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    1. Leisure Suit Larry: Uncut & Uncensored
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $28.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006D3QXO
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 31
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Meet loads of hot women in 25 interactive locations
    • Experience the sexual escapades and misadventures of Loser Larry
    • Updated for the 21st century with 3D graphics and engaging conversations
    • Uncut edition with full nudity and sex-scene footage not seen in original version
    • Explore a real-time, 3D world filled with sexy and outrageous humor

    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars for adult only
    in this version of Leisure suit Larry you'll see more detail and more "action" then the original version. So for those who want to have some fun with a PC game where you need to sleep with surch beatyfull woman.... it's your game!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME!!!IGNORE THOSE TOUTING COMPLAINTS!!!
    This is a great game! Sure I read the reviews from others that Magnum Cum Laude is nothing more than a string of mini games...??? But I took a chance and boy am I glad I did. This game is so much more than I expected.It is definitely NOT Cheesy or poorly conceived.My best description of it is an adult uncensored version in the likes of Zelda or Link.After all in Zelda you had to master several different opponents by playing a mini game within a game. The same pricipal is used in Leisure Suit Larry Magnum Cum Laude.The only difference is that instead of trying to "kill a bad guy" you are trying to "make it" with a college hottie and there certainly are a lot of hotties in this game!You also have to perform certain tasks that have you moving all over the virtual worlds just like in Zelda.Again instead of trying to "save the world"you're simply trying to get laid!or to catch a glimpse of some incredible T&A.The only thing worth mentioning that may or may not be of concern is that the game takes up a minimum of 3.5 Gig.For some with slow or older systems with small disk drives this could be a concern but if you look at it like I did.Wow the game has 4 disks and requires a minimum of 3.5 Gig.It has to be one heck of an involved game and that is most certainly what it is.To those who are slamming it I can only surmise that you bought it expecting for some quick sexual relief and when you saw that it actualy required a brain and some coordination that bothered you.Personally I'm glad the game is so much more than I expected.I have been up every night until 3:30 AM playing this game just to see what will happen next because according to some "cheat code" sites on the net after you beat the game is when it really gets good!You then start over and things really heat up!!!If you're over 18 and enjoy both a mental challenge and the titilating stimulation of seeing incredible (although animated) HOT college girls in full frontal nudity then buy this game you will not be disappointed.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Old Larry Laffer this is not, but fun in its own ways
    The title of this game is "Leisure Suit Larry: Magnum Cum Laude, Uncut & Uncensored."This is almost identical to the "Leisure Suit Larry: Magnum Cum Laude" game, except that this is more like an NC-17 version, with T&A bared for geeks like us to enjoy late at night.

    Our hero Larry is Larry Lovage, nephew of the famous loser from the late 80's, Larry Laffer.The original creator of the LSL series, Al Lowe, was unfortunately not involved in the development of this game at all, so what we have is not the old, very enjoyable adventure game, but more like a puzzle game with silly mini-games that you win in order to see things.

    Apparently some people felt hugely let down by this change.I would have preferred the old LSL style myself, but find this game quite tolerable, actually, make that enjoyable.The 3D girls are gorgeous, and the humor not bad at all, and the mini-games are pretty fun to play and easy to beat.The gameplay is pretty much linear but, because the games are not impossible like true puzzle games like Myst, or even the old LSL series which involved a lot of running around, backtracking and digging and searching, the entire experience is on the lighter side.This game won't win any award, but it's easy to play so in the end is still an enjoyable game, esp. for geeks like us late at night.

    Oh, I see that Amazon has raised the price on the game since I bought it.If you can find it for under 30 bucks, and you enjoy computer-generated 3D T&A, you should give this a try.Of course, defintely go for this U&U version, not the other one.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Adventure game? No, arcade game
    As an old LSL an sierra in general fan... this game is a bomb. They re-wrote the meaning of adventure game. You'll have more fun with frogger.

    1-0 out of 5 stars If you like the old LSL games, keep away from this.
    If you're just interested in seeing a bit of pixelated T&A and playing lots of arcade-like games ad-nauseum, then this is the game for you.

    If you fondly remember all the old Al Lowe LSL games, and are looking to revisit some of their wit and challenge, then stay far away.

    Unlike the old AL Lowe games, all that's required to bed these pixelated babes (or quite often barely miss bedding them), is skill at a few different arcade-like games.There's not a lot of variety in these games, and they quickly become irritatingly repetitive.

    Basically, there's no thought required to play the game at all.The "Little Black Book" tells you exactly where to meet each babe.All you have to do, is show up at that location, wear the right clothes, play the arcade-like game, and watch the cutscenes of Larry scoring or not quite scoring.

    So far, I've not even had to search a single trash can.What kind of Al Lowe or LSL game is that???

    Also, one other very irritating thing about the game is the fact that while you're playing these tedious arcade games, you often miss out on what little humor is available in the game.

    One of the most frequent arcade type games, is one where you have to navigate a sperm through a minefield of conversation topics (this is how you converse with the babes in the game).

    Unfortunatly, I often find myself trying so hard to navigate the minefield succesfully, that I miss out on the actual conversation that is going on at the same time.

    The one up side to the game, is the abundance of pixelated (and sometimes real (during some of the load screens)) babes throughout the game.

    So basically, there's lots of eye candy, but absolutely no intelligent game play.

    If you're looking for a fun LSL game; with lots of humor, challenge and fun, scrape up an old copy of LSL7: Love for Sail.

    If you just want pixelated nudity and boredom, buy this game. ... Read more


    2. NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $9.99
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    Asin: B000077WA5
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 1411
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    NASCAR Racing Season 2003 brings the intensity, grit, and roaring sound of NASCAR to the PC.This 2003 incarnation of Sierra’s 10-year old series is once again built by Papyrus, the first name in racing simulation fidelity.It doesn’t disappoint.

    NASCAR Racing Season 2003 features 23 venues including all the real-world tracks in the Winston Cup series, every major driver, and all the licensing NASCAR is famous for. There’s advertising everywhere, from M&Ms to Cingular Wireless and AOL, but that only makes the game look more realistic.

    True to the NASCAR Racing legacy, this isn’t an arcade racing game. You can crank the realism settings up and expect to race in all the qualifying rounds to determine your place in the opening pack for the race itself. You can set the physics to perfectly model the real world, where you have to fight your car every step of the way. Set the AI to maximum and you’ll have to battle for every inch of track space. You can even tweak the tire pressure and brakes, and set how your pit crew behaves. It’s a race fan and grease monkey’s dream come true. Less hardcore fans have the option of dialing down the realism settings. You can add a green line to the track showing the ideal route, let the computer help you with traction, steering, and braking, and even set unlimited fuel and unbreakable cars. Admirably, Papyrus puts you in charge of your NASCAR experience.

    The graphics are decent, better than last season but behind the curve when compared with other games. Cars look good up close, and the sense of speed is extremely realistic. The sun glints in your windshield and the smoke effects are impressive. But farther way, even at the highest detail settings, there are problems with shimmering and jagged lines around cars and objects. The audio is perfect, from the pit crew giving advice to the roar of the engines; it’s all very convincing.

    NASCAR may look like a crowd of cars all turning left but in reality it’s split second timing, daring, and skill. It's not easy riding an oval for 20-200 laps at high speed with little margin for error, or passing a crowd of 10 two-ton vehicles all hurtling along in excess of 170MPH. This game perfectly shows just how hard NASCAR racing can be. One word of caution before you get the green light: the keyboard or a game pad will let you play reasonably well, but you’ll never take the checkered flag without a good force feedback steering wheel. --Bob Andrews

    Pros:

    • Fun NASCAR racing for both beginners and experts
    • The best racing simulation on the market
    Cons:
    • Some long distance graphics flaws
    • Confusing menus and interface
    ... Read more

    Reviews (50)

    5-0 out of 5 stars From the Department of Redundancy Department
    Yes, as the previous reviewer stated. "The endless possibilities of this game are ...... um.....endless"

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Sim out there!!
    The endless possibilities of this game are endless.
    Although the offline play can be a bit boring, as the AI cars are very hard to race against (meaning that they are not the most realistic drivers) The game realy takes off when it come to online racing. The Servers that support this game (Xtremespeeday being the best that there is!) offer the best racing around. There are endless additional mods that can be found with a quick search of the net not to mention OVER 200 extra tracks!! that can be played online. You can also join 'families' (Xtremespdwy.com being the most welcoming) where you can get help from other drivers and the bosses that run the different servers. they also offer talking software called ventrillo that can be used so that you can talk to the drivers around you at the same time!!!
    This game is a MUST. If you like arcade games, then this is not for you! If you like racing Simmulations that even the Real drivers use to practice on, then this is the ONLY game to buy!!
    Hope to see you on the Track (in my mirrors of course!!)
    From (TXR) MrMondeo (A boss in Xtremespdwy.com)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Papy makes the Best Racing Sims
    I've had this game ever since it came out and it's still at the top of my gaming pile.

    the community is keeping this game alive, upto date car paint schemes and the mods are great. Project Wildfire has released many mods that are just amazing for this game (Truck series, Busch Series, IROC and a trans am mod for all you road racers, plus over a dozen new tracks from PWF and tons of tracks from many other mod teams)

    get a wheel pedal combo, a good vid card and get into community and you'll find this game is still going very strong even after papy has moved away from the PC sims.

    if your a PC sim fan, Papys games are the only games you want, EA's Nascar games are for arcade fans with Xbox's.

    i can get from 50-80fps with:
    - Athlon XP 2800+
    - 512 ddr-ram (PC-3200)
    - ATI Radeon 9700pro (128mb) videocard

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    find PWF @ http://www.projectwildfire.com they have moved on but all the info you need you can get from the very active forum.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Flat Out Awesome!
    I've been playing the Papy racing sims for years and have consistently be awestruck at the accuracy of the controls and the "feel" of the cars.Lets face it, anything else is 3rd rate compared to this racing sim.

    What I find amazing is the amount of support online for this product.You can race all of the usual "Cup" tracks or download awesome tracks like Mosport and Le Mans.Anyone with the slightest amount of computer savy will be able to add outrageously modified high-speed tracks with close to 300 MPH top speeds and classic road courses like Riverside.BUY THIS PRODUCT or be disappointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sim racing doesn't get any more realistic
    EA Sports doesn't have anything in their invetory that can conpare with this game. Papyrus is way ahead of everyone else when it comes to Racing simulations. Yes...I'm calling it a simulator instead of a game because that's what it is. Dale Earnheardt Jr. has been know to use the game to prepare himself for the next race. Yes folks, it's that realistic. It's a real shame that this was the last edition of this game. Ea sports bought out the license from NSACAR. ... Read more


    3. Syberia 2
    by Global Star Software
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $29.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000CDYOH
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Global Star Software
    Sales Rank: 484
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • For 1 player
    • Third-person fantasy adventure game trails Kate Walker on her voyage to Syberia
    • Lush graphics and settings designed by comics pioneer BenoĆ®t Sokal
    • Optimized graphics engine with dynamic lighting effects and more fluid animation
    • 4 new locations and new and continuing characters from Syberia I

    Reviews (55)

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the good ones
    If you like Atlantis & The Longest Journey you will like this.Not as good as the others, but good just the same.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A sequel that works
    Oddly they did that too. They made a sequel that was just as great as the original. An old fashioned adventure game that doesn't want you to kill people (or things), just makes you think and use your head. Unlike the mindless shoot-em-ups being shoved down our kids throats today. And you don't have to save it every few minutes so that you don't get killed and have to start from the beginning. I loved it!


    5-0 out of 5 stars Really Fun Game!
    I really enjoyed this game.I liked Syberia too, but I guess by this time, playing Syberia II I was used to all the little quirks that annoyed me in Syberia.The story line is fun (although I have to admit I still don't understand the obsession with the mammoths) the graphics are A+ and puzzles are interesting and related to game play.I don't want to give anything away, but I was actually sad at one part in Youkol Village - you'll know when you get there.

    I highly recommend playing Syberia first and then Syberia II but Syberia II is by far the better one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very fun, but shorter than the first
    This sequel was as much fun and as beautiful as Syberia I.However, some of the puzzles at the end were rediculously difficult, and the game was much shorter thanSyberia I.However, I recommend it, and wish there were more games that were this interesting, fun, beautiful, and stable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Game
    Wow!

    What a great game! I was totally entertained with both Syberia I and now I have just completed II. Makes me laugh when I see that anyone would say Syberia II was too short. It just goes to show you how delightful both of these games are. I wish it could have gone on and on, but in no way was it too short. One just hates to see it come to an end. I loved them. I cannot say enough good things about them both. Superior in all aspects.
    ... Read more


    4. UNIVERSAL INTERACTIVE Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude ( Playstation 2 )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00023B1SU
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sierra
    Sales Rank: 950
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Magna Cum Laude brings back humor from the most respected funny brand on PC - Leisure Suit Larry. Now this game comes to the PlayStation 2!Updated for the 21st century with 3D graphics, engaging conversations, and a fully realized college campus, Larry is back to give gamers some loving. 2004 Sierra Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Sierra and the Sierra Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sierra Entertainment, Inc. Vivendi Universal Games and the Vivendi Universal Game ... Read more

    Features

    • In this epic search for sex, you'll travel across aninteractive college campus, searching out women
    • Use quick thinking and romance skills to talk your way into women's pants, earning prestige and respect along the way
    • Keep a step ahead of the competition and earn that ultimate reality TV prize!

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a half-step below the best
    It's a little slow at first but you quickly get caught up in the storylines and challenges.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable sexual escapade & 1 of the best games of 2004!!
    "Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude" is the first LSL game in about 8 years, and also the first to cross over from the personal computer to home video game platforms on the Playstation 2 & XBox. As a fan of old Sierra games (even though I was too young to have played the early LSL games), I was incredibly pleased to see the series resurrected and brought to new heights!

    Important note: "Magna Cum Laude: Uncut & Uncensored" has now been released for the PC, and it features full frontal nudity and none of the pesky "censorship bars" that are present in this version.

    Obviously, nudity is the main selling point of this game. Anyone who says otherwise is trying too hard to justify his or her purchase. The college co-eds are voluptuous, they are animated in a sexy, often provocative, ways, and the main quest of the game is to get Larry laid. Because of the time and attention put into creating realistic (though cute in an almost-anime way), this game is more titilating than any of the "Dead or Alive" series of fighting games, more fun than any of the WWE wrestling video games that feature the strip matches, and the females are more desirable than Lara Croft ever has been.

    The women are mostly stereotypical "college girls" -- we have the head cheerleader Barbara Jo Bimbo (B.J. for short), the Italian castoff from "The Sopranos" Analisa, the Russian exchange student Zanna, the hot but nerdy college professor Beatrice, and so on. Chasing after each woman requires different approaches, and the result is never the same twice. And no, Larry *does not* get with all these babes. I hate to spoil it for you, but he only has actual intercourse a few times during the entire game. But every encounter is sexy, funny, and most importantly, packed full of eye candy!

    The gameplay is fun. It is not very involving and has been criticized for being mostly a string of "mini-games." That is true; however, the variety of the games keeps it interesting as you progress through the storyline. The script is absolutely hilarious, and the comedy is equal to the nudity as a selling point for this game. If you are a guy, or even a gal who likes to laugh at guys, you will laugh at Larry and the things coming out of his mouth. He rambles on a lot, gets off-topic, tries horrible pickup lines, lies constantly, and even staggers around drunk and farts. If you've ever known a man who made you laugh simply because he was, to quote Steve Martin, "a wild and crazy guy," then you will enjoy the story of Magna Cum Laude. And the voice acting is wonderful; there is not a bad actor or actress in this entire game.

    Now a few words on the Mature Audiences rating: This game is about sex, (...) drinking, jokes, and other things guys find enjoyable. For some people, this is disturbing. Those people need to get a life. I can play Grand Theft Auto, in which my character is able to walk down any street and at any moment cut off the head of a pedestrian with a sword. Or gun down dozens of policemen, only to enter a cheat code and get away with it all at the last possible minute. Yet somehow, the ESRB (game ratings board) finds Larry's girlfriends more offensive when they drop their shorts. Give us a break! Violence is much more detrimental to society & to teenagers than sex is, and yet we still can't get over our fear of pixelated private parts. It's ridiculous!

    All in all, I give "LSL: Magna Cum Laude" a totally positive recommendation to anyone old enough to purchase it. It was definitely one of the best games of 2004 simply because it is like nothing else on the market today: a fun, sexy romp through college life. 5 stars! 2 thumbs up! Just buy it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars NAUGHTY FUN
    this game is a hoot! it is definitely the naughtiest PS2 game out there. it's terribly easy to play, but that's because it really wants you to experience it's witty (and dirty) story. you won't believe the stuff you're asked to do in this game. it's really not pornographic as in this console version "censored" bars cover up the nether regions, though the game does feature topless characters. it's about as dirty as a SI swimsuit issue. one dissappointment was that the loading screen girls, pictures of actual girls in the costumes of the game's characters, don't show as much as you might want, especially after being tittilated by the game's sex-hunt for a couple hours. but, regardless, i was cracking up the whole way through this clever, silly, no-holes-barred game. a definite rental if not a must-buy.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Where's Al Lowe?
    I see that there is no mention of Al Lowe being involved with creating this.If he is missing, then I can guarantee you that the humor and gameplay quality will be missing as well, and online opinion would seem to confirm this.

    What a shame that Sierra wasn't smart enough to employ him.I was looking forward to a real LSL game, not a rip off. ... Read more


    5. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Expansion Pack for PC/Macintosh
    by Vivendi Universal Games
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $18.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008ODBQ
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal Games
    Sales Rank: 175
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    After Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, a new threat rises throughout the land and it's up to you to defeat it. ... Read more

    Features

    • ESRB Rating: Teen
    • Genre: Strategy
    • Mission: Experience a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga
    • Platform: Mac OS 9.0 or higher, OS 10.1.3 or higher; Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

    Reviews (88)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great addition to a great game!
    When I first went to my friend's house to play Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, I had lots of fun! I didn't enjoy the normal maps too much, sadly, and I wasn't really looking forward to buying the game.

    Then, I went online with my free Battle.net account and downloaded a player-made map. I really loved the map, so I decided I'd save up and buy Warcraft 3. The game kept me entertained on and off. I'd play it for hours on end, then I'd stop for about 2 weeks, then go back to play it again! New maps are made almost every week, as players love to find fame. I, myself, have made a number of maps.

    Anyway, when my friend got the expansion pack, I played a few Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne maps at his house. WOW! They were great! I couldn't stand having the game without the expansion! So, I got my allowance, and bought the expansion!

    I recommend this to anyone who likes RTSes (real-time strategies) or even people who DISlike them, because the game could be called an "Action\Adventure Role-Playing Strategy Sports Driving Sim" or something! It's a multi-genre!

    4-0 out of 5 stars good stuff
    this is definatly a good expansion set, just like the regular Warcraft3 itself. if you beat the first one, i suggest you buy this. graphics improved, more gameplay, and more fun. online action is great, including 1 new hero per race. i love this game and so does everyone i know who owns it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 1 year of frozenthrone playing and im not yet tired of it
    Alright people that think this game is boring and it should have a Naga race and a Drenei race is stupid. I mean it would be pretty fun, but it would take lots of balancing and stuff so...no. Humans, nighrelves, undead, and orc are enough and the game is fun enough with out those other 2 races. I mean u can still play as adrenei or naga in the single player...and even on custom games...i was playing open rpg islands and i was a naga and i was swimmin anround shootin things with the naga seaweitch. The game really isnt that hard to play when u get used to it. Heros make everythign so intense and exciting which is why when ur fighting the enemy you really should take out the hero then work on the units.

    The thing that i kinda hate about warcraft frozen throne and warcraft roc is the blademaster...cheap crap. he just got cheaper in this patch i mean now he can run through my units. Im always undead...and if youve been undead race u know what im talking about. Death to that dam blademaster. BUT finaly, they just got 2 new heros in a patch a alchemist and a firelord. I am very impressed with the alchemist he can take on the bladeamster pretty well.Anyways, people been saying how starcraft is better then warcraft and im like why? they say because its too shiney. I'm like ok...period over gotta go to enxt epriod...get this game ur kids will liek it buy it!! wee!!!!!!!!!!!Sinferno rulez!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Tried and true style of game works yet again
    There really isn't much original about the Warcraft 3 game, and its expansion Frozen Throne campaign.It's yet another clone of itself/StarCraft/Ages Of Empires, etc. etc. etc. where you build, upgrade, build some more, upgrade, start sending your forces out, upgrade, replenish your forces, upgrade, repel enemies that may be attacking your base(s), start wiping out major concentrations of enemies, replenish your forces and complete any upgrades not already made, and finish off all your enemies.This has been done a hundred times before, and I'm sure it's not the last strategy game which will use the same method.The hero unit in Warcraft is cool, though.

    The game is really easy to start, and gently eases you into the game.The cutscene movies are incredible, the best I've ever seen in a game.It's hard to say which campaign was the best, but I'd have to say it's a toss up between the Orc and Night Elf ones.I didn't like the Undead campaign, but the summoning of buildings was kinda neat.

    I did get tired of hearing "Frostmourne hungers" everytime I moved my Undead hero, though.

    4-0 out of 5 stars the beast at this game beassssssssst
    Warcraft is my favorite computer game. It has a lot of fun especially when you kill your allies. I'm level 100 because I play every minute of my life except for now and when I'm at school. When I play nobody messes with me. I'm the best person you could find on the game except for my brother. You should definitely buy this game. ... Read more


    6. Diablo 2 Expansion: Lord of Destruction
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $23.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005A3I8
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 267
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    New Characters:Assassin -- The Order of Mage Slayers was formed after the Vizjerei survived the tragedy brought on by Bartuc and Horazon. Their purpose was to watch for rogue magi that may become corrupted by the forces of Evil. To be effective at this task they were trained in abilities that were not conducive to Demonic corruption. Living as rumor and myth to the general population, even other magi knew very little about this mysterious order. Their reputation was shrouded in mystery and t ... Read more

    Features

    • Two new character classes (the Assassin and the Druid) each with 30 unique skills/spells
    • One new Act set in the Barbarian Highlands
    • Many new monster types, including bosses and uniques
    • Interactive environments such as siege towers and fortified battlements

    Reviews (267)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lady Gamer's Review
    In D2 LoD, you are following the path of Baal, the Lord of Destruction. He has ventured into the Barbarian highlands to find the Worldstone, the source of the Soulstones. The town you play in is Harrogath, NPC's include Malah the healer, Larzuk the armorer, Nilathak the Elder,(he's also a Necromancer, you'll see how in the fifth quest), Cain, who accompanies you through all the acts, and Anya, the Elder Aust's daughter. Two new characters are available, the Assassin and the Druid. Assassin skills feature lightning, fire, and blade Traps, Shadow Disciplines, and Martial Arts. An all new set of weapons was created- claws, of which she can hold one in each hand. This includes katars, blade talons, cestus', and scissors suwayyah. The Druid features elemental skills, like Hurricane and Armageddon, he can summon spirits like wolves and vines, and he can shape shift into a Werewolf or Werebear. He has a unique helm set of Sky Spirits, Antlers, and Wolf Heads. Of course, there are six new quests, and various monsters such as Minotaur demons, Sucubbi, and Enslaved. New "little" things include jewels, runes, expanded stash, and class-specific items. This is the game that completes the Trilogy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars game rocks like doom 3 and half-life 2
    this game rocks. its better on the online and its not a waste of money. i got good chars with high lvl weapons and kicking sets. online is never boring and some people can be total dicks or friends. the only problem is that it doesnt let us use our spells and skills in town. :)

    buy this game along with doom 3 and half-life 2. these games are great and worth money. i dont like to say this and start rumors but they are makeing a half life 3 and expansion for half life 2 and if u heard already this well dont bitch and if u think this game sucks go play hacky sack or that totaly gay halo 2.

    so peace out.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fun & Challenging, but Baal-runs ruins it.
    Diablo 1 was fun and addicting. However, with duping (the ability to duplicate any item in-game), everything got just way too easy. You could beat Diablo without much of a thought as everybody had the most powerful of weapons.

    Diablo II was much more challenging as that bug has been resolved. The graphics were improved and the ability to learn only a certain number of skills added a real strategic portion to the game.

    The only bad thing that Blizzard should have resolved is what is known as a Baal run.Baal is a new character in the expansion.He throws four groups of minions at you to defeat and you end up getting a lot of experience.If you don't kill Baal, you can do this over and over and over again racking up a lot of experience points.Unfortunately, this makes leveling up and advancing waaaay to easy and took the challenge out of the game.Now the only challenging thing is getting to Baal.So if you are playing online on Battle.Net, you are playing against characters who did Baal runs for a couple of hours and are now more buff than imaginable.Blizzard should have fixed this a long time ago.

    After playing for several years, I think I'm going to "graduate" to World of Warcraft (also by Blizzard) which I've noticed is quite similar in many ways. But I'm sure I will return to the world of Diablo quite often as there are still a few challenges left to conquer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I play this everyday, im an expert
    I play this game all the time, im one of the godliest people on US East Hardcore.So much fund dueling and trading other ppl.I enjoy the social aspect of this game and the player vs player a lot, loads of fun to scam people too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars HOOKED ON THIS GAME
    I am absolutely addicted to this wonderful game...My honey introduced me to it and ever since then I have been playing it...What makes it so great,for me, is that you can have a female character: Amazon, Assassin, or sorceress.I love all of them.I've been every character and they are all equally challenging in different ways.I also think, what makes this so addictive, is finding better and better weapons, jewels, gems, armor, etc...there are all kinds of magical items...and the skills you can develop are pretty variable.I have tried Amazons that shoot cold arrows that freeze monsters so you can kill them easily, and I have also tried amazons with spears that have lightening properties....If you havent tried this game and are thinking of it...go for it.You won't regret it.The only thingI regret is that they have'nt come out with more diablo. ... Read more


    7. Diablo 2
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $19.99
    our price: $18.99
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    Asin: B00002CF9M
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 328
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Since the Beginning of Time the forces of Order and Chaos have been engaged in an eternal struggle to decide the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the Mortal Realm... And neither Man, Demon, nor Angel will be left unscathed.Diablo, Lord of Terror, and youngest of the Three Prime Evils, awoke from his long sleep beneath the dark earth. Setting in motion a grand scheme to free his exiled brothers, Mephisto and ... Read more

    Features

    • Five all-new character classes with unique attributes and abilities.
    • Four different, fully populated towns complete with wilderness areas.
    • Multiple dungeons, caverns and crypts in every town for players to explore.
    • Expanded world filled with all-new quests, weapons, spells, armor, monsters and non-player characters.

    Reviews (533)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Genre
    Diablo II is a helluva lotta fun.I'm not so much a single player person, but a multiplayer person.The gameplay is well thought-out and engaging.The plot is corny, but, then again, this is an RPG.

    The graphics are kinda mediocre, but the gameplay makes up for it.The expansion is a must.Playing online is incredibly addictive, which I don't like, but I get a kick out of it.What makes this game is the interaction in multiplayer.

    (...) is easy to use.They catch a fair few cheaters.

    My main complaint is that there are many lamers.There is a group of people that buys duplicated items of the internet at like 10 dollars a piece.This is what I don't like.There are other people that hack accounts and steal characters and equipment, and that is just lame.Thankfully, this has not happened to me, although my brother got hacked a long time ago.

    Even so, the fact that your account might get hijacked just adds to the reality that it is, after all, just a game.

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    The single player is a lot like the multiplayer.It is a good way to learn how to start out independently.In fact, the multiplayer is like single player, but just with more people.(surprise)

    There aren't many glitches, and there is skill involved, up to a point.

    Buy this game.It's worth your money.So is the expansion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great game!
    Diablo 1 players. Yes, I know you have suffered, but Diablo 2 fixed all their problems and this game is 700 times better! Get it!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Learned some lessons from DIABLO, but quests more restricted
    DIABLO 2 can be summarized as "like DIABLO, but more so." DIABLO 2 has more locales, more varied scenery, more (and more elaborate) AIs, more control over developing your character's skills, more types of characters to play, better play balance, and so on.

    Like the original, DIABLO 2's settings are (mostly) randomly generated, so that with the exception of some set-piece areas (like the Skeleton King's lair in the original), no two games follow exactly the same map. DIABLO 2 has four acts covering 5 locales (including Tristram, the setting of DIABLO). Each act has very different climate/geography and monsters differing accordingly.

    You're following the trail of the Wanderer (the hero of the first game) as he locates the other Prime Evils, Diablo's brothers, before leading you into Hell and the final confrontation with Diablo himself. The settings in general have much greater variety and eye candy, and include outdoor segments as well as dungeon crawls.

    Act I is a generic-Europe setting, with a lesser-demon Level Boss rather than a Prime Evil. Act I most closely resembles the earlier stages of the original DIABLO, and contains references back to the original, as the player's task is to help the Sisters of the Sightless Eye. (The Rogue from DIABLO was a member of the order; your closest-equivalent player character in DIABLO 2 is the Amazon, who has a different backstory.)

    Act II is a desert scenario, with a sort of Egyptian flavor to the tombs, and a different, more formidable type of undead. Act III, by contrast, is a rainforest, emphasis on poisonous insects, water monsters, and fast-moving little AIs with blowpipe attacks. Act IV's revamped version of Hell is much more larger and elaborate than that in the original, with an assortment of demons and new attacks. The succubae weren't retained, but as a tradeoff Act I has hordes of renegade Rogues.

    Many of the AIs have been revamped to make them tougher and to give them more distinctive appearances. While the distinct colour schemes were retained, the details are more elaborate and they're tougher opponents. The carver-type AIs now include shamans, who in addition to their own magical attacks can raise the fallen. Animated skeletons on higher difficulty levels may now have mages as well as archers with them.

    That's one of the biggest changes from the original. Monsters not only regenerate after you've cleaned out a level (even lesser "unique" monsters, though not Level Bosses that have to be killed to end an Act), but many monster types can raise the dead or harvest energy from corpses. There are also delayed-action attacks, as poisons and antidotes have been added.

    Other changes from original:
    - Multiplayer and single player now use the same limited set of quests, rather than single player having a random selection of a larger set of quests.
    - Play balance on character abilities now includes active and passive skills, differing by character type. Not just any character can learn spells.
    - In addition to mana and life, player has stamina. While you don't have to eat or sleep as in, e.g. DARKSTONE, you either have to pace your character, stock up on stamina potions, or be content to move slowly.
    - In addition to Town Portal spells, each Act contains a set of fixed waypoints, and the player can return to earlier Acts if desired.
    - Towns are more elaborate. Apothecaries selling potions are now separate from magic sellers, and at least one NPC per Act can "gamble" with you. You can hire and equip NPCs who will follow you and fight what you fight. If they're with you, your experience points are divided with them, but they level up and become more formidable over time.

    Some lessons learned by the designers:
    - Local smiths can upgrade weapons, e.g. installing runes or gems in them. Partway through Act II, a quest item allows you to combine multiple gems of the same type to get a single gem of a better grade, so strategy is a factor.
    - In town/camp you have a chest in addition to the inventory on your character's person. Items in the chest are safe, but if you're killed and resurrected, anything you were carrying has to be retrieved from the body. Since you're fined a large amount of your total gold when you're resurrected, you're motivated to scavenge your own body anyway just to get some of it back.
    - Partway through Act I, you revisit Tristram and rescue Deckard Cain, who now has enough gratitude to identify items for free instead of gouging you.
    - Some unique items now come in sets (e.g. helmet, breastplate, gauntlets) that are stronger together than apart, and mostly effective for specific character types (e.g. bonuses apply only to a paladin). Strategy comes into play: is it worth saving an item in the hopes of acquiring the rest of the set?

    In summary: the thing I miss most from the original is the randomized quest mix on single player. The active/passive skill system is interesting enough to make up for restricting the player's ability to create super-powerful spell-casting Rogues and the like.

    As in the original, even in single-player a game can't be saved in multiple states; you can only have multiple characters working through different scenarios. In multi-player, items can be transferred between characters by drop-and-switch, but that's about it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars nothing tops this
    there have been many trys by different developers to copy the play style of diablo 2.they are no doubt good but they are NOT diablo 2.diablo 2 has the best story, fun factor, sound, cinematics, addictiveness and replayability.i stopped playing this a long time ago because i was hooked on starcraft but i am going to start a new character tonight just to see how fun this game is again.my previous barbarian only got up to lvl 46.i've been playin WoW and have a lvl 60 alliance human paladin but there is not nearly as much loot as there is in diablo 2, thus making many characters look the same.(to the post below- all mmorpgs require a fee to play...its what basically gets them paid to make updates, fix the servers, etc.)cant wait to start diablo 2 again!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another increible Blizzard's production
    Lord Of Terror
    When Diablo came out almost 4 years ago, it was the surprise hit of the 1997. One day there wasn't Diablo, the next it was on store shelves, and the day after North American productivity plummeted 25%. Although Blizzard liked to classify it as a RPG, it wasn't really one. More like an action-RPG, since so much of the game relied on reflex and mouse-clicking. The story development was slim and roleplaying aspects non-existent. Yet the simple, addictive gameplay hooked us all and had us begging for more.

    After years of development, a few promises, a few leaked features and dozens of delays - Diablo II is here. The Second Coming of Hell and another dip in all IT stocks came to my desk less than a week ago, and grudgingly I accepted the job of reviewing the game.

    For those of you who've been in a timewarp the past 5 years and never heard of Diablo or Diablo II, let me give you a brief rundown on both.


    Diablo
    Diablo was a game where you played a hero of one of three character classes - Warrior, Sorcerer or Rogue. This hero operated out of a small town called Tristram, underneath which Hell itself was opening up. At first simply trying to clear the local corrupted Cathedral of vermin infestation, the hero soon discovers that something much more sinister is afoot. Hence you keep going deeper and deeper through the game until you discover that none other than the Lord of Terror himself - Diablo - is at the root of all the problems. You see, he, along with his two other brothers - form the Three Prime Evils. They got banished from Hell by lesser evils and then rampaged around the world until they were captured in soulstones given to mortals by the angel Tyrael.

    Through 4 different dungeons having 4 levels each you fought, died, and recovered your own corpse. You'd restart the game when it got too hard to gain xp in easier areas, and go back in again. It was all about getting to the next level, getting the next spell, getting the next better weapon or armor. It was simple to the point of being idiotic. Click the mouse to move somewhere, then click-click-click-click-click at some monster until it dies, and move on to kill more. That's an over-simplified description, of course - but the point is that Diablo was extremely addictive.
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    8. Hoyle Casino 2003
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $19.99
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    Asin: B00005W35F
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 3231
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (28)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Games not realistic!!
    I played the tournament Texas Hold Em poker and there is no way you can get pass the second round. You can have 3 of kind, and the other player would have 4 of a kind. You can have a flush, 2 other players would have a straight flush. This is what it is like almost every hand. Anyone who plays poker knows you don't see that many good hands out there.
    Blackjack is way to unrealistic. If you have a 20 and the dealer has a 5 face up, he seems to always to get a 6, then a 10 to get 21. I played 10 straight hands, the dealer had 4 blackjacks and 6 20's. That is almost impossible for a dealer to get that lucky. And if you see the dealer has a king faced up, just surrender unless you have 21 because the dealer ALWAYS has another king down.
    If you want to learn how to play the game, you should get this, but if you already know how to play, don't buy this, it is a waste of money!

    3-0 out of 5 stars I would give this game 3 1/2 stars
    I bought this game for under $10 bucks which also included shipping.For that price, You can't lose!I was reading the reviews for Hoyle Casino 2004 which had all the worse reviews I've seen yet.The reason I bought Hoyle casino 2003 instead of the 2004 version is the fact that there really isnt much a difference.Plus with the 2003. I can play without having the cd in my drive. Which is a BIG PLUS! I was hoping to see if the Texas hold'em tournaments were gonna be like the world poker tour.SADLY ENOUGH IT'S NOT. They dont have a NO LIMIT game.It would of been exciting to go all in and see if anyone or a computer match it. But still can't knock sierra just yet.Because it is still fun.I want to try out the new drink system but only if they improve two minor issues.One: They have a no limit texas hold'em tournament and Two: CD optional if people want it in the drive. If you are in the market for a casino game.Get this version because you would save money.But still waiting to see what newer version will bring.So if Hoyle casino 2005 comes out.I'm reading reviews before I buy.Don't want to make the mistake by buying the 2004 version.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hoyle's Casino 2003 - Best Ever
    I recently purchased this from Amazon and received a manual along with it that I find very helpful as I'm new to Poker and Blackjack.The characters are so realistic and it's fun to listen to their conversations.
    The first time I clicked on the AutoPlay screen to start playing I could hear sound but my screen went black. I have Windows XP Home Edition with DirectX 9.0. I was sure this was the latest version of DirectX, but when I went to Microsoft's Help & Support Center, on the list was the question did the screen go black. I then went to Microsoft.com and found there was an update called DirectX 9.0B. It took a little over 30 minutes to download this version. When I clicked Play on the AutoPlay Screen this time, the place where you hear what seems to be a frog croaking, it worked fine.
    When some of the reviewers blame Hoyle for problems it could be Microsoft has an update that will make everything go smoothly. Hoyle creates extremely clever games and I'm very happy I bought this CD. The only games that can even compete with this are the Bicycle Card and Board Games which I also own. None of the other Casino games can even begin to compare to Hoyle's Casino 2003 in my opinion.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lot's of fun and good practice
    The table games are great and the play is very realistic. The players voices are a turn-off after a while so I play with the sound off. It is a great way to sharpen your skills before a trip to Vegas or AC. I had never played Pai Gow Poker but I learned from this software and look forward to trying it in a casino. The craps and roulette are fun too. I don't play slots in a casino so I don't use the slots on this either.Overall I think this is a good buy for some fun on the PC.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fun Game
    Very nice game. Graphics are well done.Facemaker is fun, and it uses the face I created in Card games without me having to tell it to go find it.The table games are well done, the speed of play is easily adjusted, graphics and audio are clear and crisp.There are so many gmes it is difficult to tire of this game.The slots could be a tad better, in that none of them are copies of real machines.Also the "feel" while playing them is not quite right.They are certainly playable though, as these faults are minor.I gave 4 stars out of 5, because the characters comments get annoyingly redundant very quickly.Of course, you can turn the character speech off if you want. ... Read more


    9. Arcanum: of Steamworks & Magick Obscura
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $9.99
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    Asin: B00004TTHT
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 721
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Most role-playing games are set in a fantasy world, and if they're notdirectly related to Dungeons & Dragons, they at least follow the blueprint ofthe D&D rules. Not so with Arcanum. Set in the world of steampunk--agenre of fiction that puts forth the idea that computers and other advancedtechnology existed back in the late 1800s--Arcanum's world is fantasticand instantly recognizable at the same time. The game begins with the crash ofthe L.F.S. Zephyr, which you were aboard. Things go from bad to worse asassassins try to kill you. Meanwhile, you struggle to understand why peoplethink you are the reincarnation of "The Living One."

    Developed by Troika Games--which is staffed by many of the people who createdthe excellent Fallout games--Arcanum takes the conventions of the RPGgenre and turns them on their head. Instead of binding players to a specificcharacter class, such as Paladin or Barbarian, Arcanum lets you create acompletely unique character. Experience points can be distributed in any area,so you can create a character that's a thief, magic user, and gunslinger all inone. In addition, you can specialize in either magic or technology, which willimpact how the other characters in the game deal with you.

    The world of Arcanum is simply massive, and the story is extremelydetailed. The main plot will provide you with 30 to 40 hours of gameplay, andthe side quests will add another 10 to 20 hours to that figure. The quests runthe gambit from fetching items to finding a cure for lycanthropy, and they'reall well designed.

    Arcanum is viewed from a third-person isometric view--similar toDiablo II and Baldur's Gate II--and the graphics easily comparewith any other RPG on the market. The characters are modeled nicely, and thebackgrounds and structures are very detailed and really add substance to thegame. Unfortunately, even on a high-end system such as an Athlon 1.33 GHz, thegame suffers from long loading times, and will occasionally slow down duringcombat.

    Those minor problems aside, Arcanum is a sensational game. The open-endednature of the character-creation system guarantees replayability, and thesetting and story will offer relief for anyone tired of Diablo II'sdungeon crawls. --Kilmic Robbins

    Pros:
    • Great story
    • Numerous quests
    • Ability to completely customize character
    Cons:
    • Long loading times
    • Interface can be overwhelming at times
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    Features

    • Character Creation: No More Character Classes. Arcanum uses a classless, point-based system where players use points to "buy" attributes. You're only limited by your own creativity in guiding your character's development.
    • Complex Stat-Driven System: Take charge or your own growth in the game environment. A deep and complex statistical system underlies every event that takes place within Arcanum. These include:
    • 8 basic stats (including Strength and Charisma), and more than a dozen derived stat (such as Poison Resistance and Character Speed)
    • 16 primary skills (such as Gambling, Healing, and Lock-Picking)
    • 80 spells within 16 colleges

    Reviews (122)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Sail On Software - Dishonest Company
    We ordered a DVD through Amazon via Sail On Software. They sent us a used DVD (no packaging), which did not work. After stringing us along, we returned the DVD and were promised a replacement or refund. Needless to say, they have avoided our e-mails since. I would recommend NOT dealing with Sail On Software.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Involved Gaming - complex ? ... worth the learning curve !
    I don't want to rehash what everyone else said. I agree with their reviews. This is a wonderful game. Can be a bit overwhelming, but with patience, you will "enjoy the ride".
    I wanted to inform those looking to purchase this fine game, you can find the game/new at eBay, fifty% cheaper(...I paid twelve bucks) than what the new marketplace sellers are requesting. If you need a manual, you can download a .pdf version some 100+ pages long. Do due dilligence and you won't regret it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A nice refreshing break from hack and slash RPG's.
    First things first, I LOVED ARCANUM. Man it was so nice to have a decent RPG come out that was not centered around hack and slash. Not to bash Diablo or anything but the repetive hacking can get old and with a background story that does not care what you do leaves me wanting just a little bit more. Thats where Aracnum comes in. It basically takes the best of Fallout and puts it into a richly detailed and unique fantasy world. The beginning of the game was very good and had some nice hooks to draw me in. And then after that it didn't let up and I had to keep playing to figure out more of the cool story, complete all the cool quests and see the new areas. I absolutely loved the alternate situations throughout the game. I believe that is one of the biggest things that made the Arcanum game stand out from all its predecessors. And another cool thing was that if you beat the game with one character you could replay it with another character and have a brand new experience. The only drawback I had with the game was the level limit. I reached level 50 way before the end of the game and found myself running from almost every random encounter because I could not reach a higher level and it was getting real boring beating up every monster that came after you. And another drawback I found was the ease with which the end guy could be beaten. I expected a very tough enemy, but it only took me two tries to beat him down. The first so I could see what he was all about and the second to counteract all his moves and put the smackdown on him. But those are very minor details and the overall game was a satisfying RPG experience. I hope to see more types of these RPG's in the future and less action oriented RPG's. Sorry action fans, RPG does stand for Role Playing Game which means playing a role not clicking a mouse button as fast as you can. Maybe they should come out with a new genre Hack and Slash and keep it seperated from RPG.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Sleeper masterpiece, but missing a few touches
    Arcanum is a good example of a sleeper hit on the PC RPG genre.Although many have forgotten, or have not even heard of it, it DID win 2001 RPG Year of the Award and other accolades from various sources.And at $9.99 (without shipping/handling), it's quite the bargain as well.

    Arcanum's strong points lie in its original concepts, well crafted storyline and well scripted events.Betrayal abounds, and it's hard to know who to trust.

    Arcanum was the first major game to offer two different sides in the form of technology and magic.Wield a nice automatic gun, or maybe a tranquilizer rifle.Or become a stuffy mage, carry a flaming sword, and send bolts of lightning out of your fingertips.Teleport yourself to distant lands, or ride the train.

    The game is also very imaginative in terms of character interaction.If your mage becomes too powerful, the railroad conductor may eventually not even let you on the train, for fear that the warping of reality around you will damage the machine.The world is quite realistic- there are tailors, ordinary folk who just live in houses, blacksmiths, guards, etc.Some things will only happen at night.And unlike many other senseless RPGs, if you break into someone's house in plain view, it IS a crime.You want something valuable in that house?Sneak in through the shadows!

    Arcanum is just an amazing game.The number of characters you can develop is startling, and the dialogue options available for each character are equally so.They range from the normal, to the cautious, to the sarcastic, to the outright absurd (i.e. "You're too nice.You have to die now.")

    The spellcraft in Arcanum has been impleneted very originally.Casting a spell causes fatigue instead of mana, and spells actually will cost a certain amount of fatigue to upkeep, which allows for many interesting balances between technology and magic.Gun runners will never be afraid of suddenly getting too tired, and just running out of spells.On the other hand, they will be quite afraid of running out of bullets.

    Of course, a game as ambitious as Arcanum also comes with several weaknesses as a result.Like any other pioneer in its field, Arcanum has a few pitfalls that kept it off the wish lists of some players.Arcanum has a steep learning curve unless you played a similarly styled interface (e.g. Diablo II).

    Second, technological characters will find their time more difficult than the spellcasters because in the early game, they have to search everywhere- even garbage bins- for enough components to build decent weaponry.This perpetual scavenge hunt can quickly tire some less advanced players.

    Third, some spells are simply too good.Disintegrate for instance, simply destroys the enemy monster.There is no equivalent for this on the tech side, and even if there was, it'd still be quite "broken" and unfair.There is no challenge in simply walking up to a boss monster and simply playing one spell that knocks it away into oblivion.

    Another major complaint is that combat in Arcanum is too biased towards melee.Oftentimes the person who survives is neither the mage nor the techie, but the ogre who's got some good armor and a really, really big sword.Ranged weapons, as a general rule, are quite weak.The ones that aren't (i.e. explosive grenades are sort of good) are usually rare, even the components for them.

    Last but not least, the controls in Arcanum are a bit clunky and the way the world map works is counter-intuitive.The game slows down periodically for little reason, even on fast systems, which suggests that the programmers may not have written entirely efficient code.Anyway, look at the advantages and disadvantages, and invent your own rating.

    P.S. Arcanum does not support Windows XP officially.You have been warned.It may or may not work, depending on your specific PC.Also, some computers with older CPU's will have problems with their 3d acceleration.Try safe mode.Worked for me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Load times aren't that bad
    Ok let me start by saying this is a very good game, you have tons of quests and your charter is very customizable.

    Ok ived read alot of reviews on this site and they all seem to say this game has long load time well it dosen't. It dose however have alot of stops in the game(while your battleing or try to cast alot of spells in a row) but if you have alot of ram you won't have that problem.(when i first got the game i had only 256 mb ram and had alot of stops while playing, but after i upgraded to a 1 gb of ram i didn't have the stoping problem anymore.)So if you computer is decent like mine you shouldn't have any major problems playing this game. ... Read more


    10. Homeworld 2 for PC
    by Vivendi Universal Games
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $18.99
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    Asin: B000083JXD
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal Games
    Sales Rank: 299
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Take advantage of enhanced visuals, richer tactics and strategic gameplay as you build your fleet and engage in 3-D space combat. ... Read more

    Features

    • ESRB Rating: Teen
    • Genre: Strategy
    • Mission: Lose yourself in the sequel to the groundbreaking 3-D real-time space strategy game Homeworld
    • Platform: Windows 98/Me/XP/2000

    Reviews (146)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good game
    This was one of if not the most fun strategy game i have played. It has an amazing story, unbelievable graphics, and an interface that once you learn it is relatively easy to use.
    Tbe only reason i didnt give it a 5 is because it is so hard as to exclude this game from some of the less hardcore stategy gamers. The game does take a hit as well from not being able to order your ships into formations (an important part of any space strategy game) but it is more than compensated by just generally being alot of fun. Now i am a fan of space stategy games and i thought that the toughness of the game was an asset because insted of just building a huge fleet and crushing your enemys (satisfing but doesnt take much brain power) you could manipulate the battlefield leaving your enemy crippled and unable to fight back (buy controlling recource spots ect.) I do have to admit i went through a few mouses because i broke a few in sheer frustration. So in conclusion i highly recomend this game to you if u enjoy a tough but satisfing game and your not one of the "gamers" who like to boot up warcraft and put in all the instant build cheet codes. This game is well worth $20 and it was worth it to me when i pre ordered it in 03 for $60. BUY IT PEOPLE!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Fun?
    I just have one thing to say: this game is as fun as you can throw it underwater with your wrists chained to some wall.Also, the interface and mere gameplay feels like an act of congress (looking up how to do things in the manual!)To be frank, don't by this game even if they would give you money in return!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Loss of The Real Concept!
    Look, I've been a Homeworld fan ever since I bought it when it FIRST came out, it was beautiful, the graphics were just delightful, and the stradegy was complex to a portion where I can sit in a room, for 20 hours of non-stop harvesting and planning of an attack with a lil' math and algebra on the side.

    When I started to play Homeworld 2, I was hyped, and ready to complete the saga in my world of stradegy gaming other than StarCraft, WarCraft, Age of Empires, and all those other fun stuff.

    I began by downloading the Demo from Sierra, and I was full blown by the new graphics it had, though my video card was really acting kinda messy since it was the summer time. (Yeah seasonal changes make items work slower or faster.) Anyways, when I started to play the demo, I used the mechanism of the keyboard and controls of what Homeworld 1 had, lemmie tell you this, TOTALLY DIFFERENT! I can't believe my eyes of what I felt and seen! Everything; the whole concept has changed, the keys and etc. Then I saw that the stradegies have changed, and there were only 3 formation patterns I could only choose for my fithers, I'm like, WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE THEY THINKING!? I really wanted to bust a few chops with my strategic mind... so then I thought to myself, eh, not bad, lemmie get the whole game and see what it's really worth...

    Bought it, it's totally the same concept, doesn't relate to Homeworld 1, doesn't relate to ANYTHING LIKE HOMEWORLD AT ALL! I thought that they would stick to their story, but the whole thing changed... I was really mad about it.

    The game-play suddenly became boring, just traveling with no real dog-fight, "Some destiny this is..." ok, maybe a few dog-fights, but the game just gets harder and harder *like any other game* But I'm looking at it, I swear to you, I would've beaten all these fools if I had all those formation patterns. This game has less stradegy in mind, and the shipmaking, is just build in bulk, something that a gamer would NEVER LIKE. Listen, usually, it's always great to build ONE AT A TIME... WHY!? BECAUSE HAVING THAT FEELING TO SIT ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT WAITING FOR THAT SPECIAL OBJECT TO BE BUILT REALLY SHOWS THAT IT'S A GREAT GAME. This however, was truly dissappointing... No wonder it was 20 bux. Not many people like it! For God's sake even Diablo 2 is 20 times better than this and the graphics can be as horrible as they want, but their game play is just completely mind blowing as well as the story line.

    For all kids that love graphics, I suggest this game as a STARTER, but for gaming stradegy and story lines, I suggest that you should TURN BACK, THERE'S NOTHING TO SEE BUT A GAME THAT TAKES 20 HOURS OF YOUR LIFE JUST SITTING AND WAITING FOR NOTHING, BUT RUNNING AWAY FROM YOUR ENEMIES.

    Even Homeworld Cataclysm is better than this. I wouldn't call this game trash though, but would've worth a lot of money if they knew how to bring back the story line as what they were before, but spiced up, with more allies and enemies, and probably if Sierra was lucky, deception.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Game
    Before I start, I would suggest anyone who gets this game be sure to download the patch that has been made available.This balances out units a little better (not too much, but a little) and also decreases the difficulty of several of the missions (they are possible to beat without the patch, but they are hard).

    This game builds wonderfully over the orrignal Homeworld.It has made several improvements in how things are handled and also polishes up things in general.In addition, unlike the orrignal Homeworld the different sides have very different strengths and weaknesses that are readily apparent when playing them.

    Some nice additions:

    You no longer build single fighters, but rather build fighters in wings.So long as a single fighter in the wing survives you can send the fighter group back to a carrier or mothership or shipyard and have the unit returned to full strength.This makes fighter units much more useful and practical then the frail things they were in Homeworld.

    Resource collection at the end of missions has been automized.You will no longer have to sit around for hours after missions sending harvisters out to collect resources for you.Once all enemy units have been defeated all resources in the map are automatically collected and added to your resource pool.

    Subsystems.You can now build subsystems that give your ships interesting capabilities as well as target enemy subsystems.Large ships (such as battle crusers, carriers, motherships) come with some standard subsystems that cannot be completely destroyed but can be dammaged to the point that they no longer function.This makes hit and run type attacks much more useful then they were previously since you can use them to dammage enemy capabilities or cripple enemy ships, while allowing access to some nice abilities should you chose to build some of the more unique subsystems.

    The ability to capture any ship in the game has also been added.That is right, capture ANY ship in the game.Including motherships.In addition, the units which capture enemies are much less flimsy so while they do still need an escourt they can be counted on to not die immediately.

    Fleet formations have also been added.While there are really only 3 choises for fleet formations, they really do make it easy to use ships of different classes together.When used properly these formations are extreamly powerful, however you need to learn when to use a formation and when to break it up.

    There are a few things I am less than satisfied with however.It is for these reasons that I am only giving it a rating of 4 out of 5.

    The first major thing I was disapointed with was the reduction on the number of formations.I remember that with the orrignal Homeworld there was a large number of fomrations to chose from.I kept wishing I had access to some of those, particularly the claw and the sphere.While it may be argued that the addition of fleet formations makes up for this change, I couldn't help but wish that I had access to many of the old formations.

    The interface is something I am not 100% satisfied with as well.While I will agree that it is definately a step up from what was used with Homeworld, it does feel somehow cumbersome.I guess it is a function of too many menues when it comes to building units and researching.Even in this respect it isn't too bad though.

    Also, the 3D nature of space has largely been ignored.This problem still existed in Homeworld, though it was a little less noticable there since they did fairly often launch surprise attacks from above or below.Homeworld 2 largely just uses the horozontal plane when it comes to combat.Units controled by the AI simply will not try coming from strange directions, but rather take a head on approach.Thankfully I was able to find a group of people to play with online who were not burdened with this problem.

    My final real problem with Homeworld comes with the addition of a new unit: the shipyard.The reason for this has to do with multiplayer where its importaince overshadows even that of the mothership once it has been built.It has more subsystem slots than the mothership.It is the only unit which can build battlecruisers.It has all the capabilities that the mothership has and more.From a stand point of game ballance I can see why this may have happened (the game designers didn't want players skipping ahead in the research tree right to battlecruisers), however I cannot help but feel that if anything the shipyard should be more of a smaller mothership with more limited capabilities.Somewhere between a carrier and the mothership.

    All that said, the game is still a wonderful game.It contains almost all of the orrignal Homeworld's good points, and gets rid of many of its bad ones with the introduction of few flaws.If you like the idea of controling an intergalatic battle fleet then I would definately suggest that you pick up this game.The campaign alone would be worth it, but multiplayer is where this game really shines since that is where you will see interesting tatics that can be used once the pesky notion of 2D is forgotten.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Visually stunning but shocking game play
    In light of completing Homeworld 2 twice, the review is a brutal truth of what the game is---a game so challenging, so hard, it just simply isn't worth your bother. Ordinary gamers will derive no enjoyment from this. In a manner of words: this is a game with spectacular graphics, breathtaking naval fleet warfare, all hampered by arduous game play.

    Fifteen missions long, the average player will find themselves struggling by just the fourth, if you finished the third by the skin of your teeth. Rapidly changing mid-mission objectives, wave after wave of enemy forces, you'd better be up to the challenge of preventing your shipyard from hostile takeover to graduate to the real fun.

    Then mission 4 hits you, hard and heavy.

    Players are simply not prepared so early in the game, after such breezy missions, for one of such difficulty. Continual enemy attacks never leave you alone, never giving you a breather, to collect resources, to replenish your ragtag fleet. Don't grin that smile yet, that massive frigate assault will wash it away. There's no time to get a feel for ship classes, what works best against which enemy unit, to experiment on new technologies. Took a stunning number of weeks to beat that mission alone. Just concentrate on bombers and pulsar corvettes and she'll be right mate. Homeworld 2, it seems, is one heavy mission after another, broken up by occasional missions so quiet you could sleep through them. Those restful missions would be ideal to build your fleet to full strength and maximum unit numbers.

    A detrimental mistake!

    An unbelievable attribute of the game---the stronger you are, the heavier the next mission's enemy forces will be. The astounding stupidity of this is simply shocking. Try full unit limits from the tenth mission onwards, when enemy forces are already considerable, you'll see. This isn't so bad, really, but it makes hill into mountain.

    Homeworld 2 is a RTS game of its own, nothing like Starcraft-type games. Even the hardest Starcraft mission gave you time to rebuild a weakened army, fix your base up. You could explore the darkened map, tease the enemy from different sides. H2 won't let you do that. This game demands strict obedience to the mission objectives. You play to fulfil them, not your own agenda.

    Even more absurd, whatever forces you have left you begin with next mission. Scrape a mission too finely, and what are your chances of survival, really, when come the enemy hordes, and come in numbers they will.

    What H2 steals from you is enjoyment. This is for the determined player. Who doesn't want a challenge in a game? But it's not fun. Move! You can't sit idle at any time; you can't split your fleet up, to feint at an enemy base from different angles. You want to live, keep all eggs in one fleet.

    The menu controls are shocking. Mouse scrolling doesn't work in H2. It takes valuable time to position and drag the tab down the page. You can't even press ENTER or ESCAPE keys, only mouse commands. Such is the Idiotic Intelligence of the developers, that you can't authorise commands with an ENTER tap. The screen panels where you click to load or save games are so slim you really have to position your mouse precisely over them.

    The method of saving is a joke. Strict alphanumerical order, the starting letter or number determines its placement in the list. It's better to save games chronologically, like Starcraft and Jedi Outcast. In-game auto-saving works against you; replay a mission, and you might re-save over it.

    Where in the game booklet does it say docked strike craft automatically repair? A tiny offhand mention in the Vaygr Battlecruiser. How would you think to dock your fighters when you need them active at all times?

    Absurd to target warship subsystems (engines, weapons, etc) when destroying the ship takes just as long. Absurd to capture an enemy ship, not only from your strict unit numbers, but the ship will always target your marine frigate. Played game twice, still can't get cloaking technology.

    Like viewing a sphere of blinking red and green dots all game long? You'll spend considerable time looking at your radar screen; it's the only way to see enemy units and positions, and easier to select targets.

    Graphics are awesome, ship details commendable. Mouse-wheel scrolling permits easy panning and rotation of the camera angle. Fun to follow a bomber group on their attack runs, or zoom right in at besieged warships about to be missile volleyed. High comp system will avert the occasional slowdown when camera-close to a ship going nova; exploding capital ships are cool.

    Mid- and inter-mission cutscenes are simple but satisfactory. Fleet Command voices sounds too similar; Makaan is chilling as the Vaygr warlord, smooth and polite.

    Game music will become repetitive. Only two tracks stand out: the oriental Hindu-like music of the Keeper missions, and that brief heavy battle track in missions 9 and 12. Hammered by endless Vaygr fleets, your heart pounding as you brawl for survival, why the damn hell did they finish after two minutes? Superb and haunting, they rapidly faded back to that mundane battle music.

    There is nothing special about mysterious Sajuuk, the one hope of your homeworld. Can't spoil you here, but the game designers are criminal fools to make the guy just that. And if that doesn't inspire your outrage, behold the short, simplistic final cutscene of the game.

    This is Homeworld 2. Visually stunning, rigid game play design. You'd do well to think long and hard before sampling this farce of fun. All fine and fancy to spout rave reviews and the shine the five-star flag, but honest and informative feedback goes a long way to whisper the truth. ... Read more


    11. Best Seller Series: Starcraft
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $9.99
    our price: $9.49
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    Asin: B00009ECD7
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 890
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    In the distant future a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. As resources run short, however, these Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the rich worlds of their alien neighbors, the enigmatic Protoss. To further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown and deadly species known only as the Zerg has entered Protoss space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war has come...

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Strategy Game Now and Forever
    Chess has been around for centuries because of its depth and strategy. Monopoly, some decades.

    StarCraft BroodWar will be that computer game that you've tucked away in the closet, and upon finding it dust-covered, you'll reinstall it and play it again and again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GET IT
    If you have any doubt about getting this game, drop those doubts and get it. First of all, this is one of the cheapest online games in the world nowadays. Get it. You WILL thank me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
    Starcraft, produced in 1998 by Blizzard Entertainment, is still as popular as it has ever been with thousands of players still playing it on Battlenet. When it was released in 1998, it was an instant hit, selling over 1.5 million copies that year and receiving numerous awards.The game play isn't revolutionary in the real-time strategy (RTS) genre, following closely to the blueprint of its predecessors, Warcraft and Warcraft II, but it's still a well-crafted game, offering hours of entertainment.
    The storyline in Starcraft is compelling, leaving the gamer craving more after each mission is completed.The graphics are two-dimensional, lacking, the rotational option in the newer RTS games, Warcraft III and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War, but it's still impressive even with today's standards.The buildings and units are well-crafted and detailed.The cut scenes are captivating with their excellent animation and voice acting.The music is dark and melodic, which is appropriate for this game.
    The single player campaign offers 30 missions, split evenly between the three warring factions, Protoss, Zerg and Terran.The three campaigns can be played in any order but the recommended order is Terran, Zerg and then Protoss.This is because the difficult of each campaign increases and the storyline also follows that order.
    Each race is completely unique from the others, containing different units, build orders, and playing styles, but they are still well balanced.Each Zerg unit isn't particular strong, but they are agile and the cost of building each one is relatively inexpensive so players are able to mass many of them.Zerg buildings are living organisms so they cannot be repaired, but instead they have regenerative abilities.The Protoss units are strong, but that strength comes with a price, so each unit should be valued.Protoss structures, unlike the other two races, are teleported in, making building faster.Terran units are a mix of Zerg and Protoss, not particularly strong, and moderately expensive.Large Terran buildings have the ability to lift and relocate, which is useful when moving to another mineral patch, or escaping from an onslaught.
    The single-player campaigns are interesting and offer hours of entertainment, but for most players, the single-player campaign is just training for the multiplayer games.Players can play against each over local area networks (LAN), direct connect, modem, TCP/IP or over the internet using Blizzard's free Battle.net servers.
    Battle.net is an online community where thousands of Starcraft players go everyday to chat and play.There are many different chat rooms for players to communicate ranging from technical support, to gaming strategies.Players can create their own game or join an existing game.Each game can contain up to 8 players.The artificial intelligence (AI) for Starcraft is impressive, but it's nothing compared to playing another human player, who can think, deceive and exploit weaknesses.Most "newbies" playing over Battlenet will be defeated with the infamous "rush," strategy where players quickly build several units to attack the opponent before he/she is prepared.The games come with a replay option at the end so players can review their games and learn from their mistakes.With time, players can learn how to stop the "rush."
    Starcraft isn't only limited to head-to-head games.There are a variety of maps and games ranging from free-for-all, to using map setting (UMS).Players even have the ability to create their own maps using Starcraft's easy to use campaign editor. Players can modify an existing map or they can create a whole new map from scratch.
    For those who loved the single-player campaign, they can continue with 24 new single player missions in the expansion, Starcraft: Brood Wars.The game play and feel of Brood Wars is exactly the same as Starcraft and the story picks up where Starcraft left off.There are also seven new units in Brood Wars: corsairs, dark templars, and dark archons for the Protoss, valkyrie and medics for the Terrans, and lurkers and devourer for the Zerg.
    Though a bit dated, Starcraft is still an excellent RTS game.With its well-designed game play and its excellent visual and sound, it is one reason why it is still the standard by which newer RTS games are compared to.For those new to RTS games, Starcraft is the perfect gateway into the newer RTS games, and for those who love RTS games, Starcraft is a must play.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Something to note
    Im a huge fan of this game and have played it online for several years now... although my computer has rejected the most recent updates.

    The only complaint I have is that it's not really a strategy game... no real-time game is.When you play online, chances are that the victor will be the person who can mass the most units the fastest.Granted that requires a degree of strategy, but it really comes down to who's played longer and is more familiar with the buttons.Battle.net has done much to remedy this and there are many games available where the rules stipulate "no rush", which allows all sides to build their forces and then strategy does actually enter the picture.You also get creative scenarios with "use map settings" games, where it's possible to upgrade units hundreds of levels and you dont have to harvest resources.All told, it's a fantastic game that has given me much joy and my opponents much sorrow.Just be aware that this is not really strategy.

    If you really want strategy I would recommend any of the "Total War" series, depending on your computer's abilities (in order of increasing technical requirements: Shogun, Medieval, Rome)These games are turn based, but when you fight battles you have the option to command your troops personally.It is real strategy, with factors such as weather, terrain and morale affect the battle seriously.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Game EVER!!!!!!
    Computer games were never very interesting to me.That is until Starcraft.My CD-Drive failed recently, and I couldn't stop thinking about how when I got it repaired, I was going to play Starcraft for at least 10 hours straight.I am proud to say, that I made it not 10, but a full 12!Starcraft and Starcraft:Brood War are the most addictive RTS games ever! ... Read more


    12. King's Quest: Collection 2
    by Vivendi Universal

    Asin: B00001NFRB
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 3776
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A collection of seven games in the classic King's Quest PC game by Roberta Williams. Also includes several bonus games. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars you can get it cheaper
    you canbuy kings quest 15th anniverary with games 1 through 6 much cheaper and then purchase kings quest 7 separately much cheaper

    5-0 out of 5 stars I need help playing my King's Quest on XP
    I got the King's Quest Colection Series a while back, only paid 30 bucks for it so I see that I am lucky :-), anyways, I LOVE these games but I just got a new computer with XP and all that and now I can't play the games!! I read in a review below that it is possible to play them, I just have to turn my compatibilty back to Windows 95 but I looked and can not find that anywhere! Someone PLEASE help me with this because I absolutely LOVE these games and want to play them now... Please Email me at kel192004@yahoo.com with any information. Thanks everyone!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Getting Hard To Find
    For those of you criticizing the prices here on Amazon for this amazing collection i find it kind of funny. Most of you (myself included) have no problem plopping down 50 bucks for a new game but when it comes to the greatest collection of games EVER released including the first 7 Kings quest games, and a remake of the first 1 - with better graphics only available in this collectionas well as a host of other classic adventure games and other bonuses to numerous to list 100 bucks or so starts to sound like a bargain - and believe me you probably wont save any money on ebay on this one - hard to find is a gross understatement. (Supply and demand)

    I have my copy and i love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You can run games on XP
    I won't bother repeating how wonderful ALL of the games are, because everyone has either said it or already knows it. I am writing this in response to the review that says you cannot run it on XP- you can. You must change the compatibility settings to windows 95. Right click, and go to properties. You will see the compatibility tab.Just change the settings to windows 95 and check all the boxes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great ride but not worth the price of admission
    The Kings Quest collection is, in my opinion, the best adventure series ever but these prices that the people are selling them at are utterly and stupidly ridiculous! Now as far as the games are concerned, EVERY game in the series is great and awesome there really isn't a bad game in the whole series and the way each game connects from the last is done perfectly and brilliant. I think the best way to describe this series is like playing a awesome novel that always keeps ahold of your attention. Now as far as the price concerns obviously these greedy jackasses are asking for WAY too much. Mainly because these games are meant to be played on older systems, KQ 1-4 are DOS games and KQ 5-7 were designed for WIN 3.1. I have a Pentium II processor and run WIN98SE and I sometimes have problems running KQ 5-7 so I could imagine this collection wouldn't work too well if at all on more modern systems. Even if you do have an older computer and want to purchase this collection you could find it for alot cheaper on ebay (little hard to find but be patient there's usually someone selling it.) So to summarize, Awesome, kick ass, rocking games but overpriced by greedy jackasses so check Ebay. ... Read more


    13. Blizzard Entertainment DVD Collection
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $19.99
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    Asin: B00006SG4T
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 6611
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best RPG ever!!!
    This game is sooooo fun.It also keeps you playing over and over again.I also like that none of the creatures your character has to kill are human.I love to build characters starting from the ground up and make them special according to how you pass out skills and stat points.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A good collection, but technically disappointing
    The biggest problem with this collection is its variable technical standards. While the cinematics presented here arguably look and sound better than the versions that come as part of the individual games (the WARCRAFT 3 and DIABLO 2 cinematics are presented here with optional Dolby 5.1 surround sound), they fall short of what is expected of the DVD standard.

    DIABLO 2 and STARCRAFT are presented in non-anamorphic widescreen with a somewhat low bit rate. Both look quite blurry, although the contrast and color levels are quite good. However, their aspect ratio (which worked out at around 2.20:1 in the game versions) is not presented correctly. The image is stretched, resembling something like 1.85:1. I also felt that they were quite jerky, especially DIABLO 2.

    WARCRAFT 3 is theoretically superior, with an anamorphic transfer. However, the image is marred by an odd "blocky" effect that look like the resolution was converted very poorly. While perhaps not noticeable on a small TV, it was clearly visible to me on my 48" widescreen. The positive side is that the colors are nice and deep, and there is none of the jerkiness that the other two titles exhibit.

    The extras are mostly very good, with interesting audio commentaries. The WARCRAFT 3 commentaries are a little dry, but they do impart some interesting facts.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome CGI shorts on less than stellar DVDs
    These CGI short films are collected from Blizzard games of the past few years - Starcraft, Diablo 2, and Warcraft 3.Great games in their own right, fans were amazed that the cinematics reached Hollywood-level quality.Early work in Starcraft was somewhat crude, but Blizzard's latest efforts are the best in the industry, showing subtle lighting effects and beautiful art design.No feature films, not Shrek or Monsters Inc or Final Fantasy, can match the wonderful mix of realism and exagerated fantasy in Blizzard's work.I strongly recommend this box set for any Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or gaming fan.

    The DVDs are seperated, 1 for each game, and they come with standard extras - audio commentary for each film, concept artwork, storyboards, trailers and commercials, and even a Warcraft trivia game.I delve into each individual DVD below, but....

    Sadly, this box set is less than perfect.Blizzard could have - should have - combined everything onto 1 DVD, there is so little material here.Instead, you get the same 3 DVDs already available for each of these games: the Starcraft DVD and the 2 DVDs from the collectors' editions of Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3.If you own these things already, you'll discover nothing new here.

    Blizzard's greatest crime was to forget the cinematics for the Diablo 2 expansion, Lord of Destruction.You won't find it in this collection.The story for each game is hard to follow for anyone who hasn't played the games (although the audio commentary sometimes helps).Also, the enhanced resolution for these movies isn't that much of an improvement - Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 films look virtually the same, and Starcraft movie improve TOO much, such that their faults from old-age show through.

    STARCRAFT:This DVD is the oldest, and the crudest, the simplest.However, it is interesting to watch Blizzard's artists grow, and the films are still entertaining, especially a Marine investigation on a science vessel that turns into a 5 minute remake of Aliens.The films from the Starcraft Expansion are considerably improved, more complex, more atmospheric. The story involves 3 races in a galactic war, with a huge cast of characters and events.The human Terrans are at war with each other when the organic Zerg horde attacks, while the mysterious Protoss wait in the shadows.The commentary will help you figure out the plot, and is entertaining in itself.

    DIABLO 2: This is easily the best DVD of the 3, because the Diablo movies are the most compelling, most visually striking, and they tell a complete story, which runs parallel to the players' quest in the game.It follows the tragic failure of the Wanderer, a hero who once defeated Diablo, Lord of Terror, only to become possessed and later consumed by the demon.The films show incredible battles, one between Diablo and beautiful archangel Tyreal, and another in a burning inn, with skeletons and other nightmares leaping straight from the flames.

    The game ended in a cliffhanger, and Blizzard choose not to include the films from the later expansion which resolved this.However, the teaser trailers for Diablo 2 are the best "new" material in the box set, because they show things you won't find in the game.There is also some early Blizzard CGI work, from Diablo 1 and Warcraft 2.Watch this, THEN watch Starcraft, and you'll understand why we were so excited when SC first came out.

    WARCRAFT 3:While WC3 is the newest and technically the best of the DVDs, I feel that the artistic direction was somehow a step backwards for this game.The WC3 films are bright and very, very beautiful, but somehow they don't stand as "tall" as Diablo 2.

    Warcraft 3, like Starcraft, has multiple races at war with each other.The human kingdoms are fighting each other when the Undead Scourge attack suddenly, all while the mysterious Night Elves wait in the shadows (sound familiar?).The orcs travel on a journey of racial freedom, and eventually join forces with the Elves and Humans to drive back a demonic invasion from another dimension, the Burning Legion.

    Most of the films are very good, but those that feature the lord of the Burning Legion are boring, especially the climax of the story and the game, which was a major letdown.The audio commentary is also boring, getting lost in obscure technical details and not telling enough of the story to follow along.A Warcraft trivia game is a nice extra, though.

    There, I hope I gave enough information... =)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is GRRRRREAT
    Mine worked GREAT!Don't you know you could have gotten a dud or something?Or maybe your dvd player was just messed up.Anyway, all three of them worked perfectly for me, with PERFECT tranfers from the game cinematics. ... Read more


    14. Field & Stream Trophy Bass 4
    by Sierra

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    Asin: B00001LDC5
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Sierra
    Sales Rank: 3569
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great game
    Trophy Bass 3D was the first fishing sim I bought. TB4 is much better and has several very cool features. I like the point-of-view camera view (angler view). It gives you a real "you are there" perspective. The fish graphics are a bit dated (remember this is a 2000 game). The lure selection is incredible, and so is the variety of lakes offered. Something for everyone. Do a google search and download the demo. You will end up buying the full game. I switch back between this game and Bass Fishing 2003.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Realism Is the Key
    Trophy Bass 4 is the most realistic fishing simulation I have ever played.Every weather condition has a different effect on the fish as to where they are located on each individual lake.Also every type of weather condition calls for different lure techniques for those situations. This game will test your knowledge and skill.If you do not have this game already I strongly suggest picking it up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Field & Stream: Trophy Bass 4 will get you 'hooked'!
    In the UK, as it could be said around the world, fishing has been described as THE favourite outdoor pastime and 'Field & Stream: Trophy Bass 4' has brought the thrill of the catch to the confines of your lounge.

    It features over 30 species of freshwater gamefish including Stripers, Walleyes, Catfish and Muskies.

    On your boat, you will have 1000's of rod, reel and lure combinations available to you along with underwater sonar, map and compass and two kinds of motor propulsion.

    You can play either single fishing trip, career mode or even online in the multiplayer link-ups, fishing on dozens of reknowned lakes throughout the USA.

    There is so much to this game that I cannot begin to give it justice.I'm 'hooked' and I can't even fish for 'reel'! (almost a pun there).

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you love to fish...
    I love to fish but I had an unfortunate injury some 20 years ago and I use a wheelchair to get around. This lets me fish whenever & places that I probably would not get a chance to go fishing at. I only wish it had a few more lakes in the northern part of the USA or even Canada. Even the great lakes would be cool. Overall I love the game and all the options that it gives you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I can't fish worth a lick but I love this game!
    I got this for my husband and I think I've played it as much as he has!I love it!I am no good at fishing, so I put it on "easiest," and it is so fun!I just do it to catch fish and have a little fun, so "easiest" is a good level of difficulty for me ha ha.When my husband asked for this for his birthday, I thought, "eeewwww.Well if that's what he wants..." and now I monopolize it!It's great fun, even for the non-fisherman/woman. ... Read more


    15. Quest for Glory 5: Dragon Fire
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $19.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00001LC25
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 3364
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    A fantasy game of the dungeons-and-combat variety, Quest for Glory 5: Dragon Fire allows players to customize a hero and send him to Silmaria, a country whose king has been murdered. In order to flush out the perpetrator, you must enter the race for the throne, completing seven Rites of Rulership. First, of course, you must earn the required entry fee, either by slaughtering monsters or competing in arena combat.

    Sound all too drearily familiar? A few intriguing features do separate this game from all of its fantasy role-playing siblings. The greatest of these is a sense of continuity with the previous Quest for Glory games. Not only do characters from older stories re-emerge--sometimes newly married, or better established in their careers--but you can import your old characters into Dragon Fire. Instead of starting anew, you can continue a long seamless adventure with a familiar hero. Other nice touches include a rarely seen haggling system, whereby you negotiate the prices of food, weapons, and spells with their various venders. The occasional treachery of seemingly trustworthy characters and a great sense of humor also add nice dimensions to the Quest for Glory universe.

    Being tied to earlier games, though, gives this one less flexibility. You cannot play a nonhuman character--you cannot even play a female hero--and players are restricted to a few very broad character classes. Character statistics and customization options are also on the simple end of the spectrum, making the game seem older than it is. On the plus side, Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire has sharp graphics, some very tough dungeons, and a streamlined, easy-to-use interface. Most of all, it tells a good story and allows long-term players of this series to retire their hero in style. --Alyx Dellamonica ... Read more

    Reviews (36)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Time heals all wounds
    To be honest, I was quite disappointed with this game when it came out.How could you end such a great series like this?Having played through the Quest for Glory series again just now several years later, I have come to a somewhat different perspective.The game had some inescapable strikes against it from the get go, and all things considered, is a fine ending to the QfG series.

    When you get right down to it, the Quest for Glory series peaked with "Trial by Fire", the second installment, and it was all downhill from there.Besides being a ridiculously large, fun, complex game, you saved a nation (if not the world) from an insane wizard trying to release an evil god, and became a Prince as well as a Paladin or Wizard if you chose that path.After that, there really wasn't any place for the series to go.The third game was basically just a remake of "Trial by Fire", and the fourth while basically "restarting" the series by stripping you of your inventory and throwing you into a town where you had no friends (in a way a remake of QfG 1), ended up using more or less the same plot as QfG 2.

    Another important part of the game that died with QfG 2 was the hated text parser.Apparently everybody but me hated typing commands in, but this was incredibly important to the series.All of the games are really like mystery novels in that you have to figure out who the bad guy is and how to beat him/her by the end of the game.To do so, you had to be a good detective and ask the right people the right questions.In QfG 3 and beyond however, this challenge is removed as in each conversation you are provided a list of topics to discuss.So it is possible to "brute force" every conversation by asking every single question available in order to solve the puzzles.

    Finally, the fourth game took a different angle with the series by developing closer relationships between the main character and the NPCs, developing two potential love interests.It worked great for the 4th game, but it created a big problem for the 5th game:how do you write a story accomodating a choice between several different love interests (among other things)?The answer is, you don't.This is a problem of trade-offs that plagues ALL RPGs:because the game only has so much development time available, it can be made so that you can be/do whatever you want, but nothing really matters (Baldur's Gate, Arcanum), OR you can play a specific character the authors had in mind, which can involve an extremely detailed plot that you are not allowed to deviate from (Final Fantasy).Trying to do both is like making 5-6 games at once and selling it for the same price.By going with the "multiple ending choice" route, Quest for Glory 5 would naturally be much lighter on the details than the earlier games.

    So it was a bit much to have expected QfG 5 to be some sort of masterful conclusion to the series.Especially since there seemed to be some major issues with development of the game itself.All in all, it turned out pretty decent.The combat/magic system I thought was pretty awesome overall, allowing for epic battles against large numbers of enemies.The graphics were very nicely done.There were plenty of new abilities/spells for the paladin and wizard.The plot was interesting enough and had all the old crew back.

    I would say QfG 5 is BYOD -- Bring Your Own Dialogue.You're the main character, you know the characters well from the previous games.Imagine the dialogue and story playing out as you like as you play the game.Don't expect the writers to have to basically write 5-6 games to accomodate the possible choices you take.Above all, enjoy the game for what it is, a fine chance to complete your character's quests, say goodbye to your friends and close out the series.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Glory
    Quest For Glory 5: Dragon Fire is not merely the end of a great series, but the end of an era for the entertainment compant Yosemite Entertainment. As a great fan of the series, "Hero" has journeyed from the town of Spielburg to the fog-ridden lands of Mordavia, Raseir, Fricana (not in this order) - and finally the village of Silmaria.

    In a game of this ilk, graphics plays second fiddle to storyline and gameplay, and it is in these two areas that Qfg5 excels. Transported to the island of Marete and its capital, Silmaria(modeled after ancient Greece), "Hero's" last adventure is fraught with peril and mystery. The music is professional orchestral, with sweeping tones unlike any other game I have encountered.

    Now to the plot. Decades ago, the peaceful island of Marete was plagued by a dragon. Seven pillars were constructed with ancient spells, forcing the dragon into its lair. Lately, however, following the brutal assasination of the King of Silmaria, invaders from distant lands rampage across the country, pillaging mercilessly. Compounding the trouble is the prophecy that the blood of a murdered being will destroy the pillars, freeing the dragon from its enchantment...

    An enthralling plot, filled with characteristic offbeat Lorey and Corey Cole humor, fantastic music and solid gameplay cement Qfg5's position as a good final instalment to the series and possibly the greatest of the Quest for Glory epics, sure to please fans of the series and provide a closure in "hero's" final adventure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST RPG EVER!
    This truly is it.There is no other game that effectivley combines the previous games and truly comes up with a greater and more exciting conclusion.There are so many subquests and mysteries while on your quest to beomce the King of Silmaria.There's action, adventure, romance, and gorgeous 3-D graphics!You can choose you own destiny while being any one of four characters.I am a total rpg fan and I loved it!This is a game that you will truly want to play over and over again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite RPG of all time
    I have owned this game for a few years now, and still I've found nothing I enjoy more. I have noticed some reviewers saying that QFG5 is nothing but a big inside joke with a hard to follow plot. I disagree. In fact, I have never even played any of the previous releases in the QFG series, and this one still ranks as my favorite. Even though I am not familiar with the characters from the previous installments, their appearance in this one doesn't seem out of place. You become familiar with the hero's past and just enough backstory is added so that new players can enjoy it just as much as the old. As for criticisms that the plot is confusing, I also disagree. I never had any problems following the plot except that there was one puzzle I couldn't solve without eventually seeking help. I knew what I had to do, but a mental block kept me just out of reach from the solution. My sister played this and figured out the solution immediately, so I think it's a flaw in the gamer, not the developers, so to speak. Ah, but where was I? Oh yes. Wonderful, magical, atmospheric game that is second to none!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great game in a great tradition
    The editorial review above is a little misleading. In no way is Quest for Glory - whether it's game 1 or game 5 or anything in between - intended to be Dungeons & Dragons-like. Rather, it is a unique blend of RPG and adventure. This is a game which requires THINKING, and there are often a number of different ways in which to tackle the quests in the game.
    To begin with, the player has four options re character: fighter, mage, thief, or paladin (imported). Naturally there will be different skills involved.
    The hero finds himself yanked to Silmaria (based loosely on ancient Greek culture) to answer a call for help. Someone's assassinated King Justinian, and to find the assassin is the hero's major job. However, he must also compete in a Leadership challenge, consisting of seven rites to prove his fitness. He has the option of also competing for the position of Chief Thief if he is so inclined, and using his fighting techniques in the arena. Some interesting side-quests can also be filled - for full points, the side-quests ought to be followed.
    The graphics are beautiful, the atmospere of the game both exciting and with an almost fairy-tale quality - and it's filled with cute little one-liners and funny responses in the great tradition of Sierra adventure games.
    It's infinitely more rewarding to play this game without reading a walkthrough - but if you get stuck, there are some excellent sites online to give you either hints or "spoilers" (detailed instructions for a particular step). The only quibble I had was that I felt Sierra had rushed the ending of this game somewhat. Yet in terms of enjoyment, it's a gorgeous game that focuses more on great storyline than kill'em slash'em games made today. For a charming and challenging game in the style that alas is not often produced today (let's hope things change), I highly recommend QfG5: Dragon Fire. ... Read more


    16. HellFire (Authorized Diablo Expansion Pack)
    by Vivendi Universal

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    Asin: B00001LCDM
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 3404
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Build on the terror and adventure of Diablo with this expansion set. The software adds 12 new weapons, five new spells, 29 new foes, and the Monk, a new and powerful ally. There is also a whole new story to unravel and new demons to destroy. ... Read more

    Reviews (16)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Diablo fans must own
    If you are a hard line Diablo fan, you must get this expansion otherwize your collection would be incomplete. I dont even have to play the game to enjoy it, just knowing I can play it anytime I want is good enough.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good...but can get boaring...
    im surprised that there only selling a used 1 4 $20(can.And i realy like it because u can get a barb and a barbarian from just downloading a file!by the way...the Ka-rul(the evil guy in the game)doesnt match the story...like who heard of a guy named Ka-rul!but there are 8 new levels and new Quests...but is it worth it?I dont feel like getting diablo battle chest 4 $40(can).

    4-0 out of 5 stars Add more life - and death - to Diablo
    System on which this was tried out: Pentium III 733 MHz, nVidia TNT 2 Pro, 128 MB RAM, Win98, with a monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution. Hellfire must be installed on top of an existing Diablo install, and requires the Diablo disc rather than its own to actually play.

    Being a Sierra product, the installer will install Sierra utilities in your startup menu if you don't already have it, with no option to skip them (although you can uninstall it separately); the utilities are the Sierra-typical uninstall/readme/support/auto-update. Auto-update, if invoked, asks you to connect to the net, searches your system for Sierra products, then queries Cendant Software's site to check for any patches or other updates, including updates to the Sierra utilities package itself. (The original Hellfire release must be patched for the town characters to properly interact with you, for instance - otherwise their Gossip mode will be stuck.) The Sierra utilities wind up under Program Files on drive C, no matter where the user asked the actual game to install, and the icon for the utilities is added to the start menu.

    Once you have Hellfire installed and patched, you'll see some differences from (actually, additions to) baseline Diablo right away as you start your next new character. A few new character types have been added. (For a basic Hellfire install, only Monk has been added, but if you download and apply the Purgatory modification on top of Hellfire, you'll get Bard and Barbarian as well; their icons look like Warrior and Rogue, respectively, but they have a different mix of skills.) Also, a new game can be started at any of 3 difficulty levels - but a weak character has little chance against the higher levels, so prudence is recommended.

    A nice bonus is that Hellfire gives you the option of *running* in town, regardless of your character.

    You'll also see new types of items to pick up.
    - Oils. Some allow you to repair your weapons without running to the blacksmith, while others improve their statistics, such as Oil of Accuracy and Oil of Fortitude.
    -"Runes". These aren't related to Diablo II's runes; they're plain-looking gadgets that cast a single spell when set off, like crude grenades, such as Rune of Fire, or Rune of Stone.
    - New types of scrolls, such as Search (*very* helpful for locating any loot in your vicinity; Search temporarily gives them an aura and marks them on your map).

    Hellfire also adds 8 additional levels. A new farmer character has been added to the town of Tristram, and he has a problem that he won't discuss with you until he knows you fairly well - that is, your character must have a minimum expertise before he'll give you the explosives you need to break open the Hive south of town. The Hive is 4 levels deep, and contains 2 new quests that you'll always receive leading to two Level Bosses. Defeating the final Level Boss in the Hive will give you the key needed to enter the remaining four new levels, via a crypt in the cathedral's graveyard.

    The Hive's monsters are mostly variants of giant insects covering several different physical types with different kinds of attacks. As well as scorpions, spiders, and boar-like monsters, there are monsters that spit poison or acid, and giant floating orbs with tentacles that shoot energy bolts at you - and hunt in packs, of course. The Hive's labyrinth generates random mazes, as does the original Diablo engine, so the replay value is very high, and its atmosphere is well done - the 'walls' look like a wasp's nest, and instead of breaking open barrels to hunt for goodies, the Hive offers pods.

    The Vault has an even wider range of new and interesting beasts: lichs (undead beings with a ranged attack), satyrs, Anubis-like creatures that look like animated metal statues, firebats like those who appeared later in Diablo II. The final Vault level is something of a set piece because of the Level Boss' prison. The Vault also provides the Cornerstone of the World, a place that is the same in all worlds - that is, a mechanism for allowing different single player characters to exchange items.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lame
    I was expecting something good from the expansion even though it isnt multiplayer, the only reason to play diablo is the multiplayer. Dont buy this. Go get diablo ii

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you like Diablo 1, you'll like this add on pack
    First, if you are having troubles with games crashing or locking up on your computer, you probably need new video drivers. Go to the manufacture's web site and download them following the instructions carefully.

    Second, I worked on this game so yes those "hacks/cheats" were put in there. We thought you folks who liked Diablo would like to have a litte more fun with the game.We couldn't get an artist to do the character work at the time. Sorry, so it reuses the character art for the Barbarian and the Bard. Oh well, use your imagination, the character class data is all there. There is art for the cow quest and the "theoquest" The later was pulled by the game design team after we had all the work done. So we left it in for you to judge and play with.

    Yeah that cow quest has people laughing out loud. You will too. It's probably not as good as the Diablo 2 cow level, but we had a limit to the amount of stuff we could hide on the CD.

    Ok, So you've got my interest, how does it work?
    Well create a text file called "command.txt" in the same directory as the hellfire.exe file, using your favorite editor, in it put the following line
    cowquest;theoquest;bardtest;multitest;barbariantest

    You only get the barbarian with the patch to 1.01. (you'll have to hunt elsewhere for it. It's probably on the Sierra site, but if not, its still on a lot of the fan boards.) It doesn't hurt to have extra stuff in the file. It's only a text file for pete's sake.

    Each of the names between the ";" enables a different feature. If you don't like them, just remove them from the command.txt file. Pretty simple huh? Well that's 'cause we designed it for you to be able to do this.

    Oh, these are SINGLE PLAYER characters. And if you want real art, and full multiplayer support for these characters buy Diablo 2. It has a more fully developed Barbarian.

    So have fun,.....Your game developers at Sierra...... ... Read more


    17. You Don't Know Jack Jumbo
    by Vivendi Universal

    Asin: B00001IVUB
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 6625
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    "Jumbolicious"--that's Jellyvision's entirely accurate and adequate one-word description of this uber-collection of You Don't Know JACK, their award-winning, cake-taking, mega-popular trivia game. JACK Jumbo is the natural evolutionary descendant of previous JACK packs (JACK Huge, The Irreverent Collection, etc.), but this one towers over its predecessors, boasting over 4200 questions in all. This super-size JACK comes equipped with five separate games: YDKJ volumes one through three (each weighing in at 800 questions), YDKJ: The Ride (800 questions), and YDKJ Offline (1000 questions).

    The first three volumes are straightforward fare, certainly familiar to anyone who's seen or played YDKJ: you're convincingly immersed in a hip, TV-style game show, buzzing in (by yourself or with up to two other players) to answer questions for cash. As with all the JACK titles, it's not so much the idea of the game (trivia) as the incredible production values and the in-your-face, often laugh-out-loud delivery that makes the game such a kick in the pants.

    YDKJ: The Ride makes a slight departure from the game show motif (no green room!), as contestants travel through different "floors" answering questions, but adds the nice touch of having hosts from all the previous installments come back to make guest appearances. YDKJ Offline--as you might have guessed--is the offline version of the popular JACK the netshow.

    An excellent value, YDKJ Jumbo comes through with a heavy dose of JACK style, perfect for die-hard JACK fans or anyone looking for a lot of laughs and massive replay value. --Paul Hughes

    Pros:

    • All the fun and insanity of YDKJ in one neat package
    • Tons of questions--game holds up well to repeat play
    • Great for both JACK fans and those who don't know JACK
    Cons:
    • Some players may be turned off by YDKJ's wit
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    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just get YDKJ 4 The Ride
    I'm a big fan of you don't know jack, so i got this jumbo thing. I would highly recommend it. Great game, very witty, and fun for parties or grilling your friends to see who is "better" in general. My fav edition is 4 "The ride". IF you only buy one, get this one

    4-0 out of 5 stars buy it buy it
    these are the five best ydkj games. they were the first that i bought.i like 3, the ride, and offline better than 1 or 2 but theyre good to have anyway.i;ve sat in front of m computer for hours playing and laughing at the hilarious questions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars JUMBO
    You Don't Know Jack Jumbo contains V1 V2 V3 V4 and the all new offline V1 The game that started it all. V2 The sequel to the award winning party game. V3 New question types like impossible super audio etc. V4 The Ride the exciting JACK game Offline 1000 questions and ... about a question question. These games can (and will!) make you LOL. Warning. Rated T.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    I love the 'You Don't Know Jack' games, and this has 5 of the best of them all together!The games are full of so much great sarcasm and they are a ton of fun! My friends and I love the questions and they build our uselessinfo knowledge! What could be better? These games are definately a bigplus!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best party games ever!
    the most fun I've had on the computer. The thing that gets to you is howits totally non-repetitive. The dialog is seamless unlike many sports games("forsberg SHOOTS! he SCORES what a great WRIST SHOT") Tons ofuseless information great for conversations. Dozens of play modesthroughout each version will definitally keep you playing. Another funaspect is the hidden stuff. New play modes, jokes and tricks pop up everyso often(Question: you know what would be really good right about now?Answers: A. Hot Dog B. Taco C. Pizza D. Nachos). I can reccomend this foranyone who wont mind simulated insults and the occasional adult themedquestion. Its also a great value. Buying all the games seperately(if youcan find them) would exceed this price by far. A nearly perfectcompillation! ... Read more


    18. Zeus Expansion: Poseidon
    by Vivendi Universal

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    Asin: B00005B44T
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 816
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Return to ancient Greece and rule Atlantis as described by Plato! In Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion, you'll rule an advanced civilization that built monumental pyramids, sanctuaries, observatories, and great libraries. You'll summon Bellerophon and Atalanta, and battle the terrifying Chimera. You'll meet ancient civilizations from both sides of the Atlantic, and decide to trade or conquer.

    Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion features new gods, heroes, monsters, and resources. Play more than 45 exciting episodes in six epic adventures. Conquer or trade with Mayans, Egyptians, Phoenicians, and more. Meet such new gods as Atlas and Hera. Poseidon offers unlimited play. You can even design your own myths with a simple yet powerful Adventure Editor. ... Read more

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This game is excellent!
    I loved this game.After installing it, I've spent about two years playing it, but stopped after I discovered Age of Empires.It incorporates humor, religion, and myhtology in an excellent blend of culture.I highly recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wow
    IF ZEUS WAS GOOD THIS HAS TO BE GREAT FROM WHAT IVE READ THERE ARE ALOT OF CHEATS AND MORE GODS MORE HEROES MORE MONSTERS AND THAT EQUALS MORE FUN. YOU WILL BE HOOKED ON THIS GAME FOR HOUR!

    5-0 out of 5 stars zeus expansion is the best
    THIS EXPANSION TO ZEUS IS GREAT NEW THINGS TO DO LOTS OF NEW FEATURES THIS IS A VERY GOOD GAME

    4-0 out of 5 stars Short episodes..
    I agree that the game's episode are quite short. They already provided cheats so why the easy game?

    3-0 out of 5 stars not very challenging
    I've played Caesar, pharaoh, cleopatra, zeus & poseidon.I expected more.I played Caesar & pharaoh for months at a time.Poseidon is just not as challenging as the former games.I do like the "episode" concept better than having to complete an entire level (like caesar or pharaoh), but the episodes are too easy.The cartooney look and feel is also somewhat patronizing. ... Read more


    19. Sierra Sports: Grand Prix Legends
    by Sierra
    list price: $49.95
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    Asin: B00001LCDH
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Sierra
    Sales Rank: 2454
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Grand Prix Legends is a racing simulation based on the drivers, teams, tracks, and cars of the 1967 Grand Prix Season--a season known as the most dangerous in racing history. The game features fast unstable cars, historical racetracks, and some of the world's most famous drivers. ... Read more

    Reviews (41)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Updateable to current standards in 2005
    Although the out of box product may appear somewhat dated, please note that the Papyrus design team have released a "GPL 2004 demo" as freeware, and this is in effect a complete upgrade to this product, produced with the co-operation of many modders/designers.There are new car graphics, sounds and force-feedback effects.Combine this product with the freeware "demo" and you have a state of the art historic F1 simulation which is still a bear to drive.The out of pocket expense is ridiculously low, given the price of new sims, and I would recommend this (with the upgrade--find it yourself) without reservation.But be warned: this is an uncompromising simulation, and hardly suitable for a casual gamer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic is best..!
    Thank you..!

    Which is precisely why I prefer an old classic road car such as my humble 1500cc, 1971 VW Beetle, as opposed to a modern day all bells ringing, singing and dancing, clinical, spiritless non-DIY friendly modern day high performance vehicle.

    Creature comforts aside, you don't have to break the speed limit nor the bank to experience the physical limitations of such cars.

    Need I say anymore?

    Case rested. For those who don't know now. You'll never know. Your loss is my gain.

    Of course if you're of adequate means the above isn't an issue. Simply pay your fee and enjoy your track day etc. :)

    Well done Sierra for enlightening the previously unfamiliar..!

    Sonicpixy

    5-0 out of 5 stars This simulation is not 6 years old .
    I think there is unanimity about the quality of this simulation . I just want to highlight the fact that, as soon as you install it as a 1998 graphically obsolete software, you have just put the foot in the door. In the next hour(s), through free downloads from the web, you will polish it into what I think is still the best road circuit simulation in 2004 : photo quality graphics, hundreds of circuits sometimes better than the originals ( you'll find the old Monza with the oval, Ile of Man TT, Limerock Park, Oulton Park, Le Mans, Laguna Seca ....) . Someone provides force feedback, someone else a Nurburgring tutorial ... it never stops. There are online leagues everywhere from Brazil to Sweden and you get all that stuff, legally, for less than $10 . Come on in !

    4-0 out of 5 stars A classic
    Fond memories of this one.This game was way ahead of its time.I think it came out around 1997, and plenty of people still play it as of late 2003 from what I hear.It had/has very good graphics, outstanding engine sounds, and an excellent physics model.These '60's Gran Prix F1 cars are very difficult to keep on the track.And rightly so, because like their real world counterparts, they have very skinny tires and no wings for downforce.A must have for racing enthusiasts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Grand PrixLegends
    This game must be experienced to understand, very simply it is the best. ... Read more


    20. Best Seller Series: Warcraft II Battle.net
    by Vivendi Universal
    list price: $9.99
    our price: $9.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009ECD9
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Vivendi Universal
    Sales Rank: 833
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars i love warcraft 2 almost as much as warcraft 3
    i love this game is really really good

    here is my resuilts
    overall -8
    -graficks err whatever-4 really outdated
    gameplay online-10 computer-3
    controls -10 really easy love it
    overall im sorry it is not that good im not good at writing reviews but hey i still play it and it is 2005 i really love it almost as much as warcraft 3 i am not a kid but i did not fealll like putting my name in...

    3-0 out of 5 stars Build Armies and defeat your enemies
    Warcraft Two is a strategy and battle game.Not turn based, timing is of the essence in gameplay, building your farms, barracks, training soldiers and pesants to mine gold and chop lumber faster than your enemy in order to build your armies defeat the enemy.

    However, I've found that computer opponents tend to be predictable, and so easy to beat.I've become practiced at playing the same scenario with one, two, three, four, and even five opponents.Because the computer generated opponents are fairly simple, they don't have much sense, and will get "stuck" at an obstacle, or rush blindly into traps.Still, with enough opponents the custom scenarios can be challenging and have you scrambling to keep up production of soldiers, catapults, dragons or gryphon flying fighters, and building walls of farms and cannon towers in defense of the onslaught.

    Depending on wether or not you're playing as Orc or Human there are a few slightly different ways the individual charachters move or fight, and there are some entertaning speech recordings on all the charachters, just keep clicking them and they'll react with annoyance, or seasickness, or the secret of the sheep flock!

    A classic game, and one which is still fun to play, and is often much more reasonable in price than many of the newer games out on the market today.Watch out when using cheat codes, as many of them will give the same benefit to your enemy as they do to you. ... Read more


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