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Anybody else think Barney's Mind kinda sucked?

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Don't get me wrong. I think Ian made a lot of great addition to the minds by bringing their creators together and endorsing cooperation between them. But his works standalone don't really stand that great next to the other ones in my opinion. Most of Barney's dialogue was taunting his enemies with simple words like "Ha ha thought you could get one over on me?" "Ha ha you thought you were gonna sneak up on me, did ya?" and things like that whereas Freeman's Mind and Shephard's Mind had their characters talk about their life experiences or give their thoughts on things that went around them and whatnot. I feel like Barney's Mind could've been much better.

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Well, he does a good job in speaking like a black mesa security guard would. I like the contrast of the other mind series seriousness and Barney's cartoonish escape. Also it had the best ending of any mind series.

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The main criticisms that apply to Barney's Mind (and to a lesser extent Shephard's Mind) are its dated contemporary references, uneven characterisation (sometimes he talks like Freeman or references things a scientist would be more likely to know, other times he plays the dumb card, and in general he doesn't actually do anything security guard-like) and generic dialogue (which in part I think can be attributed to Ian recording it live without breaks or edits and very little scripting leading to him having to think up lines on the fly).

 

With all that said though, no I don't think it sucked.

 

I think it was kinda meh.  Also, Shephard's Mind was pretty good.

Edited by EightInchNails (see edit history)

Well, you might say I'm losing focus, kind of drifting into the abstract...

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It was okay. The biggest issue is that it's not very quotable, while Freeman's Mind and even Shepard's Mind are very quotable. 

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13 hours ago, centersolace said:

It was okay. The biggest issue is that it's not very quotable, while Freeman's Mind and even Shepard's Mind are very quotable. 

i thought all the spins offs were bad xD

 

i dunno it sounds like a buncha teenagers poorly reading some really boring lines for the most part

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3 hours ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

i thought all the spins offs were bad xD

 

i dunno it sounds like a buncha teenagers poorly reading some really boring lines for the most part

I really liked a lot of Shepard's Mind. Something about "I don't wanna do the dew" really stuck with me.

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30 minutes ago, centersolace said:

I really liked a lot of Shepard's Mind. Something about "I don't wanna do the dew" really stuck with me.

i'll give it another shot but idk it just didn't grab me the first time

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3 hours ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

i'll give it another shot but idk it just didn't grab me the first time

It has been a while since I've watched it, but it's the only mind series other than Freeman's Mind that I've watched more than once. Which says a lot.

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On 9/16/2020 at 12:48 PM, RaTcHeT302 said:

i thought all the spins offs were bad xD

 

i dunno it sounds like a buncha teenagers poorly reading some really boring lines for the most part

+1

Don't insult me. I have trained professionals to do that.

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