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Infigeas by Talonos

Trapped in a VR eSports tournament 

Kyle signed the contract because he wanted to join an exciting pre-release eSports tournament. But now, he’s stuck in an immersive virtual reality world, fighting in a competition that might take years to complete. Will Kyle and the other contestants work together to escape the contest? Or will the world of Infigeas devolve into a barren PvP Hellscape? What would you do if stuck in a virtual world?

A serialized novel, updating weekly

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Listed: Apr 22, 2018


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Soft but fun, unique Lit-RPG

By linkret, member

Jun 11, 2018: So, this won’t be a long review, since I’m lazy. I found the title while randomly looking for interesting stuff to read. It’s a different take on the VR gaming Lit-RPG idea that’s gotten so cliche. The English is good, and I haven’t found a single spelling mistake so far. The story updates on a weekly basis, at 1.5k words on average. I’m writing this after I’ve read the first 21 chapters, and concluded that the story deserved a review. Light spoilers ahead:

There’s little combat, and little emphasis on it: more is on survival, and figuring out what the heck is going on. The main character tries to convince others to work together, they start their own town, mostly they just talk, etc. Surprisingly, the story isn’t at all boring. Even without much combat, there’s enough conflict to keep things interesting, and we’re constantly met with new players and characters. The background system, e.g. the mechanics are carefully and thoughtfully designed, and it’s fun how the players try to figure them out, or break them completely, in order to use them to their advantage. The "gamers" themselves are portrayed realistically, and the characters generally feel like people, not cardboard with dialogue. Maybe the protagonist is a bit boring, for now, but the fiction is really only beginning.

Also, be warned that it’s really soft and PG-13. Like, cursing-is-censored soft, "because of morals". And the writer is extremely considerate, some of which might be seeping into the protagonist, or other characters. But it gives it an interesting twist, and has its good sides, along the bad. Furthermore, the setting is in the future, around 30 years from now, so it might be possible that people are all-around more thoughtful and "sensitive". Or it’s just some of the characters. Even if you hate that beta stuff, and the traces of political correctness, you’ll find that the story has plenty to offer. I recommend it, and think it has great potential!

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