This Game Is Too Realistic


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Chu Guang, who had traveled to the post-apocalyptic world, discovered that he had unlocked a shelter system and was able to summon creatures named “player” from the previous world.

From that day on, the whole post-apocalyptic world became like a game.

Associated Names
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zhe you xi ye tai zhen shi le
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09/19/22 Otaku translation c93 part1
09/12/22 Otaku translation c92 part2
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New RazorLight315 rated it
September 10, 2022
Status: c92 part1
Fun novel, a bit slow but not too slow. It's a good novel. Just don't expect an overpowered MC. He's strong but definitely not a god or smth.

Also, the only downside of the novel is that the translation is really slow and inconsistent. It may take 2 days to release one chapter or 15 days just for one. Especially since the chapters are now split. If we're unlucky then it may take 1 month just for 1 chapter. Which is really sad.
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New flesh000 rated it
September 6, 2022
Status: c16
Takes too long to start. 16 chapters in, and the MC just continues bumbling around aimlessly. The first few chapters were okay, in that he had clear motives, and was taking significant steps towards accomplishing them (recruiting players), but now he's just kinda lounging around, having people collect resources, and being boring.
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Createdthisacc4TGitR rated it
October 30, 2021
Status: c197
binged in 2 days, won't be disappointed. It's a slow build-up first then it gets better every chapter. I think the closest novel is shepherding humanity which is also a good novel in the first 100-150 chaps

Con; a little bit too much scientific term but not too much to ruin the flow

MC: decent rationality, not a harem master yet still admired not too op latest chapter his ... more>>

"strength stat is equal to top player"

"Player": no cannon fodder idiot, they act regular gamer would and sometimes went beyond, a favorite gamer is jun jun, ya ya* the mushroom dealer
"NPC": they're so many varieties gawd I think my favorite so far is the weapon shop NPC and bank retailer (used their title cause I want you guys to be surprised)
World-building: I think this is the best part of the novel, also the best one I've read so far. I think the allies and enemies faction is well written, animals and location is neat

I like the balance of the three major "factions"
MC manager can beat the players by kicking them, player can beat NPC cuz no perma-death, NPC can beat manager cuz he only one life

But the MC manager can't abuse them too much the player because they will leave the game. Players cannot abuse the NPC for the manager will kick them. And NPC can't defeat the MC manager since he gonna mobilize the player to protect him.

Still MC manager still holds the advantage especially with the language barrier he can scam the player and the npc. <<less
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Haruko rated it
August 22, 2021
Status: c21 (raw 78)
So far it's alright. A lot of technical mumbo jumbo though which is minus in my opinion, but overall it's nice read. Flow is ok and translation is excellent, plot is still wait and see what it becomes so far it's just slice of lifey in post apocalypse...
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Woopa rated it
November 30, 2021
Status: c510
Genre :






Slice of life

Loyal subordinates

Things to note / interesting tidbits:

The players due to a 'dream filter' don't register the 'game' as reality ... more>>

however in later chapters players begin to form bonds with 'npc's



some players are (by chance) assigned 'characters' with non human characteristics


Sometimes side characters aren't mentioned for long periods of time

The author updates daily

In later chapters (300+) I find some plot points wayyy to coincidental for comfort (however this is minor and will likely be fixed in time)

The players are very reckless due to their 'immortality' though not too much as they have to wait 3 days before they can login again

The players discussing the game on the forum is often humorous


I recently saw a review from someone saying that there was time travel in the novel. This is incorrect, early in the novel it is explained that the world that the 'game' takes place in is parallel to the world the players live in. This review also complains that the MC is creating the shitty 'future' by depriving the 'past' of scientific minds. While this is slightly disproved by correcting the time travel misunderstanding I felt it necessary to elaborate. The parallel worlds seem to have a 12 hour time difference, night in China is day in the 'game'. Not to mention that the device works by putting the player's body to sleep and moving the player's consciousness to the clone's body. In this way the average player's daily life goes unimpeded by the 'game'. Another 'flaw' that review mentions is how easily the MC leaves behind his life in his orginal world. Again very early in the novel its mentioned that the MC zero attachment to that life (no parents, no friends, and no love intrest) he was an average corporate s*ave that died of a heart attack (I can't remember clearly and will confirm later) and was unwillingly chosen by the former vault 404 manager. I feel like that person read a completely different novel or didn't actually reread to try and clarify their Misunderstandings before writing a review!!!


- I will make this more coherent later, for now please make do with subpar explanations

- I really like this novel and hope others will too so I'll do my best to clarify any and all misunderstandings I see in the review section

- I apologize if anything is inconsistent/ incoherent <<less
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bloggbigg rated it
April 23, 2022
Status: c45
This isn't bad. The core content is interesting- some of the other aspects of character and plotting are pretty forced. Not 5 stars, but a novel angle...

The Good:

  • Some plot elements are seemingly thought out.
  • Science seems to be accurate- I'm not gonna check his work to make certain (though some authors rely on this).
  • Some aspects of 'gaming community' are representative and done well.
The BAD:

  • The main plot mechanic, goal, and method are magic, secret, and shitty (in that order). This may make all the rest less enjoyable- especially since a lot of the other characters are more human than the MC.
  • So much forced plot. The whole community are treated as slightly more than plot puppets as well.

    Everyone acts as expected (even whole groups share convenient behaviors) unless the author want's to make an example of them.

  • So much ignored plot.

    Not sure why he abandoned his other home while simultaneously leaving trouble for his kind neighbors (and potential future wife (not really of course-- 'on rails' I said))

  • Subtle plot armor everywhere.

    The MCs vaguely antisocial 'determination' in a world pretty much depicted as 'cannot survive alone' s telling of the author's attention span and awareness of future actions (the the MC should want to play it safe in case things go very wrong. Lots of vaguely 'the author knows where this is going, so the MC can safely do this thing. Other times he ignores potentially problematic things (One player going of and causing trouble contrary to order) which (in other cases) could bring disaster to the 'commune'

  • The 'manipulation' dynamic, along with somehow needing to sustain 'proof of title' (somehow no one even suspects their experience is somehow not a 'game') - proves much of the above, and makes the story a bit less palatable. The worst thing is it's pretty much unnecessary.

    Given how much unexplained 'magic' is involved in getting players into the 'game'- he could have told them almost anything else closer to the truth instead- and still got the same (possibly even better) results. Matter of fact- not telling them for so long (and treating them as idiots) should only backfire- but 'plot on rails'. Worse- the players can't really die- but the MC can. Pissing off people who think 'this is a game', and 'everyone can respawn in 3 days' (or whatever) is really not the brightest idea if your doing 'gonna make players ragequit' level shittiness...

  • A whole bunch of untouched issues with the amount of power is behind the MC that could have been used in better ways if the author made an effort.

    Off the top of my head, the system (or whatever) can get any information from the past (addresses of anyone starting with only their screen names) - which suggests that more useful information is being overlooked. It can 'time teleport' (I guess?) high tech directly into people's homes anywhere- which is odd since the MC's in a resource crunch pretty constantly... So much magic stuff. All that feeds back to the players, and the of benefits of 'payment via gifts' could be an incentive- but no- we are fine manipulating people to work for nothing through deception. Although the targeting of gamers seems reasonable- targeting various types of college students and professionals directly (via... maybe a fake simulation instead) would be far more productive. Not even going to touch the seeming 'time travel' dynamic, and how that's always bad/creates paradox, because we like that stuff anyway- though the slightest effort to 'explain away' such concerns should be made- otherwise their just 'making their own shitty future' by taking key people out of the 'present' (and shifting their life focus).

The different:

  • Nothing really... 'The author's need to control via manipulation?' I guess? I suppose that's a thing.
Overall, it's worth checking out. Can't say for sure since I don't know where it's going, but it's an interesting mix of good & bad till it gets there...
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Byhka rated it
November 10, 2021
Status: c43
Satisfying, slow but well made, I don't usually like post apocalyptic worlds but this one is gold, even if later becomes boring or something, I think it's worth to read.
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Kildart rated it
October 7, 2021
Status: c35
The story's flow is really nice and I really enjoy the research the author has introduced into the story.
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Chisaki rated it
August 7, 2022
Status: c372
I love kingdom building novels, and this is one of my favorites! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Hawk73 rated it
May 5, 2022
Status: c163
I’ve paid to read ahead, I think this is one of the best things on this site

i will quickly say why:

1. It doesn’t rush the plot.
Events don’t happen one after another. Sometimes in other novels it feels like things just keep happening to the main character, while in this after the initial premise everything is rational and makes sense. It reminds me of Lord of the Mysteries in that sense.

2. Relationships feel sincere. Sometimes novels make it feel like characters are just plot devices. In this novel they feel... more>> organic, and the MC has to try to use what he can to motivate his people, to make them play their part. The process is very entertaining

3. Characters are intelligent. Friend or foe, you can understand why they act the way they do. MC couldn’t change it easily, it was only because he discovered the shelter that he had a chance. <<less
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shylock42 rated it
October 7, 2021
Status: c35
Nice flow, I like the research and explanations of the author it's coherent with the setting of a hard core game that the players belive. Everything is very plausible, I think is one of the best novels in this genre. I have read till chap 35.
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Peixotto rated it
December 1, 2021
Status: --
Ended up being much better than I thought from the description. It's like reading a video of Primitive Technology, but in a wasteland. It's really fun, the dialogue is really good and actually funny, and the main character is interesting.
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Lovelywuju17 rated it
March 27, 2022
Status: c300
It's unique and one of the best novel for kingdom building lovers. It just so interesting and well balanced.
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Rainess09 rated it
March 7, 2022
Status: c337
Plot is really rich. MC is more or less a lesser version of a ‘ends justifies the means’. His actions and choices depends on his goals or ‘task’ issued to him by the shelter. His attitude towards both players and npc is basically balanced. He sees the pros and cons of both group and leverages on it. For players, they can die just give them more rewards, for npc-aborigines he values their life more since they only have one life. But that doesn’t mean he’s the sympathetic type. It still... more>> depends on the value the aborigines can bring him. Though i’m actually just expounding on him being a utilitarian, he isn’t devoid of emotions or sympathy. I suppose he recognizes the emotion there but just doesn’t affect his major choices.

the other characters, altho have their own unique drama, doesn’t really interest me much. Yep they feel realistic and all and seem to have their own soul. But what interest me much is the possibilities that the plot opens up. The story starts from the MC being a pro gamer transmigrating to a post apocalyptic world with authority to provide access to his fellow gamers to come to his current world through a ‘game interphase’ or helmet like a vr game. By this point in the plot (best not read on if you don’t want spoilers) the gov and other similar authorities all over the earth are coming to an agreement that the game itself is an alien’s attempt to communicate with earthlings. I just wish the novel itself gets completed somehow. So I don’t have to wait too long for new chapters. <<less
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