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Good solid Gamelit with a good mix of both combat and crafting. Book quickly transitions into the game where the MC is in long term VR. From that point it is all game world. This book could certainly use some more editing but most of the errors are not too bad and don’t disrupt the flow.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and will be buying the next in the series as it becomes available for purchase. I recommend the book to all who are interested in this genre. Keep up the good work Robyn thanks
I liked that the game system supported by the AI helped drive the story line, just lile any pen and paper rpg. One note though that I think many fall for is having the MC do too much in combat for its level. I liked that the MC while strong wasn't ridiculous and that most of his power came indirectly from helping NPCs. Keep up the good work, I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book.
A storyline that I am familiar with from numerous authors, medpods, pvp, crafting, etc. Overall the character development is excellent, story line ticks along nicely and the stat pages are kept at a sensible level. To be honest the only reason I didn’t give it five stars was the editing which was poor in places e.g. use of double full stops, using I instead of he, switching to third person for no apparent reasons, basic spelling mistakes, etc. I must have reported at least 10 SPG before losing the will to live with it. Seems a real shame that no one bothered to read it before it was released.
Will I read the next in series? Damn right I will, but please Robyn proof read your work before publishing.
Well crafted story, relatively light on the stats,which is good as that can distract from the plot. I like that it’s adult without being Adult as excessive sex is boring. Good progression not too much deus ex machina. Will buy the sequel and check out authors other stuff.
Robyn Wideman is one of my favorite fantasy authors and I like his books a lot. When I read that he was going to release a LitRPG I got really excited because it's my favorite genre.
"My clone just took an arrow to the knee. Damn it, I had high hopes for him to become an adventurer. Now he's probably going to be a stupid city guard."
The thing that makes him so likable to me are his Skyrim references. There's nothing I want more than to see my favorite game cherished in a book of my favorite genre written by one of my favorite authors.
The story in this one starts quite simple. Ryan (the MC) had an accident and needs a wheelchair to move around. His friend Terry gets him a deluxe version of the new game New Realm Online which includes a Medipod for playing (and some other features). The MC starts quite OP but loses everything (which is foreseeable) just after a little while. He then needs to start all over again.
There are some LitRPGs with OP MCs that I enjoyed. But I like it a lot more when the MC has to fight for everything or needs strategic thinking or to be creative. Both applies to Ryan. Furthermore he is empathetic and cares a lot about the NPCs and Player around him. I liked that.
There is just this one thing: Typos. A lot. The character Voz is spelled sometimes Vos instead (not just one or two times, but many). There were so many typos it was annoying sometimes and I'd recommend the author to let people read the book beforehand to make sure there are less typos.
Other than that I recommend this to everyone liking LitRPG without an OP MC or people interested in an MC who builds a master of none character. I'm already excited for book two in the series!
Starts with vanilla LitRPG themes: MC is a medical cripple and is backstabbed by a PvP Guild that wants his starter package weapon. The MC swears vengeance the re-rolls his character to deny them the sword. Standard fare, right?
The story them progresses with a training montage and meet n' greet with Village NPCs. All basic fare but the Author presents the MC as a likeable guy that would rather play his character -- not an angst driven psycho driven to revenge. I liked the secondary characters as well and I found the prose style good with few typos.