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Merilly

Member Since 18 Jun 2015
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I don't quite understand why so many people think the chess scene looks better than in the 2015 trailer... Honestly, Eraqus is glowing orange and his face is flat and not as... Updated 19 Sep · 11 comments

About Me

Uhm... hey ^-^,

My name's Daniela, though a lot of people call me Merilly or Meril. I'm from Germany and I am currently studying English and Biology to become a teacher in the future.
I've been a Kingdom Hearts fan for a very long time now but it can hardly be described as being a fan from the very first second. When I first received the game from my parents together with my PS2 (my parents just saw the Disney components and thought it was a good game to give to young, Disney-obsessed me) I was rather young, maybe around 9. I got stuck in Alice in Wonderland and somehow couldn't find my way through it, so I put the game away for awhile. It was about a year or so later that I picked it up again, remembering that I never managed to beat it, and my love for it began there. During that time I matured a lot and since Alice in Wonderland was a pretty early world, I did not get through the story part and had no incentive to play through it before. Good thing I picked it up again, I guess because since then I've played almost every Kingdom Hearts game except for Chi. I am immensely happy about the HD collections since I was finally able to play Re: Chain of Memories and the Final Mix versions of the original games since they were never released in Europe.

Anyway, since then it has been my favorite Franchise and I replay it again and again. I also read the Manga and own the Ultimania books though I cannot read them as of now. Since I am a figure collector, I own quite a bunch of Kingdom Hearts figures.

In my free time I like to draw and I'm also doing archery, cosplay and other things, like playing video games. I'm a big manga and anime fan.
Due to an annoying health condition, I am not able to use computers or tablets, so I am particularly happy now that I can play Unchained X on my phone.
Please feel free to contact me. I'd love to talk to someone about Kingdom Hearts and other things of course. I'd like to exchange theories ad stuff since I am not particularly active in forum threads and tend to comment on polls and news articles more than anything else ^^'

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Merilly

I don't quite understand why so many people think the chess scene looks better than in the 2015 trailer... Honestly, Eraqus is glowing orange and his face is flat and not as expressive in comparison.
Sep 19 2018 09:34 AM
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    Merilly
    Yeah, that would be it. I feel like this notion of making characters fit in demanded sacrifices on the end of expressiveness because it requires an equal amount of detail. Since UE4 excels in backgrounds and effects quite impressively, the characters had to follow and it just feels a little odd for cartoonish characters to mirror that level of detail. I've watched many anime/cartoons and also played games and most favored emotional capacity over level of detail.
    Sep 19 2018 05:27 PM
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    Merilly
    I think it's also noteworthy that it does not affect every cutscene and some look fine to me, which is probably why those tinted in an extreme sunset orange bother me most. It could still change of course but I feel that this is a bit more noticeable than, let's say, Sora in San Fransokyo, who had a nicer skin tone which looked a little more even and not quite aa prone to unnecessary reflections.
    Sep 19 2018 05:33 PM
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    Merilly
    Don't get me wrong, I'm overall fairly happy with how it looks, but in comparison to the Disney characters, the original ones are not nearly as consistent and a bit more flat with how their eyes move and their facial depth. Still, it looks much better than 0.2 initially did,I'm just a little thrown off by how late details are fixed in this game regarding characters and saw them change something for the worse in 0.2 for example where Aqua suddenly looked orange and inflated.
    Sep 19 2018 05:36 PM
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As much as I like the trailer, I can't help hut feel they're overdoing it with the lighting again. The chess scene looked much better in 2015 with its lighter colors and more simplistic lighting. The faces also look rather flat, especially the eyes.
Sep 18 2018 02:08 AM
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Merilly

If someone in Germany wants a DMC5 T-Shirt (S size), I am giving one away for free since I have 3.
Aug 25 2018 03:34 PM
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Merilly

So Shinji Hashimoto is at gamescom. That seems very suspicious. Not expecting too much but I don't remember him being present before in terms of KH3.
Aug 21 2018 09:19 AM
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    Merilly
    I don't think he's been seen yet, though that doesn't mean much. Though he doesn't always need to be there for new information to pop up. Doesn't need to be a trailer but perhaps an interview or something. After all, he wasn't present either when they revealed 0.2's opening.
    Aug 21 2018 11:02 AM
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    ITzDarthLordRevan
    Something tells me he's there for interviews or to at least to give us some sort of bit of information on the game.
    Aug 21 2018 09:44 PM
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    Merilly
    Which would be completely sufficent for me. I'm not expecting anything grand but an interview of some sort would be nice. Otherwise I can't imagine why he would come to Europe... The gamescom is a really large convention but Europe is not exactly considered as worthwhike most of the time for whatever reason.
    Aug 22 2018 10:39 AM
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Merilly

My uncle's company has a water cutting machine and his employee made wooden components for my Destiny's Embrace. He said I could go into mass production if I wanted to since I gave them a pattern which they scanned. It's much more convenient than modeling paste...
Aug 17 2018 10:13 PM
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Merilly

I'm none too happy about KH3's demo being in an open area at gamescom with no real lines. That could end up in chaos and I don't want to be burried on the massed and have countless people cutting the line again like with the demos of 2.8.
Aug 13 2018 10:44 AM
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    Oli
    knowing how extremely childish this fandom can sometimes be, that's definitely something i'm worried about
    Aug 13 2018 11:38 AM
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    Merilly
    Not only this fandom but quite a few people in general don't look out for others and are extremely self-centered. And since I'm only 5 feet tall, I easily get swallowed by the masses and get shoved around a lot. It was the same back then and I don't see the point sonce people will have to form a line anyway. Why not do that in an orderly fashion managed by the staff even if it means standing a while?
    Aug 13 2018 12:08 PM
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    Merilly
    *in the masses.
    Aug 13 2018 12:16 PM
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Merilly

Less than 2 weeks until gamescom and I'm only halfway done with my cosplay. That's gonna be close...
Aug 09 2018 03:31 PM
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    Mystics Apprentice
    Yikes, good luck with it. Who are you cosplaying as?
    Aug 09 2018 07:18 PM
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    Merilly
    Thank you! Too many firsts this time. xD I'm cosplaying as Kairi, though as a Red Mage. My friend is doing Aqua as a Black Mage and another Naminé as a White Mage.
    Aug 09 2018 07:33 PM
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I can't believe that my friends and I may be attending Japan Expo next year. That would be our first convention in another country. :D
Jul 14 2018 09:55 PM
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I still can't really warm up to KH3's theme song Oath/Chikai. The rhythm, the lyrics and the general atmosphere really bother me. Luckily, it's only one song, but I dislike all the trailers throwing it in at some point now.
Jun 20 2018 11:05 PM
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    TheKingdomkid
    Yeah I agree that it is being a little over used. This is also different from how the music that Utada usually sings as well, the whole album is actually different from how she normally sings like how the songs are more slow and has some what of a more darker tone. Kingdom Hearts 3 being the end of the Saga and also going to have the darkest story of the games it could work
    Jun 21 2018 11:16 PM
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    Merilly
    It could work, but despite everything dark, it will hopefully still be KH and that always had this underlying hope. I still think there might be a better suited version for the opening,because this kinda kills the suspense for me a little. It's not even dreadfully dark but rather melancholic and thus a little boring for me. Sounds more like a love song about losing someone dear than the intro to the final clash in the Xehanort saga. But it's okay if people like this tone.
    Jun 22 2018 02:17 AM
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    Merilly
    I'm not trying to ruin it for everyone who enjoys this type of music. But it's interesting that you say that not only this song is different compared to what she usually sings but the entire album. I'm not exactly a fan, despite thinking she's a good singer overall, so that's good to know. Makes me think it may not have been requested to be this gloomy.
    Jun 22 2018 02:19 AM
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Somehow this trailer killed my hopes for both Treasure Planet and Atlantis. Considering I like both more than Pirates of the Caribbean, I'm a bit disappointed they chose that movie. (Everything was also heavily overlighted,wasn't it?)
Jun 11 2018 09:07 PM
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    itsDON
    Yeah I also feel lied to because I'm fairly certain Nomura said the worlds in KH3 would be new Disney Worlds
    Jun 12 2018 07:22 AM
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    Merilly
    He didn't say there would only be new Disney worlds, he only said they would not reuse existing maps. They didn't lie and I feel the word is rather strong. I just dislike POTC in KH and feel there would have been better choices...
    Jun 12 2018 02:12 PM
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