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Arwyn has just bought Fantasia, the first fantasy-based VRMMORPG, with 99% realism that you can play while you sleep. In the game, she becomes Fey, a moon elf starting in the magical Elvenwood. Join her (and her snarky narrator who likes to interject sarcastic comments in parentheses) on her exciting, often hilarious adventures inside this magical world full of every fantasy creature you've ever encountered in books, games, and movies, and a few that you haven't.

Oh, and there's something strange about the NPCs in this game... See if you can figure it out before Fey does. (No, they are not self-aware AIs.)

-Cover art credit goes to A. Noviant

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Chapter 73 - Guest Side Story (javert) ago
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Comments and Suggestions (And announcements) ago
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Chiisutofupuru
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Fun, hilarious and cutley written

I’m easily addicted to this main character and narrator, you just can’t take them seriously!

Gibster
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Similar to 1/2 Prince, but better

This author had me chuckling the entire time.  Just picturing some of the scenarios in the future will make me smile.  It is a nice original world that is more similar to games than other VRMMORPGs that I have read about.  I'm thoroughly enjoying it.  I decided to give into the author's shameless request for 5 stars because she promised to write faster if I did.

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this is the only story on this site that I have read twice.


Overall 5/5: a funny, original and relaxing story. with a fighting mc that is not op and is female.


Character 4/5: the mc is one of my favourite characters ever! probably because she feels like a female version of myself. but the rest of the characters is so far undeveloped and is mostly there to react to the mc's weirdness(which is a lot of fun) .


Story 3.5/5: it lacks an overarking plot, but it doesn't need it because of the humour. I think the bigger problem is that the game world is lacking in lore and doesn't feel alive enough. another problem is that the angel is ruining the sense of mystery and discovery. a minor problem is that mc sometimes knows things about the game for no reason, for example the fact that her pets will be reset on death.


Style/Grammar 5/5: it is good, I can't really give you any constructive criticism here.


Game mechanics 4.5/5: I really like the skills system in this story, both how they are obtained and how they evolve. you have the best concept for the fame stat of all VR-storys I have read so far, but I am unclear how the rest of the stats work.

diegohna
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Great history and the best comments i can think of!

I dont know if i love the heroine or the author.

Thx for that!

Just one problem.... i need more!!!

BlazingKyogre
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Are you looking for adventure? Are you looking for the thrill? Are you looking for comedy? Are sadistic elf girls your thing? Are you even reading this review? Anyway just read this and you won't be dissapointed.
Kenseilon
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A refreshing slice of life VRMMO story!

I like all of it, pretty much just as it is. Let me tell you why, but let me first say that I think it's very important to not base a review on your own preferences but also
take the author's intention into account (or at least how you as the reader perceive them). Fantasia is a slice-of-life fantasy vrmmo tale and should be reviewed as such.


Style & Story:
The easygoing and humurous style of Fantasia serves it very well. There's no cataclysmic struggle against the powers of evil (so far). Instead, it's a story about the main
character Arwyn and her shenanigans in a VRMMO. Fantasia clearly aims for the slice of life market, and as I said above it makes it an enjoyable and relaxing read. There's
nothing in it that will have your heart racing in trepedation, but the lack of that is exactly what makes it so charming. The healthy dose of humor and what seems to be a
romance brewing complements and shapes Fantastia further in the right direction.

It's maybe a bit slow in the beginning but the author seems to have found a good balance now so I'm happy about it. The sense of progression is also there, which these kind of
light hearted stories often fail at portraying. It's not too fast mind you, but it's by no means boring. If it was a regular fantasy story I would've critsized this point, but
due to the very nature of it, that's not really possible and with good reason. The story is really about Fey and her adventures and it doesn't seek to do much more than that at
the moment. Given that scope, it does the job well.

The game world in itself doesn't strive for perfect realism as some novels do, but instead retain the soul of a game. This is very helpful as it sets a clear separation between
Arwyn and her game character Fey. The subtle barrier enhances the slice of life elements by reminding the reader that by the end of the day it's just a game and that's okay to
mess around.

My only complaint about it is that the humor can sometimes be a bit of a hit or miss, with the author relying too much on explanatory interjections and too little on the
characters themselves being funny. We see that balance reversing in the later chapters and that's a very good thing. Still, she does an excellent job as writing comedy is an
extremely challenging thing to do. I know that because I've done it myself, and tailoring it to be relatable to a wide audiance can be a nightmare at times.


Grammar:
It goes without saying, but the author passes my high standards with flying colours. A strong mastery English and an extensive vocabularly is pivotal to properly conveying a
story, the characters and making sure that the reader have a good time. It's easily the story most free from errors I've found on RRL so far.
Regarding the text flow itself, I have no complaints. It's smooth and enjoyable. At almost no point will the reader find him/herself struggling to comprehend a section.


Characters:
We have our slightly whacky main character Arwyn/Fey. Truly, a breath of fresh air among your run-of-the-mill MCs. I can also personally relate a lot to her way of thinking -
minus her more savage tendencies. They are welcome non the less and brings variety to the story, along with her unorthodox thought patterns and reactions that serves as
springboards for comedic moments.

Then we have her cute and sadistic pets as sidekicks. Especially Amethyst. Such a cute mass murderer. Giving them distinct personalities was an excellent move and makes the
reader care about them and again, adds variety and spices the story up. They take a pretty large role in the story, which is somewhat unusual as pets are usually boiled down to
mere support roles/meatshields. There's another story on RRL called 'Lady Bunny' that also makes extensive use of pets, but there they fill the meatshield role and doesn't
really have distinct personalities. Here on the other hand, they're as much a part of the story as any player.

Then there's blade. He's generic but there's still just enough to him to make me care about him. Arwyn's attitude strengthen his role as the unwilling accomplice and triggers
some weird sympathetic response in me. Being her acquintance sure isn't easy! Curious to see where it goes from here with him. Not much else to say about him right now.

One of the more interesting characters presented so far is Angel-Guy(don't recall name...). Both his role in-game and outside of it guarantees him to be interesting. We see the
level disparity and a sneak peak of what may come later, and seeing Arwyn acting different towards him further compels the reader to form an emotional attachment to them both,
and it's nice to see this side of her. Following Angel from time to time is also a good move. POV switching keeps the story interesting and adds variety. Im a sucker for
romance too, so that being hinted at makes me look forward even more to future chapters.

There are other characters including some NPCs but I'll refrain from writing about them as I don't have much to say about them.


Summary:
I find myself comparing Fantasia on all levels to Only Sense Online , a published japanese light novel series (vol 5 out soon) with a manga in the works, and it's so much
better on every single level. I highly recommend everyone to read it.

 

sharkoal
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Too much of a good thing is also a good thing

Let's get even from the start, I like this story. If you've seen my review scores and doubt it go visit your nearest MD, fast.

You're welcome ( I know, it's nice of me to worry about others' health, right?)

I think I should start by talking about what this story means to me, how I read it, because the rest of the review doesn't really make sense otherwise. This is actually the second time I'm reading Fantasia, the first time I had just started on this RoyalRoadl stuff and I was lost in the OPs, the fast paced nothings, so I didn't really enjoy it. Now I'm back after a break and have started actually choosing what I read, and this is one of my favourites (somehow this word is marked as grammatically incorrect). To put it into perspective, I actually made my account just now for this review, which I (obviously) haven't done even for other stories I enjoy more. This is because I am in love with this story, it may not be the funniest, or the smartest, or the best written, but to me it feels like it. It is relaxing, funny, cute, and it gives me some much needed laughs with silly humor and overdrawn characters.

So onto my scores, or better yet, the title of my review.  The story, as a VRMMORPG (quite a mouthful btw) doesn't really deviate that much from other stories on this website up to this point (I'm talking plot here, chapter 27 as the latest). The style is... I would call it visual, I don't feel I'm reading a novel, it really is more like a manga. The grammar is good, or at least good enough that I can ignore it, other stories in the best rated category actually make me feel physically ill so this is like an oasis in the desert. Perhaps the wording and interactions are simplistic but it actually builds onto the experience for me.

Finally, and most importantly, characters and character interactions. As I said, the characters are overdrawn, and what I mean by this is that the cute is too cute, the silly is too silly,  and the gravity defying mushroom is a hack. Also Fey's interactions with others (and the other possible permutations in social interactions) are caricaturesque (now I'm getting worried, am I really writing it wrong?). You can draw a character description without rising your pen from the paper (Blade is treated like dirt by all, all the time, fun times to be had by all, can you guess I like all absolutes?). So... overall they're great, they're fun, they're alive. Some are left a bit on the wayside at this point in time, a bit out of focus in the picture if you will, but I guess that will evolve with the plot.

In conclusion, keep up the good work, I'm hoping for great things in the future of Fantasia, and great fun to be had at the expense of Fey and friends (tm). Also, I've got a feeling this review is way over the 200 word requirement (*verbose*) :D

 

Kruncs
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I like the genre, snark, and chaos of it! The main character is a hoot that I wish I knew IRL, the pets really do take after their owner, and the fact that the game makes you sleep to play is def. a twist I haven’t seen before; this kind of game have corrected my night-owl ways and would awesome with my daily work hours. :)

eagle01081
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brilliant absolutely brilliant

This story is wonderfully, Character’s are great story plot is great its funny its hard to find anything wrong with this story. Im not really sure why its not in the top 5 but im sure you will get back up there again since new chapters are coming out.

 

Also it took me forever to scroll down to the bottom of this page to write this review juuuuust saying.

Ryne
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Witty, Quirky and Enticing

The style is lovely. At first, I didn't like the snarky narrator at all, but it grew on me. The way the story is narrated is very natural, and although the MC's thoughts do go off at random tangents sometimes, it is still completely believable. I mean, people do that in real life right? A 180 degree change in thoughts randomly. At least I do. Anyway the quirky, brutally honest and talking-to-the-reader way of storytelling is really, really.. *inarticulate grasping motion*. I don't mind all the references to MapleStory, Pokemon, etc. It just makes it more relatable, for me, at least. It's okay (kinda) that you ignore logic sometimes (like timeskips, random leveling somewhere in between paragraphs, last-minute added info), because hey, this is a fanfic, right? It's supposed to be fun and easy to read.

I get it that the story is kinda just starting, and I know it's about Arwyn/Fey's Adventure in Fantasia, but I think this story lacks a clear direction. Maybe you have something in store for the future, maybe you're just taking your time introducing the characters, Arwyn being the antisocial person she is (relatable), but I think the story's a bit too plain. There's no big build-up to some plot, it's more of a everyday story kinda thing. Maybe you should add in like, arcs, or misadventures, or Fey triggering a weird/epic quest, but then that would be too generic?

Grammar-wise, superb. Gotta love your wide range of vocab and random eloquent/dramatic rarely-used words or terms. I like the little tidbits, trivia and thoughts (like, swirly is such a fun word), but that's just me? It's easy, fun and endearing to read. I keep on having little grins when reading each chapter. Never a dull moment. 

Arwyn/Fey is nicely fleshed out. Everyone has that side we don't show the world at large while we pretend to have a semblance of normality. And it shows that people tend to relinquish that side of themselves when they're alone, talking to themselves or when they're online. I don't understand why people don't like Leandriel though. I mean, he's nice. He can serve to be a plot-driver in the future, if that's what counts. His relationship with Fey is (part of) what makes her her, right? Poor Blade. You should really treat Blade nicer. He's a good bloke. But it wouldn't be Fey to treat Blade well all of a sudden, huh? Their relationship needs a catalyst, after Blade manages (somehow) to score points in Fey's relationship-o-meter. Feypets: what's not to love?! They're comparable to baby ducks, albeit those hiding a sadistic personality under the guise of innocence and cuteness. I hope their intelligence improves and they can communicate and evolve one day, like in the fanfic Lady Bunny. If you haven't heard of it, it's on this site.

Suggestions for the future, besides the ones above. Maybe an offline meet? Again, getting random/weird/epic quests thrust upon them out of the blue? Some tension between characters/in the storyline? I'm not very good at reviewing, this feels more like a long comment/post. Anyway I love this fanfic! Keep going and don't let them stories die!