My take on McGee/McFarlane:
Making something gross or sexual or both is probably the easiest thing in the world to do. Just look at the margins of any 7th graders homework. You will find plenty of doodles on par with anything McGee has produced. American has said that his new game OZ will stay fairly true to the books but it will be “darker”. It’s sad that is the best he can come up with. American has the opportunity to take these well known and loved stories and re-imagine them for the world of video games, a medium with unlimited possibilities. When he made Alice I gave him credit for taking the story in a new direction even if it wasn’t a terribly interesting one. Now with OZ he’s doing the same thing and it shows that Alice was not some creative masterpiece. This guy is just a pervert and this is all he knows how to do. It’s like he has some kind of huge fucking machine. Beloved stories and characters go in one side and junior high quality goth crap comes out the other.Yeah, Yeah McGee, we all know you are very angry. You should save yourself some fucking time and just wear a T-shirt that says “I am dark and brooding”.
I think McFarlane is a brilliant business man who stopped being creative years ago. There is nothing wrong with that, as I am sure he makes enough money that he doesn’t have to be creative. I like to think I would still draw even if I was rich but who knows.
My take on Brute Force:
I think the cooperative missions will be fun like Tycho said. I agree that there is no reason to play the deathmatch stuff, but it’s not like you have to pay extra for it. I honestly can’t understand how that Lizardman ever got okayed. He looks like they took him straight out of the cut scene of a low budget 1994 Playstation game.
My take on Riverworld:
Wow, that movie was shit hot. So is it going to be a series now? It ended in a really strange place.