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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 17, 2019 1:54 pm

{{ Yup, compared to what we currently have even when I wasn't enjoying some of the plotting in RTD there was always good character stuff to enjoy at least and good writing.
Now there aren't good plots to enjoy, there aren't good characters to enjoy, and the writing isn't good. Mad }}

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri May 17, 2019 6:40 pm

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat May 18, 2019 3:02 am

Not Hurt,no.

Welp, looks like I have 50+ pages of Who to search through now...

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat May 18, 2019 8:10 pm

Ha, looks like Moffat, writer of The Beast Below, saw some Thundarr the Barbarian in his younger days.

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It's amusing that the sound effects for the Fabulous Sun Sword are so light-saber-ish, considering that the Sun Sword is a light-saber rip-off from D&D.


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat May 18, 2019 9:53 pm

{{{ Laughing  Though given the episode I suspect in reality the Smilers were more influenced by the creepy weird automaton figures you used to get in booths at seaside resorts all over the UK from the Victorian era up till about the late 1970's. }}



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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun May 19, 2019 1:25 am

Sweet Lord, that's straight out of a bad Stephen King movie.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun May 19, 2019 1:33 am

{{ There used to be a'Laughing Policeman' one where I went on holiday as a kid- gave me nightmares. Mad Was this one in fact, this does not bring back happy memories seeing it again! pale }}




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Post by halfwise on Sun May 19, 2019 5:07 am

The British beaches seem to be hellish places. I'll pass.

I can't believe somebody filmed 4 minutes of that first one.

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Post by malickfan on Sun May 19, 2019 10:17 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{ There used to be a'Laughing Policeman' one where I went on holiday as a kid- gave me nightmares. Mad  Was this one in fact, this does not bring back happy memories seeing it again!   pale }}




One of the museums I volunteer at has a large collection of vintaage slot machines, including a couple like this, crepy things No

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Yesterday at 8:57 pm

{{ Wasn't entirely sure where to put this, here or on the games thread, but given I would class itmore as an experience that a proper game in any sense of the word I figured here would be better.

The Runaway a review of the VR experience.
I 'played' this on the Occulus rift and I'll start with the good. Rather than go for ultra realism it aims for an animated look and largely succeeds. In fact I would go so far as to say Jodie suits animated form somewhat more than live action as in animated form she gurns a lot less. The animation throughout is sharp, crisp and well motion captured. Likewise the interior of the TARDIS console room is detailed enough to be sure what everything is but retains the drawn part cell-shaded look.
Sound is good too, there's plenty variety, everything is super authentic and I actually found Akinolas soundtrack to this more engaging here than anything I can recall from the entirety of last series. And the Doctors dialogue is clear and fits the animation well.

So the bad. Well its the 13th Doctor and its the 13th Doctors TARDIS, so it feels small for a TARDIS- one nice touch is the the far walls, which look like plain metal in the show here have huge sections that are lit up orange with swirling Gallifreyean patterns, and it does help a tiny bit to break up the gloom and give a slight increase to the sense of scale- but its till feels like a gloomy cave, particualry when looking from the console towards the door area. Its just not a goo TARDIS interior and any other from any previous Who would have been better to have been in.
The other issue is 13 herself. If you dont like her already this isn't going to help. She delivers the lines well enough I suppose, but its pure nonsense and ear filler, the worst of the babbling she did in series 11. And its near constant. She rattles on, going off on tangents and what are supposed to be humorous and quirky asides, and it soon starts to grate. Its all still trying too hard to find a personality,l and she doesn't have one that's her own. It still sounds like a bad hodge podge of 10 and 11.
Another issue I had, and it may be hearing her only and not seeing her performance, but I realised what I dont like about her line delivery- every single line is delivered with an abundance of over enthusiasm, like an over eager camp councillor. And I find it very grating very quickly.





Full spoilers ahead.
The plot is, simple. There is a creature made of energy, if it gets upset it goes critical and the resulting explosion can take out a galaxy. The Doctor has rigged a home made stasis facility to keep it in and is transporting it home, when some sort of police turn up and demand they hand the creature over.
As the 'player' you first have to pilot the TARDIS whilst the Doctor tries to keep the creature calm as the 'police' fire on the ship.
Piloting consists of using the controller to pull and drag about a small hologrpahic TARDIS as oncoming debris and asteroids get in the way. Its basic stuff, a weird way to pilot the TARDIS not in keeping with any way its ever been flown, and makes no sense the Doctor wouldn't just have engaged the engines and dematerialised and gone to the destination.
Anyhow she doesnt and once you've got to the home place of the energy creature the police turn up again, the Doctor is trying to release it as the thing goes critical, but the machine is buggered and wont release it. So whilst she fixes that you have to keep it calm by waving various toys in its face.
Then it goes critical anyway once youve done that, turns into a blackhole, you have to point the sonic at it and drain off the energy into the TARDIS which proves utterly pointless, as it doesnt work, so the Doctor hits it with a hammer (the only good bit in the plot) and releases it.
Then it comes back in the door all happy with its mummy and Daddy.
And the Doctor says she will drop you off and then offers 'one more trip'. The End.

So um, its basic in plot, its very basic in 'gameplay' and annoyingly for a VR game you are rooted to the spot, you are actually told by the Doctor not to move. And if you try to move the screen will fade to grey and you have to move back.
Giving you a TARDIS in VR then completely restricting your ability to nosey about it is a huge missed opportunity. As is not letting you come in through the doors to experience the 'bigger on the inside' effect.

There is a lot of potential for Who in VR, and may be realised better in the just announced full Doctor Who VR game coming later this year.

Weeping Angels and Daleks in VR! - they could be onto something there. affraid


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Post by Amarië Yesterday at 10:08 pm

Ooo, Daleks and angels! That has potential!

That 13 game tho... Fits her series I suppose...

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