Mr. Gareth Owen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (17 of 22)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,812,911 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 22
Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox) by Electronic Arts
Burnout 3: Takedown (Xbox) by Electronic Arts
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bought this game and thought the single player game was superb and couldn't wait to play online with a group of friends. Sadly it seems EA's interference with the XBox Live service has tarnished my experience with this game.
This is one of the worst XBox Live experiences I've had. For some strange reason the game insists on logging everyone into EA's own servers, which timeout and are sometimes too full, preventing you from creating a game of your own and searching for a spare server in Germany or something.
Private games are made private via a password, speech is intermittent and re-connecting to a game can be hit and miss.
This type of experience in my opinion is way below… Read more
Ghost Recon Island Thunder (Xbox) by Ubisoft
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm not usually into this kind of game, snooping around pretending to be a soldier out in the jungle shooting bad people etc... And I found the single player game of Ghost Recon to be just that, not much fun (for me), however going on-line with this game is a different story altogether.
Although it's the same game, it's much more fun snooping around the jungle trying to kill you're mates! And even more fun playing some of the co-operative missions as a team against the computer AI, which I might add is very good.
There's no easy way to describe the fun when 3 or 4 of you are pinned down in a tin hut (virtually that is), talking (over the headset) about how to deal with the… Read more
GameCube Console - Black by Nintendo
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I don't want this to sound like one of those playground rants about how mine is better than yours etc. but people need to know that this console is not only a really fantastic bit of kit but also an exclusive membership to the best games out there.
I own all three current consoles, and I still get people ribbing me over my love for the GameCube, but unless you own it and 'play' games like Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine, Pikmin, Eternal Darkness, Monkey Ball, Zelda, soon to be F-Zero, Viewtiful Jo.. blah... blah... blah... the list goes on... you'll never know what it's all about.
Ask any true gamer and they'll tell you the same, no one touches Nintendo when it comes to game… Read more

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