paxmiles

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  1. Hardly, I love the Dragonball series. That first series is an easy 5/5. 3/5 for Dragonball Z and the other spin-offs. And Dragonball has lots of dialogue and plot which is explained, while this film was not that type of series. Also, Dragonball doesn't have buddist themes like this film did - you'd have to watch it, and then you'd really know what I mean. Anyway, I watched the Monkey King (1). Mainly identical review, though this one is fully kid safe. 3/5. I suspect that these films are recreations of religious stories, and would make more sense if I were a chinese buddist with a knowledge of that religious history.
  2. It would be pretty silly to move their most successful game (40k) to match up with the less successful game (AoS). More likely, this edition of 40k will the groundwork so next edition of AoS will be made compatible with 40k. From the rumors, does look like 40k is moving halfway towards what AoS is now. Still not sure if I'm going to stay with 40k. Does seem like now is a good time to sell off my 40k books, since GW says they'll be giving new rules for everything anyway.
  3. The Monkey King 2. 3/5. Chinese film with subtitles. Netflix suggested it and I watched it without knowing the title (didn't realize it was a sequel until I went to rate it). Anyway, solid special effects. The film included very little dialogue. While the plot kinda made sense, plot clearly wasn't the point of this film. Fighting in the films feels like anime, not real people (live action film). Film is very colorful, and costumes are well done. I don't think this is a very good kids movie, since I think they may have some of the villians a bit too scary for small children, but it is just scary, not overly violent or any profanity (for example, one character drinks the blood of children, but he drinks it from a cup, not like a vampire). Whole film feels like a cartoon from the 80s (He-man sorta thing, but with real people). I will note that the plot is very pro-buddisim. Didn't matter to me, but always useful knowing ahead of time when you are going to see a religious themed film. The end in particular, is very pro-buddist and could be regarded as anti-climatic from an american film standpoint.
  4. Depends what it looks like from behind, but that pictured model would make a very solid pathfinder or warhammer fantasy mini (Sorcerer in Armor...).
  5. The Knights are better suited for 2,000pt games. The Baneblade (and variants) will only shine in apocalypse size games with much larger tables. Get yourself an 8'x8' table with 10k per side, and those Baneblades will start working right. It's not just the unit rules, the model itself is rather large for a 6'x4' table. Some of the Baneblade variants are intended to function as a transport, but given the cost of the unit and the superheavy, and you can't really field enough other things to make them work. Plus, the commonly enforced LoW limit of 1 (ITC) means that fielding multiple baneblades is out. Basically, the Baneblade is a bigger scale leman russ, and really only functions in games where it fills as much of your army as a normal leman russ would. Imperial Knights, on the other hand, are very well suited for under 2k point games and function nicely on small tables. For Astra Militarum, the main challenge in fielding a Knight is that you can't really assist it in melee (maybe with psychic powers). Poorly written, but you have two sets of twin-linked weapons (listed in the unit profile). The weapon profile is given for a single weapon, and they assume you are noticing this and applying it twice. I think the idea is that they were giving themselves room to add that weapon to another unit without altering their unit entry (GW often does this sort of thing). The downside here is that with two weapons, you can't move and fire both due to it being a normal speed vehicle. Not a huge downside, but if you've seen them shooting only twice, it's possible that they were moving and firing.
  6. Then, yeah, totally want that orc. Let me know when you'll be in the area.
  7. So then is the crossbow a metal bit that comes with the set, or a plastic attachment from something else?
  8. Been trying to find a picture online of this guy, but can't. Got a picture? Certainly interested in a Crossbow Orc for Pathfinder since all mine have bows.
  9. Elder Scrolls Online for PS4. Definitely the best MMORPG availible for the PS4. It's a WoW clone, but since WoW isn't an option for the PS4, that hardly matters. That Final Fantasy Realm Reborn is very poorly designed for use on the the PS4 (requires a keyboard and the PS4 has poor keyboard support...). Elder Scrolls Online seems very well designed for Controller use. Quests include NPCs that verbally read quests, but can also be skipped through if you just want to quickly complete quests. Game includes minor dialogue quest options, allowing for slightly different quest outcomes (often have Evil, good, and greedy quests variants). And they do have a crime option, should you want to sneak around and steal from NPCs or murder them (and there is an awesome option where you can disable the option to be able to accidentally attack "innocent" NPCs). I've been doing just PvE content and haven't been interacting with other players (though I do kill creatures that they are also killing, sometimes). For an exclusively multiplayer game, the single player content is awesome. Oh, regarding classes. So if you've played other elderscroll games, the use of classes is a big turn off. That said, the use of classes is misleading. So there are 4 classes presently, and each has 3 exclusive to the class skill trees. There is also a shared pool of additional skill trees which more than covers the more tradional elder scrolls options. You can also unlock additional skill trees during the game. For example, the use of a fireball staff is covered by the Destruction Staff skill, which is availible to every class. Boosting sneak/hiding skills, pick pocket, and locking picking is also a shared skill tree. Joining the Mages Guild, also an additional skill tree, this one lots of magical powers. You can make an entirely competent character that doesn't use any of their class abilties. And my class choice has yet to come up in-game through NPC interactions. Regarding the Cash Store. I think the game is plenty good without paying anything. DLC is bought though their cash store, as are things XP boosters, alternate appearance options, and fancy mounts. I bought a few things: an upgrade option that expands my race selection options per faction, a long beard facial hair option, and some blacksmithing appearance options. I didn't need any of these, the game plays just fine without them, but I'm happy with what I got. Oh, and because it costs to get the base game, I've encountered way less random jerks shouting profanity or blaring music. For a rating, I suppose 5/5 as an MMORPG for the PS4. 4/5 when comparing with MMORPGs availible to other platforms (I've played quite a few). 3/5 when just comparing to other games in general (MMORPGs sacrifice quite a bit in order to be so multi-player). So vs generic other games, it's a good casual game with lots of content for extended play, but there's nothing unique or amazing here. It's still the best MMORPG on the PS4, right now.
  10. Wow, must be a really light population game. Keeps allowing me to use character names that are normally taken. Keep naming my PCs after pathfinder deities. My Breton Nightblade is Norgorber. And my Orc Dragon-something Is Ayrzul. I may have to make a bunch of characters to place hold names...
  11. Enjoying this one. Thanks for the suggestion, Duckman.
  12. Burning out on 40k, but I have many models (40k and others) I'm rather attached to. Is there a tabletop battle game, like 40k, but one that allows me to pick my own rules and point value like the GURPS rpg does? I could make my own game, I suppose, but if one already exists, I should at least look into that.
  13. Finally found it. It can't be found in the store, but if you hold over the store icon, without actually selecting the store, a list of promotional things shows up, including this demo. I'm off the try out the demo.
  14. Thanks. And the issue was also on my end. I had a very soft list, even for me.
  15. Let's see. List was 15 wraithguard, one of those D weapon artillery, a wraithknight with scatter lasers and D melee, two very large blobs of scatter bikers, and one of the new eldar special characters from that $90 box set, plus some spirit seers, warlocks, and other eldar psykers. He had that soulburst, which let him fire D weapons extra times, each time they killed something. I dwell on the 17 D weapons, because that seems excessive, but the rest of the list was also unpleasent. And in his list, each time a unit kills something, that grants one of his units, the option to shoot again. As written, each IC in a unit, is their own unit too, so wraithguard are pretty abusive there.