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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. XCOM 2: Resurrection by Greg Keyes. In the world of XCOM, the governments of Earth unite under threat of an alien invasion and form XCOM, an elite paramilitary organization tasked with repelling the extraterrestrial offensive and defending humanity. Making clever use of game elements, XCOM In the world of XCOM, the governments of Earth unite under threat of an alien invasion and form XCOM, an elite paramilitary organization tasked with repelling the extraterrestrial offensive and defending humanity.
Making clever use of game elements, XCOM 2: Resurrection details the strategy and costs of war in a compelling narrative sure to delight sci-fi aficionados and fans of the game series. Get A Copy.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 27, Marcus rated it really liked it. Pretty straightforward story. I found it effective, enjoyable, and was impressed that the author works a lot of details into the book that make it feel reminiscent of XCOM's gameplay.
Did a good job of stoking my anticipation before the PS4 release. View 1 comment. Nov 23, Melody rated it liked it. Enemy Unknown is my favourite video game and I have poured an embarrassing number of hours into it since its release. When they announced there would be a sequel released in November , I was pumped.
Then they delayed it until February In the meantime, they released this novel which bridges some of the story gap between the two games. The creators made the brilliant decision to base the sequel not on the ending the player receives when they win the game, but to follow the scenario XCOM: The creators made the brilliant decision to base the sequel not on the ending the player receives when they win the game, but to follow the scenario that XCOM was crushed by the aliens almost immediately.
Twenty years later, XCOM is struggling to regain the earth from the alien clutches. It will be an uphill battle of scrambling for resources and fighting against enemies that outclass your soldiers in almost every way. I love this idea. XCOM is one of those games that is meant to be hard. I think the only other game I lose at more consistently without giving up is The Binding of Isaac, which is another game I wholeheartedly recommend for anyone with a dark sense of humour.
A very dark sense of humour. Greg Keyes' novel is a fun, quick read that I enjoyed. It picks up after the twenty years have passed but before XCOM is really on its feet again and ends just before where I assume the game will start. The story is simple and relies on your knowledge of the game to care about certain characters and the significance of seeing particular aliens, which is probably fair since no one will read this who isn't a fan already. I had trouble differentiating most of the characters since the book is overloaded with interchangeable red shirts.
There is also a romance subplot that I didn't download since I felt like they only fell in love because she was new and he was the main character. The action sequences, on the other hand, were well done. The fire fights struck a strong balance between realism and staying true to the quirks of the gameplay and mechanics.
I also enjoyed the use of familiar characters - well used and not over done. The book doesn't spoil any major storylines from the upcoming game I don't think anyway and while the book wrapped up neatly, it still teased some disturbing things, like the Contagion, that better play a role in the game.
So if you're like me and eagerly counting down the days 19 until the new game, grab this book to help tide you over. May 07, Trike rated it liked it Shelves: This novel bridges the year gap between the video game XCOM: Enemy Unknown which I highly recommend and the sequel, which was released in February It's quite well written, although it does sport a fair number of missing words, all of which are small, such as "to" and "be".
The story starts off well, but then it sort of meanders. I suspect this is because he couldn't reveal anything terribly important about the plot of the game, so he focused on the interpersonal relationships and the qu This novel bridges the year gap between the video game XCOM: I suspect this is because he couldn't reveal anything terribly important about the plot of the game, so he focused on the interpersonal relationships and the quest for the new base for XCOM.
The premise is that humanity got creamed during the invasion in X: The premise is based on the fact that most players lost the game. I didn't, but that's what the data mining told the developers.
Which is fine, but it kind of comes at the cost of telling an epic story. Also, some things like the Contagion Zones are brought up but no answers are given.
Again, probably because it's part of XCOM 2. If you're familiar with the characters from the game then this will scratch some of those itches to see what happens to them in the ensuing decades. One of the things the game does well is get you attached to your characters as you train them and equip them You can get around that aspect by constantly saving your progress which is known as "save scumming" by gamers , but it kind of cheapens the experience.
Once you get a handle on how the game is played, you can ensure that most of your soldiers survive, but if you're playing honestly you will lose some. In the game there's a memorial to the lost soldiers, giving their names, combat history and which mission they lost their lives on.
It's a nice touch, one that Keyes utilizes in this book, as well.
You get attached to characters and then they get killed. It underscores the stakes here, fighting an enemy that has superior technology.
That said, there are odd lapses, such as the fact the XCOM soldiers move with relative impunity without fear of being seen by satellite. Space aliens ought to have satellites, seems to me. The pitiful few combat scenarios were too vague and we start and finish knowing little about the characters. I gave it 2 stars because it does include Vahlen and Shen, but their character development was provided by the game.
Otherwise, don't waste your money. The book is good and makes for a nice, light read but I just feel as if the potential of the universe it is set in is just not used enough. One person found this helpful.
This is an alright book with some good things in it. But it's somewhat lacking, and the love story feels so awkward and forced. There is very little character development, and we instead get lots of action and exposition. It's good at setting the scene for XCOM 2, but not a whole lot else. Product is great.
Great Book! You'll love it if you like XCom, and if you don't know XCom it might make you check out the games. This book gives a lot of interesting information for hardcore XCOM fans that are curious about what happened to members of the original XCOM team between the first two games. As a story though it is absolutely horrendous. The pacing and structure all over the place.
The plot is predictable and trope and the love story is just shoehorned in. Only read this if you are interested in what happened to Dr. Vahlen and Dr. Shen otherwise leave this book alone. While I certainly enjoyed the story, I feel that it ended right as it was getting really good and what was originally intended as something to scratch the itch while I waited for the game came out became a cruel reminder that XCOM 2 isn't coming till and I can't continue the fight just yet.
Bloody hell, is XCOM 2 out yet? It was clearly written for the release of the game. It isn't high quality science fiction. If you are an avid science fiction reader, you won't like it. However, if you enjoyed the XCOM games, you will appreciate this link from one game to another.
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I take it this Amar Tan is going to be the veteran soldier available from preordering. Hydrorox View Profile View Posts. Originally posted by Rollout:. Originally posted by SmokingBuffalo:. So could i download a physical copy of this or is it digital only?