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Male, United Kingdom

Pianist, guitarist, and lover of anything and everything Japanese. My favourite games are JRPG's (or anything with a good story and soundtrack), and my favourite genres of music are classical, videogame/anime soundtracks, progressive rock and jazz.

Tue 3rd May, 2011

Recent Comments



Blaze commented on The Legend of Legacy is Coming to Europe... in...:

@Ralizah - Yep, thankfully things do look to be improving. SMT IV was a pain, but I think it was the region locking - and subsequent prolonged delay - of P4A that was the most annoying. It was as though Atlus was intentionally trying to make Europeans resent them as much as possible. >__>

Ultimately though, both the U.S. and Europe get rough deals sometimes, but really we should all be more appreciative of the fact that our two regions are generally catered to really well. This comment section is filled with people whining and seemingly trying to garner pity by claiming their region is always overlooked when in reality it's South America / Asia / the rest of the world that gets the rough deal, not us.



Blaze commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

Glad to see that Nintendo have decided to include same-sex marriages in the game, even if it is going to be implemented in a kinda limited fashion. It gives me a newfound respect for Nintendo for embracing inclusiveness and long overdue societal progression. :3



Blaze commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms That Recent Super Sm...:

I would be happy with any original/unique characters as DLC to be honest; Bayonetta, Amaterasu, Phoenix Wright, etc. We'll probably end up with lame characters like Snake and Wolf or 'Paper Mario' (like, seriously?) based on popularity in the fighter ballot though, because apparently everyone would rather play as characters we've already had before rather than anything new or even vaguely interesting. u__u



Blaze commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

I almost feel obliged to buy this since us Europeans are lucky enough to get such an early release, and the review only makes me want it more. I'll have to see if I can find the bundle with the amiibo available anywhere at a reasonable price.



Blaze commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

Not sure how much of an affirmation Reggie's comments really are, but hopefully the regular N3DS does make its way to NA soon for all those who want the model. Why it was never released over there to begin with I have no idea. Just another instance of - seemingly recurrent - incompetence on Nintendo's part.



Blaze commented on Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015:

I guess I'll be watching just the Nintendo and Square Enix conferences then, if that. Interested to see what Sony will show during their presentation too (hopefully a European PS4 price cut), but 2am is a bit too late for me. I might be tempted to stay up were it not for Sony's tendency to include a lot of... uh, superfluous information in their E3 presentations.



Blaze commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

I would bet the Smash U stock shortages will have had at least a somewhat surmountable effect on sales of the game, especially when you consider that practically every major games outlet (especially those online) appear to have almost no stock.

Nice figures for poogeyz though~



Blaze commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV Dated for 30th October i...:

@Jazzer94, because Atlus knows how much we like waiting years for their games to be localised.

I don't buy the whole 'Atlus is trying their best to localise stuff and have no money and stuffs' argument. Otherwise they wouldn't have intentionally region locked Persona 4 Arena on the PS3 (which is a region free console, for those who aren't aware) to prevent us getting it until they could be bothered to ship it over here.

This is just another example of laziness. If they're not even supporting other European languages outside of English, it can't take that long to ship the American game over here and slap an EU rating on it. We're not even getting a physical copy!



Blaze commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:

I love how NL continually posts these articles hating on Ubisoft and manage to rile up the Nintendo fanboys/fangirls every time. The comment count on these articles is always insanely huge for what are largely insignificant stories.



Blaze commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

Looks like us Europeans will still have to deal with Atlus screwing us over all the time after all, yay~

lol at all the americans telling us to go buy two 3DS's; because everyone knows that's a great, easily-affordable alternative to Nintendo just removing the region lock.



Blaze commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushe...:

This is incredibly stupid. To my knowledge, the game isn't being translated into other European languages and it's a digital only release, hence, it is identical to the US game. I'm not a game dev, but how on earth can there be problems 'specific to the European version' when the game is unchanged from how it was released in the US?

Atlus have effectively sat on the game for well over a year doing absolutely nothing. It saddens me that Atlus can be so incompetent at localising games. I love SMT so much that I don't think I could bring myself to boycott the game, but Atlus are certainly making it hard for me to sustain a love for the games and the company.



Blaze commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@SanderEvers By 'remakes' I was more referring to numerous amount of games which are 'upgraded' (although in a lot of cases they're actually downgraded) versions of games already available on the PS360, such as Deux Ex Human Revolution, Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham Origins etc~

and I never mentioned the current PS4/Xbox One libraries being any better, lol. That's what makes the lack of original games on the Wii U so much worse.



Blaze commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

The Wii U isn't just having a summer drought; it's been this way more or less since the day the system launched. The Wii U is sorely lacking in retail games that are original, as evidenced by the number of remakes/HD upgrades that are ever-present on the system.

Fortunately 2015 is looking to be a better year for the console.



Blaze commented on Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Tournamen...:

@WYLD-WOO I will check the Mii on the leaderboard~ and as for lag, it definitely wasn't. The leaderboard showed at the end of the race with the same positions (me first, CPU second, Lucy x third) and I got 15 points.

Also wow, I'm involved in serious discussion on this website for like, the first time in three years. :3



Blaze commented on Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Tournamen...:

I apologise if I'm wrong about this, but I think something weird is going on here. 'Lucy x' apparently won with a perfect score of 240, yet I beat her on Toad Harbour (she came third) therefore making it impossible for her to have a perfect score.

Moreover, when we were racing, she had only completed three races, whereas I had completed around 10 (iirc) and yet, I was only able to complete 15 races in the time remaining, and yet she was apparently able to complete the full 16. It doesn't make sense.

Sorry if I sound like a sore loser (I couldn't have won anyway, even if I had been able to complete my final race, so I'm not that bothered) but I don't trust the results of this tourney at all.



Blaze commented on Atlus Reaches Out to Fans Regarding Acquisitio...:

I'd hoped that Atlus being sold would finally mean that those of us in Europe would get games earlier/at all. Instead, with Sega at the helm, it seems that the US is gonna end up in the same situation as us (or worse) which is no fun for anyone.