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The Book Of Mormon [Explicit]
The Book Of Mormon [Explicit]
Price: 6.49

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific new Broadway addition - but you may need to MAN UP, 24 May 2011
If you are generally offended by Southpark or Team America, or had no desire to see them, then I would imagine you won't like this either. But since it has the same creators shouldn't that be obvious????

There is a lot here for people who are more Broadway then Southpark fans too though, especially all the little homages to other musicals throughout (Wicked progressions in 'you and me', 'Hasa Diga' - Lion King, and 'I Believe' parodies Sound of Music.) About 1/2 the soundtrack is highly addictive and will stick in your head - careful singing some of those lyrics in public though! The rest is enjoyable, but the highlights for me are the first five songs and I Believe.

You also have to have a sense of humor about religion in general to appreciate the musical, but I can say as a rather liberal Christian I didn't find it offensive - but you need to have an open mind and also realize there is in-show context to the songs that makes the overall message less offensive then the straight lyrics. Overall, especially having seen the actual show, the show is quite good-hearted about religion and although it pokes fun at Mormonism I didn't find it to be mean spirited.

For the one star reviewers(particularly on itunes)... why are you seeking out something you are predisposed to find offensive? If you don't like it.... Turn it off, like a light switch... or put it in a box and CRUSH IT! ;)
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L.A. Noire (PS3)
L.A. Noire (PS3)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: 9.54

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing movie-like game, 24 May 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: L.A. Noire (PS3) (Video Game)
This is a great game, particularly for those who are very light gamers like myself. I am a big fan of GTA4 but I find this to be an easier game, and I enjoy the extra nuances it has, like interrogations and the more stylized storyline, as well as playing a good guy.

- GTA-like driving sequences and chases, as well as gun play
- interrogations where you have to make judgment calls on whether the witness is telling the truth
- the story is engaging and relevant to the case, comments are humorous
- cleaner content then similar games, you get fined for bad driving and hitting people, etc
- if you get sick of driving between locations your partner will do it for you (ie skip to the location quicker)
- if you fail an action sequence 3 times you can skip it (great for less skilled action players, although I've never had to skip one)
- hint system you can choose to use or not
- beautiful graphics
- great period music
- great facial details, and you may recognize actors in the game such as the cop from Heroes, or John Noble from Fringe.

- some repetition in the play of the game
- finding clues at scenes can get a little repetitive
- there should be more variations or choices - such as choosing whether to bend the rules to push a confession, or confronting a cop that has gone too far, etc
- once you get questions wrong you can't really go back without replaying the whole case
- not sure about overall re-playability once you finish - might be boring if you remember the cases and suspects
- targeting/shooting almost seems too easy at times, and action sequences are pretty quickly ended
- no GPS like GTA just a direction to head towards, map not quickly accessible or easy to navigate, but perhaps the lack of GPS is appropriate to the time period of the game
- A LOT of cutaways, but I actually find them mostly entertaining
- doesn't get as progressively harder throughout the game as I would like

All in all it's a mellow paced game, but I'm about halfway through and am enjoying it a lot... See how long you can play before having a ridiculous desire to watch L.A. Confidential again! Highly recommended especially for fans of the 40s, film noir, detective stories, and beginners to gaming.

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