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GameCube in General
Member Name: john316
GameCube in General
Date: 15/05/02, updated on 15/05/02 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Brilliant Price, Originality in the games, Aesthetics
Disadvantages: Can't play CDs or DVDs
After the very disappointing failure of the Dreamcast, this to me is the last chance for proper, old fashioned gamers like myself. So far, Nintendo have done just about everything right!
The console itself is a lovely piece of kit. I personally went for the Purple/Indigo colour instead of dreary black as it looks that much classier! Its a pretty well built console with plenty of expansion slots for when the broadband and modem connections are launched for the GC. You receive a single joypad (the joypad is definately a class act - it just feels right in your hands), a composite video lead which has stereo audio connections (no Scart lead, just an adapter so that you can connect it to a scart socket should you not have an A/V input on the front of your TV) plus the standard power supply. Unfortunately Nintendo have not supplied a demo disc so you will have to buy a game at the same time if you want instant gaming entertainment.
The Gamecube itself does not play anything bar Gamecube game titles because of the size of the discs used in the GC. They measure only 3" across and look very strange the first time you see them! This is a games machine purely - if you want an entertainment machine that can play CDs and DVDs then this is not the machine for you.
Some of the upcoming titles for the GC look outstanding such as Sega Soccer Slam, Resident Evil, Wrestlemania X8, Zelda, Mario Sunshine and many more. Plus Action Replay is out soon for the GC, this will reportedly allow Import Game playback which is even better news for UK gamers!
With the low RRP of the console, there is NO excuse for you not to be a Gamecube owner today. With some of the best multiplayers games ever already out for the machine such as Super Monkey Ball, you have to get your hand on this machine NOW!