Link Dump

Just a few interesting links I've run across recently:
  • This review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace has been making the rounds everywhere, but it really is brilliant stuff. Clocking in at around 70 minutes, the review goes into every detail, meticulously and hilariously tearing apart the story. I wasn't sure what to make of the funny voice and the dead wife references, but by the time I finished the review and went back and watched his reviews of the next generation Star Trek movies (which are uniformly bad (update: the movies are bad, not the reviews)), I think I kinda like it. In any case, this guy has clearly done a lot of work on these reviews. The amount of archival footage he pulls makes me wonder just how much time he's spent watching the extras on various DVDs. In a lot of ways, the Star Trek reviews are even more impressive in that respect, as he pulls from the entire run of the TNG series, in addition to the movies. Anyway, the other notable thing about these videos is that I now crave pizza rolls, for the first time ever.
  • A couple of other funny reviews of bad Christmas movies: Santa With Muscles (which has to go on my Holiday Horror list next year) and Santa's Slay (which I actually enjoyed... clearly moreso than the reviewer, though I wouldn't call it great or anything).
  • 5 Star Wars Status Updates: I kinda wished Porkins would show up at some point, but whattaya gonna do? Still, pretty funny.
  • Let me tell you about Demon's Souls: Funny review of the apparently difficult game:
    I’ll tell you what happens in Demon’s Souls when you die. You come back as a ghost with your health capped at half. And when you keep on dying, the alignment of the world turns black and the enemies get harder. That’s right, when you fail in this game, it gets harder. Why? Because fuck you is why.
    I go back and forth on whether or not I want to play this game. Reviews like this (and there are a lot of them) make me think I'll immediately hate the game. Other times, like during the recent Brainy Gamer podcast, it feels like I'd love the game. Perhaps I'll just wait for the price to come down or rent it or something.
That's all for now. Happy New Year!

Update: It appears I forgot to actually include the link to the Demons Soul's review. It's there now. Also, added a quick clarification about the Star Trek reviews...