- Dec 2011 Feedback
the last nine years or so . . .
Hi there! I wanted to drop by and pay you my
respects for creating the website I looked up when I was interested
about fighting games for the last
nine years or so. I'll tell you just a little about myself, and you
can read it just if you're interested. I played my first fighting
game ("Street Fighter II World Warriors") at the age of 4
when it just got out (1991 I presume) and I fell madly in love with
those and operating arcade machines (you know, inserting coins,
needing a bench to reach the
height of the controls, making vs. matches against strangers) So I
started to play any fighting game available. I even tried out AODK
cause It was the brand new game at the store! (and I found it pretty
nice and nostalgic to even see a review of that game in your
Since then I layed hands on every quality franchise like: SF,
Tekken, Soul series, (yeah, even played Soul Blade at arcades)
pretty much any Capcom/Snk/Namco fighting game and grew accustomed
and fascinated with Martial Arts as well. So I
was not only excited to know there was another guy who built a
passion for fighting games and martial arts just like me, but proud
as well since you're seemingly quite the Hwoarang ^^. I'm also a
Taekwondo practitioner myself and while I don't
teach, I managed to achieve a red belt degree witch I'm very proud
of (since I cant practice that much)...
So as you can see your website makes me feel home, and I always try
to get in there at least once or twice a week and read your reviews
just cause I like your honesty (which I have
to say I agree most of times)
and simply have a blast reading them. Props to you, the site and
what you do for gamers like us. You please never quit on us!
Frank replies: I
love getting mails like these.... So before I say anything, you have my thanks in return.
always nice to know there's someone else out there with the same passions.
Sounds like you've been around fighting games all your life, just like me. It's
very gratifying to know that TFG "makes you feel at home," because you're initially
the kind of person I created the website for. That's also really cool you
do TKD over in Argentina... for the record, my kicks aren't quite as flashy
as Hwoarang's... but I try. lol. Thanks a lot for writing in Stefan. And I
promise I'll continue working on TFG as long as I am capable.
characters in Soul Calibur V . . .
Hi there! First, I wanna thank you and say that
I really respect you for creating TFG... it's a really awesome,
superb, excellent, outstanding website, and I've been reading it for
some time since I discovered it through an image in Google Images
(lol) some years ago...
Goin' to the subject of this mail, I want to know about your opinion
about the guest characters in Soul Calibur V, besides Ezio (that's
already in the game) and FFVII characters (as you said in SCV's page
that you would like to see them in the game)... also, I want to know
what do you think about Legacy of Kain characters (Kain and Raziel)
doin' this role alongside Ezio... I don't know if you know these
characters, but if you do, you'll know what I'm talking about...
I think it would be awesome to see Kain using the Reaver (AKA Soul
Reaver) and other swords available in "Blood Omen - Legacy of
Kain" (or even the cardboard tube available in "Legacy of
Kain - Defiance", as a joke weapon) and Raziel using his Wraith
Blade in the game... Also, that "souls absorber" thing
Soul Edge has, looks like the same thing Raziel does in the LoK
series (Kain's sword, the Soul Reaver absorbs blood)... Their appearance
in the game could be explained as if Kain used Moebius'
time-streaming device to travel in time and find Soul Edge and Soul
Calibur, and Raziel came to stop him, or something like this... =P
If you know Legacy of Kain series and agree with me, please spread
the word through TFG... I think TFG is very influential in the
fighting games universe... =) If you don't know it, I recommend you
playin' the five games in the series: Blood Omen, Soul Reaver, Soul
Reaver 2, Blood Omen 2 and Defiance. This site explain some things
about LoK universe: http://legacyofkain.wikia.com/wiki/Legacy_of_Kain_Wiki
And I find it a little strange how Namco is doin' that "New
Generation" thing with Soul Calibur, just like Capcom tried to
do in Street Fighter III... =P at least they could have left Taki in
the game. She is a great character (not just because she's hot,
And, huh... sorry for any possible misspelling...
Auri P. Neves (SC, Brazil)
*no, I don't have green skin and long orange hair...
LOL, just kidding... XD
of appraisal . . .
I just wanted to congratulate you in another
successful year for your website and for you banner contest.
It's such a shame that I was not able to
contribute anything this year as work and life as taken SO much of
my time. But my previous entries in the past couple of years
reminded myself of how much I love to create artwork.
So with that said, be prepared for me to send
you some banners and what not throughout the year.
Good luck and for much more success,
Frank replies: Hey
Airec, nice to hear from ya! Sorry you couldn't enter the 2011 contest...
but I'll definitely be looking forward to your future banners! Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it. Happy new year!
favorite fighter this year . . .
It's been quite the year for fighting games
(Street fighter crossing over with Tekken, Mk being in tournaments,
Tekken tag returning, etc). I've just recently discovered this site
this year and to say the least I'm enjoying it (except the fact Hsu
Hao has his own page *shudders). but anyways if you don't mind I got
a few questions.
1. What was your favorite fighter this year?
2. Which character do believe was improved the most?
3. What are your favorite stages?
Thats all the questions I have and keep up the outstanding work.
p.s how did you feel about the one scene in MK9 when (spoilers)
Sindel just waltzed in and killed everyone?
Frank replies: You
said it... 2011 was as epic for the fighting genre as I had hoped. So you
just discovered TFG this year? Very cool. I always like to hear from
newcomers to the site and what they think about it. So of all character
profiles to mention, you bring up Hsu Hao's?
. . Anyways, onto your questions.
1. Favorite fighter of 2011? Easy. Tekken Tag Tournament 2. No, I
personally haven't played the full arcade version, but I have watched
around 100 match videos and I love what I'm seeing. After playing TTT2
Prologue and testing out the combo system, I know I'll be putting years
into TTT2.... Hell, everybody knows I'm still playing Tekken 6
2. Most improved character? That award goes to Johnny Cage of Mortal
Kombat 9. NetherRealm Studios did a great job at bringing many old
school MK characters up to date, but Johnny's starring role in the MK9
storyline and his updated look & moveset really stand out to me.
3. My favorite stages of all time? That's a very very hard question... I
have so many. Well, I'll just give you the first 10 stages that come to my
Galford's Stage - Samurai Shodown 2
Capcom VS SNK - SNK Stage
Deserted Chateau - Darkstalkers
Tower of Arrogance - Darkstalkers 3
Cody's Stage - Street Fighter Alpha 3
Lei's Stage - Tekken Tag Tournament
Dragon's Nest - Tekken 5
Moonlit Wilderness - Tekken 5
Autumn Temple - Tekken 5: DR
Kaminoi Castle - Soul Calibur 2
. . . I could go on and on. lol.
P.S. Yeah, Sindel was pretty badass in MK9.