This MC Is Kickass

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While creating her character, the game’s system randomly generated a “unique” name for her.

To avoid being recognized by her friends in reality, Shen Jingbin went for broke and made her in-game character look as ugly as possible, turning her into the ugliest character in the game.

But who would have thought that these days, even NPCs would judge her based on her looks! What should she do now?!

Thankfully, she had enough luck to overturn that. Hidden quests, amazing pets and top quality equipment were all lined up for her taking.

Even male gods were offering themselves up to her!…

This MC Is Kickass average rating 3.9/5 - 163 user ratings
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Quánxí wǎngyóu, zhège nǚ zhǔ diǎo zhà tiān
This MC is Kickass
全息网游,这个女主屌炸天
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Mizura
Mizura
August 22, 2017
Status: Completed
The summary is actually slightly misleading.

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It isn't really a story focusing on an ugly character who gets a lot of hot guys to fall in love with her in the game despite that. Rather, it's about a beautiful girl with a top family background in real-life who hooks up with a good-looking guy with similar family background. They're playing the same game, and he's the #1 player in-game. The guy eventually recognizes her in-game but she doesn't.

She logs into the game from time to time and triggers a few core quests in-game thanks to that. That's it.

The game itself, if it were real, is hilariously badly designed. The core quests and quest items essentially get monopolized by the main character and a few other players, so if any of these players were to decide to stop playing, the whole story would be ruined. It doesn't really help that the main character herself (and even the male lead) only log on from time to time, and always log off at very timely hours (like, what about all those players who play non-stop? Is this a pay-to-win game for rich guys to be hoarding so many top spots?).

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It's still entertaining though. The female lead does kick ass and the male lead is quite sweet to her. A lot of the story focuses on brain-dead rivals (most of whom are aiming for the male lead and not the female lead, oddly enough) or spending paragraphs describing how good-looking the two leads are though. :S <<less
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Flufflebutter
Flufflebutter rated it
October 4, 2017
Status: c61
I thought this would be a fun comedy at first, and while I did derive some enjoyment from the story, it is on the fast track to joining the dropped pile.

This is a little VR story that makes it quickly obvious that the actual game will only ever play second fiddle to the shoujo elements which aren't that good either.

My gripes being:

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The MC is a complete Mary Sue. She may be ugly in game but she's extremely hot in real life, a brilliant martial artist and comes from a well off family.

Everything is also given to her. I understand it's an integral part of the 'comedy' but seriously. From gear to pets to guys, everything falls into her lap just cause. Hell she's barely played the game for two weeks and now she's already a lower upper class player? Also coupled with her amazing martial arts skills, she can piss off the rank 2 player when she herself is still a noob. I think that's pretty telling for how all future conflicts will go.

Next. The game itself sucks. Actually I can't judge since they glossed over most of it in favor of the siblings visit to grandpapas, and other real life things. I understand she has to be relevant to the #1 guild, but the worldbuilding is suffering because of it.

The humor is also falling flat, and though there is some character development. It's by the side characters. Q&S remains the enigmatic dude who's every girls fantasy and the MC the teenage girl who enjoys such fantasies. Like there was a part where they each exchanged a server wide downpour of roses for 10 minutes. Was it trying to be funny? Well it may have attracted a giggle or two, but there is a severe lack of comedy aside from people reacting to the Mc' S face or the rngesus events which feel forced as fuggles

There was a great amount of potential in the story, but it's execution was poor as well as its plot progression events.

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bloggbigg
bloggbigg rated it
November 6, 2017
Status: c72
Pretty good, but lots of issues.

The Good:

The MC is a likeable (though very cliche) character. Some of the plot developments are interesting, and the MMO personalities and conversations are somewhat plausible. This looks like it can go somewhere.

The Bad:

For major points:

  • The world canon has technical issues due to the author's laziness/lack of knowledge.
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      • The VR technology is your boilerplate 'this is a magic coffin', and 'this is a magic motorcycle helmet' style tech that somehow allows smell, martial arts danger sense, localized pain response (with a default setting of 85%), and complete 'intended motion capture' to the degree of showing unintended blushing. I don't have a problem with this per se- but at least try to explain why the coffin is better than the helmet (since both seem to do the same thing with no noted difference).
        We won't get into the 'how' or the risks (if someone yanks of your headset what happens?) because that might make more unintended 'story'.

        Since most of the other authors this author's copying don't try either I'm not pretending (s) he's unique in being 'wrong'- just that it's part of the story & potentially important as it is the enabling vehicle. It would be like having a 'magic box' for transportation with nothing about fuel, inflatable wheels, signals/safety measures, rules of the road (or lack thereof), risks, laws & punishments- or even everyday conversation somehow being ok to leave out. Author, try a tiny bit harder.

      • I had an issue with 'The conveniently high level AI being present only in a game...' but that's been fixed in a way that seems reasonable- but is actually fairly ridiculous. Well- as a matter of scale and cost anyway. It was less troublesome as an unbelievably high-tech AI, but the change is reasonable (more or less).
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    • The story is all pretty much a Mary Sue (author wish fulfillment OP character) story loaded with 'deus ex machina' (magical plot solutions mostly through instantly granted power or unpredictable but convenient twists). There are some reasonable attempts at justification sprinkled throughout, but even most of those are based on 'high luck' (to an illogical degree), and the flawed premise that there are enough well-hidden things for her to 'First!' stumble into (left behind by game designers because 'hidden' seems to mean balance/reasonable reward is unimportant).
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        • The game supposedly has been around for a while, and the author doesn't seem to realize players will easily make ugly characters on a lark out of boredom (as well as do experiment to discover more hidden stuff).
        • On that note, people make alternate/mule/disposable characters as a matter of convenience/flexibility/boredom. (For example in WOW, some players will pay for two accounts just so they can play BOTH Alliance & Horde. I think you can actually have 11 characters per server & 50 per account (for all servers)).
          We won't even get into multiple people in a household/friends sharing a character, sock puppets, etc. (all variations of 'this could be someone else/many people).

          Now- I'm not saying this game works like WOW (there could be hardware limits which allow unique keys/personalized security) which would make account sharing impossible- just the author should explain so instead of assuming 'that character'='that person' is the only possibility.

          Anyway- many things not seen/explained here for 'reasons'.

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    • Most people would have bailed on this described game ages ago (if it actually existed) if it really increases the level of difficulty on a whim, so that you're suddenly fighting a 'way outside of your level' monster as part of a quest you took- hidden or otherwise (unless of course it was the ONLY game of it's type- more info we don't know.
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      Even the in story advertising described by the author doesn't clarify whether it's simple 'increase own market base' advertising, or if there's other games/competition. (I won't even get into the timesink of a death penalty apparently designed to make raids more irritating. I know you may be thinking 'Gamers aren't all that wimpy', to which I say these are pretty much mostly 'rich' gamers, and their view on investing time into something that randomly punishes is probably a bit less tolerant.

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    • Don't get me started on the author's lack of knowledge in how experience/leveling works.
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      If you're suddenly bumped up to L50 (via bullsh*t), you're not going to go to the 'beginner area' to grind- you won't get anywhere near enough XP to level (if any at all- L50 people killing L1 mobs do it for item drops if at all-- maybe to power level someone else if the game allows it). Now I know this game seems to have a high level cap (so maybe the level ranges are wider), but that doesn't change that L50 challenge should be nowhere near L30 challenge- and far beyond L1. It's possible I suppose, but that would make this game a ridiculous grindfest

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    • The described contrast between the rewards of 'skill & effort' compared to the rewards of 'luck' makes it seem like anyone not creating a new character with as high luck as possible is just a masochist who wants to 'do it the hard way'. Seriously. reroll your character. Leveling a low luck character is like being happy you get less options/opportunities despite being a better player. It's dumb. Well, to be fair, the other known 'high luck' character doesn't seem to have benefited anywhere as significantly (though that could be a matter of degree (like an order of magnitude)). Eh... even the reason behind the bs is inconsistent. Whatever...
    • The characters being rich affects nothing except the author's ability to do more wish-fulfilment/bragging (which gets tiring for me). If you like people showing off while pretending to be humble, then this has a lot of that.
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      I won't even get into the author not realizing the power abuse that happens (getting someone fired), or lying about their identity to their own guild member for no reason I can think of.

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This starts as one thing (OP VRMMO 'ugly protag' conflict/advancement thing), and at some point turns into another (VRMMO as marginally unnecessary romance vehicle for pretty, rich people thing). Everyone might not appreciate the change.

Minor points:

    • After doing so many Major points, to go on might be petty. Let's just say there are many. I'll mention a ridiculous NPC 'quest condition' used as a forced plot point & leave it at that.
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      Why would an NPC choose to demand someone get married? How could they control the information anyway? He could have just listened alone, then sent screen caps/told her himself- it's stupid. Now if it forced an un-sharable quest- that would be different, but we've seen none of those so far- no quest sharing/requirements at all actually.

      And there is the small issue of this information being supposedly super-important in regards to one of those 'stop the return to power of those bad guys'. Well- if it's someone 'not getting married' is worth risking the whole server over...

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The different:

Not much tbh. Some of the situations & humor early on is allright, but eventually the story shifts focus and that tones down (at least for the 'forced romance arc' which is super forced cliche, and bland).

Overall, it starts out ok, looks like it has potential, then gets lazy. This is at Ch72- maybe it gets better again. Even so, I don't expect this will get better than 4 star quality since the author seems kind of unfocused/possibly lacking ideas- but I'd be happy to be wrong.
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Nanashy
Nanashy rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: c44
Here comes a Nutjob!
Warning: this is my first ever review~ (edit: it seem it was my second)
Writing this after reading till chapter 22 (the latest at this point of time) ~

Are you tired of transmigrated heroines? Of those that came back to ancient china and have the bodies of previous idiots or disfigured beauties?

Then Welcome to "This MC is kickass" (TMK) ~
This novel follows Reign of the Hunters on the list of VMMORPGs with female protagonist, but the main difference is the fact that Shen Jingbin... more>> has almost zero knowledge on gaming + is super ugly in game (not much has been shown about the real life her, but I have a hunch that she must be from good looking to a beauty/goddess).

In my humble opinion this novel has good comedy. The interaction between her and her brother are entertaining, and I can't wait to see how she will communicate with the others. I guess the author has a mild perverted mind for some things, but all that is at the comedy-cringy level. How it will be in the future - who knows~ After she gains some more experience, skills and levels she might do other things to entertain us, but that will be the job of the future reviewers that will have the privilege to, eventually, mention those thing on their reviews.

After 22 chapters SJ is still not a kickass, but when she becomes one I am sure that she will be true to the title. So far her in-game character is true to the in-game name. The luck is majestic, I would say - cliched wuxia/xianxia level. Mind that it is not as if there aren't others in the game with high luck, it is just that she managed to beat the record with some points, and there are more privileges with her level of luck. The players before her getting into the game have gotten their bonuses from that, so her 'cheat' isn't that Heavenly-breaking/imposible.

About the synopsis, there are yet to come pets, equipment and male gods. So you can say that she is yet to become a Mary Sue, and hopefully she won't become one. *Checks tag list* Yep, there is still no "Reverse Harem" tag so rest assured!

P.S. The ship I boarded already left the dock, hopefully it is the right one.
Wish me luck~
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Spoiler

I am totally not writing this review cause for the extra chapter that translator-sama mentioned~

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paputsza
paputsza rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c28
I don't know if I like the underlying message of "even if someone is ugly they can be powerful, strong, and kind*."

*if they are actually beautiful

Its kind of saying that the rich and beautiful are actually rich and beautiful deep down and deserving of it thanks to their wonderful characteristics.

Other than that everything is good. Characters are nice, but the MC is way too op. Her only sad point is being a latchkey kid, but she's also like 25 now so I certainly don't care that she was taken care... more>> of by nannies and grandparents most of the week. This novel is full of highs and mediums, a veritable teacup ride of emotions. <<less
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ladyartemis
ladyartemis rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c22
I really like the novel so far. It kinda reminds me of half prince. However, in a different setting, but both is still good. I also like the MC, a really kickass MC indeed. Now I understand why her beautification limit is at the lowest and uglification is at the highest. Fufu, I look forward to read more chapters in the future. Thank you for this translators 😊
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Bloodyuuki
Bloodyuuki rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c50
This story is amazing. It is funny and refreshing. I like how the author personalize the MC. Her personality, her strength and hr talent, theyre perfect along with the capable ml. The translation is also very nice and easy to read. Awesome♡
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Kimochi
Kimochi rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c51
I love these MMORPG/virtual reality novels, but this one is particularly enjoyable. Although there are some typical cliches, I love how strong the female protagonist is and how she is not reliant on her looks to gain favor. She's very practical and thoughtful in her decision making. I enjoy reading how she's physically strong and talented, even in the world outside of the game. What makes this story particularly delightful is the way she interacts with her brother. I am also really enjoying the slowly developing relationship she has with... more>> the male lead. Can't wait to read more. I truly appreciate the time the translator/editor team is spending on this. Translations and grammar are all top notch, making this an enjoyable read. <<less
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kuroyuki21
kuroyuki21 rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c49
I'm not good at these sort of things and usually avoid them but this is an amazing work, and more people should know about it. If like light-hearted comedy then I sure you'll like this! Please give it a try.
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kcao1199
kcao1199 rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
Plot: The novel revolves around the female protagonist, who enters the game with a very ugly game character. Thus far, I haven't read any overtly complicated plot lines. The events that occurred are not surprising and can be expected, but there are various plot points that helps differentiate this novel from other vrmmorpg. Plotwise, not much has occurred. It's pretty straightforward.

Character: We are immediately introduced to various characters. The female protagonist is initially shown as a simple and funny character. We soon find out there is more than meets the... more>> eyes, which the author foreshadows and reveal pretty early on. The readers are introduced to many different character each with their own aspects. The character we are most familiar with is our main protag, and we can see how the author fleshed her out.

Setting: The setting has only been briefly discussed. The readers know it is a virtual reality mmorps. We know there are towns and sects involved in the game, but the setting hasn't really been expanded.
Spoiler

The latest chapter so far reveals a new expansion to the game, so the author may have been simply setting it up for something like this.

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Writing: It can be difficult to judge an author's writing when it is translated with only two dozen chaps out. The author doesn't really focus on game play or the relations of others. The author focuses on the comedy of this novel. The novel has shown to be an easy read, and the dialogues are easily introduced. There isn't an overuse of exposition, so the readers are consistently entertained.

Overall, I can say the novel has been a fun read so far. I've only read up to the latest translation, so I can not tell how it'll process from here, but from what I've read, I can tell it is an easy read. It's not a complicated novel, and it's jammed packed with comedic moments and personality. It'll be the type of novel I typically can enjoy. <<less
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lumiere
lumiere rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c22
This story is fun to read, it's easily enjoyable.

In the case of this novel, there is no reincarnation, no genius player, it's just a girl who got introduced to this game by her brother. The only ridiculous aspect of it, is that she got a 25 luck attribute when creating her character because she made herself very very ugly, I'm quoting:

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"F*ck, she’s definitely a special kind of ugly. She’s so ugly she’s practically setting a new standard for it"

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And the story is well made, the way it's written plays a big role in making it not cringy or a copy paste from other novels, so I can say for sure it has it own unique atmosphere.

The translation is amazing and the character are kinda cute especially the MC big bro♥

So definitely worth reading it! You will get hooked on it in just 2 or 3 chapters. <<less
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
September 26, 2017
Status: c54
So far, this is an enjoyable but very average story. I would give it 3.5 stars.

PLOT:

The premise itself is unique -- a girl joins a VRMMORPG game and the system automatically generates a weird name for her, Nutjob. She sets her appearance to the lowest level possible, becoming the ugliest character in the game. This unlocks several bonus awards that give her an unusually high amount of luck. She then proceeds to throw the game community into an uproar as she gains rare achievements.

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The problem with this story is the execution. The character is obviously broken from the beginning, with OP levels of luck. That would be ok if this story was more comedic, but unfortunately, most of the "jokes" in this story fall flat. The main character's personality just isn't big or self-deprecating enough to pull it off. It would be one thing if she was completely serious and cold -- but she's not, and her casual inner commentary misses the mark in terms of humor.

MALE LEAD:

This story does have the standard male lead that most readers like -- the perfect guy who's one of the best players in the game, mysterious, and secretly hot and wealthy in real life. He quickly falls for the female MC for no reason at all (seriously, no reason other than that she's pretty and a little "different") and then tries to make her fall for him. The usual. There is no big reveal in which he discovers who she really is. He instantly knows her identity as soon as they meet.

FEMALE MC:

One of the biggest flaws with this story is the main character. Besides her personality being bland (not super funny, not super serious, lazy, doesn't like to be touched, not passionate about anything, but also not completely detached), she just isn't relatable.

This isn't a story about an average girl who becomes ugly in-game, or even a shy-but-hot-girl who becomes ugly in-game. This is the most beautiful girl in the world, who is super intelligent and a martial arts prodigy, with super successful and rich relatives, a full and close family with all living relatives, and who is so smart she never has to go to school. She has an average amount of gaming experience (she's not a noob or an expert), and because of her ungodly luck she never has to work for anything. Gifts fall from the sky into her lap, the hottest guy ignores her appearance and instantly likes her, and she received everything with zero effort.

I do want to add one good thing -- her in-game character is actually ugly. Not kind-of-ugly-but-in-a-cute-way, but seriously ugly.

CONCLUSION:

Overall, this is an easy read that has been translated very well. The characters and plot all lack depth, but it is still relatively well-paced and pleasant to read as long as you don't think very hard. It's a good story for readers who like Mary Sue characters. <<less
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LuluLamp0
LuluLamp0 rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: c54
I like how the MC interacts with her brother, it shows how close they are. And I used to play MMORPG's so it's nostalgic for me. What I don't like is how they power level her at the start (I guess it's needed in order to get to the main plot.), it takes away the excitement in leveling up and the dangers you encounter along the way. All in all, I like the story very much :)
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sugarblizz
sugarblizz rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: c54
a very funny and light-hearted story.

Spoiler

The MC is cool and doesn't like a crowded places. But seems like MC also quite shy when she is with ML.

i love how MC interact with her brother. That sibling relationship is hilarious.

after all the brother love to annoy MC and see MC changing expression.

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ErrorEra
ErrorEra rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c51
I want to see where the story is going, but yea, the synopsis was totally misleading. This story isn't about an ugly girl at all, she's pretty in RL. And kind of confuses me exactly why she chose to be ugly (ingame), and she seems to rubberneck between not caring about her ingame looks or not. And author can't decide if she should be just OP or brokenly OP. :P

Beginning started out really interesting, but now I'm honestly just waiting to read RL parts since the game side is too... more>> broken.

Story aside, the translators/editor are awesome, the writing style they used is very readable. :)

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Piratemonkey
Piratemonkey rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
So far I am a big fan of this novel. The most important thing to note about it is that it doesn't really take itself seriously and that makes it great. Very lighthearted style with the traditional OP MC taking the world by storm. Her OP abilities seem to stem from godlike luck granted by the system however.

Writing Style is good.

Currently can't say a whole lot about the characters as they are not really fleshed out yet

Overall I Recommend to anyone looking for a stupid comedy
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Caarizna
Caarizna
September 25, 2017
Status: c54
This is actually enjoyable. Very refreshing and light-hearted. I can imagine the game aspects somewhat. But the story is easily forgotten, especially with the short chapters and slow translation. Don't know if one can really look forward to it. But all in all, still a good read. Thanks to the translators.
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Alchyr
Alchyr rated it
August 20, 2017
Status: c23
If you're here for a VRMMO LitRPG style experience, look elsewhere. This is a novel (thus far) more focused on comedy, lighthearted non-serious adventure, and probably soon an op MC, and if not they're going to have op friends and go on fun and exciting adventures with their strength in this quest filled VRMMO world.

Writing is okay, not terrible, not amazing, just okay

MC gets stuff for free. Yes, this is (so far) that kind of novel, where probably everything that can go right will go right.

As far as (basically) slice... more>> of life VRMMO goes, it's okay. <<less
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MysticDreams
MysticDreams rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: c34
I highly recommend giving this a chance!

The story and plot is pretty interesting but right now I am fangirling over the VR game itself. The gaming world seems to be far more developed and in depth compared to other novels. Seems like the author really took time to create and explore his world. I do feel the gaming experience itself when reading, which to me indicates that the author did a great job with it. I love the sandbox feel to it where what ever action you take has consequence... more>> which means that each player's experience with the game and its progression is different. To me that is not just a gaming aspect, but also exploring the causal and effect relationship.

With the MC herself, I love the fact that she's ugly in game. It makes things much more interesting ahaha. Opposite of 1/2 Prince in terms of beauty, but still has that insane luck. For now it seems like her luck is due to her high number of points in the Luck Attribute, while in 1/2 Prince the Game Developer/NPC whatever dude was spawning stuff for her. This might change later on but for now it's because of her points in Luck. So that's a nice change.

The sibling relationship is also hilarious. Pretty sure the dude is a mellow ish siscon. Protective of his sister, but still love to annoy her and all. I love laughing over siblings like that hehe <<less
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VYMONI
VYMONI rated it
August 19, 2017
Status: c21
I haven't read any game stories so not sure on the OP and cheat side of things, but so far as an introduction I'm enjoying the flow of the story and interactions of the characters. Not a lot to go on so far but liking the writing style
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