I know it is asking a lot for some of you gamers to move away from video games and check out some literature of said game. I have read many video game novels based on Halo series which was introduce to me by my co-worker at the time Serf and from there I moved on to the Gears of War and many others. The DeadSpace series has come to book and digital download forms as well. To my surprise I received an early release copy of DeadSpace: Catalyst which will be released October 12th of this year. The one thing I love about literature vs. video games is the immense detail that forces your imagination to put you into the world of said character. I know that also happens in video games, but the characters are still bounded by the program and games give you the visuals already, which takes away your general idea. Time to kick in this review enjoy!
The story of DeadSpace: Catalyst is set three hundred years into the future and of course mankind has not learned their lesson yet when it comes to strange artifacts that they should just leave alone! The Black Marker, known as an ancient alien that causes these necromoprhs which was left on Earth in the earlier centuries has always been seen as dangerous technology, but apparently the previous generation did not make that clear. The story focus around two brothers with one being a genius; however broken mentally at the same time. The other is just trying to look out for him, but the things take a turn for the worst when both EarthGov and Markers are after them. What will they do and how will they change the course of the future?
The all-around premise gives off that co-op fill since you have the two brothers Jensi and Istavo seem to play both protagonist and antagonist in the story. They both take on two different paths that seem to lead them into the same future. The thing that I enjoy the most about the story is the elements of the writer being some sort of watcher. In terms of when you are reading the story it feels that you are being walked through an even that happened between these two characters and the outcome with the Marker. In some situations in the story it will make you jump back, especially with heart pounding scenes.
This is a great way to add in on the story that we all have played and mostly cried through over the years since its debut in 2008. I have to give B.K. Evenson for having a great following from DeadSpace Martyr and with that said this book is a definite “BUY!” Deadspace: Catalyst will be released October 2 of this year so please head on over to the astore on this page or the side bar to click on amazon.com to acquire your copy. I hope you enjoy this post and please come back when I review other titles for example a new Halo book coming that I dare not say. Also Deadspace 3 will be coming out next year and I have post about here as well, if you want you can subscribe to my web blog so you can get updates when a new post is ready, stay frosty readers!