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No Man's Sky (PS4)
No Man's Sky (PS4)
Price: £45.80

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, fun, fascinating sci-fi adventuring!, 21 Aug. 2016
This review is from: No Man's Sky (PS4) (Video Game)
A superb, original game!

Enjoy docking into a space station, encountering weird crab / spider type aliens in a cave which you'll need to shoot, an alien with an iPad (or that's what it looks like!), mysterious messages left by monoliths and installations...

I'm not surprised it splits opinion; as with a game like Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, its slow pace and adventure rather than fighting emphasis isn't for everyone.

+ Exploration, a sense of a real adventure game, open-ended.
+ Find and feed (or shoot, if aggressive) various weird animals, big and small.
+ A sense of mystery and vastness.
+ Scanning tool lets you zoom in and scan things, you'll be informed if they're new discoveries.
+ Upload new names for your discoveries.
+ Minimal fighting, but that adds to the intrigue. (I've not been playing it long enough to encounter many enemies yet, or participate in space battles).
+ Find humanoids on distant planets.
+ Challenging space battles with other starships.
+ Low-fly over planets to find outposts, ruins etc., land at different points to explore more of a planet.

- Some gamers will find it slow-paced, slow to explore planets.
- Initially fiddly to learn the menus and icons between spacesuit and starship.

Is it a huge block blockbuster living up to its hype? In many ways it is, but it's a subtle game in some ways. It pulls you in as you wonder what you'll find on the next planet you visit. Just from looking at reviews and screenshots, I can tell there are all sorts of things (not least, large-scale space battles) which I am yet to find...

I'd like to find some cities and populations, buildings, transport systems.... the task for the developers might be big but even a handful of these thrown in at certain intervals would add massively to the game (assuming they don't already exist). They'd have to find a way to create boundaries, or treat the planets with recurring themes across a land mass (not inconceivable in terms of alien planets / intelligence, perhaps).

I admire the concept behind this game and it's great to have a real adventure feel in a sci-fi environment. If you're expecting Halo across an open-space world, it's perhaps not what you're after, but there are plenty of other such games for more frantic escapades.

Enjoyable and original.

**Edit: optional 'snapshot' information after playing more hours on this excellent game:

Earlier on I was low-flying over a planet and meant to hit power boost, accidentally fired my proton cannons....immediately attracted other starships who attacked me.. I took a couple out but got owned...

Currently trading / building a warp drive so I can hop across to other galactic regions.

Also found some weird ruins tonight and even trailed some other spacecraft I encountered in space.

When you dock into the space station, it is totally cool watching other craft flying in and out - lots of really nice designs...


Garlic Press Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel 16 cm - no peeling required! [version:x8.6] by DELIAWINTERFEL
Garlic Press Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel 16 cm - no peeling required! [version:x8.6] by DELIAWINTERFEL
Offered by DeliaWinterfel
Price: £7.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality, solid, classy., 17 Aug. 2016
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Great quality, solid, classy. Works really well; nice fine-gauge holes so the garlic comes out really well-shredded. A quality product at a great price.


Plastic Head Sega Megadrive Lines Men's T-Shirt Blue Medium
Plastic Head Sega Megadrive Lines Men's T-Shirt Blue Medium
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars This great console - in t-shirt form!, 17 Aug. 2016
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Great t-shirt, nice simple outline design which somehow accentuates the era.

Fits well, but for me a little tight under the armpits. Not badly or wrongly cut at all, but I would choose a looser fitting t-shirt in warm weather.


Genuine Tiger Guitar Wall Hanger with Optional Securing Strap (Pack of 2)
Genuine Tiger Guitar Wall Hanger with Optional Securing Strap (Pack of 2)
Price: £5.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Defective, 17 Aug. 2016
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Defective: one of the bolts would not thread properly. I tried using the supplied spanner but it soon became apparent this was not going to work either. As an aside, amazed no screws / wall-plugs are supplied, they hardly cost anything, and the absence of these assumes the buyer holds a stock of them at home.

Annoying and disappointing.


FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player - Silver
FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player - Silver
Offered by etailz UK
Price: £99.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A high-quality, user-friendly, impressive device!, 25 July 2016
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This is an excellent device offering high quality in its build quality, features, and sound, for an excellent price.

It looks and feels great, solid yet light, with responsive buttons and a nice feel.

There a multitude of options relating to ways of locating and playing tracks (pleasingly you can use folders), and an excellent 'all songs' option from root folders so you can really randomise vast swathes of songs; something missing on many audio players yet present on older devices of 10-15 years ago.

I cannot find fault with this product, it's a delight to use.


Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation LTE UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation LTE UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
Price: £99.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent phone but missing notification LED, 5 July 2016
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A superb phone for the money, with fast performance and the usual, relatively easy Android OS menus.

The phone is quite heavy, but that likely indicates a powerful battery; so far I find the battery life really excellent.

It has an impressive build quality and very responsive screen.

The notification system shows a quick, monochrome display of the notification type(s). It works really well, but on the 3rd generation model, it doesn't work by proximity, you have to physically lift or nudge the phone. This does seem really quite silly, and backward. There are no notification lights at all, and this seems a bizarre design decision and one which makes this a 4/5 rather than a straight 5.

All in all though, an impressive and very pleasing phone for low cost.


Dell Latitude E7240 Intel® 1900 MHz 128 GB 4096 MB Flash Hard Drive HD Graphics 4400
Dell Latitude E7240 Intel® 1900 MHz 128 GB 4096 MB Flash Hard Drive HD Graphics 4400
Offered by Astringo
Price: £745.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Riddled with bugs right out of the box, 12 May 2016
Sleep mode faulty (like the other 3 Dells I've previously owned).

Often cannot continue working after lid closed and opened - have to reboot.

Touchpad absolutely appalling - borderline unusable. Have tried all the settings. So many daft things it does, screen cannot be scrolled at sensible rate - just manically up and down... Keeps locking on some weird mode for no reason (no idea what it is but you have to click out and back in of whatever you're doing). Keeps 'sticking' so you release, then find tabs jumping about or folders dragged - nightmare at work.

Inconsistent when plugging into a TV, sometimes the audio is there other times not.

Have to keep running wi-fi troubleshooter if you've closed the laptop for a while then resumed (when indeed it even lets you).

Untested junk - appalling way to treat customers.

Dell - please improve your testing and QA processes.


DJT Unisex Men Women Striped Printed Baggy Fit Slouch Beanie Cap Hat Black One Size
DJT Unisex Men Women Striped Printed Baggy Fit Slouch Beanie Cap Hat Black One Size
Offered by DJT Fashion
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars High quality, great-looking hat, 10 May 2016
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Excellent quality. Thin, soft fabric leading to a relaxed, floppy fit which slouches nicely at the back, whilst being properly snug-fitting around your dome at the same time.

The label inside is a bit big, but that's easily cut out.

I'll buy another of these, it's a really nice, high-quality garment. Very good indeed!


TR.OD Men Charm Silver Skull Pendant Leather Necklace Strand String
TR.OD Men Charm Silver Skull Pendant Leather Necklace Strand String
Offered by ZHUOTOP
Price: £1.65

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little pendant, amazing value, 10 May 2016
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Very impressed with the quality of this, much better than I'd expected really.

The metal charm is fun, and nicely engraved / embossed, while the leather is thick, excellent quality, and of a pleasing tan colour.

The adjustment is nice; two little loop-ties, and there are neat little metal rings above the charm.

Very nice indeed!


Bulova Accutron II Men's UHF Watch with Green Dial Analogue Display and Black Leather Strap 96A155
Bulova Accutron II Men's UHF Watch with Green Dial Analogue Display and Black Leather Strap 96A155
Price: £189.84

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, beautiful and unique timepiece., 27 April 2016
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Stunning, beautiful and unique timepiece.

My initial findings are that this is a quite delightful watch which I am proud to own. It has retro charm with its roots in a 1960s classic, which adds to the appeal. I find it almost looks like 1950s sci-fi, or even Steampunk - it's really wonderful.

It looks so individual and has a style all of its own. It has a very solid, high-quality feel, and the smooth second-hand is very pleasing.

It will go with all sorts of attire and is charming as well as masculine.
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