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  1. Its way more Coldplayish then 'Keany' to my ears. 'Gone' could have come straight off Rush of Bloodt to the head. There's also some manchestery type influences on the second half of the album...Last Forever and History spund distinctly like the Doves last record. I really like it anyway....faw less mawkish then much of Hopes and fears
  2. Yeah the Damon thing is disturbing indeed. Q described the band as Blur meets The Smiths which is a fair appraisal if you ask me... Its not a great album, a little padded in places but has enough worthwhile songs to be worth the price of admission 'Lost in the Plot' is terrific as is the title track
  3. I love it...but on the evidence of the season 3 opening its going down hill. The dialogue was indeed as its been pointed out, teeth grindingly awful and a compelling and interesting scenario has all too neatly wrapped up in 'the all lived happily ever after' type fashion. Which is a shame because early episodes always did the unexpected - the chip fat scene with the secretary being a case in point - an emotional sledgehammer in the vein of the end of se7en if there ever was one. The developing of Tom's character has been interesting - going from teh smooth cool super spy - to someone clearly being driven insane by the job - has been well portrayed. The key scene from the first episode was where he confronts his ex CIA g/f in the car park - she's getting out but he's heading further in. Apparently he leaves at the end of episode 2 - I hope for the programmes sake its in a suitably messy fashion. I found the new guy interesting tho' - a little like Tom maybe - but without the earlier incarnation of Tom's moral grounding...and little less intense as well. Nevertheless I think the series will struggle without Tom & Zoe...
  4. Hmm but sometimes albums need work - not every classic is an instant best friend straight from the cellophane. If you think like that maybe you're best avoiding REM's ouvre alltogether and stick to something more instant - Britney Spears maybe? Okay I jest but getting a record to click is often half the fun. However the faint praise that 'Around the Sun' is partly justified - REM are treading water and have been since 'New Adventures...' imho. Rather like Reveal (and indeed Up) the new album has a few songs that will are up with the bands best work, but a record taken in its own right, its well somewhat dull. That said I'm sure they will be as excellent as ever next year, which is why I'm off to see them twice (any one else off to the Sheffield or Hyde park gigs?) Oh an REMs finest moment is Green - surely everyone knows that
  5. A quicksave option that deletes when you reload (a la Final Fantasy Tactics or Castlevania: AoS) in all games (not just GBA/handheld) - don't make me wander around for hours looking for a save point when I need to stop playing please. This would make dipping in and out of say RPGs or the likes of Metroid Prime so much easier...
  6. It had better not be... (how many years have we been waiting!)
  7. hehe I enjoyed Bounty Hunter too....sure the design was awful in places but it was fun...and very Star Warsy...maybe I'm easily pleased. Also castlevania: lament of innocence was a damned fine game...and an Edge 8/10 iirc?
  8. ptwizzy Tales just keeps getting better the further you play in y'know. But life is too short to waste on games that you aren't enjoying... Anyway as for me - contrary as hell me as I dislike/fail to see what the big deal is about: Halo - ho hum, one day I'll figure out what all the fuss is about....no doubt I'll buy the sequel tho' - just to see if I 'get' it this time. Mario 64/Sunshine - for me classic styled platformers just don't work in 3D Metal gear Solid/ MGS2 - its just not much fun....
  9. No great fan of the Xbrick myself: its ugly, I hate the controller (yes even the new 'S' version - it just doesn't feel right), and the majority of the exclusives are not really appealing to me (yes I don't like Halo either...I can see its a worthy game but I just didn't connect, of course it doesn't help I'm generally no fan of FPS). Its my least used of the three latest gen consoles However for Ninja gaiden, Riddick, and now Outrun 2 its undoubtedly worth £99 My tuppence worth...
  10. They used to but you can now order and pay on release as long as you use a credit card...
  11. Have to say I'm of exactly the same opinion....I've played a few hours of Prime...enjoyed it enough but not a patch on Fusion or Super. Maybe I just can't think properly in first person mode and as a result the exploration joy of the earlier metroids is lost for me. I keep meaning to give Prime another go....and no doubt I'll get the sequel but it will never be quite the same. As for teh Castlevania connecion - Aria of Sorrow is very good, although the difficulty curve is miles off (too easy for 3/4 of the game and then a run of nightmare bosses) to put it in the same league. Dunno if I see the link with the Mega Man games...the appeal of Metroid is the exploration aspect...the Mega Man games great as they are, are very linear experiences.
  12. Gribbley's Day Out better feature all there will be hell to pay! Wonder if we'll get Paradroid 90 too
  13. I'm an adult gamer too and have a GBA SP - but despite the 'lifestyle' marketing approach to the SP the majority of owners/regular users are kids - look at the GB's softography - sure there's games for adults in there but most are aimed at the machines target market - children! The PSP will be a gadget - but I doubt its going to achieve ipod style mass acceptance - most people don't have a need for a portable console - I really don't think there is a huge market for Sony to steal here - the PSP will be overpriced, short battery lived and not really suitable for kids.... Sony have made more then the odd mistake with gadgets before....here's another
  14. I have preorder too....although the game will then go into a long RPG shaped queue with Star Ocean and Phantom Brave already several places ahead. And Growlanser is shipping on the same day iirc I think the dated look is partly due to the game having been released in Japan a few years back...
  15. You seem to be ignoring the fact the Game Boy really is aimed and mainly used by kids....Sonys expensive gadget is not going to take away that part of Nintendo's market. Will it have Pokemon? Exactly I think the two will bebale to co-exist - PSP pulling in the adult ipod crowd and GBA as a tool to keep the kids happy....will a short battery life be enough to keep the kids quiet on a long journey? PSP succeeding does not mean GBA will decline as yet... Sadly I can't see where the DS fits in...nice idea but who's going to buy it? And on the subject of the Cube pad...it makes the GC my format of choice for multi platform simply becuase the pad is so comfortable to use - sure the d-pad is rubbish but which games use the digital pad these days anyway? (and you can get a Hori pad if you want which is of course basically the best classic pad design ever - the SNES)
  16. So have you not been fighting yourself in the game? Eeek the AI isn't that good!!! One other tip - against the elemental bosses turn off all Genis' magic except the opposite element - eg Lightning works a treat on the water level etc etc
  17. ToS is wonderful - honestly - a real advert for real time RPGs if there ever was one. Not started Star Ocean yet so I couldn't comment but you can usually over ride the ai and command your party to do things in these kind of games if neccesary. In the .hack games I never bothered with the AI at all As for tips for ToS: Put Raine in your party - all she ever does is heal on auto! Remember that you can get party member to use items in battle, so have plenty of gels before each dungeon. Fight all the dungeon monsters and get the memory gem so you can save before the boss! Don't forget to level - make sure to fight lots of the world map and in dungeons - the battles may be optional but avoid them and the bosses will cream you - obvious maybe but worth a go
  18. The dubs hilarious....its just like a classic hong kong kung fu flick...which of course is exactly what Bujingai is trying to be... So it depends if you want the authentic Jap or US experience. Having said that the documentries you can unlock are pretty dull and the story is incomprehensible in either English or Japanese so it probably doesn't really matter which one you go for. Either way the game is intact in the US version and so therefore is not a Jap exclusive...
  19. Hmmm my level refered to the final boss But respect with the lv30 on the evil robo..was 38 by that point....did you not level at all then (30 is pretty low for that point in the game!) But the ultimate weapon thing....humph!
  20. Mega Man: Dr Wiley's Revenge Pure class
  21. Cheat! The last boss is far less annoying then the previous one with the robo helpers....he drove me crazy for a few hours. Levelling as ever is the key...lv41 was enough for me to make him weep But the irritating trek down to the final boss isn't one that should be repeated in Xenosaga II you hear me Namco?
  22. Hmmm but all that means is TEOFTAWKI ripped off Bad Day....or Bad day was an early draft of it...
  23. Bad Day was just a rewrite of 'The End of the World as we Know It' Was still great though... I loved Reveal tho'...I'll Take the Rain is one of the bands best track imho Certainly far better then Up or Monster anyway New single is pleasant...probably needs a few more listens
  24. I played the opposite way around Hugo, Chris and then Geddoe, and it was only Geddoe's chapter that made even consider playing on... But now Thomas' first chapter is boring me to tears The trinity sight system is a neat conceit but really its not hugely different to playing a series of intersecting plot lines...something say Xenosaga did a lot better so far at least. I think the main problem is I'm not getting any connection at all with the characters from the opening sections and the plot seems needlessly drawn out. Also I'm not keen on the graphical style....has an almost 'plasticy' and hollow feel to it. The battle system seems slow and unrewarding, although that could change later I'm sure... Has really put me off the thought of Suikoden IV now...still with Star Ocean, Growlanser and Phantom Brave all in the next month or so its not as if I'm going to be short of RPGs!
  25. I'm still trying to love Suikoden III but it just doesn't love me back. I've got as far as Thomas' chapter (having done chapter 1 for each of the main character) but then I blasted through Chronicles of Riddick - which was far more entertaining.... So I'm trying to get the momentum to give the game another crack but....its so damn slow...and dull... So tell me does it pick up soon and should I make the time to get through it....or should I just move on to my copy of Tales of Symphonia which is calling me and decide the games it not for me...after all its had 12 hours and I'm still bored... C'mon convince me it gets much better....it seems a shame to have loved the first two and hate this...
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