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  1. Promare was good. Somehow it manages to strike a balance being appropriately subdued and delightfully madcap when it needs to and that's also reflected with both of the leads (with Galo representing the latter and Lio serving as the former) and the dynamic both of them have as the film goes along. The animation is also really good with its use of colors and the use of 2D/CG (the backgrounds in particular really gave me parallels of The PowerPuff Girls Movie). It's really unfortunate that domestic showings are limited, as I'd say seeing it in a theater with an audience also really boosts the entertainment factor to a really fun high.

    Some partially masked-spoilers.

    There was a point where the movie decided to be self-aware out of nowhere with a certain reveal and it was absolutely the funniest scene in the movie. The entire theater I was in erupted with laughter.

    Oh, and can I also add this:

    --That-- one scene where Galo saves Lio's life got the biggest cheers and applause in the audience I was in. If you've seen the movie or read spoilers for it, then you absolutely know what I'm talking about. It also totally explains all of the fanart floating around for those two.

  2. bought a ticket to the redux version of promare (subbed) tomorrow. there were only three seats left at the theater i bought it from. time to see what i missed out on back in september.

    if it wasn't for the fact that tickets are $10-$11 and i'll be busy with finals, i'd probably buy another ticket for one of the dubbed showings on tuesday.

    e: on the topic of animated movies, i watched klaus yesterday. gorgeous-looking and well-animated movie; i especially loved how the story weaves in the hallmark mythologies of the santa claus legend by serving as an origin story as to how they came about through jesper and klaus' actions.

  3. ssmb, i think you should you pick up a book, read about the facts of life, go to the door, and

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  4. Had the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich (Spicy) today. It's lit :ok_hand:

    1. Osmium

      Osmium

      Your ass will also be lit in a couple hours 

  5. I was referring to past entries in the M&S series (London 2012 on the 3DS, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016), not Ubisoft's Steep. I'd also say Ubisoft getting the rights to 2018 for Steep was less a case of Sega being outbid and more of a lack of interest on Sega's behalf on continuing to produce additional Olympics games on a long-term basis. 2017 saw the end of what was a ten-year contract of Sega having exclusive rights to make officially licensed Olympics games, they very likely would have had the option to renew or re-negotiate the contract before the license went to any other interested publishers. (In retrospect, the series possibly being shelved would had been a more accurate statement in my original post than saying it was on a time-out.)
  6. "More of the same" as a summary of both the quality of the game and the type of reviews this series receives; doesn't sound like an impressive verdict for a series that actually took a time out due to declining sales. I doubt it's going to be a strong selling point either.
    1. Ryannumber1Santa
    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      ...

       

       

       

       

      FIRE UP THE SEQUELS

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Don't think I've ever heard of this film. Trailer looked like literally every other CG kids film out there. 

    4. Winter Spirit Ultima

      Winter Spirit Ultima

      wait wait wait

       

       

       

       

      THIS IS AN ANIME? (talking about the cartoon Brew pic)

  7. i wonder if we'll ever see another animated film that has the tone of something like the first (two?) shrek(s) or even the first ice age. i honestly don't know how to describe it, but they felt like films that had an offbeat tone to the core and the writers used that to their advantage for incorporating situations and/or humor that (only) adults would be able to relate to. rather than something that is primarily written for a mainstream audience of families/children, but then has certain events or comedy that are there specifically to appeal to an older audience.  

    or to try and put it another way, to me they felt like they were animated films that weren't necessarily aiming to test the limits of a particular rating or appeal to any particular demographics, they just were what they were and would had been fine with whatever ratings they received. like if shrek ended up with a pg-13 instead of a pg, the creators involved would had been absolutely okay with that.

    1. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      i know exactly what you mean honestly

      first shrek was something that at the time probably had more in common with live action comedy than it did most animated movies

      once shrek kinda became a formula it was more of a branding thing to play up jokes that parents will get, but shrek wasn't about kids getting it or parents getting it, it was just a fuckin' funny movie

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I think it's tragic that Ice Age became what it currently is after that first film. Manny's backstory with his family was burned into my thirteen-year-old skull even if the quality didn't approach Pixar standards. It wasn't a masterpiece but it was still good for what it was especially for Manny and Diego, and I was appalled by how the sequels turned out, so I never watched past the third film.

      Shrek got way less good after the second movie but I consider that to be a result of burnout as opposed to complete creative bankruptcy that Blue Sky suffers from most of their output. I'd rather watch the Shrek sequels than any Ice Age film after the first.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      im still mad that the baby never showed up after the 1st Ice Age, maybe as an older kid or teen, etc

    4. Milo

      Milo

      i only just remembered about them to factor them into what i'm thinking about, but i'd say the most recent animated films i can think that came the closest to recapturing this naturally offbeat vibe i'm talking about is actually wes anderson's animated films, his fantastic mr. fox adaptation and isle of dogs. and even so, i feel that their offbeat nature is clearly an extension of anderson's general filmmaking style; it's a markedly different approach than what the first shrek or ice age was IMO

  8. Saw Terminator: Dark Fate earlier today. I have some issues with it but overall I think it works more often than it doesn't, and I honestly had a fun time with it. I'd say I'm comfortably in the camp that would say "best since T2" and add the note that it's not supposed to be an backhanded complement. Feels like a definite matinee movie.

    1. Milo

      Milo

      To delve deeper: easily the weakest element of the movie is when it's borrowing specific story/writing elements of the past terminator films (namely 1/2, although there are some components of the later films too) and reusing them verbatim. it's admittedly pretty bothersome considering that (to lead into a positive) i think there are some new ideas added that had they been developed more, could had allowed this movie to be more of its own thing. i really appreciated the new concepts touched on because a good amount of them were things i've personally would had liked to see explored in a hypothetical terminator film (and they don't feel as throwaway/underutilized as they were in genisys).

      besides the new ideas i really felt the biggest strength was the setting/background, in which at least half of the film is set in mexico before it transitions into the southern u.s.; as well as the (supporting) cast; hamilton and schwarzenegger are great in their roles. i also thought the action was mostly good and i liked the general tone of the movie; although it's a bit uneven in areas i do think it's better than the tone genisys and salvation had (it's been a while since i last saw terminator 3, so i can't comment on that).

      overall i think it's a decent reset and i would actually like to see where the series goes from here, although based on the box office numbers that are coming in, i'd be surprised if we do get a sequel.... 😕

  9. ~boooooo-p~

    (You're also free to check the original posts in my art thread too, if that helps!)

     

  10. "lmao i'm so mad about being joker's trick'd by this one dude that i'm deliberately going to try and hide him and his recolor from another reality in my lair so i can nuke the universe all of you and myself live in. get rekt and try to stop me nerds >:^)" *makes L sign with my hand* *teleports away*

    1. Milo

      Milo

      ngl that actually kinda me laugh for how out-of-left-field petty as shit he became for that last portion of that episode. the episode was pretty much done but it's like when sulking about how he got clowned he popped a can of edgelord spinash and weaved this new dilemma out of whole cloth for the last ten minutes

      e: for clairification, i'm referring to the last s2 boom episode with shadow in it

  11. 23b56d7f25714dfb57e7870913ecd0094084fc70

    make your decision wisely.

  12. delirious galaxy brain hot take: i wouldn't be surprised if forces was designed to originally carbon copy lost world's homing attack wholesale, but then left out the ability to multi-lock on and chew through groups of enemies like that game did because that would a. be technically faster than just boosting through them and then you'd be able to clear the already short levels 15-30 seconds faster than in the game we got and/or b. would require the players to rely less on the boost to carry them through the entire level after going out of their way to streamline the levels down to allow exactly that

  13. lmao

    EA has cancelled their planned NBA Live game (20) for this year.

    For the third time in a row this decade.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Eh, better it not come out than for it to be shit imo.

    2. Milo

      Milo

      @Strickerx5 "NBA Live the Hedgehog has had a rough few years, including recent titles such as the unreleased NBA Elite the Hedgehog 2011" (2:52)

       

    3. Treacher

      Treacher

      Wonder if they will ever land in company ending trouble? They've taken more hits than a certain series we all know but are kept afloat by sports game money, among other things. Still, nothing short of embarrassing especially after also crawling their way to Steam recently, too.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      @TreacherThing is, EA still makes bank on even games like Battlefront 2. It'd probably take dozens of these sort of projects to be canceled (at the last minute) for it to really mean anything.

      Hell, the MTXs in FIFA alone could probably keep them afloat.

    5. Treacher
  14. the fastest way eggman could defeat sonic if he was an actual genius would be to steal his chili dog and threaten to drop it in his pants. sonic would be stuck in a dilemma of shock and uncertainty long enough for eggman to release a rope and cave sonic's ass into the curb with a anvil. boom. end of series

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      gun

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      you made this super elaborate plan just for ferno to pull it apart with a single word

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Or he could just use his ultimate weapon

      A black screen of doom that said he won

      Hey it actually worked

    4. Milo

      Milo

      @Ferno @Polkadi~☆ alright but sonic would dodge the bullet by the time eggman squeezed the trigger

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      sonic only ever runs from gunfire, he's never shown to avoid a bullet outright

    6. Milo

      Milo

      @Polkadi~☆ Unleashed opening, 1:07

       

    7. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      Or he could just weaponize the...erm... "passions" of Sonic's own fanbase (NSFW warning):

       

  15. For those who missed it, a Villager (Smash 4) montage:

    And a few Home Run Contest clips in Ultimate:

     

  16. "There's no god here today. Just me and this hammer."

    (My first Smash Bros. Ultimate video!)

  17. A heads-up if you have Google Stadia pre-ordered: Stadia pre-orders are being shipped on a "first come, first served" basis. So while marketing has said you'll be able to get access to Stadia at launch, not everyone who pre-ordered Stadia will receive it on launch day.

    ( lol )

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      you just stream it, what do they need to ship

    2. Milo

      Milo

      @Wraith controllers and chromecasts to stream/play i guess

      although you don't necessarily need those to use stadia

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Why are people paying for this at all

    4. Sean

      Sean

      I just love risking not being able to play the games I bought with my own money years from now

  18. Anyone interested in a Villager montage?

     

  19. so i unlocked and subsequently spent the majority of yesterday playing as dedede in ultimate

    ....yeah there's almost no way i can go back to smash 4 after this lmao. he's so much better here that it's not funny

    1. Milo

      Milo

      on that note i've got a bunch of dedede replays fighting cpus and home run contests (i spent an unhealthy amount of time in the latter) that i'm kinda dying to share but i've also still got a large archive of smash 4 videos that i'm not finished with. decisions decisions...

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      As a total casual, I think everyone in Ultimate feels great in terms of movement and response. I don't really mess with slow/heavy characters, for example, but Incineroar quickly became one of my favorites.

  20. FF doesn't fit with Sonic

    1. Milo

      Milo

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    2. Jingilator

      Jingilator

      Yeah, you're right. Maybe a FF-like RPG made by Square Enix, since Yuji Naka works there now?

  21. everyone's got it wrong

    the absolute best thing to come out of the mario and sonic series wasn't the music remixes

    it's the mario from the live-action commercials where he's a mischievous boastful little shit (...so he's basically sonic lmao)

     

    1. Winter Spirit Ultima

      Winter Spirit Ultima

      what if we get animated shorts based on this

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Mario and Sonic won't get any shorts. Nintendo probably would have to sign off on it as well and we know how they are with alternate media nowadays. 

    3. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Sonic should've lost some rings after that light fell on him.

  22. *reads @Indigo Rush's "S&K > S3" article*

    *no mention of S&K not having the barrel*

    hD6316407

    1. Treacher

      Treacher

      Ah, so I guess that's why I preferred the second half of the game just a smidge more.

    2. Indigo Rush
  23. been playing smash ultimate over the past few week, so i'm just throwing out a stream of thoughts here. still trying to get accustomed to it after years and tons of hours poured into smash 4. the biggest thing tripping me up right now is that i think performing low jumps is much stricter in ultimate; like the button/stick speed registering is much faster. i feel like i get a low jump 1/3rd of the time i try to do so. other gameplay things: landing aerial hits feels harder to do, but they have a sort of tradeoff that they certainly feels "punchier" (stronger impact). KOs feel more randomized to me (easier to survive knocked off-screen, but i've been honestly really surprised by certain attacks at certain percentages that happened to have been strong enough to take stocks, if not outright be critical hits). CPUs feel they've been bumped up in difficulty greatly, a lvl 4 CPU in this game feels like what would be a lvl 6/7 CPU in smash 4. haven't played lvl 9 cpus (which i've heard are based on prof. smash bros players...). character stuff: in terms of veterans/past characters, kirby and villager controls fit like a glove from their smash 4 incarnations, they're arguably my mains for the time being. inkling is the hardest new character for me to play with so far, as of now i can't really quite get a handle for using the neutral in regards to splashing characters with ink; i constantly miss. simon is pretty cool, i like his axe specials and i really like his crazy longboi range his whip has regarding smash attacks. king k rool is *chef's kiss*. need more practice with him but he is especially fun to play. the side-b and smash attacks are all glorious. my favorite new character i've played with so far. [ don't have NSO so i can't say anything about the online yet, have only played CPUs ] world of light stuff (putting this in spoilers): good god some of these spirit battles are beyond irritating to play. i can't remember them all, but my special ire for what i've completed right now goes to quite a few:
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