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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.
1 day, 23 hours 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.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Watch Dogs Wii U Review
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.
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.
1 week, 1 day 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 6 days 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!
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks, 1 day 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month, 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.
1 month, 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.
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 1 week ago on Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut Review
@ Notsosmartguy likes watching "Clara Who" Arrow not being nominated is a crime. Season 2 was unbelievably amazing. Doctor Who levels of amazing.
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 2 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 :)
1 month, 2 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.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Face-Off: Gareth Roberts’ Episodes
@Antee991166 Still Amy, no question, for me. Clara's getting closer after series 8 thus far, however.
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Next Time: Kill The Moon
Timer Heist by far. Though I very much liked JTTCOTT and found COTBS quite enjoyable.
2 months 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.
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months, 1 week ago on Time Heist Spoiler-Free Review
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh I think he'll feel bothered by it, but do it anyways.
2 months, 1 week 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.
2 months, 2 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.
2 months, 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 months, 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 months, 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 months, 3 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.
2 months, 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.
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
3 months ago on Deep Breath Record Overseas Ratings
@Xaven @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey "I will bathe the starways in your blood." -Thanos Moffat
3 months 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 )
3 months, 1 week 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 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.
5 months ago on Moffat Teases Massive Series 9 Cliffhanger
@TerryKlacking Thanks for the spot!
5 months, 2 weeks 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!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on BREAKING NEWS: STARFOX WII U, Project Giant Robot & Project Guard Revealed
@Error You forgot Bubsy 4D: Revengeance, silly!
5 months, 2 weeks 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.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Ittle Dew Review