I really enjoyed this book (and part 2) it really keeps the pace up with Alan the college student and his friends coming across well in the book. The plot is different whilst keeping similar gaming tones throughout and story lines I could relate too. The basis of the story is about a game (everyone) is playing but that is used to fight wars between civilised races, once you grasp the motives and writers intentions this book is hard to put down.
This series by Cosimo Yap ais definitely in my favourite top 5 gaming books to read.
Blurb from the back:
The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game.
A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. Alan can’t wait to play, recklessly diving into the digital universe. Soon though, Alan realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.
Score 9 out 10
Amazon readers seem to like it too with a 5 out of 5 rating (out of 29 reviews) see a sample of there reviews below:
Easily the best litrpg I have read. Many of them seem overloaded with messages about level ups and critical hits etc. This one seems to get it just right, the information panels always seem relevant and interesting and don’t intrude on the storyline.
The overall concept behind the game and its place in society is well thought out and not one I have seen before, there is plenty of action and excitement but its nicely balanced with hints of much deeper plotlines going on in the background with loads of potential for development in future books (this is clearly the authors intention).
Literally couldn’t stop reading this book, ended up reading it several times through, can’t wait for the next one.
I’ve never come across this genre before, and the term litRPG certainly made me think ‘oh my god, no’, similar to my response to ‘fan fiction’, but it’s actually a great read – I’m not yet finished, but am already dreading running out of book. Please write more!