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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 4/23/19 12:44 am
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I know I am in the minority in not liking the character of Missy, and yet I do acknowledge that not only does Michelle Gomez play the character well, but Jonathan Morris has written her very well too.

Michelle and Alex create some very good chemistry as the two characters work together (and against each other) in a jail break story.

The premise is simple, River has escaped Stormwatch too often, so has been moved to somewhere more secure. She is not alone there, as Missy is in the same place. It reminds me of the time MacGyver was locked up in a chemistry lab or the time the A Team was locked up in a barn full of tractors and mechanical tools. The poor villains should have just given up before it started. The question is not "can they escape", its "when and how" and more importantlyly what their relationship will be like at the end.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 4/16/19 10:53 pm
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Pretty much 'by the numbers' ghost story. It is well acted and has some great moments where the audio medium is used very well to establish the mood.

We have a small claustrophobic setting, a small but important set of characters and a mystery to solve. Into the mix, the doctor is split from his companions and we are able to get two views of the scenario, which builds the mystery.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 3/27/19 5:51 am
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The second series has a new format with longer episodes, which is probably fair since the first season felt rushed. These audios are based on long adventure paths and need more space.

In the half dead city, the characters we know from the last season travel to an exotic Egyptian style location to explore a necropolis. We are introduced to another party on a similar mission, so the extended format makes it possible to tell both stories.

I am not sure that the dynamics between the main characters is consistent with the Rune Lords series. Harsk's attitude towards Ezran feels to have changed. The respect earned between characters in the last series is forgotten along with other elements of character background. In game terms, it is like they have started again at level 1.

We are introduced to a new character: Azaz, who is interesting and grabs the listener's attention the way the other characters failed to. The story feels like the main characters are doing busy work while Azaz's story is being told.

Yes, this is based on a game, but that does not mean it loses any value as an audio drama. Those familiar with Lord of the Rings or any other fantasy story can pretty much guess enough to understand the background.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 3/15/19 5:52 am
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Its a bit of fun and its very timey wimey.

The story itself is quite simple, but the telling is very well done, with Jago and Litefoot using the "Yesterday Box" to inform their younger selves of critical information they were investigating. The pair remember things as they go, leaving it ambiguous as to their involvement in manipulating their own pasts. Well written.

I was not very impressed with young Jago and young Litefoot; I felt neither of them was the right fit. It is worth looking past this issue for the timey wimey, well written fun.

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