I was going to wait until I had ten of these to make another directory post, but by the end of number seven it really felt like I had run out of things to say, and I’ve decided I should probably look into other genres and maybe even entirely different media for a while before I come back to it. Since that means it could be a very long time before I make another LitRPG review, I’m going to make a for-now complete directory.
- Way of the Shaman: Survival Quest
- Way of the Shaman: The Kartoss Gambit
- Threadbare: Sew You Want To Be A Hero
- Threadbare: Stuff and Nonsense
- Awaken Online: Catharsis
- Divine Dungeon: Dungeon Born
I don’t have a whole lot to say since the last one, but I will mention that Sew You Want To Be A Hero is neck and neck with Stuff and Nonsense and pulls ahead mainly because, though the major flaw is completely unresolved, it does at least not have the issue of aimlessness that the original had, and that the Kartoss Gambit suffered from a lot from Danny getting exclusive access to several very special and unique quests. He isn’t your usual LitRPG protagonist who’s ultra-amazing just by having basic gamer instincts because he does make honest to God mistakes in his quest and nobody fawns over him for how great he is until after he’s put in a lot of effort to get there (and even then, their motivations for doing so are pretty cynical rather than pure starry-eyed amazement). It’s still a few baby steps closer to that direction than Survival Quest was, though. Plus, there was that one really boring woodwothe quest.
I’m probably going to continue reviewing books of some sort, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue adding to this same ranking. Comparing the latest Brandon Sandersen or whatever to this niche genre might end up being too apples to oranges for a ranked list to make sense even as the subjective evaluation of a specific guy. Guess we’ll see when we get there.