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Turned Out!
Turned Out!
by Reggie Chesterfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: 2.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A poorly written American title, badly edited, 22 Oct 2007
This review is from: Turned Out! (Paperback)
If you read the two other reviews of this book, it's quite clear by the similar wording that they were crafted by the same person. This book is most certainly not "quite humourous" (or "humorous") and it certainly is not "one of the most outrageous" books I've read in a long time, or ever. It is a poorly-written, poorly-edited title of very little erotic value. Avoid.

Enter the Matrix (PS2)
Enter the Matrix (PS2)
Offered by funfair games
Price: 2.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Extra Dimension to The Matrix, 27 May 2003
The makers of "Enter The Matrix" told us that this game is sort of like The Matrix 2.5 - a hybrid between the 2nd and 3rd episodes of the movie. Right from the start we see that this isn't just hype. Actors from the second movie appear in FMV sequences not seen in The Matrix Reloaded, because they were filmed solely for the game. While this adds to the feeling that you're really part of the movie, the lack of a coherent plot in the game takes part of this away.
Playing as one of 2 characters from the movie (which can only help with replay value of the game) you really get to do everything that Neo and Trinity do in the movies. Being able to slow time down while you leap in the air, ninja-kick a guard under the jaw, and send his friend flying across with your fist is so much fun, you'll want to yell out "Bring 'em on!"
The controls are a little weird to get used to. One joystick is pointlessly and unhelpfully used for both turning and moving, but a few levels of gameplay and this quickly doesn't become much of an issue. There are plenty of savespots, and loadtime isn't noticeably painful.
As a 'special feature' the game blurb says that you get to "hack into your console" - which is a lot less exciting than it sounds. You get a UNIX-style prompt to work from within the special features, and in the file structure you'll find a password you need to enter into a website. I've not bothered with that yet, but it would be nice if this feature gave you extra powers or abilities within the game. I'm having far too much fun slowing down time and kicking butt for this to distract me, but it may well be useful in extending the lifespan of the game after I've finished.
In summary then, it's a very kung-fu, action-oriented game. Not nearly as thought-provoking as the movie, but still a lot of fun.

Offered by Mactheknife71
Price: 39.99

11 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This sucks!, 19 Sep 2002
This review is from: Necronomicon (Video Game)
Wow - this game really is crap! I mean I know it's cheap at Amazon, but even the price you pay will still be too much. If you can get someone to give it to you for free, you should think twice. It really is that bad.
Featuring some of the worst voices and graphics I've seen on the PlayStation, you wander aimlessly through a very small town with no plan, no instructions, and nothing to do. There's a general store where someone talks to you and you can buy a map with seemingly limitless money - that's pretty much the most exciting thing that happens on the entire first disc. I'm told the second disc gets somewhat better but I just got so bored with the game I just gave up before I got there. Every time you move across a room, the disc is accessed, so it can take up to 30 seconds just to walk down a hallway. This is the first game that I was honestly in danger of falling asleep in front of.
This will be the last PS1 game I buy for my PS2 when there aren't any new titles out. Save up your money and buy a much better game.
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Scooby Doo and the Night of 100 Frights (PS2)
Scooby Doo and the Night of 100 Frights (PS2)
Offered by multimedia-online
Price: 19.98

39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great fun!, 19 Sep 2002
You don't need to be a child to play this game (well, chronologically, anyway!) This really is a great platform game. Featuring original voices ("Like - watch out, Scoob"!) you play as Scooby Doo where the objective is to munch up Scooby Snacks, and avoid (or bash) creepy monsters in the search for Monster Tokens. ("Row! Rits a Ronster Roken!")
The game gets more and more challenging as you move forward in the game, and players get awarded power-ups to return to levels they couldn't quite complete before. This is such a fun game - buy it and you'll walk away with square eyes wondering where all the time went.

The Operative: No One Lives Forever
The Operative: No One Lives Forever
Price: 7.80

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing change from dark evil first person shooters, 12 July 2002
This game is truly really funny! All the bad guys work in what appears to be red-tape-bound companies where getting their evil plans carried out requires filling out forms in triplicate. Full of witty one-liners and cute notes you can pick up, this is one of the funniest first-person shooters I've played in a long, long time.
I gave this four stars, because while the gameplay and storyline are great, the graphics aren't as wonderful as the PS2 is capable of, and its port-across from the PC shows a little. But this isn't supposed to be a state-of-the-art game - it's supposed to be fun. There are great Q-like gadgets, an elusive arch-evil enemy, and hundreds of his henchmen to avoid. It's Jane Bond meets Austin Powers. Grab yourself a copy - you'll be hooked!

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