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Parallax
LE

Reviewed 03.08.2006

Average Rating: 2.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating

Dario Parallax

Today we don't quite go back to Collatera Damage yet. Parallax, although it
appears as a part of this set, is a very special LE you can get at
conventions. anyway, I'm assuming you know at least a bit of the guy (you
should); so let's see this heavy figure (at 270, only Ares is more
expensive. that is, for regular sized figures, of course). 11 clicks of
health (he better have 11!), no TA (how does he dare!), 8 range 2 targets
(again, how does he dare not have a 10?!?!). and:

Stats:

Speed: 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7. Phasing/Teleport for the 1st, 2nd,

7th, 8th, 9th click, Force Blast in between, and that's it,

Attack: 12, 11, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9, 8, 8, 8. Starts with Tk for the first 2
clicks, then follows 3 of Psychic Blast, then 2 of Tk again, then 3 of PB
again and finishes with 1 of Pulse Wave.

Defense: 17, 17, 16, 17, 16, 16, 16, 16, 15, 15, 14. Starts with 3 of
Impervious, then follows 3 of Invulnerability, then 3 of Toughness and then
finishes with 2 of Willpower.

Damage: 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2. Outwit is on the 1st click and then

for the 5th, 6th and 7th click, Probability Control is for the 2nd, 3rd,
4th, and then 8th and 8th. That's it.

Analysis: Okay, let's keep this one quick and painful. I'll let the other
reviewers to bash him more :P Let's see. You can't afford to cost over 200
points and lack move and attack. and neither can you have a less than 10
range, unless you have HSS or great values with Running Shot. you can't lack a nice TA. and if you dare, then you better have GODLY Attack, Defense, and
Damage. so let's see those: he has decent attack values. for a 170 points
character, that is! only one 12 and 11, and as the highest?? and he even
shows 8's!!! and what do I want Tk for in a 270 points character??? Psychic
Blast is nice. Defense. Captain Atom has a similar, slightly weaker defense. and he's an average 150 ranged brick! I mean c'mon! look at Ares numbers,
look at Vet Supes from Icon numbers!. and finally the damage. good values
and good powers.

Conclusion: It's obvious, I think. He's good for scenarios and of course,
friendly play. But don't you dare to use him for the real thing: 1 man teams will destroy him (KC Supes, KC GL, Vet. Icons Supes. even Batman Ally
Supes.) well rounded teams too ( UltimatesThor teams, Vet. Dakrseid teams.)
and little guy's teams (Vets. Asp, Havok, Jinx, Spymaster, etc)

Ranking:

No numbers for him: bad for competitive play, great for fun (WHAT A SCULPT!)

"YES FORCEBLAST! NOW I CAN WIN!"

This is Dario, mails to

darioferni@hotmail.com
 

Cram-company

REVIEWED BY CRAMCOMPANY

 

Today we'll be reviewing Parallax a Convention Exclusive

 

(Potential Harry Potter Spoiler)

 

Mongul destroys all of Coast City, spitting on what the Hal Jordan has worked to protect.  Then Mongul tell Hal who dies in the fifth Harry Potter book, THIS BECOMES THE LAST STRAW!  Hal becomes quite the green meanie and kills all but one of the Green Lantern Corps then destroys the OA power battery.  Hal (now Parallax) is as bad as they come until a sun eater  devours our sun, so Parallax sacrifices himself to reignite it.  As he died he told Green Arrow he didn’t want to live in a world without Dumbledore.

 

Later on we find out that Hal Jordan never did anything wrong and that he was just controlled by Parallax…thus nullifying that entire story line.

 

LE:  270 points (THE 2ND MOST EXPENSIVE SINGLE BASED CHARACTER EVER), No Team

 

 

 

MOVEMENT:  Here is the reason everyone hates him.  No Running Shot or Hyper Sonic Speed makes him need support to be able to be played.  Phasing is nice, but he does not even have it at the end so he can run away.

 

ATTACK:  Nice attack, it’s hard to say anything about it.  For the points it may drop a bit quickly.  Telekinesis is not something you really need on a 270 point figure.  Psychic Blast for 5 is pretty amazing, I would probably have liked to see more Pulsewave.

 

DEFENSE:  17 with 3 clicks of Impervious is sadly not good enough.  It’s close, but an 18 or 19 defense to start is what was needed.  Willpower is always good at the end, so you can run to a medic.  14 can be healed, but may not be.

 

DAMAGE:  5 and Outwit is pretty amazing.  Probability control is great, but not on clicks when he is easy to hit.  No problems with his damage.

 

SCULPT:  Well he’s not made of metal, but I still like him more then other convention exclusives.

 

Feats:  You would have to run Fortitude, so make sure his defense was never Outwitted.  Incontact and Protected are also a must.  I would even use Oracle on the card to give him Perplex as well. 

 

OVERALL: 

*       Much like Venom, he looks very fun to play.

*       No move and shoot ability.

*       Ares is much better and I do not think Ares is competitively playable.

*       He’s a hard hitter that will usually hit you for 5 through all your defense.

*       He’s loaded with great expensive abilities, but lacks the ranges to use them to attack first.

*       He should be front loaded with Psychic Blast.

 

Parallax disappointed a lot of people, his lack of range and move and shoot left people feeling that he was under powered.  You know what I say to that?  A lot of People are right.  He’s not a bad character for maybe 220 or 240 points, but for 270 he’s has to be a 1 man army (like Superman), but Hal needs a TK character around to help him get to opposing figures.  He needs a lot of feats to make sure he does not go down quickly.  He really needs a medic with a 9 attack around him and another re-roll character to make other figures miss.  If he CAN hit first though, he’ll probably be able to hit a character off their move and shoot and then he’ll whoop butt.

 

Play him in 500 point games or higher and you may be pleasantly surprised.

 

 

 

 

Parallax RECEIVES 2.5 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5 THUMBS UP!

 

Good, Bad, I’m the Guy with the Clix

Cramcompany

Questions, comments, sexually confused?  Email me at cramcompany@hotmail.com.

Please no hate mail

 

 

CORRECTION:  Venom CAN use Exploit Weakness and Blades Claws together.  It does not change my rating of him though, because that is a mid-dial 1 click thing and will probably not come up.  If he started with Charge, Exploit Weakness and Blades/Claws he’d be a 5 out of 5.  Thank you to Philip Grinstead for noticing that mistake.

 


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