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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.


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#421 Zodberg

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:52 PM

How comenobody ever talks about the Prime game for the Wii?
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:58 PM

Because it's Prime
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:58 PM

game for the Wii.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

And Wii U, DS, and 3DS.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:32 AM

Also, unlike Devastation, those games don't let Optimus Prime fight using a grappling gun and rocket drill punches.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:55 AM

Its funny now that we actually got a good amount of TF games we can rank them,

I remember when all we had was No Convoy for NES and a bunch of NES hacks.

 

But I still think the best TF game is Transformers for PS2

You go back and look at that game those graphics..Still impress, The A.I will shock you and do things like call for back up, watch as a single small guy will run and join a larger squad.. or hide behind a lager bot.

The Mini-con gimmicks is just as fun as actual Mini-Cons letting you try out all kinds of different weapon combos....

And the Tidal Wave fight..this was before Shadow of the Colossus and even then not even Shadow had boss that was multi floor level in its self! Or a level that starts off horizontal then you have traverse the whole thing again this time the same level is vertical!

I still remember the neck pains I got as I was constantly tilting my head to right the ship as it where and fight the gravity I knew to be wrong but was right.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:50 AM

The Armada game was fantastic, but I mostly just wanted to say:

 

Brothers! No Convoy! No Convoy has blinded me!



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 09:32 AM

How comenobody ever talks about the Prime game for the Wii?

 

I reviewed it back when it came out. Well, Wii U version, I think.

 

 

 

Its funny now that we actually got a good amount of TF games we can rank them,

I remember when all we had was No Convoy for NES and a bunch of NES hacks.

 

But I still think the best TF game is Transformers for PS2

You go back and look at that game those graphics..Still impress, The A.I will shock you and do things like call for back up, watch as a single small guy will run and join a larger squad.. or hide behind a lager bot.

The Mini-con gimmicks is just as fun as actual Mini-Cons letting you try out all kinds of different weapon combos....

And the Tidal Wave fight..this was before Shadow of the Colossus and even then not even Shadow had boss that was multi floor level in its self! Or a level that starts off horizontal then you have traverse the whole thing again this time the same level is vertical!

I still remember the neck pains I got as I was constantly tilting my head to right the ship as it where and fight the gravity I knew to be wrong but was right.

 

 

I never got to play that one, sadly. Knew someone who said they were getting it for me with some other games, but then it never came through...

 

Same deal with one of those original King Grayskull figures from MotUC, too. =(

 

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:36 AM

I thought the movie tie in games for the DS were cool. You had a lot of freedom, could use your vehicle mode to perform stunts and switch to robot at any time and the two versions of the game meant you got to see the story from both perspectives.

 

Compared to the console game which made vehicle and robot feel unrelated, gave you the licensed game favourite of 'win a race!!!1' levels and generally just dissapointed.



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:04 AM

It wasn't up to much in terms of story or variety, but I still sing the praises of the ROTF console game. Changing modes was fluid, and essential if you wanted to play well, and you could do all sorts of sweet acrobatic stuff that was really in the spirit of the films' combat. Like, you could quite happily drive towards a thing whilst shooting at it, transform into a leap over the thing's head, shoot at it as a robot whilst in the air, then land as a vehicle, drive back towards it, and transform directly into a finishing attack.

A far cry from High Moon games where transformation was clunky and vehicle mode was basically the same as robot mode, just with different guns and the ability to go fast.

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:15 PM

I can't wait till I can get a copy of Devastation. It's such a window to the past of the old cartoon. Plus you can play as him Grimlock! Whats not to love.  :thumbsup 

 

Funny thing I just recently watched the G1 Cartoon episode "Make Tracks" and I can't help but feel the generic Decpticon grunts in the game were inspired by the drones Megatron made in the episode. I mean where else could he have gotten so many Decepticons for you to trash? Just find some cars and boom instant drone army. Also could work for the nameless seekers you fight too only with jets.


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 10:59 PM

Haven't played since Christmas.  Part of it due to being insanely busy with the new scheduling at work... another because I'm hung-up at one part.

Where y'all got to guard Wheeljack fixing the core.  Generally... he gets blowed up midway through the first wave, sometimes I can make it to the bugs... but never wave 3, and THAT one seems like it'll be a tough one.

Anybody have some tips?


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:42 PM

I'm not sure what you're playing on, but holding down the fire button and switching between all your weapons on the d-pad usually drops most things in short order since every weapon fires off immediately.  Otherwise, you pretty much have to kill things as they arrive and make sure to watch for the sniper Seekers when they show up.


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:11 AM

I thought the movie tie in games for the DS were cool. You had a lot of freedom, could use your vehicle mode to perform stunts and switch to robot at any time and the two versions of the game meant you got to see the story from both perspectives.

 

Compared to the console game which made vehicle and robot feel unrelated, gave you the licensed game favourite of 'win a race!!!1' levels and generally just dissapointed.

 

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:50 AM

I'm not sure what you're playing on, but holding down the fire button and switching between all your weapons on the d-pad usually drops most things in short order since every weapon fires off immediately.  Otherwise, you pretty much have to kill things as they arrive and make sure to watch for the sniper Seekers when they show up.

I'm playing on the 360 if that makes a difference.


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