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Sweeney Todd or The String of Pearls (Wordsworth M&hellip by Anon
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes your skin crawl, 20 Jan 2008
Like many other people I'd vaguely heard about Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Along with a vague idea of the plot that name and nickname was more or less the sum of my knowledge, so when I saw this book I picked it out on a whim.

And what a result: this book is a fantastic little horror story. It starts off with a foreword giving background information about the story's origins and the circumstances of it coming out (serialised in so-called 'penny dreadfuls'). It's a very interesting read, and the only complaint I have is that the writer presumes you know the entire story, and thus gives out spoilers. If you're totally new to Sweeny Todd I'd advise you to skip it… Read more
MySims (Nintendo DS) by Electronic Arts
MySims (Nintendo DS) by Electronic Arts
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The reviews of this game were pretty good, and I bought the game of the strength of that. While I am not horribly disappointed (and it did keep me occupied for quite a few hours) I don't think it's quite as good as the reviewers claim.

It's a charming game: you're a Sim who moves into a resort town that is slightly down-at-the-heels. The general idea is to make the town the most popular resort around, and there are various activities you can do to boost the town's rating. There's things such as fishing, designing clothes, decorating your house, different sports...all quite varied. So there's a good mix of mini-games, the graphics are cute and it's less 'minute-by-minute' planning… Read more
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XPLOSIV PC DVD RO&hellip by Empire
6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I bought this game with high hopes - the storyline and screenshots looked great. Well, as I found out looks are all Dreamfall has going for it. The storyline is paper-thin and incredibly unengaging. The graphics are rather nice, but the game is ludicrously easy - it tells you pretty much exactly what to do every step of the way.

This game is great for people who want to be lead through a story step by step, anybody else should steer well clear.