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Prince of Persia (Xbox 360)
Prince of Persia (Xbox 360)
Offered by findprice
Price: 7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Aesthetic Experience, 12 April 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
If you play video games simply to hack your way frantically through flashing-shiney-things you really aren't paying attention to then this new installment of Prince of Persia is not for you. However if you enjoy stunning visuals, engaging story lines and puzzle oriented gaming then this will blow you away.

Yes the game play for some is a little repetitive - you clear a level then run through it again to collect the light orbs - but for me trying to find the orbs was a welcome extra challenge. Also because of the open format of the game you can start the game from various points - the first boss you happen upon is easy whichever one that might be, then each one after becomes gradually harder in whichever order you choose to tackle them.

The mythology of the game too with its (middle Persian ?) Mazdean references is the cherry on the cake of this awesome game. Oh and for those of you with internet access to your consoles there is a downloadable epilogue with extra skins/levels/bosses.

I Am Not an Animal [DVD][2004]
I Am Not an Animal [DVD][2004]
Dvd ~ Steve Coogan
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 29.98

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Star Is Hatched!, 13 April 2005
I'm not die-hard Steve Coogan fan but "I am not an animal" is one of the funniest things I've seen on TV.
It veers from the surreal and absurd to sharp satire and back again without batting an eye.
I don't want to say too much as it will spoil gags by giving them away, and you won't get the benefit of the visuals and voices. I would say that the first episode while ok, is by no means the best, but as the series progresses you will be treated to delights such as an Irish call-centre rabbit, a middle-class bulldog called Winnona and a rightwing sparrow who's stage-name is Glen Belt...
The best episode by far is "a star is hatched". It's worth buying just for that one.

Spirited Away [DVD]
Spirited Away [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daveigh Chase
Price: 10.26

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most imaginitive cartoons you will ever see..., 13 April 2005
This review is from: Spirited Away [DVD] (DVD)
This film may have been distributed by Disney but that is where any connection ends. It is refreshingly "schmaltz" free despite the introduction which, whilst seeming a little corny, serves as a run-in to strangeness to come.
Very young kids may get a few mild scares from time to time, but enduring this will be well worth it for the sheer imagination overload they will get! It has genuinely funny moments, and even characters that may appear scary aren't necessarily. Adults too will find this film enriching and enjoy it on additional levels not so apparent to younger viewers.
Spirited Away is a masterpiece, and the crowning achievement of its creator Hayao Miyazaki and the team at Studio Ghibli.
If your friends haven't already recommended it to you then they haven't seen it!
*I bought 3 as Christmas presents last year for friends between the ages of 23 and 53. They were a hit!

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