Chasing Experience

by PraxisInPractice

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation Xianxia
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Alex Hunter lived a life of missed opportunities, fear of what may be giving way to what might have been. Just when he thought he was getting a second chance, it turned out he was one of a small fraction of humanity immune to the complex gene therapy that was providing his peers with eternal youth.

At 82 he's informed that he has weeks to live in a rapidly failing body, while those around him turn towards an eternity amidst the stars. Alex chooses to cut what life he has left short.

He wakes to find a strange dragon offering him a second chance in truth - a new body of his own design, and fantastic new abilities, all for helping out a few gods in need.

Alex finds himself on a planet populated by the incredible, where even children have the strength kill him. Still bound to complete the tasks sent directly to his mind, Alex struggles to wring what he can from his second life, all the while trying to stay alive and Chasing Experience.

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WisdomKing
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After reading up to chapter 13, I just lost interest.

The Mc is supposed to be 82, but what do we have? A grown man behaving like a teenager... and just from this, if you've read enough novels on this platform, then you'd know I don't need to continue writing this review.

Author, I sincerely believe you can make this a great story. I feel like you are not just taking your time (imo) and that you probably write just for the fun of it. 

Gerald
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The Grammar is excellent to me. It's a wuxia story and from that, expect a lot of cliche. 

The story tells about the MC's pro-gaming life but in reality, the MC don't have any strategic decisions. It's about the MC's journey in another world. Furthermore, everything is in favor with the MC.

The style is desame with most wuxia story. 

And lastly for the character, still it's desame as most of the wuxia novel out there. 

Overall, the story is okey if don't have anything to read. Just give it a try. 

Spoiler: Spoiler
Eggo Ego
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So far- Interesting, and there have only been a few times that I've cringed

Reviewed at: The Prisoner

Overall great story with well developed characters with a seemingly well thought out plot, but the grammar leaves much to be desired. As I understand it, the author has dyslexia(I think) and that has resulted in multiple grammatical errors that leave much to be desired, but it isn't unreadable. Some of the errors are pointed out in the comments, but it seems that not all of them are (likely because the people reading(including me) are too lazy to care enough to point out every minor spelling mistake) 

RazerFin
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It's still early but I enjoyed this. I'm glad I gave it a chance after reading some of the less pleasant reviews. The characters are distinct and well written, no cardboard cutout sides here. Some of the reviewers seem to have issue with the MC acclimatizing to his new race and hormones. I find it really believable, I also think it's a often overlooked thing in the genre. Hell we don't even know if he is considered a fully developed adult for his race yet. If you have children or have worked with children in any capacity you know that impulse control is one of the great struggles haha. This fiction is worth a early read I'll be waiting for more chapters.

HighbrowNovels
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Fresh Xianxia inspired novel

Reviewed at: Breaking the Rules

RR has a broken rating system, anything less than 5 stars unduly punishes the author. As such I am using 5 stars to say "yes, this is worth a read, give it a try even if it is not your usual thing" NOT "this is the best novel ever written"

 

good work author, I've been bored of most xianxia style novels for a very long time. This one is more than fresh enough for me to enjoy it.

Daedalus281
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So, I don't often write reviews on here, but I also don't often come across a story that manages to scratch that cultivation story itch and also have a novel feeling to it.

First off, grammar.  Some small mistakes here and there, nothing glaring.  It seems clear that the author has put some time into proofreading and editing, and it results in writing that flows without being disruptive to the sense of immersion.

Secondly, the writing style.  I have no real complaints on this front either, though there are some plot developments and character motivations that the author kind of just introduces to move the story forward. I would really like to see these expanded on, but again, they did not impact my enjoyment of the story thus far and the writing style flowed naturally.

Characters.  The main character seems fairly well developed, and has reasonable motivations and character flaws.  The supporting cast (at least as of Chap. 7) seems a little flat, though compared to most cultivation-type stories they are vibrant representations of life.

Overall, this story seems to follow the tried and true formula.  Man dies, is given a chance at a new life, tries to adapt to new life, etc. etc. However, there are just enough little touches in the story to make it feel unique, things that make the world come to life and make the characters feel worth investing in.  In particular, I love the take that the author has taken on cultivation and experience, and I hope that I get the chance to really see it play out as factor that drives the plot rather than just meditation training montages.  I'm looking forward to seeing how this story develops, and if you read it I think you will too.

Blind Snot Dragon
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The MC is supposed to be old but in no meaningful way behaves as such in my ignorant opinion. That aside this is a wonderful story well told full of humor, intrigue, and good old cultivation.

Icecold543
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Good enjoyable read

Reviewed at: The Prisoner

It is a very enjoyable read but I feel that he is blase about everything. If I was in that situation I would be a little more concerned about life in general. He just kinda goes with it. But I like the magic system and the world is interesting. Keep it up!

Bonemage
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Excellent Riff On Xianxia

Reviewed at: Miss Adventure

This novel is full of cliches, but only so they can be mocked, warped, denied, and interated on. Well worth a read!

jadecriminal
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Hidden teenage hormones nerf

Reviewed at: Breaking the Rules

I like the hook. What the heck if an old dude with arthritis doing in antartica.

I mean we knew he was gonna die from the summary but I was "Let's see where this is going."

That said the protagonist is not really thinking about things and his experience is not showing up as helpfull or as an advantage. He's improvements were all things coming outside himself.

He's acting like a mouthy teenager who is only alive due to plot armor. Which is probably why he bought it. :P

That said:
-He has 80 years of "go with the flow" passivity habbit, which he wants to change.

-We see an in story reason of the lad actively trying to be more imulsive and direct for the sake of cultivating the Lightning Dao.

Intriguing, if somewhat shallow for now, worldbuilding.