Dark Civilization


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When the heavy curtains of night descended, darkness fell upon the earth. What will later be known as the dawn of the “Dark” era, humanity once again unfolded a new path of evolution. While retaining the memories of surviving ten years in the apocalyptic world, Ye Chen awakens back on the very day the disaster struck; all he can do is protect the people dear to him, and then….

With the might of an ant, set foot upon the pinnacle of this world!

The people lost in the thralls of everyday life, aimlessly struggling for survival in this world, move forward; there will surely be a path only you can open….

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Okuri Ookami
Okuri Ookami
February 20, 2017
Status: v1c20
I don't know what the other reviewer is talking about as the only thing I can agree with them on is that the Translator does a good job. The Novel (at current) is hosted on Wuxia Forums and it makes it easy to navigate as you can read up to 3 or 4 chapters per page as long as you skip the comments that show up as well. The stats the other reviewer mentioned isn't game related but evolution related, it's not to much of a spoiler but the author... more>> equates growth in strength as "times this many men" so each time the MC and his group evolve their strength, reflexes, immunity, focus, stamina, defenses, senses are all times x of this many men.

This novel is a pleasant read as you don't get a passive relationship between the MC and his sister she isn't just background or their for comic relief she and the companions he may gather in the future have their roles to play. The MC also isn't an invincible genius that gets along every situation perfectly of miraculously. You can see that although there is luck in a portion of the MC's encounters the majority is skill and experience. The story itself is a little iffy as to how it juggles around the topic of how the MC is a lone student with x amount of money and how the sister casually accepts the brother explanation without question and he can seemingly do no wrong in her eyes along with her noticing the HUGE personality shift in her brother but barely a question mark is raised. Other than that the story is actually pretty tight in how the evolution system works. It doesn't take much to understand and the only thing I do not like is how troublesome taking the 'next step' (replacement for a certain term in the novel) requires such a troublesome process. I've only read up to 20/27 because this seems to be a turning point and as releases are a bit slow I will stockpile some chapters before picking it up again. Its actually way too early to be reviewing this novel as I actually don't know if I like it but the comment by the user TWINGLETWILIGHT was a bit vague and I wanted to clarify some things and explain for those actually interested in the novel. I most likely will not be updating this review in the future. I might be back to give it a star review once it passes the 50-100 mark though. <<less
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Helena rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: v1c19
Here, you got the typical cold hero who isn't straight out OP. Just kidding.

All other characters are way too bland/blank. I keep having the feeling they only serve to enlighten the hero's strenght.
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Ab991 rated it
October 11, 2017
Status: v3c2
It's okay. It's kind of interesting, but the writing quality is very poor. One of my biggest problem with this novel is the MC's personality. He trusts people very quickly and believes in things without any evidence. Sometimes, when the author tries to write something funny or creative, thing go in the wrong way and the novel will get more worse. Too many loopholes, a poor and unclear power system, and too many random things. When you read this novel, you will always ask "why? Why" but the author will... more>> not give any explanation. This novel is written by a beginner writer, so don't expect too much. <<less
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Wind Jackal
Wind Jackal rated it
August 23, 2017
Status: v2c7
I really enjoyed reading this. I've read similar novels like this, but I enjoyed how Dark Civilization distinguished itself from the crowd. WARNING, SPOILERS BELOW
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There are some similarities to other similar books. The MC suddenly wakes up back on the day it all began after surviving the apocalypse for years, the MC takes advantage of his future knowledge, the MC IS on the path to becoming OP as you might expect. All these are presented in a way that is OK and makes sense from a character's point of view, rather than just wish fulfilment. After all, anyone with a large amount of knowledge of things that would benefit them would use it, like how the MC know it would be beneficial to have the evolved create DNA injected sooner rather than later. The MC isn't perfect either. Even with his future knowledge and his skills in combat (from surviving years of the apocalypse), he's almost died so far. It's not all relying on his future knowledge and he doesn't have the intimate future details for everything (at least, not from what I've seen so far), unlike some MCs who end up having the intimate details on events that let them swoop in and take all the benefits for themselves from a situation.

Now, for other things I liked. I really liked how Evolution and mutation is handled, with variety and interesting differences. It doesn't read like a wall of info, but leaves stuff for your imagination. For example, there was a single sentence on rats that had bloodhunger rats, plaguewind rats, and tricyclop rats. It went into some detail on bloodhunger rats and didn't go into the others, but you can imagine what abilities/differences they might have with names like those.

I liked how the MC isn't perfect. He gets wounded, he nearly dies, and not everything goes his way. As of v2c7, his sister is discovered to have last stage leukemia and he is desperate to try and cure her, no matter how small the chance and how dangerous it will be for him to go out and try. He's shown this care for his sister multiple times, so it isn't just pulled out to twinge emotions and such, which is nice. His sister also has some character to her, she isn't just a weak little thing to highlight how strong the MC is. She's kind-mannered, not s*upidly so, and willing to try and help out her brother fight zombies. I also like the kind of person the MC is, personally. Some novels in similar situations have their being cruel/ruthless from their years of brutal survival, abandoning those that are not personally important like a family member/close friend. The MC is cold-mannered, but has treated others decently and his sister helps keep him that way.

All that said, I wish it was still being posted/translated. I'd love to read more.

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hailboy rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: v2c7
A truly good novel. I give it five stars cause as far as I have read the protagonist is not tr*sh. Being tr*sh means to use power for personal gain, drowning in lust e.t.c. Protagonist simply uses power to protect his family. The only bad thing is the update is so slow. Through this novel I have learned an astonishing fact. Ant, what we usually look down is such an incredible creature. A recent study shows ant can withstand pressure 5000 times greater than its own body weight.
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