A couple of DVD this week, both of them reviewed below: The Dark Knight Rises and The Bourne Legacy.
Games: I can't help it. When I play a video game, I play only that game until it's 100% done. Even if it takes a year. After playing Saints Row the Third like that, I found a cheap combo version of Saints Row 1 and 2, and soon got to it with the very first release in the GTA emulation franchise. But I've stopped in the mid-90s percentile and started on 2. Why? Well, some of its activities are at once boring and frustrating. I hate the races, and the Hitman missions require you to drive around with hopefully the right weapon equipped when you find the subject. They're hardly ever where they're supposed to be too. So screw it, I've had my fun anyway. So how was the game? Undeniably more primitive. Stuck in full screen, no bikes, a bouncy avatar (limited to male, and here I thought I could make it so I played the same character - an Asian woman in 3 - through the whole series - except I did, but it's a tale for when I flip SR2), that never had much dialog. Given the graphics, I was surprised the cut scenes had such fine acting at times. And a major frustration is how missions are incredibly long and have no savepoints, so you'd have to start them over when they failed (something fixed as of 2). Still some fun gameplay, don't get me wrong, but we're not yet at the level of crazy Saints Row will become known for. Unless you count the fact the last mission kills you in an explosion and then you have to play from the old savepoint if you want to keep doing so. It's a weird, downbeat finale, that's for sure.