My book Trailer (When Heaven Strikes)

Award Winning author Micheal Scott Garvin calls When Heaven strikes – ‘a magnificent gem..’

Paranormal Romance Guild said, “The author holds a beautiful line of the interaction of the new lovers, and the suspense of the upcoming Garden Party and the imminent storm; which was genius in its flow.”

Others have said,

praise for heaven

Here’s the book trailer

When Heaven Strikes

Here’s the buy link

When Heaven Strikes

Enjoy

My review of first 10 hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda

andromeda

(All images owned by the gods at Bioware, EA, The Citadel, and possibly Heaven) …..(thank you)

Novelist…..check

Poet……check

Gamer…..not the super geeked out graphics card doubles as a Romulan cloaking device …EX8734 something something flux capacitor something….please slide my food under the door gamer….but check.

I’ve loved Bioware since I discovered their storytelling abilities (See Novelist). With the Mass Effect Series and Dragon Age Series – I found myself completely immersed in both worlds and happily so.

I found myself invested in both game’s characters – totally amazed as the stories opened up in a way that let us decide the fates of everyone while the games themselves became visually stunning.

And now, like everyone else I bought the game in hopes of returning – while not with Commander Shepard (may he rest in peace) – at least to the capable hands of the Bioware storytellers in Mass Effect: Andromeda. And I played the first ten hours.

While I bitched to my better half about not having an Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator of a graphics card (I am running a Geforce 750i – which runs everything almost in all low settings which pisses me off at Dell and I refuse to buy another card because dammit – what the hell!!! – but that’s another story) I still find the game beautiful.

And freaking huge

I have a feeling that this ten-hour play through – as fast as it went and trust me it went fast – is just a scratch at the surface of how much stuff is going to be out there.

The gameplay is rather simple, although I have had to get familiar with the keyboard, but suddenly a bad guy appears and I am relieved to be able to unload the familiar sounding machine gun into his big dumpy head.

So far we’ve gotten a bunch of old tech – which is never a good thing.

An Asari checking old tech out – because, that’s what they seem to always want to do.

And unlike the beautiful Citadel waiting in the clouds in the first three games – you have a whole bunch of half awake, half asleep, colonists, who’ve jumped (warped, flung, sashayed?) into a crap sandwich.

Essentially, everything that could have gone wrong, has. And there is infighting, and power grabbing, and bad ass Krogan, all of which is very Mass Effect-y.

So, there are those who do have a graphics card that can make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs who have been noticing some issues with the faces of the characters…

But quite frankly, I am not here for the lips.

(I’m here for your daughter, Chuck)

Kidding, I’m here for the story. The Nostalgia. And the Krogan. Because – duh, literally, duh.

So with a rating scale of 1-10, one being The Last Action Hero and Ten being Aliens 

This is Aliens. (R.I.P Bill Paxton) I am totally stoked for this game.

Bioware, it’s good to be home.

I’ll update this review as the game goes live.