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AlexOlney

Time-waster, writer, time-waster

Male, 22, United Kingdom

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#3

AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

She has been sexualised, it's true, but I think the only problem in this regard was how she was shown in Other M. In every other game she's been silent, (generally) alone on her mission and had to overcome enormous obstacle by herself, which was a fantastic depiction of a strong female character. Other M made her suddenly have to work alongside a load of men making her stand out like a sore thumb as if to make a note of the fact that she's 'still strong compared to these chaps'. The idea of her being a lone bounty hunter out for herself and not some whiny Tomb Raider reboot Lara Croft is what made her character so great – she was so subtly portrayed even in the later games that if you took out all the direct references to her sex you could easily be mistaken for thinking she was a man or (as I thought when I was 8 and first played Metroid 2) a robot.

Samus is a fantastic character, these costumes do not overtly sexualise her more than any other character, just don't let Team Ninja have a go at another Metroid game.

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#4

AlexOlney commented on WayForward is at the Reigns of Another Adventu...:

I must admit I really enjoyed Explore the Dungeon etc.. I played through the whole thing with a friend over the course of about six months and we had really good fun with it. The thing many reviews complained about was its low difficulty, but I can guarantee you that the difficulty increases tenfold later on, particularly once you unlock the Nightosphere.

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#29

AlexOlney commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

Excluding nostalgia, my list would most likely be:

10. Adventure of Link
9. Twilight Princess
8. Phantom Hourglass
7. Minish Cap
6. Link to the Past
5. Link Between Worlds
4. Ocarina of Time
3. Link's Awakening
2. Majora's Mask
1. Wind Waker

I haven't actually played the other games (except Skyward Sword, which I just couldn't get along with) but I'm desperate to and would buy them if I had the money to do so.

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#44

AlexOlney commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I tell you what, I think asking people what their least favourite Zelda game is would be interesting. Many people will vote for Zelda 2/Four Swords, but it'll be interesting to see the other results.

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#45

AlexOlney commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

If I were to vote for my favourite, it would probably be Link's Awakening, but that's purely because it was my first Zelda game. Speaking objectively I had to go with the Wind Waker HD, as it's an undoubtedly superior version to the original, and the game itself keeps many of the Zelda traditions whilst breaking away and doing something really fresh and interesting with the assets and storyline, as well as the timeless art style.