I wasn’t super impressed with Jedi: Fallen Order when it came out a few years back. Sure, it was fun, but it felt clunky. The combat felt like a lesser Dark Souls, but got markedly better when turned down the difficulty — though I felt that the game lost that appeal of being able to… Continue reading Jedi Fantasy
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There was a delightful irony to the world of Bionicle that drew me in when the toy line started back in 2001. Here was a tropical, tribal-looking island that drew a lot on Polynesian imagery populated with robots who could wield magical elemental powers. Well, technically biomechanical robots, but there was still this really cool… Continue reading Contradictions
Star Wars Sandbox
The sixth episode of The Mandalorian’s third season is classic sci-fi nonsense. The titular gunslinger finds himself on a planet where, through the judicious use of repurposed battle droids, the citizens are able to leave a life of luxury, directly participate in democracy, and live lives of recreation and ease. But all is not well;… Continue reading Star Wars Sandbox
I realize I haven’t mentioned it here on this blog, but Andor is very good. A prequel to 2016’s Rogue One, Andor follows the titular Cassian Andor as he goes from a guy just schlepping about the corners of the galaxy to an all-in member of the Rebel Alliance who helps steal the Death Star… Continue reading Revolutionaries
What The Hell Is Canon, Anyway?
That long-awaited/feared Amazon-made show based on Tolkien’s stories is finally out and I have watched the first two episodes and let me tell you that I am surprised by how much I dig it. Understand, I absolutely love The Lord of The Rings —in both book and movie form—, I tackled The Silmarillion shortly after… Continue reading What The Hell Is Canon, Anyway?
Catharsis and Kenobi
So, the Disney+ series about Obi-Wan Kenobi (titled, uh, Obi-Wan Kenobi) came out on Friday and it is a fantastic exercise in catharsis. And I want to talk about that, because after this week I needed some damn catharsis. Catharsis, as Aristotle defined it in his Poetics way back when, is a purging of emotions.… Continue reading Catharsis and Kenobi
This week’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett wasn’t an episode of Boba Fett at all, but really an episode of The Mandalorian. Despite the title being The Book of Boba Fett, it focussed solely on Din Djarin (the Mandalorian) and an adventure he was having after last season, only tying in to the… Continue reading Identity Crisis
Boba Fett Was Never That Cool
A tv show about Boba Fett sounds like it’d be about the armored bounty hunter going around the galaxy on space adventures as he hunts down people wanted by his employers. There’s gonna be gunslinging, space battles, and probably a moment where Boba has his quarry cornered and quips some one-liner before shooting them. You… Continue reading Boba Fett Was Never That Cool
Anime Star Wars
I’ve been slowly making my way through Star Wars: Visions since the anime anthology dropped on Disney+ a week and a half ago. Slowly because I don’t wanna rush my way through it, but also because there’s a lot of other television to watch (What If…? and Ted Lasso are both wrapping up their seasons,… Continue reading Anime Star Wars
I like video games, and so, accordingly, I tend to follow video game news. As someone who does most of his gaming on his PS4 (give or take some Simsor Civilization on my computer), I was certainly invested in Sony’s PlayStation Showcase this week. There are a slew of highlights; Tchia is a game inspired… Continue reading KOTOR Remake!