| Movie/TV Board|| re: Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Muppet on 1/27/14 at 2:32 pm|
[quote]You mean you don't want to talk about ALL CAPS, or Fringe, or other non-relevant things!?? [/quote]
I don't post often, but when I do, I further the god damned discussion! I can't help but think that Film Critic Hulk would have been more interesting as a voice acted series, though, to get...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Muppet on 1/27/14 at 2:08 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjVgF5JDq8)]Since you asked.[/link] Nobody should have TED thrust upon them unwillingly....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Muppet on 1/27/14 at 2:02 pm|
This article would have been penetrating if Abrams hadn't already laid out his entire approach to media creation in his TED Talk "The Mystery Box".
It always seemed to me like for Abrams, a plot device itself is a character and the characters are devices with their sole narrative functions being ...
| Gaming Board|| re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay - Muppet on 1/23/14 at 5:55 pm|
Randall also tweeted that he hopes this means that Ubisoft is licensing out the Anvil (Assassin's Creed) Engine.
He's not jumping to the conclusion that some of the animations (which are clearly the same) have been stolen. I don't think his interest in this, to the extent of talking about it via...
| Gaming Board|| re: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Muppet on 1/8/14 at 8:33 pm|
SWTOR is a game that I have since picked back up and played steadily after abandoning it back in February of 2012. I was all over the development news for years, played in closed beta, and got early access and then was just sorely underwhelmed because it wasn't innovative or immersive like I wanted...
| Gaming Board|| re: Anyone else hate the optional objectives in the AC games? - Muppet on 12/31/13 at 5:16 am|
It was worth it to do them once in Brotherhood just to unlock the Cristina Vespucci memories. Those were well done.
Other than that, I find those games are tediously linear once you sift past the shallow beat-em-up and follow-that-a-hole missions.
I got Black Flag on Christmas and haven't ha...
| Gaming Board|| re: Main Character designs you just don't understand. - Muppet on 12/13/13 at 7:11 pm|
Any character from Final Fantasy 8-13.
And Lost Odyssey.
I like some of those games, but find the characters difficult to take seriously.
Worst offenders: Zell Dincht, Kaim Argonar, Tidus, Quina, Paine, Vaan, Snow. Those are just the atrocities that appear by default when I scan my memory ...
| Gaming Board|| re: Fallout 4 is real and will be set in Massachusetts - Muppet on 12/12/13 at 7:41 am|
It's one of those cases where what they wanted to do was really running up against the limitations of the engine. I agree, it's frustrating. Especially when you near the end and you have the holograms everywhere with no feasible way to consistently evade them....
| Gaming Board|| re: Fallout 4 is real and will be set in Massachusetts - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 11:18 pm|
Dead Money and Lonesome Road are two of the greatest DLCs ever released, for their own respective reasons.
I liked Honest Hearts but felt that it was way too short - the potential there with Graham as a character was astronomical but I felt like they fell short of making it as poignant as some of...
| Gaming Board|| re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 6:01 pm|
Some developers have provided an example of how to sift through the criticism and find the points that matter. I think that user feedback has often led to a better product.
It's not like they take one person's raw opinion and lay awake at night trying to figure out how to incorporate it. They b...
| Gaming Board|| re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 5:14 pm|
Not to mention that Windows is going full throttle clown shoes with the touchscreen shite.
Developers will always develop as they see fit, though. If they sense they are being edged out of one platform, they will find another. Not everybody is interested in conforming to the new bull shite standard...
| Gaming Board|| re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 5:06 pm|
I guess the contemporary CEO's mind is just consumed with needing to look like he/she is always doing something for the shareholders.
Look at how quickly I turned over that investment for you! Check this shite out - you just put in for this project a year ago, and it's already on store shelves!
| Gaming Board|| re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 4:52 pm|
Right. Too many prioritize short-sighted selfishness over the long-term satisfaction of achieving something bigger (and often more profitable)....
| Gaming Board|| re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 4:46 pm|
[quote]i sure as hell wouldn't want a geek making business decisions with millions of dollars at stake if I'm a shareholder.[/quote]
I do think #5 is a misguided sentiment, but it's odd that you seem to be implying that awareness of what consumers expect from a product is not a vital part of busi...
| O-T Lounge|| re: All you guys getting into law school or trying to... - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 9:56 am|
Why are you so down on the barley scrapping industry?...
| Gaming Board|| re: Doom's 20th anniversary - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 9:34 am|
[quote]Why can't they make fps like doom nowadays. I love looking for hidden areas and the puzzle level design.[/quote]
Because it would be an outdated design concept as far as AAA titles go. I'm sure there are some Indie games out there that capture what you're describing, but don't expect it f...
| Gaming Board|| re: NSA goes undercover as Orcs and Bloodelves in WoW - Muppet on 12/11/13 at 9:06 am|
I remember this same story from years ago, ~2005-2006, only with the FBI. Internet privacy wasn't a trendy topic at that time, though....
| Gaming Board|| re: Let's Talk Final Fantasy - Muppet on 10/27/13 at 6:30 pm|
[quote]It has the second best game play next to XIII[/quote]
Standard turn-based system. There's not much to frick up. Although 8 managed to frick it up with the stupid gunblade trigger timing. Two things the X battle system does: get rid of the action timer, which I never had a problem with, an...
| Gaming Board|| re: Let's Talk Final Fantasy - Muppet on 10/27/13 at 1:25 pm|
I still don't quite get what there is to like about X aside from the music and visual presentation.
The convoluted story would have been worth investing in had they not insisted on using Tidus as the focal point. He was way worse than Vaan, because I could at least deposit Vaan in the menu scree...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: more reboots in works - Charmed on CBS, Murder She Wrote on NBC - Muppet on 10/25/13 at 4:11 pm|
[quote]No talent has been attached to the project yet[/quote]
Good to see them sticking to the spirit of the original....
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/30/13 at 5:34 pm|
I would have made it a point to capitalize more on the assassinations if I had known that there would be so few ways to generate decent income in this game.
I did the Lester missions whenever they were available, and my characters each ended up with around 22 million after the last heist.
| Gaming Board|| re: GTA V Discussion Thread - Spoilers - Muppet on 9/30/13 at 4:36 pm|
This game took a few pointers from Saints Row 3, but it could have taken a few more.
I should be able to store more cars in each garage, customize and repair from my garage, recall a car that I left somewhere back to my garage, and choose which car each character drives by default.
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/30/13 at 12:42 pm|
I stole the F-16 the other day, lost my wanted level, went to answer a (real) phone call, and somehow crashed into a helicopter in midair before I could pause....
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/29/13 at 10:26 pm|
You can always change into the clothes you have bought back at the safehouse. But I agree, Rockstar isn't big on making things convenient.
I would never say that the Saints Row series is better, but it does do a good job of making sure you can access things you've bought or stolen very easily....
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/28/13 at 7:30 pm|
I have a feeling the unfortunate citizens of Los Santos are about to be experiencing the consequences of an LSU loss....
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/28/13 at 1:37 pm|
I was driving across a runway at Los Santos International to get to my private hangar and thought I could beat the commercial jet preparing to take off. I hit the front wheel just before it took off, and it crashed about 10 feet away. :lol:
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/27/13 at 8:48 pm|
And then the douche always sends a condescending follow-up message when you ignore it. :lol:
If I play through again in the future, I will only buy the properties that are necessary for housing vehicles. The mediocre income isn't worth all of the bitching....
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/27/13 at 7:14 pm|
Another thing that needs to be curbed in this game and probably won't be: the frequency of property management missions. I am perpetually receiving text messages about robberies. If I did all of those missions, I wouldn't have time to do anything else....
| Gaming Board|| re: Official GTA V: No Spoilers / Multiplayer / General Discussion Thread - Muppet on 9/27/13 at 12:01 pm|
I managed to clear a lot of those organically during police chases. Apparently adrenaline turns me into a professional offroad rally driver....
| Gaming Board|| re: Original GTA V First Impressions Thread - Muppet on 9/27/13 at 11:35 am|
The mechanics are basically like Red Dead Redemption's, which I think is fine. I don't turn off aim assist because I find it hard to aim in third-person shooters without turning sensitivity way down.
Mongo have heavy thumbs....