Ian Johnson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (64 of 71)
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom



Top Reviewer Ranking: 168,755 - Total Helpful Votes: 64 of 71
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) by Sony
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, I would like to say that I have only had this game for about a week, but I'm not going to be one of those type of people who come on here just to say "It sucks, don't buy it".

I've reached about level 10-11 in A-Spec and have done a few of the 'special' series races, as far as the racing goes, it's your standard GT affair, apart from the fact that you now gain experience as well as credits (money) when you win a race, that's right, Gran Turismo 5 has levels. In that respect, it is more of a racing RPG than a simulator (as another reviewer has pointed out) but it still maintains the same feel that GT has had.

Having read some of the 1* reviews, I will address… Read more
Need for Speed: Carbon (PC DVD) by Electronic Arts
Need for Speed: Carbon (PC DVD) by Electronic Arts
Firstly, I'd like to say that this is nowhere near the quality of NFS: Most Wanted, but it is still better than the newer NFS games (discounting the new Hot Pursuit)

This game seems to have trouble running in Windows 7 due to the large amount of graphics processing that effects on Win7 needs, this leads to Carbon lagging when you play it, even if your PC way overdoes the system requirements, one fix would be to disable the effects but this is a review of the game, not a guide on how to fix it.

With that part out of the way, I'll get on to reviewing the game itself.

NFS: Carbon takes place a few years after the events of Most Wanted, with the player character… Read more
Test Drive Unlimited (Xbox 360) by Namco Bandai
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The amount of 1* reviews for this game is shameless.

This game is one of those for people who like racing and free-roaming, hence "unlimited" being in the title, you start off in an airport looking at a number of people waiting for a plane (these people are actually your character choices) you pick one and they get on the plane. Next thing you know, you're in Hawaii, choosing a car from a rental service in order to go to an estate agents (yes, you have to buy a house, to keep your cars in) and then from there you buy a car.

After you've bought a car you can go out and do races, but bear in mind that cars are classed in this game, from "G" to "A", so you are only… Read more

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