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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: April 29, 2018, 11:19:18 AM »
But Scarlet Witch is not... though at least she did the right thing, it just didn't matter, like Thor. Again, wondering how Star-Lord comes back from this or if we're all just supposed to pretend it didn't happen. Also I felt like Spidey and Tony could have used more help or someone could have at least restrained Quill. This is the nitpick I choose to die on. 

Strange had those 14 million scenarios.  Quill, Iím sure is part of that.  Sometimes the bad guy just gets it done, for the immediate future.  :femto: I get itís all silly.  Movies tend to have that going for them. Damn it though, this scale?  Rarely have I seen this scale of death pulled off poetically or straight to dvd.  I donít mind saying I have problems.  Thanos had plans I really donít have issues with in the purest nihilist sense.  I thought this juggling act was pulled off tremendously well.  This made up for how I felt about the last Jedi, which I believe made this mole on my back feel like itís become cancer.   

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:21:06 PM »
I enjoyed the hell out of Thanos. I'm glad they went for the more docile version of him over the batshit insane one. The movie was fantastic and it was really nice having ten years worth of waiting pay off.

Me too. When they first gave a hint that death was removed I was disappointed, but the way he was handled paid off.  Not to take over, kill for pleasure, rule, this was a very almost religious experience.  A purpose and then to be alone.  Nihilism perfected.   I agree the payoff was excellent and I will say that snap had me clapping.....alone.  I quickly stopped clapping. Ballsy.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:02:31 PM »
I love berserk.  My favorite story and the one thing I look forward to on a monthly basis.  My second favorite is infinity gauntlet with my favorite villain in Thanos in second place.  Not all, sure few of you, will have the same feeling infinity war gave me.  That being said for me personally, this one cracks the top ten or maybe even top five movies Iíve enjoyed ever.  Probably the best time in a theater.  I will go again asap.  Truly enjoyed this one above the others by a mile. 

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:54:05 PM »
After finishing BoTW I got Far Cry 5. Finished it last night my oh my that ending was a little bit of a letdown. Kinda messed up. In any case I loved the atmosphere. Little closer to home for me.  Had a hint of small town America around every nook and cranny. Obviously exaggerated.  Only played 3, blood dragon, and 4 so Iíd put it right behind 3.  Mainly because the series feels like it needs a revamp, though having allies like a damn bear was amazing.   I did enjoy my time and donít regret playing.  Next up is GOW4. 

Video Games / Re: Favorite Video Games (Series)
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:54:59 PM »
Legacy of Kain series. Blood Omen, Soul Reaver and the final mash up of both series Defiance. Shouldn't be forgotten. The writer for that series, Amy Henning, went to work on another great series, the Uncharted games.

Never been a Zelda fan and would take Metroid (especially prime) over any Mario, but LoK is definitely top five for me.  The series is dead but what a series it was.  I am definitely in the minority in this group as Nintendo (as far back as 64) exclusives rarely hold my attention.  Most times I give them a try and just donít get the fuss.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 02, 2018, 02:37:42 PM »
After all, there was a time I was drawn to that before the genre became over-saturated.

I understand that feeling all too well.  Souls became one of my favorite series ever for similar reasons.  In my opinion, this one brought me back to wanting to hear what happened next.  I love the storytelling in witcher 3 and it certainly can feel exhausting sometimes.  The flip side is by the end of the game, the dlcs, youíll have sunk hundreds of hours into gameplay alone. That is ridiculous on one disc to me.  This is not a game to get out of the way though.  Youíll be turning it off going in like that.  I took a break half way through and then came back.  Still my favorite this generation. 

On a side note, the difficulty setting could make or break it. I want to say easy will change your health to reset when resting.  As opposed to finding health potions, which can bog down the fun in the first few hours.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 31, 2018, 01:32:13 PM »
The witcher 3 has a ton of cutscenes and as much gameplay.  Enjoy.  definitely not a game to rush. A lot of the sidequests are a good hour. 

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 28, 2018, 12:21:33 PM »
Also, a question for fans of The Witcher franchise: The Witcher 3 is supposed to be one of the best games ever, but do I need or should I complete 1 & 2 first to appreciate it? Time is of the essence as I only have a few weeks tops before my kid is born and I probably can't play Red Dead plus all The Witcher games before then!

I donít think so.  The lore is pretty crazy and deep, but even if you play those, the books would be just important as well. Theyíre all so different!  Iíve loved them all but 3 ruined this generation for me personally.  While Iíve really had a blast with BOtW and Horizon: Zero Dawn, after the witcher 3 Iíve felt empty in comparison.  Enjoy the game and enjoy that baby.  Life will change forever.

Want to add that the character profiles in game are extensive, so any information you need to know about will be explained.  Prepare yourself for endless  side quests that feel like good episodes of television. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:04:32 PM »
Unbelievable.  Emotionally crushing.  At work with Casca blushing at the question of Guts and Iím here tearing up.  That cliffhanger too.   :judo:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:13:59 PM »
Well, Iím trading in southpark as itís just not interesting like the stick of truth.  Everything is recycled for the most part and the gags come off as trying to hard.  This is the first game this generation Iím trading.  Iíll be picking up breath of the wild and horizons frozen wilds.  Hope itís up to the hype after all the open world games and the depth so far this generation.  Never been a Zelda fan, but Iíll try it out.  Only worry is the weapon breaking mechanic might drive me insane.  Finished shadow of war and thoroughly enjoyed it, even more so than the original.  Fan fiction on roids and I never felt the need or want to purchase through the talked about negative loot boxes.  Finished wolfenstein the new colossus, assassins origins, and both had an alright feel, just middle of the road.  Mario galaxy was fun, but I liked galaxy a smidge more. 

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:23:14 PM »
The maneater is the hardest challenge in the game.  For me anyhow.  The jog up to him, the environment, that was the coolest experience the first time through.  Not gonna lie, when this came out and I kept dying, I spammed him through a little glitch right in front of the fog gate. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: January 01, 2018, 12:36:23 AM »
I loved Get Out.  Found the premise considering the twist quite original and overal a disturbing enjoyable film.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:50:17 AM »
Demon's Souls... Finally! It's interesting to see how much was already there in this one and how the series evolved. So far it hasn't been anything I'm not prepared for (it's a bit unfair since I can already anticipate most enemies styles, having played their descendents), though the pathway to the Tower Knight was a pain that cost me some souls. I did start as Royalty and boosted my strength so I already feel like an end game dual threat wrecking normal foes, but it's early, I've only beaten 3 demons and I'm making my way through the first couple areas. The ability to have virtually unlimited healing and magic really makes it feel comfortable staying out and clearing areas. No reason to go home!

Oh man!  That is still my favorite.  Think itís as simple as the first iteration having that lasting impression and being a stand alone title as well. Keep updating if you donít mind.  The character and world tendency is quite unforgiving.  I love this game. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: December 18, 2017, 05:22:58 PM »
Hahaha, strange as it sounds I wouldnít put it past him.  Thatís the most trying part of enjoying this ride.  Knowing J.J. is back in episode IX.  What was the point in switching writers only to throw him back in?  I feel the story is already damaged and perhaps going in the original direction, going backwards were something in his mind, will prove a little cheap.  Surprise, super Snoke is Dr Manhattan! 

If Rian had been given a blank slate, something to retool the series, I only wish that scenario been done from the beginning.  Or perhaps J.J. had nothing in mind, only good starting points.  Looking at you Lost.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: December 18, 2017, 04:00:15 PM »
After sleeping on this Iím quite a bit more negative.  J.J. brought up interesting ideas and Rian has no love for them.  I think this is the problem at its core.  Where both trilogies originally were Lucas, both good and bad, we have no real direction worth talking about.  Itís happening for the sake of happening.  Two visions colliding in the middle of the story. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: December 18, 2017, 12:09:49 AM »
Thatís it?  Really the only response I have.  Struggling with the ideas presented that honestly just felt inconsequential and not meaningful.  Iíll give it time, but honestly Iím not wanting to analyze it more with a second viewing like most previous entries.  That resonates sadness as a long time fan watching the ot on a loop as a young child.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:06:37 AM » :magni:

But really, the fact no one on here is freaking out tells a story.  Sometimes we over react with joy and sometimes we know right away we donít like something.  This just has one big ďeh, itís okĒ written all over it.  Much like the games Iíve played in the last few months (not you, odyssey!) Luke warm is not gonna sit well with my stomach.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:14:46 PM »
Something I find interesting is the user score through RT.  Critically, weíre at 93%.  USER score however is sitting at 58% and dropping.  This, along with the comments Iím reading, has my expectations quite low now. 

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 16, 2017, 10:14:58 PM »
I think I was a little less critical than most of the first season, which was awful.  In any event I haven't watched a single episode of the second season.  Sometimes not watching is ok.  Why must most Berserk spinoffs SUCK?!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:48:11 PM »
Take it from someone who loved ALL of the Alien/Predator movies: it's awful.

Such a bummer!

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 13, 2017, 05:03:25 PM »
Well, seems overtime will be for many things around xmas this year.  Outside of the many titles like gow4, ori 2, spidey, last of us 2, horizon dlc, days gone, and southpark...which is plenty.  Now I'm contemplating the psvr because I've said I would never tread near one until something like elder scrolls and now we have that.  Then I've been holding off getting a switch unless something like metroid was in the works.  Bring it.   :zodd:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »
Griff, is it at the very least worth a watch?  I have a guilty pleasure for resurrection.  Covenant just sounds more and more like something to avoid. 

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 13, 2017, 01:21:40 PM »
Finished my game of Demon's Souls. Learned why the Pure Bladestone can go fuck itself the hard way.

I farmed that stone for more hours than I care to count.  Those  :SK: wielding two swords was the quickest option for me. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 02, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
Cool.  I will prob check it out in theaters.  I wanted to watch Alien, but everyone in unison over how bad it is has stopped that desire.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 02, 2017, 11:28:30 AM »
Saw Wonder Woman. Great movie!

I see the reviews are stellar.  Tell me, feeling so so about MoS, disliking BvS, and refusing to watch Suicide Squad, how was it?   Did we finally get over the bad writing and random plot devices?

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