Living Life As A Game: Through And Through

by VoidSaintYorm

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Anti-Hero Lead Female Lead Gender Bender Magic Martial Arts Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

Overnight, Adrian's life changes bordering on apocalyptic levels of insanity. His calm yet sad life as a fat antisocial sociopath comes to a screeching halt as he has an intervention with... gods? But why!? All I did was make some character for an obviously bootlegged game! Why is this happening to me?

I have to level up and prepare for some cataclysm? That hilariously outrageous background I gave my character came to reality? And my... you... you bastards made me into a girl!!! AAAHHHHHHHH!!!

How will the borderline Adrian... I mean, Elizabeth fare, now that she has to live through a game like existence. Will her ever depressed, sad excuse for a personality ever develop? Probably not... (But hey, I'll do my best to make this novel, not suck; fam-lit-squad-bros~)

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
A Really Shady Game ago
Transformation, Entering A “Partnership” ago
Functions, Starter Pack ago
Starter Pack Status: Used! ago
Meditation ago
Spontaneous Side Quest! ago
Shopping For Clothes, Completing The Side Quest ago
Timely Contact ago
Testing Conversion ago
Joining The Dojo ago
Learning The Basics ago
Breakthrough ago
A Frightening Moment ago
Masochistic Awakening ago
Trouble’s Brewing ago
Choice Quest ago
Chase! ago
The Situation Worsens ago
Pyrrhic Conclusion ago
Healing Sun, An Ember Burns ago
Search And Recovery ago
Neither God Nor Devil ago
Preparing Another Breakthrough Event, Accepting Rewards ago
Misunderstanding ago
Feeling Slighted ago
Miracle Of The Medical Path, Calamitous Boss Battle ago
Time For Breakfast ago
Back To The Dojo ago
Oddly Upset ago
A Change In Affinity ago
Healing Atid ago
New Home ago
Before The Jump ago
Complacent And Oblivious ago
Brutal First Blood ago
Madness ago
In Search Of Shelter ago
Securing Safety ago
Pending? ago
The Start Of Totally Normal Night Time Activities ago
To The Brim ago
Doing It For The Energy... ago
Unexpected Windfall ago
Calamity And Fortune Come Hand In Hand ago
A Series Of Ever-Increasingly Dangerous Choices ago
Threat Of Death ago
To The Showers! ago
Can You Do Me A Favor? ago
Caught! ago
Father-“Son” Chat ago
Trash-Tier Affinity ago
And So We Begin Again... ago
Treacherous Cheats ago
Attaining Mythical Standing ago
Elizabeth’s Break Cut Short ago
Another Affliction Arises ago
Blatant Betrayal ago
Lamenting Her Own Impulsiveness ago
You Can’t Be Serious... ago
Critical Development! ago
Betting It All On The Absurd ago
Causing Problems For Oneself, Breaking Records ago
Coming Out In One Piece ago
That's Two For Two ago
Putting An End To This Crazy Week ago
Clashing ago
How Is This Worth Millions?! ago
Entering A Conflict ago
Storage Enchantment ago
The Search For DNA ago
The Test For Better Training Gear ago
Internal Refinement ago
Evolution Of A Martial Skill ago
Advancing At A Breakneck Pace ago
A Visit From Familiar Faces ago
Conditions ago
Battle Between Soldiers ago
Disturbing The Demon ago
The Final Battle Against A Peak-Phase Pawn ago
Dealing With The Aftermath ago
Can’t I Just Have One Normal Day? ago
The Strangest Bartender ago
Correcting Time ago
Testing The Limits, Double Breakthrough ago
Broken And Bleak, Off To The Next Substation ago
Erasing Limits, Endless Potential ago
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly… Outcomes ago
New Godly Servant, Leaving The Legacy Site ago
Dimensional Upgrade ago
To The Yacht ago
Peak-Phase Soldier ago
Spell Seeds ago
Pill Consummation, Challenged In The Kitchen ago
Landslide Victory For The Cooking Demon ago
Learning A New Skill To Fill Up One’s Stomach ago
Blade Art: Basics ago
Subtle Change ago
Unfathomable Reward ago
An Unfunny Joke... ago
Cursed Scroll ago
Jane’s Turn, A Round Of Extrapersonal Cultivation ago
Troublesome Bloodline ago
Night Of Upgrades ago
Shower Thoughts, Kitchen Schemes ago
Stability, Albeit Temporarily ago
Arriving At The Island, Unparalleled In The Forest ago
Ominous Passage Activates, Cultivating Femininity ago
The Demonic Godslayer’s Cultivation ago
Frightening Battle ago
The Secret, New Weakest Companion ago
Wrapping Up The Free Day ago
Planning Out A Lengthy Tournament Day ago
Aggravating Stranger ago
Startling Announcement ago
The Refinement Stage ago
High Hopes Rescinded ago
Interview Gone Awry ago
Boasting At Levels Thought To Be Unimaginable ago
Sword Smithing ago
Ending The First Stage ago
Sneaking Suspicion ago
Caught Completely Off Guard! ago
The Un-probeable Clearlight Sparrow Beast Egg ago
Ancestral Awakening ago
Fiendish Delight ago

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Holy crap. This is so freaking good. Why is this not topping the charts?

The start seems like one of those ridiculous stories that are 95% wish fullfilment and 5% story. I have to tell you guys, IT'S NOT. There's a cohesive story here, and even though the MC is kind of OP, it's not done in a stupid way that leaves no challenge. It's SATISFYING.

The actual plot of the story is really interesting. I usually HATE it when the systems have personalities. They're usually just a gateway for the author to add dumb jokes. But this story does it really well. I found myself actually reading the dialogue between the system and our MC. The side characters? We haven't gotten to know them too well but they're all interesting to me so far. I want to know more about them.

As for the MC, which I was most iffy about going into the story? She/he is amazing. I usually don't like genderbend MCs, they either get over the genderbend immediatly (then spend the next chapter feeling their female bodies up and getting excited) so that there was no point to the actual genderbend, or spend the entire story not accepting the situation and angsting over it, which isn't fun to read about. Here the logic for the MC getting over it makes sense in a twisted way.

The grammar is also far better than the usual junk that we see here. It's clean and readable, which is all I ask.

I originally intended to just skim this as I ran into this story randomly, but I ended up binging it. READ THIS.

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Okay - Something is there

Style: There was one chapter where the paragraph spacing was doubled, so it made scrolling annoying and sorta messed up the reading flow. Otherwise, the writing was written in an easy to understand fashion, albeit with some grammatical idiosyncrasies that I’ll explain later. The quests are nice, but their formatting is borderline bad—this includes skills. The spacing needs to be better improved between different info sections as well as some separation from the story. Currently, they looked like malformed contextual paragraphs.

Story: It started out very promisingly; although, I was unsure whether I was a fan of the MC’s background, it made him too perfect to fit in as a guy in a game world being able to do a lot because his parents are away and rich. Once it got to the martial arts part, it stagnated for me because it spent an introductory chapter teaching Muay Thai of which I have no interest in actually reading a step by step how. Two, three paragraphs at most suffice and then time skip practice to spars. And with the spars, less detail otherwise it drags for too long. In short, the martial arts part was just too long. Getting to the Sun character part. I was lukewarm on the integration of the two perspectives as well as the new character himself. But since I stopped at 21, I have little to say except he wasn’t annoying at least and has some potential to be a good character, but similarly, can easily fall short too. What engages me and makes me want ot continue reading are the quests and living in a game world while in the real world. I just wish for the quests to be... well ordinary in the beginning is fine, but after a while, more interesting and slowly increasing in duration and difficulty while remaining focused on a path/type of quest. Hoping that the topics for each quest don’t just skip around.

Grammar: I found the structuring/ordering of sentences to be... strange? Not sure how to describe it, not quite awkward, not quite fluid, understandable, but something felt off. It seemed to be from pauses (commas) that were unnecessary or necessary to add. The order of words in a sentence didn’t flow as well as it could’ve if restructured in a different/more coherently smooth way. Due to this, it impacted style. The content was good, but the presentation was mediocre.

Character: While I somewhat like the MC (which is better than being neutral or disliking characters as it often is), a weird problem arises for me out of him becoming female. He realistically is shocked at first, but then he  comes to grips because all he cares about is games (a weak reason in my opinion, hard core gamer or whatever, but to really cast everything else aside for that by not caring the least bit except in impulse or instinct is well, not believable). He fluctuates at times, but in the end he accepts it as now the story refers to him as she. This is where I start feeling funny. How it comes across to me based on the explanation/reasoning given is that he experienced the sexuality of a male because he was born one, but as a female he didn’t feel as much as he before, so it comes across either as asexual or gender fluid. Fck I don’t even know if I have the gender terms right. I’m no expert. In any way, what I mean is that now MC is a male inside a female’s body. So the big issue isn’t him so much yet as it is the image of others on him leading to eventually his character in how he maintains relationships. So will he decide to act feminine or perhaps by default because of a female body, or will he now like men, or still like women, how does having the opposite organs and hormones affect this all. I didn’t think these questions would arise when I began reading or in any novel, but now I’m starting to be bothered by it because of the lack of the conversation about it in the story. Lastly, as a general statement, I have a problem with a ‘strong’ female being inherently a male. It feels like that means this MC couldn’t have been like this if ‘she’ didn’t first start out as a he. I think the narrative would’ve been stronger if it was a girl from the start. Or at the very least, have way more conflict with trapped as a male in a females body. It just got dropped as okay whatever, mobing on, but that’s never good to have in a story.

Overall: Most of the stuff I picked up on was subtleties and connections. As a whole, the story is good, it has foreseeable high potential. I’m just concerned by the early signs of a possible waste of potential. The level of writing is also nothing special, but certainly not bad at all. It simply has plenty for improvement. I do applaud the keeping of correct math. Regardless, I will be continuing reading some more and reccomend to anyone to try it out after reading this review thinking I’m okay/willingly to give it a shot with all that’s been brought up.
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I like this one.  A little goofy, little serious.  Good story that doesn't take otsi self too seriously.                                                                                                              

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Love this story. I am glad that I found it. It manages to be original in a genre with a plethora of carbon copy stories. 

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This is a realy good story.

After reading few chapters I was already hooked and this novel became one of my top 5 on royalroad.

The plot starts normaly for this type of novel, main character founds something on internet and adventure starts, but it quickly proves to be more then a typical novel. For example (at least for me) this is a first time when protagonist deals with gender change in about five minutes and then wants to go back to his/her games.

Also even tho there is a gender change involved it realy doesn't make things awkward or difficult to read, on the contrary its all quite natural and I was able to quickly sync with the MC and enjoy the story.

About grammar and style there is notmuch to say, mainly becouse it's simply good and even if there are some mistakes they don't disturb the flow of the story.

As for the characters even if for now they aren't many of them you can feel that they are all at the very least well tought and heve some kind of story to them. For now I'm realy waiting for when MC meets his (now hers) parents and explain what happened.

As I said I think it's a realy great novel (my top5 on royalroad) and I can't wait for more chapters.

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Started out ok but the more I read the more it turned into a cheesy cultivation story and the less I liked it. My number one pet peeve is obnoxiously cliche characters, which are abundant in cultivation stories including this one.

As you can probably tell the cultivation genre is not my thing, so take this review with a grain of salt. 

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The prose is a little sloppy but I'm enjoying it

There are a few grammar issues present here, typical confusion over homophones, etc.  But the real flaw of this story is the word economy.  Frequently, the flow will become awkward as the author struggles with how to piece together his thoughts into a coherent phrase.  Worse, occasionally, he will lose himself in needless detail.  There was a long stretch of chapters devoted to cooking that probably could have been condensed into a couple of paragraphs. 

That said, I like the story, so far - up through CP65.  It is a rare mix of cultivation meets litRPG.  That by itself warrants attention.  The protagonist has real flaws which (s)he struggles with, and there is a lot going on in the background that I really look forward to finding out more about.

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A nice xianxia/magic story set in urban [spoiler]


- MC is relatable(?)

- MC is a gamer

- MC isn't a big headed cultivator douchebag, yet

- Set in America (no cheesy Japanese name)

- Gender bender


- Chapter a bit too short

- .....that's all


-Strongly recommend reading this

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The story is kinda cliche right now, but the presentation the people and personilities really sell the story. Can't wait to see where she ranks up compared to the rest of the people.

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A rough start that kept me coming back

This story started on a rough note for me but as it progressed along i kept coming back and I am very glad that I did. The Author is obviously putting in serious work on improving there stroy and writing and it has been noticable especially in the later chapters. All in all i would whole heartedly recommend to anyone that loves this genre of story and can tolerate the occasional error.