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Nick Jarvis "Youthanized" (Airdrie, AB, Canada)
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Discovery Box Set
Discovery Box Set
Offered by inandout_canada
Price: CDN$ 189.49
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant remastering, and packaged all in a single box for convenience!, Oct. 4 2011
This review is from: Discovery Box Set (Audio CD)
The Discovery box set packages all fourteen studio albums Pink Floyd ever released in one box, each individually packaged inside in high-quality CD Audio.

The included art book is an interesting look at some of the more unknown elements of Pink Floyd, while the music is, obviously, nigh audio perfection. I've always loved Pink Floyd and even though I already owned the unremastered versions of most of these albums, I still bought this box set without regretting it. This box set has now become my new treasure!

Catherine - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Catherine - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
Offered by discounts
Price: CDN$ 21.49
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Catherine: The Weirdest Game of 2011, Sept. 11 2011
Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Catherine is an oddball game from an oddball developer. Atlus, known primarily for their Shin Megami Tensei games in which one takes on the role of a demon-summoning high school student in post-apocalyptic Japan, and their Persona games, in which one takes the role of a high-school student with the ability to conjure elements of their psyche into physical manifestations, have now brought us Catherine.

In Catherine, you take on the role of Vincent, a man torn between his stable, but pushy girlfriend of five years, Katherine, and a one-night-stand-turned-love-affair Catherine. If that wasn't bad enough, each night, Vincent has strange nightmares where he has to climb a tower made of blocks - or die.

Surprisingly, the block puzzles are a ton of fun, even if they get brutally hard at times. The game's story is weird and well-told, but it's really not the forefront of the game. Not even the bar sequences are.

Remembering tactics and strategies to use in these block puzzles is essential - things like staircases, pyramids, sliding stairs and all of that must be mastered if Vincent is to survive the night. Using each of these strategies, plus more, is fun and rewarding...Though the sheep that get in your way will frustrate you no end in some stages.

All in all, this is definitely a game worth picking up. I'm admittedly not too terribly far into the game, but I'm enjoying every minute of it. The difficulty I can compare with earlier Castlevania games - it's enough to have you growling in frustration, but not enough to make you throw down the controller. It simply makes you more determined to beat it.

Ghosts I-IV
Ghosts I-IV
Price: CDN$ 18.06
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone!, Sept. 21 2009
This review is from: Ghosts I-IV (Audio CD)
BE WARNED! This is NOT a typical NIN album!

However, if you're willing to be challenged musically, it is a very intriguing and rewarding listen. All the songs each have a purpose and melody. Actually, calling them songs is a bit inaccurate. They're more...Beautifully crafted sections of noise.

Trust me, if you like a challenge, buy this album. It was the best $20 or so I have ever spent on a CD.

Watershed
Watershed
Price: CDN$ 14.82
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4.0 out of 5 stars Watershed, 89%, Aug. 21 2009
This review is from: Watershed (Audio CD)
Watershed, the latest Opeth release (at the time of me writing this), is a bit different from the others in their category. It's not QUITE their best, but it's still a really good release from a very talented band.

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1 - Coil: Beautiful acoustic introduction to the album, with Akerfeld backed up by a female guest singer. 5/5

2 - Heir Apparent: The real masterpiece of the album. The time changes and the crushing riffs and growling makes this worth the purchase of the entire album, just for this song alone! 5/5 (Track Pick)

3 - The Lotus Eater: Funny enough, it's spelled "The Louts Eater" on my CD case. It's a decent song, but not the best of the album. 4/5

4 - Burden: The obvious single. Again, it's a pretty good song, and nothing to bat an eyelash at, but still not the best. 4/5

5 - Porcelain Heart: One that's quite...Enigmatic. It shifts tempo, dynamics, keys and all sorts of things frequently, leaving you confused on first listen. It really grows on you though, and it's an awesome song. 5/5

6 - Hessian Peel: Meh. It's okay. Didn't like it too horribly much though, but it's not terrible. 3/5

7 - Hex Omega: A suitably awesome and epic closer to the song. 5/5

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That being said, this is nothing compared to Ghost Reveries or Blackwater Park. It was my first Opeth album, and to this day still is quite entertaining a listen.

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