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Razorlight
Razorlight
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: 2.89

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grower but but no giant. Lacks passion., 30 July 2006
This review is from: Razorlight (Audio CD)
Too short.

Too little passion and pace.

Too little attention to track order.

Most importantly too few good songs.

After the delight of Up All Night, that is in my opinion the closest to a perfect album there is, this was a big disappointment..... says a very big Razorlight fan.

First listen made me want to take it back to the shop, however i've persisted and thanks to three things they get half marks (3 is too much, 2 too little).

1. It really does grow - i'll conceed the 5 star reviewers that.

2. A couple of stand out songs (Before I fall to Pieces springs to mind).

3. Live it sounds better.

Downsides include the clearly grease musical inspired Who Needs Love (can't disagree that Borrell's thirteen yeard old nephew wrote that!) and the awful version of Kirby's House they've chosen to include here. You can also tell that they only had 30 minutes to choose the track order as it doesn't together well at all in the way that Up All Night did.

So in summary if you're looking for a repeat of Up All Night look elsewhere but give it a chance and it will grow. I wouldn't give it number one spot in my CD pile.... that still belongs to Up All Night.


Risk: Global Domination (PS2)
Risk: Global Domination (PS2)
Offered by STOCKTASTIC
Price: 20.79

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 11 Mar 2006
As other reviewers have noted nothing beats playing till 5 in the morning and the endless fall out debates the next day about why your opponents tactics were flawed and stopped you from destroying everything in your path which is your god given right.
Replacing (illogical and paranoid) humans with a console that makes the decisions just doesn't work for this game. This PS2 version just doesn't live up to expectations with, what seems to me, unrealistic startegies by the program to wipe as many pieces off the board each go. Every go. Nothing to keep you guessing about what the consoles startgey is. Whatever happened having stand offs in north africa and brazil with 500 armies on each side?? Add to this the fact that increasing the difficulty doesn't seem to alter the games strategy but simply loads the dice against you, and you have a not very worthwhile game in my opinion.
The one saving grace is the ability to play against friends online but why do that if you have a board and some beers i ask you? Save your money and have a night without the console and enjoy throwing your opponents pieces off the board in front of their war drained face.


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