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  1. Great Games You Can't Quite Get Into

    Once upon a time I tried to get into Red Dead Redemption. I can see what other people might like about it but nothing clicked for me. I wasn't pulled into the story, I didn't enjoy any of the mechanical aspects of the gameplay, and I found a lot of it very tedious and uninteresting. I shouldn't have been surprised because it's a perfect storm of things I really don't like: Westerns, open world games, and Rockstar jank. When RDR2 was announced I felt like the only person in the world that was completely uninterested in any part of it.
  2. anime

    I really want to watch season 2 of One Punch Man but I seriously don't want to get Hulu. I have enough scattered streaming services as it is.
  3. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    There have been numerous reports that Best Buy has a listing for Metroid Prime Trilogy for Switch in their database so maybe. Those same reports also had Persona 5 and Link to the Past (with a note that there is a separate listing for the Link's Awakening remake).
  4. I had a random thought about movies

    I had a dream last night that I was visiting Campo Santo studios and spent the majority of the time talking to Jake about the Harry Potter movies. Except in this reality Harry Potter was more like Mission Impossible and starred Tom Cruise. They were basically magical spies. Instead of elaborate face masks, they used magic spells; instead of gun battles they were throwing fireballs; instead of overly complicated technical stunts they had... overly complicated technical stunts with CGI. I think I might enjoy that movie more than either series.
  5. Marvel movies

    I agree that Iron Man 2 is boilerplate and pretty uninteresting but Iron Man 3 was one non sequitur after another for me. I found the entire movie very jarring and hard to stay into for more than 5 minutes at a time. I think everyone in general did well in the roles they were given, I just didn't like any of those roles.
  6. Marvel movies

    I hear ya. I think there's some entertaining moments in the film but I found myself questioning everything FAR more than I have in any other Marvel movie to date.
  7. Stargate

    I've lately felt like watching Stargate again so I've been re-re-re-rewatching the series (both SG-1 and Atlantis) on Amazon Prime Video. It's schlocky, cheesy, goofy, and dated, but damned if I don't love it anyway. I really wish that Stargate MMO came out. I imagine I'd still be playing it to this day.
  8. I believe this was the case. Either him or Abby. I finally finished Most Disappointing. I was surprised at how much I found myself agreeing with Dan (that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth). I haven't played RDR2 and never plan to but I feel like I'd share his annoyances. I'm rather like Jeff in that I don't have any fondness for RDR but having seen enough Rockstar gameplay I think Dan's got some good points. I thought Brad was very reasonable at first but he definitely started to dig his heels in too much at the end (Alex as well to a degree), especially considering Dan managed to turn several people over to his side. I totally agree with Jeff's sentiment that it made for a much more interesting discussion than if everyone just agreed from the start. Look at the complete lack of discussion for Sea of Thieves. Everyone pretty much agreed it was the winner from the beginning so it wasn't talked about at all. Hearing them hash out RDR and Fallout 76 was way more entertaining.
  9. I've just started that part and from what everyone has said about it so far I'm not sure if I should be dreading it or looking forward to it.
  10. I can appreciate that. I do like that The Orville is trying to appeal to the classic Trek aesthetic and not going for "gritty realism". I find some of their ideas clever and I even like that many of the situations don't resolve cleanly. I'm not very into the characters though (except maybe for one who seems to have left the show) which makes it hard for me to feel invested. It sounds like I might hate Discovery based on what I've heard.
  11. Abby was never going to be happy with the final outcome. She's in a similar position to Austin and Patrick before her. She favors the less mainstream games which just aren't going to make the final cut most of the time. Not that the rest ignore these games but the number of "games that no one else has played but me" is probably higher with Abby than anyone else on the crew. It's also why I dislike GOTY lists. GOTY discussions are fine, great in fact, but lists are terrible.
  12. I've long accepted that the more solemn, dignified Star Trek of yore is gone to make way for lens flares and dramatic chase sequences. My main beef with The Orville is it's suffering an identity crisis. I can't tell what the show's trying to do. It wants to be everything while simultaneously doing and saying nothing. Some parts of it are refreshing such as showing the crew having actual lives outside the bridge or talking more like actual people instead of an academic conference. But at the same time you get episodes where a virus infects the ship via a porn download while they're trying to save the last survivors of a planet before their sun explodes. It's a very strange juxtaposition. I can find no fault in your logic.
  13. Half-Life 3

    I just want some kind of closure. Although if an actual HL3 game came out, it would have to be such a different beast compared to the previous entries in order to not feel extremely dated and clunky. Which would be great but it seems unlikely.
  14. The main reason I'm still watching The Orville is because I'm trying to figure out why other people seem to like it. It's one of those low critic, high public score shows. I've seen several pieces talking about how people think The Orville is better Trek than Discovery. Having not seen Discovery yet I can't make the comparison myself but it makes me wonder if either I'm missing something about The Orville or if Discovery is really that bad.
  15. I've been watching The Orville season 2 and I'm not sure how I feel about this show. I liked the first season enough but it's really all over the place. It's not very funny, it's not very serious, and it's there no real message, story, or focus of any kind. I felt like the first season had a lot of "everyman" Star Trek in it but now that definition makes the show feel very undefined. It's got all the trappings of Trek without any of the merit. The moments that are meant to be poignant don't feel earned and are rather awkward when paired with the attempts at humor. I don't want to dump too much on the show and am legitimately trying to give it a chance and look beyond it's pedigree but man it's hard.