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  1. Yeah you get over the controls. For me they added to the sense of being a hulking great bastard from the start but even that aside any issues were gone after 10 or so hours.
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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    First two are fantastic, third merely good.
  3. Right but what's a satisfying end to the Snoke storyline that hasn't already been played out within the Star Wars canon? That isn't just Snoke is related to someone we already know? I'm not saying that that Trope is totally dead in all fiction, but in Star Wars? The series with the most famous familial twist of all time? Nah mate. What are your options; Snoke's Ray's Dad? Bleh, a retread of Empire. Snoke's Han's Gran? It feels nice to say and it's a nice image and he did look a bit like one of those old women you see that look like they've had a fuck tough life, but I'm pretty sure the TLJ sucked crowd wouldn't go for it. What I'm saying with the above, sort of aside from all the Nan content, is that in the age of the internet it's quite difficult to come up with a series of twists that won't get thought up and shared around between the exact group of people that hated their beloved Star Wars baddies not seeming as important as they'd like. Nerds that like Star Wars a bit too much. So the bigger twist is to just throw it all away. Make the films about the characters rather than some tired DUN DUN DAAAAAAAH moment linked to a series of films that came out 40 years ago. This isn't about Snoke in the same way it's not about Rey's parents. It's about Kylo Ren and Rey. Two interesting, well developed characters that we've seen grow over two films. I'm much more into their story than that of unseen abandoner parents and big bollock head evil Andy Serkis.
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    Fleabag - BBC3 Comedy

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    Fleabag - BBC3 Comedy

    It's definitely a ending but I've got absolutely no idea where you got the last bit from.
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    Fleabag - BBC3 Comedy

    I think Martin's "little speech" in that last episode is one of the most brilliantly hilariously tragic things I've ever seen on television. I've just watched it again after finishing the near perfect last episode and it can be read a million different ways and is such a brilliant character piece with one of my favourite lines from anything ever in it. The writing on this show is so fucking good and that might just be the best of it.
  7. From one redhead to another, I'd edit/delete this before anyone sees it and thinks you're equating someone having a pop at gingers with racism, you idiot.
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    Louie - New Season 2015

    Great stuff. Are you sorting out the knighthood for him or am I?
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    The Alan Partridge Thread

    This is exactly it. Remember when they finished Only Fools and made Del Boy and Rodney millionaires? And then realised that doesn't really work for a sitcom because characters have to be down on their luck so they just reverted to the same old shit but done worse? Alan's the only comedy character I can think of that's shown actual constant evolution over 20 years. The Alan that was on KMKY would react differently had he been put on This Time to the Alan we get in this show. He's clearly still a bit of a bigoted arse hole, but is treating things like the #MeToo movement in the same way he treated the siege in Alpha Papa. "What can this do for me? I've already burnt most of my bridges saying what I actually think, so how can I twist "progressive 2019" to give me my career back?" The genius is that he's still Alan, so it all goes tits up. He can't help himself. There's an actual arc over the series of a man who's nervous as anything finally being allowed back on the BBC, to someone being given the slot and losing a little of that when he reads John's tweets out to spite Jennie, to him going too far and ruining everything again by showing the real Alan and having her walk out on him. This being the case it's much more interesting to see Alan's meltdown be internal when Jennie abandons him than to see some kind of slapstick madness on screen. Not only that, another brilliant character moment, he thinks he's gotten away with it at the end! The Gibbons' work just goes from strength to strength for me. Sure, there were individual moments that didn't land quite as hard as others but there are at least 6 or 7 bits in this that I'd put up with the best of the character, and that's insane given the history there.
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    Louie - New Season 2015

    He's fucked everything that's gone before the whole him being outed as getting his dick out in front of people without asking, for me. Aint funny, guy's a fucking creep and I don't want to see his outlook on the world. If he wants to apologise, work on himself and create new stuff that reflects all this then I'd be interested, but old stuff? Nah. Plenty of funny/decent stuff out there from people who aren't Louis CK.
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Oh no, try and parry every attack. Just keep that block up when you're not parrying.
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    So I've been feeling exactly the same as @Broker for the majority of the time spent with Sekiro. I've also always loved the Soulsbourne games so was properly gutted that the one year I've been good and not bought any games on release day, the one that I have has made me angry, sad, and actually set off my anxiety a fair bit. I've spent hours clearing out 4 enemies in the same way only to die to mini bosses because the combat just wouldn't click. I didn't get it. It feels so similar to Souls, but if you don't get the parry timing you die in seconds, and every fight I was getting through was because of getting away with it by setting fire to baddies and using the firecrackers. I'd fight a boss, lose 30 times, get anxious, stressed, all sorts of things, and just want to trade it in and be done with it. And then it did click. And boy did it click. I was fighting a boss in the sunken depths and I just realised what it was the game wanted me to do. I'm really sorry because I'd read everyone else's posts saying exactly this and it wasn't happening for me and that was making it worse if anything. It just doesn't feel good. Until it does. I guess a big thing that helped for me was realising that the game wanted me to block constantly and parry early. Learn the boss movesets, not to see when the boss is hitting you but to see when you have a big enough gap to strike. It feels much less random than Souls in that certain attacks seem to always follow others and always lead to certain gaps. So once you've realised what the combos are and where the gaps are, it's just a case of holding your nerve, blocking and parrying as much as possible, waiting for your gaps and striking then. It's not about block > parry > strike > repeat in the way Souls was, because parrying doesn't always lead to a gap to hit. It's about block > parry >parry > mikiri > block > maybe step back and keep your block up because he's wearing down your posture > back in > block > parry > THERE'S A GAP, GET THE CUNT > block > parry > parry > parry > step back > use the firecrackers > GET THE CUNT GET SOME HITS IN NOW > block > parry and keep going. Every hit you make makes the fight easier because posture weakens the more the baddie loses health. Someone else said in this thread, it's a marathon not a sprint, not in the way the fights are harder or take longer, but in the way that you're just slowly chipping away health knowing exactly what you're doing. It's completely exhilarating when it clicks. That might make no sense at all but what i'm trying to say is it's not just the combat and blocking that's different to Souls, it's the change in flow that was screwing me up. And none of the above will help you because until it clicks everything you read is completely meaningless, but if you're struggling go somewhere else and try another boss in the hope that that's the one that makes it click for you.
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    Halo 5: Guardians - Splitscreen inbound?

    Yeah it's never been an issue for me. I really like Halo 5, aside from the slightly too weak Elites and Godawful boss design. It is the one I've replayed least, though. Genuinely excited to see what 343 come up with for Infinite.
  14. Also the Mandalorian twist is properly, actually brilliant. Really caught me by surprise. The whole thing is this awesomely weird campy Roger Moore Bond movie in the MCU and I love it for that. The fact that it doesn't feel like an MCU film is a strength for me.
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Legend. I've got that feeling where I'm sat at my desk and my foe still lives and I half want to go and kill him but I'm half terrified that he'll slaughter me again and I'll throw my controller into my bed sheets because I'm a beta male that can't deal with rage. Ahem. Good game.
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