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A Hugo Award Winner?

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 30 May 2012 05:52 (A review of A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought))

I don't know what all the praise for this novel is for, and it's a Hugo Award Winner too. After 100 pages in I wanted to quit it because I felt lost at times and I didn't even know the characters either. They had no soul and I didn't even like their names. Steel? Woodcarver? Scarbutt? Come on! This book is for adults but these characters sound like they're out of Harry Potter or something. I didn't like the style of writing and at times it seemed the author was talking to himself in 3rd person while writing this novel. Sounds confusing but believe me, I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn't crazy. There were some good things about this story but they were few and far between. I had to quit after 400+ pages. I found it reads like one of those Ace Double novels from the 1960's, which were hardly ever good. I can see people liking this novel if they're fans of the Golden Age of sci-fi but I've read better from that era and far better from my era. I will not be reading the sequal.


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Raiden III review

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 27 May 2012 10:15 (A review of Raiden III)

I always wanted to own this game but I kept seeing it for $40, used, so I just avoided it. I finally saw it for $15 and had to buy it. It's a short game, only 7 levels, but there is some replay value. You can choose to play each level on its own, fight just the bosses, or do the regular mode. There's artwork to unlock as well and it's some pretty good material to look at too. I haven't passed this on Very Hard yet, and don't think I well, but it sure if fun to just blow the shit out of everything with a Level 8 spread gun!


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First Book Was WAY Better!

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 26 May 2012 10:33 (A review of Olympos)

After reading over 400+ pages of this beast of a novel I finally had to give it up. I don't know what it was really but I just stopped caring about the characters and all the sub-plots. The only thing I was still interested in was the Hock-en-bear-eeee bits, and even then I wasn't as interested as I was in the first novel. I can't understand what went wrong because I gave the first book a 5/5 and friggn' loved it! I guess I just loved reading about this new World but after 1000 pages it started to get boring. Maybe if the story stuck to only a couple plots or was broken up into a trilogy it would have been a better read.


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Silpheed: The Lost Planet review

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 23 May 2012 05:39 (A review of Silpheed: The Lost Planet)

This game gave me mixed feelings when I was trying to decide what to write about it for this review.
Some Pro's:
*Great graphics for it's time.
*Fun game play.
*Challenging but not that piss-you-off-toss-your-controller-across-the-room type challenge.
*Ok music.
*Cool bosses.

Some Cons:
*It's only 1 player.
*More than half the weapons I find useless.
*No weapon upgrades.
*It has a total high score but a level high score would be better.

I picked this game up for $10 so it's well worth it but I wouldn't go spending more than say $30 on this if you can find it.


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Ilium review

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 19 May 2012 07:28 (A review of Ilium)

Every once in a while I pick up a novel at random and a couple weeks ago it was this one, along with the second book. I'm going to have to say that this is thee best novel I've ever read that I picked up just on a whim! I could say so much about it but I don't feel like writing a novel on my own here. I'll just say that this book, along with being well written, made me think. I found myself having to stop what I was reading and picture it in my mind because it sounded awesome. I was looking up material on the internet after reading chapters. I was laughing. I was just overall bloody amazed at the story and wondering how the hell Dan even thought of it in the first place. I would suggest if anyone is curious about reading something different for once than look no further than this novel. It's a mind bender and will tickle your brain for sure!


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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) review

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 10 May 2012 11:17 (A review of A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1))

Interesting characters, great use of description, massive world. This book had a lot going for it but it wasn't the best fantasy novel I ever read. I was really interested in it for the first 500 of so pages but I soon just stop caring about the whole world and I don't feel like plugging along for the ride to read the rest of the 5000 pages in the story. The show... now that's a different story!


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Harshlizer review

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 1 May 2012 08:23 (A review of Harshlizer)

If your 16 and you've never heard of this genre then your going to love this but if your a little bit older it's going to sound like pop music to you. To me, this is what I call aggrotrance and it's way to club sounding for me to rate it any higher. There are a couple great tracks on here, like 'Her Blood Into My Veins' with it's industrial-metal sound and 'Lies' is killer too. Overall, it's still fun to listen to once in a while but I prefer a whole wack load of other artists doing this music.


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The Hunger Games review

Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago on 25 March 2012 08:20 (A review of The Hunger Games)

I have to admit I was entertained watching this movie and there were a few moments I found "gripping" and "thrilling". However, there was just a couple of items that bugged me. One will be a spoiler so I won't say it and the other was the camera direction during some of the action scenes. I can't stand that shaky in your face fast movement shot. Bugs the hell out of me and it's not needed at all. Overall it was a good watch though but I'm not really caught up in this World, which is good. I just saved myself a shit load of money from useless merchandise.


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A Slap In The Face to Fans!

Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago on 12 March 2012 11:36 (A review of Gideon's Sword)

Wow! This book was a joke! I bought it because I'm a huge fan of these two authors and I wanted to see what they would do with a new series character. Well this character is the biggest load of BS I've ever come across in a book. There's so much I could go into but I would spoil a lot if I did, but holy crap this Gideon is laughable. He's a whiz with anything IT releated yet he needs help blowing up a digital image? He can speak Mandarin and Latin for some reason. He can also do magic... for some reason. Oh, and he's a slut to boot! The guy will sleep with whore's and mystery CIA woman without thinking twice! I think these two author's were trying to create a $6 Million Dollar Man version of Alex Cross but it failed big time. I get it! He likes Jazz! Enough already! The worst part about this book was the ending. It reminded me about how the Adam West Batman use to use his Batcomputer to help him solve crimes. So damn lame!


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Amazing!

Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago on 10 March 2012 07:56 (A review of Lost in Shadow)

My girlfriend bought this game new for $10 and holy shit it is worth every penny. I've rated it a 9/10 but if it wasn't for a few minor things it'd be a perfect 10/10 for sure. The only negative is there's some backtracking to be done and I'm generally not a fan of that but I don't think this makes the game any worse overall. When I was playing it I was at the 10 hour mark and thought; "Ok, here comes the final boss." Nope, not even close. There's so much game play and puzzles in here and because you're dealing with your shadow it makes solving them a lot more interesting that if it was just a normal side scrolling platforming game. This game isn't fairly well known but I'm sure any lover of side scrolling or platforming games would love it. Creepy monsters, awesome ambient soundtrack, and a shit load of fun!


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