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This Sony Walkman was the first mp3/mp4/media player that I owned. A few years ago, I wanted a media player that could hold a bunch of my songs and was affordable too. I first thought of getting an iPod but that was too expensive at the time, so I tried looking for another option. That's when I found this Sony Walkman. I bought is since it was cheaper than an iPod and I quickly fell in love with it. This little thing is made up of plastic and it is very durable. I can't count the number of times that this has fallen out of my hand or when I am working out and every time I think it's going to be broken, it somehow still works like new. One thing though, is that it does get scratched pretty easily, especially the back but I personally don't mind that. It has a lot of features such as video playback, radio, viewing pictures, and of course music playback. If you want to view a video on this, then you have to make sure that you have the right file type and that it is compatible with the walkman. Watching videos on the walkman is not particularly enjoyable as the screen is pretty small (2 inches) and the quality is just decent. You can also put pictures in the walkman and view them on it. When viewing pictures you can go through them using the cursor or you can view them in a slide show. Another feature that I like is the fm radio. The walkman scans through radio stations well and you scan through radio stations and then save them for your convenience. Unfortunately there is no support for AM radio. The feature that I use the most is obviously the music playback. You can store up to 8 GB worth of songs which would equal around 2000 songs, which is more than enough for me. Storing songs on the walkman is very easy. All you have to do is attach the USB to the walkman and your computer, and then copy the song(s) that you want and paste or drag them to the music folder. Alternatively you can use Sony's content transfer software that comes with it; I personally do not use it as it isn't really convenient for me. The headphones that come with it are decent and should last you months. One thing to note about the headphones is that they can start hurting your ears a bit after a while. The sound quality is good and I haven't ever experienced any problem whatsoever in that regard. It is very easy to use the walkman as everything about it is very simple. You move around with the cursor buttons and anything you want to use is displayed on the screen. There are also back and option buttons for more ease. The battery life is simply incredible. I have used the walkman for huge amounts of time without charging it. You can easily get 20 plus hours without charging it. It is great for long rides and long flights. You can charge the walkman by plugging it in to an usb compatible device such as a computer or game console or you could plug it into one of those usb wall chargers. Overall, this media player is awesome. It is very durable, it has a lot of features, the sound quality is great, it is great for the price and the battery life is terrific. I bought this a few years ago and I still use it and still love it.
Assassin's Creed Revelations is the last and probably the worst Assassin's Creed game to star Ezio Auditore di Firenze, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. It's actually a great game but Assassins Creed 2 and Brotherhood were so good that they set the bar really high. The problem with Assassin's Creed Revelations is that it feels to similar to previous games. It has a few new features and some of them are fun, while others aren't very fun and are honestly pretty bad. Thankfully though, it does keep the signature game play elements that it's famous for. Not to mention, it still has terrific graphics and a very likable protagonist in Ezio and Altair from the original Assassins Creed also makes his return. Story The story mode in Assassins Creed Revelation pales in comparison to its predecessors, Assassins Creed 2 and Brotherhood. In Assassins Creed Revelations, you start off as playing the present day protagonist Desmond Mason. Desmond's mind has been trapped in the Animus and he still suffering from the guilt of what he did in Brotherhood. The only way for Desmond to be free is for him to see the rest of Ezio's memories. Desmond in Revelations now has his own missions that you can play through known as "Desmond Sequences". These missions are generally very boring, I do not recommend playing them and this is one example of a new feature that didn't work well. Desmond once again goes through his ancestor Ezio's memories and he discovers four years have passed since the events in Brotherhood. Ezio now travels to Masyaf to find out the secrets of the Assassins and find out the true purpose of being an Assassin. In Masyaf, Ezio finds that there are a lot of Templars there and he finds Altair's library but discovers 5 keys are required to enter and that those 5 keys are in Constantinople. Ezio, escapes from the Templars and goes to Constantinople to find the keys. In Constantinople, Ezio meets several new characters including some memorable ones such as fellow assassin Yusuf and fellow Italian Sofia. As missions progress, you find keys which let you live the memories of Altair. Altair's memories are fun to play with and older players will like to play as the returning hero. While as Ezio, you will also be involved in the Sultan situation in Constantinople and try to help resolve it. The templars are also in Constantinople and have a significant role in the story. The story is generally disappointing and does not live up to the Assassin's Creed standard but the ending is will once again regain your interest and in typical Assassin's Creed fashion, it will leave you scratching your head. The single player mode took me around 15 hours to beat but it might take you more if explore everything and do everything that there is to do in Assassins Creed Revelations. Graphics and Presentation Visually, Assassins Creed Revelations does not disappoint. Assassins Creed Revelations is beautiful and wonderfully detailed. It is a great representation of Constantinople during the Ottoman Empire. You will be in awe when you are travelling around as Ezio and witness famous landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia and attractive buildings and mosques. Revelations looks great at day and night. Watching the sunset in the game is a must and it is a revelation in its self. The water looks great too and you will notice that is there are quite a few missions in Revelations involving water. Constantinople is full of life and it is nice to go through the grand bazaar and see what people are doing and see how people lived during that time period. The animation is also first class as expected. Sound I thought that the sound in Assassins Creed Revelations was amazing. The music is appropriate and still great and very epic in the moments that it needs to be. The soundtrack is wonderful and the voice acting is once again superb. The voice actors gave great and convincing performances in Revelations and really added to the game. Ezio, despite the fact that he is old still has a lot of charm and charisma and other characters do as well, except Desmond. Desmond is still bland and boring despite the fact that he is voiced by one of the greatest voice actors in the video game industry, Nolan North who also provides the voice of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series. All the weapons also sound good, especially the hook blades and swords. Gameplay The gameplay is the most important aspect of a game. Even if the story disappoints, the gameplay can lift it up and that is exactly the case for Assassins Creed Revelations. The gameplay is once again terrific. All the signature gameplay elements return such as the beloved free running parkour aspect and the hidden blade. Free running is better than ever and has been expanded by adding a hook blade which lets you climb buildings faster, assassinate guards near ledges and grab something when you're falling down. Revelations makes traveling even more fun as throughout the game, there are zip lines, which you can glide down from and you can buy parachutes which let you glide through the air when you are falling. Another returning aspect in Revelations is recruiting assassins. To recruit assassins, you must rescue normal citizens when they are in need of help and in return they will want to help you and become an assassin. You can send these recruits off to contracts, which help them level up and help them achieve the highest rank possible which is master assassin. The contracts send your assassins off to different parts of the world to help stop Templar influence in those places and instead assert assassin control. From these contracts you can gain money and other goods. Once a recruit becomes a master assassin they have to do a mission which involves defending an assassin den from templars. In Revelations there is a tower defence minigame which involves you trying to defend your den from a vantage point. From that vantage point you can assign assassins where to go and move equipment in order to stop the templars. I felt this minigame was quite boring and was unnecessary. Something new I liked in Revelations was making bombs out of ingredients that you find. Throughout Constantinople, there are many bomb making spots and in those spots you can make some handy bombs which might assist you in combat. There are a variety of bombs which you can make such as smoke bomb or a poisonous bomb. Overall, I liked this new touch. Ezio's gun also makes a return in Revelations and it is more useful than before. Your gun is useful because it helps you when an enemy gunman or sniper is far away and you can't just attack him with your sword or blade. There are also other weapons you can use when an enemy is far away such as a crossbow, knives or bombs. While guns and bombs are cool and all most of your time spent in combat will be using either your sword or your blade. Swordplay is fun and enjoyable and the new animations make them better. Also, it is a bit bloodier and more violent than before. You will also be using you're hidden blade which has now been modified into a hook blade a lot. You can use your hook blade to stealth assassinate your enemies and you can also use them in regular combat. The actual combat in Revelations is not hard and actually a bit easy. In Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, multiplayer was introduced and it was warmly received. Multiplayer returns in Revelations and I thought it was decent. It was fun to play at the beginning but as I played it a bit more I got bored. There are several general multiplayer modes such as Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. Deathmatch is probably the best and most fun and in it you are assigned a target and you must assassinate him but there is also an assassin after you. Unlike in Brotherhood, the targets don't all look similar and it provides more of a challenge. Overall, multiplayer is average and the real fun is in Revelations' single player. The Verdict The latest iteration of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Revelation is a bit disappointing when you compare it to its predecessors but it's still a great game. It has a weak story, Desmond is as boring as ever and some of the new features don't work well but it still has the tremendous signature gameplay, the beautiful visuals and graphics and you get to play as Ezio and Altair. Overall, I liked Revelations and thought it was a good conclusion to the storylines of Altair and Ezio.
Intro: Let's get this out of the way. Sleeping Dogs is a very fun game. It has some great gameplay elements which are superb. Sleeping Dogs is not the most original game; it borrows of ton of aspects from other games but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sleeping Dogs strives to have that Hong Kong action movie feel and it achieves it wonderfully. Sleeping Dogs is a single player game only and it proves that you don't need to have multiplayer to be a great game. Story: The story in Sleeping Dogs is the best thing about it. In Sleeping Dogs, you play as a cop named Wei Shen. Wei is originally from Hong Kong but went to the States when he was young to escape the bad influences he faced. Now all grown up, Wei goes back to Hong Kong as an undercover cop. His mission is to take down one of the most devastating and ruthless crime organizations in Hong Kong by taking it apart from the inside. The game is filled with wonderful and wholly alive characters. For example, you have your childhood best friend Jackie and a despicable, personal rival named Dogeyes. As said, the story is first class and really the driving force behind the game and it only gets better as the game progresses. You start off as minor triad goon and work your way up. Wei is a great protagonist, who unlike other open world game heroes is not an entirely violent and cold person; he is genuinely likable and has a great back story. Sleeping Dogs story should take around 15-25 hours to beat depending on whether you play side missions too. Graphics and Presentation: Hong Kong looks great. The graphics are very good especially when you're viewing something from a distance. It is amazing when you're driving and you see the Hong Kong skyline and the skyscrapers that make it up. One thing that you will undoubtedly notice when playing is how awesome the game looks when it is raining in it. Honestly, this game probably has the best rain effect that I have ever seen in a game. Still though, there are some parts that Sleeping Dogs could improve upon in the graphical department. The game has a pretty poor drawing distance and that is a bit irritating when you are driving at high speeds and then a car pops up and you crash. Another thing I didn't like was the textures on objects when you view them close up. The characters also look very plastic when viewed up close. Despite those critiques, the game is still very good looking. Hong Kong is filled with wholly alive characters and NPCs and it makes the presentation great. While it isn't the most accurate representation of Hong Kong, the game no doubt still feels authentic. Civilians on the streets will talk about what's happening in the world of Hong Kong. They will recognize you and start talking about you too. You can also do other things in Hong Kong such as bet on cock fights, play illegal games of poker, go on a date with a girl friend and even sing karaoke. Karaoke is a mixed experience. I mean I loved when Wei was singing 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun', it was very funny but the gameplay element to it can be tedious and get repetitive. There are other things you can do in Hong Kong as well such as going to stores and buying clothes or going to street vendors and buying goods from them. All in all, Hong Kong feels very alive. Gameplay: The gameplay for Sleeping Dogs is great. It is tons of fun to play it, even though it borrows things from other games. I'll start off first by discussing the driving. Driving in Sleeping Dogs is a blast. It has that arcadey feel, which a lot of people will enjoy. While driving, you can ram cars and try to run them off the road. You can defy physics and do insane drifts. You can also "action hijack" vehicles, which involves you jumping off of your vehicle and jumping onto another. That is one aspect in which Sleeping Dogs borrows from another game as Just Cause also had a similar gameplay element. While driving you can also shoot, which is great and it adds to the gameplay. While shooting in a vehicle you can cause a lot of havoc such as shooting other cars' tires, causing them to go out of control and blowing them up. You start off with a standard motorcycle, which isn't very fast but if you aren't satisfied, you can always get something else. If you aren't satisfied with the car you have, you can always steal another car or buy one from a black market dealer. Once you progress through the story a bit, you unlock races. Racing is enjoyable and races range from racing with average street cars to the high end sport cars. One thing that you might not like is that when you are in tight areas the camera will re-adjust itself making it hard to see and drive. Sleeping Dogs has also has a face level, triad experience and cop experience. Your face level helps you get better bonuses from foods and drinks and a high face level is required if you want to buy some higher end clothes and cars. You can increase your face level by doing favours for others in Hong Kong. Some favours you can do our getting your friend out of trouble with police and taking care of thieves. In Sleeping Dogs you have a triad experience meter which increases when you do crime related things and help out with triad affairs. Once you're triad meter increases, you can unlock some pretty nice melee upgrades. The cop experience meter is for upgrades involving guns and driving. Sleeping Dogs is an open world game but guns aren't always involved but when they are, it is pretty fun to use them. Shooting in Sleeping Dogs is good but not great. It has typical controls for a third person open world game. You aim and shoot with the L2 and R2 triggers. You can do all the general things while shooting such as shooting and taking cover and blind fire while in cover. You can also aim freely and at any part of the body. When you are shooting sometimes time will slow down and you will be able to kill enemies in slow motion which is pretty awesome, this part is similar to the Max Payne series. One gameplay element that really sticks out in Sleeping Dogs is the melee combat. The melee mechanics are similar to Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, which is essentially a great thing. The combat in Arkham City was amazing and it does not disappoint in Sleeping Dogs. The difference is that in Sleeping Dogs, the combat is much more violent and brutal but at a slower pace. Punching is more deadly and efficient but unfortunately it does not have the same pace and rhythm that Arkham City had. Another thing to note is reversing some of your enemies' moves can be difficult at times. For example, it would be hard to counter an enemy's punch, when his allies are all trying to beat you up too. Something that makes Sleeping Dogs stand out from the competition in regards to melee combat is environmental finishers. Some environmental finishers are simple and plain, while others are brutal and bloody. Environmental finishers involve interacting with the environment and they can range from throwing someone into a dumpster to putting an enemy through a fish hook. The mission structure in the game is thankfully varied. Missions are different from one another and it helps keep the experience refreshing. For example, in one mission you'll be cruising through the streets trying to hijack a bus and in another mission you'll be handling a boat and shooting and shredding through other enemy boats. Another fun gameplay aspect in Sleeping Dogs is the free running and parkour part similar to Assassin's Creed. Free running is fun and adds a nice touch to the game. You can use free running when you want to climb something or you want to chase someone. When free running, you will be able to climb over fences and jump off objects. Sound: Whether it is voice acting or music, the sound in the game is top notch. All the voice actors give superb and convincing performances. There are many famous Hong Kong and East Asian actors in Sleeping Dogs such as Edison Chen who plays Jackie and Parry Shen who plays your triad boss, Winston. There is a Hollywood presence as well and you might notice some famous Hollywood actors. The hero, Wei Shen is played by Will Yun Lee, his police superintendent is played by Tom Wilkinson, one of the girlfriends you can have in the game is voiced by Emma Stone and Lucy Lui also voices a character in the game. The music also flows along well with the game. It has a mix of music genres in the game such as Hip Hop and Rap, Rock, some techno music and others. When driving, you can switch through radio stations and change to the music that you want to listen to. The game incorporates the music well when you are in an intense scene such as a car chase. Overall, the sound is terrific. The Verdict: All in all, Sleeping Dogs is a terrific game that anyone who likes action-adventure and open world games should definitely check out. I personally think this is one of the best games of 2012 so far. It is a great experience and is good in every major department such as story, gameplay, graphics and presentation and sound. Sleeping Dogs stumbles upon a few things and borrows quite a bit from other well known games but it still has its own identity and is just a tremendous game. I definitely recommend it.
The Hitman series is one of my favourites. It is extremely fun and there are tons of ways to complete a mission. Seeing the trailers for Blood Money I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed and well I wasn't. Hitman Blood Money is the best in the series even better than the superb Hitman: Silent Assassin. It has many improvements that improve on an already solid foundation. You play as Agent 47 a hitman and carry out hits that your agency tells you. There are quite a few levels and you go to a variety of places, such as the Mardi Gras parade and some place in Mississipi. The plot is good and it has a few very interesting twists. The graphics in "Blood Money" are superb. They look amazing for their time. All the guns and equipment look great. The environment is looks spectacular as well. It was great to see the Mardi Gras parade and see the massive amounts of partiers. You can see the developers paid close attention to the visuals in this game. The gameplay is the most important part in the game. A game can have all the pretty graphics in the world but gameplay is still king. While the graphics in Blood money are great, the gameplay is even better. Eidios improved the already great gameplay and made it easier. In the previous Hitman games, whenever you got near an enemy they would suspect you're an assassin and start shooting you like maniacs. That has all been changed in Blood Money. Guards and enemies are more patient and less troublesome and they won't shoot you unless you're doing something really stupid. There are lots of ways to kill enemies. You can strangle them, just flat out shoot them, you can even drop pianos on them (sometimes) and so on. You can shoot your way through the mission but it's more satisfying to plan your attacks and kill your prey silently and not hurt civilians. Another returning gameplay element is disguising yourself as the enemy. That means you could take the clothes of fallen foes and go around as them. Something new to the game is the notoriety system. Another new feature is that you can dispose of your enemies. You can hide their bodies in things such as dumpsters and other things. What makes the gameplay even better is the music. It is absolutely great and creates a great atmosphere. Hitman: Blood Money is a great game that fans of the series and people who like violent games should check out. Blood Money is the best of the Hitman series and one of my favourite games. *Note: This is just a game and should not be taken seriously. It is not recommended for kids because it is extremely violent and it has mature subject matter.
*Film review only* Movies come out all the time. Some are good, some are bad, and some are classics. Consider The Godfather for example, a true classic and a milestone in filmmaking. The Godfather was widely praised but of course there had to be that odd critic that had to find some kind of negative in it. Then there's Disney/Pixar's Toy Story another milestone in film history. The first fully-computer animated movie. Critics tried to find something wrong with it but they couldn't. Why? Because there aren't any negatives. Toy Story is a perfect movie. Yes, I said it, it's perfect. Toy Story is a timeless classic that shouldn't be missed by anyone. It doesn't matter if you're a kid or an old man. Toy Story is one of a kind, that will keep inviting you too keep watching it over and over. I have honestly watched Toy Story over 15 times, probably a lot more and I'm not ashamed to say it. This movie has made me a Toy Story fanatic. It has that special touch. It's extremely funny at times but also extremely emotional. Toy Story is an absolute joy ride from start to finish. It has it all, great performances by all the cast, ground-breaking animation, it's humorous and tear-jerking and it has heart. Plot: Warning: Spoilers! Andy is a kid who loves his toys and plays around with them a lot. He has one toy though that he loves the most and that is a pull-string cowboy doll named Woody. Woody being Andy's favourite toy is always with Andy. From the opening credits, I knew this film was going to be an amazing. The film starts off with Andy playing with his toys, primarily Woody. The song, "You've Got a Friend in Me" is also playing. That song is the theme song for Toy Story. The magic in the movie is that the toys come alive when no human is near them. The toys are full of life and each has their own unique personalities and characteristics. Anyways, it's Andy's birthday soon and everybody is scared that they are going to be replaced by another toy. Woody being the leader to the toys assures them that no one is going to get replaced. All that changes though as Andy gets a spaceman toy named Buzz Lightyear as one of his presents. All the toys are fascinated by Buzz Lightyear, they have never seen a toy so advanced and unique. Buzz thinks that he isn't a toy and that he is an actual space ranger. Woody gets jealous of Buzz Lightyear as Andy spends less time with him and he is afraid that Buzz will become Andy's new favourite. A little while later the toys hear maddening laughs from none other than Sid, the antagonist of the film. Sid is a crazy kid who loves destroying and torturing toys. This is one of my favourite scenes from the film since it's very funny. I loved what the toys had to say about Sid. One of my favourite scenes from the movie was when Buzz sees a commercial of himself on T.V. As I said before Toy Story is at times really funny but at other times very emotional. Anyway, he sees the commercial and finally finds out that he is just a toy. Buzz is not convinced though and tries to fly out a window but is of course unsuccessful. At the same time the song, "I Will Go Sailing No More" starts to play which gives the scene an even more emotional feel. In the end of the scene Buzz falls and one of his arms comes off. Toy Story is the first of its kind. It's the first fully computer animated film. The animation in Toy Story is wonderful and you know at first sight that the guys at Pixar put in A LOT of effort. The producers said that they had to make everything feel organic and that they did. All the characters move great and that looks completely real and while we may take these things for granted, we shouldn't. They also said that in one scene, that had to generate over 6 million unique leaves for trees. Every single thing has so much detail its unbelievable and we have to remember that this film was made over 15 years ago. So yes, the animation looks great. Toy Story wouldn't be the perfect film that it is without the characters and the people playing them. The film's protagonists Woody and Buzz are played by the Oscar winner Tom Hanks and the hilarious Tim Allen. Tom Hanks does a marvellous job as Woody. He sounds like you would think Woody sounding like and it wouldn't be Toy Story without him. Tom hanks can play a variety of roles and he proved it with Toy Story. Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear is also nothing short of amazing. Buzz has many memorable lines. They range from, "To infinity and beyond" to "That's not flying, it's falling with style" to one of my favourite lines from the movie, "Well...no, actually I'm stationed up in the Gamma Quadrant of Sector. As a member of the elite Universe Protection Unit of the Space Ranger Corps, I protect the galaxy from the threat of invasion from the Evil Emperor Zurg, sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance". I loved how Buzz thought he was an actual space ranger. Woody and Buzz prove to be a dynamic duo. Of course Woody and Buzz aren't the only memorable characters from Toy Story. There's also the wisecracking piggy bank named Hamm and the sarcastic, Mr. Potato Head and Rex, a lovable T-Rex figure that thinks he's not scary enough. These 3 are the funniest characters in the film. Hamm and Potato Head are also a duo as this pair is seen around a lot together. Hamm and Potato Head are seen making jokes and sarcastic remarks a lot. Rex is funny because he's quite paranoid and always afraid. There are also other lovable character such as slinky dog, Bo Peep and the toy soldiers. Slinky is one of Woody's best friends and is absolutely adorable. He is fiercely loyal to Woody. Bo Peep is a doll that likes Woody and has a romantic interest in return Woody likes her too. All the characters in the movie are terrific and voiced superbly. The toys are believable, very adorable and extremely likable. After watching Toy Story, I just wanted to go out and buy all the toys for myself. So overall all the characters are amazing. Main cast -Tom Hanks as Woody -Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear -Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head -Jim Varney as Slinky Dog -Wallace Shawn as Rex -John Ratzenberger as Hamm -Annie Potts as Bo Peep -John Morris as Andy -Erik von Detten as Sid It wouldn't be a Disney movie without songs but thankfully all the songs are great and the soundtrack is wonderfully composed by the brilliant Randy Newman. My favourite song is none other than, "You've Got a Friend in Me". It is beautiful and reminds me of my childhood and my toys when I listen and think about it now. Toy Story may look like a kid's movie on its premise but most adults who have watched the movie know that's not true. Another thing that makes Toy Story special is that it's for everyone. You don't have to be a kid to watch it and like it. I know grandpas that love this movie. I myself loved it as a child and still love it as an adult. Every time I watch it, I am glued to my T.V screen and I've like I said before have watched Toy Story over 15 times. It has a lot of references that only adults will get and kids won't but those references aren't inappropriate either. Toy Story is a feel good story that will make you wonder where your childhood went. My favourite movies include Scarface, The Godfather and The Departed. From that list you wouldn't expect me to have Toy Story as another favourite movie but it is. Toy Story is a gem of a movie and no film other than the Toy Story sequels comes close to its beauty. Toy Story is the first of 3 brilliant films. All of them are equally great and I recommend everybody to check them out. It doesn't matter if you think you're too old to like it out because you're not. As stated before this movie is meant for all ages, it doesn't mean it will only appeal to kids just because it's animated. Toy Story is a landmark in film making. Not only was it the first fully computer animated film but it also was a film that touched everyone's hearts. Toy Story is a unique gem that can't be missed. Do yourself a favour and go watch it right now. I mean it when I say Toy Story is a perfect film. I also post my reviews on ciao.co.uk, so please don't get startled if you see reviews there.
Batman Begins is a good game but it isn't great and ultimately comes up as just average. There are barely any games that are great when they are based on a movie. Batman Begins had a few nice moments but not enough to keep me hooked for too long. The levels are very linear, while the combat is good it will get repetitive. The graphics though for its time were fantastic and the same cast from the movie voiced their roles in the video game and they did a marvellous job. About 5 years ago, I borrowed Batman Begins from my friend. I was a big batman fan and I liked the movie. My expectations weren't high as it was a video game based on a movie and most of us gamers know how these types of games turn out. Batman Begins though, was actually pretty good. The game sticks closely to the movie and you will recognize a lot of the places from the movie. The game dwells deeper into those places and you will like the depth in those levels. You will go to some famous locations such as Arkham Asylum, Wayne Manor and the train tracks. The levels are very linear though and there is only one way to complete levels. You just have to go down to the path directed and can't go any other way. The voice acting in the game was very good and it helped that all the actors from the movie lent their voices for the game. That means it includes Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes and Liam Neeson and the always great Michael Caine. Everyone has played their role well as they all sound great. Christian Bale sounds great as batman but it's really Liam Neeson that steals the show as Henri Ducard/ Ra's Al Ghoul. Liam Neeson is wonderful and you can see that he took his role very seriously. The music in the game is good and will light up the atmosphere a bit. The graphics in the game are first class. They are a big positive in the game as they look superb. All the characters look great and the environment is made well and is detailed quite a bit. I was very surprised of the games graphics as video games based on movies graphics are usually horrible. The gameplay in the game is ok but gets repetitive pretty quickly. All you're really doing is pressing on one button trying to beat up the enemy. Something that I noticed and actually made me laugh was how batman moves. You also have a pretty nice array of gadgets such as the batarang and the grapple hook. You will have to use stealth a lot and sneak around for quite a few levels. Stealth isn't much fun and looks like rip-offs of other games. You also interrogate people to get more information but that gets repetitive as all you're really doing is punching them until they tell you something. Something that I liked and I know that a lot of people who played the game disliked was the driving missions. You get to ride the bat mobile, which I thought was pretty fun. Yes, it is incredibly linear as all you're doing is driving where the game tells you and you'll undoubtedly know as right you play it that it's a rip-off of Burnout but it I still liked it. While Batman Begins the video game might not be on for the ages it's still quite a fun game despite some issues. I would recommend Batman Begins to fans of batman and people who liked the movie it's based on.
I was really excited about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, when I first heard of it. After all, I already heard the praise of the original Deus Ex. Deus Ex is constantly mentioned as one of the greatest PC games of all time. So, I right away knew I was going to buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution. My, only question was would it live up to the hype and expectations? The answer is a big yes. Human Revolution takes place in 2027, Detroit. You are Adam Jenson, a guy who works for Sarif Industries as the lead of the security department. Sarif Industries specializes in human enhancements. Recently though, they have been attacked by terrorists and Jenson has been injured. To save him, doctors have to give him enhancements. From there, you have to search for the people responsible for the attack. Along the way you will discover several conspiracies. The story really caught my attention and captivated me. Playing Deus Ex was loads of fun. It is an action-rpg and I love rpgs. The levels were non-linear meaning there was a ton of ways you could complete a mission. You could just blast your way through, shooting anyone in your path or you could take the stealth approach and silently move through the mission and kill people silently. The missions were really fun but the boss fights were just plain bad. The boss fights are non-linear and the only way you could beat the boss is lethally. You have a small area to move around and really can't do much. A shame because, the rest of the mission is great. There are quite a few weapons you can get Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They range from rifles to crossbows. You can upgrade your weapons to make them better and efficient. You can also upgrade yourself with augmentations. Augmentations help a lot as they let you do more advanced stuff. My favourite augmentation was the "social enhancer". It lets you persuade people, though it's not too important. Then there was the "Typhoon Explosive System", a favourite augmentation for many people. It blasts mini explosives and kills people instantly that are within 8m. I would definitely recommend using the Typhoon as it is very helpful during boss fights. The graphics in Human Revolution are just okay. They're not a negative but they aren't a positive either. The cities are good looking but nothing extraordinary. In addition, some characters look funny and not humanly. While the graphics may not be the best, the atmosphere is amazing. You get to travel to different cities and they all feel great, especially Detroit. You can feel the darkness. There are many cars and buildings that give the game a futuristic vibe. The sound for the most part in the game is great. Adam Jenson is a likeable character and is voiced nicely by Elias Toufexis. Most of the characters sound good but there might be the occasional extra that doesn't sound good at all. Overall, Deus Ex is a very nice game. It lets you have a lot of freedom and your choices have a lot of impact on the story. There are a few sour points but that should absolutely not take away the joy of playing this game from anyone. I would recommend Human Revolution to anyone who liked the original Deus Ex and to people who like action-rpgs. Just a super, super game.
Oblivion is a rare game. I have not played many games that have made me addicted to them, quite like Oblivion. Bethesda has been known for making great RPGs, but this time they have outdone themselves. Bethesda has made a game that is extraordinary. Before you can start with the story, you have to make your character. Your character is very customizable. There are lots of things you can do to him or her. The game takes place in the mythical land of Tamriel, in the province of Cyrodill. The main quest begins with you in a jail cell, for a crime that is unknown. The emperor's sons have been assassinated and the emperor comes to you for help in finding the lost heir to the throne. The emperor is eventually assassinated and you have to find the lost son and help him become the new emperor. The gates of Oblivion have also been opened, and now the evil that is within are now free to roam, Tamriel. It is up to you to stop them.This game is loaded with content. I mean there is a LOT of content. The main quest itself is well over 30 hours but when you combine that with the unbelievable amount of side missions it is over 200 hours. This is undoubtedly the longest game I have ever played. Oblivion doesn't have any multiplayer as it's a single player game only. There is a lot you can do in Cyrodill. You can join guilds, such as the fighter's guild, mages guild, thieves' guild and the dark brotherhood. All those have their own unique benefits. There are many different towns that you can explore too. In those towns, you can also buy houses if you like. The quests are nice and varied but some are a bit repetitive. Something that I found quite boring and repetitive was closing down Oblivion gates. Oblivion gates are portals which let you go in to the hells of Oblivion. Oblivion is a place where demons and other evil lay. Since there are bad things in the realms of Oblivion, you want to close the portals that let the evil come to Tamriel. Closing gates took me a long time and really made a bad mark on an otherwise terrific game. The graphics in Oblivion, are great though they might look a bit outdated compared to today's games. Back then though they were cutting-edge and people had never really seen such a beautiful game world. Oblivion is an open world game and it really stays true to the term open world. It is a massive 41 square kilometres. That means it's bigger than games like GTA 4 and is even slightly bigger than the new Skyrim. All the forests and the wilderness look great. All the towns have a lot of detail and though some might look a bit similar they are mostly unique. Since the world of Oblivion is so big, it takes a toll on the performance sometimes. When I was playing I noticed a lot of frame rate issues. The frame rate dropped at times when I was on my horse exploring the wild and when there were a lot of people on the screen. The frame rate issues only lasted for a brief time, though. The game would also freeze on rare occasions. There are also some bugs such as your character getting stuck in a place. Thankfully though, the performance issues won't really bother you a lot. The combat in Oblivion is good but it can get a bit repetitive. All you're really doing is blocking and attacking with a shield and sword. You also can perform magic attacks and things like that. For example, you can throw fireballs and shock the enemy. As you do various things, you can level up. Leveling up will improve your abilities and attributes. The atmosphere in Oblivion is great. All the towns feel wholesome and full of life. All the characters seem believable. Whether you're in a dungeon at night or you're at somebody's house in the morning, the atmospheres will just be plain terrific. Of course the characters really contribute to the atmosphere of the game. All the NPCs (non-playable characters) sound great. Something that I disliked a bit was that a lot of the characters were voiced by the same people. I got a bit tired of hearing the same voices again and again but don't worry too much though because the voice acting is splendid. Just to mention, as many RPGs your character isn't actually played by anyone. That means he is not voiced by anyone. The way you talk is that you have dialogue options when you're talking to someone and you choose what you want to say from choosing one of the options. The music is great and sets the mood throughout the game. Oblivion is another masterpiece from Bethesda. Bethesda has made great games such as the Fallout series but this is undoubtedly their best. Few games can compare the thrill of playing through Oblivion. Oblivion is a single player game only that means there is no multiplayer. Oblivion proves that a great single player game will always be better than a multiplayer game. I recommend Oblivion to anyone who likes RPGs and single player games. Get this game, you won't be disappointed.
Modern Warfare 2 is one fun game. It has great multiplayer and and an awesome though short campaign. In Modern Warfare 2 you play as several characters, trying to stop Russian terrorist Vladimir Makarov. Makarov is a bad man and does several things to make you mad. You have to stop him. You will travel to many different places in hopes of capturing him. There is one level though that is very controversial. I'm not going to go in too much detail but in that level you have to kill innocent people. Thankfully, though, if you don't want to do that, you don't have to. You can skip the mission if you want. The campaign, I loved, it had great memorable moments that I will for sure remember. From climbing up mountains, to stopping bad guys on a boat. The story though actually wasn't really good but you would expect that from first person shooters. You have a wide array of guns to your disposal and you can also pick up guns from fallen allies and enemies. All the guns in the campaign sound great and you will be able to recognize a lot of them . The voice acting is nice too and you might recognize some voices from other games you might have played. The only I thing I didn't like about the campaign was that it ends too quickly. You can probably beat it in 5 hours or so. Overall though the campaign was great albeit short. The default control layout is the same and what you would expect from a first person shooter. You shoot with the right trigger and aim with the left. You throw grenades with the right bumper and you can clicking the left thumb stick. You knife/melee someone by pressing the right thumb stick. Meleeing some one is very satisfying and you will love doing it. The multiplayer and campaign are quite different in Modern Warfare 2. The multiplayer in call of duty is known as the best in gaming. It is quite simple but takes sometime to get good since are there so many experienced players. While it takes some time getting used to, when you are experienced and good you will love killing people online. This will also give you a chance to brag to your friends how good you are. The maps are varied, they are snow maps and maps where you play in a village, to maps where you play in an airport. The maps in Modern Warfare 2 are nice and unique. In Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, there are different classes. Each class has it's own weapon and unique features. You can also create your own custom classes. Custom classes help you a lot as you can mix and match weapons and perks.Perks let you modify your classes and that is really helpful. Leveling up is very important in multiplayer. When you level up, you can unlock more guns and perks. I loved the multiplayer and I kept coming back to play more. I'm sure you will be hooked to it too. Something I loved doing in multiplayer was stabbing people from behind with my knife. It was really satisfying and I felt really good. Something that did bother me though was the lag and constant swearing from immature little kids. Overall, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is very fun and exciting. The campaign has very memorable moments but it is short. The multiplayer will keep making you come back for more, despite having a few issues. If you like first person shooters, you should pick up Modern Warfare 2.
Introduction: Batman Arkham Asylum was one of my favourite games of 2009. It shocked the world when it came out. It was a superhero/comic book based game that was actually good. Now, 2011, Rocksteady releases Batman: Arkham City, everyone has high expectations and Arkham City doesn't disappoint one bit. The plot: Gotham City, the mayor has decided to move all the inmates from Arkham Island and Blackgate Facility to the middle of Gotham City now known as the super prison, Arkham City. Bruce Wayne doesn't like this and campaigns against it and for his efforts he gets thrown in Arkham City himself. You play as Batman and try to stop the criminals there from committing crimes and stop a diabolical plot, that promises to damage all of Gotham City. I really can't tell much more or I think I'll give the plot away and I don't want to do that since it's amazing and so engrossing. Batman Arkham City has one of the best stories of the year. I loved it and I'm sure you will too. This game is an absolute thrill from the awesome beginning to the shocking end. Arkham City like Arkham Asylum has its own unique story and is not based on any of the batman comics or movies/shows. It took me about 10-11 hours to beat the main story and there are a ton of side missions also that will eat up the hours. Atmosphere: For me the atmosphere is one of the most important things of the game. A lot of people like to think of batman as a kid's character but with the release of Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady asserted that it would be different. Arkham Asylum was dark and mature and was for an older audience. Arkham City follows suit and as its predecessor is dark and mature. In my opinion that's how batman games should be. Batman has a great atmosphere, you feel like you're in the middle of Gotham, you feel like you're in a mega prison, you feel like you're in the most dangerous part of Gotham. Graphics and Environment: Arkham City is 5 times the size of Arkham Asylum. In simple terms that means it's extremely big. The environment is so varied and so detailed. Arkham City is certainly a looker. All the buildings are extremely detailed and beautiful. Whoever designed this game has to be a genius, the mega prison looks exactly like you would think it would. All the characters also look great and the lip-syncing issue from Arkham Asylum has been fixed. You will explore a lot of places in Arkham City, from underground subways to the underground of the city. All those look really great. The animation is also top notch and batman performs like you imagine he would, from all the attacks to the gliding. Everything on the graphics side of this game is extremely impressive. For example, batman's own cape is extremely detailed you will see all the immense damage it has taken. Batman himself will have a lot of scars and bruises from the fights he has had and you will be very pleased how real and authentic they look. Batman Arkham City is just stunning in the graphics department. Gameplay: One of the best combat systems in gaming is back in Arkham City. Arkham Asylum obviously had that really great combat system and now in Arkham City it has drastically improved. Whenever batman punches anybody you will feel the impact. It is amazing. You can finish off an opponent many ways Batman can counter almost anything an enemy does. All you press is one button but it is so satisfying when an enemy tries to attack you, but you counter it and destroy him. Combos are performed when you continuously attack someone without getting attacked yourself. Combos hurt more than normal attacks and will leave a lasting impact on the enemy. There are several different combos and more can be gained after you gain experience points and unlock them. The enemies are varied as they range from normal thugs to thugs that have guns to the thugs that have riot shields. In Batman Arkham City, like Arkham Asylum you rely on stealth a lot. If there is a room with a bunch of thugs with guns, don't expect to take them out straight on, that's suicide, you will need to use stealth. You can take them out silently from behind by performing a silent takedown, which is a devastating move that will make your enemy go to sleep. You can also silently take an enemy down by going up on a gargoyle and then when the enemy is directly underneath you go down and bring him back to the gargoyle and leave him hanging from there. One of my favourite takedowns was the ledge takedown. It goes like this, if you are on a ledge and an enemy is on top of you, you grab him and let him hang from the ledge. You will love when your enemies scream and beg to be set free. Of course there are the gadgets. One of the reasons I love Batman and why he is my favourite superhero is because he has no superpowers. He relies on his intelligence and his gadgets. Batman has a lot of gadgets. For your convenience I will list all the gadgets you get, those include: the batarang, remote controlled batarang, bat claw, explosive gel, cryptographic sequencer, Sonic Batarang, Reverse Batarang, Disruptor, Remote Electrical Charge, Freeze Blast, Smoke Pellet, Freeze Cluster, Line Launcher, Mine Detonator. I will discuss some of them. The batarang is very useful as it is very handy. You can take down an opponent with it; you can break alarms and fuse boxes with it. Another handy gadget is the bat claw. With the bat claw you can explore all over Arkham City. It lets you grapple to vantage points and the tops of buildings. Also, the smoke pellet was really useful. If some enemy had a gun and was shooting you, you could just throw a smoke grenade and then the enemy wouldn't be able to see you and you could turn on your detective vision and attack him. When you turn on detective vision it gives you an x-ray like vision and you can see more things and you can scan things to solve mysteries and riddles. The last thing I will talk about the gameplay is the gliding. Gliding was my favorite part of the game. Soaring through the sky and exploring the beauty of Arkham City is one of my favorite moments in gaming. I just loved it. The best part, of course, is that you feel like batman. Arkham City doesn't have any multiplayer and it proves games don't need multiplayer to be fun and exciting. Sound: The sound in the game is great. For example when you hit something with the batarang it will sound just like you would expect it would. When you punch someone you will hear their groan and you will hear the impact of the punch. The music is great and it really sets the mood for the game. Characters: The characters in Arkham City are unforgettable. Everyone in the game gave it their all in terms of voice acting. They all sound great, from batman to the extras. You have to respect the cast for that. Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy is played wonderfully. He sounds amazing and delivers like you would expect him. All the villains sound great too, from the Penguin's wickedness to the Riddler's and Ra's Al Ghoul's madness. Even the extras sound great. The extras would be the inmates of Arkham City. Prior to the release of the game, Mark Hamill said that he would be playing the Joker for the last time. Upon hearing this, many of us were saddened that the voice of Joker will retire but we knew that his final performance would be his best and true enough it was. He delivers the performance of a lifetime and sounds as chilling and maddening as ever. Every line he says is superb. I think Mark Hamill should receive an award for his stunning performance. This man really gave it his all. Another character who returns from Arkham Asylum is the Riddler. The Riddler is back and has planted more than a whopping 400 riddles for you to solve. The riddler has also kidnapped hostages and you can only rescue them if you solve enough riddles. You can also play as catwoman and other downloadable characters. Catwoman has her own story and has her own unique batch of move and tricks. She also has her own unique riddles to find. Some people have disliked the fact that if you have a second hand/ used copy than you have to pay for Catwoman. Just a note, I felt that not all the characters were fully fleshed out. I felt that some of their story lines were over a bit too quickly. A pity too because they were great and interesting characters. Conclusion: Batman Arkham City in my opinion is the best video game of 2011. It is a complete game. It has everything you want in a video game. It has the superb gameplay, the graphics, the atmosphere and tone, the voice acting is terrific and Mark Hamill gives the performance of his life and the story will thrill you from the fantastic beginning to the shocking end. Batman Arkham City is a fantastic feat. This is a must buy for anyone who loves batman and just video games in general. This is a rare game that deserves to be highly praised and celebrated.
Assassins Creed 2 is a superb game. It is the follow up to the 2007 game Assassins Creed. Ubisoft really made a masterpiece in Assassins Creed 2. Throughout the review I will use AC to represent Assassins Creed. In AC2 you play as Ezio Auditore, a young man who becomes an assassin after the betrayal of his family. He tries to hunt down the people who betrayed his family. Ezio is a great character and you will love him. Throughout the story you will visit different locations in renaissance Italy. You will meet memorable characters like Leonardo Da Vinci. The story is very well written and I liked it a lot. The ending though was a bit confusing and wasn't the best. The graphics are amazing. The graphics in AC1 were one of the best I'd ever seen and I expected AC2 graphics to be even better and of course they were. AC2 is big, I mean very big but that didn't stop Ubisoft from making all the environments jaw dropping. I honestly had my mouth open as I was playing, seeing all these beautiful environments. When you go for an assassination you will be extremely pleased by how Ezio moves. So all in all, the graphics are superb. In AC1, I felt that the gameplay was a bit too repetitive, but in AC 2 all that has been fixed. There are a variety of weapons and they each have many unique ways to kill. The best gadget that you have is the signature hidden blades. They are terrific and you will love them. I loved how you could kill in so many ways with the hidden blades. You could go behind an enemy and kill him; you could jump from a building and so on. I also loved dual assassinations. Those are when you kill 2 enemies with one attack. Something I disliked was the parts you play as Desmond, the descendant of Ezio. His parts are quite boring but thankfully they are short. The sound in the game is good. The voice acting is great. Ezio being the protagonist plays his part perfectly. The music is great and gives a renaissance feel. All the weapons also sound how they would in real life. In AC2 you feel like an assassin, you feel like you are in the renaissance period. It is absolutely great. I loved it. It is one of my favourite games of all time and I'm sure you will love it.
Superhero games have the unfortunate reputation of being terrible games. People didn't think Arkham Asylum would be good but Rocksteady (the developers) assured them this would be different. In Batman Arkham Asylum, you play as Batman. You go to Arkham Island to escort the Joker to his prison cell; little do you know that the Joker is actually luring you into a trap. Once you take him to Arkham Asylum, the Joker gets free and releases all the inmates, and its up to you to stop him. In the game you will encounter different super villains, including Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, and Posion Ivy to name a few. The story is great and the voice acting is terrific. Mark Hamill is absolutely amazing as the Joker and Kevin Conroy as Batman is great too. I loved the story and the voice acting and when I was playing I felt that Mark Hamill should receive an award for his chilling performance. The gameplay is great too. The new combat engine is terrific; you will feel like the Batman. You also have a wide array of gadgets including the batterang, the grapple hook and line launcher. The gadgets are great and perform like you would expect them too. It is an open world game meaning you can travel all over Arkham Island. One thing I loved was gliding and I'm sure you will like it too. Batman Arkham Island has a lot of content, including Riddler challenges. The Riddler is in Arkham Asylum and has planted riddles for you to solve. I loved solving riddles and it really added a lot more value to the game. The graphics are superb. All the characters look great and move great too. When you punch someone, the animation that goes on is great. The environment is an eye pleaser and the outside of Arkham Asylum invites you to look at its fascinating detail. Something that I disliked was the lip-syncing in some of the conversations. The sound didn't match the lip moving. That is just a minor flaw though and you won't mind it. Batman Arkham Asylum is a great game and one of my favourites of 2009. I am a big fan of Batman and this game was the first great batman game I played. If you're a batman fan, do yourself a favour and pick up Arkham Asylum. I would give this a final rating of 9.5/10. With Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady did what no one thought was possible and made a great batman game.
As a gamer I was very disappointed with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Its the same game as last years. I feel like I wasted my $60 on a game that I already purchased last year. Activision gets a lot of heat from gamers complaining that their games are the same each year and it's true. The campaign was great but the multiplayer was exactly the same as Black Ops only with new maps that aren't particularly good. The campaign is Modern Warfare 3 is great. It has a lot of adrenaline filled moments that will have you on the edge of your seat. It continues the events from Modern Warfare 2. You play as various characters. This is how the plot goes, a Russian terrorist has started World War 3 and you are trying to end the war and kill him. The campaign was great but it was only about 5-6 hours. While playing the game you will play in several different places. Those include Paris, New York and London. The Spec Ops mode is also just okay. The multiplayer was very disappointing. It is the main reason people buy the game and it felt just like black ops. The maps were not the best and I didn't like them. The guns don't sound too good and their is a lot of lag on the PS3, which annoyed me a lot. Their are a lot of immature kids online also, that obviously are too young to play. Their constant swearing is really irritating. The hit detection is quite off. What I mean by that is when you shoot someone, the bullets don't always hit them. Another thing I disliked was that it was running on the same engine from 3 years ago. The graphics still look outdated also. Modern Warfare 3 has a good campaign but the multiplayer is the same and not fun. If you already have Black Ops there is no use of getting this game.
Mass Effect 2 is quite simply the best game of 2010 and in my opinion the best game ever made. Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to the 2007 release Mass Effect. Mass Effect has it all, the game play is great, the graphics are superb, there is so much content and value, the story is tremendous and you will get very attached to the characters. I bought this game for $20 and it probably the best $20 I have ever spent. I bought this game with huge expectations and Mass Effect 2 absolutely blew those expectations. It delivered on everything. You play as Commander Shepard and go on a suicide mission to save the galaxy from the Reapers. The Reapers want to wipe away the human race. You must gain trust of your crew, to be successful. The characters in Mass Effect 2 are great. One stand out is Mordin, a scientist who has a great personality and who will make you laugh throughout this great game. The voice acting by the entire cast is very amazing. Mass Effect 2 is an action-rpg. The game play is absolutely great. It has been improved a lot from the original and you will love it. Mass Effect is unique because it lets you decide how you want to play your story. All the choices you make will affect the story. I love how you get to choose your dialogue, that is one of the many things I love about this great game. If there's one minor thing that might annoy you it's that the loading times are a bit long, but that shouldn't annoy you because there so many other great things. The graphics in Mass Effect 2 are also great. They look tremendous, especially if you are playing on an HDTV. Some characters bodies and faces have been scanned from the people who voiced them so they look just like them. Those characters include Miranda Lawson who is voiced by Yvonne Strahovski and The Illusive Man who is voiced by Martin Sheen. This game also has a lot of content which means it has a lot of value. It took me about 35 hours to beat it. There is so much you can do in the world of Mass Effect 2. There are a lot of side missions and the main mission are also quite long. You will definitely get you moneys worth. Mass Effect 2 in conclusion, is the best game I have ever played and I am sure you will love it. It is just a master piece. It is only $20 right now. I would buy this game if it was $60 even if it was $100. Games of this class are extremely rare. Mass Effect 2 is an absolute must buy.
The Toshiba C660 is a laptop you should get if you are looking for a reliable machine. I got this laptop because I needed one for university and so far it hasn't disappointed but it hasn't exceeded my expectations either. The C660 comes with the kinds of parts you'd expect in a new but nothing special notebook. Intel's HD graphics handle some things. Memory is quite low at 2GB. The hard drive has a capacity of 500gb. The display is a 15.6-inch, 1366x768-pixel 16:9 LCD. The graphics aren't the best; you can play low range games but don't expect to play a game like Crysis on this. Toshiba says the battery life is 5 hours, hardly the standard nowadays . The battery life is not anything special. You get what you pay for with the C660. It's not revolutionary in processing terms and the battery is limited. But if you need a nice reliable machine, its for you. There are better laptops on the market. I would mainly suggest getting this if you are a college or university student. It's good but not great.