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Bruno Banani Men's String -  Grey - X-Large
Bruno Banani Men's String - Grey - X-Large
Price: £16.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, stylish and functional. Maybe pick a size up if you are between sizes, 24 Jan. 2016
Thongs can be both sexy and functional depending on the cut and material used. Aside from the small fitting these by B.B look and feel fantastic., granted they do look a little showy but thankfully my partner doesn't mind me wearing adventurous underwear.

Made from semi transparent Polyamide and Elastane blend these give great support at the front and sit flat against the skin. Thankfully the front part is lined so your "package" isn't visible.

These sit very low on your hips and the T section at the back is a good shape, the thong part (bit that goes between the buttocks) is a good length and width. Fit and feel i would say these remind me of the HOM Fredy thong to a large degree but with slightly more room at the front and better material. The "chemistry" colour (proper name for the grey version) looks stunning with what my partner calls a snake skin pattern

Verdict: A little more stylish and sexy than the HOM Men's Nature FREDY New String Boxer Briefs, Black, X-Small (Manufacturer Size:30) but the shape and wearing experience is virtually the same, easy to maintain just throw in the wash with everything else and they come out fine. Glad i added them to my growing collection, these particularly go well if worn under tight fitting jeans and naturally being a thong you won't get any pant lines or excess material scrunched up your leg!

My only advise would be to use the size guide from the Bruno Banani website as the one on Amazon is generic to everything they stock!!

Recommended!


Bronchostop Buttercup Syrup - 200 ml
Bronchostop Buttercup Syrup - 200 ml
Price: £6.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tastes horrid and didn't work!, 17 Jan. 2016
Tastes horrid and did nothing to stop my chesty cough, not only that but it isn't cheap. Better look elsewhere! Tried the Pastille version which didn't taste as bad but again didn't help reduce the chesty cough.


Drambuie Liqueur - 700ml
Drambuie Liqueur - 700ml
Offered by 31DOVER Next Day Delivery
Price: £31.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic mix of Whisky and sweet spices!, 16 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Drambuie Liqueur - 700ml (Wine)
Very moorish to drink, this liqueur is a mix of spices (mostly honey and heather) with whisky. Be warned it is extremely sweet so best to sip rather than gulp. Produces a long sweet spicy after taste!

Best drunk neat or over one giant piece of ice although it can be mixed with Coke for a lovely long drink. There is a 15 year old version which is richer in flavour yet the sweetness has been toned down.

Verdict: If you like scotch and spices then this is a lovely liqueur to keep in the house. Worth trying if you have never had it before!


Fairy All in One 86 Lemon Dishwasher Tablets 1398g
Fairy All in One 86 Lemon Dishwasher Tablets 1398g
Offered by JBPSUPPLIES
Price: £15.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great all in one results!, 16 Jan. 2016
Fantastic Dishwasher tablets, possibly the best we have come across. We use to use Lidl's W5 Classic tablets in which you bought the salt and rinse aid separately.

These by fairy are more expensive but have the right amount of rinse aid and salt incorporated in the tablet packet. Speaking of which YOU DON'T empty the powder and liquid out of the wrapper. Instead you put the whole thing in the dishwasher dispenser and it bio degrades in the hot water.

To compensate for the higher cost ensure you only use your dishwasher when it is full. If you find you are using your dishwasher a lot for half loads then probably best stick to buying the powder/salt/rinse aid separately.

Results wise these give excellent results at 50*c (eco mode on our dishwasher) and leaves glasses water spot free. The inside of the machine also looks spotless after a cycle thanks to the alkali nature of these tablets (fights limescale)

VERDICT: If you are looking for an all in one dishwasher tablet then this is it, i have yet to find a better one and the Fairy tablets can often be found discounted compared with other brands. The lemon fresh scent is simply a bonus and leaves the dishwasher smelling fresh. The tablets come in a resealable bag handy for long term storage and to stop them getting wet, as they bio-degrade when they come into contact with water.

Recommended if you want an all in one tablet!
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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Price: £5.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real eye opener!, 29 Dec. 2015
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A powerful and insightful read into the worlds religions. Christopher goes into depth and gives plenty of examples and fact the back up his beliefs as he describes how each one including Christianity and Islam poison the world in which we know. Stunning albeit heavy to read this will open your eyes!

RECOMMENDED!!


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jura Origin - A good starting Place into the world of Jura Whisky!, 25 Dec. 2015
When you factor in the price and the fact this single malt is only 10 years old you can't complain about the experience on offer. There's nothing inherently bad about this scotch except for showing its youth around the edges.

This is remarkably similar to its elder brother the "superstition" apart from being a little rough around the edges, mainly from the alcoholic bite on the tongue, yet it doesn't have the smoke or depth in spices that the superstition has. I've said it before in my review of the Superstition, that out of the whole Jura range the Superstition is the best bang for your buck version to go for, that said the Origin does offer you a good starting experience to the Jura range. You get Oak characteristics on the nose and on the palate besides toffee and very mild liquorice. With a small amount of water the alcoholic nip virtually goes away and is replaced by a fresh apple/ pineapple aroma and taste.

Verdict: Jura is distinctive enough to be treated differently from the malts from Islay, yet you will be surprised at how many people believe Jura comes from Islay. No, it comes from the Island of Jura although you can only travel to Jura via Islay, which is where i think the confusion comes in. Pay no more than £26 for the Origin and you will enjoy this scotch as the entry level Jura. It's not overly complex but the experience on offer is self evident!


Lynx Africa Body Spray Compressed, 100 ml
Lynx Africa Body Spray Compressed, 100 ml
Price: £3.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same great scent of Lynx Africa but in a smaller can!, 5 Dec. 2015
I paid £2 so don't pay over the odds! Lovely refreshing scent which hasn't changed in years. The can is so tiny thanks to the compression technology. Essentially the can has a better quality valve which can stand the higher pressure, so don't let the smaller size fool you because it has just as much spray inside it as the regular one. Ideal for travelling or if you have limited shelf space. Simply twist the top and then spray. Would recommend for any guy looking for a nice everyday body spray that lasts several hours!
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (PS4)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (PS4)
Price: £24.99

8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Six: Siege - Great tactical team based shooter but does have a few issues!, 2 Dec. 2015
This has been a long time coming and the anticipation in gaming circles amongst the old school shooter fans has only grown at the countdown to launch has drawn near.

So to those that don’t understand what this game is allow me to fill you in. Siege is an ONLINE ONLY first person tactical shooter with NO single player campaign or offline modes whatsoever. At this stage i will give you the best piece of advice regarding this game. ONLY buy it if you have a friend or friends that are prepared to buy it as well. I say that because this is a game where teamwork is absolutely crucial and success online hugely depends on your ability to talk and work with others. Teaming up with random people will often lead to losing the game especially if the people on your team don’t speak the same language or don’t have a headset. Understand that talking with others is essential in this game and without it you will struggle to have fun on a consistent basis.

So onto what you can do. There are 3 different areas to the game including “Terrorist Hunt” which is where you can team up with 4 other players and take on AI controlled military personnel and you can select the difficulty of the AI, even normal can be difficult if you don’t know what you are doing. The aim is to kill the terrorist on the map and locate the two bombs and defuse them, while defusing them you have to defend the area as waves of enemy AI swarm you. Your team wins if you defuse both bombs and the terrorists win if they kill everyone in your team. Naturally there are no respawns! If you die then you get to sit out and watch the rest of the round, watching your team mates play and naturally you can switch between them and indeed their drones. You can get other modes in Terrorist hunt like find and extract a hostage or even defend a hostage. The modes and indeed the maps are randomly generated.

The second area is “Multiplayer”, this removes the barrier of not being able to defend an objective which can be a hostage, bomb…etc. This time around it is 5 vs 5 with no AI. Attackers have access to different gadgets than defenders. For example attackers start each round with a remote operated drone that you drive around the map and can go up stairways, under door barricades, air conditioning chutes and hide under objects such as tables. The aim is to locate the objective before the round physically starts and if you find any enemy players you can mark their position to make it easier when you begin your assault. As attackers you also get access to specific gadgets such as door and wall charges. Oh and be on the look out for floors and ceilings that can be destroyed, you might be able to land on the enemy team in the middle of it all

During this time the defenders can erect wooden door barricades, reinforce walls making them indestructible, plant remote c4, lay barb wire which slows enemy personnel down but doesn’t hurt them, and plant electronic jammers on the floor which disrupt drones causing them to fail. The key is to plant the jammers before the round begins to stop enemy drones from discovering the objectives location. The defenders also get access to any CCTV system that is currently available in the building you are in, my advise is use it well! Numerous times i have already spotted enemy players flanking our position and the cctv has saved our bacon. Each team alternates on the same map usually playing it a few times and then the map will rotate onto something else although you aren’t given a choice as to which map, it is randomly generated.

The other areas are “Tutorial” and “Situations”, tutorial is essentially what it sounds like and most shooter fans won’t need to visit this area. Situations is essentially a theme based training area, after completing so many you unlock new ones, think of them as mini training missions but with rewards at the end, i recommend you do Situations first before entering Multiplayer. Control wise it is very call of duty/ Battlefield like so most people should feel right at home.

There are several different maps, some larger than others and most if not all have several different levels and most building can be scaled. Some will have lots of different structures and others have one single house on the map. Virtually every door and window along with most walls can be destroyed but not all. Some are naturally barricaded and can’t be destroyed.

Now down to the character creator, or lack there of! Instead you start off as a generic recruit who uses standard weapons without any attachments, you do get the option to switch to a secondary weapon and swap out a flashbang for a smoke grenade as an example but your optional are limited and the loadouts are inaccurate and hard to get decent kills with. It’s only when you get enough “RENOWN” which is the in-game currency that you can choose to unlock an additional operator.

You can choose SAS, FBI Swat, GIGN, Spetsnaz or GSG 9. Each specialist force has 4 operators. 2 are attackers and 2 are defenders. Sadly you can’t use an attacker if you are defending; you must unlock a defending operator! Each individual operator from each nations force has their own separate perk. For example, if you unlock “Sledge” who is an attacking member of the SAS then his special perk is a breaching hammer which can quickly break through destructible objects. However, if you unlock “Kapkan” who is a Spetsnaz defender then his perk is the ability to set booby traps on windows and door frames. If you get a good team together it is essential that you all go as something meaningful and bear in mind that you can only have one of each person in the team, the best bit of advise i can give is ensure everyone is playing a part they are happy with and know your classes perks and above all USE THEM.

There are multiple weapons available, including secondary ones, sidearms, gadgets and different types of grenade including EMP. Most have attachments available to them such as scopes, silencers and grips, which all have an impact on the stats and usability of the weapon concerned. Be aware that everything costs renown, this gets me onto a downside. Unless you are winning games on a regular basis then renown can be incredibly stingy and hard to come by, indeed you get nothing if you lose the match even if you got a few kills, unfortunately it is winning team take all.

You need 500 renown to unlock your second character alone, that’s before you add any attachments to the gun and a simple red dot sight can cost 150 renown, unlocking new characters and getting weapons attachments will take time believe me.

Pros: One of the best tactical shooters to hit the market in the last few years * Graphically it looks impressive * Massive emphasis on teamwork and using your classes perks * Well balances classes * Good balance in weapon power * Ability to scale buildings and breach windows whilst hanging upside down on a rope * The very nature of the game creates unpredictability * Good map design and variety * 5 vs 5 is actually a good amount of players * Simple and easy to understand menu system * Upgrade system is easy to work * When in a game the servers are stable * You can adjust the graphics to your hearts content * Good playability with a controller.

Cons: Hit detection is very hit and miss at time of writing this review with some shots not counting even when you get a headshot * Riot shield offers too much protection in my opinion * Can't pick up weapons off the floor * Earning renown takes a long time unless you have a decent team * Shotguns are completely useless beyond a few metres * Not a game to ideally play with strangers as you need teamwork and people you can trust * Game can time out while searching for a lobby meaning you have to quit the game and start again * No storyline or campaign, it’s literally just multiplayer against other players or bots.

Verdict: If you want the ultimate tactical team based shooter then this is it! There are issues but if you value strategy and people working together then you will find the suspense in this game surreal. 5 vs 5 works well and i like the fact you can also earn renown in terrorist hunt which is probably best if you want to quickly unlock attachments. I do question the price, i certainly wouldn’t pay more than £30 for this given the lack of variety.

Recommended, just don't pay over the top!
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege [PC Code - Uplay]
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege [PC Code - Uplay]
Price: £29.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Six: Siege - Great tactical team based shooter but does lack content, 2 Dec. 2015
This has been a long time coming and the anticipation in gaming circles amongst the old school shooter fans has only grown at the countdown to launch has drawn near.

So to those that don’t understand what this game is allow me to fill you in. Siege is an ONLINE ONLY first person tactical shooter with NO single player campaign or offline modes whatsoever. At this stage i will give you the best piece of advice regarding this game. ONLY buy it if you have a friend or friends that are prepared to buy it as well. I say that because this is a game where teamwork is absolutely crucial and success online hugely depends on your ability to talk and work with others. Teaming up with random people will often lead to losing the game especially if the people on your team don’t speak the same language or don’t have a headset. Understand that talking with others is essential in this game and without it you will struggle to have fun on a consistent basis.

So onto what you can do. There are 3 different areas to the game including “Terrorist Hunt” which is where you can team up with 4 other players and take on AI controlled military personnel and you can select the difficulty of the AI, even normal can be difficult if you don’t know what you are doing. The aim is to kill the terrorist on the map and locate the two bombs and defuse them, while defusing them you have to defend the area as waves of enemy AI swarm you. Your team wins if you defuse both bombs and the terrorists win if they kill everyone in your team. Naturally there are no respawns! If you die then you get to sit out and watch the rest of the round, watching your team mates play and naturally you can switch between them and indeed their drones. Sadly in Terrorist Hunt you can’t play as the terrorist and defend the bombs against the AI, only attack!

The second area is “Multiplayer”, this removes the barrier of not being able to defend an objective which can be a hostage, bomb…etc. This time around it is 5 vs 5 with no AI. Attackers have access to different gadgets than defenders. For example attackers start each round with a remote operated drone that you drive around the map and can go up stairways, under door barricades, air conditioning chutes and hide under objects such as tables. The aim is to locate the objective before the round physically starts and if you find any enemy players you can mark their position to make it easier when you begin your assault. As attackers you also get access to specific gadgets such as door and wall charges. Oh and be on the look out for floors and ceilings that can be destroyed, you might be able to land on the enemy team in the middle of it all

During this time the defenders can erect wooden door barricades, reinforce walls making them indestructible, plant remote c4, lay barb wire which slows enemy personnel down but doesn’t hurt them, and plant electronic jammers on the floor which disrupt drones causing them to fail. The key is to plant the jammers before the round begins to stop enemy drones from discovering the objectives location. The defenders also get access to any CCTV system that is currently available in the building you are in, my advise is use it well! Numerous times i have already spotted enemy players flanking our position and the cctv has saved our bacon. Each team alternates on the same map usually playing it a few times and then the map will rotate onto something else although you aren’t given a choice as to which map, it is randomly generated.

The other areas are “Tutorial” and “Situations”, tutorial is essentially what it sounds like and most shooter fans won’t need to visit this area. Situations is essentially a theme based training area, after completing so many you unlock new ones, think of them as mini training missions but with rewards at the end, i recommend you do Situations first before entering Multiplayer. Control wise it is very call of duty/ Battlefield like so most people should feel right at home regardless of whether you use a keyboard and mouse or controller.

There are several different maps, some larger than others and most if not all have several different levels and most building can be scaled. Some will have lots of different structures and others have one single house on the map. Virtually every door and window along with most walls can be destroyed but not all. Some are naturally barricaded and can’t be destroyed.

Now down to the character creator, or lack there of! Instead you start off as a generic recruit who uses standard weapons without any attachments, you do get the option to switch to a secondary weapon and swap out a flashbang for a smoke grenade as an example but your optional are limited and the loadouts are inaccurate and hard to get decent kills with. It’s only when you get enough “RENOWN” which is the in-game currency that you can choose to unlock an additional operator.

You can choose SAS, FBI Swat, GIGN, Spetsnaz or GSG 9. Each specialist force has 4 operators. 2 are attackers and 2 are defenders. Sadly you can’t use an attacker if you are defending; you must unlock a defending operator! Each individual operator from each nations force has their own separate perk. For example, if you unlock “Sledge” who is an attacking member of the SAS then his special perk is a breaching hammer which can quickly break through destructible objects. However, if you unlock “Kapkan” who is a Spetsnaz defender then his perk is the ability to set booby traps on windows and door frames. If you get a good team together it is essential that you all go as something meaningful and bear in mind that you can only have one of each person in the team, the best bit of advise i can give is ensure everyone is playing a part they are happy with and know your classes perks and above all USE THEM.

There are multiple weapons available, including secondary ones, sidearms, gadgets and different types of grenade including EMP. Most have attachments available to them such as scopes, silencers and grips, which all have an impact on the stats and usability of the weapon concerned. Be aware that everything costs renown, this gets me onto a downside. Unless you are winning games on a regular basis then renown can be incredibly stingy and hard to come by, indeed you get nothing if you lose the match even if you got a few kills, unfortunately it is winning team take all.

You need 500 renown to unlock your second character alone, that’s before you add any attachments to the gun and a simple red dot sight can cost 150 renown, unlocking new characters and getting weapons attachments will take time believe me.

Pros: One of the best tactical shooters to hit the market in the last few years * Massive emphasis on teamwork and using your classes perks * Well balances classes * Good balance in weapon power * Ability to scale buildings and breach windows whilst hanging upside down on a rope * The very nature of the game creates unpredictability * Good map design and variety * 5 vs 5 is actually a good amount of players * Simple and easy to understand menu system * Upgrade system is easy to work * When in a game the servers are stable * You can adjust the graphics to your hearts content * Good playability with a keyboard or controller.

Cons: Hit detection is very hit and miss at time of writing this review with some shots not counting even when you get a headshot * Riot shield offers too much protection in my opinion * Higher difficulty settings in terrorist hunt are insanely difficult * You can’t play as the terrorists in Terrorist Hunt * Earning renown takes a long time unless you have a decent team * Shotguns are completely useless beyond a few metres * Not a game to play with strangers as you need teamwork and people you can trust * Game can time out while searching for a lobby meaning you have to quit the game and start again * No storyline or campaign, it’s literally just multiplayer against other players or bots.

Tips: If you buy and play the game before 14th December then you also get Rainbow Six Vegas 2 completely free to download via Uplay.

System recommendations: Quad core CPU or better * 8GB of memory * Minimum 2GB of Graphics memory, ideally GTX960 or R9 285 or above

Verdict: If you want the ultimate tactical team based shooter then this is it! There are issues but if you value strategy and people working together then you will find the suspense in this game surreal. 5 vs 5 works well and i like the fact you can also earn renown in terrorist hunt which is probably best if you want to quickly unlock attachments. I do question the price, i certainly wouldn’t pay more than £30 for this given the lack of variety.

Recommended, just don't pay more than £30!
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (PC)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (PC)
Offered by Ace Goods Co. Ltd
Price: £36.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Six: Siege - Great tactical team based shooter but does lack content, 2 Dec. 2015
This has been a long time coming and the anticipation in gaming circles amongst the old school shooter fans has only grown at the countdown to launch has drawn near.

So to those that don’t understand what this game is allow me to fill you in. Siege is an ONLINE ONLY first person tactical shooter with NO single player campaign or offline modes whatsoever. At this stage i will give you the best piece of advice regarding this game. ONLY buy it if you have a friend or friends that are prepared to buy it as well. I say that because this is a game where teamwork is absolutely crucial and success online hugely depends on your ability to talk and work with others. Teaming up with random people will often lead to losing the game especially if the people on your team don’t speak the same language or don’t have a headset. Understand that talking with others is essential in this game and without it you will struggle to have fun on a consistent basis.

So onto what you can do. There are 3 different areas to the game including “Terrorist Hunt” which is where you can team up with 4 other players and take on AI controlled military personnel and you can select the difficulty of the AI, even normal can be difficult if you don’t know what you are doing. The aim is to kill the terrorist on the map and locate the two bombs and defuse them, while defusing them you have to defend the area as waves of enemy AI swarm you. Your team wins if you defuse both bombs and the terrorists win if they kill everyone in your team. Naturally there are no respawns! If you die then you get to sit out and watch the rest of the round, watching your team mates play and naturally you can switch between them and indeed their drones. Sadly in Terrorist Hunt you can’t play as the terrorist and defend the bombs against the AI, only attack!

The second area is “Multiplayer”, this removes the barrier of not being able to defend an objective which can be a hostage, bomb…etc. This time around it is 5 vs 5 with no AI. Attackers have access to different gadgets than defenders. For example attackers start each round with a remote operated drone that you drive around the map and can go up stairways, under door barricades, air conditioning chutes and hide under objects such as tables. The aim is to locate the objective before the round physically starts and if you find any enemy players you can mark their position to make it easier when you begin your assault. As attackers you also get access to specific gadgets such as door and wall charges. Oh and be on the look out for floors and ceilings that can be destroyed, you might be able to land on the enemy team in the middle of it all

During this time the defenders can erect wooden door barricades, reinforce walls making them indestructible, plant remote c4, lay barb wire which slows enemy personnel down but doesn’t hurt them, and plant electronic jammers on the floor which disrupt drones causing them to fail. The key is to plant the jammers before the round begins to stop enemy drones from discovering the objectives location. The defenders also get access to any CCTV system that is currently available in the building you are in, my advise is use it well! Numerous times i have already spotted enemy players flanking our position and the cctv has saved our bacon. Each team alternates on the same map usually playing it a few times and then the map will rotate onto something else although you aren’t given a choice as to which map, it is randomly generated.

The other areas are “Tutorial” and “Situations”, tutorial is essentially what it sounds like and most shooter fans won’t need to visit this area. Situations is essentially a theme based training area, after completing so many you unlock new ones, think of them as mini training missions but with rewards at the end, i recommend you do Situations first before entering Multiplayer. Control wise it is very call of duty/ Battlefield like so most people should feel right at home regardless of whether you use a keyboard and mouse or controller.

There are several different maps, some larger than others and most if not all have several different levels and most building can be scaled. Some will have lots of different structures and others have one single house on the map. Virtually every door and window along with most walls can be destroyed but not all. Some are naturally barricaded and can’t be destroyed.

Now down to the character creator, or lack there of! Instead you start off as a generic recruit who uses standard weapons without any attachments, you do get the option to switch to a secondary weapon and swap out a flashbang for a smoke grenade as an example but your optional are limited and the loadouts are inaccurate and hard to get decent kills with. It’s only when you get enough “RENOWN” which is the in-game currency that you can choose to unlock an additional operator.

You can choose SAS, FBI Swat, GIGN, Spetsnaz or GSG 9. Each specialist force has 4 operators. 2 are attackers and 2 are defenders. Sadly you can’t use an attacker if you are defending; you must unlock a defending operator! Each individual operator from each nations force has their own separate perk. For example, if you unlock “Sledge” who is an attacking member of the SAS then his special perk is a breaching hammer which can quickly break through destructible objects. However, if you unlock “Kapkan” who is a Spetsnaz defender then his perk is the ability to set booby traps on windows and door frames. If you get a good team together it is essential that you all go as something meaningful and bear in mind that you can only have one of each person in the team, the best bit of advise i can give is ensure everyone is playing a part they are happy with and know your classes perks and above all USE THEM.

There are multiple weapons available, including secondary ones, sidearms, gadgets and different types of grenade including EMP. Most have attachments available to them such as scopes, silencers and grips, which all have an impact on the stats and usability of the weapon concerned. Be aware that everything costs renown, this gets me onto a downside. Unless you are winning games on a regular basis then renown can be incredibly stingy and hard to come by, indeed you get nothing if you lose the match even if you got a few kills, unfortunately it is winning team take all.

You need 500 renown to unlock your second character alone, that’s before you add any attachments to the gun and a simple red dot sight can cost 150 renown, unlocking new characters and getting weapons attachments will take time believe me.

Pros: One of the best tactical shooters to hit the market in the last few years * Massive emphasis on teamwork and using your classes perks * Well balances classes * Good balance in weapon power * Ability to scale buildings and breach windows whilst hanging upside down on a rope * The very nature of the game creates unpredictability * Good map design and variety * 5 vs 5 is actually a good amount of players * Simple and easy to understand menu system * Upgrade system is easy to work * When in a game the servers are stable * You can adjust the graphics to your hearts content * Good playability with a keyboard or controller.

Cons: Hit detection is very hit and miss at time of writing this review with some shots not counting even when you get a headshot * Riot shield offers too much protection in my opinion * Higher difficulty settings in terrorist hunt are insanely difficult * You can’t play as the terrorists in Terrorist Hunt * Can't pick up weapons on the floor * Earning renown takes a long time unless you have a decent team * Shotguns are completely useless beyond a few metres * Not a game to play with strangers as you need teamwork and people you can trust * Game can time out while searching for a lobby meaning you have to quit the game and start again * No storyline or campaign, it’s literally just multiplayer against other players or bots.

Tips: If you buy and play the game before 14th December then you also get Rainbow Six Vegas 2 completely free to download via Uplay.

System recommendations: Quad core CPU or better * 8GB of memory * Minimum 2GB of Graphics memory, ideally GTX960 or R9 285 or above

Verdict: If you want the ultimate tactical team based shooter then this is it! There are issues but if you value strategy and people working together then you will find the suspense in this game surreal. 5 vs 5 works well and i like the fact you can also earn renown in terrorist hunt which is probably best if you want to quickly unlock attachments. I do question the price, i certainly wouldn’t pay more than £30 for this given the lack of variety.

Recommended, just don't pay more than £30!


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