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#1 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

I barely meet that.

#2 Edited by believer258 (12322 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

In this order:

Episode IV: A New Hope (or look up "Star Wars Revisited," the definitive way to see this film. I can't go back to the original after watching it.)

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

I'm reading this:

@slax said:

If you want to watch the "whole" story and include some prequels, I'd suggest watching them in this order. As it includes 2 of the 3 prequels that technically add plot. Or just watch the original trilogy and stay in a happy safe place.

And I actually totally agree with it. It cuts out Episode I and has you watch IV, V, II, III, and then VI, preserving all of the story's twists and he makes a good argument that it adds some new dimensions to characters. Hell, it's even making me want to go back and watch them in that order, and maybe wishing that I'd seen them in that order in the first place. Plus I get to skip the first movie, which I don't think is completely deplorable but the last time I saw part of it, the acting was painful.

@projectino There's some merit to this argument about the "despecialized" editions, but I seriously doubt you'll care at all if this is your first time watching them.

There's no place to legally stream them, not to my knowledge. You'll have to buy them. Star Wars tells a pretty good story and I think you'll enjoy watching them, but keep in mind that these movies aren't going to be anything mindblowing or groundbreaking if you're watching them as an adult and it's not 1977. It's definitely a hero's journey, kind of a young adult fantasy story in space, it's got some nuance to it but I can't say that I know how an adult will react to it when seeing it for the first time. In any case, I definitely recommend seeing the Star Wars movies if you've never seen them, and watch them in the order I mentioned above (IV, V, II, III, and VI). And don't read that article telling you why, just watch the movies and then read it and you'll understand why.

#3 Edited by believer258 (12322 posts) -

The original trilogy - the "old" movies - are almost universally considered better than the newer movies.

#4 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@the_def_star said:

@believer258:

What I liked the least was the setting in Skyrim. I hated the terrain. Too many mountains to climb and it all looked the same :( much preferred Oblivions setting.

I loved Oblivion, too, but you and I must have played different Oblivions. One of my main complaints with Oblivion is the sheer lack of difference in environments. All of the dungeons look the same and practically the entire world, except for one snowy part in the north, is grassy green forest.

Also, I love the snow and I love mountaintop views of snowy, northernly, winter-ish areas, so naturally Skyrim's setting is something that I was bound to love.

The central area around the Imperial City was definitely lush, green forest, but that doesn't exclude the swamps on the borders of the Black Marsh nor the golden wheat fields off in Hammerfell's direction. Cyrodiil at night was super atmospheric as well. Especially when you looked up and saw the constellations, the moons, and how utterly alien it all is. Assassinating some random stranger (by accident of course; I thought it was a demon) with a bow while the in game wind breathes over the grass was pretty damn striking in terms of aesthetic. Going back to it now I'm sure it's far more bland than my memory says it is, but I think people will say the same of Skyrim and its gorgeous landscapes once it's damn near ten years old.

I agree on the samey-ness of dungeons, though. Those weren't all that interesting to look at; I just take issue with the idea that Oblivion wasn't drop dead gorgeous or didn't have a different look for different areas.

It was gorgeous at the time, I just don't recall anything except grassy forests and grassy plains. There probably was a swamp in there somewhere but I don't remember it, I just remember being relieved and surprised when I went north and there were snowy mountains! I also played Oblivion in 2010, long after everyone else had played it for two hundred hours and then moved on. I'm not saying that the world is uninteresting, just that I remember there being miles and miles of what felt like the similar environments.

#5 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

@believer258:

What I liked the least was the setting in Skyrim. I hated the terrain. Too many mountains to climb and it all looked the same :( much preferred Oblivions setting.

I loved Oblivion, too, but you and I must have played different Oblivions. One of my main complaints with Oblivion is the sheer lack of difference in environments. All of the dungeons look the same and practically the entire world, except for one snowy part in the north, is grassy green forest.

Also, I love the snow and I love mountaintop views of snowy, northernly, winter-ish areas, so naturally Skyrim's setting is something that I was bound to love.

#6 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

I like both. It depends on the game.

That said, good gameplay will pull me through a game with a bad story, and I generally won't finish games with bad gameplay and a good story. I did finish The Last of Us twice, but the second time was on Normal, where the game's mechanical and design issues aren't so apparent.

#7 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

@hamst3r: ...Ziggy? You mean Gluttony? Did you watch some bastardized fansub?

#8 Edited by believer258 (12322 posts) -

Weren't you saying you didn't like FMAB? How did that turn out? Did you like the original?

#9 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

I've been playing more Dark Souls II. After I've finished it, I think I'm going to play Splinter Cell Blacklist and by the time I finish that, the Resident Evil re-release should have come out and I'll be playing it.

#10 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

Holding the camera to the side. Zooming in and out on guys. Shaking it a bit here and there. Yeah, that's a late 90's ass video about video games.