Night Ranger


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After transmigrating into a weak noble body, Marvin discovered that he was familiar with the world, this was the game he played in his previous life and… Damn! He only had six months before the Great Calamity!

As a former top player, he would obviously fight to save the world… Yeah, no. Time to plan and prepare for the upcoming events, better to use that knowledge to get ahead rather than fight with gods.

Follow Marvin’s journey through this new world.

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An Ye You Xia
Dark Night Ranger
Ám Dạ Du Hiệp
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The Amber Sword (11)
Advent of the Archmage (9)
Abyss Domination (9)
The Second Coming of Gluttony (5)
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kkgoh rated it
November 25, 2017
Status: c300
Interesting premise, author has a good grasp of AD&D combat/leveling system and it shows up in the novel. Those familiar with AD&D novels would appreciate the level of combat detail. Shares same concept as "The Amber Sword" where a very experienced gamer is sent into the game world during an apocalyptic era. Translation is well done. This is all pretty good at the beginning, but...

The story starts going off the rails past chapter 200+, am currently at chapter 300+ (chinese version). Plot is starting to go all over the place... more>> with too many random characters. Feels like the author is just adding random plot devices/skills/abilities/items, then author forgets/gets tired of what he wanted to do with the plot device, abandons it, doesn't know where he wants to go with the story and becomes inconsistent.

There are very random elements of comedic writing that's introduced here and there, but never consistent either. The various sub-characters suffer from the inconsistent writing and end up really weird.

    • A bad-ass female mage suddenly becomes tsundere
    • The bad-ass 3rd era god (Shadow Prince) who was assassinating powerful people for the first 100 chapters becomes a dumbass. Shadow Prince is randomly put down later, embarrassed and made fun of. Shadow Prince was apparently stealing the underwear of another goddess. Most of the 3rd era gods appear to be complete fools. Huh??
    • Author tries to setup the MC to do some nation-building (like "Release the Witch, The Amber Sword"), but it's poorly done. Author introduced so many random characters that have little to no value that it's painful to watch how they lamely try to fit in when they join his new city.
    • A lot of random plot armor.
      e.g. MC's city runs out of food. MC goes on an expedition to get more food. MC sends one of the random characters to procure food. Meanwhile MC gets distracted and goes off on his own quest, just so happens to find tons of food during the quest and solves the problem. And the random character he sent off with money disappears. Then many chapters later, MC goes on a journey to find the random character that disappeared. Huh???

      e.g. MC was bad-ass with his dual daggers and the fights were pretty epic. Then author randomly introduces a gun in the story, and MC becomes enamored with borrowing a legendary gun to one-shot legendary level bosses. Huh?

    • Elements of nation building seem really important, then become complete tr*sh. e.g. MC was trying to develop a gold mine for many many chapters since it's led to believe this is critical to developing his city. 20-30 chapters later, MC just signs off the mining rights to other character just to get a new toy/assistance in his quests.
    • The quest system was mentioned in the first few chapters. Author clearly forgot about it. Then reintroduces it hundreds of chapters later.
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expertsource10 rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: c12
The plot is very bad. I can't even read it to waste my free time.
There's lack of necessary descriptions, many ridiculous random occurrences, forced side characters like Anna. The so-called super guard where the MC nearly reached her level from zero at ch12.
Anna shouldn't exist because she's just a s*upid obstacle without background whom the author insistently places at the center of the story. Etc.

This story will only get more and more inconsistent in the future chapters together with plot randomness, lack of descriptions and backgrounds, and forced... more>> side characters like Anna whom are nothing but obstacles. <<less
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Dart rated it
March 24, 2018
Status: c327
I was spoiled about the ending and trust me, you won't wanna read it after finding out how this novel ends. It is extremely absurd, and not even an ending: just the story left incomplete.

Any investment that you make in this novel will be wasted. It's a shame really, I was really enjoying it until I found out what happens.
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Sinai rated it
January 15, 2018
Status: c91
Night Ranger is a reasonably competent tranmigration into a game world that is actually real. The best part of the story is easily the vivid combat scenes, which relies on a MMORPG sensibility to drive the action. The fast pacing and excellent translation make at times, this novel can be enjoyable, but unfortunately, the world is inescapably shallow, which even at the best of times prevents the novel from ever being truly great, and at the worst of times, drives the novel into frustrating places.

The world is just like the... more>> game he played, except when it's not. The main character remembers everything about the game down to the fiddliest bit, except when it's convenient for him not to. The system seems in-depth, but ultimately is obviously contrived around the main character like his subclass which would make no sense as a main class. Skills that would be obviously s*upid in a game are purported to have existed in the game, such as a near-instakill skill that makes the user weak for months. There are niggling details when the author tries to bring in plots into a video game world. The MC's father was murdered by a slow poisoning. Here's the problem: In this world, you can fairly trivially cast "Cure Poison" and "Divination". Over the months he was slowly getting sicker, why didn't his father visit a cleric? And after discovering he was being poisoned, it would have been trivial to find the culprit. I'm a hundred chapters in, and every single character introduced so far feels like a sock puppet for the MC to interact with. Nobody feels real, they're all just NPCs waiting around for the MC to show up. The villains, in particular, have all these contrived plans that involve trying to kill the MC, but they often seem pointless. For example, one mastermind spends an enormous amount of money plotting to kill the MC because he has a treasure map onto his land. I can't help but wonder why he simply didn't take a small adventuring party there and simply take it. We keep being told how smart the MC's actions are, but it's clear that without plot armor, he'd die pretty much every other day. He consistently, repeatedly putting himself in mortal danger time and time again, by choice. Yet there's never any sense of danger at all because the MC is a c*cky perfect hero because he's played a lot of video games. He's never afraid of death even when he's inches from it, and even though we're told he feels pain, it doesn't seem that way. There is an incredible amount of telling instead of showing. Worse, people know things they shouldn't. The MC concludes that other people don't gain experience for getting kills, but he literally just assumes that without any testing whatsoever. Some mook knows instantly the incredibly rare class of the MC (literally only 18 other people in the world with the class), but then a far more powerful, older, guy with far more access to knowledge has no idea what he is like two chapters later. For some bizzarre reason, despite seers with future sight knowing a world-shaking calamity is coming, they forget to tell anyone.

The MC has a cross between xianxia and video game morals. One second he's thoughtlessly murdering mooks, the next he's sparing somebody who's betrayed him. Why? Because they're plot-centric. The MC keeps saying he doesn't kill pointlessly, but he does. All the time. Then the author tries to show him as ruthless, but it mostly just makes him evil and possibly insane. The MC looks at somebody and senses that they have strange eyes, so he kills them. Then he kills some peasant for giving him lip. Well, maybe they weren't a peasant, maybe he was a spy. Who knows? Not like the MC is going to bother to check when he mysteriously just knows. When it comes down to it, the MC sees people as bags of experience and loot. When his class trainer says "Okay, for the next step in your training, I need you to murder these five thieves that are pretty annoying because uh, they'll show off your night murdering skills" he doesn't stop and think "wait, is pick-pocketing really a capital crime?" Nope, he's got a quest to kill 5 people, so he kills 5 people. Amusing, since he later gets ragingly mad at someone else who is killing people to fulfill their advancement. I'm often frustrated by MCs that try to bring in modern world morality into brutish and violent worlds, but in this case, the MC shows less regard for human life than serial killers. His kill counts exceed that of most of the villains in the story, and include innocents, guards, and children. Bizzarrely, every day citizens expect him to be punished because in civilization there's clearly rule of law, but he routinely gets away with murder. You might say, "Might Makes Right", but he's really not that strong in the grand scheme of things compared to the ruling powers trying to keep order. Somehow, every possible authority figure that in all reasonableness would see him hang, coincidentally befriends him or has something they want from him and they don't even admonish him for his killing sprees. This is partially explained by the reliance on law enforcement on divination spells which are failing, but it simply isn't enough. The author wants us to believe he's decisive and bad-ass by going from zero to murder in less than a second, but this just makes him a short-tempered, idiotic murderer who only gets away with it because of plot armor. Let's talk about plot armor. MC shows up at what is essentially Hogwarts, where the story has tried very hard to establish that virtually any wizard with a brain could kill him at whim. Unsurprisingly, there are rules against murdering wizards in Hogwarts. So, some nub wizard, let's call him Draco, slanders him, so the MC murders Draco and his guards, in full view of, well, everybody. Keep in mind, Draco's probably like 10. Now, dead 10-year old wizard is part of an incredibly important family, lets call them the Malfoys, so understandably they're peeved, not to mention it's definitely a capital offense to casually murder the receptionist at Hogwarts.

But not to fear, the MC isn't a bad guy, after all, Draco started it. Yeah, that's pretty much his excuse. Let's recall that virtually any Hogwarts student can kill him, much less their parents. So well, fat lotta good "he started it" it is going to do him, you can't get away with murdering 10-year old Draco Malfoy at Hogwarts. Fortunately, the MC's great-grand father was a wizard, and he has a fancy wizard medal, which means the MC can't be summarily avada kevadra'd, but instead he has to be arbitrated. The Malfoys roll their eyes, and give him a sham trial, fully intending to lock him away in wizard prison and arrange for an "accident" to occur.

But wait! Dumbledore was there all along! MC had literally no plan to get out of this predicament when he killed the guy for giggles, but after he finished killing him, he was like "oh hey, there's Dumbledore in his little girl form". So Dumbledore saves his ass. Have I mentioned the MC is s*upid? Well, whatever, that happened. But it's not like the Malfoys are going to take little Draco being murdered lying down. They're an incredibly powerful wizard clan, and they can squish MC like a bug. But suddenly they decide they have to do so honorably, by uh, openly killing him dring the Tri-Wizard tournament by sneaking in an insane hermaphroditic killer into it instead of, I dunno, Draco's father teleporting to his house and melting his face off before dinner. Well, anyway, it doesn't work, but it's not like they still can't squish him like a bug.

Fortunately, a volcano blows up and wakes up a dragon that has been sleeping for millenia and kills their entire family. All according to keikaku.

Well, it's still a fairly enjoyable read despite its faults. I'd recommend to give it a try and see if you can get past it's shallowness and simply enjoy it as a decent system game transmigration with awesome fight scenes. <<less
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beddedOtaku rated it
May 3, 2018
Status: c243
There's some good things to be found in this novel, primarily focused on how easy it is to read, the simple, straightforward power-fantasy elements, and lots --looooootss-- of murder. Then again, there's also plenty wrong with the novel, so let's just to the most basic way of summarizing it all: list! Who doesn't love a bad list?

  1. MC is a degenerate. He's pretty much a psychopath. From what I've understood, he used to be a regular guy from Earth who used to play this game, but he doesn't hesitate to murder (at all). Not even a thought like 'hey, isn't it weird that I don't feel anything about killing another human being? Guess not, okay'. Nothing. Nill. It'd be fine, but unfortunately the novel adapts the moralist attitude about MC's actions, and it just becomes impossible to take it seriously. His kill-count throughout 243 chapters supersedes the supposed evil, Shadow Prince by a f*cking mile, and nobody questions it. Again - that would be fine as I don't have anything against psychopathic characters (as they can be really fun) - but the moralist attitude about MC's actions ruins it all. Furthermore, MC is simply too lucky. An element of luck is necessary in these types of stories as it provides a buffer for MC to go from nothing to something and not die in the meantime. However, there should be a clearly drawn line somewhere - there isn't here. Not only is he blessed by a godlike cheat (that lets him get to a level in 3 months that most people spend their lifetimes reaching), but wherever he goes, he's just showered in golden shit. Yeah, yeah, 'he played the game so he knows stuff', but the problem is that oftentimes he gets things he wasn't looking for, or even knew about. In addition, his plot armor is thick, matching greatly his, quite honestly, sub-par intellect. MC isn't smart. He isn't cunning. Again, that would be fine, but author tries to present him as someone who is. No, it isn't MC who is smart - it is just that everyone else is even s*upider than him, and not by a large margin. Supposed gods who've ascended to a higher plane and basically control worlds are utter, complete morons. No, seriously. They are idiots, that's all. And that's the only reason MC appears even remotely 'smart'. He's not. He constantly makes rash decisions, puts other people in danger due to his selfishness, he never reflects ('cause when he does it never sticks), he constantly makes the same mistakes, he's too headstrong... nothing about him screams 'smart'. All in all, not a very interesting MC, but certainly not the worst of the bunch.
  2. Every other character. They're too one-note. They can be described in either of two ways: they're MC's friend or MC's enemy. That's about it. Any possible nuance is lost with these characters. MC is a super-magnet for powerhouses of the world because he needs them 99% of the time to save his ass because of some idiotic thing he did. And they do. And they never as much berate him for his s*upidity. But, honestly, even beyond that, their personalities are too one-note. Monk is stoic. Anna is loyal. Hath-a-what? is tsundere. That old blacksmith is grumpy. Who else? Uh, right, Ivan is gay. His father is cold. You can see where I'm going. It's truly as if these people are NPCs and MC is just playing the game (which honestly feels like it most of the time, as he seems to be the only 'player' with cheat-like abilities in the world of 'NPCs'). Nothing interesting here either.
  3. If there was a game which reflected the world, it sucked. Abilities like 'striking a target hard then turning into a cripple for half a month' is dumb. Passive increments in ALL basic stats after killing bunch of things through the night is dumb (especially because stats are limited; for instance, max for a 4th ranked guy is 30dex. Let's say he grinds the sh*t out of that passive and gets it to 10%. He now has 33dex, surpassing the 'limit'. It makes no sense). sh*t like sub-sub-sub classes makes no sense, especially when they aren't linked in any way, though author does try desperately to connect them. Our MC has 4 classes. Sure, why not. Things like instant-death spells make no sense.
  4. At the start of the novel, we were told that Wizards are by far the most powerful beings in the world. By 243rd chapter, the Wizards turned out to be the weakest morons in the world. No, seriously. They can't do anything except die. 95% of the characters that we know about aren't even wizards for f*ck's sake. They just roll over and die whenever MC (or anyone else, actually) comes to the scene.
  5. World-building is bad. For the most part it's too simplistic, yet for a 6-7 chapters it deviates from that norm completely and it tries to create a multi-plane, multi-layered universe and just leaves half the questions hanging. Talking about this would be a bit too spoilerish, but most of the things about gods that we learn are just nonsense, especially when compared with the first few chapters to when we start seeing gods in action.
  6. The whole territory nonsense. I don't even know why author started this sub-plot because it's clear he had absolutely no intention to develop it. It is relegated to 'MC goes back to his territory, everything is fine, he leaves'.
  7. Items. I don't mind the items; for the most part they're fine and a relatively fun part of the whole ordeal. However, they tend to have what I like to call 'hidden stats'. Out of nowhere, an item in MC's hands will suddenly have a property that it didn't have before simply because author said so. It truly breaks the consistency of the world even further.
  8. One thing that I've always wondered about (and that is never explained properly) are the religions in the world. How did they come to be? How the hell did people even find out about gods' existence in the first place? Aren't they locked out of the world entirely? The only reason that one guy was able to descend was because of an item, and that's it. It always bothered me as it's never explained and we were just supposed to accept the fact that these people not only somehow found out about gods, but found proper ways to please them and pray to them.
  9. Night Walker class is too many things packed into one. It's a duelist, a fighter, an assassin, a rogue, a beastmaster...... the class is so packed full-of-sh*t it would NEVER be one of the least popular classes in the game. Rather, every top player worth a salt would be playing it. Pro players in MMORPGs even nowadays level each class to the maximum limit and min-max it (especially with new MMOs) to discover all the secrets, and that won't change.
I think that's enough. Though I have some other things I could talk about, I don't think it's necessary. Again, Night Ranger is a fun read for the most part. However, it suffers from terrible plot structure, inconsistent (and plot-hole-ridden) story, one-note boring characters, and shoddy world-building. That's enough for... more>> me to grade it so low. <<less
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yutakim rated it
January 12, 2018
Status: Completed
Actually I really like chinese novel with western setting, not one with western background yet their names still chinese. This story is good actually, I enjoy it till ch 200, and things get bored later. The tags show harem and also sub romantic plot but there's no actual romance, the MC raise a lot of flag yet there's no romance.

... more>>

I laugh so much when the author put Hathaway as the last boss, 2 of fate sorcerer s sistser became his enemies at the end chapter, the valkryie eve tried to kill him while getting killed by him instead, the MC ended up sealing the whole universe and he went to the higher universe instead.


I thought this will be a pretty fun novel but it ended up rushed, it shows how much the author want to finish this series, and for me the story just a modified version of kr novel breakers. And I prefer breaker than this. <<less
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avox177 rated it
May 11, 2019
Status: c735
Most of the story was okay, then the ending was hot garbage to the point of ruining the whole story for me. The ending is a "to be continued" ending where the author doesn't intend for the story to actually be continued, so the story just kind of ends on an unsatisfying wet flop. I can't believe Night Ranger has seven hundred chapters of build up to a final confrontation that just doesn't happen. The worst part is that even the way it was left open ended was bafflingly s*upid.... more>> The main character Marvin

has one wish and is up against the final bad guy when he uses his one wish to put the fight on hold forever, so he can go get stronger, instead of using the wish to just win or to become stronger right then and there.

Then the Author specifically states he wanted an open ended ending, not because he was planning a follow up story, but because it felt less "final" or "lonely" for the story to be left open ended like that. Yeah, it sure did feel less final, it also invalidated the entire story since the whole tale was a build up to a final boss that didn't happen and the readers received no resolution or closure to any of the side characters or side plots. I'm salty that I wasted my time. <<less
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ReadsWebNovels rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: c735
Rather than telling you how awesome the MC is, the writer actually shows you. The combat in this novel is much more interesting than other novels as the MC uses simple tactics and creativity to outmaneuver his opponents, (without having to spend half a chapter explaining the process,) rather than just relying on a superior stats or raw power. This story is 90% action, but the action is done well and keeps me interested, something that most high-action stories fail to do.

However, the story itself is very basic. The... more>> Apocalypse is going to begin in 6 months and the MC needs to power level in that time in order to survive. Thankfully, the author is sticking to the main storyline and progressing at a reasonable pace, so the story doesn't feel slow or padded out.

However, the ending is rather inconclusive. It's not terrible, but not great. <<less
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justbin rated it
October 13, 2018
Status: c735
The start is good, everything is detailed and you can see the world building is a priority for the author. The Main Cast and Side Characters have clear cut personalities that have their own things to do.

Than we come to the middle of the novels, the plot feels forced... The Author is mentioning the same damn threat from start to end, there is no "new" threats or problems. Everything that seemed magical or new, now seems stale as we have told about it thousands of time. But still the fights... more>> are good and action is done great.

The last 150 chapters :

Super rushed...... the power levels don't even matter anymore, details of anything important are ignored, nothing is explained, new and old convoluted plots are thrown into the mix to hype up the ending, in fact I was feeling very apprehensive for the last 80+ chapters, because there was no way more than 20 % of the plot points could be finished and I was wrong, in the end, the only point that was fleshed out was why did marvin get to this plane and what the actual plot of the story was. Mind you, it wasn't resolved in any shape, way or form. We were only told about it.

Most of the major plots like: His Grandfather??? His Puppy??? High Elves??? Gnomes??? Night Monarch??? The Alchemist??? The Necromancer??? None of their plots advanced past their introduction. The Alchemist and Necromancer just left.... wtf.... After so much Hype, there was no result???? The release of the Twin snakes was supposed to be end of the ends.... but they just disappeared from the plot. The gods were supposed to wreck most of plane in havoc, but nothing seem to be happening...

And the f*cking time dragon...... Nothing seems to be said... Another Character had to remind Marvin that this cheat existed and he should use it now, so the ending could be achieved.

The ending was pure sh*t on readers.... in the end the author complains that boohoo, I was bullied by you readers so that is why I will bully you back with this sh*t of an ending btw please read my new book, it is totally not a clusterf*ck of a book...


This Novel had so much potential but it failed so hard that it isn't even funny. <<less
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tides rated it
April 9, 2018
Status: c261
The author has some skill in writing as he constantly reminds you that time is important, however the author shoots himself in the knee by stretching time for the MC.

The author constantly tells you the amount of days required from one city to another to create a sense of distance yet throws it away so that the war will not come before the MC is ready. By 'ready' I mean becoming stronger than god.

In 250 chapters, the MC progresses from zero to the 2nd highest cultivation level in the world.... more>> He travels around half the world, fight wars, explores new lands, battle gods and destroy cults in 2 months. Yet according to the author, just the time required to go to the nearest town takes 3 days.

Some readers will try to tell you that events which took place only took half a day to end but still the travel time is obviously stretched.

If u want to read a novel that makes no sense, breaks logic. This is for you. Otherwise stay away. <<less
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QilinHorns rated it
March 2, 2018
Status: --
The MC is the only living character on this world everything stops when he is not on that specific area. Items and skills drops infront of him 1 chapter before he needs it. The wording is also weird its like reading a childrens book. He is also not calm, not calculating, not hard working just 100 (+1) lucky.

Th MC doesnt really think before he acts. Hes actually more of a berserker than a ranger.
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Random rated it
December 24, 2015
Status: --
Based on what I have read (the first chapter) the novel is interesting enough... It is kinda like every other sucked into a game world adventure with the closest comparison being the Amber Sword...
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Astaroth rated it
October 20, 2017
Status: Completed
So I finally finished this novel after dropping it several times, especially the last 30 chapters or so. I had lost basically all interest and only read a chapter or two every once in a while...

Just decided to finish the last 10 chapters in one go today to get it over with. (2019, 29th June. So almost 2 years after I started reading...)

Honestly at the end I don't really have that much to say about the novel, it's not bad (except the ending is very rushed and the last... more>> chapters are dull and boring), MC even gave up the RPG system... so I don't feel like it's worth my time to write an in-depth review.

Short info on the premise. MC play a game, and he's basically a pro at it. Very high level and experienced etc. Then he ends up being transmigrated into a Fantasy World that's just like said game, at a period before everything happens in the game. Meaning that the MC knows the future and is also extremely familiar with the world and the powers.

So basically he becomes an NPC in a world of only NPCs, unlike in the game he played there's no players, which does end up changing some things.

But unlike the NPCs or Natives, Marvin still has the game system.

It's not original at all, but honestly this trope never gets old for me. I can never read too many transmigrated into a game world novels.

Anyway, on to the pros and cons...

Some pros:

  • The novel is fairly fast paced and Marvin (the MC) is focused on his goals. (Though maybe it's a bit too fast paced, check cons...)
  • The game system is based on Dungeons and Dragons, I particularly like how the level ups work. Each level a "class" is chosen to level up, meaning that the character
  • Since the fantasy world is "real", unlike a game, a lot more emphasis gets placed on "current" power rather than "future" power. This means that what could be considered "weak" and "useless" in a game, because there's comparatively better options and/or because something might be powerful in the beginning but fall off later, much more valuable and have their own uses. After all, when your life is on the line it's not like you can be too picky just because something else would be more "optimal" or "better" later down the line. For all you know by that point you might be dead. Plus since it's not actually a game, there's always more opportunities and personal ingenuity that comes from not being as restricted that can make what should be "weak" on par or even stronger with the "optimal".
    • This means that despite Marvin's past experience in the game was as a dual wielding Rogue, he chose to become a Ranger instead. Because he knew he could become a Ranger more easily (a Class Trainer-esque person was more accessible) and because Rangers tends to be more powerful in the lower levels.
    • This means that when Marvin awakens as a Sorcerer he embraces it and look to make the best out of it, despite being a dual wielding Ranger and that no one would ever dual class Sorcerer and Ranger since they're basically completely incompatible.
    • And of course this makes the character progression much more enjoyable as Marvin evaluates the pros and cons and makes changes as the circumstances changes. There's no set plan from beginning to end that's followed to a T.
  • There's quite a few of hype moments in the first half or two thirds of the novel before Marvin became too OP.
Some cons:

  • There's some 730 chapters, and the time from start to finish is 6 months. 6 MONTHS, including time skips. MC goes from a literal tr*sh to pretty much the most OP in the world in the span of 6 months.
  • Like usual the Kingdom Building/Management aspect was completely wasted, which I thought was quite unfortunate considering that Marvin even begun as a noble with his own fief to reclaim.
  • By the time Marvin got to the level of being able to fight Gods (i.e. the "Plane Guardian" level), everything just became dull.
  • The ending and explanation is meh as well, though CN endings tend to bad in general I guess...
Old "review", from when I had only read 9 chapters, below (more like an introduction back when the novel's translation had just begun) :


So far it is the most similar to "Abyss Domination" (both in the 'mechanics' and setting + plot. Even so far that some parts are suspiciously almost identical...) and also to a lesser extent The Amber Sword.

Of course while I say that The Amber Sword is less similar, any other "transported to fantasy world based of a game" novel basically aren't even of the same genre.

Anyway, I'm not rating this yet. It basically has the same premise as Abyss Domination, MC is a top thief/rogue pro player who take over the body of an "NPC" (though of course since it's not a game anymore, so "fantasy world inhabitant" or something I guess) and is pretty much a pleb. (This time MC is a noble who has lost his land instead of a thief

it's set up so he has to reclaim it

so I'm expecting some of that kingdom building to begin a bit earlier and have a larger focus instead of being more of a side thing.)

Like in Abyss Domination there's a catastrophe just around the corner, so MC has about 1 year to power-up before sh*t goes down for real. (Deities/Gods who are going to invade the continent or w/e)

I'm fairly certain the game is supposed to be based of DnD or something, just like AD, but (un?) fortunately you can't just google the chinese raws and find chinese fan translations (english to chinese) of every skill, spell, item, monster, etc in the novel.

Anyway, there really aren't that much to say yet, but it looks promising, especially since it's right up my alley. I do have one concern however, the Quests...

I'm concerned that instead of MC having his own objectives, he'll just get quests to follow like a player in an RPG.

Especially when he got information about the situation that he didn't have and more or less completely based his judgement on what the quest was saying... (It might turn out fine, but like I said, I'm concerned that the author will order the MC around using the Quests.)

p.s. Oh and I almost forgot, the cheat, it's

still the same usual. MC can get experience from killing others (and also the quests) and use the system to allocate points instead of just training unlike a regular "NPC". (Though now that I think about it, I haven't actually read far enough here to confirm that NPCs can't use the same system as well, so perhaps it's not a cheat... I'm pretty sure it is though.)

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Dodgerzz rated it
March 14, 2018
Status: c280
I've read far better and far worse, the other reviews sum it up fairly well. If you don't mind the incredible luck and the "Oh but I conveniently remember this from the game" to solve so many things then you might like it. It's kinda like junk food I know it's not great but still keep coming back.
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SayMrrp rated it
December 26, 2017
Status: c146
A really awesome novel! I don't regret reading it. It seemed sorta generic and cliche from its description, but it's an interesting story. The setting and characters are complex and connected. There are lots of mysteries and connections that I can't wait to see revealed.

I was disappointed that MC didn't become a thief (Well, maybe not... thieves are really cliche in this type of novel), but him being a night ranger is cool! Really cool! I can't wait for him to unearth more of the class' potential! MC's OP, but... more>> not godly yet. He's acknowledged as special, but not the most famous.

It's interesting reading about a noble, not a commoner rising up. Oh, and the side characters aren't absolutely annoying in my opinion, but most aren't that interesting. They're just there to fill in the story. Some are fun though. I wanna read more about them, especially the mysterious ones.

Not sure about the romance... hasn't really progressed or even formed. Just a brief mention of the future... and a blushing girl. Meh. I'm not that interested in the romance, especially since it lacks a romance tag anyways.

Will review again after more chapters.

EDIT (Ch. 301) : This story has cemented itself as one of my favorites. <<less
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argitist rated it
February 24, 2018
Status: c194
I keep putting this down then picking it back up...

Honestly the writing is pretty bad. The MC gets through every trouble because of some tool/knowledge which the writer just adds in when he needs it. Very often you'll be told what some items does, then later on in the story he'll miraculously use another ability on the item you were never told about... This seems to go on through the whole novel and makes anything your told basically meaningless.

That said, the story is actually enjoyable. It feels like the writer... more>> knows he sucks at plot, forshadowing, or really any kind of story telling. He understands that he can't write a good story, so he just writes easily and without pretensions, and it kinda works. Like a bad DM, who can't design a story worth shit, but at least he's humble, and trying. <<less
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Isaic rated it
January 19, 2018
Status: c58
Overall Score: 2.5

Completely average in all aspects.

Even though it is a transmigrator story and not a VR, everything feels like it is set up just waiting for the MC. The characters are bland and boring, while the enemies are exp. There is zero suspense when fighting, even though the MC repeatedly puts himself into fatal situations like bad MMO players would do in a game. He always escapes because... well just because really, it is incredibly boring. The author uses a little, albeit a bit obvious, foreshadowing. with... more>> a couple of characters that will almost certainly become pillars of the MC's land/domain. As for the transmigration into a game, there doesn't seem to be any exciting use of it. He goes to some places using the knowledge from the game but it isn't exciting reading about it.

I've no interest in analyzing the novel in depth, so I don't know where the author went wrong. If I had to guess, it would be because I don't care at all about the MC. If you don't want to feel your mind rotting, then I recommend skipping this novel; there are better time-killers. <<less
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ieatp-ssy rated it
January 1, 2018
Status: c129
Night ranger has a simple premise: expert video-gamer gets thrown back in time for a do-over, and has all kinds of foreknowledge about the game.

Then it gets more complicated: he's thrown into the past of the video game, but not at the starting point of the game but into the back-story era of the game, the time that is usually glossed over quickly during the 'intro/prologue' of the game. MC finds himself transplanted in the game's timeline years before the moment 'players' log in, so he's basically an NPC in... more>> the world before any players were around. He becomes a real character and part of the game's backstory.

The different (from all others in the genre) : the other NPC's, the ones he interacts with, are not dull and pre-programmed kind of characters that video games normally have, but fully ego-formed, fleshed-out, intelligent, emotionally-capable humans with free will. MC's interaction with characters seems to be interactions with real people, rather than simply video game characters.

The interesting: his foreknowledge gives him an advantage, but as he goes along, the butterfly effect of his actions and decisions starts to change the world, and presumably the back-story of the game. Most profound of all is how his interaction with other game characters changed not only the flow of events, but these other characters -- the actual people -- themselves.

What I still don't know at ch. 129: is whether this is actually a video game that he can 'log-off' from or if he actually becomes a resident of this game world. I also don't know if any 'players' would come in, later, since that would be very interesting.

In any case, there is plenty in this story to get you interested. So far, it's evolving to be a promising story. There may be a jump-the-shark moment later on, as per usual with CN webnovels, but I can tell you that up to ch. 129, it's worth the time to sit down and read.

Enjoy! <<less
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procrastination_day rated it
December 20, 2017
Status: c127
Surprisingly addictive. I started reading this with pretty low expectations, but somehow couldn't stop clicking to read the next chapter.

The premise is not overly original. A top lvl gamer transmigrates to the game world and takes on the wishes of the body he possesses, which is of course currently in dire straits.

The translations are very good. The plot somehow keeps me hooked, and the scheming is deep and will give you some surprises. The lore in the story is fairly engaging and original too without there being an overly high... more>> demand on remembering the particulars of lore.

Another big plus is the authors mature approach towards sexuality and sex; without their being an overly high emphasis on it, what is present is somewhat plot relevant with exposure to a variety of different sexualities.

Deffenetly recommend this for refreshing and at times surprising entertainment. <<less
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February 6, 2018
Status: c232
☆☆☆ - Score 3.2

Surprisingly addicting novel at first. However, it becomes more unrealistic with stats and near death experiences every 5 seconds as it progresses, with no real character depth.

It's hard to say what makes this addicting for the average male reader... but it is. It's a mix of many novels that picks up like a giant snowball.

Just read it and you'll find out for yourself. ... more>>

You'll know by c15 if it's for you or not. And it gets progressively better. The only flaw is the introduction to guns / sha clan later... for obvious reasons.

It's worth a read if you like martial arts, magic, comedy, game transmigration, fantasy, and semi-decent logic.

It's not Reverend Insanity, A Will Eternal, Reincarnator, Rebirth of the Malicious... good
- but would still recommend for consideration <<less
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