Hell Mode: The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing - Reviews

Alt title: Hell Mode: Yarikomi Suki no Gamer wa Haisettei no Isekai de Musousuru - Hajimari no Shoukanshi

Hell Mode: The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing
axman5055's avatar
May 22, 2022

I find this manga fairly hard to read due to many aspects of the world never being described (how MC’s mana works, 90% of the MC’s status values, the majority of how the MC’s skill woks) or flat-out wrongly described (Killing a frog gives you 5 coins but killing a legendary dragon will give you 100 coins? That could be wrong though since the currency values change every time they’re mentioned). These constant changes/errors to various details make this manga come off as a rough draft that was never proofread, there’s far too many continuity errors. (I'm not talking about translation errors here). Add on plot progression that relies on these constantly changing world aspects (rules conveniently change for the MC’s benefit) and you arrive at a frustrating read. 

With all that said, If you can willfully ignore these errors (This being a good skill to have as a manga reader), its not bad. Theres no harem which makes it better than almost half of fantasy manga and while the MC is by all functional means OP, he does still lose and struggle. 

6/10 story
6/10 art
6/10 characters
6/10 overall
MangaXexperts's avatar
Feb 7, 2022

This is one of the most underrated isekai manga I have read. The story is so good and engaging. The best thing about this manga is the level grind. It never get's boring. The word building is top notch. The pacing nice and slow. All characters are original. Nothing seems too much forced. The way this manga portrays a fantasy world is brilliant. This is a must try for isekai genre fans.

9.5/10 story
8.5/10 art
9/10 characters
10/10 overall
HmsDawnga's avatar
Apr 1, 2022

Perfect pacing and realistic character that made me feel emotions instead of them being just another flat peeps plus the way mc rises and gets stronger is not too fast or too slow, just perfect to feel satisfying while not being too strong to reach powercap fast

10/10 story
9/10 art
9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
ZephyrAlEusha's avatar
Jul 3, 2022

A hidden gem. It's better than most other isekai mangas. The mc isnt unreasonably strong right from the start. He isnt all knowing. But thats what makes this manga special. And the grinding is on another lvl even though its quite hard to raise his lvl cause he is on hell mode. I just loved it

8/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
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