The Second Coming of Avarice

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, a loser, a despicable human being.

But, one fleeting dream that may not be a dream at all reawakens his once-lost senses.

Possessing a very unique ability, he will use that, and the dream, to forge his path in the world now known as the Lost Paradise.

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“The son of god Gula has returned.”

I was lost in the world of gambling.

I turned my back on my family and even betrayed my lover.

I wasted every day of my life.

It was a life of trash.

The reality told me thus:

That I would amount to nothing no matter what I did.

In order to change my pathetic life, I chose fantasy, instead.

Even then, it was the same story.

I wondered if salvation would come at the end of the long road.

But, I was forced to kneel down in defeat in front of a powerful entity.

The tower I built up with my own hands crumbled into nothingness.

Just for once, I dearly wished to know the truth about myself.

– Come closer, my child…

I will not hold back this time.

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탐식의 재림
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Cheesetakery
New Cheesetakery rated it
October 22, 2018
Status: c38
Story seems planned out to be an OP MC fighting and winning against the dark forces with his co-star harem and one dimensional side characters.

I will acknowledge that the beginning 14 or so chapters introduced a well-used premise in an interesting new way, but the story's development is clearly straying from that original path.

This could be the fault of the translator, but all the characters ignore the character traits they were introduced with and revert to a happy-go-lucky personality around the MC. It's very difficult for me to engage with... more>> the struggles of those around the MC when their very real struggles disappear like smoke thanks to the help of the omnipotent MC who also has his own flaws completely fixed by chapter 38 and thus becomes a very generic MC.

If you've never read a story regarding an OP MC with a harem before, then you may find this story interesting and I encourage you to experience this genre while it is still a new experience. If you've tired of this genre already then I would advise you to stop reading this comment and look for another novel. <<less
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TerraEarth
New TerraEarth rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: c35
One of the strongest intro arcs I've ever read. Second Coming of Avarice is interesting in how it initially sets up the main character - it does it in a way where you can't help but feel invested into seeing where he'll turn up on his journey. Additionally, he has one of the more interesting powers I've read of and it fits in very well with the novel's theme of personal growth and development - which is a mainstay in all novels that involve RPG mechanics, or at least it... more>> should be!

I'm currently rating this at a solid 5/5 stars, however that may change later on. Reading the latter chapters past the introduction I can see the novel falling into many of the same trappings as other Korean novels; namely, the focus on class templates and mechanics (tanks, healers, dps, mage, etc.). It lends nothing to the story other than being an annoying reminder of how Korean writers just can't get out of a certain mold of thinking where they just have to implement a restricted class system. Why? Because everyone else does it, of course, on top of the fact that Koreans love their grind-fest cookie-cutter MMOs (please spare me). Japanese novels have the same issues with their Adventurer Guild systems (which are equally annoying, by the way).

Adventurer guilds are an issue precisely because they deter from the fact that adventurers are supposed to be free and uninhibited, fantasy and exploration should be the rule here, not bureaucracy and rigid structure hiearchies. For much the same reason, the korean MMO class system adherence detracts from the fluidity and freeform styling that you would come to expect from a adventure fantasy/isekai.

It's an issue because real (or fantasty-based) combat is best when mechanics are smooth and uninhibited by unnecessary fetters and restrictions and in the case of Second Coming of Avarice I could see my interest levels plummeting as soon as they introduced the class system along with their version of 'dungeon runs' complete with a partying system where aforementioned warriors/healers/mages team up to split loot and exp. I'd like to give this novel the benefit of the doubt but statistically speaking I'm overwhelmingly convinced that these rigid story devices are more bane than boon and that they have always detracted rather than have added to a novel's enjoyability. <<less
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oblueknighto
oblueknighto rated it
September 11, 2018
Status: c21
Quite an interesting story but we're basically still at the prologue/tutorial since he hasn't even gone over to the fantasy world yet. I feel like he needs to learn more about his ability. He's kind of just winging it for now with his incomplete memories.

He's got a very interesting ability... that he was actually born with. That's probably the most interesting thing about the novel so far. The side characters haven't been developed much because the story's barely started but I hope they're not as obvious as the 'underling', 'weak... more>> woman' and 'bad guy' from the tutorial. The story's moving really fast so I'm sure most of those were just one-time use characters. I hope the underling because a recurring character though, the MC needs someone rational around him. <<less
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Ner0
Ner0 rated it
August 15, 2018
Status: c10
Regarding the style and story telling, it deserves a 5/5
It is simple yet profound. Not overly descriptive, at the same time delivering all the necessary information and more.

The plot: MC died on a battlefield in the future, he makes a wish to a God to return back to the past. His wish is denied, because only his emotions at the time could be sent back to the past him.

That's where the story start, the MC is a son of a..... basta** who is living in modern Korea. He's an... more>> addicted gambler and took advantage of his family to get money.

Then one day, a woman comes to him, offering him the opportunity to travel to another world in exchange for something (more complicated than this).

The story kicks up as he's entering "mission worlds" where he has to complete some objectives (at least that's what the tutorial is about).

Once again, what makes it interesting is the way the author describes the world and character's internal state. You quickly immerse in the story without realising. <<less
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kkgoh
kkgoh rated it
October 11, 2018
Status: c37
Decent Korean novel, typical isekai monster-fighting genre but with a slight twist on time-travel.
It's an ok read that managed to fix itself before it got worse.
Apparently the author wrote a similar time-travel type novel "Memorize", also a weak MC getting a second chance, but reviews weren't good. Translation quality is decent.
This is my pretty early review since there are only 34 chapters out at the moment, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt with 4 stars. Might update (and possibly change my rating) later.

PREMISE
A... more>> down-and-out man gets the chance to "relive" his life, where previously he had isekai'd into another world as part of a ongoing battle to help the residents defeat unknown invaders.

CHARACTERS
MC was born with the ability to "see" opportunity/danger, basically an enhanced "Spidey-sense". He squanders it in his youth, becoming a believable douchebag in the process (author spent quite some time chronicling his fall from grace). Thankfully plot progresses quickly and MC is given some foresight/emotional impetus to change, but becomes conveniently OP way too quickly before it's somewhat fixed. So now he's just normally OP.

Spoiler

His future self sends some memories/emotions to his current self before dying, just so he could make better decisions this time around. Not sure why such a distinction was made. It would've made no difference if he was directly sent into the past instead.

I'm guessing the author wanted a way to handicap MC's foresight so his knowledge isn't perfect, but also gift the MC a strong desire to change himself. Pointlessly confusing.

However the author provided MC with too much plot armor too early (covered below), realized he made a mistake, and thankfully reversed course within a span of 10 chapters.

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Side characters are much better written. They have distinctive character designs/personalities/backgrounds, some from broken families, others from positions of wealth and power. All are put to the test and we see them react differently to the challenges.
There may be too many sides characters too early, but it's handled fairly well for now.

ISSUES/COMMENTS
(1) MC got conveniently OP too quickly
It didn't make sense to be randomly rewarded a whole bunch of cheat items just because of his foresight. And they were such ridiculous cheats --
Spoiler

spell balls that KO everything, diaries/walkthroughs that literally tell you exactly how to complete a mission.

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It made the MC's progress through the 1st tutorial completely boring before it got nerfed in the 2nd tutorial. The fact that his cheats explicitly got nerfed tells you the author realized his mistake.

(2) Weak world building
-- The point system math doesn't make much sense. Tens of thousands of bonus points are given with pointless multipliers. There's something wrong with author's system design if multipliers have to be added. -- Multiple tutorials with tons of referral agents? Nonsense bureaucracy??
Spoiler

The isekai'd humans go through a tutorial (supposedly to weed out the weak). Then basically another tutorial to "train" them before sending them out to fight for the new world. Why don't the tons of referral agents just choose better human candidates in the first place and have 1 tutorial?

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-- Very odd isekai premise. A more primitive alternate world has 7 gods that summon humans from Earth, put them through the grinder/tutorial to serve as mercenaries to fight otherworldly invaders? Why are there so many hoops? Why not skip the alternate world, and just make the setting on Earth?
That's the problem with these isekai-weak-humans-to-fight-another-world's-problems genre. They never explain why Earthlings are supposed to be better candidates to be saviors of humanity. It used to be just one guy who isekai'd and got lucky with growth cheats. Now everybody and their mom gets to go over for no reason.

-- Leveling system is a little clunky. There has to be a better way to represent attribute levels other than low-mid, medium-high. Either use numbers, or introduce clearer levels.
The introduction of "disposition/temperament" stat is also a little odd. It's implicitly understood people can change their character (although difficult). Is there really a need to have that noted in a character sheet? Seems like just a lazy way to record down a characters personality and track their emotional progress in relation to the MC.

(3) Singular plot, which is good
So far it looks like MC is just being led towards the singular purpose of trying to be a successful isekai'er that helps the new world against invaders. Hopefully it doesn't turn out like "The Novel's Extra" with multiple convoluted/useless plot threads.

(4) Novel prologue is badly written, whole lot of useless exposition
I get that the author is trying to setup MC's future-self POV in the new world (his relationship with the gods and otherworldly side characters). But it's pointlessly confusing, way too long, unsure if there'll ever be a proper explanation.

Spoiler

Literally a bunch of people standing/lying around on a battlefield talking to each other in a 3300+ word essay. Five people:
(1) the unnamed princess,
(2) an unnamed spearman/enemy who stabbed the princess for some reason
(3) some random unnamed dude that tried to save her and got KO'd
(4) the MC found dying on the ground, and
(5) the god.
That's not a prologue, you'd need to go back to writing class.

Was there really a need to introduce the unnamed princess, or that the god owes the princess a favor and is therefore obligated to aid the MC to send his memories into the past? Or that it took the author 3300+ words when the average chapter is <2500 words?? That's a classic sin for ALL AUTHORS.

Most readers would have dropped the novel by now with such a weak hook.

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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
September 18, 2018
Status: c24
so far this is pretty interesting, though admittedly we're not far into the novel yet. The MC isn't a total a**hole or insane, nor an eldritch horror in a human body, which is good; one Yi Ji-Hyuk is enough (The Returner). He's not a goody-goody or a beta male with an overblown sense of justice that will get all his friends killed, either. Yes he has cheats but at least his come with consequences (he can access the other hims experience but his body can't really handle the fighting techniques... more>> so he pays for it physically). Can't really say much on the story yet since they're all still in the starter city and he's still building up his basic fitness levels. I'm curious about whats going to happen once he heads out in the world and how things will change since he's Invited rather than Contracted now. <<less
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Raneday
Raneday
August 6, 2018
Status: c6
Oookay nothing much to tell from the current chapters right now, but I really feel that this one would become an interesting one due to the fact of the current writing style, pacing and story progression of in the current chapters.

Well the novel is sort of a second chance novel, I said sort of because 'twas only his emotions that was mostly transferred and the memories was in the form of dreams so yeah nothing of those OP like future knowledge so far
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Julveury
Julveury rated it
September 5, 2018
Status: c19
MC is unique from the start due to his ability of kinda like All-seeing-eyes but lost its functionality when he abused its power.

The novel started with an event in the future where MC died in another world. The princess of that place acknowledged his wish and let the God of that world grant it. It's kinda offed me a little when MC got such cheats like the Gold stamp but thinking about it, if he didn't try to negotiate with the woman that woman wouldn't acknowledge him as worthy to... more>> get that invitation. We can't say for sure how these stamps were given in each individual. One thing is for sure,
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the slave contracts got their compensation in some form (money, etc.) and some invited must have approached someone who knows what is in the new world, had the privilege of having a companion and some other bonuses.

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TheJudge
TheJudge rated it
August 15, 2018
Status: c20
Edit: I'm really liking this novel so far, the MC is too nice helping everyone that isnt an ass out, but he did get rewarded for it once the tutorial ended, he's not exactly an idiot either so we'll see how the story progresses.

Decent start overall, I'm not a big fan of the translators previous novels, but lets hope this one does much better. Right from the start we learn the MC has a gambling problem due to his ability to see the color green. We also learn that... more>> in the MC's future he turns out to be a person that fought till the very end, and he hopes to use the memories and regrets that hes learned to give the MC in the past a better chance of survival. Therefore from this, we know the MC has done a lot of stupid sh*t in the past, my hope is the MC will not repeat this again and learns from them.

I don't like how the female recruiter just decides to give him a golden stamp which is like basically handing him a free "I win" card. Just because he told her to give her an invite instead of a contract. If some gambling addict failure tells me that, I'd be suspicious about it, or at most give him a bronze as he refuses to tell her how he found out. On top of that the MC also has a journal that tells him about the future and how to survive it, all this makes the story boring, reinforcing the MC's plot armor. My question here is, how can this kid f*ck up with a future self writing journal, eyes that allows him to avoid danger and know who his allies and enemies are, and future memories.

In the latest chapter, the MC lets a fairly questionable character into his group (selfish and only cares about himself), I'm curious to see what will happen here, is he going to let other people push him around or grow a pair and stand up for himself. <<less
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pomoli
pomoli rated it
October 6, 2018
Status: c32
Great second chance story, I recommend it.

Pro

  • MC is changing through the story, and the change is huge from the first chapters. I almost dropped seeing how much an asshole he was, but fortunately he quickly got better.
  • Fascinating world.
Con

  • Some really one dimensional foes in the beginning.
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HaxersDoom
HaxersDoom rated it
August 18, 2018
Status: c8
His innate ability I feel is very interesting yet simple, I actually really love how useful it is while at the same time not being overpowered in any way. Three great points about it. Simple, Not overpowered and Interesting. Had to say the same thing two different ways to get the point across.
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