As the holidays continue onward to years end The Cheerful Ghost Roundtable remains steady! Continuing our legacy of talking about what we are watching and what we've been playing we start things off talking about Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Rocket League, Destiny, MST3K Turkey Day, Stranger Things & Mortal Kombat.

Because main discussion bullet lists are a thing people love:

  • Holiday Gaming Recommendations and Pickups. What games do we recommend you check out over the holidays? Only that guy in Zelda knows for sure as well as the people that watched this episode!

  • No Man's Sky Foundation Update Does Hello Games latest update meet expectations or is it something else? Spoiler alert, it's pretty darn good.

  • Is $10 Too Much For A Mobile Game? Some have said Super Mario Run is too expensive for $10. Is it? We will answer this question for the entire Internet in a couple minutes.

  • Star Wars Rouge One: The next episode of the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable will feature discussion and our review of Star Wars Rogue One. We talk about what our expectations are of the film and give it our "pre rating" for how good we think the movie will be.


Let us know in the comments what you picked up over the holidays and what your expectations and pre-rating for Star Wars Rogue One is!

Show Notes

Star Wars The Holiday Special - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3a5j8PgQxg
No Man's Sky Foundation Update - http://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/3178/no-man-s-sky-foundation-update-released
Super Mario Run - https://supermariorun.com/
MST3K Turkey Day - http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/3177/happy-ghostly-turkey-day

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Picture?type=large AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/29/2016 at 05:39pm
I was actually watching Arrival whilst you were recording this :)
SUCH A GOOD MOVIE. SEE IT.
1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 11/29/2016 at 07:58pm
Awesome show! Some thoughts below:

Fantastic Beasts being dark does not surprise me. It is Warner Bros and they seem to want to be a dark Disney.

I wouldn't consider Pitfall an endless runner since you could control your forward momentum. To me an endless runner has no forward momentum control, you just are always moving forward (unless you die).

If you want to check out an awesome endless runner, check out RunGunJumpGun. It first came out on the PC, but now is on mobile devices. It has level design and a story: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/rungunjumpgun

As for Rogue One, I am hoping for a 7 out of 10, but I don't think it will be that. I think if you just look at what happened behind the scenes for the composer, (http://www.avclub.com/article/michael-giacchino-describes-writing-rogue-one-scor-246439) you can see that the reshoots were more extensive than planned. It will open huge, but it will probably have a big drop off come the second weekend. I sure hope I am wrong here though.
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 11/30/2016 at 05:08am
> As for Rogue One, I am hoping for a 7 out of 10, but I don't think it will be that.

I think it's a safe 7. I mean, I could live with it being a 7 and I think it's a safe bet it will be at least that good right?

> I think if you just look at what happened behind the scenes for the composer, (http://www.avclub.com/article/michael-giacchino-describes-writing-rogue-one-scor-246439) you can see that the reshoots were more extensive than planned.

I'm not sure that having Giacchino come in and score it in four weeks means that the reshoots were extensive. It doesn't mean good things though, however Giacchino is good and I bet he did good work in those weeks. That said, well... shit. I hope it's better than how bad it could be and if it's just what the trailer show it should be great.

Maybe i'm skating high on Star Wars vibes but... well I guess i'll see because I already bought my tickets smile
1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 11/30/2016 at 06:01pm
> I'm not sure that having Giacchino come in and score it in four weeks means that the reshoots were extensive.

I am going off the fact of that and that the previous composer had to leave due to the reshoots. That tells me that the reshoots went longer than expected. It seems doubtful that their planning was that far off if things went ok. But who knows.
1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 11/30/2016 at 06:25pm
Picture?type=large AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/30/2016 at 06:37pm
Other random thoughts

I hope to check out NMS tonight or tomorrow and see the updates. It's been a really long time since I've played it!

I'm still not sure on Super Mario Run. It looks like it would be fun. $10 feels like a lot for the game, especially when I think I'd probably use 1 of the 3 modes (the World Tour mode. That looks like the major part of the game. There's also time trials against others, but that takes tickets you earn, so it'll be seen how often one can play those games without paying for micro transactions. The third mode is basically decorating your home, and I have no interest in that). I am interested, especially seeing that eventually it'll come to Android. I guess that will give me some time to gauge the reaction of others to it :)

Star Wars Rouge One... I wasn't terribly interested in the movie, but I've seen some speculation on it that might have me over-hyped for it now lol. I'll wait to share that speculation until after the next Roundtable, but I *really* hope what I've seen comes true!
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 12/05/2016 at 04:30am
Picture?type=large AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/05/2016 at 02:53pm
Awesome :)
1a853d78362c245aa95060273ee77bb9.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Will_Ball wrote on 12/11/2016 at 06:08pm
It gives me a new hope.
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 12/11/2016 at 10:09pm
Gareth Edwards, you're my only hope!
74c46166202d8f4ef1a74e511e278b05.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Travis wrote on 12/12/2016 at 04:09am
Got my tickets, can't wait!
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