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#1 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

Ya know, I've never really been a big Star Wars fan, but I am legitimately looking forward to this. The trailer is cool enough for what it is. Lots of Star Wars-ass Star Wars stuff in it. And I actually really like that lightsaber design. If anything, Abrams has an eye for creating extremely visually striking films, so it will at least have that going for it.

#2 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

I'd say that GW3 is not only better than Resogun in terms of gameplay, but there is way more content in GW3. Not that Resogun isn't fun, but I find GW to be more immediately satisfying, especially when it comes to score chasing. I have been meaning to check out that Resogun DLC, though.

If you had to choose and simply couldn't get both, I'd surely say GW3.

#3 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

Yes, I've read them all. The first one came out when I was fifth grade, which is crazy to think about now. Anyway, if you read Zero Hour and don't like it, don't give up on them. I thought Zero Hour was by far the worst of all the novels. The rest are pretty good. Most of them are far better than novels based off of video games have any right to be. The ones based on the first two games, as well as the two original stories (Caliban Cove and Underworld, I believe they're called) are excellent. She even adds characters and other story elements to the universe not present in the games that definitely give them a more interesting edge. If you have any fondness for the lore of Resident Evil, especially if you wish it to be presented in a fashion that isn't corny and batshit insane, I think they're all worth reading.

#4 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

Yeah...I dunno. I This trailer is really underwhelming. I love JP and I really want this to be amazing, but I don't like what I'm seeing. Odd casting choices, a B-movie quality storyline, and some dated looking CGI. I'm disappointed so far.

#5 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

It's a decent song. It sounds more like an intro track to the full album than anything else. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what it ends up being. I love hearing Patton sing again, though. Dude's voice is still incredible.

#6 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

Dumb and Dumber To.
The original is easily one of the funniest movies of all time. I was very cautiously optimistic about this sequel, but also incredibly excited for it anyway. I tried to go in with as few expectations as possible, and in doing so, found it highly enjoyable. Is it as good as the original? No, probably not. But it is still very funny, and does an admirable job of trying to retain the tone and feel of the first. It does stray from that tone several times, though. For one, there are moments that are a bit more over-the-top and out-of-character than anything from the first, and a few jokes fall flat. The big jokes usually hit, though, and there are many of them. A few scenes had me in tears, which is more than I was expecting. There are plenty of call-backs to the original without any of the jokes feeling recycled or tired.

Carrey and Daniels play their parts perfectly, and you can tell they had a ton of fun doing these characters again. Carrey, especially, man. This is the first movie he's done in many years where he got to really just let loose like he did in his early days. It was fucking glorious. It's great to see one of your favorite actors return to form as if he had never left. Truly still one of the funniest people alive.

So, 4 out of 5. It's not perfect, but it is still a great time, especially if you have any appreciation for the original classic.

#7 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

I think there were a handful of genuinely scary segments in the game, and some of the jump scares definitely got me. The end of the sewer level and a few of the outdoor parts had me on the edge of my seat. Hardly the scariest game I've ever played, or even played this year, but it has its moments.

#8 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

I would have to say Alien: Isolation. The music is used pretty sparingly, but it's incredibly evocative.
I think Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's music is pretty damn good, too. The BL games have had consistently great music.

#9 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

I'm making a conscious effort to try and read more. I've been working through the Vampire Earth series for about 8 or 9 years now. I'm now almost caught up to the most recent books; only 3 behind, I think. I don't know if anyone else has read this series, but it starts incredibly strong for about 4 books, then starts taking periodic dips in quality. I've heard the last two books, which focus on different side characters, are by far the worst in the series and don't even feel like they are written by the same author. I just finished Winter Duty and I enjoyed it more than the last few. I just want to see more progression in the main story. It's been too small-scale for awhile now, even though that stuff is still good.

In between those books right now, I randomly picked up The Shortcut Man by P.G. Sturges. It's fairly short, at just over 200 pages, but it's a super entertaining read. If you like modern neo-noir/detective mystery stuff with a foul-mouthed and comedic edge, it's worth a read. It definitely cribs its style from other certain authors and filmmakers, but it's fun nonetheless. The whole thing feels effortlessly cool and only very occasionally feels somewhat forced. Supposedly it really comes into its own in the next couple of entries. I'm glad I stumbled across this one.

#10 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1807 posts) -

Despite the fact that I enjoyed GTAV immensely, I didn't really ever want to play it again. Until now. This looks fucking rad as hell!