Beating the Heroine at Her Own Game - Reviews

Alt title: Akuyaku Reijou no Torimaki Yameyou to Omoimasu

Beating the Heroine at Her Own Game
Manthika's avatar
Oct 23, 2020

There’s cliché, and then there’s contrived.  When you’re a ‘mere minor side character’ and everything falls into place before the first half of the first book is even through, a prince confides state secrets to you for basically no reason and all the ‘capture target’s are immediately fond of you- that just doesn’t make sense.  I’m sorry, but that’s ridiculous.  Not to mention the small, ridiculous details (what kind of idiot believes flip flops will help them diet, for example??) Finishing the first book was enough for me, ultimately, I won’t read any more.  A good story will hook you and leave you wanting more- this just irritated me, honestly.  

2/10 story
5/10 art
3/10 characters
3/10 overall
JelaVera's avatar
Jan 13, 2021

its annoying bc FL was easily charmed and jealous and evn tho FL chases after the ML in her heart she acts super dense bruh

shes also a old WIFE in her prev life but is rlly stupid ab romance??? and dumb af to fall for some bullshits ML say. AND HW DOES SHE SEE ML ROMANTICALLY?? she was a mum and the prince basically her son bruh. she acts like 10 evn tho she was 40 in her prev life :/

ML accuses her by blindly believing the Heroine but FL IMMEDIATELY forgives and gets flustered when he apologise liek once and pulls up some sad sob story 

Apologys don't always work and i hate how the MC has some kind of jealousy issues , freakng cringy and gives damsel in distress vibes at times and ik i said it before but she has a mental age of about 9 like seriously??!!!??? watchng her gives migraine fr

1/10 story
4/10 art
1/10 characters
1/10 overall
blueberrypie31's avatar
Dec 30, 2021

Yeaaaaaaaa just nooooo. The characters don't really act logically. Like legit the freaking prince confides into the mc about his situation even though they have met only briefly, which is strange af cus you don't really discuss such sensitibe matters with someone you are not even close with???? And what's with the competition to win the prince's heart in the school, like how the fuck do the logistics even work with that? Apparently any lady can challenge another to some contest and the theme is randomised and the event is held?? Wouldn't it be more logistically prudent and efficient to just host some consort contest or something instead of some face off events taking place in a SCHOOL????? I get that this is a story derived from an otome game but...cmon at least make SOME form of sense. 

Plus, the whole shoes that help lose weight thing...uhhh that would mean your legs would constantly be at a workout right?? And if it's worn for the entire day won't you just be straining your legs and potentially injuring yourself?? especially worse since its on HEELS. 

Also it's odd cus the mc is supposed to be a 40 year old mum, but it doesn't seem like she is a 40 year old mum. She knows a bit too much of the game considering that its HER PREVIOUS reincarnation's daughter that played it?? Would have been better to have the daughter reincarnate instead to be honest. Jeez. 

Yea, sorry but just...nah. Plot is all over the place. Characters are ok but sometimes behave so unrealistically I cannot wrap my head around it. Just no. 

(Apparently I marked this story as 5 stars, likely because I mistaken this to be similar to the white pig noble daughter manga, which is better and more realistic. I was legit confused when I came back to the manga and wondered why the story was so everywhere lol)

2/10 story
5/10 art
3/10 characters
3/10 overall