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#1 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

Reading some responses reminds me of something: Wasn't there supposed to be a modern live action Patlabor movie? Now that I think about it Goto and Nao are readily and easy to relate too, especially with today's audience, than Mikoto ever was. :)

#2 Edited by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

What "this"? Since people have been working with computers and software, people overvalue software. And in particular video gamers dramatically overvalue video games.

I have a closet that I use for storage for video games. I have a shelf full of Apple IIe stuff where I guarantee half of it isn't worth playing where the real gems like Ultima 5 would take a lot of effort to play due to getting the hardware out and set it up just right. I'd rather have it working in emulation that trying to set everything up and finding out Disk 4 is unreadable.

#3 Edited by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

@tuxfool said:

@extomar: They have made 2 theatrical movies : the original GiTS and Innocence.

Then here is Standalone Complex: 2 26 ep runs and a TV movie. There are a further 2 movies which are cut down versions of the episodes.

Then there is Arise which is a 4 ep ova.

So you really really really really agree they've been churning out way to many Ghost In The Shell things that amount to little or nothing or both? I'm struggling to see the value in another Ghost In The Shell whatever after so many TV episodes, movies, OAVs, manga/side story that will be abandoned again in a few years. This isn't like other long running series where they just churn out endless thing after thing after thing but worse.

Whatever...I will never suggest someone shouldn't make a movie so I have no doubt even more will be made in the future but that doesn't mean I can't think "Why waste the time?" I mean they made a live action OneChanbara so why not this?

#4 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

....I can only say "wow". I am surprised as anyone about this. I'm not sure if I can pull out enough plastic instruments let alone the disk to see and buy this though.

#5 Edited by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

@sodapop7 said:

I just like having the disc and box. I enjoy looking at the boxart and what the hell else am I putting on these shelves?? Books?!

And you will like having that disk of Madden several years from now when you don't have the time to play that ancient console that depends on servers that don't exist any longer showing a cover athlete that was probably injured and retired.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

@tuxfool said:

@extomar said:

Ghost In The Shell feels like a series they've "gone to the well one too many times". I have little interest in seeing this unless it is completely and utterly rebooted.

They have gone to the well 3 times in animated form, with 3 different continuities. There are 2 good continuities and a 3rd (more recent one) which is mediocre.

So you agree especially after considering how many movies they've made too?

#7 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

Ghost In The Shell feels like a series they've "gone to the well one too many times". I have little interest in seeing this unless it is completely and utterly rebooted.

#8 Edited by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

The issue I had with Nuts and Bolts is that it was a "much-liked platform" that turned into something else that had issues. I'm sure people loved it but if you were looking for that "3D platform" magic, you were going to end up disappointed.

It would be like Capcom saying "Here is the next Ghost 'n Globlins!" and release a game that was featured Sir Arthur piloting a steampunk mecha in an action game. I'm sure people would love a a steampunk action combat game but that isn't exactly what it felt was promised.

#9 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

A couple of years ago Rare pulled the same "Maybe we are working on an old series that people love again!" and nothing came of it. Post something when they actually do the announcement.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

I agree that there is actually some market for the "plastic instrument game" but it is way way way way smaller than any of the developers or publishers would want. I would totally love to see Rock Band go into a "maintenance" mode where it behaves more like Netflix than Madden.