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What would you do if you woke up alone in a forest in nothing but your pajamas?

This is a story about a man trying to answer that question as he navigates a world of monsters, magic, adventure, and numbers going up. It isn't all fun and games, though. Survival is tough when you are alone, and the dangers of the wilderness are not to be underestimated.

This is a world governed by a system of stats, skills, and dialog boxes. It is vital to know how the system works if you want any chance of having a life of meaning in this world. Too bad someone forgot to include the instruction manual.

 

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RokudoMukuro30
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When I think of this story, I can't help but compare it to The Wandering Inn, which is another gem in this website. Despite the fact that the chapters don't have the same length, I can't help but think that this is going to be a long ass novel. The attention to detail minute things that the MC decides to do are what I love the most about this story. Its not just "I went to get clay and came back 2 hours later", but the author really focuses on the process and what's going on in the MC's head. I really like it, though I understand if its not everyone's cup of tea.

I would like to have some more descriptions every now and then about characters that are important to the story. Not just "he is tall" "he has muscles". So as to get a better picture of the characters.

thejoker195
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Is this a cult or are people that bored?

 Now before I start I would like to point out that almost 90% of the time reviews are solely opinion based, just because someone thinks this or that of a story doesn't necessarily mean that someone else may not like it for those same reasons that the reviewer dislikes it.    

All that said I'd like to start out by saying "what the actual f?..the way the 5 star reviewer's have been singing high praise of this novel, I jumped in here expecting something atleast on the level of super minion or beyond? Or heck deeper darker( crazy feminazis withstanding I can respect the character's moody has created, ubik has to be one of the most fun takes on a chaotic character I've seen , he's like the joker but more mildly insane and less full out psychopath with a dash of technophile), so after seeing all the : ' well fleshed out characters', 'organic story' ,' the character's are not bland' reviews, I started this story all hyped for my high adventure...25 chapters later I return to the fiction page and read through the reviews again, just to make sure I have the right book because a lot of things just ain't adding up.

  Grammar: it's quite good, there are mistakes here and there but not to the level that it destroys the story.  

Style: it's also alright, not flowery, just standard and par the course for most amateur authors you see today.  

Story: To the reviewer's that say this story "hooks' you in, I have to ask: where's the hook? As this story is now, what questions or plot has been presented that makes you want to know more about what's going on with the mc and the world he's been Shanghaied to? I'm not saying that it may not appear down the line but as of this 25 chapters there's no plot, no intrigue, no action, no adventure, it's mostly just the mc killing slime, blacksmithing, learning pottery and building his skills..essentially a slice of life with stats.   How bored do you have to be that seeing blue boxes and stats excites you? The story is bland, the magic system is bland...if this was a game that you had to play and this was the magic system introduced, do you really want to tell me that you'd have fun with spells like "refrigerate" or "aura"?..stylistic choices I know, but it doesn't make them any less bland.  

Character's:  nothing exceptional,more along the lines of mediocre and as bland as the rest of the story. Mc so far has just been a glorified mop.

In summary: this is not the worst story on this site, actually considering the quality one tends to find on royalroad this is actually upper mid tier, but if you come here looking for intriguing plots and exciting characters or story telling then you maybe very disappointed, would recommend if you've nothing better to read atm and just want to pass time. On the other hand if you're kink is blue boxes and stat increments with less plot and more slice of life then this is the story for you, but who knows it could be just extremely slow paced and we actually have the next star wars or something but till then it's been boring as f and either the 5 star reviewers are a cult/hive mind of followers of the author or they know the author personally and are trying to boost his rank, I know royalroad reviews can be very unreliable but this has to be one of the biggest false positives I've seen on this site.

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This one surprised me

I'm not really into HEAVY LitRPG novels that use and abuse numbers and gamey elements like this one, since most authors fail at balancing it out and making their characters, well... Believable and Relatable. Thankfully this novel is an exception, the game-like elements and numbers were incredibly well handled, characters felt believable and alive, and the MC is surprisingly enjoyable in his journey of making a quirky build.

There weren't any glaring grammar issues, (I didn't notice any at all actually). Characters felt alive, and the language barrier was a stroke of genius in my opinion, because it made the whole "Explaining the world and all the systems in place" which usually come in forms of infodumps in other stories that more enticing and not a slog to go through (like most other similar novels).

This is a LitRPG Novel in the purest sense of the genre. It doesn't do anything too original or different then what you'd expect from the genre, Levels, skills points, Level caps, Attributes, Adventurers Guild, it's all here, but it's well written enough that its still a good read if you like the premise.

Anyway; This. Is. Good. (If you like LitRPG). Give it a shot, you wont regret it.

alstonsleet
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A wonderful bit of perfect.

This story is a beautiful bit of writing with characters who feel real, a world that feels fleshed out, and a storyline that makes you experience every moment, even when the main character is just cleaning the room.

The only criticism I have is that there isn't enough of it.

Razanil
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This is how "transported to another world" story should've happened. The characters are not bland and you can definitely feel real emotion. MC not overpowered...yet. His skills makes sense. This novel is definitely recommended.

Aki-chi
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Worth to read and re-read

While a simple premise in comparison to the others around RR, it is well done in most ways, and while i myself am no profecional critic, the characthers fell real and deep, the story has a good pace, nothing is really directly handled to the main character, except the things that are, but those are well introduced as well, so not really something to complain about. Oh, almost forgot to say, but the grammar is really one of the best i've seen around and the author is quick with corrections.

sol@bci.co.nz
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Just stubled across Delve by accident 

Couldn’t stop reading until I had caught up

Excellent reading for all Litrpg fans who like character development and MC that is not OverPowered

amassie
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This is a solid lit rpg.  Nothing too new but very well done characters and world.  Seems like there is already a system in place to prevent power creep too! Almost every lit rpg suffers from that so way to think ahead!

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Potential* good story

Remember the movie The 13th Warrior with Antonio Banderas ? The hero is exiled from Baghdad to be an ambassador in the North. He is rescued by some Norsemen on his way. Little by little he learn the Norse by listening to his companions. This is very well done on screen. You hear only Arab or Norse (subtitles for both) and it's a progressive switch to your language when he understand them.

+Delve reminded me of this. I enjoy the slow learning, tired to see all these litrpg when MC obtain some OP skill with which they can understand every aliens in the system.

+I like that at the start Rain has to do all the shitty (literraly) jobs to survive because of the language barrier.

-BUT i fear his class is a bit too powerful. This will snowball way too fast (Diablo 2 Sorceress, stacking skill synergies..). He is weak now but this will become very disgusting plot armor op soon.

-Rain is too bashful, hope you send at him some backstab so he mature faster.

 

*Hope you don't betray our expectations. I've got the impression the plot story i a bit weak for the moment. Kind of dull.

Will edit this review later when you have more chapters out (31 so far).

Synce
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So far decent though the MC actsquite questionable

A typical portal/isekai premise with the MC winding up in an unknown world for no real reason gaining access to a system including magic.

What sets this one apart is mostly that the protagonist starts with no knowledge of the language which makes the start very interesting.

The story hasn't progressed very far and by chapter 30 there isn't actually any story involved at all. It is pretty much just MC trying to figure stuff out with no real goal or main plot in sight. I personally don't dislike that.

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 So all in all a good story with good writing but a kinda underwhelming and dumb MC.

A lot of math though so hopefully all the math in his build checks out at least.