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

Sun 11th March, 2012

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Ralizah commented on The Team Behind Earthworm Jim Would Like to Ma...:

I will amend what I've said about him, though. While I don't appreciate his (TenNapel's) views, I have read his engagement with people in the community who took offense to what he said and he actually seems quite... approachable. He's a more reasonable guy than his public statements make him seem.

I am glad you don't want to engage with me further, though, because you are, far and away, the most unpleasant person I've ever had the "honor" of talking to on this forum. Have a lovely day.



Ralizah commented on The Team Behind Earthworm Jim Would Like to Ma...:

OK, Let's do this.
"[D]o two things for me. First, stop being a hypocrite, ie take your double-standard ... and apply it to everyone else in the thread, starting with Zach"
Two points:
1) Zach was not referencing people he was talking to in this thread with that comment
2) Zach, and everyone else you have been talking to, have, taken altogether, not thrown as many insults at you as you have at them in just one of your given posts, chosen at random. If they have insulted you, it has not been consistent, and not nearly on the same level as what you're doing.

"Nothing that I've said or done has been any less civil than the responses I've received from people like you on this site"

Thus far, none of your posts go more than a few sentences before you start insulting people. Perhaps people have responded to you in a somewhat heated fashion, but none of them have approached the level of vitriol you've been consistently displaying in your posts.

"But just because you don't agree with someone doesn't make it right to go on a website, invoke someone's name who isn't even part of the discussion, and publicly call them a 'huge piece of shit.'"

But it's OK to call someone you disagree with "Hitler?" Who, exactly, is the hypocrite here?

"We're talking about calling a private citizen with no real influence over anyone a "piece of shit" because of their personal beliefs. And you're actively defending that."

Not really. You told him to "get over it," with regard to TenNapel's opposition to gay marriage. I told you that he doesn't have to, because he finds the man's "opinions" to be offensive. That's the extent of my defense of him.

"So that makes you a pretty hateful and intolerant person, in my opinion."

You're right, I'm not very tolerant of people who want to deprive others of having equal rights. I feel no shame in that. Having a personal religious problem with homosexuals is different than supporting an effort to keep them from being socially equal to heterosexuals. Can you appreciate this distinction?



Ralizah commented on Voice Actors Union Authorises Strike Action Wi...:

The voice acting in Atlus games is usually pretty decent. It's not a huge component of most of them, however. What makes me sad is that I'm pretty sure several companies will capitulate to their demands if a strike does take place.

Time to bring some new talent in. I'm tired of hearing the same voices over and over anyway.



Ralizah commented on Voice Actors Union Authorises Strike Action Wi...:

Hopefully this convinces Atlus to start releasing games with their original Japanese language tracks.

Although how many games has Wheaton actually been in besides Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.? I find it funny that he's acting like people not using him would be some loss to the industry.



Ralizah commented on Random: Excitable Fans Face Disappointment Whe...:

Probably Fire Emblem yaoi, from the looks of it.

It's important to know your audience, and to manage your public announcements in the context of that knowledge. There's a reason Bethesda held off on announcing Fallout Shelter until it formally unveiled Fallout 4, for instance. The expectations of your audience matters, and the biggest mistake you can make is to either be tone-deaf, or, indeed, actively dismissive of what your audience wants.



Ralizah commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final is an All-New Ent...:

The artwork has me worried. I hope it's not too tonally divergent from the original.

SMT IV is still my favorite 3DS exclusive. I need to get the other endings, though. I'm just not looking forward to fighting the Minotaur again.



Ralizah commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:

Great way to treat people who celebrate your creative achievements. Obviously I'd understand if they sent a cease and desist letter or something if they felt they needed to protect their I.P., but to go to town on the guy like this for... what? What did he cost them?

I know what this cost them. At least one incredibly dedicated fan who would continue to support the Pokemon Company. Probably other people who were angered by this as well.

The Pokemon Company (and, more broadly, Nintendo) really need to get it through their collective heads that the path to establishing a sustainable future is not to harass their most dedicated fans until everyone is scared of expressing their love for the I.P. in a non-sanctioned way.

I'm not entirely sure I'm comfortable with buying the next Pokemon game now. I don't want to give money to people who treat their fans like this.



Ralizah commented on Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum F...:

I hope they fix the combat to make it less weird and frustrating. I hate the idea that an otherwise fun Star Fox game was saddled with some weird system that requires you to constantly look back and forth between two different screens to be able to play it correctly.

Definitely waiting for reviews on this one before jumping.



Ralizah commented on Shiny Founder Dave Perry Wasn't Keen On The N6...:

I actually knew about Mischief Makers, but the terrifying box art put me off from ever renting it.
The biggest mark against the system for me was the almost complete dearth of decent RPGs. Were any even published on the system besides Quest 64?

For me, 95% of the fun I had with the system came from Pokemon Snap, Super Smash Bros., and Pokemon Stadium. I also played Hey You, Pikachu! a good deal, but I'm not sure if it worked well enough to qualify as "fun."

I will admit that I do regret having missed out on amazing games like Star Fox 64 and Majora's Mask, though.



Ralizah commented on First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Fram...:

At least NA isn't getting entirely shafted again like it did with the Wii version of Fatal Frame 2.

I'm really looking forward to this. The GamePad is pretty much the perfect piece of gaming hardware to use with a Fatal Frame game.



Ralizah commented on Shiny Founder Dave Perry Wasn't Keen On The N6...:

" discuss a lot of what company president Hiroshi Yamauchi had been saying about PlayStation being this blight on the world of video games with its too many titles overcrowding the store shelves..."

Sounds like the Wii. The original Playstation had a legendary game library, whereas the N64 had maybe ten genuinely amazing games at the time?



Ralizah commented on Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date Fo...:

Geez, I just watched gameplay of the demo on Youtube. The animations are terrible looking. Where did all that extra money go? The TV series? The explosion animation looks like something out of a PS1 era title.

Also, how did they manage to make a combat system that is less fun than the one in Gunvolt?



Ralizah commented on Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date Fo...:

I knew people were going to be disappointed as soon as they started kicking themselves up into a frenzy over this kickstarter.

Granted, it looks worse than I would have expected, but I'll wait until the game actually releases to judge it. Definitely not jumping before the reviews come in, though, or it gets a steep price cut.



Ralizah commented on Video: Admire the Skills on Show as an Insane ...:

@antipop621 That's why the game lets you save and edit levels you've already played through: some people find infinite possibility to be intimidating. Give them some groundwork or limitations, though, and they're good. Perhaps you should try reworking levels you've played and see how they work?

Also, as @aaronsullivan said, the best thing to do otherwise is just start laying stuff down and go from there. If we're going back to the writing example, one of the best ways to overcome "writer's block" is to just write. Anything. Once you're in the flow, you can get more of a feel for where your text (or, in this case, level) is really heading.



Ralizah commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

Great game. Not perfect, of course, but it is still makes brilliant use of the GamePad, has a scary atmosphere, and disempowers the player enough to make him or her feel genuinely threatened and paranoid when entering new areas.



Ralizah commented on Mario Memories: Rediscovering the Wonder in Ga...:

Almost all video games channel one's inner child in some way or another. Games like Gears of War channel some of the less savory aspects: the power trips, cruelty, and anger one sometimes felt as a child. The best Nintendo games channel something more pure: that sense of wonder about a bright, beautiful world that is slowly beaten out of us on our way to adulthood.

If I had to volunteer a candidate for the title of "mature game," though, I'd probably go with something like Shadow of the Colossus: a game that is simultaneously beautiful, tragic, melancholy, mysterious, and morally ambiguous.



Ralizah commented on Rumour: Sega 3D Classics Such As Golden Axe Co...:

Musha, Comix Zone, Ristar, and Phantasy Star II/IV for the single-player.

Toejam and Earl would be amazing for the cooperative play!

Also, would love SoR3. You get to play as a kangaroo with boxing gloves, if I remember correctly.



Ralizah commented on Pikmin 4 is "Very Close to Completion", Though...:

I don't get Nintendo. How long has it been sitting on this? Why do they showcase the stupid Animal Crossing board game thing at E3, but drop a bomb like this on some completely random news day when a ton of people are going to miss it?

The only way that I can explain this behavior is that this is going to be an NX launch title and they didn't want to scare off further Wii U sales with a bunch of great game announcements for a new system.