2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's good to see a book taking a serious look at videogame graphics without falling into the trap of immediately praising hi-res images with detailed effects. This is about the milestones of graphics and the beauty they can contain.
The editorial introducing each section is generally well written and the pages of images are laid out brilliantly.
Highlights include the full level displays of various games including (Super Mario World and Sonic 3), battlezone & astroids images, and finally, the double page spread of wire frame characters from Virtua Fighter in various fighting poses. Pure class.
For people who are into games this is a definate five star book. But the best… Read more
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Please do not read the last few pages of this book. When you get to the start of Book Six [Titan Summer]. STOP. This is the true end of the book. What follows should not have been included.
Otherwise this is a brilliant book.
P.S: More detailed scores:
Books 1-5 [Five Stars], Book 6 [1 Star]
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I love this book. It's brilliantly written with the best use of science of in any Sci-fi book I have ever read. The characters are excellent and described to perfection.
The idea of the book, Earth being destroyed by the introduction of an exterestrial bacteria, is truly scary. The way Baxter handles the destruction and fear in the population is beautiful.
So, your wondering why only the four stars. The answer is simple. The end is a let down which leaves a sour taste in your mouth just when you should feel great. It's not that what happens is bad, just that it's not given its full justice. It's rushed, nothing more. More description and explanation would have been welcome… Read more