- File Size: 2843 KB
- Print Length: 459 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 24, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DFCNAPG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Opening Moves (The Gam3 Book 1) Kindle Edition
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In this story, extremely advanced aliens invade Earth. They have eliminated war in the real universe. Instead, all sentient life is brought into a virtual game where decisions are fought out. Whatever entity controls planetary "control points" in the game (such as Earth's), can dictated laws and decisions in the real universe as well. Newly discovered Earth has three years until its immunity runs out!
Connecting to the game is extra-ordinarily expensive (the equivalent of millions of dollars), as it requires the use of alien technology. The main character has the good fortune to be invited to be a "Player" in the game, one of the representatives of humanity. He must make wise decisions without understanding all the repercussions of his actions, all while trying to pay of a huge personal debt (that he got in order to connect to the game).
This book was a page turner for me; I enjoyed all of it. Early on some advantages do fall into the hero's lap; but never fear, later on the hero encounters serious obstacles and earns his progress through his own merits and risk-taking. There is also suspense and mystery, as for the most part our knowledge is limited to what the hero experiences, and there are layers to what is going on so that this series does not fall into a trite formula where you already know in advance what will happen.
Bottom line this book is fun and keeps the pace fast enough so you're not bored. I was actively engaged the whole time and read it in a few days. If you like the LitRPG genre this book is great and I highly recommend it.
If you don't know what LitRPG is its basically a genre in which characters do things inside a video game they connect to from the real world. The life of the person mostly happens through the game so it includes tons of info on skills learned, points, and decision making on these topics.
This is a great addition to the genre. I loved it and can't wait to see what happens next.
All in all, an enjoyable ride from a talented new author. My main issues lie with the pacing of the novel: I think things progressed a little too quickly for the MC, with a few too many dramatic points being run through in what could have been two separate novels. Adding too many tends to cheapen the authenticity for me, but others may enjoy the more active process, so it's a personal opinion.
No matter what, I will be eagerly looking forward to the sequel.
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However, the plot is naïve and the characters are monodimensional.
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