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Episode 33

Posted by abootgames on September 25, 2006

Well there seems to be a lot of apologies by me lately. They should come to an end. Our schedules are settling in for the long cold winter meaning more regularity. Here is this weeks episode. Direct Download Link

Announcements – Winners Sept CGP series. FFA winner – Bolton , 2nd Max from past interview, 3rd Tru

– 2v2 Tournament – Team Bo

New VM line – 206-222-1889 **record greeting**

Reviews:

Tourist Trophy

Motorcycle racing game from the makers of Gran turismo. Just like you remember Grant Turismo includes both Arcade and Tourist Trophy mode. Starts with license testing that can truely aggrivate until you pass them. New bike aren’t bought in this game you must pass challenges to obtain new ones. A super accurate game. Giving you customize control over the paint job of the bike and the gear of the riders, the set up of the machine is top notch. There is almost too many setting to adjust, just like GT.

EA’s Rugby ’06 (PS2)

To begin with I should say that I don’t know anything about rugby and thought that playing this would be a great way to learn. I was wrong. That’s not to say that this is a horrible sports title. Graphicaly it stands up to any of the multi-person-on-field games out there (football, hockey, soccer). Audio wise the commentary is beleivable, except in the tutorial where it was laughable. The music was the usual liscensed fair. The actual hits sound pretty lame for a rugby game. My biggest problem with this game was the on and off again controls. Maybe if I knew more about rugby the fact that I can’t control the huddles either defensivly or offensivly wouldn’t bother me. Unfortunatly I’m not and it does.

NSMB

New Super Mario Bros. – This game brings back something that I found lacking in most PSP games… FUN. The first time I got “Mega Mario” I replayed that stage 10 times just because it was so cool. The game is a combination of best parts of previous super mario games. Being on the DS it has a multi-player with up to 4 players. The touch screen has some use. any stand by items are stored there waiting for use. When in a pipe the screen goes to the bottom. This game is a great reason just to buy a DS.

Star Wars Lego II – The Original Trilogy (XB360)
I love this game. Graphically it’s the same game as the last one. For me that’s great. Nothing needs to be changed. It’s really the same game except it’s the other 3 movies. Improvements include a non-jedi ability to build things, breaking the force into light vs. dark side powers, in level vehicles, and overall just a tonne more to collect and play with. I haven’t played around with the character builder, but it didn’t seem all that interesting to me. The only draw back I’ve seen is that the camera angles are a bit too tight now which makes 2 player a bit tricky. Buy this game!

Download of the Week

Just Cause

This is the highly anticipated free roaming 3-rd person shooter. Graphically it’s beautiful, the action is a bit loose but it’s fun overall. It doesn’t break a tonne of new ground. It’s pretty much a clone of San Andreas, but it’s the first one of the many of these that I’ve even remotly wanted to play since. The download is about 600mb and there are 4 main objectives. You get to play with cars, helicopters, I’m assuming boats, and the most important part the parachute that everyone is raving about. Download it.

Releases:DS –

Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – 2D adventure game with all the action on the bottom screen.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis – puzzle game where the mini’s from the first have to save the day.

Bubble Bobble Revolution – A very long over due Bubble Booble game.

GBA –

Disney’s Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms – 2d adventure sinilar o the DS offering.

Unfabulous – based on nickleodion TV show –

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots – video game from a poular, but ancient toy.

W.I.T.C.H. – Disney tv show

Game Cube –

Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 – 23 play able chracters – 2 – 4 players – great for Naruto fans.

PC –

Hollywood Posh Pets –

NBA Live 07 – Another great sprots game from the giant EA –

Pacific Storm – WWII air combat action –

ParaWorld – An RTS set in a pre-historic parrallel world. No REALLY.

PS2 –

Okami –

NBA 2K7

NBA Live 07

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA – both with and with out dance pad.

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria – Limited Edition in Japan only.

PSP –

NBA Live 07

Bubble Bobble Evolution – A long over due Bubble Bobble Game.

The Godfather: Mob Wars – a mini version of the godfather game a few months back

Spectral Souls – Remake of Japanese PS2 game – RPG with unlimited leveling and different endings.
Xbox –

NBA 2K7

NBA Live 07

Xbox 360 –

NBA 2K7

NBA Live 07

News –

November 19th / $250 – The wii will rise. 2 days after the PS3 and just in time for thanksgiving (us). 25 – 30 launch titiles and 30 classic game on the virtual console. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/285027_nintendo14.html

Phantom is now goin to be software that anyone can install on their own PC’s. http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=13808

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