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by che_don_john
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Rogue One Trailer
Replies: 87
Views: 2486

Re: New Rogue One Trailer

We know nothing about Finn prior to his first mission. He could have been (and probably was) having issues long before this. Yes, the presentation does make it seem like a fast turnaround, but not half as bad as Anakin's improbable sudden fall to the dark side. If anything, the latter makes Finn en...
by che_don_john
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Rogue One Trailer
Replies: 87
Views: 2486

Re: New Rogue One Trailer

I thought it was excellent and so much better than Force Awakens. FA was just one deus ex machina after another. Even in fantasy (which SW is; it's not sci-fi) you have to stick to the rules. By all means decide what those rules are, but you still must stick to them if you are to have a believable a...
by che_don_john
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Rogue One Trailer
Replies: 87
Views: 2486

Re: New Rogue One Trailer

But then I'm reminded that The Force Awakens trailers were also very good, and that film turned out to be pretty poor. :shock: Loved it the first time, and the subsequent 7ish viewings haven't detracted from that. I loved it the first time, but it got worse over subsequent ones :lol: . I think once...
by che_don_john
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?
Replies: 14696
Views: 250332

Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Got through the new series Black Mirror over the weekend, being a huge fan of the previous ones. Really enjoyed it - I like the idea of different directors incorporating different themes and styles into each episode. The best ones in order, for me, were: San Junipero; the #deathto; the horror video ...
by che_don_john
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Red Dead Redemption 2
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Red Dead Redemption 2

My main gripe with RDR, aside from the clunky controls, was the setting. I felt that it was set too late in history and thus couldn't really make good use of the usual Western cliches and tropes (which, as a huge fan of westerns, I really wanted to see - it's why I preferred Call of Juarez). I think...
by che_don_john
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Rogue One Trailer
Replies: 87
Views: 2486

Re: New Rogue One Trailer

I've been very excited about this, and I can't help it. The trailers have been terrific. But then I'm reminded that The Force Awakens trailers were also very good, and that film turned out to be pretty poor. So now I am forcing myself to be sceptical/pessimistic about Rogue One in the hope that I wi...
by che_don_john
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 'random niceness' thread
Replies: 4487
Views: 127040

Re: 'random niceness' thread

As mentioned, I've got codes for Okami HD, Remember Me and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD for the PS3 if anyones interested? You'll need a US PSN account but that's not hard to get. I'd love Okami and Street Fighter 2 HD, if they're still going? I bought SF2HD a few years ago at Game (on one of th...
by che_don_john
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Keith Vaz
Replies: 26
Views: 1558

Re: Keith Vaz

More generally the problem with politicians having these sorts of secrets is the potential for blackmail. Back in the 80s when my grandpa left general practice to work in the civil service, one of his jobs was to vet politicians/civil servants for homosexuality, for precisely the reason you said - ...
by che_don_john
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Keith Vaz
Replies: 26
Views: 1558

Re: Keith Vaz

I'm surprised no one has yet punned on his 'Manhunt' yet... I'm always of the opinion that what people get up to in their own time is no-one's business. I can't see how such stories like this are in the public interest as he's not actually done anything illegal or (in this case at least) hypocritic...
by che_don_john
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 'random niceness' thread
Replies: 4487
Views: 127040

Re: 'random niceness' thread

As mentioned, I've got codes for Okami HD, Remember Me and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD for the PS3 if anyones interested? You'll need a US PSN account but that's not hard to get. I'd love Okami and Street Fighter 2 HD, if they're still going? I bought SF2HD a few years ago at Game (on one of th...
by che_don_john
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Good modern shoot-em-ups?
Replies: 26
Views: 671

Re: Good modern shoot-em-ups?

Resogun is brilliant. Essential for Playstation owners. I haven't played Geometry Wars 3 yet, but the first two were great. Ikaruga is one of my all-time favourites but it's bloody hard and I've never finished it! Sine Mora is also really good and quite different from your usual 'shmup' Super Stard...
by che_don_john
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Keith Vaz
Replies: 26
Views: 1558

Re: Keith Vaz

I'm surprised no one has yet punned on his 'Manhunt' yet... I'm always of the opinion that what people get up to in their own time is no-one's business. I can't see how such stories like this are in the public interest as he's not actually done anything illegal or (in this case at least) hypocritica...
by che_don_john
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: CheDonJohn's sale thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4716

Re: CheDonJohn's thread - Superman AF, Star Wars cookbook

Updated with two new items to sell
by che_don_john
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Force Awakens - What did you think with SPOILERS
Replies: 200
Views: 2684

Re: The Force Awakens - What did you think with SPOILERS

I went to see it on release at the Science Museum 2D IMAX (which was a great venue), but wanted to wait for a second viewing before collecting my thoughts and opinions. I'll start with the negatives: - Generally speaking, it was a typical Abraams film; full of spectacle, some decent characters and d...
by che_don_john
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 212
Views: 3532

Re: Fallout 4

Got the game for xmas and have put in about 25 hours so far. For the first ten hours or so I was immensely bored with it. Just felt like I had played the game twice before! But now it's differences are starting to show and I am beginning to really enjoy it: - The world is much more varied and colour...