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Interesting to see Giant Robot and Yoshi in the first half still. I bet we get lots of new info on them soon.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Here Is Nintendo’s 2015 Release Schedule
I can't disagree more about it being dull. I felt it was the best of the season. Part of that is the characterization of characters other than Oliver, which has been sorely needed - I'm loving the Roy/Diggle dynamic this episode had going, and both were better here than they've been all season by a large margin, and the same can be said for Laurel - but the directing this episode was unbelievably spectacular.
Every shot was perfect. The stuff on the mountain couldn't have surprised me more considering the show's budget/time constraints, and the action scenes were exceptional. They always are, but more than usual, I mean. Speaking of, the flashbacks are finally clicking into place this season, too. I love how they're finally putting the flashbacks and present day stuff together again, and Maseo is becoming a great character IMO.
All this to say: I loved this episode. It was late season 2 level, practically, which is the highest praise I can give it. I've seen it three times already. Hopefully they can keep it up for the rest of the season.
1 week ago on The Weekly Set 1/23/2015 – Arrow Impressions
Series 5, no question. It had its low points, but it also had more terrific stories than any others, and an unexplainable magic no other series of the show has managed to achieve so consistently.
1 week, 1 day ago on Best of 2014 Awards #14: Moffat Series
Jamie - oddly, he nailed Capaldi's Doctor and how to properly get humor out of him more successfully than Moffat. Moffat wrote some terrific stories - Dark Water, Last Christmas, and Listen are classics - but Mummy and Flatline were perfect standard episodes that just got the characters.
1 week, 4 days ago on Best of 2014 Awards #11: Writer
I do hope it's an unlockable for doing something big. I love legitimately cool rewards for doing stuff, and this would be that.
1 week, 5 days ago on RUMOR: Splatoon Could Have A Retro 2D Game Included
Easily A Christmas Carol. The End of Time Part 2 had a great final third or so, but everything before that was.... ugh.
1 month ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs A Christmas Carol (Final)
That was close to being the best companion exit ever with the Doctor helping her with the cracker.... and then.... no.... but oh well. She's a perfectly great companion, but ANOTHER series feels like too much. I would have loved to see twelve and Shona together.
1 month ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
I'm not so sure Arkham City is underrated, considering most everyone thinks it's amazing, and it actually didn't sell too bad. Arkham Origins is far more underrated IMO, I freaking love that game, it really doesn't deserve the hate it gets (even if it is far inferior to Arkham City as you say). Anyways - great video! I totally forgot about Ducktales, I should pick that up soon.
1 month, 1 week ago on 5 Underrated Wii U Games – WiR 12/20/14
@WeS That was a typo for a few hours, but it should be fixed by now. Weird that it's still showing up for you, it's not on my browser. I'll look into it.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Wii U’s 2015 Is Going To Be Legendary
@JuanBatman Ah, you're right, I didn't put in the hyperlink this one. My bad! Thanks for the catch!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Smash Wii U Basic Bundle Coming To Spain
@BrassedOff I'm sorry you didn't like it! I didn't notice any grammatical errors, but I'll be sure to try and keep an eye on it for future articles. I can always work on my diction and rhetoric. Thanks for the feedback!
2 months ago on Double Take: The Remarkable Possibility Of ZombiU 2
I watched some early Eccleston and thought the show was OK, but nothing I wanted to watch past the second episode. Jump ahead a few months and I tried the Eleventh hour. Immediately I was addicted, and by the end of Flesh and Stone, I knew the show was something special. In other words... Matt Smith. Bow ties are cool.
2 months, 1 week ago on From 1-12: Who is YOUR Doctor?
I really wish this had released at a different time. I adored AC4 to bits and pieces, and this looks like a really solid port, so I'm sure I'd really like the game. But 60 bucks in the midst of all these releases? Nope. Hopefully after the holidays I'll get to pick it up, preferably for a bit cheaper.
2 months, 1 week ago on Watch Dogs Review for Wii U
Pandorica/Big Bang by far for me. Not just one of the best finales, but one of the best stories. Nothing else on this list even comes close IMO. Stolen Earth /Journey's End is second, because I love it despite the terrible ending, and Dark Water/Death in Heaven and Name of the Doctor are just after that. Everything else.... eh.
2 months, 1 week ago on Finale Face-Off (Series 1-8)
@Loleta "....all things considered." It's a sequel to a really weird game that barely broke a million multiplatform on other consoles that DON'T have regular trouble selling more violent and "mature" games, and on consoles with far higher install bases. 300,000 wouldn't be ideal, but I honestly expected less. Bayonetta 2 DESERVES a lot more than that, but it's hard to expect that much in this situation.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Double Take: What Does Bayonetta 2’s NPD Absence Mean?
This is TOUGH. Utopia's one of the best of the RTD era, and it brought the master back fantastically. I adore Dark Water, but I've only watched it once, so it's hard to choose.....
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Utopia vs Dark Water
Some fair points, only the Cracks in Time arc shows that a heavy arc can be a major improvement. You can figure out what happens before the finale, but the finale still has plenty of twists and turns, and importantly, it was actually an incredibly satisfying episode. that said, you make good points. Heavy arcs can harm things, especially in season 6 and 7.
3 months ago on The Trouble with Story Arcs
Curtis. Vincent and The Doctor is still the most beautifully written episode ever, even if it's certainly not the best.
3 months ago on Face-Off: New Writer Debuts
That Time of Angels speech was the first time I knew this was something special. I'd seen some Eccleston, and loved some of Matt's earlier episodes, but that speech officially sold me on the show forever. Loved it.
3 months ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Top Moments
TEH, Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone, Pandorica/big Bang are my top five. I really, really loved series 5, lol. Great choices and article!
3 months ago on The Eleventh Doctor: Five Favourites
I'm playing Bayonetta right now. I'm nearly done with it, and am already pumped to play the sequel. I haven't downloaded 2 yet, however.
3 months ago on The Score: Did You Play Bayonetta 1 or 2 First?
I do hope W101 sales are improved a bit by all the Bayonetta hype. It's just so amazing.
3 months, 1 week ago on Bayonetta 2 Features Several Wonderful 101 Easter Eggs
@Moffat'sLittleHelper - is surrounded by trees! Series five had the best finale out there by far, for me. Literally no other finale has fully satisfied me.
3 months, 1 week ago on Death in Heaven Official Synopsis
@Marscruiser Agreed. Jamie's the first writer who I would have any faith in taking over for Moffat. Not that I want Moffat to leave for the rest of the era, mind you; but still.
3 months, 1 week ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
I plan on downloading it and the original day 1. Crazy excited for this one, the demo was Wonderful 101 levels of awesome, which is saying something. I do plan on playing the original first, however.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Score: Will You Buy Bayonetta 2?
@harveytrent I have every intention of playing Xenogears and Chrono cross. I hear they have some issues, and Xenogears falls off at the second disk, but I still really, really want to play them. Xenosaga looks cool too.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Why I Love Xenoblade Chronicles
@SK3TCH9 Thanks you very much! I definitely agree. Though I wish it would have been for the Wii U, I'm definitely excited for the New 3DS port so more people can play it.
@MrESStranger There's a limited amount, I believe, but there's definitely enough to get through the game even if you waste some. You can restock quite a few by using pills, but using the pills leads to a worse ending, I think, and even the pills are limited. But if you use other methods when possible, you should be fine.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut Review for Wii U
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" Arrow not being nominated is a crime. Season 2 was unbelievably amazing. Doctor Who levels of amazing.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi vs Coleman in 2015 NTAs
The thing I love about this is that neither is wholly right and neither is wholly wrong, so it is a much more interesting moral question, and thus is hard to pick a side. Still, I think I'm inclined to go with... er.... geez. I honestly don't know.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@Draconica5 This is my first 10/10 of the series. I legitimately thought it was amazing. Opinions :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
The Lodger and Closing Time are both masterpieces IMO. The Caretaker was brilliant, though it had few laugh out loud moments, for me. We'll see how it fairs on a rewatch.
4 months ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
@Antee991166 Still Amy, no question, for me. Clara's getting closer after series 8 thus far, however.
4 months ago on Remembering the Ponds – 2 Years On
I thought his theme was the Waaaaaahh WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH song that keeps having variations during different major moments. Which I quite love that theme, anyways.
4 months ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon
Timer Heist by far. Though I very much liked JTTCOTT and found COTBS quite enjoyable.
4 months, 1 week ago on Face-Off: The Thompson Episodes
Great reviews! Personally, this is the best episode of the season, although the terrible bank security bothered me. Loved the guest characters, thought the plot was brilliant, and I quite liked the villain. And the score was the best of the series yet. Never noticed the reused sets, honestly. Loved it all.
4 months, 1 week ago on 2nd Opinion: Time Heist
Disagree. Best episode of the series no question, for me, and that's saying something. But, opinions and all that. Well written review nonetheless, Clint!
4 months, 1 week ago on Time Heist Review
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.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh I think he'll feel bothered by it, but do it anyways.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Top 10 Tuesday: Television Showrunners
No Moffat? Whaaa????????????
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.
4 months, 3 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.
4 months, 3 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!
4 months, 3 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.
4 months, 4 weeks 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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!
@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.
5 months, 1 week ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@Xaven @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey "I will bathe the starways in your blood." -Thanos Moffat
5 months, 1 week ago on Coleman on Exit Rumours: “I don’t want to tell you the truth”