I give the movie a solid C. It wasnt as good as Ironman 1 but as good/slightly better than 2. Maybe it was me but it reminded me of the the 80's tv show The Greatest American Hero. In that show the guy has powers but has trouble flying and the powers come and go.
Right before i walked into the movie i told my kid "The Mandarin is going to be very different from a lot of villians we have seen in previous movies". I was going in expecting Heath Ledger/Tom Hardy performance.
Would be funny if i was right on my time war guess.
Maybe im getting old but i liked the older cyberman design (pre last weeks). The new version was too shiny and moved like it was about to dance or something. I understand that Moffat likes to change things but it didnt work with the new dalek design but again might just be me.
Also didnt like it when they changed daleks to be indestrectible. Now even the best marksman cant damage them . Not liking the trend.
Not excited for legendary edition. If legendary editin had fixed more bugs or even had 1 small bit of DLC such as new swords etc then i would otherwise i have no use for it.
If the next TES has better npc interaction (like Dragon age) and a better sotryline it in my opinion could go down as the greatest computerized rpg.
ok what im looking for is to create a board for say a home made war game or setting for a D&D style game. What im looking for are only flat interiors of inns/shops/houses and be able to randomly place them down on a table and add my miniatures and other scenery to it. If u walk into your local flags and you see those tables where 2 people or more are having a wargame battle and they use those expensive or homemade buildings. Instead i want say something that looks like the outside of the building but has an interior with a door/windows (similiar to WOTC dungeon tiles or heroclix maps). the problem with heroclix maps or large foldout maps is the scene never changes and with tiles i could place the inn as far away from say the farmers house or prison as far as i want.
I checked out amazon reviews of the WOTC city tiles and it seems to be a mixed bag for what i want/need.
I have to laugh at people who say this show doesnt depict gamers the right way. Im a gamer who hangs out with a lot of non gamers. I feel like im one of those people who can cross over between the gamers world/non gamer worlds with ease
1. There have been many times i have walked into a comic book store/game store and seen the super hero statues and though about buying one for a desk or shelf. Theres a huge market for this stuff and im sure theres people on the boards who have some or a lot.I for one dont have the money or desire to display statues as trophies.
Will this be the 4th D&d movie or the 3rd? I've seen the first 2 and they are just awful. Dr who from the 60-70's did more with less. They had a beholder in the first one and it was treated like a dobberman. These studios should look at the success of Walking Dead, GOT, LOTR etc Get a director/producer that knows what hes doing, get a script approved by someone like RA Salvatore, George RR Martin or other good writer and get quality actors (they dont have to be big names) and you have a home run on your hands like iron man.
Does anyone make tiles for miniature gaming where you could create a town for wargames/rpg. I see a lot of these homemade wargames where soldiers defend/fight in 3d terrain but for the most part its fighting outside or there are maps like heroclix in which the town stays the same. dd like to place tiles down onto a gaming table and create a game in which there is combat outside and inside (zombie invasion, Dr Who etc ). Any ideas. Gamemastery has some store tiles but i didnt see see anything for more modern buildings or other one piece buildings? My goal is to have a green felt board with some 3d terrain such as tree/cars or whatver depending on game and then create a town/village out of tiles
The studios wouldnt care about hardcore fan reactions "does it count". My opinion would be they would want a big name actor to play the DR and/or the villian and i doubt they would recast a previous Dr. The DR would be young/athletic good looking to get maximum audience range and Daleks would probably have some type of human ally. Probably be a female companion along with other expendables including a droid such as K9 .
i second Legendarius. Is Matt Smith leaving? I cant see Who ending anytime soon. Its very popular and they seem to be spending money on it. Plus they just brought in a new producer to help out Moffat (Brian Minchin)
Over the weekend i watched the retospective shows on the first 4 Dr's and there seems to be a stronger interest in bringing back more classic villians such as the Ice Warriors.
Lalla Ward also stated recently they want her back. Wondering if thats a 1 time spot for a special or a regeneration scene?
Any chance that Clara is Romana or Susan?
Not sure why they couldnt have a Time War movie and have the DR recast. It was done before with the tv special and the Peter cushing movie
I miss the cliffhangers/multi episodes and dramatic pauses. There were a lot more scares and you really felt that companions were in real danger. I thought some of the Baker eipsodes such as Talons of Weng Chiang were great scripts and good directors. They did a lot with a little back then. I can only imagine what those episodes would have been like with the budgets/technology of today. Problem was different directors/writers for different episode arcs.
I also blame the viewers attention spans for the lack of cliffhangers. HBO/showtime does a great job of cliffhangers with Game of Thones, Homeland, etc. There are so many times you think one of the characters will die and sometimes they do. Walking Dead does a great job at this!
I get that the plot hook bothers you. For me it is typical of most movie/tv show plots and is far less annoying.
I'm far more annoyed that is no more DLC/patchs and that they dont care that the game still has tons of bugs. I'm far more annoyed it will take several years for a game that does all this game does to come along again. Dragon Age 3 and witcher will have less race customization (only human for both). Skyrim/TES is probably the closest/best we will come to Pathfinder/D&D in a non MMO until the next TES.
Did New Vegas have any DLC that did this? Could u side with the main bad guy and finish his quest without fighting him and are there differnet rewards for doing so. You cant side with Miraak at all and cant kill him until you get to a-z of the quest. Same with all of the main faction quests except the Dark Brotherhood and even with that you have to complete a, Skip b-y to get a different Z which in the end is far less rewarding. Maybe they should have done that with this but it would have been a short DLC. You need Serana and her mom to get to Z. Would have been great to have another way but for a DLc probably would have required a lot more work and probably too cost prohibitive.
With Dawnguard there are vast and different rewards for choosing either side in the radiant quests ( i include minor roleplaying rewards such as spouse turning)
Dragon Age does not have the same choice that Dawnguard has and in fact the DLC are isolated areas. Shale and other characters you control will stay with you but not in further DLC. Same with Dragon Age 2
You cant side with the enemy ( i consider the dwarf king/werewolves choice to be a distant second), most NPCS dont react to you and Blood magic is underwhelming. Dlc monsters only appear in the select area and its only traveling from point a-b. Your choices do somewhat matter at the end of the game but had minimal impact on DLC and the sequel. But thats a separate argument.
Baldurs gate really simple graphics and how many choices do you really have? Could you ally yourself with the enemy? become a powerful undead?
Mass Effect. Choices on who lives or dies but really just a glorified shooter. 3 had the worst ending in any game and did that games DLC add into the general world as well as Skyrim did. Where there NPCS that reacted to decisions you made in the game other than companions?
I would argue that Fallout is the closest and that DLC didnt do as good a job as Dawnguard. Even Dragonborn has little impact on vanilla skyrim. Sure it advances your character but it adds very little to the vanilla world. As far as i know even the Greybeards dont acknowledge Miraak. Do the guards even say anything? I would still argue that the DLC is one of the two best ever created for a video game.
Question Ciretose? Has there ever been a really good video game RPG that has given you the choice in a similiar way that Dawnguard did but better. I understand you feel it was lazy and doesnt make sense but to get the quest from a-z that are probably only a few limited options especially for a DLC that blends itself into the main game? How many games have addon DLC that do this. They then added on even more DLC that blended into the vanilla game. I feel they broke so much new ground that i can handle the flaws of Dawnguard.
I would love it if some day Howard could answer some questions for the next TES game and the current game such as
1.After Dawnguard was released Did NPC behavior like Seranas become easier to implement and therefore with the next game could that be more common?
2. The Vampire lord and werewolves would come with the new TES standard game?
3. With the itroduction of the Dragonborn is it almost a requirement that the player have "super abilities" going forward. Would it be a letdown for people who only had played SKyrim not to have those shout type powers
4. The next game would have to be bigger/better and introduce even more new powers/enemies such as werebear, spears, mounted combat etc.
I give the show a C-/D.
1.Lead actor/daugthter-First 15 minutes hes tough and witty. Comes off like Han Solo/Ben Browder tough smuggler guy. Daughter comes off as slinky/dangerous sidekick.
2.Special effects-Blue knives,Enemies at end, and makeup
1. Story revolves around Teen Agnst/Romeo Juliet. Been done way too much
Ok pros for Dawnguard
Ok pros for Dragonborn
"Admittedly, part of my amusement came from instaling a mod that made normal people run for it when vampires showed, meaning that they incurred few fatalities as they were usually fighting the warrior/companion/essential types, and me."-
i wish that xbox users had that mod. I have had to reload previous saves after seeing master vampires/dragons/hounds wipe out merchants/townfolk in riften and whiterun.I wouldnt think it would be that hard for the designers to put something in place that if its a dangerous situation the people flee inside. The thief being chased in Riften is constantly hiding and flees to the exit next to the meadery.
I agree with ciretose. If your bow is doing 700 i hope you are playing on Master or as of today legendary. With that much damage the game is no longer fun. Oghma Infinium is also going away as of updates starting today.
Ok so you hate the idea of how it starts but how is it if you play the quest?
Also how many times has in ScIfi/fantasy series has the good guy worked with the bad guy for the better good. It happens all the time in marvel/dc comics, Star Trek, Dr Who, Lost, Buffy, Battle Star, Star Wars, Farscape. Probably close to 90%+ if the show/book series is long enough.
Vanilla skyrim has tons of go fetch quests. Mages college has tons. the go fetch quests on the vampire side lead up to the end battle. As an evil vampire you only turn on Harkon because you know he wont let you live. You can even give him to bow. He lets you go or turns you as the reward for saving his daughter. You cant get into the castle even if you are the most evil character to exist in skyrimm.Its the same as dakrbrotherhood and thieves guild. you have to be invited. He doesnt fully understand why he needs serana he only knows part of the prophecy.
Fethc quests-Its the same as the thieves guild, companions and the Dark Brotherhood.Its especially true in the mages college. They send you as the rookie for the most important quest. With one of these you give up your soul.
If you play the game as a new character those fetch quests all tie together and you get the scrolls as needed.
I'll concede the point as a Dawnguard it isnt realistic to work with Serana if you are this "absolute" vampire killer.Serana seems to be based on Selene from the Underworld movies. A vampire with good intentions. She convinces the leader of the Dawnguard that he needs her help. The leader of the Dawnguard has barely any troops or equipment and he cant even convince his old buddies to help him.
In the vanilla game there are vampires in powerful positions and only with tons of evidence can you even attack one of them.
Dawnguard=the dracula story
I love both but tell me how the Dragonborn plot is so great?
Like i said its the same as vanilla skyrim. Its the same as most RPGS. Most RPGS are solve a puzzle, hack/slash and take the valuables. Mass Effect was make choices/shoot them all and then hate the ending. Dragon Age 1 might be a better RPG for you. Last few minutes/choices were great and some of the best in a RPG. Problem was it didnt translate into Dragon Age expansions or Dragon Age 2.
Once again i'll compare it a cult. She believes in her dad until you come along and she sees a better option.
Seranas mom figured out how to escape and he had no idea where she went. I'm not even sure if anyone else had ever visited the soul Cairn before her. I thought the hell gate was a great idea although it was a pain to navigate. Same goes with the hidden valley. It reminds me of those classic dinosaur /king kong movies where its on planet Earth but nobody has ever visited. With Dimhollow i'm not sure whose side the vampires were on (will research). Where they working for Harkon. He seems suprised to see her and at the time she doesnt know why he wants the scroll.
I agree it stinks you dont have a 3rd option to attack him but most games dont even give you 2 options. Most of the time you are left with a cinematic scene (insert game here). Name one game where you can end the game at the first battle. Miraak is the same way in Dragonborn( i wont spoil it but i found Harkon much more satisfying). You cant kill Tullius or ulfric the first time and one of them tried to kill you in the opening of the game.
The Ebony warrior is the best boss battle in the game. He challenges you and then you prepare for the fight. Its classic "High Noon" duel.
If you want to break the game and kill all NPCS best bet is get a PC. Otherwise its the same in every console game