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Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
Offered by Dirty Deals UK
Price: 9.39

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Superb, 24 July 2014
Simply Red: 25 The Greatest Hits.
2 x CD.
25 songs.

Track Listing.

Disc: 1
1. Sunrise
2. Stars
3. A New Flame
4. Holding Back The Years
5. It's Only Love
6. The Right Thing
7. Your Mirror
8. For Your Babies
9. The Air That I Breathe
10. Night Nurse
11. Ain't That A Lot Of Love
12. Fake
13. Every Time We Say Goodbye.

Disc: 2
1. You've Got It
2. Say You Love Me
3. So Not Over You
4. Angel
5. Never Never Love
6. Home
7. You Make Me Feel Brand New
8. Something Got Me Started
9. Money's Too Tight To Mention
10. Fairground
11. If You Don't Know Me By Now
12. Go Now

Timelord Thoughts.
Simply Red: 25 is a Greatest Hits album thats covers lead singer Mick Hucknall & co's career which has seen the British soul group sell over 50 millions records over the past 25 years.

Includes album features the hit singles 'Holding Back the Years', 'Stars', 'Fairground', 'Something Got Me Started', 'If You Don't Know Me By Now, 'Sunrise' & many more that delivers such a varied compilation of hits showcasing superb soulful lead vocals by Mick Hucknall on songs that are both nostalgic & memorable, 25 is a excellent compilation album that is ideal for customers who simply want to own a Simply Red album of the bands Greatest Hits.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS)
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Price: 15.45

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5.0 out of 5 stars Laytons First 3DS Adventure, 24 July 2014
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Professor Layton & The Miracle Mask.
3DS Game.

Game Synopsis.
Join the famous Professor Layton & his faithful friends, Luke & Emmy, in his latest adventure. The intrepid trio is called upon to stop the mysterious Masked Gentleman from terrorising the city of Monte d'Or with magically dark miracles, such as turning citizens to stone.

The professor suspects the involvement of the Mask of Chaos, a mask rumoured to bestow great power upon whoever wears it, The revelation takes Layton back to a dark episode of his past, which may hold the solution to the problems of the present, These flashbacks introduce Layton's parents and childhood friend Randall, & allow you to play as the 17 year-old Layton, who pays a high price for discovering his passion for archaeology.

Timelord Thoughts.
Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask on the Nintendo 3DS combines 3D animations & character models to bring in depth visuals & very addictive gameplay & a brand new intriguing storyline with a varied range of brain teasing puzzles that vary in difficulty which at times made this gamer scratch his head in complete confusion.

A excellent feature in Miracle Mask is playing as a 17yr old Layton which is a great addition & adds a certain dramtic depth to the Layton character plus you can download additional puzzles that extends the game's longevity.

I love the Professor Layton games & this is his first adventurous experience on the 3DS & delivers a excellent upgrade graphically from the previous DS titles but also features a wide variety of tantalising puzzles & contains a huge adventure to explore that adds up to many hours of addictive gameplay & wholesome fun for the whole family.

Mini Games Include:

The Toy Robot challenges you to control a wind-up toy robot that always moves three steps at a time. Navigating a series of contraptions along the way, can you guide it to the goal safely?

One-Stop Shop is where your skills of stocking shelves in an appealing way are put to the test - you'll only succeed if you manage to entice customers to buy everything off the shelves in one go.

Rabbit Show is where you'll help Luke train a circus rabbit that has been deemed unfit to perform by its angry ringmaster. Chat & train the rabbit to teach it new tricks and perform in plays that will persuade its master to accept it back into the circus.

I found these mini games a welcome addition that allows a change of scenery from the main adventure & adds a little more variety to the overall gameplay.

Timelord Rating.
9/10
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Death in Blackpool (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures)
Death in Blackpool (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures)
by Alan Barnes
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 9.83

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4.0 out of 5 stars It's The End Of Eight & Lucie...Sort Of?, 23 July 2014
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Doctor Who : Death In Blackpool.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor.
Companion: Lucie Miller.
Main enemy: The Zygons.
Main setting: Blackpool, 25 December 2009.
Writer:Alan Barnes.
Director: Barnaby Edwards.
Release number: 4.01.
Format: 1x CD - 2 episodes.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Trailer.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
Auntie Pat - Helen Lederer
Billy - David Schofield
Father Christmas - Jon Glover
Natasha/Marika - Harriet Kershaw

Trivia.
1)A Zynog is a Zygon which can no longer change its form.
2)The Doctor can will his hearts to stop.
3)This story is the conclusion for the story arc of Lucie Miller's Aunty 'Pat' & her complex relations with the Zygon race.
4)The Tardis materialises in the same service station in Bramlington as it previously visited in 1974. (Audio: Horror of Glam Rock)
5)Lucie discovers that her aunt Patricia Ryder died in 1984 & that her identity was assumed by her Zygon husband Trevor. (Audio: The Zygon Who Fell to Earth)
6)The Doctor refers to Cal-Med One & the Bi-Al Foundation. (TV: The Invisible Enemy)

Plot Synopsis.
Lucie Miller always loved Christmas back home in Blackpool, Her Mum running a still-frozen turkey under the hot tap at ten, her Great-Grandma Miller half-cut on cooking sherry by eleven, Her Dad & her uncle arguing hammer and tongs about who was the best James Bond all through dinner, while in the afternoon, Aunty Pat came haring up to the house on the back of a moped weighed down with ridiculous presents.

Yet, Christmas 2009 didn't turn out like that.

Christmas 2009, The Eighth Doctor turned up...

Timelord Thoughts.
Big Finish script editor Alan Barnes concludes the Aunty Pat trilogy on a high with this excellent written adventure & series 4 opener of Eighth Doctor audio adventures titled Death In Blackpool.

Death in Blackpool is a thoroughly enjoyable & entertaining audio adventure by Alan Barnes who is on fine form here in his follow up to Paul Magrs Horror Of Glam Rock & The Zygon Who Fell To Earth stories which ended with the revelation that Lucie's beloved Aunty Pat had died & the Doctor knew about it & asked a Zygon to take the form of Pat to spare Lucie the pain of knowing her beloved Aunty had been killed by a evil Zygon.

Helen Lederer turning in a superb performance as Aunty Pat adding believability to the role, while actress Sheridan Smith performs Lucie's departure story so beautifully & her revelations about the Doctor knowing her Aunty had died years before are emotional & heartbreaking & actress Smith truly excells in these scenes showcasing a range of emotions from anger, despair, shock, betrayal & sadness that are tied into a Christmas-themed adventure which is surprisingly bleak but very effectively written & performed by the cast.

Paul McGann delivers another acting masterclass here as the Doctor & allows his Doctors imperfections to show though his incarnations vulnerability as he only had Lucie's best intentions at hearts which was to spare her the pain of knowing about her Aunty Pat's death, there's a sense of bleakness throughout this story & series as a whole, a sense of tragic events to come & we see the Eighth Doctor part company with Lucie who leaves feeling betrayed by the Doctor, someone she admired looked up to & most of all trusted.

Death In Blackpool kicks off series 4 ofThe Eighth Doctor Adventures in style if this is a taste of things to come during series 4 then us Big Finish fan's are in for a treat as this play delivers a cracking story, a great pacd adventure that concludes with heartbreak for our time travelling duo.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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The Zygon Who Fell to Earth (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures)
The Zygon Who Fell to Earth (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures) (Doctor Who: the Eighth Doctor Adventures)
by Paul Magrs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 10.10

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4.0 out of 5 stars Eighth Doctor, A Zygon Encounter & Lucie's Aunty Pat, 23 July 2014
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Doctor Who : The Zygon Who Fell To Earth.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor.
Companion : Lucie Miller.
Main enemy: The Zygons.
Main setting: Kendal, England, 1984.
Writer: Paul Magrs.
Director: Barnaby Edwards.
Release number: 2.6
Format: 1x CD.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Trailer.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
Trevor - Steven Pacey
Urtak - Malcolm Stoddard
Mims - Tim Brooke-Taylor
Aunty Pat - Lynsey Hardwick
Grakus - Katarina Olsson

Trivia.
1)The Doctor doesn't know what a song remix is.
2)Pat first met Trevor at a Folk Festival in Kendal in 1979.
3)Some Zygon clans are more violent than others.
4)The song "Falling Star" is sung by Steven Pacey, with music by Tim Sutton & lyrics by Barnaby Edwards.
5)Auntie Pat last appeared in (Audio: Horror of Glam Rock), This story explains that the Auntie Pat who Lucie knew in her past (before she began travelling with the Doctor) was actually a Zygon copy.
6)The Doctor recalls his previous encounters with the Zygons in Scotland in the 1970s (Tv: Terror of the Zygons).
7)Steven Pacey played Tarrant in series 3 & 4 of Blake's 7.

Plot Synopsis.
Ten years later and Aunty Pat is in her prime. She's snagged herself an ex rock star at the Kendal Folk Festival & now, in the brave new world of the early 1980s they manage together a snazzy hotel on the poetic and shingly shore of Lake Grasmere.

However, still waters run deep & friends from the past are returning, intent on milking the old cash-cow as the arrival of the Eighth Doctor & Lucie will end with the Doctor having to make a difficult choice.

Timelord Thoughts.
Writer Paul Magrs reprises the character of Lucie's Aunty Pat who with her husband Trevor feature alongside the Eighth Doctor & Lucie in a fun fast paced adventure that masks a forthcoming tragedy which I won't spoil here for readers but upon first listen I must say I was shocked by what happened & yet it makes complete sense & adds some emotional weight to the choices & decision making for the Eighth Doctor in this surprisingly touching adventure by writer Paul Magrs.

The Zygons are very well suited to audio appearing for the first time in a Big Finish play, the creepy sound effects echo those in Terror Of The Zygons making the Zygons instantly recognisable as writer Paul Magrs delivers some wonderful moments of warmth blended with humour & tragedy plus an ending that left me teary eyed & devastated.

Paul McGann is excellent as the Eighth Doctor who's decisions sows the seeds for future storys at the end of this story, Magrs script really captures the inner turmoil of the Doctors psyche, his thoughts into his choices & why he makes them adds such a dramatic weight to this adventure.

Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller continues to impress & delivers a feisty yet vulnerable performance here that is heartfelt & believable, Smith is a very talented actress & can seemingly change emotional beats at the blink of an eye.

The Zygons debut in such an unusual script could've been farical had it not been for Magrs multi-layered script helped along by actor Malcolm Stoddard's excellent rendition of the Zygon 'Urtak' while former Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor's performance as 'Mims' is funny without descending into silliness.

Overall, The Zygon Who Fell To Earth is a excellent second part to the loose Aunty Pat trilogy that features the Zygons Big Finish debut, Magrs script is a cracking paced & heartfelt story featuring great performances by the cast aided by witty dialogue & a shocking heartbreaking twist that could have shocking ramifications for future adventures for somebody in this adventure, whatever you do make sure you catch this excellent audio adventure it's well worth a listen.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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Horror of Glam Rock (Doctor Who)
Horror of Glam Rock (Doctor Who)
by Paul Magrs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 8.76

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor, Glam Rock & Lucie's Aunty Pat, 23 July 2014
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Doctor Who : Horror Of Glam Rock.
Doctor: Eighth Doctor.
Companion: Lucie Miller.
Main enemy: The Only Ones.
Main setting: Nadir Motorway Service Station, Bramlington, UK, 1974.
Writer: Paul Magrs.
Director: Barnaby Edwards.
Release number: 1.3.
Format: 1xCD.
Running time 60 minutes.

Extras.
Trailer.
Behind the scenes interviews.

Cast.
The Doctor - Paul McGann
Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
Arnold Korns - Bernard Cribbins
Flo - Una Stubbs
Tommy Tomorrow - Stephen Gately
Trisha Tomorrow - Clare Buckfield
Pat Ryder - Lynsey Hardwick
Headhunter/The Only Ones - Katarina Olsson

Trivia.
1)The Doctor refers to his second incarnation's companions Jamie McCrimmon & Zoe Heriot.
2)Lucie's mother is named Mary.
3)Tommy Tomorrow plays the Stylophone, & the instrument is used by the Only Ones to contect & influence him.
4)The title is a pun on the Fourth Doctor story (Tv: Horror of Fang Rock).
5)This play includes the original song "Children of Tomorrow." The music is by Tim Sutton; the lyrics by Barnaby Edwards; and it was performed by Stephen Gately & Clare Buckfield, The play closes with a glam rock version of the Doctor Who theme, also arranged by Tim Sutton. Both songs are included in full as extras on the story's CD release.
6)The Doctor & Lucie would once again encounter Pat in Kendal in 1984. (Audio: The Zygon Who Fell to Earth).
7)Cribbins plays music-business manager Arnold Korns; he previously appeared as policeman companion Tom in the Peter Cushing 1960s Dalek film Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD, Since recording this episode, he became a recurring character during the fourth series of the television show in the role of Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of companion Donna Noble, Mott later himself became the last companion of the Tenth Doctor in The End of Time.
8)Clare Buckfield appears in the Doctor Who adventures (Audio : Dead London & The One Doctor).
Una Stubbs appeared alongside Third Doctor actor Jon Pertwee in the 1970s/1980s children's TV series Worzel Gummidge.

Plot Synopsis.
The Eighth Doctor & Lucie go glam when the Tardis makes an unexpected landing in 1974.

Slade, the Sweet & Suzi Quatro are Top of the Pops while brother-&-sister duo the Tomorrow Twins will soon be joining them, if Arnold Korns, a starmaking Svengali, has his way, But will their dreams turn to dust at a service station somewhere on the M62, besieged by a pack of alien monsters?

Timelord Thoughts.
I've mentioned before in other reviews that Paul Magrs' writing isn't one of my favourite writer's of Doctor Who, but having said that Magrs story titled Horror Of Glam Rock takes brother & sister glam rock musicians & weaves a intriguing plot involving Aliens into a linear storyline helped along by some excellent performances by the cast.

The late Steven Gately is surprisingly good as Tommy Tomorrow which the story's event's seemingly spiral around him while his band members start getting eaten by horrible creatures, Gatelys lyrics on the song Children Of Tomorrow are quite catchy, while Claire Buckfield gives a fine performance as Tommys sister Trisha adding some much needed family drama to the play.

The standout performance for me goes to Doctor Who legend Bernard Cribbens as agent Arnold Korns a 1970's a endearingly unscrupulous agent of up-&-coming The Tomorrow Twins delivers a magnificent performance making the character completely believable, while Una Stubbs does well in her small part as a dinner-lady.

Magrs plot sees the adventure revolve around a vicious snowstorm on the M62 were the characters are trapped in the confines of a run down motorway service station, Magrs sensibly reigns in his eccentric writing endeavours in this adventure & allows the character's to tell the story.

Paul McGann is as brilliant as ever as the Eighth Doctor all heroic & commanding in saving the day while Sheridan Smith continues to impress as the feisty no nonsense Lucie Miller as fate seemingly intervenes with her coming face to face with her future Auntie Pat & while some of the dialogue is funny in places it doesn't compromise the more serious tone of the overall story & features quite a moving storyline for Lucies's character which enables a emotional connection to come through between herself & her Aunty Pat that will continue in The Zygon Who Fell To Earth & Death In Blackpool.

Overall, Horror Of Glam Rock is a decent paced well performed audio adventure featuring a great cast, excellent atmospheric sound effects a catchy song in Children Of Tomorrow & the start of a loose trilogy for Lucie & Aunty Pat, all in all a entertaining 60 minute Doctor Who audio adventure.

Timelord Rating.
7/10
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"Doctor Who": The Runaway Train (BBC Audio)
"Doctor Who": The Runaway Train (BBC Audio)
by Oli Smith
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 8.33

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Doctors Got A Train To Catch, 23 July 2014
Doctor Who : The Runaway Train.
Featuring : The Eleventh Doctor & Amy Pond.
Writer Oli Smith
Read by Matt Smith
Length 75 minutes.
1 x CD.

Plot Synopsis.

Plot Synopsis.
Arriving on Earth in 1864, the Eleventh Doctor & Amy Pond must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artefact.

The duo are chased across the Wild West by the alien race, their only hope of escape is catching the 3:25 train to Arizona.

Timelord Thoughts.
The Runaway Train is written by Oli Smith & read by the Eleventh Doctor himself actor Matt Smith in his first Doctor Who audiobook reading & makes a competent storyteller on this release, his Southern accent is hilarious & recreates his Doctor boyish adventurer with ease.

The story written by Oli Smith's is generally good & has done splendid job of capturing the Eleventh Doctor & Amy superbly well & while the story is well paced & rattles along it lacks the drama & tension of the previous Tenth Doctor story's.

Overall, The Runaway Train isn't a story in the same quality as Dead Air as it lacks a certain dangerous edge running through it instead delivers a more humoured tone type romp instead of an Earth shattering disaster & while Smith's voice is distinctive as a decent narrator he can't quite deliver the characterization in his characters like David Tennant could do when he narrated some of the Tenth Doctor audiobook ranges, A decent if slightly underwhelming adventure that should appeal to the younger Who fans.

Timelord Rating.
6/10
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Doctor Who: The Jade Pyramid (Dr Who)
Doctor Who: The Jade Pyramid (Dr Who)
by Martin Day
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 9.25

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Doctors Japanese Adventure, 23 July 2014
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Doctor Who: The Jade Pyramid.
Written By Martin Day.
1 x CD Audiobook.
Narrated By Matt Smith.
Running time 70 minutes.

Trivia.
1)Amy remembers a time from her childhood when she believed she saw mannequins move on their own.
2)Once again the TARDIS' translation circuit is referred to, with Sada thinking that Amy & the Doctor speak Japanese fluently but saying that they sounded like foreigners.
3)Upon hearing the Doctor's voice, Sada cannot decide if he's a young man without experience or an old man who time has smoothed to a soft confidence.
4)Onarushi is a Ronin (a samurai without a master).
5)Sada compares the way the Doctor moves to a young calf.

Plot Synopsis.
Intercepting a distress call, the Tardis is drawn to a Shinto shrine in medieval Japan, where the Doctor & Amy are met by village elder Shijo Sada.

Sada explains that the ogre-like mannequins surrounding the holy site are harmless guardians, called Otoroshi. At the heart of the temple is an ancient jade pyramid, so sacred that only the monks may look at it, But the Shogun, the ruler of Japan, wants to possess the pyramid and has ordered seven samurai & a band of soldiers to come to Kokan & seize it.

Whilst the Doctor is tracked by a ninja assassin, Amy discovers what happens to trespassers at the shrine. Soon the secrets of the jade pyramid - & the towering Otoroshi - will be known.

Timelord Thoughts.
The Eleventh Doctor & Amy travel to Japan,a tale that features Ninjas & Samurai Warriors how can this adventure go wrong?, Well the characters are written quite bland by writer Martin Day & everything has a slightly rushed feel throughout this play & a unsatisfactory conclusion hampers the story somewhat & feels a slightly underwhelming written adventure.

Narrated by Matt Smith the Eleventh Doctor himself gives an uninspired reading who doesn't have the finesse of giving the additional characters any personality like David Tennant captures in his audiobook readings, here Smith just ploughs on through his narration at a incredibly fast speed making the story feel rushed & not allowing the listener to follow what's entirely going on.

Overall, The Jade Pyramid is a good concept allowing the Doctor a unique adventure in medieval Japan but Day's story is underwhelming & Smith's narration is so fast the plot is hard to follow at times, theres a few good moments here & there but I felt this narrated adventure a wasted opportunity.

Timelord Rating.
6/10
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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Directors Cut (Nintendo DS)
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Directors Cut (Nintendo DS)
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Price: 17.49

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Puzzling Adventure Game Now On The DS, 23 July 2014
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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut.
DS Game.

Game Synopsis.
After witnessing the brutal & horrifying murder of one of Paris' richest & most influential statesman, the player will be pulled into a sinister conspiracy rooted in a long forgotten medieval legend.

New puzzles have been added that specifically utilise the DS' unique stylus control, the game also features stunning animated facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, artistic genius behind the comic book and upcoming movie "Watchmen."

Deep and Captivating Murder Mystery Intuitive Controls Redefine Adventure Genre, DS stylus controls create a whole new level of interaction & accessibility to vibrant and detailed settings.

New hint system prevents players from ever getting stuck on puzzles by offering tips & advice when needed.

Exclusive Director's Cut Content features - New story elements & settings - piecing together events before & after the original Broken Sword.

Exclusive puzzles add new depth to the exploration gameplay.

Timelord Thoughts.
I'm a fan of the ole point & click adventures & Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars is a excellent addictive DS game which features sharp crisp clear graphics, a wonderful storyline, humorous dialogue but more importantly features addictive gameplay that's suitable for young or mature gamers & features a simple to use control system for the DS Stylus that adds a great pick up & play element to the adventure.

This game took me around 15 hours to complete in around 5 three hour sessions but was a excellent enjoyable gaming experience that emursed this gamer into this wonderful world of this adventure & I only stopped playing this throughly addictive game to recharge my DS.

This is a excellent conversion of the original Broken Sword ported over to the handheld while adding some great little additions of its own exclusive to this DS edition hence The Directors Cut title that utilities the DS capabilites to perfection.

If you want a alternative adventure puzzle game to Professor Layton then I can highly recommend this classic as Broken Sword The Shadow Of The Templars is a throughly enjoyable entertaining & extremely addictive gaming experience & good clean wholesome fun for the whole family.
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Mays Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (Nintendo DS)
Mays Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (Nintendo DS)
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Price: 9.12

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Decent Alternative To Professor Layton, 23 July 2014
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Mays Mysterires : The Secret Of Dragonville.

Product Description.
DS Game.

Product Review.
Mays Mysteries The Secret Of Dragonville is an exciting puzzle adventure game for all ages, Follow May, an intelligent & charismatic girl, in her quest to find her missing brother.

Advance through the adventure by solving over 270 puzzles, including logic puzzles, tricky rhythmic games & beautifully hand drawn hidden object scenes.

Search for clues about May's brother, visit mysterious locations & meet interesting characters along the way, which will help you in your journey.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is a excellent game that features decent graphics blended with intercut animated scenes while the puzzles vary in difficulty that are quite similar to the Professor Layton series & shares the same addictive gameplay, although Mays Mysteries does lack the gold coins but contains bonus puzzles like the Layton series which adds to the replay value a little.

A issue I had with this game is there weren't any explanations when you solve a puzzle unlike the more polished Layton games & the graphics were a little jerky here & there, yet the puzzles on offer are challenging & have a fair share of variety & difficulty to them & for 8 it is a reasonable price to pay for a decent puzzle/adventure game.

Overall Mays Mysteries is a enjoyable puzzle adventure game with a decent storyline good graphics & varied puzzles to solve & isn't a game you'll complete quickly as it's a pretty big game, while not quite as good as the Professor Layton series, Mays Mysteries as a whole is a enjoyable addictive puzzling DS adventure.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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Belly Of The Beast [DVD]
Belly Of The Beast [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steven Seagal
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Price: 7.95

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4.0 out of 5 stars One Of Seagal's Better Straight To DVD Efforts, 22 July 2014
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Belly Of The Beast.
Region 2.
Classification: 15.
Running Time: 87 minutes.

Cast.
Steven Seagal as Jake Hopper
Byron Mann as Sunti
Monica Lo as Lulu
Tom Wu as General Jantapan
Sara Malakul Lane as Jessica Hopper
Patrick Robinson as Leon Washington
Vincent Riotta as Fitch McQuaid
Norman Veeratum as Suthep
Eilidh MacQueen as Sara Winthorpe
Chan Siu-tung as Kong
Kevork Malikyan as Fernand Zadir
Pongpat Wachirabunjong as Mongkol
Alastair Vardy as Security Guard
Andy Adam as Security Guard
Shahkritt Yamnarm as Brice
Max Ruddock as Russel
Martin McDougall as Tom Collins
Nicolas Rochette as Masked Man
Ian Robison as Tom Blake
Colin Stinton as Jim Cox
Akaluk Oisingo as Taxi Driver
Wannakit Siriput as Tommy Taipei
Malin Moberg as Woman in Pool

Trivia.
1)Casualty actor Patrick Robinson star's in this film as Leon Washington.
2)Bryon Mann played Ryu in the 1995 Jean Claude Van Damme movie Street Fighter & appeared again with Seagal in A Dangerous Man.

Plot Synopsis.
Steven Seagal star's as ex-CIA agent Jack Hopper who's out to find his kidnapped daughter which leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger & betrayal; Hopper will stop at nothing to save her & uses any means necessary to takedown the bad guy's & rescue his daughter.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is one of the better straight to dvd Seagal movies as the actor does the majority of the fight scenes himself here limiting the use of stunt doubles to just a few scenes, also theres no awful dubbing throughout this movie none that I noticed anyway & while the fight scenes seem way over the top even for a Seagal movie, Belly Of The Beast is at least a entertaining 87 minutes worth of B movie action & delivers many great kick ass fight scenes, plus any movie were Steven Seagal fights Ninjas is well worth a look, a Friday night beer & pizza movie.

Timelord Rating.
7/10
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