A book where everyone is confused and mechanics are unexplained.
Tl;dr: 2 stars. The book focuses on how dungeons are "made" by rpg rules and how they evolve. There's been a lot of thought put into it and the process of leveling it up and the mechanics involved. Unfortunately, Dakota has no idea how to actually explain the mechanics without resulting to the worst way… Continue reading Dungeon Born Review by Dakota Krout
The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell, together, as quickly as possible. —Mark Twain Tl;dr: 1 star. (Update: Chatfield addresses my concerns with… Continue reading Review of “The Trapped Mind Project” by Michael Chatfield
Tl;dr 4.5 stars. A well-paced novel is a novel that is comprised of two parts: Action and reaction. "Reaction" is generally considered the story element. A novel with all reaction and very little action is As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner. The only action in the novel is the death of Addie Bundren, the matriarch of… Continue reading Review of Aleron Kong’s “The Land: Raiders”
A LitRPG that starts off with a strong premise that quickly gets bogged down under cliches.
Tl;dr: 4.5 stars. A book that combines strong character development with a unique magic and World system that's part Daniel Black, George R.R. Martin, and Full-metal Alchemist. The underlying premise is the question, "What would happen if a malevolent deity really were in charge of creating a World?" The book then explores the ramifications of… Continue reading A review of Delvers LLC, by Blaise Corvin
This is an audio review of Delvers LLC. That means I'm not going to talk about the book, I'm going to talk about Jeff Hays performance. He asked me if I'd give him my opinion, because he's apparently a masochist. Disclosure: I already own most of the books he's narrated, and I'm a fan of his… Continue reading Audio review of “Delvers LLC”, performed by Jeff Hays
There are four books upcoming on the review queue, if you're curious. They all have a common thread, Jeff Hays narrates them. He asked me if I would be willing to extend my criticism to both the literary work and the auditory work. I've heard several of Jeff's readings, I own about half of all… Continue reading Upcoming Reviews