The novel starts off quite interesting. As is typical with the trend of transmigration stories, MC doesn't think twice about being teleported to another world- that's completely ok, actually. His transmigration and his immediate assimilation into the world can be excused, despite the fact that he came from a world of familiar smartphones and not a world with a jumbled mix of advanced "ring" systems, ancient relics, and wacky monsters.
That one point. That is excusable. However, much like credit card debt, you cannot declare bankruptcy the second time.
It would appear as though the author definitively planned out the first 20 or so chapters of the story- it feels pretty realistic, and the MC's wits show through in a manner that engages the reader, despite his crippling handicap. Ever present in the background was his impending death, as his lifespan was essentially crippled to around 3 months.
Then, the warning signs begin to show.
His cheat skill, a sort of system, activates and immediately catapults him to importance by granting him the ability to summon monsters he kills, which the translator terms "Imperial Censure". There is no explanation on how this role fits into society, simply that the role is "exclusive" and represents "high status".
What else does it do? Allow him to copy skills, for one. Instantly, MC is a comprehension genius. The author's lazy writing starts to show through here, around the assessment arc.
MC enters desert. Desert has sand monsters. Fight sand monster, summon sand monster. Mutated?! Joy!
The above is literally how the world building in this novel works. Author throws out a random location, describes it with a line or two, and then focuses back on MC.
This could be remedied if the MC was adequately fleshed out, but that doesn't occur, either. The whole reason the MC is joining the assessment is because his system would've deserted him otherwise, because apparently the transmigration, monster, and OP system tropes weren't enough- the author needs a quest aspect as well.
What else happens? MC meets possibly the most overpowered character in the entire story (literally a surviving half god) and his blood somehow managed to revive her. Then, she instantly heals his crippled lifespan. He subsequently proceeds to learn an Epic skill from watching her brew tea. Afterwards, he returns to the assessment like nothing happened.
Yeah. However, I digress.
Overall, the author attempts to demonstrate the MC's prowess at the expense of world building and other characters. Bai Yan, the main antagonist, was initially portrayed as aloof- he stated he wouldn't kill the MC because the MC was week. Flash forward 2 days and Bai Yan now picks fights whenever MC says anything. In public. What?
MC apparently is the only one with brains as well. With an impending monster horde, there's no way for everyone to escape. What should they do?
MC suggests rather plainly that they could group up and fight- author throws in some random locations to make MC seem smarter, and everyone reacts as if MC is a genius. He's really not. Even his power is borrowed. And what he does have came from plot armor. He's essentially a vessel that is given "personality" by the secret seeds of wish fulfillment within our hearts- nothing more.
If you value world building and character development, don't read this. If you're willing to turn off your brain and become one of the numerous other side characters that fawn over the MC, then I guess you could give it a shot.
*Translation and editing are both really basic. I do not profess to be competely adept at grammar, but as a native, the choppy sentences are quite numerous. Additionally, the word choice is extremely bland and basic.
On the flip side, I guess there's at least a semblance of uniformity across the mundane story, cardboard MC, and uninteresting descriptions. I hope the irony of this praise is not lost to you.