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Dead Island Riptide (Xbox 360) by Deep Silver
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same, 5 Jun 2013
I've now played through the entire game once in solo and coop play so feel like I can give a proper review. I should state that I enjoyed the first one which is why I enjoyed this one too.

As other reviews have said, it is a very similar game. Understandably so, it started out as DLC but it is now a full game. If you pay full price I can understand feeling a little short changed but at £20 this is good value.

There is one more character, a hand to hand combat specialist. All the original characters remain and you can import your DI character to the new game without keeping your inventory. Combat is still the same, the same satisfying splat as you… Read more
Undersea Prison (John Stratton) by Duncan Falconer
Undersea Prison (John Stratton) by Duncan Falconer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday reading, 9 Nov 2009
It's true, Falconer is a better writer than McNab and Ryan but they are in the same league. This book is a standard fare, action by numbers but still satisfying. The concept is absurd and you need to suspend your disbelief around Chapter 3 but if you can do that what follows is a predictable but enjoyable book, intelligently set out with a rushed ending.

Don't get me wrong, I like the character but he has the depth of a puddle. He has no faults and that makes him unbelievable. Similarly the main characters fall into black or white categories which only works in Hollywood. A unbelievable plot with unbelievable characters just leaves you feeling the whole thing is superficial. Then… Read more
The Redeemer: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence&hellip by Jo Nesbo
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This was my first Harry Hole adventure and, in line with most of the reviewers here, it is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The first few chapters were difficult to get through, the style of writing is minutely different to your typical Western writers but it's enough to throw you. Maybe that contributed to the feeling that the build up was slow, the tension certainly is a slow burner but the incident with the Hoover is an absolute lightning bolt and from that point the book gathers momentum quickly reaching a very satisfactory conclusion.

I usually plough through a paperback in a weekend but this took a good couple of weeks and I enjoyed the cultural shift. Definitely recommended.