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The World of Otome Games is Tough For Mobs
January 31, 2019
Status: v2c3
I really like the idea of placing MC in matrialchal society. But suspension of disbelief in this one is hard to contain. It's just hurtful to read about all this harem-seeking evil noble girls. Sure I understand that author is trying to place young women in the postition of young men in other novels. But he just conviniently ignores psychological diffrences between gender which cause women in positions of power and comfort seek different things than men do. It makes all non-love intrest women in the novel to look like... more>> 1-dimensional villans without any depth. It's painful to read.

Class and social system also don't make any sense. Dungeon and adventuring system? Complete gibberish.

MC doesn't really help the novel. Author tries to make him a real character with agenda, likes and dislikes. But in the and is the all on the surface, MC only acts because of the plot and world (which supposed to be unconvinient for males) bends to accomodate him, no matter how stupid his actions are. What is probably different from other novels is that author also bends MC character to accomodate plot (Sometimes don't accepts social standards/hierachy and somtimes he does because of reasons).

Like with Sevens little incosistencies, nonsensical developments and freaking robots ruined interesing idea for me. I really hoped that author will grow as a writer compared to his previous work so I can't help but stay disappointed. But is still better than lot of trash here, so I won't give one star because of resetment. <<less
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Heavenly Jewel Change
May 6, 2018
Status: c417
Great settting and world bulding but terrible main character. He constantly offends everybody and additionaly molest women without thinking of consequences, yet somehow author claims that he is cautious and has extremely high IQ and EQ. Incostitency of his character made me really angry. I wouldn't mind some kind of evil, lustful villain who doesn't care about women and so on. But metanarration put him on the postion of good guy, author even use righteous to describe him sevral times. It's f*ckin ridicoulus. People like that, who claim to be... more>> good and care for women but cheat on those whom they supposedly care and molest innocent girls aren't villains, they are pieces of sh*t. The worst thing about this book are the parts where author have audacity to shill main character perverted (12 y/o level perversion) and obnoxious or plainy stupid actions as rational and planned. Without plot armor thick as Mt. Tai, he would be dead hundreds of times and its quite literal statment. Weak people who offend all powerhouses in the world don't deserve long lifespan. After 400 hundred chapters is fair to compare it to hipothetical situation where Slovakia dare to offend and con Russia, USA, China, Japan and UK. And sleep with their daughers. But for some reason everyone loves Slovakia, because Slovakia is a genius with high IQ and EQ. Ridicoulous. <<less
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Author hates adults and even teenagers. MC is building a harem of 5-14 y/o lolis and interacts only with them. Since male MC is too edgy and cool to ever been bullied, female lead takes that burden (even teachers laught at her misery). World is evil, every societal structure is corrupted and makes no sense. Only author's child-grooming peterpan-like anti-uthopia does.

Even if reader is 12 y/o they would deserve something more substantial and ambitious. So if you don't have deep hatred for society and you are not closeted pedophiliac you... more>> should stay away from this novel. <<less
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Dungeon Defense
January 29, 2019
Status: v2c1
Volume 1 isn't that great like people picture it to be. Author tries to make MC to be a genius and yet:

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When he has opportunity to chose cheat skill he is presented with lot of options. Most stunning is the skill to save "game" every ten years. Which basically means immortality, ability to see the future and to test people boundries or loyalty. There is also a lot of skills which would make "lunatic difficulty" game bearable (like super strenght or summoning skill. He immiediatly choses crap skill with very limited mind reading. Because he is a good actor. Seriously wtf. Moreover he isn't, he bearly controls himself. Then without the batting of the eye he proceedes to making world powerhouses his enemies, because of course superactor with genius intelligence can't pay up debt 200 gold without it. Or maybe becasue high profile is obvious choice for a weak but cunning MC?

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People were also saying that after 1 volume he is going full psycho evil route. I couldn't wait, because I like to read stories about that kind of characters. But I couldn't even finish first chapter, because my head started to hurt from amount tightly compressed insane stupidity:

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Mother, of his lover, succubus prostitute comes to his castle. He proceeds to beat his lover to test if her mother really loves her. I would be ok if he beat her because he is a sadist and like to beat people or to punish her for her shannigans. That what evil characters should do. But he didn't test anything, there would be million better way to do so.

But that not the end, he freaks out and tells the girl that he absolutly must to kill her mother. Because she somewhat humiliated him or her, by trying to get some money from her abandoned daughter succes. How? Why? There was no humiliation whatsoever. No reason at all. Girl get's angry, hits him. He freaks out because he don't understand why someone don't wan't to see her mother's death. F*ck me. He has like more than 8000 IQ and more then one similar experiences in the past. How autistic can you be? But he has that usless mindreading skill, which can tell how people with high affection feel. It's perfect time to use it. Not. It's better to lose affection and respect. Then he goes to some other lady demon and cries how unreasonable his lover is. She tell him that he is authistic for not understanding basic human interactions. Maybe he could use mindreading to find out what she is talking about? Well f*ck it, it's better to lose affection with my only powerful ally in the foregein and hostile world. So badass.

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Three stars because good translation and worldbulding. Story and characters don't deserve even one. It's not villian protagonist, it's author's imaginary vision of how misunderstud genius look like, when author is clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer. <<less
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Chaotic Lightning Cultivation
May 21, 2018
Status: c289
Very underrated novel. MC is one of more realistic characters I read in eastern novels. He isn't particulary intelligent, he can't always control himself, he is sometimes petty. But in the same time he can be generous and broadminded when situation call for it, like ... more>>
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when he tries to reconcile with patriarch of Hou family and forgives his granddaughter to give him face. Although he still gets betrayed in the end, not challenging superpowerful family and trying to earn their backing instead is rational and smart choice. Normaly in xianxia MC would challenge immortals, when put in the situation MC was in. He eventually starts rampaging and challenging sects, but really this was the situation he was put in against his will, not because he chose to do so with premeditation.

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Supporting cast is average, some characters are more then decent (insane Hou ZiRong), some are mediocare at best (like that first girl, unnecessery funservice character at this point).

Worldbulding is intriguing, especially his cultivation method. Shame that in translated chapters cultivation elements are rather lacking and author don't give us much lore on it. I would give it four stars, but since people are bunch of children who give this novel one star because their feelings where hurt, I bump it to five. <<less
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Miracle Throne
May 5, 2019
Status: c274
Not quite bad and also not very good novel. MC is from the future, but technology in this world isn't science but cultivation based. So he knows more advenced talismans and alchemy arrays not gunpowder, making this much more interesting read. At the beggining cliches are apparent but bearable unlike much of other CN. But there are two typical character traits which are escalating quickly: arrogance and women caused brainmelting.

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He constantly kills or cripples people with powerful backing without any valid reason. At some point he killed King's Envoy because he dared to offer him business prosposition. Really. This caused a sh*tstorm and small scaled war. It was just exhausting to read an entire arc about something which which was created because such idiotic behaviour. His business model is also stupid and based on absurd level of thougthlessness and greed.

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About women - there is a lot of them and they all have around one character trait. One is cold, one is stupid, another agressive. They all have no agenda, love MC and each other. And all trash him without reason, complain and recive BILLIONS of gold worth gifts from MC. Then they will scold him if he will touch their hand and he goes along with it.
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Two sisters mentioned in other reviews are the worst. He has no reason to help them, they are talentless and younger one is retarded. He invest millions in them because they have big boobs, he can't even look at.

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There are things which are fun but author just don't use it. Talismans for instance are introduced as the basis of the world and then forgotten and almost no mention about them within 250 chapters. In this place he introduces guns which is deal breaker for me.

But like I said it isn't that bad. I hard to tell positive qualities of this book but it has ones. Overall worldbulding, characters, cultivation is just better that in average CN. <<less
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