In my life I've seen the ending of quite a few television series, by which I mean a proper ending when the people making the show got to tie up all the plot points and whatnot and not an unexpected cancellation of the series.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
A new year is upon us, has been for about half a month, and with it comes a plethora of new movies, games, comics and other wonderful nerd stuff that we can all look forward to... or dread depending on once preferences. So I figured that I'd just list a few of the things that I'm excited about this year, besides my totally awesome summer trip to Las Vegas, and a few things that I will avoid like the plague.
What we do know is that it'll be a battle between the heroes of Marvel against the god of fear and that the story will reflect the world of today in that everybody is afraid of something or someone or just about everything due to the climate we live in. Also, it'll involve the Marvel version of Dracula which I interesting in that it's very unusual. Accordingly it'll be as big as Civil War which is worrying because that story was ridiculous in how gigantic and all-encompassing it was. It's written by Matt Fraction who I find as hit or miss most of the time. So we'll how this turns out. Can't be any worse than Siege.
Lastly let's look at some video games. First up I'll say that I'm not at all looking forward to any kind of shooter game. They're just not my cup of tea unless I'm playing them for short periods at Ruy Hobble's place. So I don't really care about stuff like Gears of War 3 and Dead Space 2 (that the latter is a horror game doesn't help it in my book). And Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception looks like an adventure I'd rather see on movie screen than play. That said they all admittedly look like good games. I just don't think that they'll excite me.
Games that I think will probably suck are the inevitable tie-ins to the above mention comic book movies. There's always a game for those and 90% of the time that game sucks.
Then there are the games that I'm interested in but I'm not certain that I'll be getting. Portal 2 looks mind-trippingly brilliant and The Last Guardian has an interesting premise. But since I'm such a caveman in these things it's no guranteed that I'll get them, at least not until later.
There are three games however that I've already decided that I'll buy. First up is Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of 2 Worlds. A fighting game with some of my favourite comic characters duking it out with some of my favourite video game characters. You bet your ass that I'm getting that. Now if they could just announce whether Thanos will be playable or not... or if the rumours about Galactus being playable are true. That'd be insane.
Next up is Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The next big Zelda game and the first to truly be made for the Wii's unique controls. The developers are really hyping up how different this will make the gameplay experience and since the big Zelda games are often pretty freaking excellent I'm willing to believe them. The only sad thing is that apparently it'll take place before Ocarina of Time so Midna will not appear to funny and awesome a second time around.
And lastly there's the game that I'm probably looking forward to the most this year. It's Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to the absolutely brilliant hit game of 2009. We've only seen trailers without actual game footage and some screen shots but that alone, along with the info released, is enough to make me drool with anticipation. Parts of Gotham have been closed off and given over to the colorful criminals of the city. One of them knows about Batman's secret identity. And the Catwoman in the picture below is REALLY hot.
That this will apprently be Mark Hamill's last performance as the Joker makes it all the more interesting. I can't wait.
And that's some of the stuff I'm looking forward to in 2011.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Reading it again I've come to realise that Prisoner of Azkaban (PoA) is one of my favourite books in the series. This is mostly because of a unique story aspect that seperates it from the other entries. You see, whereas Voldemort is the big bad in all the other books, via his direct actions or people following his orders, he is nowhere to be found in PoA except for nightmares and stories. That opens up the question of who is going to play the role as the big bad of this book. Luckily there are quite a few options so that everybody can be happy.