Unstable facade on historic Ohio Theatre!

posted by EvanC on October 12, 2007 at 7:56 am

TOLEDO, OH — After architectural evaluation, the front sidewalk is now fenced off in front of the Ohio Theatre. A reinforcement bar was installed a year ago and the facade is now deemed unsafe.

The theatre was built in 1921 and serves as a performing arts center and home to the Toledo Area Theatre Organ Society. Federal and State help is sought for restoration of this landmark. A major effort is underway to save this theatre.

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vic1964 on October 14, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Is it just the facade that is unsafe or the building itself?

Mariam on April 24, 2018 at 6:21 am

Earlier this year, the light saw the collection of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue , in the review of which I wrote that the newcomers of the series do not need to touch it yet. It includes the final parts of the Kingdom Hearts , whose events will be incomprehensible to people who first see all these characters. But now the owners of PS4 can fully enjoy all the existing games of the series thanks to the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX .

This collection is aimed at those wishing to learn the entire history of Sora and understand why strange RPGs with a bunch of Disney heroes have won such popularity. It is not excluded that the third part (which will someday necessarily come out) will make it as accessible as possible for beginners – either they will consistently include black and white memories or record videos about past events – but in order to perfectly understand what is happening and understand all the references, it is desirable Do not disregard at least 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX .

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The new partners, it turns out, are also looking for someone, namely the owner of the key, which can protect the worlds from the penetration of the Heartless into them. In part, they already managed to get into the Disney locations, because of which King Mickey Mouse was forced to leave his throne and left behind only a note. So it turns out that the right person is found, and only to save the worlds and find Riku, Kairi and Mickey. For this, the characters will visit the most unexpected places – from the Wonderland, where the Queen is about to execute Alice, to the Atlantic with the indispensable participation of the Little Mermaid and Ursula.

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But the gameplay of notable changes has not undergone. Here, it is still not always clear where to go, so get stuck in some world and run from one of its mini-locations to another one more than once. Sometimes after the shown roller it is necessary to communicate a couple of times with the character to move on the plot, but nobody even hints at it. So get ready to stick around from corner to corner, interact with all the objects and heroes and hope that this will somehow help. The situation becomes more complicated by the fact that jumping on platforms requires filigree accuracy, – one wrong move, and you have to waste extra seconds again and again.

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Each character from the above has unique abilities, and changes in the combat system have affected everyone. Skills and magic tricks, for example, have a timer – they can be used only a few seconds after the last application. This makes difficult battles more exciting, because to each complex opponent you try to find a special approach and constantly think through strategies. Contributes to this and the new system Command Deck, which allows you to carry a limited number of items, spells and actions on the battlefield. Add to this a good job of transferring the old PSP-game to large screens, and will get a decent, high-quality re-release.

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The last thing the 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX collection offers, – these are three-hour films of 358/2 Days and Re: coded – sets of cutscenes from two games with Nintendo DS. This is not so boring as a boring film in 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue , and some episodes may even interest. Both games with DS and gameplay were not very high-quality, and would require a lot of resources for a decent re-release, so this Square Enix solution is understandable. But the trophies on the PS4 for watching movies do not give, although on the PS3 they were.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX – the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the series. All games are played at 60 fps, look great, and their complete passage will take more than a hundred hours. Some are a little out of date, some have paid little attention, some are perfect even today. The second number part and Birth by Sleep can not scare off a modern audience, the first part is also interesting, and Re: Chain of Memories can be tried and, if you do not like it, just skip it. Some gameplay changes in the game would certainly not have prevented, but in this form the collection deserves attention.

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