written on Monday, June 29, 2009
This post was ten minutes late.
I'll probably finish the game in the next hour or two. But I didn't want to be late again. (Oops.) Plus I haven't been taking a lot of pictures lately, and I want to get a lot for the review because this game has a lot to look at. I'd be worried about spoilers, but if you didn't pick it up when it went on sale for $10, you probably aren't going to.
I'm reading the last of the Republic Commando books now. There's another book coming this fall, but it will be called Imperial Commando for obvious reasons. So far it feels like the books exist in a different universe. The first book starts immediately with events on Geonosis that aren't from the game. The second books makes a tiny mention of the Prosecutor mission. Basically the most important parts of the game barely get mentioned in the book and vice versa.
Part of that's the difference in the mediums. Books are about inner lives. Games are about blowing stuff up. And part of that is probably just the author not knowing or caring about the game. The author probably got some notes and had a short discussion with the game writer. I was in Boss' shoes, leading the squad. It's a thoroughly different level of investment.