Diane Duane: X COM UFO Defense A Novel X Com

Probably as faithful an adaptation of X Com as we are ever likely to see I really enjoyed it though I m not sure how much of a re read it is El libro es bastante justillo y me ha decepcionado XCOM es un juego mezcla de estrategiaciencia ficcion terror Donde lo mas importante es el apego ue el jugador desarrolla a lo largo del juego a sus hombres ya ue en cualuier momento estos pueden morir y es permanente a manos de los extraterrestres o de los propios miembros del escuadron Pues de todo esto no vemos mucho en el libroLos personajes 2 son los principales son planos sin carisma o aptitudes especiales la comandante y un subalterno La trama es inexistente o irrelevante mas ue seguir los pasos de la comandante en su destino de una nueva base a otra los combates dos lugares del terror y un asalto a una base alienigena no muestran el dramatismo mas all de un par de muertes irrelevantes de soldados an nimos Espero ue alg n escritor se anime a escribir algo mas interesante sobre el tema D For this review and others like it please visit my blog at The game based novel from will write for food author Sounds bad and well it is Official X COM UFO Defense also nown as UFO Enemy Unknown in Europe video game novelization is your typical example 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 easily guess Diane Duane didn t even try to create a proper novel and decided that for people who care about video games it ll be enough 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 I loved this game and the book is a pretty entertaining 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 Book was meh Personally I wish there was depth to the story I was. 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.

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Write this she s wandering around the BreisgauThere are Swiss cattle farmers You The Exchange 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 episode 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 I have a bit of an addiction to X Com I used to play the original and Terror from the Deep TFTD as aid 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 eats up all my time I suppose it s only natural that a successful video game franchise should try to expand to other media However this appears to be the only x com novel in existence There are also no tv shows or movies that I Drip Drop Teardrop know of Not even 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 eventually my poor foggy memory willick 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 inda 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 even 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 traitor. Y in the face of despair She doesnt now 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.

Able to understand many parts of the 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 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 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 A surprisingly good adaptation of a now ancient video game I pulled this off my shelf when the X COM remake appeared last year The book is from 1996 when the original X COM games were hot I guess Microprose wanted to buy 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 except 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 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 Small Crimes keep the aliens at bay andeep her own sanit.

Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction fantasy TV and film for than forty yearsBesides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known the Middle Kingdoms epic fantasy series and numerous stand alone fantasy or science fiction novels her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe and many scripts for live action and an