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Alice: Madness Returns (PS3) by Electronic Arts
Alice: Madness Returns (PS3) by Electronic Arts
This game is beautiful from the abstract artwork and level design to the animation and cutscenes. Alice gracefully twirls during long jumps and turns to butterflies when dodging. The music is mostly well done too as is the acting. There is plenty to distract from the basic 3D platforming including 3D cutscenes, 2D cutscenes, 2D shoot em up games, 2D platform games, slides, picture puzzles, chess puzzles, invisible platforms, and the usual switch, collect and find scenarios. Somehow it all fits together in this odd world.

Each of the 6 chapters has many distinctive looks; some, for example outside the Hatter's Domain, will have you pause in awe at the design. In between chapters… Read more
Roberts ECO1BK Ecologic 1 DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio&hellip by Roberts Radios
66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
FULL REVIEW of version 4.0.13

This small radio is well built with a solid feel to the buttons. However, the glossy plastic easily collects fingerprints and scratches. Even a soft lint free cloth will create minor surface scratches.

Accessing functions is mostly direct from the buttons on the front panel with a couple of less frequently used functions in an easy to use on-screen menu.

The menus are displayed on the Ecologic's 16 character by 2 line LCDisplay. This has a slower refresh and less contrast than my parents version 2 model. After some checking I discovered this wasn't a fault of my model but seems to be an unwelcome effort to extend battery life… Read more
The Complete "Ripley" Radio Mysteries (BBC Audio) by Patricia Highsmith
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
The Ripley stories get the BBC treatment. Each book has been abridged in a very effective way. All the characters are acted. Ian Hart is Mr Ripley and I can no longer picture anyone else in the role. The acting is superb and the directing and bridging is spot on. The subtle and sometimes haunting music along with the ambient sound effects are excellent: it is like watching a film but without the picture. The box set come on 5 CD audio discs containing the plays as originally broadcast but split into 16 or 18 tracks each. It is a shame there is no extras such as interviews with the actors, producer or even CD ROM content with biographies. All that comes with it is a two page booklet listing… Read more