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Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call (Nintendo DS)
Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Executivez
Price: £5.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fun but really short..feels slightly like a cash in, 17 May 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
The game starts off quite slowly in the story sense but goes very fast into finding hidden puzzles with very little effort. Every screen more or less from the begining you can find a hidden puzzle, the puzzles are nearly very easy and remain so, despite the rating that the in game gives them. Yes I understand we want the puzzles easier to solve but most of these make you think, well was that a puzzle. I'm first to admit to being of non genius IQ status but it takes the biscuit when they practically give you the answer.

For instance most puzzles came across like this example..

puzzle: It's raining outside and kitty is wanting her raincoat, which coat is kittys? (you see a picture of three coats yellow, red, purple)

clues: 1, Kitty doesn't like the colour red, 2, Kitty's sisters coat is purple, which one is kitty's coat. This is not an actual in game puzzle but it bares the lack of imagination and effort message,

You will also find that unlike the previous games you don't need to constantly go back and forth for the story, so unless you want to find all the puzzles for yourself you may not notice your missing any as you play. They go to the missed puzzle house anyway which you can play them all at once.

The story unlike previous layton games feel rushed to finish and start off slow, sometimes you feel slightly irritated at the pace of the story. Or the lack of creativity it does however kick in on the final third of the game but this is over very quickly. It shows you how layton met luke but tells the story of such a strong friendship half heartrendingly. The characters lack interest and appear to be just a guy/women you need to press to proceed. In the other games the story was interesting and well written that you enjoyed reading it and developing along with the game itself. This one however you could practically skip along the story and you would still have the same idea of the story and characters as if you had read it.

This game doesn't have as many chapters as the last and you feel it as you come to the end and believe me you will go, 'oh is that it'. The mini game's in it are not the best, the have slightly recycled the last games ideas but instead of a car it's a train and instead of a bird a fish. The theatre mini game to me isn't what you would call a mini game. There's not real thinking involved just put the right word in place (sometimes it feels childish in planning).

Everything in this game is rushed and if you buy the uk version you will feel what I mean. Bad planning and half attempts make this game come across to me as if they have rushed it out to purely make a whole pile of money on it. To me this game is a cash in and if you haven't tried the other games go for anyone instead of this one...

Mr. Awkward and Other Comics
Mr. Awkward and Other Comics

2.0 out of 5 stars vickie, 28 Dec. 2011
This book does not show well with the kindle, some strips are too blurred to read and others too small. This book consists of comic pictures that depict a man in awkward scenes or positions. For example one picture shows him in a pram/buggy. His legs are dangling over the edge, hence the awkward baby too big for pram gag. There's other strips too but most of these on the kindle are too small to read and some of the lines of the letters are missing making it hard to work out what it says.

The artistic concept is good but it come across as a little prodictable or a little half efforted at times. I would say if this book is free (was when I got it) give it a look you might like it. But remember (sorry to repeat) be warned though on the kindle (kindles at present time 2011) you cannot read many of the speach bubbles in many strips. :)

Dumb Jokes & Vulgar Poems
Dumb Jokes & Vulgar Poems
Price: £0.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be weary, this book is as dumb as the title., 28 Dec. 2011
I will worn anyone who reads this to expect less than then the lowest expectation you can imagine.

I fancied a laugh and a giggle as my partner loves cheesy dumb jokes. Sadly this book was a joke in itself, the poems were as entertaining as a child writing the word poop on a newly painted wall. Yes I do understand that the poems and jokes wouldn't need much maturity but lordy even my two nine month olds can gurgle better.

If you are the type of person who is easily impressed (not an insult) then you might like this book. If you're the type of person who laughs at a total stranger making seal noises at a fish in a packet, then this book might tickle you. If you think this last bit to my review is stupid and has lame comparisons this book is NOT for you.

One star is too generous I would say even half is, but be worned DO NOT expect to like this book or to find great things. :)
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