Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 14, 2023, 09:20:20 PMPodcast review is now up https://www.avpgalaxy.net/2023/02/14/terrorized-by-nightmares-of-me-reviewing-predator-day-of-the-hunter-avp-galaxy-podcast-160/
Great listen! Kinder to the run then I ever can be, because the development of the story arch is so glossed over and rushed that it distracted me from appreciating the concept of a witness/survivor of a Predator hunt who seeks revenge for what they done to them.
My greatest blight with this series is how it actively lessens the threat of the Predator's presence in its own domain and hugely glosses over Theta's believability in character. Theta killed over +20 Predators, since how long? Since she was a kid? Are Predators that easy for a child to kill now when it took Naru, Dutch, Harrigan, and ect through hell and back for them to kill one Predator? The fact that it had to take Theta to get drunk in order for the Predator to have the advantage
in the fight, not the other way around is what blows my mind. They actively made Predators look like an easy thing to kill.
Where did she get the training? Where did she learn to use a ship? How did she know where to look? Was there anyone else involved to help her along the way? They wanted to make her like a Dutch 2025/Machiko but without showing the process and earning her stripes for it. Seeing Dutch's story in PHG, you can see how hunting Predators even with the backing of OWLF is not easy and always involve loosing people, even up to the point where it almost got him killed.
And her personality is also just....not really anything for me to attach too. She is angry and wants revenge, but take that away and compare her to other characters in the series, there isn't much going on after this. Dutch actively hunts Predators not only due to what he has been through but fears for the human race as a whole, seeing that being viewed and hunted like animals is a whole lot worse then being conquered. We are a toy, a play thing to a far superior race that can end us all if they really had enough of us. Machiko felt apart from humanity, almost like a depressed unsociable slightly self hatred kind of sense that she wants to be with people but just can't get over that inhibiting part of her. A cold corporatist she was but was able to change thanks to Hiroki and be a better person that risked her life to save a colony. There wasn't enough depth to Theta as I hoped for, it really was just a one dimensional form she had and nothing else to show for.
I have to give the story a 4/10, it's just that there was so much to explore but instead all rushed and condensed to meet a deadline rather then some effort of making a really enjoyable story.