Dragon Age Asunder: review

Dragon Age Asunder: review

Mar 15, 2012

At the tail end of last year Dragon Age Asunder hit the shelves, offering a fresh helping of lore set inside the largely well regarded high fantasy setting spawned from two successful video games. Can this book draw people into the world of Blights, Templars and Dwarfs once more without the gameplay to wrap the story around? Set a year after the events which...

The Elder Scrolls: Lord of Souls – book review

The Elder Scrolls: Lord of Souls – book review

Dec 22, 2011

In 2009 Greg Keyes released his first book based in the Elder Scrolls universe named The Infernal City. Now this year – no doubt to coincide with the release of Skyrim – the sequel has been released, entitled Lord of Souls. Set in the same time period as The Infernal City, Lord of Souls begins some forty years after the events players will have seen in...

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth – book review

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth – book review

Dec 1, 2011

Videogame spin-off novels often get off to a running start, in that they leap from a springboard of low expectations; a depressingly large proportion of games writing struggles to deserve praise higher than ‘competent’. Having previously taken the bold decision to publish a Bioshock prequel novel, Titan Books have since put onto shelves The Fourth...

Arkham City: book review

Arkham City: book review

Nov 11, 2011

The Batman: Arkham City hardback, published in the UK by Titan Books, collects the five issue DC ‘Arkham City’ comic series, and the five “Digital Chapters” of the separate online series. The whole collection works as a prequel to the game; but who is it aimed at, and is it any good? The two names on the cover are Paul Dini and Carlos...

Bioshock: Rapture – book review

Bioshock: Rapture – book review

Jul 13, 2011

With an intelligent story that’s brilliantly told, Bioshock is one of the few exceptions that proves the rule when it comes to videogame scripts. It was inspired by Ayn Rand’s love letter to capitalism, the epic novel Atlas Shrugged. Things have now come full circle, with the official Bioshock prequel on the horizon in the form of a novel. With a...