|I gave an incredibly short
review to the advance copy of Phoenix that was sent to me so long
ago. I've known for a while that the latest version was out, but it was
when someone mentioned that they had seen VZ in Phoenix that I wrote
and requested a copy of Phoenix and it's child, Phoenix: 1994.
Needless to say, I got them. Let me now try to give a competent review
to a book so graciously sent to me gratis...
Phoenix is the only book that I
know of that attempts to tell the history of home gaming. If I ever taught
a class in understanding video games, this would be the text book. Phoenix
competently goes straight from Pong to Virtual Boy in 360 pages,
and you'll probably devour it in a day. Leonard has put everything you'll
ever need to know in this book, and you'll be a better gamer for it (and
impress your friends).