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Prince of Persia Epilogue/Steerpike's Whacky Opinions

April 21, 2009 - 10:17 am
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This thread is for discussing Steerpike's newest editorial regarding the DLC for Prince of Persia.  It is also so I can nail him for hypocrisy:

“Narratology 101 states that great victory cannot be achieved without great sacrifice.”

Really, Dr. Sakey?  I seem to recall a certain series finale that you claimed was a backpack full of awesome and that I claimed was a steaming pile of monkey crap.  The series: Battlestar Galactica.  The sin: Where was this “great sacrifice” on behalf of the crew?  Oh, to be sure they promised that few would come back from the suicide mission, but the list of causalties was exactly one cancer-ridden president. 

Don't even get me started on the Deus ex Machina plot device, but I'm officially off topic, so I will move on.

That movie's ending in your article gave me chills.  It's too bad they wrecked a solid story with quicktime events and sucktastic controls.  We love you for your dedication, Steerpike.  You play these games so we don't have to!

April 21, 2009 - 2:21 pm
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The entire fleet sacrificed their creature comforts in favour of a clean slate. And if you didn't realize and accept Kara's... state from episode 0411 forward, you were deluding yourself. I didn't find the 'deus ex machina' you claim to be that at all. The scene was not even remotely shocking; it was just the right amount of touching.

Sorry for that major off-topicness, I just had to chime in. BSG is, and will likely always be, my favourite television adventure. Flaws, warts and all it was a wonderful story that most anyone could find a bit of everything in. If one weren't convinced of this by 3/19/09 one never could be.

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April 21, 2009 - 5:05 pm
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I agree with xtal. The people made a huge sacrifice - not only their fleet and way of life, but any hope of continuing without wiping the slate clean.

What happened to Kara - and the revelation of what the illusory Baltar and #6 really were - was perfection. The hand of god had been there.

I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but let's suffice to say that Jay is a grumpy old curmudgeon. He can't be helped.

Also: glad you liked my Epilogue review. 😉

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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