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I Transmigrated as a Prison Guard and Suppressed the Princess is a story about Xiao Ran, someone who became a prison guard and got a cheat that allows him to get various rewards for imprisoning/executing criminals. I can't really say this novel is any good to be honest. It's another one of those novels with a weird synopsis that doesn't really tell you anything, the clickbait form of novels. Translation quality is meh. It's fairly decent compared to some other novels but it isn't that great overall. (4/5 stars) Story development is awful. So, we immediately are thrown into the middle of the story to prevent readers from forming any sort of attachment to the main character. The author only throws us some vague monologues about how the main character transmigrated/got his system. Now, this is basically a typical overpowered main character cultivation novel. He constantly fights super-weak enemies that he can easily one shot, yet somehow this takes multiple chapters. He gets so many rewards it's ridiculous. Aside from that, the main character imprisons the princess. She cultivated a evil technique and will occasionally flare up with evil symptoms. The only way to stop this (apparently) is for the main character to continuously punch her in the face. The first time it happened, it was somewhat amusing. Second time it happened I'm already bored. The fifth time it happened I realized the author was literally just copy and pasting what happened previously. A lot of people will say "author copy and pastes" to show how repetitious the plot is, but the author in this novel literally copy and pastes the same situation over and over again. Furthermore, no one questions why several plots to break into the prison and break someone out mysteriously fail. Not the prison, nor the people on the outside. Everyone just thinks they slipped and died or something. Anyway, super boring, bland, etc. (1/5 stars) Character design isn't great either. Main character is absolutely emotionless. The author pulled out every stop in order to prevent people from forming any sort of attachment with the main character. Aside from that, every character follows typical cultivation plot. An IQ of 60 is considered top-tier genius level where you are basically omniscient. Average IQ is about 10. Theres no character in this novel that is likeable, every character is as bland as the last. Theres nothing to keep you hooked either. (2/5 stars) World background is questionable. We have the land the main character is in, known for not letting any criminal escape from the prison. In forty chapters, theres already been MANY prison escapes that would've happened without the main character. Evil runs rampant in the land so much I wonder how the kingdom even functions. Aside from that, why even have a prison? This is a cultivation world where if the prison failed, there are now hundreds of powerful evil cultivators running rampant with a grudge towards your land. Just kill them. There is no merit to having a prison in the first place. (2/5 stars) Overall, zero thought was put into this novel. It's a mindless overpowered main character cultivation novel. Characters are bland and boring, story makes no sense, and world background is filled with a ridiculous amount of holes. I give this novel 2.8 stars out of 5.
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My Online Girlfriend is the Nine Heaven Divine Phoenix is a story about Lu Ping, a transmigrator with a system that required him to teach at a official school. Unfortunately, due to his poor practical results he failed every time. His girlfriend manages to get him into a school in the end. Alrighty, I was contemplating not giving this trash novel a review. There was absolutely no effort put into this novel. This is a romance novel at it's focus, but the main character's girlfriend is one of the most annoying characters I've ever read. You know, you can tell when a author is new and their writing skills are poor, but this is just taking the low-hanging fruit. Translation quality is quite bad. It's very common for words to be missing, sometimes it seems like half the sentence is gone. (2/5 stars) Story development is awful as well. The author clearly didn't think any of this through, and it shows. The main focus is the romance between the main character and his online girlfriend. The girlfriend hides her identity and becomes a supervisor at the school the main character is at. The author forces readers to sit through some of the most unbearable dialogue and showcases just how annoying she can be. Aside from that, the main character's system and teaching seems like it's put on the backburner. I found myself skipping through every paragraph where the main character's girlfriend is even mentioned. It's straight up just garbage filler. Not to mention this, the entirety the novel is basically just annoying drama. They will spend 3+ chapters over something inconsequential then mention it again after a few chapters again. (1/5 stars) Character design is abysmal. The author really has a penchant for creating super annoying characters. Any character that isn't immediately annoying isn't relevant to the plot. Main character's girlfriend is so annoying I cannot stand it. What kind of unbearable bitch do you have to be to disguise yourself as someone else and manipulate your boyfriend's mother? Jesus christ. Would make my day if when the main character's girlfriend reveals her identity they break up. (1/5 stars, would give 0 if I could) World background is pretty bad overall. Many things in this novel don't make a lot of sense, and the technological level of the world is all over the place. Not to mention there isn't a whole lot of information in the first place. (2/5 stars) Overall, this is just a extremely annoying novel to read. Author has a quite a good ability to make every single character as annoying as possible. World background had zero thought put into it, and the story development is abysmal. I don't recommend anyone reading this trash. I give this novel 2.2 out of 5 stars.
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Dimensional Descent is a story about Leonel Morals and him trying to become as strong as possible as his world starts evolving to the next dimension. Originally, I gave this novel a better score, maybe it's just because I'm burnt out, but looking back on the novel it really isn't as good as I previously stated. Writing quality is great, there isn't many mistakes if you aren't specifically looking for them. (5/5 stars) Story development is where I'm most conflicted. You see, I really can't call it bad when I've read to nearly a thousand chapters. However, I feel like I just walked a thousand steps only to realize theres an innumerable amount of steps more. I have read to chapter one thousand, only to realize the story has gone a little everywhere, while at the same time nowhere. The only difference from the start of the novel and now is that the main character is stronger, and has more connections. It is chapter 1000, and there is still no direction for the novel. The main character has fought so many different organizations, strong enemies, etc, but looking back on it they were all pointless as it feels like none of this helped the main character's non-existent goal. How many more chapters will it take for the story to gain direction? I'm kind of tired of reading about so many "unique" characters only for all of them to be later deemed irrelevant. Aside from all this, I've long lost track of how people "progress". The main character has already done five hundred different ways to get stronger, and they all feel super exaggerated until the main character fights someone. Listen, even if you constantly say "it's a miracle for someone like the main character to fight x." I don't buy it. The main character has such a ridiculously overpowered ability that I feel is super underplayed and overplayed at the same time. His ability does everything, just not that well compared to something else. This story is the definition of the phrase "Jack of all Trades, Master of None." (2/5 stars) As for character design, I can't give an honest answer at this point. All the characters are logical, and do actions that make sense of their character. This might be due to the story rather than the characters, but theres nothing unpredictable about these characters. In one thousand chapters there is not a single character that has surprised me with their actions. Rather disappointing. Aside from that, the main character has such ridiculously slow character development it's stupid. The main character has had a "lot" of character development if you want to play with semantics, but absolutely nothing has changed. His character is the exact same, except he thinks a bit differently on a few things. It's annoying. These characters aren't substantial at all, they all feel hollow with the outline of logic. Also, I will never understand the relationship between Aina and Leonel, it feels like it changes every chapter. Aside from the first portion of the novel, it's basically just Leonel chasing after Aina constantly, and Aina constantly leaving to do something else whilst saying shes in love with Leonel. It's annoying. This is still happening at chapter 1000, and I feel like this whole relationship is too tedious to make sense. (2/5 stars) World background is a mess. They have introduced so many things and none of them conflict with each other. It feels like a world with no standard, no rules. It genuinely feels like the author is just making things up as they go along. This is doubly so for the power scaling/development, theres so many ways to progress, the "best" path for the main character changes whenever the author feels like he didn't praise the main character's overwhelming might enough. Politics are a mess to be honest. I never really understood half of what the author was ranting about. This is a world of dimensions, where the higher the dimensions the stronger the people and planets are. According to the author, a 4th dimensional existence is a god to a 3rd dimensional existence. In theory. The problem with this is it's basically irrelevant the entire story as the main character fights so many people stronger than him it's ridiculous. Aside from that, world background has the same problem that lies with character design and story development. There is a LOT of world background, but nothing really substantial. It feels like they are just padding it out instead of making sure the base is solid. (2/5 stars) Overall, this is a fairly good story superficially. Once you dig deeper you'll realize theres nothing really there, and it gets hard to read. Don't get me wrong, the characters are great, and the fights are thrilling. However I almost immediately got burnt out realizing it was chapter 1000 and realized the story basically hadn't progressed from stage 1. The author is great at writing, but the author made the story go in the wrong direction. I give this novel 3.2 stars out of 5.
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Master Of Martial Arts Has An Advanced Optical Brain is a story about Chu Nan, a completely mediocre student who decided to become below-average due to useless pride/stubbornness. Luckily, God (the author) decided to save him by giving him an "advanced optical brain". This allows him to have very high calculative skills and a the ability to process this information extremely fast. I think I am genuinely becoming sick of reading Chinese novels in general. It's very obvious that there is a very severe lack of talented authors that write xianxia/xuanhua. Translation quality is mediocre. Theres many mistakes especially at the end of chapters. (3/5 stars) Story development makes it very apparent that the author only wants word count, nothing else matters. This novel incorporates two of the most annoying writing "techniques" that you'll find in these novels. First, repeating the same information from a different point of view, often taking up an entire chapter. The second is how every time the main character does anything, we are forced to suffer and read some random reaction of some random irrelevant special-ed kid who exists solely to insult the main character. Aside from all that, this story is rather directionless. The only goal is for the main character to get to a higher-tier academy. What awful and cliche settings. We go from school arc to tournament arc to another school arc. Seriously? Character design is awful as well. I feel like it's a waste to write another long-paragraph. We have the same cliche annoying characters as every other martial arts novel. (2/5 stars) World background is also abysmal. In sixty chapters, I don't even think that the author has mentioned the main character's family aside from saying he comes from a family of farmers. Aside from that, barely anything has been properly described. We are suddenly in a school arc with the main character making many improvements, and then thrown into a drawn-out tournament arc. In sixty chapters, aside from introducing more useless and cliche characters, as well as providing a very superficial understanding of the world, we know next to nothing. Very poor attempt. (1/5 stars) Overall, it's yet another novel where the author solely cares for word count. The only positives in this novel are solely coincidences that I doubt the author meant to happen in the first place. I give this novel 2.4 stars out of 5.
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Oh My God! Earthlings are Insane! is a story about Meng Chao, someone who regressed after dying, and is now tasked with saving humanity. He is given a system to help him with this task, where he gains contribution points the more he guides humanity towards survival. Alright, this is arguably one of the most irritating novels I have ever read. I originally thought Library of Heaven's Path was bad with it's bullshit and face slapping, but this is worse. Translation quality is pretty meh, theres some mistakes but it isn't that bad. (3/5 stars) Story development is downright awful. Humanity transmigrated into a world full of monsters. I genuinely have no idea how they survived. They are all teetering on the edge of death and are plotting against eachother. Aside from that, the main character's goal is rather irritating. No one actuallys wants to get stronger in this novel it seems. Main character will improve something (i.e a technique) and then will be endlessly denounced. The novels plot is just endless face slapping. Half the people he face slaps regard him as a super-genius, and others are plotting to kill him. Furthermore, main character says he wants to stay "low-key" because there will be a assassination plot in the future. He does none of this. He is constantly in the center of attention. If people didn't have less IQ than your average frog, it would be very obvious the main character has a lot of secrets. (1/5 stars) I wish I could give character design negative stars, because this is awful. Pretty much every single character in this novel is annoying. Main character's father constantly causes trouble for him. Main character's little sister is just a villain who caused a indeterminate about of deaths and caused a lot of destructions, but this is just played off as a comedy trope? Hello? Aside from that, I genuinely dislike every single side character in this novel. Everyone speaks in a super condescending attitude. Surely people don't actually talk like this, surely some of these characters can just adopt a "wait and see" attitude like a normal person right? Jesus christ it is genuinely irritating to read the dialogue in this novel. It is super long and is just some random dipshit calling the main character a retard in twenty different variations. Anyway, it genuinely feels like both the main character's allies and enemies are working together to belittle the main character as much as possible. (1/5 stars) World background is meh. They are extremely vague and by chapter 40 I can only tell this is a somewhat modern world where the author randomly throws in the words "magic crystal" occasionally. (2/5 stars) I do not recommend this novel. Every single character is irritating, the plot is downright incomprehensible, and the main character is very naive and bland. World background is vague as well. There isn't a whole lot that is enjoyable. I give this novel 2.4 stars out of 5.
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Sword God in a World of Magic is a story about Alex/Shang, he dies in a fight against some robbers, and was chosen by God to be reincarnated into another world. For the God's entertainment of course. He is tasked with reviving the warrior legacy in a world dominated by mages. So, this is obviously made by a new writer, it's very obvious. It's fairly good for a new novel, but I feel like the author spent too much time on world building. Writing quality is mixed. The quality itself is decent, there is not many obvious mistakes or grammatical errors, however there is a terrible amount of repetition. The author has a very annoying habit to go off on random tangents that was barely relevant to the story. Furthermore, the author will spend a quarter of the chapter in explaining one of the main character's very minor decisions. It's annoying. (2/5 stars) As for the story development, I'm pretty mixed about it as well. It's kind of hard to solely focus on it, as the novel is plagued with issues regarding the character design and world background. The start of the novel was pretty good, but I think it sort of fell off when the main character went to the academy. Other than that, it's pretty bland. (3/5 stars) Character design is meh, I don't really like the main character. Hes a 20+ year old MMA fighter reincarnated in the body of a 14 year old. He constantly acts like a rebellious/angsty 14 year old boy who hates the world. Hopefully it gets better via character development. As for other characters? They are exactly what I don't like about isekai novels. The main character is constantly put into the position of ignorance, and every single character seems overly preachy. Despite all of this, the character have a logical flow. A very noticeable problem upon reading for awhile, is every character only has minor changes to their archetype, they aren't overly cliché, but all of them seem the same. (3/5 stars) The world background is arguably the worst part of this novel. Don't get me wrong, this has a very in-depth world. However due to the writing style it becomes less in-depth and more so fitting as many slightly changed cliché fantasy tropes in as possible. The author will go off on many random tangents to very precisely explain the technology of this world. For example, when they explained space rings it as both tedious as well as annoying. Tedious, because I can guarantee you very few people actually care, and I doubt it will become very relevant later in the story. Annoying because it was rather abrupt, and the person he asked just so happened to have very in-depth knowledge on the subject. Also, this might just be me, but this story has a tone similar to a grimdark dystopian novel, which doesn't fit in this novel. For this to be a fantasy world with magic, everything seems super constrained in tedious. I mean, you literally need receipts to the money you own so they know you didn't steal it? I can't imagine many powerful people doing this, and even if they have backers this is bound to cause many problems. This entire world feels super constrained with barely any freedom. (1/5 stars) Overall, from a superficial view this is pretty good. However due to authors habit of overexplaining things to the point of repetition, and intense desire to build the world as soon as possible, it becomes rather boring later on. (around chapter 130, sooner for more impatient people) Character design is rather mid, same problem with the author's previous works. I give this novel 2.8 stars out of 5.
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Magic System in a Parallel World is a story about Leo, an ordinary student who was suddenly transferred to a parallel world with magic and vampires. Furthermore, he gains a magic system. So, I had this thought when I read Cultivation Online, but I don't know why this has such high rating. This is below-average at best. Honestly, I feel like I could ramble on forever about the ridiculous amounts of small problems that rapidly accumulate in both novels. Writing quality is meh. There isn't many obvious mistakes and such, but it definitely reads like a amateurish novel. (3/5 stars) Story development is incomprehensible. The conclusions people jump to and lack of consistency is relatively jarring. Main character transmigrates to a world of magic in vampires without knowing. He runs into the nurse, and she "finds out" he is from a parallel world. With zero prompt from the main character, she assumes hes from a parallel world. (It's later revealed she doesn't completely believe it) Either way, it's genuinely the most incomprehensible conclusion I've seen someone jump to, especially since there is zero precedent for transmigration in this world. I do imagine though, that there is brainwashing magic/magic that can transform you into someone else. Furthermore, the fact that the nurse didn't just assume the main character had some problems in the head is weird as well. Anyway, from what I can tell it's basically the same as Cultivation Online. Main character has so much potential it rivals Saitama, he has luck that would even make Fortuna jealous, etc. Aside from this, the author clearly doesn't know what amnesia is. (The excuse he gives to everyone is that he as amnesia, as the previous Leo was known as dead for 3 months, and this is a parallel world) Even if you had amnesia, you wouldn't just "forget" how to use a sword/combat techniques. Partly due to muscle memory, partly due to the fact that you don't forget these types of skills even with amnesia. (3/5 stars) Alright, I may have lumped in some problems that I had with the character design in with the story development, but they are closely related. It genuinely frustrates me with how little intelligence the main character has. Listen, I get that Yuan from Cultivation Online was naive and stupid, he was crippled and stuck in a bed. However, Leo is incomprehensibly stupid, he should be put in special ed classes. Everyone immediately finds out hes from a parallel world, because for some reason this is just a common conclusion to jump to. (again, no precedent for this) He is almost immediately found out that he can use dark magic. Main character doesn't realize that the spirit girl with white hair and red eyes + dark affinity isn't a vampire. (he literally just got told about the traits of vampires) Main character doesn't know why he should hide the fact hes from a parallel world. Main character doesn't realize he should probably keep his dark affinity hidden. (Original Leo who "died" couldn't use magic) Also, why didn't the nurse assume hes a vampire using some unique magic? He suddenly died, came back to life, and suddenly has a dark affinity. If this doesn't scream "this is a vampire plot" I don't know what does. Furthermore, he claims he has amnesia, but suddenly turned super-smart in all subjects? It honestly seems forced how no one has found out. The main character might as well just admit hes from a parallel world at this point. My least favorite part about this novel is how much of a beta the main character is. In ten chapters hes already been peeped on three times forcibly. A ghost in a shower, someone literally tying him up, and the nurse. Furthermore, he literally gets tied up and beaten by a girl and based on his spineless character he won't do anything about it. Super disappointing. (1/5 stars) World background is meh as well. I haven't read too far into it, but it's just the general magic academy where assault is legal. Everyone is a psychopath besides the main character, etc. Novel original had a interesting take with vampires and magic, it's relatively unique, but the other problems weigh down the novel way too much. (3/5 stars) Overall, it's a below-average novel. If the author's previous works are anything to go by, nothing will really change from the start. Story development isn't terribly unique, and character design is downright awful. I give this novel 3.0 stars out of 5.
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Binding to Geniuses to Become Stronger is a story about Fang Lang, a transmigrator with below-average talent. Right before the Imperial Examination, he awakens a system that allows him to bind to various geniuses to get a myriad of benefits. Now, I definitely wasn't expecting a story of this quality to be a system novel, it's really good. There are some iffy parts that are erring the lines of nationalism/morality, which probably turned quite a few people off. The nationalism isn't that bad. Translation quality is pretty good. There isn't any obvious mistakes and it isn't overly repetitious. Furthermore it is very stable, and words don't randomly change. (4/5 stars) Story development is great. I'm going to be completely honest, I don't really like these types of stories where the main character is a pawn in various grand schemes and will inevitably save the world. However, the story is very good regardless. However, this story lacks meaningful breaks in between combat. It feels like it's just constant combat and cultivation throughout the story, and it becomes rather draining to binge chapters. The system itself is rather iffy, it changes the emotions of people he binds to so they have a sense a familiarity towards him. As you can tell from other reviews, many people find this questionable at best. It isn't too bad, there isn't actually any full-on romance at chapter 153, only hints of it. A few other people complain about nationalism, but it isn't as bad as they describe. It is basically anti-foreigner in a land with only one big dynasty. (i.e questions such as "should foreigners take up important positions") I'd like to give this 3.5 stars, but I can't, so I'll just round it up to 4. (4/5 stars) Character design is all right. Characters are relatively fleshed out, there hasn't been any meaningful arcs that fully flesh them out, but this novel seems to be somewhat slow in the first place, and I have only read to chapter 153, so it's alright. Main character is the classic old-school xianxia protagonist, defying heaven, fighting against people stronger than him, constantly pushing their limits, etc. It's pretty good, especially considering this a system novel. Antagonists aren't blatantly braindead, some are kind of stupid but it fits with their character. (i.e third prince) I do think the characters could do with some more fleshing out, I feel like the author started to flesh them out but it is extremely slow, so they seem somewhat 2d. I think this is my main problem with the novel so far. (3/5 stars) World background, like the rest of the story is pretty slow. It's pretty bland overall, there isn't anything that really sets it apart from other novels. The whole demon vs human setting has been used many times in other novels. Overall, this is a pretty good story. There isn't much nationalism contrary to many's beliefs, it's based on actual history. The system isn't blatantly overpowered either, and the story itself is decent. Whilst the world background is relatively bland and character design is somewhat 2d, it is far above the average novel on this site. I give this novel 3.8 stars out of 5.
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Library of Heaven's Path is a story about Zhang Xuan, someone who transmigrated into a teacher who is constantly mocked for various matters. Luckily, he obtains a system called Library of Heaven's Path that allows him to see through all flaws in anything, and compile and books he reads into a far superior version. So, first off, I would like to make this very apparent. This is easily the worst novel I have ever read. I have read many novels, and even compared to some low-tier fanfictions I can sincerely say this is far worse. At least the people who write fanfictions have the excuse of being new at writing novels. I genuinely find it rather insulting on behalf of other authors that people call this novel "the best novel they have ever read". Translation quality is sub-par, while there is not many obvious mistakes, the repetitious writing, especially with how repetitious the plot is, makes the translation seem awful. (2/5 stars) The story development is straight up awful. Almost every single cultivation novel is known for being the same as each other, with the same exact clichés, and overall being very repetitious. This novel takes it to a whole new level. Not only, is every single cliché you see in various cultivation novels here, the times they appear are all multiplied by at least a hundred. If this novel didn't have so many chapters, I would be convinced this is a parody novel. The main character is CONSTANTLY underestimated, even when there is zero grounds to do so. It's like a group of people commenting on someone taking a test. Everyone calls him trash, but he ends up getting a 100% score on one of his subjects. Next, everyone insults him saying he spent too much time on one subject, now he will fail the rest. Even if that student gets 5 100% scores, they will still be underestimated on the 6th subject. It is downright infuriating to read. Not only that, but this face slapping plot is literally the only thing that happens in this novel. If someone literally tried murdering the main character, instead of fighting back, he would kindly point out their flaws in cultivation, then they would revere him. I cannot stand this pushover main character. Aside from that, approximately 30% of the novels content is literally just 3rd party views on the main character. Almost all of them are negative. The author pulls out so many idiotic reasons that the main character is "underestimated" it's ridiculous, even when the main character has such a overwhelming positive reputation. If I could give this negative stars, I would give this -5 stars. (1/5 stars) Character design is just as bad as the story development. As everyone knows, 99% of the time, authors who write cultivation novels cannot write intelligent characters. Instead, they will make every single character extremely stupid, with the main character have average intelligence, and praise him to be a genius. This is amplified in this novel, you could take some excerpts and show it to people who haven't read this novel, and they would say it's just a parody of cultivation novels. However, in this case, the main character isn't intelligent. The main character has an IQ of a newborn child, while everyone else needs to be put in a mental asylum for having zero intelligence whatsoever. Also, why is every single character written so horribly. It's literally every single negative trait you can think of meshed into one. The main character never even punishes these abominable people that deserve a death sentence. For example, a character literally tried to rape his disciple and he recruited him as a servant? What the fuck? Aside from this, every single character in this novel is so needlessly prideful it's ridiculous. Once a single person contradicts them they literally act like someone just murdered their entire family line. Again, I would give this negative five stars if I could. (1/5 stars) World background is equally as awful. This is once again just a cultivation world that makes no logical sense in the slightest. For example, to buy medical herbs from the physicians guild, you need a prescription?? But you can literally buy these herbs from the apothecary guild without one. Ignoring this, this is the novel staircase world design. Main character is born into the worst possible place in the world, in the worst possible place in said continent, into the worst possible... etc. Then, the main character goes to a higher level kingdom, higher level continent, etc. It's ridiculous. There was absolutely zero effort put into a single one these ideas. (1/5 stars) Overall, this novel is proof that novels have botted reviews. There is no way a novel that deserves 2 stars maximum has 4.4/5 stars. I do not recommend this novel to anyone. I give this novel 1.2 stars out of 5.
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The First Order is a story about Ren Xiasou, a refugee who lives outside the strongholds. He awoke a system that allows him to get some supernatural abilities. He uses this to help him and his little brother survive. This is arguably one of my least favorite novels. I have to admit, I loved the first 400 chapters, I found it very interesting even though it wasn't perfect. However, there might as well not be a story beyond chapter 400, because nothing interesting happens beyond that point. Translation quality is garbage. Theres so many mistakes in every chapter it's ridiculous. Furthermore, the translation randomly changes, sometimes its in all lowercase, sometimes every single word is capitalized. (1/5 stars) Story development. Everything before chapter 400 is a solid 4/5, maybe even a 5/5. However, words cannot describe how garbage the novel is beyond that. It's just this ever constant stream of unimportant information while the main character is trying to "search for" people he knows. The whole assassin arc was stupid as well, we go from the main character taking on thousands of well-trained troops to the main character serving as a bodyguard to some random celebrity and fighting low-level thugs. I find myself skipping entire chapters, and the most I read per chapter at this point is 50 words. The pacing in this novel is really bad as well. Sometimes the main character is fighting an army, other times the novel takes 100 chapters setting up for something absolutely pointless. Upon realizing this, the author tries to make it seem slightly important later on, but it genuinely feels like a afterthought. Power scaling is just as bad. The main character is "overpowered" but not at all. He fights against armies but always seems to be only slightly better than everyone else. This might just be because he never fights with anyone strong, but it remains the same. The system he has is also extremely inconsistent, and recently it's basically forgotten. Early on, it would give him quests that allow him to duplicate people's skills and superpowers. Now, it's basically forgotten. Furthermore, he is extremely stupid with how he uses the skill duplication scrolls. He uses them in the worst possible way, so he has a extremely odd-assortment of skills. Also, I didn't properly explain how much filler there is. Every single time the main character fights, theres a solid three chapters of the main character "overhearing" people praising and talking about him. It's so annoying to read. Last point, this novel is even more repetitious than cultivation novels. The same plot points happen over and over and over. Luo Lan, a friend of the main character, has been saved well over 30 times at this point, and it's downright tedious to read at this point. (1/5 stars, would give it less if I could) Character design is equally awful. Zhou Yingxue, a character that gets introduced after the first 400 chapters, is downright annoying. She is a useless character that only serves as plot armor and comedic relief. The first 400 chapters had good characters, and they only seemed really realistic. This all went out the window after chapter 400, where every single character is annoying. Also, their IQ drops after chapter 400, where despite the main character attempting to look for them, they don't do the same. It is EXTREMELY obvious where the main character is, and they just ignore him? Hello? (1/5 stars) World background is a mess. Honestly, it's probably around 3 stars, but I'm lowering to 1 star just because of how awful the plot dumping is. There is still a ridiculous amount of plot dumping at CHAPTER 600. This information is just abruptly talk about, with barely any interlude. Almost every single thing they talk about as well is super boring, and I find myself just skipping three chapters at a time. Overall, I recommend not reading this novel at all. I would recommend reading the first 400 chapters, but it leaves you on a cliff-hanger so I doubt anyone would be satisfied. Everything beyond chapter 400 is a mess, and I'm questioning why the author thought it would be good. I give this novel 1.0 stars out of 5.
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Shadow Slave is a story about Sunny, a orphan who lives in the slums and forced to struggle to survive. He suddenly was infected by the Spell, and forced to survive a dangerous nightmare, otherwise he will turn into a monster. Honestly, a solid novel. This novel has vibes kinda like a mix of dark souls and diablo, leaning more towards diablo. It's fairly decent, and some parts of it are on par with some actual published novels, but it has some problems. Writing quality is pretty good. Far better than most on this site. Very few grammatical errors if any, and word choice is relatively creative. (5/5 stars) Story development is fairly decent as well. Personally, I don't enjoy novels where the author writes about the main character in the "future", then proceeds to write from where they previously left off to where the main character currently is. First arc is pretty good, kept you hooked and interesting, second arc got rather boring, but I think thats more of an issue with the characters. (4/5 stars) Honestly, character design is what brings this novel down in my opinion. Specifically, the main character. It is extremely hard to root for the main character at all, theres not a single quality of his that gives hype to his character. It's not a horrible character, compared to some other novels on this website, but you really can't bring yourself to like him. Character development might as well be non-existent, because I've read to chapter 180+ and not much has changed. His character is rather inconsistent as well. It feels rather weird to me for a character so deeply rooted in deceit and lies, is he is relatively trusting, which is weird. You would think someone who lived in the slums for eighteen years would naturally be distrustful. Even to some of the people that might as well just scream "I'm evil". Aside from that, as stated previously, main character has no admirable qualities. He is cowardly, lacks any conviction, a hypocrite, incredibly childish and immature, etc. Not a whole lot has changed since the start of the novel, most of the character development seems rather superficial to me. Furthermore, his lack of caution that CONSTANTLY re-appears after he just becomes cautious is annoying. Like I stated previously, this isn't very fitting for someone who lived in the slums, and someone who literally has to venture in a world where anything and everything could kill you. (3/5 stars) As for the world background, it's amazing. It manages to keep the grim-dark vibe for pretty much the entire story. This world is believable and realistic. (5/5 stars) Overall, a very solid story, with the main character bringing it down a notch. I would highly recommend this novel. I give this novel 4.4 stars out of 5.
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Only I Am a Reader is a story about Leo Lock, a boy born with the ability to read books and obtain some of the skills mentioned in them. One day, he was suddenly transported into one of the books he read, and forced to survive until the ending. Overall, a really refreshing infinity-novel. I can't say too much so far, it's a lot slower than your typical infinity-novel, but that arguably makes it better. Hopefully it doesn't fall into the typical pitfalls. Writing quality is above-average, there are still some minor mistakes but everything is readable. (4/5 stars) Story development is pretty good. Both arcs in the first 300 chapters are pretty good, I'm hoping they focus more on the real world after the second arc though. Both stories seem realistic, even if both of them have rather cliché plots. Although it is interesting to see those "cliché plots" get fleshed out more than they normally would. (5/5 stars) The character design I have somewhat mixed feelings about. The characters are good, and most of them are rather 3d. For the most part, they feel like real people. However, due to the fact that the main character is going into novels, there is this ever-present barrier that the author puts around said characters that prevents them from being too fleshed out. Besides that, the main character still hasn't been properly fleshed out, there is a hint of romance at chapter 300, but it is extremely slow. (4/5 stars) World background is great. Obviously, some things are going to remain somewhat unrealistic considering it always has a third-party view on various protagonist's luck. Aside from that, these worlds are fleshed out and make sense, more-so than most infinity novels. (4/5 stars) Overall, novel is pretty great. Unfortunately there's some disconnect with the other worlds that prevent them from being super-great, but that comes along with the genre I suppose. Aside from that, everything is above-average. I give this novel 4.4 stars out of 5.
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Fantasy Simulator is a story about Chen Heng, someone who transmigrated to a parallel dimension that has martial arts. He also obtains the Fantasy Simulator, allowing him to travel to different worlds in order to gain power. While this novel is interesting to read, it is overwhelmingly shallow. You will not care about a single character in this novel, and even the main character does not care. This includes his family as well. Translation quality is quite poor. The further you get into this novel, the more it deteriorates. Names will randomly change, and very obvious errors are just left alone. Nearly every single sentence has a grammatical error. However, it is still readable, just a bit annoying to read. (2/5 stars) As for the story development, everything is extremely shallow. The real world is hardly introduced properly, and you only get bits and pieces of a looming threat that doesn't seem all that bad until the author suddenly turns the pacing from 0 to 100 randomly. I mean, after a certain point he literally has no motivation to do anything. He becomes stronger just because, he never expresses any desires either, he just meanders forward to get more power. Of course, hes so ridiculously powerful that he never has any real threats, so tension is non-existent. (3/5 stars) As for the characters, they are pretty 1d. Due to the fact that this is an infinity novel, you will not have any attachment to any characters. The plot twists suffer from this as well, as no matter what happens you can't bring yourself to care, especially since the main character doesn't either. The main character is rather bland, he is a typical "expert" mary sue character. Pretty much emotionless, doesn't have to resort to evil ways to get what he wants, conveniently becomes enemies of those who are evil, and doesn't have to fight against the good guys at all. Every side character is a one-off character, since the main character doesn't have to get "close" to a single one of them. This novel becomes boring due to the lack of meaningful character interaction. (2/5 stars) World background is meh. I can't bring myself to give it a high rating because these worlds are just copied from other novels. DnD world, modern world where all things besides human evolve rapidly, xianxia world, warlock/sorcerer world, etc. None of them are that unique. (3/5 stars) Overall, a really shallow novel that is mildly interesting. I can't bring myself to read anymore due to the lack of effort on the translation. I give this novel 3.0 stars out of 5.
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Lightning is the Only Way is a story about Gravis, son of the Opposer, the only being that can fight against heaven equally. Because he is the son of the Opposer, he has zero luck, and due to heaven taking away a companion of his, he decided to fight against heaven as well. So, it's very clear that the author lacks experience when writing. At first the novel was okay, it was readable and wasn't *terrible*. However, once it got to the parts with the bandits (around chapter 38) it started getting stale and weird. Writing quality is pretty bad. It isn't as terrible as some in readability, but is worse in some other ways. The entire tone of this novel constantly changes, and it's pretty random. On some chapters, even when something serious is happening, it will have a comedic undertone, while non-serious events will have a relatively dark undertone. It's hard to take many things seriously because of this, and it seems like the author hasn't decided what "genre" this is. Is it supposed to be a comedy? A tragedy? Both? (3/5 stars) As for the story development, it had a decent idea but was executed pretty horribly. When I said the main character had "zero luck" thats merely what the author stated. I'm not an expert on probabilities or anything, but the way they describe luck is very weird. Zero luck for some reason means that you will automatically get the worst possible outcome. Is that not negative luck? Shouldn't have zero luck be true neutral? Would've been way better if they just said the main character had bad luck. Anyway, story is rather generic. Main character goes down to a lower realm to train, immediately joins the hunters guild to make money (adventurers guild), proceeds to wow everyone with his amazing skills, etc. It's just a bunch of lackluster events that you would find in every other fantasy adventure novel. (2/5 stars) Character design, oh boy. This might just be due to the poor writing quality, but the characters are kinda bad. While it isn't to the level of typical chinese antagonist IQ, everyone is stupid. Everyone attacks the main character due to greed, but would realize a young boy sitting completely defenseless in a waterfall while a valuable pill with zero guards is somewhat abnormal. Also, as I said at the start of the review, the way they introduce banditry is so stupid. The author immediately paints bandits as neutral, as if they aren't criminals who kill people wantonly. This isn't how a xianxia world would work, not even remotely. The author shows bandits as "valiant" people who use banditry as a excuse to train in combat, and that they are harmless and no one wants to kill them. (1/5 stars) As for the world background, it makes no sense. Not a whole lot of this is realistic in any sense, in fact not many things in this novel make sense. Everyone talks like a modern person, it was relatively jarring when the main character was in his original world, but became extremely jarring once he descended into a lower world and people still communicated like a gen z. (1/5 stars) Overall, it seems like the author didn't really know whether to make a tragedy or a comedy novel. Story is rather uninspired, characters are shallow and unrealistic, and world background is completely unbelievable as well. I give this novel 2.4 stars out of 5.
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You know, I could kinda tell this novel wasn't going to be good when the author's other work was "I Became a Zompirewolf". It was just a hunch. Only reason I started reading this was because I couldn't find anything else. Writing quality is a automatic 1/5 stars. The system isn't easy on the eyes at all, it's in all caps. Aside from that, the writing quality is very telling that this was written by a new author. You can tell with the excessive amounts of capitals there are. (1/5 stars) The plot is... Lets just say I could feel my IQ dropping. The plot itself is so cliche it can be considered made of cliches. Monsters break out of dungeons in the world. Humans awaken superpowers. Main character has a hospitalized sister. Main character just happens upon a scroll that has a system where he just happens to drop blood on it, activating it. Aside from this, the logic used in this novel- Sorry, there isn't any "logic" used in this novel. Nothing makes sense. The economy doesn't seem right, and I am rather confused. The main character got a bunch of books and scrolls, but only a few of them were mentioned, no idea what happened to the rest. Main character is a porter, (E rank) yet for some reason gets involved in a "disciplinary trial" with the vice-leader of the guild hes in. (The vice guild leader is S+ rank, and theres only a dozen of them) Main character, upon realizing the guild is getting rid of the treatment they are providing his sister, decides to show off his newly gained powers. Yup, thats right, instead of becoming someone important to any other guild, he decides to stick with this one? Sorry? He shows it off in the worst possible way as well, and nearly dies. Apparently, ice (the affinity he got) is one of the rarest affinities as well. So whatever. Anyways, the vice-leader tells him to have a duel with some random chump, and the system says he only has a 38% chance of winning. Hello? The main character is a D-rank mage, with S level abilities, with a super rare affinity. The opponent is a D+ rank warrior. Hello? If I could give this zero stars I would, nothing in this novel follows any form of logic. (1/5 stars) Characters... I'm already bored of typing this review. They are all copies of characters in every other novel with a similar premise. No originality. (1/5 stars) World background. Do I even have to explain? (1/5 stars) Overall, a novel so cliche it could be considered plagiarism. There is no consistent logic in this novel, characters don't even seem like characters at this point, world background is garbage, and the writing quality and the main character both make this novel seem really cringy. Theres no way the reviews aren't botted.
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Black Tech Internet Café System is a story about Fang Qi, someone who transmigrated into a xianxia world with a system that allows him to own a invincible internet café store. He uses this store to... get stronger? I can't really say it's a interesting premise, as I've already seen it many times before, and the execution was just as bad as similar novels. Translation quality is pretty meh as well. Theres countless mistakes everywhere, but it's relatively readable either way. Novel would read far better if there was an editor. I notice this is quite common with Chinese novels, but why does every character speak like a child? I can't tell if it's a problem with the translation or the writing quality, but it annoys me when all the authors sound like they are elementary school. (3/5 stars) Story development is atrocious. It just repeats the same things over and over and over. It's incredibly formulaic. The store releases new game, reactions to new game, new customers react to store, occassionally a pointless conflict, another pointless conflict, more customers, repeat. There is nothing new added in this novel. Theres not really a direction for this novel besides expand and get stronger, and even that seems rather lackluster. Overall, it's basically the same as every store owner novel. Furthermore, the more modern stuff the author adds into this novel makes it even more jarring. The story has zero cohesion with the constant additions of high-tech and low-tech stuff being constantly created. (2/5 stars) Character design deserves an obligatory one star. I mean, lets be honest, how many xianxia novels have you seen where the characters are less intelligent than your average bird. Every single conflict in this novel shouldn't have happened, and characters in this novel are stupid just for comedy. There are no unique characters. Including the main character. The main character constantly insults the system for some of the most retarded reasons ever. The system basically made him a God in the store and makes him more powerful than the majority of people out there, yet here he is, constantly complaining about not having omnipotence. I don't even feel the need to mention side characters, you can compare them to one-off characters you find in every novel, except they are reoccurring. (1/5 stars) World background. It's not terrible, but thats all it is. It's the ever constant staircase world-building, where the main character starts at the bottom and slowly climbs up. World 1 is weaker than world 2, world 2 is weaker than world 3, etc. Nothing much to talk about. (2/5 stars) Overall, there was little effort put into this. I don't doubt the only reason this has a high rating is because of novelty. Characters, plot, and world-building are all terrible. I give this novel 2.6 stars out of 5.
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I am the Entertainment Tycoon is a story about Theodore, someone who died and was thus reincarnated into a different universe. Upon waking up, he gains a system that will allow him to quickly become a business tycoon. So, this novel is awful. I'm fairly certain this is the author's first time writing a novel. So first off, the writing quality. I actually thought this was edited MTL at first, and only later on figured out it wasn't translated. Everything in this novel sounds super awkward, and the text is very amateurish. It is point a to point b with one sentence in between. (1/5 stars) Story development. Extremely cliché. This is a very typical wish fulfillment, and nothing about it makes a whole lot of sense. Main character was given ten thousand, and is told to buy a very specific coffee shop by the system. Shop owner sells it in like three sentences for 6k. The only employee there just happened to have lots of business knowledge (for some reason didn't tell previous owner) and they quickly refurnish it and do the internal work. The store immediately becomes famous, because this is totally how business works. I hate to break it to you, but buying a coffee shop and then refurnishing it won't immediately make it famous, especially not in just a few days. (1/5 stars) Character design. I'm going to be honest, I let out an exasperated sigh upon reading the first chapter. Because the first side character they introduce is a non-blood related little sister who is very beautiful. Aside from that, I cringe a little bit every time I read the conversation between them. The conversations in general are super cringe, and I question whether the author has talked with a human being before. This is like a group of aliens pretending to be humans but doing it very badly. I have only read four chapters, but I doubt the characters aren't anything but 1d. World background. As stated previously, I have only read four chapters, but the world background so far is rather meh. Author clearly doesn't know how a untraceable bank account works either. I'm assuming this is just modern day, but the main character got a vitality pill that made him stronger, so. (2/5 stars) Overall, a very amateurish novel. There are many problems, mainly the characters and plot. They aren't very realistic in any sense of the word.
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Hide in the Banished Palace and Level Up To A Big Boss is a story about about Li Mu, someone who reincarnated into a eunuch that was sentenced to sweep the floor in a cold palace. Luckily, he got a check-in system that allowed him to survive. The story is very bad. This is basically a worse version of 80 Years Of Signing-In At The Cold Palace, I Am Unrivalled, and that novel wasn't exactly great to begin with. Translation quality and writing quality overall is pretty poor. The writing quality is so bad, in fact, that just when I'm about to get annoyed about a bad translation, I quickly realize that the writing itself had various mistakes. It could be a problem with translation, but it's mostly a problem with writing quality. (2/5 stars) The story development isn't that great either. Main character reincarnates as a eunuch, gets a system, immediately gets top-tier talent, a top-tier cultivation technique, and a overpowered sword technique. None of this really matters as he can simply suppress people with his cultivation realm, and he doesn't need to cultivate either as he gets years of cultivation as rewards. The plot is strikingly similar to the other novel I mentioned, just far worse. There was clearly no effort put into this. (1/5 stars) Character design is bland and sub-par in general. The difference between 80 Years Of Signing-In At The Cold Palace, I Am Unrivalled and this is that the main character in Signing-In At the Cold Palace has a main character who has a calm/apathetic/just temperament, while this main character has a personality I'm unsure of how to describe. Is he a psychopath? Is he just? Who knows, he fits both the criteria. The only other characters are one-note characters, in which to say they really don't have a character at all. Extremely bland. (1/5 stars) World background. So far, know about the kingdom the main character is in, and a weak sect. Aside from locations, basically nothing is described. In fact, there is probably more descriptions about how the main character made fireworks than worthwhile world background. (1/5 stars) Overall, if you want to read a similar but slightly better novel, just check out the novel I previously mentioned. If you don't like that, you won't like this. This novel clearly had zero effort put into it. I give this novel 2 stars out of 5.
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I Just Won't Play by the Book is a story about Jiang Beiran, someone who transmigrated from modern day into a cultivation world. To survive, he is given a system that gives him rewards based on what choice he makes in certain situations. (The harder the greater the reward) So, I actually enjoy this novel despite it's problems, it's a good slice of life comedy novel. First off, translation quality. There isn't any obvious mistakes, and the writing quality is rather decent. There are some very minor mistakes, but you likely won't notice them unless your specifically looking. (4/5 stars) The story development. Like I said, this is a slice of life comedy novel, so story development clearly isn't the strong suit of this novel. I have read to chapter 158 and we still have yet to figure out how strong the main character is. As stated previously, the main character gets rewarded based on his choices in certain situations. He uses this to pick the past of least resistance, and usually gets stat points/skill points. However, we have yet to see a menu where we can view all of these, so the main character's power gain and current power is very ambiguous. Other than that, the story development is rather decent. Despite picking the "path of least resistance" every time the main character is given a choice, he is usually involved in high level stuff, so it doesn't get boring. Character design. I'm not sure if I'm biased because this is a comedy novel, but the characters are pretty decent for the genre. While some of the characters are rather static, there is a minute amount of character development here and there, even though some characters are clearly made for comedy tropes. The "romance" in this novel is mildly interesting as well, even if it's just girls chasing after the main character and the main character completely ignoring them, it makes for some good comedy. (4/5 stars) The world background is pretty decent as well, at least as far as cultivation novels go. The different regions are described fairly well, sects are introduced in various ways, and overall the world itself is described in a timely manner. Compared to most cultivation novels, the world building is more in-depth. (4/5 stars) Overall, this is a good comedy slice of life novel, don't go into this novel with a serious mind-set otherwise you will be disappointed. Everything is fairly good, but I might be biased on some parts. I give this novels 4.0 stars out of 5.
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