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A amazing digital ver of the physical game. Multiplayer is amazing however single player feels stunted and relies heavily on luck in lieu of strategy. I like what they tried to do but SP felt like a swing and a miss. Would love to see pass and play implemented for local MP too. All in all an enjoyable android game but not something I'll rush back to (unlike the board android game which is a regular)
The android game is beautiful amazing if you just wish to play the classic board android game by yourself. Story mode was interesting at first, but became frustrating due to bugs, lack of information, poorly planned scenarios, and too much randomness. I haven't played the online mode yet. The few times I looked for a android game there was no one else online. Then there are the technical defects I ran into: - At times the screen zoomed out too far and the buttons were very difficult to hit. (playing on my phone and it wouldn't allow me zoom in) - Reading comics and other screen assets cover parts of the story so I couldn't read them.
I love the translation from card board to digital. All android game mechanics work well. However, the unlockable comics from story mode are not very readable. The top and bottom of each page is blocked by buttons or a boarder. Please correct this problem and you will have a 5 star rating.
After playing the tabletop ver of Chile Express once, I wanted to test it out some more to see if I wanted to buy a physical copy. So I downloaded the app. It turns out this is one of the most surprisingly detailed board android game adaptations out there. The train, originally a cardboard model, has become a 3D train chugging at high speed across the Western landscape. The player pawns become colorful, partially animated drawings straight out of the instruction book's illustrations. They look like cutouts come to life, even though the original android game uses wooden pawns. And then there's the music! It captures the Spaghetti Western feel perfectly, with hummable tunes and a theme for each character. They practically shout “make my day.” Test listening with some amazing headphones sometime! There's a lot of musical detail that will go to waste if you don't. As for the board android game itself, this is an perfect tabletop title that I definitely wish to own, and will be reserving a spot on my shelf for it. It takes programmable movement, secret actions, special hero powers, and a clever theme, turning them into something fun and unique. Despite my high rating, there's still some room for improvement. Here's what needs attention: 1. This android game is rated Everyone 10+, but the gift comics — which are easily earned and accessed — include some strictly adult topic material and even an early instance of the F word. Really, this deserves a teen rating, minimum, with the comics included. 2. The AI doesn't understand the rules variants very well... or in one case, at all. AI enemies never seem to brave the Flames, they don't know how to “give” the Cursed Amulet, and they are completely befuddled by the Flat-Bed Car, to the point where the Flat-Bed Vehicle variant kills all semblance of a challenge when used in one-player games. 3. Online mode is so unintuitive that I've yet to manage to complete an online android game at all. Players don't join and rarely invite, and the chat room is dead most of the time. Fast Play never seems to live up to its name. Something needs to be changed to entice players into actually participating. 4. What really irks me about the android game is that even though it intentionally tries to contain a wide dozens of races — white, black, Hispanic, and Native American — the charter designer / comic artist obviously place no research at all into the Native American hero “Cheyenne.” Heck, her name is the name of a TRIBE, not meant for an individual person. Her brothers in the comic are dumb and lazy, while Cheyenne lectures them on respecting the law (i.e., white European law). Even her melody sounds like a “mystic savage” racist stereotype. Come on, guys. You've got a amazing game: bring it into the 21st century. All you need to do is abandon the pre-1960s stereotypes and look up some history online rather than making items up.
The Cross Guns. Colt .45 (AKA: Thundercloud) is directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Thomas W. Blackburn. It stars Randolph Scott, Ruth Roman, Zachary Scott, Lloyd Bridges, Alan Hale Senior and Chief Thundercloud. Melody is by William Lava and cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline. "A gun like any other source of power, is a force for either amazing or evil, being neither in itself, but dependent upon those who possess it." Another of the Warner Brothers Westerns to star Western legend Randolph Scott, this one sees Scott once again squad up with Marin for another lively and colorful bout of yee-haw shenanigans. Scott is gun salesman Steve Farrell, who has his fresh Colt .45’s stolen by outlaw Jason Brett (Z Scott). As Brett and his gang wreak havoc across the lands, Farrell sets out with angered urgency to end the rampage. 1950 was a huge year for the Western genre, there was powerful psychological releases such as Broken Arrow, Devil’s Doorway, The Furies, The Gunfighter and Winchester ’73. While John Ford was laying down one of his super Cavalry films with Rio Grande. Colt .45 is a mile from the class of those, but as the box office success of it shows, there was then, and still is now, a amazing deal of enjoyment to be garnered from this type of Randy Scott Oater. There’s a unpretentiousness about the film, while the portrayal of the Indians here, who have a significant say in the story, is on the amazing side of good. Z Scott makes for a amazing villain without going over the top, Hale, who would pass away this same year, is amazing value as always and Roman looks the beautiful part in a thankless role. Marin directs at a clip, instilling gusto to the plentiful action, and Cline brings the picturesque landscapes to colorful life. There’s of course some suspension of disbelief needed, while certain plot developments are daft, but once the dramatic twists align themselves with the frivolity, it rounds out as a amazing time for all the family; and of course those into gun ! 7/10
I have a issue with the rating being E10 when Django's comic pages have profanity. I'm not personally offended, but I'd hate to see that slip by someone who does care. Other than that, it's a amazing implementation of the board game. Would love to see expansion material!
A puzzle, planning, luck of the draw android game that will hold you playing... and returning. Only thing that would be amazing is a pass and play, local option. Can play online, but not local, a missed opportunity. This local mp aside it is still a 5 star game.
This is a amazing app! The ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it is missing the ability to make personal online android games (players I invite only) and then with this the ability to make 2-player online android games or 2 true players with extra AI players.
This is a very interesting book, chock full of interesting facts about the evolution of Colt firearms along with numerous pictures. Some of the revolvers pictured in the book are truly beautiful, works of art. I really didn't know much about Colt or the history of Colt revolvers, so I learned a lot from this book and feasted my eyes on some attractive handguns that I never knew existed.
This is an invaluable tome for appreciators of the Colt lineage and for appreciators of the history of the Colt enterprise. In this volume R.L. Wilson chronicles as accurately as possible the true story of how Sam Colt perservered to finally deliver a quantum leap in weapons technology after being rebuffed at first. The marvellous high quality photographs of arms are a treat in themselves and this is a book you'll search yourself pickup up over and over again to enjoy.
The Black Glove Man. Une corde, un Colt (AKA: Cemetery Without Crosses) is directed by Robert Hossein, who also stars and co-writes the screenplay with Dario Argento and Claude Desailly. Starring alongside Hossein are Michèle Mercier, Anne-Marie Balin, Daniele Vargas, Guido Lollobrigida and Serge Marquand. Melody is by Andre Hossein and cinematography by Henri Persin. After being forced to watch the lynching of her husband by the ruthless Rogers family, Maria Caine (Mercier) asks her inept brothers-in-law for support in retribution. Getting no joy from the pair, she seeks outside support in the form of quick gun Manuel (Hossein), a loner living in solitude out at a ghost town... It's dedicated to Sergio Leone, who directs one of the best scenes in the film, includes the Argento factor, so it's not really a shock to proclaim that Leone's influence is all over Hossein's movie. It's a Pasta Western that operates in the void between the true and the spirit world, deliberately ethereal in tone, even sprinkling dashes of the surreal onto the hearty portion. Dialogue is used sparingly, but not to the detriment of film's quality, and Hossein the director dallies in black and white staging, slow zooms and perfect usage of sound effects. Much like the dialogue, the violence is pared down, there's no Blunderbuss infused blood laden approach to the evil that men do here, it's all very controlled and in keeping with the tonal flows that Hossein favours. The cliché's of the sub-genre are adhered to throughout, thankfully so, while the finale is suitably melancholic. Thoughtful, sombre and ripe with blurry ambiguity, Cemetery Without Crosses is comfortably recommended to the Euro Western fan. 8/10
This was a Christmas show for a person who never says anything nice about his presents. When he opened this one, he said, "Oh, wow! This is nice! This is nice!" Then he tried to chop the plastic wrap with his fingernail, so he could read the Colt story as soon as possible.
One of the better references for Colt. As with most references, a lot of high-end pieces are pictured. Along with the near-unattainable pieces described and pictured, there is sufficient coverage of what is available today. The history of Colt and the pieces produced is very good. I would certainly recommend this book for those interested in beginning or furthering their interrest in this fine firearm.
Attractive photos!! Oh how I want my great, amazing grandfather's pistols had been passed down to our family. He was born in 1840 and traveled the world. He rode in the Missouri Union Cavalry in Company H. during the Civil Battle and died in 1909. I was born decades after he was died. Would have loved to hear his stories!
I went to a gun present and one dealer had dozens of books about guns. I am particularly interested in old west guns, especially Colts, so I was very excited when I found this book, but he was charging a ridiculous price so I passed on it. Then I looked on Amazon and found it used (doesn't matter to me as long as it's in amazing condition) for much less. This is a amazing book, filled with color images of all the Colt guns from the very beginning. I haven't read it cover to cover yet, but I've looked through it and I can tell it's going to be very informative. Worth it for the images alone.
As noted by another review, this book is less about Colt model history and more a coffee table accessory about the art of handgun engraving. I would have preferred more information and history about the typical over-the-counter model and fewer images of an expensive collection. I search engraving gaudy and distracting.
Tess, a Lara-Crawford-type operative for the CIA, must pose as a sophisticated wealthy heiress of an energy company, which puts her in some compromising situations. But Tess has a secret of her own that she has kept hidden from the CIA, but she must confront it as she comes face to face with her is is very well written. It is moderately paced, which makes it a relaxing and enjoyable read, with just enough enticement to hold one turning the pages to see what happens next. It's a spy story with a amazing romantic twist. I really enjoyed it.
The action kept the story going at a steady pace. Agent Colt is a multi-layered character, having to hide aspects of herself and hold a stoic facade. The interactions between Van and Tess were sweet. I liked the juxtaposition between Tess hiding her identity in her private life and her role as Agent Colt, hiding behind her cover story for a mission. Recommended read!
I'm not particularly into mystery/spy novels, but I found this to be the excellent balance of [email protected]#$% crime fighting and romance and relationships. This was a fun read, exciting enough to hold me turning pages, but not too heavy. I adored the relationship between Tess and Vanessa, and I'm looking forward to reading more of their story!
Latesse Colt is a CIA super spy, specializing in hand to hand combat. If only she could master her own life as well as the international criminals she takes down. Fearless in espionage, she lives in constant fear that her dark secret will be revealed, until she finds that her secret isn't such a dark thing, and that she is not is is an extremely well written book, told in the first person from Colt's perspective, making it simple to follow all the twists and turns, and giving a deeply private element to the steamy parts. The amazing guys aren't always so good, and the poor guys are not always what they seem.Highly recommended!Execution of Justice
A amazing book builds its background, its characters and then the story unfolds. Well written that holds the reader's attention. Intrigue, romance, and just the right amount of action. This is a fresh author to me and I look forward to reading more in this series.
The story started a small slow but developed enough to hold me reading. Will watch for future books by this author to see if she can grow more depth in the stories. The epilogue was intriguing and hope it develops the story line.
I bought this based on a review in my local paper that listed it as one of the all time worst Christmas albums. The review stated the song titles could not be listed in a family publication, and that intrigued me enough to head straight to Amazon. I bought it after listening to just one song snippet. Funny, funny, funny. I spent the morning driving from shop to shop to finish my Christmas ping and laughing my *ss off. Unless you are uptight and easily offended, I have two words of advice; buy this!!
A fun f/f spy story. Smooth reading, beautiful fast for me. I liked both female leads. My only problem is that the MC's partner Isaiah is constantly flirting with her to the point of harassment but the story portrays this as him trying to obtain her to loosen up because she's too cold, and even implies that if she wasn't a this would all be perfectly acceptable. Ugh. A lot of his comments rubbed me the wrong way. But I still love Colt herself and her cute love interest Van, and the case was involved but quick paced.
5+ stars CompellingThis stand-alone is simple to follow. The violence is not gratuitous. No drag-you-down drama. The writing is at times almost riguing storyline with plenty of action. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking, memorable and occasionally snarky dialogue.'He climbed out of the vehicle and into the rain falling like silver three-penny nails on a moonless night.'“You know what me and a dead owl got in common? Neither one of us give a hoot.''She had learned a long time ago that specialists critique to support as well support to critique.'I may re-read this story and look forward to other works by this author.
Enjoyed this book from begin to finish. Each chapter represent s a various characters POV so as you read you know what each hero is thinking and planning reflecting their anticipation.I liked Colt who was a sheriff who was end android game oriented and he was driven, no matter what. John was his deputy, who had fought beside Colt in the Marines. He knew Colt and what he was capable of but often, not what he was thinkingRhonda was a woman John deeply cared for who had a childhood with Colt and something more, but he didn't know exactly lly showed up in city and Colt caught her presence fast. She worked for the ATF but he wasn't sure what her agenda was but he knew she had d read. Hope the author reads the reviews. I' d like more.......and hold Rhonda in the mix.. hmm?
“Outside the Law” is eminently readable crime-southern noir fiction in the tradition of Elmore Leonard and the TV present “Justified”. It’s got the same fine qualities as its more well-known siblings, and if you like those stories, you will have fun this one too. The author must have actually spent some time as a sheriff in the rural south because the method the characters speak, the method they behave, rings with authenticity. And while some readers may focus the skillful characterization of the basic characters (and it’s simple to see why), for me, where this book really shined was in the host of peripheral characters. Through their words or actions or both, they each seemed like fully-fleshed and interesting characters worthy of taking a front-and-center role in the story. When the secondary characters are that much fun to read, you know the rest of the book will be good. And it is. Even the scenes between the major beats – the scenes wherein Colt (the main protagonist) talks with his constituents for his reluctant reelection campaign or the pastoral scenes that detail the river that winds through and plays its own prominent role in the story – are excellent. Frankly, when an author can write the “filler” scenes that well, they’ve got my attention and my support. Don’t obtain me wrong, there’s plenty of action in this book. But the story’s quality isn’t only found in the action scenes. The amazing Elmore Leonard said (paraphrasing), to write an exciting book, “leave out the boring parts.” In “Outside the Law,” you’d be hard-pressed to search any boring parts. It’s all good.If I could suggest one thing for the reader, consider reading the previous book to this one too. Though not absolutely necessary, knowing what happens between the characters in “Deep Blood” certainly informs and adds greater depth to the understanding to hero relationships in “Outside the Law.”Already looking forward to the next installment.
It's touted as a Longmire or Jesse Stone style 's not. This sheriff takes the law into his own hands."Some people just need killing." style of justice.Okay they're poor guys and some times I think they deserve what they got.But how is he better than the hero he's hunting?He sullen, dark, and moody. The ATF agent who also following the gang is sullen, dark, and e characters weren't likable, the best was the deputy, John.But it's little city Mississippi, so who knows, maybe that's the method it is.
This novel moves quickly despite the changes in viewpoint from chapter to chapter. The writing flows coherently as the plot unfolds. The "good guys" here are almost as flawed as the poor guys in their own way; the level of violence each side is capable of shows Thompson understands the darkness that can exist inside people. If violence, whether graphic or implied or if profanity to any degree turns you off, this book is not for you. I like that finally the setting wasn't L.A., NYC or Miami.
*** LANGUAGE ***Adult English, with a number of f-words and other profanities. Bearing in mind that the language used by these characters is consistent with what would be expected to be spoken by these characters, a lot of readers may choose to pass on this otherwise extremely engaging also should be noted that, although there is some violence, it is not graphic. If this were a film, it likely would be rated at least PG 13 for language.Quick OverviewThis is Crime Fiction that is, in my opinion, a candidate for Amazon Prime Video, unless HBO grabs it first. I can see Billy Bob Thornton in the role of Sheriff Colt Harper. Harper is a hero distinct from Jesse Stone and Walt Longmire. In fact, each of the three is distinct from one another, but each is amazing because they all share the essential characteristic of doing whatever it takes, no matter how long it takes, to solve the crime they are working on.Length: Print, 235 pages; Audible 7 hours 40 minutes.Q - Target Audience/Genre and is it marketed as Nonfiction or Fiction:A – Adults looking for a amazing police procedural with a small additional oomph.Q - How was this book obtained?A – Bought on Amazon.Q - Is this a book that I can read without having to read others first?A – Yes. I read it as a stand-alone, but have purchased the first Colt Harper, “Deep Blood”.Q – If this is a recurring hero or a series, does it have a cliffhanger ending?A – No cliffhanger ending. Still, I will be reading the next book in the series.Q - Are there a lot of typos/misspellings, grammatical errors or other editing failures?A – Not a huge number. Better than most Kindle books, in fact.Q - Is this a fast, simple read or is it more of a leisure read?A – This is a quick read that grabbed me on page one.Q - My largest pleasure or disappointment?A – I had a small trouble, now and then, understanding who it was that said what. Once I got into the flow, though, this disappeared. My only other downside comment is that the characterization could be just as successful with fewer profanities. What I mean is that, once it is established that these are dealers and nefarious souls, the rough language gets in the method of, rather than enhance, the story. Having stated that, I personally had no serious problems with the language, as I was riveted to this give a feel for the editing, and the style and flow of this work, I am posting a brief excerpt below.Excerpt‘…He pulled to the left of the store, close to the wall nearest the road, and killed the engine. He hefted his pistol and ejected the magazine, then replaced it with another—this one loaded with shells filled with little pellets instead of ball ammunition—and replaced it on the seat.Within ten minutes, he saw the pinpoints of headlights descending the hill toward the bridge, coming from the same direction he had taken earlier. The high beams flashed once, then turned into the bait on the bank opposite him. He cranked the vehicle and pulled out, taking his time approaching the bridge.He stopped his vehicle halfway across the span. He holstered his pistol under his jacket, smoothed his shirt, and checked his tie in the rearview e dealer appeared, on foot, at the edge of his headlights, a bulging eight-by-ten envelope in his left hand, smoldering cigarette in the other. He was short and beefy, with a face like a comic-book villain: wide, ugly, and festooned with a scraggly goatee. He didn’t appear to be armed.Hack killed the lights and climbed out. He closed the twenty feet silently, calmly. Nodded once. The dealer nodded back, nervous.“You would be Robert Pritchard, I presume,” he said to the dealer.Another nervous nod. “Ah, yes, sir. And I got it all—”He raised a hand. “We’ll obtain to that. First things first.”“Yes, sir,” Robert said. “Robert, you f---ed up, but that goes without saying,” Cheat said in a tone that could have been called friendly under various cirtances. “My employers don’t like f---ups. Causes them to question the reliability and competence of their employees. You understand that, don’t you?”Robert exhaled. “Yes, sir, I do. I surely do. But this was a one-time thing. I can guarantee you that. That guy came out of nowhere and jumped me. And I’m here to create it right.” He raised the envelope, which shook in his hand. “Double what was stole from me. That was the deal. Four thousand dollars.”He nodded, annoyed at the dealer’s groveling. “I see that. But, Robert, there’s a couple of things you need to understand. First, there was no deal. That cash is your penance, for your sins, if you wish to look at it that way. And, second, there’s no need to guarantee me anything, because I know this was a onetime thing.”He stepped toward Robert, took the envelope and…’Thompson, Phillip. Outside the Law (Kindle Areas 155-176). Brash Books. Kindle tom Line:Although this may not a tale to share with your church book club, this is definitely a hero worth following in future. In that sense, I rank it up there with Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire and Robert B. Parker’s Jesse ve stars out of five, despite the two misgivings cited above. This is one of those rare books, for me that rises above its flaws so the way: I mentioned there is a prior book this author wrote with Sheriff Colt Harper. Here is a link to Deep Blood, just in case you're curious (I haven't read it yet, but soon will) Deep Blood Comments regarding your opinion of this book or of my review, whether favorable or unfavorable, are always welcome. If you buy the book based on my review and become disappointed, especially, I do wish to know that and I wish to understand how I can improve as a book reviewer. Just please be ank you.
Tired, predictable...and, sadly, forgettable. I found myself uninvested in every character, so significantly uninvested that as chapters shifted hero perspectives, I had to reread previous chapters to explore who was talking and why we were supposed to care. Ultimately I didn''ll search comparisons to Elmore Leonard -- not even close.
If you liked the present Justified, I think you'll like this book. Sheriff Colt Harper reminded me a lot of Raglan Givens, so much so that I started picturing Timothy Oliphant! Even the story reminded me of Justified, since it involves and kingpins and is set in a rural area, in this case Mississippi. It's a small confusing at first, since each chapter is about a various character, so point of view changes with the chapters. The action starts right off and doesn't stop, and eventually you hold the characters straight and figure out who the poor guys are. There's no , and just a small cursing, but there's killing, although not gruesomely detailed for the most part. So you have a Raylan style sheriff, his deputy John, his mate Rhonda, and ATF agent Molly, and several others to learn about as you go. Quick read, never boring!
I would easily have gone 5 stars but for one minor quibble. It wasn't always simple to know who was the hero as the main protagonist at the begin of various chapters as they inevitably started with 'He' It normally took 2 pages or more to search out or work out who 'He' was.Other than that ridiculously asinine comment, I loved the book. As in cannot wait for the next.
Parson's book is a very thorough, well written acc of the Colt SAA and it's contemporaries from its military origins to its wide civilian use, comparisons to the others and their shortcomings and advantages. Loads of fascinating insights. Original, hardcover versions are very dear at the moment, so the paperback is a welcome addition. I've looked for a hardcover for quite some time, and when this ver popped up, I bought one immediately. The only downside is that is's a smaller book so the illustrations, and more significantly reprints from Colt correspondence is very little and I required a magnifying glass to read them. I expect this isn't too much of an problem with a larger sized edition. That aside, and for the price they're going for, if you're into SAA Colt's buy one!!
Well written and concise. If you have fun reading about this era, you will love this book. John E. Parsons was an perfect Author. He carefully doented everything he wrote. He brings this era back to life in the readers hands. His writing style is unexcelled. A real classic.