During the early years of the hottest MMORPG called Arena, the world’s top ranker Meleegod vanished after setting every possible record in the virtual world. In the real world, this deathly melee damage dealer was the happy-go-lucky Kang Hyeonu, who simply deleted his character and quit his hobby to finish mandatory military service and inherit his father’s company. This rosy future dissolves within two years when a business rival makes his father go bankrupt. Hyeonu struggles to make ends meet with a string of part-time jobs, but his best friend has a better idea. He urges Hyeonu to conquer the Arena once again and earn a cushy living as a gaming celebrity. Vowing to strike it rich and avenge his father, the former Meleegod returns to the Arena as a newbie. Only this time, he’s out for blood!
I've spent years upon years honing my wrawful, cantankerous demeanor til it's reached the heights we all strive for. Anyway, with much spittle, I now manage to gurgle out my assessment of this manhwa: "Meh. A weak and disappointing entry into its genre. The setting felt most similar to Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, but the main character of this one is a lot more basic in both feir personality and power suite. It also struggles from having shallow, mob-worthy side characters that don't seem to have story arcs of their own (and it should be mentioned that it makes no sense for the bear to already have friends and a backstory when we literally saw the moment fe hatched from an egg). The dynamics between characters are also...gross, in that they feel very 'profit'-oriented ('how much can this person help me?'). And I realize that this dynamic fits in with our protagonist's goal of rapid ascension, but that might just mean that that goal isn't well suited to creating good dynamics between characters (or at least that this author did a bad job with it). The quests are quickly over and there are far too many unique items and hidden paths and similar things that just come across as plot armor. The development at the end of chapter 15 was cool, but then the fight that development led into was unengaging and honestly pretty bland (just like all the other fights). In story, there were some internet commenters who pointed out that watching the main character fight and win so easily is boring. And I have to agree. The story attempts to introduce elements to spice things up (and it presumably works in story), but it doesn't actually make things much better. The feud with the Black Skull guild is a waste of time and a narratively boring method for the protagonist to gain items to sell. The artwork is full color and I could see other people liking it, but the digital pasting, blurring, and generic linework rubbed me the wrong way. The way the fights were drawn also just looked like flashy clashing, if that makes any sense." [Reviewed at chapter 23]
Story: MC was a rich, rich boy who played a VRMMORPG and hit the top of the top, got bored, deleted his character and joined the military. Comes back: Oop! Family bankrupt. And it was someone's fault. Aight, revenge time... but when ur broke, u can't even afford revenge... but what's this? That game that he used to happen to be the very best like noone ever was? People are making big money playing that now? Step 1 to revenge is clearly becoming a shutin and playing games all day. Lessgo! Review: The story the same as it always was but in the remake, the art got a pretty huge upgrade. Expressions, lighting, the mood set in the manhwa itself. It sucks you in a lot more, so I definitely can't blame the creator for dropping the original before even a season was completed in favor of getting a different artist. The story, I'll admit, is your standard revenge/VRMMORPG/OP MC cliche. That does not mean it sucks, because it was written in a very enjoyable manner in this one. If you like those tropes and aren't expecting high level originality and just want to enjoy it for what it is (another 'I'm a better gamer than everyone else, look at me go' manhwa) then I would recommend it in a heartbeat. It just wouldn't be the first one I recommended, if that makes sense, since there are many others that do it better. And yet. There are countless ones that do it worse so, you know. Make some lemonade out of that.
MC is the best gamer before in the Arena when he deleted the account because he got bored with it, and now he comes back again after two years just to make money so that he could pay his father's hospital bills and family's living expenses. Then, the MC uses prior knowledge about the game to level up fast. He is also lucky getting jackpot or high-level quests. For now, I just read it up to chapter 21 and waiting for update, so the following wold be updated for sure. The story is light, it is good to read that could would make you laugh and have fun, but its not the story that could give me thrill. Meanwhile, the MC's character development is also good, he has quirk that makes you laugh throughout. His laid-back type and high-confidence would definitely give you high hopes, but also because of that I'm missing the thrills. I guess I want to see him had some hardships sometimes then he'll level up by "Mada,mada!". But the MC is just chill and solving problems in-game with prior knowledge. If this goes on and on the story will sag because of lack on tension. Art is good. I personally like the character designs because it really shows the characters personality immediately. And I could really feel the mood in the story. It's good.
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