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Still insanely excited for this one. I have a feeling it'll be one of my favorites of the series, even with reviews saying it's not amazing and not adoring Thompson's previous Who work.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh I think he'll feel bothered by it, but do it anyways.
3 days, 22 hours ago on DWM: Things will never be the same again after Kill the Moon
@Kat Taylor @Jono81 First of all, the average quality of the stories has gone up immensely. The "filler" episodes, or the "duds" are still a good time. There aren't any Love and Monsters/Fear Her type situations.
Second of all, I don't feel the quality of his writing has gone down at all (season 5 is his best work, IMO) and he;s by far my favorite writer, so having a whole bunch of Moffat stories is a huge plus. And having no RTD stories is, I must say, a blessing for me; aside from Midnight and The Stolen Earth, I haven't adored any of his stories.
And then the story arcs are so much better now than they were before. And I love me some season arcs. Season 6's finale and Let's Kill Hitler were missteps, but everything else about his arcs are fantastic and keep me much more engaged throughout the season.
1 week, 3 days ago on Top 10 Tuesday: Television Showrunners
No Moffat? Whaaa????????????
1 week, 4 days ago on Top 10 Tuesday: Television Showrunners
Ocarina of Time, by FAR. TP was like OoT, only there was more faffing and everything was less enjoyable, and the new stuff didn't work out so well. Still great though, of course.
2 weeks ago on Zelda Fan Favorite Tourney Championship: Twilight Princess vs. Ocarina of Time
@Mpnagem89 I quite agree. It's a pity it never became a reality. I gotta say, they're the best studio after Retro to make a Metroid. Hopefully they return to it after proving themselves with LM:DM. Preferably for Wii U.
2 weeks ago on Rumor: Next Level May Have Been Working On A Metroid Game Prior To Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
@ Notsosmartguy So long as you don't have high expectations!
2 weeks ago on Next Time: Listen
Excellent. I'd love a more lighthearted episode here and there to balance out all the, well, you know. This should be great for balance in between a hot air balloon made of skin, dalek destruction, and whatever the heck Listen is going to be.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Robot of Sherwood Spoiler-Free Review
@supermoff The idea was good, but the writing was just off somehow, and even the acting was pretty bad, a rare thing for Doctor Who. Also, pig men. No. Just no.
3 weeks ago on Into The Dalek: A Recipe for Success
@Planet of the Deaf I'd honestly say TEH was scarier. the crack in the wall freaked me out a bit, though I wasn't sure why at the time. DB was more traditionally creepy and weird, but it didn't unsettle me the same way. Even the giant hot air balloon of human skin.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
Deep Breath was great, don't get me wrong. But I didn't like how many references there were to older series. I like new Doctors having completely fresh starts; this was not. So TEH is better partially because it was a brand new Doctor, companion, and even world, to an extent. Also, it was better paced and was just more enjoyable, for whatever reason. Both were fantastic though!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Face-Off: The Eleventh Hour vs Deep Breath
@timelord756 I know tons of Whovians. Almost none get BBCA. Were it on an easier to get channel, it would have done far, far better.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@Xaven @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey "I will bathe the starways in your blood." -Thanos Moffat
1 month ago on Coleman on Exit Rumours: “I don’t want to tell you the truth”
@gunslinger19 I've always wanted The Doctor to try and rob the most secure bank in the universe, racing to the most secure vault against the Master. I made up a story and unique monsters for the thing and everything, lol. Hopefully Gareth can do a heist story well (at LEAST better than I can :P )
1 month ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
Excellent piece. I can't agree more. You were right to use Harry Potter as an example; it could have been an exceptional TV show, but instead became a mediocre, inconsistent movie series.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on This Is Why More Book Series Should be Adapted for Television
@Planet of the Deaf @Notsosmartguy approves of female thor @supermoff For me, that was the end of Time of Angels. The end of my fourth episode hooked me on the show forever.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Why I Love the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration
@matthewwesley85 @Jono81 OOT3D wasn't made by EAD3. MM3D would probably be done by Grezzo. The problem isn't too many Zelda games, for me; it's whether those resources could be dedicated to something else. At the moment, I'd prefer something different from that team to another handheld Zelda; that doesn't mean I wouldn't take another handheld Zelda.
I didn't make that clear in my comment, though, And of course, I can't speak for Anonymous' thoughts on the matter.
2 months ago on The Possibilities For Zelda On The 3DS
@Anonymous I agree, honestly. I want to see EAD3 tackle a different franchise instead of make another handheld Zelda (though I wouldn't complain if we got one, of course, because Zelda.)
MM3D just needs to frikkin happen already, though.
Fantastic article, and really sums up my thoughts as well. I definitely can't wait to to see season 6.
2 months, 1 week ago on What Community Should Do With Its Sixth Season
@greggc72 As much as I love Matt to (inappropriate and slightly embarrassing) bits, no thanks. He moved on; it's Capaldi's time to shine.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger
@TerryKlacking Thanks for the spot!
3 months, 1 week ago on What Excites Me Most About The Zelda Wii U Announcement
Awful that this happened to Nintendo so close to the event... but at the same time, my hype has never been higher. Can't wait to get the full reveals! At the very least, Nintendo won't be lacking in awesome things to show, even if they're no longer surprises!
3 months, 1 week ago on BREAKING NEWS: STARFOX WII U, Project Giant Robot & Project Guard Revealed
@Error You forgot Bubsy 4D: Revengeance, silly!
3 months, 1 week ago on Nintendo Enthusiast Staff’s E3 Predictions
I wasn't planning on picking this up anytime soon, but you just sold me on it. Looks like a blast.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ittle Dew Review
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh Seriously, Time of Angels is my favorite episode by far, and Vampires and Eleventh Hour aren't far behind.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on New Who: The Story Thus Far – Series 5 (Episodes 1-6)
@Cubits Thanks for the feedback! I'll keep it in mind for the future.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Mario Kart 8 Review
As a few others have said, definitely Okami 3. The novelty of Okami has already been ruined by a sequel, so we may as well have a third that does the thing properly. More stories and adventures in that world would be marvelous, and the Gamepad is a no-brainer. I do hope that if they do this, the actual story is largely unrelated to the others.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Score: If There Were a New 3rd Party Exclusive Unveiled at E3, What Would it Be?
I agree with everything except the individual stories. None were bad, but not many were knockouts, at least for me.
Asylum was was really good, but doesn't make a ton of sense on rewatches. Dinosaurs was... yeesh. Power of Three was great, until the end. Bells felt sporadic. Rings was just boring, until the end speech. Cold War was completely unoriginal and didn't really have any notable moments. Hide had some nice parts and lots of potential, but overall I was let down. Crimson was pretty solid. Nightmare had the amazing fight-for-the-doctor's-brain scenes, but everything else was kind of stupid. Name, Snowmen, Angels, and Mercy were the only episodes I felt were truly great, and fewer than that were AMAZING. It was a better series than most of RTD's, but compared to the consistently fantastic-ness of S4, S5, and to a lesser extent, S6, it was nothing special. Just par for the course Dr Who. Which is great, but not amazing.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Why I Love… Series 7
@ClassicFan63 It's not nearly as bad as the Tennant-Matt turnover.
4 months ago on Smith Eager for Another Multi-Doctor Story
@Braunschweiger Haha, thank you very much!
4 months, 1 week ago on Hopes For Monolith Soft’s X
Welp, this is exactly how I'd rank them as well. Nice to see some agreement. Amelia is just such a great companion.
4 months, 1 week ago on Comparing the Female Companions of Revived Who
@smashbrolink I just started my eighth replay of that game last night. It's only making the wait for X (and FF15) harder.
4 months, 1 week ago on Of Monoliths and Mecha: Why I’m Excited for X and Why You Should be Too
@maneauleau Yes, actually! It shows the exact same thing on the Gamepad as it does on the television, so off TV play is a breeze.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Child of Light Review
@Huknar Season 5 definitely had some very unique situations and episodes. After that, I do somewhat agree with you.
5 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
Donkey Kong. The TV show was painful, but I think it's a brand with a lot of comedy potential.
5 months ago on The Score: Which Nintendo IP Should Become a Movie?
@Anthony Retondo Ditto. Rose and the Aliens in London 2-parter, especially.... eesh.
5 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Nightmare Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
Big Bang, no question. A perfect episode in every way.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 13
Forest of the Dead, my second favorite episode ever. That ending!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 9
@Malohkeh @georgehind137 So why are all my favorite episodes two-parters? It just comes down to being able to flesh out a story more. Longer episodes do the same, though.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars
Silence in the Library, my second favorite episode (counting it as a two-parter). Much of the RTD era's best seems to be on this list, though.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 8
@Anon I did some research to make sure they were the right definitions, and in an official capacity, they were.
First party studios are completely owned by and are wholly part of a company. For example, Naughty Dog and Sony Japan Studio are both first party for Sony; Retro Studios and Entertainment Analysis and Development are both first party for Nintendo.
Second party are studios that have their games published by a publisher.
Third party are publishers themselves.
I have seen it both ways, though, so I totally get where you're coming from. Ultimately, it's reached a point where there will always be people disagreeing as to what means what.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Every Nintendo Developer
@Huknar I was, as well. It had its moments, but aside from the ending I was not impressed.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 6
Vampires. I thought there was no way they'd be able to keep the season going to the standards of the Angels 2-parter, but this episode did it. Hilarious, great characters, intense, and great directing to boot. Dalek and Almost People comes close, though.
I love so, so many of these, but Flesh and Stone - aside from seeing the Angels move - is one of my favorite episodes of all time. It sets up the arc in such a brilliant way, and the conclusion is just so epic. Plus, it's intense all the way through. Again, though, quite a few of these are up there with the very best.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 5
Time of Angels, easy. That was when I finally fell in love with the show and Matt's Doctor. My favorite episode ever.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 4
I love Beast Below to death, and Tooth and Claw is pretty solid. But Fires of Pompeii is one of my favorite episodes ever. So..... it.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 2
@Huknar I always see hate for it, but it's my personal favorite episode of the series. Super glad to see it make #11.
6 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (12-06)
@TheOncomingHurricane Those are nearly my top five, save one change (TOA/FAS switch places with Vincent). Super happy with these results, all the way through.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Some of us didn't see the leak, you know. Plus, it was just a generally fantastic episode.
@juegosmajicos I would prefer them do something new as well, no question. But, man! What they're doing with the series is masterful. Oh how I wish to see them expand into two full, equally talented teams.....
6 months ago on We Need Another Donkey Kong Country With New Types of Gameplay