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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

Some games are long... very long.

A drow fighter speaking with the dead in Baldur's Gate 3
 

This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but a stinking day-long headache meant I wasn't really up for doing much at all and am just pleased I made it through a trip to the office for another week.

 

MOVIES

Honestly, I haven't actually watched any movies at the cinema since Barbie, although I did manage to finally get around to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on Disney+, which instantly became my favourite of the trilogy.


It's a little darker than the first two - and most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be fair - and it plays things a little more serious too, which is nice considering how unserious some Marvel Studios releases have been.


I think it helps having another non-quipping antagonist in the form of the High Evolutionary, played by Chukwudi Iwuji, to make it two great villains in a row following on from Jonathan Majors' Kang from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - even if the rest of that movie isn't great.


It's a definite recommend, although I would advise to be careful if you are an animal lover, as there are multiple scenes of animals and animal-like creatures being tortured and/or experimented on. A pretty bloody good [9/10] for me.


GAMES

Baldur's Gate 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda are eating up all my time as far as gaming goes right now, along with Marvel Snap taking what little is left over.


I have no idea when I'm going to finish the first of that trio, as I've already started a second playthrough before finishing my first and loving just how different an experience it can be by role-playing your character differently - it also helps that I know what I'm doing from the start now.


Andromeda is there after finishing yet another run through Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and is my first time playing as a male Ryder. Again, knowing what to skip makes playing it enjoyable - shame about that torturous first time through though.


And Marvel Snap is definitely my favourite card game out there now, although it still has some of the same issues that I found so loathsome about Hearthstone - its main advantage is just how quick the games can be got through and how good the progression is, keeping frustration to a minimum.


TV

I'm still stuck on the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and really not enjoying how so many episodes feel like the belong in an anthology series rather than the show living up to its title.


For me, the show is at its best when what I consider to be the main trio of Obi-Wan, Anakin and Ahsoka are the focus of the story and it suffers when more than one of them is left out of an episode or reduced to a mere cameo.


I'm crossing my fingers that I get to enjoy it more as it goes on, and I really just wish it could keep the focus on the series' title rather than random tales that I could care less about and the show does very little to change that opinion.

 























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