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Little Shop Of Horrors
Little Shop Of Horrors
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Shop of Awesome, 26 Aug. 2013
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Little Shop of Horrors is one of my favourite musicals (and film in general) so it goes without saying that this soundtrack is fantastic. The highlights for me are Dentist, Feed Me and The Meek Shall Inherit.

For any fan of the film this is essential and for anyone who listens to this first they WILL want to see it afterwards.

Xiii / Game
Xiii / Game

4.0 out of 5 stars XIII...why only part 1?, 23 April 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Xiii / Game (Video Game)
I absolutly love first person shooters. Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Turok of old. Also there is a lot to be said for games involving stealth and tactics such a Metal Gear and Splinter Cell. XIII offers a nice balance of both these styles of gameplay from a first person perspective.

Although not necessarily original in plot (a top filed agent who investigates a terroist organisation and subsequently looses his memory - Jason Bourne anyone?) it is the style and presentation that sets this game apart from the rest in the genre; it looks like the graphic novels that it's taken from. By using bright cellshaded graphics, it moves like a comic book. This is especially evident in the little things. Just to give three examples, when you are trying to work out an enemy's partol route "TAP" appears with every footstep, showing where they are without you having to give away your position. Also, when you sniper an enemy with a crossbow or throw an knife and the shot goes through their head or neck, then a three panal close up shows the impact (yes it's violent, but its a shooter remember). All character speech is done with text boxes on the screen, showing that it is a moving comic.

Voice acting in games usually annoys me. Here it's different though. XIII is voiced by David Duchovney and General Carrington (a very important character but no spoilers here) is voiced by none other than Adam West. On the whole they, along with most of the cast, are believable (at least compared to the likes of Resident Evil).

As with any shooter the weaponry is very important. XIII, in my view, doesn't disappoint. Crossbows, magnum pistoles, throwing knives, gattling guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles and bazookas just to name a few. In addition to this, there are some "enemies" that shouldn't be killed. Either you can sneek up behind and grab them or use a variety of items to knock them unconcious including ash trays, chairs, brooms, bricks and bottles!

Heaping this amount of praise on a game would make you think I would give it five stars, but there is a very good reason for this. Without spoiling the main plot details, the main failing of XIII is that UbiSoft decided to only make half a game. Yes this game ends with "TO BE CONTINUED". What a cheat!

They either: a) Thought that it would would sell enough to then continue the story in a sequel, b)They couldn't be bothered making an ending that would be satisfactory but also left a sequel possible or c) A bit of both that didn't quite pay off.

Either way you will feel a little bit let down (actually I was very disappointed when I first completed it) but XIII has so much replay value that you'll play it though many more times. But still, you can't help feeling a little cheated.

So, if you're listening UbiSoft; don't leave a game ending open if you can't guarentee a sequel / follow-up. 4/5, but how I wish I could give it 5/5!

Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment [1975] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment [1975] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £6.75

9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the Linx Effect, 2 Sept. 2006
For all those out there who rate the quantity of extras over the quality of the entertainment of the main feature - shame on you!

What we have here is a QUALITY two-part adventure that sees The Fourth Doctor take on Styre (Not Linx as in The Time Warrior) the Sontaran and attempt to stop his sadistic experiments.

As it is only a two-parter there is no time for the plot to drag and certainly no time to delve into needless sub-plots that take up valuble time. What we are left with is a crisp, polished, action packed and above all highly entertaining adventure.

I give it five stars on the basis of the story alone and condem anyone who offers less than that based on the lack of special features.
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FIFA 06 (GameCube)
FIFA 06 (GameCube)
Price: £7.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's the fun that counts., 6 Feb. 2006
This review is from: FIFA 06 (GameCube) (Video Game)
Having owned FIFA 2004 and FIFA 2005, and enjoyed both of these doing the career mode with my dad, it seemed logical to buy FIFA 2006.
When I first got it on day of release, I couldn't wait to get started. I must admit that my first session on it was a great disappointment as it was just too different from FIFA 2005 in terms of cameras and controls to be enjoyable. Back in the box it went. My dad then asked me what it was like as he was keen to play it. I told him that FIFA 2005 was so much better and that FIFA 2006 wasn't worth it.
He convinvced me to try again, and wow do I thank him for it! Once I worked out how to set cameras and difficulties, and also got used to the slightly slower play in the matches, I can say without a doubt that FIFA 2006 is the only football game that I feel is fun to play on your own, especially CAREER MODE.
CAREER MODE has got to be the best thing about this game! I just love the way that you are asked questions by the press, fans and The Board of Directors, with the answers you give determining bonus budgets (on a number of occassions I was granted an exta 1000!) and also how they look upon you and your team. The only down side is that THE TRANSFER MARKET is too clever for its own good, and more often than not you can't sign anyone.
Overall it is very good and easily the equal of FIFA 2005. Yes the AI is very clever, but on more than one occasion I have beaten the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea 7-0! So it can be beaten. Afterall it wouldn't be any fun without a little challenge, and of course it's the fun that counts!

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace (TV Soundtrack) (BBC Audio Collection)
Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace (TV Soundtrack) (BBC Audio Collection)
by Geoffrey Orme
Edition: Audio CD

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing In The World Can Stop Me Now!, 8 Feb. 2005
What we have in "The Underwater Menace" is a fast paced, exciting and indeed entertaining adventure. Set in the lost city of Atlantis, the Doctor, Ben, Polly and new companion Jamie (This was only his second story) come up against the insane Professor Zaroff, possibly the most mentally unstable villian until Hindle in the 5th Doctor story "Kinda".
Sadly only one episode currently exists in the archieves (Episode 3) but that does not detract from the excitement of the story. In fact the episode is on the "Lost In Time" DVD.
All in all, we have a great 2nd Doctor adventure that can be enjoyed not only by die hard fans of the show, but anyone else as well.
And as Zaroff might say: "Nothing in the world can stop you from buying this!"

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