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Grand Old Duke of York!!

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 7 January 2008 10:00 (A review of My New Best Friend)

This is one of the greatest discoveries of late 2007. My friend had this show on DVD and one evening when we was bored, we slapped it on and it is absolutely hillarious.

Marc Wootton's characters are all hand picked to annoy the specific individual they are placed with. It really works. The looks on peoples faces and the fact that each situation is unique makes this a purely outrageous and funny beyond all reckoning.

There are so many moments to pick from but I believe the scene where Wicky invades Michael's room more than 10 times in the middle of the night just to talk to him is laugh riot central.

Please, please watch this show and give it the recognition it deserves.

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Effect this!

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 6 January 2008 09:09 (A review of The Butterfly Effect 2)

I'm afraid Scott Kuhl didn't watch this film as it is NOTHING like the first.

Yes, it has the same concept of travelling into your past. But the main guy is a selfish back stabber who has no redeeming qualities. I'm glad he ruined his life. There I said it.


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Mate, this is his hour!

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 4 January 2008 02:16 (A review of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king)

As soon as I learned of the production of this expansion, I must say that I have never been so obsessed about a release date. I think it was July when it was announced and from then up until December, I was constantly scoping the net for information.

Slowly and surely, it all came to light. But I was wondering that the release date was quite early and the expansion may be made just to cash in!

And yes, it was. The start-upscreen was no longer animated, there was gaps and errors at every turn and the gameplay balance seemed to have died with the primary game.

C&C3 was being released in March and its made by the same company as ROTWK and so it suffered as a result. The moderators on the forums just disappeared aswell and so the game was soulless attempt at a decent expansion.

Massive let down, EA knows how to ruin a game series. Let's hope that Kane's Wrath doesn't suffer the same fate.

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Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 4 January 2008 01:59 (A review of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!)

Definitely one of the best reasons to stay in at Uni. My housemates and I would connect up the four controllers and just play every level over and over. The drinking game made it even better!

You would do a shot when:

You got hit by the Blue Shell.
You got hit by someone with a Starglow.
Your screen goes black.

Everyone would do a shot when Lightning was applied!

Then at the end of the race, depending on your position. You would have to do that many shots.(So only 1 for the winner and 4 for the loser!)

Definitely the best of the series so far and I can't wait for the future installments.

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It is not actually endless.

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 3 January 2008 11:20 (A review of Zone Of The Enders)

I was experimenting with new games when I got my new PS2. I read a delightful review about this game which compared it to Xenogears, which was my current obsession of the time.

However, the game turned out to be more action than RPG. So there wasn't much of a story.

The game was also really short and had zero replayability. It was an obviously rushed onto the market.

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I can see a hurricane.

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 3 January 2008 09:41 (A review of The Butterfly Effect)

I was totally taken by storm when I watched this film. I only bought it on DVD because the deal was 5 for ยฃ30 and there wasn't much to choose from.

I got round to watching it and was totally surprised. The story appealled to me because the main character Evan was righteous in every action he made. He sacrificed everything to save his family and friends from horrible fates.

I've always wondered about what would happen if I changed my past at integral points and after watching this film I can see why and how it could be a problem. There is no constant when you change how things went.

I wasn't very happy about the cast to be honest but the story was what really mattered to me which is why I will always cherish this film. I often get ripped for liking this film (because of Kutcher) but that won't stop me liking it.

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Crash Crash Crash.

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 31 December 2007 12:12 (A review of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex)

I was recently immobilized by the Flu and whilst my friend and I lay in our own misery, we plucked up the energy to get this game on the TV.

We shared a life and were going for 100% completion. But we never got there...

However, I've played and completed this game before and it provides addictive and diverse gameplay.

Most levels provide a new challenge and with the inclusion of the 100% thing made it all the better to best!

The villains are very hateable too making wanting to thrash them a constant goal in my life!

Great game.

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Still in Original Wrapping.

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 30 December 2007 12:31 (A review of Koudelka)

I bought this game with the intention of playing it once I had finished with Final Fantasy VIII but I never did. It seemed like a waste of an idea. I don't think anything could have been done to save it.

It just sits on my shelf, untouched and I have no drive to ever bother with it. It reminds me of a dream I once had, a dream I never want to relive.

It's a cross between a console-RPG and Resident Evil, when both are perfectly fine how they are: separate!

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By the Great Glacier.

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 30 December 2007 02:12 (A review of War Planets)

Saturday mornings were a reason to get up early when Shadow Raiders was on!

Every episode left you wanting to know what happened next! It was almost amputating! With a diverse and colouful cast, you were never left bored. The story revolves around a malicious planet, The Beast, that treks the galaxy and consumes other lifeforms and planets. The pilot starts with the destruction of Planet Tek and the sole survivor manages to jump to the next solar system to warn them of the coming of the Beast.

This particular system is home to five neighbouring planets, The Cluster, which constantly fight over resources. One of the planets is long dead but the other four have flourishing populations which suffer from a bitterness since before their time. The series explores Tekla (the last citizen of Tek) as she joins forces with a disgraced miner, Graveheart, and the King of Planet Ice, Cryos, as they propose an alliance with the other Cluster Worlds to deal with the threat of the beast.

The series ended after 2 seasons. Not because it was unpopular but the production team just decided to stop where it was; which to me is really quite somber. If the creators can't even be bothered to complete what they started with no real barrier except apathy, then what is the world coming to?!? The proposed idea for the third series was to explore the origin of the Beast which will sadly remain a mystery forever more.

I managed to get the series' on DVD and I'm happy to watch the stories of the war planets over and over again!

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Ah, HELL No!

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 30 December 2007 02:00 (A review of I Am Legend)

I'm a fan of post-apocalyptic scenarios. What the world would be like without everyday life.

I heard a lot about the book but I can definitely assume that the film isn't a replica of it. But creativity and poetic license make unique projects.

Will Smith had his moments and I couldn't really imagine anyone else pulling off this role as fluidly.

My favourite aspect of the film was the comradery between Neville and Sam. They needed each other to survive and it only became apparent when they only had each other.

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