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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?

©2016 Justin Miller (P)2017 Tantor

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All game mechanics, no story

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

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Litrpg

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

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Here's my two cents...

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

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no plot at all. just game stats and "mana low"

no plot. good voice actor. waste of money. I suggest you not buy this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jon
  • Mt Prospect, IL, United States
  • 11-07-17

Have finished all 3 books

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.

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Good read

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

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Could Be Better

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

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Ugh, just why?

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

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GRIIIIIND. GRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIND... Whatever...

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

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Boring!

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

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  • yusif elatmani
  • 12-12-17

A little of everything

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.

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  • M
  • 10-05-17

A dam good story

as the title this is a dam good story but If I was to make one comment it would say it was a little lazy by overly stating ranks and points etc
other than that it's a truly immersive experience

1 of 2 people found this review helpful