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Sim City (PC DVD)
Sim City (PC DVD)
Offered by Go2Games
Price: 13.34

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got off to a bad start - but what a great game this is!!, 27 Jan 2014
This review is from: Sim City (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
I don't often feel compelled to write reviews of products I buy but I feel in this case it is warranted. All I would say is try to put all the bad reviews based on the online connectivity issues out of your mind if you are considering buying this game. The vast majority of these were written when the game had its catastrophic launch. And whilst I feel those were warranted at the time at it was so disastrous, I feel it is now at a point where it is stable, and can be reviewed solely on gameplay. I'm pleased to say it doesn't disappoint!

I got it over the weekend and am having an absolute blast. It gives you a feeling of a lot more control over your city whilst at the same time making everything much more simple. For example, you no longer have to lay power lines or water pipes. A power plant or a water tower has to be placed on a road and the power or water will now flow along where your roads are placed - you can watch it moving in real time. This removes the tediousness of power cables/water pipes from previous games.

But then there are incredibly complex elements to the game now. Your town hall can be modified by added various departments. For example, a finance department will allow you to tax residential, commercial and industrial, high density, medium density and low density all separately. And a department of tourism will allow you to place items like large sculptures and stadiums to increase tourism in your town.

A lot of people complain about the size of the cities as they are now quite small. However you have to bare in mind that these cities make up a larger region. So a region can contain anywhere from 3 to 16 cities (you pick your region from a selection at the start of the game). And these cities all work with each other. One city may provide fire and police services to another. Or you may build up one as a gambling city and then fill a neighbouring city with high wealth sims who will all travel over to spend their money in your casinos. So in actual fact, I feel theres a lot more opportunity for larger and more diverse regions in this game.

I grew up playing SimCity 3000 endlessly. And I feel I will put the same amount of time into this game. It had a very troubled start which has put a lot of people off. And I understand that. But now that it is a lot more stable it's well worth investing in. The gameplay is amazing. And if the always online thing worries you, they are releasing a patch very soon that will make the game playable offline. Thoroughly recommend this game!


Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV [DVD]
Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy for TV [DVD]
Dvd ~ Leigh Francis
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 2.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Extra to go with the Show, 4 Jan 2012
This is a great little add along for the show. It's not completely filled with as much content as I'd liked. The "Too Juicy" section is only about 20 minutes. Then there's about an hour of best of bits and a bunch of other stuff. But as ever, it's all hilarious!!


Kevin Bridges - The Story So Far...Live in Glasgow [DVD]
Kevin Bridges - The Story So Far...Live in Glasgow [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin Bridges
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny Man, 4 Jan 2012
This is a great debut DVD. I can't believe Kevin was only 23 when this was recorded. He performs comedy as if he has been doing it for 20+ years. Great stuff.


Reginald D. Hunter Live [DVD]
Reginald D. Hunter Live [DVD]
Dvd ~ Reginald D Hunter
Price: 7.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny, 4 Jan 2012
Very funny and brilliant comedy. Very cleverly written! I can understand how this isn't for everyone but Reg tells it how it is and doesn't take any prisoners. Highly recommended!


Super 8 - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2011] [Region Free]
Super 8 - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Elle Fanning
Offered by filmrollen
Price: 13.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, 4 Jan 2012
This is a great film that really benefits from being on blu-ray. I am a big fan of Close Encounters and ET and this really feels like you're watching a late 80's movie in the same vein. They've captured the era perfectly.


Alan Carr - Spexy Beast Live [DVD] [2011]
Alan Carr - Spexy Beast Live [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Alan Carr
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.78

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Tooth Fairy, 4 Jan 2012
Like some other reviewers, I am a fan of Alan Carr. Tooth Fairy is hilarious as is chatty man. But the material in this is very poor. He's his usual charming self but the comedy he has written is way below his standard. I'll be trading this in. Save your money and rent first. The funniest bit on the DVD is his routine from Live at the Apollo in the extras. The reason being most of that material is taken from Tooth Fairy.


Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Xbox 360)
Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Xbox 360)
Offered by Clearance Game Deals
Price: 89.99

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun, 11 Nov 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Let's get things started with the space issue. Everyone knows a normal camera will only see part of your body when you're up close. This is no different. Don't blame the product for needing lots of space! You can't fit a super wide angle on a device this small. And even if you did the resulting image would be distorted and throw off all the motion tracking. Measure your room if you're really that worried. I play at 8ft perfectly but I also tested it out in a different room at 5-6ft and it worked fine. Bare in mind for 2 players you will need the 8ft.

I've been playing this for 2 days now with Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports and Dance Central. And I have to say this is an absolute blast! I was surprised how responsive the kit is. It really does track your body with a startling degree of precision. As for the lag, I personally haven't noticed it. If you bring up the Kinect Tuner and start flaying your arms and legs about like a madman then maybe you can see a split second delay but it's nothing that will affect the overall experience. When you first plug it in, set it up, and then start using your hand to navigate the menus . . . well the excitement is undeniable. I felt like a giddy child using my hand in some sort of Minority Report style to access everything. And then once you get into the games it gets even more exciting. The voice recognition also works a treat!

A great little touch is the video/stills camera that is in the middle of the two inferred cameras. It is hilarious to see what an idiot you look like whilst playing! Kinect Adventures takes photos at opportune moments, say mid-jump, Kinect Sports records highlights of key shots, goals, swings, etc etc, and Dance Central has a freestyle section in the middle of each song and plays you back a very embarrassing video of your freestyle!

Personally, I cannot recommend this enough! It is so much fun. I can't wait to get in out at Christmas and get the whole family on it. We are sure to be in fits of laughter. What's most exciting is thinking about what games are going to come out for it over the next year. I think there will be some really innovative ones. I don't think any motion control system will beat and force out the normal controller, but this definitely adds a brilliant new twist on gaming. And most importantly . . . it's so damn enjoyable!


The Last Kiss [DVD]
The Last Kiss [DVD]
Dvd ~ Zach Braff
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.72

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 1 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Last Kiss [DVD] (DVD)
I felt the need to post a review for this film. First things first . . . this film is not a rom-com. It is a very honest study about of the nature of relationships, temptation and life in general. As long as you know this before you watch it, you will be greatly rewarded. For this is a hidden gem of a film, marketed at completely the wrong audience, but which deserves enormous praise. The acting, story and cinematography are all amazing. It's not often I can say that about a film. I highly recommend it! But as I said already, it is not a rom-com!! It is a serious drama that will leave you thinking about previous relationships or even one that you may already be in. If you watch this (and you should) be prepared for some awkward conversations with your partner if you are going through a rough patch. A superb film!!


The Sims 3 (PC/Mac DVD)
The Sims 3 (PC/Mac DVD)
Offered by clickforgamesltd
Price: 17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, 13 Jun 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: The Sims 3 (PC/Mac DVD) (CD-ROM)
This is a great improvement on the previous Sims games. The graphics are brilliant and it is hugely fun. My only criticism is that at the moment, it doesn't have the longevity of the previous games. But I'm sure all this will change once the add an packs start coming out!


Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
Offered by Gameline GmbH.
Price: 12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Near Perfect Game, 30 Nov 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This game is so close to perfect that you might be able to ignore its few tiny flaws (the gun cover system, graphics up-close) and call it perfect anyway! This is simply the most engaging, fun, beautiful and sublime game I have ever played! The main story alone can take between 30-40 hours to complete if you really invest in it. After that you can spend hours exploring the huge city. Not to mention the online multiplayer. Everyone simply has to play this game!!


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