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Apocalypse Meltdown
December 10, 2017
Status: c64
The MC is a bit too "edgy" - the dark and brooding type of character that expects everyone to follow his orders but doesn't explain why. All the villains are amazingly stupid and cruel too, constantly working against what is in their best interest. I can understand people becoming very selfish and cruel, but not stupid.

There are a few partsof the story that just are too hard to swallow. The MC apparently has a ridiculously amazing axe that never chips or gets dull, no matter how many zombies he kills... more>> or doors/locks he bashes in. The MC is always "waving" (not swing, chop, slash, cleave or anything else, just wave) his axe around. He'll wave his axe and a dozen zombies are decapitated. The author could at least have him clean or sharpen it once in awhile. He'll also be completely covered in zombie blood/gore, even getting it in his mouth, but he never gets a single scratch. Anyone else would have turned into a zombie, but he just walks it off. Finally, he's a borderline sociopath, willing to use then abandon anyone, even those who show him goodwill. <<less
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The series is disappointing, mainly because the MC falls under the "super amazing but amazingly dense" trope. In this case, despite all the evidence presented to him, he just doesn't seem to understand how the new world he's in works. He repeatedly ignores that he's now the strongest person alive or that the magic from his past life has largely been forgotten. Also, he doesn't bother to find out the history of this new world, despite there being the resources to do so around him.

Also, apparently in his past life,... more>> which apparently lasted over a thousand years, he never had a girlfriend, and doesn't know how to act around a girl he likes.

The world also seems custom made to show off how amazing the MC is.
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He doesn't even have to try; on his first day of school, the principal calls him to his office and begs him to literally fight for the school's honour or they risk being forced to submit to heir rivals.

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My MCV and Doomsday
December 11, 2017
Status: c101
This story was a disappointment. I was hoping that the "MCV" would set it apart from other stories, sadly that's not the case. It's another "dark, edgy, makes his own rules" type of main character. He can execute a person without any proof, and the next chapter that person's friends will be "well he/she deserved it if you say so." basically there are no repercussions to his actions because he's so awesome.

The main character's ability (a "Starseed") is never explained (at least not within the first 100 chapters). His starseed... more>> lets him upgrade his minibus. Despite his minibus being a "Mobile Construction Vehicle" he has yet to actually construct something. Whether he can build/upgrade anything else (weapons, electronics, bases) is never explored, so at the moment the series isn't living up to its name. <<less
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Infinite Competitive Dungeon Society
December 1, 2017
Status: c229
Pros: The overall story itself is interesting, and the plot has specific goals the characters work towards.

Cons: The characters are kind of lackluster and show little development. Jokes get repeated to death, and everyone acts childishly to the point where it's aggravating. Fight scenes drag on much longer than they need to. Every new character that gets introduced is another girl that acts basically the same as all the other girls the MC surrounds himself with.
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Black Iron’s Glory
November 26, 2018
Status: c14
(This is a preliminary review since there's only 14 chapters out at the moment)

The story is not your typical cultivation/RPG/cheat abilities that usually appear with transmigration. Despite the cover, instead of a world filled with swords & magic, "spiritual power, " or cultivation levels, the story takes place in a world that is in the middle of a Renaissance era. Technological development and social changes are more important than 1000 year old treasures. It feels very realistic and immersive.

The MC is well-written and acts in a believable manner.... more>> Besides his knowledge of his previous life, he doesn't have a cheat ability and has to live like an ordinary person. His friends feel like real people and treat him as a person instead of just being there to tell the reader how awesome he is.

It is a bit slow since the world is still new and there's a lot of background information that needs to be presented. Hopefully that stage doesn't last too long (though I can't see it continuing for much longer) and the story can really pick up. <<less
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Tales of the Reincarnated Lord
December 1, 2017
Status: c317
Unlike most isekai/transmigrator-type stories, Tales of the Reincarnated Lord follows a main character who slowly builds up a kingdom. The best description for this story is that it is the equivalent of a CKII game.

Pros: Kingdom-building is done in a believable manner. The decisions the MC makes are logical, and he actually has to work towards achieving his objectives instead. Characters behave like actual people instead of tropes. The MC has to rely on tactics and strategy, and plays the long game instead of rushing around getting power-ups.

Cons: Too many... more>> characters! It's hard to remember who did what sometimes. Chapters are long and sometimes "padded" with overly-long descriptions of simple acts/descriptions. There are some arcs that are useless (though they may come up at a later time). <<less
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Library of Heaven’s Path
September 9, 2017
Status: c291
It's a fun read, but conflicts have become repetitive. They center around the MC insulting his opponent in one way or another, not realizing what he said was extremely insulting, and getting annoyed someone dares challenge him. Most of the opponents are prideful/arrogant guys who vastly underestimate the MC because of his age/poor clothes/ignorance. Usually they're also rich and spoiled. A crowd gathers, the MC beats his opponent, everyone is amazed at how unconventional/talented the MC is, rinse and repeat.

The MC is also just going through life bumbling around. It... more>> seems like he hasn't learned how society works, which is weird because he's literally got a library in his head. A lot of his mistakes are things that you wouldn't say to someone in this life too. He really needs to read a few books on social etiquette at some point.

I do enjoy reading about the world the author has built, it feels very fleshed out and real. The supporting characters are great too, especially when the MC is teaching them. Watching the MC master the nine professions is half the fun of the series. <<less
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Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha
September 17, 2018
Status: c23
The characters are believable and sensible. Even though the MC is strong, he's not ridiculously OP. The story progresses nicely and the world feels real and not too RPG-like.

My only complaint is that the story drags on sometimes. The author takes twice as long to describe something than is needed, and sometimes large parts of a chapter feel redundant.
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Tranxending Vision
October 21, 2017
Status: c143
It started out a bit rough, but the author found his/her pace and the story picked up. I'm not sure how "spiritual energy" will figure into this, but the premise of the story itself is interesting. The pervy x-ray scenes are unnecessary but thankfully short.

e: Previous rating was done from ch23. This update is from ch58

The MC acts like he's a monk. The antagonists are all 1D villains; jealous playboys, greedy businessmen, arrogant rich kids. The pervy scenes are getting overly gratuitous. Previously it was because the MC was getting... more>> used to his x-ray powers, now they'll pop up in the middle of a story and just seem out of place.

It's still a good story, just not as good as I was hoping for.

e: ch 143

Really disappointed in the story development. Two things stand out:

  1. Racism/xenophobia. Chinese wn usually have some amount of nationalism, but this takes it too far.
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    We're talking roving gangs of black criminals, white people will literally step aside and let them rape white women. Fortunately there's a virtuous Chinese guy around to save them. Also Kung Fu is apparently unbeatable, every other martial art is trash compared to it.

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  2. Every decision the MC makes runs out to be brilliant and/or works out.
    Spoiler

    Every business decision he makes turns out to be brilliant. While negotiating a deal, he can beat up another guy for making a "lewd" comment, and the guy will apologize and give him what he wants.

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Castle of Black Iron
August 22, 2017
Status: c187
It's an interesting story, but suffers from quite a few flaws. The MC being s*x-starved 24/7 with a hard-on that just pops up every few hours. I knew it was "ecchi" going in, but there's only so many times you can hear the term "horny student" and talk about plump breasts before it starts to get old. Also, the authors writes the MC to be the cleverest person in the room, and for some reason everyone easily believes him. The story tends to drag on, and there's quite a bit... more>> of repetition.

The technology level is a bit inconsistent. They talk about being in the steam age, have steam-powered military SUVs despite, photography, magnesium alloys, but also say how all old technology had been lost. At the beginning they seem to have forgotten all about modern technology, later they are talking about polymers and proteins. There was also some blatant homophobia (some kids threw vegetables at a group of guys because they thought they were gay), which was a bit unsettling. Later when the Chinese faction is introduced the author goes into racial superiority/segregation territory.

I do like the story, mostly when the MC is on his own. <<less
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Overgeared
November 22, 2018
Status: c78
I would like this story except for one thing: the MC is terrible.

The MC is remarkably dense. He doesn't seem to know much about the game despite being one of it's earliest players.

He's also greedy and cowardly, to the point where he will sacrifice or cheat people close to him. In real life he acts like a child.

I'm curious where the story goes, but at the moment it's kind of a drag.
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The Strongest Gene
December 6, 2017
Status: c93
It definitely reads a bit more like a cultivation story plus a sci-fi one (universities instead of sects, gene upgrades vs cultivation), but it's unique enough to set it apart. It's becoming a bit more like a Xuanhuan story (quick "upgrades" and an OP MC), but for now it's pretty good.

Pros: The world building is good, the characters are pretty decent, and the story is interesting. The MC is fairly smart, and makes good use of his cheat.

Cons: So far the main antagonist's motivation is pretty lacking.

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He had the owner of MC's body killed because he wanted to get the highest spot in class and go to a top university. It's horrible but understandable. Now he just can't let the MC go, and won't accept that the MC is stronger/smarter than him, even though it doesn't really affect him at this point. He's also been saved by the MC twice, but that just makes him want to kill him more. He also wants to kill his cousin because he might be better than him, and for some reason the majority of his family side with him to assassinate the cousin's half of the family.

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Bringing the Supermarket to the Apocalypse
December 5, 2017
Status: c48
While the name makes it seem interesting, this is a surprisingly generic cultivation story. The MC doesn't really take advantage of his power, he just uses it to quickly amass money then seems to forget about it. The setting follows the same formula as almost every other cultivation story; he starts off in the smallest base (town), then something happens and he's forced to leave for a bigger base with more powerful people.

Everyone other than the MC's friends are greedy assholes that want to kill him and steal his stuff.... more>> Even in the apocalypse, people continue to fight each other, not out of necessity, but for the sake of power/greed. Corrupt guards and selfish leaders are everywhere. Instead of coordinating their resources to exterminate zombies, they force weaker/normal people to leave the safety of the base to hunt them while the strong people (cultivators) stay back.

The world is almost custom made for the MC, whether it be allies or abilities, they all pop up at jsut the right moment to save the day.
Spoiler

At one point he is upgrading his supermarket (another huge cheat that is custom made for him, and has nothing to do with the actual supermarket itself. He requires these rare "black balls" that you get from killing class 2 zombies; he is given one and finds that each ball gives a 10% upgrade. Later, he happens to come across a group of people, 9 of whom have black balls that they have no use for an basically give them away for free.

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I was hoping that the MC would use his power to set up a group that could take advantage of his resources to become stronger, tame the surrounding land, and become a powerful base in its own right. Unfortunately it seems to be heading towards becoming a generic "travel around and cultivate" story. <<less
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Seoul Station’s Necromancer
July 31, 2017
Status: c59
The premise itself is interesting, but the story would be a lot better if the MC wasn't a huge ass to everyone around him. What's worse is that he doesn't understand why people resent him after he beats them up/steals from them/insults them. He thinks that he can get away with anything without suffering any consequences, and doesn't seem to realize that he's part of a society that has rules and laws, constantly acting as if he's still living in the alternate world/hell he was transported to.
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Godly Model Creator
August 28, 2018
Status: --
Generic cultivation novel. Nothing really stands out.

The story is set in the future, but it might as well be the past. They still have potions, young masters, a poor MC who lucks out on a unique cultivation technique (they just call it "cards" here). The MC's not especially smart either, everything has to be explained to him like he's never heard of it before.
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