But the same argument could be made for the previous two Thor films. I'm sure that those were both infuriating for you guys
I really liked the first 2 Thor films, actually. Thought they had a cool take on Norse mythology, for the most part. The main reason I still haven't watched Ragnarok is because its creators clearly wanted it to be as little like the first 2 movies as possible, and they just shafted 90% of the supporting characters from those movies. :\
At first I was surprised you got a Twitter embed to work on my crappy old forum software, but then I realized it was a screenshot.
Did you see where Hideki Kamiya speculated on Twitter about how the next DMC could be more of a realistic cinematic action game, rather than an anime-style hack-n-slash, referencing God of War? And then some game journos ran headlines like "Hideki Kamiya wants DMC to be more like God of War" and he flipped out at them... using his usual colorful language. That guy is a riot on the Tweeter, lol.
Been playing Mass Effect: Andromedary, which I got for Christmas.
It's not that bad. It's certainly a Mass Effect game, and I had been kinda missing playing a Mass Effect type game. Though, I also think that was one of the game's major weaknesses: it's just more Mass Effect. There's no unique draw here - nothing to make you go "Hey! Cool!" Your character travels in a sleeper ship for 600+ years to reach the Andromeda galaxy, and it's just the same. There's a new Citadel under construction, you have a new Normandy knockoff, there are mysterious Prothean Remnant ruins, and all the aliens are still humanoid bipeds who use very similar weapons and technology. Because let's face it: the whole Andromeda thing was basically a soft reboot of the universe so they wouldn't have to deal with all the major choices you made in the trilogy. Which could have been fine, if they had added something new to the mix. Like the ability to directly control your ship and fly around the galaxy like in Freelancer. Or the option to play as an alien, like a turian or asari. Or at least a new type of story, like being the captain of a criminal smuggler crew or something. I mean, I guess you're explorers instead of military this time, but it just feels like the same old thing except less serious.
But hey, the new engine is nice. You can drive around on planets again like in ME1, but now there's a lot more to do... if you're into that sort of thing. I mean, it's basically the open world stuff from Dragon Age Inquisition, which bored me to tears, but... well, there it is. It's okay I guess. I like being able to run around more freely (areas are much bigger and less linear) and jump with the jetpack and stuff, but the combat feels a little too... loose, to me. Especially in the wide open world, with all the randomly-placed cover objects that never seem quite tall enough and are super easy for the enemy to flank. Doesn't seem like an improvement over previous games, imo.
The game shares another, much bigger problem that DA:I had too: since there are no Paragon vs. Renegade dialogue options, all of your choices just seem boring. I really think that, if EA ever lets Bioware make more RPGs again, they should bring back the Red vs. Blue dialogue system, because at least it gets the writers to write dialogue options with OOMPH. I wanna grab collars and shove my guns in peoples' faces, dammit! Not just choose whether I should accept the quest, or make a snarky joke while accepting the quest.
Anyway, I know I'm not very good at coming up with positive things to say, but honestly, it's not a terrible game. I kinda feel like the Internet was unduly hard on it because of a few slip-ups, the new dev team, and the odd tone of some of the dialogue (which is 80% due to "Peebee", who is unbearable). Since the game only costs like $10-$15 now, it's worth picking up if you're in the mood for a new Mass Effect adventure. At least, it feels that way so far. Haven't reached the ending yet, so the jury's still out on the choices & consequences.
Finally watched Stranger Things Season 2. Didn't like it half as much as the first TBH. But watching it while sick with a cold made me wonder: if I heat my body up enough, will all the viruses fly out of my mouth? Sounds unsafe to try though.