Absolutely. Funny, a great listen, fantastic story with great closure.
Jim, just came across amazingly.
Jim was performed great, a close second though was Mr. Wonderful, I was enticed by his voice every time I heard him.
Dead and NOT loving it!
Would listen to again and again!
Previous WoW player, enthusiast of fantasy
Addresses the ethical horizon of self-aware AI in an enjoyable fashion.
Memorable characters. Jim + party, primary villains, special mention for Mr Wonderful.
Lampoons standard tropes of online games & fantasy without being obnoxious.
Enjoyable denouemont, complete and satisfying with multiple explorations. No limp attempts at sequels.
Barry character narration irritating for amount of 'stage time + story significance' (art direction critique - robotic and somewhat boring, lack of dimension)
For anyone that aren't known with the work of Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. He is an games critic, a game designer in his early days, and now an writer. Now a days he has a show on TheEscapist called "Zero Punctuation"(highly recommend checking out if you want to hear his voice some more or just hear him shit on/praise some video games), where he reviews games while talking really fast. Personally I would listen to this book again just to hear his voice and to hear the clever jokes he have used that points out the faults about video game logic, game design.and even development.
I own the book and the most memorable moment have to be when I first opend the book I saw this message: "To Blizzard Entertainment, for the three months of my life I will never get back."Blizzard Entertainment who is the one behind Warcraft/ World Of Warcraft(WoW), Star Craft, Diablo, The Lost Vikings and Rock n' Roll Racing.
I really think he did great with all characters, but my favorite must be Slippery John or Jim. You will understand.
The ending. I wont spoil anything, but if you are a creative soul who lay down time and effort into your work, will get it. If you're not the type of person maybe not.
Interested in video games, MMO's and game design/development? Well this book is something for you most likely. I Recommend this book so much. If you're not into that, then this book is a comedy book where everything is weird and explained in a good way. RECOMMENDED 9,5/10
I love the story. It has so many layers to it, and works as commentary on real world issues within the gaming and entertainment industry. Yahtzee does a good job narrating, giving voices to the characters and keeping a long read interesting.
Not ground breaking or earth shattering, but a good and interesting story, entertainingly presented.
The constant desire to die.
Slippery John always comes to mind
Not really. It never made me laugh out loud but it is constantly funny. Much like his videos the humor comes from the description of what is alone an astute or interesting observation.
It is slow to start. I would say that it didn't really suck me in until Slippery John shows up and gets the overall plot moving along. And if you are use to his video reviews (and who else would be considering buying this book?) it does take a little getting use to him speaking slowly and deliberately. But once you do it's kind of exactly what you'd expect from Yahtzee writing an epic fantasy, which is exactly what I wanted.
The story is exatcly what one would expect from Yahtzee, with great depth in the characrers, world and narration (as should be expected of a stort-critic gone author).
Highly recommended so-long you find the snarky and sarcastic, yet perfectly fair, tone that most of Yahtzee's work includes enjoyable.
The story is an interesting one told by an interesting person and actually raises questions in an odd sort of way. In It's own way Mogworld raises a question of ethics and morality. One critique is if you don't like Yahtzee's style of humor and writing this probably won't appeal to you.
Wonderfully narrated. it is a really funny funny story. the sarcasm and metaphors are quite witty. It is refreshing to have the storyteller be as good at narrating as he is at writing. Very very fun book.
While the narration is not the best, he makes up for it by adding the personal touch by being the author himself. Where a separate narrator would have missed something important, the author can pick up on it. There are a few points which can be distracting at the start, however by a quarter of the way they seem to be sorted and Crowshaw's narration becomes more smooth.
The story itself is excellently written and rather than throwing the reader into the story you are slowly dipped. This is done by well planned plot and slowly revealed character. Even main characters end up surprising the reader towards the end of the story.
It is highly recommended reading for any MMORPG fans.