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    Feb 10th, 2008 at 15:10:16     -    Burnout Paradise (360)

    While playing this game for the second time, I had more fun because I understood more of what to do and I had better cars. I unlocked a van which basically was a tank. And that was fun for the challenges when I had to take out other cars.

    However the gameplay did get a little repetitive. The races are always the same so you end up going the same route every time. And I started to get less into it. But I did find this one area with huge jumps and it was exciting to do barrel rolls and flatspins.

    The design of this game is great. The cars looks very very real and Paradise City looks amazing. It actually looks like a real city. There is a downtown with billboards all over the place and then there is a more residential area and even a country. Too bad it couldn't be a real city. Pretty much from the get go, you know what the challenges of the game are. The only way this game keeps the player interested is if the player has dedication. I know I wanted to unlock better cars, so that is what kept me hooked.

    If I were to change something, I would make the challenges change more when you level up your licenses. Change up the races more and also change up the races so some of the huge jumps are incorporated in the race. And there are basically only three buttons you need to press in this game. So mastering the controls become pretty easy. This can be good and bad. But if you want to play a fun driving game with really great graphics, this game is for you.

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    Feb 7th, 2008 at 23:10:37     -    Burnout Paradise (360)

    Burnout Paradise is a game where you drive around a fictional city called Paradise City and compete in various competitions while unlocking new cars. The object of the game is to get an elite drivers license which means beating every competition and unlocking every car.

    This game has an amazing visual aspect to it. It is really pleasing to drive around the free roam Paradise City. I really liked the other Burnout games so I was willing to stick with this one. I can see how it would be repetitive and somewhat annoying if you had never played a Burnout game before. There are no characters in this game, only your cars. Each has their own kind of personality, but you don't get emotionally attached to them. Also, there is no story to the game so the only drive you really have to keep playing is to see all the locked cars.

    This game is really fun to play. There are all kinds of things to do in Paradise City. Huge jumps, long straight-aways, and much more. One of the objectives of the game is to smash through 120 billboards with your car. Some are only reachable when you get better cars. There are also 50 super jumps you can discover. Last but not least, there were 400 gates you could break through to find certain jumps and short cuts. Once you completed each of those, you were rewarded a car. So there are many different ways of obtaining all the cars. It is hard to get stuck in this game because of all the possibilities.

    The game definitely was interesting to play. There are a lot of cool things to see around the city and different areas to explore. This game is a single player game so the only way to play with other people is if you go online. Bystanders to this game were enjoying it. The cars are ridiculously fast and it's exciting to see just how long someone can stay alive while going as fast as they can. The online aspect of this game is pretty fun. You can compete in any of the competitions with up to 8 people. You can also just drive around and run into people or do some cool stunts.

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    Jan 23rd, 2008 at 20:41:39     -    Super Smash Brothers (N64)

    Well there is a single player aspect to Super Smash Brothers but it really isn't gripping. You go through some pretty short levels where you face various bosses but there isn't a real in depth story. It is pretty fun taking on 18 kirby's but it gets old after a while. Before you start you get to choose between many different characters. Ranging from Link, Kirby, Mario, Donkey Kong, and many others. Each has their own different attacks. The object of the single player is to get through each level and then kill the boss hand at the end. The hand is pretty difficult at first but you figure out each of it's attacks and you can easily beat it after that.

    I had played this game before when I was younger but this game still maintains it's childish nature...even though it is violent, it is good natured. You can easily get frustrated if you are playing with people who know what they are doing but you catch on to your character easily enough. While playing the game, everyone is laughing and having a great time. Even people who are watching have a good time commentating.

    The characters in this game are great. They are all your favorite classic characters. There really isn't much to the story here. The point to the story is that each character is a toy and the hand you fight at the end is the "human." I don't really like the story. For me, the only reason to play this game is if other people want to play against you. The multiplayer aspect to this game is ridiculously fun. Everyone who comes in and sees Super Smash Brothers gets wide eyed and wants to play. Each match is fun and each is unique because you do different things to people and different items drop.

    After playing again for another 45 minutes or so, I got a lot better at the character I chose. It was a lot more fun and I could actually feel like I had control over my character. While playing with other people, it tended to make them angry or frustrated at times. It starts out to be fun but you need to play the game in small doses. Even playing it for 45 minutes was too much. It also got a little repetitive.

    As fun as Super Smash Brothers is, it's not a game that you get into. You don't get very emotionally connected to it at all. The graphics aren't amazing but it is an old game. They are pretty advanced for their times and each level has different little quircks to it. Obstacles come in to play in different levels. Like tornadoes, spaceships, lava, and many more.

    The only thing that was frustrating about this game was how the players moved sometimes. The timing of the moves was weird too. You have to figure out the timing of the game to have the upper hand. It's exciting to get the powerups. There really is no reward system. The only reward you get for winning is being able to see your characters dancing while the other one clap for you. So you can't really get that attached to the game.

    A downside to the game is that it is basically just a lot of button mashing. Each character only has about 3 moves that they can do. So there isn't much versatility. You also just end up seeing the same thing over and over between characters.

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Jan 25th, 2008 at 20:19:12.

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    Jan 13th, 2008 at 16:55:27     -    Halo 3 (360)

    Halo 3 is a great first person shooter. Halo has always had a lot of hype around its name and this one definitely lives up to that. Each level has a really captivating environment and there is never a moments rest. The game has a way of swallowing you up and making you never want to stop playing. Single player is one thing but once you get online and play, it opens up a whole new part to Halo 3. There are so many choices you have in terms of what type of game you want to play. It is hard to get sick of them.

    I never got sick of playing the game when I tried it out for the first time. I have liked the Halo games in the past so I was really eager to try this one out. Master Chief is back in action and he looks better than ever. In some of the levels you are fighting alongside the Arbiter and this time he actually helps you out when fighting. You feel like you have an actual partner and I was happy when he showed up in certain levels. Guilty Spark makes an appearance again and has even more attitude than it did in the previous Halo games. Again he helps Master Chief through some levels but he takes a turn for the worst at the end. The relationship you build with the different characters is fun and exciting. You feel like you are fighting for a reason.

    The story line is interesting enough that you are actually interested when a cut scene comes up. The scenes aren't too long and there is enough to keep you interested for the whole game. If you don't pay attention, it's not as fun to go through the levels. The gameplay is really smooth and the enemies react to your actions in a realistic manner. You can choose to go head first into the fray of things or you can be more cautious. The thing about Halo is that some of the levels are just ridiculous. There are so many people to fight and when you are by yourself, it can get very frustrating. But once you get past that wall, you feel very rewarded.

    Halo 3 is a great game to play with your friends. The multiplayer aspect to the game is one of the best in my opinion. Games can get very intense but they are always fun. You always end of laughing and having a good time. You can move up in rank when you play online. It is really fun to move up in rank and you want to try harder and harder to get better. You are also rewarded with getting new types of armor when you beat the single player missions on different difficulties. You can also win new armor when you get better online. It is also fun to team up with friends and play against other people from all over the world.

    The design in this game obviously took a long time. This game is very pleasing to look at and and the environments are really intricate. You can get caught on certain levels but you tend to get past them with 3-4 tries. I think this Halo has a better level design because it seems like there is more space to use and more ways of attacking your enemy. There is only one way to go but the levels aren't confining.

    If you are looking for a fun game to play and a fun game to play with your friends, then Halo 3 is your choice. It is always fun to pop into your Xbox 360 and play.

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