Alright. First off, this review is SPOILER FREE. Second, this is as of chapter 390, so I feel I have a good enough feel of the story, since as of this moment, 390 is the most recent chapter. Thirdly, there's two parts to this review. One will be my personal opinion. The other will be facts based around the 5 sets of stars you judge on when making reviews. First, the writing quality is really good. I don't notice many grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. And the few that I do, don't disrupt the flow of the story, or break the immersion. Earlier on there might have been more, but I can't remember. Though nowadays it seems like there's none at all. Speaking of earlier on to nowadays, the story development has been amazing. It's not too fast paced, nor to slow. It's well balanced with the arcs. While there are time skips, they're short bursts rather than years at a time. So the flow is nice, and smooth. Now on to Character Design! The characters are all full of life. They have their own emotions, and stories. They're incredibly detailed and don't all seem the same. They don't seem like extras, or side characters. They aren't disposable, nor forgettable. They have depth, and they matter! I'm sure you'll find yourself loving many of them. While some you may relate to. This one's shorter. Update stability. It's good. Only hiccup recently was a small dip in chapters a week because the Author was hospitalized, but they're okay now! Finally, World Background! This, in my opinion is phenomenal. The power levels, the creatures, the phasing of our world as we know it, and the other side. The attention to detail of even the smaller things just adds more life a realness to the story. I find myself often not having enough details in a story to completely immerse my mind into the world I'm trying to see, but in this story.. In this story it's as if a movie is playing in my mind. I guess this is the really "Finally". My opinion. This story has quickly become a top 3 to top 5 of mine on this app. At least, of novels I've read on this app in particular. Not including other sites. I have a top 20 chart in my notepad app on my phone that is densely packed with completed stories I've read. However, it wouldn't be fair to compare those like "The King's Avatar", or "Coiling Dragon" to this one, as it's not done. Though with the way it's going, I could see it surpassing those ones, even if that's only in my heart. So.. this would definitely be in my top 3 to top 5 of ONGOING stories. If you read all of this, I hope you have a wonderful day! And if YOU have read this Author-san, thank you for this fantastic world that I've fallen in love with. <3
just a short review for one of my favorite books. I had a couple points where I wasn't sure about the book early on but the author does an amazing job of moving on from these and making an excellent story.when your plot is backed around a weak orphan mc I can see why you are forced to make connections for him early on to get out of that pit which others complain about but it is more realistic and flows better. nobody gets to a better point without some fortunate encounters so what you call forced can just be seen as good fortune that's how I choose to see it. Now my feelings about the MC are simple I like how smart and loyal he is and his morals I can't wait to find out more to see how I feel about the whole rules thing but I don't mind it so far. I am sure it is hard on author as well to write a MC that can't lie. lol. overall the story is amazing and I couldn't ask for more.
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I don't want to discourage writers, but the English language translation is bad enough that I am confused half the time about who did what. I wouldn't drop the story from that alone, but the plot holes just keep coming. Every chapter brings with it more plot holes. He's in high school and he's lived in the world his whole life supposedly, but no one recognizes him except bullies. No friends, no teachers, no family, no sense, no skills. It's like he was literally born yesterday. This leads to an avalanche of annoying plot holes. The world building, therefore makes no sense. Then the tropes start: bully becomes friend, waifu becomes interested in total weakling for no reason. I had to stop because nothing followed logically from anything.
Wow, the story started with a loud Bang- Betrayal, MC's Mischief, and Second Chance.As expected from the Author of Gacha and Magician. The title, the plot and the synopsis are enough to hook a reader like me. The world building was also well-written with no info dump. All in all the story is nice and intriguing! As you started reading the early chaps you will want to read more. Check it out and see for yourself! Good luck Author-san for this new book!
140 chapters-ish in. If it does get better right after that I wouldn't know because I don't plan to continue reading. This does contain a bit of spoilers but it is only for mostly early chapters and it breaks the formatting so I won’t be marking it as such. This story did not give me the "kick" I have found in the stories I have read so far. By the 140th chapter, a reader can be expected to be hooked, to be immersed in the world enough to see the developments of the story as familiar. However, up to this point, the plot has been largely unamusing, confusing, and often inconsistent. I - Plot holes This is not going to be a full on critique of realisticness, as that isn't a necessity of an engaging story. One big problem I have with the setting is the lack of *practical* technology. The story likes to use the excuse of the presence of monsters as a magical way to disregard technology. You can't launch satellites sure but mobile devices and internet have no need for satellites. They are facilitated by cell towers which shouldn't be that hard to build. Theo getting assassinated is a plot hole because mobile devices should exist, and he could just make some call to emergency services to protect himself. Unless... of course, they were out of range. In that case, where are the vehicles? There are vehicles (humvees) designed to traverse hazardous environments. Now all of this could be avoided by providing some more petty excuses which I would happily accept, but as of now, there are none. A suggestion for the story: just abandon the whole "separate world with monsters but no technology" gimmick altogether. Also try giving a gun to your weak characters. If a gun is ineffective against weak monsters, and a weak character is able to kill a weak monster, then a gun is ineffective against weak characters? It's guns work or they don't. How about a tank? A nuclear bomb? There's a limit to how much "weapons are weak against monsters so we must use medieval era weapons" you can put in a story with future tech like a Sky.. net.. web.. link? I forgot. Additional nitpicks: The couple at the start of the story talking about how they MURDERED someone in public? You had to be a genius to attain hero rank but now Theo is supposed to do it in 3 months and it is suddenly a normal and easy thing to do? Theo is a genius now because he's picking "le breathing and l'awareness" easily but when did he become a genius... how? ...and other plot holes stated in other reviews I won't bother plagiarizing. II - Writing It doesn't need to be said that the english on this site is... not exactly up to the standards you would find in an normal english book. From the few other stories I have read so far, very often there are grammatical errors present. I do commend the author for not having as much grammatical errors and using more "formal" vocabulary. However, the underlying nitpick I have is the "flow" of the story. The story all too often has the need to explain something that the reader already knows. You can remind them using dialogue. It's also a bit awkward to straight up give information to the reader. You can find this in the form of internal monologues, specifically where Theo contemplates a decision (there is a lot of this going on) that doesn't need to be written out because it's not that important to the story besides a few sentences. More critique from a kid failing his english class: NEVER use contractions and informal speak (swearing) in narration. This is fine if the narrator is part of the story, but not in this one. Also try refraining from doing the inverse— using formal vocabulary in casual dialogue. "I will shamelessly utilize this opportunity" - It's awkward. III - Story/World Is it that I (try to) read too fast, I get distracted too easily, I'm not paying enough attention, or all of the above? The story is really hard to follow. Why does Theo pick Laust? He knows Laust resents him but he picks him anyways and is surprised when Laust doesn’t want to fight. The fight scenes are hard to follow as well. It gets even more confusing when you pit 5 against 5 and you have to visualize: person 1-10 are in their respective positions but then person 1 moves in front of person 6 and their CLONE is magically behind person 9 and is about to attack person 7 when person 4 intercepts… The power system is a weird mix between levels, skills, “awareness,” and “experience.” It really does start out with levels, but then each additional factor is added and it becomes really a “You can get X easily but what you really need is Y.” Additionally I don't consider this particularly fast paced despite the tag, this is actually the primary reason I dropped the novel. In the last 2 novels I have read, by now the character has: surpassed their bullies by a huge margin, finished exacting their revenge, discovered a new conspiracy about death/disappearance of family/friends, triggered a hidden power in their inner self that scares everyone, and is now on a quest for further vengeance. I apologize if I just spoiled every novel that exists and will exist on this site, but yeah, the pacing is not that fast. IV - Character(s) I think beyond the archetypes of bullies, girlfriends, and mentors, the story fails to portray Theo as a likeable protagonist. In the first few chapters Theo is weak (as usual) but then gets betrayed. Note he says one of those cliche "humans are evil and something something I want to purge them all." The story then forgets all about it in the next 100 chapters or so and doesn't seem to have any intention of bringing that back again. He is able to level up faster though levels supposedly don't matter that much. Besides that, what is special about him? He's smart and able to come up with plans and outsmart his peers? I'd have to disagree, it's more like the other characters are dumber. 'Ah yes you stole my kill so now I am scared and I feel like you have control over me' - what? What is so special about his clone skill? So he doesn’t have friends? What is so special about leveling up his skills? How is that “cheating the system?” I think the story is poorly thought out and the writer really intended on making things up along the way while forgetting the details made early on. I like how I’m logged in to web novel and I try to submit but it shows me login screen and I lose all my progress and have to use this text file I luckily had.
I have great expectations due to the title.. I'm also happy when the god said to hum that using his wisdom... but then... there's not even a bit of trickery... He wants to make his identity unknown but still decides to use items/skills that really are obvious... i know it's part of the char. dev. but his decision seems the same.. I mean same pattern/line of thought
I've read around 200 chapters at this point to keep giving it another chance but the more I read the more I'm disappointed, this isn't 'God of Trickers', it's 'World of Low Standards'. Theo, the MC, will play dead and his enemies will go "OH MY GOD, WHAT A GENIUS, UNBELIEVABLE, HOW COULD SOMEONE BRILLIANT EVER BE BORN IN THIS WORLD, I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING". MC will do some ridiculously basic strategy a 13 or 14 year old could come up with, probably younger since they play so much games these days and you don't know what they're exposed to but then someone will go "MY GOD, A GENIUS, A GENIUS, HOW COULD HE BE SO BRILLIANT!" MC will reflect after a battle with his teammates and they'll go "MY GOD, HE'S THINKING 100 YEARS AHEAD, REFLECTION!?!!??!? WE CAN DO THAT!???????? OMG, WE CAN THINK ON OUR FAULTS!?!?!?!??!? THEO YOU MADMAN, YOU GENIUS" If we go by DC comics and their "Genius level intellect" for the most intelligent beings then MC has "Low level intellect", he's capable of coming up with thoughts a normal person might have but the world overreacts because the standards are so absurdly low I'm not really keeping a list to go over specifics but by chapter 200 you'll have noticed that the standards for the world are low Also, levels in this novel have no meaning whatsoever, I'm not even sure why they were added I really did try hard to enjoy this novel but I agree with other reviews that there are a lot of glaring issues with this and I don't doubt them that their are plenty of plotholes that will rear their heads if you continue reading There are no tricks here, they literally call anything a trick Dogs could be called tricks for the relevance of the word in this novel
God of Tricksters is an action/adventure/mystery series about Theo, who becomes blessed by the God of Mischief. However, these concepts are inconsistent with the early story. Rather than creating mischief or performing tricks, Theo relies heavily on strategy. He specializes in outwitting his opponents and controlling the battlefield. For some reason, characters in this series refer to such strategy as “tricks,” even though this doesn’t make sense in English. Hundreds of chapters later, this improves, and Theo begins to incorporate a little mischief into some of his actions, but it’s still quite low for what I would expect from the follower of the God of Mischief. The actual “tricks” he performs are skills with magic. They are literally called “skills.” In fact, it is more accurate to refer to them as skills or techniques rather than tricks. While Theo definitely tricks and deceives his opponents, he doesn’t necessarily perform “tricks” to do so. This may be a subtlety in the English language where the verb and the noun don’t exactly have the same meaning. Unfortunately, this makes the title of the series rather awkward when put with the rest of it. The emphasis of “tricks” in the narrative doesn’t match the context much of the time either. There are numerous other grammatical and vocabulary issues with the English language, such as “female cowboy” being used rather than “cowgirl,” the confusion between a house and a mansion (a place that is only 2,500 sq ft is way too small to be a mansion), and so on. There are also a lot of gender inconsistencies. An editor who knows English as a first language would help this series substantially. The writing can be confusing at times, partially due to the writing of English itself and partly due to leaving important details out. There area number of things that don’t make sense in the initial setting, and there are plot details and consequences that don't make sense later on. Just because Theo cheated a group out of a fruit, why are the person who initially provoked him and his father being imprisoned for life? If they were cheated, then wouldn't they just sue to get what they're owed? The characters have depth with their own goals and enemies, and their character development makes sense. The unnatural hair colors are a little confusion. Just how many characters have dyed their hair pink or blue in this story? The setting wasn’t established very clearly, so it is very confusing for new readers in the beginning. The MC lives in a poor country where the wealthy and powerful have no concern for the law. People don’t look after the welfare of children, don’t manage bullying, and don’t care if a child is on the side of the road starving to death. Instead of reporting the kid to the authorities to be taken into foster care or juvenile detention, they just beat these dying kids half to death and leave them to rot. It’s quite strange and would have helped substantially if the author explained this in the beginning. That said, the writing improves a lot as it goes. Later in the series, there are interesting action and adventure scenes linking up together at an interesting pace, so I would recommend giving this series a try and being patient with it.
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Didn't enjoy the novel. Interactions were thought out pretty well, not many plot holes, but the main character just isn't good. I don't like annoying mc and that's what we have in this novel. Mc is average intelligence, but thinks he's a genius for no reason. *makes decision based on normal level of intelligence* *smirks* "I'm a genius." This is also his reaction when he uses a simple mask to hide his identity when people can just use his ID, cameras, etc to track him... It's not that there a plot holes for stuff that should have happened because of him making mistakes. It's that he makes the mistakes, acts overconfident for no reason, and then gets hit with the consequences. Dropped on ch30 because there's nothing good about this novel.
It a medicore novel at best. Ive read to chapter 150, all i can say is the word mischief is totally misleading. MC isnt stupid but he isnt smart either hes very generic and bland. If your expecting a trickster or someone ruthless then this isnt the MC you expected far from it. Your looking at a MC that will slap someone on the wrist for crossing him, and only kill those that try to kill him and are significantly weaker than him. Boring in my opinion. Side charcters are similar to the MC they have some depth to them but overall way to generic, and lighthearted. Author does slowly develop the World background which helps put in perspective MC goal which Is to be the Top dog of the world. Really i’ll give this 5/10 its too boring for me to pay for chapters, but its not a terrible novel just not for mY prefrence.
I will write my liking and disliking part of this novel below: LIKE: i) MC's power is cool and all know who the author is trying to mimic from and I believe everybody will like his powers. ii) Side characters are very cunning and feels real and they have some good character development. iii) Story is great. iv) MC is ruthless when it is necessary. DISLIKE: i) I feel like despite all his powers main character does not seem OP enough. It would have fine if it were any other novel but since main character's power and character is based on we all know whom it feels like he struggles too much ii) The side characters are little too cunning it feels like everybody of his age has an IQ of 200. It would have been batter if they were little less intelligent. iii) The whole point of creating his joker identity feels little pointless since everybody knows that he is Joker and he showed all his power in the competition. iv) I did not liked the fact that nothing happened to Laust despite the fact that he tried to kill MC. Anyway this is a very good novel. You should at least give it a try first. Keep up the good work author.