Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Real Reasons Behind The Hate For The Ghostbusters Reboot

So everybody from The Washington Post to is claiming that all the hate for the Ghostbusters (In Name Only) trailer is from folks who are anti-women.

First off that’s not the problem at all, in fact writer / director Paul Feig is banking on misogamy as an excuse for if (and probably when) the film tanks at the box office. He will have justification and will lead to labeling Ghostbusters fans who didn’t support his movie as being ‘anti-feminist, basement dwelling assholes’… hell he’s been calling Ghostbusters fans that since 2014.

So let’s break down why folks are negative towards the trailer…

1.) The special effects look like garbage, I know how hard FX houses work to produce a creators visons for their films, but what we saw looks as bad if not worse than what was produced for the live-action Scooby-Doo films

2) It’s not funny, there is a trend with films to show the ‘best’ moments in the trailers… and there was nothing in the Ghostbusters trailer that one say ‘that’ll get me in theaters to see if there’s something to top that’, in-fact we basically get one entire scene of Melissa McCarthy’s character getting possessed and then her character getting beaten up by Leslie Jones’s character. That’s not comedy… that just uncomfortable to watch

3) It isn’t what the fans wanted, for over 25 years fans of Ghostbusters have been wanting a third film to continue the story from Ghostbusters II… and when Extreme Ghostbusters hit the airwaves in the mid 90s, we got what we wanted to see on the big screen, a passing of the torch, one last film with Bill Murrary, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykrod and Ernie Hudson in their roles of Peter, Egon, Ray & Winston as a swan song while at the same time introducing a new team. Instead we’re getting a reboot that’s just a vehicle for the writer / director’s best buddy

So there you have it, it’s cut and dry, the reasons… nothing to do with cute controversies that make for shocking headlines.

Lets Play Grandia II: Valmar’s Defeat & Epilogue

We did it! Grandia II has be beaten!

Granted as the way last week's broadcast ended and how this one started, certainly wasn't good as I had major difficulties with the rematch with the Tongue of Valmar... and it wasn't until I used Elenea's Droplets of Life that the battle was turned. And truthfully, the Tongue is the toughest of the final fights in game.

Why do I say that? Because I basically walked through the rematches with the Eye and Heart of Valmar with little to no difficulty... and the final boss battle with Zera-Valmar... is rather straight forward if a bit lenghty because of his HP being very much on the high side of the scale. Many consider the final battle to be very underwhelming... and...I kind of half to agree, but at the same time, it's pretty much implied in the game that Zera didn't think he would have to fight himself, under-estimating Ryudo and friends.

That said... the epilogue... is very much a happy ending, Roan's kingdom is thriving, Tio is a nurse, Millenia becomes and teacher, while Elena becomes a touring singing, while Ryudo... goes off to bury the Granasaber on the highest mountain he can find. It's a nice drawn out ending to reward the player for 28 hours of game-play.

Obviously the question: is there a replay factor with this game... and yes there is, the game has a higher difficulty setting, and since this the PC version, there are Steam achievements, I unlocked 29 out of 36, while missing out of a few for night finding certain times and doing a couple of obvious tasks (like switching gear in the middle of a fight). I might go back and do some things to unlock more achievements, but, next week I'll start a new live stream series with a different game.


11/20/2019 Grandia Highlights

Well finally we hit the half way point of Grandia tonight, well the end of Disc One if this was the PS-One era, saying good bye to Sue and G...