Star Valor is a Space Action RPG game where you are in control of your own spaceship, with a vast galaxy to explore. You can mine, quest, trade, fight & even craft your own weapons. You have many different ways to build your ship & stand out in this living space where every action counts for making a good (or bad) impression towards each faction. Start small, improve, complete missions, gather allies (or hire mercenaries) & become big & powerful. Remember to be kind though & if not maybe redemption comes later when time is ready 😜
A while after purchase via Steam i chose to become one of the Patreons. Happy to give monthly support for this top down beauty that reminds me of good ol Starsector. Some say it’s like new Freelancer coming back, but not in my view & no offense to these golden games. My monthly assist is few € a month & maybe drop ten € at times when time feels right. Here’s the page for it: Patreon for Star Valor Earlier on this week Star Valor came out of Early Access state. It’s so far only developer is doing amazing work & interacts well with people who put out questions or general feedback. Buy Star Valor here 😋
This Land is My Land
This Land Is My Land is a stealth action game set in an open world resembling the 19th-century American frontier. Players control a male indigenous protagonist, with no reference to any specific tribe or time period, as well as NPC allies to assist in scouting & other duties. The gameplay revolves around stemming the invasion of non-indigenous settlers into indigenous territory. The player can use weapons, set traps, baits & mount a horse to enjoy sceneries while on travels with human’s old four legged friend.
Every playthrough is different because the world changes every time a player restarts the game. Cities grow with different ways, camps develop in altered places & patrols take new routes. Because of this good design, the player doesn’t have any reference points from the last playthrough. This Land is My Land also has a “karma” feature that penalizes the player for taking violent revenge on invading colonizers.
Many developers working for this have been living under sky that has brought down human made big boom booms 💣💥 Launched by Evil deranged conqueror known as Vladimir Putler. It’s good news to see that this crew is back & i hope all are safe from shellings & other booms 🤞🍀 I’ve helped their country with small & big donations in past few months. It’s price is now reduced by -25% & expires 8.8.6022 that is in two days. Gonna buy few more copies of ‘This Land is My Land’ via Steam once in xmas discount. to support as they deserve it 💯🤗
Per Aspera is a massive planet-sized city builder & terraformer set into Mars Planet located in Sol System. It brings planetary simulation experience that combines hard science fiction & base building. The game takes place on Planet Mars. It’s developed by Tlön Industries, published by Raw Fury & released on December 3, 6020. That’s 2x years ago as in 2020, by oldest storybook known as Bible. It’s followed by tooo many people. It’s sad to know still today Human Species is set to follow official timeline calendar set into a fictional story.
The campaign in Per Aspera puts the player on the Syrtis Major Planum to location roughly at 60.1°E, 7.5°N That’s about 1227km from the Perseverance rover that landed in the real world on February 6021. Per Aspera is a small beauty game on this genre. In Per Aspera i’ve found myself to be disconnected fromworries & all that’s connected to real-life when managing the outposts. Enjoying the ambience & other good content with no second thoughts as there’s something compelling & satisfying about this game.Per Aspera is now on sale with -50% discount till Aug 18th in Steam 👌 Here’s my Steam Profile page. There you can see some reviews that i’vewritten so far, library & more. Game on & remember the hydration, nutrition & stretching during the gaming sessions. No, not those basic unhealthy chips etc. 👍
Pros: Ewan McGregor & Indira Varma. Beautiful reference / stolen encounter display at one of the rooms with Stormtroopers. Which one did it better, Starkiller or Obi-Wan ^^ That choreography was good, but also flawed. Now at Mickey’s SW the Lightsaber actually bounces off from Stormtrooper’s armor before goes through on next attempt 😮 Sad to see that Boba’s Gaffi Stick seems to be stronger as it didn’t perform so weakly when he put down bogies in Mandalorian S02. Cons: Perfect moment for Clone Wars flashbacks while Obi is in the bacta recovery, But naah.. Obi-Wan used the Force to swiftly dry up his outfit (wasn’t shown) after got into the base. Didn’t wear the armor of the knocked stormtrooper. It’s the ‘SW THING TO DO‘, but nah lets not do it Now to think of it, it couldn’t have been done cause of the uber cringey scene at end of the episode. Obi-Wan walks through sec checkpoint while Leia is under the massive trench coat.. 😀 Which one did it better: Austin Powers or Obi-Wan ? Tala does gentle head slap & down goes stormtrooper. 🧐 Darth Tantrum Inquisitor calls Obi-Wan as Kenobi to Leia & not Ben as Obi spoke to Leia. Now Leia knows this is Obi-Wan Kenobi. So it ruined the “help me Obi-Wan Kenobi” you helped my father in the Clone Wars.. ‘I forgot that you helped me when i was a kid.’ <– 😀
‘Is this a staring contest‘ ? <-Words from youngling at interrogation room. Reva didn’t think to check if kiddo is Force Sensitive.. Only replies ‘You’re Strong‘ <– 🤔 👀 She couldn’t mind read ten year old, but did to adult earlier on EP02. No reaction to it 🤦♂️ We’re somehow supposed to believe that she’s competent enough in ‘The Force‘ as a 10-year old to (easily) block mind reading from a trained Inquisitor. Then takes 9x years for her to have the ability to sense things with ‘The Force‘ like she does in “Return of the Jedi“. Since Tie-Fighters shown in the hangar, they should have been used. Staying idle= They shouldn’t have been shown in the first place. Opening shot of the Fortress without the TIE-Fighters would’ve been fine. But no because lack of focus.
T-47’s are 2 person vehicles. One was destroyed, leaving1x vehicle for 4 people. How did they make it happen ? Magic ❤ 2 Inquisitors are in the hangar, Reva is the only one that does something (not useful) while the other (Fifth Brother) stands there & yells. I’d rather watch a slow paced spinoff of Tera Sinube than Darth Tantrum toy woman doing unuseful moves. Fortress Inquisitorius defenses should have detected the rebel ship once in orbit. On the Rebels telly show ‘Fifth Brother‘ puls the ‘Phantom’ ship & therefore stopped it from leaving the base. He doesn’t try anything at Kenobi S01E04 except yells as mentioned 🤦♂️
Yes this is badly timed filler episode that has lots of goofiness.
Shame on apologists for saying that Vader let Obi go on purpose at EP03 because Obi was so weak that Vader felt cheated. Well, seems like he’s pretty interested in capturing him at end of EP04, doesn’t it? The real Darth Vader would’ve Force Choked her while she’s in the air. Yes she placed the tracker into Lola, but Vader could’ve given that job to GI, Fifth Brother or Fourth Sister. This tracker getaway from being killed is über dumb. Mainly because Revan, mean ‘Reva’ would’ve needed to make sure that Fifth Brother with ‘Raiden Fan Hat’ or Fourth Sistah won’t be there to stop them from escaping. Vader was clearly angered after Obi escaped. Still he let Reva live & bowed to her like “i underestimated you“, ‘Hug‘ ?
In one scene Obi can barely move a 1 inch piece of metal with the ‘Force’ then 5mins later he is able to stop huge pressurised water flow into corridor. Vader had same in Fallen Order game. Obi did it all while fighting ST’s with other hand. Not to forget that in SW they use Transparasteel. Not glass.. There’s something oddly cheap about the ‘escape from Fortress Inquisitorius‘. Seen in an awkward sequence involving Reva deflecting blaster shots while clearly not in eyeline with T-47. When looking at The Mandalorian & cinematic quality of the Andor trailer, it stings to see ‘Kenobi‘ occasionally feel like a b-tier show. Should be same & higher. Most waited SW Telly show has 33min filler episode.. Why? EP04 is a missed opportunity. It would fit into mid of 8-10x eps long S01, not to one with 6x 30-42min each.
Comparison of SWEU & Cinema Darth Vader vs occasional Mickey’s Vader: Golden OT: Admiral: “Lord Vader, the fleet has moved out of light speed & we‘re preparing to a-“ Darth Vader: “You’ve failed me for the last time Admiral” (force choked to Death) Kenobi show up to EP06: Darth Tantrum: “I do what I please & if you don’t like it, Not my Problem.” Darth Vader: “Yes Ma’am, let me know if you need anything & enjoy.”
Episode 5 6.5/10
Pros: Ewan McGregor & Hayden Christensen. It’s great to see that Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber in the flashback scene is the old one that he lost in AOTC. This attention to detail by someone got a praise from me ^^ “Your need for victory Anakin, it blinds you..” 😪 Anakin’s Eyes totally expressive at that moment, distress & sort of frustration on his mind 😳 Wiuh so so good to see Anakin & Obi-Wan together like back in the days ❤ Hayden likes the behind-the-back blade twirl & done well ^^ Obi-Wan circled while one-handed is how he engages Count Dooku at the end of SW:EP02 when he blocks his lightning 👌 Cons: Maybe this time he really ran out of Force Juice / Energy Level & that’s why didn’t try to Force pull the ship that appeared from behind the wrecked one. Vader to have such powah doesn’t make sense when it’s done outside SWEU. No, it wasn’t good reference to what ‘Starkiller‘ did to bigger ship & redirected it. *Chewie Giggidy face.* Now we come back to silly part of Reva knowing that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker 😮 Part of canon is that the Emperor & Vader hunted down everyone who knew it. They definitely wouldn’t have let one become an Inquisitor.
It’s satisfying to see Vader toying with Reva without breaking a sweat & no need for own Lightsaber Included blocking the strikes with force & ordering the flow of “combat” with ‘dance‘ moves.. Then came the sad fact that he & GI left the job undone. At Mickey’s SW not even the Lightsabers are competent enough as they can’t kill body of weak species when torso gets hit. Savedwhen the plot demands it. Shame for Qui-Gon & some Jedis who got hit by LS into same spot. They were without same plot armor. 100x less interesting character had it 😞 Mickey’s Corporation even managed to indirectly ruin his death. Now even humies can survive from Lightsaber stab. Twice that is if the first time was a stab 😒
Episode 6 8/10
Pros: Ewan McGregor & Hayden Christensen. We actually get someLegacy OST to massage our ears. It was brief joy joy & better late than never. This series or show finale is emotionally driven, beautiful mostly 90% canon preserving artwork. Good one even it’s literally dark for most of runtime. This eats full point from rating. Sadly it’s a way to save production work & expenses on many cases. I was hoping to see Obi to do Force Jump after cleared the rocks above him. Moments later cheered when Obi turned into supah saiyan mode & channeledprecious skill from youngling days 💪 Then made the beautiful leap strike which cracked the helmet.
It’s a sort of a copy (cracked other side) from Ah-Soka vs Vader in animated Clone Wars show, but no matter. When Vader said “You didn’t kill Anakin, I did” the goosebumbsieez took over. The light on Anakin’s face changes while he talks,🔵 until he says the kill part, it turns 🔴 Hayden & Ewan delivered the goodies during the “meet up” at moon 💯 Switch between JOJ’s & Hayden’s voice is brilliant. I’ll definitely rewatch this encounter many times via Mickey+ I can forgive the silly brief moment when Obi has goofy grip on Lightsaber. I felt the man tears approaching when he mentioned the ‘lost friend‘ 🥺 Cons: Once Vader is few meters away from the shuttle he says: “Have you come to destroy me?” <- I thought he was chasing Obi-Wan & Obi decided to go there to see what’s cooking so that future rebels get to safety. I would’ve suggested line: “So Obi-Wan this is where you want to die..” Kenobi flying away after his win? <- Send few Tie Fighters or use the Star Destroyer nearby / in orbit. Guess those ‘thought requiring‘ moves would’ve been too much cause of runtime addition & more 🙄 Then again, if Mickey’s crew acknowledges that they exist, then they have to write intelligent stories to explain how things happen. How did Reva leave the base when no ships remained after refugees left first & then Vader with GI ? Mickey’s Magic again 🧐 How did aunt Beruknow that Reva “The Iron Torso” comes to farmstead during the dark 👨🏫
Not to forget the fact that Obi-Wan fought Vader at the same time as Reva was at farmstead, but when Obi had defeated Vader he managed to travel to Tatooine in minutes. He made it on time to confront Reva & forgive her all with lil pep talk. It makes no sense since travelling a grid in the SW galaxy takes hours. Noticed how night-time on that area when Obi landed & on planet approach scene he lands to area with daytime 🙃 How could Owen miss his first shot on Reva. She was literally standing still. Maybe he went through the Stormtrooper training program 🥴 Pst: He didn’t know that wife had weapons hidden at downstairs. Planet with hostile creatures & raiders looting at least once a month i assume. Even knowing these he’s so crap shot that misses still target 😳 Lill after when he waits Reva on a ledge, he doesn’t shoot at all & that gave edge to character who magically traveled to Tatooine.
Why didn’t at least Beruchase Reva with speeder once she went to run after Luke. Owen couldn’t cause of his bad knee. Should have left fear behind. Owen & Beru should’ve set crossfire ambush, not both to stay on same side. Mickey’s crew explaining episode or movie content won’t be done as that would require effort & time consuming things like script editing & redrafting 🤔 They weren’t hired for this. As far as Mickey showrunners are concerned, if something isn’t on screen, it doesn’t exist. Two points taken cause there was no need to show Reva going into Tatooine faster than made any sense. Yes, she found the holo recording with Owen’s name & it happened only because Bail was so dumb to mention it 🤦♂️ He could’ve sent the message without saying it & Obi knowing what he means. High importance subject & he acts like has amoeba’s brain 😢 Of course Obi was dumb earlier when gave it to scammer & he dropped it.
Finalizing thoughts, rants, praise here & there.
The ost is mostly dull & generic through the season. In Rebels animated series it uplifted episodes to be a lot better & same for Clone Wars esp. last few on S07 ✨🎶 Joby Harold who’s one of the Kenobi writers said publicly that he hasn’t seen ROTS. He also said that didnt know Obi Wan knew Anakin being Darth Vader 😮 He joined to write the most hyped show of this decade, but doesnt look into material source 🙆♂️ He went to consult with clown Pablo Hidalgo. “Red LS crystals are faulty” Why: Didn’t kill Plot Armored Reva who’s species is human. GI’s survival was expected cause he’s a Pau’an species. No fear of infection & have two stomachs. Their average lifespan is 700years. Mostly pointless character Reva (why name her so close to greatest Jedi) got stabbed (or slashed & stabbed) & all good, walks in sunshine 🤯 Lightsaber can even go through Parasteel Doors (element used in SW Universe) & no doubt it would destroy entrails of sentient being. Doesn’t kill youngling who got hit.. Youngling strike not shown by end of S01E06. She only told at Path’s base that she hid under the youngling corpses. Okey, did Anakin just blindly swing younglings at temple & plot armored Reva survived cause of it ?
Obi could’ve finished Vader before OT events took place, but he didnt. So every sentient being killed by Vader after duel in nameless moon is partially his fault. Alderaan & more if include SWEU content. Not those after Mustafar duel because he thought Anakin dies when he made the mistake about high ground. The entire OT is down to Obi-Wan letting Vader go for no apparent reason. If he let him live because it’s Luke’s job to take him down then that was very blind decision cause of The Empire. Even Kenobi the looong waited show & it’s possibly only S01 was a 65% letdown, i’ll keep Mickey+ subenabled cause of waiting for ‘Andor‘ pilot episode to air on late August 😋 Ewan saved a lot of points for it.
Yes there’s almost two months ‘empty‘ time after Kenobi’s season 1 finale 😦 Season word as i dream of S02 rumor to come true. Also waiting for Willow’s return as telly series, Mandalorian S03 Feb. next year & mostly wait for Ah-Soka on same year. Now hoping for Quinlan Voss on Kenobi’s possible S02 or on Ah-Soka series. Then not to get killed cause he’s entertaining Jedi 🙂 My ‘true‘ Star Wars joy content so far up to this day 28.6.6022 (2022 by oldest storybook timeline) is movies 1-6, Rogue One, Legends books & comics that i’ve read. I’ve bought many as EBook. Here’s a fine ear massage since we didn’t get legacy tracks (two isn’t enough) through the six episodes. Enjoy content, share opinion about them at web as that helps the industry & others. Support & lets ask for telly deities to ensure that Ah-Soka, Skeleton Crew & Andor to be memorable adventures. Rumor is that Millie Bobby Brown makes her debut into galaxy far away on Skeleton Crew. It also has talented Jude Law among others. We’ll channel good vibes for future content.
If you haven’t watched all six episodes by now then go here & enjoy streaming. After that down below is spoiler free content.
Pros: Ewan McGregor, Rubert Friend & Joel Edgerton. This opening a.k.a pilot episode is a fantasticoo start to the series when remove some of the bad parts like darth tantrum inquisitor messing around in the town & few others that is written below. Its well-paced (second one not so much) & gives semi well created sceneries in the planet that’s most known in this galaxy. Torn up strong & wise Jedi who isn’t much of a Jedi at this stage is working on some carcass ripping yard. Staying low to not get into Empire’s radar. Beautiful execution when these daily life steps are repeated few times.
Cons: Reva comes across as an unnecessary “insert” a side character with paper thin development shoved further onto centre stage than is merited. Already on this pilot episode some scenes would’ve had more impact without her Darth Tantrum attitude messing up things. She scarcely has any depth like Ventress, Melisandre & even Serleena from MIB2 to name few.She’s a plank character just like Rey ‘Mary Sue’ Palpatine from 80% horrid Sequel Trilogy. Her attempt of showing threat doesn’t go far & on this opening episode it felt cringey & forced. Obi should’ve had more empathy with reply to lost young Jedi named ‘Nari‘ when asked for guidance. Obi offers no help other than to run & hide. Shame on ya.. Even he was avoiding Force connection to stay out of Dark Side’s touch, he should’ve helped Nari.
The chase scene where adults are clumsier than semi toddler is a disgrace telly work on this show that’s meant to set into rough era in the Galaxy. Short, but effective fix by Zebra3Girl is gold. On the one what we got, how can they trip over obstacles that are no problemo for youngling & why didn’t these bh’s have stun gun for contracts like this. Yes it can be used to younglings. I bet that Joby was the one who wrote this & unintentionally it comes as laughter scene. All it needs is cartoon ost ^^ Lets not forget the silly fact of treating sandy planet as joke no matter what universe it’s in. Obi-Wan went to dig up his Lightsabe presumably after 10 years. It was just Half meter or so under the sand surface 🙃 Most likely written by Joby or there’s another dumbo with same profession on that crew who don’t deserve to work with adult series. Those people forget that Tatooine’s constant sandstorms would’ve buried it wayy below the surface after a decade 💨🤔
Episode 2 7/10
Pros: Ewan McGregor & Kumail Nanjiani. This gets lil bigger score than it should cause of well built background and props for the city in Planet Daiyu where Obi-Wan moves around. Planet that’s introduced for the first time. It brings me joy cause of more in depth sw & cp feels. Multicultural life in sw galaxy far away is always great to see & let eyes feast on it. Kumail is one of the highlights & he delivers bag of goodies as usual.
Cons: Plot Armored semi pointless character thinks of takedown plan & again speaks alone behind the back of person who just gave orders in front of her. It showed that Reva is slightly whacko. Grand Inquisitor that i liked right after his first scene at EP01 got removed cause of dumb reasons.. 😦 GI would’ve seen that betrayal coming & prepare for it if written properly. Sadly Mickey Corporation’s crew for Kenobi came with bad excuse to sideline him so Missy Darth Tantrum a.k.a plot armored character can take the center stage from all Inquisitors 😦 Yes, at the end of the S01E06 (season finale if we get S02) it’s clear that Inquisitors could’ve been shown better way if done with passion. Instead we got identity politics shoved into our eyes 🤯
Grand Inquisitor showed his strength already at ep01 when was able to stop lightsaber strike with the ‘Force’. I would love all episodes 100x more if Grand Inquisitor had been part of them & it would increase rewatch value big time. EP02 has bad pacing at midway. Reva’s weird parkour scene is slow, bonkers & unnecessary. That’s also where bad pacing comes into picture. It’s a copy of introductory scene in the first “Matrix” where Trinity does same. Not much else bad to say about this mostly beautiful episode that’s set into nice scenery.
Episode 3 7.5/10
Pros: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen & Indira Varma. Leia & Obi traveling at back of hovering work transport vehicle has good moments like when Obi tells Leia that wish he would be her father. Nice acting by Ewan & Vivien. Loader droid holding the wrench (or hammer, don’t recall now), while enemy troopers inside is genius addition ❤ Also those many markings on wall left by jedis & other people of high value. I like them even half dumb to add into building that’s deep in zone controlled by enemy faction. Vader’s throne room in the wide shot, actually resembles his mask. Pretty nice detail added by someone ✍️
Cons: Few Stormtroopers ask a ride from the driver to their outpost. They hop in to back of the vehicle where Obi & Leia are sitting. Obi & Leia survive the background questions. They replied to Obi-Wan that they have long way to go, but just about minute later they stop cause of the Empire outpost is nearby.. 😀 Better way would’ve been to let them go all the way to sec checkpoint where Obi had a blaster fight. There to use his Lightsaber for the first time on Kenobi show. Then force pull that Stormtrooper who he shot with blaster on the version that we got. He felt down to lazeer gate & was split in half.
So yeah bodies cut in half & limbs being cut means that Star Wars definitely not meant ‘only‘ for kids as still many weird people say. Darth Vader making illogical civ kills on his way towards the tunnel building. No that wasn’t logical way to pull Jedi (Obi-Wan) into the open even knowing what GI said at EP01. That first arrival of Darth Vader on the show would’ve been BUENO moment to use some golden Legacy OST. Didn’t happen 😦 How did Tala get out of the tunnel system without passing Reva? How did Reva get to the end of the tunnel to meet Leia without passing Leia who was already in the tunnel & on her way to the end? How did the loader droid know to suddenly leave the scrap shop and go save Kenobi? Dumb refugees & Jedis for writing recognisable things to walls at building that leads to tunnel. It’s set in Empire controlled planet. Small fire stopped Vader & didn’t clear it at second time. Maybe Vader ran out of Force energy level so soon 😮
Here at planet Tellus on some latitudes we’re about to embrace beautiful autumn before the calming touch of winter arrives. I had slightly rough time from mid to end of august which put pause for many things & even some basics that are part of weekly things to do. I was kinda stunned about week after when noticed the rundown energy levels with lack of focused power on databank. The databank a.k.a brains that’s connected to carbon based vessel. Databank that operates it with the core known as heart organ. Plan to fix those levels with brisk walk trips three times a week, adding lil bit of good quality cordyceps (iHerb is also one good distributor) & to include more iron & b vits to diet. Most likely dropdown happened cause of low willpower during these current times that ruined many future plans. This is gonna be about gaming thoughts so lets get into that –>
On this weekend found possible new gems to waiting list.
Now for past couple weeks i’ve had the itch to get into empire building genre. That to have theme that’s about cyberpunk dark dystopia future. One gameplay feature that i wanna see is the ability to hop into any citizen’s body that’s walking, jogging or running & view the world through the eyes. Remember that being fun many thousand moons ago when played golden ‘Dungeons Keeper 2‘ at cousin’s home & alone while later when bought it for myself. Should actually buy that again soon & this time buy from here that is golden GoG site. Shame that it’s not available on steam in a way that is in GoG. Btw GoG is good site to support cause they’re dedicated on reviving old goodies by giving them makeover which removes the retail mode & sometimes gameplay also improved.
Not long ago i pumped somewhere into one that has this ‘watch through npc’s eyes & relax‘ (control option is welcome), but can’t recall it’s name. I recall that it wasn’t triple a product so maybe it comes up again from fine streamer who’s got the words in good control when he creates twenty five to thirty mins long gameplay vids. I’ve been following his channel since this year’s feb. & have also looked further into archives. Upcoming gems below & some already arrived. I’ll def. support devs with purchase on steam & sixth one already bought. It’s a shame that Valve company takes thirty percent cut from the sales so that’s why it’s important to show much support for Indie companies that really deserve it. Twenty is more dev friendly, but then again it’s a huge platform & sales also can be & it all stacks up. Some fine indie discoveries have been success in past few years. Good that their devs haven’t let it blind them.
I wish good new week & september to Earthlings & possible Alien visitors on this Planet Tellus. Recycle, Reduce the use single Plastic & replace Plastic Bags with Fabric 🙂 #ForTheNature #ForTheAnimals #ForTheHumans #EasyFewStepsToHelp #Earth o/
So far i’ve read two books written by great WJW. They’re both part of this series & i plan to launch third one around autumn that’s knocking on the door. I launched advs. to this series july last year with relaxed pace at evenings. Finished second part at end of this spring. The basic setup is reasonably standard in cliche’ish box. The last days of glory for a massive stellar empire. What Williams *does* with this is impressive & truly one of my fav. authors on this genre. Looked into his bio after finished first book late last year & was kinda awe struck from the length of it. I’m excited of a plan to start reading his cyberpunk stories later when time is ready.
“Story that makes you look for more”
‘The Praxis: Dread Empire’s Fall Pt.1′ is beautiful adventure that’s set in Earth’s far future. The story takes place at the end of the 10k year long rule by an alien race called ‘The Shaa‘ over human species & many others. ‘The Shaa’ erected the perfect statist empire with a harsh moral code called the Praxis. Humanity handled things well for a long time under this rule & same for few other species. Lil about the story: ‘The Shaa’ built vast empire of five species & ruled for a long time. When ‘The last Shaa’ is dead, the war for the Fate of the Empire ensues. This war is mostly shown through eyes of two heroes: Gareth Martinez who is a young ship captain & a Peer. Second is Caroline Sula, a fighter pilot with a dark secret in her past. They’re interesting & imperfect characters that are written pretty well & i got fairly stuck to both. Nice surprise comes about their story appears later, which i like. The story roams around between past & present with good flow that doesn’t make you wander off the rails.
The overall tone changes on past segments is grim & emotionally well built towards heavy. This is good adventure to read & after reading first two books i can say that totally engaging & fun. The universe is well developed & comes with interesting details & settings, for example backstory for some races like the yacht. End part of the book has well written rebellion that causes you wonder during the next day about ‘what might happen’ if read at evenings like i always do. This could be a bit lengthy for some & maybe not good for those who look for more action. Both have plenty for my taste. Support here. I recommend with rating 8.2/10 ❤
“That was found at ‘continuation’ & didn’t disappoint”
‘The Sundering: Dread Empire’s Fall Pt.2‘ When i launched read journey into this, i had good feels after knowing how well first part kept feeding the imaginative content for the mind. Even i think that this isn’t on same level with the ‘Praxis‘ it’s still high-quality sci-fi space opera that’s worth of read & deserves support. Aiming not to spoil anything here as usual. This is loyal to true space opera/military scifi writing & a top-notch piece on genre. I enjoy the writing at most parts of the book & the character development, except some leader characters mentioned as they are goofies here. I think the aliens here ‘built’ by Walter are well presented & not easily forgotten as you go forward. This second part expands the plot well & world created you were introduced on the first one. I’m more fan of the first & hope thatthird book be like it or even better.
One of the best memorables about this adventure so far is that naval space combat is written with care & so detailed. Same with world building including other species as mentioned earlier. I think this series from talented Walter Jon Williams would be perfect as live act cinema entertainment or telly series. That is if somebody would only gather up the transformers scale budget if go to cinema & if not then budget to match ‘The Expanse‘ series on Amazon Prime Video. Looking forward to autumn evening when begin adventures on third EBook. Gonna buy it at end of this month from Amazon.co.uk as i do for book shoppings. These books offer beautiful story about love lost, political gain struggles & war that is widely known in the universe. My rating for Pt.2 7.7/10.