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  1. A lot of these AAA games are so iterative and complex and unfriendly to new players. That's going to hurt years down the line.
  2. Dual wielding in Halo 2. If I had a time machine, I would go back to that Bungie meeting where some merry fuck first voiced that idea, and punch him in the face. With one fist.
  3. barkbat

    Fight Club is 20 years old

    It's tough, but my favourite scene has to be when Jack beats himself up in front of his boss. Seeing that the first time was so shocking, disgusting and funny. The confused horror on the boss's face. Jack slumped by the smashed coffee table, getting a couple more punches in. The way he whistles as he strolls out with all his stuff at the end, blood all over his shirt, surrounded by security. And then the VO line about it all reminding him of his first fight with Tyler, which you'd only get on second viewing. Genius.
  4. barkbat

    Fight Club is 20 years old

    Love the theory, but it doesn't quite work. The scene where
  5. barkbat

    Fight Club is 20 years old

    @Treble It's everything you say and more. It's style and sass and brilliant storytelling (that twist) hit me like a love brick and I became obsessed with it in my late teens. Listened to the soundtrack. Got the screenplay. Watched the DVD repeatedly. Tried to write a short that was basically just taking all the things I loved about it! I still think it's amazing, certainly one of the best screenplays of modern Hollywood. Tyler Durden is still one of the greatest anti-heroes I can think off. The use of Voice Over and third-wall breaking vignettes is still cutting edge. The Dust Brothers soundtrack is still amazing. The politics is just as biting. None of the issues it tackles have been resolved, if anything society has become even worse. I love it basically. Still, 20 years on. Thanks for the thread. Scary how time flies.
  6. barkbat

    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    For me it's the fact that it was always boys. If it was how Jackson said - essentially, I missed out on a childhood, so I love spending time with children and being a child with them - then why make it a one gender only type thing. The only logical reason as far as I can see is because it was sexual and that was his preference.
  7. barkbat

    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    How much is the original soundtrack DLC? I really missed the old music in the demo.
  8. barkbat

    Rick and Morty

    Jerry learning golf with the Meeseeks or Jerry's perfect day in the simulator (My Man!). Or maybe Jerry's love affair with Gary in the memory parasite episode. It's so hard to choose. Too hard. Jerry is the pinnacle either way.
  9. barkbat

    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Just did the demo - waited till after midnight, alone, headphones, whiskey. Managed to freak myself out a bit, which was nice. Was a lovely mix of nostalgia and not knowing what the fuck was going on. Absolutely shat myself after the first contact with zombies and if I hadn't found that spray I'd have been toast. Handgun rounds all over the shop. My main complaint was that I kept coming across things, like windows, that demanded I press X only to leave me reading about Matilda my gun for the billionth time. Annoying, especially in a timed demo. Reading this thread, I learn I can put planks of wood over the windows, hence the prompt, but would if fucking kill the programmers at Capcom to just hold off on the prompt to do something with the windows until AFTER I have the planks of wood that interact with them? Or have Leon say a generic line like 'maybe I can block these off with something'. It's not like it's a puzzle or anything. Plus, while I'm moaning, why is the art design so inconsistent. Leon looks phenomenal, and has great facial animation, but the black police officer looks pretty ropey. His mouth moves all weird when he talks. Anyhow, glad Capcom have treated this with sufficient love and attention, though overall this feels like a solid entry rather than something truly beguiling. I still remember playing the Resident Evil 1 remake on the cube and it blowing my fucking mind with its shadow filled beauty. This one just doesn't have the wow factor.
  10. barkbat


    San Francisco, Cocksucker.
  11. barkbat

    Aladdin - Live Action

    Disgusting. How else will we learn of Jafar's elaborate schemes? And the whole point of parrots is that they talk.
  12. barkbat

    Aladdin - Live Action

    I hope they get the same guy to voice the parrot Iago.
  13. barkbat

    Die Hard

    But it's about the birth of a Christ Figure who upturns the tables of the money men, rejects the temptations of the devil, saves the innocents, all while walking barefoot, and with the backing of a broken John the Baptist figure who is the only one to believe in him. It's the most Christmassy story ever.
  14. So many memories. A great doc. But despite its best efforts - permeated with sadness and confusion about the Valve we have today.
  15. barkbat

    The Apprentice 2018

    Glad to see Kurran is back for the final. I only hope his powers are used for good. In other words, he joins team nut-milk, directs a TV advert where two porn stars sit on deck chairs in an empty car park, and proceeds to sink Camilla's chances like a stone.

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