I was saddened to hear this morning that James Bond passed away. Well, not James Bond per se, but the one I basically grew up with, Roger Moore. Sure, I’ve seen all the various incarnations of Ian Fleming’s superspy, Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig, but Roger Moore was around when I first recall going to the theater to see him. The Spy Who Loved Me, The Man with the Golden Gun, and Moonraker were some of my favorite action movies growing up. I would always imagine myself as the great spy beating up Jaws, portrayed by Richard Kiel who also died a few years back, and then getting the super sexy girl. Ok, so James Bond is not the most PC movie series around, but it was based on novels where the bad guys could never shoot our hero and the women always wanted to be with him. There was a different zeitgeist back then and regardless, they are some fun action films. In any case, I am saddened to hear that Roger Moore has passed – he made some decent film and TV that many enjoyed for years.
Journey into Mystery
Jumping back to about the time when Bond first reached the big screen, I’m almost up to the end of 1962 in my Marvel reading. Journey into Mystery #87 is another Thor story where he faces off against the Reds. Yes, Commies are back to kidnap American scientists to help those behind the Iron Curtain in their world domination plans. To stop them, Dr. Blake sets himself up to be taken so he can turn into Thor once behind the enemy lines.
Call it wishful thinking, but the Commies think Thor might be on their side because he uses a hammer…think again as he uses it to cause havoc and free the Western scientists.
The story is short and to the point…Commies=bad, scientists=good, Don’t mess with Thor. I rate this one a C+. The art is pretty good but the story seems like another rehash of the common anti-Red theme in these early Marvel issues.
I kinda hung out around the Solomon County Sheriff’s Department today as I started working on the various story quests in the area. This is basically the one main safe zone in Kingsmouth that I’ve encountered so far. And it’s a fairly central location to come back to in the early game. With this character, I’ve decided to focus on a Blade and Blood build with lots of attention to sustainability. I really want to make sure I can survive as I dig through the creepy world and hunt down the Filth. So far, it’s been working, but I haven’t really faced too much yet. One thing I’ve heard about Secret World Legends is that they are looking to redo the combat system that I am working on getting used to. From what I’ve heard, they’re looking to make things less tab targeted and more reticule targeted. I’m not sure how this will work since it seems so many of the fights I’ve been in during the early game are swarming type attacks – I’m basically fighting off 3–5 zombies. If I have to focus on turning around and getting each one I want to hit in my reticule, I could see that as being a bit more difficult than just tabbing among them. We’ll see how they implement things, and in actuality, I’ve enjoyed both combat styles in other games so I can see it working in SWL once I get used to the change.
Argh! I am frustrated! I played 3 different game modes and won a game in each mode – Arena, Conquest, Clash – and I expected to get an Enigma Chest.