- Premium reviews
- Express reviews
- Reviews rated
- Ratings received
So, thought i'd try my hand at another game review. I only really bought this game because we'd all played it one night when we were very drunk, and it seemed a lark. That's one of my first downfalls however. When we played in our anti-sober state, we had all the equipment, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar and microphone with stand. We even had a backing dancer. However, this was only good because everybody had bought their own piece, reducing costs. I bought this game believeing that I could get all of the equipment for a relatively good price as i'd bought the game for cheap and one of the guitars. I was dead wrong. Prices are obviously going to vary, but all i'm saying is, for everything, it's bloody expensive. For a game that is.
Anyway, onto gameplay. If you've never played a guitar hero game before, the basic objective is to play your chosen instrument in time with the screen, to produce music, done using a variety or coloured buttons or pads in the case of the drums. Everytime you hit the correctly coloured button with the coloured circle on the screen, you earn points. The more you hit, the better the song will sound, the more star power (extra points) you earn and an overall better score and rating you will receive. The more points the better. That's it! However, I have to say I unbelievably dissapointed with the tracks on this game. I admit, there are some odd epic ones such as eye of the tiger and beat it, but other than that, i've either never heard of them and they're bland as hell, or I have indeed heard them and I hate them with my very soul. So slugging through campaign mode can be a bit of a struggel, even, dare I say it, sometimes boring.
There's lots of little features such as the mixing studio where you can create tunes for yourself (Don't do it, just don't, you will NEVER be able to get your head around it), there is customization and a shop available for your character (Who incidentally will probably never look how you want them to, but the equipment purchases are decent), the obvious options menus for tuning audio and visual and finally and online mode where you can play against various people from around the world, share with others your (somehow mastered) tunes and to download the songs that other people have created. I think this is the best part about it to be honest with you, it's great fun trying to conquer the impossible songs that some people create. You often fail after ten seconds but it's perseverence!
All in all, an okay game, better played drunk and with friends but still good with yourself or online, would still recommend for a rainy day.
I've read a couple of reviews about this aftershave and for some reason, people really don't seem to rate it that well, but I actually think it's quite a pleasant little product.
Just to give you some basic information, there are actually quite a few sizes available, ranging from 7ml to 200ml sprays (Some people seem to believe there are only two standard sizes) As for price, it's not too bad actually, say you were to buy the 100ml bottle, that could cost you from about £20-25 depending on retail outlet, which really ins't that much. Another point is that it does in fact last quite a long time as long as you don't chuck buckets on yourself, so it's fairly economical. A lot of people I know that have tried this product comment on the bottle design. It's quite nifty as you can see, it has a stain glass effect and the texture is rough and uneven, which, if you care, is masculine I suppose. Also, a lot of people comment on the top to the spray, often that it doesn't fit in with the rest of the design. Who cares? You're after the smell, not the packaging, unless of course you enjoy spending a lot of money on something that will eventually end up in the bin. Just being honest!
I recently reviewed Davidoff Cool Water, and as I said there, I am no fragrance expert. Not many of us are, so please, if you take in any of this review, be it that there are not 'Subtle hints of BBQ on an Autumn wind' etc. I shall do my best to describe the smell in a loose framework - the rest is up to you to decide upon my friends. Of course, this is just my opinion, but all I can say about the product is that it is indeed quite a masculine smell, quite 'musky' but it does have some sharpness when it flies up the old nostrils. I'd let it settle for a little bit, I think that the smell matures into a nice subtle odour, nothing overpowering, and that's good, you're not trying to scare anyone away. I've actually had quite a few compliments when wearing this particular product so it must have something right with it. There's realistically nothing more I can say about the smell. Sure, I could give you a list of gorgeous fruits and exotic flowers that makes the smell fantastic and wonderful, until the cows come home. But if we're being honest, no, you cannot smell every individual hint, and even if you could, it'd be both totally different to someone elses interpretation, and, more importantly, no one would actually care. As long as you look snappy and smell good, who needs anymore?
A great product, would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a good, rounded aftershave. Quality pricing aswell!
Right people. Too many reviews equates to (I imagine) quite a lot of babble. I'll do my best to give the facts and nothing but ;)
So, a few very quick facts. This is an 18+ game (Although we all know everyone plays them, regardless of age). RRP was approximately £40.00 but if you're smart you both wait for the game to come down in price AND get a perfect condition pre-owned disc, which will cost you a nice £19.99 approximately. If you want to explore the full potential of this game, you'll need to get a device that will allow you to play the multiplayer online, which, depending on retailer, can actually be pretty expensive pricing from around £30.00 upwards.
Anyway, the actual game itself. There are three main game modes. The first is the story mode, or campaign mode if you like. I'm not going to reveal the entire storyline to you, before anyone complains. That would take a lot of time and effort, and plus, who wants to know anyway, you're buying it aren't you!? I actually have to say I finished this mode out of loyalty to the series. It was begrudgingly that I ploughed through ten-thousand gringos per level. I'm sure this is just me, so it's best for you to make up your own mind, but I found the gameplay very unrealistic in terms of AI behaviour, and it really didn't excite me, other than playing it on the hardest level.
After that mediocre game mode comes Special Ops, a new feature to the series. Again, putting it into a loose frame of information, these are timed and difficulty rated missions where a specific objective or objectives is given for the player to complete, usually in a time limit but not always, with varying levels and weapons available. On your own, this can get quite boring to be honest with you, but where this does come to life is when played with a friend or online, which is HUGE fun, especially on harder levels where it just gets manic. I would definately reccomend this one over the campaign mode.
Finally is the one that everyone wants to play and that is online multiplayer. I'm going to start off by saying that I have spent countless rainy and girlfriendless days playing this, so I know what i'm talking about (Unfortunately). The multiplayer is both unbleivably fun and at the same time horrendously infuriating. It has so many positives to it, for example, the sheer amount of weapons, the details put into levels such as graphics and area construction, the opportunity for parties and fantastic teamwork and just the sheer fun of blasting the hell out of people. However, for all of these good points there is some bad. It seems sometimes that you just CANNOT kill somebody. I'm serious when I say you can pump someone to the teeth with bullets and they can knife you down like a sack of spuds. It's annoying and they know it, and people will ALWAYS try and annoy you for the hell of it. People will exploit the most hidden methods of cheating and unfair play, just to get a leg up on the competition. They don't mind that it's not fun or that there hacks are destroying what's great about the game - as long as they're number one, they're happy. So, just keep calm, flex those thumbs and do some damage.
Like I said, I'm not going to give you a manuscript of every single piece of dialogue in the game, or a book of codes, what's the point? It's always better to explore a game for yourself than to let someone else do it for you. I apologise if my attempt at giving a very brief outline of the game is not good enough for you, but, then, if it was, would you really want to buy the game? :)
Been a couple of days since I wrote a review and thought i'd give you all the lowdown on a tobacco that I tried not too long ago. Like all of my reviews that I have published or am yet to publish, I am going to state that smoking is bad for you. Always has been, always will, anyone that tells you any different is lying to you, or doesn't know the facts themselves.
So, on to the good stuff. As I said in my Amber Leaf review, i'm not a hand-rolled cigarette smoker, but I have been at one point, so perhaps this review will be beneficial to those just starting to make their own. I actually find that drum is one of the best rolling tobaccos that I have tried. It's more moist than brands such as Amber Leaf and Cutters Choice, but it isn't as expensive as some of the perceived quality brands such as Golden Virginia or Benson and Hedges. It comes packaged in a handy little pouch, with a sticky strip that can be removed to store your rolling papers upon, and a small velcro square in which to hold the pouch together. One thing I will mention with that is that you have to secure the square tightly, otherwise it has the potential to open up, and give you a pocket full of tobacco, for example.
As for taste, I can't really say too many bad things about it. It has a strong, powerful odour, when you open the packet, smokey would be a good term for it, and I happen to find this an appealing smell. It's moist, but not too moist that it's excessively clumpy, as that would just make it even more difficult to roll and potentially wet you papers. I actually don't mind the taste really, it's quite pleasant, something I wouldn't usually say about a rolling tobacco. Not much else can be said to be honest, it's a relatively smooth smoke, no harshness or noticeably disgusting aftertaste, which is always a bonus. Plus, I haven't ever had a 'Dodgey Fag' (Read my amber leaf review for details on that little doozy).
Finally, it's relatively cheap, you could be paying anything from £1.50 to £3 depending on outlet and taxes etc. Again, it's always going to be cheaper to smoke your own cigarettes than to smoke manufactured cigarettes, so that's a positive.
All in all, great rolling tobacco, probably the best i've tried so far, good taste, affordable and no harshness. Would certainly recommend the product.
Thought i'd try my hand at writing a review for a product that I have used for a quite a while now. I'm not going to bore you with my barnets life story, that's not what you're here for, long story short, guy has bad hair, guy buys this product, guy then has great hair. Simple!
This is my favourite out of the range of the Garnier Fructis Style gels and waxes, due to a number a reasons, although I will state that, of course, all opinions are dependant upon the type of hair you have and what you do with it, so remember that!
However, if you have hair that can be a bit of a hassle to handle, and is actually quite thin and 'straw like' (For lack of a better term), then I would definately recommend this. For starters, unlike the 'Manga Head' gel, it's more of a putty, or a non-greasy wax, and so you don't really feel as if you've poured the contents of a soup ladle on your head. As I mentioned, it's not greasy whatsoever, so you can walk around knowing it's not shiny or dripping everywhere, which is always a nice thing. The effect it has is drastically different to some of the range like 'Manga Head' and 'Hard Spikes', in that it doesn't hold your hair firm in a position that isn't re-workable. For example, 'Hard Spikes' would be ideal for punks, whose owners would rarely want to see their hair moved in a different position anyway. But if you like to have a slight amount of movement and change, and the ability to apply more or simply run your hands through it at any time of the day, then this is the product for you. What I will also recommend aswell is that, if you feel it could be blowing around just a TAD too much, then simply apply a little amount of hairspray which will firm it enough to keep shape but not freeze it.
There isn't really much that can be said about the actual dimensions of the product, however, what can be mentioned is that firstly, it's a cheap addition to your bathroom rituals. I'd say, depending upon retailer, you'll be paying around £1.99per tub, which is excellent as the product is long lasting - I haven't bought a new one in a month. Also, the product does smell quite pleasant, and won't make your head reek of industrial strength Bril-Cream. One word of warning however, do not leave the top off of the product. That will be an annoying mistake, as the product hardens up, discolours, starts to smell funky and becomes practically unable to use. Of course this takes a while but if I can manage to do it, so can you.
All in all, a fantastic little product, cheap, cheerful and it certainly works.
Thought i'd give you all a little how to on making your own cigarettes instead of buying them. I'll state, although as i'm sure you all know anyway and don't need my warning, that smoking is a very bad habit. I'm sure my lungs look terrible, however i've got enough things going on that, at the minute, frankly I don't care. Enjoy!
So, why would you want to create your own cigarettes instead of buying them? Well there are a few reasons. One of them is price. It is far less expensive to buy the materials to create your own than to buy a pre-made pack. This is realistically down to the fact that it does take some effort and practice to be able to create your own cigarettes, and a lot of people including myself, who can roll, can't be particularly bothered, which is why we buy manufactured products. For example, a pack of 20 Mayfair Cigarettes could cost you, depending on where you live etc, around £5.30. However, depending upon preferences for smoking (e.g. length and width) you could potentially create 30 cigarettes from a 12.5g pack of tobacco costing around £2.99 and an additional cost of around 70 pence for filters and papers. Obviously, this is much cheaper, which is why it appeals to a lot of people.
Another reason people say they prefer hand made cigarettes is for health reasons. I tend to find this slightly deceiving. I'm a realist, and realistically, smoking is the same, be it herbal, pre-made or hand made, the damage is being done. I agree that there are more harmful chemicals in some products, but at the end of the day, it's not good for you, and anyone who tells you anything different is either misinformed or lying to you.
The actual cigarettes themselves aren't that bad. Of course, this depends upon products chosen, for example different tobaccos and types of papers, but in general I can say that they do take a couple of days of getting used to, as the flavour is quite a bit different than pre-made cigarettes. They tend to be shorter than normal cigarettes unless you use a large rolling paper, and also, they can go out, as in, you will have to relight the cigarette occasionally, should the wind hit it, or you fail to drag in time etc. Depending on your rolling techinique, sometimes they can tend to get a bit hot towards the end of the cigarette, and it's quite an uncomfortable sensation, and so I tend to always smoke about 3/4 of one and then stub it out. One thing I can say for them is, should you have not had a cigarette in a while, they give a very good head rush, something I tend not to get so often with my brand of choice. One final observation is that, be it just my opinion or actual fact, i've noticed their odour isn't as powerful as pre-made cigarettes. Perhaps it's something to do with the added chemicals but none the less, it's a good thing.
Overall, I can't fault anyone for choosing rolling as their preferred method of smoking, it has its advantages and disadvantages, but then, so does everything, live your life how you want to, and have fun while doing it.
After a long time buying cheap phones and buying credit to ring girlfriends and friends all the time, I decided it was time to buy a decent phone, and one on contract.
Tesco, offer a very affordable deal on the LG Cookie (Or at least they did when I got my phone). For the cheapest payment plan, which I believe is dolphin, you pay a set amount per month for 100 minutes of call time and unlimited use of texts, for the price of (varying on your use of 'Extras') around £15, which I think is quite affordable.
Now, the actual phone itself. An attractive looking phone, slim, a variety of colours (Pink, Black, Silver etc), sleek and simplistic and sure to look good in your pocket. It's a touch screen phone, perhaps infuriating for some, having to continually unlock your phone and make sure it's sleeping again to prevent accidental calls and changes to data when flying about in your bag. Also, I would recommend keeping the protective film on the screen as it is prone to scratching (I have one on mine the size of Cheddar Gorge) and a protective casing to stop drops and spillages, dust etc.
The layout of applications is relatively simple, accessed from a 'touch and slide' method, moving your digit to the desired area, then to your desired application. The wallpaper defaults aren't thrilling but then most people just set a photo as their wallpaper anyway. Messaging capacity is good, you can have a quite large amount of messages both in your inbox and outbox before having to delete some of them. Security can be quite difficult, having to ring the manufacturer to access a code that can be used to create a PIN as a lock if you have particularly sneaky neighbours or friends. Photo capacity is good, as is music. The camera isn't great but gets the job done, working particularly well in full light, and the music can go to a high level of volume, although this wears the supplied headphones out faster (and you can't replace them without contacting the manufacturer due to the type of input jack there is).
I would certainly recommend getting a cheap memory card, as if you use your phone a lot and for media, then you will quickly run out of memory, which can be annoying. Plus, they're only cheap and can be transferred to a variety of phones, so it's reusable. A word of warning, don't accept a file from a friend whose capacities outmatch those of your own phone, as everytime you try and access the file, your phone will go into shutdown and restart automatically, effectivally locking your media applications. Also, make sure you look after your stylus (A small hidden pen, useful for pin-point precision) if you wish to avoid smudge marks on your screen.
All in all, a fantastic product, no major faults, minor inconveniences can be overcome, and it's a definate go-er for those people looking for a stylish phone on a budget.
It's quite hard to describe Amber Leaf, as it is both a quality and terrible product. I'm a smoker, and have been for a while, and during a period of horrendous skintness, decided to try the 12.5g version of this rolling tobacco.
Out of all the tobacco i've tried, I have to say I don't particularly enjoy this one very much because of the variety of the taste. Sometimes, you get a wonderous fag akin to an orgasm and then othertimes you get one that tastes foul. Also, i've had the occasional, and for me much dreaded, 'Dodgy Fag'. A 'Dodgy Fag' is a cigarette that once smoked brings on feelings on dizziness, headache and nausea. True, it doesn't happen often but when it does, boy-o you better be ready.
What I can say for this product is that it's cheap! I paid £2.99 for the 12.5g pack, made even better by the fact they give you a 50 pack of rolling papers. Plus, filters aren;t expensive so it's cheaper than buying a pack of pre-made cigarettes. It can be a bit clumpy to roll but other than that, there's no worries.
Unfortunately, I have to say, i'd recommend something such as Golden Virginia or Drum before this one, but it's not particularly terrible and if you're in a fix for money, it's always a good alternative.
Overall, an okay product, perhaps used as a last resort but smokeable and affordable.
Spots....What a bloody nightmare. I first looked at this product after seeing my friend, who, after being acne riddled for years, started washing with facial products and using this roll on. He looked a lot better, and, not long after, got a great girlfriend who is now his fiance!
I have to say, I don't generally tend to get spots, but when I do, my god, they're monstrous. So I often use this product to keep them down and lessen their appearance, which is actually quite good before going out, they usually go down by the time you've walked a country mile to the pub.
For the little details of this product, there's not much that can be said really. It works well, reducing the redness, size and pain of a spot, if not completely stop it in its tracks if you can notice a developing one in good time. It's not oily or 'cloggy' whatsoever, you don't feel as if you've put a brick through your pores. I would say the brief sensation of putting it on is similiar to when you apply a spray sun protection, absorbed quickly and without any greasy feeling. The only thing i'd recommend you don't do is roll it on either a recently squeezed spot, or on an open shaving cut, it stings...A LOT. Other than that though, you're good to go.
Final word - A decent, cheap, 'clean' feeling product, that, in my opinion, gives fantastic results.
Davidoff Cool Water is, in one word, Fantastic. For a while growing up, it seems that you often try and put on an attractive aftershave to get all the girls, but a lot of the time, it either doesn't work, or you just can't stand the smell of it. This was something my brother actually originally tried and I loved the smell of it and thought i'd give it a go.
The smell - I would personally describe the smell as a nice light aftershave, nothing too heavy that will overpower, but a fragrance that subtly falls off of you. I won't pretend to be an odour expert, I doubt many of us here are, but the best way I can describe the smell is as quite summery and flowery. It does seem to remind me a bit of a masculine type of popuri, quite pleasant and nothing too strong on the nasal passages. Also, occasionally, it can have hints of aftershock, the alcoholic beverage/shot, which I don't think is a particularly bad smell.
I must say that since wearing this aftershave, the compliments have been rolling in. Often have I been at work and had a customer tell me that I smell of some heavenly nether-realm of some sort. True, most of them think a lot of things smell nice but still, it's lovely to hear.
One thing I must mention is the price. I saw before writing this review that you can buy Cool Water for £45.00 from John Lewis. £45.00!? It's not pure gold. I would definately recommend going to Wilkinson if you live in the United Kingdom, you can get the standard sized bottle for a very reasonable £10.00, so shop around! We all need to save a little cash in this current climate.
All in all, a very pleasant smelling fragrance, affordable, available and long lasting. I would definately recommend this product!
The Vauxhall Agila is my first, and to date, only car! I found this beauty when I was trawling around garages looking for a cheap banger. I had my eye on a fiesta but this one caught my eye at the last minute, for several reasons.
One of the best reasons for this was the price! The car is very affordable, gaining mine at £1500. This may seem like a lot to new drivers, but the affordability really kicks in when we talk about the insurance, pay plans and petrol. For my insurance, I only have to pay £135 per month for this car, very affordable with some good saving. £35 per month is paid out for the actual car, which gain is not a particularly large amount. Petrol is relatively decent aswell, with £20 giving you a half tank of petrol, not bad for a student budget.
As for the actual shape and look of the car, I would say it is reasonably good for a first car. True, it looks a bit boxy, and your girlfriend might not want to be seen getting out of it, but the point is that a car gets you from A to B, which is what this car is made for. On some models there is a roof rack which is useful for students carrying tools, or for people who enjoy biking, for example. It's also deceptively large inside, which is good if going on holiday, for example, especially with children, where being uncomfortable is not a major worry. Very roomy, comfortable, a high up driving position which can be advantageous and good storage room. There is also a small strap at the back for small tools, e.g. a portable vaccuum, as I have.
When actually driving, there are a few minor faults. The gears can be a little 'clonky'. I consider myself a relatively good driver and occasionally, the gears can be hard to get into position. Obviously, as I have the 1.2 model, it can be slightly slow to get up speed, but it cruises nicely at 60 without any problems. Just be careful when going at 70, the car can get a little shaky. However, everything else is excellent, clutch contol is easy, the pedals are easily accessible, and general driving is comfortable and relaxed.
Finally, features are all quite decent. Electric windows, cigarette lighter, a good heads up display (Time, Date, Radio channel, Temperature etc). As for the radio, my car came with a standard radio and cassette player, but it should be no trouble to replace with a CD player, and the stereo system is decent, you can play all your music relatively loud, just be careful with bass laden songs, it can tend to go a tad fuzzy.
All in all, I can't fault the car as a starter car, I would certainly recommend it. It still runs great, despite myself being the 11th owner of the vehicle, which says something for the quality! If you do decide to go for this car, I give my blessing and say all the best.