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Empire and Napoleon Total War Collection - Game of the Year (PC DVD)
Empire and Napoleon Total War Collection - Game of the Year (PC DVD)
Offered by into Sales
Price: £9.75

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good entertainment, 17 May 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I first bought Empire Total War on it's day of release. Back then, it had great potential, but was riddled with game breaking bugs and annoying AI.

Thankfully after numerous patches and improvements, the game is much more polished. With the Napoleon expansion, it get's even better.

It was always going to be difficult for the devs to create a Total War game involving predominantly ranged combat. The AI mechanics and strategy are much more complex when you line up 10 musket units, 2 cannons and a load of cavalry against each other. But Empire/Napoleon does a good job on the whole (though it's very easy to kill Generals with cannons from miles away).

The navel battles are enjoyable, though they can be a little complex when dealing with a large group of ships. I find it easiest to concentrate on controlling just the flagship or maybe two of the bigger ships of the line when you have a fleet of 10 or so.

Diplomacy was poor on release but operates much better now, especially in Napoleon.

Graphics are good and there are some amusing lines/animations when you zoom right into units.

Empire probably has the longer gameplay of the two games, with more scope for... well.... an empire. But Napoleon is the more dynamic and action packed.

Well worth purchasing for returning players who were put off by the glitches when first released.
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Dragon Age: Origins (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins (PC)
Offered by GeeksWholesaler
Price: £5.95

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Has some cool features, but not the RPG i was looking for, 10 Mar. 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I have only rated this game as average as i beleive, despite the hype, it's not really worthy of more...

I guess a lot of my feelings are based on expectations. I 'expected' this game to be in the non-linear model of BG2 and NWN etc. However despite some of those reviews above, i don't see this as particular non-linear. The world is very static. The NPC interactions don't seem very free-form. The conversations are long and drawn out. In the end, despite not being a particularly impatient person i got fed up of the lack of meaningful progression and action.

The camera was a big turn off for me. Just the way the world was modelled left me frustrated at the controls.

The game is pretty in patches, but not stunningly so.

In short, i got bored pretty quickly and traded it in. For £15 i guess you could do a lot worse, but i had 10x more enjoyment from Oblivion, NWN, BG2, DDO & LOTRO.
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Crystal Palace Miscellany: Eagles Trivia, History, Facts and Stats
Crystal Palace Miscellany: Eagles Trivia, History, Facts and Stats
by Neil McSteen
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a Palace fan, 5 Mar. 2010
I received this book as a christmas present, it's made great reading and generated some good debates down the pub or at Selhurst Park between friends!

It's useful as a sourcebook (i.e. 'X' scored more goals than 'Y') and is also full of very funny quotes.

As a relatively young fan approaching 30, it's excellent for the point that it throws up some names, games and incidents from the distant past and gets you wanting to learn more about them.

The only thing that prevents it from being 5 stars is that it becomes out of date very quickly. Here's hoping for an updated volume in a few years!


Strangefolk
Strangefolk
Price: £11.48

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's been a long time coming..., 26 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Strangefolk (Audio CD)
... But if the live gigs the band have just been doing are anything to go by then this is going to be a monster of an album. Slightly less influenced with Indian philosophy this time, more around the desturction of the world....

Each of the 13 tracks is brilliant, i honestly can't think of a bad one!

Super CB Operator is a crowd stormer live and my personal favourite. Second Sight is a catchy little number and will be the 1st single.

Definitely worth a purchase for 90s fans and newcomers alike!


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