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#1 Edited by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

Far Cry 2. Finished the story for the first time yesterday actually.

#2 Edited by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

@nodima: Ah, so all those people level 100+ most likely used an exploit. That's good to know.

To be clear I did not mean to insult anyone who enjoys the competitive modes in GTA Online. There are just other alternatives for third-person-cover-shooter multiplayer that play much better in my mind.

#3 Posted by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

GTA Online did not sustain my interest like I expected it to. It baffles me that for all Rockstar's singleplayer prowess, they've never been able to nail multiplayer. Even basic things like grouping up with friends (which was super easy in Red Dead multi) are a hassle. And as far as activities go, there's only so much fun I could get out of stealing a jet from the military base or climbing Mt. Chiliad for some shenanigans. The actual missions and races aren't very compelling either, and I really don't understand who in their right mind would play competitive deathmatch-style modes in that game.

#4 Edited by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

@hailinel: It is crazy to think about. Can't say I'm disappointed by the changes they've made, though. Correcting their mistakes has been enough to convince me to buy one this fall for Halo.

#6 Posted by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

So much for Xbox becoming the next water cooler.

#7 Edited by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

Fordroog marked this as the best answer

Indeed, it's among my all-time favorites. I would consider it a perfect film and Scarlett's best work (Under the Skin might edge it out in that regard, but it's too early to tell).

Too many great scenes/moments to name: Giovanni Ribisi loving the sound of his own voice, the dude that asks Scarlett if she likes hip-hop, sneaking passed the ditzy blonde singing in the lounge, Bill Murray singing Bryan Ferry...

#8 Posted by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

@taku128 said:

Gears of War sucks, stole all its mechanics from better games and Cliffy B is an egotistical asshole. I don't know why anyone gives a shit about anything he does.

Which game did it steal wall bouncing from?

#9 Edited by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

Boyhood and Magic in the Moonlight are on my list for this month.

#10 Edited by DharmaBum (1046 posts) -

The Rover - set in a brutal, lawless Australian wasteland after society has collapsed. Excellent world-building with little to no exposition. Great performances by both leads, especially Robert Pattinson. 5/5

2014 has been very good to me movie-wise. I highly recommend any of these as well:

  • Under the Skin
  • Locke
  • The Double
  • Calvary
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel