[Story] Otherwordly

Title: Otherwordly
Author: MC_Dakki
Genre(s): Fantasy
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Audience: PG-13
Main Lead: Male
Status: Ongoing
Number of Chapters: 30
Date of First Release: December 29, 2018
Date of Last Update: March 18, 2019
VB Assessment Score: TQ 3   PD 2   CF 2   ||   RL 1   CL 3  ||  Overall: 11
VB Reviewed? No
Number of Views: 66.8 K
Number of Reviews: 12
Synopsis:
Sebastian is a male nurse that has seen it all – from powerful, elite-tiered political patients to broken, forgotten scraps of humanity. When his last area of exposure goes awry, he ends up fatally wounded. Forcefully reborn into an alternate dimension which had always been closely intertwined with Earth, he is now faced with a new world to learn and grow again. How will his previous nursing skills fare in a world with magic and fantasy monsters?

Review(s)

ArcaneOverlord: Characters- The characters are not 2D, not just arrogant, bad, good, happy. They seem that they have emotions and are very real.
World- World even before transmigration was wonderful and after the transmigration it is good but as it only has been starting we still have to wait for it.
Writing quality- The writing quality is very high with almost no grammatical error. Error rate is like 1 mistake per 4 chapter.
Story development- The story development is a little slow, but it really let’s you savor the feeling of story.

Shinkyo1: Anticlimatic. The novel is very well written but that’s it. The pace is so so slow but … then the author makes great jumps in time without reason or explation. In a moment the mc is starting training the next has abilities and he combats. You don’t know how he learn them, the process or anything. In the 14 first chapters there is not explanation of skill system. The mc is not coherent and the reactions are not realistic. He is a nurse in Africa and has stupid reactions every time he sees a dead body. He should be beyond violence, dead and … everything. The story development doesn’t have any appealing and is anticlimactic. Well, I don’t want to be more critic. Maybe what surprised me more was that all where excellent reviews… The story has potencial but must be rewritten.

savetheprincess: (this review is based on ch. 15, but since that’s all for now, i decided to share my thoughts about the world, the characters and the writing style in general.)
While the premise and even the world itself so far are pretty generic, with the only exception being the MC’s occupation as a nurse / field medic type of thing, it is implemented beautifully through superb writing and very human character designs.
Or worded differently : it manages to avoid nearly all the pitfalls most novels of this genre are usually falling into.
The main character isn’t a horny teenager that somehow manages to get really strong right from the get go, he’s not dark and brooding, not looking for revenge.
Neither he nor the people around him are one-dimensional, everyone has different sides to them, and most importantly, everyone tries to understand each other in a very relatable, and very realistic kind of way.
Therefore i am really looking forward to more chapters, hoping to have found a nice, human and relatable story set in another world, instead of the usual clichés everyone in this genre has come to expect.

StenDuring: This review is part of a review swap and valid as of chapter 14.
You have your kind of traditional transported to another (D&D) world here. One main character leaves his ordinary life behind him, well, it wasn’t really that ordinary, and he was quite dead at the point of departure, just to awake in another world.
At fourteen chapters you’d expect to be deeply entrenched in the story, but in this case the reader has just started to taste the beginning of the story. It’s very slow paced, with the first eight chapters basically exposition and setting up the premise. The last six published thus far takes us through more training and the very first adventure, even if that kind of is labelled as training as well.
If you need your daily does of adrenalin then just stay off this one. If you, like this reader writing the review, has a soft spot for slice-of-life type of stories, well just enjoy. While not slice of life per se it’s paced at exactly the glacial speed that allows you to sit back in your chair safe in your knowledge that your hot cup of tea will be lukewarm before something actually happens.
The story is mostly written in third person omniscient point of view and in the past tense. I write ‘mostly’ because it wavers between the objective point of view and third person limited. I’d argue that this is the only noticeable problem with the story.
Now for the stars.
Writing. Five stars, which should have been four and a half. The English used is good, but there are some peculiar errors, the occasional shift into present tense (apart from deliberately breaking the fourth wall) and the lack of warning before the story shifts between TP omni and TP limited.
Updates. Four stars. There are gaps in the delivery.
Story. Five stars. For me at least. If you’re after breathtaking action this is a no-brainer two, or even one star.
Character. Five stars. No comments needed.
World. Five stars. With this kind of slow paced story you get your overdose of setting. If anything you could complain you get too much of it, but this reader is happy.
This one goes into my library. I’m in no hurry.

 
Story Post Last Updated: March 20, 2019

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