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We now have TWO episodes of our dev 'cast up!

https://anchor.fm/lairoftheclockworkpod/

Also, an audio interview from Rezzed went up a few days ago:

https://techraptor.net/content/egx-rezzed-2019-chatting-with-size-five-games-about-lair-of-the-clockwork-god
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General Discussion / Re: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
« Last post by Ben on May 18, 2019, 08:13:01 pm »
This (or some version of it) is now on Prime UK.
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General Discussion / Re: Marvel Cinematic (and Telly) Universe
« Last post by Dan on May 01, 2019, 03:01:08 pm »
Also, FUCKING ALSO: "oh no we don't have much Hank Pym juice so we only get one shot at this!!!" and then Captain America proceeds to only take 4 of 7(8?) vials from 1970, and Black Widow doesn't pass hers on before she jumps WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE these things are CRITICAL jesus fucking christ
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General Discussion / Re: Marvel Cinematic (and Telly) Universe
« Last post by Dan on May 01, 2019, 02:50:03 pm »
Whew boy just got back, I'm with Ben.


- The opening (third?) getting the band back together stuff was super laborious. The "Thor is fat now ha ha" section went on way too long and then they just kept. fucking. doing. them.
- The Time Travel section was the opposite of Infinity War, which had all these threads that were either a/ revealing stuff or b/ good action bits and so when a scene came up I was like "Oh yeah! What's going on with this thread?" but the Time Travel threads had none of that, they were all pretty boring, there was no intrigue in them. So there was an hour of just flipping between uninteresting scenes.
- The end fight stuff was just gratuitously and messy, and looked like the big hard-to-follow dark CGI fight the DCU kept doing.

I also wasn't impressed by the fact the Time Travel stuff required remembering what the fuck happened in the first Thor movie, like anyone's seen that since, or the opening scene from Guardians (which I *did* remember), or like the first Avengers film or who the guy in the lift was etc etc. I get that it's a culmination piece, but the "We're going here, which is when this happened" scenes needed WAY more hand-holding to help you have a shot at remembering.

I thought the end threads were wrapped up nicely.

All in all: yeesh
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General Discussion / Re: Marvel Cinematic (and Telly) Universe
« Last post by Paul on April 29, 2019, 02:01:50 pm »
I think I enjoyed it more than you, maybe it's that I've been going to the Marvel movies less that led to this(I skipped Captain Marvel but was told I wans't missing much). Pretty much agree with you on those points though. The time travel, you just have to not think about it at all in anyway for it to be ok. Thanos being killed off so soon I really liked and him coming back was reasonably OK, it was definitely needed as there were no stakes for quite a while. I liked the focus Ant-Man got, he's a fun character. Slobby depressed Thor was fun, there was some nice pay offs with some good gags. Cap USA's "Hail Hydra" was nice. Things like that while still keeping me engaged for 3 hours with the main plot of the movie.

I was mostly impressed that there's 21 movies this is capping off and it wasn't a complete mess of closing off every plot point without a good story of its own.
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General Discussion / Re: Marvel Cinematic (and Telly) Universe
« Last post by Ben on April 28, 2019, 04:10:08 pm »
Just saw Endgame, didn't enjoy it that much. It didn't have the usual 'overstuffed/too much arc plot' issues - it actually felt quite streamlined and propulsive, and the arc plot is the point here so it's fine.

But the action is still terrible, and that's even harder to ignore on one of these big team-up movies. (There's a scene early on where it's hard to tell what's going on with all the shaky-cam, whip-pans and fast edits, and all that's happening is two characters sitting down playing shove ha'penny, it's ridiculous.)

I think the main problem was the time-travel rules. And I'm not doing my classic 'if it's not BTTF it's not real' thing here. They pick like three different rule-sets and break all of them. It's hugely confusing and distracting, it really muddies all the stakes, character arcs and narrative up. But also, a lot of character arcs fizzling out or repeating themselves, character powers being wildly inconsistent; the kind of thing that a film franchise so praised for creating a huge ongoing, sprawling and interweaving story should really not be dropping the ball on.

Not as good as Ragnarok, or Avengers 1, or Iron Man 1, or a lot of Game Of Thrones, or Back To The Future 2.
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General Discussion / Re: Spider-Man 1 Again
« Last post by Ben on April 18, 2019, 05:26:16 pm »
Huh, okay. Well hopefully you SOTD it!
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General Discussion / Re: Spider-Man 1 Again
« Last post by Dan on April 18, 2019, 11:17:15 am »
No, I'd managed to avoid all the plot stuff, I had very little idea what it was about, bar the trailer. I was actually quite shocked by Peter's death in Mile's universe because that's not how I thought the verse stuff was going to hang together at all.
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The Dan and Ben Adventures / Re: Lair Of The Clockwork God - NEW DAN AND BEN GAME!
« Last post by Dan on April 18, 2019, 11:15:50 am »
Yeah Mark oh no wait Mark's already signed up HEY MARK, POST ON THE DISCORD MORE
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The Dan and Ben Adventures / Re: Lair Of The Clockwork God - NEW DAN AND BEN GAME!
« Last post by Ben on April 18, 2019, 06:57:02 am »
Thanks, Mark! Join us on the Discord!
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