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Ralizah

Ralizah

26, United States

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

Joined:
Sun 11th March, 2012

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#3

Ralizah commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

The Wii U's sales will get better and better as its high-quality library of exclusives grows. Super Smash Bros. should help. I'm really interested in seeing how gamers take to it in 2015 after it gets games like Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and The Legend of Zelda U.

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#4

Ralizah commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (North America):

@Capt_N
Just saying, it makes no sense to complain about a download game being $20 when a retail release comparable in scope and length is $40 and nobody complains about that. Hell, most $60 console games that aren't RPGs or strategy games of some sort don't offer much more up in terms of length or value.

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#5

Ralizah commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (North America):

The new Shantae is a larger game than the previous ones, more comparable in scope to a retail release, so I don't see the problem with the price tag.

Given multiple endings and incentives to replay, it's a way better value than a $40 NSMB game that takes a few hours to beat. Yet I never hear complaints about the costs of those games.

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#6

Ralizah commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (North America):

Watch it be months before we get the DKC games...

Still, this is an absolutely epic week. Nabbing Shantae this evening and Fantasy Life when it releases at midnight. Bayonetta 2 will unfortunately have to wait for Christmas.

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#7

Ralizah commented on Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

DLC is winning? Really?

Anyhow, I chose online tournaments, but I guess my real first choice would be reliable online connectivity in the first place. Smash 3DS seems to be better than Brawl, but it can still be incredibly uneven. I hope the Wii U version rectifies this.

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#9

Ralizah commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

So, if we're comparing it to Castlevania, it sounds more like Order of Ecclesia (hard, with the action taking place in multiple different zones) than earlier Metroidvanias (easy, with the action taking place in one big, interconnected environment). I'm enthusiastic about the evident bump up in difficulty that the reviewer noted. The original wasn't bad in this regard, but Risky's Revenge was entirely too easy.

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#10

Ralizah commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

I like the way NWR talked about this issue in its review of the game. One of the cons was: "The amount of "boobage" (if you will) may be a turn-off." That's it. Let's people know that there is some level of fanservice in the game without lecturing the readers about how "unnecessary" it is. If I want to hear people talk about how sinful it is for girls to show off their bodies, I'll go to church.

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#11

Ralizah commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

Shantae games have always had scantily-clad girls and some mildly risque humor. Nintendo Life managed to review the first two Mighty Switch Force games without focusing on the undeniably sexualized treatment of the prisoner girls. I doubt any fragile young minds were warped by those games. Can we go back to that style of reviewing, please? We don't need to be subjected to some feminist PSA every time a WayForward game has mild fanservice in it.

Glad to hear the game is as good as I thought it would be, though. Games like Shovel Knight and MSF already look amazing in 3D, and this sounds like it's going to look even nicer.

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#18

Ralizah commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I definitely want to see how big the New Nintendo 3DS screen is in person before I commit to buying it. I could probably do with something slightly smaller than the XL, but I can't go back to the tiny screens of the original.

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#27

Ralizah commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

@Spoony_Tech
I don't know. Joe Average might pass the game up in favor of something cheaper, but this IS an established, if still somewhat obscure, game series with something of a cult following. The kickstarter for HGH and Steam release of Risky's Revenge have probably brought more attention to the series as well. $20 is a bit pricier than normal for an eshop game, but I don't think it has completely priced itself out of consideration for most gamers like Steel Empire has. I could be wrong, though.

I do think the timing of the release sucks, though. It's only a few weeks after Smash and a single day before Fantasy Life. That likely won't do them any favors.

On another note, it's interesting how the character portraits have become more and more animesque over the years.

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#28

Ralizah commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

This Shantae game supposedly has a huge in-game world, is longer than the original Shantae and way longer than Risky's Revenge, has Metroid-esque gameplay with multiple hidden pathways and the potential for sequence breaking, was designed to fully utilize the 3D capabilities of the system and runs at 60 FPS with it turned on, apparently has tons of unlockable stuff when it is played more than once, and even has multiple endings. In other worlds, this is more like a retail release, even if it is getting a digital-only release.

$20 is a steal for this. I'll be downloading it Day One.

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#30

Ralizah commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

So awesome. 3D World is going to be awesome with a Gamecube controller. Ditto for MK8.

Does it also work with any game in Wii mode that supports the classic controller? Because I distinctly remember Xenoblade not being playable with a GC controller. Will I be able to... do that now?

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#39

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.

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#43

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.

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#45

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.

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#47

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.

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#49

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!