Recent content by Ethan Michael Crane

  1. Ethan Michael Crane

    Things to Remember for Fighter's Pass Volume 2

    If the goal was to convince me to buy the second fighter's pass after the crushing disappointment that was Byleth, an ARMS character--a character who arguably should have been in the base roster instead of being one of the last six DLC characters--isn't getting the job done. ARMS is fine, don't...
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    Replacing every 3rd Party Character with a Nintendo Character

    Let's be real, here: They'd all be replaced with Fire Emblem characters.
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    I'm not even going to watch it because I already know it's going to argue from a place of straw men, non sequitors, and personal bias. Also, the initial image is quite inappropriate. Here's a wacky idea for those who want to shove their baffling love of Byleth down everyone's throats: Come up...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    My main problem with it (if it can be called that, as I'm not losing any sleep over it) is that it's being applied to different characters by different people. Those who hated Terry (by all accounts a unique, though somewhat irrelevant, character from a storied/legendary franchise and, until...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    That's because Twitter is filled with literal children.
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    Nope. I want him, too.
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    I disagree. Would people who dislike Fire Emblem have been happy with Byleth at E3 along with Banjo in place of Hero? No, but Banjo, Terry, and lastly Hero would have softened the blow considerably. And as I mentioned, it isn't just the order. It's the expectation, erroneous or not, that the...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    Can't argue with you there. Other character picks disappoint, but it seems FE characters outright "burn" people. Honestly, I don't have anything against FE, or Byleth as a character. It's not my thing, but lots of Smash characters come from franchises that "aren't my thing." It's a multitude...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    Yeah, gotta admit that a blanket statement without reason doesn't promote much discussion on a "discussion board." Likewise, tying some sense of maturity to one's refusal to explain one's position or engage those who may have opposing viewpoints is, frankly, absurd to the point of being...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    I respect Sakurai, too. I've certainly praised him (in various places not necessarily here) more than I've lampooned him. But a member of the Cult of St. Masahiro I am not. He's a human. A great one, but still a human. Not every choice he makes is a good one.
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    I like how "toxic" is the new buzzword that gets tossed around whenever someone wants to stifle dissent. Corporations use this word to great effect. How do you explain poor movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes? Blame "toxic masculinity" and watch as the "real fans" defend the film for free...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    Fair enough. I appreciate you taking the time to explain. I don't agree that downvoting something that displeases a person is "rude" or even close to crossing a line, but I can see how a person might feel that way. IMO, downvoting is as valid a means of communication as posting a comment on...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    Mea culpa for asking, since I know Digital Hazard frowns upon that--but why would that be rude in your estimation?
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    It is rather toxic of me to comment (negatively, mind you--I'm sure you wouldn't levy such an accusation against someone posting multiple responses in favor of) on Byleth in Smash in a thread about Byleth in Smash. I should stop that right away. Thanks for setting me straight. If I have...
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    Byleth Revealed as Final Character in First Fighters Pass

    I took a gamble on it. At the time, I couldn't conceive of a reveal that would anger me outright (whether franchise or character), nor of a style of reveal that would offend me (end of the pass, "big mysterious reveal")--and, honestly, it's that last part combined with the first part that has...
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