Daniel Archard

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The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles by Andy Remic
Others have already commented on this however the main character basically a wholesale copy of Druss (albeit a darker version) from the David Gemmell series, even down to calling everyone "laddie" and being called "old horse" by his sidekick. This is not necessarily a bad thing however, the overall plot of the book is interesting however I have docked two stars from my review due to the characters occasionally behaving in unbelievable and illogical ways and the frequent cumbersome and irritating sentence structure.
Principles of Chemical Vapor Deposition: What's Go&hellip by D.M. Dobkin
This book is a broad discussion of the fundamentals of chemical vapour deposition and describes both theory and common reactor design well.

Only disappointment is that plasma enhanced CVD has a single chapter dedicated to it and that there was not a greater in depth discussion of the applications of common films and the deposition parameter changes to optimise the films for the desired application. Also chamber cleaning is barely discussed.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3) by Take 2 Interactive
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3) by Take 2 Interactive
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It would have been better for the Bureau had it not tried to link with the classic xcom series - it's a much different type of game and this will always leave a bad taste in the mouth of fans of the original. That said it's a very good game in its own right, combining solid mass effect-esq third person style gameplay with an intriguing setting and great atmosphere.

The only criticism that I could level at this game is that very occasionally the companion AI would develop suicidal tendencies and that the pace of the game was a little rushed and could have benefited from a more softly-softly approach to build tension