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Science Fantasy at best. A disappointment, to be honest. I should have known from the trailers that it wouldn’t even ATTEMPT to be realistic and would just be one gigantic joke.

The idea that one basic terrestrial entity, humans included, could become a omniscient god just by accessing more of their brain is ludicrous.

I just honestly can’t even begin to think to believe to understand to comprehend a single thing that happened in this film and make it into something reasonable.

The Purge: Anarchy

The 2013 movie “The Purge” left a bad taste in all of our mouths as
nothing more than a pseudo-slasher with a hamfisted plot, poor pacing,
and a desperate attempt at “horror.” Upon seeing the first trailer for
“The Purge: Anarchy,” my first and most immediate thought was “we
really don’t need another one of these.” The first film was
self-contained and didn’t leave any opening for a reasonable sequel.
But after seeing a few more commercials and looking into it some more,
I decided to give this film the benefit of the doubt and I am NOT
disappointed.

The film stands on its own feet much better than the first film did,
and mostly because of what it’s going for. Instead of trying to be a
Horror movie, it becomes a fantastic Thriller/Action film set in a
pseudo-apocalyptic future about a group of people trying to survive on
a night where it’s all-out war on the streets.

A lot of themes are explored — Human Nature, Fear, Anger, Revenge,
Heroism — in ways that many other movies don’t really explore it. And
more than that, every small detail is kept in mind throughout the film.

Compared to everything else I’ve seen so far this year, this is by far
the best thriller film to come out. It holds its own and it has a
message instead of just being a movie about wanton violence. The action
scenes are done well, and the tension is enough to keep interest even
in the low parts of the film. Every moment you think is safe leads
directly into the next moment of pressure for the main characters, and
you can’t help but sympathize for the characters who (all but one)
don’t even want to be stuck out here on this horrid night.

I very highly recommend this film to anyone who likes thrillers or
action films with a little bit of psychological horror thrown in.

And a little bit of a tip? Forget everything from the first film. “The
Purge” doesn’t set up or explain anything that this film doesn’t,
doesn’t add anything to this film, and isn’t even worth watching
beforehand.

The Purge: Anarchy is a great film in its own right and it’s worth
watching. My only issue is that the first film couldn’t have been more
like this.

Tales of Video Games

The only JRPG series I’ve ever honestly liked in my life is the Tales series.

I started with Symphonia as a kid, and then played Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Vesperia, and Tales of Graces F.

Now I’m faced with a dilemma.

I have Tales of Xillia sitting on a shelf and a PS3 waiting to play it, and I also have Tales of Innocence (english patched) on my DS phat.

I’ve given both a solid hour of playtime and this is what I’ve gathered

Tales of Xillia:
- The characters movements and “emotions” are stiff and rigid, just like the voice acting.
- The battle system is trash. It takes after Graces in some ways, but just not the good ways. Actually dodging around is next to impossible since the only way to dodge (insofar as I know) is backwards which will only avoid really large sweeping attacks. It doesn’t feel like any other Tales game in the battle system, and it arbitrarily throws in some more features I’m not too keen on like the linking system.
- I don’t like ANY of the characters so far. Playing as Jude is no better than playing as any other main-character-guy in any Tales game, with the exception that he doesn’t even have a sword or the iconic demon fang (instead using Demon Fist, and leaving Demon Fang to a secondary swordsman).
- It has Star Ocean 4 syndrome. There’s large fields full of monsters and random shit littered around for you to poke in, but there’s no real reason to be running in these fields. The cities as well are also arbitrarily big and full of NPCs you can’t interact with just for the sake of it, it feels pointless.
- The open world system seems to have been taken out as well. Last time I saw that on a non-handheld Tales game was Vesperia. Why does bamco hate it so much?

Tales of Innocence:
- It’s not a tryhard game with uncanny valley 3D models and relies on good spritework to make the game look beautiful, and it works. On top of that, no subpar English voice acting… not that I have a problem with English Voices (Tales of Symphonia had a great English voice cast) but Xillia is just painful to listen to.
- The battle system feels like a real Tales game, and has a few quirks that keep it interesting without seeming outright gimmicky.
- I like most of the current characters I’ve met. I’m maining Iria right now for gunslinging action.
- The open world system like in Tales of Symphonia returns, and this time you can attack your opponents preemptively on-field. The world seems a bit overpopulated with monsters in comparison to Symphonia, but that’s not a huge problem.
- The story just plain makes no sense and I am extremely wary of the unleashing bit.
- I really would love to play the remake, but I don’t think I ever will.

On one hand I want to play Tales of Xillia because good money was spent on it, but on the other it doesn’t feel like a Tales game at all and I’d rather spend my time on Tales of Innocence.

Well I pretty recently beat Eldritch and nothing’s compelling me to try another round.

I had a total of 4 hours of playtime logged when I beat it, and that’s counting all the stupid deaths along the way to those GODDAMN STATUES THAT DO 3 DAMAGE EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AWAY FROM THEM.

I’m kind of disappointed the game was so bare bones.

All my waifus lined up

No, fluttershy isn’t my waifu and neither is Daisy (though I do really like Daisy) and the random wolf and geisha doll are definitely not waifus

Anyway it’s a stupid fucking vanity shot for how much of a faggot I am.

I sure do love me some plushies.

And yes, that is a hipster fluttershy plush in the background.
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All my waifus lined up

No, fluttershy isn’t my waifu and neither is Daisy (though I do really like Daisy) and the random wolf and geisha doll are definitely not waifus

Anyway it’s a stupid fucking vanity shot for how much of a faggot I am.

I sure do love me some plushies.

And yes, that is a hipster fluttershy plush in the background.

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