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My name is Naia (pronounced either Nay-a or Neye-a, like yay or like eye) I am I'm a starving artist in LA trying to keep my sanity. I do mostly freelance stuff and I'm always looking for people (even on DToid) to do fun projects with in entertainment. That can be either in theater, film, TV, or video games. I want to be like Kermit the Frog and be part of a group that entertains. I also love blue slimes, puppies and Sprinkles Cupcakes.

I've been playing computer and video games all my life. My dad's a programmer so we got an IBM PC very early on in the 80's. For Christmas in 1989 my parents surprised me with a Nintendo and it's been downhill ever since. I have/had an NES, gameboy (of all flavors) SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Gamegear, Sega Saturn, PS1, PS2, PS3, Gamecube, DS, PSP, Wii, and 360. Whew!

I am a HUGE Dragon Quest Fan Girl. I did NOT buy an R4 to play Dragon Quest 4 in broken beta-english. I also do NOT play ROMs because I did NOT want to play Dragon Quest V and VI ten years ago in english, not knowing if I would ever see those games in the US. ROMS are bad :P Squenix can shit in a bag and if the bag has a cute slime on it, I'll buy it. I know it's a problem.

Also, Rydia is my hero.

I like games with colors in them aside from brown and black, even if most of the world calls those games "kiddy." Screw that! I play RPGs, Action/Adventure, Platformers, Puzzles, and Point-n-Click Adventure games. I will play fighters and shooters, but they have to be the right kind of game.

I'm such a nerd, I like to keep track of all the games I've completed in an excel file (it's around 300 something). Now that my backlog is out of control I have a word document for that too. My goal is to for once and for all eliminate the backlog, or at least keep it to a number in the single digits.

I have a lot of things to say about the game industry, it's something I care deeply about and love giving my opinions. I like to rant about shit. I'm here just to share what I have to say, in hopes someone is willing to listen. If I'm not here, I'm most likely wasting my life on IRC.

Also for the record, my Top 5 Games of All Time
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Final Fantasy 4
3. Super Mario 3
4. Dragon Quest 3
5. Phantasy Star 4

Yes, I love my retro games


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If my avatar isn't obvious enough I will say I am an FFIV fangirl. While I've lamented the direction of the later Final Fantasies I still pine for the old school ones. When I heard last summer Square-Enix was remaking FFIV for the DS I cried tears of joy. I've since waited patiently for a US confirmation. I even NOT downloaded the Japanese version for my R4 and while it was fun I have to say it's very hard to play in Japanese when one can't read it. My hopes and dreams were realized when DS Fanboy posted this article confirming the appearance of the game in Nintendo Power, complete with interviews and english screenies. I've tried to find such screenies on the net, but with no avail as of now. I think I may have to go searching for the magazine myself and scan them in for your pleasure.

Another interesting tidbit was a quote from the Nintendo Power interview about remaking other classic Square titles (versus the Enix titles). This is what was said:

"Chrono Trigger was a no-holds-barred, swashbuckling adventure that was a lot of fun to work on... If the demand is great enough, it's certainly possible. But as a creator, I feel the need to create new titles and not just series installments and remakes. I realize it's a little strange for me to be saying that in an interview about Final Fantasy IV (laughs). But I need to remind myself of that, too."

>_> is all I have to say about that. Sure, NOW they worry about being cash cows. If they're not going to bother remaking Chrono Trigger, could they at least put it on VC? Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV are my too favorite video games of all time. Having them both remastered would be my dream come true. I'd be Chad-level happy for months!



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