DS #2316: Top Trumps: Doctor Who (Europe)

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May 21, 2008
  1. T-hug
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    OMG Top Trumps, this is going to be so so so bad...... waste of a licence, how long ago did they make this, its still got Martha Jones as his assistant on the cover.....
     
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    wtf is this? TV show?
     
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    arent there quite a handful of people on here who watch Doctor Who?
    *cough* bobevil *cough*
     
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    I have watched Doctor Who since 1975 [​IMG]


    ... and this game is a cynical money-making pile of dingo poo ...
     
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    It's a British Sci-fi show that's had 28 seasons or something over the past 40 years. The main character is from a race of time-traveling aliens who usually travels with a companion from Earth, and battles various alien threats across the galaxy.

    They show it on the American Sci-Fi channel now. It's not great, but some episodes are pretty funny/exciting.

    Doesn't have much to do with card games though...guess we can at least be grateful it wasn't turned into a half-effort 2-d platformer though...
     
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    If the show had not had a 16 year interruption, this year would have marked the 45th anniversary of the show ... the first ever episode was broadcast the day JFK was shot ...

    Also, it has series, not seasons ... seasons is a US thing ...

    The best Dr Who game, so far, was made 22 years ago, and was an action/platform/puzzler ...
     
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    the old dr who special effects never fail to make me rofl.
     
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    Yep waste of a license, being Top Trumps there is very little strategy and everything is based on luck. Your card shows up, you hope its attributes are higher than the one its up against...that's it. Sometimes you're opponent keeps getting better cards so you're just sitting there not doing much, you can do the odd scan to help though. There are mini games too but they're just bollocks, some are just the same as the game itself. Another thing that annoyed me is that some aliens cards have things that they don't in the series. In fact its nearly the same as the web game on the BBC site, which you don't have to pay for. Its worse than the other two Top Trump DS games, at least they bothered using more than menus on that.

    Graphcially, looks cheap, everything is done by menus & it uses the shitty look of the cartoon...except for the characters that weren't in it (which is not the Doctor or Martha) and they have that shitty "photo but made to look like a cartoon" look that actually makes the images look like they were done with only VGA colours. Sound is just using the soundtrack of the series with the odd generic sci-fi noise.

    If Eidos make another game, it better be an adventure/puzzle game but most likely be a load of mini games, though if they added a Catherine Tate torture mini game I'd buy it.

    So yeah cheap but not cheerful, expect this to sell well over here as some places are selling it for £9.99 and parents will probably buy it for their kids, the kids will go "oh wow hot tits", play it and die a little inside. Even fans of Top Trump games won't be happy with this, and they'll have all the cards anyway, and playing on there own will probably be more fun.

    0/10

    PC version ain't much better either.

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    Dr Who never had the budget of any of the US shows, primarily due to the fact that it was classed as Children's programming ... which meant it had to be driven by the personality of a strong lead actor, and by as much ingenuity and originality as the script writers could muster.

    Classic Dr Who is still the most original sci-fi you will see on television, and many sci-fi shows around the world owes much to it's efforts ...
     
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    The flash games on the BBC's own Doctor Who website are better than this.......
     
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    I made a Dr Who board game, when I was 7, and it was better than this ...
     
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    Maybe someone remembers this crappy game ?

    http://hol.abime.net/258

    But this PD game was quit good.

    http://hol.abime.net/378
     
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    I have every Dr Who game, and all except Mines of Terror were a travesty ... or at least meh ...
     
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    Hey Bob, me big fan as well [​IMG] Do you post over at doctorwhoforum.com? best doctor who forum on the planet [​IMG]
     
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    No ... Dr Who fan forums suck ass ... I avoid them like the plague ...

    I have been a member of DWAS & NADWAS for 27 years, and I stick with them ...
     
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    The people there either lack taste.
     
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    No, your mother used to come over al lot, actually ...
     
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    Put salt on them that will improve the flavour....

    Edit :- I just found out, when you post a reply, scroll down, you can still read the moderator deleted posts........ [​IMG]
     

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