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#1 Posted by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

This thread is a great reminder of why stopping to use the GiantBomb website, watching a Quicklook video once in a while on YouTube, and listening to the podcast really is the best way to enjoy GiantBomb nowadays.

Also how is paying $5 a month to watch people play Mario Party, any different then paying X dollars to watch someone dig a whole in the ground. I'd say both are equivalent in quality of entertainment, and at least the hole has a greater potential to be proved useful.

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#2 Posted by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

Game feels fairly shallow. Quoting one of my favorite descriptions of Elite Dangerous, " As vast as the oceans, as deep as a puddle.". Grind resources for travel, to get more credits, for a better ship, to be able to hold more items and get more credits. At this point why wouldn't you just use cheat engine, and go explore at your leisure any planet you want at your own pace with no grind?

The game part just feels tacked on. I enjoy some exploring. I don't enjoy staring at low poly meshes 2m from my character with grimy textures as my gun foes bzt bzt bzt. Its great to fly over, walk around a bit, and really that's it.

I"d say if you fell in the same camp, where you felt kinda burned by ED. You'll get a similar experience here.

On a side note. The ship movement is atrocious, at first I thought something bugged out or my controls broke. Ironically though the PC version ran buttery smooth for me, zero issues past initial load.

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#3 Posted by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

Game feels fairly shallow. Quoting one of my favorite descriptions of Elite Dangerous, " As vast as the oceans, as deep as a puddle.". Grind resources for travel, to get more credits, for a better ship, to be able to hold more items and get more credits. At this point why wouldn't you just use cheat engine, and go explore at your leisure any planet you want at your own pace with no grind?

The game part just feels tacked on. I enjoy some exploring. I don't enjoy staring at low poly meshes 2m from my character with grimy textures as my gun foes bzt bzt bzt. Its great to fly over, walk around a bit, and really that's it.

I"d say if you fell in the same camp, where you felt kinda burned by ED. You'll get a similar experience here.

On a side note. The ship movement is atrocious, at first I thought something bugged out or my controls broke. Ironically though the PC version ran buttery smooth for me, zero issues past initial load.

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#4 Posted by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

@theht: I'm not debating the concept of the Faith-Militant. I'm saying the writers have completely failed to build a narrative towards their end goal in regards to the Faith-Militant. It seems the whole plot line is full of "it's a given", in order for the story to make sense.

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#5 Edited by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

The main issue with the high sparrow story line is that all of a sudden, every citizen in a city full of debauchery is apparently a fanatical follower of the faith. They failed to build up this idea of religious fervor, especially when the show focused on so many people denouncing the gods, or very blatantly swaying us towards the god of light.

Also somehow King's landing can no longer count on the surrounding houses, who perpetually devote themselves, for help. History is full of Kings killing holy men who overstepped their bounds. Yet no one thought fighting an army of trained Knights with hammers and daggers was a good idea.

Geoffrey started a war with the entire north without hesitation, Tyrion defended Kings Landing from siege, yet the Faith-Militant is untouchable. The Lanisters were portrayed to rule with fear and gold. The idea that they wouldn't simply pay-off 6 random dudes to beat the sparrow to death, or slaughter him and any citizen who supported him is hilarious. Or how about the fact that we've spent 2 seasons with Arya in a house of ASSASSINS, that a lowly actress can afford to hire. No wait, the House of Black and White has the franchise rights to all Assassination in the world, and they don't like the Lanisters.

Lastly the Tommen and Cersei relationship is laughable. She had almost complete control over Geoeffry, who was insane. Yet the child she had babied the most, and smothered the most, all of a sudden is the most independent child and completely ignores his mother. He accepts all advice at whim, except hers.

At this point it would be nice if the writers sat down and watched season 1-3 again. Cause it seems they can't remember what they wrote.

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#6 Posted by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

I find it weird that on a website about video games, wrestling, and a podcast that continuously talks about adoring stupidity for the sake of stupidity. People question why someone would continue to consume entertainment they find severely lacking in one way or another.

Saying things like, " This is the wrong series for you", or "Don't except a or b from this series, you should move on" are cheap outs. Are we suppose to surround ourselves in bubbles only consuming things we absolutely adore and find perfect?

Maybe Game of Thrones is interesting to some people because they deem it a mastery of visual storytelling . On the other side, maybe people enjoy Game of Thrones cause they find it to be an absolute train wreck in visual story telling.

Maybe I disliked this latest episode so much cause I got hooked by London Spy on Netflix at the start of the week and the comparison just wasn't fair. Although the ending for that show was rough, it was fascinating to watch, and hooked you in all kinds of ways. I'd probably say that 5 episode mini-series had more nuance and plot development then 55 episodes of Game of Thrones.

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#9 Edited by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

@yi_orange: The trailer spoils the fact that Arya doesn't commit, I think it was in the last 3 scenes or so.

  • Sansa was found now is being left alone again.
  • White walkers were advancing, now they stopped, again. So again nothing has changed.
  • Arya's story is again repeating itself. So again nothing has changed.
  • Ramsay's control of the North all of a sudden translates to 10 houses that he forgot about. So essentially nothing has changed.
  • Danny keeps tripping into armies that want to serve her unquestioned. Yet everything is a convenient delay to stop her from crossing the water. So again nothing has changed.
  • With all the episodes of Bran as a ward we've seen zero evidence of "teaching" just seems like a convenient mechanic for flashbacks. So Bran's power is to see a vision of John Snows mother screaming, and a vision of why Hodor keeps saying Hodor.

BTW the white walkers weakness is that they have bad knees and can't run after Bran. They can only walk menacingly for 30 seconds at a time before they need to take five. I guess it explains why winter just can't seem to arrive.

The show really shows that the convergence of all the plot lines after season 3 was really too much for GRRM, and HBO to process. If this show was called anything other then Game of Thrones, bad writing would be it's description. The Hype train is the only thing keeping this boat a float.

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#10 Posted by Beaudacious (1190 posts) -

Holy shit probably worst episode of the series, whole Bran scene was awfully lazy writing. Felt like a generic action movie scene, with false suspense strewn about. Absolutely zero impact, couldn't stop laughing at how moronic the whole situation came to be. Hodor, Hodor, Hodor. Hothdor, Hothedor, Hodor, Hodor,Holdor, Hodor, Hodor, Hodoor, jesus christ it's a comedy now.

But hey we got to see barely legal boobs, and dick warts? What the hell has this show even become? It really has lost direction, it feels so aimless, and lost. Are we really gonna get four more episodes of random filler, till the season finale to get some kind of actual plot development.