The novel starts with the MC being transferred to a new world along with his guild of NPCs which number in the hundreds. After arriving in the new world he, with the help of his op NPC guildmates, founds a kingdom. We follow him living day to day with his guild members while using his op powers to get rid those who would get in the way. The novel is mainly slice of life with harem while adding some action here and there to show off their opness in their new world.
As per the harem tag the story has allot of s*x (though not described in heavy detail) with allot of different woman. Personally I don't mind all the females falling in love with the MC and having s*x with him on a regular basis as it comes with the harem genre. If you don't like the genre you probably won't like the novel to much.
To be honest I found it hard to find allot of pros to this novel because most of it is just fairy average. I like the initial setting and some of the side characters are pretty cute. Admittedly I love Moe things so I can be a little biased. Also I think it should be mentioned that, in my opinion, the novel gets a bit better after around the halfway point.
Now moving onto the main portion of the review. The plot moves crazy fast yet super slow at the same time. What I mean is that everything he does takes forever and mundane events are stretched out far to long but at the same time he created a city, builds a country, wins a war, and more within a fricken week. Over the first dozen or so chapters you are bombarded by so many characters that, other than the most important few, you will have no frikken idea who is who even though the novel treats you like you should know. Some side characters have decently interesting personalities but allot of them kind of overlap with each other, are boring, or are only mentioned once and not heard of again until they are briefly mentioned later in the story.
The biggest failure of this novel is the MC. He's bland, forgettable and makes some really dumb mistakes. For instance he mentions one chapter about keeping his base a secret then literally brings hundreds of foreign soldiers and a super shady Noble to his "secret" hide out the next day. So much for his super secret base. He even spends crazy valuable resources (some of which have supposedly nearly gone extinct in this world) as if he has infinite amounts of them, on a fake castle so no one will find his real base...... except he just fricken exposed his real base's wearabouts to hundreds of people the previous day. He builds an entire city which is kind of understandable, seeing as their citizens need somewhere to live, but then pretty much gives resourses for free to people who will never be able to pay him back. There must be some really hard working NPCs that we don't know about working in the background otherwise how else could his "kingdom" run so fricken smoothly despite him knowing nothing about politics and doing things that would normally be extremely disadvantageous to his kingdom in the future. Just having op strength doesn't mean a kingdom will succeed.
Him and his wife get separated and thus starting one of the longest and most painful journeys to rescue the damsel in distress I have ever seen. There are several arcs in between spanning hundreds of chapters and all I see in the comments section of every chapter is, "... but where the f*** is Lin Xintong!?" (His wife)
(Just like before, these in between chapters are just average. Nothing special or creative.)
After hundreds of chapters he sees her again upon which finding that sheis some super famous genius who is being forced to cultivate a technique that makes her forget him/ lose all her feelings for him. Oh and of course there are the obligatory male geniuses saying, " You are just a toad lusting after swan meat..." yada, yada, yada, that comes with these kind of situations.
Oh did I mention that this is the same girl who he had to save from a forced marriage in his old world? In other words the author uses the same exact trope on the same girl TWICE. It will leave you wanting to just lock her up for fear of her getting lost/captured a third time.
So this novel starts ok and gives the MC a interesting cheat. He can use his fishing pole to fish out everything from a gigantic dragon monster to a futuristic robot. He can even manipulate the hook to snag cultivation scrolls, weapon, and more. We even get a bit of story relative to the world he is fishing in. I like this system but the author gradually phases it out as the character gets stronger. Now we don't get to see it very often.
The setting is in modern times but also has a hidden martial arts community that has been dwindling with the advent of modern weapons. There are no real problems for me with the setting but I wish the author would explain the levels of cultivation as we are left to piece everything together by ourself. The plot is all over the place as the author can't seem to make up his mind. Events are uninteresting and predictable and everything feels disjointed.
So the biggest problem with this novel is it's characters, more specifically the MC. To be honest he can be downright stupid at times not to mention he has a god complex. There are several times where he says to himself not to make the same mistake again, then goes and makes the same mistake. He starts a restraunt but maybe the author realized it was a stupid idea so the MC abondons it not to long after. As he gets stronger he starts to develop a sort of God complex which he himself recognizes. He even goes into the wilderness while sealing his cultivation to train because he has become too arrogant and aggressive, killing anyone who crosses him. After all that training he claims to have fixed his problem but goes on a killing spree only a few days after. The MC kills people even if he's in the wrong simply because they got in his way or they have something he wants all while the author treats him as some kind of saint.
The author is a blatant racist as every Japanese character that shows up is portrayed as arrogant, scum of the earth. There was one time where the MC slaughters these two Japanese guys even though they did nothing wrong. They merely challenged a Chinese diciple of some sect to an open and fair duel and won. The Japanese guy didn't even cripple or kill the Chinese diciple but nooooo. He humiliated the Chinese so he deserves to die right? It's not the last time something like this happens either. For some reason Japan's cultivators are much stronger than China's and it's the MC's job to mow down every one of them on sight. The author even has the other characters praise him as a man amongst men. Give me a flippin break.
In short the cheat is kinda interesting, the setting is nothing new, the plot is disjointed yet painfully predictable at times, the author is racist, other characters are their only to praise the MC or be cannon fodder and the MC is an a hole and an idiot with little redeeming qualities.
This is my first review as as a complete amatuer so take it with a grain of salt. Also my grammer sucks so forgive me. First of all I don't believe this novel is deserving of one star. Second this novel definitely doesn't deserve a 5 star either because it currently has some glaring flaws.
A large part of this novel is the mc's godly level of knowledge in physics and mathamatics. I actually like this aspect of the novel. Even if it is flawed, the science can be forgiven (in my opinion as someone who knows next to nothing about physics) as it at least attempts to sounds like it knows what it is talking about. Most sci fi novels simply say everything is possible because of "magical cultivations powers" or some kind of newly discovered energy. I like how thet author tries to give his universe some context. I also think he does pretty good job considering it's almost impossible to get all the science right unless one has done extensive research on the subject.
The romance is weak but it isn't a disaster like in this author's other novel. It feels kind of unnatural how their relationship formed as they fall in love seemingly overnight. The author takes the very safe, stereotypical route of the unobtainable princess in a far away castle. The hero will undoubtedly overcome many obstacles as well as the enevitable competition from great familes before finally getting the girl in an overwhelming victory. It's nothing new but the main point of the story isn't romance so even if it is boring and contrived and mainly there to give the MC motivation and conflict it's not to big of a deal to me.
Now the biggest missteps for me are in the mech fights, cultivation, and his cheat.
1. First the Mech battle are admittedly well done and exciting, at least at first. It doesn't take long for the reader to realize that every mech battle is extremely similar. The only real difference is how spectacularly the MC defeats his opponents. Sure there are different mechs but regardless of how different the author makes them sound they are all using similar weapons in similar ways. The MC is just way above them in techniques. Even if the opposing piolet is extremely strong and forces the MC into a corner there is no suspense as we all know he will never lose. Not to mention all the fights are in VR so there is little to nothing at stake. The problem here is that the mechs dont have enough variation in fighting style to make it intresting. Other novels have so many different elements to battle that it makes this novel seem laughable in comparison. They can use the elements, space, time, domains, powers of divine beasts, God's and devil's, ancient creature, myriad daos, mystical weapons, tyranical body cultivation, or any combination of them all. In this novel, differences in mech specs aside, they all weild similar beam sword (s) /dagger (s) or a rifle (s) /cannon (s).
2. Next are his cheat powers and the cultivation aspect of this novel or lack thereof. The MC undergoes grueling trials within his cube and has gone through years of hard work, blood, and tears to achieve his overwhelming ability as a super soldier. While that's all well and good the problem is that this happens withing the span of literally 2 chapters. This makes the MC's powers feel extremely cheap and unearned as we feel none of the effort he put into obtaining said powers. Unlike other MCs where we grow along side them through hundreds if not thousands of chapter thus becoming more emotionally invested in them, this one gains op powers through something similar to a Rocky training montage. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy op MCs, the problem that this guy isn't an op character, he's a Mary Sue. This guy is seemingly perfect. He has little to no flaws in his character, he is perfect in all forms of combat and is smarter then even the smartest geniuses. He also does not have a great supporting cast that most great op characters have. A Mary Sue isn't Mary Sue because he's op but because he is perfect. Now granted I have only read ~100 chapters, but within the chapters I have read the MC has had very little growth as a result of making him too strong right from the start. Most of the time he collects energy through battle so he can go back to his training space in the cube. Finally, when he goes back to the training space we are led to believe that he will be trained in using the forces of nature, finally advancing the cultivation of the MC which has gone seemingly stagnant since leaving the cube the first time. However, after leaving the cube, even though he just underwent grueling trining again, this time we feel little difference in his power. I'm not asking for him to become even more op I just want him to developed some kind of variation in his boring battle style. MC's cultivation is what makes him truly unique as cultivation techniques have seemingly died out since the last novel for reasons uknown. Even the cube can only make him just another genius mech piolet instead of a truly unique existence withing the universe.
This novel has an averge characters, below averge characters development, progressively boring mech battles, and bland romance, but has a semi interesting world and a a couple genuinely great moments. As this novel has barely started I can only give my opinion on what's there. Therefore this novel gets a 4/10 which is slightly below averge to me. Hopefully it gets better in the future.
P.S. Sorry for the long review lol
... to let the most annoying bad guy, the prince, go despite the fact that he has been trying to kill and or enslave the MC for hundreds of chapters. I s*** you not he actually let's him go despite knowing that his decision will bite him in the a** later.