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For all those that have played a championship manager game before, then I would almost definitely say that they have all bought every single version since that first purchase; such is the addictiveness of this game. Those that don’t like football won’t be at all interested in this game, as they wouldn’t have the faintest idea of what to do. For all the other people that have love football then you can try your own skills at becoming a manager. I can’t really point out any faults to this game apart from maybe the transfer that have been happening in the real world are not changed onto the real game, but this can be alerted by either buying the newest version of the game, downloading a patch for this game or by using a new addiction to the game the editor. This editor is a great bonus; as you can create your own player, adjust player stats that you may think are incorrect, and a huge list of other things. Managing any team from a variety of leagues across the globe and sometime from a lower division in that country. Many different things must be done in order to keep a solid, and consistent team. Transfers, formations, training, employing better staff, keeping players happy, keeping the press off your back, the fans, scouting are all needed in order to keep a happy and content team. On some previous championship manager games cheating was easy and players could be bought on a free, but in this new version this cheating has been blocked by the intervention of the board. Overall I would say this is my favorite game ever due to its game play and easy of use. There are no extraordinary graphics in this game, but then they are not needed when a football match is not plated. The only thing that happens during a match is the commentary, which you can increase, and decrease to suit your likes.
At first when the Bishi Bashi game was reviewed by a playstation magazine, the game looked not bad, with sound graphics and a huge amount of enjoyable mini-games. My first impressions of this game where as in the magazine, but I soon got bored after this game, in the first week. It has pathetic games, which should never have been thought of. Only 1 in 10 of the mini-games are worth playing more than once and the rest are just for the small minded. I am not quite sure what kind of people are interested in playing a game in which you have to move around trying to catch pieces of a burger in the correct order, or dance in a smooth rhythm in order to make your afro grow. The cd consists of 85 minigames, which are at first separated into two categories depending on their graphical qualities (both of which are poor). I would not recommend this game to anyone, and should a sequel be made, don’t buy it.
I have not played that many rugby games before, in fact only two, and the other one being on the megadrive. The game does seem to be quite realistic but the team and players involved are not. Every tackle attempted is pulled off, and every time Jonah Lomu (surprise surprise) gets the ball, he’ll just run through the other team and score a try. I am not a keen follower of the rugby game, and am not sure if this really happens every time he gets the ball. There are teams such as Tonga and Sri Lanka, which I think haven’t even got a team in real life. The game is not very difficult to master the keys and to master the tournaments, when you play as New Zealand. There are a few extra incentives to win all the trophies on all difficulty levels, such as a team full of Jonah Lomu’s (or should I say monsters) and a team with the creators of the game.
For all those people that have bought the original iss pro evolution or those that have played this game before, then this would have to be a must have game. There is a huge improvement on the original title, with a harder Master league and a more accurate editor. Anyone that has played the first iss title you may find it hard to believe that the follow on game is even better. This is by far the best footballing game ever created, and has a more realistic approach to the game than any other FIFA title produced. The original game may have been found to be too easy, but this has been altered in the new version, where a speedy striker is no longer a must have. Some may think that £30 for any game is not worth it, but this game will keep player on the edge of their seats for a long time, or at least until a newer version is released. Additions from the first game are - more club teams in the master league mode, which results in two divisions and a fight for survival or promotion. -Players can now be injured for different lengths of time. -Stamina can play its part in a match, and no longer can a player just sprint throughout the whole match. -The creators may try to fob you off by saying that they have added an amenity with the player now having their real names. But this is not so, as only 50% of the player do have their correct name, and the creator expect you to correct the rest of the names. The game has simple controls and should you not be comfortable with these keys, then you can change them to suit you. Any ordinary person can play this game and does not need experience of a previous title to aid them. This game has got a full rating on all accounts from myself, and I think this would be backed up by anyone that will play this game. (don't be put off by the online features underneath as there are none for the playstation!!!)
Following up a phenomenon like the 6th sense was never going to be easy, but writer-director M Night Shyamalan manages to pull it off. Just. Willis wearing the same hangdog expression as in the sixth sense plays David Dunn, a Philadelphia security guard with a young son and troubled marriage. Traveling home from a job interview in New York, he is the only survivor of a train wreck, which kills 130 people. But not only dies David miraculously survive, he doesn’t even have a scratch on him. Enter Elijah Prince (Jackson) a man with a rare condition, which means his bones break like glass, who tells David he knows why he survived the crash unscathed. Much like sixth sense, this is a tricky one to write about without blowing the plots surprises but if you’re a comic book fan you’ll recognize much of what’s on show here. Others will come away felling slightly underwelmed by the films slow pace.
Starring – John Malkovich, William Dafoe, Eddie Izzard, Catherine McCormack, Udo Kier. An hilarious exploration of the making of the 1922 German silent movie classic Nosferatu, with Malkovich as the ruthless Teutonic director FW Murnau and Dafoe as Max Schreck, the actor who plays Nosferatu’s villain and who, in this version, really is a vampire. It’s an act Murnau neglects to mention his co-workers, and which soon presents problems when Schreck begins to get a little peckish. Dafoe, virtually unrecognisable in bald cap and vampire make0-up, is brilliant as the bored bloodsucker casually tucking into cast and crew, while Malkovich is equally impressive as the borderline lunatic director struggling to keep his film together, and his cast alive long enough to finish it.
Starring- Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughabn, Vincent D’Onofrio, Marianne Jean Baptiste Carl Stargher (d’Onofrio) is a particularly deranged serial killer who kidnaps women, then incarcerates them in a cell which very slowly fills up with water until they drown. Peter Novak (Vaughan) is the FBI agent who tracks him down, only to fin he’s fallen into a deep coma. The only way Novak can rescue the last victim who is already getting her feet wet in the cell is to use a new technology which allows psychologist Catherine Deane (Lopez) to enter the killer’s unconscious mind and look for clues to her whereabouts. An interesting premise turns bizarre and irritating when Deane starts roaming around Stargher’s inner world- a nightmare fantasy landscape riddled with surrealistic dangers. While the cells has its moments, it’s generally pretentious and lacking in suspense.
In this genuine Dreamcast block buster, you play a young Asian man with “attitude” who has to explore a huge town, searching for clues about who murdered your farther and learning how to fight. The more your skills progress, the bigger and more intense the battles you get mixed up in- from alley fights to full on brawls. An exciting feature used frequently on this game is the button bashing, when the corresponding button is flashed upon the screen. Another feature would be the arcades, where you can play games from darts to super hangon, from the Sega Megadrive, in order to win prizes or just kill time. This game could be the only reason to buy a Dreamcast, as it is possibly the best game ever created. This first title, should build up the anticipation for the sequel, on the Dreamcast. this should keep you entertained for a long time, due to it's sheer size, in which four discs are purchased.
Potentially yawn- including role-player narrowly escapes turn-based tedium by throwing in spectacular battles against bizarre enemies. Explore the land of Arcadia in a flying galleon, hacking through random battles using your team’s arsenal of swords and sorcery. I would say the best bit for me is the Jabba-the-hut like boss who brandishes lethal vomit as a weapon. Exploring the huge land of Arcadia would take months, but it is unlikely you would still be playing this game after 6 months.