Usually, there's a rule of thumb to not create a new universe/setting without creating the characters first. However, I've got to say the premise isn't half bad. In fact, it's actually kind of interesting! I like the idea of a hybrid of various real life cultures and fantasy species' moshed together into one big world. There seems to be a lot of room for extensions and spin offs.
The only big problem I really have with this is the lack of developed characters, but I'm going to assume that wasn't a major factor in this, so it doesn't really matter anyway. There are a few little points that could use some more detailing or a bit more expansion, but one can only shove so many ideas and information into one post, and so again, that's not really a big problem so far. I might not have the time to actually make a fully fleshed out and developed character for an RP, but this was definitely worth looking at, imo.
PS, I think you might quite possibly be the most excited and peppy person on the forums.
Wow. Purple Noon. I've been going on an oldies streak lately and I can't believe how many films manage to wothstand the test of time. Alain Delon is a great actor, and although it was in French so I had to read subtitles, the entire film was captivating. Although it was slightly grainy and the camera shots were slightly aged, the movie itself is great. Seriously, it just gets almost everything right. Definitely making a mental note on this one.
I wouldn't go so far as to call it a bad movie. It did have a few good scenes and overall was a watchable movie. You have to remember that the zombie genre has been done so many times before that it's extremely difficult to come up with something original and creative.
However, this is why the movie is tacked on to my 'disliked' list. It had the title right there. 'World War Z'. The book it was based on was an well written gush of creativity, dumbing down the dumb parts of the zombie genre and adding in new perspectives and legitimate tension. However, the movie decided to throw all that away and just go with the mainstream zombie crowd, forfeiting so much potential that the book it was based on alone could have sustained.
If it hadn't been labelled 'World War Z', and hadn't been based on it in any way shape or form, then I wouldn't really have much to say about it besides that it was ok and it wasn't a waste of money or anything. But to have the title of one of the most creative zombie books right there and just poop out a regular old zombie-fest is just unacceptable.
Posted by Black-Cat
on 27 February 2013 - 09:07 PM
Recently bought Killing Floor, and I love the co-op. Although the single player is somewhat lackluster, the co-op is a hell of a fun ride. In the beginning, it's hard getting used to all the perks and figuring out how to use them, but after a lot of mistakes, dumbassery, and a few shining moments, it gets really fun once you get into it.
My favorite has got to be running Sharpshooter with 3 sets of dual pistols (Handcannons, 44 Magnums, and MK 23's). Although you do run into trouble during the fleshpound attacks, it's a great trash cleaning class. And you can't beat the feeling of pulling out two revolvers and headshotting everything in your path like Django Freeman.
Anyone up for any friendly matches on Tunngle? My internet connection sucks so online servers are somewhat difficult, but going Tunngle seems to remedy it.
The good bit starts at around 0:55, and it slowly builds up. This music plays during a boss fight and the ending, and the light, sad tones contrast perfectly with the brutal violence. It just makes you feel really fuzzy and moved when you hear this coming out as you're fighting
I really liked the mood of ODST, and I thought it had a lot of potential, but yeah, it didn't really live up to the hype. It could have been so much better, but it just kind off... sputtered most of the time. And regarding the visuals, I think the thing was the weird colors. You didn't really see that kind of white-blue on Tayari Plaza in the other halo games, as well as the weird orange-black contrast of the last level. It wasn't bad or anything, just unusual.
Posted by Black-Cat
on 23 December 2012 - 04:23 PM
The boltshot is only OP because you spawn with it. I'd be fine if it was a pickup. As of right now it's BS.
Have you never been picked by a DMR or Battle Rifle because your boltshot's burst-mode didn't have sufficient range? Have you never been killed by an energy sword while using the boltshot? Haven't you ever noticed that you can't kill a player with a whole boltshot magazine without several headshots?
Call it overpowered if you want, and quite frankly, I understand where you're coming from. But just because you managed to get killed by its burst mode while you were on a sword spree does not mean it is overpowered. Like Jase said, you have to have timing with that thing, and even then I personally only find it useful in Regicide.