Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Profile for Mark Mcphee > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Mark Mcphee
Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,252,905
Helpful Votes: 51

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Mark Mcphee "Mark McPhee" (Fauldhouse, Scotland)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Orzly® Night-Stand for Apple Watch - BLACK Support Stand with Slot for Concealing your Charging Cable (Grommet Charger and Cable not included)
Orzly® Night-Stand for Apple Watch - BLACK Support Stand with Slot for Concealing your Charging Cable (Grommet Charger and Cable not included)
Offered by G-Hub
Price: £6.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what is needed for holding your watch, 23 Nov. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Holds the watch well, very sturdy.


Star Wars Battlefront Steelbook (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (Xbox One)
Star Wars Battlefront Steelbook (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (Xbox One)
Price: £32.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do or do not, there is no try. Well, EA tried, 23 Nov. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Some good points about this game:
-Graphics are amazing from the sky down. Level of detail is amazing, especially on Endor and Hoth.
-Level of details on the characters and vehicles
-Sound quality is amazing, even down to the sound of the vehicles and blaster changing with the enviroment
-Variety of game modes
-Size of the maps

Now for where the game fails:
-LACK OF SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN. Survival mode and some variations of the multiplayer game modes are available to play against the AI.
-Lack of maps
-No space combat
-Lack Of Vehicles. At present there is only the TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor and Slave 1 for the Empire and X-Wing, A-Wing and Falcon for the Rebellion in Starfighter combat. For the land based vehicles there is the AT-AT, AT-ST and speeder bikes for the Empire and the Snow Speeders for the Rebellion.

This is basically Titanfall with a Star Wars skin. It is a enjoyable multiplayer game, but unlike the previous Star Wars Battlefront, there is no single player or skirmish modes.

Unfortunately EA and DICE have missed a huge chance to provide a fantastic game to the players, instead they have delivered a great multiplayer game. It would have been nice to been able to play through the Star Wars saga like you could in Battlefront 2. The idea behind this game being focussed on the original trilogy, whilst a good idea, it would still have been nice to play as the Republic and CIS with their vehicles.

Hopefully more Heros will be available, at present only Vader, Palpatine and Fett for the Empire and Luke, Lea and Solo for the Rebellion are available. And only the Falcon and Slave 1 are available for the Starfighter combat. A Hero Hunt mode in the Starfighter combat would be good, in addition to another couple of iconic ships such as Luke's X-Wing, Vader's TIE, in addition to other ships such as the B-Wing, TIE Advanced etc. Hopefully we will see Chewie, Ackbar, Wedge, Tarkin, Veers etc will come in the expansion packs. Would like to see some space battles coming as well.

Given the success of this title, hopefully a decent sequel will come with a campaign mode similar to Battlefront 2


Digital Carbon Monoxide CO Gas Warning Detection Alarm Detector
Digital Carbon Monoxide CO Gas Warning Detection Alarm Detector
Offered by Vonraech
Price: £4.23

2.0 out of 5 stars Comes from China, 11 Nov. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Beware, this is coming from China with no packaging. This is certainly not advised on the product page itself. It has the CE mark on it, but that is about it. I have it placed in the same room as the boiler is (bedroom) but no way to confirm if it is functioning at this time.


Call of Duty: Black Ops III with SteelBook® (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (Xbox One)
Call of Duty: Black Ops III with SteelBook® (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) (Xbox One)
Price: £30.00

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gone are the good old Black Ops and Modern Warfare days., 9 Nov. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a disappointing game. I'll split my review into 2 sections.
1. Multiplayer:
So, you have the choice of a limitied number of specialists for the multiplayer, each with 2 unique abilities. There is no customisation on these characters bar some outfits and taunts. No gender or face customisation is available.
Hardcore mode has 4 game types, and domination isn't one of them. Surely by now the publisher would have realised that we want all game types available in all modes.
Movement - So in AW, we had Exo boosts, in this one we have wall running. All I can say is, they have taken their time to replicate Titanfall.
Too much customisation options for camos, guns etc. You could easily waste hours playing about with this.
Spawning in Team Deathmatch. On hardcore this ranges from a couple of seconds up to 30 seconds and, more often than not, when you do spawn, there is an enemy player within sight who kills you.
Still no enviroment interaction as there is in Battlefield.
At least you can swim in this one.
When I seen it was Black Ops III, I was hoping that the publisher was going back to the way the games used to be with Black Ops and Modern Warfare, unfortunately they are still going down the 'futuristic' approach which doesn't appeal to me.
I would much prefer the multiplayer to be like it used to be in MW and Black Ops 1 & 2. Nice weapons, good maps and some character customisation without all the jump boost etc. The way they are going, they have lost at least 1 player and possibly more.
2. Campaign
Again, the publishers have managed to assemble a decent cast for the single player, and the option to customise your player at the beginning of the campaign is refreshing. Unfortunately that is the only good points about the campaign. It is simply the same old story set in a different time. And lets be honest, hardly anyone buys these games for the campaign.

Graphics are a slight improvement on the previous AW, but until the games are next gen only, they will struggle to provide the quality of graphic as other games coming out do.

All in all, you will probably be able to find a copy of this game in the pre-owned section of stores or on auction sites.

As other reviewers have also mentioned, no Nuketown DLC provided through Amazon.

Since writing the review, the spawn time has been reduced to 0 secs on HC TDM, however keep loosing connection to the servers (average about twice per hour) yet XBL connection is fine. Campaign has crashed a few times as well. Hopefully, if I need to edit this review in the furture, it will be to happily report all game modes available on HC, altough I can't see that happening.


LEGO Star Wars 75105 Millennium Falcon
LEGO Star Wars 75105 Millennium Falcon
Price: £94.96

6 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I was expecting a lot better. As a few reviews have said, 28 Sept. 2015
Having looked forward to getting the Millennium Falcon for a while, I was expecting a lot better. As a few reviews have said, there are stickers which are annoying at best.
Pros:
Nice selection of mini figures from the new movie, especially the old Han Solo
Some nice interior designs.

Cons:
Size - Not as big as I would have expected it to be.
Very bare cockpit
Cockpit is totally seperate from the interior of the ship.
Interior has no walls to divide it, only little beams to seperate the rooms
Landing struts are fixed and too short, can't open the short ramp fully to allow a mini figure to fit up it.
The top of the ship opens up in individual triangles, rather than 1 section like other ships (Venator Cruiser, Star Destroyer etc..)
The rear engines, was hoping for a bit more of a build required, but the blue engine glow is a simple piece of tubing, nothing fancy.
The seats for the turrent guns is very basic and looks to have been more of an after thought than a well thoughtout design.

Overall, I would say that this is not worth the money and a disappointment at best. It is fun to build, took me about 3hrs, but that was before the finish product resulted in disappointment.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 25, 2016 11:57 PM BST


Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Xbox One) [Standard Edition]
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Xbox One) [Standard Edition]
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £20.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time, 3 Aug. 2015
i have enjoyed the PGA Tour games over the years. This one has got to be the worst one. I say because of the following:
Graphics - not much better than the 360
Commentary - just horrendous. Hardly relevant to your shot, and mostly just put downs regardless if it is a 50 yard drive or a 400 yard drive
Clubs - very limited selection compared to previous games.
Character - extremely limited ability to customise. The after putt animations are an absolute joke. Standing like Mr Universe, twirling the putter behind the back, dancing. It is a disgrace.
You are stuck with EA branded equipment and clothing for quite a few levels. Needless to say you need to get high up before you can get the Nike range, which surprisingly, has a lot more variety.

EA did it right a few years ago where you could sign up with different manufacturers, wish they had kept that feature. Well that and everything else each game has had as they were so much better than this version.

I wish I hadn't bought this when it was released. Was looking forward to a great game that uses all of the next gen console capability and provide some outstanding graphics but this is far from that. I do wish that another game company other than EA would bring out a great golf game, give us golfers something else to play on the console when we can't get out on the course.

Based on this game, I doubt myself or many others would look to buy PGA Tour 16, and certainly not before the reviews are out.


Izzo Leather 'Flip Top' Golf Scorecard or Planner Holder. As used by Golf Professionals. With a Free mini Sharpie permanent marker
Izzo Leather 'Flip Top' Golf Scorecard or Planner Holder. As used by Golf Professionals. With a Free mini Sharpie permanent marker
Offered by Wizzz
Price: £7.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for, 2 Sept. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Nice scorecard holder, fits most of the scorecards that I use. Beware that the size stated for the holder is not the size of the cards it will hold. I have used this holder for numerous rounds of golf so far and it shows no signs of wear and tear. All in all, well worth a purchase.


No Title Available

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good, 2 Sept. 2014
There are a few issues with this headset. First off, the sound quality is poor and very quiet. I used a few different sources of audio, had to increase the bass on all of them and on some, had to increase the volume to max to hear the music.
They are no use for watching films as the audio goes out of sync with the video when using these headphones.
They are not adjustable and not very comfortable for prolonged use. After about 20 mins, my ears began to hurt.
The headset is not very durable either, the first one that arrived had one side snapped off during transit.


Batman: Arkham Origins Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)
Batman: Arkham Origins Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but needs a patch, 27 Oct. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
First off I am a huge Batman fan and own the previous 2 Arkham titles. The Collectors Edition is excellent, the statue is well crafted, good size and extremely detailed. The additional skins and map packs are great and the art book is really good.

The game itself has a really good and enjoyable story line. Accessing the batcave, having the Batwing available to transport you round the city is great. Graphically it is pretty similar to the other games. Although the original cast have not done the voices in the this, as they are currently working on another Rocksteady project according to their related Twitter and Blogs, the actors used capture their styles and use them well with the characters. I even forgot on a few occasions that it wasn't Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.

Now the biggest problem I have had with this game is that it constantly crashes, and a lot of users have reported similar issues on the offical BAO forums. Hopefully there will be a patch soon as I generally only get 30 - 60 mins of game play before the game freezes.

Overall the game is great, completed the main story in 2 days and only at 23% of game completed. There are a lot of side missions, combat and predator challenges that will keep you going for days.

The only reason for the low score is the fact that the game is full of bugs that need sorting out.


Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars simple but effect, 12 Oct. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great book. It is not an instructional manual for golf. It presents a different way of thinking and it has helped me be calmer on the course and enjoy golf more.


Page: 1 | 2