“Whoever will reach level 100 first shall become Earth’s new Overgod.” So said the screen as dungeons summoned invaders from alternate realities, woke up ancient gods slumbering beneath the earth, and empowered humans with levels and classes. A battle royale of worldwide proportions begins as the world descends into anarchy.
But Basil Bohen doesn’t give a crap about the apocalypse.
He would rather live in the woods with his monster pets, but people just won't leave him alone...
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A Very unique MC with a strange personality and a bunch of weird friends!
An interesting story with a Lot of funny elements and plenty foreshadowing!
I really like It so Far, the worldbuilding, the caracteres, the comedy and Major Chicken as a hero!
The way the author incorporates real world elements into the system is Very Nice too!
This story is an amazing satirical-esque take of the typical LitRPG Apocalypse stories where the Earth is overtaken by a System and everyone is given Classes and Levels. The premise itself is pretty straightforward, but it's done in such a unique and different way of tackling these types of stories. This would be very hard for any other author to pull off, but this is Void we're talking about.
Apocalypse Tamer is a slice of life comedy at heart, poking fun and exaggerating the various tropes that are present in the aforementioned genre. The protagonist, Basil Bohen-- which is a fantastic name, by the way-- 'tames' the apocalypse by pretty much adopting the monsters that are awakened and given sentience around his home and refusing to play by the rules of the system.
Again, it's a subversion. Not really a satire, although it can lean towards that aspect by a little bit.
A fun story, great grammar as always, good satirical style, and lovable characters. This is not considering the fact that VoidHerald is Royal Road's most consistent author with the quality of the content he puts out, and has a proven track record of maintaining it throughout his works while always finishing them. Seriously, I highly recommend this story. All in all, a 5/5
Really good history, its like a Pokemon using the RPG rules of the world of Vainqueor. Really interesting history, it has a fast paced narrative and interesting characters, the only dowside i think is that the personalities of the said characters are really predictable.
The take on the apocalypse of Void Herald is not really a new one, but still a good one to be explored. It is still early in the history but you can already see some pieces of clues about why the apocalypse is hapenning and who is behind it, dont know how he will make is progress or how it will be resolved yet. At least in all his books the end are all well done.
My favorite character is the Rosemarine, the only sane one among the Protagonist party.
some refreshing unique ideas
Character and monsters act differentlly enough to the MANY many MANY other similar stories to make me hopefull for the rest of the story! I only hope that the usual band of black-hearted naysayers who try to Dis EVERYBODY who dares to publish won't discourage this promising new author! Anyone who reads any story online - for free even - then still feels a need to disparage it, should just keep their opions to themselves and go look for another story that they DO like.
I've always liked your approach to humor with circumstances and this story looks like a keeper the likes of Vainquer and Quicksave so I desperately want to see where this goes.
I'm sort of confused on the lab references but I haven't read Magik online so that might be a problem
Lots of fun right out the gate. Came in with some expectation and each chapter is better than the last.
Reviews must be at least 50 words long, and I sure could write a huge one about how good this is. Going to wait until there's a bit more to chew through though.
I´ve been a loyal subject and follower to our Lord and Herald of the Void since Vainqueur (Vainqueur, best Dragon!) was still fresh on Royal Road.
He has proven time and again that he can protrait basically anything with a System and make it seem perfectly reasonable.
You can expect a story closer to Kairos in vibe, with lots of humor and Pop culture references reminiscent to Vainqueur and Perfect Run, but not as serious as Never Die twice.
This time, he tackles one of many peoples favorites: Apocalypse/Post-Apocalypse Lit-RPG!
Enter Basil Bohen, a guy who, instead of fighting the apocalypse and the forces of destruction to liberate the world, couldn´t think of anything better than living in seclusion with his cat and just laze about, while doing some light gardening and diy.
But Ragnarok doesn´t wait for no-one!
So have a look how Basil, slowly realising and coming to grasp that the apocalypse is very much a thing, and his army of monsters faces the End of the World in a typically Void Herald-y, hilarious fashion!
The multiverse of madness has nothing on what Void Herald leads you to explore. See what opened its maw and try not to go crazy! XD
First and foremost, this story is a well-crafted system apocalypse. The overarching plot direction is quite simple; whoever reaches level 100 first, human or monster, will become the Overgod of Earth. The main character is very unique, with a mix of slight mental derangement, and stubborn self-centeredness, which extends to what he considers his, like his house or cat. This trait is powerful enough to compel him into engaging in an arms race with the nearby monsters as a preventative measure, which is an fitting way to acknowledge and circumvent the protagonist's preference for non-interference. And of course, a description of Basil wouldn't be complete without mentioning his class, [Tamer]. Able to recruit monsters to join him, most of the main cast in this story is made up of these creatures. Personally, I'm very happy to read an apocalypse-themed story with a main character who isn't constantly alone, it adds a fleeting 'slice-of-life' feel which helps relieve the constant tension.
In terms of the actual writing, it is a wonderful treat. Stylistically, the blend of dialogue between the tamer and his bonded animals with tense action and adventure results in superb pacing. Subplots with relevance to the story are executed well, while grammar and formatting are near-flawless. Specifically, the system tables are quite thorough and interesting, with a consistent structure.
I've been enjoying this story greatly, and I believe that it is worth reading for anyone not averse to LitRPG elements. I hope this review helps convince potential readers to take the plunge into this amazing work!
As usual for Void Herald, he knows exactly how to hook someone on the first chapter and leave them salivating for more. The first chapter gives you more than enough context to figure out the general situation our friend Basil is now in, and he adapts fairly quickly to it. Excited for the next chapter, and can't wait to see how this goes!
I've always loved stories where the main character gathers an army of creatures and monsters around him, and now we've got one from one of the most prolific writers on RR, so we can be confident that it'll be finished and have a proper conclusion!
So far there's only the one chapter out, but it's got plenty of character and fun, setting up the situation very cleanly and setting a light tone for what could easily be a very grim premise.
Basil is a funny character, and his companions are equally amusing. I am really looking forward to seeing where this goes!