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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 28, 2015, 10:18:52 PM
Lemmy from Motorhead died.

62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: December 28, 2015, 05:04:32 AM
Personal preferences aside I don't know if I'd say that I think Cross is better designed than Trigger, but the CT fandom from back in the day definitely rubbed me the wrong way and that REALLY soured my opinion on Trigger for a long time.

This is my experience with a lot of fandoms though. I mean I guess it's silly letting the fandom ruin a thing for me, but that's just how it goes i guessssss.

Yep - the reaction to Legend of Mana was almost exactly the same as it was to CC. Instead of looking at what the game was, they complained the game wasn't a redo of the last game. It's funny, I still remember reading the review for LoM on IGN and thinking "This guy is just whining that the game isn't Secret of Mana" before I had even played either game.
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: December 26, 2015, 11:15:15 AM
I gave FFX-2 an honest try.....but I got 45 minutes in and I just had to turn it off. It's still not as bad as FF 8 though. And FF13, while a disappointing entry in the series, is not as bad as the hyperbole suggests. It's just kind of dull.

The Last of Us has middling (at best) gameplay that's largely unchanged from Uncharted 1 and an incredibly stupid main character that should have been shot for willingly let humanity die. All because he couldn't get over his irresponsibility as a parent and letting his kid get shot. A mediocre game with a an infuriating ending.

And I'm in the Chrono Cross is better than Trigger camp.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 26, 2015, 11:04:41 AM
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The NEW New Star Wars [s]Trilogy[/s] Thread on: December 18, 2015, 10:49:29 PM
I thought the bit where

the smugglers showed up and they were getting chased by CG blobs was unnecessary and dragged a bit. It was the only bit that felt like it was from an Abrams movie

Otherwise, yeah, the pacing was pretty good.

As for characters:
Poe's was non existent. That was disappointing.

And that was one of the first things I was thinking when watching: "Hey, the storm troopers are hitting stuff!"
66  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The NEW New Star Wars [s]Trilogy[/s] Thread on: December 17, 2015, 10:45:31 PM
Some asshole has been running around on youtube videos spoiling a huge part of the movie...not gonna share since I don't suck but it was depressing as fuck. I hope he's wrong.

Sorry you got spoiled man.

I hid anything remotely spoilery to avoid trying to upset people.

I've been staying away from Star Wars stuff, including trailers, for the last couple of months.
67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The NEW New Star Wars [s]Trilogy[/s] Thread on: December 17, 2015, 11:22:41 AM
Yeah, as far as I know.

There was a thing on 60 minutes about the movie last week and it showed Williams doing the score.
68  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The NEW New Star Wars [s]Trilogy[/s] Thread on: December 17, 2015, 09:22:59 AM
I saw Star Wars tonight. I will be deliberately vague.

I liked:

The story and characters overall.

The main villain

The humour

The cameos

The way they set up the next two films

I didn't like:

One character's non existent personality (I had the feeling they were going to be the Han Solo of the new trilogy and I was wrong. They ended up being incredibly paper thin and bland)

The continual nods to the old films as in copy/pasting elements

One character's death but I get why they did it.

One character's reveal 

Indifferent to:

The soundtrack - nothing really stood out as being new or memorable.

Overall, pretty good.

I'm not a fan of Abrams films so I went in with muted expectations and came out pleasantly surprised.
69  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 17, 2015, 09:21:28 AM
Nvm found the other thread
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: December 07, 2015, 08:00:23 AM
the main story is kinda short, I'd say 15 hours worth of missions and cutscenes. It's pretty dramatic, with a big reveal every other chapter or so.

Meanwhile, there are also countless other missions that help flesh out New LA and its citizens. There are over a dozen potential team members with their own stories (usually chains of three missions), and some of these stories overlap. For instance, in one questline, an enemy alien messes with the water supply. You catch the culprit in another questline.

That's helpful, thanks.
71  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 07, 2015, 01:00:18 AM
Being more visible opens them up to more ridicule sure, but they seem to also be /selling/ on Steam, so

Shielding something from ridicule/criticism by hiding it from everyone really isn't a good thing.

wrt Journey though I'm pretty sure that's not the game. I'm pretty sure they're just trapping the band in computers ala SMT1 and sealing them on Steam to protect future generations from roving bands of streetlight people hellbent on making all the lights go out in the city.

Klutz has a point though - most of the people on steam are the ones who laugh at weeaboo games and talk shit about them. They have no interest in FF10 - they're too busy still comparing Tidus to Meg Ryan.

I don't see how giving games to a bunch of people who are just going to shit on them serves any purpose.
72  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: December 07, 2015, 12:56:29 AM
Iron Maiden - Aces High
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: December 07, 2015, 12:55:57 AM
So just how thin is the story in this game?
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 07, 2015, 12:55:29 AM
I'll wait for the inevitable repackaging/GOTY edition with all the Lightning DLC.
75  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: December 06, 2015, 07:42:51 AM
The episode was definitely about Clara/Doc and not the Doc and Gallifrey (that's probably being saved for the next time they decide the hiatus the show or something).  Because of that, I definitely liked the second half more since the first half kinda 'beat around the bush'; the series is incredibly sparse with details about the Doctor so I definitely didn't expect it here and wouldn't want it for a one hour episode.  That said, I like the ending, it's a much more epic send off than Clara fucking about with a magical Raven and works with her resonance with the Doctor as a pretty solid companion to him (and her change from timid to courageous).

Just the opposite. It made the death feel incredibly cheap.

No companion will ever be in danger because Moffat refuses to kill them. It's weak as fuck.

The episode itself? Where do I even start.

Gallifrey is back already, unceremoniously announced and we don't find out how.
Nor does the Doctor detect it, after the series telling us multiple times he would feel if any TLs came back to the universe.

We don't get any resolution of the Doctor/TL situation - he sends Rassilon off and then just leaves.

Speaking of which - they resurrect Rassilon to have him appear for ten minutes?
Then he just runs off like a bitch, especially while he's wearing TL weaponry? Bullshit.

We don't even see him address the High Council.

What happened to Missy? Again, another thread dropped.

Ohilia is now inexplicably the Doctor's enemy. And how the hell did she get to Gallifrey in the first place?
And why was *she* yelling at the Doctor to come back, and not one of the TLs? Again, it made zero sense.

Does the Doctor know where Gallifrey is now? Why did he bother saving it if he was just going to run off again?

The entire thing has been building up for 10 years and we got 20 grossly unsatisfying minutes.

On top of that, the Doctor is murdering people now.
Yes, he regenerated, but the Doctor *shot* him.
After last year's ragging on soldiers all season, he fucking picks up a gun and shoots someone in cold blood.

Complete bullshit.

Then we spend the rest of the episode setting up a Mary Sue resolution for Clara to run off in a Tardis.
Never mind the fact that it cheapens the death Face the Raven completely.

Then after repeatedly telling Clara that Danny can't be saved because it will create a paradox and maybe the end of the universe, when the Doctor is told that removing Clara and keeping her alive will create a fracture in time and end the universe? "Ah fuck it, I'm going to do it because I miss Clara". Shitty, inconsistent character writing.

And is the universe fucked now that Clara's been removed from time? Another thread totally dropped.

Then Clara inexplicably chooses the diner as her Tardis shape when she's never been there, and the Doctor even points it out. It makes zero sense. Why wouldn't she choose something like the cafe from her first episode?

Too many points went for a cutesy moment instead of a coherent plot.

This was shitty writing on the level of Lost or Prometheus and made zombie Cyberman Brigadier look like fucking Shakespeare.

This episode was worse than Fear Her. Easily one of my least favourite episodes in the entire run of the new series and the worst finale so far.
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