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The story mode follows on from Gears of War, six months later, with Marcus Fenix, the leader of Delta Squad. Once again, you follow Delta squard in their fight against the Locust in the cities on Sera, before they are taken out and made to disappear by swarms of Locusts below.
The fights with chainsaws have vastly improved. If you have the limited edition game, you will have the "Golden Lancer". There are now chainsaw battles, whereby if two people try to attack eachother using the chainsaw, it will be a matter of whoever is a bit slow on the button bashing, will loose and die.
There are now new modes of online co-op, so the longevity of the game is greater than that of the first game.
Hoarde - This mode allows you to battle against the Locust etc on any map, at varying levels. The further on you get, the more enemies there are, the more difficult they are killed, and the easier you are killed. Not even the developers had managed to reach level 100 on hardcore!
Wingman - You are in a team of two, and you need to defeat everyone else in order to be the last ones standing.
The graphics are amazing! It really adds to the whole experience. I've had this game a year and a half and im still not bored of it. There are so many different things you can do, and with the varying levels mean that this can be played over and over again.
I would recommend this game to everyone because I can guarantee, once you start playing, you won't be able to stop!
I got engaged in February 2009, and as many brides to be do, I went out on a spending spree for wedding magazines. I had spent an absolute fortune! Many of the more expensive magazines had ideas that were completely out of my budget. I had found my perfect dress quite early on in the engagement, and most of the content in more "high-end" magazines were mostly on wedding dresses - so were deemed pointless to me.
I picked up a copy of Wedding Ideas as a bit of a pot-luck purchase, but it was fantastic!! I had since subscribed to this for a year, and in each and every issue, I have found something that has helped me, even with only 4 months to go!
Each Issue has a section on "Real Weddings", from which you can get tips and ideas from other brides - and quite importantly, things they would have done differently.
There is also sections on Wedding dresses, Bridemaids, Planning ideas, Reception ideas, Honeymoon ideas and a Hen-night section.
All in all, this is a great, cheap buy. Even better if you subscribe to it and save even more money!!
Usually, I tend to try and avoid anything Microsoft has something to do with, aas much as possible. My Fiance' came home with an Xbox and I have to hold my hands up and admit, it has changed my opinion.
When you compare it to the PS3, its a lot better value for money. Yes, theres the arguement that the online gaming for the Playstation is free, but it works out pretty much pointless because most people are gaming online with the Xbox!
You have the option to upgrade your Xbox to have a DVD drive to make it the ultimate machine. Its definately worth it!
There are several packages of the Xbox available; The Arcade - The basic package sold without a hard drive, The premium package - contains the controller, head set as well as a 20gb hard drive, The Elite - As the Premium, but comes with a larger hard drive, and in the exculsive black colour. This list is soon to have the new Xbox Slimline - release date to be confirmed.
Xbox are also due to release the Xbox Kinect - which is said to revoultionise the gaming experience - no need for controllers!!
I'd loved making my own bread since I was little, but have never been able to afford to buy a breadmaker. Whilst doing my weekly shop, I spotted the Tesco Breadmaker for £39.99, ten pounds cheaper than usual. I decided to take a punt on it, and im glad that I did. I usually spend at least £5 a week on bread, which, lets be honest, do any of us really know what goes in there? The size of the loaf tin isn't great, but if theres only two or three of you, it's not too much of a problem. You do have the option to bake a larger loaf, but the instruction manual that comes with it, doesn't tell you the measurements for this - it just tells you how to work it out.
As with anything you make at home yourself, it does take a few tries to get it perfect.
The timer delay is such a useful function - I just sort out the ingredients before i go to bed, and then I can wake up to the smell of cooked bread. Yummy!!
I wouldn't recommend using a packet of "bread mix", it works out a lot more expensive in the long run, and it doesn't take five minutes to mix the ingredients yourself. I've tried both the leading brand of bread flour, yeast etc, as well as Tesco's own, and I can assure you that there was absolutely no difference - apart from the significantly reduced cost!
I will say this now, Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors. Like with the rest of her books I have read, I was unable to put this one down untill I had read it from cover to cover.
Twenties girl tells a story of a woman who is haunted by the ghost of her great aunt. This book will see you laugh, and in my case shead a tear, as you follow Lara trying to help out her deceased Aunt Sadie solve the mystery of her missing necklace. A necklace that she will not be laid to rest without!
Sadie follows Lara everywhere, turns up at the blink of an eye, and disappears just as quick. You see what happens when Sadie interrupts crucial meetings, dates, aswell as what can happen when she influences an unsuspecting office worker.
I would recomend this to everyone who just wants to sit down and loose themselves in a good book. Just like her previous ones, I have not been disapointed!!
I brought these for my little niece and she aboslutely adores them. So much so I've had to buy her another pair because she wore her first pair out (not from a low quality product - she literally wore them in 24hours a day!!). I didn't mind too much though, they were an absolute bargain. I can't remember exactly how much they were, but that can't have been much more than £6. I didn't want to spend too much on her, as she was going through a massive growth spurt and I wasn't sure how long they would actually fir her for!
Anyone who has a little madam, or knows one, will know that anything pink is a big plus when it comes to satisfying their needs! To add it in with one of the top cartoon characters since the Teletubbies, and your on to a winner! You can't go wrong with these!
I recently upgraded to the Sony Erricsson Satio and I have to say, I'm not dissappointed.
We are now in the time when its ether an Ipod, or a Blackberry that you have as your phone. But lets be honest, which one of these can offer you a fantastic 12.1 megapixel camera, along with gps, mp3 player, specialised Youtube application and the ability to purchase Quickoffice, so that you can create and manage word documents on the move.
I have to admit, I only carry a small handbag, and who has the space, on a night out, or their phone AND a camera. The camera on this phone is actually better than that on the Olympus camera I purchased only a year or so ago!
Yes, I hold my hand up and I will say that the phone freeze for a couple of seconds, mainly when unlocking, but what piece of technology doesn't have their small flaws?
The battery life isn't the best, but its not going to make much of a difference needing to put in on charge every other night instead! Also the internal memory is a bit shocking, bearing in mind the camera is the main feature for this. But then again, thats what memory cards are invented for!! I upgraded to mine with a 3 contract and got a free 8gb memory card thrown in, so it didn't bother me too much.
I like the fact that I can safely say, I am not following the crowd with either of the two "leading" phones. I would highly recommend, whether male or female, to get this phone!!!
I brought this laptop when my Toshiba had decided to go to Laptop heaven.
I had taken a while to look for the ideal laptop for me. I had wanted to avoid Toshibas, as the previous one I had had given me greif for a while. I had always heard that generally, Sonys were reliable. My toshiba had lasted me nearly 3 years, and a few people I know have had a working Sony Vaio for nearly 8. So the odds looked good for Sony!
I mainly use it for gaming & surfing the internet, which this can handle brilliantly. It even has a dedicated hotkey to access the internet that little bit quicker.
The display is fantastic! Crystal Clear! Perfect for watching films and for gaming. The processor may not be as fast as others that you can get, but for the money you pay for this, it does the job in hand. I've not had any problems with it yet!
One thing I do really like about this, is that not only do you have the usual Windows updates, Sony also issue their own, tailored for the laptop you are using, just to make sure that everything is working. However, I have only found that this is not the case with one thing. The mouse pad has a mind of its on at times. I have read up about this and it because Sony haven't issued an update to make the mouse pad software compatible with Windows 7 x64.
Bioshock 2 is a first-person shooter, based in Rapture 8 years after its predecessor Bioshock. You get the chance to play as a Big Daddy this time, with the choice to "rescue" or "harvest" the Little Sisters along the way. Simiarly to the original Bioshock, you can collect Plasmids and different weapons along the way, in order to aid your search for the Little Sister you were separated from in the beginning.
I had long awaited this sequel, from the minute I was hooked onto Bioshock. This wa definately worth the two year wait! I could barely but this down! My only con about this was that the game could have done with being a bit longer - it did seem to come to an abrupt end.
Like in Bioshock, you have Big Daddies you need to battle in order to adopt the Little Sisters, but you now also have Big Sisters to cope with aswell. Big Sisters are the main enemy within the game. Killing the Big Daddies is a walk in the park in comparisson to having to deal with a Big Sister.
Each Little Sister you rescue, can lead you to up to 2 bodies, from which they can harvest Adam - Which is used for various upgrades within the game. After this, you can either "rescue" or "harvest" her. There are various Xbox achievements for just rescuing or just harvesting. If you were to do one or the other, it can completely change how your strategy is within the game. You have various points where you can show off your good or bad side. Because of this, it means you can go back, play the game again with a different strategy, and end up with a different ending.
As with the first game, you can hack security cameras, security bots and turrets to make them your allies. Same goes with the gem of a find that is the safe. The method used to hack is competely different to that of Bioshock. Instead of building pathways for the water flow, you need to have reflexes of a hawk in order to stop a moving needle in the correct area. It is simple at first, but you need to stop it more and more times in a row, and when you get to the more difficult safes, it can mean security alarms being set off several times before cracking it. Very annoying at times!
All in all, I loved the first 2 so much, I really hope there is a Bioshock 3!
I am so addicted to this game. I had only played the original Age of Empires when I was younger, and hadn't played the sequal to this, so had taken a gamble and it was well worth it!!
If you haven't played a previous version, it may take you a little while to used to controls and movement but it is well worth it in the end . The graphics are of high quality which really adds to the effect of the game.
You need to have a real sense of strategy in order to get on well with this game. You end up being so engrossed in the game, i've actually shouted when destroying one of the opponents towns, without even realising it (a little embarassing I must say though)
Id say if you love Warcraft, and any other games that are similar, take a chance on this and it will not disappoint!
I had the Nintendo Dsi brought for me about 6 months ago. I was disappointent when I found out that there wasn't a slot for the older Nintendo games, like there is on the older versions of the Ds. As well as this, not all games are compatible with the Dsi. I had purchased Guitar Hero, not knowing until I had taken it home that becuase the Dsi doesn't have the slot you need to play it. Just something to watch out for if you purchase this!
The camera is quite a good quality, bearing in mind its from a hand-held games console, as is the mircophone. I love the fact that in games like Zelda, you need to use the microphone in order to complete quests and it adds a nice touch!
When you purchase games, you have a code to collect Nintendo points, which you can then redeem for new games. You can also purchase these points separately on their website.
I would say this console is great for children, with the variety of games and features that it available to them, as well as those who love puzzles and a bit of a challenge.
I had always wanted an i-pod since they first came out, but had never been able to afford one. My fiance' brought me one as a suprise and I couldn't wait to get it out of the box.
It took me a while to get used to using I-tunes to manage my music and to transfer everything across, and I still haven't managed to work it out completely. Having gone from an MP3 player where you could simply copy and paste, to needing to use a whole programme to arrange things to a while to get used to.
The Ipod itself is easy to use to find what song/album or artist you are wanting to listen to. This model in particular is quite bulky and heavy, so does take up a bit of space, compared to what you could have with an ipod shuffle or a nano.
Its very confusing to add movies onto the Ipod and haven't been able to take full advantage of the memory. The screen is also quite small to is difficult to watch a whole film without it giving you a headache!
I've had no major problems with the product itself in over two years so well worth the investment!
I always get fed up of phones really quickly and it costs me a fortune to keep me amused. I purchased this phone November 2008 and, amazingly, I'm not bored of it - which is a bit of a miracle. It takes a few weeks to get used to the touch screen and it is difficult to text using both hands, but thats me being fussy.
It has a handy "Widget" on the side of the front screen which allows you to drag quick links to your games, calander, pictures, music player and more onto your main background.
This is light and compact and easily fits into your pocket without adding any bulges! The phone feels nice and sturdy and not something that will break if you press a button too hard! I have dropped my phone many times and still works perfectly.
One downside though is that if you are looking to store music on this, I would suggest to buy an additional memory card, as the internal memory on the phone is low.
The display quality is high and its 5 MP camera takes fantastic photos, bearing in mind its from a phone! It does take a while to actually take the picture though, and is a pain when you are trying to take a group photo, getting everyone to stay still for at least 30 secs is difficult!
Love it! I have had the standard Wii Fit for over a year now and loved every minute of that. As soon as i heard there was a Wii Fit Plus being realeased I was so excited because I knew it would be filled with more high quality activities. This didn't only meet my high expectations, it exceeded them! If you have the first Wii fit, it transfers all of the data over straight away and hassle free! Its great if you are looking to lose weight and watch what you are eating. There is a section where you can choose how many calories you would like to burn off during your exercise. You can do this by choosing what you would like to burn the equilivent of, e.g. a block of cheese, a burger, icecream etc. There are new and improved activites which are great for people of all fitness levels. I would say to anyone who has the first one to buy this one too!
Another new feature is that you can choose a routine for what areas of the body you want to work on, whether you just want to increase your balance and overall fitness, tone various parts of your body, as well as many others. You can also compose your own routines to be as long or short as you have time for! This is excellent to use to work around a busy routine!
This is such a brilliant product. I have combination oliy skin and have found it difficult to find the right product for me. On top if that, I have never been any good at applying foundation and ended up with blotches that looked awful in pictures on a night out. I have tried many foundations before this and have been frankly disappointed. Searching for another alternative, I looked in Boots for any offers. I'd pretty much given up all hope with wearing it at all and took a gamble to try this, as it was on offer so there wasnt anything to miss out on! First time I tried this, it immediately gave a much better look that the "Dream Matte Mouse" I'd tried and been disappointed with before. With the right brush it gives such an even coverage, much better for a night out. I had been worried about the affect that a "heavier" foundation may have on my oily skin, but i have had no problems with this affecting my skin in any way - making it look much healthier if anything! I would definately recommend this!