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#13378356 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by themaster20000 on 23 June 2016 - 03:09 PM

 

Sonic Team Confirms Development of New Sonic Game for 25th Anniversary

 

It'd be great if it were another Sonic Generations. They finally make a good one with that and decide that they had to regress with the series.




#13367906 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 14 June 2016 - 11:01 PM

It would be great if they started getting out those Bandai titles they got three years ago...


#13346981 Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2

Posted by themaster20000 on 29 May 2016 - 02:46 PM

Tremors:

Watched it again due to RLM's recent video discussing it. One thing that sticks out to me is how it respects the audience,by not bogging itself down with pointless scientific explanations to explain these creatures;instead show you everything you need to know. Still a fantastic film that works due to you caring about it's characters and those effects still holdup great.


#13338339 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/12: RePlay Sale! $8 N++, $8 Galak-Z,...

Posted by themaster20000 on 22 May 2016 - 04:53 PM

Is Valkyria 2 worth getting? I loved the original, and when I tried to play VC2 on the PSP, I just couldn't get into it. I'm thinking that at least with PSTV, it would be worth trying.


It's not that good of a game. The smaller scale hurts it and your forced to reply missions a ton of times to advance the story. Then the whole game being bogged down with even more anime clich├ęs than the first made it worse.


#13321553 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by themaster20000 on 09 May 2016 - 07:39 PM

Resident Evil 1-3 was scary as hell because you couldnt blast everything to pieces.
And of course those "elite soldiers" wouldnt punch a zombie, they werent trained to fight monsters or ever seen one. It would be shocking for anyone to see a walking decaying corpse.
In the 90s there was hardly any zombie stuff, unlike today, so no one was desensatized to them yet, & they werent seen as goofy monsters with traffic cones on their heads by kids.

What I remember was that you were given a ton of ammo in those games,which made the games even less scary. Even as a kid I never found them really scary at all (3 a little due to being stalked by the Nemesis). The big issue was the games never really had a creepy atmosphere to them (The first Silent Hill was the one that really got to me). The RE1 remake did really good job establishing a creepy atmosphere.




#13266134 Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Posted by themaster20000 on 26 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

Considering the mess that was MoS, did anyone expect it to be any different? If anything, they'd dial it TO THE XTREME instead of going with what worked to give it some depth, not to mention actually showing us some colors.

 

I'm going to catch this eventually, but we should all know that going in, this wasn't going to be a gamechanger.

Also it being from the man who did Sucker Punch,which was apparently a deep piece on female empowerment :roll:




#13243210 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 10 March 2016 - 07:15 PM

The problem I have with any "Trapped in a video game" series is the premise itself.  If you want to make a fantasy anime series, then make a fantasy one.  The same goes for sci-fi, or any other genre that the game is that they're stuck playing.

 

Look at Btooom (is that the right amount of Os?).  I'm not saying that the show is any good, but it's a good example of how simple it is to sidestep that premise.  Instead of them "being trapped in the Btooom game world" they're instead playing a real-life version of this fictional game.

 

 

The big issue for me with those series is the blantent wish-filfullment elements. The main characters are totally flawless and attract all the female characters,which is really bad pandering.




#13231333 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 02 March 2016 - 09:16 PM

For me it was a combination of the well-developed characters and the attention to technical details that made Planetes so enjoyable.


The characters felt like people and not cartoon characters,which is really rare these days. Now if only Makoto Yukimura's other work Vinland Saga could get a show already.


#13225818 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 28 February 2016 - 06:30 PM

I realize it has nothing to do with Funi anymore, but I think I'd sunglehandedly fund a project to get Lupin III released again with the pioneer dub.

It's getting harder to find the US DVDs even at ridiculous prices.

http://www.animenews...tv-anime/.96723




#13224896 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 28 February 2016 - 12:32 AM

Back to the deals. Moribito blu-ray collection is going for 24 bucks on Deepdiscount.

 

http://www.deepdisco...es/782009243540




#13185951 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 03 February 2016 - 02:17 PM

Heaven forbid that the manga's author actually wanted that ending in the first place. :roll:


I don't care if she wanted that ending or not(it's not like the ending went as the series themes).It doesn't change the fact that you could have someone else's interpretation of the material(which I thought was better personally). I don't really care for safe,and boring crowd pleaser endings like the one she went with.


#13185713 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 03 February 2016 - 06:24 AM

I personally like the ending of the original series(which the movie had to screw up). The Brotherhood ending is too happy and safe ,considering everything they go through.While the ending of the original fit more in line with themes of the series.




#13168391 Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2

Posted by themaster20000 on 24 January 2016 - 06:13 AM

The Good,the Bad,the Weird:

 

Pure simple fun.The is just an excuse for a lot of action which looks great and shot extremely. The chase scene at the end is so OTT and fun.




#13164050 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by themaster20000 on 21 January 2016 - 04:26 PM

The LE for Terror in Resonance is $48.89 (42% off) at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B01711DCHI
 
Is this series any good?


It has a good concept and it's well directed,but the script is garbage.


#13157086 Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2

Posted by themaster20000 on 16 January 2016 - 06:31 AM

For one thing, the guy didn't have a kid. He was also buried because his partners were afraid the natives would go after them if they found the dead body. Finally, when Glass climbed out of his grave, he didn't seek revenge at all. He just wanted his stuff back and forgave the younger of the two dudes.

They do that with every film based on a true story.

 

Showdown in Little Toyko:

 

Wonderful action schlock. No fat to it just mindless action,hammy villain(Shang Tsung from MK),and ton of hilarious shit dialogue such as this gem.

 

Die Hard 2:

 

Didn't enjoy it as much as last time. The constant winking at the audience that it's retreading from the first film was annoying.The dialogue is shittier ,and it has some poorly written moments(the whole cockpit escape scene). Also the main villain is just terrible(a waste of the talented William Sadler).

 

My Darling Clementine:

 

Classic John Ford Western. Great characterizations and performances as usual.