But in the long run, the unoriginal gimmick of having monsters routinely jump out from every suspicious dark corner is used so often that the tension eventually wears off and it all becomes nothing more than a nuisance.
Successful strippers have always had to "have a gimmick" in order to do well and keep the customers interested, so a number of them learned how to twirl their breasts in rhythm, thus twirling the tassels.
Graphics on the Wii are considerably worse than that offered on the other two machines, and hardcore gamers dismissed the Wii (codenamed Revolution during development) as little more than a gimmick.
The gimmick of those clips and the rest of the nudity didn't hide the fact the gameplay was horrible and BMX XXX quickly faded onto the lists of Worst Games of the Century.
Turning classic fairy tale elements upside down is an important gimmick used in these dark and sometimes graphic tales, capitalizing on the familiar to create humor, irony, or illustrate changing attitudes.
When families were reunited, they met up underneath the symbolic "family tree," a large tree that Find My Family used as a gimmick to try and add meaning to these already touching scenes.
Thus, all the potential for greatness that would have set the Wii version of DDR apart and above the others is squandered on what feels more like a cheap gimmick than anything else.
If you're looking for the best exercise to flatten the tummy, then you need to consider your own fitness goals and exercise preferences before you spend money on the latest gadget or gimmick.
Birdwell claims that "quality is our gimmick", and since they've been making surf shorts, beach shirts, towels and totes since 1961, they seem to have a good "gimmick" going.
Released in 1933, King Kong powerfully effected studio audiences, primed to feel fear by the clever gimmick of having nurses standing by in theaters where it was showing.
In my opinion, the cost to create the gimmick is well worth it.
The Liberals called this an ' expensive gimmick ' .
gimmick cards or decks to make the cards cling together.
The rhyming dialog, far from being a gimmick, adds metaphorical clout to the script without distracting from the performances in any way.
Comes complete with pen, gimmick and instructional DVD.
foisted on people by means of a ' catch ' or a gimmick.
gimmick made in England by JB Magic Effect of the Decade!
This clever little gimmick will enable you to perform one of the most visually, stunning magical effects you are ever likely to see.
Haunted Die includes the black die, cloth bag, and special gimmick that makes the die turn over by itself.
Are specialist MBAs a marketing gimmick, or the way ahead?
The flood map of Britain to be unveiled by Norwich Union next week has been dismissed by an industry expert as a publicity gimmick.
So you hit on a unique sales gimmick, and hey presto they're flying off the shelves.
Mr Meles: Obviously we support the IFS, we do not consider it a matter of accounting gimmick.
I just know this is not an advertising gimmick.
Jerseys, hats, novelties, jewelry, "terrible towels" (part of a gimmick going back to 1975) and DVDs are all available.
There are only about a dozen levels to complete in the main quest, and after half of them, you'll begin to feel the game's gimmick wearing a bit thin.
Seems like a gimmick, but it kept the series fresh.
The launching driver might be a gimmick to some, but come on, you know you might dream it's an ex-girlfriend.
The 3D gimmick wasn't necessary, but the game doesn't suffer.
But there is one gimmick the moviemakers tried to insert to try to pull gamers into the theatre.
Any type of routine, gimmick or schtick will do.
Matching minds with an inventor friend, Dr. Maertens overcame the "gimmick" stigma of his new soles.
Air-filled soles turned out not to just be a gimmick.
Hence, the shipping cost has been built into the shoe price and the advertised "free shipping" is more of a gimmick to attract buyers.
You may think that this is just a clever marketing gimmick, but there are technologies that are designed specifically for quick-start running or long distance running.
No matter what you hear there is no magical weight loss pill, fad, or gimmick that safely answers the question of how to lose weight fast.
The whys and hows of Immortality are a bit murky, but in terms of plot it's just a great gimmick.
It's a long way from being a hastily assembled Labor Party gimmick.
Baby Bonds: labor's election gimmick NEW LABOR have launched the big idea for its second term.
Problem is, there are such minuscule amounts of everything it doesn't have one iota of effect on anything except to sucker you into paying more for a clever gimmick.
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