Let's Play - Reviews

Let's Play
autumnglory's avatar
Nov 25, 2021

Let's see...the main character Sam is your sterotypical cookie cutter, "I don't think I'm pretty but I'm actually super pretty" girl (nerd, glasses, plays video games, but of course has big boobs and a slim figure) who's super shy but everyone loves her anyway...her "love interests" are 1. Marshall, a knock off Markiplier (he's actually a nice guy, but you can't deny the resemblance is uncanny) who the author breaks up with his loving, supportive girlfriend Monica and they "go on a break" (*cough* they're never gonna get back together *cough*) just so he can spend more time with Sam. 2. Link, a guy who's so inept he sister-zones Sam, even after he's literally been crushing on Sam for years and has wanted to date her for forever. 3. Charles, your stereotypical cold, frigid CEO/boss man who eventually warms up to Sam, but only Sam, and he's cold to everyone else. Other than Sam and her love interests, you've got Sam's friends/gaming group (Angela the "fiesty redhead", Vicky the zen/chill Asian friend, Link's rebellious younger brother Dallas, Abe the leader, and Olivia the rich, mute gamer girl and her butler Edgar). Aside from Vicky and Abe (who is black), there's also another POC character Delilah, a black woman who runs a local coffee shop. So all in all, the characters are not very impressive or unique, and rely too heaviliy on stereotypes, and the author does nothing new with her characters.

In regards to the story, it's also nothing impressive. Sam is a video game designer, which is interesting, and she creates a game that gets review bombed by fans of Marshall. The author set up an interesting plot in regards to Sam's game, but of course it all gets resolved later on when Marshall properly plays her game, enjoys her game, and streams it. And the company that Sam works at (which her dad owns) will also collaborate with the game site that Sam posted her game on. So that story thread is wrapped up fairly quickly. The rest of the webtoon focuses on Sam's pursuits in love, since it is a romance webtoon. Other than Sam and her love interests (Link, Charles, Marshall), we occasionally get backstory of other characters like Angela, who was sexually assaulted in the past. I do like how the author handled Angela's trauma. I don't like though that Angela is attracted to Link, who moves on to Angela so soon after Sam.  

The art for the webtoon is nice, which is one of the main factors I'm sure in why people would read it. But in conclusion, the characters/story are not enough to make up for the art. 

5/10 story
8/10 art
5/10 characters
6/10 overall
LoryKely's avatar
Feb 12, 2022

My favorite webtoon on Webtoon! I love all the characters. And how unique this webtoon is! And I can't say much because I love everything about this! I have been reading it for 2 years and I can't wait for new chapters! I totally recommend it! 

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
rileylovesyou's avatar
Jul 3, 2022

I tried reading this a few years ago and I immediately dropped it because I thought it was boring but recently I tried reading it again and I am so glad I did. I really like romance mangas and so I got annoyed because it was so unclear who she was gonna end up with, but farther into the series she develops a sense of who to be with (which makes me so happy). Overall the story is super cute but I could understand if you have other opinions. 

9/10 story
8.5/10 art
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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ReaperRiceCake's avatar
Aug 25, 2022

chap 176, ongoing

Take all references, stereotypes and shake them together, you will obtain Let's play.

The art is improvable, colors are a little flashy but i still like it. The stereotypical ceo is a traumatised blondie (half german) and not a black haired guy. Like him, I can thell the author used stereotypes to build her own story. There are some flaws,  boring chapters filled by annoying small talk, but beware, it's full of refenrences to other manhwas, web culture, video games... This made me laught hard and I spent a good time to read these chapters. The romance side is very common, however readable.

I advise you to give a try for its funny side and the humor I never saw somewere else yet.

7/10 story
8/10 art
8/10 characters
8/10 overall
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LooneyLuna14's avatar
Apr 27, 2022

I just finished this webtoon and gotta say it's amazing. I would partially agree with some people who would say that it's nothing "impressive" or "special", however, on the contrary, the reason why this webtoon hooked me from the beginning is because how relatable it is! It brings out its themes in a well presented manner and doesn't feel forced. The plot really flows through. It's a funny, slice of life webtoon with the right amount of romance, and talks about themes like depression, trauma, anxiety, confidence, etc in a way which doesn't overwhelm the readers. It's lighthearted but at the same time darkness looms beneath. Oh and you'll love the memes here! (I kept taking ss). You'll keep guessing who the ml is and I honestly didn't think that fl would end up with that person but I ship them!

Anyway I totally recommend this!!!

9/10 story
8/10 art
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
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