Friday, July 26th, 2013
This was yet another predictable 1 seed blowout match, though Prinny getting 26% on Cloud is something that never would have happened back in the mid-2000s. But regardless, it was a good beatdown for Cloud. Not good enough to be on Link's level, but still good.
What I don't understand here is Armstrong. Is this seriously what the Metal Gear Solid series has become? A glorified Ninja Gaiden with a boss shouting "NONMACHINES BRO!"? I watched a video of the boss fight in whatever game this dude is in, and it was an embarrassment.
I really, truly hope Metal Gear Solid 5 doesn't suck.
Imagine coming to this site not having played Metal Gear Rising and trying to figure out why the fuck a US Senator with a big cigar and a nice suit is in a GameFAQs character battle. Then you go to the totals page and see his bio pic with the weird Resident Evil growth all over his chest. What the hell is up with this guy? Short answer:
As far as video game memes going around in 2013, that was one I really liked. I didn't even play Revengeance; I don't have patience for parrying or anything, but shit, Armstrong and Jetstream Sam are the raddest characters and I wish they were canon. Then again, nothing in MGS is really canon anymore, right?
It's hard to believe it's been so long since Revengeance dropped. It feels like just yesterday. Yet the more time goes on the more it seems to become overlooked and forgotten. You can't even play it legally on Macs anymore: https://bit.ly/2ntVfRi
Back to the point: Armstrong is cool but not cool enough to be doubled by Prinny of all things. Is Prinny stronger than Laharl at this point? Would Etna play to the pedo crowd of GameFAQs and pull in more support? Will any Disgaea rep even make the field ever again?
The big takeaway from this match is how Cloud couldn't pull off 70% in a Round 1 match against two of the most bottom-of-the-barrel fodder characters this contest has ever seen. Yeah, there were low votals and yeah, FF gets anti-voted, but it shouldn't matter much. If you hadn't already lost faith in FF by this point, now was the time to worry.