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Is Star Wars "Better Than It's Ever Been"? — Page 4

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That was just my way of disagreeing with you on your opinion of this being the greatest age of Star Wars.


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I guess I am suppose to be a mind reader. I’m out too.


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I don’t know where mind reading comes into it. It was definitely one of my least favorite parts of TFA, though.

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Warbler said:

I guess I am suppose to be a mind reader. I’m out too.

Sorry (maybe) but I just can’t let this go. You aren’t supposed to be a mind reader, but you are supposed to be a post reader.

TV’s Frink said:

I was teasing.

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moviefreakedmind said:

To put it simply I think that Star Wars used to be special and now it isn’t.

“We’ll always have Paris”

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We’ll always have Cloud City. 😃

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Where were you in '77?

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In terms of the feature films, this is without a doubt the best time I’ve been alive for at least. Which isn’t saying much, but still. I adore both ST films to the point where I rank them higher than ROTJ, I really dug Solo, and even though Rogue One doesn’t really do it for me, it’s still head and shoulders above the PT in terms of execution.

I’m not sure what to make of Rebels because it’s the only SW show I’ve watched as it aired. I binge-watched TCW for the first time in the months leading up to the premiere of Rebels, so I didn’t really live with it for as long. Since Star Wars wasn’t really on TV in my youth, I’ve thought of both shows as a sort of bonus; they’re nice to have, but they’re not central to my experience.

I think the golden age of video games was most certainly the late 1990s to the mid 2000s. That run of Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, Episode I: Racer, Rogue Squadron, Rogue Leader, Jedi Outcast, KOTOR I & II, Bounty Hunter, Battlefront I & II… It’s hard to imagine anything now beating that deluge of great games even if they were trying harder, but the two new BF games in the five years EA’s had the license is just a terrible showing (though I do think both of those games are plenty fun).

I’m disappointed with the books as well. There have been some real gems since the reboot (Bloodline, Thrawn, Catalyst, Phasma), but since they started making new movies I feel like they’re consciously avoiding doing the kind of sweeping stories with large ensemble casts that I loved most in the Legends era as novels. I understand why, of course; in those days the books were the main thing going in Star Wars, and now the movies have that role and the novels function as supplements. It’s a bummer, but if it’s the price I pay for new films, I’m fine with paying it. I’m hoping that after the ST ends we get something with Rey, Finn and Poe in the same spirit as the old Bantam novels that followed the big three.

Didn’t read many pre-Disney comics, but I’ve really liked a little more than half of the new ones.

One area where they’re really killing it right now is in the tabletop gaming stuff that Fantasy Flight has been putting out. I’ve played both of the card games that are currently out and would like to try some some of the miniature-based stuff soon. Really well-balanced, well-paced play with just the right amount of complexity. The old Decipher CCG from the 90s holds a lot of nostalgia for me, but I think the current games are actually more fun at the end of the day.

I think that covers all areas. If I missed anything, I suppose I must not have a very strong opinion about it anyway.