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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 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.



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.