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I was thinking the same thing. Wahlberg as Sully is hilariously bad, and Holland does not make a good Nathan Drake either.
Not that this movie ever had much chance of being good anyways.
I wasn’t a big fan of Last Jedi either, but a lot of its flaws (at least IMO) resulted from the box TFA put it in.
Rise of Skywalker was easily the worst, but I didn’t think any of the three were especially good. Last Jedi was probably the best in a vacuum, but I wasn’t a big fan of the plotting as part of Star Wars as a whole.
The best thing that happened in Last Jedi was making Rey a nobody, but then Rise of Skywalker torpedoed that.
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TFA set up the sequels to fail by giving them almost nothing to work with. It was a train wreck.
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The Force Awakens was lazy and bad, so that’s not a ringing endorsement.
There was an old football simulation game for computers I played probably 15 years ago (it may still be around; I don’t remember the name of it) that handled ratings perfectly. It wasn’t unusual to have someone rated in the high 40s starting somewhere for most teams. That player would generally be a weak link in their lineup, but that’s realistic — most teams have weaknesses somewhere.
It also leads to the AI teams being morons in franchise mode. They’ll draft a QB in the first round, then draft another in the first round two years later because the first guy they drafted is only a 76 right now. I recently traded Sam Darnold back to the Jets for a second round pick in franchise mode. Just something that would never happen in a million years in real life — even if you throw out the Jets aspect and make it another team, no team that just invested a high first round pick on a QB is going to turn around and trade another high pick for a different young QB.
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Yeah. While there are guys who don’t turn into stars until they’ve been around for several seasons, most players are already at that level by their second year in the league. Ratings inflation is also still a big thing in Madden. I would prefer to see someone rated in the 50s as an average NFL player capable of starting. Someone in the 60s should be above average, and 70s should be a high quality starter. 80s would be stars, and 90s would be elite HOF players. They’ve definitely improved on this over the years (it used to be rare to see guys rated below about 75 even on a roster), but spreading the ratings out even more would do so much to differentiate between players.
I don’t have high hopes that they’ll continue to work on improving Franchise Mode, though. They make too much money from Ultimate Team; the people who only care about Franchise are a minor part of their revenue stream now.
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It’s definitely an improvement over the old system, but it still feels pretty bare bones. I hope they continue to work on it (and the NFL Draft too) for the next release instead of saying "okay that’s done" and not touching it for several years like they did with the old Franchise mode.