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Old 09-23-2005, 01:53 PM   #1
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The Marionette Review

Well I thought I'd take a stab at it and make some reviews of my own.
My first one is on the Nintendo DS game Yugioh Nightmare Troubadour. Ok I'm going to say this, if you've played the yugioh game for GBA where you can walk around it's very similar to Troubadour. You start off with a deck and depending on which questions you answere in the beginning of the game depends on which deck you get, I thought that was kinda good that they give you a random deck even though they did do something like that in another yugioh game. The gameplay is good, just like the official game. From what I heard there are over 1000 cards to get and they include the newer cards. You can "walk" around in the over-view map and when the circle turns red that means there's someone nearby to duel with. Once the duel begins you do that little rock paper siscors thing to see who goes first. In the battle the top screen is used to display the field in 3D. I thought that monsters were going to be a bit more 3D than they were, but there are some that they show in full 3D. The others are shown from either the front or back and the more or less look like a 3D image than an actual 3D figure. I do like when you defeat a monster how the card explodes. The music in the game could've been better. I was hoping for more hyped up and fast pace music but it wasn't there. And also they added a shop to the game. Instead of having to wait after you battle to get a booster deck, if you have any money you can go to the shop and buy a pack of cards and not just only 1 deck but if you have enough for like 3 or 4 you can buy them unlike in Eternal Dualist Soul for gba where you can only get 1 pack of cards after dueling. They still have that password machine where if you have the little code from the bottom of the card you can input it into the game and then you'll have the card, but they've changed it. I believe it's now 1,000 to get a card from a password. I didn't really like that too much because I have a whole deck of real yugioh cards and I would like to use them in the game, but I have to pay every time I want to get one of the cards. Some things get a little confusing because you have to wait for certain times of the day (in game time, not real life time) in order to advance in the game. I didn't really like that too much.

Gameplay - 8/10
Sound/Music - 4/10
Controls - 7.5/10
Enjoyment - 7.9/10

Would I recommend this game - yes

My next review will be on advance wars dual strike for the ds. I won't make the review until I've played enough of the game to actually know what I'm talking about. I hope you enjoyed the review and if I should add more or take away details feel free to let me know.

List of games I've review (post will be edited for updates) so I won't forget which games I've reviewed.

-Yugioh Nightmare Troubadour
-Maniac Mansion
-Day of the Tentacle
-Yugioh: The Eternal Duelist Soul
-Shenmue
-Rollercoast Tycoon
-Resident Evil 1: Gamecube Remake
-Mario Kart DS
-Zombies Ate My Neighbors
-SMB 2
-Richard Scarry's Busy Town
-The Ring: Terror's Realm
-Virtua Cop 2
-Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
-Deja Vu
-Mortal Kombat Trilogy (N64)
-Theme Park (Genesis)

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Old 09-23-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
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Danigt! You and I are on the same wavelength I think, you always do things right before im about to do them. As im sitting here at work writing my first review, i look on the forum to see youve already done it. (my big review thread will come soon enough)

Tips for reviews, try not to clump everything into one paragraph, it makes it really hard to read.

Would you reccomend that game to a non-yugio fan? Its not that i hate yugio, i just have never gotten into it.

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Old 09-23-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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Danigt! You and I are on the same wavelength I think, you always do things right before im about to do them (my big review thread will come soon enough)

Tips for reviews, try not to clump everything into one paragraph, it makes it really hard to read.

Would you reccomend that game to a non-yugio fan? Its not that i hate yugio, i just have never gotten into it.
That's because I am you from the FUTURE!!!! :yikes:

Tips for reviews, try not to clump everything into one paragraph, it makes it really hard to read.
Yeah, I kinda noticed that AFTER posting it, but I didn't want to edit because I didn't feel like redoing it, but yeah, I'll break them up next time into smaller paragraphs.
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Would you reccomend that game to a non-yugio fan? Its not that i hate yugio, i just have never gotten into it.
Im on to you doppleganger >:D Save it for queen Dopplepopolus
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Awnser my question dork, I want your opinion if a non Yugio fan would like this game.

Also, that was a quote from selab 2021, not sure if youve watched it
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It depends. If they're a non-yugioh fan because they just plain don't like yugioh and hasn't played the game (lets just say they don't like the anime) they may find the game entertaining because they don't have to deal with all of the talk they do in the anime but they can just go straight to the battles.
If someone doesn't plain like yugioh at all (anime and game) then obviously they won't like the DS one.
If someone hasn't played a yugioh game before then I'd say that they would like it because as I said they didn't like the anime but they would enjoy the game itself.
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:45 PM   #8
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Danigt! You and I are on the same wavelength I think, you always do things right before im about to do them. As im sitting here at work writing my first review, i look on the forum to see youve already done it. (my big review thread will come soon enough)

Tips for reviews, try not to clump everything into one paragraph, it makes it really hard to read.

Would you reccomend that game to a non-yugio fan? Its not that i hate yugio, i just have never gotten into it.
That what I said from about a weak ago. You two really think the same way and act the same way. You two are either: A) Twins. B) Same person C) Both.

?.I want to say a complement to both of you, because of your new review threads but I don?t know what to say. The thought that counts anyway. :cool guy:
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That what I said from about a weak ago. You two really think the same way and act the same way. You two are either: A) Twins. B) Same person C) Both.

?.I want to say a complement to both of you, because of your new review threads but I don?t know what to say. The thought that counts anyway. :cool guy:
Rest assure that we're not twins.... at least I don't think we are and aren't the same person. In fact I think one of the mods can probably confirm that because chances are me and seraph have two completely different ip addresses and live in different parts of the country. But anyways, thanks for the compliment though.
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I don't need a proof. I well know you are not a lair and aren't stupid to do something like that.
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Old 10-03-2005, 04:35 PM   #11
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Ok, I know I said I was going to do my next review on Advance Wars DS, but it may be quite some time until I can beat that game so my review will be on my all-time favorite game Maniac Mansion.



I first played this game way back in the day when gaming was good. I played it the first time and have always loved it. Now on to my half-azzed review

STORY
Ok, the story for this game is very typical but has it's own charm. A girl named Sandy was kidnapped by a family of maniacz that lives in what looks to me to be a Addam's Family-style mansion thus the name Maniac Mansion. There is also a purple meteor that has taken over the family which explains the reason why they are zombie-like. Well Sandy's boyfriend Dave somehow finds out she was kidnapped and is going to attempt to rescue her, the problem he needs help, so Dave and 2 other several of his friends (each who have different skills that will alter the outcome of the game) must go into the mansion and save Sandy and stop the purple meteor from doing his evil acts.

GRAPHICS
Ok, this is back in the day of the NES, so graphically the game isn't all too great by today's standards, but the game has that sort of cartoonish look to it.

GAMEPLAY
The game play was that of a point-n-click type. You move the cursor around with the D-pad and click on different items. Clicking anywhere on the top part of the screen (say for example in a room) will make the character you have walk to that part. Then on the bottom of screen (the black-colored box) there are words such as open, close, turn on, pickup, etc and these are the different commands. If you click on open and then click on a door it will open the door unless there is a key needed to open it.

You can also switch between the characters so if you run into a situation that needs technical skills you can use bernard however bernard is scared of the tentacle so you would have to talk to the tentacle with another character in order to move it out of the way and then use bernard to go by. You can even use the select button to navigate through the most commonly used commands such as open and close.

SOUND
Again this is back in the NES days and the game's sounds consists of chirps. I do have to say that they could've left out the cd players because the songs on them either get annoying or just distract you from the game, but the good news is that you can turnoff the cd players. The other random sounds fit in with the game such as the eerie music they play when you encounter one of the weird edisons (the residents of the mansion).

SCORES
Story - 7.5/10 Mainly because there's actually more than one story depending on which characters you pick.
Gameplay - 8/10 I didn't like how slow the cursor moved during the most frustrating times.
Graphics - 5/10 Even at it's time the graphics weren't too great, but they could've did better.
Sound - 7/10 Same as with the graphics, but I did like some of the music and sounds they played.

Sum Up
I loved this game as a child and still do. The mixture of the story, gameplay, graphics, and sound did go together so I'll give them credit for that. Overall I'd give the game a 7.5/10

I will expect some comments from a fellow maniac mansion fan named Vegetto.
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:04 AM   #12
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Well I thought I'd take a stab at it and make some reviews of my own.
My first one is on the Nintendo DS game Yugioh Nightmare Troubadour. Ok I'm going to say this, if you've played the yugioh game for GBA where you can walk around it's very similar to Troubadour. You start off with a deck and depending on which questions you answere in the beginning of the game depends on which deck you get, I thought that was kinda good that they give you a random deck even though they did do something like that in another yugioh game. The gameplay is good, just like the official game. From what I heard there are over 1000 cards to get and they include the newer cards. You can "walk" around in the over-view map and when the circle turns red that means there's someone nearby to duel with. Once the duel begins you do that little rock paper siscors thing to see who goes first. In the battle the top screen is used to display the field in 3D. I thought that monsters were going to be a bit more 3D than they were, but there are some that they show in full 3D. The others are shown from either the front or back and the more or less look like a 3D image than an actual 3D figure. I do like when you defeat a monster how the card explodes. The music in the game could've been better. I was hoping for more hyped up and fast pace music but it wasn't there. And also they added a shop to the game. Instead of having to wait after you battle to get a booster deck, if you have any money you can go to the shop and buy a pack of cards and not just only 1 deck but if you have enough for like 3 or 4 you can buy them unlike in Eternal Dualist Soul for gba where you can only get 1 pack of cards after dueling. They still have that password machine where if you have the little code from the bottom of the card you can input it into the game and then you'll have the card, but they've changed it. I believe it's now 1,000 to get a card from a password. I didn't really like that too much because I have a whole deck of real yugioh cards and I would like to use them in the game, but I have to pay every time I want to get one of the cards. Some things get a little confusing because you have to wait for certain times of the day (in game time, not real life time) in order to advance in the game. I didn't really like that too much.

Gameplay - 8/10
Sound/Music - 4/10
Controls - 7.5/10
Enjoyment - 7.9/10

Would I recommend this game - yes

My next review will be on advance wars dual strike for the ds. I won't make the review until I've played enough of the game to actually know what I'm talking about. I hope you enjoyed the review and if I should add more or take away details feel free to let me know.
Sounds cool, everything sounds like a plus to me. That 1000 gold thing per card to use a code was put there due to alot of kids abusing it. I remember in this one gameboy yugioh game I even printed out a complete list of every card code in the game so the 1000 makes you choose which ones are worth spending that for it. Hopefully 1000 is hard to get because if it is not there will still be alot of abuse in the game.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:14 AM   #13
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Sounds cool, everything sounds like a plus to me. That 1000 gold thing per card to use a code was put there due to alot of kids abusing it. I remember in this one gameboy yugioh game I even printed out a complete list of every card code in the game so the 1000 makes you choose which ones are worth spending that for it. Hopefully 1000 is hard to get because if it is not there will still be alot of abuse in the game.
Yeah I kinda abused that as well in the yugioh eternal duelist soul. The thing is I wouldn't go online and get the passwords a lot because my sister has a bunch of yugioh cards. But yeah it's quite hard to get 1000 points for that machine. It makes everything more realistic like you have to earn a card to unlock. It takes many battles just to earn enough to unlock one card, but I'd rather buy the booster packs from the shop that's in the game which cost 150 per pack. I'd rather pay 150 per pack than 1000 per card.
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Mario Kart DS

Ok, I thought it was time that I did it and make a mario kart ds review. Now I know most of you have already played it, but my reviews aren't just for informing people of games but to give my insight on them as well.

Story
The sinister bowser has kidnapped..... wait... wrong game. There actually isn't a story in this game (unlike speed racer). The main goal of this game is to beat off of the cups and races

Gameplay
9.5/10

In this game you can choose (in single player mode) from:
Grand Prix
Time Trials
Vs
Battle
Mission

What I like is that in the battle you don't have to have more than 1 DS system to play, because you can play against the computer. They have only 2 battles and they seem decent enough to play, although the ballon battle kinda ticks me off because they always start me off with one balloon for some damn reason.

In the Grand Prix mode you can initally choose from the 50, 100 or 150 cc. Later in the game after gaining certain trophies you can unlock the 150cc mirror mode. I've been wondering why don't they have a mirror mode for the other cc but it matters not to me because I enjoy playing the 150cc more than the other two.

Within the grand prix after picking which level (50,100,150cc) you can choose your player and your kart. What I like about this game which is similar to double dash is that you can pick a cart and depending on which kart you pick will affect the game such as your speed, acceleration, wight, handling, drift and items. After picking your kart you choose the cup to race in. Now there are two categories of Grand Prix. There's the Nitro Grand Prix which has newer courses, and then there's the Retro Grand Prix which in each cup has a level from the former mario kart games. What I like is the retro cup because you get to play some of the older course.

As far as handling the kart goes in the game and the button configuration is all good. For some reason (and I don't know if this is just me), but in the 50cc the karts seem to go slower than in the 150cc. I've heard a few people say the game goes slow as far as the kart's speed, but it's not true imo they seem to be going about the same as in double dash when you're playing the 150cc.

What I didn't like about the game, but it isn't too big of a problem, is how that in Super Mario Kart (snes) they had an option that if you lost a race (4th place or lower) you could retry and they took a life away from you. But it may be a good thing they took it out because now you'll be required to do your best to get good records. Also the drifts in the game are very good.


I unfortunately still can't get the wfc play to work, so I can't really say how good the online play is, but everything I've heard was good except for if you have a crappy router then you'll get disconnected very often.

The objects in the game such as shells are good in this game. They replaced the chainchop weapon from double dash with a giant bullet bill instead. Also with the new weapon of the squid that inks your screen so to block your view temporarily comes very useful in races. But they still have most of the classic weapons such as the red/green/blue shells and the starman.
Graphics
9/10

The graphics in the game were a LOT better than the N64 version. In the N64 version the characters looked like paper... along with a lot of other objects as well. In this game has actual 3D caharaters. Even though this one is better than the n64 one, but still doesn't look as good as the gc's it still had good graphics.

Sound
10/10
This game has good sound. When you bump into another character they beep at you and when you pass up another character you make a cheer. The sound quality itself is good as well.

Conclusion
I would highly recommend that if you have a ds and haven't got mario kart yet that you should. It's a fun entertaining game and I would bet that you'll be playing for hours.
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Zombies Ate My Neighbors

This is another game from Konami. I first played this game looong ago when I rented it from a video store (blockbust I believe.... before it became crappy). The cover of the game is what really got my attention. I looked at the back of the box and read through it and it seemed good. I rented it played it.... LOVED it!



Story
Zombies have shown up in the neighborhood and it's up to YOU to save the people from these lifeless enemies.

Graphics
This game was on both the Genesis and SNES. I didn't see a difference in graphics between the two. The graphics at the time were good and they went well with the game.

Gameplay
The gameplay was good for it's genre.
You had to go around and save all of the regular humans on the level and keep them from getting killed. If the last human left gets killed then it's game over.

I like the weapons the use such as the soda cans, dishes, forks and my all-time favorite the potions, one of which does random effects and the other (the more favorite of mine) which turns you into a unstoppable monster.

The "bosses" they had in the game were challenging, but fun (like all of the levels). One of the bosses I can remember right off hand is the giant baby. The final boss is a bitch to beat, but the game for the most part was very good.

Sounds
The background music is very weird in the game, it makes this game a good halloween game to play because of it. Also the sound effects are good. One sound that some of you may remember very good is from the evil dolls (chucky dolls) from the mall and factory levels. The screams of the humans when they were killed was a disappointment for me just because you knew that someone was killed on the game.

Gameplay - 9/10: Excellent gameplay, there could've been a couple of improvements such as the player requiring to press a button at the door to open it instead of just walking and hitting it on accident sometimes which caused you to lose a key. But overall is a very fun game.

Sound - 10/10: Remember what era this game was made in and at the time the sound for the game was good.

Graphics - 10/10: This is during the genesis/snes era so the graphics are the graphics that they had at the time, but for this game the graphics went well with it.
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