Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ACG's Winners and Losers of 2014

2014 is coming to a close. There were many high moments and we also witnessed very low moments in TCG history. Yu-Gi-Oh! continued to prove that it is the number one trading card game on the market. Cardfight!! Vanguard grew with every new booster set and starter deck. MegaMan returned to Nintendo in Super Smash Bros! Only the very best can be winners. Let's take a look at the winners and losers of 2014.

Winners

Best YugiTube Channel-Mkohl40


Mkohl40 is by far this year's best Yugituber in my book. The longtime duelist has entertained and informed us about the very game we love to play. His upload consistency is impressive by uploading relevant content every day. Did I also mention he has an awesome intro?

Best Vanguard Channel-I am vanguard


I am vanguard is a unique Cardfight!! Vanguard channel. He brings to you matches, community discussions, deck profiles, and so much more. His creativity and interaction with the community makes him the best in 2014. His most impressive videos are focused on the community and the game's competitive state.

Comeback Clan of the Year - Royal Paladin 


Royal Paladins lost their glory during the mediocre Jewel Knights' era. Jewel Knights provided the worst Break Ride card and archetype to the game. However, Blaster Blade was not going to allow his paladins continue to sink into mediocrity. He formed the Seekers to reclaim his clan's former glory. Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon rose to the top as it dominated Japan's meta for nearly an entire year.

Comeback of the Year- Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game

Nobody ever thought Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game would ever return until one faithful day in San Diego. DBZ fans flocked to their locals on opening day to take part in the game's historic return to greatness. Gamers around the world are now reliving the greatest battles in Dragon Ball Z history with trading cards!

Best Blog- Some Vanguard Blog

To be a good blogger a writer must be dedicated to his craft. To be a great blogger one must not only be dedicated to his work, but also influence others with his writing. SomeGamerDude's Some Vanguard Blog is one of the best blogs to read about Cardfight!! Vanguard. You will be able to take your game to the next level by studying his blog, .

Losers

Worst Dub - Cardfight!! Vanguard's English Dub


Horrible is an understatement to describe how bad the acting and casting were in Cardfight!! Vanguard Link Joker's dub. The actors were unable to express emotions and directors fail to correct the poor acting. The poor writing did not help their cause as well.

Banned For Life - Dark Magician of Chaos


I had high hopes for Dark Magician of Chaos to return this year from the ban list, but my dreams went unfulfilled. Dark Magician of Chaos should be limited to one per deck in today's format. He is not the play maker that he once was in his prime. World of Prophecy is a much stronger card than Dark Magician of Chaos is legal at three copies per deck. This Spellcaster is perfectly fine at one.

Biggest Failure-Capcom

There goes another year without a new MegaMan game made by Capcom. Sure MegaMan stars in the new Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. However, Capcom has not finished a MegaMan game for a video game console in four years. Capcom is lost at what to do with their beloved blue robot since Keiji Inafune left the company to start his own company.

Worst Story- Power Rangers Super MegaForce


Power Rangers MegaForce and its second part Super MegaForce are two of the worst seasons in the franchise to date. The series has so many problems that they would take me over two hundred hours to complete an entire article looking at the weak story. The story's problems range from horrible writing, Tory lacks a personality, and most battles don't have any real meaning to the story.

The final battle with the past rangers was very unsatisfying because the fight focused on the MegaForce Rangers. Tommy and the past rangers should have been given deeper roles in the final story. Fans wanted more than just seeing past rangers take off their helmets.