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Two heroes of the game Legend of Heroes 2 that were rotten water*.

Kang Jin-ho in the first place and Hong Yoo Hee in the second place.

One day, I opened my eyes and reincarnated as a character in the game…

“Hey…you too?”

“Hey…me too!”

The ending of Legend of Heroes 2 is the destruction of the human world.

But if there’s two of us and we’re not alone.

If it is also the #1 and #2 in the server rankings.

The path of rotten water begins for a perfect happy ending!

(*Rotten water is Korean slang for someone who has played a certain game for a long time and mastered everything. Think of them as oldbies, veterans, or game pros.)

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New Reader-123 rated it
May 12, 2021
Status: c236
It was good in the beginning, a solid 4.5 (like the avg. Ratings given for this novel) for like the first 80 chapters but like everyone says it's definitely fallen off to like a 3 (I'm being nice with the 3). However, in light of the current chapters if it picks up a but more in the later half I think it could be a 3.3~3.7 overall.

+I messed up a bit with the star ratings so I think this review will show up as a 4 instead of 3.5 at... more>> the time I'm writing this. <<less
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New Alixiron rated it
May 8, 2021
Status: c146
I no longer want to read this series because of the following:

  • There is literally no sense of suspense. Every single plan by Jude will work perfectly. If the off chance the duo are in any danger, a deus ex machina will appear to save the day. Also the duo profits from every single random event to the point of ridiculousness.
  • Jude remembers every f*cking detail from the game (for eg Jude is able to remember everything even about a side character that appeared in just one obscure quest and even more absurd minute stuff like every single magic pattern from the game and even the in game language for barbarians and elves). He is also a great cook, fighter, strategist etc. He honestly feels flawless to the point of not even being a real human.
  • Full of shallow one note characters without much character development.
  • Extremely lackluster battles.
  • Pretty much every single chapter the author will keep talking about how beautiful and handsome the main duo are and it gets really annoying.
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Tearingfire rated it
October 21, 2020
Status: --
I only saw one review mention this, but I feel like it should be brought up since I started reading this novel based on how positive the reviews are. The story is structured that despite there being two "main characters", the FL is nothing but a beautiful, blushing, tsundere supporting character that acts as a foil to make ML superior. The blatant favoritism (I'd even say sexism), despite this novel not having a harem, is cringey.

  1. FL always gets less stuff than ML, even if she does the blunt of the work. While her dad is tossing this and that to boost ML, including money, FL doesn't get anything, and ML tries to cheat her out of stuff
  2. Her level is somehow always one below despite not starting at a disadvantage. Author makes it very apparent that her natural talent isn't special compared to ML's. The most special part about her is her face
  3. She has always has a supporting role, never receives recognition. ML is the one that steals the kill (which grants more XP). Even when she contributes greatly, she's just someone for ML to protect
  4. ML is literally handed a ton of good artifacts, special items, etc. FL gets the generic stuff even when the event was meant for her
  5. FL is #2 and constantly teased for being #2 because she isn't that smart, can't remember stuff, and just does what she's told to do with no self respect
Overall, the novel isn't bad compared to other shounen, harem novels. But this relationship is essentially Kirito and Asuna from SAO. FL is only special to the point of useful and suitable as a love interest. She doesn't do stuff on her own, ML makes all the decisions for her. I kept looking for the "cute, sweet" dialogue, but it just seemed like the author was rubbing his prejudice in my face. Rather than... more>> FL and ML being rivals, it's very clear how their dynamic is not meant to change. Maybe the story gets better later, but I can't tolerate it any longer. <<less
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criticalmind rated it
September 1, 2020
Status: c71
It's very promising. But this is mostly a review of the translator who deserves some mention.

To summarise, the translator is awesome. Before the prolouge, the TL mentions that this is 90% MTL and that scared me. But the quality is SO HIGH. The language flows well, Koren slang and pop culture references are explained with links.


I'm now on chapter 71, and it is going strong. The comedy is excellent. The heros are intelligent and complement each other perfectly. The other characters are well fleshed out, and I have no... more>> trouble remembering them. The budding romance is well written as well. All in all, one of the things I look forward to in my day. Also, the translator still rocks.

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Galdaen rated it
November 22, 2020
Status: c314
1. Normally, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I saw Tearingfire's review about sexism, and I swear, they would see sexism in a bowl of cheerios. I even went back to re-read chapters. A lot of what they said is wrong. And the rest is just perceived sexism on their part but doesn't necessarily mean anything. Plus it's obvious he only read like first 30 chapters.

2. I guess this is an alright romance, but the author is one of those with a lack of creative juices when it comes... more>> to romance. He repeats romance scenarios and the characters are the stereotypical dumb partners that can't bring up any courage. And it lasts a long time. Biggest issue for me is that the side characters like to purposefully interrupt their romance at any available chance, and the author uses this repeatedly, because this is the only romantic tension he can think of. So yeah, thats kinda annoying.

I am reading machine translation version, so just a heads up, this author reuses scenarios quite a bit. If you don't like the story in first 50 chapter, it's doubtful you will like it later. Romance exists but read my 2nd point above about the romance issues. <<less
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TerraEarth rated it
October 22, 2020
Status: prologue
This novel is emotionally barren, while reading through its chapters not once did I feel even an inkling of anything that could be remotely classified as being an emotional response. The characters are one dimensional and the plot is nonexistent.

The story fails to instill any sense of tension into its scenes. The main characters hop from one event to the next as if they're following a comprehensive guide with all the answers you could ever ask for (they might as well be, one of the characters has a perfect memory... more>> and has researched and archived every bit of knowledge concerning the game world). When all outcomes are known, all contingencies planned for and every chance pitfall remedied by good old plot armor, you're left with a story that falls flat and feels more akin to knocking down a list of chores than an adventure to save the world.

On top of this, the plot is virtually nonexistent. The progression of the plot is fully engrossed in collecting miscellaneous objects, buffs and quest events and never bothers to weave together a compelling narrative. <<less
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A story where an unremarkable hot-headed heroine always gets the short end of the stick, and the unremarkable clear-headed protagonist cheats her out of things, one way or another. Both characters are supposed to be super hot.

The banter is either shit, or works poorly in English.

Not really cute or funny. Just the kind of lowkey inoffensive "sexism" that was last popular in the Jomon Period. Like, really, as you read about the protagonist getting one up over the fiery simpleton heroine (the world and their respective personalities conspire to always... more>> make sure he comes out better off than her), you really feel it harkening back to light novels from 2005.

Worth a read just to see if you like that kind of thing. I don't really miss it though. <<less
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blitznova123 rated it
August 14, 2020
Status: c67.2
The premise is a breath of fresh air on an already over used concept. There are many stories in which the main character gets trapped in a game that they are overly familiar with. This novel uses the twist that another person also gets transported to the game to stand out. The plot is just starting, but there are already several things to look forward to.

First, our Main Characters. The two are both unique in perspective and characteristics, like what MangoGuy said, one of them is a more mature, older... more>> guy, whose exact age we, the readers are not yet made privy of. The other is a female who is younger. The story has some foreshadowing to what there actual age is.1

Their dynamic is also very interesting. It is not your typical romance. As the tags suggest their is couple growth. There is also the relation they had in their previous life.2

We then have our setting. It is not the most unique,

for now. Remember, we are barely starting off the story.3 There is a lot of time for the world building. The author did do a good job of showing us the framework of the world, as they mainly use the chapters for character building and the action. I like what this author did, as it is not just boring info dumps, but rather important exposition and the info which matters for what the characters are doing now. This makes the novel more readable, and allowing the characters to thoroughly introduce themselves in the beginning chapters through interactions is a great way to start in my opinion.

The side characters are also interesting. We see their relations to the main characters, and we are reminded that this is not your typical reincarnation. As the author puts it, the two lives have combined. There is no previous life self, and this life self. They both influence the main characters. But enough about them, more about the side characters. These side characters are not mindless robots, or mere caricatures, they have their own minds. The author also shows us that they can properly write these side characters, with their thinking also making sense for their position and age.

The romance. There is not too much of it for now, but you can see it slowly building. It is not fast enough to be dumb, but it is not slow enough to be a JP RomCom. It is also interesting to see their current relationship, considering their past lives, and what happens in the game.2

    1. The FL is surprised by the fact that the ML does taxes, and she proceeds to think about whether she should call him oppa. This means that the FL is not old enough to do taxes, which I assume is 18, so she is <18. The ML monologues about having 20 years more of memories, so >20 for him.
    1. The FL and ML have known each other for 5 years, and have been communicating for 3. Their selves in the game haven't met yet, and so they know each other as their gamer selves more. This leads them to act differently when they are alone with each other, as opposed to in front of others.
    1. We literally got through the first main scenarios of the two characters.
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MangoGuy rated it
August 14, 2020
Status: c28
This series is Mango approved.

Well well well... is c28 too soon for a recommendation? I don't think so. The story has gone in a format which promises much, and even so far, it has been an absolutely unique and fun ride.

Let's get the basics right: There are two characters who get transported; The older and more-seasoned gamer guy, and the suspiciously younger and more impulsive gamer girl. The interaction between them is absolutely a joy to watch, with a mixture of flirtatious quirkiness and genuinely funny moments. In addition, the... more>> original series writer has put in a lot of effort with the naming of literally everything, to draw parallels and references everywhere. That is high quality writing.

What about the plot? The regular world is ending so power up and try to stop the apocalypse using your previous life memory. Seems pretty standard right? Well, it is. Except, the addition of one more character who knows the past actually shifts the paradigm. There are no longer endless monologues explaining the reader, but rather funny interactions are used to explain to us. The two leads work together to support their growth, and also try and not expose their unique identity. Eventhough they are a couple, they don't actually love each other initially.

But wait! I smell good character building based romance, built upon constant interactions! So far, the support characters have also added new colours to the already beautiful canvas that is this novel. I recommend everyone to read this just for the side characters at the very least! Currently, we are seeing shades of the two leads actually forming organic and long-term connections to these characters.

Are they overpowered? The male lead has an active illness to curb his power, while the female lead is by her nature not a very diligent person. The result? A more balanced combat where the focus is on preparation using their memory. All in all, there are certain issues. The plot could become rather stale unless a proper antagonist is introduced, but I feel like this one is going more towards the slightly slice of life type fantasy romance setting. That could potentially make this into a rinse and repeat story, so we have to wait and watch.

But from what I have read so far, this one is absolutely worth giving the time to engross yourself. It is worth the risk. And you better be on the lookout for a deceptively quirky ride which brings freshness to the fantasy adventure genre. <<less
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August 3, 2020
Status: c18
Quite fun to read, and its nice to see the protagonist working together supporting each other.
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Steffan Loves Marcus Lo rated it
January 8, 2021
Status: c136
Translation: 5/5. Don't let the MTL disclaimer make you click away. This is hands down the best MTL I've read so far, and it's even better than most translations that aren't MTL in terms of grammar and mistakes. The TL notes are thorough and I'm genuinely impressed at the translator's quality of work, even it if is MTL.

Story: 4/5. The story is pretty good focusing mostly on how the main characters bulldoze through the world with their knowledge. Their interactions with each other are entertaining.
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BookedOnAFeeling rated it
September 26, 2020
Status: c63.1
The Translator alone makes this an excellent read.

Excellent writing style, informative without being long-winded and funny as hell.

The story is fun but it's amazing how much the translator elevates this.
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caelumsidhe rated it
September 16, 2020
Status: c361
Oh my gosh, this novel is just so so amazing!!!!! I love everything about this novel and the story is just freaking good. I think this is one of the author's best works. The dynamics between all the characters is just so great. Jude and Cordelia are awesome and I love them so much. ughhhh....I'm just so excited to share this story to everyone. I 've completed the novel already via MTL but there are still sidestories which aren't released yet and I'm really looking forward to it. If there... more>> is an official English translation, I'd definitely buy it. <<less
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Mr.Seeker rated it
January 25, 2021
Status: c148
Awesome read if you are looking for romance without harem and is one of few novels which everyone can enjoy regardless of gender or age in this category.
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CookieMonster rated it
August 10, 2020
Status: c25
So far so cute. The main characters' interactions are funny. Jude remembers all the plot lines and details about the game, so he makes the plans for them to get stronger. But then Cordelia has to say cheesy lines with a straight face like “I want to go with my beloved Jude Bayer! We-we’re inseparable!” so that they can travel together to get powerful items lol. Jude enjoys teasing Cordelia about this and just about anything, and she just cusses him and gives him the middle finger hahaha. They're both... more>> good people with a fun rapport, and they cooperate with each other quite well, and that's what really drew me to this novel. <<less
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Beaztgaming rated it
January 11, 2021
Status: c80
  1. Normally I don’t read adventure novels with 2 MCs as it often feels that 1 is left out either due to power differences or rewards but I think this author does this very well
there’s some reviews about sexism but I believe that’s just perceived sexism due to the little chapters they’ve read

At the start of the the novel the ML has a OP sealed special body that makes him extremely weak so FL does most of the actual combat so the ML compensates by doing the strategic planning, drawing... more>> scrolls, runes, seal, and giving buffs because it’s clearly stated that the FL doesn’t now as much in depth knowledge about the game as she gets most if not all her points by farming mobs while ML gets his points by doing hidden bosses, quest and special events so of course he memorizes them.

The FL may not appear especially talented at the start but that’s because her talent is more of a combat based instinct and anything she needs to do she just feels and in combat kinda just fed her own thing it might not seem op at the start but it really shows later in the novel during fights plus she has an op mage/witch inheritance plus some op angel bloodline plus angels are so op that some get confused for gods but it’s not one sided as The ML is op in his own right so it’s balanced

The ML may get some rewards from the FL special scenario but that’s because there in a party and female characters give ML better rewards than FL while male characters give FL better rewards than ML

The ML may tease the FL about being second place but that’s just because that’s how there used to interacting for the past 5 yrs through a game and in my opinion it’s more of like how u tease ur brother or best friends because before the reincarnation the ML thought the FL was a man and the teasing is not even that deep because at the end of the day a game is just a game plus the teasing doesn’t even go past the first few chapters as it’s just a way for them to learn how to interact with each other

would give it 5* but the romantic interactions get a bit repetitive and go from funny to stale so 4* <<less
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TianKrea rated it
September 15, 2020
Status: c54
The novel is awesome and I love it but as I was already a fan of the author's other books this is not a completely objective review :p

However, there is something that I have to say: The translator is awesome! I mean he/she already said at the first chapter that he/she knows nothing in Korean. But still with awesome editing and dedication it is absolutely amazingly easy to read. It is so good that I have to admit I have seen novels that is translated by actual translators that is... more>> way harder to read.

Overall: Awesome novel! Awesome Translator! Must Read! <<less
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Blukookie rated it
August 10, 2020
Status: c25
Wow, this is so fun to read. Especially the banter between our two MCs. I love how its sort of a rivalry friendship they have going on. Reading about how they plan, support, and grow together is really enjoyable. I hope their fake in-love-act becomes true later on. So far so good ?
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ErikHarrison rated it
March 31, 2021
Status: c204
I couldn't narrow the original review to under 2000 words. So I'll make it easy with bullet points.
    • Great chemistry
    • Top tier slow romance
    • Two reincarnated allows for good pacing (both dialogue and tactics)
    • Fun supporting cast
    • More about the journey than the destination (lots of fluff and sub-quests)
    • Clearly defined roles for ML & FL
*Response to other reviews about 'sexism'*

I've read reviews that seem to negatively display FL & ML dynamic, however I never had a problem. The ML is good at planning and negotiations while the FL is good at fighting and socializing. The ML is reliant on consumables while the FL acquires new forms and gear.

I think the perception stems from the fact that the first arc is nearly all about Jude. His disease resolution, navigate through wildness/cities, Jude's mature falling in love.

The next arc (Capital Arc) focuses nearly entirely on Cordelia. Socializing with nobles, being a charismatic thief, Cordelia's messy falling in love.

It's the dichotomy that makes things interesting. They aren't good at the same things, they're mentally different ages and they fall in love at different times. Any issues like last hitting or item distribution are surface level issues (that also get resolved)


It's a experience so good I found myself being jealous of past me since it's unlikely I'll ever read anything similar (First time reading). 10/10
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kkgoh rated it
October 13, 2020
Status: c64
So... speed read this to see what all the review/rating hype was about. Basically another generic transmigration-into-game novel recently written in 2020, nothing particularly fascinating. It got the automatic NU +1 star buff because it's Korean. I can see why it may be a big hit for younger audiences. It's definitely NOT shounen or seinen, probably rated E for everyone.

ML and FL are randomly transmigrated into a game (*cough* SAO). They are both top level players (*cough* SAO). ML is always just one step better (*cough* Kirito). They have... more>> to use their previous experiences to power-level and find a way to survive in the apocalyptic future of the game.

(1) Translation is... supposedly good?
No idea. But that seems to be the recurring comment on all the previous reviews, and the translation is pretty hyperdetailed. Would've preferred if they made it more English colloquial otherwise it's breaks immersion a little.
Overall it's readable, but suffers from the typical KR writing style issue where half the chapter consists of very short, very rapid, back-and-forth conversations, so you lose track of who's talking when it's translated to English. That's the author's issue though.

You know the kind.
"Hey!" (Person A)
"What??" (Person B)
"It's me!" (Person A)
"What???" (Person B)
"Yeeaah!" (Person A)
"What??" (Person B)
"Ok!!" (Person A)

(2) Nothing new or inspiring... just no plot holes
Pretty generic transmigration where the main characters retain their game system abilities (xx% modifiers, etc) and fight for survival.
Nothing new or interesting that wasn't written in numerous other novels years ago.
SAO. Overlord. Death Flags Show No Sign of Ending. The entire. Hack franchise. Amber Sword. Legendary Mechanic. Advent of the Archmage. Night Ranger.

Plot progression is basically main characters power-leveling through the game in various episodic scenarios that author randomly inserts. Situation A/B/C/D/E comes up, because it's part of the sequence of game missions, duh! So author doesn't have to prepare any plot beforehand.

The side characters are one-dimensional cardboard cutouts.
ML's good brother is a good brother. FL's stoic father is a stoic father. No real deviation from how they were written as generic NPCs, with very little character development. MCs only interact superficially with all side characters. Results in little immersion into the transmigrated world so it just feels like a game, which is disappointing.

As a result of all of the above, you can't actually find any obvious plot holes with the way the novel is written. And I grudgingly have to give it 4 stars. But it's just so generic like cheese pizza. It's pretty hard to mess up cheese pizza.

EDIT: Some fans of the novel reached out to me about more interesting plot developments later in the novel. This review is up to C64.
Just a disclaimer that I'm not knocking on generic novels if they are cohesively put together, which is the case for this novel and hence my 4-star rating. Else it would've been lower.

The supposed slight twist is that the two transmigrators are both top level players with a history of rivalry. I guess what readers are really drawn to is the banter between the two? But the conversations are pretty juvenile, something that'd interest teenagers but kinda plain vanilla for adults.

Since ML and FL are engaged in-game, the banter and teasing usually revolves around misunderstanding of their affection for each other. You know the kind.
ML whispers to FL.
Bystanders think they are expressing concern/love for the other.
How cute!

ML and FL meet random fairies who are drawn to beautiful things.
They fuss over the ML and FL over how good looking they are and comment what an awesome couple they are.
How cute!

ML constantly teases FL suggestively, despite claiming having no interest in her.
FL constantly acts tsudere/bakadere (I guess that's the term... hard to follow what kids call 'em these days).
How cute!


ML is probably early 20s, FL is probably late teens/university student. <<less
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Fleiryn rated it
September 16, 2020
Status: c54
I usually don't like game oriented novels as they are often cringy and bad with logic. This one however is none of that, instead it's very entartaining read, all actions and events make perfect sense and main couple banter is just so cute.

One of the best novels here, so I fully recommend.
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rottenwoman rated it
August 30, 2020
Status: c42
Pitch perfect! One of the best of the reincarnation stories. Experienced gamers living in the game they enjoyed - isn’t this the dream? And actually smart characters who act smart, not just described as smart. The adorable relationships are the cherries on top. Thanks to the translator for this one. If this gets picked up by an English publisher, I’d definitely throw money on it!
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