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Wu Li was but a student trapped in a future he did not want when the Portal sought him out to become the Savior of an entire world. However, unlike any beings born in that world, Wu has not a single ounce of power within his body. Worse yet, he's the fourth one that's been summoned in history and he's got massive shoes to fill.
How will he overcome his own powerlessness and become the savior that everyone expects him to be?
With a beautiful girl acting as his slightly disappointed yet adorable guardian, a smoking hot rivalling bounty hunter from the High societies out to take his head, and countless other encounters along the way, Wu fights on to become the greatest of the four saviors, while seeding this world with...the principles of science.
This is a story set in a world with a rich history of the magic power known as the Wave, and all native species are capable of interacting with the Wave to obtain power in a variety of ways. Think of this as a combination of Dr Stone and Black Clover!
I am writing this story using similar structures to anime seasons, and the chapters in itself are structured more like manga chapters. The first two seasons are already planned out, and it is likely going to be daily upload of chapters from ~ 2 k words in length during the 'season' when there is backlog of chapters, with a week or two of a break in between seasons if no backlog.
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This is what you should expect:
- Character growth and development
- Sensible characters, especially our MC
- Thought out and nuanced power system
- Rich world with history and mythologies
- Progressions of the main cast
- A pretty solid plot that should get better with time!
- A dash of romance and .5 chapters (iykyk)
]For more info on the world, check out the World Anvil link: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/olympus-prime-someonebad
To see the map of the world, check this out: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/olympus-prime-someonebad/map/5b2b8175-fa32-4cf3-b890-cf51a5d65bd8
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Let me start off with the good without spoiling any story.
The pacing is good and I like the quirky, sort of upbeat feel it has. The author mentioned being inspired by manga/anime and it definitely shows, in a good way.
It feels like it's going in the direction of some sort of LitRPG Dr. Stone, which would be an interesting concept to read. There's no overly trope-like qualities like black and white justice where MC and friends are all beautiful, strong and smart while the evil guys are all ugly and shitty, which is always a bonus to me.
The downsides are that the story doesn't feel quite polished. Paragraphs vary in length tremendously. A pet peeve is also the excessive use of ellipses, which also instead of the usual three dots it can go between three to six, making it feel inconsistent.
I'd say a good ol' piece of editing would do it well, maybe through Grammarly or something similar just to keep it clean and uniform but that's just how I prefer to read it.
Other than that I'd say good luck in the story, I'm interested in seeing how it takes anime tropes and twists it to fit its own narrative.
Isekai by a writer who likes them, for fans of the genera.
The story is unapologetic in its status as an Isekai. It sticks to a number of conventions with some clear influences. Our guy, (Wu) is your average guy, pulled into a world to be its savior, if only he can figure out how. Its complicated with the twist that the title indicates. If that’s what you came for, that’s what you’re going to get. With the occasional wink and nod here in the text its clearly written by a fan, for other fans.
Style: The authors style, is actually pretty interesting. He uses line breaks, as a kind of textual marker, almost like one would a verbal pause, or a purposeful alternate in tone. It’s genuinely interesting, and I can’t say I’ve seen its like elsewhere. There’s some potential for confusion here, especially in dialogue blocks, but it seems like there’s bits here and there to keep it straight. He alternates, between a more high minded narrative style, with dialog breaking into a more modern sound. It grew on me over time, and has humorous twists that flow from the block breaks. Pacing wise, this story has places to be, so isn’t bogged down with undue description or exposition and errs on movement in the story instead. There’s also some head hopping, but due to the line breaks its not difficult to infer when it happens, and from context whose head we’re peeking into.
Story: World building is definitely where this story feels like it got its start. I mean, the author has a world anvil link, and clearly the magic system (The Wave) has some work put into it. If its hard, its yet to be outlined in high detail, but I think the author has its limitations in mind. The plot is pretty straight forward at least in the broad strokes. It’s broken down into small, tight arcs, that are really more like vignettes which gives it an episodic feel.
Characters: The characters remain distinct, and manage to be rather expressive despite some having little screen time in some cases. There’s some clearly archetypal setups here, so some character relationships develop a bit fast, but I chalk it up to genera convention. Very much a we know where this is going, so lets just get there type move. There’s some inconsistencies in feel that I suspect draw from this decision to lean into expectation, with the characters being defined in the writers head and simply a lack of screen time to let these things fully get laid out. Places to be, as I said above. The dialogue is passable, with lots of informal slang, and is serviceable when its not. That said, I feel like I’m missing some communication signals that are artifacts of convention, that as at most a very casual reader, I think I missed.
Grammar: This, is the weakest part of the story for sure. There’s places where tense changes occur that take a bit to get accustomed to, or words choices that are just a bit off. Possibility for possibilities or happens for happened coming to mind. The punctuation is fine, and the meaning is clear, but if you’re a stickler there’s a passage or two likely to pull you out of it. His diction is good, leading me to believe its likely that English is not the writers mother tongue.
In summary, its a fast paced story with an interesting style. The plot is what you expect, with the usual suspects in tow, but its clearly for the isekai audience. It revels in what it is which is rather refreshing. It’s got an interesting world, that I can tell is developed, just waiting for readers to experience it.
It looks like Japanese Light Novel, it is named like Japanese Light Novel, but it is not Japanese Light Novel. What it is?
This story, basically.
How am I Supposed to Save This World with No Power?
I read it mostly to find out if protagonist really has no powers. And guess what I found out?
Style - When it comes to style, it is usual fast and dirty approach for storytelling where story doesn't bother with descriptions and just dashes forward to meet the plot point. Fast paced conversation you can not track, and scenes hard to imagine, with next to no effort put to formating, this story simply can't receive more than 4-stars for its style.
Grammar - All stories I review shall receive 5-stars for Grammar by default, this one is not an exception. English is not my first language.
Story - Story was what brought me me there, and I must say, it did fulfilled my expectation. I wondered how is author going to bypass the whole "no power" thing, if at all and ... of course he did! With unwaveringly loyal waifu "Guardian" who has all the magical powers, if you wonder, while protagonist can be smug Wiki-smart guy... I am not sure if I am disappointed, but I can't leave this story with more than 4-stars rating, especially how confusing it can get in combination with its chaotic style of writing.
Character - Characters are equally unimpressing. We have generic Wiki-smart guy, and his waifu. And that's pretty much it. I can't say anything about them, other than Wiki-Smart and Waifu. W&W Inc. It doesn't feel unique or at least interesting enough to warrant more than 4-stars.
Overall, I would call this story generic, rather than bad. None of its features really stand out. 4-stars.
Really enjoy this whole take on an isekai where the lead is powerless. For the story alone I'd give it a five-star review but there is a spattering of misspelling and wrong word ussage. Definetly needs some polishing with minor editing and spelling errors but still a really enjoyable read. Overall a great story, and if the editting is ever fixed would definetly bump up the quality. Thanks for the Tale!
HAISTSTWWNP (what a long acronym) is a great Isekai with little plot armor, a lot of ingenuity and realistic(ish) characters. The MC behaves and reacts in ways that are closer to what a "normal" person would. There is an implicit understanding that he is level headed, but also human and emotional at times.
While I think that this piece of work could use some more traditional ways of exploring human nature, reactions, and overall have a more impactful educational roll; it is still a great read. It could use some editing for grammar. I've found a quite a few either misspelled words or incorrect words, but it is still very readable.
I appreciate the "magic" systems and the in-depth geographical, physical, and societal aspects.