" I
play them is extremely defensive, yet offensive when the time is right.
Anyway, yeah, it's a great game for so many reasons... and will always
be a true classic.
cool you're into martial arts and you draw... You sound kinda like me actually!
As long as you have other hobbies, you won't be considered a "loser." The
only losers that play video games are the one's that sit at home (or at
LAN centers) and play World of Warcraft all day. Now that is a game that
gives you no long term skills what-so-ever. Fighting game skills actually
"roll over" infinitely to the next fighting game you decide to sit down
I think it depends on the kind of video games you play, that either make
you nerdy or not. But first of all, you shouldn't care if someone else
thinks you're "nerdy." Being confident in yourself comes first... And if
you are, it shows. Being confident is going out in public and playing NeoGeo
Pocket (with Cardfighters) inside with a friend or two, AND hitting on
a hot girl or two. Me and my best buddies used to do it all the time. Good
consider myself a master of fighting games in general... I've been playing
since I was 4 years old, and those skills have stayed with me over the
years. The strategies I learned playing Street Fighter 2 still come in
handy when I'm playing Tekken or Soul Calibur, etc... So being serious
about fighting games actually does pay off, especially when you can walk
into an arcade and dominate, or enter a tournament and at least place well.
Tis a shame that arcades continue to die... If only they'd find a way to
make a comeback.
I'll stop before I ramble into a new subject entirely... Thanks for the
mail, and I hope I've answered all of your questions.
don't care who the hell I piss off. . .
You have done an amazing
job on that site!
I totally love the "I don't
care who the hell I piss off" attitude you have when you review games.
Where Magazines and mainstream media worry about pissing off gamers, you
say how it is- which is a breath of fresh air!
The amount of material on
your site is astounding! Every time I go there's something new. The site
is amazing, and I just wanted to compliment it.
Thank you XD
replies: It's nice to feel appreciated sometimes... Thanks for appreciating
my style of reviews, I wouldn't have it any other way really. And yes,
I've been updating the site A LOT lately... There is definitely more content
online now then there's ever been in the past. I'm proud to see how TFG
has grown, and happy to see that my hard work is still appreciated. Thanks
for the kind feedback!
Got's a present fo' yo ass, beetch!!
Man, it's definitely been
awhile since I last came to this site. I remember about 3-4 years ago,
this site was like my 2nd home away from home. I was in love with 2d fighting
games, and SF 3 was basically my BFF(heh, gotta' love everyone's favorite
overtanned, near naked, thong wearing warrior, Urien, and the big man,
Hugo...ooh, can't forget Elena. Gotta' love that girl). Any hoo, I'm just
here to give some ass pats, man. Thanks for posting all these wonderful
fighter sprites. Without them, I would have never learned some of the basics
of pixel animation (although some sport some big pixel art no no's, it's
Any way, a long
time ago I proceeded to project my view of what a Tekken 5 game would look
like on a Gameboy Advance or DS handheld, if it was actually given some
pixel art lovin', rather than poor quality, 3D polygonal rips. Here's the
***I go by "The
at the web site, pixeljoint.com, as well as other pixel art forums. It
was supposed to be a joke, in that people would believe that I actually
obtained and sold the idea to Namco, that a 2d fighter of Tekken would
be made on the GBA or DS. It was all in good fun...***
fighter sprites are fairly old, and completely hand made through MSpaint
( No rips, palette swaps, or sprite edits...once again, very big no no's
in the pixel art world...). As time went on, I can definitely say that
I have learned some better techniques through the way of the pixel. But
I can't say that
I've remembered the last time I've played a 2d game though. The last one
was Garou: MOTW. It was ok, but I didn't have any one to play it with(turns
out you were right, Grant is a beast.). I don't have a PS2, or any next
gen console at the moment, so looks like my filthy hands will have to wait
for KOF XI another day. 3D games, however, I've found a disliking for.
The only ones I can stomach, are from Namco (Soul Calibur, and Tekken).
All Capcom 3D fighter games just need to stop. And let me just say that
I saw some new screens of Tekken 6, and it's looking great. The intro/preview
was over the top, though. However, the character design of the new comer
"Leo" is friggin' horrible. Looks like some crappy mix of Rock Howard,
and Leon from Virtua Fighter.
it for now. Just really swingin' by to say thanks for the good times. Wish
you luck, from one artist to another. Stay happy, and keep on keepin' on,
The B.o.B. , out...
replies: Whoa whoa, watch it with the ass patting... I'm not in the
NBA... And if anyone did that to me I would seriously punch them in the
face a few times, for real. Now that that's out of the way, Urien and Hugo
are indeed some sexy men aren't they? LMFAO! Haha. The best characters
in Third Strike!! Well, I like all of the characters in TS really... Such
a great game, and the best 2D animation in ANY GAME still to this day.
glad TFG could assist you with your pixel art studies... It's worked the
same for me. Yeah, I've tried my hand at sprite creating & animation,
and I have a long way to go, but maybe someday I'll have something to show
for it. I do like your Tekken 5 sprites, although they would be VERY difficult
to animate fluidly. Mainly because of the number of colors you used. A
more cel-shaded look is always better for animation I've learned.
not feeling the 3D fighters huh? Man, if you had some good competition
to learn from you might enjoy them more. Ohh and Leo from Tekken 6 seems
pretty cool to me so far... I like the moves I've seen thus far. Gotta
give him *cough* her a chance. Well, thanks for the feedback. Later!
question. . .
So Frankie...Short e-mail
are always the best? Well I have one question for you.
Who you think will win in
a fight M.Bison or Geese
Now how's that?...Short and
right to the point.
always up for a nerd question such at that... Heh. My answer?
of them... They're both technically dead.
Well, according to the storylines they should be, but assuming they are
both alive, I'd have to go with M. Bison. Come on, he's M. Bison!!!