Logic's Insight: Soul Calibur V 1/5
Soul Calibur V is the biggest disappointment since my father.
I really can't think of any other thing in my gamer life that issues more feelings of disappointment, anger and utter betrayal when it comes to games that I play. Hell, it's not even the worst game that I've ever played and that's what makes me irk...
While my father has admitted to his mistakes, tried to made strides to not be a disappointment and I've made my peace with him and how he screwed up my life...Soul Calibur V's damage has forever affected me as a player. Halo 4, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age, Kingdom Hearts...I can't play any of those games without thinking of the betrayal that was Soul Calibur V. It's like a fly that won't go away, no matter how much I swat it or go to another room. It's a pebble in my shoe and my shoe is stuck on my foot.
And if any of you "awesome-whores" under the age of 20 come up and say that Soul Calibur 3 was the worst game because it had dated graphics, then I suggest you stop reading this
Logic's Insight: Twilight IntroductionLogic's Insight: Twilight Introduction2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anyone ever met someone who they had a bad feeling about from the start? Maybe they didn't put themselves out in the open as often, seemed like nice people and looked legitimately trustworthy. Even then, they just seemed like someone you could have a good time with. But you had a bad feeling about this person that only grew the more you hung out with them. Eventually you see them for the manipulative jerk that they really are and see signs that they'll cause trouble. But you look around to see that many of your friends don't see what you see until...the person does something.
That would be the best way to sum up the Twilight Saga. While at first glance, it appears to be a teenage love story about a girl who falls in love with a vampire despite the obvious danger. Good or bad, the premise isn't terrible in itself, in short, it's a nice set up for a decent read. Unfortunately, Twilight is much...much...worse...
There is a three word phrase that I can use to sum up my feelings for this se
Top 12 Problems with Naruto's Final ArcTop 12 Problems with Naruto's Final Arc6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I leap and roll off of the train and watch it crash off a cliff.
Things have become so stupid, convoluted and contrived that I no longer care about how the Naruto series ends. Kishimoto has demonstrated that he doesn't give a damn about story consistency and he's just going to do whatever the hell he wants regardless of if it makes sense.
It's his story, so technically he can do that. But that doesn't mean that he should.
When a writer just ignores their own set rules and starts doing whatever the hell they want, then it shows in the story and weakens it. Things like Deus Ex Machina/Diabolus Ex Machina are employed when the writer writes themselves into a corner with no other way out; Handwaves are meant to direct the audience away from plotholes so that they can "enjoy" the show; or even jump sharking just to get a cheap reaction from the audience.
There's a lot of them, but some are just symptoms of the disease or signals from noise. Stuff like Naruto disregarding Hinata's
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 1Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 12 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Reason #1 for hating Twilight: The main characters
I may annoy a few people if I bring up a future point again and again and again. But it's such a pivotal one that it can't be ignored.
A love story is a tale about two characters who meet, form a bond that grows into a dynamic of love, and the rest of the story is about how that relationship is tested.
That last sentence, is the best summary that I can think of for why a life story either succeeds or fails. The first thing you need to have a love story or any kind of story for that matter, is a protagonist. In the case of the love story, two protagonists or a protagonist and his love interest.
Here's some basic examples from popular media:
Miroku and Sango from Inuyasha, Ron and Hermoine from Harry Potter, Master Chief and Cortana from Halo (it's weird), Pazu and Sheeta from Castle in the Sky, Any Bioware hero and the love interest of their choice, Cloud and Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings, Cyclops
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 2Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 22 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Reason #2 for hating Twilight, the relationship and dynamic
So we all know that Twilight's entire infrastructure is no longer valid because the central characters of the love story fail to make us care about them. Without that, we don't care about them getting together or about what might happen because of it.
But let's pretend that physical features can constitute a bond and that we care about them for a few minutes. It wouldn't matter because everything about their relationship and the dynamic it holds is wrong. Everything about their little tale is so horribly wrong.
You see, every love story has a certain dynamic that affects it's mood and tone, kind of like an overarching cloud that the story lies within. These dynamics come out in how the love story plays out and can wildly vary since love stories are so diverse and numerous.
Here's a few examples: Passsionate but forbidden romance; an animosity that still remains despite a g
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 4Reason #4 for hating Twilight: Everything else!Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 42 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So if you've been paying attention up to this point, then you'll see that Twilight lacks everything that a love story needs to work. It doesn't have characters that we care about, it doesn't have a relationship dynamic that fits with the story or the choices of the characters, and it's story is dull and stretched out longer than it needs to without anything ever affecting the characters or testing their bonds. The lore of the saga can't even stay consistent with itself and doesn't leave any room for real dramatic tension.
Despite this, the saga is selling extremely well. The saga is a gold mine! The books sell extremely well since the first book's debut and have garnered a moderate amount of critical praise because of it's influence; the movies have grossed a grand total of two and a half billion dollars on a total budget of two hundred and fifty million dollars; and it has a large and powerfull
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 3Reason #3 for hating Twilight, the story and loreLogic's Insight: Twilight Part 32 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
At this point, I'm pretty much beating a dead horse. We don't protagonists that we actually care about, We have a mismatched relationship that we don't care about and it has a dynamic that is completely removed from common sense, so there's really no reason to keep going right?
But what about everyone else?
Ha! My friend, it really doesn't matter what's going on with everyone else because none of it is ever going to inconvenience the nice little love affair that's going on. Mainly because the main characters never care about what's happening around them, the surrounding events of a vampire-werewolf war never complicates matters for Bella's upcoming wedding...hell! The two clans even put up a truce just to keep Bella alive! Nobody even questions what makes this human woman so special.
Jacob loves her. So what? She doesn't really love him! Why should t
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The City of Angel Groove
While technically a state more than a city since each of the districts are big enough to be cities by themselves, Angel Groove remains a peaceful place where poverty is less than 1%, Education is top ranked in the world, and everyone has a chance to make their mark on this groove of angels.
Even now, a little girl was making her mark on her doting father and mother as they strolled through the Angel Groove park with their elder butler nearby playing a game of golf.
"It's a really pretty park daddy!" The little girl said with delightful excitement and started staring at a frog that just stared back.
"Careful dear Annie...that could be a hypno toad." Annie's mother playfully warned while the girl just watched the frog hop across their path and back into the woods.
"Why can't we just live in this place?" She excitedly asked much to her father's amusement, "Look Daddy! A diamond!" The little girl shouted bringing
Logic's Insight: Naruto 1/4Logic's Insight: Naruto 1/42 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Before anyone asks: I have mostly positive things to say about Shonen Jump's Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.
While Naruto does have some pretty major problems that holds it back, I still regard it rather highly compared to most manga. Most of it's major problems comes from not going as far as it could or should in terms of character development, the setting and themes. But that doesn't make it suck.
I's still pretty good.
So you might be asking, if I like it then why am I giving it a Logic's Insight?
One, as a change to tune. I wanted to change things up a little bit by going over something that I like rather than something that I hate. I'm still going to give it an honest review and point out things that I don't like or don't work. But for once, I want to bring insight into something that I regard positively and expose how it works and doesn't work on a fundamental level.
Two, Naruto has major problems. Forums like Onemanga are ablaze with fans arguing over things like a character
Epic Rap Battles of Destiny: Revan vs ShepardDisclaimer: I don't own either of the characters portrayed or mentioned in this sound-off. This is non-profit parody that I made for my own amusment.Epic Rap Battles of Destiny: Revan vs Shepard2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
EPIC RAP BATTLES OF DESTINY!
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Darth Revan (Knights of the Old Republic)
Light Side Revan-
Long Ago in a Galaxy far away...
I forged a legacy that will live beyond my day...
I've saved my people three times over,
From Ancient Sith to a hopeless trooper,
Mandalore's crew all came to knew,
that their firepower was to me as water,
Bane adored me, the Jedi revered me,
Even Bastila gave in and pleased me...
If it weren't for my game, none would know Bioware,
I changed RPGs and put em into full gear,
I stomped Mandalore, Malak and the Sith Emperor,
Overwhelmed? Not surprised, go take your temperature.
I'm Commander Shepard and I approve this ass-whoopin,
This cocky jedi is just asking for a beatin.
I've faced forces you
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The Day after Tomorrow
Kaiba's Office, Two days later
"Congratulations, you killed a singing diamond," Kaiba mockingly complemented to a listening Roger Smith, "Considering that it nearly killed you and managed to destroy a fifth of the city, I ought to congratulate you somehow."
"Well, for starters," Roger placed a suitcase on the table and opened it to reveal a large stack of documents, "This is the list of charges, injuries and bills you could compensate us on. Which shouldn't be too hard to-"
"Oh look, a summary of damages and collaterol that the battle produced," Kaiba commented with obviously fake curiosity, "Well I guess I can use your compensation charges to fund the repairs to the city."
"Wait a minute," Roger wasn't one to back down so easily, "Can't you pay for the damage yourself?"
"Yeah so?" As many now broke businessmen knew, Kaiba was also one to not back down.
"That's against ethical conduct isn't it?" Roger pointed out.
"Screw ethics, I have money." Kaiba simply shot b