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The Chronicles of Prydain
The Chronicles of Prydain
by Lloyd Alexander
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing books, 14 Jun. 2012
A sweet and big coming-of-age tale. Each book brings something to the whole without ever tackling the same themes and without being the same as the one before. A fantastic saga, that lets the reader wonder if the story of Taran could not be is own, or the one of each and everyone of us.

Avatar: The Last  Airbender - The Promise Part 1 (Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Four)
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 1 (Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Four)
by Gene Luen Yang
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Great continuation of the series, 24 Feb. 2012
When I finally watched the last episodes of the Last Airbender Animated series, I was a bit disappointed not to find out what would happen AFTER the demise of Ozaï. After all, there were still a lot of problematic situations all around the four kingdoms, and we didn't even get to know what happened to Zuko's mother!
But first of all, I was just sad to think it would be the last adventure for Aang, Katara, Toph and co.
Lucky me, I did discover this book a few days ago... and it is the perfect continuation of the series, the "fourth book" a lot of people have been waiting for.
The book is true to the series spirit: adventure, imaginative and intricated situations, humour, emotions, and the same great characterization of the persons we went on to love in the original Last Airbender Animated series.

If you're a fan of it, and if you are eager to learn what happens to your favorite characters after the fire nation was defeated, trust me on that: you can buy this one eyes closed you won't be disappointed.

The only thing that annoyed me with this book: Now I just can't wait to learn what will happen next and must champ at the bit: the next book won't be released before an agonisingly long 3 months...

Soul Calibur V (PS3)
Soul Calibur V (PS3)
Offered by PROGAMES
Price: £16.94

23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A step backwards for the Soul series, 9 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Soul Calibur V (PS3) (Video Game)
To make it short, let's list the good and bad things in this game:

- New characters to replace some aging (but still loved and missed...) old ones
- New combat dynamics make the game faster, harder. The new just guard system rewards aggressive players.
- Good Online Functionalities
- Superb graphisms, even better than those of the precedent opus.
- Nice and diverse customization possibilities for original fighters in the "Create your own character mode"
- DLC: old soundtracks of Souledge/Blade and Soulcalibur 1 available!

- Noticeable gameplay inbalances: some very powerful, heavy armed characters are quicker than lightweight, weaker ones. In the past Soulcalibur games, the physics were realisticaly rendered for each type of character and weaponry. This is no more the case.
This means that in the coming weeks a great amount of online players are going to be playing with the same "inba" characters. Prepare yourself to play a LOT against Siegfried.
- An almost totally absent single player mode. If you don't have any internet connection, the game loses almost 70% of its content.
- The new "just guard" system requires a timing precision that is -during online play- tragically hindered by the inherent properties of an "average" internet connection.
- Lots of mimic characters (3! which represents 10% of the cast)
- If you except 2 characters (Pyrrha and Patroklos) every other (old or new) characters appear to be totally "empty" because of the lack of content regarding them. No story mode whatsoever. No explanation regarding their reasons to be here or to have replaced their older counterparts.
- A lot of customization options have inexplicably disappeared from the Versus Mode (no time limit above 60s, no infinit time limit, no double life heathbar...)
- Some DLC released the very same day the game released, and that could, that SHOULD have made it to the game (because, he! it's already on the disc!) + Price of said DLC (inclusive the soundtracks listed earlier)

Conclusion: a game that COULD have been great, but feels totally rushed, and released in an seemingly unfinished state. A great disappointment for me who played and loved all the past iterations of the "Soul" series.
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The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
by The Times
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Atlas, 4 Jan. 2012
A great Atlas, with some very nice explanations regarding tectonics, geopolitics, climate... along - of course - great quality maps of the whole world.

Dead Space (PS3)
Dead Space (PS3)
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £11.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Renew of Survival Horror, 12 April 2010
This review is from: Dead Space (PS3) (Video Game)
A great game, with a great immersive atmosphere. A lot of clichés, but overall a thrilling horrific adventure. An hommage to both Zombie-genre movies/games and Alien-genre movies/games.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)

5.0 out of 5 stars must have game for gamers on the Wii System, 6 Feb. 2010
A magnificent 2D Beat'em All with RPG elements. Atmosphere is unique and replay-value is here.
I wish there were more game like that on the Wii !

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