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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, Detective Pikachu might actually become a case of a movie being so hilariously bad th   
    Detective Pikachu might actually become a case of a movie being so hilariously bad that it's good again.
    I think it's hard to take a live-action movie of Pokemon seriously, especially with how terrifying/weird some of them look. However, if they take that to their advantage and actually don't try to be serious about it, it can still be a great and fun movie.
    Movies like Sharknado were successful because they were so badly done you had to laugh. But that wasn't the only reason because there are many movies like that and they're just bad. The reason Sharknado was actually enjoyable to me was that you could feel that all parties involved did not take it seriously but rather just as it is: a bad movie with a ridiculous plot and fairly bad CGI. And that makes it good because the moment you feel that, it becomes a parody of itself without trying to be mean or being upset about the fact that it will never be a truly profound piece of art.
    If Detective Pikachu does it right, it can also do it like Deadpool. (And not because Ryan Reynolds is also Pikachu's voice actor. This different, a bit less child-friendly image of a caffeine addicted Pikachu is refreshing rather than trying to copy a game.)
    Let's be real. Live-action movies based on an anime or games with an anime-esque look have rarely ever worked out, apart from romance dramas perhaps. Having Pokemon, the epitome of child-friendly, translated into such a setting would likely be off-putting if they attempted that with a serious mindset.
    The best they can do to appeal to adults (which make up a considerable amount of Pokemon fans even if Nintendo tries to ignore that at times), is to be aware that some of this just looks ridiculous in a realistic style and act on that. And it seems like they actually did that so far. I think there's a reason Detective Pikachu was chosen and not one of the main games or even a movie/the anime series. It's a spin-off with arguably a less grand fanbase while still having a story to follow and the potential to make it adequate for both adults and children.
    I think I will actually watch it with the expectation that it will be a horrible movie but also with the potential to be a great horrible movie. And if not, I will at least have seen around an hour or so of a fluffy Pikachu with a Deadpool voice.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Iamkingdomhearts1000 for a status update, Finally they started the regular sale of the tickets for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra   
    Finally they started the regular sale of the tickets for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World of Tres in Germany, 4 days after it was originally meant to take place. I unfortunately missed the pre-sale due to a hospital stay with zero internet connectivity and gosh, that was nerve-wrecking this time after it was sold out so fast the first time.
    First the seats I had selected were not available anymore and then there was allegedly an error with my credit card which caused me to have to do the whole thing again. Fortunately, it worked this time around and they accepted it. >_<
    So yeah, Cologne here my three friends and I come! I'm excited and thrilled to be able to go again. 
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    Merilly got a reaction from Iamkingdomhearts1000 for a status update, This won't contain any spoilers, but after finishing KH3, I really don't know what al   
    This won't contain any spoilers, but after finishing KH3, I really don't know what all this negative fuss was about. I was expecting them to do something horrendous which would tear apart our entire conception of Kingdom Hearts but got nothing that bad.
    KH3 has flaws. Tons of them, just like every other game. There are quite a few things I personally would have done differently, paced in a different manner or excluded in favor of more story (like minigames), but for me, it was not nearly as atrocious as some people claim it to be.
    Of course people can continue to believe that. It's their opinion after all and I can't tell anyone how to experience a game or how to deal with their expectations. We had a long time to envision how the perfect game would be for us. And KH3 doesn't come close to what I imagined.
    But it is still Kingdom Hearts in every way by doing that. It's not much different than any of the other titles in that regard. Even KH2 had tons of complaints when it came out. The prologue, people complaining about mashing triangle too much and beating enemies without actually doing something, having so many cutscenes that you sometimes couldn't take one step, the Disney worlds being too detached from the overall plot way too often, etc.
    People tend to forget that they complained a lot about KH2 too when it came out. Despite not having a lot of expectations. KH3 could have never lived up to the hype without being 200 hours long. And even then it wouldn't have been perfect for all of us because we all wanted different things and focused on different aspects of a game, be it gameplay, story, graphics, etc.
    KH3 isn't what I wanted and I can't glorify my gripes to make it such. Certain aspects bug me and others were just downright not explainable. However, it also had a lot of good things.
    I laughed so much. More like in any other KH title. I still got some things I wanted. What was shown was good, even if it could have been more. In some aspects it was even more than I could have asked for.
    All in all, it just falls in line with the rest of the franchise as not making it more dramatic than KH actually ever was. And for that, I am actually glad.
    More than anything, I am sad to see this saga go. It isn't as bad as a final goodbye to a franchise since it was confirmed to continue way before its release, but it's close. It has been 5 1/2 years since its announcement. Times where this site blew up from every little bit of information given. That time was wrought with so many emotions.
    For now, we have to bid this farewell. Maybe until the next DLC or the next game. Maybe the wait won't be as long next time now that they somewhat have the engine under control. But I'll look forward to doing it again all over with all of the excitement, worries, happiness and fears. 
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    Merilly got a reaction from Dustin Lübbers for a status update, This won't contain any spoilers, but after finishing KH3, I really don't know what al   
    This won't contain any spoilers, but after finishing KH3, I really don't know what all this negative fuss was about. I was expecting them to do something horrendous which would tear apart our entire conception of Kingdom Hearts but got nothing that bad.
    KH3 has flaws. Tons of them, just like every other game. There are quite a few things I personally would have done differently, paced in a different manner or excluded in favor of more story (like minigames), but for me, it was not nearly as atrocious as some people claim it to be.
    Of course people can continue to believe that. It's their opinion after all and I can't tell anyone how to experience a game or how to deal with their expectations. We had a long time to envision how the perfect game would be for us. And KH3 doesn't come close to what I imagined.
    But it is still Kingdom Hearts in every way by doing that. It's not much different than any of the other titles in that regard. Even KH2 had tons of complaints when it came out. The prologue, people complaining about mashing triangle too much and beating enemies without actually doing something, having so many cutscenes that you sometimes couldn't take one step, the Disney worlds being too detached from the overall plot way too often, etc.
    People tend to forget that they complained a lot about KH2 too when it came out. Despite not having a lot of expectations. KH3 could have never lived up to the hype without being 200 hours long. And even then it wouldn't have been perfect for all of us because we all wanted different things and focused on different aspects of a game, be it gameplay, story, graphics, etc.
    KH3 isn't what I wanted and I can't glorify my gripes to make it such. Certain aspects bug me and others were just downright not explainable. However, it also had a lot of good things.
    I laughed so much. More like in any other KH title. I still got some things I wanted. What was shown was good, even if it could have been more. In some aspects it was even more than I could have asked for.
    All in all, it just falls in line with the rest of the franchise as not making it more dramatic than KH actually ever was. And for that, I am actually glad.
    More than anything, I am sad to see this saga go. It isn't as bad as a final goodbye to a franchise since it was confirmed to continue way before its release, but it's close. It has been 5 1/2 years since its announcement. Times where this site blew up from every little bit of information given. That time was wrought with so many emotions.
    For now, we have to bid this farewell. Maybe until the next DLC or the next game. Maybe the wait won't be as long next time now that they somewhat have the engine under control. But I'll look forward to doing it again all over with all of the excitement, worries, happiness and fears. 
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    Merilly got a reaction from Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, I don't think this is a spoiler, but I recommend watching/reading the two most recent   
    I don't think this is a spoiler, but I recommend watching/reading the two most recent story updates from the Japanese KHUx. A dialogue in the prologue makes much more sense when you've seen it.
    It's not absolutely vital for the understanding but I can imagine that any question less is welcomed and you won't have to guess anything. If that's a spoiler, I'm sorry. >_<
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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, More and more leaks... I'm just going to browse incognito from now on. I don't think   
    More and more leaks... I'm just going to browse incognito from now on. I don't think I've gotten too spoiled since it was one sentence out of context where I'm not even sure it's from the game or just some video title so it's still good.
    Clearing the watch history didn't work out for me, probably because I've subscribed to content creators which post KH stuff even when I haven't watched a video in weeks and clicked a lot of cat videos and the like. And I don't want to remove my subscriptions for that. But incognito mode works fairly well. I have to turn it on again from time to time but it does work.
    One more week. Come one, time, run faster. =_=
     
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    Merilly reacted to PrinceNoctis for a status update, My mind is getting weaker and the leaks are getting stronger...KHIII needs to come ou   
    My mind is getting weaker and the leaks are getting stronger...KHIII needs to come out now.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, Seems like more and more people are getting their copies early, which is why I'm prob   
    Seems like more and more people are getting their copies early, which is why I'm probably avoiding Twitter, Youtube and the like earlier than originally planned.
    To be honest, I could probably get it through connections as well but I don't see a point in this case. I want to finish the game when the epilogue is already out and not before and then having to wait a few more days to complete the experience. It would feel lacking without the epilogue included and not really satisfying.
    When I start on the 29th (or maybe a day earlier), I likely won't be finished by the 30th (if I am, then the game is too short ) so that's fine but if I were to start now, it's possible for me to get to the ending before.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Iamkingdomhearts1000 for a status update, Seems like more and more people are getting their copies early, which is why I'm prob   
    Seems like more and more people are getting their copies early, which is why I'm probably avoiding Twitter, Youtube and the like earlier than originally planned.
    To be honest, I could probably get it through connections as well but I don't see a point in this case. I want to finish the game when the epilogue is already out and not before and then having to wait a few more days to complete the experience. It would feel lacking without the epilogue included and not really satisfying.
    When I start on the 29th (or maybe a day earlier), I likely won't be finished by the 30th (if I am, then the game is too short ) so that's fine but if I were to start now, it's possible for me to get to the ending before.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, Seems like more and more people are getting their copies early, which is why I'm prob   
    Seems like more and more people are getting their copies early, which is why I'm probably avoiding Twitter, Youtube and the like earlier than originally planned.
    To be honest, I could probably get it through connections as well but I don't see a point in this case. I want to finish the game when the epilogue is already out and not before and then having to wait a few more days to complete the experience. It would feel lacking without the epilogue included and not really satisfying.
    When I start on the 29th (or maybe a day earlier), I likely won't be finished by the 30th (if I am, then the game is too short ) so that's fine but if I were to start now, it's possible for me to get to the ending before.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Iamkingdomhearts1000 for a status update, I just saw a KH3 commercial on TV for the first time. It feels so real now and so clo   
    I just saw a KH3 commercial on TV for the first time.
    It feels so real now and so close...
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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, I just saw a KH3 commercial on TV for the first time. It feels so real now and so clo   
    I just saw a KH3 commercial on TV for the first time.
    It feels so real now and so close...
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    Merilly got a reaction from Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, I just saw a KH3 commercial on TV for the first time. It feels so real now and so clo   
    I just saw a KH3 commercial on TV for the first time.
    It feels so real now and so close...
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    Merilly reacted to Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, Saw a YouTuber who is leaking gameplay for KH3 on YouTube mobile. Luckily I didn’t se   
    Saw a YouTuber who is leaking gameplay for KH3 on YouTube mobile. Luckily I didn’t see anything on the thumbnail because I scrolled down as soon as I saw it for a split second. It makes me sick seeing leaks of this game on YouTube. For this reason only, I don’t recommend you guys looking at the home page for YouTube. Stay on your subscription page
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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, Today was the first time Youtube recommended me leaks. And not one but many despite a   
    Today was the first time Youtube recommended me leaks. And not one but many despite a lot of security measurements being taken on my part to prevent it. Some of them were just recently posted but luckily, I don't feel like I have been spoiled since I didn't see much before removing it from my feed.
    I didn't even search anything KH-related recently. It just came out of the blue, without a warning because the title was creatively working around my filters.
    Stay safe, folks. It seems like the next few weeks will be hard. But I guess we all knew that. Though I still feel I'm not prepared.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, Today was the first time Youtube recommended me leaks. And not one but many despite a   
    Today was the first time Youtube recommended me leaks. And not one but many despite a lot of security measurements being taken on my part to prevent it. Some of them were just recently posted but luckily, I don't feel like I have been spoiled since I didn't see much before removing it from my feed.
    I didn't even search anything KH-related recently. It just came out of the blue, without a warning because the title was creatively working around my filters.
    Stay safe, folks. It seems like the next few weeks will be hard. But I guess we all knew that. Though I still feel I'm not prepared.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, KH3 releases in one month in Japan... Kinda crazy to see how fast time flies. Only a   
    KH3 releases in one month in Japan... Kinda crazy to see how fast time flies. Only a week left until the new year and then we only need to get through January.
    It will also be a tough time for a lot of us. At least I imagine so, considering there might be more leaks to avoid and spoilers from early received copies revolving around the internet to block as well since each day closer to release makes it more likely. Not to forget those 4 days in-between the Japanese and global release date.
    It's always strange how the last few weeks are perceived to be the longest and time still flies by so fast, as if December is over before it even began.
    I will miss this hype after KH3. It will probably be a while until a new game will be announced and even then it might not generate the same excitement as Kingdom Hearts 3 did. Which is why I want to cherish this last bit as much as I can, even if the wait will become more and more painful.
    In that regard, a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it and to those who don't I also wish you the best for the last week of 2018.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Iamkingdomhearts1000 for a status update, KH3 releases in one month in Japan... Kinda crazy to see how fast time flies. Only a   
    KH3 releases in one month in Japan... Kinda crazy to see how fast time flies. Only a week left until the new year and then we only need to get through January.
    It will also be a tough time for a lot of us. At least I imagine so, considering there might be more leaks to avoid and spoilers from early received copies revolving around the internet to block as well since each day closer to release makes it more likely. Not to forget those 4 days in-between the Japanese and global release date.
    It's always strange how the last few weeks are perceived to be the longest and time still flies by so fast, as if December is over before it even began.
    I will miss this hype after KH3. It will probably be a while until a new game will be announced and even then it might not generate the same excitement as Kingdom Hearts 3 did. Which is why I want to cherish this last bit as much as I can, even if the wait will become more and more painful.
    In that regard, a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it and to those who don't I also wish you the best for the last week of 2018.
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    Merilly got a reaction from Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, KH3 releases in one month in Japan... Kinda crazy to see how fast time flies. Only a   
    KH3 releases in one month in Japan... Kinda crazy to see how fast time flies. Only a week left until the new year and then we only need to get through January.
    It will also be a tough time for a lot of us. At least I imagine so, considering there might be more leaks to avoid and spoilers from early received copies revolving around the internet to block as well since each day closer to release makes it more likely. Not to forget those 4 days in-between the Japanese and global release date.
    It's always strange how the last few weeks are perceived to be the longest and time still flies by so fast, as if December is over before it even began.
    I will miss this hype after KH3. It will probably be a while until a new game will be announced and even then it might not generate the same excitement as Kingdom Hearts 3 did. Which is why I want to cherish this last bit as much as I can, even if the wait will become more and more painful.
    In that regard, a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it and to those who don't I also wish you the best for the last week of 2018.
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    Merilly reacted to Tyranto Rex for a status update, So I saw on a tweet that Tron was announced only a month before KH2 was released. So   
    So I saw on a tweet that Tron was announced only a month before KH2 was released. So it's not impossible for another Disney world to be announced. It would probably just be a less popular or not a mainstream one.
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    Merilly reacted to Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, looks like KH3 on base PS4 is going to try its best to stay at 30 FPS. I'm so happy t   
    looks like KH3 on base PS4 is going to try its best to stay at 30 FPS. I'm so happy the game is going to be this way!   source: https://www.reddit.com/r/KingdomHearts/comments/a46eie/kh3_got_to_play_kh3_demo_here_in_the_philippines/
     
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    Merilly reacted to Zeldablade7#9650 for a status update, Am I the only person who wants to see base PS4 gameplay of kingdom hearts 3 to see ho   
    Am I the only person who wants to see base PS4 gameplay of kingdom hearts 3 to see how smooth it runs on the base ps4 console? Sadely, I don't see that happening anytime soon because SE wants to show off kh3 in its best performance on the PS4 pro and Xbox one
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    Merilly got a reaction from Tyranto Rex for a status update, With all the trailer hype, I'm still immensely bothered by those glowing walls. It fe   
    With all the trailer hype, I'm still immensely bothered by those glowing walls. It feels like nobody is talking about this anymore as if it's suddenly fine. It's not. It's super distracting and honestly, I don't need the game telling me that. It can establish that once in a tutorial stage but that's it. Tell me I can run up almost anything flat and I will try that if nothing else works. There's nothing wrong with letting people figure out things by themselves, especially if a game is rated 10+. It's not like someone would suddenly miss a wall to progress, considering Sora is running up on his own without pressing any buttons.
    This isn't like other games that tell you which objects can be taken with a subtle, more outstanding color or other hints, especially when they're easy to miss otherwise.(Although that can often be adjusted.)  But if the 3 walls caging me in all glow then this would be a major deal-breaker. They're doing a great job with the environments and burying that beneath a layer of an unnatural wavy glow destroys that. That is especially noticeable in Toy Story and also BH6. It simply doesn't fit into the surroundings.
    I sincerely hope that this can be turned off in the settings. I'm not 5 anymore, I know how to use environmental techniques if the game tells me once. Had no problems with Flow Motion either. I don't need to be taken by the hand to such a degree that I won't figure out how to move on if all the walls don't scream at me to push against them. Imagine if games like Mario 64 did that. The entire game would be shining.
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    Merilly got a reaction from The Transcendent Key for a status update, I'm not really sad FFXV's DLC got canceled for the most part except for Episode Ardyn   
    I'm not really sad FFXV's DLC got canceled for the most part except for Episode Ardyn. Apart from the fact that I'm not fond of DLC and we all know that the main game's development was a train-wreck, I of course pity the losses that resulted from that.
    However, I am glad that this might show what people think about adding crucial story elements to an RPG through paid DLC going on for over a year. In FFXV it couldn't be helped that their development time was greatly reduced due to the director change and the general change of direction. They basically tried to make the most of what was left without keeping it in development hell for another three years or so.
    That still doesn't excuse the practice of delivering story elements through DLC to patch up the numerous plot holes though. RPGs are often story-driven and making money out of the fact that they failed to present a coherent story due to time issues after 10 years of development is not excusable for me. Yes, they need to make up for the loss but it's still their fault.
    I'm fine with DLC as long as it's mainly cosmetic or add a few things here and there where you think that's not necessary for the understanding but nice to have. But that was not the cass for FFXV or even other games and when paying so much for a game, one can expect to get a full game. This practice of delivering content later is an abomination. Though not only developers are to blame for that with how impatient people are. They want the game and they want them now and perfect.
    I'm not going to turn this more into a rant than I already have, but it's probably better to put a lid on FFXV now. It's not a terrible game at all but it's obvious that it's neither what it attempted to become and won't get a rehab with more DLC.
    I hope that sets an example though and the same thing won't happen to KH3 or other SE games because they spent too much time on countless mini games for example. Cutting actual content for space should only be necessary when nothing else can be cut.
    I feel like FFXV couldn't live up to the expectations and instead of moving on, they tried to revive it with countless gimmicks, games, etc. that won't magically erase its shortcomings. It's better to stop now and focus on different projects.
    I'm not too worried about SE's financial department though. The mobile games alone should make up for a good portion of their loss.
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    Merilly got a reaction from The Transcendent Key for a status update, It's somehow really hard to type off my fanfiction... I've only finished 20 pages out   
    It's somehow really hard to type off my fanfiction... I've only finished 20 pages out of 55 so far. Granted, I was sick again and my head felt all woozy but I wanted to have it done by the end of last week... It doesn't help that I'm unhappy with so many passages and want to rewrite them a second time but then I'm just brooding over it without actually improving anything. My long absence has really made my works worse and my register seems non-existent.
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