For most of my favorite games, I'd say absolutely. But it is a very difficult series, especially when you're first beginning. But it's also one of the most satisfying experiences with strangely simple yet amazing gameplay. Plus some great lore if you look for it (Or watch certain Youtubers).
In my honest, and very biased opinion, it's a must play.
Demon's Souls is an action role-playing video game developed primarily by From Software with assistance from SCE Japan Studio exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Set in a dark fantasy world, players take control of a hero who has journeyed to the fictional kingdom of Boletaria, which is being ravaged by a cursed fog that brings forth demons who feast on the souls of mortals. The game has been described as a spiritual successor to the King's Field series of games. The gameplay involves a character-creation system and emphasizes gathering loot through combat with enemies in a non-linear series of varied locations. It has a unique online multiplayer system integrated into the single-player where players can leave useful messages and warnings for other players' single-player game worlds, as well as joining other players in their world to assist and/or kill them.
Dark Souls is an action role-playing video game set in an open world environment, and is a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls. Dark Souls takes place in the fictional kingdom of Lordran. Players assume the role of a cursed human character who has been chosen to make a pilgrimage out of the Undead Asylum to discover the fate of the undead. The plot of Dark Souls is primarily told through descriptions of in-game items and dialogue with non-playable characters (NPCs). Players must piece together what vague information they obtain in order to understand the story, rather than having it laid out for them by the game. Dark Souls garnered recognition due to its grueling difficulty and unforgiving challenge. The game world is filled with weapons, armor and consumable items that serve to assist the player throughout their journey.
Dark Souls II is an action RPG video game and a sequel to Dark Souls. As in the earlier games in the series, it once again features challenging gameplay, but with a more powerful graphics engine and more advanced AI system. The story revolves around a male or female Undead human known as the "bearer of the curse", who has nearly lost their mind and gone "hollow" in their search for a cure. They have traveled to Drangleic, which is rumored to be home to powerful souls that can help Undead regain their humanity and avoid this fate. The bearer of the curse finds their way to Majula, a settlement in Drangleic, where they meet an enigmatic woman known as the Emerald Herald, who acts as the player's guide. She asks the player to seek four ancient beings with immense souls, and Vendrick, the king of Drangleic.
Anyone here played this fantastic and brutally hard series?
This is going to blow back on DC hard. Man of Steel was a movie I found bland and took itself way too seriously and Batman V Superman I'm predicting will be a bloated mess. The rest...it's possible they will do well though I doubt it. Marvel was able to sell Guardians of the Galaxy to the mass public, but Marvel is a huge name in the movie industry, especially with its Cinematic Universe. DC on the the other hand, hasn't got so much good will after disasters like Green Lantern.
In my amateur opinion, this is going to go bad. DC has proven itself to do good on TV but in the movie industry, unless it has Batman on the cover, I don't see these movies selling well.
Set traps and lots of traps and plan the fight in advance. Use the environment to your advantage. I remember getting my ass handed to me many times in the first fight. That's the key to every Big Daddy fight in the first game. The second as well.
It's been three years since I made the list. I suppose it's time for an update, considering how much my tastes have changed since then.
10.Starship Troopers (1997) 9. Joyeux Noel (2005) 8. Master and Commander (2003) 7. Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) 6. Full Metal Jacket (1987) 5. Apocalypse Now (1979) 4. Scarface (1983) 3. Stalingrad (1993) 2. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) 1. Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Lost...wow its been a while since I've seen this show. I'm glad you loved it Brady, it's certainly one of my favourites. About Jack Shepard, absolutely nobody likes him. Easily the most boring character on the show.
This has easily been TVD's worst season yet. Most of the characters didn't have a coercive arc, particularly Tyler who I cannot figure out why he is still on the show. He does nothing for a few episodes, disappears for long stretches then reappears and does absolutely nothing. He is a complete waste of time, somehow even worse than Matt who has never had anything to do EVER.
I was hoping Bonnie wouldn't appear this season, but she did. I then hoped her arc would be her accepting death and moving on. Instead they spent a whole lot of time on bringing her back in the first half of the season and as soon as they did she stopped appearing regularly only to put her in pretty much the same position as last season.
Then there's the main plot which was a mess, to say the least. We started off with Silas and Tessa who both were extremely underwhelming. Then they quickly died and the show focused on the Augustine arc which included making Damon thirst for vampire blood which was an arc I actually liked. Of course there was a magical cure and soon enough that whole plotline was dropped. And I don't even know what was up with the Travelers. I mean, why did they pick Mystic Falls of all places to make a home in? The place is more dangerous than a warzone. And Markos had to be the most bland villain so far.
And of course the love triangle slogs on even though the producers stated that it was going to end LAST season. It got particularly painful with Elena and Damon and their endless "We're together - no we're toxic for each other - let's sleep together - we're not together - we're together" stuff got real old real quick. The only positive note I can say about that is Stefan didn't really show all that much interest in Elena in the final few episodes.
Which leads me onto the positive things in this season, particularly Caroline and Stefan's relationship with her. She's been one of my favorites ever since she got turned into a vampire and has been one of the few sources of good in a cast made up of mostly sociopaths, serial killers and genocidal maniacs. And her friendship with Stefan has been one of the good and mature relationships in the series. Where their relationship goes in the future has me interested, and that's one of the few things left that I am actually interested in.
Of course, Katherine is a positive. Nina Dobrev can play a manipulative bitch like no other. Her storyline was all over the place like everybody's but she was always fun to watch. I was genuinely surprised by her scenes with Caroline. Those two made a pretty damn good team. And as for her watching her daughter die, one of the most powerful scenes in the series, that even got to me and I'm an emotionless bastard. About Katherine's demise though...fuck you writers.
Bringing back Alaric could be a good idea considering majority of the cast is pretty bad at this point but it cheapens his death scene. I guess we'll see in season 6. Not bringing back Lexi though? Come on, isn't she the one character everyone wants back? While we're on the subject of other characters, am I the only one who thought that new blonde witch was really awesome? I really hope to see her next season. She was a breath of fresh air in a cast that is quickly become stale.
There were probably other positives but I just can't remember. It's been a really forgettable season which is a shame considering how addictive it was just two seasons ago. It was really hurt by the loss of Klaus and Rebekah (Elijah not so much considering how infrequent his appearances were). It doesn't help that the writers were obviously focused on the Originals. It had its ups (Caroline and Katherine) but it also had a lot of downs which was a real shame and it really brought the season. I just hope next season is an improvement with a much more cohesive storyline, though I don't expect season 3 quality any time soon.
Unlike the Vampire Diaries, this has been a great first season of the Originals. What makes it stand out is the strong main trio are more interesting than the TVD trio. I mean, Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah practically stole season 3 of TVD so its no wonder they were great here.
It did have a bit of a rocky start. The lack of Elijah, a little too much exposition and flimsy excuses as to why Klaus wasn't killing everybody. It was moving very slow and I wasn't sure what the story was meant to be. A few of the characters weren't fleshed out like Davina and Sophie and Camille. The latter surprised me, she became a pretty decent character in later episodes especially around her uncle. Davina never really became much and Sophie remained boring till her death.
I was genuinely surprise was the lack of Rebekah in later episodes. Because I didn't watch the entire second half of the season until it had fully aired, I wasn't aware that Claire Holt had left the series. So I kept waiting for her to re-appear and had just assumed she'd pulled a Tyler and would be back in later episodes. The one silver lining to it was it gave the series an out so they wouldn't have to have a baby around. Thankfully, most of the other storylines more than made up for the lack of Rebekah. The civil war between all the different factions, the amount of bloodshed, it was a pretty great second half.
I never thought witches in this universe could be so powerful, but this season surprised me. Witches were a joke on TVD but here they do not disappoint at all. While talking about this, the power-levels seem a lot more consistent than they were in TVD. Klaus and Elijah can take down dozens of vampires with ease, the witches seem to be able to take down anyone and the werewolves remain the weakest in the series. And the series doesn't deviate from this (unlike TVD where Damon can take down pretty much anyone)
I could praise this show all day but I'd rather keep it short. I'll just say that it's a hell of a first season, on par with season 3 of Vampire Diaries, maybe even a little better. The majority of the cast is likeable and well written, the storyline was a bit wonky but it worked in the end. I'm excited to see more of Mikael, not sure about Esther just yet. (And was that Finn with her?). Also Klaus and Elijah are probably the best brother-due on TV.
My biggest question is, what can they do with a young Bruce Wayne that we haven't seen before? I'm worried he's gonna be that really annoying kid that gets himself into trouble and forces Gordon to save him on a weekly basis. There's nothing else they really can do with him. And I'm more than expecting half of Gotham's villain roster to appear, hint at them become super villains later in life and then do absolutely else with them. Because it's an origin story.
And it'd be so easy to make a good Gotham series. Take the atmosphere of the Arkham games. Cast Batman, Gordon, Dent, Catwoman, Gordon's daughter, Alfred, a bunch of others. Hire some decent writers. And they'd have themselves a hit without any of the limitations of an origin story.
I mean, I'd love a Gotham series but my biggest worry here is Bruce Wayne and the fact that it's an origin story of Gordon. The fact that the series will lead up to Bruce growing up and becoming Batman, nothing major can really happen. Who knows if half the villains will even become villains before Batman exists.
To me, the series should've gone two ways. One, with Bruce already Batman and have him and Gordon be the two leads. Or, the more daring approach, remove Batman from the equation altogether. Maybe he died or he left Gotham or Bruce never became Batman at all. The series could focus entirely on the rest of Gotham and the story wouldn't rely on Batman at all.
Old Tomb Raider was very platform-y. While there was a bit of shooting, it mostly consisted of jumping, climbing and solving puzzles. I wouldn't mind a mixture of both old and new Tomb Raider but the new game certainly lacked in the old style. What I want most of all is to be able to go in search of ancient ruins, places where humans haven't stepped for thousands of years, delve and explore them, finding all sorts of treasure and creatures that have been long been forgotten to the world.
I'd love the next game to take place in several locations, much like the older games did. Having the locations a bit more open would be wonderful too. I don't know you're interested, but if you ever get the chance check out Tomb Raider Anniversary. It's probably the best in the series.
There is plans to make a sequel. I feel the complete opposite about the game though, I wish they would go back to the old style rather than the Uncharted style they've copied. Less shooting, more exploring.
I guess I'll tune in. To me, the odd numbered seasons are better than the even numbered seasons. I wasn't a big fan of season 2, and I hated 4 and 6. But 1,3 and 5 were entertaining enough. So maybe season 7 has hope. At the very least, it'll be good for a laugh. Though there aren't many characters left that I like. Jason maybe. Eric if he's still around. Pam as well.
Bonnie has mostly been a plot device throughout the show. She's lost any personality she ever had and has just hung around to be annoying and pull Deus Ex Machina's out of her ass whenever the show is too lazy to come up with something better.
The Originals is much more consistent when it comes to spells and power-levels. The daylight ring spell isn't something well known, weak witches don't try to do powerful spells without something serious to channel power and too much power does do harm to the witch carrying it, unlike Bonnie who seems to be able to have as much power as she wants with no side-effects.
Grand master? Bonnie is nothing but an amateur compared to most of the New Orleans witches. The last few episodes have proven that. The Travelers have some potential in TVD if they'd stop that really cheesy chanting they do. And you absolutely need to watch The Originals. Also, who's idea was it to replace