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Complexity Level : Advanced (Full Game System)
Format : Paperback
Game System : Combat
Game System : Inventory Management
Game System : Randomization Method : Dice
Game System : Scores
Genre : Fantasy
Product Family : Fighting Fantasy
Target Age Group : Older Children
Target Age Group : Teenagers
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
Fighting Fantasy / Dark Game (Spanish)
This series marks the second time that Wizard Books relaunched the Fighting Fantasy series, changing the order of earlier titles and adding new ones. This time around, the books are slightly larger and have some additional character background material, but little else has changed. See Fighting Fantasy Reissues (Series 1) for more information on the original relaunch.
Blood of the Zombies (released for the series' 30th Anniversary) was the 17th book to be released in the series but is un-numbered and has a different cover and spine style which emulates and modernises that of the classic "green spine" Puffin editions rather than using the silver "shield" cover design of Wizard's 2nd Series as a whole.
I'm surprised that Wizard have decided to re-release the gamebooks again. It's sort of frustrating that they've started right over again with Warlock, instead of publishing more of the original series. I would love to see some of the earlier Puffin books re-released since they are so rare, but this seems unlikely to happen now.
So was there a point of starting all over again with just a different cover illustration? Not really. Apparently the books are now more accessible, with the rules at the back.
However, it does mean one good thing, and that's that FF books are selling enough for a whole new series to be published. It seems surprising that there are still enough fans around in the age of computer games, so the fact that they are still running is good. And Jon Green's adventures continue to get better and better.
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