Skullgirls Stage & Background Discussion

Discussion in 'Art and Other Media' started by Zazz, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    After reading the patch notes today about the recent changes to Class Notes and Atrium, I figured I'd make a topic about this.

    I think a very important aspect of any fighting game is the stages.

    So, what's the general opinion on the stages to Skullgirls? What's your favorite? Which one do you always pick when going into training? Are your settings on 2D or 3D?

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    My favorite is Lab 8. The music there is great and all the NPCs there look really cool.
     
  2. RurouniLoneWolf

    RurouniLoneWolf Avenger of the Dark

    Parasoul
    Squigly
    When it finally finds it's way to consoles, probably Rooftops will be my favorite. Though, I think the final version of the ballroom stage is going to be breathtaking, especially with the right music and all the IGG NPCs
     
  3. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

    Location:
    Oh god help me
    Steam:
    DDB of the Stars
    PSN:
    DiddyBound
    Ms. Fortune
    Cerebella
    Peacock
    [​IMG]

    I call her Stitches.
     
  4. Dagwood

    Dagwood Well-Known Member

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    I always pick Maplecrest. Since April '12, best music, best stage.
     
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  5. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member

    I like plenty of them. Usually the stage theme is the decisive factor. If I really enjoy the tune, then I don't even mind if I'm not all that fond of the stage itself. That said, the stages in SG don't make me go through that dilemma.
    My most common picks are: Lab 8 [Empty], Maplecrest, Final Atrium and the Cathedral.
    I normally favor stages without that many people around. I guess I blame Capcom and SNK for forcing stages with like 100 spastic morons on me.

    That said, I hope there will be a 'Glass Canopy [Empty]'. It's just the perfect place for a formal duel.
     
  6. WaterMystic277

    WaterMystic277 Anime Fucker

    Location:
    No Man's Land
    Squigly
    Cerebella
    Perfect for a royal beatdown from her highness.
     
  7. IsaVulpes

    IsaVulpes Just Throw

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    Ms. Fortune
    Filia
    Double
    LK+MP, Always.

    If you don't know what it is, you're not worthy.
     
  8. Rikaku

    Rikaku Derpy Player

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    Rikaku
    Squigly
    Ms. Fortune
    There isn't a stage I like solely for whats in the background as I find most of them neat. But when it comes to the music, I'd prefer Maplecrest. That's what I go with during training mode.

    2D. My high class potato can't handle 3D without losing FPS.
     
  9. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

    Location:
    Oh god help me
    Steam:
    DDB of the Stars
    PSN:
    DiddyBound
    Ms. Fortune
    Cerebella
    Peacock
    But really, best stage is Medici Tower.

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    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    some other stage thoughts:
    Streets of New Meridian
    - They should really fix those reflections on the ground. That purple line on the ground just makes no sense.
    - And make a version for Squigly with rain like that art in the gallery shows.
    Rooftop Assault
    - Since its a really specific event, I'm pretty sure Marie tossing Medici tower will be in the canon storyline
    Class Notes
    - I think it looks a bit too dark now.
    - They should remove the stage lighting on that stage so the characters look exactly like their corner portraits.
    Grand Cathedral
    - Did you know the lighting is different between the regular and the empty versions? The red carpet doesn't light the characters red in the empty version.
     
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  11. LordTerminal

    LordTerminal Handsome TV Star

    Steam:
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    LordTerminal
    Big Band
    Ms. Fortune
    The River King Casino. BTW, I'd like to know what's up with that sea monkey girl in the background.
     
  12. Zidiane

    Zidiane Doing my best

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    There's never been a thread for this before now (that I've noticed) so I finally have a place to ask this.

    Why is Mrs.Victoria in the Church stage?
     
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  13. Arcana

    Arcana BTSW | Gayonetta

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    shes not?

    anyways in the patch notes it said
    Which can only mean Glass Canopy and Big Bands stage are in the works
     
  14. scrubbyscum999

    scrubbyscum999 The dream is on hold, till I get my stick back.

    Location:
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    Painwheel
    Cerebella
    SHOW ME. I worship Victoria.


    As for my favorite stage, hands down Class Notes.

    1) A simple yet interesting looking stage.
    2) Bright, bare minimum shadows on the characters.
    3) Favorite fight music in the game. Best training stage music ever.
    4) Most important of all: Mrs. Victoria is prominently watching you fight in the background.
     
  15. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member

    You mean among the people attending mass? Or do you mean the Venus stained glass?

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Zidiane

    Zidiane Doing my best

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    Cerebella
    [​IMG]

    I mean... which one's the teacher with the Updo?
     
  17. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

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    Oh god help me
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    DDB of the Stars
    PSN:
    DiddyBound
    Ms. Fortune
    Cerebella
    Peacock
    And she's sitting with... a cat and a dog?
     
  18. Verstande

    Verstande Active Member

    I can't have an opinion because I disable 3d and lower my resolution up the ass and my fps still drops from 60-55 occasionally
     
  19. juju_for_president

    juju_for_president Top-Hatted Assassin

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    Maplecrest is my favorite, but that is probably mainly because of The Lives We Left Behind. Besides that, I just like the calm, almost relaxing atmosphere of the stage, and it has one of my favorite NPCs: Cowboy Kid.

    He's the most wild tree branch ridin' NPC in all of Skullgirls. I will corner someone in that stage just so I can appreciate his hype riding skills.

    See you... branch spruce cowboy.

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  20. DDB

    DDB Annie Train into Callie Station!

    Location:
    Oh god help me
    Steam:
    DDB of the Stars
    PSN:
    DiddyBound
    Ms. Fortune
    Cerebella
    Peacock


    I believe you mean the dog.
     
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  21. juju_for_president

    juju_for_president Top-Hatted Assassin

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    Dat doge (as incredibly hype as it may be) ain't got nothin' on Cowboy Kid.
     
  22. Arcana

    Arcana BTSW | Gayonetta

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    I think that is just like an easter egg, I seem to see Umbrella in that stage
     
  23. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member

    I see.
    It could just be a random citizen that just so happens to also have a beehive haircut. Now if she turns around and is wearing glasses...

    Hype Dog's mellower cousin.
    [​IMG]

    Nonetheless, best Maplecrest dog is man-dog in sweater.
     
  24. Zidiane

    Zidiane Doing my best

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    Cerebella
    Same hairdo, same color, same skin tone, I think it's Mrs. Victoria.
     
  25. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

    Location:
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    HooliganComboFTW
    Filia
    Maplecrest still my #1 favorite although the additional stages so far have been great. Rooftops Assault is my #2 fav mostly because of the sheer "Ah" factor on what is happening in the background like Marie lifting up an entire building with bones. Background and music chemistry are the main factors on how I rank the stages.

    As for background NPC...
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    [​IMG]
    #Soon
     
  26. Lunerstep

    Lunerstep Filia Fanatic, Minette Supporter, and I love Marie

    PSN:
    xLunarHeartx
    Filia
    Unknown
    Unknown
    I dont have the stage yet being on console, but I love the look atmosphere and music of rooftops and I plan on playing there all the time if I can, also I agree with zazz about the rainy version of new meridian which is my first fav stage for the same reasons as roof top, but like zazz stated I would looooove to see a rainy variant of that stage f not the same stage from a different angle like more near the graveyard entry way or in the graveyard it's self I would still love to see rain in this game.
     
  27. MaverickHunterX

    MaverickHunterX Jaded

    Location:
    Philippines
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    maverickhunterx3
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    Peacock
    Parasoul
    Robo Fortune
    I like Maplecrest stage (is this Painwheel's stage? What dissonance). However, I prefer Medici Tower's music.
     
  28. D.R.E.

    D.R.E. nintendo sprts gm swag

    Location:
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    Parasoul
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    Maplecrest. Fighting game stage perfection. The music relaxes me...and them trees..ahh
     
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  29. Arcana

    Arcana BTSW | Gayonetta

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    I don't understand how every one loves Maple Crest can somebody explain the hype for it?
    anyways Rooftops Assault is my favorite stage, great remix of Skull Heart Arrhythmia and awesome visuals
     
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  30. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member

    ~La LaLaLaLa La LaLaLaLaLa La LaLaLa LaLa LaLaLaLaLa Laaaa
    La LaLaLaLa La LaLaLaLaLa La LaLaLa LaLa LaLaLaLaLa Laaaa~
     
  31. juju_for_president

    juju_for_president Top-Hatted Assassin

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    For me, the stage is amazing because it acts as a nice contrast to the darker, gritter, and/or busier stages by being a nice, warm, happy little neighborhood, and of course, because The Lives We Left Behind is an incredible piece of music.
     
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  32. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

    Location:
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    Filia
    Yeah the stage is pretty vibrant and full of life fighting in a seemingly innocent neighborhood setting.

    Which is just a constant tease for many of the characters since the game has a more overall dark/tragic atmosphere. Not to mention the catchy musical tune symbolizing a peaceful type life that the characters won't have due to sad fates. Also the doggies everywhere.
     
  33. Smilax

    Smilax Least skilled of all patron saints

    Location:
    Austin, TX
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    Smilax
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    Peacock
    Squigly
    Big Band
    I think my favorites are the River King Casino and Little Innsmouth - both have cool NPCs too....
     
  34. Arcana

    Arcana BTSW | Gayonetta

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    im still waiting for my most Hype Glass Canopy stage, its going to be amazing when it comes out
     
  35. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    I hope there's a dress uniform Panzerfaust in there
     
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  36. Arcana

    Arcana BTSW | Gayonetta

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    I hope there are dress unifroms for all of the Black Egrets there
     
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  37. alexpi

    alexpi Your waifu sucks

    I hope Adam's dress uniform is actually a dress.
     
  38. Flotilla

    Flotilla trumpets News Writer

    Big Band
    Big Band
    Big Band
    Warning, big gifs:
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    These really help show off just how nice some of the stages are.
     
  39. Zazz

    Zazz Mysterious.

    so the new stage for big band is on the stream right now

    its pretty neat looking.
     
  40. Dagwood

    Dagwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
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    Dagwood
    PSN:
    crond1zzle
    Parasoul
    Cerebella
    Double
    Yeah like they said, its the contrast between chars like Val and PW slicing people up all evil-like while the "Lalalalalala" is going in the background... :P And its just a pretty stage too.

    My second favorite is probably Medici Tower, great music, great visuals.
     
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