A Quote:

"There sit the knights that were so great of hand,
The ladies that were queens of fair green land,
Grown grey and black now, brought unto the dust,
Soiled, without raiment, clad about with sand."
- Algernon Charles Swinburne.

lunes, 20 de mayo de 2019

Review: Fate Core System

Fate Core System Fate Core System by Leonard Balsera
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of the most innovative game systems I've seen in a while. It is the most satisfying rules system because you can do ANYTHING with it: high fantasy, to low fantasy, to cyberpunk, to film noir, to period pieces like Shadow of the Century; and focus into what really matters: roleplaying. Simple, elegant, balanced. Although it is centered heaviliy on roleplaying, its rules are not conventional, and take a while to comprehend to put in full practice; but this doesn't diminish the functionality of the system. Highly recommended.

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Review: El increíble Hulk: Gritos silenciosos

El increíble Hulk: Gritos silenciosos El increíble Hulk: Gritos silenciosos by Peter David
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the Hulk I fell in love with when I was a kid: tragic, funny, campy, dramatic, fast paced, full of exciting adventures. One thing that made me wonder is that the Hulk's rogue gallery is not as good as, say, Spiderman's, but still the comic manages to be entertaining all the time. That's because Hulk is one of the most solid characters Marvel will ever have. Also, the twist at the end was mindblowing: it explains why the Hulk had the character it has. No spoilers here, one must read it to get amazed by the most adult and tragic argument ever explored in Hulk comics.

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Review: Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger, Vol. 2: Breach of Faith

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger, Vol. 2: Breach of Faith Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger, Vol. 2: Breach of Faith by J.M. DeMatteis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

De Matteis had to come and clean the mess Didio made; but alas, he came too late. Although things got clearer regarding that mysterious "family" this Stranger got, and a new nemesis appeared out of that, things didn't improve enough to get back on the rails. A better read than the first one, but still mismanaged.

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sábado, 27 de abril de 2019

Review: Thor: Renacido

Thor: Renacido Thor: Renacido by J. Michael Straczynski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The best story I've read of Thor. Filled with good arguments, it's a tale of new, humble beginnings. About how gods live within people and amongst people. There are a few deus-ex-machna that didn't convinced me, but they are easily forgivable.

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