Once Upon A Time, S4E10: “Fall”

Spoiler Thoughts:

  • So being totally frozen doesn’t damage anyone as long as they don’t crack?
  • Who in their right mind would accept Hans as King? He’s not even from Arendelle?
  • Man, you can just feel how Robert Carlyle must love finally getting some substantial villainous screen time. He is TEH AWESOME.
  • Really Regina? Everyone and their brother has been supportive of you. Just because you only take support from Robin doesn’t mean he’s the only one offering.
  • Oh, freaking Hans.
  • Like Regina is suddenly a leadership life coach.
  • OH MY GOD, I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY FELL FOR THE EMPTY POUCH PLOY AGAIN.
  • Are there no other people in Arendelle?
  • Ok if Arendelle takes Hans as king, it deserves what it gets.
  • Elsa maybe needs some Prozac.
  • TEAM KRISTOFF.
  • Oh Anna, this might not be the best time.
  • Oh, too bad Elsa didn’t wish to uncurse everyone.
  • Wow, it had been so long, I had forgotten Charming and Kristoff were BFFs.
  • If you know the spell is going to throw stuff in your eyes, why would you look straight at it?
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Dragon Age Inquisition: Post-Game Thoughts

Spoiler End-Game Thoughts:

  • While I thought the game was as beautiful as all the trailers made it look, there were some mechanics that seemed like they worked much easier in DAO.  Why do I have to be standing on top of loot to pick it up now, when in DAO I could just point to it across the room?
  • Does it seem as though your team didn’t talk as much as in the other games?  I found that most of the time they were silent, and when they did talk, a lot of the time they just kept repeating the same dialogue over and over.  (I GET IT Dorian.  Just place your bet against me already.)
  • I probably spent way too much time trying to climb over mountains to get to areas that were inaccessible at the time.  The penalties of cluelessness.
  • I am the worst at combat ever.  Next playthough needs to be with a ranged character, because half the time I couldn’t even tell if I was connecting with anything, much less the same joint on the dragon leg.
  • Some team members I felt like I didn’t get to know at all.  Vivienne only talked when she wanted something like albino body parts or the Divineship.
  • Blackwall and Solas seemed like they spoke the most at the beginning, but eventually petered out.  In Blackwall’s defense, this could be after he got dumped for Cullen.
  • I feel like I did the game wrong in one sense–I tried to do all the non-essential quests before moving forward in the story, and it made the storyline seem kind of condensed at the end, and all the loot was underpowered after about halfway through.
  • The Samson song was pretty grating after awhile, but oddly enough, the Sera one started to worm its way into my head for some reason.
  • The two moments that completely made the game for me tho:  The entrance into Skyhold, and the dance at Halamshiral.  Really upped the emotional content of the game.
  • I wish Flemeth had had a bigger role in the game.  I don’t even know what she might have done, but I love hearing Kate Mulgrew do her.
  • I actually think all the voice actors did a fabulous job, but I always do, with BioWare games.
  • There are lots of people and things I would destroy to get to be a voice in a BioWare game.
  • So…the post-credits scene.  Was it the Old God soul that Flemeth was shoving through the mirror as Solas was toodling in?  Did she take it from her grandson to save his life?
  • Why would Solas think Corypheus would open the orb?  Why didn’t he give it to Flemeth?
  • I was confused as to what we thought had happened to The Warden.  No one could find her?  But (at least in my headcanon,) she married Alistair and was queen?  But Alistair didn’t seem all that alarmed about her?  But then we found her?  But then she basically said “good luck, have a belt?”
  • I also would have liked to see what happened with Anders, but appreciate how problematic that might have been.  Basically, I just want a game where I wander around talking to all the characters I already know for hours and hours.
  • Throw in the Mass Effect guys as well, and I really wouldn’t need any other games ever again.
  • I think my Spirit Animal is the guy who kept earnestly trying to give Cullen the report from Leliana, when Cullen was otherwise occupied.
  • You just know that guy had probably been chewed out before for being negligent about passing on the reports, and he was all “this time will be different!  I got this!”
  • Because 230 hours wasn’t enough time to invest in this, I think maybe we’ll start over from DAO and do a complete run through, including reviewing the books and seeing the movie about Cassandra I never got around to seeing.
  • Thanks BioWare!  Without you, I’d be forced to live in the Real World all the time, and Heaven Knows, no one wants that.

Once Upon A Time, S4E8: “Smash the Mirror” Part 2

Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Does Emma ever think about a decision for more than 3 minutes?
  • Don’t make promises you can’t keep, Ana.
  • Elsa: Queen of Arendelle and bad decisions.
  • I want a car like Emma’s bug, that apparently takes no damage no matter how many things she runs it into.
  • Who doesn’t ever check their phone for messages?
  • Oh, the chandelier!
  • Gold is such a good character. Robert Carlyle does such a good job with him.
  • Well I’ve had my problems with this whole Frozen storyline, but this exchange between Emma and Gold is pretty outstanding.
  • I’m not sure freezing a doorknob automatically makes it unlock.
  • Not totally sure how the power of a handshake worked there.
  • Wow, that jacket is not equipped to hide the hat thing.
  • Oh, nice downwards boob shot.
  • Too bad with all this magic, no one carries any scissors.
  • “Your strange fixation really holds no interest for me.”

Once Upon A Time, S4E8: “Smash the Mirror” Part 1

Spoiler Thoughts:

  • No, I think your sisters couldn’t accept you because you FROZE AND BROKE one of them.
  • Kind of awkward Regina/Robin scene.
  • No, it’s kind of your fault, Snow.
  • Elsa is such a dupe. Why would she believe this stranger over Ana?
  • Emma, this seems like a bad solution.
  • Oh thank God, Elsa isn’t a total dupe.
  • TEAM KRISTOFF
  • Apparently houses only have wings in an East-West axis.
  • Look, if you trust Gold or Regina, you probably are going to get what you have coming.
  • Oh, it’s the Wonderland guy again. We must be in need of exposition!
  • Why does Elsa have to pretend around the guards? She’s the queen, right?
  • Why would Hook say all this right in Gold’s place?
  • I guess the dust circumscribed her powers…Until they didn’t?