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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 Video: Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS:

@Artwark Most gamers I know who've owned one have broken at least one. Like I said, the hinge was usually the first thing to go. The phat DS does look far more durable than the Lite model, though, so maybe it was better in that regard.

I'm not a fan of the build of the original 3DS, but my XL has escaped without serious harm falls that would have severely damaged my old DS Lite or OG 3DS.



Ralizah commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

I'm guessing that once the game is out everywhere and you don't have to worry about trying to find someone close by, the lag issue will become less pressing. Moreover, Nintendo has been better about patching its games lately.



Ralizah commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

Another day, another Western third party spits in the faces of Nintendo gamers. Nothing new here.

Can't say I'm terribly disappointed, though. I wasn't going to buy this anyway. This trash doesn't belong on a shelf next to Wind Waker HD or Smash Bros.



Ralizah commented on Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoeni...:

Meh. I already own all 3 games for the DS, so I probably won't be picking this up.

I do like that they're making the original trilogy so accessible, though. $30 is peanuts to be able to own and play through one of the best Adventure game series out there.



Ralizah commented on Guide: How To Beat Everyone At Super Smash Bro...:

I might just main Link in the full version of the game unless Lucina is better. I've gotten really used to how he moves and love how buffed he is now. Also, he's strong as both a close-quarters and a distance fighter. Talk about versatility!

Also, Smashing opposing players by pogo jumping on their heads with the tip of the Master Sword = Win!



Ralizah commented on Mother 4 Is On The Way, But It's Not Being Mad...:

I wish they'd just release a Mother-inspired game instead of creating a fan sequel that will NEVER be considered canon, no matter how good it might turn out to be. What a waste of considerable time and resources.



Ralizah commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

I can see how this is going to go.

Ubisoft releases a delayed version of Watch Dogs for Wii U three days before one of the system's biggest first-party games drops.

Sales for Watch Dogs are poor because people are hyped for Smash and most gamers have already played Watch Dogs on some other machine by this point.

Ubisoft concludes from the poor early sales that there is a lack of interest in their games on Nintendo consoles.

Ubisoft, as a result, delays the development of Wii U versions of their upcoming games.

And the cycle continues.

I LOVE games like Rayman Legends and Child of Light, but I'm sick of their excuses and poor decisions regarding the Wii U. I don't even care about the Wii U game they're holding hostage at this point. They can keep it.

...otherwise: Yay, a release date for Smash Wii U!



Ralizah commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):


Based on the review, it got a 7/10 because:

  • Lack of online multiplayer
  • Inconsistent frame-rate
  • An apparent max frame-rate of 30 FPS
  • Fuzzy, poorly-rendered FMVs
  • Battlefields that are often sparse
  • Enemies that are largely cannon fodder
  • Apparently utilizes a last-gen Dynasty Warriors engine
  • Overall lack of polish that is unusual for a game associated with a classic Nintendo franchise

Did you even read the review? This game doesn't even sound like it deserves a 7/10 to me. I get the feeling the score would have been quite a bit lower if this didn't have Legend of Zelda characters running around in it.

I'll pick it up when it hits bargain bin prices. I don't mind paying top dollar for ultra-polished first-party Nintendo games, but this is too sloppy to be a priority. Too bad. I know a lot of Nintendo fans were, and still are, anticipating this game.



Ralizah commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):

Second only to Smash as my most anticipated game of the year. The review definitely backs up my initial impressions of the game.



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 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.