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Apparat - Dj Kicks
Apparat - Dj Kicks
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing work., 26 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Apparat - Dj Kicks (Audio CD)
This cd has some really well mastered, listenable tracks of which i have enjoyed listening to for almost a year now. You'l probably keep on playing this long after you've bought it. The tracks really grow on you.

I recommended it for long car journeys, for its progressive nature. I can listen from start to finish and not get bored.

La Planete Sauvage [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] [1973]
La Planete Sauvage [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] [1973]
Dvd ~ René LALOUX
Price: £14.66

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, only a little short, 26 Oct. 2012
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This film is an impressive reminder of how captivating and beautifully natural sketch animations are. I was impressed from start to finish. Having an eye for art i could really appreciate the sheer effort and planning of the entire art form.

The plot development is lacking somewhat, the main character's childhood is over extensive, and alot of 'mini' scenes in which humans (or 'Oms') are repeatedly portrayed as pets by the aliens could have been reduced or removed entirely. The time consumption of these scenes seem to cut short the plot and critical scenes, leaving a rushed second half and leaving alot of the grey areas to the imagination.
The ending, of which i wont divulge for fear of spoiling this great film for anyone, is regrettably short and wraps up too quickly, and left me puzzled and somewhat dissapointed. The finale is a scene of massive impact, but is not explained thoroughly.

Imaginative, humerous, dark and yet lighthearted in many respects, the film provides alot of diversity for viewers. The alien landscape is especially interesting and the ideas for the creatures, plants and way of life are nothing short of amazing.

The soundtrack really adds the required effect to eccentuate and add depth to alot of the film. The music has a strong 70's vibe to it, though this doesnt hinder viewing or ruin the atmos.

I havent watched all the extras but they include some short films, i watched one and it was amusing, and retains the art style.

Overall id say this is an amazing product of high creativity and imagination, method and skill. It is unique in most aspects.
I wouldnt recommend it for kids below the age of eight as there moderately disturbing culling scenes and a fairly complicated infrastructure.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Nintendo DS)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Netro Enterprise
Price: £24.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 7 Jan. 2012
Being a huge fan of the previous Dragon Quest Monsters Joker game, i dived straight into this one with high expectations, and i wasnt dissapointed!

The gameplay is similiar, it has a simple interface with a simple combat system. However of course the real strategy, planning and enjoyment for me at least was selecting the right kinds of monsters with the right skills, levelling up my team and breeding the monsters to suit the challenge at hand.

Biggest difference? The story. Its now more story orientated, however this doesnt interfere with free roaming and scouting. Like the previous game, day / night affects which monsters show up, but now there is a 'weather' feature which brings different monsters to areas.

You dont need to worry too much about your team, but id suggest any new players create a balanced team (tank, healer / mage, psycher)

There is an option for online play, though i havent tried it. I definately intend to!

After over 16 hours of play already, i cant stop playing this game! It really is fantastic, lets hope Square keep making these games.

Tekken 6 (PS3)
Tekken 6 (PS3)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £20.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Tekken fan review, 8 May 2011
This review is from: Tekken 6 (PS3) (Video Game)
When i first picked up Tekken 6 on its release date, i was sorely dissapointed. I'm not sure what i was expecting - i think being a fan of previous titles, i had set my opinion too high of what i'd be recieving. I played Tekken 6 for about a week or so, and nearly traded it in.

Now, over a year and 4 months have passed and i have grown to really like Tekken 6, in fact it is one of my favourite PS3 games.

Going from colourful, traditional stages in the previous versions, to a war torn dark age of humanity isnt an easy transition to make, especially if you loved the really imaginative stages from the previous Tekken games. It seems now, the direction Tekken has taken is alot less random - Tekken, as players often begged for, now has a good line of story. This has been done very well, especially for a 'beat-em-up' although personally the story isnt to my personal preference.

The characters are still interesting, but like in every Tekken their appearance has changed, in some cases dramatically. However, customisation is a large part of Tekken 6, and you can even purchase items that hark back to the previous Tekken games, but this is limited. The strong point of the customisation is the diversity to which you can create you're own character. Many items are parts of a "set" though you can mix and match however you wish.
The combat - being the foal point of Tekken, is very good indeed. While certain characters have advantages over others, if you like a character and begin to learn how to use them properly and how to respond in a situation, you can utilise the right moves at the right time. Tekken 6 has many options available for most characters to achieve this. I didnt play as the "best" characters, but i won many online battles and got 100% of the trophies for this game largely using whats known as "lower tier" characters.

Alot of people disliked the scenario campaign, but for me the majority of my time on Tekken 6 was spent in this mode. It is a well thought out, fun and well designed mode of play.

Being a 3d hobbyist myself, i can appreciate the quality of graphics in Tekken 6. Alot of time has been spent making the characters look as realistic as possible, with vast improvements. The environments are of excellent quality, and they often have great effects in them, making them less boring when you return to them.

The online mode is excellent and i thoroughly enjoyed every heated battle i had.

My personal drawback is the direction Tekken 6 has taken, it has entered quite a dark, futuristic scenario, which i do not enjoy. There is little variation on the overall "chaos" inflicted by this setting, it seems most stages conform to this futuristic, chaotic, war torn time Tekken 6 is set in.
While many may enjoy or be able to ignore this setting, to me it is too "in your face" and you cant escape it.
Also i feel that the music has taken a turn for the worse, there are few tracks i can say i enjoy listening to. I loved most Tekken game soundtracks, i was and still am dissapointed in the music.
Alot of the songs feel hyped as to get you're adrenaline going during the fights, but at the same time there are backing vocals in the tracks, which to me really dont work on beat-em-ups.

Overall i've given Tekken 6 a 4 out of 5 score, had the stages and music catered for a wider audience, i'd probably have given it a 5.

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