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  1. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah, and we also need some quality strikers. Oh, and a better defence. Weak all over the pitch.
  2. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    7th loss in the last 9 games. That wouldn't be acceptable for a team struggling in the relegation battle, never mind one looking for a Champions League spot. It's absolutely disgraceful and just shows how much work is needed to get things right again.
  3. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    You know what I mean though. I just don’t care who wins the league because we aren’t up there scrapping for it. My only hope now is we win our last 4 games and one of the other teams around us slips up. Yes, I did just type that!
  4. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    I couldn't give a shit who wins the league between City and Liverpool. We're not in that fight, so I'm not interested. 4th place is of greater concern for me at the moment. Maybe in a few years, once we've rebuilt the squad and we're back, then I'll be interested, but not at the moment. I want United to win tonight, but I honestly have absolutely no faith in the team after Sunday's pathetic outing. If they can't muster any enthusiasm against Everton with a Champions League spot up for grabs, then why would they put any effort in tonight?
  5. No, I actually say they mention it in passing in my first post above. I just don’t think they were clear enough that for some people it could put a serious dampener on the game, like it did for me. It’s been good to read an article that isn’t afraid to explore those problems and it made me wonder why more reviewers didn’t tackle it. It’s all in the past now though and I’ve moved on to much better games, but it’s taught me not to pay much attention to reviews of big games in the future.
  6. JPL

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Fair enough. Infinity War is head and shoulders above any other MCU film for me and I think a real cinematic achievement. I’m not the biggest Marvel fan either and I only really got into watching the films because my boys love them.
  7. JPL

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Are you saying Infinity War is a boring film? I mean, you’re completely allowed to not like it, but to say it’s boring is crazy talk! It’s absolutely relentless in its pace and never lets up for a minute. It doesn’t allow you to get bored!
  8. I totally get what you’re all saying, in that it’s something a lot of players will ultimately get to grips with after the first few hours. I finished the game and became accustomed to them myself, but even though it gradually became acceptable, their failings were with me right through to the end and I just wished they’d implemented them better. For a single player, it might not be an issue, as seen by the last few comments in here, but I’d assume Edge, or any other top level reviewers, would be more thorough and that more than one person would have played the game or been involved in the review. Even if it was just a note to say that some people may find the controls so fiddly it could be detrimental to the experience, that would have been more balanced than the majority of reviews only focussing on the good stuff. For me it’s a fundamental aspect of any game, that needs discussing if it’s not up to standard. Maybe I’m just expecting too much from the reviews and I shouldn’t use them as any kind of barometer, but then that makes me think they’re pointless and I don’t think they should be. If they’re not something to be used as a marker of a game’s quality, then what are they for? It’s just a big shame for me as I’d been looking forward to the game for so long, but I couldn't help feel a bit cheated that such a central issue was largely ignored. No doubt I’ll have forgotten all about it by the time the next big Rockstar game rolls around and I’ll pick it up at launch!
  9. I haven’t read it all yet but what I have is spot on. Whether you agree or not, it highlights a major failing in most of the reviews for me. That hardly any of them brought up the control issues. Using Edge as an example, as I see it as the high watermark of games journalism, I think they absolutely failed in their job in both their preview and review of the game. Not because they awarded it top marks, which is obviously subjective, but because they only briefly touched on the controls. I think a balanced review should cover all key aspects of the game, whether they’re good or bad. As seasoned professionals they should have the experience not to get caught up in the hype and give us a more rounded appraisal of everything the game has to offer, but they absolutely didn’t. It’s not as though only a very tiny minority of people were baffled by what Rockstar had done either, as I’ve seen it mentioned lots of times from lots of different sources. It seems to be the most common complaint of the game and I’m in total agreement. How they made something that is more difficult to play than it’s 8 year old predecessor is crazy and should be flagged up by any journalist who has the readers interests as a priority. It was hugely detrimental to the game for me and turned it into one of the biggest disappointments I’ve had for a game I’d been looking forward to for so long. They’re obviously not the only ones guilty of it, but from them I expected better. I’d love to know why they thought to release what is ultimately a misleading review would be the best thing to do. Anyway, back to it. It’s s bit long-winded isn’t it?!
  10. JPL

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    That’s a very low key review Gommy. Do you fancy giving us some spoiler free impressions? Where do you rate it amongst the other MCU films? Is it a worthy finale to this chapter? I’m taking my boys to see it straight after school tomorrow and can’t wait. I hope it’s everything I want it to be. Infinity War was absolutely perfect for me and surpassed all the hype.
  11. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    We’re not that far from each other. To be honest, I reckon some of the players I’ve marked to sell could come good with better support around them. Either way, it’s a massive job that’s going to take multiple season to correct. Let’s just hope the club make a statement of intent this summer now and start rebuilding in earnest.
  12. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Haha, I know right! I’m just being honest though. Do yours...
  13. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Couldn’t resist! There you go. I’m being ruthless. I honestly don’t think the players I’ve marked as Sell are either good enough or their heart isn’t in it. I was on the fence with De Gea as well because of his recent performances and the talk of him stalling on a contract.
  14. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    Leave it with me! I’ll be back once I’ve got this work out of the way.
  15. JPL

    The Man Utd Thread

    I’m just a bit busy at the moment, but I plan on listing them all out in a post. I think it could be a decent discussion of who we all see as being problematic and if we agree.
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