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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3) by Namco Bandai
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The days are getting shorter, the weather getting colder, so I thought it was about time I invested in an RPG to entertain me for a while. Last year Dragon Age and Assassins Creed 2 kept me quiet and set the standard for what I expect from PS3 games - both had enough of a storyline to follow, plenty of visual entertainment and a whole load of problems to solve and enemies to overcome. Best of all these games kept me entertained for quite a long time as I strode around the world's that the programmers had created and gradually figured everything out.

So I purchased Enslaved and hoped for a similar experience. For a while I got it. Enslaved works well for the most part as the… Read more
Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Repu&hellip by Tom Holland
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite book of 2004, 14 Mar 2005
Had this book been on the history curriculum when I was at school, I would certainly have more enjoyed a subject that I otherwise found extremely boring. My memories of history lessons include the eating and dressing habits of Henry VIII and various other trivialities. I am sure Rome was touched upon at some point, but most of my ideas of the Roman empire/republic were founded on it's portrayal in the Asterix comics that I had read some years previously (sad). So in the end I stopped taking History lessons at 14 years old in order to devote time to something more useful, and ultimately more rewarding. Almost a decade later I have begun to discover the huge wealth of excellent publications… Read more
Permission To Land ~ The Darkness
Permission To Land ~ The Darkness
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have long wondered what happened to the glorious days of rock music. When those prehistoric, metallic animals roamed the earth, and bore names such as 'Maiden', 'AC/DC, 'Zeppelin', 'Sabbath'. These monsters of rock would scream out lyrics about Iron men, Hobbits, women named Rosie and other unfathomable creatures that inhabited the world in their time. Their guitars would create riffs that boomed as though earthquakes shook the earth. They dressed in strabge clothing. Bassists wore mustaches of ridiculous length, and the men of this bygone age would bang their heads.
As with all things, this age did not live forever. It died out to be replaced by the age of 'Glam' where men wore make… Read more