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Mon 16th June, 2014

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thehoppypoppy commented on Professional Super Smash Bros. Player Proposes...:


I assure you that my congrats was heartfelt and genuine. I can see how my post could be perceived as catty, but it wasn't meant to be. He wouldn't have asked if he thought she would say no. I'm glad they are both happy. To find love is a gift, and I wish them a lifetime of wedded bliss! :-)

It's not a crime to have my own notion of romance though (I'd say that it has served me well). I personally wouldn't find it romantic, but she did, so he did good! :-)



thehoppypoppy commented on Video: Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untol...:

I don't doubt that Untold II will make it to the US. I'm more interested in a remake of EO III (though I do plan on getting II). I would love it if a remake of III was like EO IV, so that the stratums (dungeons, etc...) were spread out on other islands. Though perhaps I hope for too much...



thehoppypoppy commented on Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - We...:

Started as a hunter, then I was a miner for awhile. Now I'm an angler. So much to do! Pretty sure this will become my most played game on the 3DS (given how many hours I've devoted to Animal Crossing and Etrian Odyssey IV, that's saying a lot)!

Also, I really want the female angler's hat! I'd wear that hat EVERYWHERE!



thehoppypoppy commented on Fantasy Life:

Tomorrow is the big day in the US! Got my "shipped" notification from Amazon this morning! SO EXCITED! 8D



thehoppypoppy commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pilotwings 64:

I would love a Wii U version of this game, with the original Pilotwings cast (plus maybe some newcomers as unlockable characters?)! I like the 3DS version too...but it lacks some of the same charm as the 64 version.

So many early N64 memories just came flooding back to me. Those were good days! :-)



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.



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

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. ;)



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!



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...