Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Given how well the Mass Effect characters did this contest, this match is just depressing. I like Sub-Zero, I really do, but Garrus is arguably the best character in the entire Mass Effect series. I play a female renegade, too, which really lets you see Garrus's character a lot. I won't get into spoilers, but those who have played the series know what I mean.
So while Shepard gets to go on a run and be involved in possibly the greatest match ever, and Wrex gets to pull one of the biggest contest upsets ever, Garrus... gets fed to Sub-Zero. I try not to be too biased in these, but that's just a kick in the nuts. That being said, Garrus did very well for himself and deserves to get in again. I normally don't care if my favorite characters get in and lose, but Garrus really, really needs to get in and win a match. So does Tali, really.
But not Liara. She can burn. The asari in general all suck, and there is nothing better than Javik just punking the f*** out of that idiot on Thessia. I'll resist the temptation of turning this into a Mass Effect writeup, but I'll make a topic for that eventually.
It's worth noting here that given the rest of this contest and how well Mass Effect did, Sub-Zero did REALLY well for himself in this match. It's a shame he didn't get into the 2002 contest, because he could have done every bit as much damage as Scorpion did. Subby was always the cooler of the two.
Here's a match that I remember got people into some heated debates. Shepard had done pretty well in previous contests, and seeing as Garrus was a (if not the) fan favorite, he should probably retain that strength, right?
Well, Sub-Zero is Sub-Zero. He's the dude who made his contest career dunking on lesser-Final Fantasy characters like Rydia and Tidus. Mass Effect is a classic western RPG, right? The Final Fantasy of America, perhaps? Just with more kissing and Seth Green.
So would Garrus beat Tidus? That's a good match. FFX has had a bunch of re-releases and has some newfound respect. Hard to believe it's now a retro game people play for nostalgia. Damn, I'm old. Mass Effect, meanwhile, has moved past the Shepard trilogy which went out with a whimper as opposed to a bang, although Garrus had some great moments in ME3. Now we have Andromeda, which... you know. I know you know. Everybody knows. Here's hoping Anthem won't be loot box-riddled garbage (spoilers: it will be)
This contest was Garrus' one shot and he blew it to Sub-Zero. I blame it partially on the Klassic Kostume pic. Sub-Zero is like 200% more deadly with his old duds on.
Speaking of pics, I made this one for Frank, I was determined to not use that one piece of art everyone always defaults to (see: his bio pic), so I used some art from Chop 'Til You Drop. I thought he looked too bland though so I added blood to his face and shirt. It came out terrible in retrospect, did I just use the spray tool? What was I thinking? I guess I technically turned it into non-official art by doing that but I slipped it past Allen and it seemed like a small victory to me at the time.
Who cares? Someone give young Zen a swirly, what a nerd.