Greg Veder vs The World

by zfighter18

Fan Fiction ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy LitRPG Male Lead Secret Identity Supernatural
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The average person can easily understand that when it comes to living in a villain-infested, crime-filled city like Brockton Bay, treating life like a game can get you killed.

It's kind of ironic, then, that Greg Veder has always been far more serious about games than he ever has about life. (Worm/The Gamer AU)

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Tutorial 1.1 ago
Tutorial 1.2 ago
Tutorial 1.3 ago
Tutorial 1.4 ago
Tutorial 1.5 ago
Tutorial 1.6 ago
Grind 2.1 ago
Grind 2.2 ago
Grind 2.3 ago
Grind 2.4 ago
Grind 2.5 ago
Grind 2.6 ago
Cutscene: Text Conversation ago
Buff 3.1 ago
Buff 3.2 ago
Cutscene: Ricardo Montez ago
Buff 3.3 ago
Buff 3.4 ago
Buff 3.5 ago
Cutscene: Air is the Worst Element ago
Cutscene: Model Friendship ago
Buff 3.6 ago
Buff 3.7 ago
Buff 3.8 ago
Buff 3.9 ago
Buff 3.10 ago
Buff 3.11 ago
Buff 3.12 ago
Cutscene: Heated Words ago
Buff 3.13 ago
Cutscene: Funny Feelings ago
Aggro 4.1 ago
Cutscene: I AM THE NIGHT! ago
Aggro 4.2 ago
Aggro 4.3 ago
Aggro 4.4 ago
Cutscene: Ninja Magic and Stabby Things ago
Cutscene: Knight In Plastic Armor ago
Aggro 4.5 ago
Cutscene: I Need A Hero ago
Aggro 4.6 ago
Aggro 4.7 ago
Aggro 4.8 ago
Aggro 4.9 ago
Cutscene: A Mother Worries ago
Cutscene: Viral ago
Cutscene: Ssssssmokin' ago
Aggro 4.10 ago
Aggro 4.11 ago
Aggro 4.12 ago
Aggro 4.13 ago
Aggro 4.14 ago
What Could Have Been (Original Ending to this Story) ago
(Canon Sidestory) Throne of Heroes I: A Hero's Summoning ago
Aggro 4.15 ago
Cutscene: Understandings ago
(Non-Canon) What If: A Darker Path I ago
Aggro 4.16 ago
Aggro 4.17 ago
Aggro 4.18 ago
Cutscene: Brockton Truck Simulator ago
Mob 5.1 ago
Mob 5.2 ago
Mob 5.3 ago
Mob 5.4 ago
Mob 5.5 ago
Mob 5.6 ago
Mob 5.7 ago
Cutscene: Mission Control ago
Mob 5.8 ago
Mob 5.9 ago
Cutscene: Introspections ago
Mob 5.10 ago
Mob 5.10b ago
Mob 5.11 ago
Cutscene: Implacable ago
Cutscene: Triage ago
Mob 5.12 ago
Mob 5.13 ago
Cutscene: Glorious ago
Mob 5.14 ago
Mob 5.15 ago
Mob 5.16 ago
My Friend Greg (Non-Canon Sidestory) ago
Mob 5.17 ago
Cutscene: Parahuman Response Team ago
Cutscene: Publicity ago
Cutscene: PHOtogenic ago
Reason for Sudden Hiatus ago
Lag 6.1 ago

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More entertaining then the original

Reviewed at: Cutscene: I Need A Hero

I'm normally one to avoid fanfictions, but the premise interested me so I decided to give it a shot.  

I'e only read the beginning chapters of The Worm, but I'm quite femiliar with The Gamer.  

My first impression of The Worm is that it's a grimdark superhero famtisy, that takes itself very seriously.  

In this series, the world is the same.  But because the new MC's perspective is very different from the orig, it gives it a completely different tone without actually changing much of the base.  The world is still serious, real knives, guns, and death.  It's adressed that people with powers (or "capes") tend to be personally affected by the powers they own. 

Our MC in this series, has the power of The Gamer, where he becomes a game character.  With a body that can't be permenitly damaged, and a mind immune to trauma, he treats every situation like it's a game.  He's light-hearted, easily excitable, quite adorible and is dangerously niave to a fault.  The author discribes him to be like a puppy, and I definitely agree.

Other characters are worried for his mental state, which keeps the series grounded in reality and the MC from being stupidly OP.

For example, normal people would be freaked out if your power required you to bash yourself over the head with a wrench to get stronger.  But not only is Greg fine with it, he's quite happy about it.  Since it's only the results that matter to him.  No matter what it prompts him to do. Strong emphesis on that.

Alarming niavity aside, his personality is refereshing from the MC from The Gamer. Who considered his new power and surviving with it a chore.  Greg's happiness with his new situation is contagious, with how many of us picture ourselves being in his place.  

A slice-of-life/comedy character stuck in a grimdark world, it's no surprise his personality is concerning to friends and loved ones, and heavily disturbing to rivals and enemies.  It's extremely entertaining. 

Props to the author, you're writing the first fanfiction I greatly prefer over both original source materials.  Keep up the good work.

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I have never read Worm, and even without the, no doubt important, background information from that series, I am loving this one.

The character is just strange enough to be interesting.

The story seems well thought out, or at the very least well written enough to hide its flaws.

The grammar is immaculate.

And all in all it's a good fun read!

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Slow and Steady, Quality to Match

TL;DR: Very long wait between releases, but the quality is worth the wait. Stays true to Worm's tone/world without needing to have read it. Also has the best fights.

Characters: fresh and dynamic. Interesting to follow, and emotions feel real.

Setting: While I am biased (Worm being one of my all time favorite reads) I think that zfighter does a good job of a: mixing up the world from the cannon and b: sprinkling in enough information to porperly capture the asthetic and tone of the Parahuman's universe. 

Plot: Solid and steady. A bit harder to judge because of the gaps in time between releases, but overall no complaints from me.

Grammar: I have not found any issues (not a high bar to pass, but nonetheless...)

Style: Two parts for the style. First, the tone and feel of the story as a whole is similar to that of Worm (which I loved). That said, it's clear that zfighter has taken the time to make the story his own. Second, the fight scenes are the best I have ever read. The movement and impacts are clearly illustrated, internal perspective and external motion are masterfully woven, and yet there is no information overload. It's as if watching a movie. Brilliant.

The only person to whom I would not recommend this is someone who is impatient. And to them I would recommend they add it to 'Read Later' and then binge when it's complete. 

(Thank you zfighter18 for an awesome story)

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I love it so far. I know that this is a fan-fiction base on the Worm series, but it is written well enough to stand on its own.

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Holy hell, this is good!

I've always thought that a good story doesn't have to br original in it's ideas, it's how its written. You, my friend, are a great writer in the making!

The only thing needed is to proofread the story as there are a few errors here and there. But other than that, I have no real criticism.

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This story brings a smile to my face.

 I must say, this is one of the only stories on Royal Royal where I can say I like it without faults rushing into my mind. This story doesn't seem to have any faults that are large, I mean, the grammar is great, no spelling mistakes that i've seen, and the characters are all individual.

I must say, Greg is quite a great Gamer, and I can't wait to see what other adventures he has.


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Good read if you like worm

Reviewed at: Cutscene: PHOtogenic

Second verse same as the first. Good read, hope it's still going.

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Ive never read Worm before but I have read the Gamer. My original fear was that this book was just another copycat of either or both of the previously mentioned stories. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This book is definitely one of the best I’ve ever read in this website in the four years I’ve been here I can’t wait to see how this pans out

Somethin Somethin Dead People
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Extremely Fun, Lovable Main Character

The main character is a lovable ball of weird, the story and world are very interesting so far. There is also no need to know about the source material at all, and I personally think its made it an even better experience, because someone who is well-versed in the source material will recognize certain things and be able to deduce a lot, whereas I was always curious about this new part of the world opening up. If the rest of the novel is of even similar quality to where I've read up to, the 31st record or whatever, then the novel would deserve a medal put on the home page of RR.

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Don't need to know the orginal to enjoy this

I don't know the original story was about but despite that I very much enjoyed this story. I guess thats what seperate a good fanfic to a midiocre one and I applaud the author for such a accomplishment.

Pls keep going.