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  1. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Yes, and I would be down for finding screenshots for it as well. Fiddling around with the character creator, I can't seem to get characters with guns to fire from their guns. I made Flashpoint Batman, and first he wouldn't fire at all, so I tweaked it. Then he did nothing but pie bombs on both Square and Circle, for some reason. Then he would fire the bolts from his hands. Then back to square one. Really weird glitch; anyone know any fixes?
  2. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Yeah, really. Seeing as (pun unavoidable) he is very toyetic, there would be so much potential for good sets. My best guess is that they've not used him yet since he's not quite as well-known as Lex, Zod, and Brainiac, but since TLG's moved into lesser-knowns, he does seem like a plausible future figure. It will be interesting to see how many characters do appear in sets like they do in this game, if any. LB3 had the characters, and even some sets, appear shortly thereafter, but with the rumored future DC sets right now, there don't seem to be any besides Poison Ivy and Firefly that we know of.
  3. That would definitely lend to why TLG might be a bit more fiscally conservative with the DC theme, then. Making more money back before they get extravagant.
  4. The piece I really want to see return is Catwoman's mask with goggles. Mr. Freeze's shoulder-to-helmet piece would also be a nice return. However, for right now, I don't think we'll be seeing either, based on what we know about the 2019 sets. As for Ivy's hairpiece, there are really two simple options: 1) Ivy's classic look, which is being adapted here, usually has her hairstyle fairly simple and down, which this piece captures well. In her modern incarnation, she's more in-touch with nature and cares less about things like styling her hair. In TLBM, she's wearing more fashion-styled outfits, more in line with something Uma Thurman might have worn for B&R, which did do more to intentionally style her hair. 2) This piece is cheaper. Lego can't always do huge and expensive things for every theme, and often has to be more budget-smart. We are getting a new mold for Firefly and dual molded legs for Flash, so it's not like TLG is just cheaping out on us, but every decision of the sort adds production costs. Sure, the piece might only add a few cents to make on one set, but across the thousands of sets that will be made, this would add up. And though I'm sure TLBM sets did well enough to be financially in the black for the theme, I also am pretty sure they weren't such huge successes as to blow profits out of the water, which is what TLG may have wanted. Playing it cheaper now means more room for continued profit for the theme; the more profit the theme makes, the more new, awesome, and elaborate pieces and characters we'll get as it continues.
  5. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Beat the main story levels (there are a few more bonus levels I haven't beaten yet) and spent a little time running around in the main world. I stand by what I've said before; I love the story. It is extremely well-paced. Unlike Marvel 2 or Batman 3, which both had pacing problems as well as a "heroes gather a set of MacGuffins" for large chunks of story, this one is balanced out well; what you are doing, and who you are doing it as, is always changing up to keep things fresh. Even characters like Batman, Joker, or Harley, who can often be overused to the point of overshadowing everyone else, feel perfectly balanced for their roles. Your character stays very important to the plot without ever becoming a Mary Sue or getting overused, and frankly, this addition has made this one of the best Lego games hands-down. Future games definitely need to include this as well, as much as possible. While some of the movie-based ones obviously won't allow it, future original story games like Marvel and DC should, and with a little imagination, others could too; imagine a Lego Harry Potter game where you make a trio of original characters a la Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and have your own lessons and adventures at Hogwarts. I would buy the crap out of that game. Here are some beats from the story I particularly liked. Obviously, spoilers ahoy . If anyone has any questions about the game, as away. I'll be glad to answer what I can and figure out what I don't initially know.
  6. I'm not too upset about Ivy's upcoming hair piece, primarily because it's going to let me give Mera a more proper red color! The new Ivy will get one of the extra leaf-printed versions of that hair I have.
  7. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Just over halfway through the levels. I am seriously impressed with how good the writing is; there are several interesting and unexpected moments so far, and a few set up just for your custom character to look awesome (I highly recommend you either play as yourself or any original character you have a lot of fondness for, because these will fill you with pride). I do hate that Darkseid's presence was given away in trailers; the story is legitimately strong enough that it would have been something of a twist, although very well foreshadowed so as to get any DC fans with knowledge of the lore excited for it beforehand.
  8. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Good summary; I basically made me into the character creation, although slightly more muscular than real life... I do wish they had included hoodie options for initial creation, as my love of my (obnoxiously) bright teal hoodie would've been perfect for my purposes. And this is the song: I had to do quick research to find it. I knew it was Wolfmother from recognizing their sound from a different song, but I wasn't familiar with this one.
  9. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    After playing a couple of levels, I'm so far impressed on all fronts. Writing and voice acting are top notch, even when I don't immediately recognize the voice actor proper. I've actually audibly laughed at more than one joke. Gameplay feels less "floaty" than some of the other Lego games, which is good. And the second level is going to be very well-loved by anyone who played the original Lego Batman back in the day; it even has a well-designed boss battle of the sort I always wanted to see back in that game. There have been a couple of subtle nods to the classic Batman movies and to Arkham City as well. Definitely jumping back in soon.
  10. BaneShake

    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    Dear lord, guys. Making it scandalous up in here. As someone who doesn't play Overwatch, how many characters would be considered the "core" cast? As in far too essential to not have? I know there are a ton of playable characters beyond just that.
  11. BaneShake

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Amazon has me set up for day one delivery tomorrow. I'll be out running my work appointments over the afternoon, but tomorrow night I should have some first impressions to share.
  12. BaneShake

    Lego Overwatch 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    To be fair, since she's, ya know, purple, it's less realistic so Lego probably can get away with it more. If they tried to do it with a more "realistic" character, like Spider-Man's Black Cat, for example, they would almost certainly pick a less risqué version to adapt.
  13. BaneShake

    Titans Discussion

    Good to know. I'm always a little more eager to watch something when I've spoken to someone who liked it.
  14. BaneShake

    Titans Discussion

    Reviews are in. Metacritic has it at a mediocre 55 out of 100 average, and Rotten Tomatoes has a warmer 76% fresh with a 6.36 out of 10 average score. After the original trailer, I would have been surprised, but after most recent one I posted on here, it sounds about right. I don't have DC's streaming service yet, since I've been busy getting established in a new job, but (hopefully soon) I will be setting one up and going into my thoughts on here after each episode. If anyone wants to beat me to it, I'd certainly like to hear some opinions on here from you guys as well.
  15. BaneShake

    [MOC] Arkham Knight Batmobile

    As always, I love it. But this one is a step above, even as brilliant as the previous ones. This is insane how much detail you packed into minifig scale!