Ain’t dead yet! On the outside.
So, in the original Japanese version of Blaster Master, Meta Fight, the action takes place on the planet Sophia III. Your tank, the Metal Attacker is from the NORA arms satellite, the only thing to survive the aliens’ raid on the planet. So that SOPHIA III- NORA crest on the end screen is referencing that.
I just thought that was neat.
I have a funny history of sorts with the Armored Core series. Even though I love the daylights out of the games now, I actually didn’t care for it too much at first. I was kind of going through a phase where I was more into the Super Robot sub genre (like say, Voltron and Gaogaigar), and while I liked the tabletop version of Battletech, the Mechwarrior games felt too clunky and restrictive for my tastes. Basically, I went in hoping for something more “anime” and threw together something that looked “cool” but was horribly overweight and couldn’t do anything without depleting its energy meter and get shot to pieces. Years later, I found myself jonesing for more robot combat and gave Armored Core 4 a shot, but still wasn’t impressed, in this case it was more a fault of mission design than skewed expectations.Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mechs, Baby