“I know this one,” I told myself. “Please tell me it doesn’t go where all noobs have not-so-boldly gone before. Including me, years ago.”
As agreements were reached and the necromancer led his army away into his evil castle, providing them with a good life of decent employment and bad entertainment, I was starting to feel a bit uninterested, but then the unexpected happened: angels came out of the sky and deleted the castle of doom out of existence.
This being a parody of games, written from the perspective of the people within, it had a few obvious jokes – like, say, interpretations of bugs and glitches, or of abandoned heroes whom players didn’t want anymore and who stood posing for eternity. Even so, I found them enjoyable (in the way in which, faced with a robot-era Romeo and Juliet, you might be curious to see how Juliet’s nurse fits in).
Some running gags ran around a bit too often, I felt, but they had a way of eventually stopping and walking off into a direction I couldn’t predict. Which was good.
All in all, I found it to be an enjoyable, easily readable volume.