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It's got a lot going on . . .
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 28, 2020
SO, one thing I like about this series, its in regards to the structure of the story? is how the author actually has "Boxes" appear in the book, for item descriptions, & weapons, and armor, that's a nice touch!
I continue to like the world building. It's one of the better things about the story. The author really has quite the imagination.
Also on one hand, I like how the author moves things along, but I would prefer to go at 25 mph, as opposed to the 750 mph he's going!? Like on the one hand I understand with a group of people, things are going to go faster building up a city, on another, I'm thinking to myself, WHY DID HE NOT LEVEL UP MORE? Before jumping into the deep end of the pool?! This is why he's died so many times already.
I also think this thought a lot "Why is Richter gawking at his comrades getting eaten or mauled, or beat up, insert adjective here!?" He's done realized its not a game? Is he secretly ya masochist? The book already answers this, when he lost a precious member of his body. He's not, so whats with the gawking???
Like seriously, every time. EVERY TIME.. Richter gets his but kicked, quite painfully I might add, and his team mates get their butts kicked... Except for Scion, he seems to come out relatively okay most of time.
And what bugs me more, is for a "gamer" Richter is sure slow on the ball when it comes to combat. The guy sure can't think on his feat, UNTIL AFTER THE FACT. And its too late then!!!
Also, whats up with him and his pet dragon? Like why did he start calling her "Love".. she has a name, its "Alma" so, I found this to be weirdly creepy.. Because it wasn't "doting" really.. it just seemed out of place. Weird for the context. I dote on my dog.. so I'm pro level when it comes to treating a pet like family.
Anyways, I continue to read this story, a lot for the world building, because I think that's the most interesting character at this point.
The Main MC Richter, if he wasn't a dummy, & utilized his powers correctly, the story would be a lot more interesting. But apparently, hes only thinking about T&A, I don't blame him there. But he's sucking at the rest of the things that make a "Whole character"..
Also the author, until book four was really good about following up on, story lines in the book, before this one.. Like the last thing he was doing in book 3, before the whole deal with some assassin was hunting for the nest of these "Hell bugs" or something another. And He just totally goes off and forgets about Yoshi and that story line..
How do I put this, I feel like the author is getting caught up like game devs, in "Feature creep".. like theirs SOOOOO MUCH going on. It's a cluster cluck if there ever was one.
TL:DR I continue to read on. I hope the story & characters will grow on me a bit more. Maybe gain a little more depth?