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17.06.2013 @ 22:57
secondchildren said:well when you have to sneak behind guards in an open and lighted area, they have a fully sense, steampunk or not, and in those moment you'll regret the ridiculousness of water arrows LOL />/>/> ›››
Why would I? I don't get the objection. It's just a way to manipulate the environment. They're not OP, in my experience, because they're scarce, some lamps aren't affected by them, and you can miss.
Pangaea said:I haven't played so I've no idea how good or bad it was. Unfortunately there is a huge hype machine behind just about any 'big' game these days. That wouldn't be so terrible if it was just the publisher doing it, but it's the churnalists too. It's often so bad I actually get embarrassed reading some of their pieces. Not as a play with words to describe it was bad either, but literally embarrassed. ›››
Dishonored deserves credit because it's a very playable, smooth game, and they tried to do something creative- even if it leans heavily on games like Thief and Deus Ex- at a time when developers are churning out copy-paste buggy crap left and right. I loved it, and got 3 playthroughs out of it with 15-25 hours each. Can't really ask for more.
17.06.2013 @ 17:38
Pangaea said:Haven't played the originals, but water arrows sounded and looked ridiculous to me. ›››
Maybe they are, but this is a steampunk, semi-fantasy universe and they're hella fun.
I'm still not interested in this pseudo Thief, though. No Stephen Russell = no Garrett = no sale.
17.06.2013 @ 16:16
Pangaea said:That good, eh? />
It's strange though. People seem to be praising the show right and left and saying stuff like "it's making TV history". No idea what kind of TV history that is, but I'm dumbfounded by the seemingly universal praise across the board. Is it only some fans of the books who dislike it? ›››
It's hard to separate my thoughts into an impartial view, but the fact that D & D have not made a TV show before is painfully evident in the scripts and sometimes in the directing. A lot of it gets hidden under the lush costume drama and scenery, but the dialogue is frequently clunky and dull, and the character arcs don't make sense sometimes. Of course they're working with great material so the end product is still entertaining- I think. Sometimes I'm really bored with it. My non-book-reader spouse is also so-so about it. He preferred Vikings and Borgia.
05.06.2013 @ 04:51I'm not sure Walter White is supposed to be too realistic, as in, this is a story that could actually happen. The writers talk about the show as a morality play. OTOH I find his story pretty realistic, especially when they explain he was a chemistry genius who had a chance at a high-flying career that he was robbed of, reduced to what he sees as a humiliating role in dumbing down chemistry for unappreciative snot-nosed kids. This idea of manic genius is present pretty much from the beginning.
Gus Fring completes the transformation by being a picture of what Walt could be- a guy who's got it all together, never misses a beat, and is devoted to family. He seems to be so together that you can forget he's a killer and is ruining thousands of lives. Then, when Walt sees what he is, it's a chance for him to step back from the brink and he can't bring himself to take it.
I love Breaking Bad. It's become too depressing, but it's a brilliant show on every front.
04.06.2013 @ 20:26
dragonbird said:To be honest, that review put me off - the reviewer seemed to devote too many paragraphs to variations of "WOW! The European version has REAL SEX!!! with NAUGHTY BITS!!!!" to help explain why it's better. On the other hand, your own recommendation does make me want to watch it. />/> ›››
Oh, well, the reviewer has a bug about American audiences being fed sanitized fare whereas Europeans are so mature blah blah. I can see their point but don't much care either way. I wouldn't say the sex and violence in Borgia is any more gratuitous than GoT. Less gratuitous than True Blood, though I only watched that once because campy vampire porn doesn't appeal to me.
Not sure how I feel about the RW episode. I have such low expectations for GoT these days that maybe I rounded the bend and don't expect much. The husbando was expecting Joffrey biting it to be the big thing, but he wasn't too broken up. Said something about the Starks being the whipping boys of the series. I found Rickon, Bran and Osha more moving. I guess if I have a critique of RW it's that nobody even put up a fight. That was probably for the sake of time and simplicity, they cut straight to the main players.