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It's either sadness or euphoria

Male, 19, Australia

Gotta keep it cool, yo

Sun 5th February, 2012

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Jollykarp commented on 3DS eShop-Exclusive Harvest December Visual No...:

The developers of this novel aren't too famous, but it's gotten good reviews on vndb. I'm in :D

also @Phantom_R I can't help but feel like you're comparing the worst of visual novels to the best of conventional novels. There's some really awful stuff that have been vanity published in the past, and there are some visual novels which are written far more masterfully than a lot of mainstream literature. I recommend 999, Danganronpa, Clannad, Little Busters and Katawa Shoujo, although adult content warning on all of those except for the Key ones.



Jollykarp commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Interesting piece. I do wish there were more options on the poll though, as I'm not really in a position to argue either view.

I'll admit it's pretty futile to defend the content of the game or the advertising. I honestly thought it was going to be pretty niche. But it charted, and seeing as from the activity on this site it's fairly popular. As much as I would like to disagree that sex and controversy sells, we constantly see reminders that it's a truth of the industry. I'm still trying to figure out what implications that has for gaming as a whole though.



Jollykarp commented on Video: Manami Matsumae Performs Her Awesome Mi...:

I like the song, I think it's pretty interesting and energetic. Only real complaint (and it's pretty minor) is that there's a lot of elements going on and there's no refrain so to speak, which is probably why people are saying it isn't memorable.



Jollykarp commented on Weirdness: Love Triangle Turns Nasty Thanks To...:

"I do anime conventions and stuff, dress up in costume. So I got it, because it’s a good replica, and it looks nice, and it so happens to be pointed and bladed."

He's a cosplayer and yet bought a prop which is automatically banned in any and every convention, everywhere. What?



Jollykarp commented on Nintendo Download: 6th March (Europe):

It would be totally embarrassing if I bought another copy of Dream Team Bros due to the sale... I was thinking that I wanted it until I remembered I have a brand new copy in a drawer somewhere. Gotta get around to it, eventually.



Jollykarp commented on Video: The Dubious Charm Of Senran Kagura Burs...:

@shaneoh Yeah, it doesn't seem like something the mainstream retailers will stock. I think maybe the more obscure ones like Gametraders will get a copy, or maybe off Ozgameshop. I'll be getting digital though, don't really want a box like that hanging around my house :S



Jollykarp commented on Video: The Dubious Charm Of Senran Kagura Burs...:

Honestly, honestly, honestly -

I want this game. But the only thing holding me back is the stigma of being a person who plays this game. I'm not a creepy person (or at least I hope not) irl, and I don't think playing this game will make me moreso. I'd say that we shouldn't judge each other by their video game tastes, but that shouldn't even need to be necessary. I just wanna play games, man.



Jollykarp commented on Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Sp...:

Next installment in the Transformers gaming franchise implies that it's part of the War for Cybertron series? Those games actually looked pretty fun since their maps were designed around the ability to transform into cars and such.



Jollykarp commented on Monolith Soft Lists "Urgent" Job Postings, Inc...:

I doubt it'll be an MMO if they only decided they need online staff now, when development has gone underway. Maybe it's just Miiverse integration or drop in co-op. Or maybe an arena mode? To be honest I was kinda worried that it would be an MMO - they're great and all, but they're a totally different experience from single player RPGs.



Jollykarp commented on First Impressions: 3D After Burner II:

Y'know, I always thought Arika and Grezzo were the best at remastering old games. Then M2 comes along and shows everyone how it's done. I love how they consider every possible thing a fan could want and add it in so that the remasters have something for everyone.



Jollykarp commented on Sega Looking To Bring More Free-To-Play Titles...:

Y'know, I'd say that the freemium model and racing games don't mix well, but the amount of money I've dropped playing Initial D games in the arcade begs to differ. Seriously hope this one gets localised!

EDIT: Just realised that it's not an actual racing game. Might pass then D:



Jollykarp commented on Video: Watch The Chickens Come Home To Roost I...:

I'm a bit of a miser to be honest. I haven't used the online sharing function in HM:ANB a single time, instead I prefer to climb my way up the ladders with pure grit and hard work. This does have the side effect of being dirt poor and a laughing stock at each crop festival for the first 5 or so years, but it's worth it for the eventual glory!!

So yeah, might skip on this one if it's all about the connectedness. Although I'll still see what kind of people the bachelorettes are like - I didn't like the cast from ANB too much, although perhaps it's because I had to build all their houses for them and half of them didn't even say thanks :p



Jollykarp commented on Weirdness: This Chinese School Has an Enormous...:

Back when I visited China, my 12 year old cousin was playing a non-translated version of Super Mario 64 DS. He was stuck on the Bowser boss where you had to spin him around since he couldn't understand the English instructions, so I beat the boss for him and looked like a total baller XD

Good to see these kids have a little fun, judging by how tough the Chinese schooling system can be



Jollykarp commented on SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States T...:

This is great news, and expected too. Although didn't Sega make Skies of Arcadia and the Phantasy Star series, which were both quite good RPG's?

Atlus doesn't seem like the kind of studio which would go and resurrect all of Sega's forgotten IP's though, as awesome as that would be. If anything, Atlus is better at making their own original stuff, and it might even be a waste for them to be confined to expectations of Sega's games.



Jollykarp commented on Review: Senran Kagura Burst (3DS eShop):

Hibari fights with the incredibly endearing art of seemingly random flailing.

From videos, I'd always wondered what this style was, but you've described it perfectly :D

This review was hilarious, here's hoping the game lives up to it haha



Jollykarp commented on Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nint...:

Haha, forget EB - the reason this launch was so strong was probably because Big W and The Good Guys were selling copies for $44 on launch day! Some of my friends still haven't got a copy, although EB always seems to have some :D



Jollykarp commented on Nintendo "Would Like to Enrich" Its Virtual Co...:

I actually quite like where the 3DS VC's at right now. There's a good mix of games in all genres from a variety of different publishers. If I were a new consumer who'd just bought a 3DS, I would've taken a look at the current line-up and been spoiled silly.

As someone who's already bought a huge amount of VC titles though, I guess more wouldn't hurt :p