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Not worth it

By Bobthebuilder, member

Jul 17, 2018: Aparently im a glutton for punishment, as I read about 80 chapters of this. The premise is incredibley interesting. Super powerful alien decides to conquer world to save it from humans. Begins by growing up as a human himself, and learns to deal with human emotions. Also the entire world/universe domination thing. The mechanics and scope of the abilities, creatures, and technologies the writer comes up with are pretty cool too. Some are genuinely entertaining.

The issue comes forom the sheer level.of OP Bath is from the start. There is no real conflict or challenge as Bath overcomes everything without even having to exert himself. He fights off alien armies, human armies, and remakes the world however he wants wothout any trouble. I dont even oncider this a spoiler, as there is no tension - he takes over the world with a couple weeks of work.  The enemies and competitors that were even marginally fleshed out all lose almost immediately. Even the emotional problems expected from a 500 million yo alien growing up human dont cause any real trouble or internal conflict. His sole moments of weirdness are sexual attraction to a prepubescent Lisa, though to the author's credit its done in a not creepy way, and feelings of missing his family when hes away. Also some pride and stuff thrown in. Unfortunately none of these things lead to more than a thoight for.half a second befpre the story moves on.

Most damingly as far as lack of conflict is the benign acceptance of mind control by all of the human characters. Lisa who was raised human, and mostly has the normal.morals.of one dpes not swem to have any problem with basically mind controlling the population of the city, and evemtually the planet. There is nothing more than momentary regret on all pf the characters part of massacring the mikitary of what was their home till just days earlier. Lisa who knows there has been major population control through mind control going on sees no problem with it, and they argue that as hunger and illness have been splved nothing else matters. Again anyone can disagree on what the best putcpme is, but another potential source of major conflict/char cter developement was w sted.

Overal im 80 chapters in, havent done more than skim the last 10 hoping for anything to get better but it hasn’t. Maybe the author improved the stpry even further in, but without a major rewrite its not worth the effort.

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A very well written story, a barely enjoyable read.

By Zethuron, member

Jul 16, 2018: This is more like, what if you were Omnipotent? What would you do in that case?

First of all, this is a really complex story, where everything is only explained around the end with there being many hints during the novel, the problem is that those hints are very hard to notice at first, and without knowing those hints, some parts of the story later on get harder to understand.

Here we have a MC who likes to make very well made story driven games slowly losing his job because of such games being no longer profitable for the company he is working, so he transports himself to one of his game worlds where he is literally God.

But being god can be problematic, like the MC finds out pretty fast.

There are quite some flaws with this story, first of all it being seriously complex and the reader is barely getting anything explained of what is actually going on, secondly the fact that this novel while being very good in quality, is sadly not really a enjoyable read.

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A Sci-Fi Epic in the making

By Zethuron, member

Jul 16, 2018: This is more a personal opinion on the story since i am not a good reviewer.

Overall this story is one of my top favorite webnovels for so many reasons, and i cant really list them all. I myself expect to read and enjoy this story for a very long time.

This is one of the most original Sci-Fi stories i have read so far, i even compare this to some of the Sci-Fi classics in literature .

Honestly said, the first arc is lacking in quality compared to the later arcs, a main reason for this is the MC’s goal of saving the world from global Warming caused by humans and his stupid idea’s at attempting it, this goal soon shifts to something FAR grander and the story does improve a lot .

Just the sheer scale of what is written in the story should say enough that this story will grow MUCH bigger. The story just barely started on the worlds, all of which are original ideas you would expect from a Sci-Fi story. With the scale of it all the author has done a very well job at the many different worlds so far in the story, even if they only appear for a couple of chapters they are still explained in some way, along with the (sometimes weird) flora and fauna of that world.

The characters are pretty well written, especially the two main characters.

Bath, our (friendly) alien from Modern Day Earth, he is a OP intelligent super-Predator that tries to blend in with human society, and somewhat fails at that.

Along with Lisa, his (human) childhood friend they go on a adventure that spans the universe, on their way to the center of it all, at the current chapters, they just started finishing the first steps.

I would say, just go give this story a try and please try to keep on reading if you do not like certain elements of the first arc, when it ends the story improves so much.

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