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#1 Posted by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

Kurosawa's film still stand up today, over the last two years I've been purchasing the Akira Kurosawa's collection sets. While, sadly, the Classic, Crime, Early, Samurai Collections doesn't contain his complete work, there definitely worth checking out. Personally, there hasn't been a Kurosawa film I didn't like. I really like Dodesukaden, I don't think it's brillant but I really like it. I agree with most post on this thread, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, Ran, High and Low, Sanshiro Sugata and the squeal, and so on... But what has to be my favorite Kurosawa film is a split between Drunken Angel and One Wonderful Sunday.

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#4 Posted by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

So quickly;

My Personal Top 10 Games of this GenerationMy Personal Top 10 Franchises of this Generation

10. Grand Theft Auto V
9. Red Dead Redemption
8. Portal
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
6. Yakuza 4
5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
4. Fallout 3
3. The Walking Dead: Season One
2. Bioshock
1. Mass Effect 2

10.
9. The Elder Scrolls: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
8. Portal: Portal, Portal 2
7. Assassin's Creed: Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Assassin's Creed III
6. Grand Theft Auto: Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V
5. Yakuza: Yakuza 3, Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!, Yakuza 4, Yakuza: Dead Souls
4. Uncharted: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
3. Fallout: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
2. Bioshock: Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite
1. Mass Effect: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3

Honorable mentions:

  • Alan Wake
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Battlefield: Bad Company
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Bastion
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Bioshock 2
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Borderlands
  • Braid
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Castle Crashers
  • Comic Jumper
  • Crackdown
  • Dead Space
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • DiveKick

  • Fable II
  • FLT: Faster Than Light
  • Gears of War 2
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo Reach
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • Just Cause 2
  • Killzone 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Limbo
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Metro 2033
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Pokemon Black & White
  • Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver Versions
  • Pokemon Platinum
  • Pokemon X & Y

  • Project Gotham Racing 4
  • Rock Band
  • Rock Band 2
  • Rock Band 3
  • Rock Band: Beatles
  • Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!
  • Singularity
  • Shadow Complex
  • Shadow of the Damned
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Team Fortress 2
  • The Maw
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Viva Piñata
  • Yakuza 3
  • Yakuza 4
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls



#5 Posted by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

It's not my person favourite opening, and you could argue it isn't a opening, but the intro-video for Yakuza 4 is pretty awesome. It sets up the game really well, it shows the tone of the game and gives the player a sneak peak at some of the character progression you'll encounter through-out the game. Although I personally think the intro reveals to much of some later twists and story beats. The music is pretty catchy, I have most of the soundtrack on my Ipod.

Although when I first read the title of the topic I instantly thought of Mass Effect 2's opening.

#6 Edited by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

@geekdown: I agree with this, considering this has to take place after the events in 'The Lost and Damned.'

#7 Edited by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

Love it.

#8 Posted by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

Agreed.

#9 Posted by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

I find myself genuinely upset and quiet torn up. To find out a man who has influence my life more than anyone and in more ways then one, died today, a man I never met. Ryan Davis died on the 3rd of July, and I honestly can’t imagine life with him.

For most of you who are asking “how can anyone be this upset about some you don’t know?” Ryan Davis wasn’t just a disembodied voice on the screen or an opinion on some paper he was, and I find it stupid that I’m writing this, a friend and a friend to many people. This style of writing, along with the rest of the Giant Bomb crew, was unique. He really put himself in his writing, you got a sense of who he was, what his taste where. You really contacted with this person who was a hundred miles way.

When I was 13-years-old I was a highly dyslexic could barely spell, honest you should read some of the crap I wrote back then. All of my blogs, reviews, and short stories were poorly formatted, poorly spelt, with poor grammar. I join Gamespot in 2006, and found Ryan Davis’ review of a game called ‘Spy Hunter,’ I read through it and I began copying it word for word. I started to mimic, along with Jeff Gerstmann’s, style of writing and started to learn the basics of formatting a review, and how to express myself. From there I went onto becoming who I am today.

Ryan Davis influences my taste in humour, films, TV, how I write, what I write… In short, again I fill really fucking silly for writing this, I wouldn’t be who I was today without Ryan Davis, and the Giant Bomb crew, in my life. So Rest in Piece Ryan, and I will miss him greatly. My thoughts go out to his widow, and everyone one at Giant Bomb.

#10 Posted by OrangeSponge (53 posts) -

I've started to play through my back-catalog of current games, such as Far Cry 3 and Mass Effect 3, but I've also looked into playing games like The Darkness and Alone in the Dark. Are there any games that anyone would recomomend? I'll play pretty much any genre of game. I'm currently looking into;

  • The Darkness
  • Wolfenstein (2009)
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Darksiders (And it's sequel)
  • Red Steel 2
  • No More Heroes 2
  • Condemned (And it's sequel)
  • The Saboteur
  • Dragon Age Origins (And possibaly it's sequel)
  • Call of Juarez
  • Dead Rising
  • Metal Gear Sold 4
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