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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. Mia Mesharad

    Mia Mesharad Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, all of the above, really. Hell of an episode. Not going to lie, that hit me pretty good. I honestly didn't expect it to be [hl=black]Carter[/hl], especially after the last episode. I didn't want it to be Lionel, partly because every preview pointed to him full-force and partly because, well, he's Lionel. But really...[hl=black]Carter[/hl]? Damn.
     
  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I've finally gotten around to playing number 2. Suffice to say I've been enjoying it immensely.
     
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  3. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I figured it wouldn't be Fusco considering how much they made it seem like him in the advertising. I actually thought it would be Bear after Reese made the comment to Finch about getting him a bulletproof vest. Thought that might be a bit of foreshadowing.

    I hope Fusco and Shaw get a lot more scenes together. They're developing a very nice rapport. And I think Elias is going to get in on the revenge game as well.
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I wish there were a way to have kept it open for merciless mockery and the like, but that would just draw attention to the copyright violation and that's not cool.
     
  6. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "You know the dog's the only one that likes you."
     
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  7. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Cooper, you are my hero. If Jello had his way, I would have missed that.

    EDIT: Aww, you're not my hero. The link is gone. Oh well, at least you tried. Too bad it's not on his amazon page.
     
  8. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    And in an even more important development, Barriss_Coffee agrees with my Lindsay Lohan comparison. :p
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  10. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    jesus ******* christ


    Ulicus... i dont know if i can watch this yo
     
  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Women always say that about Kenobi...
     
  13. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    *insert obligatory reference to The Pillow Book*

    *insert second obligatory reference to Young Adam*
     
  14. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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  15. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm genuinely disappointed, but not that surprised, that Ryse: Son of Rome seems to be a massive disappointment.
     
  16. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    It already looked to be rather terrible from gameplay footage and trailers, it being an XBOX exclusive and a kinetic game of course did not get anyone's hopes up further. ;)
     
  17. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's actually not a Kinect game; that feature was scrapped some time ago.

    I had hopes that, at the least, it would be a fun, God of War-esque fighting game (though some sources do say that the fighting system itself is fun, but isn't capable of sustaining itself over even such a short campaign). For what it's worth, I know it's getting a lot of comparisons to the first Assassin's Creed; a game that shows considerable promise, but is so sparse in places that it feels almost like a tech demo of what could be potentially done.

    Supposedly the narrative is fairly interesting, so it might be worth playing once it drops in price.
     
  18. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    It looks horrendously historically inaccurate, to the point that Rome II comes off as a documentary in comparison. I watched the gameplay trailer a few weeks ago, and spent the entire experience shrieking about every inaccuracy.
     
  19. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, it was done by Crytek, the same people who did the first Far Cry and the Crysis games, the first of which, like Far Cry, is far more concerned with graphics and technology over story or world-building. Maybe another dev house would be able to take their engine and flesh it out into something good, like Ubisoft did with the Far Cry series.
     
  20. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I may be thinking of another game, but I believe Ryse was intentionally an alternative history, so I suppose they have some leeway for historical inaccuracy. Even still, that doesn't excuse everything; an alternative history doesn't carry much weight if you even get the foundation wrong.

    Ah, Crytek didn't work on Far Cry 3? I think that dampens my disappointment somewhat. Far Cry 3 was fantastic.
     
  21. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nope, it was done entirely by Ubisoft, mostly in their Montreal studio. Crytek hasn't had anything to do with Far Cry since the first one.
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The thing that amuses me about that game is that it's been 13 years since Gladiator came out, and people are still trying to rip it off.
     
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  23. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Oh look, Infinity #6 preview, with added Blockade Runner!

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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  25. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    While we're posting random images, I have to say I got more enjoyment out of this than any reasonable person should

    As a preview for what you're getting yourself into, all you need to know is that it turns out dressing animals in funny human clothes is a past time that most likely pre-dates photography.

    [​IMG]

    I mean, face it, this cat is more civilized than any of us will ever be. Except perhaps Jello, but only if he's trying.
     
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