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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 13, 2016, 04:33:34 PM »
Recently finished Star Fox Zero, I'm disappointment by the lack of new levels, and the god awful controls. Nintendo gimmicks and Platinum's awful 3rd person camera controls are a dangerous mix. I like the fan-service, like fusing aspects of the Andross fight from the first Star Fox game with Star Fox 64, and the 3 act structure of the levels are interesting. But overall I felt let down by it.

Speculation Nation / Re: How do you think Berserk will end?
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:51:53 PM »
The Count didn't "refuse" so much as "hesitate" to sacrifice Theresia, until he bled out and died. Miura chose to make it more ambiguous than an outright refusal to sacrifice his own daughter, which I think is pretty important given the kind of monster the Count had become.

And Femto didn't try and threaten him, he was telling him exactly what would (and did) happen to him if he died there.

I think the envisioned family painting before the brand vanishes implied that he refused to sacrifice Theresia.

Edit: I meant painting not photo, Fuck.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:48:52 PM »
Griffith gameplay video. :griffnotevil:

So I assume his Falcon of Light form can't take damage right?  :griffnotevil:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 6
« on: August 07, 2016, 10:51:33 PM »
I watched this with my freind who has no in depth knowledge of Berserk, he had no idea what was going on.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:58:47 PM »
Playing each member of the God Hand would be pretty awesome too

X- Black hole clench everything on screen
Triangle- Transform to incomprehensible size
Square- Deflect all attacks with space rift
Circle - create alternate dimension based on sephira


He'd die, no contest. Skull Knight himself, the apex in terms of fighting ability, couldn't even touch Femto despite doing everything right, bear in mind the God Hand also have inhuman reflexes, Void and Femto both deflected SKs attacks. The only one that has come close to harming Griffith is  :rickert:, if SK cut off Rickerts hand and attached it to his sword to crate a sort of morning star, maybe he could slap Femto to death.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 77
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:06:10 PM »
This was very funny, should come with a trigger warning before you tell a joke so I don't smirk like an axe murderer while I'm listening to it, listening to you guys butchering the anime and the movies is gut wrenching. Whatever Griffiths goal is, it must be massive if his own kingdom is merely a stepping stone, then again he has a profound connection to the entire human race, in retrospect a minor Kingdom was never going to cut it. The only likely objective I can think of is a world sized Falconia empire, or maybe he's after something more transcendental rather than territorial.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 5
« on: July 31, 2016, 01:05:48 PM »
This is by far the best episode of the series, some bad zooming in shots, awful music placement choices, but at least the story hasn't been butchered, I wish they would have kept in one of my favorite jokes.  :puck: . I wonder though, why the hell did they bother including Isidro in the tavern scene if they were going to include his original introduction? It doesn't make any sense. I'm also let down that some of my favorite fight scenes are reduced to stills from the pages a better looking manga, I watch anime for moving images, especially 3d animation.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 26, 2016, 08:37:52 AM »
If Falconia, and thus its residents, are merely a stepping stone for him transcending the God Hand, then why would they make valid sacrifices...? Particulary if you regard him as a sociopath (he's not -- he's a demigod who shed his emotions), it wouldn't work by the rules of what makes a sacrifice.

Also Griffith is a God Hand, he's the most powerful being in the world, what would he have to gain by transforming again?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:12:49 PM »
Or the layers were one and have since been separated.

Chaos isn't a word used to describe a state of balance. It's clear that different planes are not meant to be merged

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:56:47 PM »
Falconia is just a stepping stone? Jesus, Griffith is the most powerful being on Earth with his own kingdom and demon army. How much further can he go? Is there even a world left worth conquering?

The road of dragons is a badass name for the route to the Abyss, I wonder then if there are alternate routes to the abyss that don't involve behirits?

He revived a giant ancient city at the foot of the world tree.
So Falconia is confirmed to originally be Gaserics city, this was bound to be true, but it's good to have that confirmation.

So the ancient chaos when the real world and the astral world are mixed together is going to come back

It seems the merging of the worlds has happened before, Gaeserics conquest wasn't as cut and dried as it looked, he may have followed a similar route to Griffith, with Void as his accomplice in world domination  :void:

As a God Hand member, he has to fulfill the desires of mankind and the IOE, his ambition to rule a kingdom still remains. In all probability he has become the idealized version of himself, his ambition untainted by puny friendship  :guts: or maybe not, how he feels personally about his living Falcons hasn't been revealed yet, we haven't seen an unsettled Griffith, but we do know about the God Hand.

Its inaccurate to say demons lose their emotions, they certainly become more desensitized to evil, and live without repercussions due to their immense power, the God Hand are no exception, but their scope is far broader because of their nature as semi omniscient,immortal, incorporeal beings, they gaze at humanity from a larger perspective,  they have concepts of beauty and reverence that are morbid to ordinary humans, because they are concerned about the larger picture, not individual mortal humans. If anyone is familiar with Watchmen, a good comparison is Dr Manhattan, a being who experiences time from a non linear perspective and can dissect and perceive existence to the smallest form of matter, how can anyone retain their humanity after that? How can Griffith remain a relatable human when he perceives everything in the physical world, and acts out his predestined path like he's following a script?

Going back to Griffith, he certainly feels a kinship with mankind, but the platonic relationships are either gone or suppressed. As the Falcon of Light/ Femto his priority is the fulfillment of his human dream to rule a kingdom, which by causality is also mankind's desire, so it all works out for him.

I really hope that Miura will show him more as an independent person and not just a being driven by a grand scheme without his own personality.

I agree, Griffiths informal personality has been kept ambiguous for a very long time, I was hoping something about Griffiths nature would be revealed during Slapgate, but alas all we got was  :rickert: .

I know that and I like Griffith for this otherwordly feeling but at the same time it seems lazy. I mean, he is the antagonist of this series and he is reduced now to a character that we have to imagine ourselves. Him being too abstract is a good thing if you get something else in return but we dont get anything really. Thats the whole point, we are meant to be far from him but we dont get anything for that. Also we got some (not much)insight into other God Hand members.

He's not just the antagonist of the series, he's the second most important character. His rise, fall and resurrection are crucial parts of the Berserk universe, so is his current development. We don't have to imagine anything, we know what he wants.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 3
« on: July 15, 2016, 04:28:16 PM »
This is one sucked more than the last one, if they had to insert apostle filler in this episode why pick the swine apostle? Why not the Boy from the PS2 game, or the Count? Or a new apostle design? Having a slow lumbering blob of shit with the agility to climb support beams looks stupid. The editing and timing is atrocious, the quick duel between Guts and Serpico looked as if they were following a script, in the manga it's clear they are trying to catch eachother off guard, here it appears choreographed . The most baffling decision I think was adding the revelations arc at the end, they really should have waited until the week after, it felt far, far too rushed. "Heresarebelationpeoplehad,here's midland here's Charlotteheres thekinghesdeadisthedecrrpitkingcanon?whocareslookkushaninvasionkbye!"

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 2
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:47:03 PM »
"We passed the corpses of a man and a girl, and a number of skeletons that look like they've been dead for a thousand years THAT WAS YOU WASN'T IT?!"

What a confusing way of introducing Pucks telepathy ability, anyone who isn't familiar with Beserk will be left wondering why Puck is able to see flashbacks. And Farnese knows about the Band of the Falcon? What's the point of interrogating him if they already know who he is? it takes the spiritual grandeur out of what they're doing if they know exactly who the black swordsman is. I enjoyed the animation in the Golden Age flashbacks, though the way they're included in the episode is unnecessary and intrusive. That being said I'm looking forward next episode and the long grueling duel with Swine Apostle, quite possibly the most dangerous apostle Guts has ever fought.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:52:59 PM »
Is it established that he has a big power spike around that time?

Yeah, during his fight with Wyald various Hawks comment on how unimaginably strong he had become. Still, the strongest man in the Tudor kingdom is a mighty reputation, and pre Eclipse Silat didn't win against a lot of powerful opponents, he beat an exhausted Casca and one large brute, Guts describes Boscogn has an opponent stronger than 100 men, and the second strongest human opponent he'd faced, but I didn't get the same impression from his fight with Silat, he seemed entirely in control.

:schnoz: would beat both of them!

But would he be able to beat them if they had an army of 100 Kundalini and 10 God Hands?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:32:16 PM »
I doubt there will be a Elfhelm war demon siege, if Griffith were going to attack Skellig he would have done it already, he has as much of a chance now than as he did before Falconia, in fact he's in a worse position to do so now since he has less apostles, with some being occupied providing safe passage for refugees. There might be a reason why he can't attack them directly, they might have some kind of anti demon barrier erected or apostles might be unable to fight toe to toe with mages. Or it could be that Griffith is unaware of their existence. Also a similar event has played out already, Flora provides safe refuge, apostles arrive and burn down the place, it would be repetitive to do the same thing again.

So if Void was the first scholar/sorcerer who experimented with souls, particulary evil ones, perhaps he's the one who came up with the sacrifical brand and beherits themselves. Maybe beherits are made from dead human souls as well, particulary ones filled with dark emotions?

The behirits come from the Idea of Evil, they form as droplets in the deep astral world and become stones in the physical world, the IOE uses the vortex of souls to transform Griffith into Femto, the Eclipse ceremony world was composed of souls, apostles are forged out of souls, and behirits that ascend from the vortex itself are likely created the same way.

If Void was the first God Hand member, who's the angel? Maybe IOE had a way to establish contact with via an illusion, or through a vision.

The angel was likely him, from an outsiders perspective, the Wiseman is tortured, and a spooky brain man appears. But it is the wise man transforming into Void, an angel "Made" by the idea to descend.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk (2016) Premiere Poll
« on: July 04, 2016, 10:06:29 PM »
Is that a quote from the anime's director during pre-production?

It's so dense.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk (2016) Premiere Poll
« on: July 02, 2016, 11:50:41 AM »
I'll take any Berserk, I know the story makes no damn sense, the animation is awful, the editing is awful, the sound design is awful, the soundtrack is used inappropriately, but any Berserk is better than no Berserk.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 05:30:19 PM »
If you look carefully, you can spot Caucasian Casca in several frames of the opening.

And they made her a Brunette, i don't know why the hell they make these stupid choices.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 03:09:36 PM »
Why is Isidro serving drinks?

Why would Isidro let thugs overpower him when he's outwitted similar thugs in his debut episode?

Why is Guts picking a fight with thugs if they cut out the Snake Baron?

Why are the mercenary thugs hanging around a tree if they cut out Jill and the Lost Children chapter?

Why is the disemboweling of a child accompanied with a metal soundtrack?

Why did they show the eclipse again?

Where did Guts get the behirit from?

Why is Guts cooking food at night?

Podcast / Re: SPECIAL: Join our 2016 TV Series launch party
« on: June 30, 2016, 10:30:55 PM »

Skype name: vertigo6131

I'll make it if I can manage to watch it.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: June 23, 2016, 10:29:33 PM »
Like I said on the previous page: "What is implied is that what happened to Flora was part of a wider phenomenon. It already happened. How it did is not yet clear. But it certainly could explain a looooot of things, like how the Wingstones were formed (crystallized magic stolen from elsewhere?), why astral beasts may be attacking humans and/for Falconia, how the land around Falconia is so bountiful, and how the World Spiral Tree was created." Whether other forests like the one Flora lived in were inhabited is unknown, and how or when they were destroyed is unknown as well.

I always Chalked it up to the magic inside Ganishkas second incarnation. But it's strongly hinted that Falconia is an adapted version of Gaeserics city. Who knows what else was stolen. It was the war demons objective to kill Flora, not to burn down the forest, however one strange thing they did mention explicitly was that they wanted to cut Floras head off and bring it back with them, maybe Griffith is harvesting Witches bodies.

Agreed. One thing I was telling Gobolatula the other day is that I'm not sure many people realize what a historic time in Berserk this is. Not that every episode isn't awesome, but we're really at a pivotal moment in the series, more so than the Eclipse was. What is happening right now will set the story on a trajectory towards its ending. Those who thought volume 24 was an incredible expansion of what we know of the Berserk world should probably hold on to their seats because volume 39 will not fuck around.

It's really exciting, we've only seen glimpses of Fantasia, to get a broad perspective on what's happening will be very interesting. Fingers crossed they talk about the God Hand, they're the biggest loose thread in the series, hopefully we'll get some clues about their end game and where they are. I'd be surprised if they didn't expand on pre God Hand history.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: June 22, 2016, 08:13:54 PM »
I can't wait for the details on Griffiths attack on magical forests, does this mean that the siege of Flora's mansion wasn't just an isolated attack against one witch, but part of a larger campaign to destroy other Magus colonies? Does this mean Griffith commands other apostles across the world and not just his war demon army?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: June 22, 2016, 10:57:14 AM »
I beg to differ, you forgot that it's Littlefinger we're talking about here. Not only did Sansa not receive a word from him that he's coming, but also there's the trust thing that even if he said he's coming it would be dangerous for her to give her word to Jon based on Littlefinger's.
Not to mention there's no scenario in which Ramsay lets Rickon willingly stay alive, Rickon is the rightful heir of winterfell and poses a greater threat to Ramsay than Jon himself.

Now I'm not a sadist myself, but if I had a rule in how to kill that freak I wouldn't even kill him so fast like that. To me physical pain is NOTHING compared to mental pain.

I guess, but Jon was on the offensive, he could have picked any time to attack Ramsay, and if he knew about the Vale army, he could have waited for them to join Jons forces. Having Rickon as a hostage legitiamises his claim to the north, he could have easily have turned Rickon into an obedient slave like Theon.

I hate Ramsay too, but GRRM always wrote in contrary to readers expectations, and characters that did deserve retribution, like Jamie and Theon ended up being humiliated in ways that readers didn't expect or thought they deserved. Giving Ramsay a gruesome death by the hands of his captive feels like fan service to me.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: June 20, 2016, 10:38:44 PM »

That episode was a logical mess, Sansa waits until the last moment to show up with a larger army to change the tide of battle, (a rare occurrence in fantasy battles) instead of telling Jon about the Vale army beforehand, they could have used their numerical advantage to barter for Rickons life instead of letting hundreds of people including the King in the North die.

Seeing Sansa turn into a sadist was disturbing, maybe this is a darker chapter in Sansa's arc and she will become more ruthless like Arya from now on, or more likely they are satisfying fans raging revenge boners for Ramsay. revenge killing, especially Ramsay's brutal and ironic death is meant to be disgusting, not gratifying.

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