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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Game Review: Call of Duty 3 for the Playstation 2- 11/27/07

Comments: After getting a hankering for a shooting game, Mr. Monster decided to pick up Call of Duty 3 for the Playstation 2. After playing the previous Medal of Honor series on the PS2 (except the new Vanguard) I wanted to try a different WWII game and the Call of Duty series had some good marks and the COD 3 game was available for only $15 used at the local Game Crazy store.

The positive aspect of COD 3 I liked compared to say Medal of Honor (Frontline, Rising Sun, European Assault) is that it actually got my adrenaline pumping with hectic non-stop action and squad members fighting with you. You're mostly running and gunning with a few jeep driving, tank driving and some manned gunning.

Mostly you're running through trenches, clearing out homes, or stopping German assault through the Normandy campaign. The life bar is non-existant, you sustain shots and you have to duck out of cover to regain health. Now this keeps you in the fight longer unless you get surrounded and you cannot regain health.

If you're looking for action at a budget and still on a PS2, COD 3 is a good game to buy. I'm looking forward to getting COD 2: Big Red One now as well and for a change of pace maybe the Brotherhood in Arms games as well.

Score: 3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Movie Review: Shopgirl- 11/07/07

Comments: Nice easy-paced movie. At first I thought it was going to be a romance-type comedy and it is in the first arc with the lead actress and her 20ish fling. Then once her character meets up with Steve Martin's older courter, it moves into more of the tradition drama phase. The movie has exquisite cinematography and a wonderful orchestrated soundtrack.

Colors and shots used are very detailed and shots appear dramatically staged. There's not a lot of history of the characters given, so you're forced to accept the relationships and tangles they get into just from the screen. It's a very thoughtful movie that I'd like to get for my collection, if you enjoy movies like In the Mood for Love, 2040, Big Fish, this one should be for you.

Score: 4 out fo 5

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