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Spark

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In Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?

09 September 2019 - 01:11 AM

Nah, there's no real required reading. The Settlement 2 thing was mentioned in passing in Gears 4, and elaborated on in the collectibles IIRC. Long run wasn't a big deal, it's just a story prop used to demonstrate the COG hasn't changed at all once it was rebuilt. It's still systematically obsessed with controlling its population and ordering their lives to the letter. Some people in Settlement 2 didn't take very kindly to this when they started clenching the iron fist.

 

Jinn's one line about in Gears 4 says really all you need to know about how the COG views the situation: "A highly successful operation. It's now our most compliant settlement."

 

The big conflict rift between JD and his dad in 4 was going against his wishes and joining the new CoG. Marcus didn't want anything to do with the CoG, and he always had a problem with how the old one dealt with society to begin with.

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Aaaaaanyways, Finished with Gears 5. Hoooo boy, what a ride. This thing goes crazy off the rails after Act 2.

 

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And then at the ending

 

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Actual EDIT (instead of all the little microedits I did): I do love the insane number of callbacks to pretty much every nook and cranny of the Gears lore that exists either in the story itself or through the collectibles.


In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

20 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

Exactly. It was likely a mistake keeping the Campaign under wraps for so long. I've seen people openly concerned about why they were so withholding about giving it any detail until now.

 

Honestly, if they'd shown this campaign trailer at E3 vs. whatever that thing was they did show... It likely would've been one of the standout highlights of their conference.


In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

19 August 2019 - 05:54 PM

*Gears 5 campaign stuff*

 

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Have we mentioned just how freaking good this game looks? Why the hell is no one paying attention to it out on the greater net? It's one of the bigger mysteries. Especially since it's launching on Steam.


In Topic: moving Wicktures that you are watching: John Wick 3 Edition

06 August 2019 - 06:27 PM

*Stuff about the Expanse*

...the books are really damn good too...

In Topic: The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

30 June 2019 - 01:18 AM

A running gag is Chief being froze/unconscious between games.

 

I have to respectfully disagree about Chief being a shallow character though. There's a lot of depth to him that just isn't readily apparent and takes a lot of repeat viewings of his showings to catch it. Small things like how he always checks his weapon when he's presented with uncomfortable situations, or the near unending level of internal trust in himself that he is one of the biggest badasses to ever exist (see: every time he does something ludicrously insane with an unfathomable amount of suicidal overconfidence). Unlike other straight silent protags like Gordon Freeman and insert other 2000s FPS protag, it actually feels like Chief is an active part of a conversation by virtue of his body language, which he has that in common with Doom Slayer from D16.

 

He is a dude that is 100% laser focused on the job at hand even when there's isn't really a clear cut job at hand. Even if it ultimately didn't do a good job of portraying it, I admire Halo 4 for attempting to explore how an actual character would be like with that kind of personality, and all the reality ensues bits that come with it.

 

Also I really love how much of a nerd Steve Downes is about his own character. I posted this vid way back in the wee days of last year around this time, before Ocy started playing the games, but I really like the discussion of the character presented: