Gate of Revelation

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We attend school, find love, work, buy a house, pay our housing loans, insert weird faces in WeChat, watch movies… do any of you find anything amiss? One day, a group of strange people entered this world, equipped in strange clothing and possessing extraordinary powers, cold-blooded killers! They call themselves [Players].

Wait! Wait! You people want to kill me? You say I am NPC (Non Playable Character)? Stop joking around! You crazy bastards! I will fight you to the death! I will survive!

NPC beating up Players! Original residents beating up Transmigrants!

My world, my rules! What makes you think you bastards can come over and boss us around?

Treading the path of the strongest saviour in history, one destined to be filled with excitement!

Chen Xiaolian: From today onwards, an organization whose sole purpose is to oppose those bastards is established! Our guild shall be named… Player Thwarting Alliance!

Guild Member: Leader, this name, if we are to say it out, I fear we will be beaten up…

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Gate of Apocalypse
GOR
Thiên Khải Chi Môn
天启之门
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Tasear
Dream Seeker rated it
May 19, 2016
Status: c54
Honestly the idea is without doubt first rate, our world (us readers) is but a beta game (knew it) where otherworlders developers and testers are working out the bugs before it all resets. But unfortunate mishap for the otherworlders a bug beyond the control of god sets some of npcs who where meant to die on the path to becoming world saviors from the otherworlders.

The story concept is mind bending, but some of the other elements or lack luster in comparsion, though not bad they aren't great. The primary and... more>> secondary characters are above average with behaviors and motivations that don't bend toward plot, but the dialogue is mostly bland with distinct flavors besides vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Still is honestly an alright read of 7/10 <<less
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Shio
Shio rated it
May 5, 2016
Status: --
Read up to ch.50

It's a nice one. While there are some problem; author breaking the fourth wall and some inconsistency in the system logic, it doesn't bugs me too much. The idea behind it is pretty fresh and I like the character. All side character that has been introduced so far has enough screen time and feels like they will continue to hold some role in the story, which is a good thing. One thing to be noted is, while story does use a lot of game terminology, the story... more>> it self is doesn't fall into MMORPG/ virtual game category. <<less
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onesky
onesky rated it
May 3, 2016
Status: --
Uhm, im almost completely forgot this novel and some of these day it was already absorbed by WW.

Well story wise, this was absolutely not a VRMMO story like you will imagine. The character and etc need sometime to be build up or you can say developed. (Welp, you can’t expect they are ‘developed’ in just 20 chap or so after reading)

If you want something fresh out of ordinary Xianxia, this is for you. Translator wise, it was good, well you guys should know he was the original translator of... more>> JunMoxie. Well then again, everyone have its own preference. Toast and uh I mean no offense. <<less
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Spantry
Spantry
April 3, 2016
Status: --
l like this novel because its told from a unique perspective than most game elements novels l have read lately it very interesting and has more room for development
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
April 2, 2016
Status: --
Impressions as of Ch.19.

The description above is quite vague and I would understand why a reader would be reluctant to start reading the novel. But if you're looking for something that is different, this would be it.

Gate of Apocalypse tells the story of Chen Xiaolian, a young but established Chinese web-novelist. During his flight home from South East Asia (possibly Singapore), his plane suddenly lost power and crashed. He woke up to find himself with two other survivors on a mysterious island. A frightening encounter later, he discovered a strange... more>> metallic sphere and was suddenly imbued with game-like statistics and equipment. But before he can truly understand what is happening, he has to clear a fast approaching danger first...

This isn't a VRMMO story, or a transmigration story.

Spoilers (for underlying plot premise) :
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The human characters are treated as avatars/vessels for 'players' to take control of. These 'players' essentially took over the bodies of the flight passengers and treat everything as a game, including getting points, items and a leveling system. The normal humans who weren't taken over by players are treated as nothing more as NPCs.

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It reminds me of the manga 'Gantz', the films 'Body Snatchers' and 'Gamer'.

The translation is great and includes footnotes to explain the Chinese idioms and abbreviations. The prose itself is well done with a mixture of comedic thoughts from the MC and dramatic action scenes, though the MC's mannerisms might be exaggerated to some readers.

Very interesting, will read more. <<less
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Epythymy
Epythymy rated it
March 24, 2019
Status: c570
Overly popular low-quality novel.

The plot has good potential but author isn't skillful enough to release it. Sometimes I've got the feeling that he himself doesn't know what he wants to write about.

At the start it was mostly about survival, later on the focus completely changed to the world building whereas survival element became a dull background.

It could be fine but there are too many plot holes and illogical matters for it to be enjoyable. Maybe author thinks that he is very clever and keeps the readers in suspense but sadly... more>> he is not.

At the beginning there was a clear power system divided by ranks from F to S. To power up you need to earn points and exchange them for attributes/skills/equipment. Strangely this system has been completely forgotten at some point in time.

All the fights later on are completely illogical. MC has low attributes, no skills from exchange, zero weapon mastery yet somehow he kills [A+] ranked experts with years of experience. Everything MC has was either given at the beginning by the system/given by others for free or picked by the road. Why even bother with this system then?

There are a lot of similar situations but I don't think I should describe more of them here.

Now let's talk about MC's development and "depths" of side characters.

Basically there is nothing at this department. At the start MC was portrayed as smart and kind-hearted fellow and he is still the same later on. Going around helping everyone he can help and saving everybody he can. It doesn't matter that it's a burden for him and his guild mates. Plot armor saves them all in critical moments. It's just that strong here.

For side characters there is nothing but drama here. Drama, drama and one more time drama. By the end of 570th chapter there are no happy characters. Not even 1. You will have to read how pitiful they all are. And you will have to do it a lot because there are tons of them here. All poor and pitiful. I guess some people call this character development but I can't agree with this, it's nothing but a low level backstory. And if the character isn't pitiful enough in the beginning don't worry the author will fix this soon.

Btw the more into the story the more screen time side characters have. But dont get me wrong, it's mostly always someone new. Author tends to add more and more of them for the sake of his clumsy world building which only makes the story more dull and add holes in the plot. Meanwhile all the side characters have no influence on the plot whatsoever. MC is the only one who decides how the story goes. The whole world spins around him. They all have this urge to help or listen to him no matter how great they are. Sometimes they help openly sometimes secretly. It's not like they owe him something. It's just because our MC is a good guy or his identity as irregularity.

You can try to read this novel for the sake of reading something but I would advise you not to. <<less
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Nikkurou
Nikkurou rated it
November 4, 2018
Status: c681
This novel had me hooked so hard I caught up with 681 chapters in a little less than a week of reading, and it was amazing. Everything seems delicately and meticulously planned to the point where sometimes only a hundred chapters later does something finally click and make sense, and it just blows your mind. I love it when stories do this because it shows how well the author thought everything out or planned ahead. In this story, everything seems to happen for a reason and sometimes it'll come back... more>> when you least expect it.

In fact, I've had moments where I stopped reading and just began theorizing why something in the story happened. And sometimes Im actually been able to reach a partial answer that later proves to be right! The author lays down the evidence and builds a world so convincing that us the readers, can actually guess as to what might be happening.

And jeezus, the amount of research that the author puts in for the historical dungeons shows his dedication. Almost every dungeon has a sort of backstory to it, and it's mostly connected to some legend, history, or real locations. Although the author takes his creative liberties with the background, his research on the topic is quite in depth allowing for some really interesting stories that seem really legit. I actually read some of the historical dungeon parts and later found myself reading Wikipedia articles about the settings and people he used in the story, only to find they were quite accurate. A bit of a spoiler, but you'll hear history from the infamous Jack the Ripper case, the Legend of King Arthur, a French King (forgot his name) and his fight against some other king, etc etc. It's clear this novel is quite fleshed out and well thought out.

The MC, Chen Xiaolian, is also really good! I see people hating on MC in the reviews because he's weak or whatnot, but the way I see it is, he's balanced. With every dungeon you see him develop and grow. He begins as a really well learned novel writer using his grasp on knowledge to figure out things within historical dungeons. A bit naive and too kindhearted for the world hes been shoved into but he'snot afraid to do what he has to do. Later on you'll see him grow into someone who is a decisive leader who is still kind but knows when to be cruel, and a lot m mature. He's a character that really grows.

Overall, one of the best novels I've had the chance to read in a while and I'm curently just in awe over it. As someone who reads a lot of Japanese LNs or WN, which honestly lack in detail and world building most of the time (except for some good ones like Mushoku Tensei, Death Flags, etc), this was amazing to me. <<less
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MyRAMEN
MyRAMEN rated it
October 9, 2018
Status: c165
Really unique and funny. Though this novel was kind of a serious novel at the same time. Only negative though is that almto eith any level up MC book, thelater u go into the story it stsrts to become dull.
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jaykayxd
jaykayxd rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: c403
After binge reading this novel, I must say it has some interesting ideas and concept. Each arc is pretty interesting and adds to the plot (except the Africa one, which I dislike.) MC is not super OP and is not able to "carry" his team through each instance.

Another thing I dislike about this novel is the long drag before the MC is finally successfully able to get back his lover.
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1MPR0V3
1MPR0V3 rated it
May 8, 2017
Status: c334
Great read, thoroughly enjoyable.

I will admit, I tried to read this a few times before and didn't get beyond the 10th chapter before stopping. It just bored me to be honest.

But given the reviews and the fact that I have found the beginning of a lot of pretty good translated novels to be sub-par I kept giving it another go.

... more>> And I am very glad I did after 30-40 chapters I was hooked. I binge read it in 3 days and can't wait for more releases.

If you enjoy rpg elements and stories like Arena, Terror infinity, etc you will really enjoy this. The plot contains those rpg type elements yet is also unique. There is a pretty good over-arching plot that provides plenty of mystery and suspense aside from the almost episodic instances (will understand when you read :D). And what makes it of better quality than a lot of the translated novels is the good characterization; not just of the MC but also the supporting cast.

A great read and one I definitely recommend. Enjoy :D <<less
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asvaa
asvaa rated it
April 12, 2017
Status: c318
My favorite novel of all the novels out there. The novel pushed me to start writing stories. From the start up to now, it was enjoyable. I read it everytime there was an update. Good foreshadowing. Even if you knew something is about to happen, its really hard to predict. The best story.

Unique story too. As the blurb stated above, the MC was an NPC, a really interesting move. It was a jam-packed story. I'm really amazed by how much genre contained. Humor, action, tragedy, harem, romance, fantasy, adventure, sci-fi,... more>> many more to elaborate. It doesn't felt forced too. If you love pets and gundams, then read this.

For me its 10/5. <<less
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vongolax
vongolax rated it
September 16, 2016
Status: --
Story: Well its general premise is not something new, especially if it a certain Game Element is present, it acts like a guideline of sorts. Some things you've definitely have seen before. But what makes this interesting is the way this element is presented and how the setting is used. Its unique and intriguing without a doubt, without any spoilers I can only say the author really made something outstanding. It's something worth reading since it treads a different path compare to the general stories you would read in general... more>> or from this genre.

Characters (MC) : He isn't a good one nor a bad one. Even though I'm over 100 something chapters in, you still can't get a sense of this guy. A little bit you understand who he is but not why he is the way he is (not much on backstory). So there are still somethings to flush out. The fact that he is kind, courageous in situations, a critical thinker for me are artificial qualities of him in the story. You see him exhibit those because he is the MC, he is suppose to drive the story through. I can't say I don't like him because he has typical qualities of the hero of the story. He is something unique, not like the others, there were only somethings he can do in those dangerous situations. But I can't say I like him for almost the same reasons, he is unique only in the sense of the story not an objective opinion for the readers like me. It's not so much his problem though but more because of his character development.

Character Development: The one thing I want to talk about the most! It sooooo sloooow, and I'm not exaggerating. This MC went through so much so far in this 140 chapters and I felt like he barely grew as a character. His a actions has no reason or cause, he protects Soo Soo because she was a kid which makes you think he is a good person with morals. You accept that at first but later you hope you can find out how he learned those morals. You get a tiny glimpse of his background so still alot of room to fill so you can't understand his base character yet from the ground up. He's now in his 3rd "Instance Dungeron" (you'll know once you read) and this has been the single most large event which is BEGINNING to develop his character. Of course it is my opinion but you'll notice it rather quickly. In the last 2 instance dungeon before it, think of it like 2 do or die situations for him....I get nothing, its the same events happening with different characters for that even happening in the same sequence. Arrival, meeting with other characters, MC critical thinking to solve puzzle, Dangerous situation, MC selflessness, and Soo Soo saves the day. Wtf? I felt like he hasn't had time at all, or the author made him not have time to reflect on the things that happened to him, plan ahead, etc. It sort of made sense since he is 18 but as the MC and driving force of the story, you would like him to grow. He does, I'm finally seeing it now but just slow.

Summary: Honestly I can talk about this the whole day but generally it's good for its unique setting and overall presentation of its story, executed well. Its a slow read in terms of how character develops, if its slow for the MC you can only imagine for the Support cast. The leveling and whole system for the characters aren't too important because the MC is weak as hell. You don't get to see a comeback situation when the MC is at a disadvantage, others usually save his ass and others support him. Its only good for those who like that sort of thing, my personally preference of a one man army isn't here but it doesn't take away from the story. After all its suppose to be like that and you kind of get why, the author uses the theme of teamwork and unity a lot. There's so much more and its definitely worth a read but I caution you because it takes a while for this story's main dish which is even in the synopsis, the creation and STABILITY of the "Guild for NPC" to arrive. I say that because man does him team suck, overall and individually. The only thing driving me is to see it come together and the overall premise. <<less
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Aaronisnothere123
Aaronisnothere123 rated it
June 3, 2019
Status: c357
Holy hell is this a bad. One of the best concepts you could have due to it being unique but it was utterly ruined by the writer's bias and bad writing.

The plot could be interesting but that doesn't necessarily mean it's good.

First of all, The main character is very perverted though he states he is loyal. If he could have the 'silver tongue' of threatening ladies and some fateful encounters, how come he couldn't get girls beforehand. If his personality is so valiant, why couldn't he use a single ounce... more>> of it before the system? The novel states itself, he is nothing special but what the hell is with the blatant plot armor protecting him even though he's still weak?

No powerup whatsoever, this disguises itself as a Dark novel with the dark tone it SELDOM gives.

I was an avid fan for about 280~ chapters but the writing goes downhill with the racism that is blatantly explained. Doesn't even explain why he describes people of what he described them as. He really doesn't think that this novel would have an international audience with the racism and nationalistic sh*t it emanates.

Sorry for my tone, I'm very vocal on how such a good plot was wasted on this novel. I would put this as a 1 star but even that would be an advantage. Either the character is meant to be bland or the writer is bland with his monotone way of thinking. He describes his character to be full of life but all of them are filled utterly vile with awe and moist lust for the MC.

Definitely not a good read, and if you do choose to read, bare in mind the deficits. <<less
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Yusca
Yusca rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: c529
I love this novel, because it's different from other novel I read before like ATG, TDG, ED, HJC, TNH, TNE. At other novel you will see OP, brilliant, smart, dominant MC while other character not stand out and the villain look stupid, easy to kill. Other than that the plot always reincarnator or transmigrator who know everything.

But here at GoR novel you will see different or new plot (i think it's like matrix, but it's different), story pace is very slow so at first 100 you will only see introduction... more>> of MC (not OP at all) and mysterious plot (instance dungeon & player). And then at chapter 200 - 500 you will see growth of a strong main character, growth of side character, very interesting plot because MC still looking for them (upper plane & team development). <<less
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zog
zog rated it
August 7, 2018
Status: c667
i do like the novel. But after reading the synopsis again I think it only fair to warn the new readers, while the synopsis makes the story sound lighthearted and humorouse (a bit like experimental logs of the craazy lich). Well its not. A good story but the synopsis really dosnt fit.
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Ner0
Ner0 rated it
April 24, 2018
Status: c208
Excellent idea for the story, the author really thought a lot regarding the plot and the starting characters. Sadly like most novels, it doesn't stay consistent.

The first dungeon instance was really interesting, the characters interactions, the schemes, the descriptions, everything was really excellent. Then, things took a turn for the worse, the following dungeon instances became less and less interesting with a MC who takes crappy decisions yet has the plot armor as such he always ends up victorious.

I believe the author is really good at world building, making us... more>> readers immerse in the story, but at the same time he lacks something regarding characters construction and plot building.

At the same time, I'm not fond of the whole history context, the author describe thoroughly the background story of each instance but it quickly fills the chapters with unecessary informations, that's probably what's making me dislike the story starting from chapter ~130 <<less
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Mat33
Mat33
October 17, 2016
Status: c1
The Gate of Revelation isn't just any "reverse Terror Infinity light novel". It just may be the most entertaining and modern theosophy text you may find. It doesn't force you to accept anything of faith, too. You get accustomed to the computer cosmogony ideas in the most natural way.

Well, GOR still has these usual SF&F "ecology troubles". I'll try the "spoiler" tag for 'em, as the topic may actually contain spoilers and probably won't be too interesting for the general public too.

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1. "I hear the biggest guild have a member count nearing a thousand"
It looks like the really grave case of simple (if you have just a little math background) miscalculation.

a) The guild have to use it's EVERY SINGLE member in some third of it's missions at least (every one may pass just a couple of the guild's mission in raw, right?).
b) The guild's don't seem to be bringing hundreeds of members to any dungeon.
c) The numbers of Awaken ones and their guilds aren't all that big. Otherwise, we may see these 300 and more strong parties around, but rarely. But as the guild count isn't too big, we should see these large guild's hordes in almost every hard dungeon. Strong guilds are the ones that would get these invitation, after all. And forming small parties is an impossible policy, that would wipe 'em before they make to their fourth dungeon as a guild.

2. General extinction bug :)
An average dungeon may give us a couple Awaken at most. Great. The problem is, it may kill tens to hundreeds of these Awaken! It looks like the sure case of immenent Awaken extinction.

On the other hand, Terror Infinity brings some 5 to 10 newbies to every event on awerage and brings about the same number of member's deaths. The rare case of working ecology SF&F world.

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