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Jackie Chan's Police Story (1985)

8/10

Watch it for the action scenes which are all directed by Jackie before his US takeover in the late 90's. He considers it his best action film and I can see that, especially in the pacing and dramatic moments as well as comedic moments which are superior to nearly all of his other films, which have poor acting and terrible pacing. It's stupid silly fun, especially if you're a Jackie Chan fan, otherwise it's another stupid action movie with standout action choreography and comic timing. Makes it interesting that he does all his own stunts, which would be impossible to do today with all the red tape.

#2 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

Yes please, surely someone's played all the games and has some spare time this holidays to help out a fellow giant-bomber?

#3 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

Vinny.... you should write more :)

#4 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

I remember them from IGN's Next game boss series, Enrique was a super cool dude to boot. Totally deserving of this attention. :)

#5 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

Some lists attempt to have some credibility, some kind of rationale. This list doesn't have any. It... boggles the mind.

#6 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

one of the great tragedies... I still can't get over it. Hold strong Giant Bomb... things are going to be different, but you can make it through.

#7 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

it's still so weird... it's so depressing. It's kind of making me angry at the world. Why would they take him from us so suddenly and so recently after his marriage? How? 34 years old... it's one of the great tragedies of games journalism, and it happened to someone so important...

#8 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

twitter and his summerjam playlist... the only way to get through this

#9 Posted by lord_python (94 posts) -

RYAN NOOOO!!!!!!!

THIS CANNOT BE :(

#10 Edited by lord_python (94 posts) -
@sp1der1976 said:

Nintendo, do. Yourself a favour and do a "Sega". You would make pots more money, for far less risk. Imagine, selling Zelda and Mario games on 3rd party platforms. Let Microsoft and Sony do the hard work of putting out big expensive machines, and you could take as much time as you wanted, crafting your games to perfection.

Seriously, it would be a licence to print money.

Nintendo are a unique brand in that they create entertainment and not just consoles or games. It's been said that the reason the Wii exists is because they wanted to bring new mechanics and interactivity to their established franchises, look at SMG and WiiSports and you can tell that they're consoles were designed for their games. If they were to go to 3rd party platforms, it takes away a lot of creative control over the history and direction of their franchises. They are also very stubborn in releasing real games from their franchises (excluding fun distractions like Luigi's mansion) like a new Zelda or Mario, which has to bring something new to the table (like new graphics, a new dimension (3D) or motion controls), otherwise I think they worry about losing what's so fresh (ironic I know) and interesting about a release. This would effectively keep them from turning out sequels on platforms that have less interest in creating interesting gaming experiences and more interested in being an online entertainment service with prettier graphics.

I agree that it would be the most economic and safe bet to do, but in a way I feel that NIntendo will probably keep pushing strange and left-of-field experimental peripherals to keep this creative control. They might just keep doing it until they are broke. This is something to be admired and valued in todays market. I just hope their next thing will involve Oculus Rift technology somehow.