Eh, I think it was only by the quality of Alan Moore's writing and setting up memorable scenes that the movie didn't suck. In fact, I think it's a good movie, but it could have been much better with a few small changes.
I do like how they kept quite a few very critical scenes from the comic.
About Evey's ordeal:
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the comic, she goes through her breakdown and liberation just as quickly as in the movie. However, in the comic there's much more dialogue to the breakdown and it's not for some time afterwards does Evey really forgive V.
Here's my thoughts and spoilers covering the differences and similarities to the comic.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The V and Evey love storyline was contrived, like they put it in just to have a love story.
They missed a big opportunity to highlight the differences between V and Evey, when they were in the room filled with roses and the actress's posters. There's a key line of dialogue from the comic where V offers to kill someone for Evey, saying that all she has to do is pluck a rose for them. Every says, to let it grow. This really highlights the difference between V's destructive nature and Evey's growth, and really hammers home why V must die at the end.
I dislike how they tried overly humanize V, whereas Evey is supposed to be the human link to the movie. In the comic, V is always acting crazy, never doubting his actions. Seeing how in the movie V doubts his own words at times really went against his character.
One thing I do have to respect the director and writers were not removing his mask. That was a key element of the comic, that V should remain faceless. However, they really should have kept V's ailment mysterious. Not showing anything like the burn hands would have made things interesting.
C'mon now.. can anyone confirm if mercenaries made it into the game or not? My decision to buy the game is based on that feature alone and I'm ready to head out to compusa today if it's in before they sell out all their copies.
I suggest you get the PC version then. One of the more common mods in the PC version were NPC companions and mercenaries of all sorts.
I'd actually feel offended about the picture and how the woman is depicted, but that's such a ludicrous picture I find it funny these days. I especially find it funny how her facial expression does look like the big "O". Especially considering the smug expression on the guy's face.
That said, I definitely feel the whole lonely thing.
And not surprisingly, ever since I made some small but important changes in my life things are getting much, much better. I started working out, which gives me the confidence to just talk to new people, whereas I'm normally shy. Starting to look for new hobbies that get me outside, like swing dancing for instance.
More people are playing GRAW right now, CoD2 has some big problems with its Live matching service, you can't make your own server, just auto matches.
CoD2 does have a very good SP campaign, and the multiplayer is great. It's just the matching service that sucks and there's a bug where once you get one small lag spike the network code chokes up and it'll stay laggy (whereas normally it should return to normal after a player leaves the server).
GRAW on the other hand has very good Live play, albiet it's a very lethal and long ranged game. Expect to get killed in one shot by people you don't see quite often.
denoginizer, that certainly wasn't needed. You're only adding to the problem now.
I respect LE's opinion, but I don't necessarily agree with them. I do admit that screenshot doesn't look that great, but I suspect that it's more some wrong settings on that person's PC or some strange incompatability.
I was thinking, a lot of people read here. Why not have a topic where we just trade books of various kinds?
I have: A Feast for Crows hardback George R R Martin Fables comic trade paperbacks Volumes 1-6 Powers comic trade paperbacks volumes 1-9 Going Postal by Terry Pratchett Sin City vol 1 and 5
Wants: Art books of any kind, most especially ones dealing with production art or renaissance masters. Preferably with lots of pictures. Thud! by Terry Pratchett Comics of any kind. The Dark Tower Scifi and fantasy novels
So, does M often feel uncomfortable when playing online?
Thinking about it now and the kind of people I've played with, I think I've answered my own question. She probably gets quite a few "OMG! UR a GRL?" from gaming in text, but when that's said in a squeeky voice through your headset it might be enough to make you want to disconnect right there.
Of course, I prefer to stay on her good side, after all, she is behind me most of the time with a sniper rifle.
Unfortunately, my free Gold sub ran out not too long ago, and I'm really low on cash right now. I have to wait until I start my new job and get my paycheck before I can subscribe again.
As I suspected the single player game would be dull. Unless they had really good AI that handled things strategically with emplacements and in controlling the leaders and the enemy units, then the game would pretty much be a MP only thing.
Is it me, or does the new radiant AI and new AI features (moving through zones) seriously look like it could support a player party? Something a group of modders could plug away at and produce a bunch of NPCs that will stay with you for most of the game, providing combat, packmule, or just witty commentary on situations?
Basic idea is players are terran, protoss, and zerg, They fight both in space (on a galaxy map) and on planet using smaller planet maps for control, presumably to get more resources and other bonuses to destroy the other players.
Actually, it's as much a shooter as it is an RTS now, it also depends on which squad leader you choose.
If you choose the guy with a high purchasing power (cheaper purchases) than it becomes more of a strategy game where you have to place emplacements to be really effective. But you'll still have to buy those vehicles and drive them yourself.
If you choose one of the other two squad leaders, then the gameplay is very different, focusing more on your shooter skills, where the things you buy are more likely to be things that help you destroy the enemy. The other leaders have abilities that help them deal with enemy emplacements or vehicles, so that they aren't dominated by those that only buy.
Unknown to many that play, the each leader has three orders he can give to his squad, one of which is unique to his character. The builders have an order where you send your men to fight in melee. The sneaky speed guys have an order where you send them to assault a vehicle and destroy it with grenades. The run and gun guy had an order where your troops throw tear gas at enemy emplacements, effectively stunning them for a time, more than enough time to run up and kill them.
Just creating a thread here to consolidate any talk of The Outfit.
After playing GRAW's very lethal gameplay and getting shot from everywhere, I want to cut loose a bit and play something with a bit more action movie elements to it.
I like a good mix of run and gun action elements in my games, but not to the level of the Quake series and the like. The Outfit demo seemed like a decent mixture, requiring cover to stay alive but you weren't automatically dead the moment you strayed from cover.
I'll be renting The Outfit at first, but I may get it if the full game really appeals to me
My further impressions after trying a 4 player split screen co-op. Don't bother. The system can't handle it so the FPS drops and controls become very sluggish. The four screens, even on a large HDTV are okay, but the crosshair becomes hard to see. Two player split screen co-op is just fine though.
I've also reached a the first mission where I have to go alone at night, and I can't get past this one part. It doesn't help that the cross comm is buggered in the mission and I have no other support assets. Not to mention my current save I'm at red health.