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I decided to buy this DVD having never watched an episode before, but just because I'm a fan of the star wars movies and I was pleasantly surprised.
The DVD consists of 20 episodes which are all approximately 3 minutes long giving a total running time of just over an hour. One thing I did expect before I watched was that the episodes would be too short and by the time you've got into an episode it would finish, but actually you don't even notice when one episode ends and the next one starts, so it's just like one continous episode of just over an hour long.
The DVD has features that would expect from a DVD like this including a teaser for the next series of the show.
Obviously, if you've watch the series before, you know what to expect, but if you've never seen it, it's a cartoon that you could say is a little similar to anime, but not quite as extreme, obviously if you're not sure whether you'll like the look of it, you can google it for a couple of pictures. The series is obviously based on the clone wars which happened between the second and third films and it shows Obi-Wan Kenobi mentoring Anakin Skywalker and the series shows the first ever star wars appearance for General grievous.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this DVD to anyone who is a fan of star wars or anyone who watched the series.
I watched this film having seen the original Tron film many years ago, so I was expecting good things from this film and this seems to be an improvement on the original in only one way and that is the visuals.
The problem is with this film is that they spent lots of money with spectacular visuals and an absolutely phenomenal soundtrack from Daft Punk, but it seems that they can completely forgot that they also have to make a good film. It seems to me that if you watched this film on mute it would be one of the best films that there are, but the story line just leaves a lot to be desired.
The film is a sequel to the original Tron film which is set about 20 years later, and follows Sam Flynn, the son of Kevin Flynn from the first film, and after his father goes missing, he goes to 'The Grid' with the intent of finding his father. The Grid is a world created by his father, where everyone inside is a programme and when Sam enters the grid he must play through physical games is this visually stunning world.
As I briefly mentioned earlier, the two things which do redeem this film a bit are the visuals and the music. The Grid is visually stunning world made up of lasers and lights and the whole film really is a spectacular light show. The soundtrack to the film is unbelievable good. As I said, it's all composed and performed by Daft Punk and it fits in with the stunning light show perfectly.
To conclude, with the visuals and music, this would have the potential to be a brilliant film, but it is seriously let down by the story and plot.
I watched this film for a piece of coursework for my A-level film studies and whilst it's not really my type of movie, I really enjoyed it. It seems to start like any other film about gangs and youths and the like, except it seems to actually having a gripping story and you can really see the characters develop throughout the film. The film is the story of Ricky Gordon, a male in his early Twentys, he has just come out of jail and he decides to make a new start with his family, however his best friend Wisdom just wants to go round causing trouble with other gangs and when he gets Ricky involved they end up both getting into trouble.
If I were to pick one fault with the film it would be that at some points, it can become slightly predictable, and without spoiling it, when Ricky's brother and his friend were playing in the woods, I think we could all see what was coming, but other than that, you should definitely consider watching this film, even if you don't think it is your kind of film.
Pokemon isn't just a game series, Pokemon is a culture. Pokemon isn't just an extra branch of off the already thriving Nintendo tree, it's a whole forest of it's own. What started off the whole phenomenon that is Pokemon? Well, it's Pokemon Red and Blue.
They're simple games each one only actually has one colour throughout the whole of the game, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game, it only adds to the charm.
If you don't really know what Pokemon is, let me explain. You go through a whole region collecting little monsters called Pokemon and fighting them against each other to ultimately collect them all and become the Pokemon champion. That is a very basic overview of it, for me to go over all of the intricate details would take me literally days so I'm going to have to write this review based on the fact that you probably know how Pokemon works.
There are 150 Pokemon to collect. 151 if you count mew, but that's pretty much impossible to obtain without hacking anymore. You pick a pokemon to start with and you're on your way, you will find yourself going through 10-12 towns throughout the region, 8 of which have a Pokemon gym in them, at Pokemon gyms you must fight the gym leader and if you beat them, they will give you a badge. Once you have all 8 badges, you can take on the elite four, who are very difficult to beat.
That is a very brief overview of what you can expect in this game, but as I said it would be impossible to explain the intricate details of these game. But I tried my best.
This is a great little device if you just simply can no longer afford to buy games for you Nintendo DS or DSi. The first thing to me noted is that this does not come with a Micro SD card, so you will need to purchase one separately to this, but depending on what size you want you should be able to easily pick one up for less than £10. I'm not going to tell you the intricate details of how to download a game onto it, because I'm just here to pass my judgement on whether I think it's good or not. This is great if you want to download MP3s or any DS game onto your DS completely free. All you have to do is download a ROM of any DS game from somewhere on the internet. There are loads of websites all over the internet where you can download ROMs to put on the Micro SD card.
Once you have a ROM on the Micro SD and The Micro SD in you R4 in your DS, all you need to do it start it up like a normal game, select games and select the game you want to play. Once you have done this any game you select plays just as if it were a normal game in your DS.
One thing to note is that this will not work in a Nintendo 3DS and if you have a Nintendo DSi, you should stop updating it because Nintendo send out updates to stop these from working.
Wii play was created for a very similar reason to why Wii sports was created. To show off all of the capabilities of the Nintendo Wii. Wii Play however is much more focussed on the actual controller itself and what it can do. There are nine games on Wii sports and each one of them shows of a different thing that the controller can do. There is one downside to Wii play and that is that all of the games are only two player but, if you are willing to overlook that I'm sure you can get some fun out of it. Also I would like to point out that like Wii sports, the only characters you can use are your mii. I shall now talk you through each of the nine games:
The first game is 'Shooting range', basically you have to point and shoot at a range of different targets that come up on the screen, they start easy with balloons and then it gets slightly harder when it gets to clay pigeons. The last level on the game involves UFOs trying to abduct your mii and you have to shoot them down before they take your mii off the screen and you get 10 points for every mii that you have left. The good thing about this game is that if you are doing it single player you can use two wii remotes - one in each hand - to shoot at so it is a lot easier to get all of the targets.
The second game on Wii play is called 'Find Mii'. basically, you have to find certain people in a big crowd of people and point and click on them. For example, it may say 'Find two look-alikes' and you will have to click on to miis that look exactly the same. It sounds easy, but sometimes the crown is on three escalators all moving different speeds or swimming in the sea so it can be hard to find who you are looking for. On single player you have to find as many as possible and when you find someone you get an extra 10 seconds and you have to do as many levels as possible. On two player you have to race to see who can find the most in two minutes.
The third game is 'Table tennis'. On this game all you have to do is move your remote where you want the table tennis bat to go. On single player you have to try and do a rally of 100 with the computer. On two player mode you play a proper game of table tennis against you opponents.
The fourth game is called 'Pose Mii' and I hate it. There are bubbles flying across the screen which all have an outline of a mii in a certain position as a certain angle. You have to get the mii in that bubble as the right shape and at the right angle. To change the shape you have to press A or B depending on what position you need to change it to. To change the angle you need to rotate the Wii remote.
The fifth game out of the nine is 'Laser Hockey' which happens do be my personal favourite. Basically, it's a lot like air hockey, you each have a mallet and you can move and rotate the controller to make your mallet move to hit the puck into the other persons goal. If you are doing it one player, it's you against the computer to see who can get the most goals in 120 seconds. If you do it 2 player, it is first to 8 goals. A little secret here, if you hold A and B during the countdown at the beginning of the game, you can change the shape of your mallet.
The sixth game is 'Billiards'. Anyone who is familiar with the basic concept of billiards will know the rules so I shan't go over that. Basically all you have to do is Point to where you want to hit the white ball (taking spin into consideration). You then hold B and pull the wii remote back and then quickly forwards again. The concept is good, but sometime the controls just don't work well and it doesn't always recognise you pulling back.
The seventh game is 'Fishing'. This is a very basic game, but it can be quite fun. All you have to do it move the wii remote about in a pond and when something bites it, you have to quickly pull the wii remote back. You get different points depending on what fish you catch within the time limit.
The penultimate game on Wii Play is called 'Charge!'. To do this you have to hold the controller sideways so the D-pad is on the left. It's pretty simple. To run faster you tilt forward. Slower you tilt backwards and right and left you tilt it either way. Also, to jumo you have to quickly raise the controller. Basically, your mii is on top of a cow and you have to get him through the course as quickly as possible knocking down as many scarecrows as you can to get the most points.
Last and most definitely not least is 'Tanks!'. It's so good it needs an exclamation mark. Basically you are a little tank and you have to go through each level shooting all of the enemy tanks or planting mines for them. To move your tank, you use the analogue stick, to shoot bullets you press B and to plant mines you use A.
In conclusion I think Wii Play is a fun little game to play with your mates. The graphics are average and comparable to Wii sports, but the music will stick in your head like nothing you've ever heard before.
This was the first '3D' Mario game ever made. If this game wasn't made, it's hard to see how Mario Sunshine or Mario Galaxy would have been made if it wasn't for Super Mario 64.
The Nintendo 64 was a real breakthrough in the world of gaming, particularly the world of Nintendo gaming, because it was one of the first 64 bit video games consoles, along with the Sony Playstation, but personally I feel that the Nintendo 64 was more important to the development of video games.
Super Mario 64 is a brilliant game. It has pretty much exactly the same storyline as every other mario game that has ever been made. Princess Peach has been stolen by Bowser. Save her. The way you do this is by going through a number of different levels and getting to the end without dying and in some cases having to kill a large boss. There is a large castle which you start in and there are a number of doors. Inside each door is a portrait on the wall which you need to jump through to get to the level. Every level is unique and each with a different theme such as snow, sky and fire to keep you thoroughly interested throughout the game.
The graphics throughout the game were outstanding for the time and it was one of the first good '3D' games, and the sound from the game is just typically Mario with the music and sound effects.
I got this game for christmas a couple of years ago and at the time I hadn't heard of the game, I'm not sure why because I'm quite an avid Nintendo fan, so this must have completely slipped straight through my gaming radar, so I was slightly confused when I opened it up, but I'm really glad that I got it now.
There is only one proper mode on this game which is the main story mode, but it's a rather long story mode and to complete all the puzzles can literally take a good year if you decide you're not going to cheat and look for the answers online.
The story starts with Professor Layton and his young apprentice Luke driving to the small town of St. Mystere where you are going to solve the mystery of the Golden Apple. Basically the late Baron Reinhold hid the Golden apple before his death and he wrote in his will that whoever can find it will inherit his rather large fortune. But, while Layton and Luke are in the town they get sidetracked by many other issues such as murders and the like, but apparently all of these problems can be solved by solving a massive amount of puzzles throughout the plot. The puzzles are all very different and some of them can be very challenging, but none of them are little gimmicky ones that they have added because they have been running out of ideas.
A couple of things that definitely need a mention are the graphics and the sound. Particularly in the cutscenes, they look and sound so charming it is really one of the major factors that makes this game brilliant.
Wii Sports was made for one reason and one reason only. To show off the capabilities of the new console that Nintendo had just brought out. The Wii.
There are five different sports you can play on which are: baseball, bowling, tennis, boxing and golf. All of these games are very basic, but they are are all still fun in their own way. One other thing to point out that the only characters you can use in this are your miis.
First of all, baseball. This is a two player game in which one player plays as the pitching team, and the other player plays as the batting team. All the pitching player has to do is swing the wii remote, while they do this, they can hold A, B or A+B to put different types of spin on the pitch or they can just swing without pressing any buttons for the ball to go completely straight. All the batter has to do is swing their remote at the right time, all of the catching for the pitcher and the running for the batter is done for you, all you have to do is throw the ball or hit the ball.
The next game is bowling. This is my personal favourite because I'm quite good at it, but that might just be because it's easy. I assume you know how to do bowling like how many points you get and many shots you have, if not you can just google it. To position yourself you use the arrow buttons to make your characters across. I can't remember it off the top off my head, but there is a button you can press so you can also change the angle at which you bowl with the arrow buttons. Then all you have to is hold down B and swing the wii remote and your mii will bowl the ball. You can play this game with 1-4 players.
The next sport is tennis, which is probably the most popular game on Wii Sports which is understandable because it is the most simple of the five sports on the game. This game can be played with 1-4 players with two on a team if there is more than two of you. Similarly to bowling, I will presume that you know the basic rules of tennis. If there is only one person on a team, it is still a doubles game, but when you swing the wii remote, both of the characters swing their rackets at the same time. There are no buttons involved in this game, all you have to do it swing the remote which is why it's the simplest sport on the game.
Next up, it's boxing, this is the only sport on the game which requires the nunchuk as well as the wii remote. All you have to do for this one is hold the wii remote in one hand and the nunchuk in another and punch forward to punch at your opponent. You can also hold them both up to your face to block any punches from your opponents. This game is only for 1-2 players.
The last sport on the game is Golf, this is probably the longest and most complicated of the five sports because there are 9 available holes and slightly more advanced controls. First of all you have to use the arrow buttons to aim your character, you then have to choose which type of club you are going to use for the shot. You then have to swing your wii remote with just the right amount of power to get it where you want. If you swing to hard, the ball will slice and it will not go in the right direction. The golf game is for 1-4 players.
The last thing to talk about is the graphics, there's no escaping the fact that they aren't good, but that's how they're meant to be. When you play with the miis they don't have arms or legs, they just have balls for hand and feet. Finally, there is the sound which is average, the music sticks in your head like glue and the sound effects are ok, not too realistic, but nothing to moan about.
In conclusion I think that Wii sports is a fun game that shows off what the Nintendo wii has to offer.
The first thing that should be noted is that you should not buy this game because it's a castlevania game. The only thing that makes this a castlevania game, is the name. This game is more comparable to a Tekken game than a Castlevania game, and for that I imagine a lot of people would have been dissapointed by it when they bought it and that's why it has such bad reviews, but if they reviewed it as a normal game and not as a Castlvania game, they could realise it's actually a good game. I, on the other hand, knew exactly what to expect from this game and was not disappointed by it when playing it.
Basically, this is a 1 on 1 fighting game, similar to street fighter or Tekken, but with swords. There is about 20 characters on the game each with different weapons and abilities.
The only main problem with this game is the online. It has got online multiplayer, but because of the bad ratings this game got, very few people bought it, so in about a year I've had the game, I've never found anyone to play against.
Another couple of things to note about this game are: The graphics and sound of the game are nothing special, you look at them and don't think that they're particularly good or bad, you won't even notice them. One last thing is that some of the images are a little raunchy, there are some female characters, with very tight revealing clothes and breasts sticking out further than the eye can see, do I wouldn't play it with young children.
Before I start this review, I have to say that I am writing this as someone who has never played the Nintendo 64 game and who is not a fan of shooting games. I have owned a Nintendo 64 since it's early days, but, as I said not being a fan of shooting games, it never really appealed to me.
As I am still not really a fan of shooting games, the Wii version never appealed to me when I first saw about it either, but I was convinced to buy this by one of my friends and to be perfectly honest, I'm really glad for it.
There are three main modes on the game: Mission mode, Multiplayer and Online Multiplayer.
First of all there is mission mode. This is your standard mission/story mode in any shooting game. You go through different countries and cities of the world running away from people, sneaking past people and killing lots and lots of people. The whole mission mode is pretty long and if you have it on one of the higher difficulty settings it can be very challenging indeed.
The next mode is multiplayer mode which I haven't played to a huge extent because I don't live with anyone who would ever play video games with, but I've played it with friends a couple of times it's was thoroughly enjoyable. The great thing about this mode is that there are lots of ways you can vary it, for example you can change the guns so they fire paintballs instead of bullets which doesn't actually make a difference to the game, but it seems to be rather aesthetically pleasing seeing different coloured paint all over where you killed your oponent. Other variations include : making all the characters small so you can't jump over things; if you stand still you die and if you touch an opponent you both die, to name but a few.
The mode I play the most and I imagine you will too is the online multiplayer mode. There are a number of different modes including: Conflict, which is a basic mode where you just have to shoot as many opponents as possible; There's one who's name I can't recall at the moment, but there is five machines spread over the map and your team has to try and take control of more than the other team by the end of the game.
A couple more things to mention: Graphics, they're better than any wii game I've seen, especially when on mission mode as the main characters faces look amazing; Sound, the music on the menus is quite creepy, but it really sets the atmosphere for the game. Speaking of which, the whole atmosphere of the game is brilliant and I always play it in a dark room which really gives it a better feel.
In conclusion, for the first shooting game I have ever properly played and it has thoroughly impressed me. I recommend.
I bought this game when it was released on November 20th 2009, I obviously played it straight away and I found it to be a very fun and addictive driving game. But the problem in what I just said is the release date. was released in NOVEMBER. If you don't know that much about F1, then I can tell you that November is after the end of the Formula 1 season. This means that no point during this game's life on the shelves was it not out of date. All the cars and all the tracks were from the 2009 season which all changed dramatically for the 2010 season, making this game almost obsolete for the next season.
But, that aside, I shall talk about the game now, which I did find to be thoroughly enjoyable. There are three main modes, there is quick race, season mode, or time trial.
If you're new to the game and the controls, the best place to start is time trial, you need to get used to the controls without all the trouble of cars flying past you. The controls are relatively straight forward, especially if you're on automatic, personally i prefer to use a classic controller because I find the steering easier to control than using the wheel that comes with it, but they're both good ways of controlling the game.
The main mode that you will be playing in is the season mode, this is almost equivalent to a manager mode on a football game. You start off with a choice of two of the lower teams, such as Sauber and Torro Rosso, they'll both invite you to do test runs around a track of their choice and if you do it in a good enough time, they'll offer you a contract. You play through some seasons and eventually work your way through to the top teams and win the world championship.
There is not much to be said about quick race, you can do it multi player or single player and basically, you pick your drivers, pick a track and you race against all of the other drivers.
A couple of things I am yet to mention are the graphics and the sound. The graphics are average. They're not brilliant, but they definitely don't hinder your gameplay in any way. There's not much to be said for sound, it's alright, it just sounds like fast cars racing as there is no music or anything. However, if you are doing a race, your mechanics will speak to you through the radio and tell you if there's any problems with your car and when you have to do a pit stop.
In conclusion I think this is a very fun game, but the controls can be difficult to get used to, but if you can get used to them, it's great although it is out of date.
The first thing to be said about the DSi is that it is not a new handheld console. It is more of an upgrade to the Ds Lite. There are no new games made for the Dsi and there aren't a huge amount of new software updates, but the ones that there are, are quite fun.
There are three main additions to the DSi that aren't on the DS lite. There is the DSi shop, The internet browser and of course the camera.
First of all, I'll start with the DSi shop, the is very similar to the wii shop channel, but without the virtual console, which personally I think is the best bit about the wii shop channel, but there are still some good downloadable games. (I recommend Pyoro, and its a fun, simple, addictive game).
Next, the internet browser, which is poor to say the least. Like the Wii browser, it is powered by Opera which is normally a good web browser, in fact it's the one I'm using non, but on the DSi, it's just not very good, it's slow and it doesn't support flash, so don't bother using it to quickly check something up, because it would just be quicker to set up your laptop.
The last thing is the camera. The quality of the pictures it takes are average, but some of the things you can do with the pictures are quite cool. You can create your own frames and you can even change the emotion on your face by just pressing a button.
On last thing to be said about the DSi is the sound editor where you can change how your voice sounds and you can play your sound clips in reverse, which can be quite fun.
In conclusion, if you can't afford a 3DS and want a normal DS I would get this if you can pick it up for a good price.
I bought this watch for my mum for her birthday and she absolutely loves it. This is probably the most simple watch made by Breo and is therefore by far the cheapest watch made by Breo. Despite being the cheapest and most simple Breo watch, it is still quite imaginative. If you have read any of my other reviews of Breo watches or have ever owned a digital Breo watch you will know that they can't actually be used for telling the time. But, luckily if you are planning on buying this product, because it's an analogue watch, I have never found a problem with any of these telling the time. Another great thing about this watch which I haven't found with any other analogue watch, it is very comfortable and actually it feels really nice on your wrist and like any other Breo watch these make good minimalist fashion statement to impress your friends and family.
This is another great addition to the Breo range, as far as I am aware this is the cheapest Breo analogue watch, so if you're looking for a cheap Breo watch, this is the one to go for because the digital ones seem to have a slight flaw that they don't actually tell the time very. I have always thought the reason Breo watches are so great is because they are so different to other watches. The thing about this watch is that it doesn't really do that, so you could almost say that it doesn't fit in with the Breo range, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great Breo watch. Like all of their other watches, it comes in a great variety and different and bright colours and it sits very comfortable on your wrist and just the sight of it on your wrist will impress people and even if you don't need one to tell the time, it still makes a great fashion accessory.