Tad Lonnerman is having a crappy day stuck in crappy traffic late to a crappy meeting. On the bright side, his game development career is the only non-crappy thing he has going for him....
Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm....
Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life....
A story of magic, of a history that never was, and of a man trying to go through his day-to-day life while managing the affairs of an entire world. Join Dale Mitchell on his journey....
The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan cares little about all of this....
An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent....
After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows revenge....
Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were abducted to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled god Dolos, refuses to send them back....
I’m Zoran, and my name is the only thing I remember about myself; not why I woke up in a forest, not why I taste blood in my mouth, and certainly not why I see weird screens in front of me....
The future is filled with self-driving cars, virtual realities, chore completing machines, and super-fast Internet connections....
This is Alterra, where you can be the master of your own castle... or a field hand on a farm. And this is Jack, who wants to make his way to a different continent, hidden in the virtual mist....
Arthur Curie never expected to wind up in Hell. At least, not because he found an ancient sword in a pawnshop....
Darwin, a video game addict, is sitting in his bathrobe and slippers playing his favorite MMO on a Christmas night when an uninvited guest breaks into his house to steal his belongings....
Leo "The Lion" Lennox is the 10-year world champion of Astafar Unlimited, the best virtual-reality game of all time...
Kevin was a young man when a car jumped the curb and crippled his body. His best friend convinced him to play a new game called Genesis Online, where a revolutionary AI controls the game world....
When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure....
When virtual reality becomes real enough that people feel as if they're being transported to another world, Valia Online arrives....
Austin Zane leaves behind his CEO position with RB Corp to play Dave, a half-dwarf in the virtual reality game Emerilia, trying to escape his life....
The year is 2245, and the world has undergone explosive growth in multiple industries. The age of Virtual Reality came long ago, opening up new fields for people to enjoy and seek employment. There were even those that chose to sacrifice their physical bodies, becoming digital existences that lived within Internet communities.
But with the age of VR, everyone still dreamed of that next step, the next level of adventure. And after 100 years, it has finally arrived. The first consoles, known as Seeds, are mass distributed among the people, with such realism that they no longer qualified as a Virtual Reality, but as an Artificial Reality. But what happens when things become too real?
Two hours in, I have to stop. It's all game mechanics, no story. Kept waiting for an actual story, with actual characters, to start, but I'm having to draw the line.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Pretty standard Litrpg, though I felt it had better flow than most.
I did like that the protagonist doesn't seem to be above and beyond others.
no romance. not high in drama. not a lot of conversations.
action adventure, decent descriptive detail.
I did get caught up in this story.
if you are looking for Litrpg type story, with the protagonist doing a lot of grinding this is for you.
if your looking for a romance, drama or suspense... probably not what you want.
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
1) Story mostly focuses on MC and Game Concepts
2) There are emotional connections but so far absolutely no romance
3) A lot of grinding, but realistic character development and no deus ex machina powerups
(That means no cheating the system because usually game devs ban you for that!)
4) Main character is essentially a Druid + Technomancer in space and reminds me of a Jedi
5) Subtle personal growth of the main characte and they don't start off a COMPLETE idiot
If you can handle that then get this book, this is a LitRPG meant to be enjoyed by someone who likes RPGs, more specifically MMOs, AND enjoys them for the story and satisfying character development. (Wouldn't hurt to be a general Sci-Fi fan as well)
Everyone else go buy something else, to each their own.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
no plot. good voice actor. waste of money. I suggest you not buy this book
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
Many of the reviews are correct. This book has very little story, containing mostly game mechanics. I'm writing this review here after finishing the third book. Don't give up on this series. The first book seems to be setting everything up. It gets more interesting and adds a tremendous amount of unique ideas to both LITRPG and SciFi. Once the second book comes suddenly there is a story and at least I, am finding it interesting.
This guy writes female characters like he's never met a woman he hasn't hated or wanted to bone or both. Otherwise, pretty middle of the pack story.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up World Seed: Game Start in three words, what would they be?
I feel like this whole book was just a preface for the rest of there series. There are really no consistent protagonist. Only in the last few chapters did any intrigue finally show up. I felt like this story reads more as a diary and less as a story.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Give it a villain/corporation that the main charter is growing to battle.
Any additional comments?
It is not a bad start to a series, but it really left a lot to be desired. I think that the author has a lot more to give as everything is very detailed and imaginative. I just feel like the meat of the story was missing.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
If I wanted to play am rpg I would. I wouldn't read about someone else playing one. This book has a good premise but it falls short on so many levels. Wouldn't even recommend this to someone if they could borrow it from a friend for free.
3 of 15 people found this review helpful
This story turned out to be one giant grind, to use the gaming term. The setting is interesting but it's just the account of some guy playing a game. There is a world changing event happening in the background but the protagonist seems to be "meh." about it and goes on playing his game despite the fact his body had been transformed in the real world. No depth to the story at all but still something to turn your brain off and listen to.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
Only made it half way thru. Nothing happens, all he does is train his 100 different powers. Maybe it picks up in the later half but I'm not willing to suffer anymore of this.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful
loved the book, it had elements that made me fist pump the air.
Jeff Hays would have done a better job in performance but I got used to the Narrator soon enough.
This is 100% recommended to anyone who even remotely likes litrpg.