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Reboot: An Epic LitRPG (Afterlife Online) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 15, 2017
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Domino Finn is an entertainment industry veteran, a contributor to award-winning video games, and the grizzled Urban Fantasy author of the best-selling Black Magic Outlaw series. His stories are equal parts spit, beer, and blood, and are notable for treating weighty issues with a supernatural veneer. If Domino has one rallying cry for the world, it's that fantasy is serious business.
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The game elements are relatively simple, but appear to be well-thought out. Simple is good, since it allows the author to keep the game elements important, including giving Talon the ability to strategize character building (an important game element which is often missing from litRPG) without going too much into technical details. I found the character well-developed and growing throughout the story, both of the MC and the others stuck in the game. The story is tense and I like the mystery and how it develops.
I am not entirely sure about the pacing. The story takes place in 1 day and a lot happens in it. Sure, Talon uses his wits, but most games are not this forgiving and earning 10 levels in 24 hours seems a bit extreme for a game that supposedly keeps people entertained for decades. Not overly important if you just care about the story, and the author might very well offer sollutions in future adventures. I am also not entirely sure about the concept of a game for the dead. Sure, I can belief that if you can copy a mind into a computer, keeping that mind entertained is important. Keeping that mind completely seperate from RL and not using it as a resource seems odd though. What value is there in preserving a mind if you do not intent to use it?
All in all, an entertaining read and I am curious about future parts. Certainly a good addition to the litRPG genre.
Where the book was strong, it was very well done.
The reason for only four stars?
There were some character choices that did not ring true for me. There were some parts/ choices/ scenes that I would not have done, but you may enjoy it more than I did. The ending tied up a lot of plot points almost in a Hollywood 'let's all hold hands and sing' ending. Keep in mind I like things to be a bit on the dark side, so you may be cool with the finale and afterwards.
Having wrapped up so much with book one, does this mean book two must have even more action, adventure, and awesomeness?
I hope so. I’ll be looking for it to come out.
I imagine how I'd feel if I were the author and reading this review. I'd feel attacked and defensive. Let me be clear. I do NOT think you're racist at all. I do NOT think you're a hater. The opposite is true - you have a strong Latina character - good for you! I'm definitely not a troll. I just want to assure you that mean to or not - when Latinos (or people who understand the Latino culture like I do - married to a Colombian for 14 years) read this we have an instant visceral reaction. We instantly question "You can identify Mexicans versus all other Hispanic heritages by sight?" My suggestion is to edit this to say something like "It was obvious to me that Lash had a predominantly Hispanic heritage, although she was certainly the first 7-foot tall Latina I'd ever seen." If it is important to your storyline that Lash actually be from Mexico - cool. Then ask her about her parents and place of birth, or rewrite her dialogue to use stereotypical 'Mexican' dialect and idioms and then claim that you deduced it.
In the end the final chapters seemed rushed and ill-thought out. The responsibility for the existence of the characters remains out of their own hands. At least the male character didn't fall completely into the trope of the modern male moron. I probably won't buy a second book because too much of the character's experiences remain in the hands of a corporation the protagonist unbelievably places too much faith in. Even if the protagonist doesn't see it the reader is left with the impression the corporation wants to incorporate people into the game as a complex form of NPC while stripping them of any human rights. And the author doesn't make it clear why the corporation can't simply turn the game into a kind of Groundhog Day hell to keep everyone in line. These plot weaknesses make the end unenjoyable if not unbearable.
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Characters are believable.
Adventures and lots of looting. No leaving unlimited bodies just laying around.
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