Finally got the ability to upload these. So if there are any "Malazan Book of the Fallen" fans out there, feel free to use!
Jaqen_HGhar's forum posts
@thetafox: I have made the Malazan Empire flag and a Bridgeburner T-shirt to go with my island, which I called Jakatakan. I don't have the ability to post them as QR-codes yet though, but if anyone wants some 'Malazan Book of the Fallen' stuff I will post them once I have that ability.
It is a really tense and uncomfortable movie. I really liked it. While a lot of other depictions of the Joker makes him goofy and zany in a chaotic evil way this highlights the pure terror such a character would instill in me. The more "grounded in reality" reasons for why the Joker is the way he is moves the character from a cartoon to a "real" horror. As someone who loves horror movies, but hate jump scares, this kinda read like a horror movie to me. Phoenix also did a tremendous job, from the painful laugh to the frankly unhealthy body work. And the music was excellent. Hildur Guðnadóttir really captured the evil that builds there.
But then there is all this crap surrounding the movie. How anyone would think this would inspire anyone to act like the Joker in the movie after watching it just baffles me. He is not painted as any kind of hero. Everything from the cinematography to the acting to the music screams "this is an awful human being, there is no sympathy to be had here".
I think it was a really good movie depicting a more realistic origin of a comic book villain. That's it.
@dashibuya: I will have to watch it again, but I swear you could hear sirens approaching the building in the very next scene from his apartment. There are things that indicate that he might have killed her. But as with several things in the movie, it's not clear, and I bet is supposed to be not clear.
I find it kinda amusing how people instantly jumps to "this is awful, he looks all wrong!" etc when this is only a costume and makeup test. The show also appears to be following the books, which means it will be a younger Geralt by quite a few years. Oh, and they are based on the books, not the games. So why does everyone call this a video game adaptation, and moan about him not looking exactly like in the game?
I am looking forward to see how this actually turns out. While the author seems like a douche, I am glad he is on board. That paired with the fact that Cavill is a huge fan of the books makes me think this can turn out good.
I would wait, even thought the wait would be long and possibly forever, if it wasn't for the fact that my girlfriend whom I am now living with has a PS4. Which means I now have a PS4. Other than my Switch I had more or less given up on consoles, but if the PS4 is there anyway... Going to get the game tomorrow. Might double-dip if it ever comes to PC, but not certain I will. It will be at least a year before it comes out anyway, so I'd know then if there is a reason to get it again.
@asmo917: I think I only had about 15 people figured out by the time I had every memory unlocked. I guess I thought it would be more and more obvious who was who, just as in the first chapter you unlock. Once I realized there were no more memories (which the game thankfully tells you both in the book and in dialog, so you don't end up scouring the ship for one more memory that isn't there) I started to try and piece it all together. Since it at this point was clear this was not a "wait for person to say another persons name to figure it out" thing, I started to look at more stuff. You need to look at clothes, what they are doing, where they are, who they are with. Listen to accents and phrases. Nearing the end I did a bit of guesswork, but have later read that you can find out every person by clues in the game. One memory in particular is great for this, where a lot of people are in it without it seeming to be that many people. I guess it with the four Chinese crew, as they almost never talk and can't be identified in that way. Turns out that one memory has information that can be used to figure it out.
Also, for several victims the game accepts a variety of causes of death. So always put something in that space, even if you are unsure which of a couple fits more. Chances are it can be right anyway. I though it had to be exact, so I didn't put anything on a few, which I would have gotten right earlier if I had done so. Things like "falling overboard" and "drowning" for instance, to use a few non-spoilery ones, are usually both accepted.
And I have to say, I love the non-linear storytelling in this. How you often start with the end of some calamity, then work your way to the start. How you uncover more and more sinister and weird things as the story progresses. I am really looking forward to whatever Lucas Pope makes next. And I really want more games like this from other people.
Since a lot of what I would have recommended already has been (seriously, read Malazan Book of the Fallen, it is great) I'm going to try something a bit different: The Bobiverse. Starts with "We are Legion". I listened to the audiobooks, which I might even recommend doing as they are awesome, but I am sure the books themselves are great reads.
I also liked the two Chronicle of the Fallers books. They are stand-alone books in a series called Commonwealth Saga, which I have not read. But from how the CotF went, I know I am going to read the Commonwealth Saga eventually.
I had the same thing, just with Warframe (yeah, I know everyone is sick of hearing this).
Got kinda pumped about heading into Destiny 2 again, seeing how I hadn't played through any of the DLCs. And I played a bunch of Destiny 2, having all three classes played through the story. So I downloaded it again, and got through an hour of playing before I just... didn't want to play any more. It feels kinda sluggish, you can't really move about, the guns I had on me just didn't have the punch I craved and most of the enemies soaked up bullets. The few character specific things I could do didn't really amount to much either, as the cooldown on all of it is pretty long. Then you had the loading into the game, the loading to get to The Tower, then the loading to get to where I wanted to do some stuff, then more waiting for the event to kick off... I am glad I jumped back in before buying The Forsaken, because I don't think I'll play that much more Destiny 2.
In Warframe it takes half the time to get in, you start in your ship where you can instantly start a mission. I bet if I timed it would be able to be in a mission in Warframe before D2 has even loaded. Then you have the huge variety of weapons, where you can mod each of them to fit your playstyle. You also have the 36 Warframes, which all have four abilites. Some of them are buffs or debuffs, some are shields or augments, some are pure damage. But this means you basically have 36 classes, all with four skills. And you can build your Frame in such a way that you can use those skills a lot. And while there are bulletsponges in Warframe as well, you can build your Frame and weapon in such a way that most enemies can be blown away with one shot. And that is satisfying as hell. It's not like you need bulletsponges to make a game more challenging either, as the number of enemies and the damage they do to you can be used to do that.
I had played a lot of Warframe before Destiny 2, but after beating the story with all classes and playing on for dozens of hours, I put down Destiny to try Warframe out some more. So in a way I can thank Destiny for really getting me into Warframe. But man, it's hard to go back!
Getting more into this one than any of the other Zachtronics games I have played. Dabbled in most of them, never really "got" the different coding languages enough to stick it through. But this I somehow get. Although not at an expert level or anything.
The problem is, I only have one other person on my Steam friends who plays. Meaning I don't really have that much to strive for when it comes to optimizing my code. And some of the fun, at least eventually, is to see how well you do against others. Then try to improve yourself to beat all others. This game also is said to add an actual competitive mode eventually? Might already be in there, I am not that far. Still on the first edition of TWN.
Anyway, feel free to add me on Steam, and share your own Steam ID and all that jazz.