I think that the characters were well developed and crafted to add balance to the groups. The ruling sentient race devised a game for the remaining humans actually we're now grown to keep us occupied. That's not to say that there aren't problems with the book. The ratings on this partucular series are great overall, which is why I'm tempering my patience and trying to stick it out. In most books the character is nobody in real life and goes on to become famous or infamous in game to likely fulfill most gamers secret desires. Some skills start at lvl 3, we're told skills give exp at lvl 5, but some of them don't, and then they give at 6, or 9, the exp doesn't really mean anything and the characters don't always get it - in particular the troll fight Another issue I had was the main character being called a bleeder.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily provided this impartial review. I think that the characters were well developed and crafted to add balance to the groups. I'll just release it as a half baked mess and let the reader figure out what I'm trying to say. I'm finding myself settling in pretty well now. Good job, I can deal with some side of the story and he can deal with others, in fact that's the best part of a collaboration. And game system was more plot driven than number driven. What's the best way to control slaves? The main character constantly repeats the same monologues in his thoughts.
If you do get to book 3, I think you'll find a character that'll make you grin as soon as his dumb ass shows up. Nobody other than the main character had even bothered to interact with the npc's beyond quests, has the author never heard of roleplayers? You never tire of listening to the narrator and you feel completely immersed throughout. If you are the type of person that just wants action and does not like to read about character building or training, then this is not the book for you. However, if you are like me and you love that kind of story, you need to go out and get this book right away. I really felt like I was there in this book. That could be fine if this was a standalone book, and this was the epic final showdown, but there are 10 more! He's a Level 3 and yet somehow makes armour which can hold and use millions of mana.
It provides some lovely twists and grows as you move through building to a crescendo. Have any of the folks that have read this had any issues getting into the book. Good book, go read it, but perhaps don't buy all 11 to start with. It just immersed me in the story. By the end of the prologue, we know the series's ultimate Big Bad and have an idea of the scale of a fight with them.
This does not affect our opinion of the audiobook or the content of our review. Well I really liked the story. Then other players show up. Maybe 3 if you also watch the indoctrination theory video after. Some of the worst actions scenes I've seen.
In most books the character is nobody in real life and goes on to become famous or infamous in game to likely fulfill most gamers secret desires. Happened with the vibrating alarm pillow. Although some of them were not likable, the listener sees how they can still be courageous and succeed. The narration was really well done, with different voices for each character and a smooth easy tone. The ending occured without the current stupid and story killing cliffhangers that everyone seems to be using. The story rolls along nicely never feeling slow or strained.
Because that's what I got to listen in on, and it's a slightly diff experience than reading. Exactly the type of story I love to read. Reminscent of The Matrix the fantasy game world full of magic, mythical creatures and gods is revealed to be the real world while the world from which the players originate is the simulation created to indoctrinate a captive population of humans subjugated by their alien overlords. At the halfway point the writer started regurgitating what little happened in the first half. But want to write this review like the book. Like I was along for the ride there.
I'm so happy that I just found this series. The book follows his progress both from the perspective of his stats as a character growing and his personal as a real person in that 'game', culminating in a final battle that is obviously framed in the manner of a raid in an mmo. Thought it was a good sequel, I am curious to see what it is all culminating into. The story itself also just became very dull after 3-4 hours in. I don't know if the author thought randomly cussing up a storm would make his work seem more mature, but it doesn't.
I have a dry and very sarcastic sense of humor myself. The game mechanics don't really make sense. If it weren't for that, I'd recommend it for general fantasy fans as well. However, this character instead starts playing to get away from his fame and have a simple and quiet life. The truth is that Emerilia is real and the Earth is the virtual world. In this story though, the main character Dave is the wealthiest person on Earth, and he wants to go into the game so he can be left alone and work on building things again.