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#1 Edited by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I laughed until I cried at the inanity that was Heavy Rain if that's what you mean.

JJJaaassooon. Jason?

Are you the oh-rhi-garm-iee kell-er?

Ugh.

#2 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I'm a yearly subscriber and honestly I don't remember ever getting one.

#3 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

Six years in and you're asking a bunch of randoms on a video game forum what to buy your girlfriend as a anniversary present?

#4 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

Any game that involves fantasy elements the go-to accent is British. Even in movies. Why the fuck does Thor sound English? Well he's weird and from another world so he has to sound "foreign" but not "too foreign". Such a stupid trope.

Also, the later Zork games spring to mind.

#5 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

Why?

#6 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I've NEVER felt like I was the Doom guy or the Quake guy or even Gordon Freeman... silent protagonists are stupid to me, I prefer it when they have some personality beyond being a dude who carries a gun/sword/crowbar. Unless they're silent for a reason like BioShock.

#7 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

These truly are MAJOR ISSUES!!!!

People like to watch movies where the good guys win sometimes. It's true of most mediums. Death happens in comics, but very rarely does it stick. More the point heroes overcoming death is a big part of the mythology of comics. Wolverine will be dead soon in the Marvel 616, but HOW he comes back will be as a big an event as how he died. It's escapist fantasy, not high-class literature.

They're making a sequel to GOTG because they have enough data to suggest it will be worth their time and money. End of.

The world is pretty fucked right now... a few fun comic book movies don't matter that much. You can criticise their quality of course, but at the end of the day they're light entertainment. I've liked every Marvel movie so far (varying degrees, but none have been truly awful), I hope they keep making them.

#8 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I haven't been on Giant Bomb regularly in a while ... it's nice to see the bullshit is still at a hilarious level.

Also, MGS4.

#9 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

@nasar7 said:

@pandabear said:

@nasar7 said:

@rachelepithet: They are very different films. Also, I think 1 has aged better than 2.

What makes you say that? The effects in 1 are admirable for sure, but I don't think they hold up. 2 still looks amazing. I can't think of a scene that has aged too bad... plus so many huge practical effects...

Oh I wasn't referring to the special effects, clearly 2's are superior. I meant more the humor is dated with cheesy one-liners and such.

Hmmm... I'd still disagree. I don't think dated so much as it's almost become a period piece now. I'd argue it's very well written and perfectly grounded in the 90s, the cheesiness was self-aware even at the time. I'd argue a movie like Demolition Man (which is still great) has aged worse in terms of writing.

Different strokes I guess.

#10 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

@nasar7 said:

@rachelepithet: They are very different films. Also, I think 1 has aged better than 2.

What makes you say that? The effects in 1 are admirable for sure, but I don't think they hold up. 2 still looks amazing. I can't think of a scene that has aged too bad... plus so many huge practical effects...