1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Blogs Books based on games: Halo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

    Joined:
    25 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    6,460
    Likes Received:
    131
    Ah, thank you chaps, didn't want to buy one, start reading it to find i've got book 2, instead of one, thus missing part of the story.

    Sam
     
  2. tron

    tron New Member

    Joined:
    12 May 2009
    Posts:
    253
    Likes Received:
    11
    I have never read the HALO books, but played the games since the first xbox and PC. I would be interested in a HALO movie.
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,945
    Likes Received:
    17
    I was thinking about buying the book based on Baldur's Gate. But apparently it's rubbish, so I got some other Forgotten Realms books instead.
     
  4. interzen

    interzen Real men use chainsaws.

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shouldn't be too hard - I'm pretty sure it's still in print. Don't waste your money on "Ringworld Throne" though. In fact, with that notable exception, pretty much all of Larry Niven's 'Known Space' books are good, old-fashioned hard sci-fi.
     
  5. metarinka

    metarinka New Member

    Joined:
    9 Feb 2003
    Posts:
    1,844
    Likes Received:
    3
    read all the halo books, light and easy to get through in 1 or 2 days. All good books. "the flood" is a play by play of the first game, but does clue in some interesting back ground. Like the fact that the marines actually setup a base on the ring world and that they had managed to commandeer a covenant ship before blowing it up when they realized it was infected with the flood.
    Fall of reach was good and ghost of onyx kinda went off the deep end plot wise but was still good. Have they release another one yet?
     
  6. triprunner

    triprunner New Member

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fall of Reach was pretty good, was surprised how well it was written actually (although i listened to the audiobook), really liked it although played Halo maybe few times on my mates Xbox.
    The Flood (2nd one i believe) wasn't that engaging for me, i think because Master Chief's character differed a lot from the Fall of reach's MC.
    If you like military sci-fi in vein of Starship Troopers, COBRA series (by Timothy Zahn) or Dorsai novels you will love Fall of Reach.
     
  7. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2008
    Posts:
    1,947
    Likes Received:
    65
    Yep, Contact Harvest, read it a while ago, covers the first battles with the Covenant from Staff Sargent Avery Johnson's perspective.
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

    Joined:
    15 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    10,590
    Likes Received:
    231
    nice, Sargent Johnson, the guy who can never die. i'll have to look into this book.
     
  9. GiantStickMan

    GiantStickMan New Member

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Might have to look into this series...
    I recently read through the first Mass Effect novel, wasn't a bad read but did start out a little shaky at first.

    On the topic of novelisations, I would highly recommend the Resident Evil series to anyone who has even a passing interest in the games pre-RE4, very well written (though you can skip "Caliban Cove" and "Underworld" which were original novels and kinda sucked).
     
  10. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2008
    Posts:
    1,947
    Likes Received:
    65
    Thanks for the tip, RE is one of my favorite series, wasn't sure if I should go for the books tho :D :thumb:
     
  11. Neophyte4Life

    Neophyte4Life New Member

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    33
    Likes Received:
    2
    Tom Clancy's End War. Very short but it made a long car bearable.
     
  12. Fractal

    Fractal I Think Therefore I Mod

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    117
    Likes Received:
    3
    I agree. I didn't expect a novelisation of a game to be very good but read the first four books and was very impressed. The Halo storyline has amazing scope and some well developed characters.
    A well produced movie would be excellent.
     
  13. RSDeuce

    RSDeuce New Member

    Joined:
    30 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got emailed the books in PDF form back when I was working a pretty boring job and read them all. I can vouch that they were freaking great books. I have played the games and enjoyed them... But the first books are of a quality that I just didn't expect. The Fall of Reach would have been HUGE in the SCI-FI community if it was a standalone novel. Top notch.

    They were good enough that I own the print versions now, had to buy them after that.

    All that said, I haven't read past Ghosts of Onyx, and I concur with previous posters that The Flood was mostly a waste of time (it is just a mirror of the game with very little new stuff added.)
     
  14. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

    Joined:
    25 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    I never played the games on Xbox only the original PC game and tbh they seem overrated, but I really enjoyed the novels. The Fall of Reach and First Strike were good. I didn't really care for the one in between, but Ghosts of Onyx wasn't bad. I lent them to a friend...now if I could only get them back
     
  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

    Joined:
    18 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    6,188
    Likes Received:
    34
    I've read Fall of Reach and The Flood some time ago and have a few others on my massive pile of 'to read' books.

    Really enjoyed Fall of Reach, was an excellent prequel novel giving loads of background information.

    The Flood I didn't like so much, it was essentially two stories, that of Master Chief and that of everyone else. I liked reading about what everyone else was doing while you were running around as MC. But the MC parts were just plain boring IMO as it was literally just the game in book form without anything really added.

    I've also read the first Diablo book some time ago, I found that quite an enjoyable read.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page