The Happy Space Invader

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,453 - Total Helpful Votes: 1246 of 2092
LEGO Lord of the Rings (PS3) by Warner Bros. Interactive
LEGO Lord of the Rings (PS3) by Warner Bros. Interactive
There are a few problems when playing in 2-player mode.

The split screen wanders all over the place, which is very distracting and sometimes prevents you completing certain sections where one character has to aim across the other side of the screen (the crosshair will not travel past the split screen line).

Also, there are some sections in which the single-player game prompts you to switch characters to complete a puzzle. When this happens in 2-player mode, however, Player 1 automatically switches to control Player 2's character... which is incredibly annoying for Player 2!

In either mode of play, I did feel there were too many moments where the game takes… Read more
Hitman Absolution (PS3) by Square Enix
Hitman Absolution (PS3) by Square Enix
I like playing this game, but there's quite a lot that grates. Square Enix have clearly targeted this at "teens to early 20's" males, and the characters and dialogue are the kind of thing you'd expect if a teenager was shown a Tarantino/Scorcese move and then asked to do their own take on it. Example - a particularly nasty character's final words are "I have wood... why do I have wood?". Those over 30 won't be shocked, just embarrassed at the transparent and unconvincing efforts to get an 18 rating.

The gameplay is enjoyable to an extent; however, this is a very linear game. You are basically filling in the gaps of a story that's already written so, no matter… Read more
Elder Scrolls IV, Oblivion: Official Strategy Guid&hellip by Peter Olafson
Incredibly detailed, informative and a lovely sense of humour where appropriate. Fantastic diagrams and maps, and screenshots from the game. This book gives you an insight into this complex game that you would struggle to achieve otherwise. In fact, one of my guilty pleasures is to read it even when I have no intention of playing Oblivion the same day.