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Male, 17, United States

Tue 17th May 2011

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FriedSquid commented on Review: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS):

All I can say as another person with no experience with the Mystery Dungeon series but wants to try this game, it wasn't a very good idea to write the review from a newbie's perspective. How do I know that the complaints listed are usually there throughout the series? Is this the best PMD game to try first or is it the worst? Sorry but this review doesn't make any sense.



FriedSquid commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@Yorumi I think it is different. The later things you mentioned, "typical American, German, Russian" are all national. They have their own culture, but it's still, to a degree, something people can choose to identify with, unlike race. I'm not totally informed on this, but yes there are different tribes and cultures, but I think the whole point of where the dissatisfaction comes from the native communities, is that it seems the majority of people only know about native culture to be these stereotypes. The feathered headress, for example among others, is what all of those cultures have been reduced to. And so, people put on a headress for a costume and call themselves "Indians". I think all that's wanted is respect and understanding of what's being worn, as it's usually horribly misinformed and devolved to a caricature.

Now of course I'm not trying to speak for natives, that's up to them to decide if the game was being disrespectful. I'm sure SE had good intentions, but I think simply naming it Axe Warrior or something instead of Tomahawk, would have been much better. Besides, it's just a localization, and a rumor at that, not something to fuss about — but if it's true switching to a cowboy was definitely not a much better choice.



FriedSquid commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@XCWarrior I almost can't tell if you're being serious or not. I mean do people here not understand the differences between racial stereotypes (like American natives) and cultural stereotypes (cowboys, gamers, emo, as in your examples)? Do you realize the difference between things you choose to identify with and things you were born as, such as race? But wait lemme guess, you "don't see color".



FriedSquid commented on Project X Zone 2 Will Have Some Pre-Order Bonu...:

This should have been in the article, but for those wondering what the theme will look like:


Not that great imo. And I assume the medal accessories are not physical items... The bonuses were way better with the first PXZ.



FriedSquid commented on Rumour: Leading Japanese Game Company Kidnappe...:

This was a really interesting article to read... It's somewhat terrifying to think how much organized crime has dug its roots and effects things like media that we don't usually take seriously. I've heard of console wars but obviously this is on a whole other, much uglier level...



FriedSquid commented on Review: Yo-Kai Watch (3DS):

I'm curious if I'm the only one who was really impressed with the 3D effect from the demo? — rarely do they get 2D animation to pop out so well in 3D.

Anyways, this was an enjoyable game, however I'm not sure I could see myself putting a whole lot of time into it as I would Omega Ruby. Maybe one day I could pick it up though, or maybe we'll get the sequel that could be even better?



FriedSquid commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

This Gen was probably the height of my Pokémon obsession as a kid. I'm pretty sure I started with Gen 1 at a young age but I spent the most time with Gold — so long in fact that I didn't even realize new Pokémon games were out! I remember playing Pokémon Channel and being in awe at 'mon like Blaziken and Latios that I had never seen before. Eventually I got all three games, as well as FireRed, and played them a whole lot. I played a lot of spinoffs like Coliseum and Gale of Darkness too, good memories there — they don't seem to make spinoffs the way they used to. Also at the time I was really into the anime and movies, watching new episodes almost everyday, though once the D/P anime aired I lost interest in the show.

Anyways, lots of love for the 3rd Gen! This one is a favorite for nostalgia, though in those terms Gen 1 probably beats it and Gen 4 comes soon after 3. Lot of my favorite 'mon in there too, like Duskull, Sceptile, Deoxys and more. Omega Ruby is also one of my favorite Pokemon games now, I love what they did with those but I guess not everyone agrees.



FriedSquid commented on Super Mario Maker Developers Talk About the Re...:

Nah, I definitely agree that Zelda Maker would just not work. Primarily, it's too hard to implement and design as a functioning game, but also too difficult for the majority of people to easily make worlds, or at least ones that'd be fun to play.

I think a general dungeon maker would be very cool, but to limit it to the scope of Zelda gameplay would not be a good idea. Mario works because of its simplicity, it makes levels easy to make and to play, and really lets the creativity shine because of that. They could try it with another platformer like Kirby but really I think Nintendo did a great job with SMM and there's no real reason to make another platformer creator when you already have one that stars the most popular platformer ever.



FriedSquid commented on Video: Savour the Madness of Project X Zone 2 ...:

I can't wait to play this. I'm glad to see some other characters that haven't been announced, like Zagi from ToV and more Darkstalker characters. Also glad they mixed up the pair unit combinations so that their moves won't be the same as in the first game.



FriedSquid commented on Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem Character...:

Yes!! Nintendo has answered my prayers! Maybe we'll see some more Xenoblade characters like Shulk, he'd fit perfectly. Hopefully we'll see other franchise reps, but unfortunately since this game is dialogue-heavy we probably won't see Link, Zelda, Samus, etc. I would have loved to see Little Mac teaming up with Ryu and Ken.

Also, this makes me even more bitter that Sakurai couldn't have made Lucina or Chrom unique in Smash like they did here.

And again guys, relax, you just aren't going to see Sonic in this game. They only use human-like characters.



FriedSquid commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

Honestly, it probably was a mistake for NL to report on this. I'd say, let people buy the game, play it, and be surprised at what they see at the end. Unfortunately now that people know it's in the game, they won't buy it (though the opposite is also true)

If you play through the game and like it, but this ending is enough to tarnish your experience of the game, then you really have some serious issues. That's all I'm gonna say.



FriedSquid commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):

I'm surprised that this got a 10/10 yet at the same time I don't know what I expected, this site is biased (not always bad thing really, after all this is a Nintendo site) Based on the scoring policy, it seems a 9/10 would be more fitting because I can't imagine someone who doesn't like platformers enjoying this. Still, good review and I'm excited to play this when it arrives.

Also, is this the first Wii U game to get a perfect score here on NL? I can't remember anything else getting the score but I'm probably wrong.



FriedSquid commented on Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:

I'm pretty excited for this but I still want to see more playable Pokemon and content. I'm not really sure if I'd justify a $60 purchase just from what I've seen so far, but I'm sure they'll add more to it by the time it's ready for Wii U.



FriedSquid commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

This will be a hard time for the guy and I do sympathize with him, but he really had this coming. You just cannot talk the way he did when you're working for a company like that, it simply isn't his place. I understand it sounds a bit harsh to get fired for it but that's just the reality of it I suppose.



FriedSquid commented on Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō T...:

I think objectification and sexism are real problems in the game industry (and I'm a feminist too, so I guess that makes me an SJW right?), but I love SK. Maybe it is a prime example of those issues, or maybe it isn't so much, honestly I still can't decide. At the very least the game is honest and upfront about what you're getting, and if that is where you draw the line then there you go. But for those of us who don't mind it, there's a lot more and a good game under the surface, and I'm pleased Takaki wanted to make sure of that.