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01-01-13 12:40 AM
Shepherd492 Can't believe it has been a month since I've updated the list here. Been a really busy time with the holidays and all and I didn't quite make it to the 200 milestone. I've got two reviews very close to being done and I'll just need one after that so it's only a matter of time!

Also in 2013 I'm going to try out publishing three articles a week on predetermined days: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Maybe a bit of structure will be the cure to my perpetual slacking?

Star Wars: Survivor's Quest

Splinter Cell: Conviction

Wayne of Gotham

Batman: Court of the Owls

Horus Heresy: False Gods

Batman: Noel

Star Wars: Black Fleet Crisis: Before the Storm
12-02-12 03:35 AM
Shepherd492 Finally starting to find the time to write up some more reviews. Got three (Eisenhorn: Xenos, HH: False Gods, and Batman: The Killing Joke) that I just need to put the finishing touches on and I'm very close to finishing a few more books. Hopefully it will be a productive month with holidays and all, I'd love to get up to 200 total reviews by new year's day (need 10 more.)

Knights of the Old Republic: Flashpoint

Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm

Hitman: Damnation

Dark Tower Book 1: The Gunslinger

Spawn Origins Collection Volume 1

Aliens: Nightmare Asylum
11-16-12 12:45 AM
Shepherd492 Because I've been busy with many things, I haven't had time to do as many things as I'd like to with my reviews this month. Fortunately, I did have time to soak in the newest Soundgarden album and write a rather long review.


As soon as I can, I will try to have reviews up of the first Eisenhorn book, False Gods, Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm, and Aliens: Nightmare Asylum. I also want to get the new Hitman tie in novel reviewed before the game drops next Tuesday in the U.S. (I plan to review the game as well.)
10-28-12 05:08 PM
Shepherd492 Going to repost the links that got lost with the server problems lately and a few new ones. I've been far too busy this month!

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (novel)

Star Wars: The New Rebellion

Catwoman: The Game

Batman: No Man's Land (novelization)

Resident Evil: City of the Dead

Superman For All Seasons

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War

Aliens: Earth Hive

All Star Batman and Robin Vol. 1

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost

Horus Heresy: Horus Rising
09-07-12 10:26 PM
Hachiko I think I mentioned a while back, I was looking forward to seeing your take on Triple Zero. I've got to say your review is pretty much word for word the score I would give it.
As I'm getting older, I've abandoned my habit of finishing even crappy books. But this one I did finish, only because of the respect I had for Hard Contact. That respect for Hard Contact was intensified by:
the fact that RC:HC was a good book despite being a Star Wars:EU book.
the fact that RC:HC was a damn good book for a video game adaptation.
the fact that RC:HC worked as a great military sci-fi book in a space opera universe without name dropping canon players.

And then we have Triple Zero. We get a primary protagonist of Kal Skirata, a character almost as annoying as Jar Jar. We have a few cringe-worthy mentions of classic characters, (I mention one where the Mandalorian-wannabe Jedi was talking about Obi-Wan Kenobi, all while we were supposed to be awestruck with the thought of a jedi in Mando armor). We have Karen Traviss putting Darman on a back burner, and focusing on the love lives of the other clones. In Hard Contact, the emerging love between Darman and Etain Turducken was a cool notion; two types of people, as alien as they were human, who should be unable to feel love, find it anyway. It was Nicholas Sparks meets Star Wars but by God it worked. In Triple Zero, it just sucked.
Plus, as mentioned before, we get Skirata. We get Walon Vau and his Wonder Cat. We have, as you mentioned, a nondescript terrorist cell. In the final confrontation, there seemed so little commando work. The commando force had virtually the same numbers as the terrorists.
Delta Force was pretty cool, and could've highlighted their own book. Crammed in with Omega, it was just too much. The action scenes are still written with good technical skill.
The book itself was graced with a pretty sweet cover.
However, considering the drop in quality between the first and second books, coupled with the fact that Traviss will not be finishing the series, I doubt I will even bother to move on to True Colors.

Excellent review. Crappy book.
09-04-12 07:39 PM
Shepherd492 School starting + holiday= terribly unproductive last two weeks. Probably going to be on reduced output through December but I would be thrilled to get 10 reviews a month out. Anyways, here are my latest three:

Republic Commando: Triple Zero

Ciaphas Cain: The Beguiling/The Traitor's Hand (Sorry Angelofdeath!)

The Stand

My next few reviews will be Horus Rising, Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War, Aliens: Earth Hive, and Tatooine Ghost
08-18-12 10:44 AM
Angelofdeath690 Enjoying some of your reviews, I tend to mostly read the 40k books so i don't read to many of the other reviews. But i do enjoy reading the thoughts of someone who isn't saturated by the lore and knowledge from the game.

Keep up the good work!

(My favorite series currently is the Cain ones!)
08-18-12 01:43 AM
Shepherd492 I changed up my schedule a bit to accommodate a new release:

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command

Splinter Cell: Fallout

X-Files: Goblins

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories

Next up is Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War, The Stand, Rogue Squadron: Requiem for a Rogue, and Ciaphas Cain: The Traitor's Hand
08-11-12 03:27 AM
Shepherd492 More reviews:

Star Wars: Jedi: The Dark Side

Warhammer 40k: Gaunt's Ghosts: First and Only

Warhammer 40k: Space Wolves: Ragnar's Claw

Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia

My next batch of four reviews will be: Darth Vader and the Lost Command, Splinter Cell: Fallout, X-Files: Goblins, and Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War.
08-01-12 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by Hachiko View Post
Just started First and Only myself. Loving it, loving it.
I'm about 25 pages from the end, and I can promise that it only gets better. Very impressive book in my opinion.
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