Originally posted at GameSpot on January 11, 2008
I just finished reading Star Wars Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss two night ago. I promised myself I would never get into Star Wars novels because there are so many of them, but since this series is connected with the Republic Commando game, I wanted in – and so far so good.
An interesting story; as with most books of this type, it took a while to get going – but when it did I really wanted to see how things would turn out. I knew this going in, but the book doesn’t deal with Delta Squad from Republic Commando – rather you follow Omega Squad, made up of four clone commandos named Darman (RC-1136), Niner (RC-1309), Atin (RC-3222), and Fi (RC-8015). I’m still a little fuzzy on the connection between the two squads, but I think I’ll find out more in the next book (Triple Zero).
As I knew would happen, I now want to play through Republic Commando again. I know I won’t have time in the near future to do so, but I know I’ll get more out of the game having read this book.
Post tenebras lux