Meeting A Demonic Cultivator, Even God Cries


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To survive in the world he transmigrated into, Model Citizen Gu Xizhou became a demonic cultivator.

But then… but then he transmigrated back.

The returned Gu Xizhou was furious. The student that had sacrificed his body to reincarnate him had used a demonic array meant for summoning evil spirits. He, Gu Xizhou, had been a law-abiding citizen who upheld the core socialist values prior to transmigration, the very picture of a model citizen. So how had he become a heinous malicious spirit since his return from transmigration?!

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25 Reviews

Sep 18, 2019
Status: Completed
the MC is fun and a little schizophrenic, you never know what his personality will be from chapter to chapter; ruthless devil cultivator, dogged police officer, playful child. the ML is super smart, devastatingly handsome, hyper-competent at everything and, of course, rich. despite some gore and some complex looks at human nature in all its ugliness via the MC cases, the first part was really good; nicely paced tension with moments of reflection, humor and friendship. that lasted until around the 11th copy when things started to get... complex. ... more>>

it was irritating when they started bringing in gods and fate, trips into the past which changes the present, false memories, phased reality, and so on.

the MTL was really easy to read up until that 11th copy, then it started to get confusing and the end was not what I expected. the first half and second half could almost be two separate stories with the same MC/ML. the first focused on the game and solving crimes and the second focused on the MC and ML's fate and identities, the MC's past, etc.. it lost all it's humor in the second half, especially towards the end, and now I'm completely confused about why he thought he was a demonic cultivator, though it's very possible I missed it in the MTL confusion.


I will certainly read the translated version because I had a LOT of confusion and questions about the second half/ end of the story and it left me feeling somewhat unhappy. this is really more of a 3.5 (it was a 4.5 until the 11th copy happened), but since there are no half points here I rounded up. <<less
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Jul 21, 2020
Status: c94
The premise is quite similar to [Kaleidoscope of Death];

  • Players are dying/people who will die irl and the game gave them the opportunity to extend their life.
  • MC meet ML on his first world and got knowledge-carried by ML
  • "Sleep Time" at night where MC and ML roomed&sleep together
  • MC followed ML / ML accompanied MC on their next instances
Now I really like [Kaleidoscope of Death], in theory I should enjoy this one too, but I just can't like this MC... to quote line from the story, "When Si Yu (ML) is useful, he... more>> is President Si. When Si Yu is not useful, he is Little Si", MC relies on ML's knowledge in game, relies on ML's wealth/connection irl, but didn't give ML the respect/gratitude he deserves

It especially makes me mad when MC


hides the fact that cheating via asking the ghosts lower everyone's life-span reward because he thought ML wouldn't want to keep carrying him if ML know

(insert angry keybash) it's such a jerk move


In my honest opinion, ML should just ditch MC.

Now despite the rant, I do like the concept of this story, the story itself is fine and since it is my personal preference that makes me hate MC's character, I'll rate this 4/5- recommend read (as long as you don't find MC annoying) <<less
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Feb 14, 2021
Status: Completed
Something that makes me appreciated this novel is, the characterization is good.

The MC, ML, side characters, even the cameo who only showed up once in the game, every one of them are quite well-made. There's no such super cold and OP MC or ML, but both MC and ML are actually interesting. The MC is reckless because he's confident for his power, he's a demonic cultivator after all, lmao, and yet the MC is quite weak because even though he can fight ghost directly, the invisible rule in the game... more>> world can kill him and that's what he's been careful of. While the ML is really calm, but that's understandable after all he's already been through of 18 world and survived, he's calm and clever, very good at observing and using his mind to survive, but after all he's just a human, that's why he can't beat a ghost like MC. Both of them really are two peas in a pod, complimenting each other.

One more compliment, Until chapter 50 I can't figure out who was the Shou who was the Gong, lol. Even though the ML has been said to be a pretty guy, but he's also described as handsome and huge, a 1.85 m man. The MC is described as a handsome guy and is quite popular with girls. I like this kind of couple where it's not easy to judge who was the bottom, with how other novel author always wrote the bottom as either cool and cute, or cool and delicately pretty (lmao), while the top has always been described as masculine, handsome, OP, etc.

I can already give a 5 stars at how the author make her MC and ML, that's how desperate I am to find a BL novel where the bottom is not described as "cute/pretty/delicate/milky white skin/soft/adorable/"etc, hahha~ <<less
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May 16, 2020
Status: Completed
  1. Amazing plot story!!
  2. No s*upid drama.
  3. MC is so cool.
  4. All the character are amazingg!!
Really recommended for all!!
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Oct 13, 2021
Status: c112
I love it not just for the interesting plot of figuring out each world's plots, baddies and clues, but also for the characterization, and slow burn and CUTE development between the ML and MC. ALSO the crimes they have to solve in reality are also super interesting to watch unfold and solve <3


A ghost bashing, nerves-of-steel-towards-everything-except-admitting-that-ML-was-his-first-kiss baby, Brawns over Brain boy, Policeman with a dead roomie and dog son, looks like a cinnamon roll but will actually kick your ass to the ninth level of hell, cutie who mooches off his rich man.



A smart deducer, can-control-everyone-with-one-icy-look-except-his-ghost-bashing-boyfriend loner, Brains over Brawn boy, CEO who likes buying cars for his car destroying man, looks like an unfeeling icicle but is inwardly wondering whether his lover is a demon or not and how he's gonna survive the game without his boyfriend pissing every monster in the game off.

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Apr 07, 2021
Status: c36
Seeing that all the reviews here (up to when I'm writing this) are pretty much 4-5 stars, I felt a bit reluctant to write this.

As you guys can tell from the genre, it's the kind of supernatural/horror survival game thingy. Except, the MC is (or was) a demonic cultivator-turned-policeman. It wasn't a bad read, to be honest. But I just had to point out some things that didn't sit quite right with me.

MC was a demonic cultivator, and he was somehow transmigrated back to the modern world with a survival... more>> game setting as an 'evil spirit' who occupies a policeman's body with the same name as him. Okay, a very interesting match-up between two identities. However, we were never told about MC's background as a demonic cultivator. We didn't know his past life, what he did, his skills, what his level of cultivation is... heck, I even forgot he was a demonic cultivator since the early arcs barely mentioned this and MC didn't do massive splashes as a demonic cultivator. And another thing is, he's too good at adapting to the modern world which to some point is understandable because his first life was a morally upright citizen. But, he has been a demonic cultivator for 100 years and possibly more, I doubt he'd adapt that quick after transmigrating back.

The story follows MC's journey both in the real world and the mission world. In the real world, MC solves mysteries as a policeman, and in the mission world solving mysteries to survive. While the mysteries are pretty intriguing and not too stretched out until dozens of chapters like other survival game-themed novels, I feel like they would've been better as a separate story. As in, the life of the demonic cultivator-turned-policeman in the real world as one story, and the demonic cultivator-scaring off-ghosts in the mission world as another. It might've worked better that way since having both is kind of overwhelming.

Haven't seen much chemistry going on between MC and (the supposed) ML. Yeah, their funny banters are interesting, but there has barely been a spark between them. In the early chapters, they're definitely more suited as friends who mock each other jokingly rather than a couple. But hey, I'm simply going to label this novel as a slow-burn romance. Maaaybe it'll happen later. Maybe. I kind of feel like MC is more suited with the origi- oops, that's gonna be a spoiler.

Besides those points, this isn't a bad read. The story behind the mission world arcs are pretty heartbreaking too ngl and I like how the author took inspiration from real-life tragedies to spread awareness on the corresponding issue. It wasn't scary to the point of pissing yourself, it'll left you feeling unsettled rather than scared. The mysteries also weren't too difficult so you can guess the truth along the way which is something that I'd like to do. Perfect if you want to read something not too heavy. <<less
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Jul 29, 2021
Status: c33 part2
I would like to point out that the title of this novel could be considered a clickbait.

With the sudden rise in popularity of xianxia genre after the success of MDZS, I'm sure many read the title expecting the MC's background to be a bit like that story. Well, in the first few arcs the MC briefly mentions his past life as a demonic cultivator, which is the reason why he's so fearless and can suppress the monsters in the mission world. You'd expect that the author is withholding information to... more>> build up curiosity and I thought it was a good choice to not dive headfirst into his backstory at first, but then all the promises the author gave us feel short. There's no backstory. It's fake. This is spoilers but the only thing I'm going to hint at is there's no demonic cultivator.


Can you believe the author used the "iT wAs AlL A dReAm" trope on the title of her story, because I honerst can't


And here's another warning towards people who are strict towards worldbuilding: this story's worldbuilding falls apart in the latter of the story. It becomes a load of crap to be honest. There are tons of novels with interesting plots and worlds that draw you in and they tend to be very entertaining at first, but as the story progresses you wonder how, with this sort of premise, is the story going to end in a happy ending. This novel, with the time limit on one's life being determined by how many missions you can clear, is definitely that sort of premise. Like, are the main leads supposed to go into mission worlds forever to extend their lives? Because that sounds like a nightmare to me. So, possibly having come to the same realization as the readers, the author proceeded to uproot the premise of her story altogether. The ML who we thought was just a really good player? Hah. The MC who was supposed to be a demonic cultivator in his last life? Bah. It's the type of ending that leaves readers feeling like they've been let down by the great promising start and have wasted their time. Not to mention the rules and creation of the mission world, there's so many plotholes and questions it just makes me want to give up in place of the author. (It really does feel like she gave up trying to explain her story in a logical way)

Onto the few good points.

  • I quite like the relationship between MC and ML, they both have what they're good at and seem to be on equal standing, which fits my preferences.
  • The story is divided into two sections, the mission world and the real world. Once an arc in the mission world (horror, adventure genres) is finished, it is usually followed by an arc in the real world, which revolves around MC's police detective investigations. (Mystery, crime genres) and then it will swap back to the mission world again. I'm not complaining on this one since it makes the story versatile and lets you know what to expect, it also doesn't make going into the mission world boring since that can happen if it gets too repetitive without anything to let you catch a break.
So at first I was going to give this a 4-star rating, but then came across Kaleidoscope of Death, which is a much better read and also older than this story by a year. What I'm suggesting is one of the good parts of this novel, the mission worlds, isn't the author's original idea. It's not like she copied another story but it does seem like KoD is the template. No wonder why I felt the ML's logic in just "ignoring" the monsters doesn't completely make sense (in KoD the ML does this too and there's good reason for it, but in this story this just gets used in every darn world and the reason why it works isn't provided by the author) hence why I subtracted a star.

TL;DR: Read this only until the middle of the story, since the latter of this novel will surely confuse and disappoint you. <<less
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Sep 19, 2019
Status: Completed
Ahh.. This was awesome.???

The plot was very well written, the MC and ML's interaction with each other was so fun, and the side characters themselves were not bad. The mini plots in those mission worlds are just.... ???

A very worthy read.???


the MC beats ghosts, lives with a ghost and saves ghosts



the MC is very jealous of the evil capatilists.. aka the ml???

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May 21, 2021
Status: c44
It's not a bad read but I failed to see why it got so many 5 stars reviews.

Honestly, I'm quite bored and dropping it. I was looking forward to see a demonic cultivator MC, but there is nothing to see until now. Well he beats up ghosts, like in 90% of stories about horror games...

There are obvious plot holes, like how he occupies someone else's body, does someone else's job without any qualification but nobody notices it... Or how he doesn't actively research how he got where he is or... more>> things about his first life.

The horror worlds are really short but more about injustice than horror, like sad news articles you read and that make you curse the unfairness of the world. These stories got to me more than others of the same genre.

About the personalities of the MC and ML, it's fairly generic. ML is the quiet, mysterious, intelligent type. MC, well no idea to be honest, does he have a personality? More the brawn than the brain in the games, that's it. <<less
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May 10, 2022
Status: c53
This is both a cop show and a survival horror show LOL oh and one cannot forget the fact that there’s transmigration/demonic cultivation going on in the bg. I found the read interesting and pretty fun at first, but I got bored of the instances and the murder-solving pretty quickly. Might be because I’ve been reading too many survival game novels and have become numb to it T.T I’ll definitely try to read this again later!


The characters in this novel are... so-so in my eyes. I like their dynamics and... more>> the banter between the main pair is pretty cute, but their foundation is a bit shaky. Like they’re not necessarily OOC, they just seem almost indistinguishable.

Gu Xizhou (MC) : The demonic cultivator / transmigrator who was summoned into the body of another person with the same name. This person had just entered the horror survival game world and had been faced with death, though how he was able to call the MC is a mystery.

Si Yu (ML) : A brainy veteran of the games who works well with the MC’s no-fear methods. His personality has been mostly subdued. He’s cold most of the time but, in the inside, he’s quite kind.

OG!GX: The original owner of the body that the MC is possessing! There’s a lot of mystery behind him and how he was able to summon the MC.

Fang Zhi: The MC’s deputy (the MC is the captain of the police force), who ends up getting dragged into things.


Not sure about the romance because they hadn’t gotten together yet... but I do like the uniqueness in the main pair’s dynamics! The ML, the Gong, is often described as beautiful and delicate while solving mysteries while the MC, the Shou, has very brutish methods LOLOL


This is a modern world where the MC has to play the role of a policeman most of the days and then a player when his time (or the time of the ML and his teammate) runs out. The “time” in question is literally how much time he has left to live. All the players who join the survival horror game were actually supposed to die, and them joining in the game is their only way of extending their time to live.

The games themselves are definitely horror oriented, usually with moral themes attached to teach the players a lesson at the end. Horror value is not the highest but it can be pretty creepy!


The underlying plot has to do with the MC’s summoning and the true story beyond the survival horror game. The author had been sprinkling clues about it!


Because I didn’t really get very far in the story; I can only give this a 3.5 out of 5, rounded off to four out of five. I had some fun reading it but maybe because nothing seemed to be happening for a while (outside of the instances) I got bored. It could also be because I stopped reading midway to do some work. Not sure! I’ll come back to reread in the future to check whether I like it better the second go around.

Oh, and I recommend this novel for those who want to read something horror/mystery oriented! The romance isn’t really the focus, and the survival game itself isn’t very complicated so there are no harsh game elements. It really is mostly about the horror stories told in the game and the murder mystery when the MC is working as a cop. <<less
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Jan 09, 2022
Status: c101
A very Rare and Awesome Survival Horror Game Novel where the story was Combination of Survival Game and Detective Works that is SEPARATED from Each Moments. What I mean is, our MC is in a Body of a Police, so when he was back to Real World, he's doing his Job as a Police, aka Solving Crime and Catching Criminals. While in the Survival Game, he don't do the Brain Work. Lol

This the Story where the Gong ML is the Brain while the Shou MC is the Brawn! Their Interaction... more>> is Pretty Funny! MC is Super Shameless, but ML can be Shameless too. Lol

The Survival Game theme was kinda like KoD:

  • Inside game, their appearance changed (sometimes?)
  • Using Fake Names in Game
  • Finishing Game equal Staying Alive Longer in Real Life
  • You know your time to go inside the Game of your Level
That's it. The whole story plot, flows, characters, are all different. Nothing intense so far. But Still has lot of mysteries.

MC is Strong but is Very Restricted by some force he doesn't know. So he can't do much except Beating Ghost. Lol

Anyway, this is Absolutely Great Rare Novel and I pray soooo hard the rest of the story is Satisfying!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 <<less
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Apr 17, 2020
Status: Completed

I love it but the ending had a few shortcomings.

To start of, I've been more invested in mystery novels, and reading this one has been a wild ride for me, the characters appear to have their own unique qualities which I really like and the story isn't always what it seems to be like what I first thought of.

Throughout the novel, the pace has always been slow and steady which I really like, and I was really impressed cause at first I thought the author left a lot of plot... more>> points hanging but as I read it again for the second I started to notice that it was there all along. (Though author-san left some plot points that I still question to this day, but some question can be left unanswered right ?)

Most importantly, I love how the ending went, its bitter sweet actually, my main cp is still together and everyone got a happily ever after but I kind of wish there was still more that could have been explored. <<less
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Jul 17, 2020
Status: c42
Gotta love these horror/comedy/supernatural combos

Okay I'm not super far into the story yet but so far the ride has been amazing. For one, this story covers alot of the plotholes in normal transmigration stories which I'm very satisfied about. The MC doesn't transmigrate to the world for no reason... though the true cause has yet to be revealed it isnt a random coincidence.

... more>>

plus the original body still exisits and their interactions are super cute ;)))


As for the instances themselves, theyre well written. Each of them doesn't drag on for too long, and doesn't contain unnecessary long explanations for simple puzzles either. Despite that, they have enough clues for us to figure out what is going on by ourselves. Also the players in each room are a bit more realistic: there isn't the constant annoying a) pig headed teammates drama or b) everyone is a minion to the MC and ML and constantly praises them and how they want to hug their thigh etc etc (Thank GOD). Also I love the fact that the mysteries and cases also continue in real life too,

MC and ML so far are really funny and capable. MC is so cool istg. He doesn't show his powers too often so in the few times he does use it, its awesome to read. Doesn't mean he's dead weight when his powers aren't in use though, as he's relatively rational and smart. ML is smart and sassy. I really like the dynamic of their relationship. They didn't automatically become friends (even now... maybe more of a close acquaintance vibe?) and even in real life they dont contact much. In fact, the ML is highly suspicious of the MC (for good reason lol) and isn't the type to blindly trust him or randomly fall in love and try to protect him. Much more realistic than those spontaneous romantic relationships which form after spending a day with each other. <<less
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Jul 15, 2020
Status: c42.1
I just love this story. Kinda got a alternate world survival game going on, but the mix between real life and the games are great.

Both the games and real life stories are interesting. The mystery for both parts, the power of our MC’s demonic cultivation and the questions as to why it doesn’t work right in those game worlds. Throughout the story we learn more about MC and ML through MC’s limited POV.

Their interactions both irl and in the game worlds literally crack me up. One moment I’m wondering how... more>> this person died and the next I’m facepalming at their interactions. There are so many things you want to find out, but we have to learn along with MC! Every chapter leaves me on edge wanting to know more!

If you like to focus more on the experiences that builds up the mystery, BL, and world, then this is for you. <<less
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Jul 10, 2020
Status: c39
Very interesting! I'm a fan of these horror arc stories, so I'm probably biased in that regards. The arcs in this story are all well thought and intriguing, some brain activity is involved but not at an impossible level. The MC's "day job" is a criminal police captain, so there's occasionally big cases they solve. Those are quite interesting as well.

MC is OP when it comes to his background, but he does have limitations as well and there's not that many incidents where he does feats impossible for others. Even... more>> when he does show off his power, again he's restricted, so it's not too bad for now.

We don't get much insights about ML yet, but his character is pretty interesting. It's the cold indifferent OP guy, yet he'll occasionally break out of that mold in funny ways. The side characters are pretty funny as well, I maintain that the OG body is the second ML hahaha.

Anyway, can't wait to see more of the mystery unravel!

Translation is great, thanks for the team's hard work! <<less
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Jun 24, 2020
Status: c33.1
Very good novel. With the same vines as they say I encountered a ghost and evil spirits lines up to confess to me. It is funny with interesting plot. The first arc to me didnt seem all that unique but its definetly worth reading. The ML is quite shameless not oppressive. He is intelligent op. But still not too op, just a big thigh. Overall its quite good

And the translations are awesome.
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Jun 02, 2020
Status: c28.1
This is a great read so far. The MC was an upstanding citizen in modern day world when he was transmigrated into a wuxia world where he became a demonic sect leader. Then, a hundred years later, he was brought back to his world but it wasn't his world, it was a spirit world. The MC didn't get any memories of the body he was using. The ML is really smart but ge thinks that the MC is either crazy or a ghost. It's a really cute story but it... more>> focuses on the plot too. It's not all fluff. <<less
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Apr 22, 2020
Status: c77

Mystery, detective, supernatural, slow-paced, comedic, good read.

The novel is a combination of an instance game and a detective story, the author would write one after the other. Interactions with the gong are usually in the instance. (So far) Romance is slow and has not begun yet even at ch 77, although, there are hints here and there that the gong is interested in the shou.

... more>>

So far, MC's role as a transmigrated demonic cultivator is really underplayed and serves little purpose other than to give an excuse of him being able to beat ghosts or have fundamental knowledge about ghosts.

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Oct 02, 2021
Status: --
I haven't even read this but I found an mtl of the story description on a different site before coming here, so I was really confused because it vaguely reminded me of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation. Turns out it's a different story.
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Jul 04, 2021
Status: c74
One of my fave novels. Love the MC and ML interactions. I'll wait till it will be completely trans T^T
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