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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete and utter garbage, 16 July 2010
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This piece of junk does not work. Its instruction manual promised it would work straight out the box, but it doesn't. I tried installing its data programs on my PC, and it crashed it three times in a row.

Avoid this thing like the plague.

Final Doom (PS)
Final Doom (PS)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Final chance to save mankind..., 29 April 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Final Doom (PS) (Video Game)
Final DooM is still an amazing game to own. Sure, the game's engine seems basic now, and yes the graphics and sound were poor-quality back when they released Playstation DooM (this game uses the same engine), but let me tell you this; ten seconds into the first level, Graphics are the least of your worries.

Make no mistake, this is for HARDCORE GAMERS ONLY! Final Doom is relentless, unforgiving carnage from the offset. The learning curve is steep and brutal, the levels long and torturous, and the whole experience an adrenalin-filled bout of madness as you punch, hack and blast your way through the biggest beasties Hell can muster.

Like PSX DooM, Final DooM is missing some levels, and some of the monsters (the Arch Vile is left out again, Levels with Baphomet have been removed, and I don't recall ever seeing a Spider Mastermind). The Nightmare Spectre is back from PSX DooM.

There are three Chapters to Final DooM; the Master Levels (add-on levels from a PC DooM II Expansion Pack), TNT: Evilution and Plutonia. Each Chapter can be played seperately, though they seem to get progressively harder.

I wholeheartedly recommend this game for anyone who owns DooM on the Playstation, and is looking for something more challenging. New players need not apply... unless you really want to dive in at the deep end.


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Playstation is DooMed!, 29 April 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Doom (Video Game)
Let me sum this up in one line: I bought this in 2000. It's 2007 now, and my room still echoes to the sound of Shotguns slaying Demons.

DooM is phenomenal. You cannot put into words how good this game is. Draw the curtains, turn off the lights, and plunge into Hell head first. The game contains most of the levels from the PC versions of Ultimate DooM and DooM II, with only a few levels dropped (mostly the very tall ones). However, it also has exclusive Playstation Only levels, some of which are Secret. All monsters except the Arch Vile are there, and to make things interesting DooM II creatures appear in Ultimate DooM levels (especially on high difficulty). In addition to this, a new monster known as a "Nightmare Spectre" was put in (basically a dark Spectre with double HP). The sound quality was also improved upon.

DooM is a must have game. Buy this. Buy this NOW! Buy this now or Hell itself shall punish you. If you love FPS games, then you NEED this game. If you've never played a FPS in your life, start here. If you think Halo 2 is the best FPS of all time, buy this and discover how wrong you are. DooM is THE First Person Shooter. All else is but a clone.

You don't need graphics, great sound or complex plots for a great game, and DooM proves it. It was old when I bought it, it's even older now, and it's as playable as ever.

Doom (GBA)
Doom (GBA)

4.0 out of 5 stars Back to the Hell that spawned you..., 29 April 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Doom (GBA) (Video Game)
DooM is reason enough to buy a GBA. It is a phenomenal game, one that (in the opinion of a console gun-bunny) demands the D-pad. I know plenty of old-schoolers will say the Mouse is better, but I know what I like.

This game has it all... well, almost. It's not so much the original DooM as a modified Playstation version. Levels such as the Tower of Babel aren't here, both the Cyberdemon and Spider Mastermind are not included, and I'm pretty sure a few of the levels are taken from the Playstation version, not the PC one. That said, all weapons and power-ups are present, there's at least one Secret level (The Military Base) has survived the conversion. If this had been a direct-from-PC port, it'd be perfect.

Truly, there is no better way to pass the time when travelling than unloading shells into the minions of Hell. Old school gamers will love the nostalgia, whilst all those thirteen year old Halo players can learn that real men don't need MJOLNIR armour.

Voice Of Wilderness
Voice Of Wilderness
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Price: 9.53

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hail to Korpiklaani, 13 Dec 2006
This review is from: Voice Of Wilderness (Audio CD)
This is, by far, one of the best CDs I own.

From the violinist intro to Cottages & Saunas, to the ending notes of Kadet Siipina, Korpiklaani deliver time and again. The Folk Metal sound from Spirits of the Forest has been refined for this second CD, and the songs flow together much more smoothly.

Whatever you're after, this CD delivers. Cottages & Saunas is fast-paced and enjoyable, Pine Woods is an uplifting instrumental, and Beer Beer is a drinker's dream. If you've never experienced Folk Metal before, then you could do far worse than start here. They are a better band than Finntroll, in my opinion, who always sounded a bit too, well, trollish.

Buy the CD, a large crate of beer, and become one with the forest spirits.

Complete Adventurer (Dungeons and Dragons v3.5 Supplement): A Hero Series Supplement (Dungeons & Dragons: Accessory)
Complete Adventurer (Dungeons and Dragons v3.5 Supplement): A Hero Series Supplement (Dungeons & Dragons: Accessory)
by Jesse Decker
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need and more, 30 April 2005
As both a player and a DM, I found this book excellent. The new Core Classes are fun to use (the Scout I particularly like), and the Prestige Classes are excellent. Combined with the rest of the material (the guild to making Guilds is very useful for a DM...) I've found the book extremely useful, and rarely do I play a game now without at least a passing glance through this much-used tome. A must for everyone.

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