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Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: September 02, 2008, 05:07:52 am »
There's a trailer up for the series now, but it will likely be removed shortly.

Plo'koon even gets a line in.   ;)

Portable Games / Re: Final Fantasy IV (DS)
« on: August 26, 2008, 10:45:50 am »
Now how do you leave the Giant of Babil?

I was able to re-defeat the four archfiends inside... But the CPU just absolutely destroys me. I know the whole strategy for this fight, I simply just can't do it at the level my characters are.

I assume you know, but.. Ignore FuSoya, he lies.   :P

It just comes down to luck really, the boss has the ability to outright kill you instantly if it wants, you just have to hope that won't happen.  But if you really don't think you're strong enough, go back to were the merchent is on the previous floor and just level up a little.

Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: August 22, 2008, 03:25:52 am »

Then wait for the more adult orientated live action TV show.  I see no problem with trying to introduce new fans to the series.
Wait what? Where did you hear this?

Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: August 20, 2008, 10:19:36 am »
Then wait for the more adult orientated live action TV show.  I see no problem with trying to introduce new fans to the series.

But when you do it at the cost of alienating your current fan base then you have a problem.

The fanbase is alienating themselves.  Like I've said before, this is really no different from the Cartoon Network shorts, and nobody seemed to have much a problem with them.  I will admit that this really didn't need to be a movie, but it just seems to be suffering from the same problem as Indiana Jones 4, it's not really bad, people just want to hate it and find things to complain about in it.

Allright, since you've seen it, can you tell me four things?

Is General Grievous present?
Is Durge present? (Big, burly bounty hunter in armor? Might have been on a speeder bike with a lance?)
Are Plo Koon/Kit Fisto present?

Do any of the above characters have lines or some sort of importance?

Plo Koon and Fisto actually appear somewhat briefly in the opening sequence, back to back.  Like I said before though, it's already confirmed that there will be at least one episode of the actual show focusing on them.  And yeah, I was wondering if Grievous would appear as well, but it focuses mainly on Ventress as the main villian, which I think was the better choice.  So yes, she has some importance in the movie.   ;)

Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: August 19, 2008, 04:58:37 pm »
If you liked the Cartoon Network shorts that were shown, you'll like this, it's basically more of the same.

I disagree.

Besides the fact it focused pretty much entirely on Obi-wan, Anakin and Ashoka, instead of splitting off to different characters constantly, I'd say it was very much like the shorts.  Same fast paced, over the top action sequences and everything.  Besides some awkward story points (i.e. Zero the Hutt) I don't understand how you could hate this, but like the shorts.

And I believe I mentioned this earlier, but it's set inbetween the first and second volumes of the shorts, just as Anakin becomes a Knight.

When I heard this is nothing more then the first episode(s) of the TV series I switched off to it

This is the basis of the new TV series, but it was developed entirely seperatly, it isn't just the first few episodes stuck together.

If you liked the Cartoon Network shorts that were shown, you'll like this, it's basically more of the same.
So I realized yesterday, I guess I shouldn't be too hard on this movie...I mean, it was aimed towards kids...which makes perfect sense, you know, because all the thousands of Star Wars fans out there that have been watching since the 70's at most are all still in elementary school...  ::)

Then wait for the more adult orientated live action TV show.  I see no problem with trying to introduce new fans to the series.

Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: August 19, 2008, 07:00:05 am »
I enjoyed the film, the pacing was a bit off, particularly towards the begining, they didn't need to explain everything right away, the stuff with Jabba's son could have easily just been brought into it after the opening battle.  The nicknames Anakind and Ahsoka keep given each other wears thing very quickly too (but in general, she is a rather likable character), other than that it was a pretty enjoyable movie.  If you liked the Cartoon Network shorts that were shown, you'll like this, it's basically more of the same.

But if you go in expecting to hate it, and trying to pick it apart, you'll probably find a lot wrong with it.

Console Games / Re: Fable 2
« on: August 17, 2008, 07:20:08 am »
One of the IGN Livewire videos shows off quite a bit of the free roaming.  The game is still seperated into different regions, i.e. you're in a large field and then you have to go through a gate and load to get to the city, etc, but you do appear free to completely roam the areas, you aren't stuck on the path, some of the videos show the character running right off the path and jumping over fences, etc, and there's even an achievement for dropping 500 feet from a ledge.

In my opinion, this works better than the big, open, clunky world of Oblivion/Morrowind.

Movies / Re: Brendan Fraser: Creepy Actor or Creepiest Actor?
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:07:42 pm »
He was fantastic in the two or three episodes of Scrubs he appeared in.  Not the best actor in the world, but he seems sincere and is usually amusing to watch.

Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:05:22 pm »
basicaly what little hope I did have that this might be anywhere near the quality of the Star wars animated shorts went down the drain when i heard the movies features a padawan of Anikan who is a teenage girl in a tube top who says things like calling R2-D2 "Artooie".

Remember that point when Jar Jar made Star wars dead to you that's this entire movie yes I've gone from cautious optimisim to flat out "God damn you George Lucas."

Haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't give my own opinion.  But the general concenus is that she really isn't that bad, not overly stereotypical, and is actually a pretty good central character.  I've been worried about her being overly school girly-ish or just extremely angsty, but thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case.  But considering she isn't so much as mentioned in Episode III, I don't think she has a particularly pleasant fate.

And yeah, I'd really love to see more of Kit Fisto, Shaak Ti, and so forth, but I doubt they'll be featured very heavily in the movie.  But they should at least have some star time in some of the TV episodes, I hear there is an episode that focuses soley on Kit Fisto and Plo Koon.  Perhaps to make up for Fisto's hugely embarrasing death..

Movies / Re: The Dark Knight
« on: August 05, 2008, 04:47:50 am »
A more serious take on Mr.Freeze could be pretty cool, if he was portrayed as more of the mad scientist, like Doctor Octopus in Spider-man 2, instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I also don't quite get why they built up Two Face so late into the movie, and killed him off.  I was expecting the transformation to only to occur as the build up for the next movie..  I understand the whole "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villian" concept, but it seemed like they could have done a lot more with him.

Oh, and yeah, I never really noticed it with the first movie, but Bale's very first Batman line in this movie bugged me and there were a couple of lines I didn't even understand (my brother tells me he said "I don't wear Hocky shorts" but I seriously didn't catch any of that).  He plays Wayne great, and even makes a good Batman, but I really hope he tones down the voice for the next movie.

Portable Games / Re: Final Fantasy IV (DS)
« on: August 05, 2008, 04:39:34 am »
It was really the first "true" Final Fantasy game.

You call it "True" because you're comparing it to the Sony games.

But what makes something "true"? It having similar features as the new ones? I consider it to be true when it is like the old games.

Or do you just say something is "true" whenever it is like the games you prefered?

Yes, I meant "true" as in it's the first game in the series that has a real story and character development, and people will recognise as a Final Fantasy game.

Portable Games / Re: Final Fantasy IV (DS)
« on: August 02, 2008, 02:41:36 pm »
I'm at the final part of the game now, and have pretty much loved it.  It's probably too similar to the original version though, I didn't expect much to be changed, but I knew how to do, and get pretty much everything, and with the treasure appearing on the bottom map now, it makes it even easier to find a lot of the hidden equipment. 

My biggest issue is the augment system though..  being able to use the abilities of characters who leave your team is great, but you can only use new game plus mode, three times, and you need all of those play throughs to make your characters perfect, there's no room for error.  Unless you know exactly when you should use them, and on who, there's no chance you're going to get it right.  If you've played through the game before, I'd recommend just looking at GameFaqs for augment guide, but if you haven't, then it's going to give you spoilers, so you're pretty much stuck.   :-\   Seems like a terrible idea.

I wouldn't be put off because of III though, this game actually has a decent amount of save points and helpful items, and the story and characters are far more fleshed out.  It was really the first "true" Final Fantasy game.

Movies / Re: Star Wars: Clone Wars
« on: July 20, 2008, 05:26:30 pm »
To clear some things up..

1.  This is based off the Clone Wars shorts, but it takes place inbetween the first and second volumes, and since they didn't really have too much of a story, you don't need to have seen either of them to make since.  This is a completely seperate thing, but done in a similar style (but in 3D)

2.  There will be a new Clone Wars TV show, that will be in this same 3D style, but unlike the old 2D shorts, will be full length episodes, featuring the same variety of characters.  Supposedly, it'll focus more on the actual Clones though, to give them a more human side.  This movie is supposed to launch the story for that show.

Portable Games / Re: Final Fantasy IV (DS)
« on: July 20, 2008, 05:20:04 pm »
Meh. All Square Enix seems to be doing with these remakes is making all of the male characters look like little girls and adding a bunch of CG cut scenes that add nothing to the game.

For this reason, I hope they stay away from FF6, but I know they're going to milk that cash cow for all it's worth once the time comes.

They said this would be the last.  The guys that have been remaking them said they wanted to make a new engine and do some brand new stuff on their own now.  Shame, I would have quite liked to see 5 remade as well, that's the only other one that could have benefited from this kind of treatment.  VI is fine as it is.  I definitely agree with your other comment though.  I've just been playing through XII and Vann completely kills the story, it would have been far better, had it simply focused on Basch the whole way through, but apparantly some people can't stand the idea of playing as a character older than 16..

Fortunately, XIII seems to be staying away from this.  We have a 20-something year old female lead, and the rest of the guys we've seen so far don't look too bad either. 

Console Games / Re: E3 2008 - Sony Press Conference
« on: July 15, 2008, 05:31:39 pm »

DC universe - so will i be playing with 20 Batmans and 35 Supermans?

Ether you misunderstood or i did.

I'm pretty sure you can fight along side them

I think you make your own hero like in COH and COV

Well that's better.

Another thing I was going to mention was, Why is Home still lame? I thought they might announce some cool feature for it, but all we got was that we can dance in the uncharted room. ::)

I've said it before, but this demo only further proved my point..   Home seems to serve as more of a distraction, rather than serve any sort of functional use.  Is there really any point of seeing my achievements in a big room..  and then walking to another room to check my email, and then another to form a group to play a game..?  It all sounds like it's just there to get in the way.  Although you can argue the 360's avatars are equally as pointless, at least the functionality is still there, there just serve as a more personal form of gamer picture.

Home reminds me of Second Life.  It sounds great on paper, but when you're actually there..  There really isn't much point.
I see myself using Home, maybe once or twice, and then just ignoring it totally and using the guide menu shortcuts.

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