Right from the start, you're immersed in gamer heaven as Mitch and his dad battle it out to achieve the highest level in their latest virtual foray with their limited screen time...limited thanks to dear old mom, but I really like the limits she imposed. It's great to see a family so connected, both on and offline, because really, how often do we get to spend good quality time together without a screen in our hands anymore. Am I right? Agreed...moving on.
One fateful day, father and son went to see a rare exhibit and the next thing you know, our boy wonder is flying...into a wall. No, really! He was knocked right off his feet (quite literally) by what he saw, which led to the funniest (or perhaps not) of experiences not so many hours later. Picture it. You're playing a new-to-you or favorite video game, and in the blink of an eye, you're sucked into the game. Now, I'm not talking about being so focused on the action that you ignore all else. I mean REALLY sucked into the game, from head to toe. Sound unbelievable? Yeah, that's what Mitch and I thought too until we were battling right alongside our potential young heroes-and-heroine-to-be (he makes a few friends along the way, though trusting them will be a harder task than the introduction), seeking out quests to gain access to some dragon that must me defeated to move to the next level. I mean, who's life IS that? Apparently, our man Mitch's at the moment...and here's hoping he can keep his head about him long enough to pass the tests because I do believe if his life ends while he's in the game, it may not be so pretty in the outside world either...
|I TOTALLY forgot about this show until I|
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remember FREAKAZOID? ^-^
In the end, it was a curious adventure through the screen (literally) and onto the page, leaving us with a big enough window to crawl through once again should the author put pen to paper and indulge us with another installment. (*hint hint*) As for the writing, there were a few spots where the story just sorta petered out, but they were spans of maybe a few paragraphs, not pages, as well as a few typos that missed the final edits, but they didn't manage to detract from my enjoyment of the read, so I still call it a win. Definite recommendation for the little (or not) gamer in your life this holiday season, as well as those readers simply looking for a great adventure.