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Industry Empire (PC DVD)
Industry Empire (PC DVD)
Price: £13.51

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but needs more personality, 17 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Industry Empire (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
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A sim game but one that entirely focuses on industry, resources and production. Graphically OK, and plenty of complexity but I found myself getting too overwhelmed with all the options and there's just something lacking in the game in terms of personality. Hard to put a finger on, but I didn't feel the compulsion to keep on playing up through the various levels of each site and all too frequent crashes made me lose interest in the end. Admittedly, I'm not a huge sim fan and, if you are, you'll probably get a decent amount of enjoyment here for a modest outlay.


City Simulator Collection (PC DVD Rom)
City Simulator Collection (PC DVD Rom)
Offered by RAREWAVES
Price: £16.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Strangely involving!, 17 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A strangely involving group of games! They won't win any awards for graphics, physics or gameplay but there's something oddly soothing about doing relatively menial tasks, with the exception of City Builder, a comprehensive Sim City competitor, and Police Simulator which, while not a great stand alone game, plays like an older GTA game but from the opposite side. I have to admit to not really bothering with Traffic Manager bar seeing how much carnage I could cause, but this is a decent value package despite the simplicity of the individual games. That they can run on a relatively low spec PC is also a big bonus.


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5.0 out of 5 stars easy to set up and reliable modem, 6 Nov. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
So far, a really stable, easy to set up and reliable modem. Having been through two Netgear and one Asus modem in the past 5 years that always started to lose wi-fi functionality, I'm more hopeful of the Linksys lasting. Only criticism is the more amateurish styling compared to the previous modems which looked less obvious and more maturely styled. This looks too much like a 90s game cinsole!


Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Coffee Capsule Machine by Krups - Black
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Coffee Capsule Machine by Krups - Black
Price: £54.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very sturdy, well built, 11 Aug. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A superb little gadget! Very sturdy, well built, easy to use once you read the instructions, and a huge range of different coffees and teas to try. I've already bought 4 different types to try and, after setting the machine up, went through three cups in one evening! Great tasting, overall, and not bad value for the packs. One word of warning, make sure you have a 1 litre beaker to do the setup. There isn't one provided and the usual household measuring jugs are just too wide! Could also do with a rethink on the way the water container reattaches as you often end up with spillage. However, still the best coffee machine I've owned bar none. Recommended.


Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Special Edition (Digital Download Card)
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Special Edition (Digital Download Card)
Price: £17.36

4.0 out of 5 stars it can really suck you in, 11 Aug. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I ordered this off Vine purely out of curiosity, not really expecting much, but it's surprisingly, curiously, entertaining! A budget price and a large amount of content overcomes the occasional rudimentary graphics. The cabs are really well modelled but the landscapes are fairly simplistic. You have to be in the right mood for it but, when you are, it can really suck you in! If you're the type that occasionally obeys the traffic rules in GTA, you'll get a similarly odd kick out of this!


Love In The Age Of War
Love In The Age Of War
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.04

5.0 out of 5 stars What a joy! The hats are back and as infuriatingly catchy ..., 11 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Love In The Age Of War (Audio CD)
What a joy! The hats are back and as infuriatingly catchy as ever. It's like the last 3 decades didn't happen, in a very good way. Love it!


WaterPark -Tycoon (Digital Download Card)
WaterPark -Tycoon (Digital Download Card)
Offered by Vahvoo
Price: £7.53

4.0 out of 5 stars A fun little game but far too limited by its lack ..., 11 Aug. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A fun little game but far too limited by its lack of variety and content. What is certainly enough to while away a few hours, at least once you figure out the UI on your own (there's no help from the game) and everything works well once you're up an running, but there are just too few features to add to the park which is a shame as, what is here, works really well. The quests help eek out a few more hours but it feels like an opportunity missed. Hopefully a sequel will come along and open up what has the potential to be a really good, modern interpretation of Bullfrog's Theme Park. Has it been more expensive, it would be a 2 or 3 star game but the budget price earns it an extra one.


Rise of Flight - Channel Battles Edition (PC DVD)
Rise of Flight - Channel Battles Edition (PC DVD)
Offered by findprice
Price: £29.24

5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise!, 27 Jun. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I ordered this off of Vine purely on a whim as a fan of flight sims generally, though I haven't played a WW1 game since Wings on the Amiga. I have to say, it came as a really pleasant surprise. Excellent flight model (though not at all for the arcade player), good mission structure, exciting close combat and superb graphics to boot. Unfortunately, I can't run it in ultra detail without flick book level frame rates, but that's more the age of my hardware. Highly recommended for sim enthusiasts, but definitely not if you want an arcade experience.


Wahl Limited Edition Design Hair Clipper and Trimmer Gift Set
Wahl Limited Edition Design Hair Clipper and Trimmer Gift Set
Price: £34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very well made and powerful clippers., 27 Jun. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
THere's a bit of debate in my household over these. Personally, I love them. Quiet, smooth and powerful so they never get bogged down where many other brand's products can come to a grinding halt. My wife, on the other hand, does complain that they produce a lot of vibration when I can persuade her to clip my hair so if you're sensitive to such vibrations and find them unpleasant, it may be worth avoiding. But, for me, these are easily the best clippers I've owned yet. just a shame they aren't cordless. As for the limited edition London edition, a bit of a gimmick really. A biscuit tin picture of Big Ben and a bus! Certainly wouldn't go out of my way to find one over the standard model unless you're Austin Powers!


NOCO Genius Smart G3500UKCar  Battery Charger
NOCO Genius Smart G3500UKCar Battery Charger
Price: £38.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Neat and simple charger., 27 Jun. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Thankfully, I haven't had cause to use the charger yet but the manual is simple and the actual charger self explanatory. All leads are included and, unlike chargers I've used of old, it's a very neat, small footprint in an already cluttered garage! Here's hoping that owning a charger means I never have to use it as I've had plenty of times in the past to regret not getting one before this!


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