Gears of shameful purchases

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Oh man, Amazon brought me a parcel of shame. I’m actually quite the fan of the author of the Gears prequel novel, Karen Traviss, and I’m convinced that if anyone can make a tie-in novel to a video game with the thinnest excuse of a story this side of Ms. Pac-Man interesting, she can. After all, her last video game tie-in novel was Star Wars: Republic Commando, an original Xbox game, which was followed by three sequels and will soon morph into a new series entitled Imperial Commando. Her books are to my mind among the very best the Star Wars expanded universe has to offer. I don’t think I’ll ever care about the Gears of War universe in that same way, but since Traviss’ strength is military sci-fi from the grunt’s point-of-view, I’m actually looking forward to reading this. I’ll report back when I’m done; wish me luck!

4 thoughts on “Gears of shameful purchases

  1. I was a big fan of the Mass Effect novel, and I haven’t even played the game past the first mission yet. Might pick up this Gears novel based on the author as well.

  2. Hrm, I keep getting people telling me I need to read the Mass Effect book(s), but I barely played the game so I’ve been resisting. However, I should just bite the bullet since I’ve now read multiple video-game-tie-in novels.

  3. I remember being vaguely tempted by the Halo novels, just because I tend to like the universes Bungie creates. Of course, I’ve never actually played the *games*, since I don’t own any XBoxen or PCs.

  4. I own 4 of the 6 Halo novels, the 2 others I borrowed.
    I quite enjoy them, and am certainly not embarrassed.
    Sure they’re not the height of literature, but they don’t need to be. They tell enjoyable stories and expand the universe.

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