Thursday, April 20, 2006

Mamma Mia and Dragon Quest

I’ve just learnt that Mamma Mia (the musical) will shortly be making its way to the silver screen. Now I’m all for musical being made into movies, after all, there’s no better way than to relive the theatre experience (unless of course you have enough money for numerous theatre viewings). Also I love the music of ABBA. Unfortunately I though the musical itself was dire. If you take some great songs and place them over a truly awful story, the result is a mess, or more accurately, just a poor excuse to listen to ABBA music live. There are plenty of other musicals out there which are more deserving of movie adaptations (Les Miserable and Miss Saigon spring to mind), so why choose this trash. The answer of course, is because Mamma Mia is so damn popular… Oh well, rant over.

Games played:
Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King

I've only got it through the post from Amazon today.

3 ½ hours of play later (it is very late) it’s looking very promising. Very much an old school RPG, but then again this is exactly what I’ve been looking for. The carton style really is something special and reminds me a little of Tales of Phantasia, but done so much better.

It’s a shame that it’s sales haven’t been as good as expected – especially in light of the fact that this is the first Dragon Quest released in Europe and that in Japan it’s the only game series to outsell Final Fantasy.. Oh Well, there’s no counting on European’s tastes in games (Fifa cough, cough).

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