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I would have loved more than four episodes, but if they keep the quality up and maintain the steady pace then they take take as much time as they fucking want.

@aktivity said:

I liked it, but like others mentioned the music was really generic. Also too bad it was only four episodes, it ended just when I was getting invested.

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I know I'll get flayed alive for this but I wouldn't mind seeing an animated series based on the Lords of Shadow games.

I wouldn't mind a series based on the first game, however the sequel should die in a pit of fire.

I wish developers and writers would just stick to their guns when people wine. The first game was spectacular and the second one could have been just as good had they stuck to the original formula. And I liked the second game, it just couldn't measure up.

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Now no one can actually blame the live adaptation for white washing.

You'd think that, but you're wrong kiddo!

I don't think they researched that Asia already has live action versions of Death Note lol.

Personally I am not a fan of western takes on Asian cinema/manga but maybe I'll watch it if I'm bored someday.

Eh, I've kind of accepted that Hollywood will milk anything. I'd just pretend like this is some OTHER guy Ryuk is fucking with. If it sucks we can always go back to the original Anime/manga.

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Casting a black guy as L was a hilariously smart move. Now no one can actually blame the live adaptation for white washing.

Jokes aside though, looks good actually. A little too teen edgy for my taste, but then there's william Defoe as Ryuk so that's fucking incredible.

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I kinda dig the artistic style TBH.

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Gameplay, while slightly clunky and in need of polishing, was excellent. It constantly kept me on edge and the fact that you could easily be killed by just about anything around you provided a nerve-wracking experience for me.

The story did need work though. They tackled interesting ideas and you could piece some things together with the notes you found, as well as from Ruvik's past hallucinations. However, the first game essentially was a very vague origin story for Ruvik, which is an odd approach given the fact that he was a villain. Sebastian, on the other hand, has as much personality as a tree stump. He was literally and completely unimpressed and unfazed with the atrocities that attacked him.

I mean who the fuck casually checks his cig pack after being chased down a hallway by a monster with a chainsaw? It was hilarious but come on...Though it seems like they are addressing that issue and are actually looking into Sebastians past/character rather than presenting him as an attack dummy. If they seriously fix some of the major flaws in the first game, The Evil Within could easily become Silent Hills spiritual successor.

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@cjduke: i don't even understand how the stories are occuring at the same time when those meteors at the end of 1 were suppose to be the other horsemen arriving... sooo what's the deal with that? I haven't played through 2 so maybe it's explained?

I have no clue never finished 2, it was too long and tried to be too many things at once. I guess they are trying to show what they were all doing while War was trying to clear his name? Doesn't really make sense, Death was trying to prove War was innocent and then War just proves himself innocent anyway. I don't get it. They had such a great opportunity to pick up where 1 ended and they just blew it.

The horsemen get summoned to War at the end of DS1, but they were released when the initial 6 seals broke. The final seal just kind of finishes the entire process as intended. But it also reunites all the horsemen regardless of their state, they can be dead and will be resurrected, like say War was as the end of DS1 and regardless of where they are in the cosmos.

They do address it in DS2, in that it ends with Death sacrificing himself to save the souls of humanity. Which requires the sacrifice on his part because his body is the container for all of the Nephalem souls he carries inside (more on that below if you're interested). But then the ending of DS1 happens after DS2 ending (literally), to hint or pretty much say that "naaaah" seals broke which means Death is going to be brought back from whatever state he ended up in.

As for overall plot of DS2, Death starts out trying to clear War but it quickly degenerates into one thing leading to another, leading to another and ooops leading to yet another thing. So by the end he is trying to basically save all of the souls of humanity that were killed during be Apocalypse, because some bad evil black goo monster is trying to devour them.

We do get a lot of the horsemen backstory fleshed out in DS2. In that they were an entire race of Nephalem, but the Nephalem were so powerful and badass they went on a tear across the worlds of the cosmos and didn't give a shit about angels or demons or anyone else. Eventually the 4 horsemen (who then were just one of the many Nephalem albeit some of their strongest champions) decided all this destruction was too much and threatened the entire creation. So they struck a deal with the Shadow Council (talking rocks from 1) to make them into the actual unstoppable 4 horsemen. They then proceeded to slaughter all of their people in order to stop their rampage of conquest. But Death not wanting them to disappear forever seals all their souls within himself, to be preserved, to both serve as a reminder of their dark betrayal of their own people and to maybe someday give hope.

And at the end of DS2 Death sacrifices himself and uses those Nepahlem souls to save the souls of humanity, because reasons.

Now keep in mind, while the above may sound somewhat neat and interesting. The main antagonist throughout DS2 is the corruption (literally black goo) which well ... corrupts things .... and is unraveling the creation, because it's basically entropy or something. Yeeeaaaah, it's pretty bad.

Hope this helps bring people up to speed on the general DS franchise lore :P

I don't understand your dislike for corruption (or abselom). It seems that both games were designed to built off the flaws of the riders. Though War was less fleshed out as a character compared to death, his ultimate flaw was his pride and sense of duty mixed with overwhelming rage. He also learned that having horns or wings doesn't really determine whether your are a cunt or not. With death it was his guilt over the death of his race, and thus the corruption was born for his inability to forgive himself, which the avatar of the black goo actually acknowledges. I'm sure they will do the same wit Fury and the seven sins where they showcase how she herself is or has been guilty of these sins in the past.

Honestly Abselom has just as much personality as Abaddon/Destroyer when you think about it. Honestly, I prefer darksiders 2 to the first one. The only real flaws it had was the bugs and the fact that he couldn't quite be a full blown RPG. I think they should keep to the more linear structure or find a middle ground between one and two. Other than that I veyr much enjoyed the story and Michael Wincott as death is just a hit on the target when it comes to perfect casting.

What is it about the corruption that you dislike so much if you don't mind me asking? I'm just curious. :)

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I'm usually very picky with games so when I buy one I usually end up completing it thoroughly. Though there is that weird middle ground where I have nothing to play and I'll get something of a familiar genre I might waste away with.

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I liked it, I thought it'd be much better, but I liked it.

The plot wasn't all that bad, in fact I'm not sure what people were expecting. The trailers were pretty clear on how things were going to go down. There are a group of misfits (criminals), they are blackmailed into doing the governments dirty work. Though I'm pretty tired with DC trying to expect me to completely turn off my sense of realism. I understand that this is a fictional characters in a world of superheroes, problem is, the opponents are usually so overwhelmingly powerful that when the Suicide goes up against them it's hard to me to believe that they wouldn't be slaughtered like cattle in a heart beat. Marvel goes against logic too, but not to such a degree that makes it impossible for me to believe that the protagonists stand no chance.

Anyways, Suicide Squad is very character driven, which I did enjoy it very much, though obviously some characters (actors with bigger name) take the spotlight.

Will Smith was great as deadshot, very funny and sympathetic, I think I may have even enjoyed him the most out of all the cast. Margot Robbie was great as Harley, but for fucks sake, how many times is the movie going to tell me how CRAZY!!!! she is? Show (more at least), don't tell.

Captain Boomerang was hilarious, which is pretty impressive, given that being the comedy relief in a movie about wacky characters isn't too easy.

I wish they'd trim some of the scenes with the big names though, yeah, they payed a lot for them, but hogging the screen does not a good movie make. Katana was incredibly rushed and one-dimensional, and so was Killer Croc. I'm especially upset about the latter, since I really liked Croc in this movie, seems very reminiscent of the thug/gangster Croc from Brian Azzarello's The Joker.

El Diablo was good until he started getting hammy and sappy, exclaiming that the suicide squad is his second family. In fact the dialogue ranged from hilariously witty to boring sappy cringeworthy drama.

I like enchantress, more so in her more demonic form as opposed to when she became the "aztec empress." Though she was the wrong choice to be the main antagonist of the movie.

The best character by far, and the most accurate to the comics was Viola Davis as Amanada Waller. She was fantastic, menacing, and held quite a presence among other almost superhuman serial killers.

As for Jared Letos Joker....I'm not sure how I feel about him. I'm not sure why he wasn't the main antagonist for the movie? It's clear the only purpose of him being in the suicide squad was to flesh out Harley's origin, which is fine since there's not Harley with out her Puddin'. However, I have mixed feelings about Leto, I loved him in certain scenes, but was completely off put by others.

I do like the fact that him and Quinn have more of a romantic relationship. It's a smart move too, since the current american PC world isn't ready for the kind of abuse Joker deals out to harley in the source material. Plus it's executed perfectly, and the whole mad love aspects of the movie were probably the best one.

Though it's clear WB is just testing the waters with Leto's joker, they want to see how people react to the performance, which explains why he isn't pitted against the suicide squad, which would have made more sense and would have led to a much more interesting storyline.

All in all, it's a fun, entertaining movie.

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@theacidskull: Nicky Cavella, that guy was an asshole. It would also be cool to see Rawlins in the show as well, he always turned up like a bad penny.

Yup, though I know for a fact that they won't be able to adopt the Mother Russia arc though, not until later possible seasons. Which sucks, though as long as they manage to do "Valley Forge, Valley Forge" and/Or "Up is Down, Black is White" i'll be happy.