Mr. C. P. Johnson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (10 of 13)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,798,787 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 13
Football Manager 2013 (PC DVD) by Sega
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Football Manager 2013, 9 Jan 2013
I have played Football Manager and it's forerunner Championship Manager since 1997 and I can comprehensively state that this is the worst game in the series thus far, so much so that I have felt compelled to compose a review which I very rarely do.

The layout, design and content of the game are at the usual high standard, but for me, the game falls apart come match day. The various tactics I employ are quite simply ignored by the players. I have utilised both short and direct passing, employed slow and quick tempos and directed play through either the middle or down the wings, yet, my team NEVER seems to play the way I desire.

Furthermore, the game play just isn't… Read more
The Lost Army by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
The Lost Army by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ChrisJ, 17 Feb 2010
I am an avid reader of ancient history and a fan of Valerio Massimo Manfredi hence the purchase of The Lost Army. The story begins at an even pace, describing the procurement of a Greek mercenary army (by forces unknown) and their advance deep into enemy territory with the hope of removing Artaxerxes from the throne of the great Persian Empire.

Without giving too much of the story line away, the defeat of the Ten Thousand (and their Persian allies) at Cunaxa leads to an agonisisng and painful withdrawal out of hostile territory that consumes two thirds of the book. As a result, the pace of the story is quite slow and the constant enemy attacks on the column is quite… Read more