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3rd Dec '16 1:02:17 PM VAIAZ
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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot, Oddish, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.



* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot, Oddish, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.
2nd Dec '16 9:21:22 PM Jake18
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** One notable review lists the various things the book is good for i.e kindling material, sopping up spill milk, steading wobbly tables, etc.

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** One notable review lists the various things the book is good for i.e kindling material, sopping up spill spilled milk, steading steadying wobbly tables, etc.
14th Nov '16 2:27:00 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Ghost Hunting 2.0: Breaking New Ground'' is a book by Chris Bores (yes, [[WebVideo/IrateGamer THAT Chris Bores]]) that's supposedly about new methods of ghost hunting that he developed, but in actuality is just another testament to his already [[SmallNameBigEgo famously massive ego]]. The book is plagued with spelling, grammar, and formatting errors, which Bores openly defends as being intentional. Most of the "facts" presented are self-contradicting and have little to no evidence, sourcing, or reasoning other than his own word that the experts are wrong and he is right. The majority of the tools and texts he brings up, which he claims no one else uses, have been thoroughly debunked as useless by professional ghost hunters (including peanut butter baits and the ''Tibetan Book of the Dead'', which is an extremely poorly translated Buddhist self-help guide). He spends half of the book making references to things like Batman and Scooby-Doo. He repeatedly brags about how he was at one point the 55th most subscribed person on YouTube, conveniently leaving out the fact that it was for his videogame review show. And by the end, he declares that he has created a new branch of psychology. On top of all of this, the book has a 3-star rating on Amazon due to the actual critiques being counterbalanced by a flood of 5-star reviews written by the author's own spambots and defensive Irate Gamer fans who admit to not having read it.

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* ''Ghost Hunting 2.0: Breaking New Ground'' is a book by Chris Bores (yes, [[WebVideo/IrateGamer [[WebVideo/TheIrateGamer THAT Chris Bores]]) that's supposedly about new methods of ghost hunting that he developed, but in actuality is just another testament to his already [[SmallNameBigEgo famously massive ego]]. The book is plagued with spelling, grammar, and formatting errors, which Bores openly defends as being intentional. Most of the "facts" presented are self-contradicting and have little to no evidence, sourcing, or reasoning other than his own word that the experts are wrong and he is right. The majority of the tools and texts he brings up, which he claims no one else uses, have been thoroughly debunked as useless by professional ghost hunters (including peanut butter baits and the ''Tibetan Book of the Dead'', which is an extremely poorly translated Buddhist self-help guide). He spends half of the book making references to things like Batman and Scooby-Doo. He repeatedly brags about how he was at one point the 55th most subscribed person on YouTube, conveniently leaving out the fact that it was for his videogame review show. And by the end, he declares that he has created a new branch of psychology. On top of all of this, the book has a 3-star rating on Amazon due to the actual critiques being counterbalanced by a flood of 5-star reviews written by the author's own spambots and defensive Irate Gamer fans who admit to not having read it.
27th Oct '16 10:59:46 AM CJCroen1393
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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.

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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot, Oddish, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.
27th Oct '16 10:58:58 AM CJCroen1393
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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}} artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.

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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}} ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.
27th Oct '16 10:58:36 AM CJCroen1393
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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot and Latias. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.

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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}} artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot Hoothoot, Latias,]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Angewomon, Mummymon and Latias.Cherrymon]], as well as (for some reason) [[Franchise/SailorMoon Artemis]]. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.
27th Oct '16 10:55:20 AM CJCroen1393
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* ''500 Manga Creatures'' by Yishan Li is a decent clipart/how to draw book...if you like blatantly plagiarized ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' artwork. [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NIIZ4xjnL.jpg Just by looking at the cover]], you can see what are clearly supposed to be Weedle, Dragonair, Hoothoot and Latias. [[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061650501/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PCMT9FGZ1WA6PXB70Q28 Pretty much all of the reviews for it on Amazon]] point out how a good 90% of the artwork is blatantly ripped off from official Pokemon art.
27th Oct '16 6:10:07 AM WillBGood
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* Clifford Bowyer's deservedly obscure ''Imperium Saga'' could rival ''The Eye of Argon'' for sheer bad writing. But it gets worse by having the characters [[IdiotPlot toss around the Idiot Ball every five seconds]]. "Legendary" Warlord Braksis sets an invading [[MultipleHeadCase three-headed]] "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin tragon]]" on fire and watches it demolish a town in its death throes, then afterward decides ''it was a bad idea''... but '''[[MoralDissonance people praise him for the destruction of their city]]'''. Heroic groups of five fight off hordes of 50 or more without a single injury. Seriously. There are so many races that it's hard to believe that the planet's ecology is intact. There's a reference to a "non-human troll", as if a fantasy creature could be both human and troll. Throw in a sex scene that uses "raging inferno" five times in three pages. That's all from the first book in the series.

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* Clifford Bowyer's deservedly obscure ''Imperium Saga'' could rival ''The Eye of Argon'' for sheer bad writing. But it gets worse by having the characters [[IdiotPlot toss around the Idiot Ball every five seconds]]. "Legendary" Warlord Braksis sets an invading [[MultipleHeadCase three-headed]] "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord tragon]]" on fire and watches it demolish a town in its death throes, then afterward decides ''it was a bad idea''... but '''[[MoralDissonance people praise him for the destruction of their city]]'''. Heroic groups of five fight off hordes of 50 or more without a single injury. Seriously. There are so many races that it's hard to believe that the planet's ecology is intact. There's a reference to a "non-human troll", as if a fantasy creature could be both human and troll. Throw in a sex scene that uses "raging inferno" five times in three pages. That's all from the first book in the series.
20th Oct '16 8:50:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Main/MortalKombatDeception'' was a fine game, but its official strategy guide from [=BradyGames=] was almost unreadable. To start with, apparently [[RougeAnglesOfSatin nobody proofread the damn thing]], as typos litter almost every page resulting in colossal examples like, "Dairou will appears, kills the guards and sets you free." Only a ''few'' of the game's Fatalities are given, along with one or two of the suicide moves; it seems the author forgot that half the reason anyone plays ''Mortal Kombat'' at all [[JustHereForGodzilla is just for the finishing moves]]. Ghostly Liu Kang appears as a secret character in the game - [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil this was even revealed in certain previews for the game]] - but the guide goes to a clumsy effort to hide him by including his movelist & suggested strategy while omitting his name & those of his fighting styles & moves. There aren't even any screenshots in this section; indeed, there really aren't any pictures at all. Clearly, the Konquest section was based on an early build; many items are nowhere near where they're said to be, and it goes by a coordinate grid system that clearly changed in development. Even worse, this section is organized by realm, so since you have to go back & forth between realms in the game, you have to flip back & forth between sections in this strategy guide. Furthermore, the Krypt - where the hell is it? At least [=BradyGames=] went to the effort to acknowledge its existence in the ''previous game's strategy guide'' even though it was still left to you to find out what was in each koffin and how much it [[IncrediblyLamePun kost]], but here there isn't even a section for you to write this data in at all. There isn't even a ''chapter'' of any kind for the Krypt, one of the biggest aspects of the game. The book also includes a useless Kombat Kodex that was meant to be used online, though apparently [[WhatCouldHaveBeen whatever they were planning to do with it never happened]]. One "nifty" extra is a fold-out at the end of the book that has character bios on it. It would be kinda cool... if all of them were in fact right: Half of Kobra's is missing and Noob/Smoke's last half is replaced with that of Havik's. Also included is a preview of the comic book series that was never released. The unfinished concept art you see of it in this guide? That's literally all that exists of it. You are holding the entire series, such as it is, in one hand with this guide. Finally, as a strategy guide for a fighting game its usefulness is already pretty limited - it's one of those genres where you would do best to come up with your own strategy rather than trying to read & memorize someone else's ideas for what to do with such-and-such character, but as if individual character strategies weren't enough there's also a section describing each arena in great detail so you know exactly what to look for when it comes to stage traps & fatalities. [[TheyJustDidntCare One section, describing the Courtyard, even admits there's nothing to say about it.]] Tellingly, [[https://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Kombat%C3%82%C2%BF-Deception-Official-Signature/product-reviews/0744004330/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R33H0RRF1RENBR 12 out of the 13 reviews posted to Amazon are only one star (the other is a two-star review).]]

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* ''Main/MortalKombatDeception'' was a fine game, but its official strategy guide from [=BradyGames=] was almost unreadable. To start with, apparently [[RougeAnglesOfSatin nobody proofread the damn thing]], as typos litter almost every page resulting in colossal examples like, "Dairou will appears, kills the guards and sets you free." Only a ''few'' of the game's Fatalities are given, along with one or two of the suicide moves; it seems the author forgot that half the reason anyone plays ''Mortal Kombat'' at all [[JustHereForGodzilla is just for the finishing moves]]. Ghostly Liu Kang appears as a secret character in the game - [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil this was even revealed in certain previews for the game]] - but the guide goes to a clumsy effort to hide him by including his movelist & suggested strategy while omitting his name & those of his fighting styles & moves. There aren't even any screenshots in this section; indeed, there really aren't any pictures at all. Clearly, the Konquest section was based on an early build; many items are nowhere near where they're said to be, and it goes by a coordinate grid system that clearly changed in development. Even worse, this section is organized by realm, so since you have to go back & forth between realms in the game, you have to flip back & forth between sections in this strategy guide. Furthermore, the Krypt - where the hell is it? At least [=BradyGames=] went to the effort to acknowledge its existence in the ''previous game's strategy guide'' even though it was still left to you to find out what was in each koffin and how much it [[IncrediblyLamePun kost]], but here there isn't even a section for you to write this data in at all. There isn't even a ''chapter'' of any kind for the Krypt, one of the biggest aspects of the game. The book also includes a useless Kombat Kodex that was meant to be used online, though apparently [[WhatCouldHaveBeen whatever they were planning to do with it never happened]]. One "nifty" extra is a fold-out at the end of the book that has character bios on it. It would be kinda cool... if all of them were in fact right: Half of Kobra's is missing and Noob/Smoke's last half is replaced with that of Havik's. Also included is a preview of the comic book series that was never released. The unfinished concept art you see of it in this guide? That's literally all that exists of it. You are holding the entire series, such as it is, in one hand with this guide. Finally, as a strategy guide for a fighting game its usefulness is already pretty limited - it's one of those genres where you would do best to come up with your own strategy rather than trying to read & memorize someone else's ideas for what to do with such-and-such character, but as if individual character strategies weren't enough there's also a section describing each arena in great detail so you know exactly what to look for when it comes to stage traps & fatalities. [[TheyJustDidntCare One section, describing the Courtyard, even admits there's nothing to say about it.]] it. Tellingly, [[https://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Kombat%C3%82%C2%BF-Deception-Official-Signature/product-reviews/0744004330/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R33H0RRF1RENBR 12 out of the 13 reviews posted to Amazon are only one star (the other is a two-star review).]]
19th Oct '16 8:19:12 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''Main/MortalKombatDeception'' was a fine game, but its official strategy guide from [=BradyGames=] was almost unreadable. To start with, apparently [[RougeAnglesOfSatin nobody proofread the damn thing]], as typos litter almost every page resulting in colossal examples like, "Dairou will appears, kills the guards and sets you free." Only a ''few'' of the game's Fatalities are given, along with one or two of the suicide moves; it seems the author forgot that half the reason anyone plays ''Mortal Kombat'' at all [[JustHereForGodzilla is just for the finishing moves]]. Ghostly Liu Kang appears as a secret character in the game - [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil this was even revealed in certain previews for the game]] - but the guide goes to a clumsy effort to hide him by including his movelist & suggested strategy while omitting his name & those of his fighting styles & moves. There aren't even any screenshots in this section; indeed, there really aren't any pictures at all. Clearly, the Konquest section was based on an early build; many items are nowhere near where they're said to be, and it goes by a coordinate grid system that clearly changed in development. Even worse, this section is organized by realm, so since you have to go back & forth between realms in the game, you have to flip back & forth between sections in this strategy guide. Furthermore, the Krypt - where the hell is it? At least [=BradyGames=] went to the effort to acknowledge its existence in the ''previous game's strategy guide'' even though it was still left to you to find out what was in each koffin and how much it [[IncrediblyLamePun kost]], but here there isn't even a section for you to write this data in at all. There isn't even a ''chapter'' of any kind for the Krypt, one of the biggest aspects of the game. The book also includes a useless Kombat Kodex that was meant to be used online, though apparently [[WhatCouldHaveBeen whatever they were planning to do with it never happened]]. One "nifty" extra is a fold-out at the end of the book that has character bios on it. It would be kinda cool... if all of them were in fact right: Half of Kobra's is missing and Noob/Smoke's last half is replaced with that of Havik's. Also included is a preview of the comic book series that was never released. The unfinished concept art you see of it in this guide? That's literally all that exists of it. You are holding the entire series, such as it is, in one hand with this guide. Finally, as a strategy guide for a fighting game its usefulness is already pretty limited - it's one of those genres where you would do best to come up with your own strategy rather than trying to read & memorize someone else's ideas for what to do with such-and-such character, but as if individual character strategies weren't enough there's also a section describing each arena in great detail so you know exactly what to look for when it comes to stage traps & fatalities. [[TheyJustDidntCare One section, describing the Courtyard, even admits there's nothing to say about it.]] Tellingly, [[https://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Kombat%C3%82%C2%BF-Deception-Official-Signature/product-reviews/0744004330/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R33H0RRF1RENBR 12 out of the 13 reviews posted to Amazon are only one star (the other is a two-star review).]]



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