I’m sitting on my couch right now with my wife watching an episode of “Elementary” which seems to be some kind of re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes. Katie was telling me how it’s interesting that having a Sherlock style character in modern day was fine, but the trick was finding an excuse for a Watson character. Apparently she’s his “companion” to keep him off drugs. Does anyone still find Lucy Lu attractive? I never really got what people saw in her.
There are more and more remakes. I suppose I can’t write about this without mentioning the impending new Star Wars movie. With Disney at the helm, I was initially worried, until someone mentioned to me that Disney also owned marvel, and the last few marvel movies were pretty good. I think I’m getting excited for some more Star Wars movies. It’s such a rich mythos that I think they can do a lot with.
I’m most of the way through my second play through of X-Com: enemy unknown. I have to say its one of the better games I’ve played in quite some time. I was a big fan of the original version (enemy unknown and UFO defence) but I was never very good at it. One thing I didn’t like about that was that it had many “black box” aspects where I didn’t understand what was going on. The soldier stats were somewhat helpful, but were annoying to look up. The remake really streamlined a lot of things. There seem to be very few stats on each soldier, but they have a randomly (?) assigned class and some perks which give them special abilities. Base management is more simplified (1 base instead of infinite bases anywhere).
So I’d say: skip elementary, see Star Wars, play XCom.