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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: May 03, 2016, 03:17:04 PM
Apples and oranges is why I hate it when people ask me things like "what's your favorite game?"  And why it's so tough to make "best of" lists - is Diablo 2 better at being an action RPG than Disgaea 3 is at being a tactics RPG?  And how much of that is down to just my own preferences?

I am reminded of the "classic" line from Megamind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmFXEcI_AA4&feature=youtu.be&t=27
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 02, 2016, 12:07:12 PM
Arnold Schwarzeneggar in a fur loincloth and a big sword...who wouldn't be entertained?

...I am kinda partial to the blonde chick in both of his Conan movies :)

Have you seen this pic of Arnold with Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant?

33  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 30, 2016, 10:18:55 PM
Speaking of which, have folks seen the trailer for Seth Rogen's animated movie, Sausage Party? Twisted.

https://youtu.be/9VoNgLnjzVg
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: April 30, 2016, 09:04:27 PM
I have to second your kudos for the ending of the Mistborn trilogy.  It really is satisfying.

I was mentioning to someone the other day the difference between how Lost ended and how Avatar: The Last Airbender ended.  The former, terrible and made fans angry.  The latter, amazing.
35  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 30, 2016, 11:36:31 AM
I was going to look for something similar, so it'd be pretty hypocritical of me.

Plus, I'm an Idaho native, and some of my family lives in Twin Falls... so I think I'm supposed to stand up and salute when I see a potato sack.

(That said, holy crap would that dress be itchy!)
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nioh: Visceral High Eastern Fantasy Combat on: April 29, 2016, 11:16:59 PM
Here's Rob's preview from the front page, in case anyone hasn't seen it:

http://www.rpgfan.com/previews/Nioh/index.html
37  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: April 28, 2016, 03:43:45 PM
Seeing you all talk about it, I'm shocked that they haven't already done that.  Don't even have to make them HD or anything!
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: April 27, 2016, 07:53:24 PM
Ugh, that is disappointing.  Makes me glad I stopped after the first book.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 27, 2016, 03:37:11 PM
Yep, we don't cover Monster Hunter, but we do cover Zelda.  The official reason is "because we do."  That is, a precedent was set way back in the day that we cover Zelda games, and so we continue to cover them.  But Zelda's the only series in that style that gets a pass.  As you say, the line is pretty blurry some days.
40  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 27, 2016, 10:42:30 AM
Is it Seņor Spielbergo's remake of Ernest Goes To Jail?
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The 3D on the 3DS on: April 26, 2016, 06:16:53 PM
I rarely use it - just when I'm reviewing a game and need to be able to comment on it.

That said, I got a New 3DS a while back, and its face tracking really does help.  It's not a magic bullet, but it's absolutely helpful.

(I feel the need to justify myself - my original 3DS was a day 1 piece of hardware, and the buttons weren't working any more.)
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2016, 06:13:57 PM
If it'll make you feel better, I totally did get it... I just didn't have anything I could say in response. :)

I saw an excellent gif a while back that showed how long the levers would need to be in order for a human to move different things, but I can't find it now. :(
43  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 26, 2016, 06:07:02 PM
Goofy in the sack.

(I used to play a game online called Acrophobia that worked kind of like this.  They gave you a set of initials, and everyone in the "room" made up something it could stand for.  When time was up, everybody voted on which one they liked best.  The winner of each round got to pick the theme for the next round.  After a certain number of points, the top two players would face off against each other for a final lightning round.  I loved it.)
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2016, 04:07:41 PM
The Sopranos, Oz, and Deadwood

Also shows I can't watch. :)

But as you say, also shows that are widely accepted as high-quality productions.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: April 26, 2016, 04:03:02 PM
An example of a good one I can think of is a movie that came up recently - Disney's Bolt.

Bolt is a dog who's the star of a TV show wherein he has superpowers - the gimmick is that they set up all of the practical effects so that he thinks he really has powers.  He gets separated from the crew and put in the real world, where he eventually learns his true nature as just a regular dog.  Near the end, he makes his way back to the studio just in time to see a pyrotechnical stunt go horribly wrong.  Bolt and his owner Penny (a young girl) are subsequently trapped in a burning sound stage, and he knows he can't do anything, but he has to try anyway, so he stands there in the smoke barking as loud as he can at the grate on an air duct until he collapses.  Fortunately, someone hears him, and they manage to rescue Bolt and Penny in time.  They quit showbiz and go live in the country, happily ever after.  I may not have made it sound as strong an ending as it is, but I seriously got choked up just typing it.

On the bad side, a lot of Stephen King's work.  But the "mixed bag" prize goes to his Dark Tower series.

One of the biggest villains in his shared universe, Randall Flagg, who survived a nuke in The Stand, goes down like a punk.  He gets eaten by a spider thing.  The main characters pay a visit to Stephen King himself (the series involves traveling between parallel worlds).  Stupid.  But there's this theme running throughout about cycles - kind of like the Wheel of Time - and at the end, the mainest of the main characters makes his way to the thing they've been trying to get to this whole time.  He ends up getting his hands on an item he's mentioned wishing he had a number of times in the series, and when all is said and done, he finds himself back at the very beginning of the series, with no memory of the series if my memory serves, but he's got that item.  And maybe that's going to make the difference this time.  A lot of people didn't like that, but I thought it was really fitting.
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