Old and about to die, Christopher Ryland is digitized in the new beta program offered by the Everlast Corporation. The beta promises eternal life in a video game, but as Ryland is soon to discover, he should’ve read the instruction manual first.
The corporation failed to mention that it populated his new world with slavers, sadists, supremacists, and one very trollish elf. All right, that last one isn’t really their fault. Sure, he might live forever but with a serious lack of RPG knowledge this isn’t going to be the fun and relaxing retirement he imagined.
He might not be the world’s greatest gamer, but he won’t let anything keep him down-not even fish herpes.
My Opinion: 282 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
The beginning is a little bit of an unneeded info dump, but once the MC is in the game world the story is good. The RPG stuff is well described, detailed, and has an impact on the story. It’s a bit slice of life but that’s good with me.
The thing that sets this story apart is going to be the humor. There’s a good gamer vibe and the character Eldertits is definetly the main source of the jokes. There’s actually a pretty funny side to the story that I wasn’t expecting. It’s a specific kind of irreverent, bawdy, adult humor that might not work for everyone.
Score: 7.4 out of 10