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  1. Blockbuster, Game, Dixons blah. What I'm sure we all (I) want to know is, what about Play?
  2. Mogster


    You do play a bully, but it's a bully enrolled in a school for "difficult children" full of other bullies out to get you.
  3. I managed to S rank all of Normal mode yesterday. Now I'm proud. B) Just hard, insane, and easy modes to perfect now.
  4. It is, and if I'm not much mistaken Play.com is even bigger when it comes to games, DVDs and stuff. That Excell snipit is quite clearly fake. Where would that have come from? Why has Amazon been awarded its own row while Play hasn't? Why does Woolies have a "units per store" allocation of 6,000, while it only has a total allocation of 4,800? Why does every chain have an equal number of units per store, when they're obviously going to have very diferent ammounts of customers? Rubbish.
  5. I didn't touch easy mode until after Insane. B) The best way to learn a stage is simply to keep at them, as you'll almost always progress that little bit more each time. Eventually you'll come back to a level and wonder what you found so hard in the first place.
  6. Not quite I'm afraid. As far as I can tell your actions inside enemy capital ships are limited to blowing up key systems from the inside, which can also be attacked from the outside. I don't think it's possible to blow up the capital ships themselves, but then I could just be being rubbish.
  7. I finished off the Rise of the Empire campaign on the Xbox yesterday, the last level being the Battle of Hoth from the Empire's perspective. Stomping arround in a near unstoppable AT-AT before kicking arse with Darth Vader was quite an experience. I'm well on my way to beating the Galactic Conquest mode playing as the Rebel Alliance too, which despite being a little on the easy side is still great fun. I really wish I could get my Xbox online here, but as far as I'm concerned it's a great game even in single player mode.
  8. In my case, my PC's gone rubbish and refuses to play the game without stuttering any more. Also it's never let me set the water effects to anything higher than basic reflections.
  9. That's Normal, and it's bloody brilliant isn't it? I've well on my way to S ranking all of Normal mode now. Just got the horse, the campaigner dude, the Egyptian, the big mouse and the UFOs to beat.
  10. Same here. Ordered on a Sunday, shipped the following Monday and turned up on the Friday for me.
  11. I swear I pressed edit, and not quote.
  12. Oddly enough I agree with most of that. In retrospect it may be better to take it down and rework it. Not one of my better pieces it must be said.
  13. I bought a few issues of GamesTM some time ago, and while it was certainly better than most games mags I found it to be a little dull compared to Edge. However I picked up the latest issue over the weekend and I'm really liking it so far. It's far more down to earth than Edge is, and a very refreshing read on the whole. In the past I considdered GamesTM as little more than a poor man's Edge. Going by the latest issue it seems to have become a genuine alternative, or at least a companion piece for that mag.
  14. It's really not, you just have to get into a steady rythym rather than simply mashing away. It's almost effortless if you get it right.
  15. Concerning my Next Big Thing article, that snipit on the front page is not actually part of it as such. It's just there to give an idea as to what the article's about. Even so I admit that it sounds a little clumsy.
  16. It's all gone a bit shite now. It started of very well indeed, went a bit crap when the trial and error stuff came arround, but redeemed itself briefly with that excellent chase sequence. After that it see sawed between lacklustre stealth sections, a very atmospheric trip through the sewers, and finally a horrifically broken piece of platforming. I say finally, because I really can't be arsed to persrvere any more despite my earlier optimism. I've already seen that the game can shine on occasion, but I shouldn't have to torture myself by wading through utter bilge to see them. The game does a good job of engrossing the player in its early stages, but that just makes things all the more irritating when it comes to destroy that sense of immersion. To summerise, it's shite. Avoid.
  17. I played through the Attack of the Fishmen bit last night, followed by the sewer bit and finally ending up in a church. I'm really in two minds about the game now. When escaping from the nasty folk, I was offered next to no signposting as to what the hell I was supposed to be doing. I spent about half an hour jumping out of the window trying to reach the ledge over the street! Once I had everything figured out it still took a few attempts to get through. All that trial and error really takes a chunk out of the atmosphere and imersion. However, once everything finally clicked into place I ended up being thrown right back into one of the most tense, immersive and terrifying chase sequences I've ever played. The stealth bit wasn't bad either, being able to make a mad dash for the exit once I was spotted without taking too much harm. Having to spend time to heal yourself is a nice touch incidentally. How much anyone will like this game will be down to just how much you're annoyed by the ridiculous ammount of trial and error involved. There's so much goodness in the game that it's a crying shame that nothing could be done about the broken stuff. I must say I'm enjoying the game in spite of its problems so far, but its going to be very hard to review. So far at least, both Edge and GamesTM are correct.
  18. I felt season 6 was the most consistent in quality myself, and more importantly plays host to my all time favourite episode - Gunmen of the Apocalypse. Anyway I watched the remastered xtended version of Tikka to Ride earlier. Surprise surprise, the "remastered" thing is a waste of space. The new CGI is, while better, still shit. What's more the uncut stuff is mostly rubbish too, and completely ruins the pacing of what was already a below par episode. The lack of a laughter track hurts it too, as no extra editing has been done to compensate. As a result there's often a jarring pause where the laughs would have been. Still, the original version is still there in both normal and remastered options. That's all I've watched of the DVDs so far. The DVD intro is the same as the RDVI one, with a very similar animated menu.
  19. Well that blog seems fake, yet you can't help but get excited at the ideas it raises. I had my doubts about how platformers would work using the controler, but naturally it could be just as intuitive as any other genre on the Rev. Just imagine if Mario 64 had come out on the Rev: jumping with a flick of the remote, wall jumping by flicking from side to side, flying by simply tilting the controler - swooping and diving, and swinging Bowser into a bomb by simply swinging the controler arround. Mario 128 = Best game ever?
  20. My copy was shipped yesterday, so it should be here tomorow. Maaaaarvellous. I'm most looking forward to that Identity Within thing actually, a "lost" episode told through slideshow artwork and Rimmer impersonating everyone while reading the script. From the clip on the site it looks ace. Season 7 is not a patch on the earlier ones, especially after the brilliant RDVI before it. However like others have said it does have its moments. Stoke Me a Clipper, Blue (the Rimmer song), that one with Kryten's brother. All good. I actually found VIII quite funny too, but in retrospect it just wasn't the Red Dwarf I'd grown to love. It had a completely diferent style. It had too many characters for a start, almost all of which were nothing but one dimensional charicatures. The tough guy prisoner, the camp psychiatrist and so on. It was funny in a silly way, but it was impossible to take seriously.
  21. I wouldn't go that far. I do love Guitaroo Man, but in terms of sheer enjoyment Ouendan blows it out of the water for me. Over The Distance is possibly the single most beautiful experience I have ever had with a video game.
  22. I haven't played the game, but from the screen shots I'd add that every single piece of design in the game is apallingy bad. Well, apart from the controlers.
  23. Apparently so. Best. Online thingy. Ever.
  24. I used both my thumb and fingers as I recall. There's one point on that shark level where you have to hit two buttons at the same time, or at least so close together it's effectively the same. I switched to fingers at that point.
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