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  1. Yeah, Black Adam one of DCs rare characters who fits in the same kind of space as Namor, Doom and, to a lesser degree, Magneto. An aristocratic leader who spends his time equally between antagonist and anti-hero with a moral centre...mostly.
  2. I'm sorry to see Ono go (and it does look like Capcom went about it in the shitty way of moving him to increasingly worthless positions until he just quits and they don't have to honour any contract commitments et al as they would if they'd terminated him - he half joked in the past that his colleagues should unionise but Capcom wouldn't allow it) but as far as game design goes, it's for the best as his recent track record has been quite poor. Lovely, lovely chap though.
  3. Wow, AT&T have gone a huge murderspree cleaning house at DC, Jim Lee's about the only exec left.
  4. Jesus, I hate everything about this game already (except for Kamala getting a starring role, yay) and it’s not even out yet. If you can’t get a big comics mark to consider buying your big new comic book game, you have messed up big time.
  5. For all their many, many flaws, I'll take the prequels over the ST any day. The story they tell is interesting and relevant on a macro level, and Anakin's, while it certainly could benefit from a few tweaks here and there, is pretty human and relatable - a crushing fear of loss and loneliness driving him to do terrible things. Plus Palpatine is just bloody wonderful at every step of the way, the dude's just hamming it up having the time of his life wrecking everything. Conversely, while TFA is a fun and competent opener, it's also incredibly forgettable and just warmed-up leftovers, it contributes almost nothing new. TLJ is interesting in parts (I really dig bitter, regretful Luke calling the Jedi out for their failure) but also disjointed and does my man Finn dirty. Ultimately both films are negated by the unholy nonsensical clusterfuck that TRoS delivers, it's thematically worthless, has nothing insightful to add to the saga. As the capstone to both a new trilogy and a 40 year story, it's absolute garbage. Because it is just a tacked on load of shit that never should have been made in the first place as the story really begins and ends with Anakin - the idea of a nine part saga really died in the early 80s and should never have been revived in the first place.
  6. AotC at least does interesting, and at times brave stuff, has cool locations and designs, Across The Stars is ace, Jango’s Bwwwwwwwwwraaaaaaaaaaaang bombs sound amazing, and the Clonetroopers own bones. TRoS is just irredeemable trash on every level other than the acting. Even its score is pants, if you’d told me John Williams was half dead scribbling it on napkins from a rest home somewhere, I could well believe it.
  7. All I want from SFVI is a one-on-one fighting game as cool looking and fun to play as SFII/SFA2/SFIII were. Is that really too much to ask? (That said, I’d rather have a new Rival Schools or Darkstalkers)
  8. Gonna put my old person hat on too and say I utterly loathe Twitch ‘culture’. Idiots who complain they don’t know what they’re doing or where to go because 90% of their attention is on the chat window full of sycophants and things are constantly interrupted while they regurgitate the same stale rehearsed phrase over and over to the chumps throwing money their way. There was one in particular I saw playing RE3 and I couldn’t last longer than 30min as they wandered around cluelessly while spewing the same fuckawful catchphrase to their donors every few minute. And don’t get me started on those emotes flashing up on screen or robotic comment-reading voices. Burn it. Burn it all.
  9. Hmph. Do Airwolf instead. Stringfellow Hawke tracks down Mankind's Greatest Achievement and recovers it from its insane designer, then refuses to release it to the CIA until they recover his idiot brother St John from being held as a POW somewhere in Afghanistan. He takes it out for a spin at weekends to entertain kids and blow the crap out of fash white supremacists and greedy corporate dickheads all the while the CIA frantically try and track it down. The end of the film is him playing the theme tune on a cello in the middle of a lake giving no fucks.
  10. I agree. Visually, I appreciate the PT for just being different yet occasionally familiar to the OT. You get all new planets and environments with Coruscant, Utapu, Kashyyyk, Naboo (a rare world that shows us a varied biosphere for once), and the various individual ship designs are great too. The sleek Naboo spacecraft, the Republic starfighters that gradually display/incorporate elements of the later TIE and X-Wings yet are still very much their own designs, the host of capital ships on either side, etc. Conversely, the ST brings so little to the table, it suffers from a paucity of imagination. X-Wings and TIE Fighters with the most barely noticeable of tweaks, not-Tatooine, not-Coruscant, not-Endor, not-Hoth. Only BB-8, Canto Bight and the salt flats & crystals place in TLJ seemed to offer anything remotely new and interesting. And as for the costuming, it's all so goddamn dull and uninspired. Palpatine alone had a better wardrobe than the ST gang combined.
  11. Christ almighty, I'm on to ESB now and John Lithgow is doing Yoda, by way of the Cookie Monster. Edit: I take it back, it's more like Tom Hardy's Bane. And Billy Dee reprises Lando, result!
  12. Holy hell, some are saying the Day One patch - which doesn't fix the performance issues - is 35gb..! I guess they really screwed the pooch on this port, alas. Sorry PC buds, you - and the game - deserve better.
  13. I loathe SF V but I love me some Dan and it's good to see that someone out there still remembers Rival Schools, which has been my most wanted as far as fighting game sequels goes for years now.
  14. All the series props and outfits are being auctioned off here. Calling dibs on this:
  15. This guy gets it. Queuing up three of those bad boys and sending them off to a Stormbird or Thunderjaw would easily make Conan's best in life speech if he were to try it. They're like those funky bombs Jango Fett had. *shwippp* *ker-thunk* *pause* *brrrrrrRRRRRRRRRWHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM-KERBOSH!*
  16. Yeah, they're just having a fun victory lap just enjoying themselves - the Coulson and Daisy bants in the time loop ep were wonderful (also Simmons first time directing gig!). My only complaints about the season are still no sign of Fitz, and power-thieving Poundland Joker Malick is kinda lame as final antagonists go. Still, bringing in Bill Paxton's son to play the younger John Garrett was sweet, he's certainly got his dad's shit-eating grin down pat. If they work out a way to bring Ward back (and if Garrett's already gone rogue 30 years early, it's possible) I will lose my shit.
  17. What on Earth..? Even as someone who loved the game (all those years ago, Christ), this is just a completely baffling decision out of left field. It feels about as plausible as announcing an HBO series about Vanessa Z Schneider.
  18. While the glove was black, it was definitely Ming's laugh at the end, not Klytus'. Earlier in the year I saw an article about a then upcoming auction of Peter Wyngarde's personal possessions following his death a while back. Going through the various lots with film and TV mementos he'd kept, film memorabilia from other actors and productions, and the things he'd collected over the years be it clothes or art or whatever, it made me feel even sadder than when I heard the news he'd passed. A greatly under-appreciated talent that only briefly got the recognition he deserved.
  19. This year's Vader series just (after a long Covid delay) reached #3. It's about post-ESB Vader teaming up with some familiar (and vengeful faces) from Episodes I & II to discover exactly what happened to Padme. It's both a touching trip down memory lane and deliciously sad and doom-laden as you wait for the truth to come out... My only complaint is that the author seemingly doesn't have enough faith in the idea of a mostly silent and faceless protagonist so he dumps an incredibly annoying droid to fill up some dialogue space and relieve the tension.
  20. Things 3 does right: * Remake Jill is great, much better than the wet lettuce characterisation of the original games * Carlos magnificent mop and, like Jill, just a much better fleshed out character, and Brad gets a better send off than originally too * The first third is great, and Nemesis is perfect when he reappears and chases you relentlessly * "Bitch can't even swim." * The ludicrous final showdown where Jill picks up a railgun the size of an NBA player However, it fumbles the ball too: * There's only really that one section where the threat of the Nemesis looms over you, the rest is just cut scenes and boss fights * The dismemberment feature of RE2Re seems to be gone/or heavily nerfed * The Clock Tower has gone from a cool puzzle area to just a background for a boss fight... * ..as has the town hall/park puzzle section entirely, along with the Grave Digger boss * It's a lot more linear, lacks all the branching paths of the original and its multiple endings * Some bosses are ridiculously hard on higher difficulties * And it wraps up far too quickly, with little of the replay factor its predecessor had I still like a lot of things about it but RE2Re is the better of the two.
  21. It looks wonderful, far more my couple of tea than the usual hyper realistic bollocks you see everywhere these days. My only concern is the same as Moose’s - the video I watched looked a bit to rubber-bandy. If I get my shit together and zoom off into a commanding lead, I want to fairly keep it!
  22. I'm somewhat envious of someone playing the second game for the first time now. Whereas the big speech at the end by The Colonel and Rose was somewhat baffling back in the day, it's aged like a fine wine following the subsequent couple of decades of insanity and chaos.
  23. Reckon I could have done a better job as Obi-Wan, mind, and Han sounds dodgy to a hilarious degree. Edit: WTF, the Jabba scene is after the Greedo one but it's not Jabba but instead another Jabba agent dude who sounds a bit like Michael Fassbender and who name drops Boba if he doesn't pay up. And Obi-Wan totally mind fucks the landspeeder buyer, and knows a shitload about wookiees - he has a conversation with Luke about the bowcaster and their cultural customs..! And now C-3P0 is lying through his teeth to people in Mos Eisley talking about a publicity campaign! Edit: FUCKING HELL, a full blown torture scene! I'd imagine that'd scare the shit out of some poor kids back in the day...this is some weird shit.
  24. I'm listening to the OG radio play version of the first film. Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles otherwise it's an entirely different cast, with Benjamin 'The' Sisko's dad as Vader, which is weird as fuck. Also, sacrilegious though it is to say it...I think I already prefer whoever this lady voicing Leia is, she's great. I should also add that is got loads more going on in it. It starts with Luke listening wistfully to Imperial Academy promo tapes, hanging out with his mates before switching to Leia and Antiles on some other planet entirely before they go on to do a runner with the plans. It's certainly an interesting little curio...
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