Game Over

Game Over Game Over takes place in the distant future in a place far far away from the planet we call home in the virtual universe called Elisium Imagine a society freed from crime and illness one sustained

  • Title: Game Over
  • Author: Derek Edgington
  • ISBN: 9780997673
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Game Over takes place in the distant future, in a place far, far away from the planet we call home, in the virtual universe called Elisium Imagine a society freed from crime and illness, one sustained by a single, eminently logical system that was designed to seek the ultimate perfection of humankind The Sibyl System seeks the elusive potential for perfection residing Game Over takes place in the distant future, in a place far, far away from the planet we call home, in the virtual universe called Elisium Imagine a society freed from crime and illness, one sustained by a single, eminently logical system that was designed to seek the ultimate perfection of humankind The Sibyl System seeks the elusive potential for perfection residing within humankind, and, at some point in time, becomes its greatest enemy Now imagine that a reluctant hero is called no, sent to save the remnants of the human race that reside in the toxic wastelands that make up what was once proudly called Earth by its inhabitants Ekko Everlasting is thrust into the world of the game, No Life, but without any corresponding memories that might motivate him to value any one universe over the other Ekko s immediate concerns dealt with saving his own skin and regaining his lost self exclusively in that order not saving one universe, let alone two How would you play out the role dealt to you by fate

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    1. "Game Over provides the reader with the unique opportunity to interact with the story as they progress through the Game. "A choose your own adventure book does not work well with an audio book that you are trying to listen to whilst doing something else.

    2. I really struggled with this book. This is one of those books that's better read than listen to in my opinion. I almost threw in the towel and did a DNF. But I requested this book and owed it to the author and narrator to give it my best shot. I have only listened to a handful of RPG books before this story so this may be a case of it's me not the book. Someone who is much more familiar with this genre may really enjoy this book.This is suppose to be a kind of interactive audiobook. Which didn't [...]

    3. *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*DNF @11%11% in and I still have no idea what I was reading. I literally just went through a information dump, but feel like I learned nothing. How are people stuck in the virtual world? If everyone is in a virtual world how do they have children? How does Ekko not remember anything remembers other things randomly? And why did he pop up in the middle of a fight and win it??? I was more than confused. I still am! I was willin [...]

    4. Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (1/17)“Game Over” by Derek Edgington takes place in the virtual universe of Elisium. The story begins with the game loading and opponents preparing to go into combat. The author has a creative imagination and “Game Over” is geared toward those who love this type of action.This is a somewhat “choose your own adventure” book for some of the scenarios. One could make good choices that would lead them to move on, or wrong choices that would mean g [...]

    5. Won this one in a Giveaway. Book just came in, so once I finish a few other books I started, it is on to this. I love the cover illustration. Throughout the book, there are smaller images to break up the text, and some creative headings, like Chapter 1's loading screen which you can see on the back cover too.The book is titled Game Over, but if you're a visual novel you could probably think of it as "Bad End" as it seems these game over scenarios are going to be gruesome endings led to by a mis [...]

    6. Derek Edgington sent me a print copy of Game Over for review.I'll start by saying I was a little intimidated by Game Over because I am not a gamer. I was afraid the book would be difficult for me to understand. Thankfully this was not the case. There may have been a few references that got by me but that didn't impact my enjoyment of the story.Game Over was a very different reading experience. The ability to interact with the story was new to me (I diedA LOT). The story itself is a real wild rid [...]

    7. It is a bad book. Disjointed and confusing.So I liked the way this book started and really wanted to like it at the end, but it was not a good book. That said I liked the choose your own adventure style chapter endings.My criticism is that the transitions between the chapters was very rough especially at the end. It feels like the author just didnt know how to finish the story. There were several directions it could have gone, but instead it felt unpolished an rough. In addition, some of the lat [...]

    8. Once again Derek has given us a world like no other, a world run by artificial intelligence known as Sibyl. Enter Ekko Everlasting as our unlikely hero thrust into this world to not only save it but also those on earth by playing in a game called No Life where each battle is more brutal then the last.Not only does Derek write such vivid descriptions of the people and the battles but he offers the readers a chance to interact with the game and Ekko. From the moment you open this book you are tran [...]

    9. I won a copy of Game Over in a giveaway.I found this to be an enjoyable read. There were things here and there that didn't really work for me personally, but overall, it was an interesting story and I became invested enough in the characters that I will probably check out the second installment in this series when it is released. I can definitely see a lot of people enjoying this book. I have a few friends and family members that I can think of off the top of my head who I will be referring thi [...]

    10. InterestingI really enjoyed this read more then I thought I would. I have never really liked the 'chose your own ending' genre but this isn't completely Luke those as the primary story has a real solid plot and wonderful full characters. I can't wait for the next book. I got this book free in exchange for a review.

    11. This is a very interesting book as the reader gets to interact in the story. Keeps the reader glued all the way through.

    12. If I wanted to read a narrated video game, I'd take notes while playing a video game for my future enjoyment. Only towards the end does the author aim for depth. Depth makes a saving throw.

    13. Game Over by Derek Edgington is a story that happens inside a video game. Sibyl, an AI, controls the game, and the game is the world. Game characters are brought into the game and fight for their lives. Where do the characters come from? Ekko and Syl among other characters live weird lives in the video world. The reader can change the story's outcome based on choices made at game intervals, but the flow of the game is already programmed. An interesting story concept. The writing and organization [...]

    14. ( Format : Audiobook )"Consider the consequences of your actions."All power to the author, Derek Edgerton, for his innovative idea to translate his 'choose your own adventure's novel into an audio format. A great concept but one which needs a little more thought to succeed. Many, if not most, listeners to audiobooks will be doing something else at the same time, non demanding physical work (I garden and cook) or driving, for example, so getting to the device to select from the choices given is n [...]

    15. Let me start by saying that the book is not one that should have been released in audiobook format; at least not Audible. It is quite difficult for me to review it based on the ratings options that Audible provides; story, narration, and overall. The story itself was interesting with some unique aspects from others in a somewhat crowed genre. However, I cannot recommend the book be purchased in audio format for many reasons listed below. If you like the VR/game genre of books, this one is like t [...]

    16. The novel is set in a virtual world with a hero who is plunged into a game world with no memories and his only motivation was to survive. There was a lot of tension and action which escalated as the story progressed. Getting the chance to make certain choices in the story as a reader was a really great addition too and made me like the novel even more. There was never a dull moment in this story. Everything was very easy to picture and I felt as though I was in the game myself. A really enjoyabl [...]

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