Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review: Game Runner by B.R. Collins





I honestly love the concept, but I can't say the same about the writing style and the contents itself.

It caught my eye as there is a gaming element to it. Rick, the male protagonist, is the boy who runs the maze (a virtual reality game) as a tester. His dad is the one who created this game, and he is not allowed to let anyone win the game. If it happened, both of them would be kicked out into the polluted world (outside of the complex that they are living) and they will die.

The story is under developed, and there was no clear explanation of all the happenings. Why is the maze created? And how do they change the items that they looted from the Maze to reality? Why are there basic rations? Who are the other people who can go around in the polluted world while Rick can't? There are just so many unanswered questions.

I didn't like the ending either. Everything was just so abrupt and it just ended. I hope there is a sequel and maybe that will explain things better. But for now, you can skip this book unless you like "Inception" kind of movies where you can have your own imaginative ending albeit a lousier quality one.

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