Thursday, August 31, 2006

DVD Review ( Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 3 )

Here it is; my final review of the three volumes. Beavis and Butthead (BaB) Volume 3 has quite a few good episodes; in my opinion more-so than volume 2. This volume ( like the others ) features Taint of Greatness Vol. 3, 11 music videos, promos, special appearences, and my favorite feature, the orignal and uncut version of "Frog Baseball"; the first ever BaB episode. This DVD features 42 episodes; not 40 like volumes 1 and 2. Here's my review; I'll review some episodes on the DVD.


[*] Indicates a "DVD Great"

[*]Yard Sale: 5/5 Mr. Anderson lets BaB operate his yard sale while he goes away for a bit. BaB soon sell everything in his house for very little money.

[*]Shopping List: 5/5 Mr. Anderson gives BaB money to goto the store and buy food for his house. However, BaB only get stuff for themselves.

[*]Nosebleed: 4.5/5 Beavis gets a nosebleed and struggles at finding out how to get rid of it. He soon fixes it with a few tampons.

[*]Ding-Dong-Ditch: 5/5 BaB learn how to play ding-dong-ditch; after several failed attempts.

Huh-Huh-Humbug: 4/5 Part 1 of the 2 Christmas episodes. This one features a "Scrooge" mock where the ghosts of Christmas greet Beavis.

[*]Shopping Cart: 5/5 BaB discover getting hurt by someone will make you rich. Intentionally, they try to get hit by cars while in a shopping cart.

Bride Of Butthead: 2/5 Highly forgettable episode; Butthead orders a Russian wife and she soon falls for Todd instead.

Special Delivery: 4/5 BaB are sent by their manager at Burger World to send a delivery to a house. They go to the wrong house.

[*]Buy Beer: 4.5/5 BaB buy non-alcoholic beer and the cops come not knowing it. The cops soon find out that BaB aren't drunk, they're just really stupid.

Canned: 3/5 BaB find a can of root beer and shake it up and wait until the end of the episode; when they open it, nothing happens.

Drinking Butt-ies: 2/5 BaB find Todd drunk at a party and try and find out how to get beer and chicks.

[*]Die, Fly, Die!: 4.5/5 BaB try to kill a fly in their house. They can't kill it, and soon Beavis throws a rock. It goes through the window and several more fly in.

[*]Work Is Death: 4.5/5 At Burger World, BaB find out that getting injured at work and getting sent home will get them still payed; they try to get hurt.

[*]Frog Baseball: 4.5/5 First ever BaB episode; a real classic. The voices are strange for the characters; ESPECIALLY Beavis. BaB find a frog and play baseball with it. They then find a dog then play dog baseball.


I already told you the special features; and they are just as good as before. All-in-all, volume 3 is on par with volume 2. I still think volume 1 is best byfar, but 1 and 3 are still great buys. If you are a fan of the show, definitely pick up volume 3. It's got some classics.


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

School started for me the 29th

I'll probably only have reviews posted on the weekend; most likely anyways.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

DVD Review ( Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 2 )

Here it is. My review for volume 2 of Beavis and Butthead (BaB) the Mike Judge Collection. This volume has some great episodes in it as well. This time around, though, the episodes are not cut like in volume 1; which is good. Once again, there are 40 "hand-picked" episodes by Mike Judge, music videos; 13 this time, and part 2 of the featurette: Taint of Greatness. Here we go. Some of my episode reviews; the good and ugly.


[*] Indicates a "DVD Great"

[*]Bad Dog: 5/5 In this episode, BaB think it would be cool to get a kick ass dog. They get a dog that is really vicious and even tortures Beavis before they can get out of the store. Soon enough, the dog runs away.

Animation Sucks: 4/5 This is a good episode. Not particularily funny, but clever. BaB discover that drawing 500 people you will end up with 2 in animation.

[*]Candy Sale: 5/5 BaB sell candy for their school. Only having one customer, they start buying candy from eachother with the only 2 dollars they have. Ending with no candy and only 2 dollars to give to the school.

[*]Bus Trip: 4.5/5 BaB go on a field trip that they are almost late for. Their teacher falls out of the bus windshield after the bus comes to a screeching hault, hurting him badly.

Murder Site: 3.5/5 In this episode, BaB go to a murder site and are completely clueless. They lay all over the evidence and soon they are convicted.


Those are only 5 of the 40 episodes on this set. There is a chock full of good episodes here. In my opinion, this volume isn't good as the first, but it is damn close. All-in-All, it has more features on its third disc, but the episodes just aren't as exciting. As volume 1 did, there are the music videos, Taint of Greatness Part 2, and more promos and special appearences. If you are a fan of the show or already have a volume of Beavis and Butthead, buying this is a no-brainer.


DVD Review ( Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1 )

This is the first of 3 volumes of Beavis and Butthead (BaB) DVDs. This one is good, but there are some problems. First off, I was dissapointed that in the opening sheet of paper you get says that Mike Judge would not be releasing the older episodes on DVD because he was ashamed of them. That's a slap in the face at fans. I also noticed that there was no commentary; a bummer. And the most dissapointing thing was probably the fact that most of the episodes are "Director Cuts" that don't actually add anything; just take away. Here is my review on the overall boxset and some of the good and bad episodes featured in this boxset. ( There are 40 episodes total on the boxset ).


[*] Indicates a "DVD Great"

Madame Blavatsky: 2/5 A really bad episode. Doesn't go much of anywhere. In this episode, BaB go to a fortune teller and find out their future. A boring episode.

[*]Pool Toys: 5/5 Mr. Anderson leave BaB to finish his pool while he goes out to find Spanish tiles. Little does he know that BaB are too stupid to figure out what to do.

[*]Figure Drawing: 5/5 BaB discover that figure drawing is cool because you can draw naked chicks. But what they don't know is that they also have to draw naked guys.

[*]Mr. Anderson's Balls: 5/5 Mr. Anderson goes golfing and keeps losing his golf balls. BaB take them and sell them back to people; including Mr. Anderson.

The Pipe Of Doom: 2.5/5 BaB find a pipe at a construction site and try to climb in. They get stuck and a news crew comes. They eventually come out, but then try to fit back in.

[*]Safe Driving: 4.5/5 BaB attempt to take a driving test, as well as watch a drivers training video.

[*]Vending Machine: 5/5 BaB try to get food from a vending machine but it won't come out. Beavis waits for Butthead to get money, but Butthead forgets all about it.

[*]Held Back: 5/5 BaB are sent back each grade until they goto kindergarten. Fed up with them, the principal at the elementary school sends them back to highschool.

[*]Choke: 5/5 BaB are eating chips; Butthead starts choking and it's up to Beavis to help him. By the end of the episode, Beavis chokes on the same thing.

Killing Time: 1.5/5 This is a terrible episode. BaB try to kill time by doing stuff waiting for a TV show they want to watch to come on. This is a really boring episode; NOTHING happens.

[*]Tainted Meat: 5/5 Beavis has what seems to be "crabs" and taints the meat at Burger World from scratching himself and touching the hamburger meat.

[*]Beaverly Buttbillies: 5/5 BaB think they struck oil. They attempt to sell it to people around the neighborhood. They soon find out it's not oil they struck; it's a sewer line.


Special Features: There are quite a few special features in this volume; as do volumes 2 and 3. There are 11 music videos with commentary by Beavis and Butthead. There is a Taint of Greatness documentary, Part 1, giving you a look inside to see what Beavis and Butthead is like around the world. It features Mike Judge as well as others that worked on the show. There are also Beavis and Butthead special appearances, promos, and montages.

This ( even though it has several problems ) is overall a great DVD. I was happy to see Beavis and Butthead finally on DVD. Sure the episodes are censored and it sucks, but it's all we'll get. Even with the episodes edited, if you're a true Beavis and Butthead fan, you will still find this DVD set great and fun to watch. I highly recommend this to fans of the show. It's a really good boxset well worth the money.


Monday, August 28, 2006

DVD Review ( Drake and Josh: Suddenly Brothers Volume 1 )

Drake and Josh is my favorite show on Nickelodeon. Even though there are no DVD season boxsets out yet, this DVD came out in early 2005 and I bought it. Here is my review ( I have no life ).

[*] Indicates a "DVD Great"


[*]Pilot: 4.5/5 This is the first episode of the series. Drake and Josh become step brothers and Drake realizes that Josh is a real loser in school. In a case of mistaken identity, Josh has to fight a "jealous boyfriend".

[*]Dune Buggy: 4.5/5 Drake and Josh get a dune buggy from Drake's friend, Trevor, but find out that it doesn't run. After getting it fixed, Drake and Josh aren't allowed to even drive it. Josh gets grounded for lying because of Drake, and Drake takes the dune buggy for a ride regardless. He crashes into a tree and tries to hide his injuries.

Two Idiots And A Baby: 4/5 Josh volunteers to babysit, but Drake abandons the baby to play a concert with his band. Josh soon loses the baby and looks tirelesly around the house for him. Soon, Meghan reveals that she had it the whole time and nobody knows what happened.

[*]First Crush: 4.5/5 Josh promises to play a birthday song on guitar at a girls birthday party. Having no idea how to play it, he has Drake teach him, but the strings on the guitar snap. Drake comes up with a plan that makes Josh look like he's playing it but he really isn't.

Special Features: Outtakes: 5/5 On this DVD there are 8 minutes of outtakes. They are pretty good, too, and are well worth watching. Makes the DVD all more worth the money.


Overall, this is an excellent DVD. The quality for some reason is furry-like on the episodes, but the episodes are still great. It has some of the first episodes of this great series. I really think you should buy it. Since it is from the first season, you will notice some things. First, the whole entire house looks different; especially Drake and Josh's room. The door doesn't even face the same way, and the whole room looks different entirely. You will also notice some "slip-ups" by the director, but you'll forgive them. You should really buy this DVD if you are a Drake and Josh fan. It's really just a bummer there are only 4 episodes and there hasn't been a new volume to this for about a year and a half now.


Why Family Guy Sucks...

I've always been against Family Guy. An unfunny show, with jokes that aren't relevant to the plot. Give me a break. The writing is terrible. Every joke in this show comes from something else; Family Guy can't come up with any jokes of its own. This show is just terrible. Like I said, no originality, horrible story writing, and pathetic episodes are what a show needs to suck. That's what Family Guy is. A real show is a show like The Simpsons, where their jokes ARE relevant to the plot, the stories ARE interesting and creative, and the originality is GREAT. Sure, the show may have gotten a little less awesome, but the show is still great. Family Guy just needs to stop. This is a Simpsons rip-off with a few more dirty jokes. Who cares? Anybody at any age can easily make up a joke like that and make anybody laugh. The Simpsons on the other hand has sticked to its roots since episode one and still does well; proving that a show doesn't have to be funny by swearing or using sex jokes. Family Guy is a pathetic show. A show that sucks beyond all belief. A show that in no way at all should be used in the same sentence as the phrase "The Simpsons" and "Great". Family Guy is a terrible show. A terrible show. The Simpsons is an amazing show. An amazing show.

Game Review ( Tony Hawk's American Wasteland - 360 )

Talk about a disappointment, and a waste of money. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (THAW) rolls onto the 360 in a disappointing way; and for several reason. Here is my review for THAW.

Graphics: 6/10. One of several let-downs. The graphics look absolutely no different than the PS2 or Xbox versions of the game. There may be a few more and better textures in this game, but the graphics are just terrible.

Sound: 6/10. It's the same exact game that was the PS2 and Xbox game. Same soundtrack, same exact story with no different lines; this game is exactly the same.

Control: 7/10. The control is fine. Just like the Xbox version. I played this game on the PS2 version and the controls are extremely similar. Anyone can use them.

Fun: 6/10. Like I already said, this is a straight up copy of the past THAW games. Nothing is different. The graphics look very much the same, the soundtrack is the same, there aren't even much more features in this game than the others as far as different boards or clothes. This is definitely not worth your money. It's the same game as before, just with a $60 price tag. This game isn't really BAD if you haven't played THAW at all, but if you played a different version of THAW, it's the exact same game.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

Game Review ( Madden '07 - 360 )

Madden '07 is not as good as I thought it would be, or could be. It's an average football game with less features than the PS2,Gamecube, or Xbox versions. Here is my review.

Graphics: 8/10. The graphics aren't bad. Good looking character models and stadiums, but the framerate is slow at times, there are repeating cut scenes over and over again, and there are some really unrealistic character movements in this game. Also, the fans look like they are doing jumping jacks the whole time.

Sound: 6.5/10. There is talking on the field and stuff, which is nice, but the commentator sound slike he is talking through a microphone on a jet. It sounds really weird, and it's annoying. The commentator also is boring, and is silent most of the time. Not to mention the game has rap music. Huge minus.

Control: 8/10. Can't be much easier. If you've played any next gen football game yet this year on the 360, you will know how to play this game. The controls are fine.

Fun: 7.5/10. There is nothing great about this game. An update in graphics, and that's about it. It's a boring game. Less features than the older consoles have, and the game is bland. If you start a franchise, you play the games and that's it. It's just football. It's not a really bad game, but it's repetetive. Nothing special here. I recommend you try NCAA Football '07 instead.


Friday, August 25, 2006

DVD Review ( South Park: The Complete Third Season )

South Park: The Complete Third Season, in my opinion, is the worst of the ones I have. ( Seasons 1, 2, and 3 ) I've only seen a few episodes so far, but from what I've seen, there is nothing spectacular about most of them. Here's my review.


[*] Indicates a "Season Great"

Rainforest Schmainforest: 2.5/5 "Getting Gay With Kids" gets stuck in the rainforest and they are saved by Cartman. Guest starring: Jennifer Aniston.

Spontaneous Combustion: 3/5 People wonder why people are randomly combusting, and it's up to Stan's dad to find out why.

The Succubus: 2.5/5 The boys think that Chef's soon-to-be-wife is a demon sent from hell.

[*]Tweek Vs. Craig: 4.5/5 In the first good episode of the season, the boys take their bets on who would win this fight: Tweek or Craig.

Jackovasaurus: 3.5/5 The boys discover a race of creatures, and find out that they are the most annoying things ever. Except for Cartman.

Sexual Harassment Panda: 3/5 A man dressed in a panda suit comes to South Park to teach everybody about sexual harassment.

[*]Cat Orgy: 5/5 This is an excellent episode. Very clever. Cartman gets a baby sitter while his mom goes to a party. The babysitter is Shelly; and hell breaks loose. ( Part 1 of 3 linked episodes )

[*]Two Naked Guys In A Hot tub: 5/5 Stan and Kyle's dads masturbate in front of eachother. Meanwhile, Stan, Pip, Butters, and Dougie escape from the basement and learn that the ATF is threatening to blow up the house believing there's a religious cult going on inside. ( Part 2 of 3 linked episodes )

Jewbilee: 3.5/5 Kyle, Kenny, and Ike go to a Jewish scout camp. ( Part 3 of 3 linked episodes )

(Note: These three episodes are linked because they all run together. There's basically a story for every "Boy" during the meteor shower and this covers their stories.)

[*]Chinpokomon: 5/5 A new toy in South Park tries to brainwash kids so that they will help the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor again.

Starvin' Marvin In Space: 3/5 The boys help Starvin Marvin while missionaries try to invade his country. This is a Star Wars spoof.

Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery: 4/5 Korn helps the boys discover a Halloween mystery in this Scooby-Doo spoof.

Hooked On Monkey Phonics: 3.5/5 Homeschooled kids start going to South Park's public school.

[*]The Red Badge Of Gayness: 4.5/5 Cartman leads the confederacy in a Civil War Re-enactment that gets totally out of hand.

Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics: 3.5/5 Mr. Hankey hosts the show with a few South Park Christmas songs.

[*]Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus: 4.5/5 Jesus fears no one cares about him anymore, and Cartman starts bleeding out of his ass happily believing he has hit puberty.

World Wide Recorder Concert: 4/5 The boys get back at New York by having the world play the "brown note", which makes you lose bowel control and poop all over.

The Special Features: There are only a few promos for South Park Season 4, and The Chapelle Show. Season 3 of South Park has some good episodes, but it's not as good as other seasons. Buy it if you're a fan, but if you have a choice of other Seasons, try a different one.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Eighth Season )

Here we are. My last Simpsons DVD review for quite awhile until nine arrives; Simpsons Season Eight. This is another good Simpsons season with even more good episodes. Although I personally think this season is overrated, it's still a great season. My review.


[*] Indicates a "Season Great"

[*]Treehouse of Horror VII: 4.5/5 Included in my top 3 THOHs, this one has Bart figuring out he has an evil twin, Lisa creating her own universe, and Kang and Kodos running in the the U.S. presidential election.

[*]You Only Move Twice: 5/5 Homer gets a job at Cypress Creek under boss Hank Scorpio.

The Homer They Fall: 4/5 Homer becomes a professional boxer.

Burns Baby Burns: 3.5/5 Mr. Burns finds out that he has a son.

Bart After Dark: 3.5/5 Homer, as a punishment, makes Bart work at a burlesque house.

A Milhouse Divided: 4/5 Milhouse's parents get a divorce.

[*]Lisa's Date With Density: 4.5/5 Lisa starts dating Nelson Muntz.

[*]Hurricane Neddy: 5/5 An all-star episode; Ned's house is destroyed by a hurricane and Ned becomes furious with Springfield. Really reveals the other side of Ned Flanders.

El Viajo Misterio De Nuestro Homer: 3.5/5 Homer eats the world hottest chile peppers and hallucinates. He has a quest to find out who his soulmate is.

[*]Springfield Files: 5/5 Homer finds an alien in the woods! But is it really an alien?

The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson: 4/5 Marge sells pretzels for a franchise.

Mountain Of Madness: 4/5 Homer and Mr. Burns get stuck in a cabin after an avalanche buries them alive.

Simpsoncalifragicespiala(D'OH)cious: 3.5/5 Sherry Bobbins is hired to nanny Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. This is a musical themed episode.

[*]The Itchy And Scratchy And Poochie Show: 4.5/5 George Meyer and Krusty The Klown cast a new character to the show in hope of improving the ratings.

[*]Homer's Phobia: 5/5 In what is probably my favorite episode of the season, a gay man starts hanging around The Simpsons' house, and Homer starts thinking Bart may be gay.

Brother From Another Series: 3/5 Sideshow Bob's brother, Cecil, threatens to blow-up Springfield Dam.

[*]My Sister, My Sitter: 5/5 Lisa babysits Bart and learns it is a really difficult task.

[*]Homer Vs. The 18th Amendment: 4.5/5 Alcohol is banned in Springfield.

Grade School Confidential: 4/5 Ms. Krabapple and Principal Skinner fall in love and try their best to keep it a secret.

[*]The Canine Mutiny: 5/5 The Simpsons get a new and more "useful" dog and completely forget about Santa's Little Helper.

The Old Man And Lisa: 3/5 Mr. Burns and Lisa run a recycling company.

In Marge We Trust: 3/5 Marge becomes a "Listen Lady" and gives people in Springfield advice.

[*]Homer's Enemy: 5/5 Frank Grimes becomes jealous of Homer's success and tries to be just like him; resulting in death.

Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase: 2.5/5 Troy McLure hosts a show about what the characters will be like when the show is cancelled.

[*]The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson: 5/5 Bart is sent to military school, and Lisa goes with him. Lisa realizes being a girl in military school isn't very easy at all.


So I gave this season 12 "Season Great" dubs, and it shows just how great this season is. However, it just doesn't compare to the overall greatness of some seasons. Season 8 just doesn't have flawlessness throughtout the whole season. There are some really forgetable episodes in this season, or just mediocre ones. Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase is a terrible episode, In Marge We Trust is a very slow and pretty boring episode, The Old Man And Lisa is far from an entertaining episode, and so on. There are some great moments in this this season, but overall, it just doesn't compare to other seasons currently on DVD. I still highly recommend you buy this season, but it's not the best out there.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season )

Simpsons Season 7; yet ANOTHER great Simpsons DVD release, with more episodes, more features, and more classics. This season has some good episodes, and some amazing episodes, such as King Size Homer ( one of my all-time favorites ). Here's my review.


[*] Indicates a "Season Great"

[*]Who Shot Mr. Burns? Pt.2: 5/5 In this episode, the question of who shot Mr. Burns is answered, and it's a bit of a surprise suspect.

Radioactive Man: 4.5/5: Radioactive Man the Movie is shot in Springfield and Milhouse gets the part of Fallout Boy.

Home Sweet Home-Dum-Diddly-Doodly: 4/5 Homer and Marge are said to be bad parents and Bart, Lisa and Maggie have to live with Flanders.

[*]Bart Sells His Soul: 5/5 Convinced that souls aren't real, Bart sells his to Milhouse for five bucks. After an array of bad things happen to Bart, he realizes he had better get it back.

[*]Lisa The Vegetarian: 5/5 Lisa meats a cute lamb at a petting zoo and decides that eating meat is wrong.

[*]Treehouse of Horror VI: 5/5 Another classic Treehouse of Horror; and one of my definite favorites. Billboard ads attack Springfield, Groundskeeper Willie attacks kids in their dreams, and Homer gets stuck in the third dimension.

[*]King-Size Homer: 5/5 Hands down my favorite episode of the season. Homer intentionally gains weight so he becomes physically disabled and is allowed to work at home.

Mother Simpson: 2.5/5 Homer finds his Mom and the family wonders where she has been for all the years she abandoned him.

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming: 2.5/5 Sideshow Bob returns yet again and threatens Springfield with a nuclear weapon.

[*]The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular: 5/5 Troy McLure hosts a special about The Simpsons with deleted scenes, fan mail, alternate endings to Who Shot Mr. Burns, and much more.

[*]Marge Be Not Proud: 5/5 Bart steals from a store and tries his hardest to not let his family know about it.

[*]Team Homer: 5/5 Homer forms his own bowling team because he's fed up with the leagues at the bowling alley.

Two Bad Neighbors: 4/5 George H.W. Bush moves in across the street from The Simpsons and they are instant enemies.

Scenes From The Class Struggle In Springfield: 3.5/5 Marge meets a past highschool classmate and is invited to her house; Marge finds out that she is in an entirely different class than her family.

Bart The Fink: 4/5 Bart tries to get Krustys autograph and it's only a stamp; soon Krusty fakes his death and avoids popularity.

Lisa The Iconoclast: 3/5 Lisa finds out shocking facts about Jebediah Springfield right around the Founder's Day is planned.

[*]Homer The Smithers: 4.5/5 Mr. Burns orders Smithers to take a vacation and Homer takes his place.

The Day The Violence Died: 3.5/5 Bart finds the real creator of Itchy and Scratchy and he gets rich; but Bart learns that he just broke Itchy and Scratchy and there will be no more new episodes.

A Fish Called Selma: 3.5/5 Troy McLure falls in love with Selma, and soon marrys her, to boost his popularity up.

[*]Bart On The Road: 5/5 Bart makes a fake I.D. and uses it to go on a roadtrip with Nelson, Martin, and Milhouse.

[*]22 Short Films About Springfield: 5/5 It is what the title says.

Aged Grampa Simpson And His Grumbling Grandson In: The Curse Of The Flying Hellfish: 3/5 Grampa tells Bart about past World War 2 experiences.

[*]Much Apu About Nothing: 4.5/5 Springfield wants to kick out all immigrants, but Homer defends Apu and says "No on 24".

[*]Homerpalooza: 5/5 Homer gets a job in a group as a traveling freakshow by getting cannon balls shot to the stomach.

[*]Summer Of 4'2'': 5/5 For the Summer, The Simpsons family ( along with Milhouse ) spend a few days at the Flanders beach house.


All in all, these are some of the finest episodes of the entire series. As you can tell by my 14 "Season Greats", I loved this season and I bet you would too. There are some real boring episodes in this season though, such as Mother Simpson, Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming, Scenes From The Class Struggle In Springfield, Lisa The Iconoclast, and The Curse Of The Flying Hellfish. There are few average episodes in this season; they're great or terrible, but with the amount of awesome episodes in this season, it should have any Simpsons fan running out to the store.


DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season )

And yet ANOTHER Simpsons season review; this time season 6. This is one of my all-time favorite seasons, with some extremely good episodes. Bart of Darkness, Lisa's Rival, Itchy and Scratchy Land, Treehouse of Horror V, Bart's Girlfriend. Lisa On The Ice, and several more. Here is my review for the great Simpsons Season Six.


[*] Indicates a "Season Great"

[*]Bart of Darkness: 5/5 A great start to a great season. The Simpsons family gets a pool, but Bart breaks his leg. He witnesses Ned Flanders murdering Maude Flanders. ( Or did he? )

[*]Lisa's Rival: 4.5/5 A new girl comes to Springfield that is smarter than Lisa. Competition follows.

Another Simpsons Clip Show: 3/5 The Simpsons flashback on past love experiences each of them had.

[*]Itchy And Scratchy Land: 5/5 The Simpsons family goes on a trip to Itchy And Scratchy Land and find out it's more like hell instead of heaven.

Sideshow Bob Roberts: 3/5 Kelsey Grammar returns as Sideshow Bob and this time Sideshow Bob runs for mayor.

[*]Treehouse Of Horror V: 5/5 This is one of the best Treehouse Of Horrors. This one features "The Shinning" , " Time and Punishment " , and "Nightmare Cafeteria ".

[*]Bart's Girlfriend: 5/5 Bart falls in love with Reverend Lovejoy's daughter.

[*] Lisa on the Ice: 5/5 Lisa is drafted as a goalie for Apu's team in hockey and soon has to face Bart's team.

Homer Badman: 4/5 Homer gets accused of sexual harassment when all he was trying to do was grab a gummy bear.

Grampa Vs. Sexual Inadequacy: 4/5 Grampa invents a love tonic that helps people become for frisky in the pants.

Fear of Flying: 2/5 In this dud of an episode, ( In my opinion ) we find out that Marge has a fear of being on planes.

Homer The Great: 4/5 Homer joins The Stonecutters and finds out that he is the chosen one.

And Maggie Makes Three: 4/5 Homer and Marge tell Bart, Lisa, and Maggie how Maggie was born.

[*]Bart's Comet: 4.5/5 Bart ( by chance ) discovers a comet coming toward Springfield.

Homie The Clown: 4/5 Krusty the Klown opens a clown college and Homer decides to join in.

[*]Bart Vs. Australia: 5/5 Bart has to go to Australia to apollogize for a huge phone bill, and he also finds out he has to get kicked in the bum.

Homer Vs. Patty and Selma: 4/5 Homer has to do everything Patty and Selma say because they payed for Homers mortgage.

A Star Is Burns: 4/5 Springfield hosts a film festival.

Lisa's Wedding: 3.5/5 At a festival, Lisa learns what her future will be like from a fortune teller.

[*]Two Dozen and One Greyhounds: 5/5 Santa's Little Helper has steamy sex with another dog and she has 25 puppies.

The PTA Disbands: 4/5 The teachers at the elementary school in Springfield go on strike.

'Round Springfield: 3.5/5 Lisa finds out Bleeding Gums Murphy is in the hospital and he soon dies.

[*]The Springfield Connection: 4.5/5 Marge becomes a police officer.

[*]Lemon of Troy: 5/5 Bart and his friends declare "war" on Shelbyville after their lemon tree had been stolen.

[*]Who Shot Mr. Burns? Pt. 1: 5/5 Mr. Burns tries to block out the sun from Springfield and he gets shot. But by who?


The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season is just one outstanding season with more classic episodes than any other on DVD right now. As you can see, I declared 12 a "Season Great", when on average there are only about 6. If you have money for only one Simpsons season, and you don't know which to buy, definitely buy Season 6.

People often complain about how the packaging of the Homer head is cheap and crappy. Well, instead of whining, they could do something about it. All you have to do is goto and buy the standard Simpsons box; that simple, and it will only cost you a couple of bucks. Buy this season. You'll be glad you did.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Fifth Season )

Another great Simpsons DVD Season; season 5. And this one is ( like the others ) chock full of really good episodes. Mr. Burns finds his "Bobo", Homer goes to college, Bart becomes a member of the boy scouts, Homer falls in love with Mindy, a casino opens in "$pringfield", Homer goes into outer space, and several more. Here is my review for season 5.


[*] Indicates a "Season Great"

Homer's Barbershop Quartet: 4/5 Bart and Lisa find an album at a sale with Homer's face on it and Homer tells them about how he become a famous singer.

Cape Feare: 4/5 Sideshow Bob is back to kill Bart, and they decide to move onto a boat. However, Sideshow Bob manages to find and once again nearly kill Bart.

[*]Homer Goes To College: 5/5 Homer has to go to college to learn how to do his real job, and soon becomes a nerd and likes nerds.

Rosebud: 4/5 Mr. Burns becomes depressed and realizes it's because he misses his childhood bear, BoBo, and negotiates with Homer to try and get it back.

Treehouse of Horror IV: 3/5 The fourth THOH has Homer sell his soul for a doughnut, Bart finds a creature on his school bus, and Homer kills vampire Burns.

Marge on the Lam: 4/5 In a spoof of Thelma and Louise, Marge and her friend drive around the country in her friend's ex-husbands stolen car.

Bart's Inner Child: 4/5 A guru helps Bart express his inner child. This episode guest stars James Brown.

[*]Boy Scoutz N Da Hood: 5/5 Bart and Milhouse accidently join the Boy Scouts after getting hungover on a squishee. The end up going on an inflatable raft and get stranded at sea.

Last Temptation Of Homer: 4/5 A new girl, Mindy, works at the power plant and Homer falls in love. Homer decides that he's better off with Marge. This episode guest stars Michelle Pfeifer.

$pringfield: 4/5 Mr. Burns opens a casino in Springfield. Homer works there while Marge has a gambling problem and forgets to help Lisa with a school project.

Homer the Vigalante: 3/5 Homer forms a vigalante group and tries to catch the theif and keep order in Springfield.

[*]Bart Gets Famous: 5/5 Bart becomes famous on the Krusty The Klown show briefly for his phrase "I didn't do it".

[*]Homer And Apu: 5/5 Homer gets sick from a rotten hotdog at the Quik-E-Mart and Apu decides to be the Simpsons' slave. Homer soon helps get Apus job back.

Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy: 4/5 Lisa creates her own doll to try and show girls hers is better than the stereotypical Malibu Stacy doll.

Deep Space Homer: 4/5 Homer gets to go to space and almost kills him and his crew, but then saves them in the end.

[*]Homer Loves Flanders: 5/5 Homer becomes nice to Flanders to get tickets to a football game. Soon, they are best friends, but by the end, Homer hates Flanders again.

Bart Gets An Elephant: 4/5 Bart wins an elephant over the radio and learns that taking care of it is too hard. He soon realizes Stampy ( the elephants name ) would be better off in a wildlife refuge.

Burns' Heir: 4/5 Bart gets the chance to inherit all of Burns' money after he dies, but refuses to be his heir after Burns tells Bart he wants him to fire his dad from the plant.

[*] Sweet Seymore Skinner's Baadasssss Song: 5/5 Bart gets Skinner fired as principal and he enlists in the army. In the meantime, Ned Flanders becomes school principal, but it soon fired for using religion in school.

The Boy Who Knew Too Much: 4/5 Bart skips school and knows the answer to a questioned crime in Springfield, but fears to admit it, because he will get in trouble because of Principal Skinner.

Lady Bouvier's Lover: 3/5 Marge's mom falls in love with Grampa Simpson, but soon falls in love with Mr. Burns instead.

Secrets of a Successful Marriage: 4/5 Homer teaches a class about how to have a successful marriage, and tells his class secrets about him and Marge. Marge finds out and is outraged. Homer is kicked out of the house but is soon taken in by Marge realizing that Homer really needs her a lot.


The Simpsons Season Five is another really good DVD season with once again several episodes that are classics. This is just another DVD set that you CAN'T DO WITHOUT. I highly recommend you get this season as well; it's very good.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Game Review ( NHL 2K6 - 360 )

NHL 2K6 is just a game that falls way short of spectacular; with several glitches and problems, it makes it one hockey game that is very easy to pass up. Here is my review.

Graphics: 6.5/10. These graphics are simply just funky. The character models like they are inside of airtight plastic bags, and look like they are glowing angels, while everything else looks horrible. The audience is ugly, and everything else is just bland. Also, the presentation is sad and pathetic. The menus are just boring. Also, the cut scenes repeat just after 2 games. Pathetic!

Sound: 6.5/10. Annoying commentary. The announcers sound like they were two payed men who have never even seen a hockey game. Their voices are just so fake sounding and it's obviously scripted and doesn't even sound convincing. Extremely annoying. The soundtrack, too, is bad. There are basically no good songs in this game. Other than that, the other sound in this game is just nothing different then any other hockey game.

Control: 7/10. Control is essentially too easy. Anyone can learn to play this game in about 5 minutes. The main reason I dislike the controls is just that the AI is way too easy. I play on pro/all-star and the AI difficulty is sickening. You will find yourself outscoring the AI by about 5 or 6 goals a game on many of the difficulty settings.

Fun: 7.5/10. Despite its many problems, NHL 2K6 is still a decent game. The new goalie feature is unique and could be quite useful, but it just doesn't feel right; maybe next year. The AI is basically shot, the menus are nasty, and the graphics are sad. Nothing about this game is next-gen at all; the only good thing about this game is that it was recently dropped from $60 to $40; but that still doesn't mean you should purchase this mess of a hockey game.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Game Review ( NCAA Football 2007 - 360 )

I haven't played a football game for a few years now because I haven't seen any difference in them except graphically. Having a 360, I decided to try this game out and it was some suprise.

Graphics: 8.5/10. Definitely not as good as they could have been. Close ups look great, but the cut-scenes are looped over and over again and from the "hike" position, the graphics don't even look that spectacular. ( At least on a standard TV ) Madden '07 will look much better than this.

Sound: 9/10. Great commentary. I haven't heard the same thing twice since I rented this game and the audience sounds good, too. Also, the players on the field make some nice gruesome noises when they are smacked to the ground.

Control: 8.5/10. Easy enough. I never held an Xbox controller until I got the 360, and even I know what to do easily. There is quite a learning curve to being able to completely master them, but anybody can pick up this game and know the basics right away.

Fun: 9/10. This game is just like any other football game made in the last few years. It has the same features, just a graphical boost. The games usually tend to be extremely close ( about %80 of my games go into overtime ) and the AI is pretty good. The few problems this game has though, are that often times even with some of the best teams, the recievers will drop the ball for no reason. Also, it just doesn't expand anymore. There's Dynasty mode, and a few mini games, but that's about it. All in all, though, it's still a great game that any sports fan should try.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Fourth Season )

And yet another great Simpsons season. Season four has some really good episodes. Bart and Lisa goto hell in "Kamp Krusty", Marge gets a job with Homer at the powerplant in "Marge Gets A Job", Homer buys a snowplow to get some extra cash in "Mr. Plow", Lyle Lanley tries to get Springfield to let him build a monorail in "Marge Vs. The Monorail", and many more. Here is my review for season four.


[*] Indicates A "Season Great".

[*]Kamp Krusty: 5/5. Bart and Lisa get to goto Kamp Krusty for summer where they find out it's a hell of a lot less fun than they anticipated.

A Streetcar Named Marge: 3/5. Marge plays starring roll in A Street Car Named Desire.

[*]Homer The Heretic: 5/5. Homer decides that going to Church is a waste of time and decides to never go back again.

[*]Lisa The Beauty Queen: 4.5/5. Homer realizing that Lisa is sad, decides to enroll her in a beauty pageant in which she comes second place, but is first by default.

[*]Treehouse Of Horror III: 4.5/5. This Treehouse of Horror features a Krusty doll that wants to kill Homer, a King Kong parody, and Bart accidently raising the dead.

[*]Itchy And Scratchy: The Movie: 5/5. Bart doesn't take care of Maggie when Homer and Marge are away and as a result, can't watch the Itchy And Scratchy movie as a punishment.

Marge Gets A Job: 4/5. When Homer realizing the foundation of his house is sliding, he has Marge work with him at the powerplant, where Mr. Burns falls in love with her.

New Kid On The Block: 4.25/5. The Powers' move in next store and Bart falls in love with Laura, but is soon depressed as to knowing that her boyfriend is Jimbo Jones.

[*]Mr. Plow: 4.5/5. Homer decides to buy a snow plow and plow driveways and roads for money around Springfield.

Lisa's First Word: 4/5. In the third flashback episode of the series, The Simpsons try to get Maggie to say her first word. Being unsuccessful, Marge and Homer tell Bart and Lisa about how Lisa said her first word.

[*]Homer's Triple Bypass: 5/5. Homer finds out he needs triple bypass surgery and gets it done by Nick Riviera; with the help of Lisa.

[*]Marge Vs. The Monorail: 4.5/5. Lyle Lanley uses Springfield's newly received 3 million dollars to build a monorail.

Selma's Choice: 4/5. Homer gets sick and has Selma take Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens, where Bart and Lisa cause problems.

Brother From The Same Planet: 4.25/5. Bart gets a new dad because Homer is getting on his nerves. Homer also does the same, except getting a new son, named Pepi.

[*]I Love Lisa: 5/5. Lisa shows pity for Ralph on Valentine's day by giving him a card, and he falls in love with her.

Duffless: 4.25/5. Homer is pulled over for drunk driving, and Marge decides it's best for him to try and go a month without drinking one beer.

[*]Last Exit To Springfield: 5/5. The powerplant attempts to get rid of their dental plan, but Homer decides to keep it because Lisa needs to get braces.

So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show: 4.25/5. Bart hurts Homer as an act of an April Fools joke and has to goto the hospital. The Simpsons family recalls moments spent with Homer.

The Front: 4/5. Bart and Lisa attempt to send an Itchy and Scratchy script to Roger Meyers, ( The son of the creator of the show .) but get turned down because they are kids. Bart and Lisa decide to put it in Grampa's name without him knowing and he gets rich.

Whacking Day: 4/5. Bart and Lisa decide whacking snakes is wrong, and try to prevent Springfield from celebrating it.

Marge In Chains: 4/5. Marge forgets to buy something from the Quik-E-Mart when it's in her hand and she gets arrested for shoplifting.

Krusty Gets Kancelled: 3.5/5. A new puppet show called Gabbo becomes televised in Springfield and Krusty fights to stay on the air. He decides to hire celebrities to be on his "comeback special".


Overall, season four of The Simpsons just has stunningly good episodes; basically all of them are worth watching. Any Simpsons fan should also buy THIS season just because of that. There are several classics, too. This is most definitely a season worth purchasing.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Game Review ( Pokemon Trading Card Game - GBC )

Pokemon Trading Card game used to be my favorite game on the Gameboy Color and it might still be; it's a suprisingly fun and addictive game. It's also great to have if you have nobody to play the real game with at home.

Graphics: 7.5/10. Well, it's a card game. The attacks look pretty decent, though, because when you use an attack it animates it. Outside the duels, it looks just like Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

Sound: 8/10. The theme song and duel songs are actually pretty catchy, suprisingly. There's nothing good or bad about it. At least it's not horrific.

Control: 9/10. It's just as easy as playing cards. I was able to play when I was 8; so this should be easy to play for anyone.

Fun: 9/10. It literally only took me a half hour to beat this game; but it is still a really fun game to just pick up and play. It's a really suprisingly fun Pokemon game that even people can still enjoy playing today.

Friday, August 04, 2006

DVD Review ( The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season )

Here it is. My review of The Simpsons Season Three. This is another great Simpsons season with a boat full of classics. Some of my favorite here are when Flanders opens The Leftorium in "When Flanders Failed", Bart gets into soap box derby racing in "Saturdays of Thunder", the classic "Flaming Moe's" when Moe's bar gets popular due to Homer's drink, and many more. This is one of my favorite seasons.


[*] Indicates a "Season Great"

Stark Raving Dad: 4/5. Homer goes to an insany asylum for wearing a pink shirt to work. Michael Jackson ( said to be John J. Smith ) guest stars in this episode.

Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington: 3/4. Lisa wins an essay contest and goes to Washington, soon learning how poor U.S. Democracy is.

[*]When Flanders Failed: 5/5. Flanders opens The Leftorium; and Homer hopes he fails. Sure enough, he does, but soon gets popular after Homer tells people in Springfield about the store.

Bart the Murderer: 4/5. Bart joins a gang and Principal Skinner goes missing. Bart is accussed of doing it, but it's his gang that did it.

Homer Defined: 4/5. Homer gets credit for saving the plant and is said around town to be a hero, but actually he guessed what button to press.

Like Father, Like Clown: 3/5. Bart and Lisa attempt to find where Herschel Krustofski's is living. ( AKA Krusty ).

Treehouse of Horror 2: 3/5. Another good Treehouse of Horror episode. This one features The Monkey Paw one, the minisode where Bart has mysterious powers, and when Mr. Burns uses Homers brain to build a robot.

[*]Lisa's Pony: 4/5. Homer learns that Lisa is starting not to love him anymore so he buys her a pony; knowing very little of how to maintain it. He soon has to take up two jobs.

[*]Saturdays of Thunder: 5/5. Bart builds a soapbox derby racer and uses it to race against Martin Prince and Nelson Muntz.

[*]Flaming Moes: 5/5. In this stellar episode, Moe's Bar goes downhill and Homer tells him about a drink he came up with. Moe steals the drink and calls it The Flaming Moe. He is soon the most popular joint in town.

Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk: 3/5. Germans buy the powerplant and fire Homer. At the end of the episode, Mr. Burns buys the plant back.

I Married Marge: 4/5. In The Simpsons' second flashback episode, Homer and Marge reminisce about when they got married, and why.

Radio Bart: 4/5. Bart's birthday present from Homer turns out to be a good thing when Bart fakes being stuck in a well under the name Timmy O'Toole.

[*]Lisa The Greek: 5/5. Lisa becomes a great football picker and she earns Homer a lot of money. For the Superbowl, Lisa's love for homer is on the line.

Homer Alone: 4/5. Marge decides she needs a little time off from the house and goes and relaxes at Rancho Relaxo while Bart and Lisa stay with Patty and Selma and Maggie stays with Homer.

Bart the Lover: 4/5. Bart gets back at Mrs. Krabappel for banning Yo-Yos in her class. He comes up with a fake lover "Woodrow" from the president Woodrow Wilson and uses Gordie Howe's face as his.

Homer At The Bat: 4/5. Mr. Burns hires proffesional MLB players to play for the plant softball team. Homer is called in the last inning and wins the game by getting hit in the head with the ball.

Seperate Vocations: 4/5. In this episode, Bart and Lisa switch places; Lisa becomes a bad-girl and Bart becomes a hall monitor. Lisa soon hides the teacher edition books, but Bart takes the blame in the end.

Dog Of Death: 4/5. The Simpson family learns Santa's Little Helper has a twisted stomach and the operation will cost $750. Santa's Little Helper runs away but soon returns to the family.

Colonel Homer: 4/5. Homer meets a singing waitress named Lurleen and tries to make her a country superstar. Marge becomes worried, and soon Homer "unloads" Lurleen for fifty bucks.

Black Widower: 4/5. Sideshow Bob returns in this episode and marries Selma. He soon attempts to kill her but Bart gets him arrested yet again.

[*]The Otto Show: 5/5. Otto loses his job and soon moves in with Bart and his family. Otto in the end gets his job back and all is happy and jolly and good for everybody.

Bart's Friend Falls In Love: 4/5. Milhouse instantly falls in love with a new girl in school Samantha Stanky. Bart soon gets the two of them split up and she goes to another school.

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?: 4/5. Robert DeNiro returns to play Homer's brother Herb in the season finale. Herb asks for money from the family to develop a baby translator. It becomes a smash hit with moms everywhere and he becomes rich again. He buys everybody in the family a present.


Season 3 is just chock full of good old episodes. Any Simpsons fan should purchase this season. It also ( as all of the seasons do ) has commentary by the Simpsons crew. Matt Groening in basically all the episodes, featured with other people from the show, such as Dan Caselenetta, Julie Kavner, Yeardly Smith, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Jim Reardon, and many more. Buy, buy, buy The Simpsons Complete Third Season.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

DVD Review ( South Park: The Complete Second Season )

Here it is; my review for the second season of South Park. Man is this season full of classics. Like when Cartman finds out his mom is a dude in "Cartman's Mom Is Still A Dirty Slut", and when a chicken f*cker comes to South Park in "Chicken Lover", when Kyle fears for his brother Ike's "fireman" in "Ike's Wee-Wee", you can't for get about "Clubhouses", another season great, plus many more. Here we go.


[*] Indicates a " Season Great "

Not Without My Anus: 5.5/10. This aired on April Fool's day; so instead of telling the fans who Cartman's dad was, they ended up getting ( in my opinion ) the worst episode of the season. In this episode, Terrence and Phillip are framed for murder. Mediocre episode.

[*] Cartman's Mom Is Still A Dirty Slut: 9/10. To everyone's suprise, we find out that Cartman's mom is really his dad. Now if that's not disturbing. This is an excellent episode.

[*] Chicken Lover: 9.5/10. An excellent episode in which a chicken f*cker enters South Park. Officer Barbrady goes to school to learn to read in the side story. Awesome, awesome episode.

[*]Ike's Wee-Wee: 9/10. Kyle learns that Ike is going to get his wiener chopped off. ( Or so he thinks. ) He soon finds out, though, that he's just getting circumsized. In the side story, Mr. Mackey is accused of doing drugs.

Conjoined Fetus Lady: 7.5/10. Kyle, Kenny, Stan and Cartman join a dodgeball team, and learn that Pip is an excellent player.

The Mexican Staring Frog Of Southern Sri Lanka: 7/10. In need to write a paper, Stan asks his Uncle Jimbo what Vietnam was like. Mr. Garrison sends the class to detention for making a false paper. To get back at his Uncle, Stan tapes and sends in video to his Uncle's TV show to make people think the Mexican Staring Frog Of Southern Sri Lanka is real.

City On The Edge Forever: 8/10. The first flashback episode of the series. It includes flashbacks of past episodes, with little twists involved. The busdriver becomes a stand-up comedian.

Summer Sucks: 7/10. The boys find out that fireworks are banned in South Park and become sad. The only thing legal in South Park are "snakes". The city lights the biggest one in the world. Also, Cartman learns to swim.

Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls: 7/10. Chef makes "Salty Chocolate Balls" for a festival that is coming to South Park.

Chickenpox: 7.5/10. The boys' parents decide that it's good for them to get chickenpox at an early age and intentionally send them to Kenny's house to catch it.

Roger Ebert Should Lay Off The Fatty Foods: 7.5/10. The boys at South Park soon get a habit of going to the planetarium, and the town soon finds out why.

[*]Clubhouses: 9/10. Stan and Kyle start building a treehouse to play truth or dare. Cartman soon does, too, and Stan's parents get divorced. Finally, after a drought of bad episodes, a good one shines.

Cow Days: 8.5/10. The annual Cow Days festival comes to South Park and makes for another great episode. Cartman gets hurt and thinks he's a prostitute, and the boys put their balls in Jennifer Love Hewitt's mouth.

Chef Aid: 7/10. Chef finds out that a song he wrote was stolen and the boys take his defense. In the side story, somebody starts attacking Mr. Twig.

Spooky Fish: 8.5/10. Stan's Aunt gives him a fish that kills people and nobody believes Stan when he says the fish is doing it. The boys decide they have to get rid of it.

Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson: 8.5/10. Cartman's uncle and his friend Charlie Manson escape from prison. Charlie Manson after watching "How The Poo Stole Christmas", decides that being good is better than being bad and changes his ways.

Gnomes: 8/10. Mr. Garrison gives groups of five an assignment ( Kenny, Kyle, Stan, Cartman, and... Tweek ) about something going on in the world. Tweek's dad writes them a paper, while a coffee shop is being built to his.

Prehistoric Iceman: 8.5/10 Kyle and Stan discover an iceman that was frozen in 1996. In belief that if Steve/Gorak ( the iceman ) goes free, he will be frightened by the future, so he puts him in an exhibit that only has stuff released in 1996.


South Park: The Complete Second Season no doubt has classic episodes, but it also has stinkers. For the most part, most episodes are just "okay", but some just dazzle. The set itself also has a few problems. First, there is still no commentary, ( That starts in Season 3 ) and Second, in the start of the episodes in which Matt and Trey open them, the sound is really quiet, but when the episode starts it gets extremely load, which is very annoying. Also another thing I didn't understand, is why Matt and Trey stopped opening episodes after the episode "Clubhouses", I believe it was. All in all, South Park: The Complete Second Season should still be bought by South Park fanatics. There are some great episodes here.

Bonus Features ( On disc 3 ):
"Chocolate Salty Balls" Music Video: 6.5/10. A boring video that serves no purpose.
Goin' Down To South Park Documentary: 9/10. A pretty interesting documentary on how the show got started, and what it's like in society. Well worth watching.


Game Review ( Advanced Warfighter - 360 )

I rented GRAW just recently and I was pleasently suprised at how good the game was. Reviews all over the place gave this game really good reviews, but mainly just because of the graphics; or so it seemed. This is my review for IMO the best 360 game to date; Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.

Graphics: 10/10. Anyone who has seen this game knows the graphics are amazing. The character models and enviroments look great and the explosions are super pretty. This is most definitely the best looking 360 out right now. Really I don't understand why Mexico seems so deserted, though, but you'll forgive it because of great gameplay.

Sound: 8.5/10. Pretty good voice acting, but it's nothing too special. The AI chit-chats too here and there, but there's nothing too big. The explosions sound good, though, and the sound of the guns are well done.

Control: 7.5/10. Like most Ghost Recon games, the control is a bit strange, but being on a 360 controller, it's even harder. There are several things you need to learn and it will take quite awhile to get used to. It definitely makes the game harder than it really should be.

Fun: 9.5/10. I recently played the online demo of this game at the Xbox Live Marketplace, but I haven't played it yet on the full version. I thought even the demo was playable for hours just because it in my opinion is that fun of a game. You can also play Co-Op online or offline on the single player missions, which makes this game worth buying just for that. The learning curve may take up to an hour or so, but once you get used to this game, you won't put it down. It is also a VERY realistic game, 1-3 shots and you are dead. This is a must buy for any 360 owner.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Game Review ( Oblivion - 360 )

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion got a lot of attention, and I decided to try it out. As a fan of Everquest, I figured this game would be somewhat similar. I was right. This is my review.

Graphics: 9/10. People say the graphics in this game are stunning and the best on the 360; maybe so in some cases, but there are just so many glitches. When in the open and if you look in the distance, the land looks very blurry. There are also little "hiccups" in gameplay occassionally where the game will stop to load. Other than that, the spells look nice, the character models are good, and the creatures are cool. Another thing strange I noticed, though, was the water. It looks great, but when you dive in there's no splash, and if you look behind you, it looks like a really cheap wave. Also, you don't get wet, either.

Sound: 9/10. Nice voice overs, great battle music, and really great attention-to-detail sounds. It sounds like you're really in a forest when the birds are chirping and the water is moving, and what not. Good sound.

Control: 9/10. It is an RPG, so you will have to learn the controls. It isn't too hard, but it can get a little bit frustrating. While fighting in a battle, it is sometimes annoying that when you slash, you won't hit them, even when you're targeting it. The control is still pretty nice.

Fun: 9/10. Oblivion is a good 360 game. I don't think it's as good as people say neccessarily, but it's still a great game. Oblivion should have you playing for a long time; leveling up, exploring new lands and creatures, and just getting new quests. I strongly recommend you try Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.