The Nightmare Game System: A LitRPG Horror Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08MB4SWL4
- Publication date : November 3, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3530 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 502 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #352,178 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author does a nice job of describing locations and monsters, with some truly nightmare inducing scenes.
The main character is not weak, nor overpowered. Also, I really liked the way the stats were done in the book, very aesthetically pleasing and formatted. The stats actually made an impact on the story as well, which if you read a lot of litRPG you know that this is not always the case.
Again, while horror isn't really my thing, I did enjoy this story. It flowed very well, and for it being a longer book I felt like it flew by. I hope the author releases a follow up.
By J. Dreadpenny on February 16, 2021
Score: 7.6 out of 10
Horror novels are not my usual fare, and had I not been given a copy of this book for an honest review I likely would have skipped over it. Indeed, there are a couple of specific aspects of this book that flaired my anxiety. Even as I found myself biting my fingernails, I still had to see how this story played out.
At its best, this book is very much a clash of Serbian film scriptwriting meeting pre-2000s American horror movie tropes. Several horror monsters are homaged here to great and believable effect. Some tropes are played straight, others for wry humor, and others still are set up in a way that misdirects the reader. This novel is, at its best, a solid horror thriller. It also has an ending that is fitting, even if it isn't satisfying.
I did have one significant issue with the story, as spoiler free as possible. The gameplay elements of the NGS are played fast and loose. A lot of this is handwaved as custom mods designed to play against the player. However, there is a reveal during the scenario where Ramzan teams up with other players to hunt werewolves in search of the Alpha that ultimately broke my suspension of belief. It was a reveal that I felt worked wonderfully from a horror perspective but ultimately could not at all work as an actual game.
Overall, this book is an easy recommend for horror enthusiasts who want a nice blend of darkness and character progression that pushes the line of what might be acceptable but beautifully and expertly never crosses it. That said, it may be an acquired taste a little too heavy for certain LitRPG fans. Much like eating a ghost pepper, I found it a painful breathtaking experience I could recommend even as I remember the heat going in.
Plot: Stuck in a horror video game after stealing from the mob, what can you do to survive? Can you hang on to your humanity or embrace your inner monster?
Characters: Nobody in this book is very likeable. Following the mc was interesting just to see what he would do next.
5/10 Would be four stars if it wasn't for all the mistakes.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.