Overlord anime is based on a light novel by Kugane Maruyama and so-bin. It’s a 13-episode animated tv series by Madhouse. The plot of Overlord, sets in the year 2126. A DMMORPG called Yggdrasil and on the verge of shutting down. In the game, there is a guild called The Great Tomb of Nazarick. This game have 41 members which are Floor and Area guardians also Pleiades. There is the guild leader named Aniz, who is an avatar of a salesman that remains in the game. . Ainz journeys through Yggdrasil to solve problems and exploring different regions. Ainz motives are unknown as a guild member.
His relationship with guild members are caring and wise. The floor member consist of Albedo, who falls in love with Ainz. Shalltear Bloodfallen is a vampire girl who also love Ainz and betrays him in the first season. Demiurge, who is the most evil NPC in Nazarick. Cocytus is the guardian of the fifth floor and charge of security. Two twin floor guardians Aura Bella Fiora and Mare Bello Fiore. Many more Ainz Ooal Gown members throughout the series. Ainz not only a guild master but adventure named Mononga. In the show, Ainz balance being a guild master and adventurer. Nazarick group is not the only characters to have story arcs.
What is Sword Art Online?
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel created by Reki Kawahara and abec. The story of SAO sets in 2022, where a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game Sword Art Online is released. VRMMORPG comes with a helmet with uses five sense in the human brain. Closed beta tester Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya is shunned by other players for being a cheater. Kirito rather play alone then a group of players. Later on Kirito befriends other player such as Asuna Silica, Klein, Sinon and more. The series tackles social issues outside virtual world. Sword Art Online is consider one of the popular series in anime. SAO developed a cult-following and fandom worldwide. The series is not the first virtual reality, Dot Hack//Sign come before SAO.
Reki also produce another virtual reality series called Accel World. Accel World is an augmented reality massively multiplayer online (ARMMO) fighting game. Both Sword Art Online and Accel World crossover in novel and video game. SAO focus on virtual reality and MMORPG issues in video games. Virtual Reality is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a realistic experience. It’s simulates of the real-world which people use their hands, feet, eyes and brain. VR is use for health, training and creativity. This sometimes have side-effect such as motion sickness, seizures and common symptoms. In the novel, Reki touch on some issues surrounding that. There are plenty more issues surround SAO as the series progresses.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival video game developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games. Epic Games is known for Unreal Tournament, Gears of Wars and Paragon. People Can Fly and Epic Games are teaming up to create an IP based on battle royale style. During the development for Fortnite, Creative lead Donald Mustard at Epic Games came up with idea within three weeks. Fortnite started out as an internal game jam project. Cliff Bleszinski explained during Spike’s gaming event “switch things up a little bit and do something different and fun” with Fortnite, describing it as “a world where you explore, you scavenge, you build and ultimately you survive.”
During an interview for Engadget, Bleszinski claim Fortnite will be very different than Gear of Wars. Fortnite was announced to be free-to play as closed alpha called Test 1 which ran from December 2 to December 19, 2014. After releasing the alpha Epic Games want to make sure all of our basic systems are working. A baseline for how people play in order to make Fortnite better based on feedback. Steam and PC version entered paid early access but not Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players preordered the Founder’s Pack are granted full access to the Fortnite.
What defines a fighting game community?
Are you a fighting game fan? Do you thrive to win? Or just play for fun? This is what gaming is all about, it’s to test your skills, be the best and respect. We all know that Street Fighter was the first fighting game in the 90’s and beyond then was Mortal Kombat. 2D fighting was a thing in the 1990s before bringing it to consoles you have to go to your local arcade to play them. You have to put whatever amount of cents that the game takes. You sometimes have tournament, play causal or be each other high score to win. What about the command list that are in the bottom of the arcade screen. Do you know what to preform them? Usually it quarter-circle, 360 degree circle or other ways to do characters moves. What about the tiers like A, B, C and D which classified how strong the characters is in tournaments.
If you want to be good at a game you have to learn combos which is fun to put off but it practices. There are combo videos on YouTube that showcase by tournament players and the developers of the game. What about main characters you are good at? Do you have a favorite character that you use to win battles? It depends on what is your preference such as grapple, speed, charge and average characters. If you want to be a part of a community who is dedicated themselves on playing fighting games knock yourself out.
What was like in Otakon 2017
I have been to Awesome Con and Anime USA but I never been to Otakon. The reason is Otakon is because it’s in Baltimore and I live in DC, I don’t have time to travel there. Luckily, Otakon 2017 came to Washington, DC and I was stoked about it. When I went to Otakon for the first time it was a long line and ticket cost $100 dollar and it’s was insane but worth it. During Friday and Saturday, I don’t have to work but I went to some panels such as Voice acting with Lex Lang and Sandy Fox. It was a learning experience for people who want to become voice actor.
Vic Mignogna Q & A was one of the best panel in Otakon and very lively. Vic talk about his voice acting career and his love of Star Trek and Sharks. The highlight of the panel Vic whisper her girl’s ears as Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club and show him and Todd Haberkorn in a Free Swim contest. Next panel I went to Sekai Project who show upcoming visual novel games. Sentai Filmworks announcing upcoming dubs in anime such as Grimoire of Zero, Princess Principal, Love and Lies and many more. Anime and Hollywood which they show how anime is adapted into live action and CGI.