Three dudes, all colonels, have been with me since the start of the game. My sniper, my heavy, and my assault. I am so attached to these guys and so proud of how devastatingly lethal they have become. Best among them "Zulu", the sniper, with 68 confirmed kills over 20+ missions. The scariest moment I've had in the game so far was when he was critically wounded and I rushed all three of my people with a medkit to him right in front of some hulk aliens just to make sure he stabilized.
At least, that HAD been the scariest moment. Zulu just died. I couldn't have really seen it coming, but it's dampened all of my drive to see my most beloved character get killed. Zulu had been on three different missions with over fifty percent soldier casualties, and in the third he was amongst those casualties.
Agh. Like, agh. A quarter of the planet has left XCom and my UFO shoot-down rate has been awful and now I've lost my best soldier damn this game is depressing agh. I got lucky in that I was given a captain sniper as an award to replace him on the very next mission but DAMN it ain't easy.
Excuse me while I avoid stepping on the peasants in this movie who are hating on Skyfall, because that movie is supreme. Liked Craig in Casino Royal, but hoping for more of the classic Bond feel? Worry not, Skyfall's got your back. Gorgeous cinematography, classic Bond chase scene on motorbikes, Javier freakin' Bardem...Skyfall is the right stuff.
This one's looking like it's cut from the same cloth, so I'm pumped about that. James Bond is pretty much the only major franchise that I think can still get me really excited for a new release.
Imperial Commando is the main game I need in my life, especially considering the first one was so short. Leave game mechanics effecively the same, give the team a new sniper (until we inevitably find Sev), then just pump through planets shooting up rebels. Agh. All that I need in my life.
Should I ever be involved in contributing creatively to Wulfgard at all again via RP or story or whatever, my primary character will indeed be a beetle beastman as depicted, for he appears badass as hell. I also really like the tiny doodles. Pretty stereotypical legion guy, northman, and dwarf, but all in the best ways possible. Also a big fan of the picture way up there of the dragon lying on the cliff edge talking to probably-Tom. Would like to see a more detailed version of that at some point!
Additional comments: Jackson definitely made these films more prequally than the novel itself was. Between all the subtle and overt references, the majority of which fell into the latter category, I got more of a feel of that than I got in the novel, which could be a standalone story. I don't think that loose ends in the film are a proper complaint, however, as, again, it was made more prequally so all the loose ends could be tied up in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
That...that's because the Hobbit isn't a prequel. It was written first. Lord of the RIngs was originally conceived as a sequel to The Hobbit. The Hobbit isn't supposed to be full of foreshadowing. It is a standalone story. I would say that the other prequel stuff was mostly pulled from Tolkein's other works, but I can't, cause it's honestly all just Peter Jackson fan-fiction bullcrap.
Haven't actually seen Part 3 yet. After the steaming pile that was Desolation of Smaug, I'm really not overly interested. I'll rent it once it's out of theaters. Reading Rick's review, it's unfortunate to hear that in the nine hours-or-whatever has been put out of these insufferable films, Jackson STILL can't get a grip on ANYTHING that makes The Hobbit the Hobbit. Courage is not learning to mow down Orcs. A lighthearted telling of a darker story is not pasting pointless violent action over happy-go-lucky dwarf stories. No, it does NOT get cooler if he's launching an ultra-dragon-killing missile out of a freaking ballista. And for god's sake, the colored cloaks are not pointless for gods sake someone give them colored cloaks.
ALMOST literally every change you made to LotR made it better, Jackson. I even liked your King Kong movie. When did you lose your ability to do stuff.
So I don't know all that much about video games but back around the time it came out I bought The Banner Saga on Steam, and damn if there was ever a game that makes a man desire a sequel. Having set up a really cool viking fantasy world with pretty neat gameplay mechanics that I really liked and stuff, they promptly cut the game off after like eight hours. Eight really solid hours, mind you, but only eight of 'em.The Banner Saga should have been like twenty hours long at least. So good.
But now the sequel's been announced for next year, and speaking honestly, if they change basically nothing from the first game and just give us a continuation of the story...you wouldn't hear much complaint from me. Just make it longer.
So yeah. Check out the trailer and stuff. The art and music in this game is just as phenomenal as the trailer implies. It's gorgeous. The bleakest, darkest Disney movie you can imagine. So good.
Models like this and big casts of minifigs are something I missed from you, Scorp. Great stuff! The 'Bird is about as slick as I reckon you could make it, and the minifigs are stellar! Pretty sure I also share your love of LOTS of control panels.