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Every Pokemon game is made for newcomers. She should be fine with Sword and Shield. The reading level for the games skew young and the mechanics are easy to understand to get through the main story. But yeah, find out what games her friends are playing first before you decide to buy anything.

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What's the like likelihood of them doing a quicklook for this? Probably 0% chance right? Seems like Patrick was the only one who cared about this series, though Austin did manage to put it in his latest Friday sum up.

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If they're going to put out a timeline for a scenario where Link loses, then there could be splits in every single game. Every single moment. It is a pretty random. It just exists as a timeline for all the games that don't fit.

I think had they really thought about this, they should have created an elaborate game over for Ocarina of Time 3D during the Ganon fight if you lose to make a timeline like this make more sense.

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Yes. For me he was. I don't particularly like the boss fight design wise, despite them changing it up a little during the second and third times.

The pace of the fights weren't great either. After the second battle, if you end up choosing to to Faron Woods first, you immediately have to fight the Imprisoned again.

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I guess I mainly have an issue with how it's not really about the Avatar. Ozai needed the Avatar out of the way as he was the only one capable of ending the war. Amon needed the Avatar out of the way to show true dominance of his power and his movement. Unavaatu is revenge driven and knows that it his true born purpose to stomp out light and peace, which is what the Avatar is. The Red Lotus wanted to destroy the old establishment, the Avatar being a key figure in it. In all of those instance, the Avatar and their legacy was under threat. Kuvira just wanted to bring order to the Earth Kingdom and didn't really care about the Avatar one way or the other. It just comes off as Korra just being an annoyance. I mean I suppose it's nice to have variety, but when your villain doesn't really have any enmity toward your protagonist and you want to end the franchise on this, there has to be more there. I just feel like Korra was never really in any real danger here.

But that's exactly the point. Not every villain needs to be going after the Avatar for the Avatar to be relevant. The role of the Avatar is to be the one that brings balance to world. When he/she is absent, it gives rise to dictators like Kuvira who fool themselves into thinking that what they are doing is for the greater good. The Avatar is more important then ever in Book 4, not because of some plot to take her out, but because we see the imbalance that is created when she isn't there to guide and protect the world. In fact, Book 4 strongly mirrored The Last Airbender thematically. Aang was gone for 100 years and the world changed for the worse while he was gone. Korra was gone for only 3 years, and in that short time someone as potentially dangerous as Ozai was born. The world needs its Avatar.

Yes, I'm aware that that is the point. I literally said that it was nice to have variety.I am just saying as a threat to the protagonist, Kuvira comes off weakly. It's hard to show interest in her when we literally have a few lines of dialogue about her backstory and she has no interest in the protagonist as well. Her threat doesn't feel very threatening compared to the other villains, even with her nearly taking the entire Earth Kingdom back off screen. Maybe if there was more of her blackmailing towns and cities and more confrontations between her and Korra, I'd be more into it. But as it is, eh.

As for the Avatar's relevancy, can you really say that she's needed more now than ever?Was she really the onlything that could have stopped Kuvira's campaign? Does she acknowledge this? She feels it is her duty because that is what the Avatar is supposed to do is that true? Zaheer tellsher to get over what happened to her and boom emotional crisis over. I would have liked her to contemplate more about whether she's needed but most of her crisis revolved around getting nearly killed and the season needed to head right on forward to all of the action in Republic City.

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The Legend of Korra series finale had a lot to like about it. Some great action set pieces, some of the best fight choreography in the franchise, and even some romance for the shippers. But I have to say, I feel really underwhelmed. I've never been the biggest fan of Korra. After Season 1, with 2, I was really just sort of started hate-watching it, but season 3 impressed me a lot. It felt like an actually cohesive journey. It seemed like the creators really learned from their mistakes. It was basically season 1 but done right. But season 4 was just a huge drag with nothing really happening till the last few episodes. Even Korra's arc about self-discovery is just kind of dropped.

Kuvira is just not a especially good villain. With such a tacked on motivation that's brought out again in the finale and doesn't really work for me. Korra herself talks about having a character arc where she had to experience suffering to learn compassion toward others and I'm like...what? That's the huge take away? What about your own relevancy in this universe? What does the Avatar mean now? Then there's how the entire plot doesn't feel like an ending for a franchise. It just feels like another problem that the Avatar solved. There was no grand culmination of a series worth of development like it was for ATLA. It just leaves me a little hollow.

I guess I mainly have an issue with how it's not really about the Avatar. Ozai needed the Avatar out of the way as he was the only one capable of ending the war. Amon needed the Avatar out of the way to show true dominance of his power and his movement. Unavaatu is revenge driven and knows that it his true born purpose to stomp out light and peace, which is what the Avatar is. The Red Lotus wanted to destroy the old establishment, the Avatar being a key figure in it. In all of those instance, the Avatar and their legacy was under threat. Kuvira just wanted to bring order to the Earth Kingdom and didn't really care about the Avatar one way or the other. It just comes off as Korra just being an annoyance. I mean I suppose it's nice to have variety, but when your villain doesn't really have any enmity toward your protagonist and you want to end the franchise on this, there has to be more there. I just feel like Korra was never really in any real danger here.

Lore wise, I feel like this entire season doesn't really add anything of note for the Avatar themselves. Like why is this book even called Balance? Like an emotional balance to Korra? Balance to the Earth Kingdom? Balance to the world? ATLA was imbalanced. Hundred years of war, genocide of a race, a tribe of people wiped to the brink, a tribe of people secluded and closed off from others, a kingdom with no real leader, kingdom states trying to survive war on their own, and a psychopath attempting to wipe out another race by the end of the summer. That's some real imbalance that had to have the Avatar to do their thing. You title your season Balance, I'd have hoped there would be something meaningful there.

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Ugh, he's not dying geez.

I'm not getting emotional over someone just moving to another city while still working for the site.

Nope. Not falling for this sentimental nonsense.

Not falling for it.

Oh who am I kidding. ;_;

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I would buy one, but then i look at the library and only see Persona 4 The golden as the only game I actually want to play.

Yeah, that was the only reason I wanted one and that's why I bought one. But there are a couple of titles that are pretty cool on the system like Gravity Rush, Mutant Blobs Attack, and Virtue's Last Reward. Course the latter two are available on Steam and 3DS but they're good versions. It's understandable to be weary about the library, especially when the future looks pretty bleak. Hopefully Sony can turn it around, cause it's pretty cool tech.

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Up there with the Big Boss salute. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando was my first PS2 game, lots of great memories with the system. Definitely best console and library ever. Only the SNES comes close.

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Trophies haven't been syncing for months for me.