Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Cartagia

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 171
Off Topic / Re: What Was The Last Movie/Anime You Watched?
« on: May 28, 2024, 08:57:42 pm »
Project X - It's a bit insufferable until the party starts, but once it gets going its fun enough and has a few decent laughs.

General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: May 28, 2024, 04:44:25 pm »
Star Wars Jedi - Survivor is a better game than the first in almost every way.  It is still a little janky in a couple of places (mostly some collision detection and a couple of cutscene graphics), but it plays better, runs better, and has more fun exploration.  The main hub is great, but I kinda wish they either set everything around that area, or made at least one of the more story driven areas a bit bigger / more explorable.  It has way better, more varied, and more meaningful side activities, which was very welcome, since that was one of the bigger issues with the first game.

All that said, though, while the story has better individual plot elements it isn't paced super great, and the whole second act doesn't work for me narratively.  It rights itself immediately in the third act, and completely knocks that part of the story out of the park, but I spent a big chunk of the game thinking "Oh, this story kind of sucks."  I think if they had shortened the length of the second act and used that time to further flesh out the back end of the game it would be way better.

Off Topic / Re: What Was The Last Movie/Anime You Watched?
« on: May 25, 2024, 12:50:37 pm »
Hot Fuzz - One of those movies that just gets better every single time you watch it.  Whip smart script, insane editing.  Just incredible.

Beetlejuice - Gives you just enough world-building to serve the supernatural part of the plot, but not one iota more. The moment you ask a question not relevant to the plot ot falls apart, and that's why it's 100% perfect world-building.

Furiosa - It's no Fury Road, but what is?

Warhammer 40K: Galdius - Relics of War is currently free on Steam and GOG.  Good for at least another day or so.

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: May 24, 2024, 07:19:58 am »
Saw that the Godzilla DLC was out for Dave the Diver and since I've been meaning to check it out, and I'm dying for any sort of Godzilla gaming thing at this point, and it was on sale, I figured it was a good time to jump into it.  Been kinda struggling to get myself involved in a game the past few weeks, I still really need to get back to Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, but nothing was hitting me. 

This game is great though.  Normally I'm not big on timers in games, I like to do what I want at my own pace, but this game being so casual about it makes it feel fine to deal with.  I wasn't even super interested in the other part of the game which is a sushi restaurant minigame experience, but that's enjoyable to.  It's involved enough to not feel boring, but not too complicated to put me off setting up menu's, hiring people, and the other smaller elements.  All of the characters are pretty fun too.  Also randomly, it makes me want to play Ecco the Dolphin.  I haven't played that since the 90's lol

I was wanting to get this because of the Godzilla DLC as well, but I wanted to wait for a deeper discount.  Well, apparently the Godzilla content is going to be time gated and not available after a period of time, so I'm probably going to get it this week.

Off Topic / Re: What Was The Last Movie/Anime You Watched?
« on: May 23, 2024, 07:25:23 am »
Mad Max: Fury Road - Absolutely insane motion picture.  There's really nothing else like it.

Finally finished 12 Monkeys.  It's a show that I enjoyed, but always put plot above character development.  It was constantly ping ponging character motivations to keep its convoluted story beats.  It reset itself so many times tgat you could skip entire chunks of seasons and not be lost because every "mystery" that had come up was pointless or rendered redundant by the next one.

John Mulaney's Everybody's in LA was an interesting experiment in live talk show broadcasting, and while it had some really great bits and guests throughout, it was a touch too chaotic overall, with each episode being overstuffed with 1 or 2 too many guests.  Each episode was themed, so I'd recommend checking out any one that might interest you, or has a guest you like, but there's not too much of a reason watch the whole thing.

Knuckles - There are a lot of really fun moments in this, and Idris Elba is surprisingly game for all the ridiculous crap they have him say, but there is no reason for this to be a 6-hour mini-series. If it were a 1.5 hour movie it would be all the better for it.

Off Topic / Re: What Was The Last Movie/Anime You Watched?
« on: May 17, 2024, 08:18:06 pm »
Mad Max - It's a wildly impressive debut, especially for the budget, but it struggles to fill 90 minutes.

The Road Warrior - It's crazy how much better Fury Road is than this, considering this is already one of the best and most impressive action films ever made.

Mean Girls - I hadn't seen this since it came out, and while I liked it more this time (it's got a good script and generally strong performances) it still feels like it's missing something to put it on the level of the similarly themed and plotted Clueless.

Mad Max Beyond Thuderdome - Yeah, it's messy.  Yeah, it's filled with disgusting irritating children. Yeah, it's the worst of the franchise. Buuuut I still kinda like it.

Waterworld - It falls apart narratively under the tiniest bit of scrutiny, but it's just too impressive for me not too like it.

Honefront - This is a lot of fun.  It's got a great cast and a surprising number of violent squib-filled deaths. It gets a bit soggy in the middle which is what keeps it from being really great.

Star Wars Jedi - Survivor finally hit a price I liked for PS5

And there were a couple of too good to be true prices on Woot:

Paleo Pines for $5 and Double Dragon Gaiden for PS4.

Video Showcase / Re: Oldgamerz Community Links
« on: May 11, 2024, 05:59:02 pm »
Cartagia seems to be the only staff member that does not like the things I post the admin seems ok and so does ell the other staff members including the owner I just wanted to point this out to the community and I am sure everyone else has noticed too, I do not hate anyone including the GM.

I'm not speaking for just myself. I'm the one saying something because it is my role to be the one who says something.

Off Topic / Re: What Was The Last Movie/Anime You Watched?
« on: May 11, 2024, 03:39:07 pm »
The Marine - As a debut for Cena it's pretty unimpressive, as he hadn't really figured out how to relax for the camera yet.  The action is surprisingly decent, though, and Robert Patrick knows exactly what movie he's in. However, nearly every other aspect is some degree of inept.

The Great Train Robbery - An fun and relatively low stakes heist film that has great Victorian England production design.  Connery and Sutherland are great together, but the plot is a little too simple for runtime, and there are a couple sequences that feel like wheel spinning.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - Planet of the Apes continues to make an argument that it might be the best and most consistent film franchise of all time.  The first hour or so of this movie is some of the strongest world building in the entire series.  It gets a bit clunky in the climax, but the action and VFX are first rate. It's biggest flaw is probably that it is missing any character that is as fully realized as Caesar, but Noa is a fine lead.

For Your Eyes Only - Not quite sure what to make of that cold open, but overall I like this entry a fair amount.  It's got some really good action and two great dummy stunts. The most down to Earth of the Moore entries so far, which probably why I liked it so much.

Octopussy - Paint by numbers Bond.

A View to a Kill - All the ingredients are here, but it is just a complete haphazardly thrown together mess.  Moore is sleepwalking through it. At least the theme is an absolute banger.

Thunderheart - It doesn't make a fool of itself, or do anything overly insensitive that I could tell, but it is still 100% identifiable as a movie about indigenous people that was made a British guy.

Video Showcase / Re: Oldgamerz Community Links
« on: May 11, 2024, 07:14:29 am »
I am not free to post things on this forum as much so I'll leave this behind anyway for those who I care about this is my video game community.

You are free to post on these forums as long as what you are posting is coherent, constructive, and not a string of paranoid ravings and misinformation.

I'm an internet shark and I know where to get some of the good video games I am not trying to brag, because (YOU TOO) can get the same stuff I have maybe more :)

I am not a predator  but I do know where the find the good games sometimes for discount prices and in bundles sometimes on Steam or GOG or even Etsy ROM bundles although they are complicated to download it is possible I do not go directly to ROM websites because sometimes real online predator's  would find me their but I do know of the Internet Archives also and most of those games are free to download and emulators are free too.

As you have been told before - Etsy is not, in general, a valid marketplace for ROMs.  ROMs can only be distributed by the owner of the original game through approved marketplaces.  That's why places like Steam and GOG are fine.  If you continue to suggest that people go to Etsy to purchase ROMs, without providing firm proof that the Etsy seller owns the rights to the games in question I will consider that advocation of piracy, which will result in another ban.

don't worry about seeing me on here much anymore I do not want to be apart of a community I am not welcome into anymore.

You've posted 7 posts (each of varying degrees of coherence) in this thread you created within the last day and a half, most as responses only to yourself, so it sure seems like you want to be part of the community.  I would also remind you that rules state:
Posting a high volume of low quality posts is not allowed on VGCollect.  Spamming the forum, even in the Off Topic section, is not allowed.

I think this dude's account got hacked. He has over 2k posts.

This is just the way he is.  Unfortunately, his posts have been getting more and more unhinged over the last year or so, which has forced us to take action.

And a general reminder to other posters, if you are not going to engage with another user in good faith, please do not engage with them at all.

Off Topic / Re: What Was The Last Movie/Anime You Watched?
« on: May 09, 2024, 08:59:08 pm »
Black Hawk Down - Still just an absolutely visceral experience. One of the best looking and best sounding war films of all time. Ridley Scott has always been a peaks and valleys kind of director, and this is the first stage of descent after Gladiator. It's another stunning technical achievement, but it's ultimately a bit shallow and overly jingoistic for me these days.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 171