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thehoppypoppy

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#8

thehoppypoppy commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

To all of the guys who are saying stuff like, "Men are sexualized too, but I'm not making a big deal out of it."

My question is, why aren't you? You certainly have as much right to be offended by the sexualization of men. The fact of the matter is BOTH men and women are sexualized. Why should any of that be okay in the first place? Why should anyone accept that?
Just because both genders are being sexualized doesn't make it okay.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying sexuality is a bad thing. However, when it is exploited or abused, it becomes unhealthy for the mind and body. The story/games could have easily been written so that the suit always stayed on. The removal of the whole suit was intentional, it is fanservice, it's as simple as that.

Her athelticism doesn't bother me. I'm sure if I ran around like she does, that I would be built like that too (and I would be a healthier person for it). What bothers me is the, "if you've got it, flaunt it" mentality. She could just as easily pull off a tasteful leotard, in my opinion. Plus those heels are crossing the line. No one sensible would battle in heels, they are only there to further solidify her as a virtual sex symbol. I think it's great that she is a strong heroine, but that's about as far as my appreciating her as a character goes.

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#16

thehoppypoppy commented on Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan:

@Yorumi
I appreciate your recommendation, and I respect your opinion. However, I find the casual play experience to be very fulfilling as a gamer. While it may not necessarily be the "full" experience that Normal mode may be, I don't see it as being any less authentic.

I see casual play as the epidural of gaming. I'm still playing the game, just choosing to struggle through it a little less. My threshold for frustration in gaming is about the same as my threshold for pain while in labor, which is not high at all. Once I'm frustrated, it's no longer fun for me. I like some challenge, to be sure, but dying 95% of the time...well, I can think of more entertaining ways (for me) to spend my time. I'm not a high level gamer, I never have been. Due to other responsibilities, I'm not interested in becoming a high level gamer. For me, that's okay. Sure the first few levels are a breeze in casual mode, but the further I go, it gets really difficult for me (meaning, I still die A LOT). I can't just go charging ahead, as you said, later in the game. As for having the Labyrinth be a scary place, believe me, there's enough to freak me out in the Labyrinth even in casual mode. The first time one of those rock pig things charged at me in TMG, I almost peed myself! I guess I'm a scardy cat as well as a wimp...

Even in casual mode, I swear like a sailor at times. I'm pretty sure that in normal mode, I would swear enough for an entire naval armada. At which point my husband would probably take away my 3DS (which would be justified, in my opinion). Hahaha...

I'm glad that Normal mode is a fulfilling gaming experience for you. For myself, I will stick to casual mode for the time being. It's better for my sanity in the long run. ;)

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#17

thehoppypoppy commented on Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan:

I love that they're remaking these games. Plus I'm glad that they're including casual play. I'm not hardcore enough for normal mode. I tend to lose interest when I've died in the same place 200 times...
...yeah, I'm a wimp, but I still enjoy EO gameplay. Therefore, I will most likely be on board for this!

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#22

thehoppypoppy commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

Meh, I'll pass. Since I don't play with friends at home much, I don't see this enhancing my gameplay experience. I'm happy for the people who are excited though.

Plus I have to eat, pay bills, etc...

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#27

thehoppypoppy commented on Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina ...:

I haven't played many Zelda games, or any DW games for that matter, but this does look intriguing! I will read the reviews to see if this is something I will go crazy for. I wish my brother would get a Wii U. This totally looks like something he'd enjoy (then I could try it...).

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#33

thehoppypoppy commented on First Impressions: Going Portable With Super S...:

If I had a 3DS XL, I would consider getting both. But I have the regular instead, so I will wait for the Wii U version. My eyesight isn't great, and I would think so much movement on a tiny screen would tire my peepers out.

I'll save my 3DS budget for Pokemon and Fantasy Life. ^_^

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#37

thehoppypoppy commented on Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI R...:

This is a "wait-and-see" for me. That's probably a good thing for me though. I have a substantial backlog of 3DS games (need to lighten up on the Tomodachi Life for awhile I guess). >_< Plus I have a decent sized 3DS/WiiU wishlist already (my hubby got us a WiiU for our 5 year anniversary last week, so romantic)!

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#38

thehoppypoppy commented on Soapbox: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Lo...:

I still play this game constantly! I love having my friends and family members interact with fictional characters, such as Daria, Aang (and the whole Last Airbender gang) and many others.

I also love editing the songs. My mom sings a ballad about her love of word games. I have an opera song about music students who don't practice. I even have my hubby singing a song about his love of LEGO Wii games.

Despite it's repetitveness, I don't find it at all boring. In some ways I prefer it to Animal Crossing. I like that you can really customize all of the characters (and change them as you wish as you go along). I love that the dialogue is so random and zany!

I love it when my mother-in-law releases all of her energy on a punching bag, or when my Mii asks to change her hair color (which I find amusing because I never have dyed my hair in real life, and never plan to). I find it hilarious that my father-in-law loves wearing a hamster suit! The list goes on and on. This game is awesome!

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#41

thehoppypoppy commented on Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS Retail Games ...:

Is it just me, or does Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley look like HM had a baby with minecraft? Interesting artistic choice. I still don't know how I will choose between that and Story of Seasons...

I wasn't interested in Fantasy Life initially, but watching the extended coverage from the E3 videos might have changed my mind. I have a feeling that I will at least get it for my niece for Christmas.

Super excited about Pokemon Sapphire! Several of the Wii U games look promising, and I don't even have a wii u! I have a feeling we'll get one eventually though. My hubby loves most of the LEGO games, and he's been interested in the Avengers theme game (he would probably be interested in Batman 3 too). Of course I'm also interested in Smash Bros...looks so pretty on the wii u.