Originally posted at: http://forums.dumpshock.com/index.p-
Not fully sure what to expect, I took the plunge and plunked down my $5.00. My first impression was the same as some other critics (on Dumpshock): I was a little put off at a page count of 19, including cover, etc. Comparing that to a 383 page pdf novel I just bought for $10, I expected more story. This will cause me hesitation to buy future enhanced fiction products. The story? I liked it a lot. It was a nice change with a good flow. The write ups for the characters were good and obviously reflective of someone familiar with the system. While I will not use them, they could hold value for a one shot run. As noted by an earlier poster (on Dumpshock), some implicit plot hooks would be a nice feature. I liked the return of the Americar and the special weapons were a nice addition also.
3/5 Artwork: The artwork was nice, but honestly the pieces included did not match to the story, except in the character section.
5/5 Story: The story was good. Really liked it.
4/5 Additional Features: Characters, equipment was relevant and reasonably well written. Why not add plot hooks to round it out?
3/5 Overall Value: Page count was incredibly short for the price. The quality of the story is the saving grace here.
[4 of 5 Stars!]