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Cougar

Member Since 27 Dec 2001
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In Topic: The Last Jedi [SPOILERS GALORE]

21 February 2018 - 02:10 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 18 February 2018 - 02:24 PM, said:

I'm a life-long fan of Star Wars, and really loved The Last Jedi, because it was the fresh wind that the franchise needed: I loved that Rian Johnson kept undermining the series' already stale traditions and avoided becoming paralysed in pure hero worship.

My biggest issue with the movie was its length: the middle part with the pursuit of the Resistance by the Last Order and Finn's shenanigans on Canto Bight dragged on for too long without really adding much to the plot.

I don't care about Star Wars as much as you (it's wizards in space, not science fiction) but I agree wholeheartedly with this. Even considering Star Wars logic, the pursuit of the resistance didn't make much sense. The movie had what I call the "LOST" problem where plot points only existed because the screenwriters decided characters shouldn't talk to one another.

Still, I'd watch it over TFA any day because it's not a paint-by-the-numbers Star Wars plot. Rogue One, this, and TFA would me my rank.

The next one will be interesting because it seemed as though TFA focused on ending Solo's story, and this one Luke's, so the next one was probably going to be Leia's. That sadly can't happen, so as Sneaky Snake pointed out, it will be interesting with Rey alone.

Edit: TLJ gets bonus points from me for the porgs. I thought they would be annoying and a cynical attempt at marketing money (which they are) but when I saw the move I thought "Wow, they're space puffins!" (I love puffins). I didn't know how true this was: Puffins live natively on the Irish island which they filmed on, and they replaced them with porgs.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

21 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

Just finished Tacoma, the second walking simulator from Fullbright, the people who made Gone Home. Like that game, the environments have a great lived-in feel (how many games have hair bands?) and the characters themselves are well-written. However, the plot was a little predictable and short, and a final act could have been both exciting and offered an opportunity to flesh out the player character, who ironically we know the least about.

Don't buy at full price but worth the cost of a movie ticket (I got mine in the Humble Monthly.)

Now I'm playing Subnautica, which just got a Mac version. I'm not usually into survival games because they're tedious, but this one is really pretty and has a narrative/quests. It's still a bit grindy and it's definitely a "play with a podcast on" type game.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

16 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 15 February 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

This is the most immersive game I've ever played.  My only complaint is that junk falls through surfaces such as countertops, tables, etc.

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In Topic: Rise of The Tomb Raider™ announced for macOS, Linux!

15 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

View Postelowel, on 14 February 2018 - 05:34 AM, said:

Given the frequent and drastic improvements Apple have been making to Metal in terms of fixing driver bugs of late, I would be surprised if it ran on anything below High Sierra (we should be beta testing 10.14 by the time the game releases). Like recent titles, I would suspect AMD-only as well until nVidia can get their popsnizzle together.

Yes, Deus Ex: MD is already High Sierra-only.

nVidia won’t bother to do anything unless Apple has an nVidia option in the new Mac Pro, and I wouldn’t hold my breath for that.

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

13 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

View Postikir, on 13 February 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

Why? It is a masterpiece!

I've posted about it here already, but the tldr is I found the combat repetitive, the story terrible, and the best part--the actual tomb raiding--to be barely there.