Time in a capsule.
People seek out escapes through countless avenues, but when the product is extra time to live—within an emerging digital world—everyone’s a customer. Game capsules transport players to a new world where time is perceived far more slowly. Why study for eight hours in the real world when you could get it all done in a single hour? Why work slowly? Why relax that way? Following this mentality, Chronicle has become more than a game for governments, businesses, and players alike.
When Corbin Landrick, an unlucky but hardworking guy, finally gets his hands on a ChronPod, he jumps headfirst into his second life. While he struggles to plant both feet firmly on the ground in a world of magic and monsters, he finds out that virtual reality is what you make of it.
My Opinion: 341 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
This one turned out better than I thought it would. The current cover gives the impression that this is a Harry Potter type magic story and it isn’t. It’s a daily adventure/slice of life story about the adventures of Corbin Landrick or as he’s known in the game Dakkin.
You follow the main character (MC) as he explores this strange new VR world where time compression has a 8:1 ratio. There are some places where story struggles, like the info dumps near the beginning, bt overall it’s an entertaining adventure story. The game mechanics are solid throughout the entire story and once the MC gets his unique class it’s fun to see how he grows in power and uses his new skills.
Score: 7 out of 10.