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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Xbox 360
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Xbox 360
Price: $18.72
95 used & new from $8.94

5.0 out of 5 stars It's better in every single way, August 20, 2014
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Stop wasting time with Skyrim and get this game. It's better in every single way, and combined with a loot system very similar to Diablo, well, it's amazing.


Earth Defense Force 2025 - Xbox 360
Earth Defense Force 2025 - Xbox 360
Offered by Outlet Promotions
Price: $14.89
42 used & new from $11.03

3.0 out of 5 stars Not better than Insect Armageddon., August 20, 2014
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I'll make this short but to the point. The classes are well balanced, the maps are larges, the loot plenty, but the fun is lacking. If you want a better game, get Insect Armageddon.


Philips USA PH-62050 CD/MP3/MD-To-Cassette Adapter (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Philips USA PH-62050 CD/MP3/MD-To-Cassette Adapter (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Offered by Morgan Rivver L.L.C.
Price: $15.05
11 used & new from $7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and works with Androids, December 3, 2012
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I bought this for my Samsung galaxy and it works fine. The only time the sound quality becomes less desirable, or becomes static filled, is when you have the phone volume all the wa up, as well as your cars stereo. The best sound quality is with mid-level volume on your phone, then high volume on the car.

But anyways, it works like it's supposed to, and there's no reason not to pick one up.


Dragon Age: Origins - Xbox 360
Dragon Age: Origins - Xbox 360
Offered by Insane Web Deals...Simply the Best Deals on the Web!
Price: $25.68
160 used & new from $3.85

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of, if not THE best RPG out. Period., February 12, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Dragon Age: Origins was always one of those games I overlooked on the store shelves for months. Always assuming I'd just despise it because I despised Mass Effect.

Well, I had some money left on a debit card and thought "what the heck" for only 13 bucks..

The game arrived about 2 days ago and I'm highly addicted and slapping myself silly for not buying it several months ago. This may very well be the best RPG I have ever played, mixing elements of several different rpg genre's, like dungeon crawlers for example, or even tactical rpgs and yes, Oblivion.

However with that said this game very much stands apart from the crowd with superior gameplay as a whole, so don't get me wrong!

The world is beautiful, and sprawling. While not as huge as Oblivions or Fallout 3's, it is of nice size! You don't travel anywhere you want via sandbox style world though, instead you're offered a map of the world and can pinpoint where you wish to travel, from town to town, dungeon to dungeon, etc.

Combat is amazing. If you're a very involved and tactical player you can use the pause menu to lay out battle commands, queue potions, spells, etc. You can also take control of each person on your team on the fly, and use their abilities as you see fit. Furthermore you can customize how each member of your team acts when controlled by AI. For example, you can set your healer to automatically cast heal when an ally drops below 50% hp. Very very nice!

As far as Dungeon Crawling elements go, there are a TON of chests to be found, drawers to be opened, closets to be opened, and corpses to be looted. You can find rare weapons, armors, trinkets, etc, and of course standard gear as well. And yes, potions, and professions materials can be found as well.

Character customization is done extremely well. You can change every aspect of your character from the beginning. Hair, eyes, lips, nose, makeup, I mean everything. Also once you begin your journey your look changes depending on what you wear, which I love.

Characters also develop quite nicely in terms of skills and ability. You have very nicely structured skill/spell trees that you can develop as you see fit. For example, a mage may choose between a fire tree, or maybe an earth tree? you want to cast earthquakes or fireballs? and it's a lot deeper than I can even give it credit for being. You have a LOT of skill/spell options, as well as passive abilities, professions to choose from, like trap making, or herbalism? it's amazing.

The story draws elements from the standard RPG save the world from evil storyline, but it's set apart by EXTREMELY well written dialogue and personal choices that effect the story deeply in some cases. It also has very nice plot shifts, and a TON of side quests that in most cases, further or add to the story on the whole. And make no mistake about it, the character development is done SO WELL in-tune with the story, that you WILL care deeply about the characters in this game!

Now in my opinion, the overall game score is laid out as follows:

Graphics = 7. Not as good as say, Oblivion, despite being a newer game.
Sound = 9. The music is beautiful, and my only gripe is some of the combat music can become tedious.
Overall Depth = 10. The game play, options, story, everything is absolutely wonderful!

This game is a MUST buy for ANY fan of RPG's, period. You are MISSING out on a GEM of a game, and a almost perfect gaming experience!
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Overlord - Xbox 360
Overlord - Xbox 360
Offered by Legendary Games
Price: $52.75
59 used & new from $4.22

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game play experience., June 18, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I finally decided to order Overlord for the 360 on Amazon for 6 dollars. I wasn't sure what to expect, having never really heard of it prior.

It came, I popped it in and well, I never looked back. I've been playing it almost exclusively for the past 4 days now and I am blown away by how much of a wonderful game this is.

As the game opens you (the overlord) is being woken up from a long slumber by some wicked little gremlins you'll later refer to as "minions". These creatures explain some of what happened to you, and start equipping you in Overlord armor, and after some more dialogue and a little training, you begin your quest.

As The Overlord, your goal is to be evil. Now that can mean a little evil, or extremely evil, it's up to you, and your choices throughout the game WILL have an impact on the story.

You control minions of different types, like red minions specialize in fire, for example. All in all there's brown, green, red, and blues you'll be controlling. You can make your minions fight for you, pillage and loot villages, and basically anything else, like opening doors and gates, etc.

In this sense, the game takes on an RTS quality, because you'll have to be strategic with your minions to solve puzzles and beat bosses. At other times though, it's an RPG the likes of Fable.

The graphics don't do a whole lot to show true next-gen visuals, but having said that the graphics are still nice and the world is beautiful to look at.

Now this game, although you play an evil character, is not a DARK game. It's more of a parody of other fantasy games/movies, the biggest example being Lord of The Rings. Your minions, as well as enemies and townsfolk all have incredibly funny lines and do funny things, and yes this game will make you laugh from time to time.

Other times it can be frustrating though. There is NO WORLD MAP, so you'll often get turned around a lot. The controls are also a little sloppy, and it takes a LONG time to get used to them, especially when you have to control seperate minion types at the same time, very quickly.

There's a lot more to be said about Overlord, but trust me when I say it's a FANTASTIC game that deserves to be played, and right now you can grab it for LESS than 10 dollars.

Aside from controls, this is truly a 5 star title.


Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls
Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls
Offered by GoldenEntertainment
Price: $59.95
101 used & new from $7.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Oh the joy of it all!, May 29, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I'm old enough to have played Final Fantasy 1 on the NES back when it first came out. I remember reading a magazine back then that made the game sound so unbelievable and awesome, and when I played it, it really was.

Now I was young, so I didn't fully understand or grasp the concept, but I still had fun, and the interest in Final Fantasy games stayed with me.

Skip to the recent future. Dawn of Souls hits the GBA and boy is it great! anybody who's a fan of the Final Fantasy series should grab this gem right away.

You get the classic that started it all, Final Fantasy 1. You control the Champions of Light, on their quest to save the world. The story is linear and basic, as this was the time before all the epic story telling in video games.

You pick from several classes, such as Warrior, Thief, Black Mage, White Mage, and Red Mage, each class serving a specific duty, like the White Mage for example, is your primary healer/buffer.

You then start your adventure. The remake of 1 included in this game is fantastic. The music is better than ever, the graphics are great, and the game play is even better than before. If you've played the first game, and liked it, you'll love it now.

Then we have Final Fantasy 2, never released in the U.S. Instead, the U.S. got "Final Fantasy II" on Super Nintendo, which was, infact Final Fantasy 4.

Final Fantasy 2 is somewhat different. The way you build your skills and spells up is by using them, on whomever you want, so you can completely customize your characters a lot more in-depth.

The story is somewhat better than Final Fantasy 1's, but the game overall isn't as important in the overall series. Still a great game to play through however!

Dawn of Souls also adds new dungeons, new bosses, a beastiary, and other perks and bonuses, that make Final Fantasy 1, and 2, feel completely fresh.

Now, those of you that don't like oldschool RPG's will NOT like these games. They are very oldschool. Others will find so much to love.

And at this price, especially if used, you really cant go wrong!


Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox 360
Offered by Exuby
Price: $16.30
432 used & new from $4.30

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great all-around title., May 28, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
For anybody who's played any war shooters, you kind of know what to expect, I mean the genre isn't anything new.

However, Modern Warfare 2 is by far the greatest shooter and/or war game on the market as I write this review.

The single player story picks up right where the first Modern Warfare ends, and the campaign is full of twists and turns, and some awesome combat and gameplay. With that said however, you'll find that ONLINE is where the game truly shines.

Grab an Xbox Live gold account and get ready to play the greatest coop/vs online game in the world today. Forget Left 4 Dead, forget those sports titles, forget the racing games. Modern Warfare 2 online is truly where the fun is at.

Your soldier gains levels as you kill human players. You unlock a ton of different equipment, from guns, to rocket launchers, to throwing knives and even perks, like making your foot steps silent, for example. This all leads up to creating the perfect soldier or "class" for your play style, and adds great depth.

Of course that isn't a new system, it's been done before, however here in Modern Warfare 2 they perfected it.

The game plays smoothly, with little to no FPS issues whatsoever, and unlike other titles, the online gameplay is pretty balanced.

Oh, cant forget, the coop compaign mode is back, and and extremely fun with the storyline.

Anyways, if you're interested in playing the best military based game, or FPS game on the market today you must pick up Modern Warfare 2.


Final Fantasy XI The Ultimate Collection - Xbox 360
Final Fantasy XI The Ultimate Collection - Xbox 360
20 used & new from $19.83

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A deep, enjoyable MMO., May 15, 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Final Fantasy XI was first released on the Playstation 2 back in 2002. It then went to the PC, and now on the Xbox 360.

The 360 Ultimate Collection is what I'm reviewing, so let's do a recap of what's offered.

You get the original game, in all it's glory. It's a deep, in-depth MMORPG, with a HUGE class selection, HUGE job profession list, auction houses, sprawling cities, and a world that makes WoW look pathetic in size.

The game starts out slow, like many MMO's, but once you gain a few levels, get the hang of questing and missions, you'll start having more and more fun. Exploring is very rewarding as well.

The class system will be familiar to ANY oldschool FF players. You start out with Warrior, White Mage, Black Mage, Red Mage, Monk, and Thief.

There's other classes, but they cannot be accessed without doing a quest, and reaching certain levels.

I wont give them all away, but a few are Dragoon, Bard, and Dark Knight. So yeah, tons of class depth, and options available to the player.

Now what's so awesome about THIS particular version is it comes with all of the expansions, plus 3 add-ons! You get the great game, expansions, and add-ons for an insanely low price! it is truely UNBEATABLE!

Things to note however ARE: The 360 version feels clunky, and you can tell it wasn't really intended for the 360 system.

The graphics are dated, and very PS2 quality. This is not a remake, it's the PS2 game simply brought to the 360.

With that said, the players that use the PS2 version, or the PC version can still play with the 360 users! everybody shares the same world.

There's also a bug with the 360 version that if you turn the game off while playing, using the xbox button on the controller, the game data will be corrupt. You HAVE to quit the game using the in-game menus!

If you're looking for a great MMO with very minor bugs but a HUGE world and a TON of depth, this IS the MMO for you. Likewise, if you're new to MMO's but love the Final Fantasy franchise, you will likely love this game.

And of course, the Ultimate Collection is definitely THE way to go.
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Madden NFL 10 - Xbox 360
Madden NFL 10 - Xbox 360
Offered by NEWPORT555
Price: $6.99
404 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not better than 09, sadly., May 9, 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I had high hopes for Madden 10 after absolutely hating 08 and loving 09.

The graphics in the game are pretty good, and for the most part the game plays pretty well.

This is where things take a dump though. The menu system is absolutely horrible and hard to navigate through. The music and sound effects are weak and uninspired. The gameplay, while good as I said, still doesn't differ much from 09 so you're left with a feeling of having already played it.

I'm keeping this review short and simple. If you own 09 you're better off keeping it, and waiting for Madden 11. Madden 10 simply doesn't improve on anything, and with a horrible menu and weak sound, it just doesn't beat 09.


Divinity II: Ego Draconis
Divinity II: Ego Draconis
Offered by FunFactory
Price: $19.97
41 used & new from $4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great gaming idea but flawed execution., April 21, 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Divinity 2 is a free roaming "do anything you want" kind of rpg, the likes of Oblivion, for example. It's a fairly decently sized world to explore, tough enemies to fight, and tons of loot to gain. Let's not forget about the leveling up and unlocking cool new skills and spells.

With that said, let's take a look at some of the pro's and cons.

The Pro's

Adventuring in Divinity 2 is fun. There's danger or surprise around every corner. There's tons, and I mean tons of secrets to be found. In the starting village alone, there's secret tunnels, keys, chests, etc that if you aren't really looking for, you wont find. This really benefits the curious and adventurous player who wont want to miss anything.

Combat is great. The battles go smoothly, the spell animations work well, while not being overly dramatic. The melee combat aspect is done just as well also.

Character development is done a LOT better here than in games such as Oblivion. The skills/spells list is set up very nicely and there's no class system, so you can build a warrior type character, with let's say, a few priest spells such as healing for example, and you have yourself a paladin. This mix and match system let's you customize a unique character with skills and abilities you want.

CONS

The framerate is bad. I wont lie to you. I'd say it's about 20 FPS pretty much everywhere. The only upside is it doesn't get any worse during combat or anything.

There are some bugs. Sometimes loading a saved game will actually load a game you had saved the day before. While this doesn't happen every time, it does happen I'd say about 30% of the time.

The story while being unique, and deep, is short. The main plot and game only takes about 40 hours or so. With that said, there's still another 40-50 hours in adventuring and finding loot, so it does make up for it.

The difficulty level is messed up bad. The enemies are always going to be higher than you, and even the weakest looking skeleton can and WILL kill you in a matter of seconds if you aren't really prepared. Even on easy, you never know when some super beast freak will one hit you out of nowhere. So *always* watch yourself, no matter where you are. It's VERY unbalanced.

The graphic quality as a whole is sub-par and reminds me of PS2. With that said, I still personally like the graphics style and for me, graphics don't mean crap anyways. I only mention it because there's a lot of shallow gamers out there who are all about the best graphics.

CONCLUSION

In the end, Divinity 2 seems a little like an unfinished product. Like the devs ran out of time and had to ship it early. It has it's flaws, and it's bugs, more so than it should have, but if you can look past that, and handle a rough framerate, this free roaming rpg is a blast to play and the world is amazing to explore.

I'd recommend it to anybody who's played and enjoyed games like Oblivion, Sacred 2, the Fable series, or Dragon Age. Just keep in mind, you have to be a forgiving gamer because for some, the flaws WILL outweigh the good. Luckily for me, they didn't and my 60+ hours spent was full of enjoyment, adventuring, looting, and slaying. 30 dollars WELL spent.
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