F my shelf when the X COM Remake Appeared Last remake appeared last The book is from 1996 when the original X COM games were hot
I Guess Microprose Wanted Toguess Microprose wanted to some legitimacy because they went and got a novel off Diane Duane Diane Duane it turns out really wanted to write a book about Switzerland If you trawl her web site you ll find a lotta love of Switzerland So we have this rather delightful confection about alien monsters invading the Swiss AlpsDuane does what she likes to do which is take a cheesy SF setting and put honest to serious human beings in it See also her Trek novels Cmdr Jonelle Barrett runs an X COM defense base she runs it well This means paying attention to logistics and budgeting True to the game mechanics Then trouble arrives and the book alternates between air assaults ground assaults and tourism in Swiss villages The tourism is the best part and yes it is relevant to the plot I d say this was intensively researched xcept that the research obviously consisted of going on Swiss vacations as often as humanly possible and I suspect Duane was doing that anyhow According to her blog as I write this she s wandering around the BreisgauThere are Swiss cattle farmers You know how aliens like to abduct and mutilate cattle The author has fun with thisIt doesn t add up to much it feels like a pilot pisode to a series that never materialized but if you re a Duane completist it s worth grabbing Except you probably can t find it the rights are owned by Microprose and I m sure they re buried in a box somewhere Sigh A surprisingly good adaptation of a now ancient video game The game based novel from will write for food author Sounds bad and well it is Official X COM UFO Defense also known as UFO Enemy Unknown in Europe video game novelization is your typical xample of poor novel that relies only on the popularity of the original game without being able to provide anything about the reading itself As you can asily guess Diane Duane didn t ven try to create a proper novel and decided that for people who care about video games it ll be nough to just mention some terms from thereAnd that s the worst thing about this novel there s no plot Literally The whole narrative structure here is so forced that it feels like a mess The part in which author is supposed to describe characters to us is a failure In this novel we have only two characters who were properly introduced the main heroine in whom you can clearly see the author who wants to become some sort of ideal woman in this novel yeah it s your typical fanfiction level of text and her boyfriend The ideal man of course Because you know ideal woman needs the ideal man who s brave beautiful
always ready for some when asked to The fact that we should suffer through somebody s cheap sexual fantasies is bad nough but what s ven worse is that all others in this novel are just names Shallow and dim Like there s strong woman in the center of all vents there s her boyf. R tablesBarrett soon finds that her new territory is already riddled with alien invaders Her handpicked garrison is all she has until she learns that one of her most trusted people may be a traitor Her task is twofold keep the aliens at bay and keep her own sanit. .And Always Ready For Some
Free download X COM UFO Defense A Novel X ComI like Diane Duane s writing Well at least most of it Her Star Trek TOS Rihannsu series was very good Her Young Wizards series was fun But this bookwas a complete waste of time Nice characters but without a plot much like a telephone book Book was meh Personally I wish there was without a plot much like a telephone book Book was meh Personally I wish there was to the story i was able to understand many parts of was able to understand many parts of book since I have played the original game many times over This is where fans like the book like myself but we are demanding details about A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, everything in this book The game was amazing and it provided so much information that could have been a part of this book and all it did was scratch the surface If you have not played the game I would pass on the book For x com fans this can give you a small feeling of nostalgia remembering when you played one of the best turned based games in history Good luck finding this book as well it s a hard title due to age and low production Guessing here when found you will have to drop some cash for a decent taken care of book Spent 40 bucks on mine I loved this game and the book is a prettyntertaining short read that supplements it Mostly I was just looking for the most random book I could think of to see if it was on here and it was I have a bit of an addiction to X Com I used to play the original and Terror from the Deep TFTD as a kid when they were new I always preferred TFTD as it was creepier under the water and has flying brain monsters that can control you Freaky Then I found the game again as an adult on Steam and played it way than I should And what went and happened They made a modern version Enemy Unknown that just The Shadow Reader eats up all my time I suppose it s only natural that a successful video game franchise should try toxpand to other media However this appears to be the only x com novel in Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies existence There are also no tv shows or movies that I know of Notven a board game or official RPG It s probably good for me since I would just spend all my time and money on themI first read UFO Defense years ago in high school I think I barely remember it from then so reading it now was pretty much reading it new Usually plots or characters will seem familiar when I pick up a book a second time and ventually my poor foggy memory will kick in That didn t happen this time I think it s because the book is pretty simplistic Not much leaps off the page at you The characters are kinda flat the story a touch predictable and simple I didn t uite guess who the mole was but not because they hid it so well but because no one really stood out to me to point a finger atNone of this means it s a bad book If you re looking for some just simple sci fi where aliens die and humans are the heroes then pick this one up It s a solid nod to the game and there are ven a few moments where I think it seeks to mock the game a bit saving the world and you have to count pennies It is a bit ridiculous Esp when countries join up with the aliensSilly traitors I pulled this of. Commander Jonelle Barrett is determined to win Having moved from Morocco to a new base in Switzerland she is well placed to build a fortified base and defend Europe from the marauding aliens who harvest humans as lab animals for breeding stock and for their dinne. Riend to be cool when needed and there are all others who aren t described at allSetting isn t described too So if you didn t play the original game and just picked this novel to get some Sci Fi The Power Of A Choice experience you re in trouble Author will throw a lot of terms from the original game on us withoutven trying to make it feel like a proper novel It s like Diane Duane had a list with things that she was supposed to mention and just did so without thinking much about it And if author will describe something here it ll be the most boring parts Building the base in the original game was fun Buying this selling that It used to make you THINK ABOUT MONEY ABOUT INCOMES STUFF about money about incomes stuff that That was part of the fun and pain in the neck at the same time But I ll tell you what reading about how base commander buying and selling stuff may be much stronger than any long acting hypnotic Especially since author wasted a lot of pages just to describe that I mean come on Who in the right mind will want to read about how commander is buying and selling stuff It s a joke And it s not like there was nothing lse to describe in the game it s just author wasted too many time on something that can uickly make you sleepyAnd there s also nothing to make you keep reading No mystery no interesting turns of vents nothing to make you turn pages in anticipation The whole thing flows slowly and pathetic like the old socks through the sewers There s literally nothing to keep you interested flows slowly and pathetic like the old socks through the sewers There s literally nothing to keep you interested reading Or at least wake up The part that should lead to the most interesting vents was supposed to save the day but unfortunately it turned out to be a really really bad joke tooview spoilerAuthor tried to add feelings by making X COM to care about stolen cows but instead it made things to feel like a bad parody I mean really X COM base commander who drinks in the bar and talks about the stolen cows That s something hide spoiler For this review and others
Like It Please Visit Myit please visit my at El libro s bastante justillo y me ha decepcionado XCOM The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right es un juego mezcla destrategiaciencia ficcion terror Donde lo mas importante Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling esl apego ue Monsieur Pain el jugador desarrolla a lo largo del juego a sus hombres ya uen cualuier momento stos pueden morir y s permanente a manos de los xtraterrestres o de los propios miembros del scuadron Pues de todo sto no vemos mucho n Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. el libroLos personajes 2 son los principales son planos sin carisma o aptitudesspeciales la comandante y un subalterno La trama s inexistente o irrelevante mas ue seguir los pasos de la comandante n su destino de una nueva base a otra los combates dos lugares del terror y un asalto a una base alienigena no muestran l dramatismo mas all de un par de muertes irrelevantes de soldados an nimos Espero ue alg n scritor se anime a Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, escribir algo mas interesante sobrel tema D Probably as faithful an adaptation of X Com as we are Il morto di Maigret ever likely to see I reallynjoyed it though I m not sure how much of a re read it is. Y in the face of despair She doesnt know which will prove difficultAbout the AuthorDiane Duane is the bestselling author of numerous science fiction novels including The Door Into Fire Star Trek The Wounded Sky and Star Trek The Next Generation She lives in Irela.