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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by I know that I know :) on January 16, 2019, 12:55:02 PM »
Just found out the beta for Skyrim multiplayer has came out,but then I realize I have no friends :judo:.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by MiyamotoPuck on January 16, 2019, 11:30:43 AM »
What I mean by this is the lazy mission design plague by most Assassins creed games for example the mission type of follow this guy and listen in on his conversation these missions are more common then you think.

I can understand, I don't really like these kind of missions either. But there is really not many of them in Origins if I remember correctly.

You and Walter have me refocused on Origins now as a potential reentry point. I'll wait until it's a bargain though because I have plenty to play already.

As I already said, the scenario is not the best feature in this one, but it's not a bad one either. I think it's a cool game to play, exploring the world is really enjoyable and there are some interesting side quests. It has a more developed RPG style than the previous games, but stealth is not as important. If you think you could like it, it's worth it in my opinion.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Last post by Skeleton on January 16, 2019, 05:27:55 AM »
Solo: A Star Wars Story is on Netflix now so I, uh, watched it. I hated it. Ehrenreich couldn’t capture the spirit of Solo (could anyone besides Ford?). Glover, I felt, nailed Calrissian, but his parts in the movie were pretty un-Calrissian-like. I liked that the film acknowledged that droids are literally slaves in the Star Wars universe, but Lando’s droid was so terrible it makes Jar Jar Binks seem like the height of character creation by comparison. The Enfys Nest storyline was so stupid and unnecessary.

The story wasn’t very good and was at points laughable. I mean that literally. I actually laughed when Vos’ barge came flying through those mountains. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie (or real world incident) where a bad guy hires thieves to rob a place, and then they hang out at the scene of the crime until the bad guy comes and picks them up. But then again when the best equipped force in the galaxy, the Empire, only sends like four stormtroopers and three droids to guard one of the most precious/targeted resources in the galaxy, you probably don’t have to worry about escape plans.

Also, the insane fan service was so over the top that about halfway through the movie I thought,” Jesus, they’re even explaining that?” It was the opposite of Rogue One’s easter eggs/fan service which fit the surrounding films nicely like the middle piece of a jigsaw puzzle (Red Five dies in Rogue One so in A New Jope the spot is open for Luke, for example). Solo’s fan service was just so stupid, and there was way too much of it to the point of being obnoxious.

Anyway, like I said, Glover was fantastic. I also liked Woody Harrelson’s character because it’s Woody Harrelson. Oh, and the “Han shot first” subtle jab was awesome. Outside of that, I felt like Solo was essentially the physical manifestation of the fears and worries everyone had when Disney bought the franchise.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on January 15, 2019, 09:40:13 PM »
AC2 was my favorite, easily. Ezio is a great character with an interesting arc.

Yeah, I didn't stop playing because it wasn't good or anything, I think it just got lost in the shuffle. Maybe I'll revisit it.

Historically, Ubisoft has spat out mainline AC games once per year. But they took 2 years to make Origins, which was a step in the right direction from everything that I've heard, providing a much-needed refresh for the same old tired mechanics. Odyssey came out just 1 year later, and seems to suffer from a quantity:quality problem.

I didn't even know a lot of the sub-titled ones over the past few years were still mainline games until Origins because they started coming out so fast and furious after IV that I initially thought they were DLC or spinoffs. So, there's an argument for the number system! They certainly can't just call one "Assassin's Creed" any time soon, until they kill this goose and revive years later.

About Odyssey, it seems to be a mere copy of Origins, I probably won't buy it and wait to see what the next one will be about.

You and Walter have me refocused on Origins now as a potential reentry point. I'll wait until it's a bargain though because I have plenty to play already.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« Last post by Griffith on January 15, 2019, 09:04:52 PM »
Spider-Man: Far From Home, with two teaser trailers, one "international," with different enough footage to both be worth watching:

https://youtu.be/VUFmhKpZKlE

https://youtu.be/V38cLTYYXNw

I liked the first movie alright enough, but I still think Spidey's best turn in the MCU, and maybe ever in live action, was Civil War.

Live action Spider-Rankings:

Spider-Man 2
Civil War
Homecoming
Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man 3
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

BTW, I consider Venom like the third movie or spinoff of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, not the current iteration; the Toms, Holland and Hardy, should never meet! It would be funny if Sony embraced this and had Garfield, and even Maguire, show back up to setup live-action Spider-Verse to retroactively validate their mess and potentially keep them from directly tainting the MCU, if not that particular Spider-Man, "He's from a different (cinematic) universe." =)

Looks like someone already, uhh, executed this idea:

https://youtu.be/XNIrBOEyWFQ

:carcus:
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by I know that I know :) on January 15, 2019, 06:29:35 PM »
As I see it, you didn't try the right ones, except for Origins which was a big renewal in the series, heavily inspired by The Witcher 3. If it's about the scenario, it wasn't the most interesting one but it's not what this game is all about, so I'm not sure to understand your loss of hope.

I just seen the game as being more of the same thus causing me to lose hope. What I mean by this is the lazy mission design plague by most Assassins creed games for example the mission type of follow this guy and listen in on his conversation these missions are more common then you think.I hope your right and there is some diamonds in the ruff for this franchise as I think the idea of Assassins creed is cool maybe ill try out the second and third ones.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by MiyamotoPuck on January 15, 2019, 06:05:41 PM »
I personally do not care the assassin's creed franchise I played bits of black flag got pretty far but got bored quit now the disc is collecting dust in some corner in my room. And then I played Assassin's creed unity oh god it was so bad I wish I could snap the disc in two but it was a digital download, and then Assassin's creed Egypt came out and then I lost hope .

As I see it, you didn't try the right ones, except for Origins which was a big renewal in the series, heavily inspired by The Witcher 3. If it's about the scenario, it wasn't the most interesting one but it's not what this game is all about, so I'm not sure to understand your loss of hope.

Assassin's Creed is the most boring, droll franchise I've played in my life. It blows my mind that you didn't like Black Flag, considering it's one of the most highly regarded installments in the series. Origins and Odyssey were just as boring, but in a bigger setting. I don't get even the small amount of acclaim they got.
Historically, Ubisoft has spat out mainline AC games once per year. But they took 2 years to make Origins, which was a step in the right direction from everything that I've heard, providing a much-needed refresh for the same old tired mechanics. Odyssey came out just 1 year later, and seems to suffer from a quantity:quality problem. 

And it blows my mind too. For me, Black Flag was the most boring one, and almost made me gave up until, as Walter said, the refreshment that Origins was. There are few bad apples, but to go as far as to say it is the most boring franchise...
And again as Walter said, I'm only talking about the mainline games here. About Odyssey, it seems to be a mere copy of Origins, I probably won't buy it and wait to see what the next one will be about.

In my opinion, one of the main purpose of an Assassin's Creed game is to take you on a journey, and it does it pretty well. Of course I'm not saying it's the best franchise, that wouldn't be true, but I couldn't stand idle without defending it. If they were truly bad games, I think they wouldn't have the success they actually have. To each his taste I guess. :serpico:
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Walter on January 15, 2019, 05:11:38 PM »
As for the Assassin's Creed debate, I tried 2 and 4 but didn't get far in either. I heard a lot of good buzz around Origins, and especially Odyssey, which is probably what I would try if I gave it another chance...

AC2 was my favorite, easily. Ezio is a great character with an interesting arc. Personally, I can't remember playing one of those games since 3, which I don't think I even put more than 2 hours in but that still wasn't long enough to escape the tutorial. My god, what a train wreck that game was... But Origins is on my list now that I have a PS4.

until the next one, since they seemingly come out more regularly than the latest yearly sports games. =) That's a problem, it just seems like an assembly line franchise at this point. I'm looking for "special" here and by definition these are not (counting handheld/mobile and all that shit it's been 21 AC games in 12 years, almost 2 games per year... yeesh).

Historically, Ubisoft has spat out mainline AC games once per year. But they took 2 years to make Origins, which was a step in the right direction from everything that I've heard, providing a much-needed refresh for the same old tired mechanics. Odyssey came out just 1 year later, and seems to suffer from a quantity:quality problem. 
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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« Last post by I know that I know :) on January 15, 2019, 04:45:03 PM »
you might like a Total War game I recommend it. Plus, they are regularly on sale on Steam.

Thanks for the tips I think ill enjoy them, Ill wait for a steam sale :guts:. Shogun 2 looks pretty cool.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on January 15, 2019, 03:56:45 PM »
There are better ways to denote a good starting point, spinoff, or subseries that newcomers can hop in from. Like using a subtitle, similar to what Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time or (looks at previous post) Divinity: Original Sin did, both of which were effectively reboots of their respective franchises. Recycling the franchise name as the sole title to me just comes across as a tad pretentious, likely to sow confusion, and pointless overall, since people are just going to designate different labels on them to avoid the second point, so what are they hoping to accomplish? Not to mention, where do you go with the titling from there? What's the inevitable sequel to God of Four going to be called? God of War 2? It's bad enough Hitman is doing that shit.

Concerning Assassin's Creed, I'd say you're not really missing much. I played the second one around the time of its release, and wasn't impressed then. And since it's one of the most widely-praised in the series, that doesn't bode well for the rest.
It doesn't make any sense for, say, a database, or an archivist's shelf. But it makes perfect sense from a business perspective. It's a marketing decision that definitively signals players can jump on without all the cumulative sequel baggage that Griff just described.

Yep, and while I agree subtitles are better than numbered sequels, they can still leave things muddled in the long run, especially for the uninitiated. My point precisely is I don't want to be awash in a slew of sequels, spinoffs, and side quests while having no idea which is which, and which is important or preeminent, versus something only a hardcore fan could love. When you drop all that shit and bestow it the series title period, pretension fully intended, you're telling me you've got the goods and, "THIS IS THE FLAGSHIP, BABY!" :badbone:

Look at DOOM (2016 :iva:) for a recent example. Would that have been better off as DooM 4? Or Doom Eternal? But yeah, it used to bug me from that historian's perspective Walter alluded to, but for immediate practical purposes I've come to appreciate it.


As for the Assassin's Creed debate, I tried 2 and 4 but didn't get far in either. I heard a lot of good buzz around Origins, and especially Odyssey, which is probably what I would try if I gave it another chance... until the next one, since they seemingly come out more regularly than the latest yearly sports games. =) That's a problem, it just seems like an assembly line franchise at this point. I'm looking for "special" here and by definition these are not (counting handheld/mobile and all that shit it's been 21 AC games in 12 years, almost 2 games per year... yeesh).
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