Report Review
2 Reviews


Isekai-Esaege
Isekai-Esaege rated it
Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
August 28, 2017
Status: v3
I had high expectations for this work because it had a very high rating and was being translated by a group that translated another series I enjoyed. Unfortunately, this work did not meet anywhere near that expectation.

A lot, if not, all Isekai genre novels have an MC with a ridiculously OP ability that drives the story. So when this novel started by having a MC that wasn't OP, but a MC that had to rely on his knowledge and wits, I thought, 'Oh, this might be interesting.' Unfortunately, this novel's... more>> premise is its weakness.

Throughout the novel, the MC showcases his 'brilliance' and 'wisdom', but there is simply no depth to it. The MC only appears smart, because the other characters are not. In volume 2 and 3,
Spoiler

the author could have introduced an interesting 'antagonist' to oppose the MC - an antagonist that's smart and rational, but brings out an incredibly cliche hot-headed muscle head.

[collapse]

To add on to the above point, the novel also has really stereotypical/cliche side characters. There's nothing wrong with having such characters, but the author never explores them. They are just there to serve as a cheerleader/sidekick to the MC - even characters who are supposed to be really smart.

To summarize - I started this novel, thinking it would be a different kind of Isekai where the MC would use his wits and knowledge to survive against other similarly brilliant minds. What I got was a painfully cliche novel that lacks in both depth and maturity. I really hope it improves from volume 4 where the MC can potentially interact with more nations outside and comes across smarter people/difficult situations because there's so much material in this novel's world. <<less
17 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Isekai-Esaege
Isekai-Esaege rated it
Overlord (LN)
August 28, 2017
Status: v11
A great series and an interesting read.

Like all Isekai genre, it does have an OP MC.
Spoiler

In this case, it's not just the MC that's OP, but his entire guild that's incredibly powerful compared to the world

[collapse]
However, the author does make it interesting by presenting situations that simply can't be solved by being OP.

What I particularly enjoy about this novel is that there are many characters and many of them are explored. The author really gives the readers a chance to know and understand the characters and connect with them. They are not just there to glorify the MC. Many of them are strong, smart and capable and most importantly, interesting.

The only downside I can think of is that
Spoiler

the MC and his merry band have yet to face an entity or a group that rivals them in power. Sure, those 'World Class Items' pose a threat, but they've never really faced a mortal threat.

[collapse]
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report