You do okay for a mongrel squad

Originally posted at GameSpot on February 14, 2008

Another one bites the dust – Star Wars Republic Commando: True Colors is done. I would have to say I liked this one a little more than Triple Zero, but again there was a sense of build-up. The fourth (and last) novel in the series comes out this summer, so I’ll be looking for that.

This story dealt a lot more with the reoccurring theme of loyalty, which always makes for high drama. This sets up Order 66 nicely, and I am curious how this is all going to pan out.

It was nice to see the Nulls get a little rough – there is so much reference to how unstable and violent they are, but they never actually do anything that crazy…until now.

Also explained more of the war, how the Jedi are and are not involved in it, and Palpatine’s ambitions for himself and the clones.

A great read and yet another reason I’m glad I decided to try it out.

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Brothers All

Originally posted at GameSpot on January 29, 2008

Finished Star Wars Republic Commando: Triple Zero, the second in the series inspired by the game. The story just keeps getting bigger and better, with both Omega and Delta squads now involved in the story. An urban setting this time for the clones, and even a little emotional pull for me by the end of the book.

I already have True Colors sitting on my shelf, but I’m trying to hold off on that so I can get some other reading done. The fourth book is due out this summer, and I’m really looking forward to continuing the story.

The question I still don’t understand: how did Sev get back to Deta Squad after being left behind in Star Wars: Republic Commando? At the end of the game you don’t know what happened to him, but he shows up alive and well in Triple Zero.

It may be a time-line thing I just don’t understand yet, but I would like to have that one answered.

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