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three14 United States

  Wed, December 24th, 2008 at 01:18
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It's a good idea except that the text, even on the smallest font is way too big and doesn't feel crisp enough.(Why the hell does it have to try to emulate a real book on a low-res screen?) Near, if not all, books were simply taken from Project Gutenberg for free. The UI is ok but feels clumsy at times as I often opened up the scrollbar at the bottom or the main menu from the top. By far the most annoying thing is the 'bookshelf', why not just a list? Not only do I have to rotate my DS 90deg CCW but also an additional 90deg to read the spines of the books on the faux bookshelf. I can see why they thought it would be clever to make it look like a bookshelf but, in real life, books are placed on bookshelves like that because its the most efficient. On a DS, it fails. Overall it's not a tough one to rate, the books themselves are in a category of their own, but if I had to rate this 'eBook' frontend. 2.5/10. An experienced dev could have whipped up similar in no time at all and I see no real improvement over the homebrew counterparts aside from some churched up presentation, and that doesn't matter at all once you're actually reading a book.  

Edit: And no highlight or search function? Pffft.

This post has been edited by three14, Wed, December 24th, 2008 at 01:23
 
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