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It was fun ages ago ... now it is just pay to victory ... the shop packs are worth YEARS of time if compared to obtain those stuff by just playing the game. This makes it completly senseless and no fun anymore to play without purchasing stuff... a lot of players already stopped playing because of the more and more rediculous money packages...
Ich habe das Gefühl das ich keine guten helden ziehe und wenn ich mir da auf YouTube Videos anschaue was manch ein anderer da bekommt... dann könnte ich weinen. Ich würde mich freuen wenn sich die Chancen für Legendäre Helden erhöhen würden
Ganz ehrlich... alle die sagen, sie hätten schon 2000€ in das spiel investiert, und nur 2 gute Helden dafür bekommen, verstehen warscheinlich nicht wirklich warum es solche spiele gibt😒 Außerdem kann man in diesem Spiel auch ohne viel geld auszugeben gut werden☡ Meine meinung: ein sehr gelungenes Spiel mit vielen Spielmodi👍
Amazing android game but instead of giving fresh character all the time why not give the green hero's a possibility to evolve and the better hero's a second power give the camps better armory give the newer squads a better possibility to obtain some of the newer hero's this will encourage them to play the android game often but a b3autiful gam
If you are familiar with the film that came out, I must say, this is COMPLETELY different. Yes...its mostly the same in the beginning but other than that, much of the plot is various as well as the ending. I really loved this book and love Howl's character. Its a "feel good" book that gets you hooked right mmary: A young girl gets vexed by an evil witched to lives as a 90 year old woman. She travels out to meet with her sister and stumbles upon Howl's castle and decides to take refuge from the bitter cold within. She then meets a fire demon who offers to break the spell on her, as long as she can break the spell that is on ere were a couple things in the film that I didnt like and that didn't create sense to me until I read the book....If you don't like spoilers then dont read below because here is a minor spoiler that explains part of the movie:In the movie, at times when Sophie would be sleeping or felt happyness, you would see her appearance transform into a young girl again. Then she'd suddenly change back to an old woman again. Why is that???? Well in the book, you search out that Sophie has always felt like a 90 year old woman because of her bland clothes and life. Sophie has magical capabilities that she doesn't realize until the very end. When you see her as a youthful girl, it is because she feels young at heart. She often tells herself that being an old woman suites her and this is what her appearance becomes as a effect if her own will. There. Now the animation makes sense.I liked the book more that the film and will purchase other novels by Diane Wynne Jones.
When we hear magic, odds are quite high people may think of the Wizarding Globe made by JK Rowling, and I can’t blame them. Still, there’s plenty of other ways to discover magic and Diana Wynne Jones delivers one of the most peculiar books I’ve ever read. There was simply no method for me to know where this story was going since it’s quite atypical to its approach in regards to characters, settings and storylines.On one hand you have Howl, who is a wizard with various aliases throughout the land. He is vain, massively talented, short tempered and if he gets mad or supremely upset… well let’s just say I had echoes of saying “I don’t know” on the TV present “You can’t do that on television.” Then you take the eldest of three sisters and have her fall under a spell that turns her into an old woman. Somehow she ends up at Howl’s house where she meets Michael, his apprentice and a fire demon named ch of the action takes put in Howl’s Castle which is and isn’t a Castle. Actually it is a house that is the midpoint between four areas and you can step onto any of these areas by turning a knob next to the entrance door. This means that in one setting, the house is an ordinary house, in another it is a shop, in another it is a walking castle and in another it is yet another type of structure. If it sounds confusing, well it’s because it is a bit of a challenge to hold focused on where you at, especially when one seen can have three or four changes of the e fact of the matter is that the more I read on Goodreads, the more I see that like myself, a lot of people arrived at this lovely book courtesy of the referral courtesy of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated feature of the same name. In case you’re looking for a loyal depiction of what was seen in the movie, please take into acc that the film departs quite a lot from the movie, which isn’t a poor thing. It has very various subjects covered although if you’re up for a amazing fantasy read, you shouldn’t mind. Diana Wynne Jones actually saw the film and she enjoyed it. She said it was various and that she didn’t mind because she knew the book wouldn’t transfer perfectly to a film setting, especially since it’s a slower burn of a ’re always intrigued as to what will happen, you will rarely guess right in regards to the twists, but it’s not a book you’d normally tear through and I liked that. It’s a book that begs to be read like a amazing cup of tea, sipping a bit at a time, digesting what you’re reading and enjoying the cool and calm, yet very surprising creativity of l in all a lovely read to offer a various perspective to present that creativity has a lot of ways to be expressed and enjoyed and that magic is a dish that you can serve a thousand ways, and enjoyed wonderfully especially if you heat it courtesy of the flames of a fire demon.
Howl's Moving Castle is one of my favorite movies. It has a warm, fairy-tale quality to it that I had always attributed to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's mastery, and while I believe they are most definitely due some credit, I see now that credit is due primarily to Diana Wynne Jones.I was unaware that Howl's was based on a book upon my first viewing of the movie, but when I learned of it I knew that I just had to read it. Having finally done so I couldn't be more pleased. It has that same fairy tale feeling that the film has, and from the very first line it captures you. Its a short, fun book with a powerful main hero that can be enjoyed by readers of any age. You owe it to yourself to give it a read someday.
I've seen the Miyazaki animation based on this book at least half a dozen times (was the only thing not packed away before a move some years ago) and loved it. After reading the book, I actually think the film was beautiful faithful to Diana Wynne Jones's story, just with some parts removed and some characters merged in order to fit this into the length of an animated feature film. I ended up liking both the movie and the book about equally well (and was satisfied to search out there are a few sequels available for the book -- I'll be buying them soon); I guess because of the order in which I read things, I saw the book as a possibility to learn more about the garding the characters, they're really the ones who are the stars here. Sophie, the POV hero (third person, though) undergoes both physical and personality transformations fairly early on -- they beautiful much go hand-in-hand. She's timid and a bit fatalistic early on, when she still has the appearance of a young woman, but she loses the timidity when she's changed by a witch into an old crone. The fatalism takes more time to go away, and I won't be sure until the next book whether her personality transformation is complete. Something that was a small lost in the film (I think; I'm going to have to watch it again, now) was that Sophie actually has some magical abilities of her own and doesn't even realize it. She's quick-thinking but also a small gullible. She sometimes loses sight of her goal (in this case, her bargain to free Calcifer, the fire demon powering the title castle's hearth). And she's entirely likable and l is a bit more puzzling to me, but I guess that's the nature of non-POV characters. He's a drama queen, for sure. We do learn quite a lot about his background, including his family. And some things are revealed later on that explain some of his fickle behavior. He's got this reputation that's given to him by other characters. I don't wish to give away any spoilers, but pay attention to Howl's actions and the *kinds* of spells he does during the book. Sophie makes a statement about him later that puts his reputation into perspective.A fast diversion to note that this can definitely be considered YA fiction (but is still worthwhile for adults to read). There are some fairy-tale-type transformations (on the level of, say, turning a man into a dog) but none of the violence or gore associated with the Grimm brothers. There's some light romance, but nothing sexual. The language is clean and unobjectionable. If you're a bit tired of the gritty fantasy" trend in literature for adults, this would certainly be a welcome e setting(s) are beautiful typical for fantasy novels. It's not the cities, really, that stand out here, but rather the "castle" of the title, which is more about appearances and convenient travel than anything else (it is most definitely not a medieval fortress). It's possible that the film aided me here, especially with the door that has a dial and opens on various areas depending on the dial's setting. My picture of the hearth and of Calcifer is also definitely influenced by the movie. It's just such a fun concept, of a hovercraft/castle that's little and cozy inside but imposing and scary when viewed from outside, and where what you see out the window isn't necessarily the same as what's physically outside the far as the writing goes, we do see a fair amount of Sophie's internal monologue. It's not as interesting, perhaps, as the action scenes (there is a LOT going on during the final confrontation; I had to read it twice to catch everything), or the verbal sparring between Sophie and Howl, but it does go a long method towards helping us understand Sophie as a gic is never explained in detail, although it seems from reading that spells can be worked in various ways -- sometimes even unintentionally -- and that spells that are intended to have bigger impacts require more preparation and energy. People can be cursed, appearances can be changed, but magic can also be used for good. Magic takes on a fairy tale quality in this book that is entirely fitting, considering the tion-wise, the pace is a small uneven. We're treated to a fair number of discussions of cleaning, for example, and these drag a small (although they also serve to introduce us to the castle, so they have a purpose, at least). However, there are a few moments of fright (for example, with respect to a scarecrow that seems to be following the castle, and with a couple of encounters of the villainess, the Witch of the Wastes), and the pace is beautiful frantic at the could discuss deeper themes if one had a mind to -- for example, the role of women in Sophie's world. Early on, Sophie's father dies and her stepmother sees small choice except to apprentice out the three girls (one sister and one half-sister for Sophie). Education costs cash that a young widow doesn't have, forcing one of the girls to leave school. And the types of jobs (baker's apprentice and witch's apprentice) obtained by, and futures (mother of a lot of kids and witch) envisioned by Sophie's sisters are indicative of the roles women were allowed to play in that society. Women in the hat store where Sophie worked early in the book were beautiful poor gossips. And there's an interesting contrast between magic practitioners, where Howl has a *reputation* for being bad, while the Witch of the Wastes actually *is* evil. At any rate, it's an interesting thought exercise to do afterwards, although I didn't really think about these things while I was , the Kindle ver has a lot of "extra" content including a brief interview with the author and an excerpt from another book, so you'll be finished well before you hit 100%.In sum, this book has complex characters, the castle is interesting and fun, and you can even search complex themes if you go looking for them. I'm glad I snagged this one when it was a Kindle everyday deal and will be getting the next two books soon.
I wanted to love this book but I really couldn't. I'm always the person who loves the book verses the film but it's the first time it actually turned out to be the opposite for me. I loved the film so I thought I'd have fun the book even more. I bought the hardcover ver for $15.99 which was amazing quality but I want I had bought the cheaper paperback ver for $10 less since I doubt I'll ever wish to read it again. For some reason I didn't like most the characters. They seemed more gloomy, serious, and prone to arguing more than I thought they would be. It did have its moments of charm and calcifer is still my favorite. The magic in the book was interesting but most of the chapters seemed unexciting for the most part. I didn't search much humor in the book and what small romance there was didn't really fit in with the story, it was kind just thrown in the latest chapter just because. If I was able to search it in any of my local libraries and read it prior to purchasing, I wouldn't have bought it. It's an easy, fast read I just really didn't like it. Very disappointed.
As far as the condition of the book, it is exactly as described, with a few dents and scratches but that's normal (I got mine used). I haven't finished the book yet, so I will be sure to modernize my review once I've finished, but so far, it seems wonderful!! I saw the film first (a couple years ago), and even though I'm only about 60 pages in, I can already tell that the reviews were correct: you really cant compare the two as they are two various stories but both equally amazing!UPDATE: I absolutely, positively loved it. The ending feels a bit rushed, but it still gives you that sense of closure you need. I'm very glad I decided to read the book and not just watch the movie, because they truly are two various pieces of work! I might even go so far as to say that I like the book more, though my sentimentality stays with the movie; it's just so beautiful! If you have a possibility to read the book, I suggest you do!
This is my favorite book in the whole world. I've actually bought two copies because the first one I read so a lot of times the binding broke and the pages started falling out. It's a heartwarming story of a younge girl who doesn't believe she will have amazing fortune in her life because she is the eldest of 3 daughters. A spell is cast on her which turns her old and she has to figure out how to lift it. A tale of believing in yourself and being capable of things you don't even realize. It's witty and you search yourself loving the characters. It's simple to read and I can read the whole thing in a day if I don't do anything else. I've read it about 20 times and it never gets old. I would recommend the book to anyone (I'm 24 and first read the book when I was about 15) it's a amazing story and very family friendly if you're buying it for kid in school still. You can't go wrong reading it at least once
3.5 starsI picked up this book because I absolutely love the movie (I know, reading a book after seeing the film is rarely a amazing idea) and I really wanted to love it. But I just liked it. It was a amazing read and I enjoyed the characters and the plot and getting to know them, but unfortunately I did not fall as in love with it as I am with the film. It is still worth a read however. It does a unbelievable job of creating this elaborate story and then having all of the pieces fit together so nicely. It is magical and compelling and I really enjoyed it.
I'm enjoying this story alot; it's original & cute, and it gets right to the point, unabashed at its suspension of reality. I can see where it's a inspiration for Harry Potter.I hope to read more stories like this in the future; inspires to test a small magic in your own life.
I really enjoyed this book. Being as possibly some others were a fan of the film ver done by Miyazaki I had heard 'the book was also really good'. I enjoyed the book, it was vastly various than the film so go into it expecting the primary premise to be the same, but that's about it. The ending was rather abrupt as far as feelings for each others characters go, so much so that I had to go back and reread the latest chapter or so and still was left wondering what I had missed. It's a kooky crazy kind of magic and non-magic globe that doesn't obtain explained too in depth (or I missed it) and readers are just left to accept what is told them (ie some people have magic, some don't, doesn't seem to be from the bloodline, etc).
You can hold this movie. Castle Keep, directed by Sydney Pollack and adapted to screenplay by Daniel Taradash and David Rayfiel from the novel written by William Eastlake. Starring Burt Lancaster, Bruce Dern, Patrick O’Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Peter Falk. Melody is by Michel Legrand and cinematography by Henri Decae. Ambitious for sure, intriguing even, but ultimately a misfiring piece of pretentious tosh! An endgame allegory that finds Lancaster in WWII leading the defence of a medieval castle and its art collection versus the German hordes. The action when it comes is savage and colourful, and Lancaster’s one eyed Major is amazing fun, it’s just everything else is masquerading as a near hallucinogenic anti-war film mixed with euro pontifications. There’s some battle is hell messages in the mix desperately trying to obtain out, either as satire or serious (it’s really hard to tell), but this is ultimately faux-art and painful to sit through until the explosions mercifully grace the latest quarter of picture. 3/10
In 1897, George Albert Smith decided to remake a historic movie that came out the year before it. Smith wanted to remake Méliès’ Le Manoir Du Diable. A short movie from 1896 that showed a young man being tormented in an old castle. The short that Smith produced is shorter than Méliès. Le Manoir runs at about three minuets, where Smiths british produced The Haunted Castle clocks in at only one minuet and one second. However, Smiths ver kicks right off with the “Action” jumping right into action with our character being tormented by the nocturnal naughtiness. The general feel of this short(er) is actually more complete than its predecessor. It looks as if George Albert Smith took everything that was amazing about Le Manoir and shoved it into this short(er). You are closer to the action this time, getting a amazing look at the characters of menace that our character battles. You can see info that Méliès’ ver just didn’t have. The effects in this were still essentially the same, not much had changed since the year before it. Jump cuts & things moving around on wires were generally the only “movie magic”. The ver that I have seen on multiple occasions has been colored. Technicolor, I suspect. Perhaps I have been spoiled. I know that I would not have enjoyed this if it were in Black and White. So, I guess I confess that the color added deep, deep, deep, after post helped me hold interest. Go ahead and take a amazing look at a short(er) that is over 100 years old and can give you a fast chuckle.
This is a really fun game. A lot of various android game modes. Can be very addicting. The poor side is its definitely a pay-to-win game. People literally spend thousands to obtain fresh heros and talents. The rolling system has extremely low odds of getting the amazing heros. If you are a gambler I would stay away from this game. Overall it is fun though.
I feel like the buttons response to the android game are kinda bugy, but not bad...it can be addictive, but after a while it gets boring or repetitive because there's nothing else to do in the android game after 20min. Overall it's good, I feel like they should work on the video test more than the hero's or updates
Android game is going downhill. Used to be awesome but I guess IGG upset too a lot of high end players and the android game is sinking. Yeah we have fresh things but are losing all the old things that created CC such a worthy game. Won't be playing much longer, personally.