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#1 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

And to add one last thing; no one has said Bray should be unbeatable, or that he can't lose. Undertaker has lost plenty over his career, but when he was at his strongest as a character was when the booking found ways to protect his character while he lost. The current booking for Bray Wyatt is doing nothing to protect him, and he can only take so many big losses before people stop giving a shit entirely.

Yeah, there is a certain art of making losing still look good. As a recent example, when Rusev fought Big E, and puts the Accolade on him, Big E lost, but he did almost manage to get out of it. That was a good finish, as it kept Rusev on his tear but also didn't make Big E go out like a bitch.

Also did anyone else think it was weird how they showed a straight-up out of character interview with The Shield as part of a video package?

#2 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -
#3 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

@spudtheblacklab: Yeah, you're right, I misremembered. It was 250k for an Exoddus remake, and 500k for a new Oddworld (likely Fangus Klot).

Also you should remember that the game now scrolls, instead of having static screens. And that, to me, makes it a worthwhile remake on its own. No more running into pits that are just offscreen!

#4 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

Kinda felt the same way about the dude in Red Dead Redemption, by the end it was clear to me this dude was a bad person and deserved what he got in the end.

What? How? I mean, the player choice can create some incongruous stuff but it was always made clear that he was doing his best to be a good guy and trying to protect his family most of all. They even make him say "No thank ya, ma'am, I'm married" when he's propositioned, and you have a button just for tipping your hat and saying howdy to passersby.

#5 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

For sure. It's more expensive than I think it should be (20 dollars would be a better price) but I want to fund further Oddworld games. I love the franchise, and I'm psyched to see it coming back. Lanning said this will have to sell 250k copies for them to make a new Oddworld game, and I hope it makes it. I'm wondering if that's the reasoning behind the price, too -- gamble that there are enough fans who will buy it at 30 that they end up making more money than they would from more people buying it at 20.

#6 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

Great I guess.

#7 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos: It's the current thing with the tournament and toy people and Usopp has befriended some elf-things? Also everyone is using XXXXX-oland nicknames for some reason. Like Usoland or Luffoland. And there's a giant babyman named Senor Pink that Franky shot with a hair-cannon.

#8 Edited by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos: Those sound alright. I've been put off of shonen anime adaptations ever since Naruto, though, and then Bleach was just as bad. That 4Kids version didn't help, either, and I completely fell off of One Piece until this year. I read the manga until that bit where the shark-guy fought Zoro or something, then Shonen Jump changed Zoro's name to Zolo and I dropped out. Then I got a tablet earlier this year and Shonen Jump digital, and it's just complete madness and I don't know who anyone is or what's going on but it's entertaining as hell. There's a guy who's clearly Zatoichi, and Rebecca the gladiatress who I would guess is related to Nami somehow? I'm a bit behind so no spoilerz.

I also got Pirate Warriors 2 which I play now and then and like it. I haven't seen Brook at all in the manga, or Nami.

#9 Edited by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

Do Phoenix Wright and 999/VLR actually count as visual novels since they have puzzles? If they do, those are the only ones I've played, and enjoy them all a lot. But this kind of garbage is always what I think of when I hear the term.

@rxanadu: Maybe it's just me, but I will almost always recommend reading manga over watching anime. The exceptions are when the anime comes first, but personally I find anime really boring for the most part, especially in cases like One Piece where they have to put in filler arcs so the anime can keep running once it catches up to the manga. I loved the Fullmetal Alchemist manga but found the anime intolerable.

However, I do recommend Anime Do-Overs, like Hellsing Ultimate. The first Hellsing series deviates from the manga pretty early on, and for what it's worth I still enjoyed it, but Ultimate re-did the series so it's accurate to the manga. Which, all told, is fairly short (10 volumes, as opposed to many shonen manga's 40+).


#10 Posted by LarryDavis (864 posts) -

@make_me_mad: If it doesn't just have a "fight AI now" mode that really is pretty shitty.