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    1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    $14.39 list($34.99)
    2. 8MB Memory Card
    $24.63 list($49.99)
    3. Super Smash Bros. Melee
    $27.20
    4. Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers
    $14.68 list($39.99)
    5. Frogger Advance
    $15.33 list($39.99)
    6. Final Fantasy IX
    $12.49 list($49.99)
    7. Luigi's Mansion
    $28.37 list($39.99)
    8. PlayStation 2 USB Headset
    $500.00
    9. Limited Edition Green Xbox Video
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    10. Spider-Man 2
    $19.44 list($49.99)
    11. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
    $83.50
    12. PELICAN ACCESSORIES Pro System
    $81.95
    13. Arc the Lad: Collection
    $17.87 list($29.99)
    14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner
    $29.88 list($29.99)
    15. Metal Slug Advance
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    16. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    $19.72 list($49.99)
    17. Star Fox Adventures
    $18.99
    18. Dance Dance Revolution Konamix
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    19. LUNAR 2: Eternal Blue
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    20. Eye Toy: Groove with Camera

    1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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    Asin: B0001VGFK2
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Rockstar Games
    Sales Rank: 22
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.Liberty City. Vice City. Now San Andreas, a new chapter in the legendary series. Grand Theft Auto returns to the PlayStation 2 this October. ... Read more

    Features

    • Set in Los Santos, San Andreas, plagued by gang violence, corruption, and drugs
    • Carl Johnson's mother has been murdered and family has fallen apart
    • Carl is framed for homicide by two corrupt cops
    • He must journey across San Andreas to take control of the streets
    • The next chapter in the legendary Grand Theft Auto series

    Reviews (779)

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you thougt Vice City was awsom.GTA is just Beginning!
    Man, I dont see how GTA can get any better.Unlike the previous GTA Games,This one you have stats.Such as Fat,Stamina,Sex Appeal,Muscle,Hunger,And lots more.Just one Island is bigger than all of Vice City.Each island represents a popular city, and they are,Los Angelas,San Francisco,and Las Vegas.You can even bye drinks, play arcade games, even Bet on Casino games.Like on Vice City, The aircraft only go up to like 50 feat.Here they go up to like 1500 feat.Oh and did I mention you can swim.This is defiently the Best GTA Game ever.Get it.Its worth every penny.(Caution:Not for kids under age 17)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Greatest game I've played
    I rented this game for 1 week. The 2- player part is hard to find but it is worth it. In 2- player mode you can shoot people and the cops will chase you. (OBVIOUSLY) And the money you get from 2- player you can keep. The 1 player mode roxxx!!! you can costumize Carl and you can beat up other gang members ND jack their guns and money. Overall I give this game a 4.5!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The games price won't lower which is telling you it's a good
    The game is great one thing that bothers me is the control it's no more directional buttons but analog which makes it harder to control,but other wise then that the game is long and great and is worth buying oh yeah Not for children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars gta:San andreas
    the best game ever made keep it up rockstar please keep carl jonson.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great game.
    CJ ran away from home after his brother died, but now its time to go back. His mother was shot in a drive-by that was intended to kill his other brother, Sweet, and he has to go back to bury her. But he ends up staying longer then that.

    The gang Sweet is the leader of is called Grove Street Families, but since CJ left the gang has gone from ruling the town to just another gang no one really cares about. There's a huge crack problem thats made everyone completely change into different people, and now that CJ's back, Sweet needs his help to get Grove Street back on track.

    There are other things besides the main storyline, like all GTA games. One new feature is that you can buy clothes from different stores (that you unlock as you progress through the game) and mix and match. Your clothes determine how much respect you get from gang members, and how many compliments you get from people on the street.

    The clothes that raise your "sex appeal" the most, halfway, are the "special" outfits, that you can only get through missions or... dating. Yes, that's right, dating. If you get your relationship to 100% with certain women, they'll give you outfits.

    There are a few downsides, nothing that affect the overall gameplay. Blocky hands, wierd movements when talking, driving controlls suck, things like those that don't affect you. Other then that, I recommend this game to any fans of GTA or rockstar games, and anyone who's mature enough to handle it. ... Read more


    2. 8MB Memory Card
    list price: $34.99
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    Asin: B00004YRQA
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 24
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Fast. Essential. Take care of yourself with the card for PlayStation 2 that can save game positions, various controller settings, high scores and much more. A handy carrying case will keep the gunk and junk off the card. The Memory Card is thinking when you're not. ... Read more

    Features

    • Platform: PlayStation 2

    Reviews (223)

    5-0 out of 5 stars You need one.
    A must have for anyone who owns a PS2, with this you can save your game files so you can continue playing. They are compact and strong. Highly recommended.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Building another Terminator
    Using the technology from this 8MB Memory Card (left over from the dead Terminator), you should be able to construct another Terminator robot and send it through time.

    If you create a bad Terminator robot, you should definitely soup it up like the A-Team van, with some crazy special powers that will help it destroy mankind.If you create a good Terminator robot, just make it like normal (and P.S. thanks for saving mankind).

    4-0 out of 5 stars good, not great
    The official 8MB PS2 memory card is good if you have only a couple of games.otherwise you need to buy more than one.It is said that it runs 200 times faster, which isn't entirely accurate (usually about 185 times, but 200 is supposed to be the max).I bought this thing used for $17 dollars.That's expensive.If you have an oldr model of Playstation, it would be better to shell out $100 for Final Fantasy 11/hard drive bundle.The hard drive is 40 gigs, which is 5,120 times larger than this memory card.If you have a slim ps2, you can't use the hard drive.In that case, buy the 2 pack memory cards from Sony. It runs from $32 to $40, so get that package.Overall, a fast, reliable card, but Sony needs to produce larger cards.

    3-0 out of 5 stars be aware
    ill tell you it is a good memory card but over time it will erase everything if you action replay max and if you use it on the getaway game it will erase every thing so if you have it just to let you know that

    4-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A GOOD MEMORY CARD
    MEMORY cards are quite dear and hold 8 blocks of Memory,games like The Sims ect. take up alot of Memory space so saving other games are more difficult to save,i do Prefer The GameCube memory cards b-cs they have more space so ide often have to delete memory from Magic Gate 8MB(8 Memory Blocks) to save my newer games.The PS2 is backWards Compatible with its predcessor`s games,PS ONE wich is very useful but PS2 is a different console and PS2`s Memory Card`s can`t save any PS ONE game(and PS1 Mem. Cards can not save PS2 games)So ide recommend that if you are buying PSX games for a PS2 to buy/Make-sure you have a PS ONE memory card if you i am concidering getting a PlayStation 1 Memory Card for my PS2 so i can save these PS1 games ime concidering buying;WWF In Your House,WWF WarZone,WWF SmackDown! 1,WWF SmackDown 2:Know Your Role!(I am a WWF/WWE fan),GTA1,GTA2,Driver 1 and Driver 2 and all of these games are popular and very fun to play thats Y ime gettin a PS1 Memory Card and And these games though PS2 games are more Fun now and better graphix.Only get a 8MB card if you have&play 8 games.JOHN CENA AND RANDY ORTON are the best WWE superstasrs!!!!1 ... Read more


    3. Super Smash Bros. Melee
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B00005Q8M0
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 105
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Nintendo (DOL P GALE) Smash Bros. Melee GC ... Read more

    Reviews (1001)

    5-0 out of 5 stars There's is Hope!
    The Gamecube, ah the Gamecube. It's good, but not good enough, but hey, that's just my opinion. I did not want a Gamecube, I did not! But I decided what the heck, I loved the original Super Smash, so I bought The Super Smash Bros. Melee. Oh my god! this game was so good, I loved it, My PS2 seems like nothing compared to Super Smash. It's a great game, and it has such a huge lasting appeal or replay value.

    Gameplay: The controls are suprisingly easy, if you can button mash, this is your game, if you're not so good at controls, you need some practice. but very easy.

    Graphics: C'mon, you know you like them, kicks the PS2's graphics outta the the park! And they run very smoothely. The only problem is how you can run right through people, but who cares! (8/10)

    Entertainment: What do u think? So much, with the BIG variety of characters, nice variety of levels, multi-player, you know, a lot of entertainment is to be had. (10/10)

    Replay Value: A lot! You'll never want to stop! Okay, you will, but you'll want to fit it into your schedule every day, yeah, it's that good!(10/10)

    Difficulty: C'mon, if you think it's hard, you won't have too much luck on hard or very hard mode. (9/10)

    Overall: Sure this game has it's flaws, but what game doesn't?! It should be 19.99, but it's so good, it's still 30.00, and it's a Player's Choice! Buy it, it's really, really worth it!
    (9/10, overall score) (not an average)

    Finally, There's hope for the Gamecube!!
    - D C







    5-0 out of 5 stars yay^_^!
    this game is a MUST HAVE for people with gamecubes!!!!!
    it has prettyful graphics,cool 1P modes,(except adventure,without giga bowser-_-;)
    theres lots of characters,25,way more than the original.
    u can collect trophies!like almost 300!!!!!
    SONIC AND TAILS R NOT CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!don't listen to them!!!!!
    kirbys the best char!!!!!!!!!
    P.S:a super smash bros. is coming out for the new Revolution!!!:O
    P.S.S:how can a game with jigglypuff be rated T?!?!
    Starfishie"Star"^_~

    5-0 out of 5 stars ...WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?
    Why are you reading these reviews?
    This is one of the BEST GCN games out there.
    Just BUY IT.

    - Kolby Manning

    Oh, and P.S. - fire dragon99, you loser.There is not a PS2 version of this game! Stop living under a soundproof ROCK!Why would Sony publish a game LOADED with NINTENDO characters?And if the game did exist, there is no way that it would be "A lot better."PS2 Sucks and ruins games. Just go play your little PS2 nonexistent SSBM.And get a spell checker.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Sweet.
    This is a great game. The first time I played this game was actually at "TOYS R US" and then I played it at my friends house. I liked it so much I begged my parebnts to get it for me and eventually they did!!! I play it all the time!!! I have all of the characters. I enjoy playing this game with my friends and kicking their butts!! I love this game.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest of All Nintendo Games
    This game excels in every area, and does not require a multicategory review to prove it. The sequel to one of the best video games ever, this is a monumental achievement.
    This game shows exactly why everyone loves Nintendo.

    Well, it used to be that way.

    Sony and Microsoft are celebrating over their triumph over the powerful Sega Dreamcast system, and glad that it'll probably never gain the strength to once again be a major force in video games. Now the two supergiants want Nintendo out of the picture, too. Gamers look more and more for graphics and action rather than new ideas, and since Nintendo does the latter, it won't survive long.

    Sad to say this, but Nintendo's on its way out.

    Here's a list I made predicting the future of games:

    1.) Nintendo will die sometime during or after the next console generation. It will not be taken over by Sony or Microsoft, who will consider its games "kiddie" and "worthless".
    2.) These game genres' popularity may change:
    First-person shooter: Increase
    Fighting: Increase
    Racing: Stay the same
    Platformer: Extinct
    Puzzle: Extinct
    RPG/Strategy: Decrease
    Sports: Stay the same
    3.) Future consoles will move their focus even more from games to features, such as DVD, Internet, "Home" systems, etc.
    4.) Sony and Microsoft use their mighty money powers to create a monopoly for themselves.
    5.) These ESRB games will:
    EC: Extinct
    E: Decrease
    E+10: Decrease
    T: Stay the same
    M: Increase
    AO: Increase
    6.) Game systems hit a level of "Maximum realism".
    7.) Game mascots (ex: Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Mega Man, etc.) will no longer exist; all characters will be realistic people.
    8.) Second Great Video Game Crash will occur somewhere from 15 to 25 years from now when consumers lose interest.
    9.) Sony and Microsoft in their ultimate clash; unsure if Sony or Microsoft wins.
    10.) Sony and/or Microsoft easily overpower all third companies with new consoles. This leads to less variety in games and consoles.
    11.) After the Second Great Video Game Crash, neither Sony nor Microsoft may be able to save the industry they've destroyed. No third companies will help, as they will have been wiped out long ago. There will be no Nintendo to pick up the industry once again, as it had in the First Great Video Game Crash of 1983 with its NES console. No telling what happens at this point.

    For all those of you who play only Nintendo, buy all the Nintendo consoles and games that you can, as they'll disappear forever only less than a decade from now. If I was asked, however, which game to get first, I might recommend this one. It'll be a treasure for the ages. ... Read more


    4. Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers

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    Asin: B0000CDZB9
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 389
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Massively popular online RPG
    • 10 races and 15 classes with unique abilities
    • New race, class and areas
    • Hundreds of new items to acquire and trade
    • For 1 or more players

    Reviews (16)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Eh
    Alright, I had my sare of addiction towards this game and it was actually awhile ago, but I'll try to explain what I liked about this game.

    From the start of this game, you'll most likely notice the very bad graphics that are displayed... or maybe the bad sound.. or maybe the decent number of people online at one time

    Well, i think this game was the best game in the world to me at one time, I had a level 27 Warrior Halfling ( Hobbit ). But simply, I stopped playing ebcause I stopped paying the 10$ a month. And after that, a few months leter i went to the computer version, Everquest II. ( see my review for that. )

    There are some good things about this game. It is online so you can play with other players, it's overall a fantastically made RPG, ( in my opinion better than FinalFantasy by a long-shot. ) And improvements over the first one for the PS2, there is a new Race. ( The Ogre. ) and new class. ( Alchemist. ) There are also some new areas to explore, with new creatures. The team also updated you're leveling, so instead of the highest level being 50, it is now 60. The final thing that was updated, was a very very slight update in graphics. They are hard to see, but they are there. Anyways, if you do play this game and begin to like it, trust me; your hours will be FLYING by. My summer in 2003 and part of 2004 was gone before i knew it. ( I played the first one too. )

    Anyways enjoy yourself with it. This game can be enjoyable to you, or a piece of junk.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good game but.......
    It would seem SOE has turned their back on this game.It is a good game,It needs a lot of updates,and definitely a NEW expansion!!Overall this game rocks,but customer service is horrible!Talk to anybody who plays this game,they love it,except for the way SOE treats us as customers.Be prepared for lots of xp grinding,which can get tedious after a while.But xp grinding is not unique to just this game.There is plenty to do on frontiers for a newbie...but beyond that it's past time for a new expansion.I think SOE needs to remember they do have other games and customers other than those on EQ2.I also play regular EQ,so i am a fan of the series,SO....I think the future of eq frontiers is uncertain,have you seen it on the shelves anywhere?That in itself speaks volumes.So let the buyer beware!GOOD game,bad support,uncertain future.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Need no life to play
    Everquest is a valiant attempt at an online rpg hypbrid but is far too encompassing for its own good.One must have no life and play constantly to really get the most out of the game and advance.I like the characters and idea but i just cannot get into it, i am looking forward to similar games with what i feel will be better online capabilities and better enjoyment and value. I would recommend Capcom's Monster Hunter or even the obligatory FF but that one has monthly fees whereas Monster Hunter is free.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just Read
    (...) i am 16 and i dont want to go though that stupid sign up thing. Anyway..... This is a great game but it comes at a price u do have to pay (...) but its well worth it. Be careful of everquest because it is very addictive some ppl play it for days straight. In fact a lot of ppl call it Ever Crack. Its such a fun game dont wry but be contious of what time it is because hours go by like minutes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can you improve on perfection?
    Surprisingly, the answer is, 'Yes.Yes you can.'

    The original EQOA is the best of the overcrowded MMORPG herd.It's simple and fast paced, inexpensive and addictive.From a technology perspective it does amazing things on a PS2 without a harddrive.When I first played it, I couldn't imagine making a better RPG without waiting for the next generation of consoles to come out.

    But SOE did it.EQOA: Frontiers is that better RPG!It's the same shared world as the original- both sets of players can fight side-by-side.Most of what SOE improved on are the little things, things that you'd never even notice until you played both.The imagery and music is better.There are ambient effects like fog and raining brimstone in the right places.The skies and the weather are just a little bit more present and real.

    Best of all, though, your character is more customizable with better textures and an absolutely fantastic 'Class Mastery' system that lets you choose what path you want to take to power.Even within the same class and race, two characters can end up with very different strengths and weaknesses.

    Add all that to making what is already a huge online landscape even larger, and you have more than a great game.It's an achievement.

    And so I'd have to say that EQOA: Frontiers is my new pick for the finest of the MMORPG genre.Start with the original if you're skeptical- it only costs as much as a month's subscription.But mark my words, you'll end up buying the upgrade to fuel your addiction.

    And when you do, you'll be impressed.Very impressed. ... Read more


    5. Frogger Advance
    list price: $39.99
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    Asin: B00005NCAD
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Majesco Sales, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 406
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Originally released in 1981 by Konami, the Frogger arcade game isconsidered an all-time classic. Since then the property has been transferred toseveral owners, many of which tarnished the Frogger tradition. Now, backin Konami's hands, the little green fellow brings back everything people lovedabout the original arcade game, but with a modern twist.

    Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog pits Frogger against the evilMr. D, who has stolen the mystical elements that nourish the hero's marsh.Frogger must make his way through 15 levels spanning six environments in orderto find the elements. After every few levels, he must engage in a boss fight.Like in the arcade original, Frogger spends most of his time hopping left,right, up, and forward, but in this version he must deal with more than movingcars and snapping crocodiles. The game's levels feature all sorts of perils,such as mazelike conveyer belts, spiked floors, and crumbling platforms. Thereare also 32 different types of enemies standing in his way. Among the fewdownsides of the game are its short length, the lack of variety-adding options,and the fact that the coin system that allows you to reach the last level iseasy to fool.

    This is a great example of how to properly update a classic. The simple gameplayof the original Frogger is intact, but the developers have added cleverlevels, bright graphics, and modern game mechanics to the mix. This game is sureto please longtime Frogger fans, as well as create some new ones.--Raymond M. Padilla

    Pros:

    • Easy-to-learn gameplay
    • Levels add a new twist to classic Frogger moves
    • Four in-game save slots
    Cons:
    • Lack of options
    • A bit short
    • Coin system is easy to cheat
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Jump, glide and tongue-flick through 15+ levels in 5 different environments.
    • A cartoonish action/platform game with an element of puzzle solving, Frogger expands on simple, yet addictive gameplay to catch players of all ages.

    Reviews (36)

    1-0 out of 5 stars I HATE THIS GAME
    This game is so stupid! I would leave it in the trash! Luigi's mansion is better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVED THIS GAME SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! It is origianol, interesting and really really fun! It has 5 cute little worlds, and 15 levels. It gets really hard over time, but as soon as you get familiar with all of the controls and enimies, it isn't as hard as it seems. A little hint: On parts of the 2nd earth element level, move fast! Don't think, move fast! It helps! I finished the game in about a week, and my favorite places were the sea world and temple levels. Buy this game now, it totally rocks!

    1-0 out of 5 stars PLEASE....
    it sux. never get it. u just hop around getting smashed by things. i played it once and hated it. im srry for the ppl who have it!!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars too easy and not original
    this game is too easy and im a twelve year old, its not original and doesnt have the kind of thrill and excitement its just k nothing special,if i were u i wouldnt waste my money and would by super mario advance games instead, theyre much better

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Fun Frogger Yet
    I thought this game was very fun.The first level is easy ,but once people try the second level they think it is hard.(Most of the levels have the same type of moves so once you get the hang of it its not so hard.)the temple is the best part in my opinion.The graphics are also pretty good,and the music is great.Some people say that the game is impossible to beat, but that's not true.I've beaten the game the whole way through until the end credits.Overall I thought this game was challenging,addictive,and very fun! ... Read more


    6. Final Fantasy IX
    list price: $39.99
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    Asin: B00004Y57G
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 177
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (622)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Open Mind
    Hey guys.I love this game, flat out.It has great characters, a good plot, a good system, and fantastic music.A lot of people think that the game is boring, or maybe they don't like the plot, but I think that those people need to just give it a chance.This was the 7th Final Fantasy I have beaten, and now I have finished 1-9, and this game is in my top four.

    There are some problems with this game, but I don't think they are very critical.Most of them affect the first couple hours, but they are nothing toreally have too big a problem with.First of all, the begining is slow.There are about 4 battles in the first hour, and you finish only about 20-50 in the first few hours.Also it takes a little getting used to to get into the gameplay.Characters gain magic and abilities based on what equipment they have on.

    Anyways, I put this in my top list of games, which are in order of which is most important to play

    Final Fantasy VI
    Chrono Trigger
    Final Fantasy VII
    Earthbound
    Final Fantasy IX
    Chrono Cross
    Xenogears

    Play those RPG's and you will have experienced the best games ever made.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is to the people
    Look, I realize you are entitled to your opinions, as am I.So, let me get my two cents in.This is to the people who do not like FF( because only mages can use magic(like cure, fire, etc.).Stop complaining!Not only can Garnet and Eiko cure, but Amarant uses Chakra to cure, Freya uses a skill to cure, and so can Quina.This game DOES return to the roots which has only certain characters use magic.It makes it harder.Now, to those who claim this game is childish because of certain things.I am twenty-four years old, and I like this game a lot.My friends like this game.Even my twenty-eight year old brother likes this game.None of us think it is too childish.
    To those who complain about the storyline, claiming a thirteen year old could do better.I've read the fan fictions people of such age write about the Final Fantasies; trust me, they ARE NOT BETTER.If you think you could do better, try it.By the RPG Maker, and DO IT!Betcha can't, though.If thirteen year olds COULD do better plots, you would think that such companies as Square Enix would hire them.Duh.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Game, despite all other opinions
    First of all, I'd like to point out that I haven't played many other Final Fantasy Games, so I'm not going to compare them.

    On to my thoughts about FFIX. It was the first real RPG Playstation game that I ever bought and it's the one that got made me love the genre.
    Plot: 4/5 Great plot, however they fail to really explain some crucial details (for example: why does Zidane sees Garnet's memory?). A little more explanations would be nice for my lack of brain cells.
    Characters: 5/5 You really do get attached to Zidane and Garnet, you laugh at Amarant's oblivious and cynical nature, and just want to shoot Thorn and Zorn. The point is, the characters are interesting and have a personality.
    Gameplay: 4/5 At first it's hard to understand how to train the characters and use different accessories to learn attacks. However, once that is settled, the gameplay is great. Also, it took me forever to realize that pressing Select on the world screen brings up a map: VERY USEFUL! You'll get lost if you don't use it. Other than that, good gameplay.
    Graphics: 6/5 :) Gotta love the grahics. Squaresoft created different cultures/architectures for each different country. Gaia is absolutely gorgeous. The FMVs are amazing. Two thumbs way way up for the graphics.

    Overall: Though it required a lot of time training to beat Kuja and the final bosses, the game is really fun. The minigames range from "fun-for-two-seconds" (Jumprope Vivi) and "takes-forever-but-gotta-love-it" (Chocobo Hot and Cold) and the game itself is great, long and never boring. Five stars out of five it is, then. Great way to get yourself in the world of Final Fantasy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Possibly the greatest game of all time.
    Yes, i admit that I have taken risks in writing the title of this review sincem after all the title was highly opinionated, but here me out. Ill look at it from a reasonable angle.

    When Final Fantasy IX (FF9) was released, it was very differant than it's predecessors, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. It had gone from a harsh 'sci-fi' feel to a soft 'fantasy' feel. The main character was not a silent and melencholy introvert. And overall, the game had a very prelavent tone of charm and whimsy, whereas VII and VIII had, for the most part, more depressing tones. Like I said, very differant from its predecessors.

    For anyone who doesnt like simple RPGs, this isnt for you. Everything in this game has been made slightly more simple. No Junction or Materia systems here. Every character has unique abilities that only he/she/it can learn. While I enjoyed VII and VIII's systems, XI's felt more believable. Believe it or not, this simplification adds some serious challenge to the game. Because not everyone can learn 'cure' or 'revive' you will have to be careful on forming your groups. and since you can't junction switch at all, you'll find that keeping all of your characters at high levels is a good idea. You cant simply put 'curaga' on someones hp and have it skyrocket. youll have to do alot of levelling up. This doesnt mean that Final Fantasy IX is impossibly hard. In factm if I were to rate its difficulty level, I would say it was 60%.

    these differances in abilities add to the very well written characters. Each character feels alive, and you believe what it says. In past final fantasies some characters, although important to the story line, just didnt feel real (Cait sith, anyone?) but in Final Fantasy IX, each character seems 100% believable. Their dialoge matches their personalities seamlessly. some scenes which have no importance to the story are written in just to make you 'feel' the character. Such as when Eiko scolds Vivi for looking the wrong way and vivi says "I was just looking at the mountains".

    And then you have the games visuals. Are the graphics breakthrough? no. What you have in Final fantasy IXs visuals is emotion. For example, when playing Final fantasy VIII and you look at a floor tile, it just looks like some-old floor tile. But in Final fantasy IX when you look at a floor-tile,you feel a story behind it. It looks unique to each culture's lifestyles and beliefs. You feel a bit of what the "tile maker" felt when creating it. Yes, every blade of grass in Final Fantasy IX is a work of beauriful art.

    One mustn't forget the music. Final Fantasy IX lives up to the high standard of its predecessors when it comes to music. Each song is beautifully well written and perfectly placed. Cooky and silly songs play where there is a village of quirky dwarves, sullen and sad music plays in a destroyed city, and so on. Some people (myself included) would get tired of certain songs after awhile in the past final fantasies. For instance, in FFVII when I was in the gold Saucer, although the music was good, it did get tiresome and I muted the volume. Same with Finl Fantasy VIII in Balamb garden. But with Final Fantasy IX i would often just sit and listen to songs re-loop so that I coud hear and feel them again.

    The storyline in Final Fantasy IX is beautiful. I wont say anything to ruin it, but trust me. Its amazing.

    Out of all this, why do I say that it is possibly the greates game of all time? Well, i'll explain myself.

    Does anybody remember Halo? No no, not Halo2. Halo. just plain Halo. It was revolutionary. I remember that everyone played it. everyone who had an XBOX owned Halo. (partially because after awhile XBOXs started coming with a copy of Halo, but still) it was a great game. But now, with the arrival of Halo2, it has just faded out. Even big fans of the origional have said 'Man, there really isnt any reason to play the first halo anymore." Sadly, this is how it is with alot of games. Beautiful and wonderful games slowly fade out when shiny sequals come out. Yes, Final fantasy IX felt some of this when Final Fantasy X came out, but still many many fans play final fantasy IX because of its greatness. In other words, Final fantasy has lived on despite the release of more advanced graphics and things like that.

    So, I urge you,(haha, I sound so devoted) if you havent played Final Fantasy IX before, play it. Make sure you buy it, because Ive been noticing that its harder to find at Game stores than it used to be.

    Finally, ill leave you with one thing. You may hate this game despite everything i've said. Guess what, people are differant. If you try this game and for some unearthly reason you loathe every second of it, well then at least you gave it a shot.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not a masterpiece, but still a great game...
    I wouldntgo as far as to say FF9 is as good as the recent FF games,or most of the games for that matter, but it is still a great game. The atmosphere of this game is a far cry from FF8's romantic, adult atmosphere. Everything is more comedic and cartoonish, but the graphics are still up to par with recent RPGs, but not very innovative. (They basically look the same as FF7 or FF8). Anyway, I'll break this review down...

    Graphics- 9/10 Like I said, they are up to par with games of its time, but are not very innovative. Then again, the Playstation is very limited graphics-wise. But that's what I love about the Playstation one, the games were not all about graphics, unlike the PS2(I am not a fan of PS2 at all, or the recent FF titles.)Anyway, the character designs are a lot more old-school, especially the black mage which looks pretty cool.

    Sound- 7/10 This is one of the low-points of this game, the sound isn't that amazing. FF4, 6, tactics, 7, and 8 all have amazing soundtracks, not to mention 5 as well, but this one just doesn't amaze me. After playing through this game several times and mastering it several times, I still don't really remember any tracks in the game. FF8's soundtrack blew me away, so I was hoping for the same here. The only highlights for music are on the start screen, and the world music is pretty good, as well as the battle music.

    Gameplay- 10/10The setup is pretty good, making you choose abilities from items that are equipped and learn them. The junction system in FF8 was in my opinion, one of the most innovative systems ever for a video games. This games isn't very innovative, but it's still a great idea that is fun to do. Also, there's synthesis shops now, where you combine items to make armor. (much like FF8s weapon system, except now you can also buy weapons and armor as well.) Overall, this game has a great system that is a lot of fun. The card game isn't nearly as fun as FF8's in my opinion, though. In ff8, you collected cards and then could card mod them, which was also an amazing idea, but in this game the cards seem to do absolutely nothing for the player, other than giving them knowledge that they completed the game 100%, and achieved the highest card collecting level, which is also pointless. Overall, the card game is just a lame re-hash of FF8's Triad game, so dont expect a blast playing cards here, look to ff8 for that.

    Controls-10/10 Basically the same controls as in every other ff game. Now there's an exclamation mark which appears over Zidanes head if you are near an item, which was a pretty good idea.

    Story- 6/10 This is the games biggest weak point. In my opinion, FF9 has the most forgettable story out of any FF game. Sure, it has its high points( The idea of having summons attack the town was a great idea,and was pretty sweet to watch) But other than that, it didn't leave me feeling amazed. FF4, 6, 7, 8, tactics and heck they all had great storylines, but FF9's is pretty lame. You go after some little guy wearing a thong, and thats about it, it isnt deep like the other titles, although at times it may appear that way. It wasnt the worst storyline, but definitely not up to par.

    Overall- 8/10 I have spent a good deal of my life playing this game, since it took a while to master my characters levels and find all the items, and it was definitely worth it. This is a wonderful game that all RPG fans should play. ... Read more


    7. Luigi's Mansion
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B00005Q8LR
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 310
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Luigi has a lot of work to do in his very first starring role. He needs to find his missing brother Mario in a creepy and mysterious haunted mansion. Armed only with a flashlight and a customized vacuum cleaner, he must rid the mansion of ghosts and save the day. Made in USA. ... Read more

    Features

    • Platform: GameCube
    • ESRB Rating: E for Everyone
    • Ages 6 and up

    Reviews (422)

    4-0 out of 5 stars IT'S VACUUMIN TIME!!!!!!!
    I love this game. Last summer I played it all the time!!!! This game rocks!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars what the?
    did luidi do something wrong like get bad grades or something and drop out of school and ended up being a plummer? well yea i guess he's been grounded for like a billion years from being a star of any game and if he IS a star in one the word "MARIO" is in the title and this game "luigi's mansion" oh yeaaaa he has a mansion and since he's grounded from bad grades people he has to clean the whole house with a vacum

    3-0 out of 5 stars Luigi's Mansion... Not Much of an Adventure to Get Into
    I've always grown up liking Mario and so when I got this game I was rather excited to see what it was all about. However, when I did get it, I was rather disappointed with what I got.

    There's nothing much too special about this game: You will beat this game in a matter of hours. The bosses are terribly easy, and even the puzzles that surround the mansion aren't that challenging.

    There are lots of things that annoy me about this game. First of all, Luigi moves so slowly. It's not like other Mario games where you can run extremely quickly or even fly in the air. Instead you just shuffle around on the ground. Boring.

    The second thing I didn't like was you don't see a lot of the other characters you're used to seeing. I didn't see Yoshi in there, or Princess Toadstool. Instead you say a wacky Professor that just gives you a vaccume and annoys you with his chatter. Then of course you see the Boos, Mario, Toad, and Bowser but other than those characters that's about it. Quite sad.

    Finally the last thing that I really didn't enjoy was the whole brightness of this game- it's too dark. I like to have parts in the game where there are some brightness, but you won't find that with this game. The only good positive about the game were the general graffics, but it's ruined with the darkness.

    The music is not what it could have been, you'll get annoyed very quickly with it, and after you play through it the first time, it just gives you an option of repeating the same adventure you went through for some 'bonuses' in the game... but for me, when I went through it once, why would I go through the same mansion and the same exact puzzles again?

    Go rent another video game (I'd suggest Zelda). This one isn't worth renting, and especially not buying, unless if you are a huge fan of Mario.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very fun, very cute little game
    While Mario gets zillions of games to himself every year, it's not often that Luigi gets his own lead, unless you count 1993's MARIO IS MISSING on the SNES.

    In this cool little game, Luigi goes Ghostbusting in a haunted mansion (one of those Scooby-Doo types) that he has mysteriously won in a competition he didn't even enter. The mansion is crawling with spooks of all kinds but Luigi get's help from a crackpot inventor living nearby. Now armed with a special vacuum cleaner, Luigi must clear every room in the mansion and find his missing brother, who has apparently vanished inside.

    The gameplay is simple and very easy to get the hang of. Some of the rooms you clean up require some extra investigation and puzzle solving so be sure to check everything (I though the piano room was a cool puzzle to solve) and use your Gameboy Horror to have a good look round.

    The graphics in Luigi's Mansion may not be up to the standard of Super Mario Sunshine but they're still very, very smooth and look amazing. Some of the SFX look highly realistic and there's no loading times at all between scenes. The music sounds like it's been done on a Commodore 64 and doesn't sound all that great but it's a cute little theme and I thought it was very funny when Luigi would whistle it whenever it wasn't playing.

    The mansion itself isn't that big and you'll finish the game in about a week, but when you have this much fun playing it is still worthwhile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally! A true Luigi game for GCN!
    Luigi's mansion is quite fun and fairly difficult game that has puzzles, ghost catching and entertaining boss fights. And it has two difficulty settings so once you go and beat the game you can play again only with a more powerful vacumn so that you will be able to handle the tougher ghosts of the higher difficulty.
    As for the graphics on this game they are great especially the lighting and dust effects that go on while your playing.
    For instance when you use the vacumn or knock on a wall you will notice realistic looking dust that acts like you would expect in
    real life. And when you shine your flashlight around a dark room
    you will see shadows from chairs, candle sticks and best of all they really move and grow larger or smaller as you move around the room! As for replay value I would say it's fairly high as once you beat it you can start from the beggining with more difficult ghosts and at the end the more money you have from collecting the better your prize. However once you have beat both difficulty levels and received the best surprise you will start to grow tired of it. All in all I would highly reccomend this game to Gamecube owners looking for a fun adventure that will keep you entertained for a long time to come. ... Read more


    8. PlayStation 2 USB Headset
    list price: $39.99
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    Asin: B00009YEK5
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 437
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Get connected to the game with this handy, hands-free headset. ... Read more

    Features

    • 10-foot cord for greater freedom of movement
    • USB headset for use with PlayStation2
    • Supports voice over IP enabled (VoIP) and voice recognition games
    • Noise canceling mic with adjustable boom minimizes outside interferences
    • Mute button prevents others from listening in on private conversations

    Reviews (32)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk..
    Sony must be trying to suck up some cash from people, and they are doing that from me. These things are 30 bucks and I have bought 4 of these and they are just breaking like crazy. I guess it's a good thing i live in a family with money.. but this thing is just a cheap piece of junk that needs some improving..

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too small for adults
    I have a normal sized adult head, but the mic boom is far too short for me.Apparently only intended for kids.I have to shout to control the game.Tried it with SOCOM and Ghost Recon.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Is this a Headset? or a Money Vaccuum
    This headseet is a good accessory for going online on popular games such as Socom, Madden and Ratchet and Clank. It feels like a lazy way 4 Sony to make some extra money. Compared 2 the XBOX 1 it is a P.O.S the first time i bought this thing it looked gay so i threw it down in disgust. And it broke so i had to buy a new 1. I barely play with it because i fear i might break it. Hey Sony, heres a tip in the next PS REINFORCE THE STUPID THING WITH FRIGGIN METAL!!!!!!!! Dont just make it a plastic P.O.S!!! Sorry im such a grouch i ve had a long, horrible day and i feel like s#!t Im gonna go play some Halo now on a good headset to relax.-Forwardhaloman "This PS2 extra cheap third-party s#!t is getting pretty old. Seriously."-Forwardhaloman

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!!!
    Must admit, when I first saw this headset - I thought... these are going to suck. My friend purchased one to play SOCOM 2 online. Kept telling me how cool it was so I decided to buy it.Wow, was I impressed! Communication over the Playstation 2 was excellent! (For those of you who don't know much about technology, voice over ip has always sucked because of loud noise and constant echoing with mics - very annoying! ) This is not the case with this product.

    Furthermore, I use this headset to chat online on my personal computer via usb port. The Logitech PS2 headset is the best mic I have ever owned for PC use! I develop my own Flash Communication programs for online video and audio streaming and these are unbelievable.I chat with family and friends over my cable high speed connection using this product and they all hear me perfectly with very little delays or echoing.

    I rated this product a 4 for durability because the headset could of been made a bit more stronger. However, they are affordable and very functional! So.. I give it a 5 star rating overall.


    NOTE.

    THE RED LIGHT MEANS THE MIC IS MUTED, CLICK THE BUTTON AND MAKE SURE THE BLUE LIGHT IS ON FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY CHATTING!

    THIS APPLIES TO BOTH THE PLAYSTATION 2 AND USING THE HEADSET WITH YOUR HOME COMPUTER TO CHAT ONLINE. :-)

    FOR SOCOM NEWBIES, IN ORDER FOR OTHERS TO HEAR YOU IN THE CHATROOM YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN THE CIRCLE BUTTON ON YOUR CONTROLLER UNTIL YOU HEAR A FEW BEEPS ON YOUR HEADSET. ONCE YOU HEAR THE BEEPS KEEP HOLDING DOWN THE BUTTON AND TALK ( IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO CHAT FOR 10 SECONDS BEFORE ENDING TRANSMISSION )THIS IS TO ALLOW EVERYONE A CHANCE TO TALK IN THE SOCOM CHAT ROOM.

    YOU CAN ONLY CHAT WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE PROPER CONTROLLER BUTTON. AFTER SOMEONE ELSE TALKS PRESS DOWN THE BUTTON AGAIN UNTIL YOU HEAR THE BEEPS AGAIN THEN YOU HAVE ANOTHER 10 SECONDS TO CHAT .....

    IF YOU CHANGE YOUR CONTROLLER SETTINGS THEN YOU MAY HAVE TO HOLD DOWN THE SQUARE BUTTON AND NOT THE CIRCLE BUTTON TO CHAT.( ON A HOME COMPUTER YOU JUST CLICK TALK ON THE APPLICATION YOU ARE USING OR HANDS FREE TO CHAT WITH PEOPLE ONLINE )

    SEE YA :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars You may have plugged it in wrong
    Listen to the title. The headset plugs into the BOTTOM part of the blue section in front of the PS2. I plugged it in on top once and got nothing. Then I plugged it in to the bottom and it worked fine. If you want your headset to last longer, I suggest putting it out of reach. That way no one can step on it, throw it, and hit it. You will need this when playing SOCOM II. ... Read more


    9. Limited Edition Green Xbox Video Game System with Halo

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    Asin: B00020BDGS
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 1823
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    This limited-edition bundle features the Xbox video game system along with all-time Xbox best-seller Halo at a special price. The coveted combo features a special Halo-branded, translucent green Xbox console and Halo jeweled controller with a copy of the game. Just 200,000 of the boxed sets are available.

    "This special offer lets video gamers with Halo envy easily and affordably adopt Xbox," said Bill Nielsen, director of U.S. marketing for Xbox at Microsoft. "We expect collectors, as well as those who have been waiting for the right time to purchase their Xbox system, to jump at this unique opportunity."

    Halo
    Hailed as "absolutely brilliant" by Electronic Gaming Monthly, Halo is a futuristic odyssey that challenges players to save humankind from extermination by aliens. Developed exclusively for Xbox by Bungie Studios, part of Microsoft Game Studios, the game has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and spawned a legion of devotees who participate in competitions, tournaments and game nights.

    Xbox
    With a 733MHz processor, 64MB of Memory, 8 gigabyte hard drive, built-in ethernet port, and NVIDIA graphics processing unit, the Xbox is the most advanced home console system available. This translucent green Halo-branded system comes with one "S"-style controller and all necessary cables. ... Read more

    Features

    • Limited-edition bundle featuring green Xbox game system along with all-time Xbox best-seller Halo
    • Translucent emerald green Xbox and controller
    • Full version of classic Xbox game Halo
    • Limited production run of only 200,000
    • Coolest Xbox on the block

    Reviews (49)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Notable features
    *Games save directly to HD.
    *able to rip audio CDs to HD.
    *most games use 5.1 digital surround(with compatible hardware).
    *DVD video REQUIRES remote control.
    *Odd controller layout

    5-0 out of 5 stars Is it faster than the original Xbox?
    I have taken an objective look at the performance of my "regular" Xbox and my brother's Xbox Halo Edition and I have to say, "ABSOLUTELY".I don't know what it is about this green box, but there is something going on inside the system.Everything I do on his system is a little bit faster; just enough to say to myself what the heck is going on here.If someone KNOWS why the green machine is a touch faster than regular Xboxes let me know!!!I'm seriously considering getting the Limited Edition BLUE Xbox Halo 2 edition in Canada!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A green xbox
    The now used/new price is way too expensive.Great system and game though. Please don't spend so much money on a package that can be purchased for a $170.And remember, Xbox 2 may be backwards compatible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars comparison
    I am writinga comparison with all three systems. Playstation 2 is not great system in contrast with xbox and gamecube. Xbox is bettter than playstation 2 in the controller department. Anyone using the playstation 2 controller is asking for arthritis. Having cheap buttons where triggers are supposed to be the xbox has supreme quality. Having 6 action buttons right at your disposal with your thumb. The analog sticks are much better also. Ps2 sticks feel like a piece a styrofoam carved at shoved in the slot. Talk about cheap. Sony is just in it for the money. Not to mention automatic game saves to the HD and the optional chance to buy a memory card kicks sony's ass in the convinience department. In the library department ps2 may be for you if you likevast choice. But Xbox does have way more quality games than ps2. Quality>Quantity. You will have much more choices in quality games such as KOTOR, Halo 2, Halo, Ninja Gaiden, Mechassault 1&2, Crimson skies, and much much more. In the durability department xbox takes the lead again. It seems as though ps2 is going to fall apart especially when it makes that loud, rattling noise when it is under heavy loading sequences. and anyone says the ps2 is more portable than xbox than they need to get off their lazy ass and go to the gym. Ps2 is not that much smaller than xbox. Actually, Xbox is more portable since it can actually take a good beating, hazards that will probably happen if you drop your ps2. In summary, you probably can tell which is better Xbox>ps2. It's that simple. Really.

    In comparison to the gamecube, gamecube blows ps2 away. Perhaps even more if depending on what kind of gamer you are.
    Compared the gamecube it fails in almost every department. Gamecube has unique features that make it way better than the playstation. Ex. gamecube has a unique controller much better than ps2. But it is not great for complex game such as splinter cell(the L trigger has four functions)but can be perfect for games such as metroid prime. But the gamecube controller get pretty uncomfortable for those bigger hands. But gamecube has way more quality games then ps2. My perfect example is metroid prime.

    In conclusion, you know what to buy. I hope you make the best choice for yourself.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get them while you can!
    To all the potental xbox buyers out their this system will not let you down. You get the green xbox and a copy of the original halo. How cool is that. To all of you who havent played halo it is a very addicting game for all age levels. And you might as well go ahead and order a copy of halo2 now that it is avilable because you will want it! Go ahead and buy the limited edition green "halo" xbox. It is one of the most covented thing's that a halo fan or a xbox fan could want. ... Read more


    10. Spider-Man 2
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B0000B0MNH
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Activision
    Sales Rank: 266
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Spider-Man is back for another web-slinging, crime fighting smash hit! Based on the plot of the movie Spider-Man 2, Doctor Octopus and his henchmen strike the city Manhattan with fear and it's up to you to stop them! Use Spidey's web-crawling abilities, spider-sense, super strength and soaring jumping power to bring justice where it's due. Features a realistically modeled Manhattan complete with massive skyscrapers and pedestrians on the streets below. Travel anywhere in search of petty crime-fighting opportunities as well as the nefarious Doc Ock! ... Read more

    Features

    • ESRB Rating: Teen
    • Genre: Action/Adventure

    Reviews (151)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lizard and Black Cat
    I have been playing this game for days straight and I have to say it is well made. The swinging and diving is the best part.

    Some things that were a bummer is that Lizard IS NOT in the game. One of the help markers says that it is just a rumor and not true. And I know that this is not in the comic but I wanted Spiderman to begin dating Black Cat and dump his other girlfriend. Lol. Another bummer is I wish spiderman could swim. I mean anyone really could learn to swim and if you were a hero you should. Lastly the fact that you can't get to the other island from the bridge.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very high-quality game
    This is one of my favourite games ever.

    It's not quite perfect, though (might as well start with the cons so I can end on a good note). For one thing, while the action graphics (as in, while you are actually playing the game) are superb, for some reason the cut-scene graphics are horrible. Characters are square-looking, glitchy (Peter Parker shakes uncontrollably whenever he makes a hand gesture), poorly defined and generally irritating to look at. Also, the anonymous characters' (random passersby, etc.) voice dubs are rather annoying as well.

    Apart from that, however, I have to say I love this game. Its best aspects are definetely the controls and camera angles. The controls are a bit complicated at first (although I've seen worse), but there is a clear tutorial at the beginning of the game and, once you get the hang of it, it's smoooooooth sailing. Actually, the basic controls are pretty easy, it's up to you if you want to learn the combos and the more fancy tricks. Spider-man's movements are incredibly fluid and pleasant to look at and New York City has been recreated in very great detail. The game has the same format as Grand Theft Auto, which means you can take breaks in between missions and just explore the city and do smaller missions or just swing around as much as you like. And the camera angles are very well-placed, which makes this game a real visual treat (apart from the cut-scenes): you'll be impressed by views of the sun setting over the Hudson river, seen from the top of the Empire STate Building - and then, jump and stop yourself at the last minute and see if your head doesn't spin and your doesn't heart race just a little... That alone is worth the price of the game.

    Also, the dubbing by Tobey Maguire et al. is a nice touch and the dialogue isn't too bad (although they could have chosen a less used line than "He did kill my father, someday I'll get him for it, too." - but hey, let's not nit-pick) and the narrator's snide comments to the gamer are pretty funny and set a good atmosphere. There are tips and challenges scattered all over the city, too, in case you want a change of pace.

    I haven't finished this game yet (I love video games, yet I'm really quite bad at them). I'm having some trouble with a particular mission, but I don't think this game is that difficult, it's a matter of practice. At any rate, it's a LOT of fun!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hmm. Interesting.
    Simple as this:

    Buy it for the city-slingin'-action

    It's amazing..

    The story and acting is quite lame .. but its worth the money if you can get it for a few bucks.

    It may be repetitive ( like most games ) but its worth the money

    5-0 out of 5 stars spidey 2 rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this game is the best! you can free roam almost very thing. but i still think this game could be better.the game is VERY easy. one thing, if you played the first game... the grafics in GAME PLAY seemded better. like if there was a movie, the game would look like that the whole time. not in this.the movies are much beter than in the first game.but the look of spider-man in game play sucks.first of all, he looks skinny.the spider on this chest look a little bit weird.it's only day time or night. IT NEVER RAINS OR SNOWs!the free roaming is very fun unlike the first game with swinging on air.the colors could be better. and there's one place you can't go...across a brigde. the mouths of the characters DON'T move in missions. but still, the new added fight combos are the BEST!!!!!DOC OCK is much better than the green goblin, he's harder to beat too.this is probably the BEST game for spider-man there ever was!

    5-0 out of 5 stars LIZARD??? Where is tha lizard!
    OK so on the game overview right here on amazon it says that Lizard is a bad guy in tha game. He is not there! BUT a lot of other sites say that too AND in the battle arena level there are LIZARDs to fight! PLUS a hint marker actuallly hints that he is in the sewer! Lizard is in this game but WHERE!? someone please pot a review confirming and saying where to find this fool!!! Oh yeah and this game is very good very fun lots of stuff to do gets old fast though so I need the lizard!! ... Read more


    11. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B000067DPL
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 498
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Set in the interval between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, this first-person adventure lets you step into the role of the galaxy's most heavily armed bounty hunter, Jango Fett, as you track a renegade Jedi across the galaxy, collecting information (and bounties) along the way.

    In addition to Jango's trademark dual blaster pistols, your armor bristles with gadgets and weaponry: darts, flamethrower, blowtorch, scanner, cable snare, and--of course--a missile-launching jetpack. Use this arsenal to battle hordes of uncooperative guards, fend off rival bounty hunters, scale precipitous skyscrapers, and capture fugitives--dead or alive. The basic controls are surprisingly easy to master, and you've got enough armament at your disposal to fight your way out of almost any situation. Still, some finesse is required: as fun as it is to walk into a room and blast everything in sight (and it is fun--especially when you're the one wearing the jetpack), you may discover when the smoke clears that the guy you just fried was worth twice as much alive. Oh well...

    The complex storyline is revealed by extended cutscenes that let you rest your thumbs while Jango follows up the next lead. (Star Wars fans will appreciate the quality and detail of these scenes, as well as the fidelity of the story arc--namely how Jango is chosen as the model for the clone troopers in Episode II.) And anyone familiar with the Lucas Arts suite of games will not be disappointed by the superior graphics, music, sound effects, and fully realized characters and locations. The pace of the game is up to you: methodically seek out the secrets of each level, or ruthlessly blast your way to the big payoff. --Maile Bohlmann

    Pros:

    • Impressive graphics and rich detail
    • Excellent scripting and voicing
    • Nice balance between action and strategy
    • Controller setup is intuitive and easy to learn

    Cons:

    • Long stretches between save points
    • Climbing sequences can become redundant
    • Weapons must be holstered to use scanner, leaving you vulnerable
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    Reviews (79)

    4-0 out of 5 stars pretty good game
    When you first start to play this game, you'll be amazed on how different is. Instead of running around with a lightsaber slashing people in half, this game lets you pulverize people with pistols, missiles,grenades,and an assortment of deadly weapons. It will provide countless entertainment(like watching people run around on fire) along with fustrating puzzles(it takes a long time to find out what to do).

    A real downside of the game is the weapon system. you get cool weapons, but you mainly ues the pistols for the entire game. Also, some of the graphics are kinda bad.I remember I missed a guy with a sniper rifle and the game count it as a hit....wich was good. The extra bounty system is pretty cool, but it really doesn't affect the game that much.

    Overall, it is a game that is worth your money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oh how I wish for a sequel to this awesome game!
    This was the second game I ever got for PS2 and I just love it. I still go back to it after several years for nothing more than the thrills and good times it has to offer. Bounty Hunter isn't perfect but it is one of the better Star Wars games I've played and its a great third person shooter. I remember how much the graphics, cutscenes, effects, sound, and dialog blew me away a couple years ago and all I can do today is appreciate all these things more. Every time I play the game (I've played it a lot) I find new things to mess around with, whether it be small rodent creatures to blast or secret areas containing heavy weapons. The worlds are immerse with detail and most are actually almost beautiful. The explosions and laser blasts that fill the levels all look great, as do the characters, who's lypsyncing and motions are excellently executed. The action gameplay is fast paced with a very high frame rate. The sound design sounds as though it was taken directly from a Star Wars film. And most of all, the story is very entertaining, from your first encounter with the villanous scum Meeko, to your stealing of Slave 1 from an astroid prision, to meeting Tyranus. The story takes you all around the galaxy and be prepared to meet up with some familiar characters such as Zam Weesel. Many have complained about the game's repetetivness and lousy camera and I will admit that the camera tends to work a little strangly at times, but it certainly can be controled and is not something to get all worked up over. Bounty Hunter's action has never boared me and I find it's controls to be intruative and easy to use. Star Wars Bounty Huter is an excellent game with high production values and many good things going for it, I truely hope Lucas Arts releases a sequel for it because it is one of the best games I have ever played. Thanks for reading.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Overall? Mediocre.
    I got thorough this game in a short while considering how long it's taken others that I know to get through it. During that time, however, I didn't have a life.
    Though many got frustrated with this game I did very rarely. I'm the kind of person who loves a challenge and has a very high patience level.
    In Star Wars I've always loved the Bounty Hunters, they seemed very interesting and were fun to study. I had to struggle a lot to find any information about Jango Fett and this game helped, it goes rather in depth with Jango Fett.
    According to some of my sources some people like to 'feel' like a bounty hunter, if that's your only reason find another game, only on one level do you actually 'feel' like a bounty hunter.
    I enjoyed this game mainly for the challenge, the levels got harder and longer as I progressed, I struggled with my last few. You often have to find very small ledges.
    The graphics were well done in some parts, very bad in others. Sometimes Fett would become part of the scenery for a moment and then come back into sight so I tried not to get to near to objects.
    If you like a challenge I suggest this game, but only if you're a Star Wars fan. To those with small amounts of patience, may I suggest another game?

    2-0 out of 5 stars Lets ruin a good concept shall we Lucasarts?
    I got this game at my local Gamestop for $14.99 used, I had looked at the Amazon.com reviews, and they where good, I looked at the Gamespot.com reviews, and they called the game mediocre,
    and they where right, the games concept is original, and the weapons are cool, but the gameplay just doesn't follow through, part of the reason is its excruciating difficulty, I spent 45 minutes on one level, and the only level I really enjoyed was Corusant, because you felt like you where really a bounty hunter, and I had to use cheats to get to that level.
    This game could have been great, I mean come on what Star Wars fan Doesn't want to fly around as Jango Fett, collecting bounties before he gets his head cut off, the game needed many things, like difficulty settings, and being able to fly Slave 1.
    The animations are very well done, but the neatness of the weapons, and the animations where not enough to keep me from returning it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars An Average Action Game...Hardly Anything More
    After seeing Attack Of The Clones, the idea of a video game that might have some more background into the character Jango Fett appealed to me. Sadly, this game didn't live up to the expectations I had. Bounty Hunter is basically a cross of platforming, Star Wars and quick gunslinging thrown together into a strange result.

    In the game you play Jango Fett [Of course], in the days before Episode II. Sure, Fett is able to scan crowds for bounties, swoop down on his jetpack and claim his money. Its an interesting feature, but the game's long levels are mostly a combination of tricky jumping platforming with the aid of a limited fuel jetpack. Fett is able to fly with his jetpack and utilize a wide variety of Star Wars weaponry including his trademark dual blasters, gauntlet flamethrower and toxic darts and a sniper rifle [Among others including special blaster guns that you find scattered throughout the levels].

    The gunslinging atomosphere in the game is basically just flying around and shooting blaster bolts at everything in the room. Half of the time, when engaged in large firefights and using Jango's blasters, you can hardly see what is going on and end up firing bolts randomly until nothing is left in the room.

    The storyline does put a little backbone and support into Jango Fett's story such as how he became to be the template for the Clone Army and how he met Count Dooku and Zam Wessel [You know, his assistant in early Episode II].

    The graphics for some of the major cutscenes in the game are pretty good and detailed, though those that take place in the game are pretty poor. Plus, in several situations you find yourself sniping Tusken Raiders around Tatoonie and exit out of the first-person scope view only to find some large desert creature in the process of draining your health. This game is definetely not worth purchasing, but it may prove valuable for Star Wars fans. My reccomendation is to rent it first though. ... Read more


    12. PELICAN ACCESSORIES Pro System Selector

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    Asin: B0001GAYUE
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Pelican Accessories
    Sales Rank: 6485
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 8 A/V and S-Video inputs
    • 3 Component inputs
    • 3 Ethernet(Broadband) Inputs
    • Works with all gaming systems

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with the overall quality of this HDTV selector
    Wow! Stumbled across this Pelican product at a local computer store.I had looked around recently for component video switchers, but had no idea this Pro System Selector existed.For $79 I had no hesitation buying immediately and bringing home knowing the store had a good return policy.Hooked it up in 20 minutes to a Pioneer 50" plasma screen with the following video inputs: 1) HD DirecTV 2) Progressive scan universal DVD player 3) REPLAY DVR with progressive component out 4) X-Box HD 5) Playstation 2 6)Nintendo 64 7) S-video Camcorder.

    I couldn't be more pleased with the quick switch ability.I have tested with several Superbit DVDs before and after installation and see no visable loss in quality.Will be recommending to my friends.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with this product
    I recently purchased the Pelican pro system selector with mini remote and am very pleased with the way it operates everything.The main reason I made the purchase (while more expensive than other switch boxes it's very much worth the extra cost)as it adds an extra 8 inputs component composite and S-video and optical inputs (3) and broadband connetors (3)..I decided to get this as I wanted more component inputs as my HDTV only has 2 as I have heard most do only come with 2 depending on the model of the tv. Installion was VERY easy no hassle I hooked up my dvd player(s) laser disc player and Xbox so far no problem with anything thats been hooked up to it.The remote comes in very handy when you want to switch machines.It does come with additional name plates (which are easy to change) but there are not enough labels for dvd or a label for misc.When the system is turned on after switching the power on the indivdual name plate will light up green.A great purchase if you want to add inputs and want to lessen the clutter than normally comes with a tv when the back inputs are filled to capacity.I think this product by pelican is worth every penny that you pay.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The system selector pro is awesome!
    I just recently received my Pelican system selector pro in the mail.It came with 8 component inputs, a remote control andthe other stuff like composite, s-video and ethernet jacks.I was surprised that it came with 8 component inputs and a remote because I haven't heard of anyone else getting that with their pro.I got my PL-960 pro from a different website called x10 brand new for a total of 81.99 plus the shipping and handling.I was originally expecting only three component inputs but, it came with 8.Before I got it, I had to decide which console I was not going to use to often for regular composite.You know how it goes when you are use to hd and then go back to composite.The remote that it comes with can turn it on and also change the console you want to use instead of having to get up and press the button.I'm glad I waited before buying one of these.It looks exactly the same as the other PL-960, its just that it has more functions.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great device while it worked
    I could not have been more impressed with this product. Having far too many devices for my receiver, it was just what I needed, not to mention it had ethernet connectivity to. By far the most impressive features of this device are the facts that it not only has HDTV inputs, but normal analog ones - allowing me to upgrade to an HDTV at a later point and not have a large paperweight. The optical audio output is also a must.
    The only thing I wished they'd included to really make this product better would be a remote to switch devices.

    I bought this device approximately a year ago, and it operated fine, until the other day. At first it would not switch device, however the input it was stuck on (the first) worked fine. Within a few hours though it had completely died, and was no longer outputting a signal.

    However, the device comes with a standard manufacturer warranty of FIVE years. During this time, it can be repaired or replaced for $4 of return shipping. So even if you end up like me with a faulty product, you can still get it replaced, so long as you keep your receipt.

    5-0 out of 5 stars High Quality Switchbox
    I had my reservations at first about entrusting my optical and component video signals to a switchbox from one of the companies generally known for cheap (and not necessarily high quality) 3rd party gaming hardware.

    I had first looked to buy a receiver but most didn't have nearly as many component video and optical inputs as this switchbox. As such, I ended up opting for the switchbox and sending the optical out to my audigy 2 patch bay for dolby 5.1 decoding. This switchbox turned out to be exactly what i needed and i've been extremely pleased with its performance and the value i got for the price.

    I have a dvd player, gamecube, and x-box hooked up via component video (progressive scan), optical out of the x-box and dvd, rca out of the cube. Also have an n64, sfc, and a vcr hooked up via s-video and rca. I am using mid-range monster cables and I saw no degradation of quality while using this switchbox. I am also using the unit as an ethernet cable switch between the gamecube and the x-box (coming from my router).

    All in all the unit looks very sleek, it comes with many inserts for labeling your channels and they glow green when selected, and it has an input in the front as well for quick hookup of a friend's game system or a camcorder, etc..

    If a switchbox is what you need don't be afraid to buy this unit, it comes with quality cables and is well worth the money for its performance. Very handy for gamers with a lot of systems but a tv without a billion inputs. ... Read more


    13. Arc the Lad: Collection

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    Asin: B00005YO7I
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Working Designs
    Sales Rank: 3280
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (16)

    5-0 out of 5 stars he its cool
    Hey karl jorden u are right arc the lad collections is the bombardi but it did not come out for snes my cousin got this the day it cam eout and sold it when the last disk messed up on him at eb games retailersi automatically jumped to disk 2... when istarted playing mind you. but i know how are looks but it was not n snes it proves i am right go to gamespot and see its original released date, back in the day japan.. did not get mad when underpar games went on the systems i means ony did not care..but i know a lot of developers whom wanted to develope stuff for psx and ps2 when psx was almst done and ps2 is now in 2004.. i read that they said.. that they do not want no more little kid game son the system lol not like that.. i mean no more graphics like shining force.. it was a game they wanted on ps2 shingi force or to move subpar grpahic remakes to ps2 and psx in tis dying days was rejected.. iread it some where... so you can say they were invisiably fired...

    but people here it is http://www.gamespot.com/finder/findgames.html

    it was not on snes..rbably was going to it and got postponed for psx i guess over there theres my proof.

    i ad not seen it in 3 ears this game iw a snot far in part 2 my cosin ticke dme off... heard es buyin it agian though...

    cannot give it a solid like rating..

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome collection of strategy/RPG's...
    Arc the Lad 1-3 was originally released by Sony. Arc 1 was released when the PS One first came out, in 1996/1997. About a year later, Arc 2 came out, then Arc 3 followed in 1999. The problem? They were never released out of Japan. Luckily, Working Designs, the company responsible for bringing out Lunar and Lunar 2 with great extras, has brought all 3 of these games out of Japan, with great packaging like the Lunar series.

    Arc 1 is pretty short. You could finish it in about 10-15 hours (20+ if you do all the side quests), but it's still a lot of fun. Arc 2 continues the great story, and is a whole lot longer. You could spend anywhere from 50-100 hours on Arc 2. And finally, Arc 3. They took the job system from Arc 2 and made it the main part of Arc 3. Although not as serious, and more lighthearted, than the other games in the series, Arc 3 is still pretty fun. My favorite is Arc 2, then 1, and finally 3, but they all provide hours of fun and entertainment.

    Also included is Arc Arena, which allows you to fight other monsters with monsters you capture in Arc 2. This was kind of fun, but I didn't really get into it.

    The packaging comes with a hardcover instruction booklet (over 100 pages), a memory card holder, a "Making of Arc the Lad Collection" cd, and more. If you're a fan of strategy/rpg's, don't miss out!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Something that's fun again
    I'm only about 1/2 to 2/3 done (I think)with the second game, and I already feel that I've more than got my money's worth.It's not terribly complicated, I've gotten a lot of amusement out of strange things, like looking at the bathtubs with different caracters, the game play is FUN. You don't have to be an ace player, mastering obscure button patterns, and there isn't too much conversation or graphics, JUST GAME!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Arc the Genius, sayeth the Genius...
    Arc the Lad isn't a game that everyone will like because there isn't very much exploration. You don't control your character very much at all outside of battles and you have to get caught up in the dialogue in order to enjoy the story and the game. Arc the Lad's best feature is the battle system. The battle system is defiantly unique, of course there are a number of games that use a system that is similar but Arc the Lad came out before those games, it was an SNES game when it first came out in Japan mind you. As soon as I fought my first battle I loved this game and it reminded me of Shining Force, and once I met Tosh I was sold. Great start off to the series even though the last boss is extremely easy.

    Arc The Lad II is better than Arc the Lad, and yes I have beaten it (for that reviewer who claimed not very many people have beaten it). The spells look better than Arc the Lad and you get to capture monsters and have them join your team. A complaint I have about the monsters is they cannot equip armor and so cannot keep up with your human party members. But with monster Arena you can fight with your friends (assuming you don't spend all your time on Amazon and do have friends) with your monster and so still keeping them up on levels is pretty important. This game is tougher than the first, it has more puzzles and tougher enemies plus the level you can level up to is insane (I have no idea what the max is but it is over 150). This game introduces the Hunter's Guild to Arc the Lad lovers where you take up jobs and go after wanted monsters all for money. Most of the cast from Arc the Lad joins up with your party and you can fight with them, if you've beaten Arc the Lad you can use convert and your characters from Arc the Lad will be at the same level with the same weapons you last left them at. The transition between games is extremely smooth thumbs up to this game! Sometimes the battles do get annoying but bare with it man... it's a good game, now shut your complaining.

    I must admit I haven't beaten Arc the Lad III , so I think I'm entitled to my opinion about this one. Man I love the character Lutz but everyone is so mean to him, Alec (the hero) is suppose to be his best friend and yet he joins the others in picking on him they should realize that Lutz kicks all their [butts] and they should shut up cause he's the best character... Ahhh that felt sooo good Ok. enough about my Lutz raving. The game is better than the other ones. You meet a lot of the cast from the first and second game but it's rare for you to fight along side them, none of them join your party. But that's ok cause you fight with Tosh for a while (he's not at the same level I left him on GRRRRRRR) The plot revolves more around the Hunter's Guild than the second one and you're introduced to other Guilds.... Not sure if I like the other guilds or not I rarely use them but hey if you like that type of thing I guess. The magic looks good and now instead of capturing monsters you turn them into cards where they'll do one move and disappear, hey I'm not complaining I think it looks pretty cool myself. Anyways this game is awesome with the awesome battle system all the Arc the Lads have... So great stuff here... Did I mention Lutz is awesome?

    Overall Arc the Lad satisfied me especially its battle system. The Arc the Lad series (though I haven't played the fourth one) flows together better than any video game series I've ever played.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Hmmm, overated, and not joking
    Alright this review is going to reveal the truth about arc the lad. No there isn't any spoilers, but I will spill out the real details.

    Arc the Lad 1: Great game. Really short. But really fun, after you play it once it isn't as great, but still I loved the battles and the 2d graphics worked great.

    Arc the Lad 2: Ok its got alot more in it. You can change your weapons, more spells, tons of characters, monsters to control, yet sadly fails. The reason being? Noone actually plays to the end. Most of these people reviewing probably haven't gotten to the second half of the game. The first part is great. Then the battles start to get more frequent. The third part is enormously filled with meaningless battles, one after another. Then we reach the final areas. Tons of battles in which the reward is a new plot twist, you now must go to some random town and enter a doom tower filled with 30 levels of battling fun! Ok so you beat the tower, then split up in some ice area, 2 groups, thousands of battles. So you reach the final dungeon(s). Ok you walk up some stone blocks... now your going to HAVE to fight 5 consecutive battles in a row. Then go into this place and search for like 5 switches or something, it wasn't clear. I fought 4 battles going into a house and coming out, then realized there was nothing in there. I walked up to it, entered battle, went inside and battled, entered a room to find nothing, left the room and battled, went outside and battled. In these battles you are outnumbered. You just use your magic and take them down in about 3 hits. The magic starts to get real annoying after you see it thousands of times. Ok so you find the switches, guess what, you have to go into this creepy lair and fight some bosses, great. Overall the game really slumps. Most of the reviews here just say that arc the lad 2 has more then arc the lad 1 and is better. Sure arc the lad 2 starts great, but I am WARNING you, you will probably just stop caring by the end.

    Arc the Lad 3: I got to the final dungeon and quit in arc the lad 2, then arc the lad 3 was popped in. I did not load my data because, well, I never finished arc2 to the dead end. So you basically are a hunter. The Cast seems dry compared to the original. Still the 3d seems appropriate, because most games are 3d now. It isn't better then what you can find anywhere else. Just go play a game like final fantasy 7 or legend of dragoon and you will be more satisfied. But arc the lad 3 seems kind of a blend of arc1 and arc2, with some today standards thrown in.

    Arc the Lad Monster Arena: Pointless, you load in some monsters from arc the lad 2. I used a monster throught the whole game in arc2, yet the monster was still 10 levels behind all my other characters. Monsters are pointless, you have like 30 different good characters to choose from. This game just has some battles, and buying of stuff. Don't worry about it.

    Extra: The book is kinda cool, considering its hardback. The little stand things are not really needed. The memory card holder will probably never be used. But the analog covers seems kinda okay, but feel weird. The making of the games is not really a blast either, its just showing you how they do stuff that you will never be able to do.

    Overall the games are not that satisfying. If arc1 was released alone for like 15 dollars I would get it. But it is really short. So do not spend your money on this product. Borrow it from a friend, play arc1, then return it. ... Read more


    14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: B00021HBQ8
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 308
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Players encounter new characters and creatures, engage in a variety of sub-quests, fly on a Hippogriff, explore previously unseen areas of Hogwarts and take on their friends in multiple two-player challenges, as they take part in the most exciting and challenging Harry Potter videogame adventure yet. You can also link your GameCube to your Game Boy Advance for more Harry Potter fun! Using a link cable, you can do the following things: Connectivity You can t ... Read more

    Features

    • Play mini-games such as Buckbeak's Hippogriff Glide
    • Connect to the GameCube to care for and race your own owl
    • For 1 or 2 players
    • Adventure game
    • Play as Harry, Ron and Hermione

    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Harry potter 3 is the best game yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love this game. After I get home from shool I play this game

    5-0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azakaban GBA Game
    Very good game, excellent quality. The game sticks to the book more than the movie does! Easiest to play when you start at the begining and work your way up to beat the game. I got the game a few days ago and already I'm on the part where you have to go back to Hogwarts when you come back from the Shrieking Shack. Some parts are tricky though and take a couple of tries to accomplish (i.g. Whomping Willow, Crabbe + Goyle, mazes, etc.).
    The game is fun to play and can sometimes be addictive!!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Why did you bloody cut out brooms?
    I realy love Harry Potter.I think It's safe to say I'm obssesed. So naturally, I bought HP3 on Gamecube and on GBA.I loved them both quite alot, but I always loved QUIDDITCH.I played the game and you don't even see a broom in the Gamecube version, and you see one broom in GBA and you NEVER ride it.It's all Buckbeak.Not that it's not an absolutly wicked idea, I do love to ride Beaky, but I was realy looking forward to Quidditch 3rd year.The GBA version was definatly fun, and I advise you to buy it, but before you do, If you have a Gamecube, PS2, or XBox systom, play it on there first THEN if you like that version buy a portable version (GBA or GBA SP)of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    Signed,
    Haley (Harry's Girl 4 ever)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Pissy Tips
    When you are ending and you are done defeating Malfoy. I suggest you to chose Herminone to get to Sirius. Herminone Is more easy to go through. Belive me, for I have played this game like 6 times already and Harry and Herminone are on level 52 already. It is great!

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good Game....But Way Too Short
    I recently ordered this game, and it just came yesterday afternoon. I have already finished it. Need I say more? The game leaves out many important plot line, never do you fly a broom or play Quiddich, never is the Marauder's Map mentioned, and never do you get to vist Hogesmade. Starting to get my drift? I only rated this game as highly as I did because the graphics are pretty good (for a GBA), and it was pretty fun while it lasted. I am not bragging when I say it took me about 5 hours to beat. I am a gamer who explores the whole game, not just following the plot line. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie, there is no way you will understand what is happening. There are really no puzzles to solve either, everything you have to do is extremely straight forward. Another thing I didn't like about the game was that events that could have been made fun and challenging were not. Let's take the example of the dementors. In the game, they turn this into an incredibly stupid mini-game that has no point whatsoever. This is also the case with flying Buckbeak and defeating the boggart. The replay value is also next to zip because you keep your level when you restart making you too powerful for the game to have any meaning. In conclusion, if you have a lot of money to spend, by all means get the game. If you don't and you are looking for a game that will last you a long time, this is definitly not your game. ... Read more


    15. Metal Slug Advance
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: B0000CG8GW
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: SNK
    Sales Rank: 923
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Makes the most of GBA's graphic capabilities; delivers such series favorites as the Crossroad Entrances and a host of new features
    • Take on 6 missions plus 4 mini stages; complete additional assignments to move onto another stage
    • Hidden missions surprise the player as they go through each mission
    • Explore diverse areas and rugged terrain including subterranean dungeons, mysterious ruins, limestone caverns, lava zones, and underground lakes
    • Keep track of rescued hostages in the Hostage File

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Run 'n gun action? Here ya go.
    Metal Slug- possibly one of the most addictive, and difficult, game series out there. Now that the games have been getting somewhat popularized on other systems, it was only a matter of time before handheld versions of it showed up. And no disrespect to the NeoGeo Pocket Color, but we needed it on a more mainstream system that was easily accessable. And we got one here on the GBA finally, and it's pretty cool. While I'm sick of people going on and on about the "sacrifices in animation", there isn't much else wrong with the game. It's not nearly as hard as say, Metal Slug 3, but there's always the hard mode that sits and waits.

    Metal Slug is about nothing but fun. Not some deep storyline. You select one of two characters in this- Walter or Tyra, and run around shooting soldiers and whatever else may be in your way. They've been placed on a remote island as part of their training drill, which is also their first taste of real combat. You'll cap enemies, take leaps of faith over pits, fly jets and shoot down parachute squads, hop in the Metal Slug tank and mow down foes, and of course, pick up a variety of different guns to help make things easier. Along the way, you'll rescue prisoners like in the other games, but also pick up cards. Don't misunderstand me there though, collecting cards doesn't become a necessity. In fact, they're really just for added replay. Some prisoners and some crates will have cards that do a number of things. Some upgrade your tank's armor, some recover your health, some are character cards, and some let you take more hits. Yeah, you read correctly there- you now have a health bar. No more one-hit kills (unless you fall in a pit), your character can take 3 or 4 hits before kicking the bucket and having to start over. While this system is very nice, and something I wish MS3 had, it's also slighly annoying since you don't have any lives. And once you get hit, you're invincible for -maybe- 2 seconds before you're back to normal. This is a problem in the later stages where enemy fire is all over the place, and you could get hit immediately after you stop flashing. Also, once you die, all cards you earned in previous sections are lost, and when you come back, you start in the area you died in. This is, again, nice that you get to start back in the same section, but annoying in that you just got a ton of cards and more than likely, will start the level all over again. But you'll get used to it- the game's fun enough to warrant starting levels from the beginning if you die at a boss.

    You want weapons? You got 'em. All the MS classics are here. Your basic handgun now has a rapid-fire feature if you select it from the options menu. This makes gameplay much easier. For some odd reason, you shoot faster in this mode if you're ducking. There's a big hint on how to take down heavily armored enemies quicker. Grenades are tossed via the R shoulder button, and blow up enemies just as good as they ever have. You still have your knife for attacking enemies up-close, and even get a boxing glove on a spring if you duck and attack enemies close up too. I got a kick out of that. The heavy machine gun, enemy chaser, drop shot, shotgun, laser beam, and others return too, as does that great voice that says the name of the weapon you got. My favorite being for the rocket launcher where he goes "RAWKET LAOUNCHAIR". There's only one Slug in the game- the Metal Slug, no animal buddies here unfortuantely. And blood didn't make it into the game for some reason. Here it's already rated Teen, yet the blood's gone. Eh, no big loss, but it added comedic value in the other games. Oh, and there's no score here either. While I don't care about that, NeoGeo purists will be freaking out when they realize this.

    The graphics look identical to the other MS games in every way except for your character's running animation. Their legs aren't animated as well as the rest of them, but it doesn't matter. Everything looks fantastic. There's no slowdown to be found regardless of how many enemies are on screen or shooting at you. Backgrounds look great too. Check out the waterfalls. I have no complaints in this department, or the next. The music and sound effects of the game are equally good. Plug in the headphones to get the full effect of the music if you have a basic GBA since that single speaker doesn't allow you to hear everything. Knife-stabbing still sounds great, as does the screams of troops when you gun 'em down. And of course, explosions don't have any static in their sounds. It's all good here. RAWKET LAOUNCHAIR!

    Metal Slug Advance isn't some cheap game they threw together in order to get somehing by SNK on the GBA. It holds its own, and feels like it should get its own number in the series. While it's only 5 levels, it took me a few days before I could really beat the game and have a good number of cards/prisoners saved. Again, it's not required, but that's where a lot of the replay lies. After beating the game, try it on hard mode without the rapid fire on and see how far you get. But if all else fails, try getting all the cards and prisoners. Some of them are harder to find than it seems. Get Metal Slug Advance while you still can. We all know how SNK's games are.

    4-0 out of 5 stars something the GBA needed a long time ago...
    This sort of shooter has long been among my favorite types of games, dating back specifically to since I first played Gunstar Heroes.The Metal Slugs have always been the biggest quarter-eaters to me at the arcade machines, and I've really fallen in love with the comical commando approach that these games have mixed in with the variety that all the levels have to offer.Metal Slug Advance does a good job of holding up these much-beloved parts of the series.

    As with all the other Metal Slugs, you run around levels blasting the heck out of any and every enemy while rescuing hostages.The gameplay in this one is great, and the control, collision detection, etc. are all excellent quality.The graphics are on par with the arcade games--beatifully simple, yet well-animated pixel graphics.The music is typical for Metal Slugs, very well-fit to the game, but far from anything that was designed to sell soundtracks.

    There are a few points about this game that bothered me, though:
    (1) The game felt really short for a game that you don't play at the arcade.The "normal" mode has five levels plus the additional bonus dungeon that you get to mindlessly wander around while searching for cards.
    (2) This game gives your character a health bar, which when reduced to zero kills your character.I personally am more used to Metal Slug X's one-hit death style and felt that the health bar allowed for some lousier level design and some accidental "cheap shots" on your character without developers worried about players getting irritated with cheap shots equalling death.This kinda detracted from the arcade-ish feel, and
    (3) I found it particularly annoying that the game starts you back at the beginning of the section of the level you were playing when you died, rather than the beginning of the level.In other words, you get to take as many cracks as you want in a row at a boss until it is beaten.This took away from a lot of the challenge the game should offer
    (4) There are only five bosses in this game (and I know at least one of them is borrowed from MSX), whereas similar games in the genre (see "Alien Hominid" and Treasure's upcoming "Gunstar Heroes Advance") are chock-full of fun bosses and minibosses.
    (5) The power-up weapons don't do all that much for your character.There are plenty in this game, but I find that about half of them to be worth avoiding.In particular, I cannot think of any part of the game where either the drop shots or flame thrower were worth picking up.

    But despite how much I wrote about the game's vices, I found it to be thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend it to any fan of the series or genre.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Metal Slug on the GBA
    One of the most fun and challenging games to play in the arcade way back when was SNK's Metal Slug.A 2-D side scroller similar to the old Contra games, you run and gun your way past hordes of challenging tanks and enemies until you reach a level boss.The game mechanics are almost identical to the classic game, as are the graphics despite instances of slowdown and a few drops in frame rate.The biggest con of Metal Slug Advance is what players new to the game will automatically notice.The learning curve is far from forgiving, as things go from easy to very, very hard rather quickly.Boss battles are the most challenging, and the most frustrating as new players will soon learn.Not to mention, the game is pretty short, but other than that you'll find some addictive and fun playability with Metal Slug.All in all, this is one classic game you really can't go too wrong with, but those new to the game should take fair warning before diving in.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Metal Slug for anywhere
    let me just say I love metal slug and game retains the basic feel of it. I got this on Christmas at first though I didn't even know they had a game like this out for GBA. I love this game though so let me get those gripes out. When you die the people you killed respon, and also the game is just to short. Now let's talk about good stuff the character model match the arcade version pretty good. I like the the metal slugs[metal slugs are the tanks can even be a air plane] there's only 3 so as for my favorite I don't have one. I love the story, but the game can become easy to hard. I like the collectible cards that change your attributes. So my advice is if you wan't to take metal slug on the road and you see this in the store get, but if you see the legend of Zelda and the minish cap choose wisely. other wise get this.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great game, but sometimes a bit frustrating
    This game is absolutely great. Its extremely fun running around and shooting and grenading and blowing things up all throughout the level. And although sometimes the levels are hard, they usually become quite easy to beat once you play them a few times. but them comes the tricky part. You spent a lot of time and effort to get to the boss. your doing just fine and it looks like you just might beat the boss. Then, when it looks like you've won, the boss goes wacko and promptly attempts a series of attacks which are practicly imposible to dodge. You die, the Mission Failed screen comes up, and you have to go through the level all over again.

    This is what makes the game really frustrating for me and why I rated it a 4 even though it is exellent in every way. ... Read more


    16. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B000067DPK
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 3218
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Another title to add to the Star Wars gaming shelf, The Clone Wars picks up where the movie Episode II: Attack of the Clones leaves off. In fact, the very first battle in this game re-creates the climactic battle in the movie, with you leading the clone army and blasting every droid in sight. Not big on strategy, Clone Wars is your basic arcade-style shoot-'em-up game. If you liked Star Wars: Starfighter, this game’s for you.

    You control the Jedi leading the Republic's clone army, sometimes fighting as Anakin, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, or other familiar Jedi as the war takes you from planet to planet. As the leader, you may issue squad commands to teammates, allowing them to act independently and assist you in your mission. Your ships and weapons are varied, giving you the pleasure of piloting everything from zippy speeder bikes to the impressive Republic Gunship. Soar over ice fields and desertscapes, or maneuver through labyrinthine galactic scrap yards, leaving robotic wreckage behind as you blast through enemy ranks. And every so often you actually get to use your lightsaber as well.

    The game is fun to play, the controls easy to master--but you won’t find a lot new or challenging if you’re an experienced gamer. Also, unlike its sibling, Bounty Hunter, the graphics leave a bit to be desired, but luckily this aspect of the game doesn’t detract much from the gameplay. The pure pleasure in this game lies in becoming a part of the Star Wars universe. And, of course, blowing up robots. --Maile Bohlmann

    Pros:

    • High-intensity play
    • Fun, classic Star Wars music
    • Four multiplayer modes

    Cons:

    • Silly voiceovers
    • Graphics aren’t very detailed and color palette is limited
    • Plotline is threadbare
    • Overall, not very challenging or unique
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    Reviews (29)

    4-0 out of 5 stars I realy want this for myself
    The game is great.You can fly or drive so many different ships.Its awesome.The best mission is where you evacuate a ice planet before its taken over.The multiplayer options areeven better.

    2-0 out of 5 stars very repetative
    It seems to me, with very rare exception, that for the last ten years, 80% of the Star Wars games that are released are all (basically) clones of the old 'Rebel Assault' PC title.Dress them all up anyway you want, but when all's said and done, you're really playing the same game.

    You will have several different vehicles to pilot as well as being on foot, but the whole game's plot is essentially the same: finish the level as fast as you can without getting killed ... that's it.There's not a lot of strategy involved past that, that's about it.Frustrating part is, they could have stuck to the mold and still added a little variety.For example, how about letting us pilot one of those AT-ATs for a little while?

    The one thing that I had hoped may be a saving grace would be the animated cut-scenes between levels, but even they were a little sub-par.Aside from the animation being (at best) average, there were too few of them.Even the ending animation scene was only about a minute or two!I finished the game and that's all I'm rewarded with?

    I'll also answer the question that I know at least a few of you have.No ... this game will not lend any hints to what may be ahead in the new Episode III and does nothing to advance the plot of the prequel trilogy.They may have been able to sell a few more titles if this game was a little more tied to the plot of the movies.The recently released 'Enter the Matrix' game as a terrific example to what I'm talking about.On a side note, it was nice though to see an old character from the comic books named Ulric Qel-Droma make an appearance.

    So, as been stated before, if you liked Rebel Assault (I or II), Starfighter, Bounty Hunter, and Jedi Starfighter ... etc etc ... then this is probably going to be right up your alley.One the other hand, if (like me) you're getting a little burned-out on this style of play, this isn't going to do ANYTHING for you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very simple game
    I was so excitedwhen I bought it, howewer I finished this game in just 1 week!!. I mean the last game I played was Final Fantasy and I spend more than 5 months to finish it. So this game is very very short.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a must have!!!!!!
    alright i got this game for christmas but i was antisipating its arrival i saw the trailers for the game i read the reviews and it seemed to be great,AND IT WAS!!!! i put in the game and POW!!!!!! it happened!i was amased i loved it i was hooked on clone wars.but let me tell u about the game u play as anikan skywalker,obi-wan kenobi and mace windu,the first black guy since lando caleruseom lol.your mission stop dooku from bringing back an ancient sith wepon af mass destruction any ways you play in vihicles like repulic tanks,staps,in one mission you get to pilot an aat,also a speeder and a repulic gunship well what did i studder A REPULIC GUNSHIP!!!!!sweetness!!!!!! A MUST HAVE FOR ALL STARWARS FANS ALIKE!!!!!!!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Too short, too easy. 3½ Stars
    When my wife bought me my PS2, I naturally wanted a Star Wars game for it and at the time my choices were Bounty Hunter and Clone Wars. I chose Bounty Hunter and while the game play was very repetitive- run and gun- it did provide hours of game play, great voice acting and superb cut scenes. A few of the missions, such as Tusken Canyon and Gardula's Lair were very tough, but ultimately playable. Everyone else I knew who had a PS2, Gamecube or Xbox kept telling me I should have bought Clone Wars instead, that it was a better game, that it offered more and varied missions than simply running around shooting everything. Well, I have Clone Wars now, but I am at something of a loss as to how it could be perceived as `better'.

    Firstly, the object of both games is to run around shooting everything in sight. The major difference between the two is in Clone Wars, you drive vehicles whereas in Bounty Hunter, you're on foot. Essentially, the game play is the same- run and gun. Admittedly in Clone Wars you do get different vehicles from the TX-130 Republic Fighter Tank- a hover craft with guns and missiles; a Speeder Bike; the AT-XT, a precursor to the AT-ST- missiles and guns, plus a plasma shield. My favorite, the Republic LAAT/I Gunship with its multi-rockets, rapid fire blaster cannons and wicked continuous beam lasers, and the silliest one yet- the Maru, which is kinda like a big tauntaun with dual blasters mounted on it. However, regardless of what you're in the job is still basically the same.

    Count Dooku, along with his allies the Trade Federation, the Galactic Banking Clan, the Commerce Guild and the Separatists armies are waging war across the galaxy, and looking for an... wait for it... an ancient Sith artifact, (surely not! -ed.) Don't get me wrong, I like ancient Sith artifacts, but given the volume of Star Wars stuff I have read, there have been an awful lot of them. The game begins right in the middle of Attack of the Clones- with Mace leading the infiltration into the Geonosian arena escorting transports full of Jedi, destroying anti-orbital cannons and finally using a Republic gunship to take out Techno-Union and Trade Federation Core Ships. Next, it's on to the planet of Rhen Var to evacuate it before the Trade Federation invades.

    Then to Raxis Prime- a junk planet and the location of the Sith artifact, the Dark Reaver- the first mission of which is an irritating speeder bike chase where the terrain frustrates, because places that look clear of debris seem to have invisible walls that damage your bike and prevent you from going forward. Next it's on to one of the moons of the Wookie homeworld, Kashyyyk where Dooku plans to test the Dark Reaver- a tough mission as Anakin attempts to escape the life-leaching field of energy. Back to Rhen Var for some fun gunship missions- lots of stuff to shoot as you fly around attempting to bring down the planetary shield so the Republic forces can invade. Finally, all forces converge on the planet Thule, the planet where Dooku has set up the Dark Reaver, which resembles a giant segmented sphere that sprays out purple energy. You must also defeat Dooku's bounty hunter henchman, Cydon Prax.

    Graphics are pretty good, but the PS2 really starts to strain when there is a lot of stuff going on around you and it starts to drop frames making for some pretty choppy visuals. Plus, if you get too close to objects and vehicles, the texture quality is quite low, as is the polygon count. For the most part I found the architecture, vehicles and visuals to be quite pleasing, especially on the planets Raxis and Thule. Mission maps, while pretty linear, are quite large, giving the player lots of places to go. Sound quality is excellent, but pretty standard effects for a Star Wars game- I did encounter some music problems where it seemed as though that part of the audio track was skipping. The big downside for this game with me was the fact that I finished it in less than 15 hours- less than half the time it took me to complete Bounty Hunter. Then going back to try to get as many bonus points to unlock extra features took perhaps another five.

    DVD Extras include unlocking four two-player maps- big deal, playing games split screen just doesn't interest me. A unit viewer that enables you to look at all the 3D models from the game, a `making of' video, the quality of which is so lousy that it's annoying to watch, a jukebox function that lets you listen to music from the game, and a sketchbook of some very nice concept art. Plus you can watch all the cut scenes whenever you want. I must admit, Matt Lucas, who does the voice of Anakin almost convinced me that it was Haydon Christensen until I checked the booklet to make sure. LucasArts games can always be counted on to provide lots of little extras making their games a good value for Star Wars geeks like me.

    A good game? Yes, it's a good game, just too darn short for my liking, plus I like a little more meat to my stories and game play. It's probably better on the Gamecube or the Xbox and would have been better on the PC, especially when it comes to graphics. ... Read more


    17. Star Fox Adventures
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B00006599U
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 786
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    At the far edge of the Lylat system, a lush planet is in turmoil. Once a primordial paradise, Dinosaur Planet has been torn apart by an evil dinosaur named General Scales. This monster has caused sections of the planet to be ripped up and flung into low orbit, and his legions of mutated dinosaurs are running wild. It's been 8 years since the best pilot in the Lylat System, Fox McCloud, defeated Andross, and Fox's team has since disbanded. So when word of Dinosaur Planet's plight reaches General Pepper, it's Fox alone who must shoulder the burden. ... Read more

    Features

    • Platform: Nintendo GameCube
    • ESRB Rating: Teen
    • Genre: Action/Adventure

    Reviews (277)

    5-0 out of 5 stars 4 and 1/2 stars
    Starfox Adventures is a great game, though not without its faults. Dinosaur Planet is being taken over by the evil General Scales. It's up to the Starfox Team to get him out of there!! So the great Fox McCloud sets off to accomplish just that. Along the way, you will interact with interesting characters and the plot takes a few twists and turns. Gameplay consists of finding items-do this, pull that, kill him, etc, etc. Some of the puzzles can get pretty arduous, however, so I reccomend buying the strategy guide. The game goes above and beyond in terms of length, clocking in at about 30 hours for the average gamer. To top it all off, Rare went above and beyond and made the graphics B-E-A-Utiful!!Buy!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Starfox SUCKS!
    Starfox 64 was great. But now they have gone to this "Use your crappy magic staff" formula. And guess what? It was a BAD idea! What happened to getting in your ship and blasting the hell out of everything in sight!?!? You use magic powers in some dino-land, with crappy magic going on! Fox uses blaster rifles, and the arwing! Not magic staffs and ancient dinosaurs! This is a very very very boring game! Fox, whats up with the magic staffs??? THis is like taking away Arnold Swartzenegger's AK-47 and giving him a lollipop! DO NO BUY.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Different Kind Of Fox
    It always becomes as a surprise about just how much Nintendo puts out there for so many of their delightful video games. Yet, with all of those characters to choose from, some of those remain as cult classics. In 1997, Nintendo hit the nail on the head with the revolutionary Star Fox 64. The game was not just groundbreaking in the game, but also for the player it was groundbreaking because you could feel what the game is like. Nintendo has tried it again with a different kind of Star Fox. This one seems more as if Fox has joined the cast of The Legend Of Zelda, rather than made it as a game of his own. No matter for Fox and Company, because they still have made it a great game to undergo.

    Star Fox Adventures for the Nintendo Gamecube, is a different kind of Star Fox game. The idea of the game is to restore the Dinosaur Planet, Sauria from fatal destruction from the villainous General Scales, and the even more foolish, Andross. The game places Fox, trying to do whatever it takes to save Krystal, a young war fighter from General Scales, with the help of Tricky, and a mighty staff that can do just about anything. The graphics and the sound on the gameplay are just amazing, and gorgeous with every beautiful detail. The storyline also hits a home run as well, with each nook and cranny told beautifully. The control does function quite well as well. It is very simple to operate, and the gameplay is very well put in itself.

    While some may feel that Star Fox Adventures isn't worth the challenge as it is with Star Fox 64, or the recently released Star Fox Assault for the Nintendo Gamecube, the game is really a well worth one for anybody who wants a challenge for the Gamecube. I suggest this as a add-on for anybody who is into the feel of Fox McCloud.

    Graphics: A-

    Sound: B+

    Control: B 1/2+

    Fun & Enjoyment: B

    Overall: B 1/2+

    2-0 out of 5 stars Starts out fun but becomes boring
    When I first got Star Fox I thought it was great! It was fun, hard, interesting and cool. Then when I got towards the end it got boring. It really is a bad game. If you are someone who starts to like a video game then doesn't like it you will not like this video game. I would not recommend this to most people.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional (the soundtrack especially)
    As you probably know from some of the other reviews above, the storyline centers around dinosaurs and putting the planet back together. Gamers who come at this looking for another sci-fi shooter will be sadly dissapointed, as this game stalks Zelda in playing style and genre. The graphics are all exceptional (some of the best!) and the music is absolutely sensational (particularly the scores in places like Thorntail Hollow, Cape Claw and Krazoa Palace) The voices are well done and acted within a realistic sense and not over dramticized. The only complaint I have is that twice when I moved the camera, these colored lines would cover 60% of the screen, clearly a bug from Tricky's programming.(Tricky is your dinosaur companion for the game.) Otherwise the programmers convey a seemless world, with a changing landscape and history. The varying tribes- the Snowhorns, Thorntails, Earthwalkers, Cloudrunners, Redeye, Hightops, Lightfoots and Sharpclaw are well presented, with even a few miscallaneous and very nasty raptors thrown in. Two storylines abound when Fox must collect both the four Spellstones and eight Krazoa spirits and then return them to their rightful places. While this leads to quite a bit of temple-trotting, it doesn't feel tedious as the programmers mix things up to keep it interesting. Overall, this is what people mean when they talk about a quality game. ... Read more


    18. Dance Dance Revolution Konamix

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    Asin: B0000631W1
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Konami
    Sales Rank: 387
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Get ready to dance the night away with all-new songs and game modes in this sequel to Dance Dance Revolution. Players can save and edit dance steps to create their own dance routines. The special workout mode allows you to have fun shaping up while also tracking the calories you burn. And you can re-create the arcade experience with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution controller. The game includes more than 50 high-energy songs in a variety of genres, including pop, disco, Latin, techno, and house. It also features a completely redesigned interface and new graphics, plus a special edit mode that allows players to customize dance steps for every song, develop player-specific routines, and trade dance patterns with friends. Also included are new songs never released in the Japanese version. Burn up the dance floor with two-player modes, allowing players to dance cooperatively or competitively. Multiple options and difficulty settings make Dance Dance Revolution Konamix easy to learn for people of all ages. ... Read more

    Reviews (52)

    5-0 out of 5 stars AWSOME!!!
    DDR Konamimix is very, very, very, ect. fun!! It is great for working out and losing weight!!!!! I was introduced to this because my school had it!!! belive it or not the princable lets us play with it all recess!!!! I am planning to by this game to enjoy it more that ever!!! YAY!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars DDR<333
    Only problems with Konamix, to me, is that it's not set up like the arcades (which is where I play half the time) and "basic" mode is the same as light on the other games (thought it would be standard). Other than that, it's great.

    As for accessories, I got one of the really thin mats and it quickly got destroyed with friends who don't know how to pick up their feet and the mats would get scrunched up into a pile. So, I invested a bit more in a mat with a 1" foam insert and now, I'm putting forth a bit more to get a metal dance mat.

    (I put 1 star for educational, because the most I see you getting out of it is a good work out and foot/eye coordination...=/)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Tight Game, but its missing something
    I hate video games, but DDR is to good to be considered a video game. This game has helped me build stamina and quick thinking skills. DDR Konamix has an awesome song list with the original Paranoia and this is the only US release which features the very complicated Orion.78[AM-EuroMix] So why would I give it four stars? Because you can't use speed modifiers.[x1.5,x2,x3,x5,x8]
    I know most DDR fans don't really care something like that, but some songs on here are impossible to do with only one speed.

    This game is still a good buy, but I recommend DDRMAX or DDRMAX2 over this one.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A full fledged hooked on game
    This game Rocks! For ps it has great graphics. And as an owner of the whole set of DDR games, you should listen. I like Yuni and Emi personally. Take my advice, get the game.
    If only I had a memory card for ps.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great fun and workout!
    This is a fun game! Every day at an arcade I see many kids there playing this game!They simply love it!I highly recommend buying this game! There are 52 songs to try! Theres even a workout mode so you can actually see how many calories you burned!GREAT! ... Read more


    19. LUNAR 2: Eternal Blue
    list price: $59.99
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    Asin: B00004RBQX
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Working Designs
    Sales Rank: 2508
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Lunar 2: Eternal Blue is old-school role-playing goodness at itsvery best. From the story to the simple battle system, it doesn't bore playerswith the details that can make newer role-playing games unbearable. No, Lunar2 won't impress anyone with its likewise old-school graphics, but that's notthe point. This game is fun.

    The story in Lunar 2 doesn't take itself as seriously as otherrole-playing games, which contributes to the fun. The game's hero, Hiro, and hissidekick Ruby must help a young girl locate the goddess Althena. The quest turnsout to be long, spanning three disks, most of which hold full-motion videocutscenes.

    The video sequences in Lunar 2 are probably the best part. They mixJapanese anime with computer graphics and are completely stunning. The in-gamegraphics, on the other hand, are ported straight from the 16-bit Sega CD, with afew enhancements, so those who like eye candy should consider themselves warned.--Robb Guido

    Pros:

    • Light and fun
    • Super movie sequences that mix anime and computer graphics
    Cons:
    • Outdated graphics
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    Reviews (101)

    5-0 out of 5 stars FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!
    This game is really something else. the scheme of the battles are quite tactical and where you really have to think whats going on the the game. its amazing how that characters talk during the cut scenes, you really know what is going on. it exceeded past their first game Lunar: Silver Star Story complete. i cant wait to try thw one for the game boy advance!!!!!!!!!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!
    This game is really something else. the scheme of the battles are quite tactical and where you really have to think whats going on the the game. its amazing how that characters talk during the cut scenes, you really know what is going on. it exceeded past their first game Lunar: Silver Star Story complete. i cant wait to try thw one for the game boy advance!!!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME
    when i first played this game i was amazed even though it was sorta poor graphics not the best graphics but still good onesthis game is a old school rpg i figured out about this game my friend brought it over and he was playing it so after he was done playing i wanted to try it when i first played most of the beginning of the game i was amazed i got pretty far then my friend left after a week or so i bought lunar 2 eternal bule complete i was amazed of the story of the game and how you battledthe key to playing and beating most bosses on lunar 2 is haveing tacticsif u can do that u will have a lot more easy time beating the game well that's all

    5-0 out of 5 stars To be played into the wee hours of the morning.
    The games of the past truly are marvelous accomplishments.They know nothing of the modernized games we have today, and their quality is more focused and mature.With the harness of gaming graphics pretty non-existent in Lunar, the game has more power and depth, and certainly more room to grow than recent titles do.With each passing moment, Lunar does not become old and boring, it just becomes more charming and impressive.Lunar is a game that only gets better in time.
    Since Lunar is a relatively old game, it was free to run with a complicated story, rather than just display some appealing eye candy as you drag a character through another repetitive task.The fact that Lunar is so different than other games is what really drew me to it.Here you are, in a massive world, with a hole mess of party members, when you realize that you've just embarked on an unforgettable and hilarious adventure that you would be foolish to hope to find in any other game.Lunar's story is touching and it doesn't insult you with the old cliché's and stereotypes.Just when you think it's all over, you always seem to find another important task at hand.When you finally DO finish this game, your left with an indescribable feeling of accomplishment and you finally understand just why everyone loves this 'old-school' game so much.
    Lunar's charm washes over you completely from the moment you insert that first disc.It's filled with characters that you just love to interact with.When your away from the battlefield you don't always find yourself worrying about what boss is next, sometimes you just want to talk to the townspeople and see what hilarious thing Ronfar or Ruby or ANY of your party members will say.It's great that there's an rpg out there that's not all 'business', Lunar is just plain FUN!!!
    Lunar is a light-hearted, but DEAD serious game, and you can always appreciate what's going on.In one scene you'll be laughing your guts out, then the next second your back to business when something HUGE happens!!!The game is soo exciting, and it's just awesome to play it.
    If there is a thing that Lunar lacks, it absolutely makes up with it tenfold with it's laughable dialog, interesting story, and massive amount of extra goodies.Lunar is a game that you'll love forever, and you'll never EVER regret playing it.So, if you haven't already experienced what a true rpg can be, don't waste another precious moment, PLAY LUNAR!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great no matter what!
    Whether your a long time resident, or a new-commer into the magical world of lunar, you have to admit that it was A LOT more than you expected!LUNAR may bea quite an old game, but that doesn't mean it's charm is in any way outdated.If you ask me this game just gets better with time.
    I actually played this game before I played the first one--which is also an awesome game.You can play these games as a set, or idividualy, it makes no difference, you'll love em just the same!!^-^
    I won't go into explaining the story, everyone else has already done that for me.You look at all the reviews this game gets and they're all either positive or they're negetive and nobody votes for them!!It's pretty obvious that this game is very crowd pleasing.And with all it's little quirks, it's just a pleasure to own it.
    Anyways, I played this game like two years ago now, but i'm still not tired of it, and I don't think I will be any time soon!!Oh and by the way if anyone has information on the infamous "lunar 3" PLEASE PLEASE e-mail me, I'll really apprecieate it!!!

    ~have fun!!! ^o^ ... Read more


    20. Eye Toy: Groove with Camera
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B0001NBNES
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 1698
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Sony PlayStation (97400) Eye Toy Groove With Camera PS2 ... Read more

    Features

    • Win points for technique, style, and timing
    • Dance Move Maker option allows you to choreograph your own dance routine save it as a game level
    • For 1 to 4 players; both solo and team modes
    • Musical dance game that includes the Eye Toy camera
    • Dance along to 28 tracks from such artists as Elvis, Madonna, and Fatboy Slim

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Time
    Our whole family has had a BLAST with this game! Highly recommended for the whole family, parents included. Even my Dad, age 69, grooves with it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars either is good
    this game is dance dance for your arms. it is fun but not too challenging. all you do is put your hand in the right shape when called. and don't belive th create your own dance thing and the calorie thing and the two player thing and the songs are reduced. tçin create a dance, you make a dance but if the game dosen't like it, it comp0letly changes giving you a
    pisicly impossible routine. this feture is better in dance dance. and the two player thing is complete nonsenes seeing as how it donsen,t tell you who should hit the marker which causes confusion and possibly colission. and the calorie thing geusses homuch you lost. and if you belive it, you better have good math skills because if you don't. youn won,t be correct, eve though you'll be wrong anyway. there is so much to say but my las sentances is the stars i gave this game are sympathy stars

    4-0 out of 5 stars Super fun AND great exercise!!
    Eye Toy: Groove is incredibly fun!I was skeptical about how the gameplay would work until I tried it out at Best Buy and then I was SOLD!The technology is amazing, it really picks up movement well.You don't have to be able to dance in order to play, just be willing to flail your arms around like a fool.Multiple modes of play means it doesn't get too boring (although the song selection is somewhat limited - hopefully Groove 2 will be forthcoming).The songs are fun, though, not as good as Amplitude but much better than DDR.Once you get into it you can really get a great workout!Our arms and shoulders were very sore the next day, as well as our legs just from bopping to the beat.

    Our only objection so far is that it seems you must enter your name after every single time you play.Since no controller is involved, you have to enter your name by waving your hands around and selecting the letters.For some reason these targets seem less sensitive, so entering your name wears you out at least as fast as actually playing.We just got the game yesterday, so perhaps we'll figure out a way around this as we keep going.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Coolest thing I've ever seen!
    The day Eyetoy: Groove came out I bought it! It requires hitting, waving, swiping and a lot of movment! It even has a calorie counter so you can see how many calories you have burnt! Also TWO people can dance at the SAME TIME! Here is a tip for all Eye Toy players: when it tells you what to do in the beginning push start on the controller and it will skip it!

    3-0 out of 5 stars EyeToy Party! My House! Be There!
    Man let me tell you how good I am at this game. I suck at DDR but man oh man I can really tear through this one like tissue paper...WORD! If you've played EyeToy Play, Groove is pretty much the beats game in it with the cds and the speakers. Its a lot harder though cause the make you do different motion other than fist fist fist fist (you guys know what I'm talking about) It got REAL SONGS and most of them are REALLY BAD SONGS!!!! I just wish there were more modes to this game, its kinda all the same. But I'm gonna go practice and the try out for the next Wade Robson Project. ... Read more


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