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  1. Duckman

    Random Thought Thread

    "I double-DOG-dare ya!" ?
  2. Duckman

    Rate the Last PC/Console Game You Played

    I didn't keep playing. The dialog was painful after 30 minutes and I really didn't trust the dialog to direct me to anything and I have better sandboxes to play if I am expected to explore on my own and ignore the NPCs. I wanted to go with the Clerics initially.
  3. Duckman

    Rate the Last PC/Console Game You Played

    Pax, I am sorry you cannot read the example I put in my last message so I will state it again. If I was concerned about my reputation with a faction I was given dialog like a 5-year-old and then told to interpret that as a subtle cue that the faction leader really wanted me to ignore his advice and go off and do my own thing. Further, all his dialog up to that point is offering me a choice of doing something now or coming back later and he is judging me for making the choice to come back later because I cannot come back later. That's not, "but I wanted to say something else". That's "here's a series of choices but ignore what I say because I am lying." If you can't see why that gets a 0-star rating you need help. The only reason I gave it 1 star was because it was a promising idea that was then horribly realized.
  4. Duckman

    Rate the Last PC/Console Game You Played

    The spoiler you hid was explained in the initial cut-scene... Where the quote "world of millions" comes from. The point is that I am supposed to be the greatest general of one faction and I am talking to head of another faction and the dialog reads like a fight between 5-year-olds on the playground. "I don't like you and you're dumb!" Nuh-uh!" "Yeah-huh!" Later, I am given a quest option and the guy who presents the option says "this is not what you need to do and it is probably really dangerous for you" and then loses respect for you when you take his advice. If he'd been better written from the start maybe I'd have had context to interpret his advice but at that point, no way do I have context to say "I should ignore your advice and press the envelope because I won't be able to come back (especially since he's telling me I can come back) in order to gain his approval.
  5. Duckman

    Fallout in Space?

    After the dumpster fire that Bethesda has been trying to make I am not sure what to think or expect about Starfall.... This is the alternative from Obsidian, the original creaters of Fallout.
  6. Duckman

    Captain Marvel next trailer

    For those who didn't see it last night.
  7. All ships are purchasable through in-game currency. The cash sales are just a way to jump (way) ahead on the curve. If you want to play it the entry level is enough and it means that you'll have lots to do (and of course you can always crew on someone else's ship which is my plan if I buy in).
  8. Duckman

    Random Thought Thread

    I love that you can drive two to three *days* east to reach the Midwest.
  9. There are ways but the nutshell is a basic investment is $45-$65 (depending on whether or not you want Squadron 42 included for you). Ships are insane and range from $35 I think at the lowest to $1300 (I believe that the Idris is the most expensive thing on the market at the moment).
  10. In the end I have decided not to support Star Citizen right now. It's still a rough Alpha but they have a lot of things in place and there is some promise there. They still have some major tech to work on though and I am not sure they're going to manage to pull off some of their critical systems. The main reason I have held off at this point is that CIG has published their roadmap and they are routinely missing milestones and targets. They may eventually finish these tasks and reach their milestones but at this point I think they are 3-6 months off their targets and that looks to be slipping further and further. I want to wait until I see a clearer path to delivery and an actual product for my money. I will say that the free-fly week has given me reason to continue following the product with hope that it completes so it did manage to change my mindset, it just didn't capture my money.
  11. Duckman

    Rate the Last Movie You Saw

    It won't let me copy the quote. The quote tag is so broken when you try and apply it manually that it becomes unusable. 😝
  12. Duckman

    Rate the Last Movie You Saw

    Apologies for the bad formatting. I was amused by the other thread here where BroG is asking about formatting since this is a case of bad tagging code. I ended the quote before my paragraph about "I owned" and that means that the rest of the "quote" cannot be edited now so I cannot fix the above post to be correct.
  13. Duckman

    Rate the Last Movie You Saw

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/princess-mononoke-dvd-1997/6111356.p?skuId=6111356&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1266837&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1266837&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz-X7wsf33gIVk1mGCh3aSA56EAQYAyABEgLeTPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds The rewrite seriously westernized the subject matter. It made Eboshi the antagonist instead of, as Pax put it, the disembodied idea of Hate, and it minimized conflict between Moro and A[big bad swear word]aka. I am not aiming this critique at Gaiman who was put in a bad place writing with existing animation and demands from Miramax that the film be accessible to a US audience. I am just sad that Miramax made the choices it did... See this commentary from Gaiman at slashdot:
  14. Duckman

    Rate the Last Movie You Saw

    They had Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton and Jillian Anderson revoice it. Watching the English language dub with the literal translation of the original Japanese subtitles is like a really bad drinking game. The US script tries to avoid the use of a concept as an antagonist and makes Lady Eboshi the antagonist. It also eliminates any redeeming quality Eboshi has so that it becomes a simple black-and-white film about hero and antagonist. (It also ignores completely the idea that A[big bad swear word]aka is possessed by a demon.)
  15. I am not a backer which is why I was so interested in the free-fly week. To be honest, I really kinda expected Star Citizen to vanish into the vapor-sphere and go the way of Duke Nukem. At this time you really can log in and play 100% for free. Create an account and be given ships to fly for free to experiment. I have logged in every day since Black Friday. The engine is rough, clearly still in Alpha. The setting is incredibly immersive... Unlike Elite Dangerous (where your activity off-ship is limited to a series of menus in spaceport or colony) you only ever have a first person view from your avatar and each ship has unique structure (internal and external) and landing and interacting with other people (PC and NPC) is completely in-setting. The available locations are very limited at the moment and the game is clearly still more than a year away (project work for the next 6 months is clearly laid out on the roadmap) but they have a solid tech demo going at least at the moment and it is promising. Elite Dangerous is ready to play now. It's got a functional economy and setting and ships, etc. Star Citizen is much rougher. It lacks the diversity of locations and the dynamic mission system but it is already more immersive and roughly equally polished in terms of graphics.
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