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Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel (PSP) by Konami
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fan Service, 5 Oct 2006
I'm pretty sure everyone knows the ins and outs of the story to the first Metal Gear Solid. This is its 3rd incarnation (4th if you count the fact that Son's of Liberty was meant to be a recreation of the first game to test GW... but that's just fanboy nitpicking) and it's still as gripping as ever. Told as a kind of semi interactive comic MGS:DGN once again pushes the boundaries of storytelling in 'videogames' to a point where you could almost call it a film, it's certainly a new entertainment form.

The Art of MGS comic artist Ashley Wood is brought to life in a kind of semi animated way that brings to mind a very well produced Flash Cartoon with far better artwork. Wood's work… Read more
Far Cry Instincts (Xbox) by Ubisoft
6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Vacant, 3 Aug 2006
Far Cry is pretty. The water, lighting, explosions and weapon models are all fantastic looking... and the good points pretty much end there. Despite most industry reviews to the contrary, Far Cry is a painfully dull and unoriginal shooter with a few 'feral' abilities thrown in to liven things up a bit or possibly to distract from the fact that Far Cry runs out of ideas within the first few minutes of play.

AI is weak, really really weak. Considering we're on the verge of a new 'generation' in gaming, Far Cry seems as if it's trapped in the previous one. The guards have one speed.. 'kill'. They seem to know where you arte the minute you're within a few feet of them whether you're… Read more
Field Music ~ Field Music
Field Music ~ Field Music
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
When Paul Smith of Maximo Park (or whatever his name is) appears on TV wearing a trilby looking smug and tells you that you should be listening to Field Music, your immerdiate response is to avoid them like the plague. Well mine is.
If you were as unforgivably stupid as I was however, you'll miss out on one of the very few genuinely interesting bands left in this country. Field music are effortlessly charming, sensitive and intellegent if not always coherent.
The only real problem I have with the album is they suffer from the same lyrical vagueness that plagues most North Eastern bands like The Futureheads and Maximo Park, verses often bumble along in a clumsy manner with no real… Read more

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