Nick Wanserski
nwanserski
AV Club contributor, illustrator, insouciant oaf.
12/21/19
9:25 AM
47

STILL no love for The Lighthouse? Fuck, man. With dafriends like this, who needs Dafoes?

3/1/19
11:04 PM
4

Honestly a limited number of ships classes is fairly realistic. Get a design you like that works and then pump out thousands of them. The US Navy has like 450+ ships, but only like 13 types and most of those are old/new pairs (Nimitz/Ford, Los Angeles/Virginia, etc) or the 6 types of LPD\LPH Amphibious ships that Read more

3/1/19
4:08 PM
2

There were a few new ships.  On top of the Union Exploratory class ships and the larger ones that look almost indistinguishable aside from their size, we got our first look at Union fighters.  We also saw Krill fighters, although we might have seen those before.  This did lack the artistry of DS9 space battles from Read more

2/15/19
11:19 AM
19

I think it was “What’s the cheapest backlot set we can rent?”

1/18/19
1:33 PM
16

About a year ago, I was at my regular karaoke night and we slipped into a “Weird Al” block, where one person did a Weird Al song and that inspired somebody else to do a Weird Al song until suddenly a dozen Weird Al songs were queued up to go. The KJ then asked us all the question “Are there any songs where you knew Read more

1/11/19
5:44 PM
1

OMG, I almost missed this but you referenced Hilda (and BTW, have you seen the Netflix series? it’s actually pretty great). Now I may actually go back and pay attention to Momodora.

1/11/19
1:19 PM
1

Keep at it...HK just gets even better. And make sure you’re taking the time to explore. As another poster said, there’s a very quick path to Hornet if you find it.

1/11/19
12:49 PM
97

To be fair, a lot of people in this generation are still offended about black people moving into their neighborhood and women daring to do and want jobs.

1/11/19
12:20 PM
182

I’ll take the bullet and start the obvious “Internet dorks yelling at each other” thread: Read more

1/11/19
12:00 PM
1

Starred for Don Hertzfeldt reference. I love Hollow Knight, but the boss fights are basically Cap saying “I could do this all day.” My rule of thumb was that I wouldn’t bother attacking a boss until I learned how to dodge them, because you can’t really facetank them until you get the right charms and even then it’s Read more

1/11/19
11:39 AM
5

Hornet is the first challenging boss, so it makes sense that it would take someone like 6-12 tries to get through her, but if I recall, there is a bench directly below her room, like about 15 seconds away.

1/11/19
9:49 AM
5

I have a few issues with Hollow knight (basically your same issue; they put a lot of bosses frustratingly far from benches) but if anything it deserves accolades for getting so much mileage out of bugs since those tiny things are usually used for simple gross-outs in games. There are cute bugs, sad bugs, aloof bugs, Read more

1/11/19
8:53 AM
4

“...I discourage easily.” For me, it’s not only in gameplay, but also in theme. I need to go back to Hollow Knight and try for a third time, but the difficulty combined with the melancholy (there’s whimsy there, but not enough to overcome the general lack of joy) doesn’t really inspire me to return, especially when Read more

1/11/19
6:54 AM
1

Hey, I literally just played Hornet a few hours ago (second play through, as I just got it on the Switch ... for the version that comes with a plushie). If you’re in the green ... place ... There is a bench like one room below her and to the left (below the entrance hallway that is). Like a 10 second travel time. It’s Read more

1/4/19
4:34 PM
17

I’m sort of baffled as to how and why the Moclans are members of the Planetary Union, to be honest. Yes, the Federation in Star Trek allows planets to self-govern and respects their cultures to a degree, but there are still lines they do not cross - ritual murder being one of them, and while the lives of transgender Read more

1/4/19
4:16 PM
23

Please assume that I just linked you to every possible ‘NO’ GIF on the Internet.