Thursday, December 29, 2016
Dark Forces #9 Eyes of the Tarot and #10 Beat the Devil
I enjoyed this book.
In Dark Forces #10, Beat the Devil, Doug loves video games. One night, Doug wanders into a new video store in a deserted part of town. The owner has only one game to sell, Beat the Devil. In the game, the player must beat the devil or have his soul consumed by the devil. Doug quickly becomes obsessed with the game as the devil begins to take control of his soul. Doug's only chance is to finally win the gameto beat the devil.
This story plays off of the belief many people have that video games are bad for children and teenagers. In this book, a video game is actually bad, so bad that it is evil. I love it!
Doug describes the colors in the game as brilliant and much more impressive than what he has ever seen in a video game. I was thinking about how games looked in 1984, and somehow, I don't think it would take much to impress someone from 1984. That is, I don't think a game from 1984 with "brilliant" colors would come close to what we have now.
This is an excellent book. I always enjoy the ones that feature dated computers and applications.
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