Monday, June 13, 2011

Darth Bane Trilogy Review

simply put: the darth bane trilogy is amazing. wonderfully written by drew karpyshyn, the three books follow a man named dessel as he rises from a cortosis miner on apatros to the sole dark lord of the sith - the fabled sith'ari.

darth bane does more for the sith than anyone before or after him, and as much as i'd like to go into detail about what all that encompasses - i will just leave it at the fact that i highly recommend these books to anyone with an interest in star wars.

"two there should be; no more, no less. one to embody power, the other to crave it."
- darth bane                        

i was considering doing a review of the two available old republic webcomics, but i feel that would be better suited for when i write my knight errant review; john jackson miller just gives off more of a comic vibe, even in his purely written work - so possibly more on that in the future.

Monday, June 6, 2011

E3 and Keeping Busy

first things first: i have to comment on the comprehensive trailer shown today during E3's Gamechangers: EA 2011 Preview. comment: it was glorious. while it is just a well mixed compilation of all their current cinematic trailers set to familiarly epic star wars music, bioware seems to have brought their a-game in terms of how they are handling SWTOR information and generating interest. there's still a lot of great information to be released throughout E3, and of course we are all hoping for a release date announcement - especially one slating the game for 2011.

while we're on the subject of cinematic trailers, the SWTOR website has released its newest addition called Return, as seen below.

i skipped a couple of weeks posting here because i've been really busy - and because there's no real rush to cover everything; realistically it's looking like the game will be Q4 of 2011 at the earliest. during these busy past couple of weeks i have been able to log some time on KOTOR I and II, and started to wrap up reading the darth bane trilogy. i have to admit, my motivation for doing these things isn't just because i enjoy them or because i'm biding my time until SWTOR - it's also because i am excited about drew karpyshyn's new novel entitled Revan, which i believe is still slated for november of this year. it will go into detail about what happens to revan after KOTOR, and also delve into who the emperor is during the SWTOR timeline - further feeding my cravings.

Darth Revan and Darth Bane
(Darth Revan and Darth Bane, Dark Lords of the Sith)