Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About The Guild: Vork One-Shot

GOOD THING: As you can imagine, this book is chock full of more of the insanity surrounding the characters from Felicia Day's popular web-series The Guild. But unlike the web-series, we actually get a look at our favorite characters as they play their characters in the game. It's a small thing but it really does help bring the idea of the game world in the fictional world about to see it in action.

If by some chance you haven't seen this series yet, stop what you're doing and click the link above. Don't worry - it will open in another window.

BAD THING: For a series that boasts such great writing and unique characterization, Vork's grandfather is a real disappointment. Think of every horny old man/cool grandpa character from every 80's comedy and beer commercial ever and you just about sum up all the thought that seemingly went into creating Vork's grandfather. And they seem to be trying just a little too hard to make him outrageous.

Don't get me wrong - I love the old coot. He just seems a little cookie-cutter compared to what I've come to expect from The Guild.

The Final Verdict: Fans of The Guild will love it. The rest of you are advised to check out the series before reading this book. The only bad thing I can say about this issue is that one of the new characters seems a little too standard compared to the unique and unusual characters The Guild usually centers upon, but this is not a bad read by any stretch of the imagination.

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