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As Shin Youngwoo had an unfortunate life and is now stuck carrying bricks on construction sites. He even had to do labor in the most popular VR game, Satisfy!
However, luck would soon enter his hopeless life. His character, Grid, would discover the Northern End Cave for a quest, and in that place, he would find Pagmas Rare Book and will become a legend
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Its a poorly written Gary Stu story. I know several people have said that the MC gets better with time, and thats true. But its the kind of gets better that takes him from -10 billion to -10 thousand. Sure, its a dramatic improvement, but hes still subhuman.
If you hate strong, independent, world-shatteringly beautiful women abandoning their ability to think or act rationally simply because theyve had brief
contact with the MC, then youll also hate this series.
If you love poorly written power fantasies about people with no redeeming qualities getting rich, powerful and popular with minimal effort, then youll absolutely love this series.
Ive followed Rainbowturtle for a good two years now, so I generally know what she prefers for translation. Not too surprising that the novel would be more towards teens and young adults.
That being said, the novel is indeed more towards younger audiences. Its a pretty straightforward story, you got a someone who was forced to enter the labor force after graduating from highschool. However his obsession to achieve greatness in the game lead him to get into debt. He doesnt achieve any achievement for a long period making the financial
situation worst until he finally succeeded in completing a difficult quest. Succeeding in doing so, only to be forced back into level 1 than negative for failing the quest. Nothing overly complex, nor amazing detail thus far beside the fact that he went into the negatives level.
Also we got a lot of imbeciles who when seeing that its a korean novel along with that the MC is a labor and setting is VR. Instantly related this novel to LMS which is idiotic, since a novel should be review as its own. Unless the novel is shocking so similar that even your damn an*s could come from another guys mouth. The stats in MMORPG is used in about everywhere so you really cant say anyone is copying from anyone.
Overall, currently the novel is fine but not great. But personally I would still read it for its a great way too kill time and been reading her translation for a long time now.
Cause in theFFL, I have too much damn times these day, no task besides hurricane relief. Beside marching, marching and more marching, and other random training, also besides hanging with other mates, my go too is Rainbowturtle translation. Saying this cause people dont appreciated how Rainbowturtle has spent her time translating. The woman has translated over two-three thousand chapters alone and half of them were big size chapters that were around 8000-10000 words each. (Both ark series, 30 volume of LMS and others) She didnt received much monetary support from translating only till recently. So even if the novels arent the best one in the genre, you better at least show your respect to such a person for dedication.
I find it funny how the sole reason people are leaving 4-5 star reviews is because someone said that it would get better in the later chapters. Im going to rate the novel based on the chapters ive read so far and not based on someones opinion. Could the better turn from being a whiny 5 year old to a mature adult, possibility (?), but until then im giving this a
two, and Im being generous here as the current MC is UNBEARABLE, this kid is, by far the worst MC ive ever read from reading countless k-novels and c-novels, and I truly despise some of the MC from cn novels.
So far, what we have is a MC with downs syndrome, is a compulsive liar, cheater, idiot, thief, and a idiot. This guy has no friends and hes thinking in his head how he should befriend others and cheat them off their money, steal xp and so on. Who the hell wants a friend like that, seriously? Why should an idiot like him get hit with all the luck, but no brains to take advantage of it. Im sure some of these things will change in the future, but not his character. Ill probably stay away from this novel and maybe binge read it way later in the future.
Rainbowturtles novels have really been a hit or miss for me. Seems like her main target audience nowadays is for teens or adolescent kids. I love the translation speed and hopes she can translate some of the dropped k-novels instead of tling new ones.
I wanted to like this, Im all about crafting systems and progression, but the protagonist started as subhuman garbage and then evolved into human garbage. A selfish, terrible person whos redeeming quality from the authors eyes is his jingoistic nationalism to the exclusion of all else.
Effectively, the protagonist gets everything thrown into his lap and every setback he seems to suffer actually turns out to be a benefit. Hes lazy, selfish, s*upid and narcissistic on top of having no real skills
and no redeeming qualities, but the virtual universe yawns its gaping as*hole over him and shits rewards into his life for being scum beyond scum somehow. Maybe the AI wants to bed him or something.
And despite his abrasive, asinine personality and complete lack of cooperation (as well as literally contributing nothing to his guild as an actual member since he charges them full price for his gear) everyone around him worships the ground he walks on as though he were actually a personable human being with some positive qualities. Super thick Mary Sue/Gary Stu levels of character.
As if to top it all off, the writing wasnt all that good to begin with and steadily became lazier, just repetitions of skill names and how special random NPC is so that it can be impressive when the protagonist one shots them with some random artefact he found or made or pulled out of his ass like Felix the Cats magic bag.
Ita a great story. The MC breaks the games balance by obtaining a Legendary class 2 years earlier than the developers planned, and the other players are floundering to get Epic classes, which are two tiers lower.
The MC is a bit of a NEET because all he does is game, but he perseveres in-game, and he puts incredible labor in order to succeed, and by now he is establishing himself as a pro-gamer. The interesting thing about this is that unlike many other MCs, Grid (his in game name) is
unlucky, and no matter what he does
goes wrong. For example, often times, he receives a really rare quest, but this triggers a counter-quest among other players, and on the verge of victory, something will go wrong and hell fail. The failure will blindside you, but its never unwarranted.
TGrids family is likable - they dont respect him as a NEET, but they wont abandon him either - and there is some great humor. Im rating this 5/5 off of its current merits, and we havent even gotten to the development. The TLer says the novel doesnt get
good until chapter 100 or so. The MC is also maturing nicely; he got out of debt and stopped dreaming of showing up at a reunion in a fancy sports car. Hopefully his new dream isnt quite so silly. I know he wont stop persevering.
PS: One thing I really like is he doesnt pull any of that being Korean makes him a super-grinder and combat expert BS. He labors, but there has yet to be much combat, and he isnt that good at it anyway. Hell probably get better, but Im happy hes bad for now. Much more realistic than certain other novels.
As much as I like some parts of this novel it really bears mentioning that the first 100 or so chapters are a complete and utter f*ck up. In fact, Im 200 over chapters in and I still consider it a massive pain in the ass despite our MCs improvement.
The sheer s*upidity, the utter lack of anything resembling wisdom or even street smarts.... In short, the a good chunk of the novel you will spend wishing you can clobber the MC for being a ball-less, short sighted, idiotic piece of
It is to the point where the translator herself has to step out and post a VERY lengthy essay begging people not to abandon the story outright because the MC is that shitty. The level of idiocy and short sightedness of the MC here does not give me a good feeling like LMS weed where his god level scroogeism and selfishness hides a hurt and desperate young man. There, I feel like its understandable, weed is a product of his circumstance, but still he refuses to let it affect his core characteristics. Here, grid is basically a piece of sh*t whose s*upidity, arrogance and self centredness makes me just want to shank him because of the way he completely wastes the potential of his legendary class, usually because he did not bother to get enough information or cowardliness. Some will defend him saying that Grids a unique MC in that hes not perfect like all those others MCs, some will point out that Weed is exactly one of those other MCs that are perfect from the get- go and never develop. I say both of yall can stuff it, imperfect MCs are one thing, perfect MCs are another, but Grid, for the first 150 chapters is a cancerous ass tumor, plain and simple.
One very blatant example in the first 60 or so chapters, he focuses on shitting out tons and tons of rare and epic level stuff, yet he continuously curses the system and operators for not gifting him with legendaries and so on. The problem?
2. Simply asking around or checking the forums will reveal that a characters level can influence crafting success rate, as explicitly said by one of the operators. Grid however, does not bother to do any checking or information gathering, the instant he realizes he can make alot of money from crafting, he immediately forsakes his levelling and spends more than a month crafting, during which his level stagnates at 40 plus, and he curses everything and everybody like a whiny, ignorant child.
3. Even the goddamned part time blacksmith duplicator girl knows how important a hammer is to crafting. Due to greed and his desire tonsave money, he refuses to get a better hammer, he sticks with the basic one. At the end of said crafting month, he finally finds out and curses everyone but his own short sightedness.
In summary, the novel.. can be good. Good action, reasonable plot, decent comedy. Almost as good as LMS, but that the first few hundred chapters is a massive slog of idiocy and ignorance that you will have to bear before you get to the good parts.
His AI wife is barely developed at all, her entire function is to be there for him to save marry wait at home pitifully and get one or two sentences every 100 chapters f*ck give birth. The real life harem candidates have it even worse, because while they at least appear in the story more often, their role usually tends to be VERY, VERY minor. And they also give up EVERYTHING, the life they have built up until now, the money they made, their pride and self respect, they give it all up to do whatever Grid wants them to do.
the Korean girl even lampshades this, bitterly mocking herself and saying that despite spending all her time managing Grids money, buying land for him, developing it while playing catch up with him in game, Grid being the EQ-less jackass he is, acts like he deserves it anyway and proceeds to ignore said girl. I pretty much quit reading then and there.
s*upid reasons, entirely brought about by himself due to his short sighted, uselessly self confident and ignorant personality, but still reasons nonetheless.
I feel the story is more wish fulfillment by the author as the MC starts with his family looking at him like tr*sh then one day can be proud of their loser son who wastes his life playing games and doing nothing else.
Somehow the ugly loser starts to look attractive to all women as he goes for a run every morning. Wait he was originally doing
day labor work and should have been in decent shape. Not sure how running a little instead of manual labor 8 hours a day everyday suddenly changed things, but now all women want to be with him and he looks a million times better. In game items sell for millions and hes now rich. Yeah this is 100% wish fulfillment.
Add onto all of these things the never ending talk about how korea is the best in the world at everything but others look down on them and yeah, youve got a great piece of pro korea tr*sh to read.
Pfew. Where to begin? First of all, Im flipping off all those who didnt even go past 100 chapters and made a review. I like this novel. I really, really like this novel.
I mightve been exasperated with Grid at the begining but... Okay thats a lie. I hated him. Like, how can anyone be so scummy? It felt like his personality had gone through a level drop into the minuses.
However, its obvious thats what the author wanted because after
a while, he changes. He really does although he still has a few questionable moments, he has, at least, become better.
Lms but worse. Same old sob story about a loser that does hard work to survive then does gaming to make money and hits it rich and then has it snatched away, kind of.
Only the character is much less cunning and smart than weed, not to mention annoyingly childish. He mastered all his production skills in a second instead of forty plus volumes of epic adventures it took weed to master his skill, and his stat increases and skills are way more overpowered. Plus a sculptor is much more interesting
Other uninspired tropes include a unbelievably beautiful women that everyone s*upidly lusts after despite beauty being entirely a setting in a VR game, TV companies broadcasting ingame footage, and stats straight from LMS, among others.
Edit: Kind of gets better, still not great, and things are way too easy for him but its okay as junk food. Takes until chapter 100-110 until it gets decent. 3 stars.
At this point the MC is mentally handicapped person with little to no control over his emotions. Anytime something happens he has to make crazy sounds of laughter or crying in public and it is really annoying. Im sticking around for the sake of hoping he has some character growth at all. Even just not laughing crazily in public setting, even I want to punch him in the face. Not to mention he is a compulsive liar and a coward.
The only reason Im going to continue reading is because I
like the premise however if the MC experiences no mental growth from a child to the adult that he is I will have to drop it.
MC has clear goals but doesnt seem to be obsessed about it in the game--even though he gambled his real life on it. I like how the MC is not perfect or in other words; a robot hunting for japtem. He still has persistence in his gaming, but it was focused on quest and reputation, which seem to normally be a bad move (?).
he finds a legendary class book. The class does seem really OP but at the same time its not in the beginning. So far in the story, that class seem to emphasis his new skills rather than levels--to improve his production in money making.
Just to reinforces my statement, I like the mcs personality very much; and he has similar personality as the characters in my fav top novels. I mean something random and trivial reason he became a keyboard warrior for a moment--was pretty funny (and there are more humor towards that end).
People seem to compare this with LMS, so to let my thoughts out; LMS is meh. The world building is fenomenal and the story is epic, but the characters seem to be lacking (MC included). There are many different humanoid races/species, but their individuality seem small and is the reason the MC affects them hard (even if the process of him doing it is clever). The MC in LMS too perfect for my taste, but if you could call his negligence toward his real life, a flaw; then it probably is. But thats not interesting. LMS is basically about a robotic workaholic with epic achievements in his dream job, and develops mostly one-sided social connections with real people--from their end. Im glad that I didnt trust the reviews or this would have slipped through my hands. I already dont have many novels to follow, so this is good.
As of chapter 110, I know this will be more satisfying than LMS. Why? Because the MC interacted with his family and realized his filial piety. Now he is a member of a guild--a small one--which I suspect the MC will be exposed to camaraderie he never had. This MC will grow as he progress throughout the story.
LMS was exhausting to read, when I was waiting for Weed to do about something big; and every achievement brought change in his surroundings and more power, but NEVER made him grow. Hopefully, the MC in Overgeared will incur some losses along with his Guild; and do self-reflection and redetermination.
This novel is a bit hard to rate, as it changes mid-way, as if another author took over. Im giving it a 2/5 on account of how it used to be, like an average score, the recent arcs are a 0/5.
Its about a fellow whose life is pretty much a ruin. He starts off unlikeable, but over time changes and grows with new opportunities. Sadly, the author could only milk this aspect so much.
Way too much. I suppose it riles up Korean readers, so the author uses it a lot to pad the word count. It quickly begins to interweave every part of the story. The only good guys from non-Korean countries are all subservient to the MC. The game they all play was also naturally made by a Korean company.
No one would play this kind of game, as unless you are one of the few lucky players who hit a jackpot, you will never be at a competitive level or anywhere near good.
The items produced by the MC are fine. I do think its both wasted opportunity and lazy writing that this is not used to make the MC powerful, instead of giving his class a bunch of unrelated bonuses, so he can be OP. He does occasionally get/make an OP item, but those are only used to further his advantages.
Grid has so many problems in the beginning of the story that hes almost more pitiful than Weed. Hes also so incompetent that even his own family have given up hope on him. He works hard but in the least efficient way by always taking the longest way around his problems. Hes gradually changing after meeting some people who see his skills whether in a good or bad light. Theres a lot to look forward to as the novel progresses.
I think the novel is worth a try for anyone who
enjoys the VR game genre even if he isnt the typical smart character who solves problems by magically finding a super smart way. Hes definitely no Weed let alone Ark even if theyre all similarly greedy. Hes going to get through his problems with his overpowered gear because hes probably the furthest thing from talented. Hes just a foolish guy who has a lot of misunderstandings about the world, people and overall clutz. I hope to see our main character grow (especially since both the author and translator says he grows over time).
Finally Id like to give props for the great translator because Rainbow Turtle keeps an amazing pace with quality translations. Even got a 20 chapter batch all at once this week.
The MC is unbereable at the beginning, childish and acts like an idiot. No redeeming qualities are seen initialy, but
throughout story he starts to reddem himself and beggins to learn with his mistakes. Great plot overall.
The novel starts like regular korean VR novels, with loser MC and bad luck and grudges. And suddenly everything changes, the MC gets OP, gets the girls (and even the 2 most beautiful girls on the planet), gets successful.. All for the sake of character development. The novel was good in the beginning but just started to suck when the MC got his overhaul. I dont feel the author planned anything in this story.
Had I made this review a week ago, Im sure I would have rated it low, but Im glad I stopped and waited until it reached hundreds of chapters before binging it, and I have to say Im very impressed. It is rare to find novels that focus on character growth nowadays.
The MC was really cancerous at the early chapters, but after reaching hundreds of chapters, he has shown growth in many aspects and the author always put emphasis in his growth.
The number of chapters needed for him to show
his growth might discourage others from reading but those chapters are necessary to build the character and the story. Those hundreds of chapters doesnt even feel that long and entertaining things happen around the main character in almost every chapters. I could even consider the pacing of this novel to be fast despite taking so much chapters for the main character to grow.
Even though you might feel like pulling your hair at the early chapters, Im sure that youll also get a decent amount of laughs and giggles from the characters antics.
The side characters arent always just thrown away either, while some might get forgotten for a bit, they usually make a comeback after a few arcs.
So folks, stop giving a review without reading until you see how the story developed. I dont think the early chapters were written badly to warrant early bad reviews or any reviews at all.
Premises is good and has a quiet fascinating plot. But MC is one of the worst characters in any novel I have ever read. He has almost all of the negative characteristics and none of the positive except for his persistence. If his character improves 5 stars could be given to this novel.
My rating and review may change in the future because I heared it will become a good novel in later chapters but for now until chapter 41 its a crap novel with the worst MC ever, the unluck on MC is freaking annoying, so much hate on MC, nobody like him, he is ugly, selfish, s*upid and have a rotten personality, in fact everybody hate him unless his sister who is a hidden brocon.
Its very hard to read to chapter 41 due to the MC who really destroy the novel,
the novel isnt that bad but the MC is and ruin the story by his s*upidity. I heared that the MC has a lot of a character grothw in the future in strenght but also in personality but its not too hard to do this since the MC is really tr*sh until now...
first 50 chapter might be bad for your brain because the MC is dumb-s*upid-selfcentered-hole. Always focus on making money money money. But its a necessary chapter so the story became solid and for more realistic (?). I mean come on,
who else in this entire universe doesnt concern about money when your in late-20 and you have a huge debt,
but my point is many people just runaway from the series just because the MC is just have bad personalities, and
of them all giving bad review just after reading about 10 to 30 chapter. I mean come on, there is these (Money Grubber, Poor Protagonist, Selfish Protagonist, Shameless Protagonist, Unlucky Protagonist) tags for a reason. But dont forget that Character Growth tags. Its mean the MC might be turn for the better (and he did in the latest chapter).
its got really good at about c80, more crafting and hunting. And he get a friends too
Im giving this a 2 star for now, instead of a 1 star because there arent that many chapters out yet. Hopefully the MC gets his act together and stop being a childish brat all the time. His way is thinking is something like this this guy is a nice guy, I should borrow money from him and never return it since we are friends. Who wants a friend like that? Joking or not, its very crass.
If you read Emperor solo play, this is similar to that, but instead of
a somewhat mature adult, you a MC that acts like a 6 year old instead. Youll hear the MC cursing at things on every chapter, cry at things he doesnt have/cant obtain, do s*upid mistakes and much much more. If you find the ESP MC annoyance level is nothing compared to this guy here. MC is just way too childish for my taste, and with his plot armor, the s*upid things he does end up somehow being a benefit.
MC needs some serious character development, but I highly doubt he will, as most KR novels still end up being somewhat childish like LMS. First off, like many other reviews here, the MC as of right now is extremely irritating, he curses and the s*upidest things, he acts without thinking, and does so many s*upid things that Im actually at times rooting for the other side, because this MC deserves to be treated like garbage from the silly things he does. An 8 year old would probably be more mature than him.
For example, he spent 1 of his 3 skills to create a weapon blueprint/craft, the only problem was he didnt think it through before crafting the weapon print, in the end he was able to create an op weapon but the requirements were just too harsh. So, then he starts complaining about how this isnt fair, blah blah blah and starts cursing. Uhh, maybe you should use your head a bit before jumping into something eh?
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