Living a Long Life as a Legend

by bor902

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Drama GameLit High Fantasy Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Reincarnation Secret Identity Strategy Villainous Lead
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Reincarnating into a game-like version of a medieval magical world was fine and all. A good blend of two enjoyable tropes. Lock wished he'd been born with a bunch of cheats sometimes, sure, but he could settle with being functionally immortal by abusing the system as well. 

 

All rights to the art belong to Stefan Koidl, you can find his works here

 

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I really like how he did't explain how the MC was reincarnated and didn't make any flashbacks about it, youl gradually start to make up his previous life from his thoughts as he lives his current one, which is a really good way to do it in my opinion.

I find the style good though slightly boring at times.

The characters feels very real. The MC is a callous and pragmatic young(old) man so he can be easily classified as a villain but he has his hang ups and morals, and is more or less affected by other people, like any other human.

The story is still in the early phase so i may add things later.

SoundTramp
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1st Arc Doesn't Fit

Reviewed at: Chapter 61

So far this story has been well written and entertaining. 

My only real complaint is the disconnect between the first arc and the rest of the story so far. In the first we are introduced to a mostly "good" Lock who is learning from his experienced Grandfather. Although a bit bland, this version of Lock is still compelling and would be interesting to follow.

Arc two "good" Lock is nowhere to be seen. Instead we have a slightly jaded 80 year old man in the body of a 16 year old, executing schemes and offering wisdom. I enjoy this version of Lock more, but there was no transition between the two. As it stands Arc one functions as somewhat of a bad introduction to the actual story.

I understand that this is only pertinent criticism in the case of a re-write/ major edit for publishing purposes, but I wanted to articulate it none the less.

All that aside, I'm enjoying the story! Thank you bor902, and keep up the good work.

Bolinha96
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Pretty good, the MC is coming out very nicely, not a holy banana or a psychotic one. His motivations are slowly uraveling, and the system being present in the everyday life of everyone is a nice and refreshing take on an overused thematic. Just wish the chapters were longer.

hakatri gin
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Develops the potential of LitRPG by focusing on the characters

Reviewed at: Chapter 50

A work that doesn't saturate with blue screens and instead treats the system as an everyday thing, as people from a system world would do

The MC clearly has a big plan and it unravels slowly while we are witness to the amusing way he fulfills his more immediate goals, his amorality and self imposed rules make him an interesting character, not to evil because of choice and not really good because of practicality

The other characters also have their personality and its not simply told but we can see how they react to the MC and to different situations and learn their personalities from there, we know them from how they act on the inside and outside

The world slowly unravels as we know more people and more objetives, no boring infodumps, a novel to look forward to

Gabriel Sacco
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LLLL and the anti-hero

Reviewed at: Chapter 46

Living a Long Life as a Legend is an anti-hero story with a main protagonist (named Lock) that's neither good nor inherently evil.

Chaotic neutral or chaotic evil would be more fitting for Locks character.

When you first start reading dont expect a full blown moral character whom you support fully. Lock tends to be apathetic to normal people and doesn't go out of his way to do good deeds. Locks main goal could be described as doing things that interest him and training to become stronger than all those around him.

The authors writing is generally well thought out and detailed enough to where you can enjoy the pace of the story and also learning about the world Lock lives in.

The author is quite new to writing tends to have some cliches in his writing that seem lazy or not all together thought out but I believe with time and experience and maybe a little editing the author can and has to some respect make a compelling story that has us questioning the morals of Lock and his motivation while also seeing being able to relate to some parts of Locks character.

This is a story for the bold that will have us loving Locks patience and well thought out plans while also seeing the mistakes hes made along the way due to his Apathy and the unpredictable aspect of life. 

I'd say LLLL is a story to read and learn from while having a few good laughs and interesting and compelling fight scenes.

 

UsernameJ
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Unfortunately, this story is honestly pretty bad

Reviewed at: Chapter 38

I say unfortunately because almost everything thing is in order for this story to be good: the English is acceptable, the length is there, the plot is obviously planned.

So why isn't this a good story?

Because the authour writes like what I remember "gifted" kids in high school used to act like. Using big words that aren't actually the right word, strange phrasing to make things seem more complicated than they are, and a main character that is "smart" and "verbose" except this same MC is too stupid to simply refraining from answering pointless questions and does nothing but blabber on and on about pointless bullshit.

Smart people don't give sermons over every little thing. And this shows up perfectly in the contradiction of the MC dealing with the 2 ninja girls he hires for the second big event that involves the MC.

The MC literally says "these girls are just helpers, I don't like them and I don't want to like them. I'm going to not talk to them or interact with them as much as I can so when this is over I can just go on my own way and make money and level up and stuff."

So of course the MC insists on taking the one girl under his wing, giving sermons on "how to be a rogue class" and when the girls ask "why are we killing these people?" instead of being smart and just saying "focus on your job, dont' ask questions" he comes up with some kind of elaborate plan to act like a sociopath because.... he was too socially awkward to say no?

If the MC wasn't a huge douchecanoe, this story would probably be great. As it is, unfortunately, this story is not great.

Moses Lambert
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Good story - worth reading

Quite well-written. Peculiar world - odd system of inheriting powers. I'm on Ch 11, looking forward to seeing where this goes...

booitsjwu
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Wow, what a world and what a story.

Reviewed at: chapter 20 (arc one end)

Considering the vast majority of series on this site revolve around violence and sex, genuine pathos is not something frequent visitors would expect but that's exactly what you get here: a realistic portrayal of what it means to lose a family member and how it can affect your own view on death. Now, there's plenty of great action and monster-slaying as well. Don't misunderstand. But there's more here than just that. Give it a try, I think you'll like it.

CBase
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MC knows hi s*it

Reviewed at: Chapter 36

A no nonsense mc with consistent behavior.

Very enjoyable

Jhenmhor
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At Chapter 11.

Still waiting to see where this is going but the style and the characters are already great.

You should read to at least the ~10th first chapters to see if the style is to your liking, because the characters are great and the grammar is flawless (to me).

tl;dr : great characters, great style, flawless grammar and the story is only starting.