Mark Palfreeman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (51 of 66)
Location: Bradford



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,475,406 - Total Helpful Votes: 51 of 66
Queen ~ Queen
Queen ~ Queen
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw Masterpiece, 3 April 2010
For those of you wishing to here the very best of Queen, this is not the album with which to do it. Their career spanned three decades and the music they produced reflected that. This however is a delight to fans of Queen or glam rock. The tracks have a raw quality that highlighted the individual quality of the band members and their instruments, and the way Queen composed some wonderful music. The opening track 'Keep Yourself Alive' is a strange omission from many of the greatest hits, meaning it is not necessarily as well known as it should be, but it provides an energy of an early rock band that continues throughout this album. At the end of the disc is an instrumental version of Seven… Read more
Just Cause 2 Limited Edition (Xbox 360) by Square Enix
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chaotic Beauty, 30 Mar 2010
An epic open world and carefully constructed story make this game a wonderful experience to play.
I've had this game nearly a week and have hardly begun the missions simply because exploration is fantastic. An open world has been created with a variety of climates, people, weapons and vehicles all done with immaculate detail. Flying over the island is a genuinely jaw-dropping experience.

The premise of the game is that you are a freelance fighter aiding the revolutionaries on this island. You earn respect and money through causing chaos and completing missions as you align yourself with various different factions. For budding Che Guevaras it is an ideal setting… Read more
The Political Machine 2008 (PC CD) by Kalypso Media
Politics is a difficult subject to convert into a game scenario, but this game does a good job of creating an interest and playable simulation of a US Presidential election.

Featuring favourite characters, including the opportunity to download those from history or fiction, the game spans the 42 week run up to the US Election. 'Kriss-Crossing' the US states, you will have to build your reputation and develop your platform, using aids such as local media and national TV interviews.

The game has depth, but has a simple approach to implementing a campaign, making the game much easier, and more enjoyable to simply pick up and play. It is certainly a game for those who have… Read more

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