My Favorite Books

The Walking Drum
Ender's Game
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Curse of Chalion
The Name of the Wind
Chronicles of the Black Company
The Faded Sun Trilogy
The Tar-Aiym Krang

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Review: Moon Knight: Age of Anubis: A Marvel: Multiverse Missions Adventure Gamebook

Moon Knight: Age of Anubis: A Marvel: Multiverse Missions Adventure Gamebook Moon Knight: Age of Anubis: A Marvel: Multiverse Missions Adventure Gamebook by Johnathan Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an adventure gamecock based on the Marvel Character Moon Knight where you (the reader) team up to stop a rampaging mummy and the plague it brings to NYC (with a few other mythological encountered on the way) … I haven’t don’t one of these for so long that it gets +1 just for nostalgia. The only downside here is that you have to keep track of stats, objects, boons and achievements on a separate piece of paper to play this game right (and you need two 6 sided dice), so it is not just choosing options (so replayability is good +1). And of course you are playing alongside a superhero in NYC. There are 300 scenes to piece together with 15 possible endings and only 4 ways to win (so there are a lot fo dumb ways to die). I played through a few scenarios (win/loss 1:2 … die rolls were horrible) and had fun each time (+1). The storyline was interesting and fast paced (if not particularly detailed). There is an added advantage with reading on an ebook/kindle because the links to jump to the next part of the adventure are right there with the options (so you don’t have to fumble back and forth for the pages). YMMV (it's meant to be a cheesy comic book type story), but I am giving this one two thumbs up!

I was given this free advance reader copy (ARC) ebook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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My Ratings Explained ...

  • [ ***** ] Amazing Read - Perfect story, exciting, engrossing, well developed complex characters, solid plot with few to no holes, descriptive environments and place settings, great mystery elements, realistic dialogue, believable reactions and behaviors; a favorite that I can re-read many times.
  • [ **** ] Great Read - Highly entertaining and enjoyable, exciting storyline, well developed characters and settings, a few discrepancies but nothing that can’t be overlooked. Some aspect of the story was new/refreshing to me and/or intriguing. Recommended for everyone.
  • [ *** ] Good Read - Solid story with a 'good' ending, or has some other redeeming feature. Limited character development and/or over reliance on tropes. Noticeable discrepancies in world building and/or dialog/behavior that were distracting. I connected enough with the characters/world to read the entire series. Most of the books I read for fun are here. Recommended for fans of the genre.
  • [ ** ] Okay Read - Suitable for a brief, afternoon escape … flat or shallow characters with little to no development. Over the top character dialog and/or behavior. Poor world building with significant issues and/or mistakes indicating poor research. Excessive use of trivial detail, info dumps and/or pontification. Any issues with the story/characters are offset by some other aspect that I enjoyed. Not very memorable. May only appeal to a niche group of readers. Recommended for some (YMMV).
  • [ * ] Bad Read - Awkward and/or confusing writing style. Poor world building and/or unbelievable (or unlikeable) characters. Victimization, gaslighting, blatant abuse, unnecessary violence, child endangerment, or any other highly objectionable behaviors by Main characters. I didn't connect with the story at all; significant aspects of this story irritated me enough that I struggled to finished it. Series was abandoned. Not recommended.