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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Last post by Griffith on June 17, 2018, 09:30:49 PM »
I hope these movies start a new trend in horror by going back to the slow-burn, more mature themed movies like Rosemary's Baby or The Exorcist, skipping what the 80's did to the genre (even though kid me loved Freddy).

I think were largely already there the past few years with an uptick in more "prestige" high concept suspense/horror movies with more emphasis on dread/terror that baser scares. I mean, Get Out won an Oscar. It's now the trend, fortunately.

On the other hand, how about that Halloween requel!? Jaime Lee Solo will help the new generation take on Darth Myers! I'm just bitter they excised Halloween II, which was a worthy and influential sequel in its own right. It's certainly better than whatever they're going to be doing with the material now.

Some people find ghosts scary, others find monsters scary (that's me!), so having watched the film, I've been reading comments that either say it's great or it's a snooze fest.

I always question those loudly proclaiming how bored and unscared they were, suspecting they were actually the most uncomfortable with the proceedings. Anyway, agree with you on ghosts vs. monsters, monsters FTW because they're where you find them, and have a better balance of supernatural and natural elements.
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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« Last post by Griffith on June 17, 2018, 08:34:11 PM »
My contract was officialized and I'm finally a Hunter! :guts: (I'm a Lone Survivor with the saw and blunderbuss =)

First impressions:
It was a little awkward for me at first because of the ways it's different from Souls, even though I can clearly see how DS3's engine was retrofitted from it, but once I started getting used it I could see why people are so into it. Combat, done effectively, is faster but well nuanced, particularly how you manage the timing of attacks, gun blasts and stamina. You can't play defensive, but you have to constantly engage and withdraw effectively. If you just try to R1 them to death you're going to end up a sitting duck (removing this fearure from DS3 was a step back that made it easier). Basically, it looks like this game is the evolution people that only had the opportunity to play DS3 were looking for.

Yharnam is great do far too, I haven't even fought a boss yet but I've been up and down the city and it reminds of the exploration previously unique to DS1, that trapped behind enemy lines feeling where you feel surrounded and really have to decide when it's better to push forward or fall back. I've already lost thousands of Blood Echos because of the different mode of retrieval, having to clear the area of enemies or even a particular enemy that posseses them (no smash and grab cheating =).

I also summoned another Hunter to help and it was a relief to take on some patrols with backup. Despite my previous Souls experience I'm still probably overly intimidated bybthe bigger enemies. I'm also not healing enough because blood vials seem plentiful, so I think I'll hit my stride once I unlearn some of my ingrained Souls tactics and adapt more to what's efficient in Bloodborne. I already bellowed, "No, NO! It's not faaaair!!" once today, so that's a good sign the game is working as intended. :ganishka:
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« Last post by Griffith on June 17, 2018, 08:01:36 PM »
And it's highly possible that Nioh 2 is actually going for the same era, the exact same characters :ganishka:

Really? I did get the impression from the trailer that you'd maybe be a new character with some Oni powers of their own, which would be a good addition. William didn't do much for me anyway. It'd be hilarious if Sekiro and Nioh ended up featuring the same main character.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« Last post by mgoryo13 on June 17, 2018, 06:40:42 PM »
Sorry, but they were absorbed into the Vortex of Souls, and their individual egos vanished shortly afterwards. But maybe it's possible we'll see a version of them if the Vortex comes to claim Griffith one day (like Vargas did for the Count).

you guys reply fast!
A goodmorning to you sirs, from asia!
Then ill just settle with them appearing on some panels as flashbacks if that war will ever happen. Im so gonna bawl my eyes out. That new Band annoys the hell outta me and my wishful thinking wanted the original to disintegrate them.
Yes, Casca was a great leader.

Yep, I have speculated as much in the past. Even without raising an army, she could make a big difference for the group.

Heyyy i believe a stumbled upon a fic you wrote on tumblr under the same name!
anyways...aint she amazing?! I believe that she could beat the shit out of Silat<3. I hope for a rematch in their eventual meeting.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Last post by IncantatioN on June 17, 2018, 05:43:58 PM »
Agree with Nighty above and that trailer for the remake got a lot of ppfftt or "why does it need a remake reaction" with the group I went with and I ended up being the only fellow who actually liked it.

I loved The Witch and Hereditary I thought was unsettling and bloody damn good. I'm not much of an anxious person but the mood, music raised my anxiety a couple of times through the film. The 2nd act of the film is where it's a bit of a slow-burn but not by much and I like slow-burn anyway, so I didn't mind it at all. Some scenes drag a little longer so characters can breathe a bit and their emotions can be wholly fleshed out. The music was brooding, suffocating and the end was ... lets say they hit the nail on everything thematically.

Some people find ghosts scary, others find monsters scary (that's me!), so having watched the film, I've been reading comments that either say it's great or it's a snooze fest. Bottom line, watch it and see/ experience it for yourselves to make that opinion. I'm up for a rewatch before it leaves theaters.

Also hit up The Incredibles 2 this week. Funny in a lot of parts and while it's a predictable plot, it's not that bad of a ride. Upgrade from the first film, diving into familiar family dynamics or egos or the pride of Mr. Incredible and his relationship with Elastigirl. I'd say decent movie, for sure. The short film before the movie - BAO - got mixed reactions where emotional scenes got laughs from people in the audience. It wasn't perfect but I liked it.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« Last post by Aazealh on June 17, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »
I'm sure that Casca's healing aint for nothing, right? One of the things that made me love her is the fact that she lead the Hawks for one whole year while being hunted by the effin Midland army 24/7. [...] I mean, she must be one hell of a strategist (is that what you call 'em?).

Yes, Casca was a great leader.

I can imagine Casca playing a big role as a commander of an army that they will somehow gather.

Yep, I have speculated as much in the past. Even without raising an army, she could make a big difference for the group.
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Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« Last post by Aazealh on June 17, 2018, 05:31:23 PM »
Would it be possible for me to make a lump sum?

Sure is! Here's the PayPal link.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« Last post by Walter on June 17, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »
And it would give me incredible chills if they managed to pull out the original Hawks and include them in battle or even just an apparition of them. Its cheesy but hey... lets dream. :casca:

Sorry, but they were absorbed into the Vortex of Souls, and their individual egos vanished shortly afterwards. But maybe it's possible we'll see a version of them if the Vortex comes to claim Griffith one day (like Vargas did for the Count).
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« Last post by ryOtoha on June 17, 2018, 11:06:27 AM »
So Sekiro is actually a prequel to Nioh. :carcus:

And it's highly possible that Nioh 2 is actually going for the same era, the exact same characters :ganishka:
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Speculation Nation / Casca's Role in the Future
« Last post by mgoryo13 on June 17, 2018, 09:56:46 AM »
I'm sure that Casca's healing aint for nothing, right? One of the things that made me love her is the fact that she lead the Hawks for one whole year while being hunted by the effin Midland army 24/7. I mean, come on. Even if the Hawks had 0 defeat under Griffith at least they get rests in between. And even then Casca was beside him. I mean, she must be one hell of a strategist (is that what you call 'em?).
And if they will defy Griffith/Femto now, they are also going against a supernatural army.  I can imagine Casca playing a big role as a commander of an army that they will somehow gather. And it would give me incredible chills if they managed to pull out the original Hawks and include them in battle or even just an apparition of them. Its cheesy but hey... lets dream. :casca:

What about you guys? 


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