eurovision-everyday's 30 day Eurovision 2016 challenge
Your favorite entry
Your least favorite entry
Favorite returning artist
A returning artist that shouldn't have come back/did better the first time
A new artist from this year that you would like to see back in ESC
A contestant you think is attractive
A national final song you like OR your favorite meme of the season
A country that was better in 2015 than 2016
A country that was better in 2016 than 2015
Favorite Baltic entry
Favorite Big 5 (+Sweden) entry
Favorite Nordic entry
Favorite Balkan entry
Favorite entry from a country that wasn't in 2015
Favorite song in a language other than English (yes, bilingual entries count)
A fave you lost to SF1
A song you wanted to qualify that didn't
A song that shouldn't have qualified
Your #1 if all your faves won their national selections
An artist you would like to meet
Favorite interval act?
Måns or Petra?
A song you would want to perform
What would you do if Australia won?
Funniest moment of this year's ESC
To give your favorite a better chance of winning, you get to take all the points from another entry and give them to your favorite. Which entry do you take points from? How does your favorite do as a result?
Playable characters from The King of Fighters ‘99: Match of the Milennium. Apparently SNK is among those companies who thought the last year of the milennium was 1999 instead of 2000. An easy mistake to make. Perhaps they thought this truly would be the match of the milennium since the world was going to end in fiery rain of malfunctioning computers on January 1, 2000 anyway. They even call this the “Fifth Episode” in the intro even though it’s the sixth game in the series. (There may be some sort of in-continuity reason for this oddity, and I have no doubt someone will point it out to me.)
This is one of my least favorite entries in the series, and it’s entirely for aesthetic reasons. I’ll grant that the selectable roster continues to blow away the offerings from Capcom, and the game probably plays fine (I haven’t spent enough time with it to know all the nuanced changes apart from a fourth-character jump-in striker system similar to what we see in Marvel vs. Capcom), but I don’t care for the design and graphics of the characters. The portrait-style appearances have a sharper, grittier look than the games before or after them, which feels like it might have been inspired by those in Street Fighter Alpha 3. I prefer the more colorful, gradiated images from other entries in the series.
The sprites feel… Odd in-game as well. It may have been my imagination, but they don’t seem to move as smoothly as I expected. Some of them, even in their idle animations, look like frames have been chopped, and some of them just felt off to me. When this very franchise offers so many other games you could choose from, this was enough to make a big difference to me, and when I feel the need to get my KOF fix on, I’ll probably continue to stick with 2000 and ‘98.