Mark Andrew

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,949
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (532 of 599)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
The trick is not letting people know it is actually a trick. Then you really take them by surprise.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,949 - Total Helpful Votes: 532 of 599
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z - Special Edition (Xbox 360) by Koei
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Initially had some high hopes for this game. That was my mistake though. Anyway, this is a kind of spin off from Ninja Gaiden, despite retaining the title. I am unsure how this really fits into the series, given it`s rather quirky and profane theme.
So you play Yaiba, a recently resurrected Ninja who has been fitted out with some rather handy Cyborg improvements. Ryu Hayabusa killed you and now you want revenge.

If only things were simple but alas no. A Zombie outbreak has taken control of Russia and Yaiba is sent in to kill Hayabusa who is also having a sojourn in the Mother Country. The story line is rather terrible so do not expect anything other than A to B storyboarding… Read more
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Xbox 360) by Konami
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of bite, 3 Mar 2014
Bottom line....this is a very enjoyable romp that completes the Lords of shadow series. I have read many negative reviews so far and am somewhat puzzled by them. I adored the first LOS game and I enjoyed this game just as much.

One point I will make in regards to the combat: it is still brutal and satisfying. Mess up, fail to dodge or counter at the precise moment and you are going to suffer. That was a gripe I had over the first matter how good you were some enemy attacks would break your combo, despite the fact they should have been pushed back or stunned.

Well, being Dracula has it's perks and eventually you get an ability that allows you to dodge pretty… Read more
Alien - Out of the Shadows (Book 1) (Alien Trilogy&hellip by Tim Lebbon
Recently there was a rather ugly situation involving Sega\Gearbox and a video game called Colonial Marines. During the events of that story, considered series canon, somebody managed to dig up Dwayne Hicks and pen the doomed Cpl. back into the series.
It was in bad taste, style and execution.

When I saw that Ellen RIpley was involved with this story, some decades after the movie Alien but prior to Aliens, I got slightly nervous at the prospect. Lets face it, the series has been more than a little diluted over the years. Film makers, authors, artists...have all prodded and poked at the Xeno lore with mixed results.

If you want a storyline that touches upon the… Read more