Combo Video Community Bands Together in Tribute to Monty Oum

By on March 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm
Photo c/o Wikimedia Commons.

Combo videos serve a variety of purposes in the fighting game community. While generally seen as a source of entertaiment, they can also open our minds to techniques once thought impossible, highlight matchup-specific craziness, or even dwell on the simplest of maneuvers.

To say combo videos are special would be an understatement, but a brand new endeavor curated by frequent content creator Mikadok serves an entirely different (and more heartfelt) purpose.

Last month, we were devastated to hear of the passing of Monty Oum, a former Midway and Bandai Namco Games developer who had since shifted his talents to machinima and animated endeavors. Before that, though, he was just like us: a member of the community who loved fighting games.

In lieu of flowers, his loved ones only asked that folks do something creative.

To honor this wish, Mikadok gathered together a group of combo video makers that included folks like Smash and Grab, JusticeSoulTuna, j8slim, HexElf, and Rotbah, among others. What resulted is an exhibition just under 43 minutes in length, packed to the brim with ridiculous footage from BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter x Tekken, King of Fighters XIII, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, Chaos Legion, Tales of Vesperia, and more.

Give it a spin below and let us know what you think.

Source: Mikadok

  • TagAnarchy

    YOOOOOO!!!! Grand Chase combos!

    • shoyusatsu999

      Shame it’s shutting down for good next month.

      • TagAnarchy

        Right? I’m a little peeved about it, but not everything that’s good can stay around forever.

  • d3v

    Super DBZ? Fuck yeah.

  • Michael Sosa

    Mikadok? The guy making the most generic combo videos? Would rather see something new from desk or Maj personally.

    • Mika Scaare

      This was a team effort. Rooster Teeth asked Oum’s fans to do something creative, so we gave it everything we had to make a CMV in his honor that would blow people away. I couldn’t possibly care less about your personal opinion, but seriously, taking this opportunity to trash talk Mikadok? Not classy at all man.

      Majestros and Desk are absolutely in a class of their own, but if you want them to do something creative for Monty, why don’t you tell them instead of whining in the comments on SRK?

      • Michael Sosa

        He is one of the worst of the worst combo video makers in the business. I could care less about monthy.

  • Eric Nguyen

    At one point Monty wanted to make a game with MikeZ, so it would’ve been really unusual if Skullgirls wasn’t included. But it was and all is well!

  • Slade

    Oh man, I literally found out about this thanks to this article. Loved the guy’s Dead Fantasy and always hoped to see more of it. Tho I’ve never got interested on RWBY or the other Machinima stuff he was in, the world surely lost a great, amazingly talented guy, so early.

  • Patrick Toworfe

    Shoutouts to all the poverty games in this vid. I was happy to be a part of it. RIP Monty

  • peter her

    No fists of fire.

  • TwilightInZero

    Leixia’s 3B W! 4A+B W! 66BB CE is not combo video material. It is as basic as it gets. Even from a 3B starter you can do so much better. At the very least, do 44[A] AA BE 3B W! 4A+B W! 6BA CE. That one’s still basic, but at least it looks cool and isn’t insultingly underwhelming. I don’t play Natsu, but I know her combo was not optimized either. I’m pretty sure Algol can get 100% with full meter. ZWEI’s on the other hand was great; I didn’t know he could get 100%.

    The Tales of Xillia combos were weak. The Over Limit bar could have been pushed a lot further, and they could have done more before entering Over Limit. The Tales of Xillia 2 combo is even weaker; who *starts* a combo with Chromatus? At least Vesperia’s combos were alright.

    Why would you bother using the instrumental version of Dragon Soul? It sounded kind of crappy without the vocals. The clip quality tanked really horribly near the end.

    And this is just the stuff I know anything about. If you’re going to do something in Monty Oum’s memory, don’t leave so many lackluster spots.