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Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good solid COD for both elite gamers and those that aren't as blessed., 26 July 2015
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I had this on 360 and loved it. I upgraded to XB1 and bought the later COD Advanced Warfare upon release but after trying it, i soon grew to hate it. I have tried to get on and give it a chance, but the exo-armor / jump suit just ruins the game's realism. Too many bouncing bunnies dodging bullets. So much for getting to cover to stop getting hit by flying bullets. To me the direstiin of AW is turning the COD into Halo.

As a result I have gone back to Ghosts and bought it also for XB1. Upon installation, it automatically transfered across all my dlc maps from the 360 for FREE!! I like Ghosts as the online multiplayer gaming seem to give the less able players more of a chance to not just be cannon fodder so that the one or two elite gamers in the lobby can feed their egos with crazy high killstreaks.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £21.72

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The game I've been looking for since Skyrim, 23 Feb. 2013
Wow!! What can I say?

The game is excellent. I was a bit hesitant at first due to the not 100% positive feedback and also due to the fact that I have previously bought just about every console fantasy themed rpg that is on the market looking for something to follow the likes of Zelda (from back in the days of N64), Skyrim & Fable. I have bought all the other games such as Dragon Age II, Kingdoms of Amular, Two Worlds II etc and found them all boring as hell and such a total let down. Too much goes into character "classes" and not enough on graphics, animation, the mechanics and game play. I find they are usually just roaming around a fairly repetitive landscape whilst being attacked by repetitive constantly re-generating pests without that feeling of being submerged in the world and believing in the npc. Half expecting this game to be the same I was pleasantly surprised. The combat and magic etc is great. The menus, map and quick menus are well thought out and easy to use. The outfits, weapons and equipment are great and give good variety of evenly matched alternatives. The trading and storing stuff is simple and effective. The wilderness, towns, cities, animations and creatures etc all looks great to make the world feels massive and believable. The quests involve good exploration and puzzle solving as well as good combat. There are also end of level baddies to give you that extra little challenge.

Like in the Zelda & Fable (and GTA) series it does not have the ability to design your character's race & look from the start (only a male I'm afraid) but the main character is a great look and a great personality so who cares. You can change haircut, outfits, weapons etc and again similar to Fable the leveling you have to spend level points to specialize your direction of combat into general, warrior, magic or alchemy by selecting perks and skills. I read someone say the buttons are tricky but for someone like myself who isn't that good at lots of controls, I even found it easy. If you are that bad you can always adjust the difficulty settings at anytime and the story line and look of the world will keep you gripped. Some parts at the beginning are more on rails with limited exploration but that is only minor and a very short time before you are in a small town (that is feels much bigger than the cities in some other games) with a surrounding landscape and you are talking to people and picking up quests and clues. There is also additional side quests like bar fighting, gambling and arm wrestling to make some extra coin.

Great game and I personally think the Witcher series will be the game to rival The Elder Scrolls in years to come. I have already heard great things about Witcher 3 and how massive the map is going to be. I serious recommend for gamers not normally into fantasy rpg but have taken to games like Skyrim & Fable or open world action adventure like Zelda & Assassins Creed.

Fable III (Xbox 360)
Fable III (Xbox 360)
Offered by Quality R Us
Price: £8.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I actually really love it. I just think it ended suddenly without enough re-occurring side quests and mini games to keep going, 9 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Fable III (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Regardless of what many others say, I really liked the game. It was one of those games that when you first play it, you get hooked and play it solid for the first days you get it. The main story line I felt was great and the the way you are taken into a new but run down Albion is excellent. The characters in the game such as your butler (voice wonderfully done by by John Cleese), the king, Reever etc were all very well created. The trouble came as the end of the game came as a dramatic surprise with no warning. The outcome left many people annoyed as had they known they would have transferred funds from their own in game vault *

*(A warning here without trying to spoil it. Build your own money up early on and when you have to save the land - transfer all your own funds across as you can get them back at any time).

To make it worse is it misses from Fable 2 the re-generating side quests like bandit hunting or freeing the slaves, archaeologist hunts etc. Even long after I had completed Fable 2, I found I could put the disc in and there'd be hunt down the bandits, Kill the hobbes or rescue the hostages missions re-popping up. There was also no pub games or wandering merchants. Nor was a there a decent arena to compete in. There was the Reaver Wheel of Misfortune but this was just tucked in a house and no where near as good. Its a shame as there was an point when you enter through an old forgotten city underground that has now become a hobbe city. That would have made a perfect setting for an arena. One run by Hobbes.

Fable 2 was a great game and a difficult game to follow, but the one thing I never liked about Fable 2 was the way my character ended up looking a fat bloated old man. Fable 3 however looks much better and the whole feel and look of the land is an improvement. The downside is that Fable 2 maps felt slightly bigger and gave that feeling of getting lost. Fable 3 is plenty big enough but to out do its predecessors I feel it should have had a couple more regions. Some that we'd seen and recognised from previous games would have been good (Oakfield, Bloodstone, Wraithmarsh etc).

I read on the Fable forums after the release where some posters defended the Lion Head team commenting that Microsoft put the team under a lot of pressure to get the game out and to start making them money. I think we can see this as the game ends abruptly and there were apparently plans for at least one more region (I believe at the end of Silverpines you can see the old Brightwood Tower in the distant and a bolder is blocking the way. Apparently they did have plans to carry on through there into Brightwood but it got scrapped). To make it worse, Microsoft again pushed to get their money and kept turning out loads of silly over priced money spinning dlc. Daft stuff like dog costumes which cost so many pounds a throw. What they didn't do was to give us a good decent sized dlc. Had they released "Traitor's Keep" earlier on, and listened to feed back of their fans and acted upon it, they may have saved the game from bad press and the game could have been a classic.

What I do love about this game is the imagination of the landscape and the freedom to roam that Fable games deliver. The regions, the characters and the way in which we can customised our character's look is great. We are also able to buy up houses (I strongly recommend starting this early on, so that you are prepared for a part in the main quest later on). The new steam punk idea is excellent and original. Its a shame the monorail doesn't feature more as it is great to look at.

Don't believe the game is bad. The thing to remember that this games is now sold cheap. All in all, it's definitely well worth the money its now up for. I'd rather place Fable 3 than most other rpg games that are on the market. I think the only real games that outclass Fable is the Bethesda games like The Elder Scrolls & Fallout 3. Other than that its Fable.

Rage: Anarchy Edition (Xbox 360)
Rage: Anarchy Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by media-4-u
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not mistake this game as being like Fallout. It is more like Borderlands but with a more indepth world and storyline, 7 May 2012
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This game is an absolute must for the price it is now available for. It was not a cheap budget game by an inexperienced team trying to break through. It was made by the same team that has brought us Doom & Quake.

I think the biggest reason that this game got overlooked is because as soon as people saw Bethesda on the label they mistook as being comparative to Fallout which it isn't. Fallout is an futuristic rpg set in a post-nuclear world and the feeling is supposed to be slower and have a darker element. This game however is not post-nuclear but rather a world that has been hit by an asteroid. It still has the technology and health of the previous world, just without the structured society of orderly and lawful governments as the story will unfold.

It is if anything more like Borderlands but less of a cartoon jokey environment but has a slightly more serious and in depth world and story line. The illustrators have done an amazing job of the settlements and people in the game. The towns and wasteland is great and the enemies look amazing.

Things this game has over Borderlands is it has more driving to a point you can race. It has more little side games like gambling in the bar or at the side of the street and it has something called "Mutant Bash" which they also released as a phone app for the newer intelligent phones.

The only big (and I mean BIG) problem with this game is the fact that the main quest finishes with the feeling it is half complete. It also ends without the ability to continue free-roaming, mutant bashing, racing, bandit killing, gambling... and you have to either go back to a previous save or start again. Considering this and then looking at the price that is now available for then this game is a steal. I just hope they release a expansion disc / dlc which carries the game on from where it leaves off

Fistful Of Metal / Armed And Dangerous
Fistful Of Metal / Armed And Dangerous
Offered by nagiry
Price: £10.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the classic first albums of thrash metal., 7 Sept. 2008
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When Metallica released Kill 'em all in 1983 it took the world by storm and started a new revolution of sound. This album followed a year later and was greatly in the style of Kill 'em All.
It is raw in its sound and has Niel Turbin on Vocals and bassist Dan Liker (later the bassist for Nuclear Assault & S.O.D.).
It is not generally listed as the bands classic years (Spreading the Disease through to Persistance of time) due to the absense of Joey Belladonna but is definetely a classic first and is a classic album in the bigger picture of the early days of thrash metal. For fans of Metallica's Kill 'em All this is a recommended buy. Play the two back to back to re-live the early raw sound that first exploded on the Heavy Metal scene back in the 83/84. Just like Metallica's Kill em all there are plenty of screams and screaches not seen on the later thrash metal albums.
The E.P. that is included paves the way for the greatest Anthrax years that followed (Spreading the Disease through to Persistance of time) with new (& to be classic) Anthrax line up with Joey Belladonna on vocals and Frank Bello on Bass.
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State Of Euphoria
State Of Euphoria
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £7.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A forgotten album from the last of the classic era of Thrash Metal, 10 Jun. 2008
This review is from: State Of Euphoria (Audio CD)
Anthrax back when this came out was known as one of the "big four of thrash" along with Metallica, Megadeth & Slayer. For those that were into the scene prior to a later arrival due to Metallica's commercial success of their black album can remember the scene and I'm sure would agree.
Like Metallica's greatest years that the true fans pine for were from `Kill `em' all through to`...And Justice for all', Anthrax's greatest years were from `Spreading the disease' through to `Persistence of time' (many may include fistful of metal but for me it isn't the classic Anthrax with the classic line up. It was just their first).
At the time like most fans I was mad on the album `Among the living', but after all these years and going back to the scene and buying up again all the classic albums, I actually like this album best. It is the darkest Anthrax album they made and to me is the most mature. The lyrics are 100% and have a very streetwise attitude with a good sense of reality.
All in all it is a great album with not one bad song. The bands technical ability along with Joey Belladonna's voice is talented and powerful enough to appeal to fans of Arena selling classic Heavy Metal artists like Iron Maiden or Judas Priest yet at the same time the riffs and attitude is hard enough to appeal to the more matured thrash metal fan.

When rave over Metallica's classic years and sound I think many have forgotten Anthrax's classic years and sound. This to me was for me their best.

... And Justice For All
... And Justice For All
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definetely their fullest and superior album. Not a bad song and solid all the way through., 6 Nov. 2007
This review is from: ... And Justice For All (Audio CD)
I was a fan of Metallica when they were the good ol' no-frills street kid, skateboarding, sneaker wearing leaders of thrash metal and in those days I had my big Nike basketball boots, ripped jeans and black t-shirts with "Alcoholica" or "Metal up your Arse" spread right across the front just like every other kid into thrash metal at the time.

This is for me was without a doubt the best Metallica album ever. It's a shame that all the albums since couldn't have followed on. The black / un-named albums that many like (probably because it was the album most newer fans got into due to its commercial success) had far too many ballads and lacked the raw power and fast thrash riffs of the Metallica albums predating it. Nothing else matters should have been a classic sort after song found on the b-side of `Enter the Sandman' and should have stayed off the albums as it wasn't heavy enough for what the Metallica's fans expected from their heroes.

I was always a fan of Ride the lightning and Master of Puppets and they had some of Metallica's best songs on them such as `Seek and destroy' and `for whom the bell tolls', but for me this album was Metallica's best album.

Why I think this album tops them all is because to me it sounds tighter and fuller and the technical ability of the band seem at their greatest. From the intro of `Blackened' to the end of `Dyers eve' there is so much energy and in your face pure Thrash. On this album Metallica certainly gain the title as the 'fathers of Thrash'. The song `One' breaks the album up well and is an absolute classic with the great double bass drumming at the end. There are so many little extra things on this album that add to the wholeness like the classical bit at the beginning of '...and Justice for all', the way `Eye of the Beholder' slowly comes in getting louder, the helicopter and bombs at the beginning of `one' (plus the drumming at the end), The chanting at the beginning of `the Frayed Ends of Sanity', The voice speaking over `to Live is to Die'.

The album has a good solid feel to it giving a sense of fullness. For me it is definetely the greatest Metallica has ever done and I wish they could make more albums like it. Imagine Metallica producing albums as powerful as this but containing songs like the classic ones of the first three albums all with this same technical ability. I'm sure 99% of their fans would be more than content. If you were raised on Motley Crue or Guns 'n' Roses then remember this is the mighty Metallica as they were which when coming out took the world by storm with their new in ya face fast and powerful sound that triggered a new scene from the bay area, LA and New York in USA which soon spread across the globe.

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