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I love psychology, philosophy, literature, and video games.

Sun 11th March, 2012

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Ralizah commented on Konami Not Turning Its Back On Consoles After ...:

"We would also like to take this opportunity to state that the Metal Gear and Silent Hill series, both beloved by countless fans around the globe, are also extremely important to Konami."

Sure they are. Which is why you unceremoniously dumped the guy who was the heart of the former series and nuked one of the most anticipated and ambitious horror games of all time that was supposed to become the rebirth of the latter series.

I hope they do go full mobile so I can ignore them completely. Watching this shell of a company stagger around the console marketplace any longer is only going to cause pain and confusion to its former fans.



Ralizah commented on Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 R...:

@Despair1087 As Spoony said, the extra stuff coming with their games is standard for their releases. The price increase would be easier to swallow if the free stuff included with their games improved in quality, but that hasn't been the case. I used to buy all of their releases day one, but I'm not going to support this Atlus tax they're trying to charge.



Ralizah commented on Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score:

Yeah. Virtue's Last Reward got a 34/40 from this outlet as well. And Final Fantasy XIII got a 39/40. FFVI only got a 37/40 from them. According to Famitsu, FFXIII > FFVI.

In other words, their scores are somewhat worthless.



Ralizah commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

Nintendo's authoritarian approach to managing its content worked in the past, when it had a family-friendly brand image to protect, but in an era where Nintendo is trying to diversify just to survive in the new digital landscape, its archaic policies are holding it back.



Ralizah commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

It's 10/10 in terms of its influence on subsequent 3D platformers. In terms of how well it has held up? 7/10 tops. The game has not aged gracefully, and even 3D platformers from that gen like Banjo-Kazooie and Spyro the Dragon managed to top this game in almost every way.

It's an undeniably legendary title, but let's not pretend it's a perfect little masterpiece. It's downright awkward to play today, and looks like a nightmare (early N64 graphics were some of the ugliest I've ever seen).



Ralizah commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Knowing Nintendo, they have some giant project that is being developed in the background that they will announce a few months before release.

Honestly, if E3 sees Western release dates for Fatal Frame V and Xenoblade Chronicles X, I'll be a happy panda either way.



Ralizah commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo ...:

Actually own the Wii version, but the thought of experiencing it on a portable was too much to pass up. I'll clear it first on the New 3DS (which I bought mostly for this game) and then do a more complete runthrough on the Wii version sometime in the future.



Ralizah commented on Rumour: Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Lea...:

I won't be purchasing any Metal Gear games after The Phantom Pain. This game looks to be the swan song this legendary franchise deserves, and Konami is only going to run it into the ground without Kojima at the helm.

I do worry about Silent Hills, though. Hopefully that project doesn't get canned.



Ralizah commented on Gallery: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History M...:

Don't get me wrong, there's definite sex appeal, but it's different. Most sex appeal games work by objectifying and fetishizing aspects of their female characters. Bayonetta's sex appeal isn't objectification, though, because the sexual expression flows organically out of her character. It's kind of like a femme fatale in classic noir: the character is extremely sensual, and as such trying to frame her outside of that context is to change her character.

Also, if you haven't played Bayonetta 2, then you're missing out on one of the greatest action games ever made.