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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Complete Second, Third and Fourth Seasons
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Complete Second, Third and Fourth Seasons
Price: CDN$ 13.86
21 used & new from CDN$ 9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great spinoff of Scooby Doo Where Are You?, March 1 2010
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How they considered all these 3 total seasons is weird to me, as the first season is pretty much the same amount of Episodes... but that's not important.

This spinoff series I've always enjoyed. It follows Shaggy, Scooby and the rest of the gang as kids, solving crimes as the Jr. Detective League. Each episode has a great musical 'chase'. Which brings me to the music, which is probably my favorite part of this series. It has some fantastic music.

The animation is okay for it's time. It seems a bit dated now, but I don't mind it. As a huge fan of Scooby Doo and as a fan who's not enjoyed very many of the spinoff series, I have to say this one is one of the very few I've enjoyed. This one The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, which sadly isn't available on DVD. ):

Mummy: Animated Series 3 (Full Sub Dol) [Import]
Mummy: Animated Series 3 (Full Sub Dol) [Import]
Price: CDN$ 12.90
21 used & new from CDN$ 1.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Series conclusion, March 1 2010
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The series ends with Vol 3. Which is a shame as the ending really leads you to believe there was more they were planning but obviously were not popular enough to get renewed. However, the season takes you on some amazing adventures regardless. So if you can tolerate that kind of ending then you probably shouldn't miss this.

The ending is rewarding without seeing another season, so it's not like a huge cliffhanger like other shows have ended on... however, it's still a bit of a disappointment when this kind of thing happens.

Mummy: Animated Series 2 (Full Sub Dol) [Import]
Mummy: Animated Series 2 (Full Sub Dol) [Import]
DVD ~ Jim Cummings
Price: CDN$ 12.68
27 used & new from CDN$ 1.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Picks up in the Second Season, March 1 2010
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This has the last few episodes of Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2. Season 2 is much more 'action packed' than the first season. There's a lot more villains they encounter so it's less repetitive and the story picks up as well. Be warned that the series ends here though and it kind of ends as if there's more to happen... but you'll never get to see what they were planning out of a 3rd season. ):

You get to finally find the Scrolls of Thebes for the end of Season 1. I won't spoil it all, but in the Second season, Alex trains to be a Medjai. Eventually leading to them, once again, trying to stop Imhotep. Though in this season there are a lot of other enemies they face. A lot of which are not summoned by Imhotep so it's far more interesting in this season than the first.

The opening is less annoying in Season 2 as well. The animation looks a bit better as well.

The Mummy: The Animated Series, Volume 1 [Import]
The Mummy: The Animated Series, Volume 1 [Import]
DVD ~ Jim Cummings
Price: CDN$ 12.68
26 used & new from CDN$ 3.76

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good show, March 1 2010
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This contains most of the first season episodes. The first season as a whole was less interesting than the second season... but we'll leave that for other reviews.

But the product itself is great, the extras are passable, but at least there are some. And the show itself is pretty good. Voice acting is great, the animation I have no problems with either.

It follows a boy, Alex, who gets stuck with the Manacle of Osiris on his wrist which has magical powers and an evil Mummy Imhotep who is trying to obtain the scrolls of Thebes. The scrolls allow one to control the manacles powers. Alex and his parents are in search of the scrolls to stop Imhotep from getting them and to gain a way to remove the manacle from Alex's wrist.

Kameo Manga Limited Edition
Kameo Manga Limited Edition
by Sunmin Park
Edition: Paperback
7 used & new from CDN$ 102.52

2.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to follow, March 1 2010
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It sets up the history of Kameo: Elements of Power well, however it's a chore to read. It's set up like a Manga, to be read from left to right. However, they reordered all the pages so that it's not 'backwards'. It becomes annoying to read because the panels are still read left to right like all mangas, while you go through the pages right to left like comic books.

It's like they didn't know if people could figure out that Mangas start 'backwards' and go left to right. Then it's as if they got lazy in the reversal process and instead of reordering all the panels they just reordered the pages. Which makes it needlessly hard to follow.

It's a good read though. It really helps with some backstory in the Kameo universe. The artwork is great as well. I don't know, I'd say if you really like Kameo as I did then it's worth it. If not, then I'd probably just get something that's easier to read.

Keep in mind if this was set up in the typical manga layout or even fully reordered like american comics, it would have gotten a 5 star rating, but I really feel that the fact it's so difficult to read brings it way down.

The Legendary Starfy - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
The Legendary Starfy - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Game, Feb. 5 2010
This game is great.

The story is really cute, nothing ground breaking of course. The characters are really likable. It's your typical 2D platformer. You start out with bare minimum of abilities. As you go along you get more and more abilities. From double jumping, to spinning under water, to transforming into a ghost, a dragon or a seal. The main game plays out with the face buttons. With the menu on the bottom being used with touch screen controls. The menu gets more features as the game goes on as well.

Each level has a lot of hidden chests, some levels also let you find extra mini-games or bonus levels. You earn pearls throughout your journey, which can be used to buy parts of outfits. When you get a full outfit and equip it you unlock a special outfit.

These outfits are only seen in the menu, but they're cute. You can also mix and match them. There is also multiplayer via local wifi. Multiplayer in some of the actual levels in the story, which allows for one player to control Starfy's little sister Starly. Who's smaller, has different abilities and is pink with a bow. And multiplayer in all of the 6 minigames, which goes up to 4 players and all of which use the touch screen for controls.

I didn't get a chance to play the Multiplayer personally. After you completely Starfy's adventure, you unlock a mini adventure for Starly. Which is nice.

It's a really great underrated DS game. It's packed full of content that easily makes it worth buying for anyone.

White Knight Chronicles: International Edition - PlayStation 3
White Knight Chronicles: International Edition - PlayStation 3
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 11.26
66 used & new from CDN$ 5.38

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Feb. 5 2010
The story isn't anything mind blowing, but it helps set up the sequel which is in development. It's still enjoyable, but nothing you've not seen before. Voice acting is decent, lip syncing is awful however. Graphics are great in my opinion. Everything is done in game, so that the armor that you equip shows up in each scene. The environments are huge and only take one load time. Unlike other RPGs, where areas are divided into sections. Even houses are loaded up right there when the town loads. You just open up the door and walk right in, then walk back out.

It requires an install, but load times are quick considering all that loads up. It takes awhile to save which is the only 'problem' I have with the game.

Gameplay wise, it's a lot like Final Fantasy XI and XII. You can move around real time, all enemies move around in real time. When you begin a battle, you have to wait for your action circle to fill up before you attack. [Much like the active time battle system of many RPGs, only you can move around at all times) There's a bar on the bottom of the screen where you assign abilities for use. Magic, Physical Attacks and combos you create. You use the d-pad to change between actions. Soon after you start playing, Leonard gets you the ability to transform into the White Knight. You need at least 5 Action Chips to transform into the White Knight. To earn AC, you need to defeat enemies and you earn them about each turn as well. Later on, when you transform with more and more AC stocked up the White Knight will gain new abilities to use while transformed. The White Knight will be dismissed when you run out of MP. Each move of the WK uses up MP, so you have to be careful at what you do.

When you level up you're rewarded with 4 ability points, which you can use on learning new abilities. Divided by weapon type, with two magic sections. One for White magic and another for Black Magic. As you learn abilities, you unlock even more. Which also includes status upgrades. When you learn 2 physical abilities [or even magic] you're able to create a combo. To use a combo, you'll have to use an Action Chip [or more depending on what abilities you have in the combo, each has their own value]. You use a combo, and you'll have to hit 'x' at the right time to go through the combo. Otherwise, you'll just use the first ability in the combo and it'll stop. Combos are really where the battle system shine.

The online, I've not delved into that much yet. So can't comment much about it. Georama and Geonet are great though. Georama allows you to make a town as a 'hub' for online. Where you can meet up with friends and head out on missions. You can also put shops into your Georama where everyone can shop. The Georama works a lot like the Dark Cloud series' town editors, which I think goes by the same name. You get materials in single player to make houses and various other things to put into your town. You upgrade the size of your town with the money you earn in single player as well.

Geonet is a lot like .hack's 'The World' oddly enough. There is a type of forum, where you can post topics for other WKC players to reply to and read other topics by others. You can post blogs about your missions and what you're doing with WKC, and read other people's blogs. You can update a status as well so others can see what you're up to. I personally use it to say what area I'm at. :3 This is also where you find friends, and add your friends to your Geonet friends' list.

You also create your own character at the beginning, which is used as your online character. Where you can level and gain items for the single player section of the game. You can't change the appearance of your character without either starting over, or paying $5 to do so. So make sure that you do it right. Your character kind of hides in the background of the story, which is a shame but easily overlookable.

White Knight Chronicles is like a lot of great games melded into one great package. Not without it's flaws, but it's a game that you have to try to know if you'll like it I think. The music by the way, is phenomenal.

Ally McBeal: The Complete Series
Ally McBeal: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Calista Flockhart
Offered by The Digital Vault
Price: CDN$ 299.99
3 used & new from CDN$ 120.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, Jan. 31 2010
I was thrilled when I was able to buy this. Comes in an excellent box, and comes with bonus soundtrack with songs from the show by the talented Vonda Shepard. The show is great and I'm glad it was finally bundled up.

Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter
Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter
3 used & new from CDN$ 56.23

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works, Jan. 29 2010
The wireless adapter works fairly well. I've had a few problems with no longer being detected, for me to have to unplug it and plug it back it for it to work again. Which is tedious. My 360 is brand new, so I don't know if it's the adapter, my console, or what but that's my experience with it so far.

I'd say it's worth it if you can't use a wired connection. It's a shame that the 360, didn't come with wireless built in like the Wii or PS3, but this makes up for it even if it's rather pricey. It fits nicely on the back of the 360 as well.

Bayonetta - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
Bayonetta - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
Offered by Shopville Canada
Price: CDN$ 21.01
83 used & new from CDN$ 10.93

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game, shrouded in drama., Jan. 24 2010
Okay, the PS3 version of this game has so much drama around it because it's "a bad port". Which after I beat this game on the PS3 fail to understand how anyone who's actually played the PS3 version can say that. I just have to assume that people who've not played it are the ones saying it. Given that this is easily one of the best games I have ever played. The way I see it, is that there is no way you can miss out on this game if you only own a PS3 just because it has more loading and is less polished. There are screen tearing issues, but you only notice if you actually look for it. Load times when the menu appears, but it's 2 seconds. And slow down in one area, where it doesn't affect the gameplay. [it slows down due to many platforms swirling around a large area]

The gameplay is very smooth. You can string together some amazing combos once you get the hang of things. You can equip 2 sets of weapons to interchange during combos for even more variety. Each set a and b, have 2 weapons in it. One kind of weapon set to Bayonetta's feet the other to her hands. Some weapons are exclusive to her hands, like the swords. If you dodge an attack right before it would have hit you, you enter witch time [excluding some instances, like certain bosses] and this slows down time. In the case of enemies on fire, it allows you to physically attack them without taking damage. It also plays into some of the puzzles in the game. Later on you can buy an ability which lets you use witchtime if you get hit as well, you simply press the dodge button R2 right when you get hit. You transform into bats and avoid damage and go into witch time. which allows you to not be perfect. Accessories can also allow you to go into witch time when you get hit every time.

There's 2 modes for any beginner to easily pick up Bayonetta and play it. Very Easy and Easy. Each of these difficulties is part of the 'automatic mode' which allows less skilled players a chance to kick some butt with simply pressing one button. The option to use more than that is still there, but it makes it a lot easier for those who need it. So it's an accessible game for those who worry about difficulty. I personally found it quite challenging on just the normal setting.

The story is wacky and not to be taken seriously. If you go in with any seriousness, you're going to not like the characters or story. [like all Platinum Games/Clover Studios games really]. I personally enjoyed the story. I found it was different and that made it interesting to me. The music is love/hate. I personally loved it. It's a nice change of pace from other games. It has the epic boss music and the funky jazzy music.

This game is fantastic and really should be enjoyed by anyone who's interested in it. Regardless of platform, I think Bayonetta is one of the best games ever created. Especially in it's genre.

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