‘Overwatch: Bastet’ by Michael Chu

eBook Review

Finished on 1/14/2019



Genres: Short Story, Franchise Fiction, Overwatch, SciFi, LGBTQ

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Previous books in the series reviewed: Zip, Nada, Zilch

Recommended with Reservations Overwatch short story

Spoiler-ific review

I’m keeping this review short cause this is a short story.

Following hard on the heels of 2016’s ‘Old Soldiers’ graphic novel, ‘Bastet’ is the story of Ana and Jack reconciling after years apart. They must come to terms with their own infirmary due to old age- but just cause they’re getting up in years doesn’t mean that they’re not still kicking ass. Together they must clean up the streets of Cairo from the crime lords whom have taken it over.

‘Bastet’ is top tier Franchise Fiction (far better than a lot of the Franchise Fiction I review on my blog), and it’s good enough to favorably compare to some of the short stories written by professional authors who publish non-franchise fiction.

Constructive criticism:

Chu pulled a Helm’s Deep with the final battle against Hakim the criminal. There was no battle, just a summary.

I liked it a good bit… but I’d be lying if I didn’t say this was two and a half years too late. My enthusiasm for this setting has faded in the last three years. I don’t know what’s going on in Blizzard HQ, but they’ve been dropping the ball storytelling-wise for the Overwatch universe for a while now. Don’t get me wrong, ‘Bastet’ is good, it’s just overdue.

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