On the one hand, I like being asked and therefore giving my opinion and on the other hand, the mention of the name of the worst character ever (in any context) is the quickest way to get your comment deleted on my channel. What to do? Rant on Tumblr of course!
Plus, I wasn’t really asked for my opinion, more like someone drew their own conclusion about me and commented about it.
The comment tonight was on my video showing off Soul Calibur 5 Critical Edge moves. The video was largely ignored by pretty much everyone, and by that I mean I certainly got no comments on my efforts and only later in person did friends of mine tell me they even watched it at all. I had actually been quite proud of it, but this person’s comment wasn’t really about my efforts either so can’t feel too bad.
Anyway, they asked “No Dampierre?” As in, I assume to mean, why wasn’t he in the video? It’s quite simple really. If I dislike a character enough, I will ignore him/her given the chance, and I find Dampierre repulsive. I would not subject myself to him anymore than I have to.
And then this person brought up comparing Patroklos to that character I despise from Tekken. I have hinted at such a comparison myself on this blog, but let me make it clear to anyone who cares to read this blog with a genuine interest in my opinion about the whole thing why my feelings differ.
Here is the HUGE difference.
There is A LOT of history in the Tekken 6 hype explaining events from E3 2005 to E3 2006 to 2007 to 2008 to 2009, and all the garbage in between. Believe me, I’ve recorded like 2 hours worth of audio explaining it, just figured it was boring material not worth publishing. In that time period, guess when it was known that we’d be stuck with that awful Scenario Campaign centering on two EXPANSION characters? April 2009!
Meanwhile, it was clear from about when Soul Calibur 5 was announced that Patroklos had the type of role he did. This person didn’t ask, but I don’t like Patroklos. He starts off as a stupid, arrogant douchebag and despite any character development in the story mode, said change does not make up for the numerous faults in Soul Calibur 5.
Added on top of those differences, my passion for Tekken was much greater than my passion for Soul Calibur. And then on top of all that, Tekken 6 left me so bitter that I swore off getting excited for a video game ever again. I don’t feel this way about Patroklos because I’m not as invested. I don’t post on a Soul Calibur message board, having to repeat my point or opinion about him all the time. I’m not bombarded over and over again with his face on this message board I do not go to or in my deviantART inbox or when I browse Tumblr looking up Siegfried.
The reason I hate Tekken 6 so much is because I wanted to love it so much. I loved Soul Calibur 3, but my hype for Soul Calibur 4 was nothing compared to how badly I wanted Tekken 6. Those aren’t typos. SC4 was a disappointment, and T6 was an astronomical failure, so I had my expectations in check for SC5, I can assure you.