Daniel Florentz

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (6 of 7)
Location: Denmark


Top Reviewer Ranking: 552,268 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 7
The Lost Stars - Perilous Shield (Book 2) (Lost St&hellip by Jack Campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars An improvement, 5 Nov 2013
While Tarnished Knight appeared slow and sometime lacked direction, Perilous Shield certainly makes up for it.
It can be argued that Tarnished Knight merely laid the groundwork for Perilous Shield (and possibly the following). The political machinations surrounding our two unlikely good guys are perhaps not groundbreaking, but they do make the story flow very well. And despite wanting more space battles, or even ground battles, the overshadowing darkness of both the Syndicate Worlds and the Enigmas make for a very frontier feeling. Sometimes I had to remind myself that Midway is a fairly populous world, and not just a single city with a port.

Unlike Tarnished Knight the pace… Read more
Total War Rome II (PC DVD) by Sega
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A tear in the eye, 30 Sep 2013
Yes, that's pretty much it. A tear.

This game should have been awesome. It should have been the pinnacle of a great series. But that's not what it is. Even if CA manages to fix all the performance issues, which are many and quite big, the game still suffers from a very unfinished feeling (political system is very clearly not finished with events that do nothing but point to something more), and host of dubious design decisions. And those things are much harder to clear up, as they require more than cleaning up bad coding or optimisation. They require what is essentially more development.

And then there are the issues of formations (hoplites are worthless, units… Read more
Cobra Slave (Cobra Rebellion) by Timothy Zahn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Zahn, 19 Sep 2013
As noted before me, this book isn't one you can just grab and read alone. Unlike the early Cobra books, this one drops you right into the thick of new events that were outlined at the previous book's ending. Without having read that you would be hopelessly lost.

Timothy Zahn is a master of building the story until an explosion of revelations. This one is a departure from that. It builds and builds and builds, and does so wonderfully. It doesn't 'end' like his usual books because unlike them this is a first of a series that appears to be a single story rather than closely connected independent stories. I find that to be an interesting development, and certainly has me craving for… Read more