Natalie Degraffinried
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Natalie Degraffinried is a senior editor for Kotaku.
12/3/19
3:37 PM
25

I believe I was around 15 years old but I had just gotten a PS2 with Metal Gear Solid 2 from Gamestop. Now the problem was I did not have an memory card so anything I did in MGS didnt matter. Well I ended up beating MGS2 in one sitting, playing from 7-8am in the morning after my dad left to work and finishing up Read more

11/22/19
6:19 PM
24

I was so let down when it wasn’t the Ball Guy who handed you the Master Ball. 

11/22/19
5:06 PM
43

I’m just happy Martin Callahan got an upgrade from his job as the Spacer’s Choice Moon Man.

11/4/19
9:17 PM
6

The records change so quick lol. Shredberg no longer had the record I do. though I’m sure he’ll take it back eventually

10/8/19
9:33 AM
1

ayyyy, this was a fantastic review! One of the better ones in a while, if I’m being really honest

10/8/19
6:33 AM
2

I pretty much agree with most of what you said (I’ve played/reviewed the game myself here in Denmark), but I actually feel, that the painting part was more fun than the action part in the “end-game” :) Read more

9/17/19
4:10 PM
28

Please keep me in your thoughts during this difficult time, everybody.

8/22/19
2:17 PM
3

I accidentally came across Grandia II in college almost 20 years ago. I was not prepared for the amazing gem of a game that I had in my hand. Sadly, lost my install disc somewhere in my moves (still got the play disc). But I always look back at it with fondess especially the combat system. (Leech + taunt = invincible Read more

8/22/19
1:56 PM
9

This is one of the few games from my teenage years where I can still remember, note for note, the opening theme.

8/22/19
12:34 PM
4

This piece has hit me right in the feels. I am having almost the exact same experience as you right now - these games are full of optimism, adventure, and nostalgia! Read more

8/22/19
12:32 PM
7

I reached New Parm last night. More than anything else, I’m impressed by the scripting and storywriting. I was laughing out loud! I know describing why something is funny kills the humor a bit, but bear with me.

8/22/19
12:18 PM
7

This. 100% this! I owned Grandia II on the Dreamcast and actually preferred it to Skies of Arcadia (I’m a heretic, I know). The battle system is one of my favorite in any RPG, and I just love the color palette. Every location feels bright, distinct, and the polygons, while cruder by today’s standards, are the right Read more

8/22/19
12:11 PM
10

The “sense of wonder” is actually one of the best ways to describe Grandia. Thanks for the great read. It’s definitely worth its price.
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4/6/19
10:30 PM
1

Congratulations. You somehow made me care about sportsball and sportsing. Thank you for writing this article. 

4/5/19
1:09 PM
8

The flow of being “in the zone” is very similar from sports to Sekiro. You know, the moment you kind of say “fuck it,” and tension unknots from your muscles and you are just able to mechanically react in the way you need at the moment you need to? Read more