Megaman Month Part 1

Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a very special post! Throughout the month, I will be covering many different topics revolving around my favorite video game franchise, Megaman. We will start the month with some of my favorite characters, and this can be anyone from the entire franchise, including the fan games. Now, let’s get started on admiring the amazing super fighting robot!

  • Shadowman.EXE Element: Neutral Operator:  En:Dusk JP:(Dark Miyabi) First Appeared: Netnavi: Battle Network 1 Robot Master: Mega Man 3 Powers/Abilities: Shuriken, Clones, Muramasa, Fire Waves, Katana HP: 500/700/1200/1600 (Latest Game Battle Network 5) 

Let’s start this party properly with one of the coolest Netnavis this side of the internet. Shadowman has, and always will be, one of my favorite characters. He has a very mysterious past, and sort of works like an internet bounty hunter. His design is super cool and I love the shuriken design on his helm.  He will delete anybody for a hefty price, no questions asked. His first encounter in Battle Network 1 only gives you a glimpse of what he’s capable of. He does many things a stereotypical ninja does, including; throwing ninja stars, and summoning clones. However, his encounter in Battle Network 2 is much more difficult. He moves extremely fast, uses fire elemental attacks, is immune to terrain effects, can summon invincible blue clones, and has access to his most dangerous weapon, the cursed blade known as Muramasa. Muramasa increases in power as the user gets damaged, and he only uses it when he knows it will kill. The chip you get from defeating him is nothing to laugh at either. Upon use, he will shoot 3 ninja stars at the enemy with the highest HP.  Overall, an incredibly awesome character.

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  • Metal Man First Appeared: Mega Man 2 Creator: Dr. Albert W. Wily Appearance: A medium-sized robot with a red body, saw blade helmet, red eyes, and yellow boots. Weapon: Metal Blade (A highly powerful projectile that’s made out of ceramic titanium). Weakness: Surprisingly, due to a design flaw, Metal Blade! Likes: Frisbees Dislikes: Dogs HP: 28 Attacks: Metal Blade (3) Contact (6) 

Good old Metal Man! This is not only the ideal first Robot Master to fight in Mega Man 2, but also has possibly the most overpowered weapon in the entire original franchise. The Metal Blade can be thrown in 8 different directions, and can be used 112 times without recharging it. The amount of power creep on this weapon is almost unheard of, and it makes half of the game a complete cakewalk. A flawed, but awesome Robot Master.

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Asher’s Video Game Reviews

Hello fellow Gamers, and welcome to another game review. Today, I will be covering the insanely addicting title, Slay the Spire. Slay the Spire is a Deck-Building Roguelike that was developed by MegaCrit and published by Humble Bundle. It was released as a full game for the PC on January 23rd, 2019. The game has you play as one of three characters, whose main goal is to slay the titular Spire. Every run is randomized, and it is up to the player to decide which route to take. Each icon on the map has a different meaning, which I will quickly describe now. Monster faces mean that you will have a battle with a random enemy. A question mark means that a random event will occur. It can be anything from obtaining a powerful relic, to losing health, and more. The money bag space is the easiest to figure out, as it brings you to a shop. At the shop, you can buy more cards, potions, relics, and remove a single card from your deck. The horned monster is an elite enemy battle. These battles are much tougher than normal ones, but always drop relics upon being defeated. The last important space, is the fireplace. At these spaces, you can either heal for a small amount, or upgrade a single card. At the end of each dungeon lies a powerful boss that you must defeat using the various abilities gathered on your run. The combat is turn by turn, and you always get the first move. You start with 3 Energy, which means that you can use a variety of cards , but they must equal 3 or under. You also get to see what the enemy’s next action will be, so you have time to prepare for it. The cards are grouped into many different categories. Attack cards do exactly that, and may have some additional effects added to them. Block cards allow you to guard a certain amount of damage for that specific turn. Colorless cards are the rarest types, and can be used in any deck, no matter what character you play as. There is also many status effects in the game. They include; Vulnerable (A character takes 50% more damage from attacks for a set time), Weak (A character deals 50% less damage for a set time), Frail (A player has the amount of block per block card reduced), Poison (Deals the amount of damage on the card, and it reduces each turn), Confusion (Each card you draw has its cost randomized), Artifact (Negates one status effect) and Intangible (All damage is reduced to 1 for this turn).  Each character has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and you must use them to create a powerful deck. The characters start out with a small sized deck, but after every battle, they’ll get a new card to add to it. The three characters are as follows; The Ironclad, The Silent, and The Defect. The Ironclad starts with a relic that allows him to heal 6 health after every battle. He is mainly a strength-based character, and many of his cards allow him to increase his strength, and deal some absolutely devastating attacks. He also has the highest amount of starting HP. The Silent is the Rogue of the game. She starts with the lowest amount of HP, and a relic that allows her to draw 2 extra cards every draw phase. She has access to some incredibly fun poison skills and deadly shivs. The last, and probably most fascinating characters is The Defect. The Defect is an ancient automaton that has a deck centered around Orbs. The Orbs are passive abilities that trigger and the end of each of your turns. You must be able to find out how to use these orbs in conjunction with one another in order to master this character. In conclusion, this is a deceptively easy game that will keep you playing for hours and hours. Final Rating: 9.5/10

More Awesome Stands

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Hello fellow Jojo fans! It’s time for another Stand post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome powers. Now, strike a pose, and let’s begin!

  • Bohemian Rhapsody Stand User: Ungalo (Part 6: Stone Ocean) Type: Automatic Stand Appearance: N/A (A phenomenon) Powers/Abilities: Fiction Realization  (This extremely powerful ability allows the user to bring fictional characters to life. It’s only limited by the user’s imagination. The only way to stop this is to create a character of your own that can destroy the others). This was one of the most bizarre and overpowered Stands every created. I love the idea behind this, and I can think of multiple ways to torment opponents with it.

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  • Soft & Wet Stand User: Josuke Higashikata (Part 8: Jojolion) Appearance: A humanoid, robot-like creature with a 5-pointed star on its head, an anchor-like plate on its stomach, dark eyes, and a purplish-white body. Type: Close-range, evolved, and shared. Powers/Abilities: Bubble Generation (The stand generates soap bubbles that can carry things or pop, doing damage to a chosen target). Plunder (The signature ability of this stand is to “steal” something from an object for its own use. This can be anything from sight to sound). Absorption (When the original Stand user, Josefumi, had the Stand, it could produce bubble that could take on the aspect of an object). Soft & Wet is one of my absolute favorite Stands. I love the various ways that Josuke uses it, and it has an extremely cool design.

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Awesome Stands In Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

WARNING! MASSIVE JOJO SPOILERS AHEAD!

Hello fellow viewers, and welcome to a brand new topic. I just recently finished all 8 parts of the manga, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and it was a hell of a ride. Araki Hirohiko’s magnificent story and characters grab the viewer from the very beginning and take them for a wild ride. One of the most prominent things in the series is introduced in part 3, The Stardust Crusaders. We learn about Stands (Physical manifestations of one’s life-force that only people with other Stands can see. They are all uniquely shaped, and have a massive variety of powers. They can be acquired by natural means, or may be given to someone via a special arrow or corpse. Some can be controlled automatically, while others can be controlled manually. Many are named after famous bands due to Araki’s love of American music. Since they are a manifestation of one’s life-force, any damage dealt to the form, will also hurt the user. If the user dies, the Stand usually disappears along with them. Now, with the explanation out of the way, let’s begin!

  • Metallica Stand User: Risotto Nero (Part 5 Vento Aureo) Close Range and Colony Appearance: Small metal creatures with stitches and looks of horror. Abilities: Invisibility (They live in Risotto’s bloodstream, and they use particles  to help him blend into the background). Metal Manipulation (This highly dangerous ability allows Risotto to manipulate iron in the atmosphere from the air and ground with a range of up to 5 to 10 meters. It can repair his organs by stitching them up. He can also use the iron in other people’s blood as well. If this is the case, he will usually transform the iron into sharp objects, like razor blades or nails, to effectively rip the person’s body from the inside out.  In conclusion, this is one devastatingly crazy ability that shows the ferocity of La Squadra Esecuzioni’s leader.

doppio.jpg(The horrifying effects of Metallica.)

 

  • Beach Boy Stand User: Pesci (Part 5 Vento Aureo) Appearance: A silver fishing rod with an unsettling skull on the reel. Type: Close-range Abilities: Hook and Sink (The main purpose of this Stand is to phase its line through anything, human or otherwise. When the target is ensnared, the user will reel it in, like a fisherman. The hook can rip a person’s body apart if it snags an important organ). Damage Reflection (Anyone attacking the string of the rod will have the attack reflected at them. The string is essentially invulnerable to being destroyed by conventional means). Extreme Line Sensibility (The line transfers all of the information that the user needs to take town its opponent). Conclusion: This is a very cool Stand that Pesci uses to awesome effect.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 189

Starlight Brigade by TWRP (feat. Dan Avidan) from the album “Together Through Time” May 18th, 2018 Music Video Released May 23rd, 2019 Genres: Synthwave, Rock

This track is absolutely incredible, and the music video that accompanies it is mind-blowing. TWRP aka Tupper Ware Remix Party are a Canadian Synthwave band that usually play with Ninja Sex Party. They play in full costume, and their real names remain anonymous. This particular piece is one of the band’s best works, and Daniel Sexbang (The singer of Ninja Sex Party) vocals carry the piece into epic territory. It tells the story of a young boy and his trials and tribulations with a ragtag group of space hunters called the Starlight Brigade. The video is shot like a wonderful homage to Daft Punk’s Interstella   5555 (An anime-inspired movie based on Daft Punk’s album, Discovery), and it is absolutely breathtaking. The video actually played on Toonami, and people still with shower it with praise today. The instruments are bass heavy and otherworldly, and this really makes this piece memorable. They also add vocoders halfway through which works wonders to the song. What else can I say? This song is amazing, and I really would love to hear your opinions on it in the comments’ section below.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 185

El Dorado (SkyWorld) by Two Steps From Hell from the album: “Skyworld” Released: October 25th, 2012 Genres: Epic, Orchestral, Film, Neo-classical

It’s been a very long time since my last Jukebox, but I’m back and ready for action! This particular piece by the insanely talented music group, Two Steps From Hell, will blow your socks off! I’ve loved this group for many years, and never get tired of listening to their epic music. This song starts out with some intense violins and other string instruments. The entire piece has a very Middle Eastern feel to it, and you can imagine hearing it in some lavish party. The strings go on until about the 90 second mark, and then the drop comes in, and we are hit with a bazooka blast of raw musical power. A chorus of horns starts up, and thunderous drums annunciate the end of each note. Upon hearing this for this first time, my entire body became covered in goosebumps and tears of pure jubilation cascaded down my face. Next, a beautiful operatic voice fills the air and carries the piece till its eventual end. I would love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. Also, I’m thinking of starting up a new Jukebox for epic orchestral music, any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 179

Dream Catcher by Bassnectar & Gnar Gnar from the album Unlimited Released (June 17th, 2016) Genres: Electronic, dubstep, drum step, glitch, trip hop, and downtempo. Produced by Lorin Ashton under the label, Amorphous Music

What can I say about Bassnectar? He’s easily one of my favorite Electronic musicians of all time. My best friend introduced me to his music many years ago, and I’ve loved him ever since. The man’s real name is Lorin Ashton, and he has some of the most epic hair in music today. He’s extremely active on social media, as well, and is very kind to his fans, which are known as “Bassheads”. I got to see Lorin at the Electric Forest last year, and his concert blew me away. As his name suggests, his music is very bass heavy, and you can hear the pulse-pounding beat for miles. This particular song is one of my favorites off of the album, and I’ve listened to it countless times. It starts with a base-heavy beat that gradually amps up in volume. The beat continues to build up, and the sound gets intense. It does this for about a minute, and then the drop happens. Our ears are met with an incredibly intense beat and epic synthesizer. I highly recommend this piece to anyone who loves intense Electronic music. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

 

 

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