Always interested in what Devolver Digital is up to.
And yea, VR does kind of get the shaft. 80% of the games sites like Gamespot didn't even bother reviewing. Instead, telling us what funny thing happened to Ryan Reynolds while he was eating breakfast is of priority.
@mrbojangles25: Yes. Vastly prefer the TV shows, specifically animated. Clone Wars properly executes what George Lucas was going for. Rebel captures the mysticism elements of the original trilogy and Bad Batch, while a few initial so-so episodes is developing into something nice and generally has a far more solid first season thus far than either CW or R, or Mando for that matter.
Must admit, not the biggest Mandalorian fan. I like it, it's good, but don't love it. Basically love "The Jedi" because Ahsoka is in it. That's kind of it.
The Thrawn books are great. A lot of people were angry the legacy (Heir To The Empire) books were retconned, but these rebooted books are great in their own right and fit in well with the continuity. Although there does seem to be a slight discrepancy between Thrawn in the books and Rebels.
In the books he's more an anti-hero interested in Chiss affairs. A mix of Spock and Sherlock Holmes. In Rebels series he's closer to Heir To The Empire.
Think one of the biggest issues with the sequel is that it constantly undermines its villains and uses humour in all the wrong places. And generally, it's just not funny.
Like, the opening scene of Force Awakens, this is the introduction to the new trilogy, right?
We get Obi-One style dialogue, from a bunch of shit we haven't seen, from a character we don't know or care about. And never see again.
And then 2 seconds later after killing him we get funny wunny jokes about his voice undermining the whole scene under the impression we are watching a MCU movie.
Like it's flat, Don't give a shit about what's going on. Villain is getting mocked within the opening 5 minutes.
Ahhhh! but SNOKE! Is the real villain.
And then compare that with the third episode of Bad Batch where we see proto-Storm Troopers. This show is very light, borderline Disney princess at times, but when it changes tone to heavy it works.
And then Hux, probably the worst character. Rey sucks ass, most of the characters do, but this guy... Get the impression whoever wrote this shit seems to have the idea all the villains should be pathetic incel reddit users in space as opposed to like... intimidating? A threat?
And then compare that to Thrawn, the voice, the wonderful dialogue. Just miles better.
Shit, even Palpatine is used better. Voiced by Ian McDiarmid acting as temptation as opposed to some end boss JRPG fight where they abuse the shit out of Phoenix down.
Donno just prefer animation personally. The "Filoni verse" whatever want to call it. Prequels like as well, worts and all. Happily rewatch ROTS over and over. Happily, never watch the sequels ever again.