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Ugly Americans Season 2 [HD]
Ugly Americans Season 2 [HD]
Price: $25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Americans, September 29, 2013
I like the take/spin of American culture on this show. Thouh this theme is less present in season 2, which goes for the more wacky storylines, opting to flesh out the cast of characters that make up Mark's world. It Has a more subtle humor than most other comedies. Not for children, esp with the occasional sex and gore themes.

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights - Nintendo 3DS
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights - Nintendo 3DS
Offered by Hitgaming Video Games
Price: $14.65
30 used & new from $5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dr Lautrec Is No Layton, but He Doens't Need to Be, January 5, 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Many people have been comparing this game to Layton and there is a fair comparison to be had due to the games genre and presentation, but this is no Layton game. Whereas Layton games primarily feature puzzle solving Lautrec does puzzles, and much much more.

Graphics - What can I say, they are serviceable. The art work is really well done, as are the animated cutscenes, top notch stuff. However, when it comes to the city and the labyrinths/catacombs, more work could have been done. Layton's models is okay but the townspeople and guards aren't exactly heavy on polygons. It's ok though in the sense that you won't exactly be laying this game for pixel shaders or impressive lighting (which they actually do have a bit of at times).

Sound - The Music is well done, and actually very catchy. You have several character and situation themes like most games and then you have grand pieces for events and such. It all works well and really helps to suck you into the world of Dr Lautrec. The real standout here though is the voice work. While not exactly emmy winnig it's very well done and professional sounding. Though for some reason everyone has english accents, yet they live in Paris, go figure.

Gameplay - Like I said before, the game is similar to Layton in that you solve a variety of "puzzles" but the similarities end about there. The biggest differences here are that you actually get to "explore" the city of Paris, interacting with it's famous landmarks and then exploring it's underground catacombs. Another gameplay element not found in Layton games is the ability to tame pokemon-like creatures called treasure animatas or "living treasure". You fight these guys in a 3D battle arena by using your own treasure animatas (s well as other items and weapons) and if you can manage to defeat these creatures without killing them you can tame them and add them to your own collection, just like pokemon. There is a whole system in place where different types of creatures do better or worse against other types, again, similar to pokemon. The system isn't too deep but it's fun enough that it's a welcome addition.

Overall, If you're a fan of these types of games with heavy stories and all kinds of crazy characters and also like solving puzzles or the idea of collecting and battling other creatures then you can't go wrong with this game. Sure it's not perfect, but you really do get an overall solid package. The labyrinth sections can wear on you a bit, especially b/c of rooms "resetting" (after getting them "solved") but the puzzles and battles that come with these sections tend to make up for it. If you've enjoyed the Professor Layton games then chances are you'll also enjoy Dr. Lautrec.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Offered by coastbooks100
Price: $44.47
107 used & new from $6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Prime Trilogy goes out with a bang!, August 30, 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
**Since this game is the Finale of A trilogy you may want to look into the 1st two games as well**

Don't listen to anyone claiming that this is not a fun and/or good game. This game marks the arrival of one of the first TRUE Wii titles, in which it is neither a remake nor a port. It takes full advantage of the system as you will see and even feel.

The controls are incredibly responsive and offers pixel perfect precision aiming. This is what a First Person game on Wii should feel like. I find it far more natural to use than something like dual analog (i.e. a PS2/Xbox controller) since all you have to do is point and shoot. There are also several other Motion based movements that you must do in order to progress and they too feel very fluid and natural.

The Graphics and Sound are also top notch. Metroid Prime 3 is right now, without a doubt the best looking title you are going to find on Wii. Although that is not saying too much at the moment, the game is simply a visual marvel. The scenery and backdrops of the Alien worlds you will explore in this game are truly inspiring and a sight to behold. To complement the visuals is an excellent score the really sets the mood and is very epic-like at times.

If you're not sure what a Metroid game is about then I can tell you it's a mixture of shooting things (often times other than enemies), using certain weapons/abilities to progress and coming back to previous inaccessible areas with the proper item/weapon needed to pass. Although there is a lot of combat involved this is no run and gun like Halo as there is a heavy focus on exploration and solving "puzzles". At times You will have to study the area and figure a way to use you abilities to progress.

If you want a good, deep involving game with an enjoyable story to hold you off until The next big Wii game then this is without a doubt the Wii game to get. In fact, if you own a Wii period you should definitely give the game a rental at the least. Metroid Prime 3 is an extremely solid purchase.

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4.0 out of 5 stars prett good, May 18, 2007
This product is pretty good. However, the fragrance is not very long lasting.

Wii Component Video Cable
Wii Component Video Cable
Offered by Strong Living
Price: $59.98
7 used & new from $28.79

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have an HDTV or an EDTV you MUST get these, February 13, 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
These are the official compenent cables for the Nintendo Wii. I have them, as does my friend and they work perfectly. They may be a bit pricey but the are official brand. Buying 3rd party cables for less is a risk. While nothing may ever happen there is a possibility it could and if so, your waranty will be useless.

Nintendo DS Lite Polar White
Nintendo DS Lite Polar White
170 used & new from $26.65

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Time For an Upgrade, June 13, 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I got the original DS back in November of 2004 when it first launched and always felt that the design could somehow be improved. I assume I wasn't the only one who felt this way b/c not too long after, Nintendo announced a redesign for the system....and Boy what a Redesign!

- The first and most important change has to be the new quality of both screens. They are about 3x more vibrant and 4x as bright as the original DS' screens. The colors in the games pop out and truly come alive to the point of feeling as though you're playing on a miniature television. Yes, it's that good.

- The second and most apparent change is the shape and size of the unit. It's MUCH sleeker, and smaller. It comes straight out of a page of Apple's i-products with the stylish glossy and elegant look. Not only this, but it weighs a bit less and feels great in your hands. Although beware, as with all products with a glossy plastic finish, the unit will be subject to fingerprints and such. These can be easily wiped/removed though

To Sum it up, you need this product. After playing on my DS lite it's virtually impossible to ever go back to the original DS. Scratch that, it IS impossible. In fact, THIS is what the DS should have been in te first place. If you enjoy handheld gaming and want to experience some of the best handheld games in the best possible way then pick up a DS Lite.

For $129.99 you simply can't go wrong.

Kirby Canvas Curse
Kirby Canvas Curse
Offered by davesgreatdeals
Price: $104.85
25 used & new from $17.77

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 2nd MUST-HAVE for the Nintendo DS, June 15, 2005
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Kirby Canvas Curse (Video Game)
I say the second must-have because Mario64 DS is the 1st.This game is incredibly fun to control and play. The way the game works is by using the stylus to help Kirby (who has transformed into a ball) maneuver throughout the world by creating bridges, walls, and even loop-de-loops for him. Of course this wouldn't be a Kirby game without the ability to copy enemy moves. Kirby (once defeating certain enemies) can take their special ability and use them to his advantage. There are tons of enemy moves to get that will help you reach certain places or defeat certain enemies easier. This game has it all, beautiful, colorful grapics, an enjoyable soundtrack, and very intuitive,interactive controls. You'd never realize how much fun can be had without using ANY buttons. Great Job Nintendo/HAL Laboratory. If you own a Nintendo DS, GET THIS GAME.

Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
34 used & new from $24.95

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air in an increasingly stale industry, March 26, 2005
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Nintendo DS (Video Game)
With over 150 games due out by the end of the year, it's a very exciting time to be a DS owner. Nintendo's latest handheld is something totally different and never before attempted. It allows games to be played with two screens and further immerses the gamer in the game with touchscreen and microphone capabilities. Unlike the PSP, the DS is a reasonably priced handheld with reasonably priced games. Very afforadble and very durable, something a handheld needs to be, something that is stardard for all Nintendo products. Nintendo is a company that is all about innovation and finding new ways to increase the gamers interaction with the game, while having lots of fun. The DS is further proof of this. I highly reccommend Nintendo DS to anyone who wants a handheld that is actually worth you time and money. And for those who may think the features are gimmicks, please play "Yoshi's Touch n Go" "Kirby's Touch", "The Metroid Demo", or "Wario Ware". These are great games only possible on a DS, and yes, DS will also have more upcoming "traditional" games if that's all you're into.

Thug on da Line
Thug on da Line
Offered by Media Supplies Outlet
Price: $19.99
29 used & new from $0.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as great as Thug Mentality but a great album nonetheless, March 25, 2005
This review is from: Thug on da Line (Audio CD)
Thug on Da Line proves that Krayzie Bone is still one of the greatest rappers of our time. He still has the smooth flow and (most of the time) lyrics. I would reccomend this album to anyone who liked Thug Mentaiity or any Bone Thugs n Harmony albums. I really like his more mellower songs for some reason. Songs like "Talk to Myself" (which features Tiffany. You know, the pop star from the 80's) and "Hard Time Hustlin'" (Which features the beautiful and talented Sade) are really mellow and show more insight into Krayzie Bone as a real person and not just a rapper. The best songs on the Album are

Yall Don't Know Me (4/5)

Can't Hustle 4Ever (5/5)

Talk to Myself (5/5)

Hard Time Hustlin'(5/5)

Everybody wana be a Thug (4.5/5)


Thug on Da Line(featuring Wish Bone) (4/5)

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