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Review Detail of IraDiaboli in The Mech Touch

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IraDiaboli
IraDiaboliLv151yrIraDiaboli

(3542 Chapters in) TLDR: Do yourself a favor, read till the War arc, then quit. it only gets worse After 3500 chapter of reading this novel, the only thing i can express is disappointment and frustration. The first few hundred chapters are rough, but they had promise and the premise of “the system” made sense. The MC progressed at a reasonable pace, that is until the infamous “War” arc. this is where the entire story begins to go downhill. See, The Mech touch ‘was’ as system novel up until the war arc. At the beginning of this arc he is forced to put away his system and you dont see it for nearly a hundred chapters. I believe this is where the author got the idea to start phasing out the system, because even after the war arc he begins to use the system less and less, supposedly to not ‘become over reliant’. yknow, reliant on the one thing that is the entire reason that he isnt rotting in obscurity in the first place. The second he stops relying on the system, his progress grinds to a halt, in the 2000+ chapters since, he has had minute and intangeble progress with no signs of true progression. Now all that is pretry damning for what was supposed to be a system novel, reimagining your system novel into something that is decidedly not is a bold move, one which i think didnt turn out well. however, this wasn’t even the worst mistake that the author made. no, the single worst mistake that the author made can be summed up by one name, gloriana. Up until the moment ves met this girl, he was a calculating man who, while not being abrasively masculine or overbearing, still stood up for himself. Once gloriana was introduced he was dragged along like a dead fish, by the most unlikable female lead ive ever read about. This female supremacist, ultra religious, man hating, obsessive-compulsive woman is the single most annoying character in existence. her constant harrassment and dismissal of the MC is absolutely ludicrous and it is further compounded by the fact that the MC just lets her walk all over him on countless occassions. The authors choice to include a female lead who no one could ever possibly like is confounding, and is the single biggest reason that ive quit reading this novel DOZENS of times, to the point that the only reason i come back to this book is because im alread 3500 chapters in

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boomeyoo
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I came to check the reviews literally just to see if Gloriana would get killed or otherwise removed from the story quickly so Ves would quit being a sniveling loser. Apparently she isn't a one-off joke character? The author actually wants THAT to be his female lead? God how embarrassing. I could kinda taste it from the way the author kept bringing up Ves "needing" a girlfriend that it was going to be hamfisted. I was hoping it would be like ripping off a bandaid, not slow roasting a pile of feces. Idk why writers can't stick to what they are good at. Action writers can't write romance, it basically always comes off as tacky and fake, but they insist on ticking that box anyways even if it sucks. In this case though... can you even call it romance? It's just blatant manipulation and abuse. Maybe this is a cry for help from the author, honestly the work is so incongruent with reality that I wouldn't be surprised if they've experienced relationships like this and think that's "normal." What a shame, but I'm better than sunk cost. Dropped.

STRENGGEHEIM
STRENGGEHEIMLv2STRENGGEHEIM

Agreed, Gloriana is a mistake, but the story actually gets better at around Chapter 4k

IraDiaboli
IraDiaboliLv15IraDiaboli

i caught up to the most recent chapters a month or two ago and stopped to let them build up, while it does indeed start getting better again, its still pushing filled with the same issues that i said in my reviews, gloriana is a plague on the novel. and his progress is practically stagnant compared to the first 500 chapters, all because he doesnt wanna rely on the one thing that made him worth anything, the system.

STRENGGEHEIM:Agreed, Gloriana is a mistake, but the story actually gets better at around Chapter 4k
Pan_Cakes
Pan_CakesLv12Pan_Cakes

Well system is back

IraDiaboli:i caught up to the most recent chapters a month or two ago and stopped to let them build up, while it does indeed start getting better again, its still pushing filled with the same issues that i said in my reviews, gloriana is a plague on the novel. and his progress is practically stagnant compared to the first 500 chapters, all because he doesnt wanna rely on the one thing that made him worth anything, the system.
Gorchanstruck
GorchanstruckLv11Gorchanstruck

Tbh, the only reason I think I don’t hate Gloriana is because of the absolute travesty that is Ves’s mother, quite possibly the worst character I’ve ever seen in any story ever. I didn’t just dislike her, I genuinely hated her, the idea of her sent me into things I don’t even feel when thinking of my college group projects. Spoilers for the rest of this rant, but she steals from him CONSTANTLY, looks down on him and actively goes out of her way to make sure he knows absolutely nothing, nearly kills her husband and doesn’t even bother warning him when she actively experiments on him to just straight up stealing the single most precious thing he’s ever made and what he considered his magnum opus, it was only towards the end of the nyxian gap arc we saw literally any redeeming factors and it was matched with a dozen other awful things about her personality, even his dad was like “yeah your mom is awful” and here goes Ves following in his dads footsteps getting another awful woman, just, ugh, what awful female characters in this story.

IraDiaboli
IraDiaboliLv15IraDiaboli

(4322 chapters in) the system does come back after a huge overhaul which makes it no longer about the mechs, which honestly i dont mind but it disappears again quickly and isnt seen for a while, again.

Pan_Cakes:Well system is back
IraDiaboli
IraDiaboliLv15IraDiaboli

haha yeah the mother is just a leech, she never really treats him like a son and has only ever stolen or manipulated him even 4,300 chapters deep

Gorchanstruck:Tbh, the only reason I think I don’t hate Gloriana is because of the absolute travesty that is Ves’s mother, quite possibly the worst character I’ve ever seen in any story ever. I didn’t just dislike her, I genuinely hated her, the idea of her sent me into things I don’t even feel when thinking of my college group projects. Spoilers for the rest of this rant, but she steals from him CONSTANTLY, looks down on him and actively goes out of her way to make sure he knows absolutely nothing, nearly kills her husband and doesn’t even bother warning him when she actively experiments on him to just straight up stealing the single most precious thing he’s ever made and what he considered his magnum opus, it was only towards the end of the nyxian gap arc we saw literally any redeeming factors and it was matched with a dozen other awful things about her personality, even his dad was like “yeah your mom is awful” and here goes Ves following in his dads footsteps getting another awful woman, just, ugh, what awful female characters in this story.