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Truth Dare Kill (DANNY MCRAE SERIES Book 1)
Truth Dare Kill (DANNY MCRAE SERIES Book 1)
Price: £2.39

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but stereotyped, 6 May 2011
First and foremost this is an enjoyable read that lures the reader in with a combination of clever characters, a hero with a troubled past and plot that twists and turns. However it's cliche and stereotyped, at times I felt I was reading a Agatha Christie novel. Aside from the lead character most are standard cut out and type new name here paperback fair, there's the rich aristocrat couple with something to hide, a crooked overweight policeman and suave Army officers giving standard 'stiff upper lip, it was a dreadful business old boy' lines. The lead character does engage the reader, he has the a war injury causing him to have blackouts and memory loss that lead him to question his actions and investigate his past and present. This weakness and subsquent attempt to prove his innocence form the main plot but the basic building block storytelling let down the novel. The ending set on a foggy park could've been lifted from a Christie, Doyle etc. novel but it's not nearly as subtle in it's storytelling.
A enjoyable quick read but unfullfilling for the reader.


Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Bioshock (Xbox 360)

4.0 out of 5 stars What Lies Beneath, 19 Dec. 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Bioshock (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I didn't really know what to expect when I bought this game having not read any reviews but it was recommended by a friend. I wasn't dissapointed, once you submerge from the opening plane crash into rapture the game delivers on pretty much every level.

Firstly the story line is very good. Most FPS I play the story line has little effect on the game and I'm more interested in getting stuck in. However Bioshock is a totally different ball game, the story really engages the gamer and because of this it increases you overall enjoyment. You're immersed into a 1940's utopia and the detail to the period is quality and completely enhances the game, from the scratchy 40's music to the decor and smokey rooms.

The controls are good and after a bit of practise aiming becomes easy although switching weapons and plasmids can become frustrating, especially in the middle of an attack. Weapons wise you start with a wrench and finish with a flame throwing, electricity charging, grenade lobbing, microwaving gun of death!!! You're also given a number of plasmids which are like a supernatural chemical enhancement and range from incineration (flame throwing) to telekensis. The only snag is you get so many that you don't always get the chance to use them and sometimes just stick with your weapon as it's easier. Saying that setting fire to a enemy and then electricuting them when they jump in the water to put themselves out is cruel but funny!

The gameplay does get progressively harder but never to the extent where you think it's too hard. The finale though is a bit of let down with the final battle against your nemesis proving to be a bit easy in comparision to the rest of the game.

All in all Bioshock is a class act that would keep the most ardent 360 gamer glued to the control pad.


Medal of Honor: Airborne (Xbox 360)
Medal of Honor: Airborne (Xbox 360)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £18.43

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars End of the road for MOH, 18 Dec. 2007
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
I've really enjoyed playing the MOH series and WWII games in general but this edition is just one game too far. The franchise needs a injection of invention if it is to continue. Why?

The gameplay was the major dissapointment, the same old levels just spruced up for 360. D-Day, Nijemgin bridge, meeting up with a Britsh officer done it all before and it's been done better. As for the parachuting out of plane, it's just a gimmick to try to sell the game or make it different from the rest. You have to land on the green flare otherwise you last all of 5 seconds and because of this you don't really get a choice in how to tackle the game. The enemy just respawn endlessly which is really annoying, you take out a machine gun nest to get to use the machine gun. Rather than than using the machine gun and get rewarded for completing this small task you just hoards and hoards of Germans pouring at you until you decide to switch it off and play COD3 or a better FPS.

Don't see where the franchise can go from here, well only up...hopefully...


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