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    • Mario Party 5 (GC) / Archive Game / 23 Readings / 22 Ratings
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      29.11.2013 01:22
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      great game

      Mario Party 5 was the 2nd game on the gamecube of the series, and I believe was a good improvement from MP4. This game is pretty similar to the rest of the Mario Party series in overall gameplay and style. Instead of being hosted by Mario characters, it is hosted by a group of stars with different names. There is a star for party mode, single player mode, super duel mode, bonus mode, and mini-game mode. Super Duel Mode is new to the mario party series. In this mode, you build a tank from parts you buy in a store with stars you've earned during gameplay. You can battle the CPU, or another human player in this mode. This doesn't have any significance, but it's fun! Bonus mode is also a lot of fun. There are 3 games, card, hockey, and volleyball. Again, these are just games to play that have nothing to do with anything One change in MP5 was the addition and removal of some playable characters. They removed DK, but added Toad, and mini-bowser. DK still plays a role in the game since he was upgraded to his own space on the board. If you land on one of the DK spaces, you play either a single or multiplayer mini game where you win an amount of coins, or even a star! This is also the first of the mario party series that did away with the items, and replaced them with capsules. In Mario Party 5, you pass a spot that looks like a large gumball machine, and it spits out a "capsule" There are many different capsules, and each does its own specific job. While the capsules are free, you have to pay to use them on yourself, or throw them either 10 spaces in front or behind you on the map for free. Another great feature of this game is the length of gameplay for a party mode. The minimum amount of turns is 10, and the maximum is 50. This allows you to play a really quick game when you're pressed for time, or a long game when you have nothing else to do. The boards are traditional to the other mario parties where you acquire the star for 20 coins, and it moves to a different spot after a player purchases it. There is no "boo" space, since he is actually a playable character now. There is a chain chomp orb that will still stars/coins for you (you have to pay to use it, plus the fee to steal). After the game, it's still the same 3 bonus stars (if you played with bonus stars on). However, this Mario party wanted to get more fancy in its detailed results and provide line graphs of coins and stars. You can see how you went up and down in coins/stars throughout the game. While this is pretty much useless, people who love statistics (like myself), really liked to analyze the charts. Overall, Mario Party 5 was another great hit in the series. This is a must play for anyone continuing the series, as well as new players alike.

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      23.11.2013 05:14

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      great game

      I downloaded this game for free while it was on the Xbox live games for gold feature, and I'm kind of glad I did. While this game isn't the most fun I've ever played, it at least keeps me busy. There is a lot to do in this game, and you won't beat in in a single sitting. There are a few different modes in this game. One is the Terror Is Reality mode. In this mode, you play online with 3 other xbox live members. This is like American Gladiators. You compete in three events, and then there is a time delay for the final event. There is a group of events that the system randomly chooses from, so each round of TIR is different. The best part about this is that the money you earn can be used in the single player game. This allows you to buy items, zombrex, and other things you need in the game. The point of this game is to prove that the main character, Chuck, is innocent from any wrongdoing of the game. The plot is laid out well through the game, and easy to follow along with. As you go along with the plot, you also discover side quests through your radio. Completing these quests will give you more experience points and make your character strong, and be able to hold more items. This game is pretty fun. This game has a lot of replay value, and is worth the purchase

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    • Mario Party 4 (GC) / Archive Game / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      23.11.2013 05:03
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      a great Mario party

      Even though Mario Party 4 was the first of the series to hit the Gamecube, it still kept the feel of the Nintendo 64 gameplay. While it may have had better graphics and sound, the feel was pretty much very similar. When starting, there are different modes you can choose from. The modes on the menu are party, story, mini-game, and extra. The story mode is for solo one-player mode. In this mode, you beat each board to acquire a present. You have to beat all of the boards to get to the bowser board. Party mode is where you get to play for fun. You can pick the board, characters, and the amount of turns you want. The great thing about this MP is that you can pick the turns in intervals of 5, starting from 10-50. This is new, as all the Nintendo 64 Mario Parties had either 20, 35, or 50 turn games. While 10 is very short and not very fun, it at least allows you to play a very quick game. Personally, I was happy with 25, as I feel that is a perfect amount of turns. The maps in this game are very similar to the first 3 Mario Parties. You move along a loop, and when you acquire a star, it moves to a different location. A great addition to this game was the integration of teams. When you setup the game, you can actually pick 2v2 instead of all 4 against each other. This means that there will never be 1v3 games, because mini games are played as a team. When the game is over, the stars are counted between the two characters on the team, and that's how the victory is decided. I loved this idea because when my friends and I used to play the N64 Mario Parties, we would form "unofficial alliances" and pretty much play as teams. If one us one, it would be a victory for us both. Now that the system actually recognizes it, I find it awesome. A new space was added in Mario party 4, called the mushroom space. When you land on it, you either acquire a large or mini mushroom. Large mushrooms make you big to crush other player and take 10 of their coins, while mini-mushrooms allow you to sneak into small places and play mini-events on the board. Another new feature is the lottery ticket. When you pass a lottery space, you pay 5 coins to participate. If you do, you get a lottery ticket with 3 character faces on it. This is used when the last 5 turns come into play. A wheel is spun to pick 3 characters, and if it matches your ticket, you win! I'm not even sure what you win because the odds are against you, but I believe it is a star. I don't like that this game removed any item spaces on the board. The only way you can get items is to buy them. Also, they removed the aspect of the bank. Overall, this was a fun Mario Party. It kept a lot of the traditions of the previous Mario Parties, while still enhancing the game. I would suggest playing this game.

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    • LG Optimus G / Smartphone / 21 Readings / 18 Ratings
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      14.10.2013 05:44

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      great phone

      I have owned my LG optimus G for several months, and I am very happy with my purchase. I upgraded from a very junky android phone, and glad I made the switch. The phone is very big at 4.7". It has an 1.5 ghz processor with 2gb of ram and 4G LTE compatibility. Although the phone does not have any SD memory card slots, the large 16gb internal hard drive is pretty much all you need. I have downloaded a tun of apps, and still have plenty of space for music, movies, and pictures. The call quality of this phone is also excellent. I have made many calls, and I was able to hear the other party, and they were able to hear me with clarity. Battery life on this phone is excellent. Even after surfing the web and checking email, i am able to get through the day with a single charge of the battery. Overall, this is a top of the line phone that will be around in the market for a long time. Great size, weight, battery life, and speed, really make this an overall amazing phone.

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      14.10.2013 04:29

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      good game

      I played this game for a few weeks, and have to say that it is my favorite Saints Row game. The plot and storyline is just as lame as the other saints row games, but this one has a lot in it to keep you occupied for hours. There are a lot of sidequests, different types of games, and challenges to keep you interested. There is a lot of humor in this game, such as when Rodey Rodey Piper from old school WWF shows up. The light humor makes the game worth the laugh for sure. The gameplay is very user friendly. While the world is quite big, there is a map with easy navigation and GPS settings, so it's easy to go wherever you want. If you need clothes, ammo, or car repair, it is easy to find your nearest location for service. Graphics on this game are average. There isn't anything especially appealing, but everything looks like what you would expect of an xbox game. There is a lot of online sharing where you can upload your character and download other character appearances, which makes the content more fun Overall, this is a silly 3rd person shooter that has a lot of fun to it. The plot is light, there are a lot of side quests and complexity to the game. It's very fun, and I would suggest playing it.

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      14.10.2013 04:10
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      great cologne

      I have been eyeing up this cologne for years, but since I already have a few choices and rarely wear cologne, I never bought it. A couple of months ago I had a couple extra bucks laying around, decided to pick this up, and I am so happy! I have received nothing but compliments from women on this cologne. I usually hear "oh wow, you smell amazing. What is that you're wearing?" I've been a big fan of Lacoste cologne since I used Lacoste Pour Homme back in 2009. Challenge smells similar to it, but there is something just a little better, so this is my new favorite Lacoste Cologne On the first smell, Challenge has a very sweet smell, with the slight hint on a pine finish, kind of like a fine gin. There are also ginger and citrus notes that give it a clean, fresh smell. This cologne gives off a very dominant and masculine scent. The bottle itself is a little excessive. It's just a tall tower with a really big cap. Seriously, the cap is about 1.5-2" tall. It's really unnecessary. Also, it's annoying that the black rubber goes so high from the bottom, because it is hard to see how much is actually in the bottle. This cologne is strong, and seems to last a long time. I usually use 2 small sprays of colgone (one on my neck, one on my shirt collar area), but with this one, I feel like 1 spray is good enough and 2 is overpowering. The scent lingers on, and should be sprayed well before going on a date. Overall, I'm very happy that I purchased this and feel that it was a good addition to my cologne inventory. The few girls I have dated since I bought this loved it, and this is my new go-to cologne

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      14.10.2013 03:39

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      good game

      I bought TDU 2 a few months ago, and have to admit that this is a very fun racing game. I usually stay away from this genre, but I decided to branch out a little and give this one a shot. TDU 2 plays like a racing/rpg game. There are certain things you have to do in order to make your character climb through the popularity rank. There are certain factors that add to your overall rank, like discovery and being social. When you discover new roads, certain places, and wrecks, you are awarded points that go towards your overall level. Also, when you engage in more social parts of the game such as participating in user created challenges and challenging other players, you receive points. All of the objectives to receive points are outlined in an easy to read display on your profile. The graphics to this game are great! All of the cars are highly detailed, both outside and in. You can customize cars with different paint jobs, interiors, and stickers, so no cars ever look exactly alike! The roads, buildings, signs, and backgrounds are also highly detailed. The controls to this game are very responsive and accurate to driving a real car. That gives the game a realistic feel that matches the rest of the realistic aspects of the game. Since the game is rather old, the multiplayer features dont seem to work anymore. I cant ever find a ranked match on my xbox to play with anyone else. Still, if you see someone in the world driving around, you can hit the A button to challenge them to a quick challenge. Achievements in this game are average to difficult to get. Some of them require a lot of time, so if you're looking for quick points, this isn't a good game for you. Overall, this game has a lot value to it, and long gameplay. It takes a long time to do all of the challenges, cups, and online play. If you're into racing games, this is a good one for you

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      05.07.2013 22:14

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      a game meant for kids

      I recently purchased Nat Geo TV for the Xbox 360 because it was dirt cheap, and now I know why. The game itself is more like an interactive dvd. Most of the actions in the game require you to pick one of two options, by either holding up your right or left hand. Yeah, that's a blast. There are mini-games built into the episode that can be considered fun, but some of the times they are frustrating and kind of hard to complete. There are 2 seasons in this show, but the discs only have season 1. Season 1 contains 8 episodes, highlighting 8 different animals. Each episode has the same flow to it. You can take snapshots when it tells you, spot sidetracks, and play games. The better you do at each of the three areas, the more stars you get. The whole goal is to get all the stars throughout the episode. Honestly, this game is meant for kids. The quality of the game is great. The movies are very high quality, and you do learn a lot throughout the game. Achievements are pretty easy in this game, so if you're playing for achievement points, this isn't a bad one to try. You can get around 650 without even working too hard through the game, and with a little more effort, you can get the full 1000.

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      07.03.2013 19:08
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      a good game

      This game brings back the great memories of the 1990's. I played this game all the time when I was a kid, and it is still good today. It's a typical side-scrolling beat-em-up game, but it is one of the best. To start, you get to pick one of four characters; Max, Axel, Blaze, and Skate. Each character has their strengths and weaknesses, and the game gives them a star rating based on different categories to let you know how the character will perform. After character selection, you are ready to start stage 1. In this game, most stages have 3 screens that you have to get through until you meet the final boss. The gameplay is pretty easy. The A button does a special move, the B button punches and the C button does jump moves. You can also do combos, grapples, and other aerial moves. They aren't hard to figure out, so by the 5th enemy, you should have everything down. There are objects to find like turkeys and apple looking things to gain health, as well as weapons to help you beat the enemies. There are 8 stages to this game, and each one gets more difficult. You can change the difficulty settings in the options screen, and they will give the enemies more or less strength, depening on which you choose. There is a 2 player mode so that 2 players can enjoy the game at the same time. This makes the game fun and a little bit easier. Overall, this is a fun game, and I think you should give it a play!

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    • Jack Daniels Single Barrel / Spirits / 16 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      20.02.2013 16:45
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      a first class whiskey

      Jack Daniel's Single Barrel is the only whiskey that I will drink straight, since it is so delicious. I've purchased four bottles over the past few years, and only one was average. I learned that the older the bottle is, the more complex the whiskey is, so go for the older bottles. Each bottle has a datestamp, barrel number and rick stamp, to identify where it came from. Each barrel has its own distinctive flavor, so if you find a bottle of it you really like, buy another one to keep around. When I bought it at the store there were a total of four bottles with the same information (barrel number, bottling date, etc.). The whiskey itself is so clean and crisp. You can easily tell the difference between the lower end black bottle and the mid-level gentleman's jack. However, that difference comes at a price. The Single Barrel Jack is almost twice as much as the Gentleman's Jack. In my opinion, the two can't compare, and the taste of the Single Barrel is worth it. When you find an older bottle, it has time to age, and takes on more of an oak taste. The body becomes more pronounced, and you can taste very complex flavors on your tongue. Also, you will get more of an earthy aroma. The whiskey is so smooth and drinkable that you can enjoy it straight or with a couple of ice cubes. My one bad experience with the Single barrel was when I bought a bottle that wasn't aged very long. The body was on the thinner side, the color a little lighter, and the aroma weak. I'm not sure if it was the aging or the barrel itself, but it wasn't as good as the first bottle, or any bottle after. If you're a casual whiskey drinker, you might not notice the difference, but if you enjoy a great whiskey, this bottle is for you. It's worth the extra money to enjoy a superior whiskey.

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      • Argos Value Step Ladder / Ladder / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        20.02.2013 16:12
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        A great ladder

        I was looking for a step ladder after I moved in to a house with high ceilings, but I had no idea they were so expensive! All I wanted was something basic so that I could reach the top shelf in my pantry and change some light bulbs. When I came across the Argos Value Range two-step ladder, I was sold. This is exactly what I have been looking for. It is made of a durable steel, has the anti-slip top step, and the 46 centimeter top step was high enough for everything that I needed to do. The ladder folds in to a relatively flat size which makes storing it in my closet very easy. It also doesn't have a problem folding, which is good because I hate having to push and punch any bars or levers with all of my might. The ladder weighs about 4.15 kg, which is fine for me, but some people might be looking for a lighter ladder. I'm a little on the heavier side, so I like a heavy ladder to feel more comfortable supporting my weight. Overall, this is a fine step ladder at a great price. It does the job without being fancy, and is a great household item for anyone to have. You never know when you'll need it!

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        20.02.2013 15:42

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        not a fun game

        This game is a classic NES game. The plot of this game is for Fester to save the world from aliens. This game is pretty poorly created, and there are a lot of aspects to this game that really make me angry. You start the game shooting these "enemies" that don't move or attack you, but by killing them you get items and different weapons. They take a lot of hits to kill, and it would have just been easier to have boxes with items that take one hit to open. It's pretty pointless and frustrating to have these there. The graphics in this game aren't all that great. There were a few times in the game where it glitched out and I was only able to see half of my body. When there are a lot of enemies on the screen, you will usually lose sight of your character until you kill a few. When you die, you keep your items, but you start at the beginning of the game. It would be nice if there were checkpoints in this game or a password system to bring me back to certain locations. My biggest complaint is that the enemies have infinite regeneration. There have been times where I was stuck on a screen, and killed all of the enemies, but as soon as I moved, they came back. There's no way to advance without dying, so I had to die and start from the beginning. The music in the game isn't all that bad, just a typical NES 8-bit track. It wasn't annoying, but I wouldn't choose to listen to it. Overall, this game is pretty boring. I'm not what the point of this game is. I've never beaten this game, and since I can't keep my interest long enough to beat it, I probably never will. I wouldn't suggest playing this game

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        13.02.2013 20:48
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        a horrible game

        Dr jekyll and mr hyde has to be one of the worst games in the entire nintendo library. I have never been more frustrated playing a game before. The concept of the game is simple, but the gameplay is more difficult than anything else you've every played. You start the game off as being jekyll. According to the instruction manual, you are on your way to get married, but there is no in game text to tell you so. The objective of this game is to walk right and avoid a million obstacles and people trying to kill you along the way. I have no idea why all the townspeople are against you, but they are. The game gives you a cane which you can use as a weapon, but it virtually has zero use. The only thing the cane works on is bees. If you try to use the can on people, dogs, or cats, it just goes right through them and you take a hit. This is one of the worst weapons in any video game. When your health meter goes down from getting hit too many times, you turn into hyde. This is where the game actually starts to feel like a game. You can punch enemies, or use the psycho-wave. To use the psycho-wave you hold down and hit b which is kind of weird, but it works. The wave goes in no certain pattern, and rarely hits the enemy, causing more frustration. However, when you kill enemies with hyde, your life meter goes up and. When you kill enough, you turn bac k to jekyll and can continue. When you play as jekyll, everything hits you, no matter what. The bombs are the worst by far. No matter how far you are away from their explosion, they will hit you, and cause quite a bit of damage. There have been times where a bomb took my entire life bar in one shot. overall, this game is miserable and should only be played to see how miserable it really is. It's funny to see how bad a game can really be, and how much anger it can cause.

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          12.02.2013 16:57
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          good overall trimmer

          Wahl is a very good brand, and I was looking for a cheaper trimmer, so I went with this one. For the price, it's fine, but if you're looking for something more reliable, I would go with a more advanced and expensive model. The package did gome with the proper accessories. It had lubricant for the blades, and comb, cleaning brush, and some razor guards for length prescision. Everything was good quality and worked properly. The trimmer itself was comfortable and had a good ergonomic shape to it. I was able to grab it and maintain an accurate trim in the areas that I was looking for detail. The trimmer is not rechargeable, and runs on 2 AA batteries. If you use good batteries, you won't have to change them for at least a month, even if you use it every day. I do appreciate that the trimmer maintains a good battery life because I've used trimmers in the past that it felt like I was changing the batteries every other week My only issue with the trimmer was that the blades didn't seem to be all that sharp. If my beard was long, it would have a hard time cutting through it without going over it multiple times and on different lengths. Also, it was a bit inconsistent at times, and it would miss some of the hairs, also causing me to go over the section again. Overall, it is fine for the price. I went out and bought a better model, and now use this one for any travels that I'm on. It's lightweight, holds a good a battery life, and does the basic job.

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          11.02.2013 15:34
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          great

          After purchasing this game a few months ago, I finally took it out of my library to play, and I'm sure glad I did because this is a very addictive and fun game! L.A. Noire takes places in Los Angeles, California, during the late 1940's. You take the role of Cole Phelps, a detective in the police force. You always have a partner, but they change depending on how far you are in the game and how many times you have been promoted. The idea of the game is pretty simple. Each chapter you have to solve a crime. You are debriefed in the beginning by your superior, and given a lead to go on. You go to investigate the crime scene, and acquire more leads to go on. It is your job to search the scene for clues, as they aren't always obvious. What I like about the clue searching is that the game allows you to leave the scene if you miss certain clues, so it's up to you to make sure you search EVERYTHING. To me, this is much more exciting and challenging than when a game doesn't let you go off screen until you find anything. This challenge really makes you focus on every detail and play the game as it was meant to be played. Interviewing and interrogating people are also a big part of the game, which highlights the main bragging point of this game, the facial analysis. The programmers used new technology to use multiple cameras to analyze the actor's face, and can see every facial move they use. When you interrogate people, you can decide if they are telling the truth, doubt them, or call them out on a lie. Watching their facial expressions is the key to solving a crime. Driving is a pretty big part of this game. There is a large map of the city to give you directions, which is helpful. To me, the driving part is very tedious. The nice thing is that if you hold down the "Y" button next to a car, your partner will drive. This is great because you don't see anything, and just show up at your next planned destination. This is a great time saver and really keeps the plot flowing. I don't suggest doing "auto-pilot" every time though, because on some of your drive scenes, you can do side quests that help you rank up. There are some action scenes in the game where you have to run down some criminals. This is pretty fun, but nothing too spectacular. Sometimes you can use your gun, sometimes you can't. The action scenes are fun because they add another aspect to the game. Overall, this is a really fun an addictive game. The story line is intriguing, and really makes you want to continue playing. The game feels a little repetitious after a while, but I think it's still worth going along for the ride. There's a total of 1500 achievement points, and a lot of them happen through normal gameplay

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