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

Sun 11th March, 2012

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Ralizah commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Considering the lack of sources, I'm going to take this article's commentary with a heaping grain of salt. If they are right, though, and Nintendo's best teams have been transitioned away from the Wii U, then they really need to have a plan in place to make sure this doesn't happen again. The biggest problem with the U was a lack of third party support. Unless they manage to secure support for NX among major third parties, nothing is going to change for Nintendo, because people are not going to flock to a console that is missing most of the major third party game releases.



Ralizah commented on First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With ...:

This was definitely one of the best reveals in the Digital Event. I'm almost a complete virgin to the RPG side of Mario, having never played a Mario and Luigi game and only briefly playing Paper Mario: Sticker Star before getting annoyed with it and selling it, so I should probably catch up first. People seem to really like The Thousand Year Door on Gamecube, so I'll probably start there. I'm assuming the Paper Marios don't follow some kind of larger narrative, right?



Ralizah commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

It looks so generic, and somehow manages to look like even less fun than the awful Metroid Prime: Hunters.

Of course, trying to get it cancelled is stupid. I won't be buying it. I hope other people won't be buying it. That would send a clear message to Nintendo that this generic multiplayer stuff is NOT what we want.



Ralizah commented on Iwata Vows To Listen To E3 2015 Digital Event ...:

This E3 definitely seemed like a holding pattern. Unfortunately, many people were still riding high off the last direct and went into this one with elevated expectations.

Not a good mix.

I think once people get over this disappointment they'll find that several of the games actually looked pretty fun. Nintendo had better make sure it releases some heavy hitters next year, though.



Ralizah commented on Interview: Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash B...:

I don't get all the hostility here. This isn't some Anita Sarkeesian talking about how evil and sexist the Smash community is, it's a professional female Smash player talking about some of the difficulties associated with women integrating into a primarily male-dominated scene.



Ralizah commented on Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as a...:

They'd probably sell even more Amiibo if they bothered to actually produce more of the darn things. Why is it so hard to find the amiibo for a hot new release like Splatoon?!

Still, really happy Splatoon is doing well.



Ralizah commented on Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U...:

I hope this encourages Nintendo to step outside of their comfort zone more and keep experimenting. Inklings obviously won't become as iconic as Link or Mario, but I can see them becoming at least as well known and beloved as Pikmin.

Also, hopefully more successes like this will encourage Nintendo to keep the U alive longer.



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.