Oh my goodness – I got the new Spiderweb Software game Avernum 2: Crystal Souls (great review) and I’ve been lost to the world for about 3 or 4 days. I listen to books while I play the “casual level” while I listen to crime novels, for the most part – or I get a Kindle book to go with the Audible version. And now I get to go back to review what I might have missed.
About Becky’s little addiction – I’ve been playing Spiderweb games for about 10 years – since Avernum First Trilogy first came out. It’s a pretty traditional turn-based role-playing fantasy game with excellent strategy opportunities (this is NOT guesswork!), a great story line and fantastic graphics including interesting map and twists. If you’re a fan of the old RPG games but like them to be intelligent and without extreme adult content or violence, I highly recommend these games. A long time ago someone called them “the thinking man’s Doom” (or was that Marathon. (I play on a Mac.)
So – after all that – what all have I got read? – Proof by Dick Frances, A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart and The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson (I also had the Kindle book going on that last one.) – Now going on The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg and have The Faithful Place by Tana French coming up. (I’ll likely still be going at the game even then.)
Time to go write some reviews for those I’ve already read.