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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby Queen Skillage » 30 Dec 2012, 03:57

There are Tomb Raider, Hitman, Mass Effect, Gears of War and Elder Scrolls novels too.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby slick loose » 30 Dec 2012, 07:51

But are they any good?
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby billysastard » 30 Dec 2012, 10:47

i think you'd really enjoy rapture, it gives glimpses at the in game characters whilst the story is told through the eyes of a character not connected to the games making it a good read for gamers or not, pace wise frankly it was a little slow but it did build quite nicely.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby slick loose » 30 Dec 2012, 11:03

Yeah I reckon that will be my next stop...but it's so expensive, even buying it for the kindle is £6.07!
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby billysastard » 30 Dec 2012, 12:45

slick loose wrote:Yeah I reckon that will be my next stop...but it's so expensive, even buying it for the kindle is £6.07!


its only £5.66 (free shipping) new from play.com http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/1336 ... fer=search
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby Carbon64 » 30 Dec 2012, 17:03

The hitman ones not bad it's kind of a prequel to the new game , completely forgot that I bought it a few weeks ago :lol: iv only read one of the mass effect books which was called retribution that was good ! Thankfully I read it before I played 3 so I knew who Kai leng was :lol:

Never read the gears ones all though I might now having read the two halo books that travis wrote.

s**t almost forgot about the Witcher books ! Iv read the one called the last song ? ( its something like that anyway I think ) and the other ones are supposed to be really good as well.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby EighteenSky » 30 Dec 2012, 19:41

Queen Skillage wrote:There are Tomb Raider, Hitman, Mass Effect, Gears of War and Elder Scrolls novels too.

Also pretty boring series to begin with so I doubt the books will be an improvement.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby El Mag » 30 Dec 2012, 19:57

Yeah Queenie, there's not nearly enough sparkly vampires or cartoon knicker sniffing in them!
Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby EighteenSky » 30 Dec 2012, 20:04

El Mag wrote:Yeah Queenie, there's not nearly enough sparkly vampires or cartoon knicker sniffing in them!

See, this man gets it.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby Queen Skillage » 31 Dec 2012, 01:50

Because sparkly vampires are traditional. :lol:
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby Gretzky » 01 Jan 2013, 19:57

I've read a few, none are literary classics.

The Drew Karpyshyn Mass Effect books are pretty good, I hear the one that he didn't write is a total mess though, much like the end of ME3.

I enjoyed most of the Halo books but refuse to read the newer ones because I won't read anything by Karen Traviss after her Star Wars madness.

Read the Resident Evil books many, many years ago. They were elegant books for a more civilised time. Well they were alright, brilliant if you think Rebecca Chambers is the best person in the history of the world and can do absolutely anything. They also try to explain why Jill is the "master of unlocking", a mystery that really didn't need solved. She simply is, because Barry said so.

Tried reading one of the Gears of War novels, it was s**t and I couldn't finish it.

Thats all I can remember off the top of my head for novels based on games. I got a coupe of Eldar Scrolls ones for free but have never gotten around to reading them.

Going in the other direction, The Witcher books are excellent. Two are available in English, with the others still being translated, it's taken years. But they are available as free fan translations for Kindle, pretty good translations from what I've read so far. I'll get you the link if you want it.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby slick loose » 01 Jan 2013, 21:49

Wow, cheers for the in-depth answer!

The problem is that I'm only interested in Novels based on games I like...I haven't played Mass Effect (I do plan to, however), I don't have a 360 so Halo and Gears of War are out of the window and I haven't played The Witcher.

BioShock: Rapture sounds like it might be right up my street and the Resi books may interest me.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby Carbon64 » 02 Jan 2013, 20:42

I think there may also be a resistance novel if you liked them Slick , dont know whether its any good or not though.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby TheLastDodo » 02 Jan 2013, 21:10

I don't buy into stuff like this personally.

I can kinda understand it for a Mass Effect as that series has a fricking encyclopedia built into it but for Gears of War and Halo? Screams of money grabbing, hold as much story/lore back as you can, flesh it out and make em buy the book to know just WTF is going on in the game.

Halo is especially bad for this.

No problem with gaming novels in theory, just seems some abuse them to ring more money out of ya.
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Re: Gaming Novels

Postby Carbon64 » 02 Jan 2013, 22:17

Being a but humbug there aint we Dodo ?
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