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Computers and Blues
Computers and Blues
Offered by MasterDVD
Price: £4.83

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Escaping the rain, 19 Feb 2011
This review is from: Computers and Blues (Audio CD)
Listened to this about 50 times, i like it. It's got a different vibe to the rest of their stuff, but is still very familiar.

Some missed opportunites though, such as the last 20 seconds of "Trying to kill M.E." which sounds awesome but could be so much more.

Highly recommended if you're a fan of the streets or just fancy something different, because that's what this is. Had to play it a good few times, but once you get to know the songs you'll develop your own feelings and personal interpretations of what he's trying to say. Good stuff.

Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition (PC DVD)
Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Edition (PC DVD)

5.0 out of 5 stars The best Total War so far?, 30 Aug 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I consider creative assembly's Rome: Total War to be my favourite game of all time - the atmosphere, music and gameplay appeal perfectly to my idea of the ancient world.

Medieval 2 and Empire both failed me. Unable to give me the same sensation of wonder and lust for the past, they were both sidelined with about 5 hours of gameplay each...

I bought Napoleon from amazon a few weeks ago (the day after, the imperial edition was cheaper :@) and so far i've clocked in about 40 hours playing the game. It has turned my attention to the carnage that was 17th/18th century history and warfare, with campaigns which engage the player in so many ways. Keeping on top of your growing empire can be a pain but completing goals is rewarding (though somewhat scripted). The AI is decent and the developers have addressed issues present in previous games - namely Empire - such as speeding up reload time for units, making for a more fluid (less boring) experience. This is only one among a heap of changes and additions which make this a 5 star game.

Online play is awesome, though the player rating system is a bit weird it is easy enough to find an opponent with roughly the same skill as yourself.

Overall, a visually stunning representation of warfare and social and economic growth in the 17th and 18th centuries, a time where europe was being moulded by conflict at the hands of that little french guy. Granted, you may cringe at the thought of having to side with a bunch of frenchmen, but it's only [...]. Cheers now.

P.S. Steam is alright. I have a maximum download speed of 60kb/s... Patience is a virtue.

The Mist [DVD]
The Mist [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Jane
Price: £2.75

1 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Painful / Boring, 1 Jan 2009
This review is from: The Mist [DVD] (DVD)
At first the mist was intriguing, but as soon as the pathetic giant bugs started flying in and ripping off flesh i knew it was going to be a fail.

The cover suggests post apocalyptic, thought provoking fun caused by this mysterious mist, but the plot focuses on the quibblings of a group of people stranded in a supermarkek-topped off with lackluster visuals.

Unless you're into the whole giant bug thing, give this a big swerve.
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World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack (PC/Mac)
World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack (PC/Mac)
Offered by Go2Games
Price: £2.35

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just another complaint., 13 Nov 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I'll just say how annoyed i am that it hasn't arrived on the release date, and would like an explanation for why amazon chose this company ( if they knew it wouldn't arrive for the release date.

Basically there's gonna be hundreds of copies sent back from those too impatient to watch as their guildmates shoot up through the 70s.

Hopefully amazon will take note of all these "reviews" and change their future policy, especially for items so eagerly anticipated as WOTLK.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC DVD)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC DVD)
Offered by games-wizard
Price: £7.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, 17 Jan 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Basically, you have to buy this game.

My system spec: Intel Pentium dual core (2x2.66Ghz) 2gb RAM and and Nvidia 8600GT 512mb Graphics card, nothing too fancy, but the more the better for running this as i can get full texture, res and anti-aliasing with this mid range system. (I have to fore go shadows and some other texture setting that doesn't seem to make much difference)

I played through the single player not stop for most of the weekend i got a new computer, failing to ever find it in the least bit boring or monotonous as you do in some FPS games. The game play is heated and exciting and dare I say emotional at the high points of the game. COD4 is full of thought provoking moments and images, and obviously an (ever so slightly unrealistic- making it all the better) insight into modern warfare.

As for online mode, there is everything you could want from a COD game- but better. With a new ranking system, you progress through 55 ranks, earning new weapons and weapon upgrades such as scopes and camouflage, all of which aid you in the grenade filled, air strike tarnished world of Call of Duty 4. Have fun.

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