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by maz89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Let me know if you ever get to it. Curious to what you'll end up thinking of it.

Need to check out the HBO show. Everyone seems to be raving about it.
by maz89
Sat Oct 22, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Glad to hear you liked it too! I'm put so many hours doing deliveries, building roads, etc. Things that shouldn't sound like they'd be fun... but somehow are. The use of recognizable actors can be a bit distracting a bit, but don't have strong feelings for or against it. I guess I do like playing as...
by maz89
Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

I still need to watch season 2 of the Netflix Witcher. Hopefully I'll get to it within a few months here soon. Happy birthday btw. Hey thanks! :) It's been a few months. Did you see Witcher season 2? I've been playing Death Stranding lately. Yes, yes, it's a "cargo delivery" game, but dam...
by maz89
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo watches more movies in 2022
Replies: 117
Views: 7453

Re: Gendo watches more movies in 2022

66. Upstream Color. . .I missed so much about the actual plot and just not understanding what was happening. But after reading a couple plot summaries, I just want to watch it knowing what I now know. Loved this movie. Everything does come together pretty well on a second viewing. I personally appr...
by maz89
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 149
Views: 26622

Re: 2020 stuff

The Boys (season 2) - not nearly as good as the first season. Very formless, shapeless plot. Nothing much progresses for several episodes at a time. Out of the large cast of characters only two were compelling and interesting. The satire became much more overtly political and topical and, thus, gen...
by maz89
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) - Real mixed feelings about this. I don't have strong feelings on the story itself one way or another. I think its mostly unexceptional, neither very good nor very bad, though generally less open-ended than I was really expecting. I know some have accused this game of being to...
by maz89
Thu May 26, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Crime and Punishment
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: Crime and Punishment

Nice video. Didn't know C&P was a product of Dostoevsky's disillusionment with social reform, and his connection to spirituality.
by maz89
Thu May 26, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Oh, you finally got to Cyberpunk! It's weird, I was really crazy about the game when it came out but my enthusiasm for it has waned a bit recently. I still think that it is a solid game with a great ambiance, the story/choices were interesting, but for some reason, it falls short of their previous m...
by maz89
Tue May 24, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Crime and Punishment
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: Crime and Punishment

Sorry for getting back to this so late, but that's interesting, the idea that Dosteovsky was going for a Christian redemption at the end. I didn't pick up on it but that's maybe because I didn't take a step back and look at the themes with a wider lens (or read up on Dosteovsky and his beliefs, in g...
by maz89
Sun May 22, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Demon's Souls (2009/2020) - Bluepoint's sort of-remake of Demon's Souls. Its still mostly the same game, but a few glitches were removed (Item duping seems to be gone), a few mechanics slightly changed (The amount of Grass you can carry seems more limited now, in addition to having Weight), a few R...
by maz89
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Meta Discussion
Topic: Forum migration happening now
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Re: Forum migration happening now

Yes, I think it's much faster. Thanks!
by maz89
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Interesting thoughts on Sekiro. I didn't realize it was made by the guy who made the Dark Souls series. I haven't played Bloodborne either, but I have it on PS5. Should check them out at some point.
by maz89
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Yep, the duels in Tsushima are deadly, and you can die with a couple of hits (however, I should mention that you're allowed to heal yourself a couple of times). But you can both parry and dodge in these duels, so it can't be likened to "standing still". I get the sense that the Sekiro duel...
by maz89
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

Haha! Haven't seen Survivor, but I loved School of Rock too. Jack Black was tailor made for the role.
by maz89
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

Loved White Lotus, an HBO series created by Mike White that came out last year (that is, mid-2021). I thoroughly enjoyed his earlier underrated Enlightened, and I'm so glad he brought his dark humor to this story about upper class guests vacationing at a hotel in Hawaii and broaching themes of class...
by maz89
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

You musings on Sekiro remind me of something similar in Ghosts of Tsushima (which is growing on me, again, even if my criticisms still stand). There's boss fights in which you are robbed of any tools and trinkets (so no throwables or bows), and all you have is your sword and block/dodge maneuver. Th...
by maz89
Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Yeah, for my wife, the show is her first taste of the Witcher universe, so I do my part in filling in some of the missing pieces. They might have introduced witchers as monster slayers in season 1, but they do dive a bit more into the lore surrounding Witchers in season 2. Still, some parts of it do...
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 15574

Re: 2021

I also want to add I've never had a theater experience like this movie before. It was packed full, and people were yelling and clapping at all the appropriate moments. I go to movies all the time, and no theater I've been in ever reacted as strongly as this one when Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguir...
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Amnesiac Geralt works in the games as we, the players who are new to this fantasy world, get exposition in digestible pieces. In the show, it could feel like a drag. (Also, ahem, confession: I haven't played Witcher 1 because... it's old. And graphics. ) As you said, it could still be done, but they...
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

Hope so too! This is certainly a more contemporary take on La Dolce Vita. Maybe a bit more wonder, a bit more hope. Definitely, a lot more noticeable soundtrack. Anyway, I hope LGB works for you as well as it did for me.
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 8589

Re: Lyndon in 2021

Thanks for the rec! I'd been meaning to see more from Iwai and Swallowtail Butterfly sounds like a logical next step, given how revered it is in his filmography. Will let you know. What did you think of All about Lily Chou-Chou?
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

Pleasantly surprised to find La Grande Bellezza on Netflix a while ago. I remember wanting to see it again when I saw it the first time (back in 2014, which I realize was so, so long ago). So glad I saw it again. The film is like contemporary Fellini with a matching score, featuring music ranging fr...
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 8589

Re: Lyndon in 2021

I saw Beau Travail a while ago randomly on Criterial Collection and loved it. Just beautifully shot, soaked in atmosphere. The extras were great. In particular, enjoyed her chat with Barry Jenkins who was reeling from the Floyd murder that had occurred recently.
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Running out of thread titles - Gendo's 2021 movie list
Replies: 99
Views: 11469

Re: Running out of thread titles - Gendo's 2021 movie list

I enjoyed Spider-Man: No Way Home. So much fun. I went in for the nostalgia and I got what I went for. However, I can't tell if it really is... great. I have these rose-colored glasses on, and I can't tell if the movie really holds without all these amazing actors coming back to reprise their roles ...
by maz89
Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Speaking of the Witcher, did you check out the Netflix show? I'm biased towards this kind of show, so I like it a lot. The actors playing these characters have grown on me. The second season was fun. It ended with the revelation that Emhyr is Ciri's father. and introducing a bunch of new characters....
by maz89
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

I'm getting my samurai fix from Ghosts of Tsushima, but I'm getting less impressed with it. It's too bloated. The side stories are resembling each other. I'll still go back because I can turn off my brain and just roam around and clear the map. Sekiro looks cool though. I thought it was more recent ...
by maz89
Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Ah, that's a bummer. I might have said it will grow on you but then I saw you're already at 45 hours, so that's unlikely. I wonder why it didn't resonate. Too similar to other RPGs you've played?
by maz89
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

Lol. In terms of content, I'm not expecting anything (although a new DLC on par with the other two would be awesome). I'm fine with only the visual upgrade.
by maz89
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 22613

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2021 Games Thread

I've pretty much stopped using my PS5. Got bored of Ghosts of Tsushima. Started playing FC6 but it lacked... something. I don't know if there's anything particularly remarkable about it. I still need to go back and finish Ratchet & Clank. I guess I just have to wait for 2022 for the AAA games th...
by maz89
Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Running out of thread titles - Gendo's 2021 movie list
Replies: 99
Views: 11469

Re: Running out of thread titles - Gendo's 2021 movie list

Gendo wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:07 pm R52. Mean Girls - A few scenes that are pretty dumb or questionable though.
Which ones?
by maz89
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Yeah, that makes sense and it explains why I get a hint of Kurosawa in the storytelling for the "small but significant" side quests in the game (although we'll see how the main storyline takes shape). What you're saying leads to one of the main criticisms of the game, which has to do with ...
by maz89
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

Well, now you're tempting me. Any particular movie of his from that list you mentioned I could try my luck with first?
by maz89
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

Haven't seen Cowboy Bebop, so I can't comment. But to your point on radical Godard, I think I gave up after a few of those films... and you're not making me regret my decision.
by maz89
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Well, it does take place in a setting similar to those that Kurosawa often dabbled in, so it doesn't necessarily feel slapped on to me. More like a no-brainer, given how easy it is to slap on a filter and confirm what everyone is already thinking. I will agree that while the main storyline does not ...
by maz89
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

I've been rewatching other films. I had to see All About Lily Chou-Chou again because I remember it had a fantastic soundtrack and it featured kids connecting online over their passion for an artist. Both of those things remain true, and, to add, the movie still dazzles visually. I also appreciate t...
by maz89
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

OK, so looks like we all had to go through the same struggle to get a unit, then. I'm playing Ghosts of Tsushima nowadays. It's set in Japan during the Mongol invasion and features a black-and-white Kurosawa mode, which is pretty damn cool. Gameplay-wise, it's like an Assassin's Creed open-world RPG...
by maz89
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)
Replies: 91
Views: 10449

Re: Raxivace's 2021 Movies or: (Neo General-Chat V for Vendetta)

I just saw Rules of the Game! Last week. The last time I saw it was 10 years ago. It didn't leave a huge impression on me back then. All I remembered of it was it was very talky, "well-made", and featured a tragic love story. But it struck a chord this time. The satire just clicked. I reco...
by maz89
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

I've heard of Stadia but I can't say I like idea of these streaming only platforms tbh. I at least need my own digital download. Yeah that seems to be the consensus of the majority, it seems. And well, I caved into getting a PS5 too. Were you able to get a hand on one easily btw? Was a struggle for...
by maz89
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Lol. Its not a very good game but its still an interesting one because its clear the devs of that we're going for the type of licensed experience that Telltale Games would soar at just a few years later with Back to the Future and The Walking Dead, but well unfortunately Lost: Via Domus came out se...
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

I did not play Cyberpunk yet. I probably will at some point since I also have a PS5 now. I actually played Cyberpunk on Stadia. Have you heard of it? It's pretty cool in that it lets you play AAA games on any computer or TV (with a chromecast + controller) via the internet. No $800 console required...
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Judging by its critical reception, I will presume that you are kidding... err, are you kidding? Then again, I won't be surprised. You've never been one to enjoy the mainstream stuff. ;)
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

i'm actually all ready to sink 150 hours on Witcher 3 once they release the next-gen version. Dying to make use of my PS5 but offerings are still slim. Looking forward to Horizon and God of War next year. Did you play Cyberpunk btw? I really enjoyed it. It's not a masterpiece on the level of Witcher...
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 8589

Re: Lyndon in 2021

Gotcha. I guess, the very things that worked for me didn't do anything for you. I watched it with my wife again last year and we both loved it. The red exit sign still looms large in my memory.

It was a bit disorienting to see Liza Minelli here after seeing her as Lucille in Arrested Development.
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Oh wait, you didn't like the first one? Are there people who don't like the first one? :D

Tbh, if you didn't like it, I certainly won't press you to play it. I'm sure you'll get around to it in a couple of years.

Wonder if Jimbo liked the first one.
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Lyndon in 2021
Replies: 74
Views: 8589

Re: Lyndon in 2021

What didn't you like about New York, New York, Rax?
by maz89
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular
Replies: 340
Views: 75516

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2019 Video Game Thread Specatular Spectacular

Where does it fall in your queue? Would be great to get your thoughts on it.
by maz89
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Oscars 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Oscars 2021

Just checked out the 2021 BP nominees and... I've been living under a rock. Never heard of these movies, except for Sound of Metal which I saw earlier and liked, if only for how it immerses you into the aural world of the lead + Riz's performance. But I did learn that the Nomadland director is going...
by maz89
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Okay, I Just Got The Witcher 3
Replies: 28
Views: 7053

Re: Okay, I Just Got The Witcher 3

All this talk of Witcher 3 has increased my excitement for the next-gen version.

The show is decent too (season 2 releases next month).
by maz89
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2 problems with Lost so far
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: 2 problems with Lost so far

I remember being obsessed with Lost back in the day. I've only seen the show once, but would definitely be fun seeing it again at some point to see how it holds up. It had its fair share of filler episodes, but I remember there were some episodes that I really loved. Take, for example, that season f...
by maz89
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: General Music Talk
Replies: 61
Views: 24528

Re: General Music Talk

I doubt anyone here watched The Grammys, but apparently it ended up being a pretty emotional night, especially given that it coincided with Kobe Bryant's death. Anyway, the emotional climax had to be this performance from Demi Lovato. Knowing she wrote/recorded the studio version of this less than ...