Ah.... looking at these early reviews with good rating brings me back. I remember back then when I thought that this is going to be a promising novel, but as for now, they're all nothing but false hopes.
Here's why, firstly, it's a harem novel. Yes I like harem novel as long as it's not bad and illogical (if you're that guy that always think harem novel is bad then you can go away now). Secondly, the mix of politics, business, and fighting story were quite attractive to me.
**fair warning, this novel also loves to interrupt moment, like the MC about to do smth, and suddenly his phone rings, or someone knocs, it happens so many times I cant count them anymore. Anyway, here's my breakdown from chapters to chapters.
Early 1-200 chapters, the writing was quite entertaining, where the story still makes sense although there are a lot of mystery, but the story are growing steadily including the harem, politics, and business.
From 200-600, the writing of these chapters will quite focus on 'romance'/'harem' quite a lot. The interesting thing is that his love story is not without bumps and challenges, I was happy that I thought the author was not afraid to insert serious tone on the harem story and making it more interesting. This is also where the politics and business part of the story flourish. And the supernatural genre has starts appearing.
But after 600... the story, harem, and writing seems to get worse and worse. The only good thing is that you get more fighting and harem with less politics and business (at least for me). As why the story and writing gets worse, MC is described as very very very very smart (here is his IQ at that time
But I cant help but cringe when MC dont get something so obvious that can be seen by putting things together. Or he got into trouble, and there is so simple solution but he is not smart enough to solve it. As for harem, oh boy, the serious tone is gone. Basically after this point, it seems that no matter what women do to MC, as long as they are women, it is almost guaranteed MC will not kill them. MC has become 'OK' man to women. At this point, the story focused on the supernatural/fantasy story.
After 1000.. Harem becomes worse and worse, his 'OK' man syndrome become worse and worse. Almost no politics, and small amount of business. At this point, this novel has become sci-fi novel, with a touch of a disappointing harem.
After 1300.. A point where the story might be become more interesting although the harem still sucks.
I'm still going to read the novel, although only for entertainment purpose. Overall, I'm dissapointed with this novel, the early chapters seems like a facade for people to think that the harem part wasn't that bad and the author was not afraid to punish female character. But past certain chapters, this has become an obvious lie.
My recommendation is that try and read this novel up to 200, if you dont like it, stop, it will only get worse, if you like it, keep reading it, but I will suggest that you not to read it as entertainment novel where you can drop it at anytime.
I might do an update on the review if I finish reading this novel, but as for now, its a meh 3/5 for me.
Yeah.. yeah.. I know, I should avoid spoilers when reading a novel. But I just can't do it in this novel, I'm starting to doubt if this novel is worth the time to read it. In the end I did a bit of research and got a glimpse of the ending and wasn't a big fan of it :\.
Apparently there is a novel that share the same universe with this novel, which also not my cup of tea, when an author do something like that, I always felt that, oh you wanna know more about the ending of the previous novel? here.. read my new book.. maybe.. just maybe the characters from old book will appear.. maybe... oh but read and support my new book anyway..
Anyway, if you still want to read this novel, or thinking whether to continue or stop reading this novel, my only suggestion [or warning should I say?] is pay attention to the genres listed above. Especially the 'Tragedy' genre. If you are okay with it then just continue, our taste in reading novel might be different anyway :)
Except if you count relationship built from rapes is romance then there'll be a lot of romances.
Tsundere character ✓
MC is humiliated for comedic purpose ✓
Trap character ✓
Slime that destroy clothes ✓
Saying thoughts in their head out loud ✓