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EGAIA Each cha
ntinued from Page 10 TASs, ad
binations
ing for their own separate goals Some sp
well as for humanity. The game is as Hyper.
rprisingly long for a single disc, completi
hich is good since length is very finding 1
nportant to RPG's. They're
The graphics are polygonal, and TASs, an
>r the most part very good. One can charactet
en see the characters mouths move for Vahn
ring battle. The soundtrack does- One o
't really stand out as first, but will game is
on you. are simil
What really makes Legaia a win- tioned "F
r, however, is the battle engine - most part
e Tactical Arts System (TAS). to the su
long with traditional RPG-style main gan
agie use, Legaia's battles are based rowed el
fighting-game elements. Players work b
o enter in directional combinations "Legaia.
take on the enemy. Ccrtain com- "Leger
iations wil tri gerTAS special deliver a
oves that are stronger than than the ryline w
arsal punche: or kicks. Near the and a si
ning of the game, players will hungry R
>cnd a fair amout of time trying to item on tI
nd new T.S combinations, by ran- had been
mly entering in combinations. Faasy V
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aracter has their own set of
ding to the number of com-
that the ganer can fitd.
pecial combinations known
Arts are only available after
ng certain objectives or
TAS books within the game.
much stronger than regular
nd usually incorporate the
's favorite element (i.e. fire
)}.
if the problems with the
that some of the elements
ar to those of the aforeiaen-
Final Fantasy VII." For the
t, these sitnilaritics pertain
b-gasses hidden within the
sa. Then agais, these bor-
eisan s hc bre- proven to
efre, atd do well in
d of Legaia" sauages to
solid six of intriguit g sto-
ith innovaive battle action
de-order of sub-carnes for
PG fans. "legaia" is a great
hte RPG buffet that nttil no
reserved solely for 'Final
V'l.'"

Run Lola Run
Sony Pictures Classics
At the Michigan Theater starting
Friday
"Run Lola Run," as itsname suggests,
is all about energy. Pulsing. techno-
backed energy as envisioned by German
impresario Tom Tkwer pushes "Lola"
to the limits and bevond, creating some-
thing more than ju an il-conceived the-
oretical exercise a la "Sliding Doors" or
"Lock, Stock and sJo Smoking
Barrels." Indeed "Lola" could be
described a an cxbI aating otsbiiation
of the aimr twv ftm, but S :O far sur-
passes thesm in both 'Isle and substance
that to do so sould be an insult.
Frat1a Poise plays ola, a girl
wih a amng red probm to mateh
tee s ibrut h-ir 1 Ite subitles are

irrelevant and unintimidating; all the
explanation needed is plain on
Potente's expressive face. Her
boyfriend, Manni, owes 100,000
marks to his crime boss -- money he
doesn't have - in the next 20 min-
utes. No money, bye-bye Manni. So
Lola runs and runs and runs some
more all over town attempting to
track down this extraordinary sum of
money. Unfortunately, she fails. As
the film's epigraph succinctly
implies, ho-ev-r, this life is a game
that rosets to ero if you want it to,
and Lola wats it Ii.
"'ris" then becone. teallv thee
films i one, each ote pioceeding at
a breakneck pace. slimsing how juist
the slighitesi elhasges is an estab-
hished routine eati have far-reaehis"
ratiifieations. lola herself is she
pebble is the pond. causing" a ripple
that wrashes over esetrs ne int her

path.
And us? We're her willing follow-
ers, her fan base, the ones who root
for her to get it right this time and
save both herself and Manni from
certain anguish, if not death. Tykwer
manages to rescue Manni, Lola and
his audience - with plenty of time
to spare.
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