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3631  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 13, 2012, 05:30:52 AM
I just saw Prometheus. Decent movie, but some God damn stupid characters in that movie. Plus the scientific/medical aspects make me laugh, SPOILERS INCOMING:

1. Why didn't they detect the Silicon storm as they were landing on the planet? If it was close enough that it would suddenly arrive just as the scientists were exploring the area, it stands to reason that they could detect it while entering the atmosphere, or even just looking at the planet surface from outer space.

2. The pathogen itself makes no scientific sense. It kills males but impregnates females? Assuming that it's blood borne and its contagiousness, it's either a virus or a very potent parasite. Parasites do not have the ability to modify DNA (which is what happened to the male lead, otherwise the impregnation would have been impossible), and even stretching belief that it's a virus that did this, no virus would 'merely' modify a male DNA just to wait for a female to be impregnated and birth a monster; that's not effective as a bioweapon - it would have to infect the female with the same symptoms instead of growing some lifeform inside her.

3. Even accepting the postulate that the pathogen (through biological programming, or maybe that it's just some miracle nanomachine) affects males and females differently, it shouldn't have impregnated the female lead ANYWAY. When the lifeform was extracted, there was clearly an umbilical cord attached to the uterus (more on that later). It was made clear from dialogue in the movie that the female lead was barren, meaning no eggs, or at least her eggs are non-viable. Having an umbilicus means that the infected sperm actually fertilized an egg, which is impossible for the character.

4. The surgical scene was also absurd. If the table was only configured for men, it would recognize ALL FEMALE BODY PARTS in the abdomen to be 'foreign objects.' Obviously, the character did not have a hysterectomy. How was the surgical pod able to know what to cut? In addition, the laser scalpel cut through the superficial tissues, then the clamp came down to remove the 'fetus' as it were. That's not how it works - it'd have to cut into the uterus in order to remove the fetus. Assuming that that's what the laser did, how did the computer know how deep to cut, or even where to cut? Even assuming past all this, the post procedure only stapled the superficial wound shut after the female character snapped off the umbilical cord without pulling out the placenta or even suturing up the uterus. Not good. She's going to bleed out very soo-oh hey, she's on her feet. Would you look at that.

You left out the complaint that it took place both at 20 light years and a billion miles from Earth (the latter of which wouldn't have even put it past Jupiter). I forget who made that comment but it was obvious that she had just finished her Kessel Run.
3632  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Chrono Break officially announced; out Summer 2013... on: June 13, 2012, 05:16:37 AM
Indifference due to Squeenix's inability to treat any non-Edios non-DQ series with any sort of dignity or respect.

Besides didn't they already make this in the form of FFXIII-2? I sort of recall the protagonist looking like he was dressed and ready to Chrono Breakdance his way through time to save Schala from the nefarious Gaius Baltar, meanwhile everybody from FFXIII-1's stuck in an alternate dimension (save for the Lesbians for FFXIII-1 plot spoiler reasons and Hope who's joined up with some girl named Lucca to go on his own time traveling adventures) and it's up to Serah-chan to rescue them because of her close call from a panther Gogmagog which took her life in another dimension thus leading to paradox, paradox, paradox, paradox, paradox, paradox, paradox, paradox, paradox, ect....
3633  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A MM/ALttP Remake!? on: June 13, 2012, 04:47:47 AM
If they do do an aLttP remake I'd like it very much if they forgo adding in all those obnoxious hi-yahs like they did in the GBA port.
3634  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 12, 2012, 02:42:28 PM
I love how the current season is nearly over and nobody said anything about it...
Tame season this is. Very very tame...

That's because I've fallen off on keeping up with the latest anime and prefer to wait for the full trip reports instead of watching a decent to interesting series shit itself half way through trying to explain itself beyond "it's magic", introducing a villain that's both lame and retarded, or emphasizing just how much of a marty stu the main sausage is.

I can't even tell if I'm bitching about Chaos;He@d again or newly started ragging on Guilty Crown anymore. Both were colossal wastes of time that I want back dammit!

Aside aside though, I've heard good things about Spring and probably should be worth checking out. Now Summer on the other hand, can be safely ignored.
3635  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Musashi: Samurai Legend on ps2 good? vs. ps1 game on: June 12, 2012, 12:46:47 PM
You can, however, use your girlfriend as a makeshift weapon.
3636  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agni's Philosophy [Next-Gen Final Fantasy Tech Demo] on: June 11, 2012, 09:36:03 PM
Or maybe they just realized that this would be a quick and easy port that took barely any resources and a lot of people in Japan have PSPs.  Again, it's probably not even coming out here...

I don't see why this is worth complaining about.  I seriously doubt it's having any effect on bigger projects.

It's more of a matter of being a low content/effort port even by Squeenix's standard of low content/effort FF ports. The only case I can make for this is the fact that it's of FFIII and thus doesn't already have half a dozen ports with crappy post game dungeons featuring romhack enemies and bosses so if you missed the DS version then this is an option. Probably not worth complaining about but some people are still hoping for an FFIVDS style remake of FFs V & VI (I'm one of those people waiting for V at least since it means not having to track down a rare due to being released at the end of it's life span GBA version, although seeing VI's opera scene or the Floating Continent in 3D would be pretty nice as well).

Fake Edit: And only now do I remember that the people who worked on the DS remake of IV are busy plugging away at 4HoL2/BDFF, so that point is moot anyways.
3637  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Getting psyched for Gungnir on: June 11, 2012, 09:13:33 PM
I'll get it once I get some wheels under me or my sleep schedule stops being stupid.

I too, expect this to be a Sting game, but that's why I'm getting it in the first place.
3638  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agni's Philosophy [Next-Gen Final Fantasy Tech Demo] on: June 11, 2012, 02:25:12 PM
And speaking of remakes abroad....http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/10/final-fantasy-iii-job-changes-from-ds-to-psp/

Thanks Squeenix. That'll surely get me to rebuy the game at full price. I suppose it'll be too much to ask for the rest of the Famicom version this time around, eh? Or am I supposed to take this to mean that you guys are too busy remaking V & VI for the 3DS/Vita to even bother with a retarded romhack bonus dungeon or a lackluster bonus job? lololol
3639  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: June 10, 2012, 01:46:24 AM
E3 was not a big disappointment. People had just insane wishes that weren't that likely to happen.

I'll admit it, my insane wishes for E3 2012 were word on a US release of FE11 and a roster reveal for Sony Smash Bros beyond who we already knew about. Guess I'll need to learn to dial it back for next year.
3640  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 08, 2012, 08:20:49 PM

You spin me right round baby.
3641  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 08, 2012, 06:30:33 AM
Er... Abe Lincoln's not out yet.  How do you know it's bad?

Abe Lincoln + Vampires. At best it's going to be Z-grade and utterly hilarious in retrospect. At worst it's going to make the Hulk movies look like faithful and entertaining comic book conversions.
3642  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Wreck-It Ralph on: June 08, 2012, 06:27:45 AM
Why is Zangief in with the support group? He's not a villain per-say (or if he is he's bottom tier villain). It should've been Sagat or Balrog in there.

Edit: Incidentally, all this movie really needs is an Autistic kid using a WiiUmote to make my "The Wizard 2" quip in the other thread hilariously accurate. "It's so bad!"
3643  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: And the #1 Magical Girl is.... on: June 08, 2012, 06:23:31 AM
On the one hand, Polls; ugh.

On the other hand, yeah I can see it, if for no other reason than the fact that with the latest series, she's not so much of a magical girl anymore given the fact that's either past or pushing 30, nevermind where her character arc had gone during that time (although her character itself is blander than dishwater; but then again, what magical girl's personality isn't?), but despite that is still a relevant asskicker. A feat that I doubt any other character in those listed series have accomplished (usually they either never age or become useless as they do).

As for Sailor Moon, I'm going to assume that like Nanoha above they're taking the manga series into account which blows the anime versions of Sailor Moon completely out of the water.

Also it's amusing that the Pretty Cure series poster has exactly two facial expressions used throughout save for the one exception where somebody's winking.
3644  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Good People Will Die on: June 08, 2012, 02:07:00 AM
Either way though....


....I was proven wrong with a release window.
3645  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 07, 2012, 12:15:49 PM
The trailer for Django Unchained dropped a few hours ago: The D is silent

HOLY ASS.  Leo Di Caprio SMILES?!?!?!
The man has been in sooo many serious flicks lately that I thought his face was going to be stuck in serious-frown-face all the time.

Can't wait.  I'm a giant nerd for Tarantino. :)

The trailer for Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" is up.  C"mon guys, it's a Disney movie about video games, keep up.
Looks pretty cute, I can imagine the "special thanks" on a flick like this running for pages given the amount of game cameos.  I wonder what style of Street Fighter characters we'll see... raunchy 90s, or crazzy 00s. I can't help but feel like it's trying to cash in reaallly easily on its demographic though. :P

Sweet. The Wizard 2 confirmed. Hopefully it'll be better than Battleship and Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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