February 03, 2004

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2004.02.02 Racing Game but one for GCN

Another episode of average games...

R: Racing Evolution PS2/GCN/XBox 3 out of 5
Dark Ages of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis PC 3 out of 5
Magic: The Gathering -- Battlegrounds XBox 3 out of 5

But ... I'm do believe someone here (Shawn Liu) has a better idea of how the game, Dark Ages of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis (his DAoC site) is like.

Gawd... just look at all those polygons... so real...

I <3 Morgan Webb: 2004.02.03

Due to the maturity rating of the game, we're not able to show you screenshots from the game Sexy Beach 2 from Japan. -- sowwy.

But let's see if you can say this 3 times fast:
... and once you've sat enough pool swimming, jump roping, ball bouncing and weird monkey-critter snuggling to confuse the most healthy libido...

Posted by John Highway at February 3, 2004 11:18 PM | TrackBack

Man that Sexy Beach was something else...But they had to show Raiden again @_@ ahhh my eyes
Why Morgan Why!?

Posted by: Eddie (from at February 4, 2004 02:34 AM

On paper, DAoC Trials of Atlantis is a pretty nice expansion pack. The graphics upgrade is very sweet and there is a ton of new content for high-level players (which people have been aching for). There are, however, two main issues that would have made me give a lower rating.

1) Massive time sink for new abilities: For many of the new items and "trials" you can quest for, the time spent simply farming - to both acquire and level these new abilities (a new element has items that gain experience) - by killing the same monsters over and over is terribly mind numbing. It really takes away from the whole Player vs. Player focus, which is where DAoC truly shines. This is a terrible shame since...

2) The new skills abilities are totally, absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, 100% needed for PvP: Numerous reports have sprung up regarding teams who can do with 16 players what before could only be done with 50+, simply because of these new abilities. Not only are they terribly unbalancing to the 3-faction combat scheme, but it creates a further divide from the "haves/hardcore players" and the "have-nots/casual players".

From a sales per box perspective, yes, Trials of Atlantis is a solid expansion pack. But in practice, many of the corners the devs are coding themselves into are ultimately hurting the overall playing experience.

2... out of 5...

And yeah... I pretty much wet myself in /gu when I saw them review it.

Posted by: Shawn (from at February 4, 2004 08:22 AM

Average show. It was still funny though. Like Adam's face all over the Sexy Beach 2 review, haha. Funny even though it ruined the mood of it all.
Miss 5-Star Webb's revenge of naked Raiden...that's just pure funny to me, too.

Posted by: Winged VoX (from at February 4, 2004 12:32 PM
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