[Retro-Review] Star Wars: Dark Nest Book I: The Joiner King (2005)

[Retro-Review] Star Wars: Dark Nest Book I: The Joiner King (2005)

The Joiner King is the first volume in the Dark Nest trilogy, written by Troy Denning. Denning is the fan-favorite author of such Star Wars novels as Star By Star and Tatooine Ghost, as well as several other original sci-fi works.

The Joiner King is set in the New Jedi Order era, five years after The Unifying Force, which saw the conclusion of the war with the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong. The premise sounds intriguing: a group of Jedi Knights hear a call through the Force from the Unknown Regions, and are drawn towards it. Soon, they abandon their duties to find it, much to the chagrin of the alien Chiss. The Jedi soon find themselves involved in a border dispute between the Chiss and an insect-like race called the Killick that has been spreading rapidly towards Chiss space. Luke, Han and Leia, as well as a few others, head out to investigate what the younger Knights have been up to, only to make some disturbing discoveries.

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[Retro-Review] Albion (2005)

[Retro-Review] Albion (2005)

Writing a review of Albion, the six issue mini-series plotted by Alan Moore and being released by Wildstorm Comics, is rather frustrating. I added Albion to my “pull” list at my local comic shop (the wonderful folks at (the now sadly defunct) Humungo Comics) simply on the strength of Alan Moore’s name. Once I began to read it, I saw that he plotted the book, but the scripting chores were handled by Leah Moore and John Reppion. Though a little disappointed, I decided to give the book a chance. Again, I knew nothing about the book.

And after reading the first issue, I still felt very much in the dark.

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[Review] Bloodborne

[Review] Bloodborne

The latest game from the creators of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls brings us one of the most highly anticipated exclusive games for the PS4. Bloodborne is an entirely new franchise, complete with new gameplay mechanics (guns and transformable weapons called “Trick weapons”) and a fascinating new locale (a Victorian England-inspired setting).

And is it any good?

Oh yes. Very much so.

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