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Author Topic: Alien/Predator Novel Reviews  (Read 36558 times)

Kradan
Mar 26, 2021, 08:31:17 PM
Reply #615 on: Mar 26, 2021, 08:31:17 PM
Just finished Rage War trilogy last night (stayed up till 4 AM reading it)

I bloody love these books. It's hard for me to differentiate them from one another 'cause they work so well as a whole story IMO.

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To conclude, the trilogy is called Rage War and I really felt that there was genuine war with huge stakes going on here. It's not without it's flaws but its highs just so high for me. It was hell of a ride, I would gladly re-visit it in future and give it solid 8/10 and my strong recommendation to anyone who hasn't read it yet

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Trash Queen
Mar 26, 2021, 08:50:42 PM
Reply #616 on: Mar 26, 2021, 08:50:42 PM
"Inspired by" aka ripping it off in this particular case.

It's okay to be inspired by.

But it comes across as taking stuff from one of the best science fiction intellectual properties and turning them into shallow imitations of their former selves.

AVP and Alien particularly's my favourite franchise so I do not say that lightly.

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Kradan
Mar 26, 2021, 08:53:49 PM
Reply #617 on: Mar 26, 2021, 08:53:49 PM
"Inspired by" aka ripping it off in this particular case.

It's okay to be inspired by.

But it comes across as taking stuff from one of the best science fiction intellectual properties and turning them into shallow imitations of their former selves.

AVP and Alien particularly's my favourite franchise so I do not say that lightly.

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Eh, for each their own, I guess. It's kinda like with people complaining that Joker is rip-off of Taxi Driver and King of Comedy whereas I haven't even heard of these movies prior to watching it

I probably would get pissed off when female sarcastic AI making jokes about someone's weight turns up in an Alien story though



Kradan
Mar 26, 2021, 08:56:12 PM
Reply #619 on: Mar 26, 2021, 08:56:12 PM
Don't have much of that unfortunately these days



Wysps
Mar 27, 2021, 12:34:36 AM
Reply #621 on: Mar 27, 2021, 12:34:36 AM
Don't have much of that unfortunately these days

Cut scenes all the way.  You can at least get the condensed, cinematic version of it, more or less.

There's a lot about Rage War that I really liked, but the Drukathi angle was a bit much for me.  Even still, I think Lebbon did an amazing job with keeping the Aliens lethal and the Predators distinct even when interacting on a personal level with the humans.  He could have easily bridged that gap and made them too campy, but he stayed the course and kept our Predators "predators".

Nice review  8)


Trash Queen
Mar 27, 2021, 01:33:00 AM
Reply #622 on: Mar 27, 2021, 01:33:00 AM
Don't have much of that unfortunately these days

Cut scenes all the way.  You can at least get the condensed, cinematic version of it, more or less.


Never do this ugh, it's the equivalent to fast forwarding through a film at 2X speed, absolutely abhorrent and you don't really experience it.


SM
Mar 27, 2021, 11:58:55 AM
Reply #623 on: Mar 27, 2021, 11:58:55 AM
Mass Effect takes so long to get going, that once it did I lost interest in what the actual point was.


Trash Queen
Mar 27, 2021, 12:00:09 PM
Reply #624 on: Mar 27, 2021, 12:00:09 PM


That sucks to hear honestly but everything's not for everyone.

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Neomorph-01
Apr 15, 2021, 09:12:47 AM
Reply #625 on: Apr 15, 2021, 09:12:47 AM
I'm currently reading Alien Prototype
OMG the hell of a book to read during a pandemic - the novel features a Xenomorph that is the carrier of a very nasty virus.
Enjoying it so far.


HuDaFuK
Apr 15, 2021, 10:56:47 AM
Reply #626 on: Apr 15, 2021, 10:56:47 AM
Mass Effect takes so long to get going, that once it did I lost interest in what the actual point was.

To be honest the first game's pretty rough in general. The story and characters are there but the gameplay is mostly crap and often a real slog. The second one was leaps and bounds ahead of it.

Kinda reminds me of Uncharted in that regard.


Xiggz456
Apr 15, 2021, 11:22:05 AM
Reply #627 on: Apr 15, 2021, 11:22:05 AM
I'm currently reading Alien Prototype
OMG the hell of a book to read during a pandemic - the novel features a Xenomorph that is the carrier of a very nasty virus.
Enjoying it so far.

Haha ya I re-read it last year right at the start of lockdown and it definitely hit different than when I read it upon release during “normal” times.  :laugh:


 

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