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Android: Monitor
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
by Jukka V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/18/2020 16:09:33

Book is quite mediocre at the writing level, but unfortunately that's not it's largest weakness. Books plot is fairly weak, and unbelievable. Also, end is very anticlimatic. I didn't quite get what this book tries to be, but classic tragedy comes to mind. Unfortunately the book fails as tragedy. I have now read all Android universe book, and this definitely is the weakest. It's whole mood is very diffent from other books is series. Other Android Universe books open the world for reader, but this book just seems to close it. Maybe the biggest fault in Android: Monitor is that is feels out of place when compared to other Android books.

Who might enjoy this: People who want to read one take on how media works in Android Universe.

My recommendation: Ignore this book, unless you have read everything else from Android Universe, or you are really interested about media.

Good:

  • Everything technology related. (Cameras everywhere)
  • Megacorp omnipotency is present, although only in form of NBN

Bad:

  • Plot is unbelievable and disorganized (and partially hard to follow, I got a feeling that the writing was rushed, or maybe book was cut to shorter than writer intented.)
  • Technology is added fairly superficially, and not utilized in proper manner (see Exodus from same series to see better example how it should be done.)
  • Characters are unrelatable and it's hard for reader to actually care about them
  • Megacorp omnipotency is too blatant. There are no shades of grey in it, like in other android universe books.


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[2 of 5 Stars!]
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The Dream
Publisher: Nightfall Games
by Jukka V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/19/2016 12:56:23

My favourite datapack from Nightfall. Content is great. It can be used to challenge high levels SLOPs, or to create great atmosphere. Only annoyance where occasional misspellings. Also, The Dream contains new definition of lower downtown, which is great. New Hunter sheet Red Alert contains a great way to introduce PCs to these horrors through hunter sheet. So, I'd recommend also buying it.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Hunter Sheets: Red Alert
Publisher: Nightfall Games
by Jukka V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/19/2016 12:51:21

It's a solid 4,5/5, and I'd like to give it a 5 star rating but there are few minor things why I drop it to 4. Content is 3-5 depending on your own taste. I personally don't like Moral Right division, so I didn't find virtual squads very usefull. But that is not big minus for product. Hunter sheets are spot on, and at least are is directly related to previous datapacks, easily giving the GM an entrance way to introduce new horrors to game. I felt that little better editing would have improved this product (this is mostly why 4, but not 5 stars), but I didn't find too much misspellings.

Generally text flows well, content is good and this product has earned its place on SLA continuum.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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