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#1169932
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What is/was the best SW Game ever, on any platform?
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When I first played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords I was pretty underwhelmed by it, because as we all know Lucasarts rushed the production forcing Obsidian to release an incomplete game and it showed when I played it. About a year ago a friend of mine informed me of a patch that restored much of the cut content which I was completely unaware of until then. Sure enough I searched and found this thing called The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM for short), so I dusted off KOTOR II, installed the mod and you know what? I think KOTOR II + TSLRCM = One of the greatest RPGs of all time, and dare I say I even think it blows the first KOTOR out of the water. Seriously, it’s a real shame I had to wait ten years to discover the absolute gem this game is, and like much of the work discussed on these forums it was all thanks to the effort of dedicated fans. Kreia/Darth Traya is hands down the greatest character ever written for Star Wars, and I doubt we will ever get a villain this complex in SW ever again, plus I like how the Jedi are given a less than flattering portrayal as overly cautious fools who decide the Exile must be evil and therefore stripped of the Force due to the uniqueness of her/his powers which greatly angers Kreia. I also like Kreia’s statement that it is a far greater victory to make your enemy see things your way and and weaken their beliefs than to outright kill them, she also strongly disapproves of petty acts of evil like killing innocent people for no reason whilst praising manipulation, deception, and committing acts with far-reaching consequences. Another thing I think is made far better by TSLRCM is the dark side ending, which in the cut version of the games feels very empty, you become the ruler of a graveyard planet, but the restored content makes it clear the Exile will go to join Revan in his fight against the secret Empire in the Unknown Regions with Visas waiting at the Trayus Academy to train anyone who travels to Malachor V to prepare for the war against the mysterious Empire. It’s real shame we never got KOTOR III and instead were given the SWTOR MMO, I hate MMORPGs with a passion.

I would like to add that I think Disney made a huge mistake in shutting down LucasArts and licensing the Star Wars games to EA, seeing as are now getting a load of mediocre SW games.

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#1169754
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New Star Wars films to be produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
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OutboundFlight said:

It would be interesting to see the Old Republic used almost like the MCU, with a seemingly endless amount of films taking place around the same time each building off each other in characters and plots. For example, introducing a Jedi Knight and having a series of films where s/he becomes older and wiser, a film about Republic commandos, a bounty hunter movie, and a movie about a Sith Lord during the same 5 year period. Then they could have a major event such as the arrival of Revan or the Vong, where all the characters team up to stop a common enemy.

I don’t know if I want this though, MCU movies have lost all novelty now and I’d hate to see the same for Star Wars. At the same time this would be the best way imo to keep the franchise alive for decades (which Disney seems to be planning).

The problem I’m currently having with the MCU is that the movies are becoming indistinguishable from one another, which is why the DC movies are becoming more and more appealing to me, because as messy as they may be they are so radically different from one another and as the saying goes “variety is the spice of life”.

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#1169752
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The Last Emperor (1987)
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I’d like to make a request regarding Bernardo Bertolucci’s classic. Is it possible to find a 35mm print of the movie? As we all know the blu-ray has the aspect ratio cropped to 2:1 instead of the original 2.39:1, all of this because cinematographer Vittorio Storaro has it in his head that this should be the standard format for all movies, but I personally want to see the movie in it’s original aspect ratio (OAR), which I never had the chance to since the movie’s theatrical run was a year before I was born. On a larger scale of things I also think the OAR should be preserved. Shouldn’t we have a right to choose which version we want to watch?

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#1167255
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Things that you would like to see in Star Wars that have not happened
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The title of this thread is pretty self explanatory. Personally I would love to see a Force wielder who practices the dark side but isn’t necessarily evil, whether it’s an individual or a group, I think it would be interesting to see that not all darksiders are interested in conquest and destruction. I would also like to see orange lightsabers introduced in the new SW canon.

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#1139030
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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While I like the idea of having all SW movies under one roof and finally incorporating the Fantastic 4 and the X-Men into the MCU, I think you guys should watch John Oliver’s video on corporate consolidation to understand why Disney buying Fox scares me. I personally don’t like the idea of one company owning such a huge chunk of the entertainment industry, plus it would leave us with only five major movie studios: Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Brothers.

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#1107191
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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Abrams has no vision of his own, all of his movies have been recreations of the pop culture he enjoyed as a kid. This is the worst possible choice, we already had a remake of the first SW, and the last thing we need is a remake of ROTJ. I still don’t know why so many consider him a good director. Seriously, fuck JJ Abrams.

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#1103695
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the sequel trilogy will end up being nothing but a rehash of the OT, imitating the visual elements and story which is a great shame. I wanted new stories to be told, to have new experiences, make new discovries about the Force, instead Disney has chosen to play it safe and retell the same story we’ve seen lots of times before. I still can’t believe TFA has received so much praise as it’s nothing but a remake of the first SW movie. Say what you will about the prequels, but at least Lucas tried to do something different.

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#1103223
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Star Wars Shadows of the Empire soundtrack
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I found the complete soundtrack available on Youtube and gave it a listen. Amazing score by Joel McNeely IMO, though I read McNeely himself wasn’t happy with the end product and that it’s one of his least favourite works. Myself I disagree, I think it’s a pretty strong score and it’s a real shame the music is now part of the Legends continuity, and I would love McNeely to do more SW music.

Any other fans here?

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#1061115
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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My take on the Bendu: I didn’t really like the character as he pretty much ended up being another one of those “neutral” characters who only help the good guys. He called himself the One in the Middle, either meaning he didn’t draw from the light or the dark OR he used aspects of both, which makes him a bit of a hypocrite. I would have loved to see him interact with Maul but when the opportunity presented itself he disappeared.

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#1061001
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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IMO Season 3 has been the best season of Rebels so far. I’m disappointed Ezra’s dabbling with the dark side storyline was dropped as soon as it began, but it’s a kid’s show I guess, I really liked Ezra’s darker persona. Sabine finally lived up to to her status as a Mandalorian, and we got lots of Mandalorian content which is awesome (don’t know why everyone here is so dismissive of Mandalorians) and it looks like we’re about to get a lot more Mandalorian content which really has me pumped up for next season. I think the best way to end SWR is by having Ezra and Kanan sacrifice themselves thus lending credence to Yoda’s statement that Luke is the last Jedi.

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#1034134
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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I’m really pumped about the next two episodes because like I said earlier I’m a sucker for all things Mandalorian and these will be full of Mandalorian lore.

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#1030338
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Finally saw Rogue One. I enjoyed it way more than I expected and way more than TFA (seriously, f*ck J.J. Abrams). My expectations were pretty low after the sour taste in my mouth left by TFA, plus the fact that this movie was directed by Gareth Edwards whose 2014 Godzilla I hate, but once the credits started rolling I felt something I never expected which was feeling pumped about the first Star Wars movie. Almost everything worked flawlessly, the pacing, the music, the story, the characters… it all just clicked. This is hands down the best SW since the OT.

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#1027077
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Single Pass Regrade of Grindhouse ESB
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Could somebody upload this torrent elsewhere that isn’t usenet or tehparadox? I really want to get my hands on this gem but the torrent file from myspleen doesn’t download.

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#1026056
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Single Pass Regrade of Grindhouse ESB
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Blackout said:

fmalover said:

OK, a few days have passed and the file still doesn’t download.

Try port-forwarding or allowing your download client through your firewall and maybe also through your anti-virus.

I’ve tried just about everything and the damn torrent still won’t download, it doesn’t pick up seeds or anything.

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