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  1. Davedevil

    What games are you currently playing?

    Do people really follow the modern day stuff? It's been how many games and there hasn't been any meaningful payoff, from what I've seen. I don't know if it does anything except subvert expectations in your first AC game, and provide the UI.
  2. Davedevil

    What games are you currently playing?

    Not too interested in ship combat either, and a whole game revolving around it doesn't hook me. Though from what I hear from my friends, its story is one of the best of the series. Not sure if I should play Origins first, or jump directly to Odyssey. I'm sure the former's a compelling game, but who doesn't want to play Kassandra?
  3. Davedevil

    What games are you currently playing?

    I've been playing a lot lately. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - My first AC game since my Revelations save was corrupted halfway through. My favorite so far. It's a light and breezy game (even if the music overdoes it) with great banter, which is exactly what I wanted from it. Evie and Jacob are my favorite protagonists of the series so far. I dug the portrayals of class and imperialism, there were even quests about fighting fake news, essentially. But where conceptually it's ahead of its time I feel, the gameplay feels so dated. Combat and traversal haven't changed at all since AC2, even if the animation is mildly smoother and detailed. The line launcher is a welcome addition, but not substantial enough in my opinion. The pace of combat is weird, it seems to reward thoughtful fighting, but encourages button mashing with how fast it is. While I do love the game, I think it's telling that this was the last of its era. But it's a good place to end. Dark Souls Remastered - Good for its time, but made immediately dated by its follow-ups. Also, the second half is not very good. The Last of Us - First time. Deserves all the praise it gets. Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Mixed bag but overall positive. When it's at its best, it's the most enjoyable of the series for me. It feels very classic TR with the exploration and puzzles. It has one of the most endearing sequences with Lara. It's taken a great step with interrogating Lara's white savior role. But there are a little too many quiet moments, Lara's characterization is ramped up to the point of unlikability, and the deconstruction doesn't really pay off in a meaningful way. Still, I don't regret getting this game, especially in the Croft Edition, since it promises more tombs, which are the best part of the game. Great time to come back. Pick up any of the other PS4 exclusives, you won't go wrong with any of them.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Also, Zendaya is Meechee.
  5. Davedevil

    The Defenders

    Same, Don. I haven't really enjoyed a comic-based show in about a year (the first half of Luke Cage season 1 probably) and I'm glad to see something so good, especially with one of my favorite characters. Even Netflix's ill-advised 13 episode requirement didn't work against the season like it has for almost every other Marvel show.
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    Everything DC

    Maybe it's a case of "off-putting idea, decent execution" like Riverdale?
  7. Davedevil

    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

    So, that's the Maguire Peter Parker right?
  8. Davedevil

    The Defenders

    I've lost quite a bit of faith in Marvel's Netflix shows, but I'm hoping this turns out as good as it looks from the teasers.
  9. Davedevil

    What games are you currently playing?

    Spider-Man (PS4) - This is the game I've wanted and needed starring Spidey. God. It might not reinvent the open-world superhero genre (it even has the towers unlocking the map trope, which I didn't expect) but so far, it's doing everything so damn well. The stories of almost all the previous games (and I've played close to all of them) were an excuse to get Spidey punching villain to villain, this feels like an earnest attempt at a character-driven narrative. This might be the best the cast has been portrayed in forever. The combat, while a huge shift for someone so versed in Spidey games, is much deeper than I thought it'd be. When you get on a nice combo, it looks really cool. Also, with this being the first Spider-Man game I've played since moving to New York, I recognize a lot more of the locations (and where they compressed many parts of the city), so that's fun.
  10. Davedevil

    What games are you currently playing?

    Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 Collection - Bought this a few months ago when the release date of KH3 was revealed. This was my favorite series growing up, but I've only played the first three games released once, and I haven't played any of the others. The original Kingdom Hearts surprised me with how deep the combat grew to become. I expected it to be simple X mashing, and it kinda was, but swapping abilities really made a difference. Skipped Chain of Memories, because that was fun for a GBA game, but I don't feel the need to revisit it, even remade. 385/2 Days was an interesting look at Roxas, Axel, and Xion. I imagine it'd be more engrossing to play, but the bonds between the characters felt real to me. Kingdom Hearts 2 was also a surprise at the early stages. I always thought of it as my favorite Kingdom Hearts game, but playing it as an adult and falling in love with KH1's combat made for a jarring experience. The camera doesn't work for such a fast-paced game, and the pacing felt off to me. But then I fought a thousand Heartless in a single battle. Still making my way through KH2, but the series definitely has me in its clutches still.
  11. Davedevil

    Top Ten Comic Book based films

    Spider-Man/The Amazing Spider-Man The Wolverine Captain America: The First Avenger The Dark Knight Iron Man Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Dredd Black Panther X-Men First Class Daredevil Probably not a list anybody who didn't spend their formative movie-watching years in the 2010s would make. 😉
  12. So, that sure was a movie.
  13. Davedevil

    Deadpool 2

    I think the first one is tighter, but this movie entertained me more. The directing was a lot more interesting this time, the new characters were great and I just had a really good time. I appreciated the smaller scale (in relation to other blockbusters) and the fact that it wasn't as mean-spirited as it could have been. Loved Domino, need more of her ASAP.
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    Marvel Comics Discussion Thread

    The Birth of Venom trade had text pages to describe some of the events in-between major issues, plus panels from small stories that have some relevance. I'm trying to recall other books that have this. It's really useful though.
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    Avengers: Infinity War