Have you ever tried to read a vidya related novel? I'm not expecting a masterpiece of literature but are they at least entertaining?
I wouldn't read anything based on Blizzard games. Some of the worst writing you could imagine. Your best bet is reading a novel that was later adapted into a game like the Witcher books.
The Witcher novels are shit as well. Sapowski's strengths lay in writing short stories, but he flounders in novels. So grab the 3 Witcher short story collections, because those are great, but skip the actual novels.
If the novel you're reading is made by the story writers of the game, then it can be good as a bit more flavor if you like the series.
For instance, I liked the lore and setting of Mass Effect 1. Both ME1 and the first 3 novels were written by Drew Karpyshyn, so they were pretty good, they didn't just feel like a cash grab to me.
I tried to read the first two books which are anthologies with adventures of Geralt, I was told that it's necessary to read them to understand the lore and what happens in the novels, and... fuck they are really good, sapkwowski writes really well and it gets never boring.
I have the first two Doom books, but never got passed the first one. I should give it another shot sometime.
You'd be wrong. If you only read books recommended by /lit/ or whatever top 100 lists you read from exclusively then you'd never know what a truly shit novel is. There is a great span between a great book and a terrible one and the Witcher books are nowhere near the bad end.
>people think that the witcher books are good
these people probably read like 1 book a year, if that even.
The first one is pretty great in OPs post. Tells tge backstory of Altman and the background of the religion based on the marker. If you liked Dead Space you'll enjoy reading it.
>friend reads bioshock: rapture
>tells me it's amazing and among the caliber of classical literature
>Mfw reading it
I don't know what I was expecting.
I own this, it's very interesting and makes something you think means one thing actually means another thing. Like a big fuck you behind the scenes to the characters,
I'm not a literature fag, I actually hated reading growing up.
I did read these when I was in high school 10 or so years ago.
The originals were based on the game which was pretty cool if you played them growing up.
Caliban Cove and Underworld weren't based on any of the games so you could paint the scenery in your own head.
well the author apparently is a college professor and an accomplished fiction writer, so I bet he knows how to write cool stories. I was quite skeptical but probably I'll give it a shot since I love Dead Space.
The only 3 video game novels I have read were Halo Reach, the first doom book and one based on Starcraft, but I forgot the name. It was about a reporter who saw the events that unfolded with the Zerg.
Anyone ever read the elder scrolls novels?
I'm interested to see if they are any good.