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26, United States

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

Sun 11th March, 2012

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Ralizah commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

How is the sound? If the sound isn't better, I'm not buying it.

And what's up with the stylus placement? It was PERFECT on the side of the console.



Ralizah commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

I think the publisher was perhaps just expecting to prey on early adopters. Milk the people who can't wait for $30, and then lower the price later on for everybody else. I doubt a price cut will be too far in the game's future. I can't imagine it's moving too many digital copies at this point given that they have effectively priced themselves out of the market.

$15 is as high as I will go. I'm not paying more for a remastered Sega Genesis schmup than I am for Kokuga.



Ralizah commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

I like that Nintendo is expanding out into new potential franchises. Its rich library of I.P.s didn't come about by doing nothing but releasing new Mario and Zelda games every few years. Time to add more classics to the stable.



Ralizah commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

This is the EXACT reason why I prefer the 3DS/Wii U gen to the DS/Wii gen. Nintendo consoles are starting to feel like proper gaming consoles again as opposed to weird entertainment devices for casual gamers.



Ralizah commented on New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To ...:

Sounds amazing. One of the things I loved about A Link Between Worlds is that it got away from the franchise's linearity a bit. It also helps alleviate the problem of searching a huge map for one tiny event you need to experience or person you need to talk to to move the game forward. Many of the LOZ games are particularly bad about this.

Granted, I like being given SOME direction about what needs to be done next. But the prospect of exploring things at my own pace is exciting.



Ralizah commented on Tappingo 2 Release Pushed Back a Week on Ninte...:

Good idea. It would get overshadowed by all of the other stuff releasing this week and would probably suffer sales-wise. People will be much more receptive toward it when it isn't competing against a bunch of higher-profile releases.

Nintendo should take its own advice about spacing out its releases, though. We go for months with almost nothing to play and then, BOOM, October hits with several big releases.



Ralizah commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

I was initially excited for Gunvolt, but I watched some gameplay of it and the level design and combat seem fairly repetitive. Barring high review scores, I'll probably pick this up when it goes on sale.

Speaking of sales, that Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies price cut is... WOW. Huge. I'll definitely be picking it up ASAP at that price.

Also LOVE the low price of all versions of PLvPW:AA. I'm definitely excited about it, and hopefully more people will buy it at a $30 price point. What's the block size for the U.S. release? I know the European digital version is significantly larger than the original Japanese digital release.

I'm trying to only buy games that go on sale, though, aside from a few key releases (Smash, Fantasy Life, SK:SV, etc.). I have a backlog that is larger than I am comfortable with.

First world problems, eh? "I can't keep up with all of these games I own!"



Ralizah commented on Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect W...:

This looks awesome. It has the deep multiplayer component of something like New Leaf and the accessible RPG gameplay of Disney Magical World. This is pretty much the ideal 3DS game for my family, and I expect we'll be playing it for a long time if it has as much content as people have claimed it does.



Ralizah commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

Night Trap? Seriously? What would be the appeal of an FMV game in this day and age? I'll play the original if I'm feeling nostalgic. Which I'm not, because the original was awful, and was notable only for the buttons it pushed.



Ralizah commented on Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop):

If you want to pay $30 for a remastered Genesis schmup, knock yourself out. Maybe it's worth it to you. It's not worth $30 to me, especially when full retail shooters like Kokuga are available on the eshop for half that price.

As far as I'm concerned, they've priced themselves out of the market. I will buy it when their business sense overcomes their greed and they drop the title to a less outrageous price point.



Ralizah commented on Review: Steel Empire (3DS eShop):

The price will drop like a rock in a few months. Not enough people are going to buy it at this price point to make it profitable. I look forward to buying it when it is $15 or under.



Ralizah commented on Review: IQ Test (Wii U eShop):

Ouch, some of these comments are brutal. Definitely wasn't going to pick up the game without reading the reviews first, though. The title sounds like shovelware. Very personable developer, though, I must say.



Ralizah commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

Meh. Between Shinovi Versus on my Vita, Bayonetta 1 and 2 on my Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. for both 3DS and Wii U, I'm going to be set for action/fighting games for the foreseeable future. I don't really see a place on my shelf for this game anytime soon. Maybe during a slow period next year when prices have dropped a bit.



Ralizah commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

I'm a little sad that Link Between Worlds is so low on this list. The puzzles are never too arcane, the open-world design makes it so that you don't have to do one specific thing in one specific spot on the map to advance the story and can instead explore the Kingdom of Hyrule at your own pace, and it makes PERFECT use of the system's 3D capabilities. It has some of the best game design I've ever seen in a video game. For me, it is A Link to the Past perfected.