J. Sparks

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (17 of 20)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,811,697 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 20
Doom 3 (PC) by Activision
Doom 3 (PC) by Activision
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing the point, 29 Mar 2007
This game is absolutely riveting. I loved every minute of playing it (except a few moments of absolute fear) and had to write a rebuttal to some of the comments here.

"no forming squads with other marines" ... the point of Doom is that you are alone, no survivors... just you.

"similar areas" ... you ever been to any research facility? Its hardly a theme park!

"weak plot" ... the plot of Doom is to live. Anything you learn along the way is a bonus.

"similar bad guys" ... I'm not sure what you are expecting, they looked fairly hellish to me. You play Call of Duty all the bad guys look exactly the same.

Point is, if you want an experience… Read more
The Red in the Sky Is Ours ~ At The Gates
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 July 2003
The only reason I bought this album was on the basis of the positive reviews I had heard of At The Gates. And what an album to start with!
The opening is very powerful, and At The Gates stick with this all the way through the album. This will definately not appeal to all music fans, some of the tracks have no lyrics and consist simply of gutted vocals. However, those that appreciate this will see the power and technique behind the album.
Excellent guitar work, its difficult to commend a heavy metal guitarist these days as they mostly go for constant power riffs, but this is quite impressive. Nicely worked heavy metal solo's.
Drumming is top notch again, thunderous blast beats… Read more
Jugulator ~ Judas Priest
Jugulator ~ Judas Priest
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A new style..., 10 Jun 2003
For this album, with a new singer in the face of Ripper Owens, Judas Priest took the Metallion in a new direction and went almost into progressive rock. The final track, Cathedral Spires, is, in its self, a great prog metal track.
Never the less the Priest didnt abandon the good old heavy metal days, opening with the title track that was a reminder of when Painkiller first came out. The similarity to the opening track of Painkiller is a bit too obvious, but dont let this put you off as its still a high quality tune. The album goes up and down all too much to be considered a classic, but if you are dedicated to the Metallion then this album is a very worthy addition to the Priest… Read more

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