B. D. Smith

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (89 of 98)
Location: Surrey, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,726,947 - Total Helpful Votes: 89 of 98
Metroid Prime: Trilogy (Wii) by Nintendo
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I got this little beauty for my wii recently (A console by the way, that I've only recently discovered an appreciation for). Having never played any of the other Metroid games (Yes, I know I've missed out), I wasn't sure what to expect, what attracted me initially was the value, three "epic adventures in a single deluxe package," for the price of one game. And the packaging, OK maybe not the making or breaking of a game, but like any product its important, the case comes in a nice sleeve, simple, subtle cover art that dosen't give too much away, it comes with a nice artwork and history insert, it all adds to the feel of what it is, a nice, neat, definitive collection, perfect for newbies to… Read more
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (PS3) by Take 2 Interactive
75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
I pre-ordered this for the PS3 two months ago, and I was really excited when it dropped on my doormat on Friday, I had a quick bash at it that night, to get a feel for it, then had another go the next day on a harder setting (Warlord), the graphics are very good, your units and advisors and enemy leaders are well animated and funny (And, is it just me, or is Catherine The Great super-hot?), the controls are easy to work out and they make full use of the controller, the city screens were a little simplified, but I can live with that, You get some cool units and can form them together to make armies, fleets or wings which is great fun (And is also a must if you are to survive), and the more… Read more
Final Fantasy VIII Platinum by Sony
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I first played this one in 2000 I think, I was so excited on its release, with fresh memories of FF7 (My introduction to the world of FF). My first time playing it, I was disappointed, I found the gameplay rather slow and too difficult, and it was soon consigned to the shelf in my bedroom to collect dust. a few moths later, I happened to pick up the Strategy guide and study the Junction system in more depth, I decided one Saturday afternoon to give it another go. That's when I realised what a brilliant game this is, if you can endure the initial slow pace, (Its only the first few hours) it reallypicks up in terms of pace, and the story line is epic enough and the characters deep enough to… Read more