Offering a huge leap in realistic-looking blood-soaked gameplay, Ryse: Son of Rome is quite an exhilarating adventure on the Xbox One, but is nonetheless hampered by a lackluster story.
Journey to Rainbow Island is a story aimed at the middle school crowd, and even has an app game to go along with it. But sadly, both are a little bit dull.
Call of Duty: Ghosts was a great-looking game on either the PS3 or the Xbox 360. But now that it has jumped to the next generation hardware, it’s pretty unbelievable.
Gunsight shows off the humorous side of Borderlands John Shirley’s latest novel Borderlands: Gunsight is a romance of rivals and a comedy of errors, all told by a tale within a tale technique. The center of the action is the tumultuous romantic relationship between Mordecai (a player character in Borderlands 1) and Daphne, a deadly interstellar adventurer. Shirley introduced this pairing in his second Borderlands novel, “Unconquered.” The tone is lighter in this book than in Borderlands: The Fallen. There is a slapstick quality to the action. This follows the game, with its cartoonish perspectives and overkill weapons. The backdrop is still … Continue reading Frantic, Manic, Science Fiction Goodness
Guild Wars: Sea of Sorrows is a fantastic story that not only stays true to the MMO, but offers its own nautical flavor that’s the equal to any pirate tale.
Halo: The Thursday War is the second book in the Kilo-Five Trilogy. It takes us into the shocking world of special operators, where good heroes do very bad things.
Author Raymond Benson skillfully humanizes Agent 47 in the Hitman: Damnation book, giving him personal dilemmas and a love interest beyond the game.
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne takes us into the world of Loghain Mac Tir when he was a freedom fighter and not a traitor to the realm.
Borderlands #2: Unconquered tells us the story of another would-be conquer of Pandora, the psychopathic Gynella who drives men to ruin with her pleasure projector.
The Gears of War: The Slab novel fleshes out Marcus Fenix from the game, and takes us from his horrible time in prison all the way to becoming a hero on the frontlines.