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27, United States

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

Sun 11th March, 2012

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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.



Ralizah commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

Modern feminist ideology and cultural marxism, just like right-wing social authoritarianism, are fundamentally incompatible with free societies because they are never satisfied with merely arguing why something should be avoided. Success is only obtained when everyone lives in their thrall and obeys at implied gunpoint. The personal is the political.

Anyhow, I'm sure if the first game managed to survive the intense amount of scrutiny and calls for censorship it received, this one can too.



Ralizah commented on Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Wil...:


I know what you mean. Atlus games are top of the pile in a slow year, but with Splatoon, Zelda U, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Persona 5, Batman: Arkham Knight, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, etc. coming out... I'm not going to want for quality software to play.