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  1. Much the same here. My experience was bug-free until I reached the fishing village, then I encountered two fairly major ones in a row. The latest patch has resolved one but not the other, so reckon I’ll be forced to wait for a fix as well.
  2. Was amused/horrified when my tactic of not committing, or speaking in largely inoffensive generalisations, to any personal or political inquiry (I am a policeman after all) earned me the ‘Centrist’ trophy. Well played. Console jankiness aside, this is an awful lot of fun, and it’s to my chagrin (and relief, as the voice acting adds a lot) that it passed me by the first time. Reminds me of Planescape: Torment, in that you’re always receiving unsavoury clues as to what kind of man your previous self was, and it’s up to you if you want to embrace that identity or fight to be something ‘better.’ I’m consistently impressed by both the wittiness and eloquence of the writing, which is the best I’ve seen in an RPG in quite a while. Just when you think it’s all a bit too zany, there’s a moment of genuine pathos. Having no voice for your character is essential, I think, because some of the funniest lines are as likely to be the ramblings of a drunk as they are droll self-mockery. So the lack of clarifying inflection makes every laugh very slightly uncomfortable.
  3. Was pretty bored by episode one until the last few minutes, the resolution of which they hopefully won’t draw out for too long (I know little about the comics. Given Kirkman’s erratic quality on The Walking Dead, I wasn’t especially eager to see what he did next.) The second episode was an improvement, though. Interested to see where it goes.
  4. I’m still enjoying it. I don’t think there’s been any significant decline, as they did show he was still searching for his ship, but I think you need to approach it from the perspective of someone on holiday. By that I mean that you may be charmed by local foibles and intrigued by their customs, but in a period of time you’ll be returning to your old life and little changed by the experience bar some possibly interesting stories. For Harry, that’s all this is. He’s enjoyed some aspects of human relationships and emotions, but nothing has touched him deep enough to cancel his flight or look into a visa. So far. One problem I had with the latest episode is that it’s the first time I’ve experienced character serving plot, and was pretty jarring. Specifically...
  5. All the CW shows I’ve watched frequently start out pretty strong, but lose their way shortly after you’ve got invested. Arrow; The Flash; iZombie; Supergirl; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.... So far I’ve only heard good things, but think I’ll give this a couple of seasons to see if they can maintain the quality.
  6. “Boy I tell ya, that Winter Soldier is something. Remembers every innocent he killed, but keeps forgetting the hundred bucks he owes me. Maybe he should have some nightmares about that! Am I right?”
  7. What an odious shit. To quote Jake from Chinatown: 'Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can't already afford?' It's psychopathic.
  8. I tried to, and got about halfway through it. Unfortunately, they have little idea what to do with the supernatural element so it takes an increasingly distant back seat as the season progresses. What’s left is a competent enough drama about the plight of the American Japanese after Pearl Harbor, but for me that was only ever half of the interest so I just stopped watching it.
  9. I’m really hoping this focuses on judgement day and the years thereafter, as that would be a Terminator story that hasn’t been told yet. Or, at least, not told competently. Who am I kidding? It’s going to follow the exact same, tired as fuck premise of time travel and be set in the modern day. Will be interesting to see if that’s the case, at least, because if they’re unwilling to take any risks with an anime set in this franchise then they’re unwilling to take any risks full-stop.
  10. I dipped back in to see how/if things had changed since the comedic disaster that was season 8, and while this is nowhere near as bad as that it still feels awfully bland. Having a new group attack literally days after they dispatched the whisperers felt like a parody. Yes, the explanation that Maggie brought that shit back with her is somewhat believable, but only if she really pissed off that group as it sounds like they’ve gone especially out of their way. Despite early attempts in TWD to show they weren’t bound by the comics, I think it’s been mostly a flourish here and there. Which is a shame, because scope existed to tell a taut, plausible story a few seasons long, rather than trailing after the galumphing narrative of the comics. Of course, I highly doubt AMD would’ve stuck to such a move when TWD became their biggest money maker.
  11. Though it’s somewhat of an understatement to say the story has some tonal problems, it’s also not quite as 2D as you’re making out. There are a few characters, one of them the very vocal ally under sufferance Paul Rhodes, who repeatedly bring up that a highly trained unit, which by its very design operates autonomously and with access to bleeding-edge military hardware, is a really bad idea which will inevitably go south (and so it does, in the form of rogue agents who end up either organising or manipulating some of the factions into far greater threats.)
  12. Uh, what? I don’t remember anything like that from Dawn.
  13. Are you insane? Do you want the busywork of holding down both triggers to balance a load intensified by Kojima adding suitable resistance to said triggers?
  14. Even by King’s self-admitted bad endings, that one was a real wet fart, and unintentionally amusing. Felt like something an angsty teenager would write. I’d very much enjoyed the book up to that point, though. So it shouldn’t be difficult to salvage.
  15. The blood-thirsty cry of the Chooper never stopped being amusing. ‘UUUUUUU-ARRRGHHH!’
  16. The Pedro Pascal announcement has deflated a lot of my enthusiasm for this. He’s fine as an actor, but he just doesn’t feel right for the part. Hopefully he’ll surprise me, though.
  17. First episode made me chuckle a few times, and Tudyk is excellent as an awkward alien in human skin. My favourite moments were his unintended burns, such as the ones about Big Black and Mayor Snowflake. There’s obviously going to be some saccharine ‘so humans do have value!’ moments in the future, but hopefully those feel earned and won’t come to dominate.
  18. A lot of people don’t realise how easy it is to get a shotgun licence in the U.K. They really need a good reason not to give you one.
  19. The GB sub is actively censored as regards negative comments. The mods there were questioned on it once and just said they ‘like to try and maintain a positive atmosphere.’ Probably the worst place to go to get a sense of how GB fans feel in general.
  20. I think it’s probably because most long-term Star Trek fans have given up by now, and don’t want to even think about Discovery let alone keep discussing it like you masochistic weirdos.
  21. The Star Wars prequels and Jumper are the only films I’ve seen him in, so they could be misfires, but he just washed over me in both. No real sense of presence or emotional range. To be fair, all of the actors suffered from having to chew their way through some terrible dialogue in the prequels.
  22. Well, he certainly couldn’t be any worse than he was in the prequels.
  23. You don’t want to fall down that rabbit hole. Trust me. While it is indeed lovely to own a selection of vintage Game & Watches, your wallet will be screaming if you like them boxed and still in decent nick. I’ve resigned myself to probably never completing my modest collection.
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