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Why So Ratchet & Super Sketch Painter - Comics From The Basement

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Hello and Welcome to Comics From The Basement...

Earlier this month at Camden Comic Con, I picked up a number of comics and met several creators... a pair of whom was Suliman and Samad Onque. Suliman is one of these more charismatic person I've had the delight to meet. You can tell just by talking to the man that he was excited about talking about his creation, as well as his brother work, while Samad seemed more reserved and cerebral. And when talking to them briefly, and later reading their comics when I got home, it's so obvious how much their respective comics. I thought about reviewing them separately, but since both  are the writers and illustrators for their respective works, I figure why not do both at the same time.

So first, going to talk about Samad Onque's 'Why So Ratchet: An Urban Street Fable Featuring Ratchetman'

Plot:  Xavier Turner is meeting with his psychiatrist months after suddenly stopping attending their sessions...and he has a tale to tell...…

First Impressions: BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend

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Hello and Welcome to The Basement... 


This is First Impressions, my 'review' series of video games that I do every so often... this time out, it's regarding  BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, the third PC port (via Steam) of the hit 2D Fighter series. The first game in the series, (Calamity Trigger) was released in arcades way back in 2008... though I think that was only in Japan, cause good luck finding an arcade in the United States these days! If you want to see game-play footage from a live stream I did is at the bottom of this post!


Considering this is a fighting game, obviously the first thing to talk about is the controls and responsiveness... and while I've dabbled with fighting games from time to time, there are some universal concepts and commands that comes with these games: up to jump, down to duck, double forward to dash, and various buttons for punches and kicks.. Still I was going into this game blind, having last played the previous BlazBlue title (Co…