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Tue 11th Sep 2012

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-Crystalline- commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

This caught me off guard. I was not prepared for this at all.

Unfortunately, and as much as I've still to come to terms with this very notion, everything and everyone we've known, know and will know, will eventually cease to exist. It hurts, and I wish it weren't so, but such are the laws of existence--nothing lasts forever.

It's saddening--and that being an understatement--to see the people whom have had an enormous impact on, not only our lives and everything we love, but also on the world of entertainment as a whole, pass away. I wanna scream and claw at the walls, and refuse that harsh truth, but nothing happens.

The impact you've had on millions of people throughout this blue planet of ours will never be forgotten. You, alongside some of the greatest minds in the field, helped steer one of the greatest corporations of all time towards greater success, and have ensured that Nintendo will continue to thrive forever.

Gaming brought me to other forms of media, which, in return, helped unearth an undying passion and pure love for Japanese culture, its people, and their way of life. You're partially responsible for me having found my purpose, which is to spend the rest of my life in the land of the rising sun. Content creators like yourself from that side of the world have done nothing but deliver sheer brilliance, and for that, we thank you.

Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata.



-Crystalline- commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

@Shiryu I couldn't have said it better.

Yes, I'm a tad disappointed--and I'm sure the fans are as well--that we're not getting a main series Metroid game made by Retro Studios, and that after all these years they chose to throw a spin-off title our way, but saying the game's going to be horrible, and worse yet, demanding it to be cancelled, is ridiculous.

Who knows? They're probably working on a main series game as we speak. Just because they didn't announce a whole bunch of exciting stuff at E3, doesn't mean they won't announce it soon or some other time.

In conclusion: people are jumping the gun and blowing things out of proportions.



-Crystalline- commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

Generation 5 had the worst designs imo. The cheesy, horrible names didn't help it either.

There's one who looks like an actual bag of trash. I'm not even f**king kidding. His name is "Trubbish" also. Seriously. What the f**k.



-Crystalline- commented on Review: Golden Sun (Wii U eShop):

This along with The Lost Age is one of the greatest RPG titles to ever grace Nintendo's consoles. 10/10 for me.

Such a shame they're not bringing all these great GBA games to the 3DS. I want a portable experience.



-Crystalline- commented on Keiji Inafune And Inti Creates Announce Azure ...:

Megaman Zero!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God this game reminds me so much of that glorious series that graced the GBA and the DS--later released as a collection in 2010. The gameplay looks exactly like it.

Definitely has that fast-paced action feel from Megaman Zero games <3

Can't wait.



-Crystalline- commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Com...:

@Spoony_Tech Alright, but where's the dungeon crawling? Not once did we see actual walking around the game's overworld or anything of the sorts. All you get are dialogue windows with the game's character images on the sides. I searched for gameplay videos of it on YT, but it's also the same thing.



-Crystalline- commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Com...:

I thought this was an RPG? Looks more like some sort of visual novel, to be honest. Where's the top-down view? Where's your character roaming through the overworld? On, and one more thing: devs need to keep their original dubs into the game. English dubs rarely ever work, and it's the case with this one.

What happened to RPGs? What happened to being immersed in a world with characters that we can care about, suffer with, and live the thrill of adventure with? What happened to all of that?

The Golden Sun games back in the GBA are still my favorite, hands down. Would be nice to come across a title that's equally good, though.



-Crystalline- commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

3DS Virtual Console was a no brainer with the Zelda Oracle games.

As for the main event, I'll have to go with A Link Between Worlds.

Absolutely masterful sequel to one of the greatest games of all time. Nintendo proving once again why they're the best in the Japanese gaming scene.



-Crystalline- commented on EA: Being Voted The Worst Company In America W...:

Still not as bad as Activision. At least EA didn't butcher Infinity Ward, fire their founders and staff, initiated law-suits against them, milk a franchise to death, and completely ruin whatever initial vision and/or goal the developers had in mind, turning a series that used to be good into a saturated recycling machine. And it's not just IW and Call Of Duty, but also other studios and their games. Activision simply does not care for art and essence. All they see is money, money, money.

At least EA's devs, like DICE, still manage to put out incredible titles, and a few good surprises here and there — Mirror's Edge is a shining jewel in a bedrock of vulgarity, and I'm glad DICE is working on its prequel/reboot — which is something you won't see within the realms of Suckyvision.



-Crystalline- commented on PETA Clamours for Attention with Spoof Pokémo...:

Ah, yes. PETA. The folks who refuse to accept the natural order of things along with the food chain.

So what about all the other animals, PETA? Should they go vegan as well? Animals hunt down and kill their prey in all sorts of gruesome ways. Surely they're monsters too! I mean, it's not like their organisms were designed to consume meat or anything. It's not like it's a natural thing, either, right? We're all evil people for eating meat. (sarcasm)



-Crystalline- commented on Nintendo and System Exclusives Earn Golden Joy...:

I'm sorry, Ninty, and I really am, but I just had to vote for "The Last of Us" for the "GOTY" and "Best Storytelling" categories. No other game has had such an impact on me and been this emotionally engaging.

But no worries, I'll vote for one of your titles for the "Best Handheld Game" category, still.



-Crystalline- commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

@Gamer83 Perhaps the statements that people who play these games are prone to commit crimes are a bit exaggerated, but the main topic, here, is the fact that there's absolutely no substance whatsoever to the GTA series, which is nothing short of the truth.



-Crystalline- commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

I appreciate the sandbox aspect, but other than that I wholeheartedly agree with this man. It's a game that encourages criminal activity, and violent behavior. That's the only thing to it, really.

To make it worse, this decade's generation of gamers are all kids who're getting influenced by these titles and will pretty much grow up with them--unless their brains expand in mass and they move on to other, more proper games.



-Crystalline- commented on Weirdness: Nintendo Releases "Finding Luigi" P...:

@Arkhamael Well, I didn't know I had comment that offten, to the point where folks remember my comments But oh well.

Actually, I'm just commenting on the fact that, in most cases, the level of creativity, and intricacy of Japanese media content--not limited to games only, but also marketing in general/advertisement "industry"--trumps those of western content. I mean, take a walk around some of Japan's major cities, and you'll realize this. A colorful, lively, and exciting environment.

They know how to leave an impression, a mark. TV Shows, adverts, even the simplest urban elements, and trust me, it shows in video-games as well.