Rise of the Wasteland


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Zhou Qingfeng is a nerd with no car, no savings, and no girlfriend. This story is set three days before the occurrence of a cataclysm that would threaten all of humankind. Amidst the chaos, Zhou Qingfeng strives to gather resources that would help him survive. He will stop at nothing to protect his friends. Along the way, he is granted a few ‘special’ abilities. He becomes so strong that he is practically invincible. But, everything comes with a price….

Faced with new enemies each day, how far will Zhou Qingfeng’s determination to survive take him?!

“I start the game, with a dog in my hand. The equipment I need, I gather along the way.

I dive into the cataclysm with the status of a beginner.

Ruthless, I shall become. I would even detonate a bomb over my head!

This is the path that I have to take, to rise to be the King of the Wasteland. “

Rise of the Wasteland average rating 3.2/5 - 70 user ratings
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New Acedia rated it
February 24, 2018
Status: c41
Much like the other negative reviews, I agree that the author has no knowledge on Amercian society. It's like how America is depicted through propaganda in other countries (Extremely racist, violent, and stupid). That's not the most frustrating part though. There are huge leaps in logic that are just impossible, that happen throughout the story, I wondered if people had lost the ability to ask questions. Information will be presented and the characters will usually go along creating misunderstandings and "random" situations that should never happen. I'll name a few... more>> that bugged me below.

The story is basically a series of events that happen for no real reason with no foreshadowing or buildup. People just randomly appear out of nowhere and bring tons of problems like pop-up ads. Characters will contradict themselves and are unable to retain rationality. Instead of making an understandable conflict between characters and the MC, most of the ones are just due to simple miscommunication.


The MC gets into trouble with mobsters so he hides with a woman that's an ex-mercenary. They go to buy ammo at a supermarket that, coincidentally, is in a neighborhood full of criminals. The MC goes to buy food and gets robbed in broad daylight by a "Black Robber" and kills him. I should mention that the fact that the robber was black will be repeated everytime the event is mentioned to someone.

The Ex-mercenary, who was said to kill criminals whenever she gets the chance, leaves the MC stranded because she thinks he's too violent. The MC goes to another place to eat and what happens? Cops just happen to stroll in and find him. He beats up the cops and steals their clothes before impersonating a cop. Then, a car randomly crashes near him and a billionaire celebrity is about to get kidnapped. They end up in a hospital which the kidnappers go to and he's forced to fight them. From there you can see what type of story it is and how it'll turn out.


Also, the pop-culture references make the story very hard to read. There were references to The Room, The "Catch me outside" girl, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. I don't know if its the author who added them, but they're dated references that aren't very funny.


To address the racism, yes, there is racism in America like every other country on the planet, but you won't find it so frequently and common like you do in this story. And the "yellow monkey" insult is something I see in a lot of dystopian Chinese novels that deal with foreigners and racism. It's a racial slur that I've never seen anywhere other than those novels which makes me think its a preconception based on ignorance.

No, Mcdonald's does not use bulletproof glass and barbwire fences around their restaurants that are near black neighborhoods. Also, the author clearly added a black robber just for the sake of it. Who in their right mind would rob someone in broad daylight when the technology in this world is advanced enough to identify and track down the MC based on cellphone footage. But since the way Americans act in this novel are based on stereotypes, I'm not surprised the author made the black characters extremely violent.

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Vex rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: --
The story is stupid as f**k.

The author neither has an idea of what he wants to write about or how a society works.

When someone asks you for an idea on how to steal from a top secret lab... your most common reaction is asking him " bro you on drugs? Or something in similar vein.

... more>> But here they start planning for it. Later another guy pops on who has been working on this robbery for a while longer. They even make a bet on who manages to steal the bot!


Later you have the MC dropping from one frypan to another, leaving behind a mess everyone. Murdering in a bar.... ribbing a bar.... murdering a robber... stealing from cops... murdering some criminals etc. In short the author is an M and a S.

Overall the story itself seems disjointed. Despite the 'okay' translation the story lacks the flow. It feels like author copy pasted his ideas and somehow connected them up

Above all of these are the racist thoughts. Has author ever been to US? He basically labels all of the American as Gun wielding Yankees with no brains and civility. And yes, he does uses the word Yankee every single time

Funny thing is the MC's interpersonal relationships. They are forced and cringe worthy.

Dialogues are terrifically...... bad. You can simply pick up any chapter apart from prologue and you will find yourself reading dialogues written by a primary grader.

In short, the author has a good plot. But the story is going downhill. It has everything which it should not : confused author, confused MC, no progression, terrible dialogue and a MC suffering from a severe case of racism. -_- <<less
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LuckyTalltail rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: c11
I read up to chapter 11 before calling it quits. While the translation is good enough to read easily the author clearly does not understand American culture.

... more>>

The daughter just straight up accepts the idea of a neighbor friend who lives off food stamps going to steal a robot dog under military control at a Columbia University research lab without urging and her other friend just happens to have the same plan. Really?


The author really seems to think that guns and selfishness are the only traits Americans have and makes sure to write many sentences to illustrate how terrible and racist (especially against Chinese, Americans are). One insult a person uses against the MC is to call him a yellow monkey. Most people I know don’t care about Asians enough to differentiate them.

Overall, story seems to just hate on the U.S.A. And nothing else. <<less
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ILsunny rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: c40
Do not misunderstand about the story just from the introduction. Like any other teleport to another world story. The MC instead have a new identity given by god and was forced to survive the alternate reality after MC criticize god that he could do better. This story is purely friction base on futuristic detroit US crimetown before nuclear fallout at the start. If you are familar with the game fallout 4, Its similar to the geno powerup system with high tech weapons maruader style free for all. Except this story... more>> has a bit of background where the MC have an adopted family and friends. And for all those crying that its not the realistic true america spirit and culture can go read their history books and this is purely futuristic friction like any novels on this site.

And for the ignorant idot who thinks theres no racism in this world needs to travel around more. I myself get called yellow monkey before just for walking down the street by white supremists. If you look closer you can see signs of 'no yellow monkeys allowed' at the bar entrances. You can google it <<less
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