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Demon Boss in the Human World
December 1, 2018
Status: c96
The first half of the novel is pretty good, detailing the plan and actions of a demon general to conquer the human world. However, the later part of the novel talks too much of romance, and it takes a strange turn. The op protagonist falls off the power scale and becomes more like a "captive." At the end, the plan to conquer the human world was trashed after a "shocking" revelation (tbh I saw that coming), and the novel ends with some frankly ridiculous drama... And here I was expecting... more>> the eventual fall of human race for real. <<less
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It’s Because You Said There Would Be Candy!!
December 1, 2018
Status: c1
It is quite a hilarious fantasy story based on the typical hero vs demon king template with some ridiculous twists.

Still I gave it a 4 star because the second half lack good transitions and flow. I understand things happen and they are not completely included in the story, but at least make it less confusy for readers to catch on.

Quite a fun read nonetheless.
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Overlord (LN)
December 1, 2018
Status: v13c7
I have followed Overlord since its release and read every translation there is for the light novel version. I love it.

It is a story with an op neutral/evil protagonist, depending on your perspective; and you can read about how great this novel is in the review section and the subreddit. Blah blah blah

As for the flaws, personally speaking, the protagonist comes off too soft in his stance. He goes with his subordinates' decisions in the later parts of the novel and doubts himself quite frequently, even though as the currently... more>> strongest character, he is absolute, and the npcs follow his order. That softness is a bit annoying. <<less
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The King’s Avatar
December 1, 2018
Status: c1728
(Read the entire novel, even the rest in Chinese)

First and foremost, we are dealing with an op character (in video game) with plenty of details for each of his fight.

The story follows the fall and subsequent rise of the top player in a popular game. It is action driven with some subtle romance sprinkled on top. The character developments are good, but the world building, especially the video game aspect, seems a bit limiting. After the first few matches, it feels like you have seen it all.... more>> There are not many skills to choose from in such a popular game, even after the later expansion.

Personally, I don't really like the action-packed style of this novel, even thought it made me care about the characters' success in each pvp match. It gave me quite a bit of stress as I watched the characters participate in one match after another. When the pace picked up at the end, I just couldn't take it and had to skip the finals to the end... Anyway, there is a good ending. <<less
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HacKer
December 1, 2018
Status: c1777
After reading the first few translations, I knew this novel would be great, and I was right until the ending of the novel. This story's protagonist was originally a hacker of an underground organization. After being betrayed and killed in a mission, he is reincarnated and sent back in time. He uses his "foresight" to build an organization that rivales the one that killed him in his previous life. There are many tech innovations and a harem... Personally, the excitement and appeals of this novel come from the humor of... more>> the interactions between the protagonists and his harem, and the "adventures" he has with his futuristic armory, especially the "iron-man" armor.

Everything seems great, but when we reach the ending, which is still in Chinese, supernatural power becomes a thing, which is completely different from the tech route we've been on all this time. The whole thing is just weird. You may call it rushed even.

<TRIGGER WARNING: Playing Devil's Advocate>

Many in review section call the author and his novel racist towards China's neighbors. I find that accusation a bit out of place, since these countries, except maybe India, were heavily influenced by Chinese culture in the past, and it is not surprising to see some of their people have Chinese blood in their veins. Plus they are all Asians, calling the novel racist against the author's own ethnicity/race is like saying blacks are being racist to one another. The logic simply doesn't stand. It is more like discrimination on the ground of nationality.

Now, if you shift the perspective a bit, you would understand there are many reasons for the Chinese to hate on them, especially the Japanese for their WWII war crimes and denial.

:p <<less
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Cataclysmic Transformation
April 24, 2019
Status: c917
Finally finished the novel. Yes, I read the Chinese version.

The novel has a weird theme of overpowered antihero. The protagonist studies magic from the evil side and he fights against the supposedly good guys, but he has good moral standards. He is op, but not over the top. The author constantly tries to balance out his power spike, by introducing stronger enemies, but the protagonist just keeps getting stronger. Also, there are too many coincidences, and luck plays a huge role in the plot.

The only thing that really frustrates me... more>> is how the novel ends. There is supposed to be a huge battle between the good and evil alliances, but you don't even get to see the end of the battle. All it has is a nightmare where a really strong opponent pops up and scares the protagonist. It is just rushed. <<less
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