Comic 83 - Taking an Art Dump
29th Sep 2013, 7:37 PM
Taking an Art Dump
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
FourOfFour is feeling under the weather so the comic will be delayed and, wouldn't you know it, we ran out of guest comics. So I asked Giga and Box for some of their art and I put this together with some of my own stuff.

Box only had one finished piece but that Fila vs Tokyo Jungle Pomeranian PSASBR dream match is awesome and Giga sent tons of stuff, I could only pick one to use by restricting it to games only. The best I had was a Air Man drawing I made years ago.

Now you see why I write.

Get well soon 404 and if anyone wants to help us by doing a guest comic we'll be super-duper grateful and stuff.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
Hey look, it's one of the five people who still remembers and plays PSASBR.
I actually make a lot of custom movesets for the game in my free time. Lots of characters whether they necessarily belong in the game or not. Filia vs. the Pomeranian is the only rivalry I've ever been able to come up with confidently though (both are from recent PSN games and within the canon of their own stories, are hairy fighters who have recently lost their entire identity and must create a new one). The greatest rivalry in all of Sony history I'm sure.

'S a shame Superbot and Santa Monica had to drop DLC for the game entirely. I was rooting for a Phoenix Wright-esque appearance from Naegi of Dangan Ronpa.

You can also see my complete inability to draw the snouts of small and fuzzy creatures. Also dogs, I'm not good at drawing dog snouts either.
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
Sorry guys. I've basically spent the last few days either sleeping or trying not to puke.
I feel really bad about letting you down.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
SWEET MOTHER OF ARCEUS

IT'S GARDEVOIR WITH TWO EYES

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(This is actually a temporary redesign we'll be using in a later strip. Consider this a spoiler! ;P)
User comments:
dzamie edit delete reply
dzamie
This begs the question... can Gardevoir defeat AirMan? I've heard that even the pause hack is useless against his tornadoes.

Also, how good *is* PSASBR? After looking at the reviews on metacritic, it seems that people tend to love it or hate it.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
My personal opinion, it's not as user friendly as Smash Bros but the attention to detail in the movesets is phenomenal. Almost every move a character has is from their games in some fashion.

It's really one of those cases where you have to play it yourself to decide. I like it but prefer Smash Bros.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
In my opinion it is
*ahem*
TECHNICALLY
better than Smash Bros. There's more thought given to balance and character representation and some tweaks that make the game more convenient like the ability to turn stage hazards off. It has a fair and unique combat system with the supers (which in turn makes characters feel MORE like they jumped directly out of their respective games) and while it takes a while to get used to not having a health bar, you do eventually get used to it and it begins to feel like a proper fighting game. The stages are also really cool and one of the best features of the game in my opinion (where else can you see Hades fight a horde of Patapon or Chop Chop Master Onion take down a MAWLR) and it is clear that effort was put into this game, it wasn't just a cash in and go.

But, it's definitely not as fun as Smash Bros., Nintendo has far too many good IPs and absolutely beloved characters and PSASBR ultimately lacked any real star power. I mean, you had Kratos, Drake, Sackboy, Parappa, and such, but a lot of characters were put in for advertisement's sake (did anyone really want to see DmC Dante duke it out on Nariko) and I'd key that more towards the only IP owners willing to work with the team only wanted free advertising than anything else. It's clear Superbot TRIED THEIR ABSOLUTE DARNDEST to make this game, it shows in a lot of things, but I'd say ultimately they had a string of real bad luck and Smash Bros. is better.

I mean, I still play it, I do have fun with the game and it introduced me to several new characters and series-es. I think if you have a PS3 and some extra money you should get it, but don't go in expecting it to be Smash Bros., because it's not and the team tried really hard to make it it's own distinct thing. But yeah, if you're like me and you're a big fan of crossovers you should get it, that's my verdict.
Marlee-The-Creator edit delete reply
Marlee-The-Creator
What the... how even does hair for Gardevoir work?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I'm guessing it grows from follicles on her head like any of us. As for why it's green, Arceus, our lord and saviour, was a stickler for colour co-ordination
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
I always thought the "hair" was more of a helmet thing. Because it's shiny and has lines...it looks hard.
Marlee-The-Creator edit delete reply
Marlee-The-Creator
Yeah I was thinking the same thing.
Lektio (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm fairly certain it's a helmet-leaf-solid thing, because it is on Ralts. (Several other official illustrations have demonstrated that Ralts treats it as a hood or a cap, although I don't think they can take it off.)
Unfortunately, I can't/won't consult Google for reference images on Gardevoir.
Because the internet.
Seriously, can you imagine the horrific result of Googling "anatomical makeup of Gardevoir?" I'll leave that job for a braver (or more perverse) soul than myself.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
But what about that cancelled Journey/Gravity Rush dlc?! Come oooonn! Why did you cancel that, Sony?! /_\
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
I know right!
That stage looked effin fantastic, not to mention more characters, we always need more characters.

Blagh, it really was that not enough people bought the stuff to make practices like constant DLC be a thing but the prospect was so cool.

I'll just be over here crossing my fingers for a sequel.