Zero Lives: 2022/07/11
~ Come a little bit closer ~
Hoo boy. Last week got a little too real, right? Wanna double down on it?
No, let’s not do that. Instead, let’s get into the good stuff!
What I’m Playing
It’s done. My long suffering is over. I finally beat the story for Monster Hunter Rise. With the bulk of the guides gone from the dock, I’m not required to put hours into it each day. Don’t get me wrong, Sunbreak is a great expansion and it’s more Monster Hunter, but doing a death march to finish it has definitely soured the experience. But, I did the grind, have a well-built character, and can now help friends through should they ever decide to take the plunge. But if it’s your first time entering the world of Monster Hunter, I still recommend Monster Hunter World and Iceborne over Rise.
I downloaded a cheat table for Outriders so I could tinker with some builds and holy shit, I built a Pyromancer that is nearly game-breaking. I’ve never touched the class before, but after four failed attempts, I put together a build that is just sublime. A shame the friend I play with will never want to play with it as it makes each challenge a cakewalk.
What I’m Watching
The Boys ended with a bit of a flop. Rather than go the Game of Thrones route and kill off everything with a pulse, The Boys is very selective with who dies and the main cast seems pretty much untouchable. Each season feels like we’re being edged and after three years, I’m expecting some kind of payoff, but not getting it.
The Umbrella Academy has made me hate Allison with such an intensity that I didn’t know was possible. The season ended in a way that another is inevitable. But something my wife said is lingering. Everything they deal with is at such an apocalyptic level it’s almost ridiculous. It’s similar to the problem World of Warcraft has had for the past couple of years. It’s so grand and detached, there’s nothing really relatable. Here’s hoping the next season is a little more grounded.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is kind of bland. I didn’t expect much going into it, but still. Also, kid Leia is super annoying and I would love to see her kicked into a Sarlacc Pit.
Guardians of the Galaxy got a rewatch to prep the boy for the latest Thor movie. This was a bad idea as I proceeded to binge the second movie, both soundtracks, and then threw $150 at the Lego Milano. Now I have more drive to drop every other game I’m playing to delve back into the 2021 release. Help me.
Thor: Love and Thunder was a super fun watch. The beginning was a little messy as it was trying to get all the pieces into place, but once they did, it flowed wonderfully. Ragnarok cemented the God of Thunder as my favorite MCU character and Love and Thunder only reaffirmed that decision.
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