Vaudevillain

by tetran

Original ONGOING Action Comedy Sci-fi GameLit Male Lead Super Heroes Villainous Lead Virtual Reality
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Dylan is your average nerd. He works downtown for an architecture firm during the day and enjoys all manner of games and media in his spare time. But while Dylan likes all forms of sci-fi and fantasy, he really likes the genre of superheroes.

So when an indie company releases a virtual reality MMO where players choose to play as heroes or villains, Dylan immediately buys into it. He has a specific type of character he really enjoys watching, something that always makes his inner child laugh in delight. The Saturday morning cartoon villain.

Yes, those inept, bungling, yet highly dangerous villains found in so many of Dylan's cartoons as a child. He loves how they always come up with strange ways to conquer the world and how they get thwarted every weekend. He remembered laughing at every silly antic, every cliched shout of "Curses! Foiled again!" He loves it so much he decides to take this idea into the MMO.

But to grab a playerbase, the company has announced a promotion that players with a high enough reputation can get contacted to become permanent raid bosses in the game. Those chosen will be paid as if employees of the company. Serious players all hoping to live the dream of playing videogames all day rush to purchase copies of World of Supers!

What will happen when Dylan, someone playing the game for fun, clashes with these overly serious players?

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Jonah of the Whale
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It's Super (that hurt me to type, but I couldn't resist)

Reviewed at: 11 - Patching Things Up

 The story is well written but doesn't take itself overly seriously (so far), or at least the mc doesn't which is a breath of fresh air on RR. In my opinion it gives the impression of a something very fun to read and the characters while not significantly fleshed out as of yet, are far from two dimensional. On the whole, the story is highly enjoyable and i'm very excited to see where it is going :)

P.s.

I love the name

Owlish
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A well written, MMO supervillain romp. No heavy-handed "If They Disconnect From The Game They Will Die!" here.

I feel like the villainous Dr Zlo would be a fun guy to share a cup of tea with.

Lord Reader
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Unique and inspiring work of perfection! A blend of comedy and villainy with all the TV villain tropes smothered together into a work of comedy and perfection!

 

Characters- If you like a mix of semi-serious and comedic you will like all the characters! Not just the MC which is a bit more fleshed then the other Side characters.

Grammar- So far so good!

Story- The story so far is inventive and unique from what I see. A fresh break from all those repetitive tropes.

Style- So far the style is interesting but good.

Blue Boxes- The blue boxes need to be improved aside from that nothing of note.

Overall Rating- Quality is Great and Storyline is on track for a bright future!

VMJaskiernia
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Classic LitRPG. We're not in a world with stats, we're not mixing fantasy and reality to make up something that we can call a litRPG. Just straight playing-a-video-game .hack// SAO style.

Dylan has a good job, but he loves to play games. When a new game comes out he and his friend start to play- and you can even get paid to play too! Dylan doesn't really care about that, but he does want to try being a villain in this super-hero inspired world. Let's see... Mad Scientist sounds fun.

A good fun litRPG with realistic chat logs, blue-boxes that read exactly like you'd see in a game, and a character who knows games and likes to play them. The grammar and flow is good, it's not too heavy on worldbuilding yet, just a nice story to sink some time into.

Enjoyable and fun.

Jangofet54
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I can fully recommend this novel

The antics Dr. Zlo gets up to are incredible combined with the creative apporoach that he takes for every mission leaves a fantastic impression. The other side characters all have their own distinct personality making them each memorable.

The setting is a sprawling VRMMO world of the modern era with numerous superheroes and supervillians duking it out over who will win control. What stands out is the fact that is an entirely believeable VRMMO, there are bugs, some NPC's didn't get the same polish as others, mechanics get tweaked this isn't just a LITRPG with a coat of VRMMO lacquer over it this is a faithful rendition of a VRMMO world.

The style and grammar are both top notch. For grammar I've only found one error (granted I'm not the best at grammar myslef) and this was a fairly minor one. The style though is outstanding it truly makes you feel like you're reading about the life and times of that devious villian and the man who plays him.

Overall this isn't just a good VRMMO or LITRPG novel this is just a good novel of quality that I would argue deserves at least a 3 chapter read to see if you like it or not.

All hail The Machine God
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Goddamn! THIS MAN BE VIBIN!

But honestly though, this is a genuinely good story. I am not one for reviews so I'll leave it at this.