David Brown

"Mooncalf Reviews"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (21 of 26)
Location: mooncalfstudios(dot)com


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,524,465 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 26
The Longest Journey (PC DVD ROM) by Xplosiv
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overrated but Epic, 27 Nov 2007
If you've never played this game, but you are considering buying it due to the rave reviews published here, then I submit a word of caution. Don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant game, but it's far from everyone's 'cup of tea'.

The Longest Journey has many good points, but it also has a few dozen bad ones. My largest gripe is the fact that - despite rumours to the contrary - the storyline isn't that good at all. After discovering the storyline about 1/4 the way through the game, I was vastly disappointed, as I had been told that the story was brilliant, even original. Not the case. The fantasy/sci-fi crossover has been done before, and the idea of a balance between the two worlds… Read more
Firefly - The Complete Series [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nathan Fillion
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The title says it all, but just to make sure you got the point, I'll continue typing anyway.

Let me start by saying I wasn't a big fan of Buffy or Angel (two shows also made by Joss). I'll also go on to say that sci-fi isn't really an obsession of mine. Sure, it's usually okay, but usually it sucks.

This is why you can believe in my unbiased objectivity when I say that Firefly is a true masterpiece that makes Star Trek look like a primary school play put together by morons.

It has everything. Wait, let me capitalise that: EVERYTHING. Much better. It's stupendous, marvellous, amazing, brilliant, genius, perfection ... now copy those words and paste them into… Read more
Heroes - Season 1 Complete [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Milo Ventimiglia
Heroes - Season 1 Complete [DVD] DVD ~ Milo Ventimiglia
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Heroes is one of those shows - much like Lost or 24 - that has been pumped from the very start. I confess, despite my typical cynical objectivity, I do resent that shows like this receive mass-attention from every website, radio station and magazine imaginable, whereas real masterpieces that get quickly cancelled (such as Firefly) receive little or no real advertising at all. As with everything in life, money makes money.

Putting that solidly aside for the remainder of this review; Heroes is brilliant. Truly one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen. I watched the entire 23 (ish) episodes from start to finish over the course of about 4 days, it really is that addictive… Read more