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1:36 AM
anyone tried terra nil? looks like a nice casual game
 
 
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9:47 AM
@Dragonrage I haven't, but I've had my eye on it. Been hearing great things.
 
 
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12:54 PM
I played the demo and enjoyed it, I'm planning on picking it up when I want something new to play
 
 
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2:12 PM
Lol. I have a plugin that highlights MtG card names in text and lets me hover over them to see what they are
Apparently "Dragonrage" is an MtG card
 
3:02 PM
Also, my daughter started playing Sea of Thieves and is actually pretty good at it, so I've been spending my evenings playing Sea of Thieves with my kids :D
 
@Ronan what does that mean? Voice actors?
 
@SPArcheon The characters will be voiced by the actors who played them in the movie
Also anamanaguchi is involved to some extent, I don't know if it's just some music or a full score though
I'm presuming the art style will be similar to the books
 
@Ronan precisely, that was my point. Hopefully it is based on the comic and not on the movie
Not that the movie was bad, but... it had to cut many parts.
 
wait... I didn't notice that before....
the logo at the end...
The Ljn of "comic/videogame/anime" adaptations....
Netflix.
It is doomed.
 
Netflix just pays for stuff, there's lots of good anime on there
 
@Ronan and then there is Castlevania, Cowboy Bebop, Lord of the Rings....
 
Which Castlevania?
 
the one that confused Alucard with Lestat.
 
3:26 PM
Thats... a weird hill to die on. That anime was excellent, and a consistently good adaptation
You know, the thing you need to do when changing mediums
Wait actually what are you saying they got wrong about the character?
 
@Ronan oh, that is just a joke about the fact that he is blonde instead of usual silver/gray haired, nothing more.
As for the show in itself, I guess that since at least it is an original story, some may like it (now, if they avoided things like bar fights or random swearing just for sake of it...).
 
I think he's blond in the SoTN promo art anyway
 
Problem arises when they pretend to take an actual story... and then they butcher it
 
@SPArcheon I don't think it was for the sake of it, Trevor being a dick was crucial to his character arc
 
@Ronan kinda depends on the picture.
 
3:33 PM
@SPArcheon Yeah it's more grey in game, but I can see some blond pictures that I'm guessing were from the manual
 
@Ronan oh, yes, I repeat, there are "blonde" Alucard official artworks.
but it isgenerally more faded out.
atlas, as I said it was a joke
 
You can give it to netflix, when they put their weight behind a project it tends to come out good
The Witcher, Edgerunners, Umbrella Academy
Hell, Stranger Things
I will give you netflix does shovel a fuckton of shit too, for fillers mostly. But when they are A listing shit, it rarely flops
 
I don't know how the Witcher ended, and I am not the best to judge considering I already hate the source material and the related company....
As for the "But when they are A listing shit, it rarely flops"....
As an anime lover I would consider Cowboy Bebop pretty famous...
And they butchered it heavy.
And don't even DARE to get me started on this sin.
I am surprised they didn't manage to summon the Heavenly Principles with that eldritch abomination
and just to avoid someone attempting, no, I am not mad about the changes to character nationalities (even if I think that one should really try to be respectful when working with characters made by others) - I am mad with the changes to characters personalities.
Nowhere in the original media Kira is an idiot that takes pleasure in making people die in the most gruesome ways, but I guess that "heart attack" is not "hardcore" enough for a bunch of executives that thinks that younger people only like COD and GOW....
 
3:51 PM
You do have a point. Maybe its because i'm not a lot in those circles but the anime adaptations in netflix dont strike me as an A lister
like its been made cheap because they had the rights
Scott Pilgrim, I hope, wont suffer the same fate. Especially with some now big names like Chris Evans in the cast
Like the Netflix Anime adaptations like Death Note and Cowboy Bebop sound more like the Mortal Kombat or Resident Evil Movies. Someone had the rights, made something with minimal effort because just by the name it will attract eyeballs
With a bunch of noname actors
 
4:13 PM
@Fredy31 With Death Note the issue is not even the actors.
Yes, it is daring, mind you...
original L is basically a borderline Hikikomori in a sense, while the Netflix version looks like he would fit very well in one of those Noir detective stories
Ethnicity has nothing to do with this.
they butchered everything they could.
One main point in the original is that the Death Note can't cause side effects.
Kira can't kill "L" without knowing his name because writing "Mr Brown goes mad and kills L before dying to an heart attack" would not work.
 
Point was more 'if they skimp on actors, guess what, rest of the production might be skimped on too'
But with your point of changing characters entirely, I really think there's a part of it that is provoking headlines like CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS and trigger some hate watching
Love or hate it, watching is watching
 
4:29 PM
@Fredy31 But then it is not Death Note.
Look.
I love Alice in Wonderland.
But I also love American McGee Alice.
they are not the same, but both works.
 
The execs at Netflix dont give a fuck.

It has the name on it, it could be a documentary on butterflies. If they got eyes on it because of the name, great.
 
Here, the Netflix version does not work at all.
watch this for example.
 
like I said, to me there is no debate about is it or is it not Death Note
The thing has been explained to death that its a shit adaptation that barely has the same storyline, just somehow has the same name
The execs on top dont give a shit, the name Death Note brought some views, they got their cash, they DGAF.

And people hate watching is just as great as love watching. So they dont give a fuck
 
I think it's kinda pointless to try and get a success rate from Netflix anyway, it's not like they're an animation studio, or director where any aspect of the shows are consistent. They just pay other people to make stuff, and in a lot of cases pay other people to do the marketing
 
They probably got 40% the views they would have got with a good adaptation, put in 10% the budget that would be needed to
Netflix has shown a good few times now that the only thing they care is that the bottom line has as big a number as they can
 
4:37 PM
@Ronan True, but that just demonstrate that they don't give a [redacted] for the final product value.
 
But yeah they just pay for the series. they dont really care about the quality a lot of the time. The only time they step in is probably when a series is an A lister, like Stranger things
 
So, until I see some actual content for the Scott adaptation...
I guess it is basically this.
 
and well seeing how the Scott Pilgrim adaptation is backed by a big part of the team that made the movie that is now a cult classic, I would have a good hope they wont release garbage
 
My big question is how far along are they and will they release before netflix truly goes to shit
 
4:39 PM
the above image is basically Scott adaptation right now.
 
The tweet says "Imminent" so I'd guess within a year
 
@SPArcheon Was confused what Shrodinger's Cat had to do with it but yeah, as long as we havent seen a trailer at least, its gonna be both good and shit at the same time
Tried to quickly look up the studio did what and could not find anything
Like on their twitter banner they got a bunch of characters... cant place one
But I dont watch a ton of anime
 
Saru? They're very good
They made maybe my favourite anime Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
 
Yeah at least it looked like they had a bunch of projects behind them... and how much an anime costs I would imagine shit studios dont go for long
 
They've also done a few one-off anime episodes for western cartoons, so have experience working internationally
 
4:44 PM
also anamanaguchi being involved is a great thing
 
They also don't have a super distinctive style as far as I know, which is why I think the art style will be similar to the books
 
would be weird for them to bail out of the artstyle of the books
its very distinct and part of the brand of it
 
I agree it'd be a bad move, it's not unheard of though
 
@Fredy31 Well, had I said it could be PPG or PPG Z ... you would be even more confused.
 
4:58 PM
But yeah its funny how scott pilgrim has a bunch of actors in it that were relative nobodies back then and then became huge
like Chris Evans
 
Oh yeah it's wild
Either they're spending a lot, or all the actors enjoyed making the movie so much they were eager to come back
 
Yeah Chris evans must not be cheap today
But I've often heard tales of the set of Scott Pilgrim that everybody loved making that movie. So maybe they got a discount because Chris Evans wanted to again be part of that team
 
5:14 PM
The question is, should I reread the books or rewatch the movie first?
 
Replay the game
Its a fucking great game
 
I'd have to buy the game first
 
Must be dirt cheap
 
It was recently rereleased
 
5:15 PM
It wasn't available for so long because of music rights issues
 
Anamanagucci is fucking good but I guess there was contracts
also the game is very much closer to the books than the movie
Like they dont touch the mind highways in the movie
 
Oh it wasn't music, it was other rights issues
 
Crap, seems the version has Denuvo and ubi is shoving their accounts thing down your throat
Like I dont have a ton of problems with the ubi connect thing, I've always had it because of Assassins Creed. But is it fucking necessary?
Especially since reading reviews its a case that you cannot play the game without connecting to the service
Sucks Ubi does some great games and they just always decide to shove in something moronic
 
 
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10:03 PM
@Wipqozn ive watched a few people play it, and it seems pretty nice. might pick it up
@SaintWacko is it a good one at least?
 
 
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11:08 PM
@Dragonrage I think it's... okay
 

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