Report Review
8 Reviews


douchi
douchi rated it
Spirit Realm
September 20, 2016
Status: c54
Well, as usual the crowd from wuxia world immediately overrated the novel. It's a pity the ATG team chose such a trite work as their side project. As it is the case with many lesser quality xuanhuan novels, while the premise is entertaining, the author doesn't care about the consistency of nuances no matter their significance, and he reasons unsophisticatedly and without foresight with the result that the plot feels artificial. Nonetheless, I give it 2 stars because, particularly if you haven't covered many novels, yet, the story is still... more>> able to draw you in at the beginning and is well-paced so it suits as binge-reading material. <<less
45 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi rated it
Raid Breaker
July 30, 2016
Status: c7
Well, if those 11 who gave two or less stars only read the seven translated chapters then it's definitely unjustly dissatisfaction considering the voting behavior on this website. That's why I'll give a short review - and add a premature rating. The story is set in a modern world after an apocalypse so the concept is similar to Dungeon Hunter or especially Evolution Theory of the Hunter with the difference that humanity relies on self-build weaponry including piloted robot suits (mecha elements). The protagonist's personality is similar to the one... more>> in the latter story, although likely more socially inapt, so I expect a more naive approach at life, romance, and such.

Based on the seven translated chapters i'd imagine the depth of this work is lower than of the two above mentioned novels. The focus is probably on adventure and action rather then politics, schemes, war strategy, nuanced decisions, etc., so it would be a more relaxed read.

The only major issue I've noticed at this point is the low number of chapters. The novels has been apparently completed after 118 chapters while the chapters are just a bit more than twice as long as those of a typical Chinese Xuanhuan novel. <<less
11 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi
Emperor! Can You See Stats!?
September 11, 2018
Status: c1
A pity. Two reviews from translators, both disappointing disasters.

That used and re-used setting kobatochandaisuki describes is called genre. Not to mention that it makes no logical sense to criticize a work based on how often a particular style had been adapted.

Going from the two available chapters, the story seems to have potential. The writing style suggests it is the usual Korean Western-styled sword and magic story line. If you take a look at the title, the cover, the description, the two chapters, I assume we can expect something in the... more>> way Revolution of the 8th Class Mage is written.

The unique element of the novel is probably the appearance of the game system. Don't forget, it's a second chance novel. Meaning, the MC attains twice the usual advantage. This has been done before, but it's rare. This situation also suggests there will be an early detour from mc's past experience, as otherwise he won't face any significant challenges.

This might become a problem if the author insists on prioritizing villains who shouldn't have had the time to mature, yet, like mc's brother. <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi rated it
Reincarnator
September 8, 2016
Status: c198
During the first about 90 chapters it is indeed a survival game novel but around that point the novel slowly turns into a survival fantasy using game elements to evaluate some stuff. Well, at the very least, the atmosphere of a game elements novel is lost. What impact this change has as a result is debatable. I would say, if you aren't disappointed by that development - as I am - you will continue to enjoy the story. The novel is a bit over-hyped but even with a few plot... more>> holes it feels intelligent, detailed, at times even epic and the fast pace balances the op MC out. However, if the plot holes keep accumulating and the pace won't slow down more often the author might not be able to keep up this level of quality.

Also mind that reading the novel requires a little bit of focus as you have to memorize quite a few names which might appear later on, and to not get overly confused by the irregular writing style. <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi
I Alone Level-Up
April 2, 2019
Status: c230
The adventure part of the story where the MC rises up and goes against the existing structures of society is indeed a fun read. In contrast to so many other authors of this genre, the author offers an intelligent narration where he generally pays attention to detail. But instances of plot holes do occasionally appear, proving early on that this period may not last.

Hence, when it comes to moving the plot towards its goal and revealing the truths behind everything, the writing turns increasingly unnatural, forced, overdramatized, or ambiguous, while... more>> the MC starts to resemble a puppet whose achievements come from what he had acquired rather than his own worth and decisions. I mean, if you're writing about a hero protagonist, don't glorify her or him from the start on, just to qualify all of their achievements towards the end, where the adventure is supposed to be more enticing to read on. <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi
The Legendary Mechanic
March 3, 2019
Status: c150
This novel is based on the MMORPG EVE Online like the English-original The Gam3, just that the protagonist here transmigrated into an NPC. As such, the mix of his con-artist persona, coupled with his production class, and the need to stay ahead of the players makes it a fun, fast-paced adventure of someone remodeling the original story line with equal focus on player and non-player characters.

A few reviews praised that there is no no romance. This may be true but this is still basically a shonen with harem subtext. Meaning,... more>> there are a lot of female side characters, so every important group of people include a woman, on whom the focus usually falls on, with either positive or negative interest in our protagonist. So even if it is not a guarantee, being a female beauty is still strong plot-armor for side characters.

Translation varies between good and tolerable only as the original text is not always preserved but shortened and paraphrased instead. <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi
Stealing The Heavens
December 21, 2018
Status: --
If you enjoy the descriptive and slow-paced writing style of Xiantia stories, you should read this novel just for the first 200 chapters. Afterwards it depends on how many flaws you can tolerate or notice. At that point the quality starts to degrade and the absolute plot armor of all side characters named after historical figures as well as the main character's fallacious, illogical or simply stupid elaborations, decisions and handling of his matters begin to ruin your reading experience.

Nonetheless, in many ways even later on it still remains a... more>> good and a mostly well-articulated and translated read, so you should definitely decide for yourself.

Actually, I could write this sort of review for pretty much all Chinese fantasy web novels. Even if you ignore the lack of talent or interest among the authors to finish their projects, you simply can't write a good story by publishing every chapter every day. Literature is more dense and complicated than comics or animation. It always requires editing and planning covering the entire work. <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
douchi
douchi rated it
Immortal Mortal
September 21, 2018
Status: c680
Very frustrating. While the story is interesting and engaging enough to keep the reader curious where the plot is heading, the author is bullsh*tting and very forgetful throughout the entire novel. Details practically do not matter and cannot be relied on. Basically every bad trope or narrative technique of this genre plays a role here. ... more>>
Spoiler

The main reason I stopped reading were the antagonists the author was keeping alive for no well-argued basis and allowing them to progress through nonsensical means.

[collapse]

Spoiler

Although I've endured this point, usually I'm also not really fond of reincarnation stories where the MC reveals the matter of rebirth, even if the concept is an explicit part of the world itself.

[collapse]
<<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report