It’s not a game. It’s a nightmare.
25 year-old Justin Boone has been waiting his entire life for an adventure like this.
Breakthrough technology developed at a government sleep study program allows participants to interact with each other in OmniWorld, a shared dream state that resembles an online role-playing game.
2.3 million people applied to participate in the first public test. 5,000 were chosen. And Justin is one of them.
But he soon finds that he’s not one of the lucky ones. Not by a long shot.
Now he must face legendary monsters, murderous assassins, and other players bent on his destruction--as well as a diabolical AI game controller who has plans of its own...
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My Opinion: 394 pages, $4.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
Just from the novel description the story feels like a write to market LitRPG story. There are like over 20 keyword plugs including: sci-fi, fantasy, LitRPG, GameLit, adventure book, fantasy, epic fantasy, fantasy books, fantasy adventure, new fantasy books, sword & sorcery books, science fiction, cyberpunk, fantasy adventure quest, action adventure, men’s adventure, fantasy superhero, heroic fantasy, historical fantasy, humorous fantasy, and kindle unlimited books.
The rest of the story, while entertaining sometimes, is not only frustrating in it’s mystery about the plot but also makes me feel like the game stuff doesn’t matter. You can tell because besides getting some details about the death mechanics in the beginning, you don’t get much detail about abilities, skills, or even what the heck combat action or combat opposition are. These things are listed on the MCs character sheet, but no explanation is given about what they mean, just that they go up at some point.
Honestly, that’s fine. Because the game mechanics don’t ultimately feel like they matter. The story is more about a rogue AI changing the game for its own purposes and huge mystery about what that means. For me, a lot of the plot is just drawn out way too much. There are so many instances where someone hints that something is wrong in the game but no one actually says what it is.
However, my biggest issue with the story is that I was never given any reason to care about any of the characters. They all felt flat. Which is a note in several of the other reviews on Amazon. At the end of the story, I don’t have any background about the main characters or why they’re even there. There are hints, they signed up for some kind of contest to win a million dollars and are supposed to be stuck in the game for a year. But there are also glossed over statements that when they die in the game their memories are wiped. The author intentionally draws out the mystery of what the plot and premise of the story is.
Overall, this feels like a cyber thriller with some added in RPG mechanics that don’t really matter to the story. It just didn’t work for me.
Score: 4 out of 10