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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only product that has worked, 26 Aug 2013
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If you are like me and have tried a gazillion shampoos, diet adjustments, self-made products, doctor prescriptions and god knows what else with no improvement, give this shampoo a try. What a relief it is to finally have dandruff free hair after years of trying to get rid of it. Probably got rid of my dandruff completely in about 2-3 weeks and have been using it once a week for a month and a half and so far it has not returned. I hope you have the same luck as I did with this product.

The Last Of Us (PS3)
The Last Of Us (PS3)
Offered by Bargain Games UK
Price: 23.49

47 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been something special, 15 Jun 2013
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: The Last Of Us (PS3) (Video Game)
My review contains no spoilers, so feel free to carry on reading if you would like a balanced verdict on the game by someone who has completed the single player mode.

This game was massively hyped and was released to a wave of perfect score reviews, yet calling it genre defining, a masterpiece, flawless etc is wrong. This is not the pinnacle of gaming on this generation. There are many better games out there on the PS3, and it's a surprise to see so many people fall for a product lacking in so many areas.

The Last of Us could have been a fantastic survival-horror type game, in an open-world setting, where you use anything around you to survive. A bit of glass on the floor, a toy on the ground, a chair... anything. Yet there is no interactive environment. Bricks and bottles are the only two objects that you can use from the environment, apart from a metal pipe, crowbar and wooden plank you can use as a melee weapon. Crafting is also limited to picking up a few very specific items. It's disappointing, as is the fact that the game is extremely linear, and therefore there are many invisible walls you cannot pass.

It breaks the immersion, that I am limited to fighting in a 'pre-built' area, against enemies patrolling pre-programmed routes, in a fight where I can't even use the environment around me to survive. Sometimes, I was forced to fight the enemies, the game wouldn't let me escape unseen or unheard until I had killed them all, which made little sense. There is nothing at all groundbreaking about the combat or the gameplay, it's fairly average stuff, made even worse by the quite appalling AI. Enemy behaviour is baffling, their gunshots are inaccurate, they ignore dead bodies on the ground, fail to adequately search the area (a lot of the time they just run off somewhere and hide for some reason), and funniest of all, completely ignore your teammates. So if Ellie runs in front of a Zombie, in plain sight, they won't react, as you have to be the one to be detected. Again, completely killing the immersion.

I'll wrap this up pretty quickly, but other disappointing aspects of the game include the predictable and cliched story, highly repetitive the whole way though, awful 'puzzles', and little replay-value. So why the 4 stars? I would actually give the game 7.5/10, but have rounded it up to 4 stars because I feel the game is still, despite being a letdown, very fun to play. Sneaking around with a bow and picking enemies off one by one without being seen, is quite exhilarating. Blowing a zombie's head off from point blank range never gets old, nor does laying a perfectly placed nail bomb mine. The story is told very well, with excellent cut scenes. It's just a shame the story itself is mediocre. The sound and atmosphere of the game is very well done, the graphics are good, if once again slightly disappointing.

I think, if you came in like I did expecting an epic, full blown survival horror game in an open world setting, you'll only feel annoyed that it isn't the game of your dreams that you were hoping for. Naughty Dog have gone the tried and tested route, it's essentially the same format as the Uncharted games, and that's OK, they are great games. But I just wish Naughty Dog had not gone this way and created something truly special and unique. I feel like they missed a great opportunity here. For The Last of Us to receive such widespread acclaim, for the game to be called one of the best of all time, genre-defining, epic, a true classic.... Nah, not for me.
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Euphoria: A Decade Of Trance Anthems
Euphoria: A Decade Of Trance Anthems
Offered by b68solutions
Price: 12.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 31 Mar 2010
A brilliant collection of music, CD 2 is the weakest (CD3 even, as CD2 and CD3 are the wrong way around) but the other two are filled with massive trance hits, over 50 songs and most of them are 5 star. Recommend to anyone interested in the genre or dance/club music in general.

Black Light
Black Light
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 10.13

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 15 Feb 2010
This review is from: Black Light (Audio CD)
Every song is fantastic, really puts you in a good mood and have listened to it far too many times already, though I'd have to disagree with the notion that this is "dark." It's dance music and no track here would be out of place in a club, but anyway, it's one of the best albums I've heard - favourites "Look me in the Eye Sister" and "Not Forgotten"

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