- Premium reviews
- Express reviews
- Reviews rated
- Ratings received
Whilst I was a huge fan of the original PSP, the newest installment in Sony's line of portable gaming products falls short of its revolutionary predecessor.
I bought the system around Christmas 2012 which cost around £220 including two games and a case which I bought separately (wifi model with 4gb memory card). In hindsight I should have just bought a PS3 as for £140 i could have picked up a 12 gb standard console but oh well... retrospect is a wonderful thing!
So why is the system so disappointing?
- Poor game catalogue - there is very little variety and in general the gameplay feels clunky and difficult to control in comparisson to their PS3 counterparts. (I was excited for Assassin's Creed Liberation but all I can express is disappointment really).
- Augmented reality is pointless - just a gimmick they added on to the system much like on the 3ds.
- Have to use unique memory cards and cables - cannot use standard items you have to use PS Vita specific peripherals... which are expensive!!
- 4gb version is simply NOT ENOUGH when you want to play more than one game. For example, I bought Assassins Creed Liberation and it required almost 4 gb of memory to install... couldn't install another game at the same time until I bought another memory card!
One thing I do love about the Vita is the back-catalogue of old ps one games you can download from the Sony Network digital store... my advice though, if you really want to do this just buy a PSP or PSP go, connect it to your wifi and download from there... If I had known this before I wouldn't have shelled out £200+.
This is a review of the Palmolive liquid hand soap which is in Palmolive Naturals Milk and Honey line of products.
I usually buy liquid soaps because I personally think they are more hygienic than traditional bar soaps. I also liked to decant the liquid into my own soap dispenser therefore the packaging is of little interest to me.
Palmolive Milk & Honey scented soap comes in a transparent bottle which makes it possible to see the yellowy-magnolia colouring of the product which is in keeping with the picture of a honey-like substance on the front of the bottle. The packaging does not particularly stand out but it isn't exactly dull either, it's fairly average.
The scent itself definitely does have heavy tones of a sweet honey-like scent although I couldn't detect any notes of milk. I was happy about this as I'm not sure I would actually like to walk around smelling of milk! Instead it evokes to me a similar smell to butterscotch - quite rich and creamy.
I find that it is gentle on the skin. I am very prone to chapped hands therefore I always try to buy soaps which moisturise the skin. I find that this product does not leave my skin feeling dry therefore I know I can trust it.
I picked up the bottle for £1 which is pretty much the standard price you would expect to pay for a branded liquid soap. It is a reliable product which I have bought many times in the past and wouldn't hesitate to buy again in the future. It smells pleasant, does the job and doesn't break the bank.
Posted on ciao.co.uk under the same username.
I bought the 3DS back in March only a day or two after it has been released. I paid £279.99 from HMV for the console itself, two games and a 'starter pack' which consisted of a hardcase, extra stylus' and screen protection equipment.
I think that the launch price for the console was steep. This is because the games catalogue at the release of the console was very limited with about two games from each genre (fighting, racing, sport, rpg etc) and unfortunately the range of available titles is still somewhat lacklustre and lacking in scope.
On the other hand, it does have to be said that this console is revolutionary. It is the first three-dimensional console (handheld or otherwise) to be released and is thus a benchmark for forthcoming consoles.
The 3D on the console is pretty much as you would experience when watching a 3D film at the cinema - except there is the added bonus that you do not have to wear glasses in order to be able to 'see' the 3D.
At times the graphics can seem slightly askew if you are not holding the console at exactly the right distance; however there is a control which allows you to change the 3D to suit your individual needs. Other benefits of being able to control the 'strength' of the 3D is that it uses less battery power if you choose to turn the 3D down and also children under the age of six can also enjoy the console (whereas it is not recommended for children under six years to play games in 3D due to the potential damaging effects it may have on the sight).
The 3D technology is certainly the USP for the console but unfortunately there just haven't as yet been enough titles released in order to fully showcase the console's capabilities.
The sound on the console is the best yet for a handheld system with crystal clear audio. The fact that the console can also be used as an MP3 player is nothing new as the PSP was able to play video from an SD card as well as MP3 files back in 2006. Nevertheless it is a nice touch but the fact that the console is able to play files directly from an SD card shows that there is potential there for being a multimedia device including movie-playing capabilities. There is even the capability to download three dimensional game trailers using the console's wifi - therefore it begs the question why are we unable to download films/tv episodes to watch onto the console when the 3DS may potentially be able to cope with such a demand?
The game play of the console is definitely the best yet. The introduction of a joystick has been a long time coming and adds a level of control to the gameplay much needed for a while.
Along with this the screens are a higher resolution than the ancestors of the 3DS and the clarity is definitely more noticeable than previous varieties of the DS.
A glossy feel to the console makes it feel tactile although is obviously more prone to scratching and fingerprints than if it had a matte finish. However I think that the glossy black or cosmic blue colourings are very aesthetically pleasing although nintendo have obviously held back more colour options for the console in order to extend sales further down the line by releasing more (as they have been known to do with their other products).
Overall, I am pleased with my 3DS as it is a revolutionary benchmark in gaming and I am happy to own a piece of technological history. I am anticipating even more game-releases and further applications which will unleash the console's potential - which at the moment seems inexplicably capped.
Hand gels can be an expense therefore the 47p price tag of this product was the reason I was enticed to give it a try.
I found that like other hand gels it did smell quite strongly of something (i'm assuming it was the alcohol).
However, the product dries very quickly (in around a few seconds) and does not leave a sticky residue.
It is worth mentioning that if you have any small cuts on your hands when you apply the product, it is likely that it will cause a stinging sensation therefore you might want to watch out for that. However the pain quickly subsides!
To express the product, you have to squeeze the bottle (Rather than press down on a little nozzle like on some liquid soaps) therefore you do end up sometimes squeezing a little too much of the product onto your hands rather than being able to control a measure dose. However for 47p, you don't feel like you're really wasting any money as the product is such a bargain in the first place.
I completely trust this product and I believe it is just as effective in killing bacteria as its more expensive competitors. I use this product after using public transport and in and around the home and since having used the hand gel I have noticed a reduction in the number of colds I have actually experienced. I do think that this correlates with using hand gel but obviously the amount of colds and infections you may pick up is subjective to the individual.
The packaging is plain and transparent. A no frills product that does what it says on the bottle.
Taken from my ciao account of the same username :)
When I watched Prison Break for the first time, I knew literally nothing about the series.
I decided to take a chance on the series because of my love for thriller-type stories and because the idea seemed somewhat novel. I was not disappointed.
I do not intend to provide a synopsis to the drama as you can find that on Wikipedia, instead I want to use this review space to implore you to watch this series!
The protagonist, Michael Schofield provides a cool moodiness that is neither cheesy nor unbelievable (even when it seems that the storyline is becoming far-fetched). I was very impressed at Wentworth Miller's performance as the stoical structural engineer and I feel that his portrayal of the main character is reason enough to give the series a chance.I loved the way that even the most dangerous criminals in the series are portrayed in a way that one can empathise with them.
On amazon.co.uk at the time of writing, you can purchase episodes 1-13 for the modest price of £4.97 (minus p&p charges). This is an absolute bargain for the entertainment guaranteed. Be warned though - you WILL become addicted to the series as the cliffhangers and occasionally fragmented narrative will keep you hooked to find out answers and also how the characters will overcome the constant adversity that they seem to face. With this in mind, I would recommend buying the full season (with all of the episodes 1-22) which you can purchase for around £25.97 (again without p&p).
I would like to bring to attention the fact that the series is definitely not for children or the squeamish (as highlighted by the dvd's "15" rating). This is because of the gore and graphicness of some of the violence. It is not a series for those who do not enjoy a level of constant peril and violent scenes.
I would recommend the series to anyone who is a fan of TV shows such as Lost or 24 as the story is gripping and exercises the same addictive formula. If you haven't watched the first series by now I think you're missing out on an original tv series which has not been replicated elsewhere.
The DVD also contains audio commentary and deleted scenes.
Same review is posted on my ciao account under the same username :)
This is the first game i ever play for playstation 1. It came with the console and i was just six years old when i played the game.
The objective is to win races around the USA to gain cash and points so that you can upgrade your chosen vehicle (from the choice of bike, luge, skateboard or rollerskates) so that you can become faster and ultimately harder to beat.
Etiquette is not a part of the game. You may punch or kick fellow races out of the way as you race and they can do the same to you - often with you ending up faceplanting the floor and ending up about five seconds behind the rest of the racers.
The graphics themselves are quite frankly, terrible in comparrison to modern day graphics. However, they were revolutionary for the time with 3ds gameplay and decently rendered backgrounds although there is a lot of the old 'pop-up' syndrome, where the backfgrounds seem to pop up out of nowhere at times but this is to do with the playstation engine capabilities as opposed to a glitch on the game itself.
The texture of the details in the graphics is predictably pixilated - again owing to the console's age.
However i am not criticising the graphics here, i am promoting the game play which even now is still really fun to play and is a good little two player game when you fancy something a little bit more old school!
The game to buy new from amazon is £49.95 which is expensive but it is quite a rare game and you can buy it used for around the £11 mark.
It was revolutionary for its time as well as the sport genre and i think that while it is an old game, it is still relevant and a fun game to give a go.
Ok, so i'm an English Literature student, and i am not ashamed to say that Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors. I find her writing fresh and witty with an always interesting, likeable female protagonist.
Having read all of her 'Shopahollic' books (and ignoring the let-down of a film), I couldn't wait for her new book and bought it the week it was released while it was still in hardback.
I am not going to go over the plot details as i feel this is somewhat unhelpful as if you're reading this then (hopefully) you have an interest in the book itself and a quick google search will direct you to a plot synopsis.
What i will say; however, is that the narrative is similar to her other books but there is a slight tinge of melancholy attached to the subject matter which provokes quite a different ending to her other books - a much more touching one in my opion. But no more talk of endings etc, read it yourself!
The book really had lots of laugh-out-loud moments for me. Given that i am used to reading quite heavy, dry books for my course at uni, i look to chick lit from time to time as a light-hearted choice.
Another great thing about Kinsella is her ability to construct an entireley believable contemporary view of the world as it is at the current moment. She does this by referencing blackberrys etc. What is a nice touch to this book is the fact that the modern, fast paced world of London and current society with all its gadgetery, emphasis on the aesthetic and sex is juxtaposed with the 1920s image of the flapper (Sadie, our Heroine's great-aunt, it makes more sense if you read the synopsis).
While there seems to be a world's difference between Lara and Sadie, superficially things may seem to have changed in the last 80 years, but a lot has actually remained the same in the way people behave (and as Lara discovers as a result of Sadie's unorthodox wisdom, sex most DEFINATELY has not changed.. just perhaps the terminology of it - bone-jumping anyone?) Perhaps not.
Kinsella captures the image of the 20s flapper beautfully and evokes Sadie's memories of her 1920s youth in a believable manner, it's obvious that she has been meticulous in her research of the fashions of the Georgian era which provides a wonderfully humourous contrast to the figure of Lara, a slightly disillusioned twenty-something whom needs the advice of her deceased ancestor more than she initially realises.
Overall, this is a lovely read. Perfect for the summer and it offers a decent alternative to some of the more hum-drum chick lit on the market. I find Kinsella a breath of fresh air and i believe she has been a revolutionary in the female-fiction genre.
The book is available to buy from Amazon for £10.99 hardback or £3.99 paperback.
I don't have dry skin anywhere on my body except for on my hands. Therefore I'm always on the look-out for decent hand-creams which will keep my skin supple and moisturised without making them too greasy. This product certainly manages this!
The consistency is a very firm 'butter', it's more solid than liquid. There is a smooth texture which feels lovely as you smooth it on your skin and feel it absorb.
The body shop are well known for their ethics, and if any of you have read my Primark review, you will know how i am conscious about buying ethical products where i can. Therefore, despite the higher price tag, at least you can be safe in the knowledge that the producers of the ingredients have received a fair deal.
This brings me on to the actual pricing of the product, a small (50ml) pot of the body butter will set you back £5. A larger, 200ml pot will cost £12.50. However, i have some good news, there is currently an offer to buy 2 for £15 at the moment which i think it great value! That's 500ml of body butter for £15 and this is good quality stuff which is going to last you ages, i'd consider that as somewhat of an investment. If you follow the link www.bodyshop.co.uk you will find all of their special offers. I really sound like i work for the body shop or something, i don't but i think i should do after raving so much about one of their products!
The body butters range from Shea Body Butter (my favourite, i have a small pot which i keep in my handbag for rough-skin emergencies!) to Strawberry, Olive (my second favourite), Passionfruit etc.
Go in and just try a tester if nothing else because i promise these are great skin moisturisers. I'm definately going to be doing the 2 for £15 offer.
When i've been at the pub with friends, we have often gone over to the itbox after a drink or two. I have no idea why alcohol makes you believe that you have an exaggerated idea of your intelligence but there we go.
These are a great source of fun when there's a group of you and make an more inclusive social alternative than playing a game of pool for example as more people can get involved.
The machines themselves are touch-screen and loaded with a variety of games ranging from the quiz based such as the appropriately titled "Pub Quiz" to tv-show themed board-game style games such as 'family guy'. There are the odd 'skill' game in there too which do not require any general knowledge prowess at all. For example, there are work-constructions games such as 'Word soup' (sometimes called 'Word Up') where the idea is that you create any word in the English language by pressing on adjoining letters. I've found this game to be quite tricky and it is often up to the individual machine as to whether you're going to win any cash or not. Therefore with this in mind i much prefer the quiz games because at least i know it's mostly on my actual knowledge (or lack of) rather than whether the machine is going to give me a decent set of letters to work with.
The games themselves cost between 50p-£1 per play. As with any form of gambling, this should be done in moderation - i am by no means an avid gambler but these things can be quite addictive once you've found yourself to be "so close" to winning.
However, they are a fun way to put a couple of pounds on the line and you might just get a return on your gamble if you're lucky but you probably won't be winning any jackpots unless your knowledge is, well, infallible.
The most i've won in an individual session is about £3, which was on 'Pub Quiz' as I keep mentioning. I was overjoyed because i'd had to get through about 3 rounds of questions (and on 'Pub Quiz' you only get the scope to answer two questions in a round wrongly or else it's game over). One of these said rounds was in fact a sports round so i was doubly pleased with myself. Might i just note though, i did just click on random answers in the hope that they were right, i probably will never managed to answer 4 questions in a row on sport correctly through guessing ever again!
I will keep giving these machines a go because while i won't ever win the jackpot, they're fun to play with your mates and they don't cost the earth.
I wanted an external harddrive for under £50 which was both portable and 250gb in memory. This harddrive met all of my needs and has proven to be a great little bit of kit.
What I do is, I back up my dvds onto my pc and then store them on my external harddrive so that i can watch movies on the go without having to cart round numerous dvds. An external harddrive is also invaluable in backing up important documents - mine has a double copy of all my uni coursework!
The product itself is very compact and lightweight with a sleek jet black finish. It is quiet when it is in use but it does get quite warm but i'd say this was unavoidable.
One draw back i found with this particular model is that there is a flaw in the design of the provided usb cable. The connection became loose after only a few uses. I contacted Amazon (whom I bought the product from) and they were extremely helpful in emailing me back almost immediately and even going to the trouble of providing me with the contact details for the manufacturer. I then rang the manufacturer, Western Digital, who were fully aware of this problem with some of the usbs provided with the product and told me they would dispatch a replacement immediately.
With the efficiency of Western Digital supplying me with a new cable, I do not hold this glitch against the product itself.
This is because it has served me well, does exactly what I want it to and since getting the cable in January, I have had no problems with the product since.
The transfer rate from pc to the harddrive is not the fastest but it is by no means slow. A typical word document transfers within a couple of seconds but with a dvd it may take a few mintues, with larger files taking longer. It is worth the wait though because watching a film straight from the drive is seamless and without any lag.
If you are looking for a reliable portable harddrive with a decent amount of memory for less than £50, then i believe your search may end here.
I got this perfume for Christmas in a box set along with the marc jacobs body lotion and I was thrilled with it when i saw the packaging alone. It is very aestically pleasing with the top being two daisies made out of a platic/rubber material and the liquid being a gorgeous honey coloured nectar.
The scent is light, floral with an underlying hint of vanilla. I don't know why but when i recall this product, fresh cut grass springs to mind. That doesn't mean the perfume actually smells like this, it's just the same fresh and evocative smell which i would associate with field cuttings. It is a really summery scent being fresh and uplifting. Therefore i would suggest it to be used in the spring/summer months probably during the daytime due to its awakening aroma.
The 50ml bottle retails at around £45-50, therefore it is a fairly pricey one. But in my opinion it is so worth it due to the originality of the scent and it's light nature.
If you go to this website: http://www.daisymarcjacobs.co.uk/ you can sign up for your own free sample.
As you may have surmised from a few of my other reviews, i do enjoy a good bargain. I'm a student so i'm always on the look out where i can save a few extra pennies here and there to go towards a drink or two at the pub. Therefore, i frequent homebargains a far amount!
Homebargains is usually my first port of call when i need basics like handwash, shampoo, conditioner etc.
However, i have also bought towels from there in the past which have proven to be decent quality and soft to the touch. They have stood the test of time when i have put them through many washes which just proves that while Homebargains are a cheaper priced store, their products still remain of equal quality to slightly more expensive stores such as Wilko.
I like how you can buy branded products as Homebargains for a much lower price than at a supermarket. For example i bought some two sachets of pot noodles (not the ones in the pot - the ones that are packaged like supernoodles) for 19p each. What a saving!
I have also found much of their alcohol to be of a cheaper price too - for example i bought a 50cl bottle of Martini for 2.99. While a 75cl bottle might be bought for 7.99 in supermarkets, this is a great bargain because even if i'd bought two, that would be 100cl of Martini for just £6.98 - a saving of at least £1.
I'd always recommend homebargains to anyone passing because it's guaranteed you'll save money.
The stores themselves are fairly tidy and basic in interior - probably no frills in order to reduce unnecessary spending which ensures prices are kept low.
In 2005, Primark was listed the 'least ethical clothes shop' as documented by the Independent on Sunday
I have become increasingly aware of where i shop following the recent BBC3 series of 'blood, sweatshops and tears'. In this programme they do not specifically target Primark, but they do inform as to how our consumer habits in the west do not ensure that the manufacturers get a fair deal.
This is not, however, a review about ethical trading, but i do feel it is an important issue to raise as it affects my opinion of this otherwise, good outlet.
There are signs up in Primark about how they are "working towards making working conditions fairer for the suppliers of their products" and after looking at primark's ethical trading code of conduct on their website (http://www.primark.co.uk/Ethical/Values/Code_of_Conduct) i have to put faith in the fact that the clothes i am buying has at least been produced in fairer conditions for the workers than previous.
With this in mind, i feel that i can shop at Primark with a much clearer conscience than i once did. It is a sad but inescapable fact that the producers in pretty much every aspect of industry receive an unfair deal for reasons which i don't understand.
This aside, and with a much more positive image of Primark being established due to their more conscientious approach to their suppliers, i feel that i can write a review about the clothes without feeling too guilty about the fact that i do buy a lot of my essentials from this store.
Usually these stores are fairly big, the ones i have encountered have each been 2-3 stories in size. (The one on Oxford Street is probably the most gigantic!). And as a result that's a lot of floorspace to be filled with bargains.
I have found that instore tends to be very busy but this doesn't mean long waiting time in the queues. This is because they have so many till operators on hand that even at peak times, your waiting time should not exceed more than a few mintues.
I have found their customer service to be efficient and friendly. For example a couple of weeks ago i bought a pair of trousers from the Leeds outlet which didn't fit. I took them back to the Derby outlet which they refunded without any problem. I think that this is my statutory right anyway, but i thought that the shop assistant was particularly helpful.
Not eveything in Primark is an absolute bargain if i'm honest though. I picked up a blazer thinking it would be around £10-15 but discovered it was £19 which i thought was fairly expensive for Primark! I'm not a cheapskate, but i still feel that if i am looking to spend a larger amound on clothes i'd rather buy them from a different store. This isn't me being a snob, i just worry about the quality of the clothes. Therefore something for £20 from Primark, i may be more inclined to spend an extra few pounds and buy the same thing from somewhere else if i consider the quality may be better elsewhere.
One thing i've noticed, however, is that the material which goes into the men's clothing tends to be of a somewhat higher quality to (some) of the women's. Just looking at the t-shirts, some seem to be of a thicker cotton whereas the women's look flimsy and doubtful as to whether they will survive more than a couple of washes!
The accessories at Primark are pretty much faultless. For example, the shoes are the same as you'd expect to buy from supermarkers, h&m and similarly priced stores. The scarves are good value for money as are basics such as plain t-shirts, tights, leggings (i buy mine from there for £3!) etc.
I have found the sizes to be slightly strange, for example picking up a size ten top in one style might not be exactly the same size as a size 10 in a different style but i suppose it is dependent on the cut of the fabric etc. It's a little bit hit and miss.
I've found the underwear to be of decent quality and exceptional value for money.
The same goes for the pyjammas, while the styles might not be to everybody's tastes, there are plenty of mix and match options which offer a lot of variety.
Overall, i'm fairly impressed with the turnaround Primark has made in its endeavours to become more ethically orientated. They are still excellent value for money and if you can put up with the hoards of people in there, it's worth a good rummage!
I don't know what it is about giant buttons, but to me the're far superior to their regular sized counterpart!
They are, of course, fairly calorific therefore they should be indulged upon as a treat, and the guideline amount on the packaging should not be considered to be a "recommended daily amount!".
Each 1/4 of a bag contains 230 calories (not so good for the waistline...), 24.8 g of sugar, 13.1 grams of fat and a whopping 8.1. grams of saturated fat (40.5% of your recommended daily allowance!) and finally a modest 0.1. grams of salt.
So when you consider that the resealable pouch of giant buttons is 175g in weight, a quarter of this is 43.75 grams of chocolate goodness. That's hardly anything!
I now feel bad for eating about half the pack last night now. Oh well.
Despite the calories, they are a fun snack, great for sharing but the only downside is that one will inevitable lead to another...
The packaging is aesthetically pleasing. A metallic purple with a picture of two eyes on the front with the pupils replaced by a giant button. Cute.
I like how Cadbury is now fair trade, and this is displayed prominently on the packaging next to the fact that Cadbury is (apparently) the "official treat provider for the 2012 olympics".
One feature of the packaging which i feel is a benefit is the resealble sticker included so that you can close the packet again after you've had enough. Unfortunately, i've found that after a few uses it begins to lose its stick and i had an unfortunate experience where the packet undid itself in my bag which resulted in a crumbly chocolatey mess at the bottom of my bag. Just a warning that this isn't a failsafe method of resealing your chocolate.
Despite all of its shortcomings, i am still a massive fan of the humble chocolate button and the giant ones just make the treat that little bit more satisfying.
Yesterday (19th May 2010) in the Leeds towncentre Sainsbury's they are selling the 175g bags of buttons for £1 reduced from £1.79, i'd suggest you go have a look for yourself if this offer is on at your local supermarket.
The chocolate is velvety, milky, soft and leaves a pleasant aftertaste in your mouth. I may just have to have another...
**Please note. A couple of people have rated this review "not useful" due to the fact i said that i own the xbox 360 version. While this is true i feel that i can accurately review the ps2 version because i have played the game on this platform an equal number of times to my own.
* 311 - "Beautiful Disaster"
* 30 Seconds To Mars - "The Kill"
* Airbourne - "Too Much Too Young"
* The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man"
* Anouk - "Good God"
* The Answer - "Never Too Late"
* At The Drive-In - "One Armed Scissor"
* Beastie Boys - "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
* Beatsteaks - "Hail to the Freaks"
* Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
* Black Label Society - "Stillborn"
* Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon of Choice"
* blink-182 - "Dammit"
* Blondie - "One Way or Another"
* Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Hollywood Nights"
* Bon Jovi - "Livin' On A Prayer"
* Bullet For My Valentine - "Scream Aim Fire"
* Coldplay - "Shiver"
* Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Up Around The Bend"
* The Cult - "Love Removal Machine"
* Dinosaur Jr. - "Feel The Pain"
* The Doors - "Love Me Two Times"
* Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"
* The Eagles - "Hotel California"
* The Enemy - "Aggro"
* Filter - "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
* Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
* Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
* The Guess Who - "American Woman"
* Hush Puppies - "You're Gonna Say Yeah!"
* Interpol - "Obstacle 1"
* Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"
* Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze (Live)"
* Jimi Hendrix - "The Wind Cries Mary"
* Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"
* Joe Satriani - "Satch Boogie"
* Kent - "Vinternoll2"
* Korn - "Freak On A Leash"
* Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
* Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
* Linkin Park - "What I've Done"
* The Living End - "Prisoner of Society"
* Los Lobos - "La Bamba"
* Lost Prophets - "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)"
* Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama (Live)"
* Mars Volta - "L'Via L'Viaquez"
* MC5's Wayne Kramer - "Kick Out The Jams"
* Metallica - "Trapped Under Ice"
* Michael Jackson - "Beat It"
* Modest Mouse - "Float On"
* Motörhead - "Overkill"
* Muse - "Assassin"
* Negramaro - "Nuvole e Lenzuola"
* Nirvana - "About a Girl (Unplugged)"
* No Doubt - "Spiderwebs"
* NOFX - "Soul Doubt"
* Oasis - "Some Might Say"
* Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"
* Ozzy Osbourne - "Mr. Crowley"
* Paramore - "Misery Business"
* Pat Benatar - "Heartbreaker"
* R.E.M. - "The One I Love"
* Radio Futura - "Escuela De Calor"
* Rise Against - "Re-Education Through Labor"
* Sex Pistols - "Pretty Vacant"
* Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
* Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
* Steely Dan - "Do It Again"
* Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
* Sting - "Demolition Man (Live)"
* The Stone Roses - "Love Spreads"
* Stuck In The Sound - "Toy Boy"
* Sublime - "Santeria"
* Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
* System of a Down - "B.Y.O.B."
* Ted Nugent - "Stranglehold"
* Ted Nugent's Original Guitar Duel Recording
* Tokio Hotel - "Monsoon"
* Tool - "Parabola"
* Tool - "Schism"
* Tool - "Vicarious"
* Trust - "Antisocial"
* Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"
* Willie Nelson - "On The Road Again"
* Wings - "Band on the Run"
* Zakk Wylde's Original Guitar Duel Recording
I actually own the xbox 360 bundle, however there is not the option to review this. I have, however, played the ps2 version on many, many occasions therefore i still feel that I am able to review this product fairly.
There is not a great deal of difference between guitar hero on different platforms. There are obviously minor graphical differences, however i don't feel that this particularly impacts the game play as you're not really looking at the background when you play the game.
What is a shame about the ps2 version is that obviously there is no way to download online content like you can with the xbox 360.
These aside, the ps2 version of the world tour bundle is still great fun to play and it's a good party game - gets everyone involved.
Being on the ps2 and because of it's limitations as an aging console, the bundle is a little cheaper to buy on this platform than on newer consoles.
For example, on play.com it is £129.99 and on Amazon £99.99 for all of the instruments plus the game which is fairly good value for money when you consider the amount of play you're going to get out of this game.
As you can see from the above track list, there is a brilliant mix of tracks to cater for all tastes. When i play i generally just play my favourites over and over, but i have played most on the list. There are some which you just can't wait to end but then you can't expect to like them all.
Now, the songs are generally quite rocky so if you're more of a pop fan wanting lots of singalongs, then i'd suggest you consider looking into Band Hero. The same concept but with much more mainstream music which more people are likely to know. I believe band hero is a similar price, however what have you got to lose by buying this then buying the game band hero on its own? It's again much cheaper on the ps2 than other consoles and if you buy both games then you'll have an even bigger music library to choose from!
I recommend that you start playing the songs on medium, even if you've never really played before because easy really is very very easy.
I'm not quite sure why beginner is even included on any of the games because you don't even press any buttons, you just have to press the 'strum' bar on the guitar in time to the purple note on the screen.
For the much younger player though i think that easy mode is probably the best mode to get started on as the hand-eye co-ordination can be a bit taxing to begin with.
It's a great game with lots of replay value. Even someone who never plays videos games can enjoy this and it's a great game for getting everyone together.
The ps2 version comes with a wireless adapter that you plug into the console's USB port, therefore you can enjoy the wireless attribute to the game even though the ps2 is not a typically wireless console.
I think the fact that guitar hero is still being released for the ps2 is testament to the console's continued success - it's far from being relegated to the game console graveyard just yet!
Overall, you can't go wrong with this product. It's the cheapest you can buy it if you go for the PS2 version and it's just as good as on other consoles. The only element you may miss is the option for downloadable content and online play.