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About Areala

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  • Birthday 10/21/1976

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    Video games, horror novels, creative writing, girls! :-9
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    Super Nintendo

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    Dragon's Dogma (PS3); Borderlands 2 (PS3)
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    Tomb Raider, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI

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  1. I'll just leave this here... *huggles* Areala
  2. Is this the same "mild" typhoon that is nearly 900 miles wide, producing wind gusts of over 130 miles per hour, and estimated to dump somewhere in the neighborhood of two feet of rain on you? Like...what on earth does a typhoon have to do to receive an upgrade to major or even ordinary status?! *huggles* Areala
  3. I don't know what "Girls Mode 3" is. I just know that I want it.
  4. By law of probability there almost has to be, although I'd be surprised if they were as 'loud and proud' about it as the obnoxious wing of the West's otaku crowd. Strikes me as the sort of thing one keeps to one's self in Japan. But maybe not. *huggles* Areala
  5. I've wondered about this. I've seen numerous Japanese-language books come through at the bookstore, and it's always fun trying to match up and make sure all the volumes are there so they can be sold together (because what use is half a book?). Even stuff like "The Da Vinci Code", which is only around 400 pages, average for a hardcover thriller, got split in thirds for its Japanese publication. Stuff like Murakami's "1Q84", which is something like 950 pages in its US edition, I can totally understand splitting. But "The Da Vinci Code"? Really...? *huggles* Areala
  6. I think Phantasy Star II derives its well-loved reputation from being the first 16-bit RPG many people experienced in the US. That, along with being an upgrade to virtually every aspect of the first game including characters which join and depart the party across the story (one even gets story-killed, which you never saw in console RPGs to that point), and beating Final Fantasy to market in the West, give people my age fond memories of enjoying all those surprising firsts. I never cared for the original Phantasy Star (navigating 3D mazes of 10'x10' corridors which all lack defining features is a skill I am terrible with), but Phantasy Star II was epic in every sense of the word for 1990 and I still love it today. *huggles* Areala
  7. Objection! This is clearly a "clue book", not a "strategy guide" as claimed. I move the witness's statement be struck from the record, and the jury be instructed to disregard his testimony. *huggles* Areala
  8. Browsing through this, I was very excited to see an ad for what looked like a really neat horror game (page 10). After struggling for about twenty minutes to decipher the handwritten kanji of the title (then feeling like an idiot after realizing it was deciphered for me down at the bottom left side of the page), I went looking for info only to discover that "Muragiri" was cancelled and never released. Why do you hurt me like this, @kitsunebi77? Why?
  9. Was "The Golf '92" more popular than "The Baseball '88" or "The Volleyball '95" or "The Bowling '02"?
  10. Oooooh! Protoculture Addicts! Haven't seen an issue of this (except for the ones I own) in decades. Very nice.
  11. According to my index, I have the March 1996 issue in my collection somewhere. I'll have to find it and add it to the database. *huggles* Areala
  12. I'm delighted to see this show up here! Thanks, Kitsunebi and Whiskcat! *huggles* Areala
  13. I'm a little over 3 months late, but happy 10th Retromags Anniversary to me! :angel:

  14. I absolutely love this. The first Zork is one of my most beloved adventure games of all time, and seeing the artist renditions of the different areas is really neat. Also fun for learning some kanji as well. Thanks, Kitsu-san! *huggles* Areala