The most anticipated game of the century. A Dive VRMMORPG more ambitious than any previous attempt. Millions log in on launch day, ecstatic and marveling at the vast new world of ArcaneHazards. But there's something the players miss until they started coming back from the tutorial...
“Where's the logout button? It was there before, right?”
Confusion turns to panic, and days later it breaks into full-blown chaos. Violence ensues, unchecked and unstopped by absent game masters. At their wits end, a few try the only way out left to them. New player Felix is going to need every ounce of luck, wit and strength to survive. Will he find a way to get home? Will he discover whatever caused all this and put a stop to it? Or will he give in... and spend the rest of his days inside a video game?
Join Felix as he ventures across monster-ridden plains, scorching deserts, lush living forests, through the unforgiving world of ArcaneHazards. To survive, Felix will need to defeat monsters, contend with rival players, acquire allies, and uncover the mysteries behind this deadly game.
My Opinion: ???150 pg, $2.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
There currently isn’t a page count for the story, but it’s a short story. I’d estimate it at somewhere about 150 pages. According to the back material, this is the first entry in a LitRPG serial. It jumps right into the game world with little time spent on character creation. Instead, game mechanics are explained as the main character (MC) adventures. There is enough information for the reader to understand the game mechanics but there are no damage notifications or mana costs that the author had to keep track of.
The story is ok. It ends up being almost entirely slice of life. The MC logs in, joins a group, does some quests, kills some monsters and then when he gets back to town learns that he’s trapped in the game, the end. There honestly isn’t much to grab hold of you as as reader. There’s no tension in the story till the very very end. The MC in his group never really struggles and there is almost no character development. Part of that is just due to the fact that this is a short story and maybe that’s something that is planned for later entries in the series. However, this first novel is very much the tutorial section and many gamers skip that.
Overall, while this didn’t end up being particularly good, it’s also not bad and I think there might be potential in the serial story. I plan to at least try out the next entry when it comes out.
Score: 6 out of 10