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Discussion in 'Movie, TV, & Video Games' started by Bran, Jan 21, 2015.
I'm really bad at Tekken.
Ironically Nihlus is a bit of a gimp. He doesn't really have any free will, he's like a ghost bound to a haunted house or person. There's no end game for Nihlus, he's just a thing. He can't speak and he can't really act outside of devouring. That sounds cooler than it is, he's not really a character so much as he's like a tornado.
HK-47 on the other hand is prime for a big screen appearance. None of the KOTOR adversaries are all that interesting except Kreia. Malak is the guy with the mustache tying bitches to train tracks. He's visually interesting since he's like Raziel from Legacy of Kain and has no lower jaw. Darth Scion is a bit better but it's the same problem with he, Nihlus, and Malak.. none of them are intelligent.
Kreia is the only one that has real depth and the power she wields is the most versatile. She can manipulate people to do her will by getting them to believe she's helping/supporting them. She uses the physical prowess of others while observing from the shadows. She's absolutely terrific as a perversely intelligent antagonist who is also extremely sympathetic. She mitigates wanton destruction by these force users through her own designs. She positions powerful people against one another to curb the influence of the Force and its fating of the galaxy.
She's absolutely captivating. The fact that Scion, even after all he's been through and endured, and how much he absolutely hates Trayer, still wants her approval, speaks to the power of Kreia.
You could argue that Revan is more compelling because he can do what Kreia cannot, which is use the Force while adverting the Force's control over his will. But the tragic side of Kreia, to me, makes her more appealing. She so desperately wants to be free of the Force but she cannot because she's caught in a Catch-22. She needs the Force to accomplish her ends of trying to find a way to end the Force thereby playing out the fate the Force is intending for her. It's so well done.
HK-47 just delights in murdering organics. His sunny disposition towards methods of assassinating sentients is infectious. He's competent, but not overpowered. He's extremely intelligent but he's undone by his hubris. He's near impossible not to slot into your party in these games. Even when I play light-side, he's so damn delightful.
I think I've never been that interested in Revan, mostly because his fanbois are fucking obnoxious. My god.
Revan is a bit of a Mary Sue but that's fair since he's approached more as a legend than as a man. You don't witness him doing Mary Sue stuff so you can live with it imo. He's just an example that both Sith and Jedi have assumed moral authority and that there are other ways to harness the Force. For what purpose? That's the legend bit.
Revan is steadily more powerful than any film or T V representation of a force user. He controls the Force, not the other way around.
I feel as though one of the downfalls of the movies is that they never showcase Sidious' full power.
Just the force lightning, which in each of the third movies causes him to get fucked up. Victim of his own hubris, three times.
I picked up a 43 inch 4k Samsung TV and replaced my Asus 27inch IPS monitor. I don't really need a monitor because I don't output from my laptop. Decided to go back to the Witcher 3 and play through it and all the DLC in 4k.
I am going to pick Witcher 3 back up one of these days. I would play it now but I don't like playing 2 games at one time. I want to finish a play through of Borderlands 3 before I move on to another game.
A wise choice.
Eh, it's already pissing me off. I hate the durability loss and the difficulty in making coin early on. If it was PC I'd look for a hack to turn that shit off. I remember being surrounded by gear I couldn't equip in this game because of meaningless fucking level restrictions. It was the same issue in 2 if recall.
I also remember why I never loved the combat.
There are mods to turn off the level restrictions on items and durability, though that does leave the door open for you to equip OP as fuck items early in the game.
Never had a coin issue to be honest, not until I got to Beauclair.
Sounds like you're just not as good as I am :>
What's to be good at? That's the other issue I've had with it, it's never been hard just annoying. Constantly visiting smiths to repair items, or switching lock on, on why you can't lock on bosses but you can lock on their open world counter parts. There's so many little things to add up to frustrate you needlessly and then yeah.. the second you earn coin and level gear, you can fast attack/light dodge.. everything.
I just love games with no in-between.
Well, you certainly get annoyed by things that I have no issue with.
I'm not so willing to overlook aspects of the game design. I tend to hate resource dependent games that lock the content behind level gates. Or force you to spend an inordinate amount of time cataloging through inventory menus. I had forgot the about the crafting restrictions in The Witcher with only certain smiths being able to create certain gear and then having gear slotted at levels. I'm ignoring it for the time being in favor of buying or wearing shit I find. Few RPGs get crafting correct in my opinion, less is more especially when it comes to time wasted fucking with menus and resource tabs. It's beyond obnoxious.
I also remember getting really bored with the combat. I thought that was more a frame of reference thing for the game. Since 2015 I've played a slew of 3rd person action games and yeah, the combat in Witcher 3 still doesn't do it for me. It seems more like a chore though I do like some of the larger enemies. Those are done pretty well such as fighting Griffins or Wyverns. Fighting mobs of wraiths or humans just bores me to tears. I'm just using the Jedi mind trick to circumvent much of the twirly swording.
I thought for a minute that I preferred Witcher's combat to Shadow of Mordor but on revisiting, eh.. no, no I don't. If you're gonna toss 8 dudes at me at once at least let me one shot them with the correct timing. Combat just keeps getting in the way of the story.
MHW: Iceborne on PC. Some of the most fun combat there is, as well as a blast with friends.
I could never get into MHW. I wish the social system was better.
I played a ton of MHW before the expansions, the grinding wore me out and I don't really dig multiplayer. The game is fine, it is what is is, you hunt Monsters over and over again. But once I got my gear and they released new shit that made your previously farmed gear trash I lost interest. Too much of a hamster wheel.
I liked that you really had to learn a weapon and attack combinations. I didn't love the item porn that the game is though.. constantly fiddling with items and buffs and whatnot. Certain weapons take some serious skill to master and I respect that. I had fun for the time I played but not something I could go back. Constantly building and swapping sets, gems, items, etc., is just too much time fucking with the minutiae.
Monster v. Monster fights are some of best things in the genre though. I like the AI and I like the combat but the weight of the grind is too much for me. More games should steal from Monster Hunter.
Not the right thread but oh well:
I think we are going to get a switch. My kids want one. It’s an upgrade as the other system we have is a 360. We went to gamestop. Seems like it’s used for 270 and new for 300. Doesn’t seem like there is any bundles. I had good help at my GameStop when I got the 360 (I got it for that rock smith thing). Any thoughts Coy? I no dick about any of this, so I’d appreciate any insight. We are all chipping in our money and it’s probably time to get something and I like Nintendo.
@Ninjastix id appreciate any thoughts from you as I know you know about these things.
We ain’t rich so this is a big investment.
Just buy a new one unless you can find a good condition bundle on Facebook Marketplace, Letgo or OfferUp. That’s where you can acquire bundles. Nintendo isn’t having any issues selling the things so they’re not bundling shit.
So going to get the switch. Haven’t really played games for a bit. Any good ideas for a fantasy game for the whole family. Something like The Witcher just for kids. Legend of Zelda?
Breath of the Wild fits that description. Dragon Quest 11 is fantastic too