L. Haycox

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (206 of 230)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 359,516 - Total Helpful Votes: 206 of 230
The Amtrak Wars: Iron Master: The Talisman Prophec&hellip by Patrick Tilley
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lazy and racist, 24 Jun 2013
I enjoyed the first two books- not the best writing or characterisation but well plotted and fairly entertaining. In this one though, the characters have the depth of a puddle, the plotting is meandering and lacks logic and the representation of the neo-Japanese tribe made me really uncomfortable because it felt racist. I don't see how a post-apocalyptic refugee boat people, which is what they are supposed to be, retained so much knowledge of Japanese culture and also national distinctions and prejudices between Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese. And they are constantly referred to as 'dinks' and 'Japs', are inscrutable, all look the same, can't pronounce Rs properly etc etc... Even if one… Read more
Joseph Joseph Rotary Peeler, Compact 3-Blade Peele&hellip by Joseph Joseph
This product seems to have 2 months' worth of use before it disintegrates, judging from my and other reviewers' experience! The plastic outside no longer stays on because the critical piece that held it together has snapped off.

Even while it was working I found it uncomfortable to hold when I used it and I took a fair few chunks out of my fingers.

One to avoid.
The Walking Dead [Region Free USA Import] PS3 by Telltale Games
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The joy of this game is in the storytelling and characterisation. I engaged with the characters and came to care about their fates but be warned, none of these guys ever get a break. I know it's the zombie apocalypse an' all, but I wish something even faintly positive would happen to someone. There are no happy endings in this game and you do get pushed into making some fairly dodgy decisions. I ended up putting a fair amount of emotional investment into this (sad I know, but a reflection of the strength of the storytelling) and by the end felt wrung out!

The gameplay isn't great - jerky and buggy as previous reviewers have pointed out - and it can be frustrating in the action… Read more

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