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James Bond: From Russia With Love (Xbox)
James Bond: From Russia With Love (Xbox)

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nameshhhhhh Bond, Jameshhhhhhhh Bond, 27 Nov. 2005
For once Ea have made a smart move, they've taken a Bond game back to the classic Connery era and it's much the better for it. Using the same 3rd person viewpoint and gameplay mechanics as Everything Or Nothing From Russia With Love is a brilliant and varied game.
*The Good*
The game has many good points, the first is obviously having the greatest Bond actor providing his voice and likeness, Connery adds an authenticity to it all and keeps a somewhat cobbled together retelling of the story running smoothly enough. The Next is the graphics, everything looks excellent and the retro styling is very nice. The best point of all is the variety, you have car chases, shoot-outs, on-rails shooting and even a simple RPG style upgrade mechanic for your weapons and gadgets.
*The Bad*
The game doesn't have any glaring faults, but rather minor niggles that detract from an otherwise excellent package. The first and most iritating to Bond afficianados is how Ea has changed the plot with a prime example being the last level which has nothing to do with the film at all or the plot of the game for that matter. The other niggle is the difficulty and depth of the game, while it has great variety it at times feels like somwthing has been added just so it can be listed in the features on the box.
Overall From Russia With Love does what it sets out to do, it's a big brash thrill ride worthy of Connery himself. Although not in depth enough for hardcore gamers it's varied and reasonably long campaign should provide hours of fun, with the award mechanic keeping you perfectionists playing long after you've completed it. All in all it's a great game with no huge flaws which should leave you shaken and stirred.

Abbey Road
Abbey Road
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beatles at their Best, 28 April 2005
This review is from: Abbey Road (Audio CD)
I came to this album with a dubious scepticism, the White Album's brilliance making every piece of music ever recorded seem pathetic by comparison, and at first didn't enjoy it. Then it began to embed itself in my concious, I found myself humming golden slumbers on the bus home, and soon enough I had fallen in love with another Beatles album. The closing section of the album is Mc Cartney's compositional skills at their best, making a wonderful slide from "She came in through the Bathroom Window" to the End of the album. Simply put, this is the greatest album EVER, Full stop.

Beautiful Freak
Beautiful Freak
Price: £4.07

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It plays with your soul, 15 Mar. 2005
This review is from: Beautiful Freak (Audio CD)
This is the finest album since the white album, it is beautiful and pure, it tears at your heart and mind and touches your very soul. Buy it, and feel glad to be alive

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