Chris

"Topher"
Probably drunk here, T in the Park 2011
Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (16 of 25)
Location: Glasgow
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,087,138 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 25
Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts
Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360) by Electronic Arts
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
My score for this was based on the overall game, and the satisfaction of seeing the team I'd PAINSTAKINGLY saved in the suicide mission once again. The combat in the game is excellent, though my biotic seemed over powered at times and I barely had to fire my gun. The graphics and sound are outstanding, the Reaper invasion looks stunning, and that high pitched wail the machines make right before unleashing the main weapon is damn intimidating. Some parts of the game are noteworthy just for emotional impact:
!!!!SPOILERS!!!! 1. The wee boy at the start. I mean, come on! Who can honestly say that didn't put a lump in your throat? 2. The Turian homeworld on fire, cracking scene. 3… Read more
Final Fantasy XIII - Platinum (PS3) by Square Enix
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced..., 2 Mar 2012
At 12.99 this "game" is still over priced. The only way it would be worth the money is if someone paid YOU to play it. Even then it would still be torture. I reviewed this a while back, when it was full price and I really can't understand people giving it five stars. The graphics are cracking, obviously, but when I'm watching one massive cutscene after another, I realize I don't care about what I'm seeing. That's because I don't give a monkeys about any of the protagonists, the world they inhabit or the illogical and badly written story that's unfolding.

This is a one star game, and that star is for the graphics and sound alone.
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Cracking start. Confused directionless middle. Gets better for a bit, then ends abruptly and unsatisfactorily.

That pretty much sums up how I felt about Paolo's second effort. The Wind Up Girl (his debut) is far superior, more in depth and fulfilling. Now, I know this book is YA, but maybe Bacigalupi imposed too great a restriction on his writing and style by aiming at a younger crowd. The Wind up girl is doubtless a dark, powerful and cynical work, but there in lie some of its strengths. With Ship Breaker, it felt like the author was just leaving so much unsaid, and character interactions felt unconvincing. At the same time, I believe the book is also a poor fit for its intended… Read more

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