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Fifty-Thousand Shades Of Grey: A Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty-Thousand Shades Of Grey: A Parody of Fifty Shades of Grey
by S C Ashen
Edition: Paperback

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spellbinding Tome, 25 Sep 2012
After completing the modern epic that is "Fifty Shades of Grey", I asked myself "Where can we go from here?" What book could possibly top EL James' masterpiece? Well I've found a book that does, in fact, this one is a thousand times better. SC Ashen writes with such pace and finesse in "Fifty Thousand Shades of Grey" that you won't be able to put the book down. The book also serves a practical purpose, never has it been easier to spell the phrase "shades of grey", this valuable resource has already helped me impress my colleagues in the boardroom, earning me "an excellent promotion"

Thanks SC Ashen!


Dark Souls - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Dark Souls - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by gadgetsville
Price: £31.08

5.0 out of 5 stars What you put in is what you get out, 10 April 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Dark Souls is an action-RPG like not other, I would like to make it known before diving into the review that this is a very difficult game, possibly the hardest on the Xbox 360. You start your adventure in an asylum, here, yoou're given a very brief tutorial before kicked into the intimidating world, here, you're left to you're own devices. From Software have made a game where there is no hand-holding, you have to find your own way around the world and teach yourself to play it through experience (experiences that usually involve your character being killed). Thankfully, the game has a hardcore and dedicated community, player can leave messages in-game to assist one another, directing them to a good treasure chest that would have otherwise been missed, or warning them of an imminent boss battle with a giant and hideous creature.

You can also summon other players to help you in your quest to er... well, the plot is largely built around speculation, you get a few key facts about what's going on in the kingdom of Lordran (where the game is set), but that's it, this means that gamers who enjoy games for having a good plot may be disappointed, unless they're willing to read around the subject. The game's combat system is immensely deep, with hundred of combinations of almost every medieval weapon and shield you can think of, alongside magical abilities, you'll quickly learn how certain enemies behave, and you won't make it to the next bonfire (the game's take on checkpoints) until those attack patterns and styles are burned into your memory.

The final fifth star in the "fun" rating was omitted because at times, the game will not be fun, but From Software don't want it to be fun, they want to challenge you and at times, you'll find yourself "level grinding" to beat the next area, which does detract slightly from the pace and overall entertainment value of the game, but not by a particularly significant amount.

To conclude, Dark Souls is a brutally difficult and unforgiving game that forces you to learn, it's this fact that will probably determine whether this game is for you. The brave few that do learn the ropes and get a grasp of thing however, are sure to be treated to one of the most engrossing and compelling games of this generation. As the game's tagline states: "Prepare to die", lots and lots of times.


The Hunter
The Hunter
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £16.65

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another big step for Mastodon, 15 Oct 2011
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This review is from: The Hunter (Audio CD)
If you told me that Mastodon were going to be writing a to-the-point hard rock album not long after the superb and progressive "Crack the Skye" was released, I would have laughed. But the quartet from Atlanta yet again have came to remind us that this is not a band limited to one style, like many other current metal bands are. The best comparison I can make with "The Hunter" is with Metallica's self-titled, coincidentally fifth release, known as the "Black Album", their multi-platinum release was vastly different to the recordings that had preceded it, but still held up as a great album.

It is with a sigh of relief that I say Mastodon have released their own Black Album and it's a start-to-finish monster, with no tracks even coming to half the length of Crack the Skye's lengthier moments. It's not all new though, don't worry, it's still got that Mastodon flavour with dark riffs, bizarre lyrics and a massive crunch.

My personal favourite track is "Curl of the Burl".


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Classics Edition (Xbox 360)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Classics Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by RevivalMedia
Price: £13.03

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterclass of killing time, 27 Aug 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
As I type this, I've devoted roughly 300 hours to Oblivion, to say that this game has lots of missions/ quests would be an understatement, with a main story that will take you at least 25 hours to finish, 5 guilds to join and rise through the ranks in, 100s of miscellaneous quests and about 300 different locations to visit, Oblivion may have the best value for money of any game in terms of how much time you can get out of the disc. But the true greatness of the game is not in the untold hours you'll dedicate to it, but in the variety and lack of hand-holding the game gives you, you're never forced to participate in quests if you don't want to and would rather explore the massive world of Cyrodiil. You can tailor the way you play the game to your own style, so you can play as a silent assassin, bloodthirsty warrior, a beast-conjuring mage or a combination of the three and more. At the time of release, the graphics were considered very good for the size of the game and whilst they may seem dated in comparison to current games, they still hold up nicely and give the game a good face. This is an RPG (role-playing game) for both casual and hardcore players as the story and gameplay can draw in all manner of gamer.


Guitar Hero III - Game Only (Xbox 360)
Guitar Hero III - Game Only (Xbox 360)
Offered by Global Xpress
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The best out of the the entire Guitar Hero series., 27 Aug 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
As a massive fan of the Guitar Hero (GH) games, I was sad to hear that Activision has decided to call it a day, so I rebooted GH3 to relive the good times and was reminded what a great game this is. It has the most varied soundtrack and is by far the most difficult of any GH game. Whilst it's not ideal for beginners with the GH franchise, any veteran will be able to jump in and truly test their skills against tracks such as the blister-creating "Raining Blood" by Slayer and eye-watering relentlessness of "Through the Fire and the Flames" by Dragonforce. The interface is superior to the previous games and to this day remains the definitive style for every GH release that followed it. So if you like playing air guitar to your favourite rock song or pushing your gaminng abilities to the limit (it's up there with the Xbox 360's toughest games) then look no further than Guitar Hero 3.


Crack the Skye
Crack the Skye
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!, 16 Aug 2011
This review is from: Crack the Skye (Audio CD)
Musically speaking, Mastodon are a breath of fresh air, constantly pushing their sound forward from what it was like on the previous release, "Crack the Skye" and "Leviathan" (Mastodon's second album) are vastly different to one another, but both retain the band's signature sound, the crushing riffs and manic usage of the snare drum. Crack the Skye is a seven-track masterpiece, beginning with the ominous notes of "Oblivion" and ending with the spiraling and intense "The Last Baron", I rarely find myself using the word "beautiful" to describe a metal album, but I do believe that it is appropriate here, with an enchanting progressive sound that still manages to be heavy, a must-have.


From Mars to Sirius
From Mars to Sirius
Price: £10.76

5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Classic, 16 Aug 2011
This review is from: From Mars to Sirius (Audio CD)
I often find myself straying away from the "death metal" label, but as I had heard several times that if you loved Mastodon (one of my favourite bands), you'll almost certainly love Gojira, that is definitely true. From Mars To Sirius is a fantastically written album that packs a punch as well, with some of the heaviest riffs I've heard in a while, drumming is excellent for both casual listeners and the fans of the technicalities. If you're a metal fan looking to expand your horizons, FMTS is a great place to start. My personal favourite track is the the colossal "Flying Whales".


Akira: Vol.1: Bk. 1
Akira: Vol.1: Bk. 1
by Katsuhiro Otomo
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An entry point for any looking to get into Japanese manga, 17 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Akira: Vol.1: Bk. 1 (Paperback)
I was highly skeptical before purchasing Akira, as I have never really grasped what was so appealing about manga, but I decided the first volume was worth a look after seeing the (superb) anime film adaptation, I was shocked at how accessible and entertaining this was to read and thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to get into what is fast becoming Japan's biggest export.


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