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Social aspects on ____ and their issues.

The Problem With… Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

When Animal Crossing Mobile was announced I was so hyped for it as it meant that I would finally get to play Animal Crossing again as it had been a while since I dwelled into that world. The wait seemed forever but eventually Pocket Camp had a release date and I got to play it. I had no idea what to expect or how well or awful it would translate to phones and tablets but while it ended up being pretty good, here is the problem with Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.

animal crossing mobile

There was a lot to fear since they could’ve made a game that was filled with micro transactions and it likely would’ve done alright. What we got was not just a spin-off looking game even if it is indeed a spin-off but it feels like the real game and plays like it. The difference is instead of having a town you have a camp and you still fulfill requests of visiting campers in different areas so it’s very much a simplified or demo version of the real game and while it lacks a lot of the charm of the original it scratches the itch.
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The Sequel Trilogy We Were Promised for The Force Awakens

I am not a fan of Disney Star Wars and all the movies they’ve made. This is not the direction I wanted for the franchise. I wanted the George Lucas vision made with another director controlling his crazy ideas.

But even then, even with Disney, even when the sale went through and we started getting information. You know, even what I wanted? I wanted the Star Wars we were promised in the trailers in The Force Awakens, the Episode VII. Warning, fanboy level dialog kept for historical accuracy.

We watch the Teaser trailer:

Holy crap, who is this guy in the storm trooper costume and why is he in Tatooine, he looks like he went through something.

There’s been an awakening? Who is that voice? What does he refer to?

Holy crap, who are these new storm troopers?

What is that girl escaping from?

X-Wings? going on some type of mission?

Holy crap a new Sith!

The Falcon is back!

I can’t wait to see a new Star Wars film.

Granted this first teaser wasn’t as great as it was pandering a little too much to the OT but whatever, never ran through my mind since they’re clearly going to tell new stories.

We watch the first trailer:

“Who are you?” “I’m no one” OMG who is she, this is exciting she must be someone important and she’s in Tatooine. She mirrors Luke’s origin but at the same time you know there’s something special about her. Can’t wait to find out more about her.

Holy crap, that’s a lot of remnants of the Empire, what are they planning, how are they back?

“I was raised to do one thing, now I’ve got nothing to fight for”
Wow, clearly something happened to this guy that had him make such a sharp turn in his life, this music is beautiful, it sets him up as this hero, I can’t wait to see his journey in the movie and see him become a hero.

“Nothing will stand in our way. I will finish, what you started.”
That’s a beautiful shot, who is this guy, I can’t wait to find out more about him, they wouldn’t be stupid enough to have Darth Vader 2.0 so I’m excited, the mask and all should tell us they’ll do something totally different with him. What’s his obsession with Darth Vader, what connections did he have?

The Love theme with Han Solo? Crap, he’s going to teach these new heroes to go on their adventure. Awesome.

There’s more sith along side this new Kylo Ren guy? Holy crap, this is epic.

The Empire vs Rebels, I wonder what that really is I wonder how they’re still fighting 30 years into the future, can’t wait to find out how things got the way they are now, clearly it has to be something epic.

Wow, that new character Finn has a lightsaber, he’s going to become a Jedi. I don’t understand why people are complaining, it’s clear that Rey girl will also become a Jedi. Cool, we have two Jedi in training and a bunch of Sith to go against.

We watch the third trailer:

This will be the last trailer/commercial I watch, I don’t want to spoil too much.

Holy crap, something big happened in Tatooine, a big battle. Wow Luke is talking, it’s his dialog from Return of the Jedi but it’s newly recorded dialog! He is talking about Darth Vader!, himself, his siter and not only Leia this time but someone else, who is getting this lightsaber? I bet it’s Rey, it has to be her. His family has this power, she or whoever Luke is referring to in the trailer is a Skywalker continuing the legacy of the first two trilogies, the new generation, even if not Rey it has to be a Skywalker.

All these action scenes look great and wow who is this Captain Phasma character,s he looks like a total Boss, clearly they haven’t shown a lot about her because she’s going to be something special.

That last Han Solo part was a bit gratuitous, I hope they don’t use him in a bad way. That BB-8 robot looks like a cheap R2D2 replacement for the sake of “new” lame.

We watch Episode VII the Force Awakens:

Well, I just finished watching this but I don’t know how to feel, it was cool but I don’t know why I’m not excited. Wait, it wasn’t that good, it was just Episode IV ANH re-done. We didn’t get any of the answers promised in the trailers, none of them. We don’t know who Rey is or why things are back to the status quo of the OT. Phasma was just thrown down a garbage shoot? We have a new Emperor? What? Maybe Episode VIII will finally answer these issues?

*Complains Online* Well I’m swamped with messages that I’m wrong because everyone except me loved the movie..

Episode vii 7 sequel trilogy fan poster

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The Problem With.. Star Wars The Last Jedi

I have not been a fan of Disney’s Star Wars with their annual releases and their movies but I’m a big Star Wars fan and hoped the sequel trilogy would be great, The Force Awakens didn’t set my world on fire but The Last Jedi doubles down on what made The Force Awakens bad, so here is the problem with The Last Jedi, no spoilers.

the last jedi star wars poster

I’m sad to say that I didn’t like the film, it makes me wonder if the reviews shill for the brand or they are just that hypnotized the marketing? Best movie since Empire Strikes Back? This could be the weakest movie of them all.
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The Problem With.. Super Mario Run

Nintendo made their debut into mobile games with Miitomo which had a some problems but they rectified this by launching their biggest name not long after with Super Mario Run. I had talked about the game before release but now that the game has been out for along time, it seems to have done rather well initially but still hasn’t met Nintendo’s expectation but at the same time their games are supposed to get people to play in Nintendo platforms. So let’s take a look at the problems with Super Mario run

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I originally downloaded it when it came out and finished the free levels it offered and as a demo I guess it’s ok but it leaves you wanting for more, but you could also see that there wasn’t a lot of content which made you think twice about buying the game. Eventually I bought it with the most recent update since it was also on sale and added plenty of content. It wasn’t the first update as they had already added characters and other things in previous ones, this one was just a bigger update.

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The problem with… Pokemon I choose You! Movie Reboot 20

The 20th Pokemon movie to celebrate 20 the past two decades of the anime by adapting the first episode in movie form. Except they decided to add new Pokemon, change the cast and not really adapt much. People had mixed opinions but I decided to go watch it despite mixed reviews as it was very tempting. It was a limited release yet 10 minutes from my house, nostalgic to watch a Pokemon on the big screen which I haven’t since Pokemon 2000, and a free card like back in the day, and Ash’s Pikachu card for god’s sake, this wasn’t any normal card. Not to mention Movie Ash Hat Pikachu code which they didn’t even make it compatible with all Gen VII games.

pokemon 20 pikachu ash's card

So how was the movie? I had heard bad stuff but also some good stuff but in the end I agree with it being crap. So let’s take a look at the problems the movie has as well as some solutions at the end. The dub was awful, the music was horrible including the season 1 theme ugh, the animation actually seemed inferior as well.
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The Amazing Spider-Man Duology The Problem With..

The Marvel welcomed home Spider-Man as he finally became part of their cinematic universe which we didn’t expect was going to happen. In general the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had their fair share of problems but with this event it also marked the end of Sony’s first attempt at a Spider-Man Shared Universe with The Amazing Spider-Man Duology, so let’s take a look back at the problems with it and some of the good stuff as well.

Amazing Spider-Man Moon

I’ll begin with some of the negatives which there are a few of; The movies are on the long side which makes them boring and not that exciting to follow. The fact that the plot doesn’t move very fast either only goes to make them feel even longer than they are. It also doesn’t help that this isn’t Batman, this is a problem many heroes fall to when they try to imitate him but in this case we have a movie about Spider-Man so I don’t know why so much of both movies take place at night. Spider-Man works better during the day and while it’s cool to have some scenes at night since we’re not used to seeing Spider-Man like that, it doesn’t work when the majority of the movie is dark. The colors in general are very mute, even during daytime. Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man Duology The Problem With..

The Problem with.. Duolingo

Can you really learn foreign language from an app? I should point out that I was a language teacher for more than a few years, I’ve been bilingual my whole life and I’m trying to learn a new language. But back on topic; A few years ago I discovered Duolingo when I began to take French classes again, back then the app was still fairly new and it wasn’t as well known as it has become in recent years. I really enjoyed the app but every time I started I would eventually stop using it until recently that I’ve been able to keep it a habit. Part of why I couldn’t stick with it was I hadn’t made a habit. So let’s analyze duolingo and see the problems with it.

If you don’t know,, Duolingo is an app that tries to teach you a foreign language and it does this by having a series of exercises that you must complete on different topics. You make a placement “test” in the beginning that judges were you should start in their academic “pyramid/tree”. The app promotes itself as being able to learn with only a few minutes a day and you can set your daily learning goal so you only have to do one exercise or up to 5. Of course you can practice as much as you’d like but the limits are to remind you to practice at least that amount every day. This works fairly well in the beginning since Duo the owl keeps reminding you every day unless you stop using it for a few days in which Duo decides to throw the towel on you until you open the app again. This is actually a nice feature but it’s a reason of why it’s dangerous to keep your “streak” going and not make a habit of ignoring your daily routine. Having a streak of practicing is one of the motivations to continue using it since there isn’t much more in the app, they know this since they offer to keep your streak if you pay them a certain amount if you miss a day or two.
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