Thursday, January 21, 2010

Review - MetaGame

Title - MetaGame
Author - Sam Landstrom
Pages - roughly 400
Genre - Science Fiction
NOTE - Available as Ebook only
Life is a game, literally. Winners earn immortality, while losers are condemned to aging and death. D_Light, a gifted player, knows this all too well and he-s willing to do anything to win-even kill. It is no wonder then that when given the chance to enter a MetaGame-an exclusive, high-stakes, anything goes contest-he-s quick to jump at the opportunity. The MetaGame starts out well enough for D_Light, the first quest being to hunt down a dangerous fugitive, but through his own ambition, the tables turn and D_Light finds himself the renegade. Now, D_Light pits himself against his world to find the truth behind -The Game- and must decide between winning it and saving what-s left of his humanity.
MetaGame is a long journey, but an interesting one! Landstroms world consists of the real, human world and that of The Game, a place to earn points and gain popularity for the purpose of hopefully becoming one of the immortals. D_Light is our main hero, a man older then his locked 20ish year old body, it is through his story we experience The Game, the real world and all inbetween.
Metagame was a bit strange, especially in the begining with its product(TM) stamped items, the first few chapters are ladden with them, gradually they thin out though. The charactor names are also a bit strange, besides D_Light you will come across A_Dude, Curious_Scourge, Sweet_Ting and others, though not all names have the underscore, Lyra, Djoser, Lily and BoBo are expamples.
Familars are a fun part of Metagame and essential to the players, they are animal-like robots that save your memories, play clips, are used to communicate between other players, administer drugs that help players, sniff out poisons, grock players (look up thier status/profiles) and other usefull skills.
MetaGame is marked as science fiction but could be Young Adult as well due to the human life aspect of it (questioning ones self and world.. etc) but be warned, there is a good amount of swearing and sexual content (far more then i would like) but if that does not bother you then i believe MetaGame will give you alot of enjoyment as a unique piece of work, with its original concept, smooth flow of events and writing.

1 Comment:

  1. Tynga said...
    I'm not really into SciFi but I loved the cover ^^

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