Comic 151 - Weeping Wilco
26th Apr 2015, 2:02 PM
Weeping Wilco
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Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Now that Tell tale games found a new formula with The Walking Dead it seems the old adventure game logic trope is now gone back to rest. It's no longer "use PIE on YETI" but now "let the pregnant woman die or let the young girl and her puppy die".

Am I an uncultured swine for preferring the old way?

Speaking of old ways, FREE THE MODS! Game mods that is, not forum mods. They can keep working in their little cages.
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
Not much to say about this one. Mario Kart 8's 200cc DLC came out on Thursday and it's insane. I drew this in-between crashing into walls and zooming over ramps. That's what Kuma's reading there, I guess.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
*sigh* I gave Danganronpa a shot. I really did. I watched a walkthrough of the entire first game, start to finish. I'm sorry, but I just don't understand the hype. The writing was hollow and unsatisfying, the gameplay was inferior to Ace Attorney's and Zero Escape's, and the whole thing felt like the product of focus group testing. And to rub it in, they kept killing off all the characters I actually liked. Can anyone explain this series' appeal to me?
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
I think it's just the concept of Ace Attorney meets Battle Royale that makes it so popular.

Of course I don't entirely know, I only ever watched the anime, but I did particularly like what they did with Chihiro and Sakura's personal arcs.

#Naegi4PSASBR2
DryKirby64 edit delete
DryKirby64
For the record, I haven't played Danganronpa at all. Most of my Skype group has, so I know a little bit about the game by association. When I read the script, I thought it was talking about Monokuma at first, but Guybrush clarified that Kuma is, in fact, a Tekken character. So I threw Monokuma in there anyway as a little joke. Chances are he'd really need psychiatry anyway.
User comments:
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
As far as we know, it seems to have worked; Wilco came back alive, right?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I think that's what infuriates Black Mage the most.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Everybody Hates Wilco.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Can't argue with results.
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
Wilco, Kuma won't hurt you. He's the sparring partner of the man next to him. You're FAR too weak and fragile.

...unless the way that Kuma decides if his opponent is fight worthy is how many times they've "died". Heihachi Mishima is believed dead at least twice. (I checked the Wiki on him, I count a minimum of 3 "near deaths", one of which had him miss an instalment of the series due to being unconcious).

Of course, there's also the minor question of whether this is Kuma I or Kuma II (their basically the same character, but one's from the first two games, and the seconds for all the following games). Actually, that could be the reason Kuma's there, to work out if he's the the father of the other one, or the son.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I'll be more worried about the black and white bear next to Kuma. He is looking straight at you!
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
Definitely the other bear you should be worried about. Heihachi and Kuma don't fight weaklings who do not wish to battle. (Often, both conditions must be true.)
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Well Monokuma does appear to be looking right at Roger Wilco.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I was actually trying to make him look over Kuma's shoulder as if he's trying to read the magazine, but... eh.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
He wanted to know if there were any despair filled stories in the magazine Kuma is reading.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
I wasn't expecting there to be a Dangaronpa cameo. But yes Monokuma there is the one you need to worry about. If he asks you for a job as a janitor at his school don't take it!
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
You must've overlooked our first one, then. ;)
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
ZephyrCrobat
And now, everyone will be hunting down that little cameo...

Speaking of cameos, HOW IN THE HEAVENLY NAME OF TENSHI HINANAWI HAVE YOU GUYS NOT MADE A TOUHOU CAMEO?!??!
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
We should have Sakuya fighting Avery in the background of a panel eventually.

If anyone can decode that reference I applaud you.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Gotcha covered! Roll cosplays as Marisa in the Halloween strip.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
ZephyrCrobat
I... feel so fanon-Cirno right now...
ElisaSky (Guest) edit delete reply
You had to go with the most generic of the Touhou girls. Even Sakuya stands more out, and she's a maid (OK, the knives help, but still), or at least include the Hakkero where it's visible (It's her signature item, the only thing that distinguishes her from any other blond western style witch). :P

Yes I'm a sore loser about missing a Touhou reference when I usually sniff them from a mile away, deal with it! :P
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Guybrush's script called for Roll in a generic witch costume, so funnily enough your gripes were actually the criteria for selection.
Cubase (Guest) edit delete reply
I WAS RIGHT! :D
HeinousActsZX (Guest) edit delete reply
I thought you were supposed to stand your ground and yell, to convince them that you're not worth the effort to fight.

Not that Roger has the courage for that, of course.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Not against Kuma you don't.
Invenblocker edit delete reply
Invenblocker
I think you missed a "be" in Wilco's last bubble...
DiZ Boshi (Guest) edit delete reply
The Bears... NEVER provoke the Bears.

Also, it's plain obvious the Tree is from Animal Crossing. As I said, those little details always made things better.
OshaliteX2 edit delete reply
OshaliteX2
I just got the title. Can't stop laughing.
Also I just love the art here as well. It just looks especially great, notably on Black Mage.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Thank you! It means a lot to us, and to myself especially! ^^
DiZ Boshi (Guest) edit delete reply
On a quick second look on this strip... Is that Vargas from FFVI next to the bear? If I recall, he had bears to aid him in that battle. He does look more like a Streetfighter character, but if it's him, it would be funny, lol.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Nope.
That's Heihachi from Tekken. And the bear next to him is his pet, Kuma. Who is also a fighter in Tekken.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Besides I am pretty sure Vargas is dead.
DiZ Boshi (Guest) edit delete reply
When does being dead has been an inconvenient to not appear in the comic?

(sees the Megaman arc again)

Oh....
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Your forgetting Vargas was an evil RPG boss. And all evil RPG bosses die.
PokeSvorlds edit delete reply
Super late comment, but i noticed that there seems to be a waiting room without arakune...
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Arakune is off-panel. Probably. I didn't forget to draw him, I promise. He's always there. Even when you think he's not.
Lazor Comfort edit delete reply
Lazor Comfort
3rd panel to BE completely safe.