Nearly everyone who's ever played a Capcom fighting game will tell you that it's a blast. But what makes them so great? Welcome to Anatomy of a Game, my first blog feature. In it, I'm going to try to disect games so that I can see what makes them tick. Anyway, back on topic. Little bit of backstory. Capcom basically pioneered the fighting game genre. They did not however, create it. There were multiple, much more primitive fighting games released before it. Few, however have created such a big
Hi, guys. Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been around on the site for a while. Most of you probably didn't give it a second thought. I just wanted to say that, yes, I am still alive and intend to begin contributing to Electric Ferret once again (time permitting). I suppose I'll explain my absence, just in case somebody was actually wondering where I was. Primarily, my school's baseball season began. I enjoy playing baseball, and have been spending hours at practices/games. This has
Anyone who watches anime regularly can tell you that most of the shows are pretty good. But the fact of the matter is that it's just a form of TV show. There's crummy anime and more importantly, there's weird anime. Here are my top ten picks for the weirdest anime ever. Please keep in mind that this list is purely subjective, so if one or more of your picks didn't make it, feel free to make a friendly comment, but try to avoid ranting.
Without further ado...
10. Chrono Cr
I love the Salvation Army. They sell a bunch of trash that I don't need but will buy anyway for reasonable prices. As a matter of fact, the last time I was there, they were selling VHS tapes for 10 cents a piece. Now, I know what you're thinking. "VHS?!? Why would you want any VHS tapes?!?", maybe if some of the teenyboppers happen to be here they might not even know what a VHS tape is. Ah, VHS, I remember you from my youth. The constant rewinding, the leaving them out on the floor where they wo
Welcome one and all, this is Marvel's Corner! Today we celebrate a very special occasion. We celebrate one of my favorite hero's birthday! And who is this hero? Well, if you haven't read the topic title yet, it is none other than the Merc with a Mouth, DEADPOOL! To truly celebrate, I dug into the Marvel archives and found his first appearance: New Mutants #98. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today's Topic: Happy B-day Deadpool/REVIEW: New Mut
My last entry was filler, and I apologize for that. Unfortunately "The Black Bass" is a game about which I have little to say. Today's game, however, has left me both speechless and unable to stop talking about it. I present to you "Shadow of the Beast". I own the Genesis version of this game, but it was released on multiple other formats such as Commodore 64, Lynx, and Turbo Grafx CD. Essentially, you play as some sort of mutant creature named Aabron going on an epic quest of some sort. Actual
If there's two things in the video game universe that have been argued to high heaven, they are the best game ever and the worst game ever. In today's GIRE, I'll reveal what I think is the worst game ever. Hold on to your hat, because here it comes: Never heard of this thing? You're not missing much. As I've said before there's much debate about the worst game ever. To me there's a difference between the 'worst' and the 'most unplayable'. The worst game ever needs to be playable, and The Bl
"And now for something completely different" As we near the end of the first month of the new decade, I would like to rant about something. By this time, most video-game magazines, websites, etc. have put out their various best/worst lists. One game that has come to my attention is Metroid: Other M. Now whether you hate this game or love it, I don't care. Honestly, I haven't played it. What bothers me is... well to quote GameSpy.com... Now why did this bother me? The "hasn't been completely ov
Ladies and Gentlemen! This is Marvel's Corner! Today I dive into one of the hardest jobs on the Internet (and by job, I actually mean volunteering. I have yet to be paid!). The job? Working on the Electric Ferret Site, as an Official Reviewer. Yes. Every little secret, from the end of the year parties, to the staff only section of the site. If you dislike having your mind blown, don't read this blog! --------------------------------------------------------- Today's Topic: Working for serge!
I'm going to try something new. I'm going to start reviewing video games, but not necessarily new ones. You see, I'm the kind of person who loves 'retro' games. Don't get me wrong, I love the newer games, but you can't beat the classics. There's the ones we all know, sure, Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter II, Doom, Tetris, the list goes on and on. The point is, I'm going to look at ones that you may or may not have heard of. That having been said, here is today's Game In Review: Virgin G
Well, a few weeks ago, I had a nice long conversation with myself. Other than figuring out that conversations with yourself aren't as much fun as they used to be, I also came to realize maybe its time to actually try this blog-thing out. Now, I don't expect to have thousands of loyal followers, and I don't even expect to need an on-line store. No sir, I'm doing this just for the fun of it. What is IT, you ask? IT, well... THIS is going to be a place where I'll review CBUB matches and FPL Char
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Today, before you lays a never before seen exclusive. A look into the mind of an individual so unique, so entertaining, that he puts us all to shame with his every word. Armed with his unique brand of humor, and a wit sharper than any sword forged by man, this individual now roams the Electric Ferret site as an Admin. But who is this man? How did he become an Admin? Is it true that he has my mother hostage?
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( Sieg and Rev's adventure Part 1. For the first chapter, it will be from Rev and Siegfried's point of view.)
We had finally stopped the threat that had attacked my and my friend's worlds. Although we did lose Raziel, who ...well I know this might sound very approitate for a knight like myself to say but I didn't really like him much anyway. I even died during the time I spent with my little group! But eventually, I was brought back obviously, or else I wouldn't
With this film coming out on DVD tomorrow, I figured I'd give anyone who's interested a head's up on it. The film's plot is fairly simple. An evil scientist bent on acquiring the status of el numero uno super-villaino decides to steal the moon. In the process he adopts three little girls so he can steal a shrink ray from his rival (it's a long story and would require spoilers). This film is a lot of fun. So here it is. My review for 'Despicable Me'. Eye: Fifteen years ago a film called 'Toy St
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Now, today I take on a formidable threat to comics, which, up until recently, I had avoided. What could this strange thing be? What could cause such a divide in opinions? The answer's simple. Digital Comics! So step on board Marvel's train of challenges and puzzles. Look at the picture, which is half way done. Look at the book, and behold the illustrations! Etc.
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen! This is Marvel's Corner!. Today I introduce you to a new segment. The Rise of Electric Ferret Animation Studios! What is "EF Animation"? Click on the link and find out. Seriously, click it.Â ... Did you click it? ... Okay. I'm pretty sure you clicked it. Let's get down to it. -------------------------------------------------------- Today's Topic: EF Animation So, what is this so called "EF Animation"?Â It is the new arm of the Electric Ferre
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen! This is Marvel's Corner. First of all, Happy Halloween everyone! Now's the time of the year when children are free to knock on random houses, and receive free candy. Did I mention that you can dress up as anything? Add in all those costume parties for those too old to trick or treat, and you have a pretty awesome holiday.Â But in comics, where people can dress up as anything everyday, costumes have to be pretty awesome for anyone to notice. That's why I ma
If you are using any of the following reasons to vote on a CBUB match, please, for your own sake, rethink your methods. 1. "I didn't read the setup, but I like Character X more than Character Y, so I'll vote for him." It's not a popularity contest. Consider the setup and the powers. 2. "I haven't read the setup, but I'm sure that Character X will win no matter what." Read the setup. I cannot stress this enough. It doesn't always happen, but the setup can determine who would
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen. This is Marvel's Corner! Now, before we begin, I want to apologize for the our absence. You may not know it, but due to the dire economic recession, I was force to fire most of my staff.Â Well, the staff didn't take it that well, (They kept talking about the fact that they needed to feed their families or something). In desperation, they tried to keep me from blogging (They even formed picket lines!) Well, a few months later, and the strike is officially o
"They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To" I enjoy sick days (aside from the being sick part). They're a wonderful opportunity to catch up on all the time wasting crap I usually do. Naturally, with all that free time, I end up with some kind of video game controller in my hands. Be it the Wii, GameCube, Dreamcast, NES, whatever, I'll pick it up and play it. But today I was in a Pokemon state of mind. Call me what you want, but the endless hours I spent playing that game while I was much younger h
This segment is a little different than its predecessor. Right now, I'd like to discuss a problem I have with modern video games. A little background: My friend recently got my NES working. It had sat in our basement for years before we even discovered it, and even then we couldn't get the stupid thing to run. Finally, this guy just fooled with it for a few minutes and it runs fine. As a result, I'm now currently searching for a decent gaming rehab facility to battle my addiction to Dr. Mario. A
Favorite video games:Bioware RPGs and KOTOR 2, Brawl, Civ Rev, Uncharted I love Bioware and I love all their RPGS equally. They all have their own strengths. Mass effect has the best combat and player customization(though i wouldn't mind doing away with the dialogue tree; voice acting limits dialogue), KOTOR had the best atmosphere and greatest party member(HK), Jade Empire was funniest and had the most interesting morality(even if in practice it still boiled down to be a unrealistic saint or an