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The Best of 2007

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Well here's the must have "best of" topic that was bound to come. Without further ado, lets get down to business.

Best Games of 2007:

1. The Orange Box

Amazing value, I'm sure this is a package I'll be playing for a long time to come. HL2 and Episodes 1 and 2 are great even on their own. But when there's something as brilliant as Portal included as well it has to be MY GoTY. And lets not forget TF2, while I'm not big on online shooters the unique graphical sty-le deserves a mention. I think I got Peggle Extreme too on top of all that...

2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chernobyl

Brilliant game with amazing visuals, realistic looking gameworld and an atmosphere you could cut with a knife. Yet it could had been so much more, the poor "headshot shooting system" with some technical issues and back tracking through desolate areas left something to be improved in Clear Sky prequel.

3. The Witcher

Now, I've only played it for few hours this far which is why I didn't feel I could put it past Stalker or OB, but it has certainly made an impression on me. It's undoubtly the best RPG on PC in a few years. Finally some choises to be made, and I was very impressed what they were able to do with the old NWN engine, it looks and runs great, something that for e.g. Obsidian failed to do with NWN2.

Biggest dissapointments:
Tarr Chronicles - Why force you to watch cutscenes all over again after dying, and why not give a chance to save?

Hellgate - 3D Diablo just doesn't cut it anymore.

Honourable mention:
Spaceforce - Technically marvelous and beatifull game with a deep gameworld, ruined only by the combat and story.

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Best Movies of 2007:

Shoot 'Em Up

Pure brilliance, funny and action packed over the top parody with some great action scenes.

Wild Hogs

Great comedy with great actors. It's the old fashion kind of comedy where normal guys get in strange situations, which I prefer over the current trend where an idiot wanna-be-funny main character who is impossible to relate to or even like(talladega nights, nacho libre) does stupid things on the screen....i hate clowns.

Resident Evil: Extinction

Zombies and Milla Jovovich...and like that isn't enough, it all takes place in a Mad Max sty-le apocalyptic world, what's there not to like? Extra props for making a game based movie that doesn't suck.

Biggest dissapointments:
Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 - Not funny, not interesting ..it just kept getting worse by every sequel, one more and they would hit the bottom.

Spiderman 3 - Worst movie I've ever seen. Not sure if it was supposed to be a comedy, but I know it wasn't funny. Yet it was too tacky to be a serious movie either. Made me want to kill myself.

Honorable mentions:
Die Hard 4 - Possibly the best Die Hard this far, and that's quite an achievement.

Vacancy - I thought it would suck like all horror movies in the past few years, but I watched it anyway since it had Kate Beckinsale, and loved it.

28 Weeks later - Because I just love zombie movies.

Grindhouse: Planet Terror & Deathproof - Amazing end in Deathproof and over the top action in Planet Terror just make you wanna laugh like a maniac.

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Best Album of 2007:

1. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play

The singer changed, but Holopainen's great melodic rock music stayed.

2. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

Great individual songs like The Pretender, and good overall album as well.

3. Apulanta - Eikä Vielä Ole Edes Ilta

Great overall album with great lyrics, like always. Unfortunately misses that one big hit song.

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