There's one time when MC killed a family of hunters (mortals not cultivators) just because they lied. MC killed the old hunter's son and threw his corpse in front of him (seriously?) and demands for a complete map for hunting in that region. After the old hunter drew out the map, MC killed him and his daughter and stepped into the house searching for the real map. Sure, the drawn map is not detailed (excluded the danger places on purpose to let MC die in the wild) but MC killed the whole family just for a hunting map. All because they are mortals so he does not need to care at all.
Then, the author created a twist where the old hunter's eldest son that was supposed to be dead years ago simply did not die. Turns out that guy became a demonic path cultivator and wanted revenge but simply just died without even meeting the MC. What's the twist for in the end? My opinion is, the author is simply making up stories to justify that the MC is an evil guy that does not seem that evil. Contradictory, no?
In fact, the problem about the hunting map could be solved in a 'harmless' way but the author just need to make MC go that one route just to prove him an 'EVIL' guy. If MC is really clever, would he not understand one simple thing? Avoid little troubles if its going to bring big trouble. That's why I said this MC is simply an idiot at times.
Take the time when MC is still in the academy as an example. The reason he could do as he wished was because of the constrained rules of the academy. The author specifically tailored the opponents of the MC as those that will definitely put their household in the first place, will definitely follow the rules and will definitely do their current job to the T.
The author keeps comparing the world with Earth and says 'If this was on Earth, I would probably be dead due to the fights over profits etc..' This made it even more obvious that the world was tailored to fit his way of thinking. Cliche? Nope, I'm thinking about one word : fake.
Seriously, it made me want to puke. It's like those that tried to oppose the MC are programmed to follow what was stated above no matter how cunning, clever or far-sighted they are. Thus, the MC will easily constrain them and the author will write 'This is how the weak are, banded together instead of this and that.' Honestly, this trope is too boring already.
Say, for those that read other novels of this genre. Do you really think that the peoples are so uniformed? The academy elder here could not punish MC because he's scared of losing face and unable to keep up the rules and regulation in academy for not following the rules. In this world that is OH SO DANGEROUS where one needs to harden their heart to survive, he still follows the rule to the T while he is ruthless enough and already hate the MC enough to deal with him.
Is this really realistic, from your perspective?
Think about it, would a normal academy elder really follow the rules like that? A character with the same personality as the academy elder would have smiled at the MC and plot against him in the dark or he might just take action on the spot due to anger.
But the novel here will not do so, there will be a whole lot of talking about how clever a person is but in the end, he/she will still need to follow the rules no matter what. In the end, the MC will just easily kill them with his so called set-up in the box's intelligence. Seriously, the more I read, the more I feel the whole set-up is so fake and cliche. In fact, the more explanation the author gave, the more obvious it became.
His wife is the elf princess of sorts, I forgot since I last read it years ago. Well yeah, beautiful and all that made people envy the MC's predecessor and he got crippled and live while hiding with his daughter while his wife is grounded. Then, MC comes into the scene.
The cultivation part that is the hardest earlier is to reach Dou Zhe. To reach Dou Zhe, one needs to keep refining the body for a good foundation. That is why it takes around ten years or more. However, clans that are at the top usually have herbal dresses and solutions for their geniuses. That is to say, the way they advance to Dou Zhe is a lot faster and almost like MC when Yao Lao awakens.
Then, those old clans and sects have inheritance. In case you do not understand, one could transfer the dou qi to others, willingly. Although some will be lost during the process, it is a good way to level up for the younger ones. You might not know if they ranked up this way, right?
Plus, Yao Lao also mentioned that MC's only exceptional part is his base mental strength which is strong only because he reincarnated. He said his cultivation talent is just good in Gama Empire, average in the mainland.
The others also have their own adventure and encounters or enlightenment. Do you seriously think they would just sit in their sect and wait for the MC to come knock up troubles?
Does it make sense now that the others could get better or same level as MC? Or are your brains not working and needs other peoples to spell out each word for you guys? Simply put, MC had his own fortuitous encounters, others too will have the same. Only difference is, the MC is backed by plot armor too much.
A story about a man that doesn't fear death/no emotion that gets <Mystic Eye of Death Perception>and thrown into different worlds with mission and all. Thing is, it's all animated worlds so you might consider it a fan fiction you know? Still, it amazes me how Qidian is charging money for this type of novel (?). Welp, not my business.
Then, you see him advancing in each world while knowing the plot of anime world/forgetting but remembers a little. Then, you see him power up and the battles aren't that bad actually. Worlds included are Kabaneri, God Eater, Hidan no Aria, Gakuen Toshi Asterisk, Shakugan no Shana, Konosuba, To Aru Majutsu. The part I do not like is simple, he does not end the arcs and left it open for the future. This made it weird. Say, you are pumped up seeing him kill through the battlefield for one part and then he went off doing nothing when entering another world and the power balance are off the rockers.
Yep, I remember that there was one particular chapter named <MC's Seed> and this is where it went downhill for me. MC could receive seeds as trial rewards and synchronize with them and get their skills. Of course, they are all girls and this part is still OK, albeit a bit cliche. Then, he suddenly could plant his <Seed> in other girls. Guess what, he planted over dozens and the effect is to share their skills with each others. However, there is also the effect of making those girls that received his <Seed> infatuated with him. As I stopped reading around here, I don't know how many <Seed> would he plant in the girls later on.
My point is, this book went downhill as a novel that focuses on harem and comedy starting from here. I won't comment on the comedy part but harem? What he did was to brainwash the girls into liking/loving/infatuated with him. There was no romance or love in between. This is already beyond harem, its a fuc-king stallion type already! It was going good between the MC and the few childhood friends but he just had to make this stupid thing. It ruined the book, at least for me.
The action and battles are pretty good too but to be honest, it gets bad in the latter parts. I won't deny it because the author kinda lost track of all those things he introduced earlier and it just gets cut off here and there.
The plot is what kept me going at first. Even after I reached the thousand chapter, I was still immersed in the plot, trying to know what will happen. But, the plot just went haywire when the author finally decided to reveal the female MC's (Roman or Romantica?) background. I think that was the first time I got so mad I rewarded my laptop one punch.
Well, that is just for me anyway. For those that likes deep plots and plot armors all around, feel free to be a customer and wait patiently.
Then, there is also the fact that this novel is centered around politics, very much. You will get to see lots of ugly asses trying to pull the MC down and small skirmishes that will last for hundreds of chapters. Then, the MC is also the type that tends to raise the cockroaches. Yep, the villains are cockroaches where they don't get killed and keeps coming back again and again. Well, not all but I remember some of them are like cockroaches indeed.
Also, as a side note. This author's naming sense is fantastic in it's own way. Making the name long to increase the word count for his chapters in Qidian is one unique style of writing indeed.
Well, this book isn't that shabby. For me, it is just average due to many parts that earned my minus. But, it should be quite an enjoyable read for those that likes isekai and gaming with a deep plot.