The Laid Back Lounge VII: The Seventh

#301 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

So, Catching Fire was pretty awesome. I wish the book was still fresher in my mind like with the first movie but from what I remember of the book I think they did a pretty good job with the movie. Catching Fire was definitely my favorite book of the 3 so glad the film lived up to it for the most part. The political implications of everything they did are kinda of hard to show but I think they did a pretty good job of doing it the best they could. Can't believe they're pulling a Harry Potter and breaking the final book up into 2 movies though. The wait between Part 1 and Part 2 of Mockingjay is gonna suck so hard.

#302 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

I watched the new 300 movie tonight. What a load of balls. I went for the crazy sword slashing, shield slamming, spear slinging, hunchback weeping, man-in-gold-panties snarling action. Instead I got a handful of bloody clashes swallowed up by a too-obvious-to-be-heartbreaking backstory of one crazy bitch and shit load of ambiguous war propaganda. It was so horribly written. Frank Miller should stop. He's getting too old and up his own ass to be the master craftsmen he once was. George Lucas'd all over that shit.

Well that's fucking disappointing. I was really looking forward to it. The first movie was so awesome and the trailers for this one looked pretty good so sucks it's not that good. I hope Miller at least has some stroke of talent left so they can FINALLY finish up Sin City 2. He can screw up any other movie he wants to, but he better nail that shit.

#303 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

@MrSelf-Destruct said:

I watched the new 300 movie tonight. What a load of balls. I went for the crazy sword slashing, shield slamming, spear slinging, hunchback weeping, man-in-gold-panties snarling action. Instead I got a handful of bloody clashes swallowed up by a too-obvious-to-be-heartbreaking backstory of one crazy bitch and shit load of ambiguous war propaganda. It was so horribly written. Frank Miller should stop. He's getting too old and up his own ass to be the master craftsmen he once was. George Lucas'd all over that shit.

Well that's fucking disappointing. I was really looking forward to it. The first movie was so awesome and the trailers for this one looked pretty good so sucks it's not that good. I hope Miller at least has some stroke of talent left so they can FINALLY finish up Sin City 2. He can screw up any other movie he wants to, but he better nail that shit.

I mean, you might enjoy it, but it's not at all what I was hoping to see. There's only about 4 good fight scenes, and a bunch of naval battles, which is the majority of the action. But I don't really care about a bunch of boats slowly smashing into one another. The real disappointment was the characterization and dialog, though. Hands down. It was just dumb. The Greek hero sounded like George W. Bush's fantasy self. He was all like "The fear our freedom!" and "This is how democracy is truly won!" as he fights the greasy Eastern suicide bombers off the side of his ship. While Leonidas is dining in Hell and fighting in the shade and growling like a coked-up grizzly, this bureaucrat in a blue cape is droning on about freedom and democracy and the glory of his great nation. It just didn't make for an interesting story at all. It should have been called "300: Meanwhile on the Water..." The only real badass in the movie was the villain, but she was an obvious, eye-rolling trope.

#304 Posted by yokofox33 (29522 posts) -

This South Park game is so dope. I love it. Just wish it was longer and was a bit more polished. One of the most fun games I've played though.

#305 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71247 posts) -

I watched the new 300 movie tonight. What a load of balls. I went for the crazy sword slashing, shield slamming, spear slinging, hunchback weeping, man-in-gold-panties snarling action. Instead I got a handful of bloody clashes swallowed up by a too-obvious-to-be-heartbreaking backstory of one crazy bitch and shit load of ambiguous war propaganda. It was so horribly written. Frank Miller should stop. He's getting too old and up his own ass to be the master craftsmen he once was. George Lucas'd all over that shit.

I am going to watch it, but that doesn't sound good :S

#306 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

@Texas2089 said:

@MrSelf-Destruct said:

I watched the new 300 movie tonight. What a load of balls. I went for the crazy sword slashing, shield slamming, spear slinging, hunchback weeping, man-in-gold-panties snarling action. Instead I got a handful of bloody clashes swallowed up by a too-obvious-to-be-heartbreaking backstory of one crazy bitch and shit load of ambiguous war propaganda. It was so horribly written. Frank Miller should stop. He's getting too old and up his own ass to be the master craftsmen he once was. George Lucas'd all over that shit.

Well that's fucking disappointing. I was really looking forward to it. The first movie was so awesome and the trailers for this one looked pretty good so sucks it's not that good. I hope Miller at least has some stroke of talent left so they can FINALLY finish up Sin City 2. He can screw up any other movie he wants to, but he better nail that shit.

I mean, you might enjoy it, but it's not at all what I was hoping to see. There's only about 4 good fight scenes, and a bunch of naval battles, which is the majority of the action. But I don't really care about a bunch of boats slowly smashing into one another. The real disappointment was the characterization and dialog, though. Hands down. It was just dumb. The Greek hero sounded like George W. Bush's fantasy self. He was all like "The fear our freedom!" and "This is how democracy is truly won!" as he fights the greasy Eastern suicide bombers off the side of his ship. While Leonidas is dining in Hell and fighting in the shade and growling like a coked-up grizzly, this bureaucrat in a blue cape is droning on about freedom and democracy and the glory of his great nation. It just didn't make for an interesting story at all. It should have been called "300: Meanwhile on the Water..." The only real badass in the movie was the villain, but she was an obvious, eye-rolling trope.

Yeah that just doesn't sound good to me at all. Bummer man.

#307 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

This South Park game is so dope. I love it. Just wish it was longer and was a bit more polished. One of the most fun games I've played though.

Good to hear. I'm hoping to get around to it somewhat soon. I still need to finish Lightning Returns and I've got FFX coming up next week but hopefully after that I can dive into South Park. The game looks awesome and it's getting pretty great reviews so I can't wait.

#308 Edited by ryrulez (11604 posts) -

'ight downloading this true detective's shite. was re-watching twin peaks but the wyndham earle stuff isn't too great a second time through. also, james fucking hurley, christ.

#309 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

@ryrulez said:

'ight downloading this true detective's shite. was re-watching twin peaks but the wyndham earle stuff isn't too great a second time through. also, james fucking hurley, christ.

Ha. The most bizarre thing about Twin Peaks is that James Marshall was actually paid in money. That was a dimebag and box of milkduds worth of acting. And once you find out who killed Laura Palmer, the whole thing goes South.

Anyway. I really like State of Decay. I kinda see why it got the scores it got, but as far as modern zombie games go, it's my favorite.

#310 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Titanfall in ~10 hours.

State of Decay seems cool.. I got it right when it went early access and kind of ran out of steam.. I bet they fixed a lot of the issues I can into though.

#311 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@ryrulez said:

'ight downloading this true detective's shite. was re-watching twin peaks but the wyndham earle stuff isn't too great a second time through. also, james fucking hurley, christ.

Enjoy! The first six episodes are fucking great.

#312 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

@MethodManFTW I just really dig all the different survival aspects in the game and the way you can level up each character the way you want. I have a chick who does all my scavenging for me because she is super silent. I have a guy with the stamina of an Adderall-fueld ant who can take out an entire hoard with just a bat. I got a sniper chick who can clear out an infestation from across the street. And I still have 9 others I haven't started levelling yet. That in itself keeps me playing. Of course, the dynamic missions and resource depletion gives me something to do. The story is probably cool, but I have mostly ignored it. This could have been one hell of a game if MS Studios put more time and energy into fleshing out certain aspects of it.

#313 Edited by yokofox33 (29522 posts) -

I'm gonna get the digital version of Titanfall for Xbox One. I have close to 30 bucks in Microsoft points/currency, so half off the game is pretty solid. I got a lot of those points for free by buying Xbox Live subscriptions.

#314 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

So, Catching Fire was pretty awesome. I wish the book was still fresher in my mind like with the first movie but from what I remember of the book I think they did a pretty good job with the movie. Catching Fire was definitely my favorite book of the 3 so glad the film lived up to it for the most part. The political implications of everything they did are kinda of hard to show but I think they did a pretty good job of doing it the best they could. Can't believe they're pulling a Harry Potter and breaking the final book up into 2 movies though. The wait between Part 1 and Part 2 of Mockingjay is gonna suck so hard.

weird. at least it (hopefully) means they're gonna try and do it justice...

#315 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

in other news, my fc got to buy our house on saturday!!!! =D

20 mil gil, but worth it. lol.

#316 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Lmao, Sony can't even confirm Drive Club for 2014 now...

I think my favorite launch titles of this gen are Drive Club and Watch Dogs. :P

#317 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

Lmao, Sony can't even confirm Drive Club for 2014 now...

I think my favorite launch titles of this gen are Drive Club and Watch Dogs. :P

wow xD

#318 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

This game is pure joy.

Now I want to watch the show.

Haven't seen it in forever.

#319 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Wow, this new monitor is like eye-sex.

Awesome!! It feels smaller than my old monitor but I think that is just because the bezel on this one is sooooooooo much smaller.

Love it!

#320 Posted by yokofox33 (29522 posts) -
#321 Edited by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

Has anyone played "Gone Home" ?

#322 Edited by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Has anyone played "Gone Home" ?

I really liked it. It's a really divisive game though.. It is just about exploration really. There isn't "much" combat or anything like that.

#323 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@Young_Charter said:

Has anyone played "Gone Home" ?

I really liked it. It's a really divisive game though.. It is just about exploration really. There isn't "much" combat or anything like that.

really

#324 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@Young_Charter said:

Has anyone played "Gone Home" ?

I really liked it. It's a really divisive game though.. It is just about exploration really. There isn't "much" combat or anything like that.

really

Was the story some creepy pasta type shit ? Im watching the videos of the gameplay/walkthrough now.

#325 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@MethodManFTW said:

@Young_Charter said:

Has anyone played "Gone Home" ?

I really liked it. It's a really divisive game though.. It is just about exploration really. There isn't "much" combat or anything like that.

really

Was the story some creepy pasta type shit ? Im watching the videos of the gameplay/walkthrough now.

i think that might be kind of a spoiler

#326 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

@Young_Charter said:

@MethodManFTW said:

@MethodManFTW said:

@Young_Charter said:

Has anyone played "Gone Home" ?

I really liked it. It's a really divisive game though.. It is just about exploration really. There isn't "much" combat or anything like that.

really

Was the story some creepy pasta type shit ? Im watching the videos of the gameplay/walkthrough now.

i think that might be kind of a spoiler

Message it

#327 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@Young_Charter: i could type it in chat or whatever, but that isn't the point.. you shouldn't know going in! i think that definitely my play through better. if you are looking for a horror game on the caliber of like, outlast, gone home definitely isn't that.

#328 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

@Young_Charter: i could type it in chat or whatever, but that isn't the point.. you shouldn't know going in! i think that definitely my play through better. if you are looking for a horror game on the caliber of like, outlast, gone home definitely isn't that.

ok cool cool. Well I will be honest that I am not playing the game. I am watching it right here so in a sense I am visually playing it lol

#329 Posted by Ace_of_Spades90 (717 posts) -

I have to say that I'm surprised that South Park game is doing so well. I honestly thought that it was going to suck, lol. Why is it that all the best games come out late? =P

Speaking of rpgs I can't wait for FFX HD!

#331 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

online games

#332 Posted by Texas2089 (16445 posts) -

The ending to Episode 2 of TWAU :O

#333 Posted by ryrulez (11604 posts) -

Made an American PSN account to try and get my Dark Souls 2 preload working early. Didn't work. Sick bastards. Three days.

#334 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -
#335 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

fuck man... dark souls 2 looks incredible.

@ryrulez said:

Made an American PSN account to try and get my Dark Souls 2 preload working early. Didn't work. Sick bastards. Three days.

did you buy it already? you can make a US account, buy it on that account, and then just sign in and play on your normal account

#336 Posted by ryrulez (11604 posts) -

fuck man... dark souls 2 looks incredible.

@ryrulez said:

Made an American PSN account to try and get my Dark Souls 2 preload working early. Didn't work. Sick bastards. Three days.

did you buy it already? you can make a US account, buy it on that account, and then just sign in and play on your normal account

aye, bought it already. ended up watching the quick look which whet my appetite for a bit. dual-swords looked pretty awesome.

#337 Edited by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

@ryrulez said:

@MethodManFTW said:

fuck man... dark souls 2 looks incredible.

@ryrulez said:

Made an American PSN account to try and get my Dark Souls 2 preload working early. Didn't work. Sick bastards. Three days.

did you buy it already? you can make a US account, buy it on that account, and then just sign in and play on your normal account

aye, bought it already. ended up watching the quick look which whet my appetite for a bit. dual-swords looked pretty awesome.

I'll get it first week of april

#338 Posted by LightR (17447 posts) -

I do not understand why Dark Souls is so celebrated for simply being hard. I've been watching streams and I still do not understand. Improvements I would expect to be apparent in contrast to Demon Souls just are not there. The UI is horrendous, still, and a lot of the visuals are just rehashed from the older games. Animations are clunky, hitboxes do not seem to be all that accurate, and bosses are just glorified combo repeaters.

#339 Posted by starwarsjunky (24735 posts) -

watching excel saga, i just don't know what to think about this....so random.

#340 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

@LightR said:

I do not understand why Dark Souls is so celebrated for simply being hard. I've been watching streams and I still do not understand. Improvements I would expect to be apparent in contrast to Demon Souls just are not there. The UI is horrendous, still, and a lot of the visuals are just rehashed from the older games. Animations are clunky, hitboxes do not seem to be all that accurate, and bosses are just glorified combo repeaters.

Hmm. It seems I agree with you but enjoyed the game too much to notice as I was actually playing it. It has a certain magic to it, I guess. And for the record, aside from the glorious world design, Demon's Souls was the better game. Dark Souls had far too much cheap bullshit. One called for finely tuned timing, patience, and strategy. The other called for all that plus a bit of luck.

#341 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@LightR said:

I do not understand why Dark Souls is so celebrated for simply being hard. I've been watching streams and I still do not understand. Improvements I would expect to be apparent in contrast to Demon Souls just are not there. The UI is horrendous, still, and a lot of the visuals are just rehashed from the older games. Animations are clunky, hitboxes do not seem to be all that accurate, and bosses are just glorified combo repeaters.

There is way more to the game than being difficult.. Fun combat, weird lore, beautiful art/design, different customizable loot.. Fun games.

#342 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Pretty close to having a full page of wins under my Dota 2 match history. Got a loss about 7 matches ago. Just gotta win the next few and I can have a full 10/10.

#343 Edited by MrSelf-Destruct (13132 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@LightR said:

I do not understand why Dark Souls is so celebrated for simply being hard. I've been watching streams and I still do not understand. Improvements I would expect to be apparent in contrast to Demon Souls just are not there. The UI is horrendous, still, and a lot of the visuals are just rehashed from the older games. Animations are clunky, hitboxes do not seem to be all that accurate, and bosses are just glorified combo repeaters.

There is way more to the game than being difficult.. Fun combat, weird lore, beautiful art/design, different customizable loot.. Fun games.

Atmosphere. I guess that falls under design, but that's always the first word that comes to mind when thinking of the Souls games. And it's something you won't get through a Youtube stream. I agree with him about the UI, though. Of course, Japanese game UIs are always a bit off-putting to me. I just can't wait for April 25th. So nice that they are waiting for me to finish the semester. lol

#344 Posted by yokofox33 (29522 posts) -

Titanfall is pretty dope. I mean I suck royally at it, but it seems that once I get the hang of how to play properly it'll be tons of fun. I can't customize anything yet, so I'm stuck with pre-set loadouts.

#345 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Titanfall is pretty dope. I mean I suck royally at it, but it seems that once I get the hang of how to play properly it'll be tons of fun. I can't customize anything yet, so I'm stuck with pre-set loadouts.

The custom classes are really nice, although there isn't a ton of weapon variety in the game anyway.. I'm coming up on level 40 and I only use the AR you start with.

#346 Posted by Young_Charter (19869 posts) -

I got Job # 2 ON THE SPOT !!! YEAH BITCH

#347 Edited by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

who are the people that value resolution more than frame rate?

#348 Edited by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

who are the people that value resolution more than frame rate?

I'd value resolution in something more like Civilization or a turn-based RPG but 90% of games framerate is king.

#349 Posted by craigalan23 (15879 posts) -

@yokofox33:

I agree I am loving Titanfall. Once I get home from work ill play it a bit more. Only level 15 but thats only because I had to go to sleep for work. I just have bad luck when it comes to teammates. I swear matchmaking has it pit for me sometimes.

#350 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71247 posts) -

Damn, got the evening/night shift :(, No gaming for me :(