It's not a game...
It was supposed to be a new tool for anger management. The deal was, I help beta test their new video game and get a microchip implanted in my hand to monitor my responses, and I get out on early parole. I have anger issues. And now Mom's dying. Staying in prison, even if it's only for a few months, isn't an option when she's got so little time left.
But a lot of things don't make sense. For example, why is Dad, who ditched Mom for another woman only a few years after I was born, so keen to make me go to college? And why on earth is the mysterious company whose game I'm playing, willing to pay so much money as an incentive to attack certain targets in their game?
And the game? I've never played anything like it. I'm a kaiju, a giant monster, an avatar of destruction. It's immersive and empowering and it just might be my ticket to taking control of my life.
Until a kaiju shows up on campus and the entire world changes...
My Opinion: 273 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
An interesting Kaiju fight story, but the LitRPG/game parts aren’t good.
Gameplay feels like Rampage with levels, health bar, rage meter, stats, and special abilities. The focus of the ‘game’ is to crush and destroys buildings, cars, people, tanks, and then alien spaceships until till MC takes enough damage to die. Not bad the first time, but it gets very repetitive quickly. The actual RPG parts of the story are minimal at best and there are very few details about the game besides some summaries about the MC jumping levels from 4 to 10 to 14.
The story is a combination of a whiny main character who is forced to play this game. It’s supposed to be a story of redemption with the MC getting the opportunity to grow beyond the loser reputation he has, but the journey there is filled with whine. The MC complains about his bad circumstances, how his anger keeps getting him in trouble, and how everyone thinks he’s worthless. Even the secondary characters get whiny with his female cousin being a complete pain that hates her dad and her rich girl life for no discernible reason.
There are a few neat twists in the story near the end but overall, it’s just an excuse to see new Kaiju fights. If that’s all you want, then you’ll enjoy the story a bit more than I did.
Score: 5 out of 10