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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Smeltington in "Knights of Ren" Motif Appreciation Thread   
    Orchestra members' and involved Lucasfilm/ recording studio staff's homes shortly after JWFan reads this:
     
     


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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Jay in The NINTENDO Thread   
    Confirmed, the sequel will be focused on Tarrey Town's Hudson going mad with power and relentlessly industrializing Hyrule.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Bespin in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
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    Nick Parker reacted to Disco Stu in The NINTENDO Thread   
    GBA SP is a beautiful wonderful system.  We stan a legend!
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    Nick Parker reacted to Disco Stu in The NINTENDO Thread   
    I owned an OG 3DS then upgraded to an XL, then upgraded to a New XL.  But then that broke and for some reason decided to replace it with a New 2DS XL.  It’s a really attractive system but I finally decided that it was unacceptable to never play 3D games in 3D again.  This will hopefully be my final purchase of a 3DS system
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    Nick Parker reacted to Holko in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
     
    A beautiful, thoughtful, sensitive, touchingly heartbreaking masterpiece...        AND kind of a hot mess.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Disco Stu in The NINTENDO Thread   
    Oh now you ask!? What am I, your little slut?
     
     
     
    Oh, you know I am. As I was playing through the game, I loved it, and after completing it, I really liked it. I loved the battle system, in contrast to Stu, but I'm way more into puzzle games than he is. At first it's incredibly simple, but damn does the heat pick up after a while. Even with some of the assistance tools, by late game I still struggled with a good amount of the battle puzzles. But as Stu alluded to, this game is basically designed to be unloseable, with the difficulty being as high or easy as you want it to be at any given moment. It's a unique way of video game difficulty, and I was very impressed by this game's approach. Where the battle system really shone for me were the boss battles, which were some of the most fun I've ever played.
     
    Like Stu said, the other aspects of the game are what really make the game pop. The music, surprisingly acoustic, still captures the Paper Mario spirit very well, and the visuals are incredibly vibrant and appealing. Then comes what some might argue is the most important ingredient for Paper Mario: the writing. In short, it's hilarious. Whether it's self-aware self-effacement of a Koopa Troopa, or jabs at commercializing a religious pilgrimage, the jokes come fast and hard. Practically every character has something amusing to say, and I wanted to talk to each one, just to see what that would be.
     
    The larger plot and story is where it didn't come together as well for me. Like many, I love Thousand Year Door and consider it the pinnacle of the series: one of the reasons why was that the plot took you into some really interesting and memorable places, in location and idea. There was a surprising amount of emotional and tonal robustness and depth, that came together to really create a sense of grand adventure.
     
    ...and Origami King doesn't have much of that. The plot is a romp, a giant vessel to cram as many gags as possible. And while almost all of them hit, I did find myself wanting for more. There's a very notable--and memorable--exception to this, but it happens relatively early in the game, and bizarrely isn't really followed up on by anything else. From that point on, it becomes a pretty straightforward trek through a standard video game plot, exceptional comedic surprises notwithstanding. The endgame, as a result, left me with a "Well, that's that" feeling.
     
    Overall, this would have been the perfect game I would've rented from Blockbuster for a week or two, and returned completed, satisfied and not looking back. That might sound like damning praise, but I have no hesitation calling this the best Paper Mario since 2004, and would highly recommend it...just maybe not at $60.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from SilverTrumpet in The Mandalorian - Star Wars live action series on Disney+   
    And then you have dudes like Doomcock who probably make stuff up just to make journalists write the word "doomcock" in print.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in The Mandalorian - Star Wars live action series on Disney+   
    And then you have dudes like Doomcock who probably make stuff up just to make journalists write the word "doomcock" in print.
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    Nick Parker reacted to Jay in Expansion fans: Do you listen 'from start to finish' or 'piecemeal'?   
    Instead of taking a screenshot of text from our own website and uploading it as a big 188KB image, can you please just copy and paste the text and put it in your post like everyone else does?  Thank you.
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    Nick Parker reacted to Disco Stu in The NINTENDO Thread   
    There's a chance they only decided to do this after the rumor came out that it was a thing 
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in John Williams and Sarah Willis's Horn Challenge   
    Well it looks to be a documentary in two parts, one on the 16th, and the other on the 23rd. It appears it will be available on both the DW website, and their YouTube channel.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Bilbo in Video Game Thread II   
    No one else in this thread gives a single damn about this game, go back to the Nintendo thread!
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    Nick Parker reacted to TheAvengerButton in Gordy Haab's STAR WARS: JEDI TEMPLE CHALLANGE (2020)   
    Uhm, no. Sorry. Star Wars as you know is HARD SCI-FI. It's extremely inappropriate for children. Ever hear of how grimdark and awful Warhammer 40K can get? Well guess what, STAR WARS is even worse. 
     
    And to have something so ADULT and so in your face violent and dark distilled for kids flies in the face of what STAR WARS is truly about. I mean, have you seen the original STAR WARS? I hate these petulant new fans denying that Star Wars was nothing but gritty, hard sci-fi goodness. Grey, amoral heroes against gray, amoral villains fighting for supremacy in a decaying, shitty world with a focus on fact-based science. None of that Trekkie WARP SPEED shit. We're talking YEARS of travel time between star systems, GENERATION SHIPS travelling the galaxy. We're talking a vast majority of planets with NO BREATHABLE ATMOSPHERE. We are talking NO. SOUND. IN SPACE. Such a strict adherence to scientific accuracy was a sublime choice for JORGE LUKEMAN to follow. Definitely not for kids, but that's why it was so cool when it was first released. And the violence? So much blood, so much gore. So much sex and sexy women who the big brash manly heroes just sex into submission, like how it REALLY IS.
     
    so no, you are obviously wrong about Star Wars content aimed at children. Star Wars is for adults like ME only.
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from mstrox in The NINTENDO Thread   
    ? Your ass is lukewarm!
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from Disco Stu in The NINTENDO Thread   
    ? Your ass is lukewarm!
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    Nick Parker reacted to KK in MPAAS : No diversity, no OSCAR   
    It’s sad that this even needs to be posted here, but since people seem to be willfully obtuse about how this works...
     

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    Nick Parker reacted to PuhgreÞiviÞm in Coronavirus   
    I can hardly breathe in the fuckin thing. Get rid of them.
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    Nick Parker reacted to KK in Coronavirus   
    JWFan sadly offers shelter and protection for some loons who wouldn’t last very long in society.
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    Nick Parker reacted to who cares in Coronavirus   
    The internet empowers basement virgins to be whoever they want to be. 
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    Nick Parker got a reaction from mstrox in The NINTENDO Thread   
    I had a dream last night where Nintendo revealed for Breath of the Wild 2 that you can go into Link's dreams while he's sleeping, specifically in the rejuvenation chamber. It'd be a kind of Link to the Past mirror world deal, where you would alternate between the two.
     
     
     
    I don't want my subconscious to get in trouble, so no one tell Nintendo where they heard this.
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