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Mass Effect: Revelation

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic

This book I read after i played and beat the first mass effect game. So many questions were left after the game, i didn't know if they would ever answer them. This book answers the questions about captain Anderson and us well written to keep your attention. I would rec...
This book I read after i played and beat the first mass effect game. So many questions were left after the game, i didn't know if they would ever answer them. This book answers the questions about captain Anderson and us well written to keep your attention. I would reccommend that people play the game first as much is assumed information you simply will not fully appreciate without the first game. Other than theending feeling rushed it was one of the better books I have read.

posted by AldenteJH on July 30, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Not Flawless, Indeed.

This book has some things to love and hate.

Video gamers rejoice! Finally a prequel novel to a video game release that actually feels like part of the video game. In this book you'll find out about the past of some choice characters and learn a lot more about the va...
This book has some things to love and hate.

Video gamers rejoice! Finally a prequel novel to a video game release that actually feels like part of the video game. In this book you'll find out about the past of some choice characters and learn a lot more about the various races involved. Believe it or not, Saren wasn't always completely evil.

I'll say it now: this is NOT for the die-hard SciFi reader. The writing feels amateur at times and the chapters can get a little logged down with dialog. This is definitely a title for fans of the video game who wish to immerse themselves deeper into the world of Mass Effect. Revelation fills in quite a few gaps and whne the action hits... it hits HARD!

Very descriptive, sometimes painfully so. But trust me, Gamers, it is worth the read. It is written by the same person who wrote the storyline of the video game... and we all know how purely awesome the video game/story was. Check it out.

posted by J-Efaw_BNEmployee on May 12, 2010

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

    Not Flawless, Indeed.

    This book has some things to love and hate.

    Video gamers rejoice! Finally a prequel novel to a video game release that actually feels like part of the video game. In this book you'll find out about the past of some choice characters and learn a lot more about the various races involved. Believe it or not, Saren wasn't always completely evil.

    I'll say it now: this is NOT for the die-hard SciFi reader. The writing feels amateur at times and the chapters can get a little logged down with dialog. This is definitely a title for fans of the video game who wish to immerse themselves deeper into the world of Mass Effect. Revelation fills in quite a few gaps and whne the action hits... it hits HARD!

    Very descriptive, sometimes painfully so. But trust me, Gamers, it is worth the read. It is written by the same person who wrote the storyline of the video game... and we all know how purely awesome the video game/story was. Check it out.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    A decently enjoyable read, though strictly for fans of the game

    I found this book shortly after finishing the first game and purchased it after learning the plot focuses on the backstory of Saren, and how David Anderson came to meet him.

    Right off the bat I appreciated how this book is by no means required reading to understand any elements of the game. However, I get the feeling while reading it that playing the game is required to really get into the book. A good example of this is the large amount of info dumps sprinkled liberally throughout the story. While I adore worldbuilding and readily wolfed down the universe expansion these gave, I definitely see how they could weigh the book down substantially. Not to mention the inconsistencies to the game this book has become quasi-infamous for in the fandom.

    In short, if you love Mass Effect, definitely give it a spin! If not, this is probably one to skip, or play the game first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Based on the game

    The game and the book can stand alone, but make more sense if you've played the game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Poop on allllooooollllllllllooooollllooollllo

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Good, not great.

    The book was enjoyable, though not something I couldn't put down. I have played both of the games many times through. They provide deep stories of there own. This is a good history for a prequil to the first game. I am not sure how my experience with the game changed with my liking of the book, whether it made it better or worse, or how someone reading it that haden't played the game would feel. Overall it was good enough, but I don't know if I will go any further with this series of books, though I highly recommend the games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

    An easy read

    An easy read

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    Pretty decent

    I just finished this book and found it enjoyable, descriptions were lacking in some areas and a bit fuzzy when describing the different species, but maybe it makes more sense if you've already played the game. All and all I would recommend it.

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